Religion News: All Saints preschoolers reach out to Dominican Republic school

charley@beaufortgazette.comApril 21, 2012 

Heather Bender, a teacher at All Saints Episcopal Church Preschool, leads her students in assembling Jesus bracelet kits for the students at La Redencion Episcopal School in the Dominican Republic.


All Saints Episcopal Church Preschool students are sharing their hearts with 13 students at La Redencion Episcopal School in Barahona, Dominican Republic -- all while learning a new language and a little geography.

All Saints students became interested in La Redencion after seeing a bulletin board at their church that displayed stories about the Dominican Republican students and information about All Saints' outreach mission there. The La Redencion students are supported through scholarships underwritten by All Saints' congregation.

All Saints students have sent crosses and pictures of themselves to the students of their companion school. They are learning the Spanish versions of "Jesus Loves Me" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," as well as Spanish words for numbers and colors. They also know how to locate Barahona on a world map. And 4-year-old students even assembled colorful beaded Jesus bracelets for the students.

St. John's Lutheran Church

Lutheran Men on Mission will hold a yard sale, rain or shine, to benefit summer camp scholarships from 7 a.m.-noon April 21 at the church.

Barbecue chicken meals will be sold 9:30-11:45 a.m. May 6. The cost is $5 a meal, and the money will help provide summer camp scholarships.

The church is at 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. Details: 843-846-1016, 843-575-3203,

Central Oak Grove Baptist Church

Two fundraisers are planned for April 21. A yard sale is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A dinner sale begins at 11 a.m. Dinners are $10. For delivery, call 843-681-5784, 843-683-8522, 843-338-9024 or 843-422-1225. Proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

The church is at 161 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Shell Point Baptist Church

A women's conference, "Running Unhindered," continues 9 a.m.-noon April 21 at the church. Details: 843-522-8616

Free meals are offered 6-7 p.m. Fridays. Refining Christian Maturity Recovery meeting is at 7 p.m. A food pantry is also available.

The church is at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Details: 843-575-2200,

District Three of the Old Ashley Baptist Association

The association meets at 9 a.m. April 21 at Union Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson is the host pastor.

The church is at 1708 Old Shell Road, Port Royal. Details: 843-252-7855, 843-812-1513

Congregation Beth Yam

An Emmy award-winning film producer will be a featured speaker at Congregation Beth Yam's Holocaust remembrance service at 2 p.m. April 22.

Professor Herbert Hochhauser, who has produced films about the Holocaust, will share his personal experiences as an immigrant to the United States following World War II. Rabbi Brad Bloom will conduct the commemorative service, which will include readings and music. Survivors and children of survivors will be among those taking part. As part of the remembrance weekend, Hochhauser will present a 1984 documentary film he co-produced, "Robert Clary A5714: A Memoir of Liberation," at 7 p.m. April 21. Hochhauser will screen the film, and then facilitate a discussion about it.

The temple is at 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Details: 843-689-2178

Plant the Seed Ministry

Free meals and friendly conversations are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the Atlantic Inn parking lot, 2249 Boundary St., Beaufort. Details: 843-575-2200,

Providence Presbyterian Church

The women's ministry is hosting a spring luncheon at noon April 26 in the fellowship hall. The cost is $15. The deadline for reservations is April 22. Ann Coffey, founder and senior pastor of the There Is Hope Healing Center, will discuss "Have You Ever Needed A Miracle?"

The church is at 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Details: 843-342-2141

The Parish Church of St. Helena

The Parish Church of St. Helena will celebrate its annual Old Sheldon Sunday at 12:30 p.m. April 22 at the Sheldon church ruins in Yemassee. The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis will be the guest preacher.

A picnic lunch on the grounds of the ruins will follow the service.

Details: 843-522-1712

St. Helena Baptist Church

Revivals will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 22. Services will continue at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 23-25. Bring a covered dish at 6 p.m. April 25 to share. Dr. Bill White from Dallas will lead the revival titled "Priorities." A nursery will be provided for the evening services.

