Fort Mill Times

In our churches - June 17, 2009

Dads celebrated at Bible Baptist

Bible Baptist Church, 255 Hwy. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill, will hold a special Father's Day service 11 a.m. Sunday, June 21.

All men will be honored and receive a gift. Dinner will follow in the gym with an abbreviated service afterwards. There will be no Sunday school. Visitors welcome.

For more information, call 47-2761 or visit

Macedonia holds banquet for dads

The women Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 8805 Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck, will be giving the men of Macedonia and surrounding areas a Father's Day Banquet 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the fellowship hall.

No Sunday school. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Deacon James F. Crockett Sr. of Macedonia will be the in-house speaker for the morning.

All services are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Rev. Lillian Adams at 547-6046.

Higher Ground has youth camp

Higher Ground Church's Child Development Center is offering Summer Camp for children Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The church, located at 8365 Possum Hollow ROAD, Indian land, has developed a fun-filled summer program that includes weekly field trips, crafts, games, Bible study and many other exciting activities in a safe, fun and Christ-centered environment. For more information, call 802-3189.

It's VBS time!

The following churches are offering Vacation Bible School:

• Christ Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1070 Gold Hill Rd., Fort Mill, will be hosting SonRock Kids Camp Vacation Bible School 6:15-8:15 p.m. June 21-25. Pre-register by calling 548-2020.

• All Nations Church in Fort Mill will hold a VBS, "Rome Paul and the Underground Church" for kids ages 3 to 11 the weekend of June 26-28. For more information or to register, call 704-543-7272 or visit

Editor's note: All local churches are invited to send us their VBS information for publication in this space. E-mail information to Deadline is noon Friday for the following Wednesday's paper.

Ultimate Life offers preschool

Ultimate Life Preschool Academy will be offering a challenging, fun-filled Summer Camp Program June 22-July 3, July 20 - July 31 and Aug. 3- Aug. 7.

The curriculum for these weeks will focus on arts and sciences culminating in campers' participation in a live theatrical performance of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. "Enrollment is open for ages 3-6 years old. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with possible early or late stay arrangements available.

For more information, call 802-2641 or 329-1396.

Family movie night

Crossroads Lutheran Church invites the community to Outdoor Family Movie Night 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the church parking lot. Admission is free and there will be free popcorn and Kool-Aid for the kids.

Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Rain date is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. In event of rain June 20, the movie will be shown indoors.

For more information, call 547-8311.

New Angelfood site added

Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, was named a Host Site for Angelfood Ministries. The program, which is open to everyone, provides a box of food that will feed a family of four for a week.

The cost is $30 for $60 worth of food and there are several menus to choose from, including one designed for seniors. The food is distributed once a month. For more information, visit and click on "Anglefood" or call 548-0672.

There is another site in Fort Mill, at United AME Zion Church, 804 Steele Street, Fort Mill Call 547-6646.

Catholic Mass in Indian Land

Our Lady of Grace, a mission of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, meets at the Indian Land Parks and Recreation Center on Hwy. 521. For more information, call 548-7282.

Lake Wylie Lutheran offers 'career transition' support

Lake Wylie Lutheran, 2906 Hwy. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, is offering a "Career Transition Support Ministry" that includes sharing faith stories and connections.

"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope" (Jeremiah 29:11). The purpose of this ministry is to provide confidential, Christian fellowship for those making job or career changes to discuss feelings, common issues and practical actions during their transition time.

Participants engage in sharing their situation and what they are looking to do. Facilitators and other participants as well provide feedback and ideas to help focus on successful action plans while strengthening a faith relationship with God.

The meeting format begins with a devotional followed by introductions, individual weekly check- in, group discussion topics like feelings, resumes, networking, interviewing, follow up, family and how to market yourself. We'll end each meeting by identifying action items for the coming week and close with prayer.

The meetings are scheduled 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and are facilitated by the Stephen Ministers of Lake Wylie Lutheran Church. For more information, contact

Pastor Lybrand 548-5489 or or Sharon Crout, 802-3469 or

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 547-5543.

Want to learn or teach ESL?

Life Builders ESL Ministry offers free English classes for anyone who needs to learn or improve their English. Classes meet every week. Teachers and other volunteers are needed to help with the classes. For more information, call Barbara at 327-6144 or send an e-mail to

Ultimate Life offers school, 'Mom's morning'

Ultimate Life Preschool and Ultimate Life Academy is now enrolling students for 2008-09. Children have fun while learning sound educational principles.

Also, a "Mom's Morning Out" program is available for anyone interested. Ultimate Life Church is located across from Carowinds. Call 802-2641 or visit

GHMS moms pray together

Moms In Touch International is a group of mothers of students at Gold Hill Middle School who meet for one hour every other week to pray for their children and the school they attend. For more information, call Patti Moughan at 548-5773 or send an e-mail to

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

--compiled by staff