CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Staff ReportsSeptember 27, 2008 

AME

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

AME ZION

South Carolina Conference Musical Choir: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, White Hill AME Zion Church, S.C. 161, York. Details: (803) 524-3673.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Pastor's appreciation for the Rev. J. Martin Bouler, 6 tonight at the church. Refreshments served.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Pastor's appreciation, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Pastoral appreciation for the Rev. Thelma Gordon, with a banquet at 6 tonight at the River Hills Community Center and a service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Banquet tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill: Pastoral appreciation for the Rev. Kimmie Nichols, 6 tonight.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Hickory Grove: Praise and Worship team presents "Tr's About Jesus, 7 p.m. Friday. Outdoor praise and worship service, 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Hickory Grove ballfield.

New Home AME Zion Church, York: Lance Hambright will give his initial sermon at 4 p.m. Sunday.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Pastor appreciation for the Rev. and Mrs. Alvin W. McLamb, 5 p.m. Sunday.

O'Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Mass Choir reunion concert, 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Appreciation Roast and Dinner, 5 p.m. today for the Rev. Ralph Washington Sr.

Rossville AME Zion Church, Richburg: Ride for Jesus Biker Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Open to the community.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Pre-mortgage burning services, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Mortgage burning, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: High school retreat this weekend to Bonclarken. All-church prayer time, 4 p.m. Sunday. Membership class, Oct. 12 through 23.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Wednesday program with activities for children and adults, Wednesday with supper at 5:45 p.m. Beth Moore Bible study for women, 10 a.m. Tuesday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Gordon Query, ARP Synod moderator, will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday. Adult Handbell Choir, 5 p.m. Sunday. Bring nonperishable items for HOPE.

BAPTIST

Bethel Baptist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: Benefit singing, 7 p.m. Friday with Truly Blessed, Pathfinder, Unity and Cross Reference. Hot dogs, baked goods and drinks available for sale. Proceeds to the York County Christian Women's Job Corps.

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

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: 140th church anniversary celebration, with a concert at 6 tonight featuring the Rock Hill Mass Concert Choir and Promises. Sunday's celebration is Family and Friends Day, with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

Faith Baptist Church, Chester: Homecoming concert, 5 p.m. Oct. 4 with a hot dog cookout afterward. Homecoming, 10:55 a.m. Oct. 5 with the Rev. Bill Bussey. Covered-dish lunch afterward.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Southern Echoes will not have an anniversary program this year.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day cookout and voter registration drive, 1 p.m. today. Family and Friends worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Open to the community.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galilean Road, York: Appreciation services for the Rev. and Mrs. Charles L. Ashley Sr., 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Glenrock Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Yard sale, 7 a.m. today. All proceeds to a recently widowed young mother of five. Donations accepted.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: 40th anniversary homecoming, 6:30 tonight with Chuck Auten and music by Soul Winning Station. Ice cream social afterward. Worship Sunday with the Rev. Jim Herron. Covered-dish lunch afterward.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Adams Rib yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon today.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Weekend, with a barbecue at 2 p.m. today featuring fun, games and health workshops and a 5 p.m. event with Gandma Lou. Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church: Usher Board program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale third annual Taste-n-Tell, 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Proceeds to the annual Christmas Concert.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary continues at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 3 p.m. Sunday. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Ricky McElhaney.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue, sponsored by the Brothers, 11 a.m. Friday and Oct. 4. Plates are $7 and include pork barbecue, beans, chips, slaw and roll. Baked goods by the WMU will be sold. All proceeds will help families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. For delivery of five or more plates, call 324-3344 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Deaconess observance, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Roddey Baptist Church: Gospel singing, 4 p.m. today with the Charlie Brown Family. Bring chairs. Food served.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: Monthly church walk, 10 a.m. today. Terri M. Dye will give her initial sermon at 3 p.m. Oct. 5.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 tonight.

Trinity Baptist Church, West Arrowood Road, Charlotte: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5, with the Lumber River Quartet in concert at 11:30 a.m. Covered-dish lunch after the concert. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Union Baptist Church, Mount Gallant at S.C. 274, Rock Hill: Gospel Dream Fest, 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the community life center with Armechia Scott, Ashley Findley, Union Baptist Praise Team, Holy Voices, Kingdom Fellowship Praise Team and Pearls of Faith. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. For tickets, call 366-1556.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: AWANA's, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Ladies luncheon, Heavenly Hee Haw, 11 a.m. Oct. 4.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Senior Choir 48th anniversary, 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Various choirs.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: New youth Mass meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 19. Youth group meetings afterward. Youth and families are invited to Mass.

