River Hills church names new minister
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, announces the Rev. Jason Bryant will join the church as minister of congregational care beginning Dec. 1.
He received his bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte and master’s of divinity from Duke University.
Bryant served as head of staff pastor for six years at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly, N.C
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His wife, Natalie, is a veterinarian. The have two children, Benjamin, 6, and Lillian, 3.
Pleasant Hill Church celebrates Advent
STEELE CREEK Pleasant Hill Church, 15000 York Road, celebrates Advent at 6 p.m. every Sunday in the dining room beginning Nov. 30.
Each Sunday of Advent, a meal and a service will be held. There also will be singing of Christmas hymns, Scripture reading and lighting of Advent candles.
Dates are: November 30, candle of prophesy; Dec. 7, candle of Bethlehem; Dec. 14, candle of the shepherds; Dec. 21, candle of the angels.
Call 704-588-0686 or visit pleasanthillpresby.com.
Graham library holding lighting event
CHARLOTTE Billy Graham Library kicks off the Christmas season with a lighting celebration at 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Complete with a live Nativity scene under a Star of Bethlehem, visitors can enjoy holiday favorites including horse-drawn carriage rides through the light displays, the sounds of caroling and festive music, story time for children of all ages, holiday goodies, exclusive library ornaments and holiday shopping.
Several of Billy Graham’s great-grandchildren will light the Star of Bethlehem adorning the Nativity. A narration of the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke will be read as the sun sets.
For information, call 704-401-2116 or visit billygrahamlibrary.org.
All Saints holding lighting ceremony
LAKE WYLIE All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, and The Knights of Columbus Council 14475 celebrate Light Up For Christ Dec. 2. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with opening remarks by Grand Knight Rick Engel.
Prayers will be read by with Father Ed McDevitt and Pastor Gayle Montgomery of River Hills Community Church.
Brother John Kummer will speak on “A Christmas Surprise,” and at 8 p.m., the Christmas tree will be lit.
Kay Lewis and the All Saints Catholic Church Choir will lead the congregation in singing seasonal hymns.
Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated as part of our Food For Families Program to Clover Area Assistance Center.
Service for grieving Dec. 7
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will offer A Quiet Christmas service at 5 p.m. Dec. 7.
This contemplative service is designed to offer promise, hope and comfort for those experiencing grief in this season of joyful celebration.
For information, call 803-831-1615.
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. Details: 803-810-5122.
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. Details: 330-289-1243.
Healing service at Good Samaritan
LAKE WYLIE The Divine Healing Ministry Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke holds a healing service 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road.
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 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. Details: 803-746-5464.