Financial Peace U. starts Oct. 1
CLOVER First United Methodist Church, 124 Bethel St., will begin Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University studies at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week for a lesson taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.
Call 803-222-3496 for information or to register.
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Yard Sale for mission Oct. 4
STEELE CREEK Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road, will hold a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4, rain or shine.
Sharing the Sword Ministry is accepting donations from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 7-8:30 a.m. Oct. 4.
Proceeds go to the Mexico mission trip. Call 803-831-2465 for more information.
Oktoberfest Oct. 4 at Epiphany
ROCK HILL The third annual Epiphany Lutheran Church Oktoberfest is 4-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at 2370 W. Main St.
There will be traditional German food, beer and music, as well as local vendors with handmade arts and crafts.
Parking and admission are free.
Christ the King posts upcoming events
STEELE CREEK Christ the King, 13501 S. Tryon St., will hold a free Community Clothing Closet 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 11 giving clothing for infants, children and adults.
MOPS and MOMSnext second annual Fall Bazaar and Trunk-or-Treat is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church. There will be vendor shopping, food trucks, cotton candy, arts and crafts, and costume contest for children through fifth grade. To become a vendor, visit CtKCharlotte.org/FallBazaar.
Bethel Baptist fall fest Oct. 18
YORK Bethel Baptist Church Fall Festival is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18 at 6031 Charlotte Highway.
There will be music, food, hay rides, games, inflatables, popcorn and more, all free.
Vendors wanted for Holiday Boutique
FORT MILL Lake Wylie Lutheran Church on Steele Creek Road is accepting vendor application through Oct. 20 for its Holiday Boutique, which will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8.
All items must be handmade or hand embellished. No resale items.
Cost for a 10-by-10 space is $25.
For information, email loribaker_80126@Hotmail.com.
Artists invited to church Fall Bazaar
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church Fall Bazaar Committee will showcase the work of Lake Wylie artists at the Nov. 1 event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There are no entry fees, with a maximum of five entries per artist to be received 1-4 p.m. Oct. 22.
Art must be two-dimensional framed art or gallery wrapped canvas ready to be hung, with 60 percent of sales going to the artist and 40 percent to church missions.
Matted unframed art or shrink wrapped work including note cards, with 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent to church missions.
People’s Choice Awards will be awarded. First place will receive $100, second $75 and third $25. There will be three honorable mentions. Voting will be held after each Oct. 26 service.
Call 704-661-6284 or 704-605-8199 for an entry form and more details.
Donate to Coats for Kids
LAKE WYLIE The Knights of Columbus Council and Respect for Life Ministry of All Saints Catholic Church are accepting donations for Coats for Kids to provide winter coats to children in need.
For $220, the groups can provide coats to 12 children in York County.
The Knights of Columbus began this initiative in 2009 to help families with children living in colder climates who were impacted by the economic downturn. Knights across the country have given away more than 167,000 coats. About 2,000 local Knights of Columbus councils have participated in their communities.
Last winter was a record year for the Order’s Coats for Kids program. During that time, 1,195 councils and the Supreme Council purchased and donated 51,924 coats.
To donate, mail a check to All Saints Knights of Columbus, Coats for Kids, P.O. Box 5443, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. For more information, call 803-810-5122.
Healing service at Good Samaritan
LAKE WYLIE The Divine Healing Ministry Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke holds a healing service at 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road.
Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesdays
LAKE WYLIE 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. Fridays.
Donations are accepted. For information, call 330-289-1243.
Dine for H.O.P.E.
LAKE WYLIE The Waffle House-Lake Wylie and Knights of Columbus of All Saints Council No. 14475 are raising money for Operation HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday), a statewide campaign to help people with intellectual disabilities.
On the first Monday of each month, Waffle House will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Operation HOPE. For more information, call 803-746-5464.