York, Chester, Lancaster church news: Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 2, 2014 

The Southern Gospel group 7th Vision will perform May 17 at Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church in York.



Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Experience FRANgelism in May. Sunday invite five friends. Invite five relatives May 11. Family and Friends Day, May 18 invite association. Sunday May 25, invite five neighbors.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, East Barr Street, Lancaster: The second annual Youth Showcase will be June 14. Singing groups, youth choirs, young adult choirs, praise dancers, mimes and gospel rappers who want to participate should call Malik Mackey at 803-762-9368.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming to celebrate the 229th anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Stephen Laughridge. Men’s retreat, May 9-10 at Cheraw State Park. Red Rose banquet to honor high school graduates, May 14.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, acoustic worship, 9 a.m. and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sanctuary is open 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays for prayer.


Sandy River Baptist Association (Lower Division): Annual Mayfest, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Richburg Park, Richburg. The event features a maypole, music, games, food and praise dancing.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Family and Friends spring tailgate, Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Ladies Spring Fling, 6:30 p.m. May 9.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Woman’s Day program, 11 a.m. May 11.

First Baptist Church, Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill: Grief Share seminar, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the conference center. For information, call the church at 803-327-7181 or Stewart Smith at 803-493-0466.

Gloryland Free Will Baptist Church, York Highway, Rock Hill: Revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Friday with the Revs. Durvall Messer, Richard Cole and Roger Webster.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: AWANA Club, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Wild Wednesday’s for children, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Divorce Recovery, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School training, 3 p.m. Sunday in the social hall. Special baptism service, May 11.

Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church, Sutton Springs Road, York: Ninth annual Bible, Bluegrass and Barbecue, noon-6 p.m. May 17 featuring Bluegrass Gospel Tones, 7th Vision, Bluegrass Inspirations and two open mic hours. Dinner is 4-5 p.m. Plates are $8. Concessions available all day. Bring a lawn chair. Donations accepted. Proceeds to building and mission projects.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Third pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Charles Booker Jr. and family, 5 p.m. May 224.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Chester: Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Derrick Belton, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Women’s Conference, 9:45 a.m. May 17. Registration at 8:45 a.m. and continental breakfast at 9 a.m. Free and open to the public.

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

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Highway, Sharon: Hymn Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Sunday.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church: Usher Board and Holistic Ministry will host a walk-a-thon, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at McConnells Recreation Park, 189 Church St. Registration on site. Participants can customize their own first aid kits.

Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with music by the Hinson Girls and Bethel Baptist Choir. Breakfast at 9 a.m. and covered-dish lunch after worship.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Clover: Pastor’s Aide fish, chicken and hot dog sale, 11 a.m. Saturday at the home of Gay Parker. To place orders, call 803-325-4721 or 704-349-8800. Women in Hats, May 11.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: AWANAS, 5 p.m. Sunday. Disciple Cycle, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mission Friends, GA’s, RA’s and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Woodvale Baptist Church, Springsteen Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch after.


Church of God of Prophecy, Rock Hill: Car wash, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone on Cherry Road. Donations accepted.


Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays. Holocaust Memorial Service, 1 p.m. May 4 with Holocaust survivor Suly Chenkin. She and her family were among the five percent who survived the Kovno Ghetto.


Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Community Cafe, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Donations accepted. Bible Study Outreach Ministry, 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 10 at Lake Wylie Retirement Center. Centering Prayer Ministry, noon Tuesday in the sanctuary. Quilters, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Q-Bee Quilts, S.C. 49.


Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: baked ham, greater tater casserole, green limas, mixed fruit, biscuits, 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. Proceeds to provide scholarships at Asbury Hills.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: First Sunday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Menu: ham, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, parsley potatoes, green beans, slaw, homemade rolls and desserts, tea, water and coffee. Plates are $8, adult and $4 age 10 and younger. All take out plates, $8.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Quest Youth Lowcountry boil and auction 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $20 for dinner, mystery dinner theater, silent and live auction. A hamburger plate with coleslaw option for those who cannot eat shrimp as well as chicken nuggets and tater tots for kids. Proceeds to mission opportunities and community service projects. Former Miss South Carolina Dawn Smith Jordan will speak Thursday. Dessert and coffee will be served at 7 p.m. with Jordan’s program after. Jordan will tell her story of faith and forgiveness in the face of tragedy that was chronicled in her book, “Grace So Amazing.” Tickets are $5 and available at the church office or at the door. Child care must be reserved by May 1 by calling 803-327-3113.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Family picnic, 3 p.m. Sunday at Fewell Park, Alexander Road with hot dogs, chips and ice cream.


Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Baby Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.


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

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Ministry, 7 p.m. Monday with a special service from the ladies at Real Life Assembly of God in Fort Mill.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Registration is being taken for summer camp for rising kindergarten-fifth grade. For information, call 803-802-3189.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Celebration of 25 years of ministry, 5 p.m. May 11. For information, call Gloria McCroey at 803-370-6844 or Abigail Plower at 803-448-9623.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Adam Fowler of Peru will teach May 7.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Portrait day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m Saturday for family or individual portraits. For information, call 803-209-8805. Pastor Appreciation Day, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Victory Christian Center, Old Pineville Road, Charlotte: Benefit concert, 6 p.m. May 31 with Grammy nominee and three-time Dove Award winner Canton Jones along with comedian Akintunde and Stellar Award nominee for best new artist Travis Greene. Tickets are $10 and available at Victory Christian high school. The concert will be at VCC Dome, 7228 Kings Ridge Drive. For information, call Tiara Cloud at 704-602-6040.


First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship with Communion, 11 a.m. Sunday. Yarns of Love, 3 p.m. Thursday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Lay-led breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 8:55 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall and May 18 in The Hut. Friendship fellowship, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday with lunch and speaker Keith Richardson. Cost is $3 at the door.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Presbyterian Women circles, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Serving Meals Ministry, 12:30 p.m. May 10.

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