Church news for Oct. 31

October 29, 2013 

Mount Vernon UMC plans first Sunday lunch

A first Sunday holiday lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2160 Smithford Road, Hickory Grove.

The meal will include turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls, desserts and tea, coffee or water to drink.

Cost is $8 adults and $4 for ages 10 and younger. All take-out plates are $8. Diners can eat in or take out. Proceeds support local, national and world missions.

Details, call the church at 803-925-2316.

There will be no first Sunday lunch in December. The lunch will resume Jan. 5.

Divine Saviour plans spaghetti supper

Divine Saviour Catholic Church in York will host its spaghetti supper Nov. 1 and 2.

Take-out meals will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and take-out or eat-in meals will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

The cost is $8 per adult dinner and $8 per quart of meat sauce.

Ramah women sponsor Biltmore trip

The Women of Ramah Presbyterian Church are sponsoring a Nov. 16 trip to Christmas at Biltmore. The group will depart from the church at 9:30 a.m. and return at about 9:30 p.m.

The cost is $86 for adults, $66 for children ages 10-16 and $46 for those younger than 10. The fee includes admission to the Biltmore House, motor coach transportation and driver’s tip.

The trip will include shopping at the farmers market in Asheville, N.C. Make reservations by Nov. 9 by calling Jean Wyatt at 803-222-7315 or Katherine Jackson at 803-222-4740.

Churches present community trunk or treat

A community wide Trunk or Treat will be presented Thursday, Oct. 31 by First Baptist, First Presbyterian and Wesley United Methodist churches in York.

A hot dog supper will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian and First Baptist churches. Monetary contributions can be given to Samaritan’s Purse or a small donation can be made for the shoe boxes.

From 7 to 8 p.m., trunks will be in the parking lots of all three churches. First Baptist is at 102 S. Congress St., First Presbyterian is at 10 W. Liberty St., and Wesley United Methodist is at 110 W. Jefferson St.

Any churches or organizations that are interested in participating in the event may contact Vivian Quinn at Wesley UMC, 803-684-3346; Terri Prosser of First Presbyterian Church, 803-684-2356; or Gayle Dover of First Baptist in York, 803-684-4297.

Great Joy plans workshop for teens

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells, will host a workshop on teen pregnancy prevention for boys and girls age 12 and older from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP to the Rev. Kevin Burris at 803-579-2200. The workshop is possible by a grant from South Carolina Parents Involved in Education.

Craft and food bazaar set for Nov. 2

Tirzah Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6161 Mount Gallant Road, will host the Tirzah Fest Craft and Food Bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

There will be crafts and baskets for Christmas giving for sale along with canned vegetables, frozen home-cooked casserole meals, fresh baked cakes, cookies and candies and vendors.

Sausage biscuits with juice and coffee will be for sale beginning at 8 a.m., and Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings at noon, with take-out starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Tirzah Women’s Missions Fund. Call 803-366-5577 for more information.

All Saints kicks off building campaign

All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, is conducting its “All Saints Alive” campaign to raise money to build a Parish Life Center.

A minimum goal of $1.2 million and challenge goal of $1.8 million have been set.

The celebration culminates during Commitment Weekend, Nov. 16-17.

Walsh & Associates, a church fundraising consulting firm based in Minnesota, is providing assistance.

For more information, call 803-831-9095.

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.

• 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: 803-684-2356.

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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