Crossroads celebrating recognition
Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, will celebrate its recent recognition as an organized congregation in the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at 11 a.m. Aug. 17. A luncheon will follow.
Those assisting Pastor Rick Carter and Vicar Tim Crummitt with worship will be Pastor Jan Setzler, who will deliver the morning message, and the Rev. Bob Beaver, who will assist with the service and distribution of the sacraments.
Crossroads Lutheran organized as a mission congregation in 2005 under of the leadership of Mission Developers Jason and Mitzie Schafer, who accepted a call by a congregation in Prosperity in 2009. Setzler served as the interim pastor until Carter became the Mission Developer in 2011 serving as pastor for both Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Waxhaw, N.C., and Crossroads Lutheran in Indian Land.
Plans are ready for a new 4,000-square-foot worship center and groundbreaking will occur in the near future.
Gospel concert at Grace
The fifth annual Gospel & Spirituals with Grace concert is 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 W. S.C. 160, Fort Mill.
This year’s theme is “Roll, Jordan, Roll: Hope and Courage to Overcome.” You will enjoy favorites such as “Soon and Very Soon,” “Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” from the Grace Notes Choir, as well as selections from the Grace Quartet and Joyful Noise. Childcare will be available.
Moms invited for coffee, fellowship
First Baptist Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St., invites women to drop their kids off at school and head over to the fellowship hall for fun, fellowship and prayer 8-10 a.m. Aug. 18. There will be a coffee bar, refreshments and prizes.
Higher Ground offers after-school program
The Higher Ground Church Child Development Center is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 Christ-centered after school program.
All kindergarten students along with first- through fifth-graders are welcome. The program is a spiritual alternative to traditional child care centers offering professional homework tutoring with an on-site tutor, daily chapel services, and low student to teacher ratios in separated classrooms.
Each day children will be offered healthy snacks, structured group play times and spiritual lessons. The program offers seasonal drama and music productions.
Higher Ground Church is a nondenominational church at 8365 Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.
Church to simulcast Living Proof
Lakeshore Christian Fellowship,130 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay, will host the fall 2014 Living Proof Simulcast featuring Beth Moore 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13.
Oak Initiative meets Mondays
The Fort Mill chapter of The Oak Initiative meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Heritage International Ministries, 375 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill.
The Oak Initiative is a nondenominational organization committed to unite, mobilize, equip and activate residents to engage in issues of our time from a biblical worldview.
For information, call 803-487-0220.
Community Cafe offers lunch
The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church at the corner of S.C. 160 West and Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, near Tega Cay.
The cafe serves free lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday. Donations are accepted.
For information, call Pastor Rammy Lybrand at 803-548-5489 or Donald Murfin at 330-289-1243.
Meet at Crossroads to do crafts
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting, or are you interested in learning these crafts? Bring your project, yarn and needles or make group projects (prayer shawls, scarves, etc.) to Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. For information, go to Crossroads-Lutheran.org.
Temple Solel meets at St. Philip Neri
Temple Solel, Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish Congregation, holds Shabbat services and religious schooling at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.
Services are 7 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month.
Religious education is held 10-11:30 on Sunday mornings from 10-11:30 in Fort Mill.
For information, including directions, go to templesolelsc.org, find Temple Solel on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.
Temple Kol Ami meets at Unity
Temple Kol Ami meets for services 7:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.
Forever Friends meets monthly
Forever Friends is a praise and worship program for adults with disabilities and special needs ages 18 years and older. It is sponsored by Grace Community United Methodist Church and meets 6:30-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month.
Grace Community Church is at 1190 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill. Adults with disabilities or special needs are welcome to gather and socialize, sing songs, participate in group activities and just have fun. For details, call 803-548-4078.
Help with grieving
Ultimate Life Church on Carowinds Boulevard in Fort Mill offers support for people coping with losses in life such as divorce, death and unemployment.
Learn how to overcome the emotions that go with the loss and begin to function with joy in your life again. Groups meet 7 p.m. the first and fourth Fridays of each month.
For details, call Sandy Brazil at 803-329-1396.
