Church news, March 20: ‘24 Hours’ Bible study runs through Lent

March 18, 2014 

‘24 Hours’ Bible study begins in Clover

First United Methodist Church of Clover, 124 Bethel St., will hold “24 Hours” Bible Study from 10 to 11:14 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning March 18 through Lent.

Explore Adam Hamilton’s book, “24 Hours That Changed The World.” Focus on one chapter a week and come together for a video, discussion and exploration. Topics include the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, condemned by the righteous, the Crucifixion and Christ the victor. The book costs $12, available through the church or at To sign up, call 803-222-3496.

Church hosts ‘Movies and the Cross’

First United Methodist Church of Clover, 124 Bethel St., will hold Movies and the Cross from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Lent.

Session combines Bible passages with movie clips to explore the Bible and the themes of suffering, sacrifice, love, prayer and persistence. Each session stands on its own, so come for one night or for all sessions.

Child care will be provided through the church. However, those needing infant care should call ahead. Bring a Bible. Call 803-222-3496 to register.

Mount AME Zion plans revival

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, 4307 S. Highway 97, Hickory Grove, will host a revival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, with the Rev. Edwin Ferguson.

Daddy Daughter dance March 29

The Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball will be held at 6 p.m. March 29 at First United Methodist Church of Clover, 124 Bethel St.

This is a night for girls and their father, uncle, grandfather or other loving father figure. All ages are invited, from adult daughters to toddler daughters.

Advance tickets cost $20 for a couple, $25 at the door. Tickets for additional daughters cost $10 each. Financial assistance is available upon request. Ticket includes food and desserts, professional deejay and picture. Proceeds go to Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill.

Call 803-222-3496 for tickets and information.

Church has moved to local school

The Bridge Community Church, which met at Clover High School, has moved to Lake Pointe Academy Christian School, 3168 Hands Mill Highway.

Pastor is Kevin Witt. Services in the new location are at 10 a.m., with worship beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Bridge Community Church has a Bible-based, informal and contemporary style of worship with Southern Baptist roots.

Community invited to join challenge

Through Easter, April 20, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church invites the community to help others through The Upside Down Challenge.

For every mile walked, run or cycled, the church will donate 25 cents to a local or global charity of the participant’s choice. For every pound lost and every day someone stops smoking during Lent, the church will donate 25 cents to a chosen charity. The church will challenge up to $5,000.

The church challenge runs on an honor system with participants tracking their miles, weight and days not smoking.

Forms to participate are available at the church office at 5220 Crowders Cove Road and at For more information, call 803-831-0304.

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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