Church news for Nov. 14

November 12, 2013 

First Baptist to host Santa

First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St., York, will hold a Brunch with Santa from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the fellowship hall.

Cost is $6 per child, which includes a picture with Santa, craft, brunch and a Christmas story read by Santa. Children younger than 6 must be with an adult.

Tickets are limited. Proceeds support the church’s children’s mission camp expenses. For details or tickets, call the church at 803-684-4297.

Clover Christian Fellowship plans fall fest

A fall festival will be held at Clover Christian Fellowship, 1521 N. Jim McCarter Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

This free event includes food, hay rides, games and activities for children. Everyone is welcome.

Fall concert Nov. 20 at River Hills church

River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will hold its fall concert for the community at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the church sanctuary.

The concert will feature the Sometime Singers and Music Men singing groups.

For more information, call 803-831-1615 or visit

Trinity UMC to hold craft show

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York, will have a craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23 with a bake and casserole sale.

Sausage biscuits, fried apple pies and coffee will be available for breakfast.

Weeping Mary plans youth explosion

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green, will have a youth explosion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Those who would like to model in the Nov. 23 fashion show should call Gay Parker at 704-349-8800 or Denise Wright at 803-325-4721.

Operation Christmas Child gearing up

Operation Christmas Child is ramping up as York County residents prepare to collect 2,200 gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 18 to 25.

York County collection sites are: Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill; and Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 704-583-1463 or visit

Shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C. Participants can also build a box through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries.

Ramah women sponsor Biltmore trip

The Women of Ramah Presbyterian Church are sponsoring a Saturday, 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 calling Jean Wyatt at 803-222-7315 or Katherine Jackson at 803-222-4740.

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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