CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Staff ReportsSeptember 13, 2008 

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Women's Enrichment Conference, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Donations are $5. Details: Janet Adams, 328-1745.

AME ZION

Rock Hill District: Christian Education program, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Women's Day program, morning worship Sept. 21. Sunday school and worship hours will change to 9 and 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 26.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, York: Yard sale, raffle, and hot dog plate sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Brenda Durham, church conference queen, will sell fish and hot dog dinners beginning at 11 a.m. today at the Oak Ridge Motorcycle clubhouse. Pastoral appreciation for the Rev. Thelma Gordon with a banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the River Hills Community Center and service 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Banquet tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chester: 142nd anniversary and homecoming, Sept. 21 with 10:30 a.m. worship and 3 p.m. service with the Rev. Robert K. James Jr. A youth concert, led by Malcom Williams, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Chester Middle School. Admission is $5.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill: Seed Time in Harvest program, 6 p.m. Sept. 20. Pastoral appreciation for the Rev. Kimmie Nichols, 6 p.m. Sept. 27.

New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church, Fewell Road, Clover: Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Darden. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Revs. Iris Kennedy, J. Martin Bouler and Malcolm Taylor.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Lesslie: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Middle school mystery trip, Friday through Sept. 21. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 20 Women's Ministry Brunch, 10 a.m. Sept. 20. AARP driver safety course, Sept. 25 and 26.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Stephen Laughridge will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Organ concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Paul Broome and Ed West. Neely's Creekers, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association Upper Division: Usher's Ministry, 10 a.m. today at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Congress of Christian Education Auxiliary Annual Congress, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 6 p.m. Sept. 22 through 29 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Chester.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Lando: 2008 Ladies Conference, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 20.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Grandparents Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Heaven," presented by the Celebration Choir, 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, John Street, Rock Hill: Second anniversary celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Fellowship meal afterward. Special music.

Faith Baptist Church, Chester: Bible Conference, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 through 26 except for Wednesday, which will be regular prayer meeting. Food and fellowship after the Sept. 26 service.

First Baptist Church, Chester: Revival, 10:55 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. Jody Wright and Ed Quattlebaum and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Revs. Tim Friar, John McKeown and Mike Shaffer.

First Baptist Church, Clover: Ladies in Fellowship Together, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 12. Details: Jo Ann Clary, (803) 222-5717.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Parent-child dedication, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, McConnells: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sept. 21 featuring Strait Gate in concert at 10 a.m. and the Rev. Lewis Vehaun at 11:30 a.m. with music by Taylor Gordon. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: The Rev. Franklin Blue has been called as pastor of Great Joy. He began his service. Sunday. Youth revival, 6 tonight with the Rev. Charles Smith. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Ashley Sr. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Donnie Dye.

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, Connolly Road, York: Singing with His Anointed, 6 tonight. Open to the community.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: 130th church anniversary and revival, today through Thursday. Church picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Ebenezer Park. Service, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Herb Crump. Revival 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Revs. Andrew Rollinson, W.B. Garrison, John T. McCoy and Richard Graham. Study hour from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Gospel Chorus workshop, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Walk, 9 a.m. today at Manchester Park.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Beth Moore Bible study, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. To register, call the church office, (803) 831-2015.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Ken Turner, winner of five Grammy and 10 Dove awards, will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday. Turner also is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: 114th church anniversary celebration picnic, 1 to 5 p.m. today and the play, "The Old Time Way," at 6 p.m. The celebration will conclude with worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Women's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday; banquet, 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Plaza Hotel in Fort Mill; and service, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Banquet tickets are $30 per couple. Details: (803) 927-7393.

St. Phillips Baptist Church, Richburg: Initial sermon by Calandra W. Jackson, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Blue Grass Inspirations in concert, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lunch afterward. Tent revival, sponsored by Kids for Jesus Bus Ministry, 7 p.m. Monday through Sept. 17 or longer. For transportation, call 325-5507. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Twelve Tribe program, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Union Baptist Church, Mount Gallant at S.C. 274, Rock Hill: Heavenly Spiritual Gospel Singers 26th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ministers' Wives/Widows, Deaconesess and Trustees' Wives anniversary program, 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Big Gospel Singing, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 featuring five area groups. Gas card prizes will be given away. Donation: $2.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Aiken and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Jeter.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Beth Moore Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Priscilla Shirer Bible study, "Discerning the Voice of God," 6:15 p.m. Sept. 17. Workbook is $12. Details: Johnna, 984-7200. Rolling in Rock Hill, Sept. 20.

CHURCH OF GOD

Unity at Calvary Church of God, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Financial Freedom seminar, 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Free and open to the public. Nursery provided. Covered-dish supper. Details: the Rev. Kenneth Rabon, 517-1495 or 324-3175.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Parish renewal day, today. Commissioning services for all ministries, at both services Sunday. Dancercise class begins at 3 p.m. Monday.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: New Bible study based on "Chasing Daylight" by Erwin McManus begins Sept. 27.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Epworth offering, Sunday. Young At Hearts and Friendship classes dinner at Yia Yia, 6 p.m. Thursday. Cystic Fibrosis Walk, 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at Cherry Park.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: A new youth group for children in fourth through 12th grades will begin from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. An organizational meeting and celebration bash, 6 tonight. All area and community youth are invited to join. Details: 328-2235. Sunday school promotion and youth commitment Sunday is Sunday.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: Lay speaking school, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Work Day offering for Epworth Children's Home, Sunday.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Lake Wylie: United Methodist Women yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the fellowship building. Sausage biscuits and hot dogs also available.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Edgemoor: Daughters of Glory Plus One anniversary, 6:30 tonight. Various choirs.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday. Churchwide cook out, 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Family Night supper and program, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church: Eddie Usher, former pastor, will be guest speaker for homecoming on Sunday. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service. Spaces and tables are available for the Oct. 4 yard sale for $5. Details: Jackie Hicks, (803) 222-4731.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship supper, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10; and free for children 5 and younger.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Rock Hill: Combined worship with Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer. Special offering for Epworth Children's Home.

