Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Chester: Twelve Tribe Rally, 5 p.m. March 10.
China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Church Round-up Sunday with churchwide meeting after. Usher Board anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ads are being sold for the 2013 anniversary booklet.
Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chester: Christian Education Department Calendar Tea, 1 p.m. Sunday. Lay Council service, 2:30 p.m. March 17. Weekly prayer, 6 p.m. and Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
O’Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: A welcome program for new pastor the Rev. Grady Sharps and his family will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Red Oak AME Zion Church, Edgemoor: Third annual Women’s Conference, 7 p.m. March 22, 9 a.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. March 24. Registration for March 22, $6. For information, call Sharon Mcknight at 803-789-5024 or 803-789-5839.
Steele Hill AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: M.R. Wilson Singers 22nd anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Annual Missions Conference continues at 6 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Tat Stewart, director of Persian Ministries for World Witness. Bruce and Etah Gower with Campus Crusade for Christ will speak at 9 a.m. Sunday and the Rev. Stewart will lead worship at 10 a.m. Second Mile Club, 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with activities for all ages after.
Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Tirzahites trip to Hamrick’s in Gaffney, Tuesday. Leave the church at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Lunch at the Fish Box in Kings Mountain, N.C. For details, call Grace Pruette at 803-366-2336.
Sandy River Baptist Association (Lower Division): Congress of Christian Education Vacation Bible School workshop, 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, Chester.
Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Annual Ushers banquet scheduled for March 16 has been cancelled.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Annual Women’s Retreat, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the life center. Donation: $10 includes breakfast, lunch and mementos. For information, call 803-327-2422. The Rev. Mardi Wright will lead worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Ministers’, Deacons’ and Trustees’ spouses annual program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Womens’ Day fundraiser Chinese auction March 23. Doors open at noon; ticket drop at 1 p.m. and drawing at 2 p.m. Ticket donation, $5. For information, call Martha at 803-389-0906 or Sharon at 803-327-6442.
Crossroads Baptist Church, Sharon: Joyful Noise youth choir third anniversary, 3 p.m. March 17.
First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: Men’s breakfast, Saturday. Cost: $3. SYAH and Young at Heart, 11 a.m. March 19. Relay for Life Gospel benefit, 6 p.m. March 23. Love offering. Proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Donations can be mailed to Fred Castle, team captain for the Spirit of Hope, 628 Colony Road, Chester, SC 29706.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Initial sermon by Phillip Dunifer, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pre-anniversary Teen Choir concert, 6 p.m. Friday and anniversary, 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Jerry Devinney has been called as senior pastor.
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Men’s Choir anniversary, 5 p.m. March 16.
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir’s Gospel Explosion, 6 p.m. Sunday with various choirs.
Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: A representative of the S.C. Baptist Foundation will discuss legacy gifts at the Young at Heart pot-luck luncheon, noon Tuesday. For information, call the church 803-327-7119 or go to nbcrh.org.
Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Live outdoor Easter scene and mini-drama, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 21-23 in the Food Lion parking lot on Springdale Road. The narrated mini-dramas will be re-enacted every 30 minutes. Free and open to the public.
Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministry Center clothing distribution reopens Saturday. Lenten worship, noon Tuesday with the Rev. John Cole.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Chorus 37th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
St. Luke No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Ordination service, 3 p.m. Sunday for Deacon Donnie Darby and installation of Trustees Wayne Jamison, George Pendergrass, Rob McClure and Ryan Smarr.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Voter registration 1:30 p.m. March 17. Photo IDs will be made for those who don’t have a military ID, passport, driver’s license or other type of photo ID. For information, call Hattie Ross at 803-324-4982; Pat Calkins at 803-517-1974 or Cherie Mabrey at 803-324-3398.
Union Baptist Church, Ratchford Road, York: The Rev. Alan Price, former Union pastor, will lead worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday as part of the 175th anniversary celebration. The Rev. Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, will speak March 17.
Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Gospel Explosion 2013, 6 p.m. March 16 with various choirs. Admission, $5. Proceeds to cancer services.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to concert at White Oak, Thursday. Meet at the church at 5 p.m. Basketball banquet, 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Fifth pastoral anniversary musical concert for the Rev. Donnie Dye, 6 p.m. Saturday and worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.
CHURCH OF GOD
Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Chosen to Serve in concert, 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fort Mill Church of God, Academy Street, Fort Mill: A former drug addict and alcoholic will tell his story, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Special Lenten Evensong, 5 p.m. Sunday with a covered-dish supper after.
Temple Koi Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Dr. Joe M. Hoffman will lead services and lecture Friday. He will lead a Torah study, 10 a.m. March 16 with at lunch and learn, 1 p.m. and presentation at 7:30 p.m. For information or to RSVP for lunch, call 803-701-0149 or email email@example.com
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Lenten study, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27.
