CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Staff ReportsOctober 13, 2007 

AME ZION

141st Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference: Continues today and Sunday at White Hill AME Zion Church in York with Presiding Bishop Clarence Carr.

• Today: Morning, Christian Education Day with the Youth and Children; evening, Home Mission Banquet at Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill.

• Sunday: Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. followed by morning worship at Harold C. Johnson Middle School in York; closing of Conference Sunday afternoon.

New Home AME Zion Church, York: "Christmas Without Jesus," 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Rock Hill High School Auditorium, sponsored by the Rock Hill Gospel Choir. Donation: $5.

St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Lige Street, Rock Hill: Stars of Zion appreciation service, 5 p.m. Sunday with the Singing Angels, Gospel Ray and the Faithful Sons and the Willing Travelers.

ARP

Carolina Covenant Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Free Kid's Carnival, 1 to 5 p.m. today featuring games, prizes, inflatables, puppet show and refreshments.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Church family campout, 4 p.m. today on the church grounds. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 20.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Tuckaway Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Men's fellowship supper, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Neely's Creekers lunch, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with Paul Gettys.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to noon today. Cost: $7, adults; $3.50, children 10 and younger. Proceeds to the youth group. Jeff Ferguson, recording artist, in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Ferguson has been nominated for Dove, Grammy and Stellar awards.

BAPTIST

Undivided, Unity revival: 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at Oakdale Baptist Church. Sponsored by Oakdale, Eastside, Calvary and First Baptist churches. Speakers: the Revs. Steve Hogg, Jimmy Napier, Tom Tuckers, Ron Lynch. Open to the community.

Hymn Choir Union: 6 tonight at First Calvary Baptist Church, Lucky Lane, Rock Hill.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Usher Board program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Special benefit program, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Judgment House presentation, "Behind the Family Portrait," Friday through Oct. 21 and 26 though 28. The eight-scene walk-through drama is about a father who takes his frustrations out on his family when he's down on his luck. Hours are: Fridays, 6:30 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays 5:30 to 11 p.m.; and Sundays 4:30 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call (803) 412-1403. Donations: $5 a person. Concessions will be available. Not recommended for children younger than 10.

Christian Home Baptist Church, Chester: Morning worship hour has changed to 10 a.m. Sundays.

College Park Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Fall Harvest Campaign Sunday. AWANA, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a new group for 2-year-olds. Women's Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Open to the community. Old Fashion Day, 10 a.m. Sunday. Bring a well-filled basket to share after worship. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, John Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 7 p.m. Nov. 6 through 8 with the Rev. Tommy Cole. The Enlighteners will sing Nov. 6 and 7.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: 139th anniversary celebration, Oct. 20 and 21. Family and Friends Day, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 with a picnic on the grounds. Worship, 11 a.m. Oct. 21.

Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday with Fred Jones. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Women Fullfiling Beauty God's Way, Oct. 20. Details: Mary Elkins, 448-1022.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New-member orientation, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 21 for those interested in learning more about the church. For details or registration, call Tammy 327-7181.

Gloryland Free Will Baptist Church, S.C. 5 at Eastview Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Way Quartet singing, 7 tonight.

Great Joy Baptist Church, MConnells: Fall Festival, 7 a.m. Oct. 27 with games, yard sale, food and bake sale. Tables available for vendors; call 329-5770.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Deacons and Deacons' Wives appreciation service, 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Ladies Night Out, the last of the year, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Missionary program, 1 p.m. Oct. 20.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Deaconess Day, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Appreciation dinner to honor the eighth anniversary of the Rev. Anthony Johnson, 4 p.m. today in the fellowship hall. Open to the public.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Mass Choir fall concert, 5 p.m. today. Gospel Chorus 57th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 6:45 p.m. Oct. 22 through 24 with the Rev. M. Clay Warf.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: No early service Sunday. Special long-range planning report, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Church barbecue, Thursday through Oct. 20.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult gathering, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 for lunch, Bible time and fellowship.

St. John Baptist Church: Family and Friends Day, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner after morning worship.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cameron Road, McConnells: Youth explosion, 10 a.m. Oct. 21 with speakers, health professionals and community leaders.

Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Spratt Street, Fort Mill: The church's Clothes Closet is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Clothing for children and adults who have a need is available at no charge. Baby formula also is available for mothers in need. To donate items, contact the church office, 547-2537.

Union Baptist Church, Chester: Gospel Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Trinidad Mission team meeting, 7 p.m. Sunday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Sixth annual Fall Festival and Halloween Carnival, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Harvest Fest, 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 featuring silent auction, arts, crafts, gifts, games, bingo and raffle. Fish fry begins at 11 a.m. with fried fish, fried rice, egg rolls, barbecue and bake sale.

CHURCH OF GOD

Calvary Tabernacle Church of God, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Calvary Tabernacle and Unity Outreach Church of God, formerly on West Main Street, have merged congregations and will meet at Calvary. Service times are Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 am. worship and 6 p.m. evening service; and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Rabon Sr. is the senior pastor. A new name for the merged church has not been decided. For more information about the church, call (803) 517-1495.

Gateway Church of God, Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday featuring the Singing Shepherds.

