Religion News: New exhibit showcases the word of God

The display at the University of South Carolina Beaufort marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

charley@beaufortgazette.comOctober 8, 2011 

Lovers of history and religion can examine "The English Bible: An Exhibition" at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

The university's exhibit showcases the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with a display open today and running through Oct. 31 in the Hilton Head Gateway campus library.

The exhibit tells the story of the English Bible through many manuscripts. The King James Bible was published in May of 1611. The first authorized version drew on a century of earlier translations and Renaissance scholarship to create one uniform translation for public use.

In the following centuries, it would become the best-known and most widely reprinted of all Bibles in English.

Round table discussions are planned on "The King James Bible in America." The first discussion, led by the Rev. Dr. Elena Thompson of the department of history, is from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center multipurpose room. The second discussion, "Art, Language, and Literature: the context of the King James Bible," led by USCB faculty members from the disciplines of Art History, English and History, will be from 4:30 to 5:40 p.m. Oct. 25 in Room 278 in the Hargray Building.

The library is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 4 to 10 p.m. Sundays.

Details: 843-802-8022

EVERYONE COUNTS

Homeless people are encouraged to prepare for the winter by attending the "Everyone Counts!" event from noon-4 p.m. today at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St., Beaufort. Participants will receive free clothing and blankets, a catered meal, hygiene products and assistance from health care providers. Veterans Affairs and Medicaid advisers will be in attendance. Transportation to the site will be provided by churches at: St. Helena Island (St. Helena Baptist Church and Martin Luther King Park); Lady's Island (Food Lion parking lot); Burton (Goodwill Store); Port Royal (Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Ribaut Road); and Sheldon Township (Albany General Store, Dale).

Details: 843-592-1352

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER

The Blessing of the Animals in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be directed by the Rev. Chris Gardner from 3-4 p.m. today. All animals will receive a blessing certificate and a medal of St. Francis. The church is at 1 Mathews Drive, Suite 101, Hilton Head Island.

Details: Father Chris, 843-815-5820, frchrisg@aol.com

BEAUFORT LIGHTHOUSE WOMEN'S AGLOW

The next monthly fellowship will host a Health Fair at 10:30 a.m. today at Burton Wells Branch Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive Beaufort. The fair includes a silent auction, refreshments and fellowship. The presenter will be Pat Goings.

Details: 843-290-5563

CONGREGATION BETH YAM

Yom Kippur services continue today at 10 a.m., a family service at 2 p.m., an afternoon service at 3:15 p.m. and the Yizkor and Ne'ilah concluding service at 5 p.m. At the conclusion of the services at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Break the Fast at All Saints Church, next to the synagogue. All services will be held on Meeting Street, Hilton Head Island.

Details: 843-689-2178

BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE

The Shabbat Yom Kippur is at 10 a.m. today with Yizkor approximately at 11:30 a.m., a break at 1:30 p.m. and resuming at 5 p.m. Also today, Mincha afternoon service begins at 5 p.m. and Ne'ilah concluding service at 6 p.m. Break fast begins at 7 p.m. in the synagogue social hall. Participants are asked to bring a dairy dish to share. Erve Succoth is at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a short Kiddush in Succah after the services. The first day of Succoth is at 10 a.m. Thursday in the synagogue. The Shabbat Hol Hamoed Succoth is at 7 p.m. Friday. The synagogue is behind the historic Beaufort Arsenal on Scott Street, Beaufort.

Details: www.bethisraelbftsc.org

TEMPLE OSEH SHALOM OF BLUFFTON

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services are at 10 a.m. today. Yizkor follows the morning service. A discussion group begins at 4 p.m. and Nilah is at 5 p.m. The group meets at the Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, Simmonsville Road and U.S. 278, Bluffton.

Details: 843-705-5765

ORANGE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH

The Women's Ministry will host its annual Women's Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Evangelist Annette Williams of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., will speak. The Fall Revival is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Pastor Van Gaines of Samaritan Baptist Church in Varnville will speak. The church is at 189 Orange Grove Road, St. Helena Island.

Details: 843-838-4128, 843-838-7793

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF BEAUFORT

The Worship Committee will lead a service of poetry for and by all ages. Jim Key will trace Unitarian Universalist history at 10 a.m. Sunday. The fellowship meets at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island.

