York, Chester, Lancaster church notes: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

January 10, 2014 

Erik Estrada, star of “Uncommon,” will be at Oakdale Baptist Church on Jan. 21 for a screening of the movie, which focuses on the issue of religious liberty in public schools.



Chester District: Lay Council, 9 a.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon AME Zion Church.

Rock Hill District: Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society’s third quarter mass meeting and annual prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Lige Street.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir 60th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Various Hymn Choirs participating.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Season of 21 Days of Consecration continues, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Norris Long and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 with the Rev. Thelma Gordon. The annual Usher Board service will be at a later date.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Willing Workers Auxiliary anniversary, 2 p.m. Jan. 19. United Churches of Fort Mill annual MLK celebration, 7 p.m. Jan. 20.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: “A Tropical Escape,” third annual dance for “special friends with special needs,” 2-4 p.m. Jan. 25.


Rock Hill One: Services, 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at West End Baptist Church, Monday at Oakdale Baptist Church, Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church and Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. For information visit RockHillOne on Facebook or call 803-448-6035.

Sandy River Baptist Association (Lower Division): Annual prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday at Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgeland Road, Edgemoor.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: 18th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Edward L. Brown and family, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Wednesday night Bible study, children and youth activities, 7 p.m. Pantry items needed: canned vegetables.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Film screening of “Uncommon,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 with film star Erik Estrada. Admission is free. For information, call Joe Deese at 803-448-6035.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Tuesday at Chandler Place. Charlotte Avenue Ministry Center open for clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: The Heritage Quartet and Forever Changed will be in concert, 6 p.m. Saturday. Love offering.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Chinese auction, sponsored by the Pastor’s Appreciation committee, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Drop time 1:30 p.m.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Union Gospel Singers 47th anniversary, 2 p.m. Jan. 19. All area choirs invited.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Women’s Conference 2014 Friday and Jan. 18 at Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, N.C., and 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Weeping Mary.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Awana Club, 5 p.m. Sunday. Bible study and IMPACT, 6 p.m. Sunday. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold poor man’s supper, 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of Ken and Rosemary Faulkenberry.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Missionary Program, 2 p.m. Sunday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Open to the community. Menu: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, meats and drinks. Proceeds to St. Anne youth group.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Lenten Mission, 7 p.m. March 2-4 with Father Jerome Chavarria, vice provincial of Richmond, Va. For information, call 803-329-1008.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Growth Journaling: A Door to Awareness,” 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 18 led by Kathleen Ciani, a licensed personality and human relationships educator. Cost is $15. “The Spirituality of Catherine McAuley,” founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 in Ireland, 9:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 25 led by Sr. Jeanne-Marie Keinast of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas community in Belmont, N.C. Cost is $15. For information, contact The Oratory Center for Spirituality.


Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Singing with the Jacob Family and others, 6 p.m. Saturday.


True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Annual youth extravaganza, 6 p.m. Jan. 18.


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. Feed the Hungry team prepares meals after worship Sunday. U-Turn youth ministry, 5 p.m. Sunday for game night. Men’s breakfast fellowship, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Regent Park.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men’s fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 18. Donations accepted. Youth will host a bingo fundraiser during and after the meal.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Community Soup Kitchen, Thursdays.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. Jan. 18. Menu: fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, lemonade or tea. Desserts available for purchase. Plates are $9, adults; $4, ages 6-12 and free, age 5 and younger. Proceeds to missions.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men’s monthly breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J’s. Confirmation classes begin 4 p.m. Sunday. United Methodist Women, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Faith Seekers classroom. Women’s Bible study based on the book by the founder of the Stephen Ministries, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 5.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10, free for 5 and younger; $25 cap per household. Takeout available. Evening and youth activities after.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Fundraiser for the families of Kenny Hull and Carla Smith Saturday with a poor mans’ supper at 4:30 and music by the Black Family Singers at 6:30 p.m. Love offering accepted. Supper is $6.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Abigail Circle is collecting diapers for Safe Passage. Kids Club, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday for sports night. Wear team colors. JOY Group for older adults soup and sandwich lunch, Jan. 21. Call Mary Alice at 803-324-4408 to register.


York Church of the Nazarene, North Congress Street, York: Heritage Quartet in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.


Storyteller’s Gospel Show: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: “After The Dream Celebration” 9 a.m. Jan. 20 with a brunch. Bishop George Jackson of Thomasville, N.C., will speak.

North Rock Hill Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Celebrate Recovery support group, 6 p.m. Monday. For information, call Rob at 803-493-1231.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Ladies Day, 11 a.m. Saturday for lunch and card games. Cost, $2. Men’s Ministry, 8 a.m. Saturday. Rose’s Kitchen, Jan 19. Plates, $7.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Third annual Usher Celebration, 3 p.m. Jan. 26. For transportation, call 803-328-2263.

True Love Church of Refuge, Nations Ford Road, Charlotte: Holy Consecration Revival, 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31 with Apostle Kelvin M. Brown.


First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Ladies Out-to-Lunch Bunch after worship Sunday. Low-impact exercise class, 6 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $5. Retired Men’s Lunch, noon Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Call Dick at 803-327-0201 for transportation. Wednesdays @ 1st, 6 p.m. with Bible study and choirs.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Together on Wednesday dinner, 5-5:55 p.m.; choirs and classes, 6-7 p.m. Dinner is $5, ages 12 and older, and $3, ages 3-11. Cancer support group, 7 p.m. Thursday in the parlor. NAMI Family to Family, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19. Limited to 20 participants. Register by calling Susan Vogel at 803-6138 or email skvogel@comporium.net.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Elders will be installed 11 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday night meal 6 p.m. and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Newly elected elders will be ordained and installed 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University begins Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $100 for book and materials. Scholarships available and child care provided. For information, call the church at 803-366-3107 or Dennis Hamric at 803-487-4330 or email srunner@comporium.net.

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