Fort Mill Times

In our churches - April 9, 2008

Pleasant Hill UMC plans events

A variety of events are scheduled for Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Hwy., Indian Land.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, is men's fellowship. All men are welcome to attend. At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, bring the family and a side dish and enjoy food and fellowship at a picnic in the park. A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Tickets cost $6 and all proceeds benefit the youth group.

For details, call 548-4922 or visit

Got questions?

LifePointe Christian Church will present a four-week message series called "Quandary - Got Questions?" which started April 6. Professor of economics, Dr. Lou Pantuosco of Lake Wylie, will be a featured guest speaker. LifePointe will also hold a free community "quandary seminar" and luncheon 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with apologetics expert Russell Johnson. For details, call (704) 583-6017, send an e-mail to or visit

Guest preacher

Dr. Mark Duplantis, brother of Jesse Duplantis, will speak at Ultimate Life Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Dr. Duplantis has traveled extensively across America preaching the Gospel.Ultimate Life Church is located across from Carowinds, Fort Mill. For details, call 802-2641.

--compiled by staff

Talent show planned

Auditions for the "Hey, Look What We Can Do" talent show at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, will be noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. All ages are welcome to audition. The show will be part of the church's Italian Festival on May 17.

For more information, visit

It's almost VBS time

Register now for the Tega Cay Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. This year's program is "Outrigger Island" and will be held 6-8 p.m. from Sunday, June 8, until Thursday, June 12. All children aged 3 by June 1 through rising sixth graders are invited. The church is located at 1875 Gold Hill Road. For more information or to register, visit or send an e-mail to

n Editor's note: Local churches that want details of their VBS programs included in our church briefs should e-mail the information, including a daytime contact, to

NarroWay seeks donations

NarroWay Productions, a Christian-based theater company and ministry located on Hwy. 21 in Fort MIll, has raised $6,500 during its March Miracle campaign, the theater reported last week.

The group's goal is $50,000. To make a donation, send a check payable to NarroWay Productions to NarroWay Productions, 3346 Hwy. 21, Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC 29715, call 802-2300 to make a credit card contribution or visit and select "March Miracle: I want to be part of the miracle!" to make a PayPal donation.

Get the 'glow'

Aglow, a transdenominational organization or Christian women, meets 7-9 p.m. the fourth tuesday of each month at a private home in Regent Park. Aglow groups are in approximately 165 nations around the world with more than 1,400 local groups in the U.S.

The heart of the organization is local fellowships. Small groups studies, care (support) groups, retreats, and annual conferences make up the Aglow year. It is a network of caring women as well as a faith-building organization. For more information, call Lisa Bahrenburg at 396-0834 or send an e-mail to

Golf outing

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church is holding its second annual charity golf tournament Monday, May 5. Noon shotgun start. Entry is $50 for individuals and $200 for teams, all inclusive. An awards banquet will immediately follow the tournament at the Pleasant Hill UMC Fellowship Hall. Hole Sponsorships are available for $100.

To register to become a sponsor, call 548-4922.

Catholic Mass in Indian Land

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church is now holding Mass at 4 p.m. Saturdays at Belair United Methodist Church off Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

The EDGE meets weekly

Tega Cay Baptist Church also invites seventh- to 12th-grade students to join youth pastor "Phud" Chambers at the EDGE from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call 548-2600.

Master Club in swing

Bible Baptist Church, 255 S. Hwy. 21 Bypass in Fort Mill, offers a Master Club 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for kids in preschool through grade six. All kids in this age group are invited learn about the Bible, memorize verses, play games and more. There's a Teen program as well. For details, call 547-2761 or send an e-mail to

Java ministry at PUMC

Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Fort Mill has launched its Philly Java Ministry. From 6-8 a.m. on the first Monday of every month, travelers on Hwy. 160 West can drive through the PUMC circle drive and get free coffee or soda. They will take prayer requests and provide a "thought and prayer" for the month that is laminated and can be placed on your car's sun visor.

