Fort Mill Times

When spider webs unite

Sometimes we forget that to do our work – whatever it is – we must have inspiration. Pastor Harry Gindhart Jr., and the congregation of the Belair United Methodist Church certainly have that.

This congregation of doers – all 211 of them – with a great building committee and donations and fundraisers built the Belair Life Center. When it was dedicated several weeks ago, it was debt free, and that’s almost unheard of in this day and age.

The center is a gathering place not only for church members but other residents and so much more.

I was specifically interested in the Grief Outreach. This program is not only for grief suffered from losing a relative or a human friend, but it also comforts those of us who have lost pets. This program meets 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

The church also has a food pantry, which is open the first and third Thursday of each month. This pantry is stocked from donations from church members and other churches in the area, individuals in the community, the Boy Scouts and the Indian Land schools, Publix and Papa John’s. The only stipulation is it is for those who live in Indian Land schools’ attendance areas.

While I was sitting there talking to pastor Gindhart I thought about the old Ethiopian proverb which states, “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”

The church is at 8095 Shelly Mullis Road, Indian Land.

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