Mount Venon United Methodist Church, Hickory Grove: Spaghetti supper, sponsored by the youth fellowship, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets are $7. Eat in or take out. Bake sale also and holiday and collegiate pasta gifts baskets for sale. Proceeds to the spiritual life retreat. Tickets: Amanda Wilkerson, (803) 925-6137, or Tracie Wilkerson, (803) 925-3525.

Myers Park United Methodist Church, Queens Road, Charlotte: The intersection of religion and politics will be explored in a series of lectures this fall. The first will be at 7 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James Howell, pastor. For more information on the program and other speakers, visit www.mpumc.org.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Will Rogers Brown. Potluck picnic lunch on the grounds afterward.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Chester: Chili cookoff, Oct. 25. A trophy and $175 prize will be awarded. To sign up, call Sue Anderson, (803) 377-3322, or Roxann James, (803) 789-6475.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jim Rush, former pastor. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Youth spaghetti dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $6, adults and $3, children 8 and younger. Annual charity golf tournament, noon Sept. 29 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, N.C. Registration is $60 and includes golf fees, refreshments and a banquet. For more information, call the church, 548-4922.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Preschool playground consecration, after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Parsonage open house and dedication, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Downtown ecumenical blood drive, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's. Register for a $1,000 gas card. Wednesday supper and program featuring music by Tom Conlon, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Supper at 5:45 p.m. Retired fellowship covered-dish lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Wesley Class lasagna dinner and silent auction, noon Sept. 21.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Southern Sudan mission trip meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday. Open to anyone interested in this mission field.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship Class is collecting items for its yard sale, Sept. 20. To donate, contact Bob Cate, 366-2375. Kids Club and youth group, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Andy Bird will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Billy Huddleston. Special music nightly. Nursery provided.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Rupert Currence of Souls for Christ Ministry.

Prayer Conference: Summoning of the Saints prayer conference continues from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Chester Middle School, hosted by Patricia Currence of Douglasville, Ga. Various speakers.

B&B Craft show: The 28th annual B&B craft show will be in November in Lancaster. Vendors who are interested in participating should call Becky Lowery, (803) 287-2667.

Amazing Grace Fellowship, Henry Street, Fort Mill: Bill Cumby, 39-inch tall evangelist, will speak at 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Details: (803) 323-8179.

Bible Way Church, Lancaster: The Rev. Louise Worthy, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Christ Deliverance Church, Rock Hill: Empowerment Day 2008, noon to 4 p.m. today at Friedheim Park with free food, games, music, contests, health screening and groceries.

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York: 30th anniversary and revival, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 and 7 p.m. Sept. 22 through 24 with the McGregors

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: 10th anniversary celebration and homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Grace began as a prayer ministry with a small number of friends and family. Grace now supports eight missions and opened Academy Christian School last year, which has 23 students. Outreach activities include Women of Grace, encounters for men and women, cell groups, fish fries and other local programs. Plans to open a library this fall are under way. For more information, call 324-5921.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: AWANA program for children 3 years old through sixth grade, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Manchester Creek Community Church, Springsteen Road, Rock Hill: Slop Fest for teens, 3 to 5 p.m. today with team competition with messy props such as ketchup, flour and other equally messy and sloppy ingredients.

Miracle and Deliverance Church, Carroll Street, Rock Hill: Missionary program, 3 p.m. Sept. 21.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Elderly Outreach cookout, 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Youth night of praise and worship, 6 p.m. Sept. 20 featuring area praise teams and dancers. Concert featuring Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Paul Porter and the Rev. Curtis Washington and the CNW Choir, 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at McGirt Auditorium in Rock Hill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Details: Rick Curry, (803) 209-2911 or (803) 385-3821.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 724 at Allison Creek Road, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday with Darlene and the Reflections.

Beersheba Presbyterian Church, South Beersheba Road, Clover: American Tune Book singing, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. Open to the community.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Hunger Outreach meal preparation, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Volunteers welcome.

Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg: Levor Ross, a 2008 graduate of Gaffney High School, will be presented the 2008 Queen Miller Memorial Scholarship by the Racial Ethnic Concerns Committee of the Providence Presbytery. His parents, Fredrick and Anita Corry, will accept the $1,000. Ross is a student at Father River Community College in Quincy, Calif.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays, a monthly contemporary service, will be 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the activities center. The service will focus on "Who Should We Forgive?", based on Jesus' parable of the unforgiving servant. A fall harvest supper will be before and after the service. Open to the community.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Visions, a congregational gathering, will be Sunday with supper at 6 p.m. by the pastor nominating committee and church mission study afterward. The Rev. Bill Youman is interim pastor.

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