Sisk offers clothes, baby formula

The Sisk Memorial Clothes Closet is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at 118 Spratt St. in Fort Mill, next to the Sisk Memorial Family Life Center. Clothes for children and adults in need - jackets, sweaters, shoes, pants, skirts, etc., are available at no charge.

Also available at this time is powdered baby formula for mothers who need it.

Sisk has a supply of Similac Advance infant formula (birth to 12 months), Similac-Isomil

Advance Soy formula (birth to 12 months) and Enfamil Next Steps Lipil with Iron (9 months to 24 months). For more information or to donate items, call the church office at 547-2537.

Higher Ground offers school programs

Higher Ground Church is accepting enrollments for its Preschool/Mother's Morning Out program. There are two-, three- and five-day programs to choose from. There are spaces available for children aged 2-5.

The program offers a Christian and HighReach Learning curriculum. HighReach Learning provides a rich learning environment to expand vocabularies, express creativity and explore, early math and science and socialization.

Also at Higher Ground, the Child Development Center offers an after school program for children in kindergarten though fifth grade. The program follows a Christian curriculum, provides structured homework time, games, sports and crafts. Space is limited.

Higher Ground Church is a non-denominational church located at 8365 Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.

For details, call 802-3189 or visit

Ultimate Life Academy, preschool offered

Ultimate Life Academy and preschool in Fort Mill is still taking enrollments. There are special activities inside and outside. Also, a "Mom's Morning Out" is offered. For more information, call 802-2641 or visit

AIC meets earlier

Antioch International Church now has its Sunday services at 10 a.m. instead of 6 p.m. The venue for Sunday services is still NarroWay Theatre and Conference Center and the kids ministry is still active. NarroWay is located at 3346 Hwy. 21 at Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill.

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, jobs, loved ones, dreams, friends, etc. Learn how to overcome the emotions that go along with the loss and begin to function with joy in your life again. Groups meet at 7 p.m. the first and fourth Fridays of each month.

For more information, call Sandy Brazil at 329-1396.

Call in a prayer

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., has a time of prayer on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. for the nation, church and any prayer requests.

Call in your prayer requests to the church office any time of the day or night at 548-4633.

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.

Call Nancy Manning at 547-4148 for details about how you can join.

ESL classes held

English-as-a-Second Language classes meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night at Flint Hill Baptist Church in 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 548-4611 for more information.

MOPS meets

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) an international, nondenominational Christian organization, meets at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St. in Fort Mill.

MOPS serves moms to make a difference in the lives of their families. Women with children ages infant through kindergarten meet twice each month from September through April. One group meets the first and third Fridays and a second group meets the second and fourth Fridays, both from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The meetings rotate between guest speakers and crafts projects. Childcare is provided.

For more information, call or e-mail Heather at 396-2042 or Visit the MOPS International Web site at

AWANA meets

n An AWANA/break out at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship, 130 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay, for children aged 3 through grade five is held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. Registration is $10. For more information call Kathy Baden, children's pastor, at 548-2755, ext. 24.

n The AWANA program at GlenRock Baptist Church, 1815 Doby's Bridge Road in Fort Mil, is for kids in kindergarten through grade five Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 547-6420.

n AWANA meets at Westerly Hills Baptist Church, 1730 Doves Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is invited. Call 547-6150 for details.

n Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road in Fort Mill, holds AWANA from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 802-3189.

Kids' program held on Sundays

GlenRock Baptist Church, 1615 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 grade five, includes games and snacks.

Student ministries underway

Grades six through 12 of Lakeshore Christian Fellowship in Tega Cay meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the church basement. Call the church office at 548-2755 or visit

Men's prayer breakfasts

n The men of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church meet at 7 a.m. Saturdays at the church for prayer, devotions and breakfast.

n The men of St. John's United Methodist Church hold a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Rosie's Restaurant in Rock Hill.

n The Men's Breakfast group of Lake Wylie Lutheran Church meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday each month at Rosie's Restaurant in Rock Hill. Men of all ages are welcome.

--compiled by staff