Religon news for May 2

May 1, 2013 

Methodist women plan extravaganza

The Wesley United Methodist Women will have their annual May Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St., York.

Tickets are $10. For details, contact Debra Martin at 803-684-9449 or Vivian Quinn at 803-684-6462.

Mount Vernon UMC plans first Sunday meal

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2160 Smithford Road, Hickory Grove, will have a first Sunday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

The menu will include cube steak, chicken strips, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, yeast rolls and homemade desserts. Tea, coffee or water will be served to drink.

Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children 10 and younger. All take-out plates are $8. Diners can eat in or take out.

For details, call 803-925-2316. All proceeds benefit the building fund and local, national and world missions.

Clover’s First UMC plans yard sale

First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover, will have a yard sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 3; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

A hot dog lunch will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 and 4; sausage biscuits will be sold at 7 a.m. May 4.

Weeping Mary plans pageant for moms

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green, will have a Mother of the Year pageant at 6 p.m. May 4.

New Beginnings seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for God’s Kitchen, a ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church that delivers meals to at least 120 shut-ins each day.

Volunteers also are being sought for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, which helps to provide housing for the homeless. Volunteers will help with daily operations including delivery, pickup and sorting donations.

For details, contact the Rev. Ricou Williams at the church, 706 Old N. Main St., Clover, or call 980-322-4161.

Tent revival planned in Clover

A tent revival with evangelist Scott Callahan of Fort Mill will be held in Clover, at U.S. 321 and Hawthorne Lane, from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday, May 18.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The event is open to the community. It will include live music, singing and prayers for the sick.

Shepherd Center offering program for seniors

The Shepherd Center has kicked off its spring session of Adventures in Learning and Creative Stew. Anyone older than 50 may join from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays through May 20 at Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

The first visit is free; a six-week membership is a $20 donation in advance or $25 at the door. Agape Senior offers free blood pressure screenings from 9 to 11 a.m.

The morning starts with an optional 9 a.m. devotional. At 9:30 a.m. is an opening assembly of singing and activities. At 9:40, choose your first class from four options: creative writing with Charlotte Hallberg, bridge lessons with Ray Zieverik, garden art taught by Ribald Farms Nursery and Florist, or exercise for your lifestyle with Lynn Hope Smith. Refreshments are served between classes.

The second classes start at 10:40 a.m. New this year is Celebrating Diversity and Understanding Cultures, a series dedicated to ethnicities and religions. Another second session class is gardening with Paul Thompson.

A lunch bunch will meet and eat at local restaurants after the program.

Tirzah church has fishing club

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York, has started a kids’ fishing club that meets on the third Saturday of each month.

Age divisions are younger than 6 and 7-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fish are measured and prizes awarded. The group is open to the community.

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