Details: 843-838-1399

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY OF BEAUFORT

"Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?" will be answered in the Bible lesson topic presented at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. The society meets at Temple Beth Israel, 401 Scott St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-441-2262

FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH OF BEAUFORT

The church will celebrate the ninth anniversary of the Rev. Alexander McBride at 4 p.m. Sunday with guests: Lady's Island Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Sam Spain. The church is at 601 New St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-525-1163

MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

The Fall Revival begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the church. The Rev. Donald Gray, pastor of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Catawba, N.C., will speak. The church is at 382 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island.

Details: 843-681-3678

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host "God, Golf and Good-times with Doug Weaver" from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday on the putting green at Palmetto Dunes. The event is scheduled again for Oct. 25. Details: Paul Cifaldi, 843-290-9801

Fields of Faith peer-to-peer ministry is from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Hilton Head Christian Academy Athletic Field (or in the gym in case of rain). The gym is at 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head.

Details: 843-681-2878

ST. LUKE'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Recovery Services are held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at the church in Bluffton/Okatie. The church is open to everyone seeking spiritual solutions to life's problems. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. with St. Luke's Pastor Richard Smith and others over coffee in the Social Hall. The service begins at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with live contemporary Christian music.

Details: 843-705-7939

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH

The Fall Revival is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and at 4 p.m. Oct. 16. Speakers are: Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. Elijah Washington and the First African Baptist Church; Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Horace Williams and Faith Memorial Baptist Church; and Friday, the Rev. Donald Goodwine and St. Paul Baptist Church. Closing services begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 with the Rev. William Carpenter and Orange Grove Baptist Church. The church is at 1111 Prince St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-8997

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HILTON HEAD ISLAND

The church is sponsoring Reinventing Our Careers, a support group for the unemployed and underemployed, from 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the church library beginning Wednesday . Discussion will include resume preparation and other work-related topics to sharing personal joys and concerns; all are welcome. The church is at 540 William Hilton Parkway.

Details: www.fpchhi.org, 843-681-3696

CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP

The fellowship, a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools, is expanding programs in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties by starting more Good News Clubs. Local churches may adopt a school and send volunteers to that school to teach an after school club for children in elementary school grades K-5. A new club will begin Wednesday at Shanklin Elementary. Churches and schools are invited to partner.

Details: 843-707-7498, maryjane@cef-sc.org

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Women's Ministries will host it annual Fall Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church Fellowship Hall. Darcie Gill, mission representative for "Voice of the Martyrs," will speak on Christians persecuted around the world. The cost is $17. The fellowship hall is at 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island.Details: 843-671-3793

LUNCH HOUR OF POWER

Pastor Woodrow Daniels Jr., "The Preacher Man" of The Revival Team Outreach Ministries, 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

LADY'S ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH

The church will celebrate its pastor's 17th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Oct. 16. Guests include: Wednesday, Israelite Baptist Church and the Rev. Joseph McKnight Jr.; Thursday, Bethel Word and Worship Deliverance Temple and Elder Arthur Cummings; and Friday, Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Rev. Henry White. Services will conclude at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 with First African Baptist Church and the Rev. Raymond Johnson. The church is at 105 Brickyard Point Road, Lady's Island.

Details: 843-524-4465, 843-524-8528

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Donations for the Wesley Fall Bazaar may be dropped off from 10 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Education Building at Duke and West streets in Beaufort. The bazaar is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. Lowcountry fish and rib dinners, which include a beverage and dessert, go on sale at 10:30 a.m. Live entertainment begins at 11 a.m.

Details: 843-524-9487, 843-524-5918

LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTIAN WOMEN

The October Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Hampton Hall Club House in Bluffton. The luncheon will be "a tribute to our military" featuring special patriotic music by Mildred Daniels and Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Stephen Battista as speaker. Men are invited to join the luncheon to celebrate servicemen and women. Prepaid reservations are $24 for lunch and must be received by Friday.

Details: 843-705-7950

CARTERET STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The church continues a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls through Oct. 30. Donation boxes are placed throughout the church at 408 Carteret St., Beaufort. The church bazaar is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. All proceeds benefit church missions and programs. The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the church youth, is open daily. School trips are available. All proceeds raised benefit the church's youth ministries.

Details: 843-524-3841

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