Church readies for Stephen Ministers class
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will commission the initial class of 14 Stephen Ministers at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 services.
The church is in the process of identifying potential care receivers from the Lake Wylie and Clover areas to partner with Stephen Ministers, a one-to-one lay caring ministry in congregations using the Stephen series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip, train and empower lay caregivers to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to hurting people.
Call 803 831-1615 or visit rhcconline.org.
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First Baptist youth plan Fat Tuesday supper
YORK The youth of First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St., will host a Fat Tuesday pancake supper at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in the fellowship hall.
The meal includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, grits, coffee, juice and milk.
The cost is $6; children younger than 3 eat free. Donations will go toward the children’s mission fund.
Church hosts comedy couple
STEELE CREEK A Night of Comedy with Barnes & Miner will be held 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Christ the King Church.
Married in 2002, Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner share a stage across the country performing their unique brand of tag team comedy.
Tickets cost $10. For information, visit CtKCharlotte.org/ComedyNight.
Adventures in Learning planned
ROCK HILL The Shepherd’s Center of Rock Hill spring session of Adventures in Learning meets Mondays through March 2 downstairs at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave. Coffee is served 9:15-9:30 a.m. during registration, followed by a short devotion.
Adventures in Learning offers an opportunity for ages 50 and older to try new skills and socialize. The first visit is free, and attending the six week session is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
The first session is 10-11 a.m. with classes in introduction to watercolor, beginner knitting, creative writing, Bridge and other card games, and photography.
The second session begins at 11:15 a.m. with a variety of choices. Local author Jean Weaver will lead classes about becoming a writer, finding a publisher and researching topics. Kiera Bradley-Samples will lead exercises to build energy and balance.
The Lunch Bunch meets at 12:15 p.m. for a Dutch treat meal at a different Rock Hill restaurant every week.
For information, leave a message at 803-328-1343 or go to shepherdscenterrh.org for a complete list of classes.
Good Sam hosts community programs
LAKE WYLIE Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, offers several ongoing community programs.
• PACE running group meets 8 a.m. Saturdays 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 at the church. No materials fees. Everyone welcome.
• Exodus, men’s group led by Everson studying the Old Testament book 6-7 a.m. Wednesdays.
• The Prayer Shaped Disciple, nine-week study based on the book by Dan R. Crawford, meets 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays 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 in the home of Rebecca Peeler, 217 Tributary Drive, Rock Hill. To RSVP, call the church at 803-831-0304.
• Divine Healing Ministry Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke holds a healing service the fourth Saturday of the month.
Visit goodsamumc.org for information about the church and its programs.
Family Night Wednesdays
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, holds Wednesday Family Night through May.
Adult studies begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner in the gym at 6:15 p.m. with children and adult classes afterward. Dinner costs $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Family night is open to the community and the first dinner is free.
Call 803-831-1615 or visit rhcconline.org.
New Life Purpose offering Bible study, therapy sessions
CLOVER New Life Purpose Christian Ministries offers Community Conventional Bible Studies at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Steele Creek.
The Rev. Ricou L. Williams of New Life Purpose said the aim is to provide participants with more than the average traditional Bible lesson by discussing methods used to evaluate and develop a concept of Biblical studies from a Theological perspective.
New Life Purpose also is holding Take 2 Enhancement sessions to help people dealing with substance abuse or mental health instabilities in therapeutic groups to enhance recovery. These sessions will cater to family members with loved ones suffering from these conditions and individuals considering careers working with substance abuse and mental health issues. North Carolina Mental Health Consumers and National Alliance for Mental Illness will help facilitate these sessions.
The health organizations are also offering certifications for licensure for peer support specialists and social work services.
To participate, call 980-322-4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Café serves lunch Tuesdays
LAKE WYLIE The Community Café offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.
The Café at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Donations are accepted. Call 330-289-1243.