Heal emotional wounds
LAKE WYLIE -- Kenny Ashley of River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, invites the community to his Lay Aside Every Weight seminar about forgiveness and healing from emotional hurts and wounds beginning March 22 and running for four weeks on Sundays.
In a couple of months, LAEW will visit Kershaw Correctional Center for 75 inmates.
For more information, call 803-831-1615.
Duplantis to speak
FORT MILL -- Ultimate Life Church, 377 Rubin Center Drive, hosts Dr. Mark Duplantis of Houma, La., at 10 a.m. March 22 and 7 p.m. March 24 and 25.
Duplantis has traveled across the U.S. preaching the gospel, and pastored churches for 15 years from Louisiana to Boston. Duplantis and wife Helen have three children. For more information, call 803-802-2641.
Bible study begins March 24
LAKE WYLIE -- Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 Hwy. 557, Women's Bible Study "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed," by Priscilla Shiver, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur, begins at 6:30 p.m. March 24.
• Disciple Training classes for adults is available at 4:45 p.m. Sundays studying "Being a Contagious Christian."
Call 803-831-2015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Catawbas
LAKE WYLIE -- The community is invited to Good Samaritan UMC to celebrate Native American Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service March 29 at 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
Guest speaker is Beckee Garris, who was born and raised on the Catawba Indian Reservation in Rock Hill. She is the granddaughter of former Catawba Indian Chief Albert H. Sanders and the great-granddaughter of former Chief Samuel T. Blue. She works for the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Catawba Indian Nation.
A covered-dish dinner will follow the service.
For more information, call 803-831-0304.
Flight 1549 survivor to talk
GASTONIA, N.C. -- "Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549 survivor David Sanderson of Charlotte will be speaking at the 11 a.m. March 29 service at Union Presbyterian Church, 5615 Union Road. Call 704-864-7681 for details.
Yard/bake sale set for April 4
LAKE WYLIE -- The Good Samaritan United Methodist Women will hold a yard/bake sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 in the fellowship building at 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Proceeds go toward mission projects. Call 803-831-0304 for more information.
Pancake supper served April 4
LAKE WYLIE -- Biblical Studies Released Time is sponsoring its annual pancake supper April 4 at Clover First United Methodist Church for Bethany, Kinard and Griggs Road elementaries and Clover Middle School. Bible class students will perform.
For more information, call 803-222-7885.
Walk Stations of Cross Fridays
LAKE WYLIE -- All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, offers the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.
The Stations of the Cross represent the journey of Christ from His sentence to death by Pontius Pilate until His body is laid in the tomb. There are 14 stations with prayer and contemplation held at each. All are invited to participate.
Call 803-831-9095 for more information.
May 23 JoyFest tickets on sale
JoyFest tickets are on sale for the May 23 gospel event at Carowinds' Paladium Amphitheatre, featuring renowned artist Kirk Franklin. Other performers are Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, and Smokie Norful. Christian comedian Bone Hampton will serve as emcee for the event. For more information, call carowinds.com. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Divorce care classes continue
• Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 Hwy. 557, Lake Wylie, offers DivorceCare classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for anyone who has been affected by the trauma of divorce. Child care is provided. Call 803-831-2015 or e-mail email@example.com.
• River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, can help the healing and hurt of separation and divorce with a class led by Mr. Bob Elliott and Mrs. Genie Frick from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays in room 102 of the sanctuary building. Call 803-831-1615, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit divorcecare.org for more information.
Overeaters anonymous meets
LAKE WYLIE -- Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly Church, 5766 Charlotte Hwy. This is a 12-step program like AA and NA. Everyone welcome. Call 704-466-2660 for more information.
For 50s and older
BOWLING GREEN -- A 50s Plus community group meets the first Wednesday of the month for fellowship, a covered-dish lunch and a program at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, 250 Ridge Road, Bowling Green. Call (803) 222-3598.
Parents' Night Out Wednesdays
CLOVER -- Bowling Green Presbyterian Church holds Parents' Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for grades 3-6. Crafts, Bible study, music and a light supper included. Call (803) 222-3423 or (803) 831-1020 for more information.
Churches urged to join HIV fight
Catawba Care Coalition announces receiving support from the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council's Project F.A.I.T.H. (Fostering AIDS Initiatives That Heal) to provide prevention education and free HIV testing services within the faith communities of York, Chester and Lancaster counties.
Project F.A.I.T.H. is a statewide initiative to encourage faith-based organizations to get involved in educating their communities about HIV/AIDS. Local congregations that would like to do more to educate the community on HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it are encouraged to join Catawba Care Coalition, a United Way, not-for-profit organization.
For more information on this HIV prevention partnership, call (803) 909-6363, ext. 234, or visit catawbacare.org.
Adults needed for outreach
Young Life of York County is at work with teens in the community, providing leaders to help them make wise decisions.
Young Life is a Christian ministry committed to making an impact on kids' lives and giving them hope for tomorrow. Founded in 1941, Young Life leaders build positive relationships with young people in order to model and communicate the truth about Jesus Christ. Young Life reaches suburban, urban and multicultural kids as well as kids with disabilities and teenage mothers. Young Life is in all 50 states and more than 45 countries.
Anyone interested should call Nancy Manning at (803) 547-4148.
TobyMac back for SonFest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An impressive festivity of Contemporary Christian Music returns to Carowinds June 13 featuring renowned artist tobyMac and powerhouse band Third Day, as SonFest 2009.
he concert will also feature Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, Fire Flight, Remedy Drive, speaker Mike Pitt, and comedians Bean and Bailey.
Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is a Grammy Award winning artist, producer and songwriter. He was first known for being a member of the Christian trio dc Talk, staying with them from 1989 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of three studio albums.
Call 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Gordon-Conwell names provost
STEELE CREEK -- Dr. Frank A. James III, professor of historical theology and a former president of the Orlando, Fla., campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, has been named provost of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, effective June 1.
He will be responsible for the academic programs of Gordon-Conwell's campuses in Charlotte Hamilton and Boston, and an extension site in Jacksonville, Fla.
James served for three years as chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs at RTS, where he was responsible for the academic programs of the seminary's campuses in Jackson, Miss., Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boca Raton, Fla., Memphis and Washington, D.C. He also has served as assistant professor of systematic and historical theology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif., and as adjunct professor of history at the University of Central Florida.
He was a co-founder in 1998 of Ad Fontes, LLC, a for-profit educational-technology company, and in 2006, co-founded the Polis Project, an initiative in Orlando dedicated to urban renewal. For 12 years, he served as a regular visiting professor of reformation history at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Keble College, Oxford University, England. He has been a guest lecturer or guest professor at seminaries in the Czech Republic, Turkey and Canada.
James holds a D.Phil. degree in modern history from Oxford University and an M.A. in religion and Ph.D. in historical and theological studies from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.
A recipient of 12 academic awards, James was a gubernatorial appointee to the Commission on Independent Education for the state of Florida, and was appointed by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to a Compassion in Action Roundtable on "Faith-Based and Community Solutions to Combat Human Trafficking." He is a participant in Evangelicals and Catholics Together of the Institute on Religion and Public Life.
James and his wife, Carolyn, have one adult daughter.