Faith Briefs

  • A Service of Healing and Prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Church of the Palms, 1425 Okatie Hwy.

The event is held by the Healing Prayer Ministry of the church.

Members of the community at large are invited to join and gather to pray for renewal, balance in our world, in our nation, in our communities, relationships, and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.

For more information, call the church at 843-379-1888.

  • An evening session of an Interfaith Convocation, co-sponsored by St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Congregation Beth Yam, will be open to the public and held from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Francis, 45 Beach City Road on Hilton Head Island.

Rabbi Michael Cook, Ph.D., the only rabbi in North America with a full professorial chair in New Testament Studies, will be the speaker on the topic "Jewish Symbols in Renaissance Christian Art: Why They are There and What They Mean."

The evening will include music from both choirs, with refreshments following in the Family Center.

For more information, contact Phyllis Napoli at or 843-785-3331, or Joyce Kelleher at or 843-715-2679.

  • Lowcountry Presbyterian Church's Men of Purpose will host a Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Fellowship Hall on the church grounds, 10 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton..

The informal event is open to the public.

Doors will open at 8:15 a.m., with breakfast served at 8:30 a.m., followed by a brief talk on "Can the Reformation Reform Me" given by Rose Hill resident Dr. Lou Lunardini.

A Lowcountry resident for 17 years, Lunardini moved from Fairfield, Conn., where he served as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church. He was ordained by the Pittsburgh Presbytery in 1964 and served congregations of 300 and 3,000 (and in between) as a pastor and as an interim pastor.

Space is limited and reservations may be made by calling 843-815-6570. A donation of $7 is requested.

  • Congregation Beth Yam will host a Meet and Greet from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Okatie Room, 29 William Pope Drive in Bluffton.

The purpose is for anyone interested in meeting and socializing with other Jewish families in the Bluffton and Hilton Head communities. Congregation Beth Yam, located on the north end of Hilton Head, is the only full-service synagogue in the community.

There is no charge, and refreshments will be served.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Candy Solomon at or visit

  • Interfaith Friends, a social group of widows and widowers, also known as W.O.W., is seeking new members.

The group was organized to assist people as they adjust to the loss of a spouse, by fostering new friendships and providing social, athletic and cultural activities on a regular basis.

W.O.W. attempts to provide the support and fellowship needed to pick up the pieces and start all over again.

Meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month at a local restaurant, at which time happy hour and dinner are enjoyed and activities planned for the following month.

For more information, contact Fran Ellis at 843-342-9958 or

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