Billy Graham Library holding military luncheon July 11

July 6, 2014 

Graham Library holding military luncheon

The Billy Graham Library will host a military appreciation luncheon Friday, July 11, as part of a month-long celebration of appreciation for U.S. armed services veterans and active-duty service members.

A new military exhibit, displayed in The Ministry gallery of the Journey of Faith tour, features memorabilia collected by Graham during decades of trips abroad ministering to U.S. troops including: “I Saw Your Sons At War,” a book written by Graham based on his time in Korea; boots from Korea issued to Graham for Korea’s 30-below weather; the Marine Corps medallion presented to Graham in May 2003; Desert Storm Bible given to Graham in 1991 when he preached at the Pentagon; and silver cross pin worn on Graham’s cap while visiting troops in Korea during Christmas 1952.

In 1944, Graham was headed toward a military career as a chaplain in the Army when a case of the mumps disqualified him from service.

“God used Mr. Graham to encourage and bring hope to soldiers serving in the trenches during some of the most horrific military operations of our time,” said Tom Phillips, vice president of the Billy Graham Library. “We are humbled to be able to honor those who have sacrificed for the freedoms of our country by showing them gratitude through this month-long tribute, but continue to recognize their service each and every day.”

The luncheon is free, but reservations are required. Call 704-401-3263.

Throughout the month, military veterans and active personnel who visit the library will receive a free copy of “Touch Points For Those Who Serve.” The exhibit runs through July 31. Visit

Edge of Grace plays Sunday

The Edge of Grace Band will give a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Living Waters Church, 612 Bethel School Road.

The band will play beach music, rock ‘n’ roll and contemporary Christian music.

Hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks will be served. Bring a chair.

Visit for more information.

VBS features SonTreasure Island

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8 p.m. each night July 14-17 featuring SonTreasure Island.

Each evening begins with dinner followed by Bible stories, skits, crafts, music and other activities. For more information or to sign up, call the church at 803-547-5968 or email

Preschool to hold summer camp

Allison Creek Preschool, 5780 Allison Creek Road, will host its annual summer camp for children ages 18 months through completed third grade from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. July 14-18.

The campers will enjoy art, music, snack and playtime. The cost is $125. Email for registration information or call 803-325-8655.

Church to hold Financial Peace U.

Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St., will hold Financial Peace University class beginning Sept. 7.

The class is designed to help participants to get out of debt, build wealth and give like never before.

Visit to learn more about the class and to register.

Call 704-587-0073 for more information.

Living Proof simulcast Sept. 13

Christ the King, 13501 S. Tryon St., will host the Beth Moore Living Proof Live simulcast on Sept. 13.

Moore is a speaker and author of best-selling Bible studies and other books for women.

Cost is $20 in advance and includes materials, snacks and lunch.

Visit for more information and to register.

Healing service at Good Samaritan

The Divine Healing Ministry Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke holds a healing service at 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road.

Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesdays

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Donations are accepted. For information, call 330-289-1243.

Dine for H.O.P.E.

The Waffle House-Lake Wylie and Knights of Columbus of All Saints Council No. 14475 are raising money for Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday), a statewide campaign to help people with intellectual disabilities.

On the first Monday of each month, Waffle House will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Operation HOPE. For more information, call 803-746-5464.

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