York Church of God, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joe Vicars. Singing at 2 p.m. with Michael Hodge.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

Unity Church of God in Christ, Spruce Street, Rock Hill: Seminar on marriage, divorce, sex and dating, 9 a.m. today. Details: Raymond Mobley, (803) 517-9018.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Harvest Days, today and Sunday at Camp Cherokee. Events today include canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, crafts, hiking, softball game, Eucharist by the lake and dinner. Morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. All regular services will be at the church Sunday with baptisms. Theology Thirsty Thursday group, 7 p.m. at Cupps on Cherry Road.

LUTHERAN

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, North Congress Street, York: Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Pounds, barbecue pork or chicken plates are $7. Proceeds to church projects.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: PassWays Sunday is Sunday, with the church youth leading worship and chili fundraiser after each service. Proceeds from the chili sale will support mission trips. Youth fall festival, after the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday with games, hay rides and special snacks. Community flu shot clinic, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 for church members and the public.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: Bazaar and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 featuring a silent auction, 27 vendors with arts, crafts, jewelry, handbags, baskets, baby items, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Avon, Home and Garden, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories and Christmas items. Proceeds to the building fund.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Talent Night dinner and show tonight. Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning around 6:30. Menu: salad, baked potato bar and chili. Cost is $5, adults and $3, children.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, Sunday with the Rev. Barney Fowler. Covered-dish lunch afterward. United Methodist Women are taking orders for pies and cakes for Thanksgiving. To place orders, call Pat, 324-2455; Darnelle, 324-4344; or Alice, 324-3877.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New Beginnings, 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

Fort Lawn United Methodist Church, Church Street, Fort Lawn: All-you-can breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. today. Donation: $5.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 featuring spaghetti supper with salad, drink and dessert. Open to the community. Donations accepted.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Cost for dinner is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community.

Osceola United Methodist Church, U.S. 521 at S.C. 75, Lancaster: Fall Fun Festival, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 with children's games, hay rides, horseback rides, race car exhibit, fire truck display and hot dogs and hamburgers. Free and open to the public.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Fort Mill: Oktoberfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring local vendors, children's games and activities, silent auction and bake sale. Breakfast and lunch served and includes the Men's stew. Proceeds to church projects.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Live-band dance with The Professionals, 7 tonight. Admission: $10. Retired fellowship covered-dish lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Wednesday fellowship supper and entertainment, 6 p.m. featuring Pans of Praise Steel Orchestra from Trinidad. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children. Fall Festival, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 with more than 50 vendors featuring jewelry, crafts, toys, lawn item, Christmas items, home decor and more, silent auction, and bake sale. St. J's Cafe will sell breakfast biscuits and vegetable soup, cornbread, tea and lemonade. All proceeds go to United Methodist Women's mission projects.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: United Methodist Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. CROP Walk, 3 p.m. today. Registration at 2 p.m.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Youth pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 1 through 31. Proceeds will go to summer mission trips.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Fall revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Claude Nicholas. Music by Kelly and Susan Harvell. Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 with special music. Dinner afterward.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI.

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York: Pastor appreciation day for David G. Black, James Erle and Vernon Sigmon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Anniversary appreciation service for Bishop B.R. Wilson, 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Semi-formal dinner, 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church on Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. Combined worship service, 10 a.m. Oct. 21. United Kingdom Conference, 6 p.m. and live concert at 7 p.m. with Kenny Curry, Oct. 25; 7 p.m. Oct. 26; 9 a.m. prayer service and 11 a.m. Oct. 27.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Plates include flounder, shrimp or chicken strips, fries, hush puppies, slaw and onion rings. Plates are $8/$9 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Rock Hill: Special services, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with the Rev. William Bryson.

NarroWay Productions: Fishes and Loaves, 1:30 and 7 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Details: 802-2300.

Rock Hill Deliverance Church, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Women's Day celebration, 12:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Beginning Oct. 29, the Rev. Larry Soles will be on at 6 a.m. daily on Cable Channel 14. S.C. Masters Commission, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Taking the City Ministry, Rock Hill: "Bringing it to the Neighborhood" praise and worship event, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hagins Street substation. Free food, fellowship, music, youth praise and worship.

Trip to Salley Chitlin Strut: Day trip, leaving at 8 a.m. Nov. 24. Cost is $30 with a $10 deposit due Wednesday. Spring Orlando trip, April 7 through 12. Prices include hotel and tickets to various attractions. Details for both trips: Deborah T. Barnett, 324-8292.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: Lights on Afterschool, an after-school program sponsored by Carolina Community Enhancements Learning Center, will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information on the program and enrollment, call the church, 802-2642.

PRESBYTERIAN

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway. Child Development Center's fall fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with carnival games, face painting, bake sale, hot dog lunch, vendors with arts, crafts, apparel, kitchen items, home-canned jellies, jams and relishes and much more. All proceeds will go to classroom supplies.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fall Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring a bake sale, craft sale, rummage sale, boutique and silent auction. Breakfast biscuits available with barbecue for lunch. Proceeds to church mission projects. Faith and Film study and fellowship group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gaston room to watch films and discuss faith components. Open to the community.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary worship, 6 p.m. Sunday, "An Attitude of Gratitude," based on the miracle healing of the lepers by Jesus. Halloween picnic foods will be served before and after the service. Open to the community.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, Sutton Road at Harris Street, Fort Mill: Wild West Fun Fest, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring food, Bible stories, hay rides, games, crafts and more for the entire family.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Lydia Ardrey Howell of Green will share her testimony and journey of faith at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23. She is the daughter of Jim and Lou Ardrey of Fort Mill. Nursery available by calling Lori, 366-3107.

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