CHURCH OF GOD

Fountain of Life Church of God, Dawson Drive at U.S. 321, Chester: The Rev. Thomas Ashley will speak at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gateway Church of God, Shelly Mullis Road, Rock Hill: Hot dog supper and special singing with the Christianaires and the Hart Family, 6:30 p.m. today. Proceeds will go to the eighth annual Appalachia Mission Project. Nonperishable food and personal hygiene items are being accepted.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Lenard Price, 5 p.m. Sunday.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Leslie Nease, former Survivor cast member, will speak Wednesday to kick off the 1st Wednesday program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For reservations, call the church 324-8877. Men's Bible study based on Erwin McManus' book "Chasing Daylight" begins today. Middle school youth kickoff party, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Pizza and drinks provided.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Special called Church Council, 7 p.m. Sunday. Fall Festival workshop, 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: 130th anniversary, Sunday Lunch after worship. All members, former members and friends are invited. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. Chris Tollis.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Steve Gaither. Picnic lunch afterward. Sunday school at 9:45 p.m. No other services. Early service at the church begins Oct. 5. Last day to drop off for flood relief buckets is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Early services at 8:30 a.m. begin Oct. 5.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161 at Philbeck Road, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m. Oct. 4, sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and bake sale, also. Yard sale spaces and tables are available to rent for $5 each. Contact Jackie Hicks, (803) 222-4731. Proceeds to mission projects.

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. Menu: country style steak, rice and gravy, vegetables, dessert, biscuits, tea and lemonade. Proceeds to the Salkehatchie summer mission. "Facing the Giant," 7:30 tonight on the ball field. Free popcorn and sodas. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the movie will be shown in the family life center.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Morning worship, 9:45 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Chambers.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Hickory Grove: Spaghetti supper, sponsored by the youth fellowship, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Pineville United Methodist Church, South Polk Street, Pineville: Erik Bledsoe in concert, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Tickets are $5. Youth group leaders admitted free. Concessions and concert promotion items available. Details: (704) 889-2022.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Annual charity golf tournament, noon Monday 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: Supper fundraiser and youth auction, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Members of Quest will be auctioned for various household duties. Proceeds will go to youth programs. Children's carnival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Former Survivor contestant Lesslie Nease will speak Oct. 29. Reservations are due by noon Oct. 27.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Woodland on Wednesday resumes Wednesday with dinner at 5:15 p.m. and classes at 6 p.m. Reservations due by noon Monday. "Bake-and-Take" in the Fellowship classroom after Sunday worship. Proceeds to Light the Night. Reception for Montez Langford after worship Sunday.

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: The Sharps in concert, 11 a.m. Sunday.

First Church of the Nazarene, North Jones Street, Rock Hill: 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene, 10:15 a.m. Oct. 5. Dinner on the grounds afterward. Rooted in Methodism, the denomination was established in 1908 in Pilot Point, Texas. Rock Hill First was established in 1935.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Centennial celebration, Oct. 5. Homecoming, Nov. 2.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Calvin Belton of St. John Baptist Church in Lancaster.

The Body, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Women's Conference, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 featuring speakers, fashion show and brunch. Tickets are $16 until Sept. 27 and $18 thereafter. For more information, visit www.thebodylive.org or call (803) 242-2373.

Christian Faith Outreach Ministries, Pinckney Street, Chester: Praise and worship, 6 tonight with various choirs. Revival, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. C.T. Kirk.

Gateway to Heaven Church, Turkey Creek Road, York: Spaghetti dinners beginning at 1 p.m. today with a gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Angie and James. Plates are $7.

Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Rainbow Tea, 2 p.m. today at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. Empowerment Weekend, Thursday through Oct. 4. Thursday activities: 9:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. workshop; 1:30 p.m. Founders Day Celebration; 7 p.m. service. Friday activities: 1:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. ordination services. Oct. 4 activities: Holy consecrations to the office of Overseer for Alvin T. Murdock and Ronnie Duncan at 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner available.

Life and Devotion Ministries, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Bishop "Doc" McCoy.

Mount Zion Church and Kingdom of God, West Main Street, Rock Hill: General Assembly service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joshua Wells.

Radicals for Christ Universal Ministries, Fort Mill: Grand opening services, 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 5. The Rev. Bessie B. Curbeam is the pastor and founder. For directions or more information, call Curbeam, (803) 581-4709.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Prime Timers mountain trip, Oct. 11.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Bringing it to the Neighborhood, 4 p.m. today in Friedheim Neighborhood Park with live music, praise and worship, testimony and free food. For transportation, call 328-2263 by noon today.

Ultimate Life Church, Rubin Center Drive, Fort Mill: Kevin Leal will minister at 7 tonight and 10 a.m. Sunday. He is founder of Key Ministries in Pensacola, Fla.

Will of God Ministries, Hampshire Lane, Clover: Youth Explosion, 11 a.m. Sunday with worship, fun, food and dance.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 724 at Allison Creek Road, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6:30 to 9 p.m. with Deeper Shade of Blue. Food available. Yard sale and consignment sale, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 4, hosted by the Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples, Allison Creek Preschool and Allison Creek Moms Club. Anyone who would like to sell items can rent space for $10 and 10 percent of sales. The sales area is 9 by 12 with a table to display items, use of clothing racks and preview sale at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. For more information, call 325-8655.

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway, York: Revival, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel Smoak in the morning and the Rev. Barry Lambert in the evening. Wednesday night Bible study, 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 22.

Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Black Family Singers. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Dedication service for the playground equipment in memory of Mary H. Deal and Roy W. Patterson will be at 1:30 p.m. Members, former members and friends are invited.

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