Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: The “Elves of Foundation” will host a Community Soup Dinner and toy giveaway, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Open to the community. For information, call 803-329-4343.
Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: “God’s Trombone: Seven Negro Sermons” in verse, 2:45 p.m. Dec. 8, presented by the York District Evangelism Department.
New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Hanging of the Greens, 5 p.m. Sunday.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lessons and Carols, 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Collecting gifts for Toys for Happiness.
Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Golden Age Club is sponsoring a trip to Biltmore Estate Dec.12 for a candlelight tour. Cost is $120 for transportation and tickets. For information, call Marilyn Stinson at 803-230-7147.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Auction, sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Society, 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Drawing at 2 p.m. Auction items include baked goods, cleaning supplies, clothing, jewelry and shoes. Door prizes. Fish sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks will be sold.
Catawba Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Christmas carol sing, 6 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments after.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Saluda Road, Chester: Mission program, 6 p.m. Sunday with Family Gospel, Cedar Grove Musical Choir and Stars of Zion.
First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Brunch with Santa, 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6 and includes picture, brunch, crafts and storytime with Santa. Children younger than six must be accompanied by an adult. Limited tickets. Call 803-684-4297 for tickets. Proceeds to children’s mission camp expenses.
Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Men’s day trip, 10 a.m. Sunday. Leave from the church. Christmas concert, 6 p.m. Dec. 8 with King’s Cause. Peanut butter is needed for the food pantry. The church is looking to donate used choir robes. For information, call 803-385-6890.
NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Hanging of the Greens, 3:30 p.m. Saturday with food and fellowship. Bring soup, stew, crackers or cornbread. Christmas cantata, 6 p.m. Dec. 8.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Clothing giveaway, 10 a.m. Dec. 7.
Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministry Clothing distribution will resume Wednesday and benevolence Thursday.
Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Church Road, Chester: Chinese auction, Dec. 7 at the YMCA, Columbia Street. Drop tickets, 11 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $5 for 25. For tickets, call 803-385-5427.
Riverside Baptist Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Drummer Boy Ministries sign-up will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church mission house. In its 26th year, the ministry provides toys for children 12 and younger. Children must be living with the parent or guardian requesting help. Bring IDs for parents and children, proof of relationship and income. No telephone applications or other sign-up dates.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Awana Club, 5 p.m. Sunday. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s Rally, 7 p.m. Monday. CDC Christmas program, 4 p.m. Thursday. Christmas cantata, “Christ Was Born for This,” 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: Free community lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 20. For information, call 803-684-3431. Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Reception after with heavy hors d’ouevres. Ticket are $5. Free for ages 10 and younger.
The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Enriching Family Relationships,” 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 led by Kathleen Ciani. Cost is $15.
CHURCH OF GOD
Grace Covenant Church of God, York: Bake, yard and Christmas decoration sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Whiteside’s Cleaners, South Congress Street. If rain, the bake sale will be at the Dollar General on East Liberty Street.
Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays. For information, call 803-701-0149.
Temple Solel, a Reform congregation, meeting at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays. Religious school, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information visit Temple Solel SC on Facebook or call Russ Cobe at 803-619-9707.
Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Community Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Donations accepted. Christmas Bible School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.14. Register online or call the church office.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: BLT lunch team, 11:30 Wednesday at Tropical Sunrise. United Methodist Women covered dish dinner, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Church Christmas dinner, 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Reservations due Sunday. Homeless shelter needs decaf coffee, sugar, Vienna sausages, individual snacks, socks and bottled water.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: First Wednesday breakfast and devotion, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Country breakfast served. Open to the community.
Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Carol sing, 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Cookies and hot chocolate after. The Christmas Experience, by Kyle Idleman, a three-part series, 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15. Breakfast available for $4 per person or $10 per family.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Decorating for Advent, Saturday. Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Sunday. Hanging of the Greens ceremony in observance of Advent during worship Sunday. Volunteers work at the Operation Christmas Child distribution center, Tuesday and Dec. 7. Christmas cantata and play, Dec. 15. Covered dish lunch after.
Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, Philbeck Road, York: Black Family Singers present “Songs of Christmas,” 5 p.m. Sunday. Open to the community.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: A ceremony with an honor guard will be 4 p.m. Sunday to place wreaths on the graves of 68 veterans buried in the Mount Holly cemetery. Hanging of the Greens, 6 p.m. Sunday with a reception after. Youth will collect coats and blankets for a service project. Donation boxes are in the family life center.
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Hobo supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Menu: pinto beans, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, cooked cabbage, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. Cost: $6, adult and $3, children.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Woodland will provide Christmas dinner Dec. 6 at the Kershaw prison. Cookie Walk, 9-11 a.m. or until sold out, Dec. 14. Boxes are $6 and can be filled with a variety of cookies. Proceeds to mission.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Children’s program and cantata, 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Refreshments after.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Advent observance, 10 a.m. Sunday. Men’s prayer breakfast, 7 a.m. Dec. 8 at Trinity.
Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday, at First Calvary Baptist, 228 Lucky Lane, Rock Hill.. Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale, directed by D. Jeffery Sligh, presents its annual Christmas concert, “Hallelujah to the King,” 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave.
This year’s concert will feature Shirley Fishburne, organist, and her daughter, Mary Fishburne, soprano. Vocalist Tonia Ashford will debut as featured soloist for the Chorale. Other soloists will include Iris Rose, Joy Colter, John “Byrd” Ellis and Karen Howze. Karen Craig, director of music at Tirzah ARP Church, is conductor and associate director for the Chorale.
Jermaine Evans, minister of music at St. Anne Catholic Church, serves as an associate director and rehearsal accompanist for the chorale. Accompanying the concert will be Zinorl Bronola and the Plair Ensemble.
Storyteller’s Gospel Show: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Special People Party, 12:30-5 p.m. Dec. 7.
Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Healing service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Transportation available by calling 803-328-2263 at least one hour prior. Singles Ministry program, 3 p.m. Dec. 15.
Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lancaster: 33rd annual B&B Craft Show, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. More than 50 vendors will display crafts, gifts, jewelry, pottery and art. Hourly door prizes. Raffle for a two-night vacation at Springmaid Beach. Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will include homemade vegetable soup, cornbread and hot dogs. For information, call 803-287-2667. Bring canned goods for Lancaster food pantries.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: ChristmasVille Cookie and Dessert Walk and Christmas Shop, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Dec. 7 until the cookies are gone. ChristmasVille pancake and omelet breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Dec. 7. Chef Greg of The Yolk will prepare omelets and grits. Tickets are $6. Children’s Live Nativity pageant, 5 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Friendship Fellowship, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday with lunch and Christmas music by Winthrop voice students. Cost is $3. Basketball sign-up deadline is Thursday.
Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Purity Bells perform during 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m.
Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Hanging of the Greens and Advent lesson, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Ignite youth, 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 15. Cookie Walk and theme basket silent auction, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7. Cookie boxes are $10. Auction winners announced at 3 p.m. Proceeds for youth summer mission trip. For information, contact Linda Ferrel at 803-802-0048.
First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Saturday Night Alive, 6 p.m. Saturday with Tower of Mercy.