Church news, May 8: Wesley UMC to celebrate extravaganza

May 12, 2014 

Wesley UMC women to celebrate extravaganza

The women of Wesley United Methodist Church in York will celebrate their May Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

The event will be at Trinity United Methodist Church at 22 E. Liberty St., York. Admission is $10.

For more information, contact Elaine at 803-684-6795 or Vivian at 803-684-6462.

Midway Baptist plans revival

Midway Baptist Church, 12984 S.C. 55 West, Clover, will host a revival at 7 p.m. each night May 14 to 18.

Special speaker will be the Rev. Joey Murdock. Special singing also will be presented each night.

The Bridge names youth minister

Ja Cook has joined The Bridge Community Church, 3168 Handsmill Highway, as youth minister.

Cook has a master’s in ministry leadership from Rock Bridge Seminary. He started at Cornerstone Church, as youth pastor and then moved into the creative pastor position.

When Cornerstone became a multi-site church, Cook served as campus pastor at the main campus in Orangeburg before moving to Clover to start the Clover campus.

“My passion is to help the students of our church and our community find, follow and be like Jesus,” Cook said. “We want everything we do to be for the good of the community and the glory of God.”

Freshly branded as the Bridge Student Ministry, Cook will begin a youth small group this month meeting from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bridge office on Bethel Street.

The Bridge Community Church meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays on Handsmill Highway. Small group Bible study is held throughout the week at several locations.

For more information, visit thebridgeclover.com.

Take trip to Holy Land

Charles and Barbara Ford of Lake Wylie will host a trip to the Holy Land Nov. 5-15.

The Fords have lived in and visited Israel many times and have insight into the history, religion and modern day culture of this region, the birthplace of Christianity.

For trip details, call 803-831-8477 or email une1@hotmail.com. For booking details, call Linda Murfin of Above The Crowds Travel at 803-835-0585.

Clover church to hold VBS

New Life Baptist Church, 305 N. Main St., Clover, will hold vacation Bible school 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 for pre-K through sixth grade.

Lunch will be provided for children. A family cookout with games follows at 4 p.m. Call 803-222-9990.

Support group to meet

Affirmation of York County is a new support group for people of all faith communities who seek support and understanding in working through the issues confronted by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends.

Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 13.For more information, call Ellen at 803-417-0954 or Melissa at 803-547-6042, or email the group at affirmationofyc@gmail.com.

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