Church news for Aug. 22

August 20, 2013 

Trinity UMC plans Summerfest breakfast

The annual Summerfest breakfast will be 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St., York.

The menu includes grits, eggs, bacon sausage, homemade biscuits, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $7 for ages 11 and older; $3 for ages 4-10 and free for age 3 and younger.

The Bible Study Class uses proceeds to help needy families at Christmas.

Episcopal church plans antique show, more

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in York will hold an Antiques and Artisans Show, bake sale, picnic lunch and organ concert in conjunction with Summerfest Aug. 23 and 24.

The 21st annual Antique Show and Sale has added artisans to the show this year. The antiques will feature furniture, jewelry, vintage linen, glass, china and silver. The artisans will include paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, furniture, pottery and handmade soap, dolls and garden artifacts.

The show and sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The church is located at 108 E. Liberty St. A one-day pass is $3. Lunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday under the shade trees in the church yard and will include chicken pitas, marinated vegetables, pasta salad, hot dogs and pimento cheese sandwiches served with lemonade or iced tea.

Home-baked goods made by the church women will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, or until supplies last. At 2 p.m. Saturday, the Summerfest organ concert will be presented, featuring Hazel and Murray Sommerville.

First Presbyterian plans barbecue

First Presbyterian Church will host its annual Summerfest barbecue at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 in the family life center on West Liberty Street, York. Plates are $8. Food is eat in or take out.

Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Rally Day will be Sunday, Aug. 25 with fellowship from 9:45 to 10 a.m. with a presentation from the church youth on the Atlanta mission trip and their week at Montreat.

The church also will host these Bible study opportunities:

• Lunch time Bible study, B.Y.O.S., or Bring Your Own Sandwich, begins from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. The six-week study will be on the book of Jonah, “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide!” No cost.

• A women’s Bible study begins from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. The study will be Beth Moore’s “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place”, on the Old Testament tabernacle. Cost of the study book is $16.

• A men’s Bible study meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The current study is on the book of Genesis. There is no cost.

All Bible studies are open to the community. Call the church office for more information at 684-2356.

First Baptist plans Summerfest fish fry

First Baptist Church in York will host a Summerfest fish fry and bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The event is sponsored by the youth ministry and catered by Catfish Cove.

The plates are $8 each. There will be fish or chicken strips or a combination plate including fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and a drink.

Clover AME plans homecoming, revival

Clover AME Zion Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Clover, will host Homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 with the Rev. Carl Smith. A revival will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 to 28 with the Rev. Alan Stewart.

St. James plans family, friends day

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove, will have a Family and Friends Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

Community Bible Study plans women’s class

The Community Bible Study will offer a women’s day class with a baby, children and teen program at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at River Hills Community Church on S.C. 49 in Lake Wylie.

CBS is an unaffiliated, international Bible study, where all denominations and ages are welcome. This year’s 30-week study of “The Gospel of John” is a warm, intimate study of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Preschool will have a three-year journey through the Bible while children in first to 12th grades study John in their own core groups.

Class starts Sept. 11. Register online at or contact Michelle Locklear at 803-526-1470 or

Christian Assembly hosts movie event

The Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, will host a movie event, “Facing the Giants,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Admission is free. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring a chair.

Join tours to Turkey, Israel

Dr. Charles Ford and wife Barbara invite the community to join them on tours to historical lands of the Eastern Mediterranean.

First is a tour of central Turkey, leaving Charlotte on Oct. 14. The second is a tour of central and northern Israel with an option to tour Jordan, leaving Charlotte on March 10.

The Fords have spent more than three years living, traveling and working in the Middle East. They have hosted many tours, including a recent trip to Israel and Jordan.

For more information and details, call 803-835-0585 or 803-831-8477, or visit

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.

Community Cafe serving lunch

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.

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