Religion News: Warriors for faith

Group puts its might behind three charities, collecting shoes for African children and baby items for area moms and helping the homeless

September 3, 2011 

When Princess Warriors President Lisa Lovette returned from Africa, she knew she had a new mission for the group: putting shoes on children.

The Shoes for Africa Mission is just one of three the women's group has planned for its next retreat. The warriors' seventh retreat, "Blueprint for Victory," is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Church of the Cross Worship Center on Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton. Speakers are Stephanie Dowling, Melissa Jones and Jeanne Lyles.

Princess Warriors are a group of Bluffton women who come together to spread God's word. With each event, the group selects charities as recipients. This year they have selected three charities: Shoes for Africa, A Room at the Inn and Friends and Family.

The women are collecting baby items to donate to A Room at the Inn in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island. A Room at the Inn helps homeless, single, pregnant women during pregnancy and after the birth of their babies.

Princess Warriors will also help by recruiting volunteers to help with the Friends and Family, a non-denominational mission, which serves the homeless in Savannah. The group meets for prayer, worship, a meal and clothing at 5 p.m. at Chippewa Square each Thursday.

Tickets to the Princess Warriors retreat are $25 for the day and scholarships are available. Lunch and child care will be provided.

Details: 843-338-9000

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF BEAUFORT

The service at 10 a.m. Sunday honors the world of work with a lay-led presentation titled "Beginning Labor." Members will share their memories of their first paid job and how it influenced later life decisions. A potluck picnic follows the service.

Due to the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Lowcountry's regularly scheduled Worship Service (Water Ceremony) has been rescheduled for Sept. 18. The Memorial Service is a collaboration of numerous churches, worship leaders and the city of Beaufort to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The church service begins at 10:30 a.m., but there are civic events scheduled prior to the service.

The fellowship meets at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island.

Details: 843-838-1399

INDIAN HILL BAPTIST CHURCH

Pre-registrations are being taken from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday for Awana Clubs. The clubs begin from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Sept. 11. They include Cubbies for ages 3-4 (Pre-K), Sparks for kindergarten through second grade, Truth & Training for third through sixth grade and Trek for seventh through eighth grade. Awana is a non-denominational ministry. Meetings include game time, handbook time and council time where children memorize Scriptures and learn about the Bible. The church is at 389 Fording Island Road, Bluffton.

Details: 843-757-5414, www. indianhillbaptistchurch.com

FAITH MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

Minister Martin Wright will be ordained at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 28 Lands End Road, St. Helena Island.

Details: 843-525-6799, 843-838-2362

UNITY CHURCH OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

The Rev. Pat Jobe will speak at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at Hampton Inn & Suites in Bluffton. The message is "I'm Sorry. Forgive me. Thank you. I Love you." Jobe is a Unitarian Universalist minister, but has spoken often at both Unity of Charleston and Unity Mills River. Jobe is a 12-year veteran of pastoral ministry and is currently serving as minister of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Details: 843-682-8177

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY OF BEAUFORT

"Man" will be the Bible lesson topic presented at 10:30 a.m. Sunday<FEFF>.<FEFF> Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The society meets at Temple Beth Israel, 401 Scott's St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-441-2262

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF THE Lowcountry

On the heels of Hurricane Irene, the Rev. Jane Page of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro will give a sermon titled "Let It Sunshine, Let It Rain" at 10 aay Sept. 4. Page shares an exploration of t, climate change and possibilities. Religious education will be provided during the service and special refreshments for all members and guests will follow. The church is at 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton.

Details: 843-837-3330

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HILTON HEAD ISLAND

The 13-week Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University begins Sept. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m on Tuesdays in the Providence Music Room. Cost is $100 a family for lifetime membership and all materials. The first lesson can be free, though registration is recommended by Monday. Child care is available. Register at the office. Details: Joe Patton, 843-384-6232 or JDPatton@aol.com. The church is at 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head.

