Church news for Sept. 12

September 10, 2013 

Churches host benefit for Jeffery Bryant

Central and Union Baptist churches in York are teaming up to sponsor a poor man’s supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to benefit Jeffery Bryant. Bluegrass music and food is planned.

The event, to help with medical expenses for Bryant, who is recovering from open back surgery, will be held at Central Baptist, 110 Ross Cannon St. Donations will be accepted.

AME Zion church plans Unity in Community

The evangelism department of the York district of the AME Zion Church will host Unity in the Community at noon Saturday, Sept. 28 at Clinton Chapel UME Zion Church park, 302 California St., York.

The event will include praise and worship, music, youth activities, praise dancing, face painting and other children’s activities, stepping, fellowship and free food. Non-perishable items will be distributed.

Leaders include the Rev. Thelma Gordon, evangelism chair for the York District, the Rev. Terrence Jones, host pastor, and the Rev. Alvin W. McLamb, presiding elder of the York District.

Kings Mountain UMC to host yard sale

A large yard sale, hosted by the Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Women, will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church on Philbeck road and S.C. 161. The event is open to the community.

Individual, family or group spaces are 12-by-12 and are $5 each. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and baked goods will be sold. Proceeds will go to local mission projects.

For details, contact Jackie Hicks at 803-222-4731 or email at

Trinity UMC to hold CROP walk

Trinity United Methodist Church in York will host the annual western York County CROP walk for hunger relief beginning at 3 p.m. Oct.13.

St. James to mark anniversary

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove, will celebrate the church’s anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 with the Rev. O.L. Smith.

Shiloh Baptist to host trio in concert

Shiloh Baptist Church, Hoodtown Road, Sharon, will host The Gospel Truth Trio in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. A love offering will be taken.

Good Sam UMC adds service

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie, will offer a new modern worship service 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The new service will follow a 9 a.m. service that will be the usual blended service of traditional and contemporary elements.

The Rev. Jason Everson has been pastor of the church since 2009. Worship leader is Jay Mathey. Details: 803-831-0304 or

First Presbyterian plans Bible studies

First Presbyterian Church will host these Bible study opportunities:

• Lunchtime Bible study, BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwich), is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

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 is 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays. 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: 684-2356.

Run for God starts Sept. 17

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 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 run in more than 400 churches in more than 40 states. 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. To register or for more information, call 803-831-0304 or 704-309-8801.

Community Bible Study women’s class

The Community Bible Study will offer a women’s day class with a baby, children and teen program 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

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 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. Details: 330-289-1243.

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