Temple Kol Ami hosting Rabbi Aft
Temple Kol Ami is hosting shabbaton Aug 26-28 with Rabbi Bruce Aft of Springfield, Va.
The weekend includes Friday night worship service, Saturday morning Torah study and Saturday night Havdalah (end of Sabbath) service.
Aft will be visiting with religious school students Sunday morning. The students will be doing a mitzvah project (good deed) involving making care packages for troops overseas, as well as cards and letters for local police.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit templekolamisc.org or email email@example.com.
Temple Solel hosts Rabbi Glazer
FORT MILL Temple Solel will be hosting Rabbi Ilan Glazer Aug. 26-27 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, where Temple Solel meets every second and fourth Friday. Services begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 26.
Glazer will be leading the congregation’s Shabbat service on Friday and Havdalah service Saturday evening after a congregational potluck dinner.
Shabbat is a weekly Jewish celebration that begins Friday at sundown and ends on Saturday evening. The Havdalah service takes place at the end of Shabbat to transition the focus from a time of rest into the start of another busy week.
Glazer leads Temple Beth Sholom in Memphis, Tenn. He grew up in conservative synagogues and schools, United Synagogue Youth groups, and Camp Ramah. He has worked with Jewish environmental and social justice organizations, and has led Jewish trips in the U.S., Costa Rica and Israel. He has spoken to synagogues, schools, Jewish community and retreat centers, and Army bases throughout the Jewish world.
Glazer was the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El of North Bergen, N.J. He studied at Pardes and with Nava Tehila in Jerusalem. He was a Rabbis Without Borders fellow with the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He completed trainings in the art of Sacred Hebrew Chant with Rabbi Shefa Gold, in ritual theater with Storahtelling (combining storytelling with Torah).
He was ordained in 2012 by Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He was ordained as a Maggid and a Jewish inspirational storyteller by Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum. He has a bachelor’s in Talmud and Rabbinics from The Jewish Theological Seminary and bachelor’s in comparative literature from the City College of New York.
Glazer is an avid cyclist. He is a drummer and has played with a Who’s Who of the Jewish musical world. He enjoys traveling and film.
For more information, call 803-619-9707 or visit templesolelsc.org.
Appreciation breakfasts served at Billy Graham Library
CHARLOTTE Billy Graham Library invites church secretaries and office administrative staff to the Church Admin Assistant Breakfast and Tour 8-10 a.m. Aug. 26.
Guests will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, prayer and an encouraging message, followed by a guided Journey of Faith tour. It’s free but registration is required.
The library will host the fourth annual Men’s Breakfast and Tour 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 10. Men of all ages are invited to enjoy a hot buffet breakfast followed by a message from the inspirational speaker Clebe McClary, a former Marine who led his men in battle after suffering devastating injuries. Tickets cost $20, available at http://bit.ly/2aVIrM3.
Additional upcoming events include Bikers with Boxes Oct. 15 and Christmas at the Library Dec. 1-23.
For additional information, visit BillyGrahamLibrary.org.
Antique and Artisans event Aug. 26-27
YORK The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 E. Liberty St., is holding its annual Antique and Artisans event 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27.
Vendors include jewelry, linens, dolls, furniture, original art, pottery and wool items. A bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-non each day. Lunch available 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Early Music Ensemble of Central Piedmont Community College will hold a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free. Call 803-960-9951 for additional information.
Clover church bash, yard sale Aug. 27
CLOVER Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St., is holding a Back to School Bash and Community Yard Sale Aug. 27.
Activities include music and DJ, water slide, games, and arts and crafts for the kids 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Parents can sell items at the yard sale 7 a.m.-noon or stop to shop. To rent a space, call 803-517-5131.
Bluegrass event raising money for foundation
STEELE CREEK The inaugural Bluegrass in the House Celebration for the Cindy Mackie Foundation is at 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road.
Performers include The Hinson Girls, Chappell and A Deeper Shade of Blue.
The foundation honors Dr. Cynthia Furr, a Winthrop University professor and Pleasant Hill Church music minister, and her 2-year-old daughter Mackie. The two were killed April 4, 2009, in a car wreck on N.C. 49.
Tickets cost $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door.