Cookbook for sale
The United Methodist Women at Osceola United Methodist Church have recently published a cookbook, “A Taste of Friendship.” The cookbook is enclosed in a three-ring binder and is offered for sale for $15. To purchase, call Floy Ervin at 803-548-5404 or Loree Wolfe at 803-285-3719.
Community reading program
The United Churches of Fort Mill has organized “The Paradise Reading Center, Changing the lives of Families through Reading.” The objective is to improve literacy in the Fort Mill community.
The host site is Bethlehem Baptist Church, 601 Joe Louis St., Fort Mill, and the hours are 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers are welcome.
For more information, contact Ollie Hicklin at 803-370-5169 or hicklino @fort-mill.k12.sc.us.
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 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.
Call Nancy Manning at 803-547-4148 for details.
Crossroads men’s group
Lutheran Men in Mission is meeting at 9 a.m. at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, the first Saturday of each month.
Faith-based support for LGBT community available
Affirmation of York County is a newly-formed support group for people in faith communities who seek support and understanding for themselves and others in working through the issues confronted by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and their friends.
Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill. People of all faiths are welcome. For information, call Ellen at 803-417-0954 or Melissa at 803-547-6042, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flint Hill has clothes for needy
Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, offers a Clothing Closet Ministry 9:30 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Monday of every month.
Adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes, linens and miscellaneous items are available. Details: 803-548-0672.
Bible study at Faith Fitness
Faith Fitness Studio in Fort Mill will hold a free Bible study called “Fit for Christ” every Tuesday 7-7:45 p.m.
For information, call 803-389-7600 or go to faithfitstudio.com.
ESL classes held
English as a Second Language classes meet 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill.
Students are assessed and placed in a class based on their knowledge of English, from beginner to advanced. All classes are free and are for anyone who needs to learn to speak English. Call Barbara Garrison at 803-548-4611.
Call in a prayer
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., has a time of prayer 9:15 a.m. Sunday mornings for the nation, church and any prayer requests. Call in your prayer requests to the church office any time at 803-548-4633.
MOPS is for moms
Mothers of Preschoolers, an international, nondenominational Christian organization, meets at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.
According to the group, “MOPS strives to create an environment where every mom can realize her beauty and importance from within – enriching the lives of their families.” Women with children through kindergarten meet bimonthly to encourage personal, social, and spiritual growth.
For more information, call the church office at 803-547-2051.
AWANA meets• An AWANA/break out at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship, 130 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay, for children ages 3 through fifth grade is held from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. For details, call Kathy Baden, children’s pastor, at 803-548-2755, ext. 24.
• The AWANA program at GlenRock Baptist Church, 1815 Doby’s Bridge Road in Fort Mill, is for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 803-547-6420.
• AWANA meets at Westerly Hills Baptist Church, 1730 Doves Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is invited. Call 803-547-6150 for details.
• Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road in Fort Mill, holds AWANA from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: 803-802-3189.
Kids program held on Sundays
GlenRock Baptist Church, 1915 Doby’s Bridge Road in Fort Mill, offers a Children’s Ministry Fellowship and Bible Time program from 6 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. The program, for ages 5 to fifth grade, includes games and snacks
Outreach Center has music classes
World Outreach Center Community Church, 130 Heritage Blvd., Fort Mill, offers a series of classes for Christian artists and musicians.
Holy Creativity classes will meet 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Songwriting I and Tiffy’s Art classes will meet 8:05 p.m. Mondays. The classes cost $150 each or two for $250. Also, two free classes will be offered: Power of Prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Equipping I at 8:05 p.m. Tuesdays. For details, call 803-414-5171 or visit worldoutreachcommunity.org.
Church offers medical equipment
Unity Presbyterian Church maintains a medical equipment supply closet with donated items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, portable bedside commodes, toilet risers, shower chairs, walkers, crutches, canes and more. Call 803-547-5543.
Moms pray for students
Mom’s in Prayer (formerly Mom’s in Touch) meets 9 a.m. Thursdays to pray for local students. If you are interested in praying for your children in middle or high school, contact Marilyn Payton at 803-547-4520.