When was the last time you did something for the first time? #TrySomethingNew

Just like in Pastor Sistare's message last Sunday, "We Have Never Done It Like This Before," We Are Asking You Today - "When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time"? #TrySomethingNew
  • Do You Remember What It Was?
  • When was it?
  • How did you feel before?
  • How did you feel afterwards?

Is it your goal to continue learning and growing by participating in new experiences? It doesn’t have to be a big thing every time, the little things often make the biggest impact. The point is to keep growing and expanding as a person. Suggestion: The next time you want chicken, check out Mr. Pollo Gourmet Chicken, located in the Food Lion Shopping Center in Indian Land!

And it all starts with a single question. So, let me ask you —
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?
Stevie, Yvette and Boys Preparing for Zip Line
Oh, The Places You Will Go!
What If I Fall, But; Oh, What If You Fly?
You Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try!
Revival at Salem A.M.E. Zion
Thanks to the choir and everyone who attended revival at Salem!
Rev. Sandra Sistare
Members of the Choir/Monday Night
Members of the Choir/Monday Night

Happening on The Hill

Friday June 28

  • Children and Youth Sleepover - 5:00 PM - Saturday, June 29, 9 AM
  • Men's Friday Night Bible Study will meet in Finance Room

Saturday, June 29

Pee Dee Conference Lay/CED Meeting

9 AM

Rock Hill A.M.. Zion Church

Pageland, SC

Presenter: 1st Sergeant Stuart Robinson, Chesterfield County Narcotics Unit, will share pertinent information about the Opioid Crisis and "What We The Church Can Do!" As of June 1, 2019, 12 people have died in Lancaster County in opioid related deaths compared with 15 for all of 2018.

Sunday, June 30

Lancaster District 5th Sunday Fellowship

Saturday, July 6

Lancaster District WH&OMS

Prayer Breakfast

8:30 AM

Mass Meeting

9:30 AM

@ Steele Hill

In The Community

Indian Land School Reunion

June 30, 2019

Indian Land Elementary School Cafeteria

Doors open @ 10 AM

Lunch: 12/12:30 PM

Bring a covered dish to share

For Graduating Classes up to Class of 1986 (Class of 1987 will be invited next year)

Join us at 10:00 AM in downtown Waxhaw on July 4th for our annual Independence Day Parade! This year's theme is "Happy 130th Birthday, Waxhaw!" Our parade will be led by our 2019 Grand Marshal, Edna Drakeford! Edna is the founder of the Waxhaw Quilts of Valor Program, whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. Roads will close at 9:30 AM the morning of July 4th to prepare for our parade, so be sure to arrive downtown early!

Contact: Mae Barber/803.286.8355

Community Spotlight

Hope in Lancaster

Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE)

HOPE in Lancaster, Inc. provides assistance, resources and referrals that allow individuals and families in crisis situations the opportunity to recover from and move beyond short-term emergencies.

Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Almost 400 sets of Farmer's Market vouchers have been distributed to Senior Adults in Lancaster County just in the past two weeks. We are grateful for the opportunity to join with the USDA and the South Carolina Department of Social Services to offer vouchers for fresh produce to our community.

Help Us Make a Difference by going to either Lancaster Bi-Lo location during the month of July.

Buy a bag and HOPE gets a $1.00 donation for each bag.

Let's Talk About Health

Spiritual Health: Is It Time for a Spiritual Check-Up?

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.”—2 Corinthians 13:5

How long has it been since you’ve had a spiritual checkup? We go to doctors and dentists for periodic examinations. We take our cars for occasional tune-ups. Tests are given in school to be sure the students are really learning. So in our spiritual lives, we need a faith checkup every now and then.

Perhaps you have heard about the boy who went into a drugstore to use a pay telephone to call a lady named Mrs. Johnson. He said, “Mrs. Johnson, do you need a good yard boy? I’m a hard worker.” Mrs. Johnson replied, “No thank you, I already have a fine young man who takes excellent care of my yard.” But the young boy persisted. “Does he get there on time? Does he charge a fair rate? Is he neat? Is he conscientious?”

Mrs. Johnson answered, “I do appreciate your interest, young man, but I am most pleased with the yard boy I now have. He is exceptionally good!” The boy thanked her and hung up.

The druggist had overhead the conversation and was impressed. He said, “Wait a minute, son. I didn’t know you were looking for a job. I’ll hire you! I can give you a job right here in my drugstore.” To which the boy replied, “Oh no, thank you. I already have a great job! You see, I am Mrs. Johnson’s yard boy. I was just checking up on myself.”