Antioch United Methodist Church, Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Covered-dish lunch after worship Sunday.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Bethel Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. Thursdays through March. The last Thursday, March 28, will be a country lunch with stew beef and rice, chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, pineapple casserole, pinto beans, greens, slaw, dessert and beverage. Plates will be $7. Family night, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Confirmation class, 7 p.m. Monday. Church clean up day, March 16.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. March 16. Plates include fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, lemonade or tea. Dessert available for purchase. Plates: $9, adult; $4, ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and younger. Proceeds to missions.
Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. March 21. All crafters welcome. Church workday, 8 a.m. Saturday.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Men’s Club breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J’s. Basketball awards banquet, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. United Methodist Women, 6 p.m. Monday. The Church in 3D, 3-5 p.m. March 17 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Rock Hill.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: biscuits, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10 and free for 5 and younger; $25 cap per household. Takeout available. Proceeds go to church projects.
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Country Two-Step lessons, 7:30 p.m. April 8, 15 led by Bill and April Bragg. Classes are for all ages, new beginners and experienced dancers. A donation of $15 for the three-week series of classes will go to the children's building. For information, call Pat at 803-980-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Central American Crafts Fair, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m.-12-30 p.m. Thursday in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Center for Development in Central America. Sarah Junkin Woodard with the CDCA will give program at Wednesday on the center’s works. She will speak after the covered-dish supper at 5:45.
Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Fish fry by Catfish Cove of Gastonia, N.C., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Carry out all day; dine in 5-7 p.m. Plates, $8 include flounder filet or chicken tender, fries, slaw and hush puppies. Proceeds to Kids for Christ youth group.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Painting project, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the classroom hallway. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Rudy Cervantes trumpet concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. T3 students ministries yard sale, March 23.
Rock Hill Ministerial Association: Radio program on WRHI, 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Donald Davis.
Storyteller’s Gospel Show: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.
Carolina Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers: Creative arts training seminar, March 22-23 at Florence Baptist Church, 201 S. Broadway, Forest City, N.C. Free performances will be 7 p.m. March 22. Workshops, praise and worship, March 23. For information contact Freda Tesseneer at 919-581-973 or go to lonabartlett.com/cfcp.
Christ the King Church, South Tryon Street, Charlotte: Youth ministry silent auction and spaghetti dinner, 6 p.m. March 16. Plates are $10 with or $32 for family of four and include spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Bids on auction items can be placed from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For information, contact the Rev. Nik Franks at email@example.com or call 704-587-0073 ext. 20
Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Ladies Ministry morning Bible study, “Do You Think I’m Beautiful?” by Angela Thomas, 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday. For information, call 803-802-3189.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, March 9. Proceeds to Relay for Life. Legacy Group, March 16. Men’s breakfast, March 16. Lunch by Rose’s Kitchen, March 17. Donation, $7.
True Love Church of Refuge, Nations Ford Road, Charlotte: Financial Freedom, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23. Registration: $25. Register at hicklinassociates.com. Youth conference, 7 p.m. Friday, noon (girls only) and 7 p.m. (all youth) March 16. For information, contact Jennifer Robinson at 704-253-3757.
St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Father Paul Coats will present a catechism class on “The Mystical Supper: the Holy Eucharist,” 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Vespers at 6 p.m. For information, call 803-980-4695.
Beersheba Presbyterian Church, South Beersheba Road, Clover: Cottonbelt Community Outreach meeting, 3 p.m. March 16 with the York County Sheriff’s Office to talk about the Neighborhood Watch Program and specific needs for the community. Open to the public.
Clover Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Lenten breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday with contemporary worship at 8:45 a.m. and traditional at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Pete’s Barbecue sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday selling pounds of meat, beans and slaw at Pete’s, 3083 India Hook Road. To reserve large quantities, call 803-328-2467. Proceeds go to ministry projects at the church. Retired men’s luncheon, noon Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria.
Lenten lunch and meditative worship, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 20 in the ministry center. Small fee for lunch. Fellowship dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday with Lenten Bible Study from the perspective of a Roman centurion. Open to the community. For information, call 803-328-2467. Youth Mission retreat, March 15-16.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Together on Wednesdays, 5 p.m. dinner and fellowship and 6 p.m. choir and programs. Meal is $6, adults; $3, ages 3-10. Lay-led early worship, 8:50 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at 8:30. Basketball banquet, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Wednesday programs and meal, 6 p.m. Cost is $6, adults; children eat free. Mission retreat, Friday-March 17 at Bethelwoods. S.C. Spring Ring, Friday-March 17 in Lexington.
Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Serving Meals Ministry, 1 p.m. Saturday. Youth scavenger hunt and dinner, 4 p.m. Sunday. Outreach/New Member Ministry team, 6 p.m. Thursday.
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Woodlawn Street, Sharon: The first of Woodlawn’s 125th anniversary celebration events will be an old-fashioned hymn sing and 1800s dinner March 17. Dress in period clothing and prepare covered-dishes representative of the era.