Details: 843-842-5673

THE CHURCH OF THE CROSS

A mini-music camp for ages K5-sixth grade will be from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 at the Calhoun Street campus. The children's music ministry teaches children to praise the Lord through music and song, games and activities, and prayer. The children also learn music theory and are encouraged to develop their own voice and skills during the regular choral program from September through May. Registration is required. The program is free and open to the public.

Details: 843-757-2661

LUNCH HOUR OF POWER

The Rev. Stephen Brown, associate minister of Lady's Island Baptist Church, will speak from noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday in Helen Galloway's Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-6634

BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE

Rabbi Arnold Belzer, former rabbi of Mikve Israel Congregation in Savannah, will conduct Shabbat services as the guest rabbi at 7 p.m. Friday. The synagogue is at 401 Scott's St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-4076, www. bethisrael-beaufort.com

ORANGE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH

The ushers will celebrate their 77th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. beginning Friday. The Rev. John Dortch of Central Baptist Church will speak. The anniversary celebration will culminate with services at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. The church is at 189 Orange Grove Road, St. Helena Island.

Details: 843-838-4128

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

The church will hold a special worship at 7 p.m. Friday with the Covenant Women of the Cloth and Sisters in the Faith Ministries. Associate Pastor Margaret Mellows of Good Shepherd's Faith Assembly in Columbia will speak.

Details: Minister Vera Heyward, 843-784-3308; Barbara Spencer, 843-338-4976

CONGREGATION BETH YAM

This BJH Foundation for Senior Services has awarded more than $152,000 in grants to 17 different programs aimed at improving the lives of Jewish seniors in North and South Carolina. Based on need from this year's applicants, $110,000 was allocated to eight programs that focus on health and well-being. Congregation Beth Yam was among the recipients. The congregation will use its funding for "Extending the Temple's Walls" outreach to Jewish seniors in the Lowcountry. The program's goal is to bring together residents from local senior facilities where the population of Jewish residents is low and give Jewish seniors the opportunity to socialize, participate and celebrate in their Jewish identity and traditions.

Details: www.bjhfoundation.org

FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH HILTON HEAD ISLAND

The Women's Ministry will celebrate its 40th anniversary at 5 p.m. Sept. 11. The theme is "Christian Women Working Together with Unity and Love." Evangelist Barbara Pinckney Williams of Savannah will speak. The church is at 70 Beach City Road.

Details: 843-681-6427

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SHELL POINT

The church will hold its second 9/11 Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Sept. 11. The service will feature a special musical tribute. Featured will be a local firefighter Paul Lazzo, who will perform with his family members. Everyone is invited to honor those who serve and are willing to give their lives. The church is at 102 Savannah Highway, Port Royal.

Details: Daniel Lemieux, 843-525-6159

CITY OF BEAUFORT

The City of Beaufort is working in partnership with area churches to hold a day of remembrance that pays tribute to those who lost lives on Sept. 11, 2001; honors local first responders; and celebrates freedom. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Civic commemorations will conclude at 9:58 a.m. -- the time when US Flight 93 lost contact -- with a Marine Corps flyover. A service of worship and remembrance, organized by multiple area churches, begins at 10:30 a.m. The service will include a community choir, directed by Vic Varner. Richard Sale, FBI chaplain, will share a message, and the churches will recognize and show appreciation to Beaufort's first responders. The event is free and open to the public; first responders are especially welcome. Bring a lawn chair and picnic lunch.

Details: Mike Green, 843-592-1352; Donnie Beer, 843-379-6099, dbeer41@gmail.com; thelinkchurch@gmail.com

RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH

The church will host a dinner and silent auction from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 with food by Mangiamo! and dessert by Ronnie's Bakery at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head. Entertainment will be provided by The Headliners, and all proceeds benefit The Deep Well Project. For tickets, call Linda Lacy, 843-298-5606. The church is at 296 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island.

Details: 843-689-3625, www.malchak.com

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