The church is at 1608 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Details: 843-838-3109

Unity Church of Hilton Head Island

The Rev. Julia Johnson will speak on "Being True to Yourself" at 10 a.m. April 22. Pat Bell will lead a class at noon April 22 on "The Unity Church and You," which will introduce participants to programs and services offered by Unity Church of Hilton Head Island, provide a brief history of the church and help participants connect with other members of the church.

The service and class will be held at Seaquins Ballroom (the Fred Astaire Dance Studio), 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton.

Hilton Head Island Seventh-Day Adventist Church

A health fair will be from 1-4 p.m. April 22 at Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. The event will include free health screenings, including blood pressure, adult and pediatric rehab and balance screening. Activities include mini massages, healthy food tastings and group classes.

Details: 843-298-1219

Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The celebration of the church's 143rd anniversary concludes 5 p.m. April 22 with the Rev. Donald Goodwine of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Details: 843-524-6091

Providence Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island

A new worship schedule begins April 22. Contemporary worship is at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall and a single traditional service is at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. This schedule facilitates Early Bird Adult Sunday school classes and choir practice time at 9 a.m. and fellowship, plus Unified Family Ministries Sunday School at 11:10 a.m. Childcare is provided starting at 9 a.m.

The church is at 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Details 843-842-5673

Central Baptist Church

Family, friends and fellowship worship services begin at 10:45 a.m. April 22. The Rev. Dr. John Dortch will deliver the message. Refreshments will be served.

The church is at 1111 Prince St., Beaufort. Details: 843-379-9955

Orange Grove Baptist Church

The W.E.C. Choir will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. April 22.

The church is at 189 Orange Grove Road, St. Helena Island. Details: 843-838-1356

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort

The Spiritual Practice of Music service will be led by members of the congregation at 10 a.m. April 22.

The fellowship meets at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island. Details: 843-838-1399

Christian Science Society of Beaufort

"Probation after Death" is the Bible lesson sermon at 10:30 a.m. April 22.

The society meets at 401 Scott St., Beaufort. Details: 843-441-2262

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry

The Rev. Dave Johnson of Winston-Salem, N.C., will discuss "The Dodo's Dilemma: There Goes the Neighborhood!" at 10 a.m. April 22 in celebration of Earth Day. Religious education is provided during the service.

The church is at 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. Details: 843-837-3330

Unity in Action Fellowship of Churches

A revival is planned at two of the Unity in Action churches. Services are at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 at the Church of the Harvest Apostolic, 39 Fripp Point Road, St. Helena Island. Services continue at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and closing services at 11 a.m. April 29 at Highest Praise Ministries, 66 Middle Road, Lady's Island.

Free lunch and clothing will be offered at an Outreach Ministry from noon-4 p.m. April 28 at The Green, Martin Luther King Boulevard and U.S. 21, St. Helena Island.

Details: 843-838-2119

Iraq/Afghanistan Chapel and Remembrance Wall

The Independence Fund, an all-volunteer, combat veteran-run nonprofit group, in conjunction with Palm Key Development, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Independence Chapel and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Remembrance Wall at 5 p.m. April 25 at Palm Key, 330 Coosaw Road, Ridgeland. The ceremony will be part of the Healing Heroes Golf Week. The event will be followed by a barbecue, live entertainment by Nashville recording artist Barry Michael and a free screening of the critically acclaimed film "Rebirth." Reservations requested by emailing

Details: 843-726-6468,

Lunch Hour of Power

The Rev. Stephen Brown, associate minister at the Lady's Island Baptist Church, will speak noon-12:45 p.m. April 25 at the Lunch Hour of Power, which is weekly in Helen Galloway's Memorial Chapel, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-6634

Carteret Street United Methodist Church

The Carteret Closet Sale of nearly new clothing for men, women and children is noon-7 p.m. April 27 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 in the church Fellowship Hall, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-3841

LowCountry Children's Chorus

The chorus will present its 10th anniversary spring concert at 3 p.m. April 28 at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The Savannah Children's Choir will also perform. The LowCountry Children's Chorus will present a set with a "water theme" in honor of the Lowcountry setting.

Details: 843-252-4104,,

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