Visit cindymackiefoundation.org for tickets and more information.
Dance classes go to church youth program
ROCK HILL St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., will offer East Coast Swing classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Written dance steps will be provided. Cost is $20 a person for the four classes with proceeds going to the youth of the church.
Call 803-372-1315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Bible study begins Sept. 9
STEELE CREEKThe Greater Lake Wylie Community Bible Study begins meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Good Shepherd UMC, Moss Road.
Registration is open for adults and children. Spanish class also is available.
The September-May studies will be on Galatians, Philippians, Thessalonians and Christian Living.
Cost is $35 adults and $10 children. Visit LakeWylie.cbsclass.org for more info or email email@example.com.
Volunteers needed to pack food Sept. 10
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, is asking for the community’s help Sept. 10 to pack meals for the Stop Hunger Now event.
About 600 volunteers are needed to pack 100,000 meals. Volunteers will work in three shifts for 90 minutes. Three shifts begin at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
To volunteer, register at events.stophungernow.org/RiverHills.
To learn more, call 803-831-1615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church hosts free concert Sept. 10
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will host a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 on the lawn of the Church Life Center.
Music includes the Experience Worship Band and guest soloists. Bring a picnic dinner and chairs. A cupcake truck will sell dessert
Visit rhcconline.org for more.
Ministry invites community to join walk Sept. 24
STEELE CREEK New Life Purpose Ministries is holding its third annual Walk 4 Recovery Sept. 24 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, York Road.
The walk will commemorate individuals whot have taken the courage to recover from issues associated with substance abuse prevention, mental health disorders, cancer survivors, domestic violence, mothers of murdered offspring, mothers against drunk drivers, physical disabilities, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, HIV/Aids and PTSD.
To register or for vendor information, visit eventbrite.com/walk4recovery.
Call 980-322-4161 for more information.
High school ministry forming in Clover
CLOVER Young Life, a high school ministry started in the 1940s, is forming in Clover.
Organizer Tyler Wolf said he is looking for anyone who would be excited in reaching high school students with the Gospel by showing up where students are at sports, practices and school events, and building personal relationships with them.
The hope is to earn the right to be heard and show students what it looks like to follow Jesus on a daily basis, Wolf said.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer leader, helping behind the scenes or having a student get involved, call 803-389-3833 or yorkcounty.younglife.org.
Good Samaritan UMC hosts family movie day
LAKE WYLIE Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, will host a free family movie day the second Sunday of the month.
The movie begins at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be provided.
Child care is not provided. Movies are suitable for all ages but geared for 5 and older.
For more info, visit goodsamumc.org.
Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesday
LAKE WYLIE The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.
The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Donations welcome. Call 330-289-1243 for details.
Journey holds community prayer
LAKE WYLIE The Journey at Lake Wylie, 5415 Highway 557, holds community prayer 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome. Visit thejourneyatlakewylie.com/.
York church celebrating 100 years
YORK Filbert PCA, 2066 Filbert Highway, will continue celebration of its100th anniversary this Oct. 29-30 with a Reformation Celebration with David and Patti (Burton) Rountree, who grew up at Filbert.
For more information visit filbertpca.org or call 803-684-3600.
Billy Graham Library opens ‘Crisis’ display
CHARLOTTE The Billy Graham Library’s new “Compassion in Crisis” display will be featured through Oct. 31, highlighting how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has impacted significant crises in the last decades.
“Compassion in Crisis” gives visitors a current and historical overview of the BGEA’s two crisis response ministries: World Emergency Fund, founded in 1973; and the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team of chaplains, founded in 2002 following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. These ministries work to provide relief — physically, emotionally and spiritually — to those affected by man-made or natural disasters.
The display also features never-before-seen artifacts, including: a cross made from debris from the 9/11 attacks, a handwritten letter to Billy Graham from President Clinton expressing gratitude for Graham’s participation in the prayer service after the Oklahoma City bombing, and a handmade spoon given to RRT staff following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Visitors will be able to tour the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Mobile Ministry Center, a 10-wheeled, 10-speed Kenworth mobile command center that serves as the base of operations for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team as they minister in devastated areas.
For information, visit BillyGrahamLibrary.org.
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