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. Sunday, presented by the York District Evangelism Department.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundation for the Family and church family Christmas program, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lessons and Carols, 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Collecting gifts for Toys for Happiness.
Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Appalachian Mission Team trip to Appalachia Saturday to deliver Christmas shoe boxes and canned goods. Tirzahites Christmas party, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Christmas cantata, Dec. 15. Children’s Christmas play, Dec. 15.
Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers Prayer Breakfast, 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Auction, sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Society, 1 p.m. Saturday. 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.
Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Craft bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the family life center. To be a vendor, contact Ashley Floyd at 803-322-3843.
Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth banquet, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Rawlinson Road Clubhouse, 555 Alexandria Parkway. Tickets are $5 and include food, pictures and door prizes.
First Baptist Church, Clover: “A Visit to Bethlehem,” Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 13-15 at the church. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays and 5-8 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 803-222-3216.
First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Brunch with Santa, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday 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: Christmas concert with King’s Cause, 6 p.m. Sunday. Pantry needs include grits. The church is looking to donate used choir robes. For information, call 803-385-6890.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Family and Friends worship and praise, 4 p.m. Saturday. Family and Friends Celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday. Dinner after. Hymn Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Area choirs invited.
Newkirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Christmas cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Clothing giveaway, 10 a.m. Saturday.
Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Chancel Choir Christmas presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday. Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale Concert, 7 p.m. Sunday. Ministry Center, Charlotte Avenue, clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Dec. 14.
Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Church Road, Chester: Chinese auction, Saturday at the YMCA, Columbia Street. Drop tickets, 11 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $5 for 25. For tickets, call 803-385-5427.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Annual Christmas benefit program, 6 p.m. Sunday with Boyd Hill Baptist Choir, June Barnette and Gospel Highlighters, Richard English and the Rock Hill Concert Choir, Ron Tyree and the Vessels of Faith, Stars of Zion and Pleasant Ridge choirs. Proceeds to needy families in York County.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Christmas cantata, “Christ Was Born for This,” 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
All Saints Catholic Church, Lake Wylie: Knights of Columbus Council No. 14475 held its annual Light Up for Christ event Dec. 3.
Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Reception after with heavy hors d’ouevres. Ticket are $5. Free for ages 10 and younger.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 15 in the parish life center. Menu: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, meats and drinks. Open to the community. Proceeds help needy families for the holidays.
The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Enriching Family Relationships,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday led by Kathleen Ciani. Cost is $15.
CHURCH OF GOD
Lando Church of God, Lando: Singing, 6 p.m. Saturday with Country Grass, 7th Vision and the Harris Family.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Service of Lessons and Carols, 6 p.m. Saturday. St. Nicholas will visit the parish hall, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Rite I: Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. Sunday, and Rite II: Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
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.
Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Girl Scouts breakfast with Santa, 7 a.m. Saturday. Club 4-5-6 event, 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbia. Youth caroling and Christmas party, 2 p.m. Saturday. Lutheran students Christmas party, 6 p.m. Sunday. Bridge at Grace, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Seniors Christmas pot luck and white elephant gift exchange, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Pictures with Santa available. Christmas Music Festival, 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 14.
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.
Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Children’s Christmas program, 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Celebration after in the family life center.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Ring and Sing, 6 p.m. Sunday. Coffee and Conversation, new study based on J. Ellsworth Kalas’ book “Christmas from the Backside,” 10 a.m. Monday. Chancel Choir cantata, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15. No 8:30 a.m. worship.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Church Christmas dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Offering will go to Lynnwood United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Collecting nonperishable goods for Hope House. Men’s shelter needs: disposable razors, individual snacks, and bottled water. Cash donations accepted.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Brunch to honor India Hook staff, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday. United Methodist Women’s Christmas party, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Olive Garden restaurant. Christmas cantata and play, Dec. 15. Covered dish lunch after.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Adult choir Christmas cantata, 7 p.m. Sunday. Light refreshments after. Community fellowship supper Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: vegetable beef soup, pimiento cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cornbread, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10, free for 5 and younger; $25 cap per household. Takeout available.
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Hobo supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Menu: pinto beans, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, cooked cabbage, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. Cost: $6, adult and $3, children.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land: Chancel Choir Christmas cantata, 6 p.m. Dec. 15 joined by the PHKids Choir. Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Contemporary service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Bring new, unwrapped gifts for infants through teens for Forgotten Angel project. Movarian Love Feast, 7 p.m. Sunday with songs, stories and dance plus Love Feast buns and cider. Prayer Labyrinth open at 6 p.m. 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. Sunday. Refreshments after.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Men’s prayer breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Trinity.
Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday at Bel-Air United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. 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. Sunday 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.
Rock Hill South Carolina Ministry Conference: 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Rock Hill.
Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: 15th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Dec. 15 with Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr.
Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Special Friday Night Christmas service, “Beautiful Things,” 7 p.m. Dec. 20 with Three Days Leave and Grace praise team.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Special People Party, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday. GAP and Legacy Christmas party, 2:30-5 p.m. Dec. 7. Free gift wrapping outreach, 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Galleria.
Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Singles Ministry program, 3 p.m. Dec. 15.
Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Christmas choir program, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: ChristmasVille Cookie and Dessert Walk and Christmas Shop, 7 a.m. Saturday until the cookies are gone. ChristmasVille pancake and omelet breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Chef Greg of The Yolk will prepare omelets and grits. Tickets are $6. Children’s Live Nativity pageant, 5 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Cantata of Lessons and Carols with Adult and Cherub choirs, 11 a.m. Sunday. Hosting Family Promise families, Dec. 8-15.
Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Chili cookoff and children’s Christmas musical, 5 p.m. Sunday. Bring a muffin tin to sample the chili. Christmas cantata, “A Celebration of Carols,” 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Nursery provided.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Faith and film, 6 p.m. Sunday, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Lessons and Carolina, 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Luncheon and bake sale after in the activities center. Bring your favorite Christmas side dish. Turkey, rolls and drinks provided.
Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Purity Bells will play, 11 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday programs, 6 p.m.
Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Cookie Walk and theme basket silent auction, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 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. Advent lessons, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Children Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Serving Meals Ministry, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14.
Unity Presbyterian Church, Fort Mill: Youth Christmas pageant, 4 p.m. Sunday. Service of Lessons and Carols, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Dec. 15.