China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: To participate in the annual Christmas program Sunday call Krissy Miller. The program will be after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Deadline for the church anniversary booklet is Jan. 12. Contact Roy Turner at 803-517-4219 to buy an ad.
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. Sunday. Open to the community. For information, call 803-329-4343.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Lessons and Carols, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve candlelight services, 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24.
Neely’s Creek ARP Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Christmas Festival concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Reception after.
Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Christmas cantata, Sunday. Children’s Christmas play, Sunday evening. Christmas Eve candlelight and Communion service, Dec. 24.
Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers Prayer Breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill.
Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Christmas program and dinner after 10 a.m. worship Dec. 22. Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Christmas program after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Soup kitchen will be open Wednesday. Brotherhood’s second annual prayer breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at the church. Area Brotherhoods are welcome. The YWA and Brotherhood are accepting gently used, clean clothing for the clothing pantry. There is a need for clothing for teenagers. Drop-off date is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: “Christmas at Calvary,” 6 p.m. Sunday with the Calvary Praise Choir presenting “The Heart of Christmas.” Calvary Kidz present “The Sweetest Story,” 6 p.m. Dec. 22.
Catawba Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: The children’s choirs will present “The Christmas Cupcake,” 6 p.m. Sunday. A reception for office administrator Pat Hart will follow. Hart is retiring Dec. 31.
First Baptist Church, Clover: “A Visit to Bethlehem,” Friday through Sunday at the church. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 5-8 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 803-222-3216.
Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Annual Christmas program and dinner, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 sponsored by Eastview, Flint Hill and Second Baptist churches, Epiphany and Grace Lutheran churches, Cornerstone, St. John’s and Woodland United Methodist churches and First and Westminster Presbyterian churches. Menu: turkey, vegetables, fruit, dessert, bread and beverages. Tokens of love after the meal. Entertainment from 11 a.m.-noon.
Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Camp Welfare Road, Winnsboro: Christmas concert, “The Sounds of Christmas,” 6 p.m. Saturday.
Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Children’s puppet program, 6 p.m. Sunday. Children and youth visit Riverbank Zoo Dec. 18 to see the Christmas lights. Christmas worship and evening Christmas play, Dec. 22.
Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Christmas recitations and dinner after worship Sunday. Annual Christmas Gospel Extravaganza, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: 80th church anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm.
Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day during worship Dec. 22. Christmas dinner after in the fellowship hall.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Annual Christmas program, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22.
Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministry Center, Charlotte Avenue, clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Rock Hill Prayer Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the annex. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. Dec. 21 in the annex.
Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Candy Cane Christmas Gala, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 with food, games and entertainment. Semi-formal. Christmas worship, 10:45 a.m. Dec. 22.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Awana Club, 5 p.m. Sunday. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: Free community lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Open to all. For information, call 803-684-3431. Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Reception after. Tickets 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 Sunday in the parish life center. Menu: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, meats and drinks. Open to the community. Proceeds help needy families for the holidays.
CHURCH OF GOD
Lando Church of God, Lando: Children’s Christmas play, “Just a Little Christmas,” 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Adults perform, “Imagine,” 6 p.m. Sunday.
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Christmas Day, “Some Day at Christmas,” 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Christmas morning service, 6:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
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.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Men of Epiphany Boston butt roast sale, Dec. 29 during both worship services. Cost is $30 and only 30 roasts will be sold. Sign up in the gathering area.
Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Girl Christmas Music Festival, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Christmas program and potluck dinner, 5 p.m. Sunday. Hunger Outreach, Thursday. Angel Tree gift bags due Thursday.
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. Sunday. Celebration after in the family life center. Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Chancel Choir cantata, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. No 8:30 a.m. worship.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Christmas cantata, 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Christmas offering to Lynwood United Methodist Church, Lancaster. Memorials in lieu of poinsettias will go the parking lot fund. Visitation and caroling for shut-ins, Wednesday. Christmas Eve service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Soup Kitchen opens Jan. 9. Men’s shelter needs size 32 and 34 jeans.
First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: “The Heart of Christmas,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The First UMC choir will join Clover Presbyterian Church to present “The Heart of Christmas,” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Christmas cantata and play, “Silent Night! Holy Night!” 11 a.m. Sunday (only service). Covered dish lunch after with music and a visit from Santa. Christmas Eve services, noon and 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: Italian casserole, salad, garlic bread, 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. No suppers Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Jesus’ Birthday party, during Sunday school, Dec. 22. Christmas Songfest, 6 p.m. Dec. 22 with the Praise Band in family life center.
New Zion United Methodist Church, Black Highway, Smyrna: Black Family presents a Christmas concert, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments after.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land: Chancel Choir Christmas cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday joined by the PHKids Choir. Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Contemporary service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve worship, 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. The early services are geared toward children and families.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Cookie Walk, 9-11 a.m. or until sold out, Saturday. Boxes are $6 and can be filled with a variety of cookies. Proceeds to mission.
Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Children’s Christmas pageant, 10:45 a.m. Dec. 22. Christmas cantata, “His Name is Jesus,” 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Youth-sponsored meal after. For information, call 803-487-7691 or 803-242-4872.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Christmas cantata, “Mary, Did You Know?,” 10:45 a.m. Dec. 22. Christmas Eve candlelight and Communion service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Children’s Christmas program, “Shepherds, Sheep and Savior,” 6 p.m. Sunday. Christmas worship, 10 a.m. Dec. 22. Christmas treats given to all who attend. Sanctuary Choir presents “The Name Jesus,” 6 p.m. Dec. 22.
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. Saturday, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Rock Hill.
Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: 15th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr. Christmas concert, 5 p.m. Dec. 22 featuring the Rock Hill Concert Choir, Stars of Zion and praise dance teams.
Global Ministries Outreach, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: “Christ Must,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations accepted for the building fund.
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.
Greater Faith Deliverance Church, East Black Street, Rock Hill: Remodeling re-dedication service, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Redeemed Christian Ministries, Blackburn Street, York: Christmas pageant, “Miracle Under a Blazing Star,” 7 p.m. Friday, presented by Divine Revelation Ministries in York.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Free gift-wrapping outreach, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Galleria. Christmas service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday (only service). Worship, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 22 (only service).
Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Singles Ministry program, 3 p.m. Sunday. “Bringing it to the Neighborhood,” 2 p.m. Dec. 25 at Hagins/Fewell Street.
First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace at Richmond Drive, Rock Hill: Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. until sold out Saturday.
Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Christmas cantata, “The Promised Hope,” 11 a.m. Sunday.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Christmas luncheon after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with Advent Bible study after. Low-impact exercise, 6 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $5.
Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Christmas cantata, “A Celebration of Carols,” 7 p.m. Sunday. Nursery provided.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Lessons and Carols, 11 a.m. Sunday. 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: “What Sweeter Music” by Mark Hayes – A Festival of Carols, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Chancel Choir, Purity Bells, guest instrumentalists and children’s nativity. Covered dish lunch after.
Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Serving Meals Ministry, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Advent lessons, 10:30 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 22. Ignite youth, 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
Tirzah Presbyterian Church, Tirzah Road, York: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
Unity Presbyterian Church, Fort Mill: Service of Lessons and Carols, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve services, 4, 6 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24.
First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Eastside Community Christmas caroling, 6 p.m. Dec. 22 in the Oak Grove at corner of Annafrel and Standard streets with hot chocolate and cookies. If rain, in the fellowship hall.