We all need to do that occasionally, don’t we? We need to check up on our spiritual lives: Do I feel close to God? Does my faith work? Am I trusting God more? Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “You will know them by their fruits…”1 What kind of fruit is your life bearing these days?—From Dial Hope website2

Mental Health: Coping with Grief and Lost

There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to deal with the grieving process. These tips can help.

What is grief?

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief, including:

Divorce or relationship breakup

Loss of health

Losing a job

Loss of financial stability

A miscarriage


Death of a pet

Loss of a cherished dream

A loved one’s serious illness

Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. For example, you might grieve after moving away from home, graduating from college, or changing jobs. Whatever your loss, it’s personal to you, so don’t feel ashamed about how you feel, or believe that it’s somehow only appropriate to grieve for certain things. If the person, animal, relationship, or situation was significant to you, it’s normal to grieve the loss you’re experiencing. Whatever the cause of your grief, though, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can ease your sadness and help you come to terms with your loss, find new meaning, and eventually move on with your life.

The grieving process

Grieving is a highly individual experience; there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and how significant the loss was to you.

Inevitably, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried—and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.

Myths and facts about grief and grieving

Myth: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it.

Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. For real healing, it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.

Myth: It’s important to “be strong” in the face of loss.

Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you.

Myth: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss.

Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. Those who don’t cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others. They may simply have other ways of showing it.

Myth: Grieving should last about a year.

Fact: There is no specific time frame for grieving. How long it takes differs from person to person.

Myth: Moving on with your life means forgetting about your loss.

Fact: Moving on means you’ve accepted your loss—but that’s not the same as forgetting. You can move on with your life and keep the memory of someone or something you lost as an important part of you. In fact, as we move through life, these memories can become more and more integral to defining the people we are.

helpguide.org - Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: June 2019

Physical Health

Swimming This Summer? How to prevent illnesses and injuries while swimming this summer

(RxWiki News) Don't let injuries and illnesses ruin the fun of swimming this summer. Practice the following tips to prevent illness and injury and keep your family safe.

Recreational Water Illnesses and Swimming

Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by germs in contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, water playgrounds, lakes, rivers and oceans. These germs are spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of or coming into contact with contaminated water.

Diarrhea is the most common type of RWI and is often caused by germs like Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, norovirus, Shigella and E. coli O157:H7.

It is important to note that RWIs can also be caused by chemicals.

To protect yourself and your family this summer, follow these tips:

Do not swim when sick with diarrhea. And do not swallow the water. This is because one diarrhea incident can release millions of germs in the water. And one mouthful of contaminated water can cause diarrhea that can last up to three weeks. Another reason to stay out of the pool is if you have an open wound.

Do not go to the bathroom in the pool.

Check out the latest inspection score, which can be found online or on-site at public pools.

At least every 60 minutes, take kids out of the pool for bathroom breaks.

Be sure to check diapers every 30 to 60 minutes. And when you do need to change a dirty diaper, be sure to do it in a bathroom or diaper-changing area — not waterside.

Before you get in the water, be sure to shower. This is because rinsing off in the shower for just one minute before jumping in the pool will help get rid of most contaminants that might be on your body.

Other Tips to Follow

Do your own mini-inspection. This involves checking if you can see the drain at the deep end of the pool. Crystal-clear water is an indication that lifeguards can clearly see swimmers underwater. Also, ensure that there is a lifeguard on duty. If there is not a lifeguard on duty, make sure there is safety equipment available and that you know where it is located.

Reapply sunscreen often

Drink plenty of fluids

Thoroughly dry your ears with a towel after swimming

Keep an eye on children at all times. Kids can drown in seconds and in silence

Hot Tubs and Spas

Relaxing? Yes! Germ-spreaders? Yes!

Although hot tubs can be a great way to relax, the hot water can spread germs. To prevent illness and stay safe, follow these tips:

Do not swallow hot tub water or let the water get into your mouth. If you swallow water and the water is contaminated, you can become sick.

Do not get into a hot tub if you have diarrhea.

Do not let children younger than 5 get into a hot tub or spa.

Do not drink alcohol before or during hot tub use.

Before entering a hot tub, bathe with soap.

Do not exceed the limit on how many people can be in a hot tub at the same time.

If you are pregnant, always ask your obstetrician before using hot tubs or spas.

Make sure the water temperature does not exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).

Talk to your local pharmacist about any water safety concerns you have and for all of your summer care needs.

Written by Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS - https://www.rxwiki.com

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