Temple Solel Chanukah Menorah lighting set
FORT MILL Temple Solel will hold its annual Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road.
The festivities will be held in front of the Ministry Building, and include a brief outdoor menorah lighting, a group menorah lighting indoors and lighting of Shabbat candles to be followed by refreshments.
Guests may bring their own menorahs to participate in the lighting.
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Temple Solel, which means trailblazer, is a Reform Jewish congregation. Call 803-619-9707 or email email@example.com for more information.
Concert Dec. 21 in Fort Mill
FORT MILL Renaissance, under the direction of Bob Pritchard and accompanied by Patrick Pope, will perform a Christmas concert 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at Unity Presbyterian Church.
A love offering to support the Charlotte-based choral singing ensemble will be accepted.
For more information, go to singers-renaissance.org.
Pleasant Hill Church celebrates Advent
STEELE CREEK Pleasant Hill Church, 15000 York Road, celebrates Advent at 6 p.m. Dec. 21, candle of the angels, the dining room.
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.
Call 704-588-0686 or visit pleasanthillpresby.com.
Good Sam holding candlelight service
LAKE WYLIE Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
The church is offering the following programs in the new year:
• PACE running group will meet at 8 a.m. Saturdays beginning Jan. 3 at the church. There will be a devotion with Pastor Jason Everson, then break into pace groups to run. Everyone welcome to join any time.
• Learning to Pray, a four-week study 10:15-11:15 a.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 4 at the church. No materials fees. Everyone welcome.
• Exodus, men’s group led by Everson studying the Old Testament book of Exodus 6-7 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7.
• The Prayer Shaped Disciple, nine-week study based on the book by Dan R. Crawford, meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starts Jan. 8 at the home of Rob and Dixie Wagner, 516 Otter Run Drive, Lake Wylie. To RSVP, call the church at 803-831-0304.
• Prayer: Does it Make a Difference?, a study based on the book by Philip Yancy meets 9-10 a.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 9 in the home of Rebeca Peeler, 217 Tributary Drive, Rock Hill. To RSVP, call the church at 803-831-0304.
• Health and Healing: A Biblical Perspective, a seminar led by Dixie Wagner Jan. 30-31 at the church. Times are 7-8:15 p.m. Jan. 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31, lunch included free. Explore what the Bible says about health and well being, why some are healed and not others, what bearing emotions and spirituality have on physical wellness, and the role of the church in modern healthcare. To RSVP, call the church at 803-831-0304.
Visit goodsamumc.org for more information about the church and its programs.
Several services set Dec. 24
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, is holding Christmas Eve services Dec. 24.
• 5:30 p.m. Jingle Jam Family Service, for families with children, in the Life Center. This service centers on telling the Christmas story.
• 7:30 and 11 p.m., Candlelight and Communion Services, with traditional carols in the sanctuary.
For information, call 803-831-1615 or visit rhcconline.org.
‘Bethlehem Express’ part of Dec. 24 service
YORK Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, will hold Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
The program includes “The Bethlehem Express,” an original presentation from the youth and children. Service will conclude with the passing of the light.
A meditative service with the communion and the passing of the light will be held at 11 p.m.
Call 803-366-1302 or visit allisoncreekchurch.com.
Christmas at Library continues
CHARLOTTE Billy Graham Library holds Christmas at the Library through Dec. 23. Guests can enjoy holiday favorites including horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas story time, live music, a light display, live nativity scene and holiday shopping. Carriage rides are $7 per adult and $3 per child younger than 12.
A Christmas dinner, served at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters, is available Thursday-Saturday each week. Space is limited. Dinner is $18.95 per adult and $8.95 per child 12 and younger. Reservations required by calling 704-401-3200.
Library hours are 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Christmas activities begin at 5 p.m. Guests can pet animals from the live Nativity from noon to 2 p.m. each day.
Visit billygrahamlibrary.org for more information.
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.