First Presbyterian plans Bible studies
YORK First Presbyterian Church 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!” Free.
• 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 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 Sunday lunch set
HICKORY GROVE Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2160 Smithford Road, Hickory Grove, will have its first Sunday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
The menu is ham, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, brown rice, green beans, slaw, homemade yeast rolls, homemade desserts and tea, coffee or water to drink.
Cost is $8 adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger. All take-out plates are $8. Diners may eat in or take out. Gift certificates are available. For details, contact Beth Ramsey at 803-925-2636.
St. Paul UMC to hold ice cream social
CLOVER St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1550 St. Paul Church Road, Clover, will have an old-fashioned ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be served.
Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted.
Run for God starts Sept. 17
LAKE WYLIE Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, will begin its fall Run for God series Sept. 17.
Community members are welcome to join this 12-week couch to 5K program, which will meet weekly at 6 p.m. at the church. Experts will talk about preventing injury, proper nutrition and proper footwear.
The nationwide program started with Mitchell Hollis of Dalton, Ga., donning a T-shirt declaring “Run for God” with a stick figure drawing. The program now is being run in more than 400 churches in more than 40 states across the country. The program trains participants by walking for a minute and running 30 seconds for 30 minutes three times a week, until eventually being able to run 30 minutes to complete a 5K.
The Run for God book costs $19 and includes everything you need to know about running and more. To register or for more information, call 803-831-0304 or 704-309-8801.
Community Bible Study women’s class
LAKE WYLIE 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 lakewylie.cbsclass.org or contact Michelle Locklear at 803-526-1470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Beginnings seeks volunteers
CLOVER 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
LAKE WYLIE 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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