York, Chester, Lancaster church news: Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 9, 2014 


South Carolina Conference: Men of Zion will host the Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson Memorial golf tournament on May 31 at Waterford Golf Club, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill. For information call Barry Mason Sr. at 704-891-1637, Bill Berry at 803-524-2725, or Marshall Harris at 704-641-1755.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. June 1.

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

Pineville AME Zion, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Mother’s Day breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday with worship at 11 a.m.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Senior Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. May 18.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Red Rose banquet to honor high school graduates, May 14.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m., and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sanctuary is open 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays for prayer.


Chester and York counties Sandy River Baptist Joint Convention: Founders Day celebration, May 24 at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill. The convention is still working to build the Dr. Goudlock Life Center at the former Friendship College. For information, contact the Rev. John E. Robinson at 704-588-1415.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, John Street, Rock Hill: God Bless American Rally, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 15 and 7 p.m. June 16-17 with the Rev. Tony Green. Special music.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Mother’s Day celebration cook-out, 2 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by the Men of the Church.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Community yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24. Space is available for $15 (supply your own tables). For information, call Ashley Floyd at 803-322-3843

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

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.

First Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Second annual Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m. May 17 with the Staffsmen Quartet and Heritage Quartet.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Vacation Bible School, “The Jesus Connection – What a Friend,” 6-8 p.m. June 9-13.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Women’s Day observance, morning worship Sunday.

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: Mother’s Day service and special baptism service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Graduate Sunday, 11 a.m. May 18. Pantry item needed: toilet paper.

Midway Baptist Church, S.C. 55 West, York: Revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday-May 18 with the Rev. Joey Murdock. Special singing nightly.

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 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.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Robertson Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Day and Mother’s Day celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday. Members will participate in Relay for Life Saturday at Rock Hill High School.

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.

Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Annual yard sale, 5-7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.-noon May 17. Proceeds to Honduras mission trips.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Clover: Women in Hats, Sunday. Workshop and book signing with Kimberly Jowers, author of “The Maintenance Plan,” 10:30 a.m. May 17. Workshop is free and books are available for purchase.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mother’s recognition and baby dedication, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. 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. Hearts of Gold to the Wagon Wheel, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon May 18 in the parish life center. Menu: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, meats and drinks. Proceeds to support a seminarian.


Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Fundraiser steak dinner, 4 p.m. Saturday. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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, go to Temple Solel SC on Facebook or call Russ Cobe at 803-619-9707. The 37-member congregation recently contributed $421 to the Fort Mill Care Center building fund and 800 pounds of food.

Latter-day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Cecelia Ward, daughter of Craig and Denise Ward of Rock Hill, recently returned from serving an 18-month mission in the Philippines. She served in the Baguio and Urdaneta Missions, where she taught the Filipino people the gospel of Jesus Christ and served their families as needed. Before her mission, she attended Brigham Young University for three years, where she majored in English. A week after Cecelia returned from her mission, she returned to complete her degree. She is a member of the Rock Hill Ward, 1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Breakfast May 17 at Fatz to raise money for the senior high mission trip to Asheville. Tickets are $7.

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.


Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. May 17. Menu: fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, lemonade and iced tea. Plates: $9, adults, $4 ages 6-12 and free, age 5 and younger.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men’s breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J’s. United Methodist Women, 7 p.m. Monday. UMW yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 in the family life center featuring household goods, kitchenware, electronics, furniture, toys and other items. Breakfast biscuits, juice and coffee available. Hot dog lunch with all the trimmings also for sale.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: pork chops, macaroni and cheese, steamed cabbage, sliced tomatoes, 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.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: 132nd church anniversary, 10 a.m. May 18. Family and friends invited.

Wesley United Methodist Church, West Jefferson Street, York: May Extravaganza, 6 p.m. May 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St. Tickets are $10. Contact Elaine at 803-684-6795 or Vivian at 803-684-6462.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Family Promise will be guests next week. Youth Sunday is Sunday. The youth will lead worship. Reading Circle to discuss “What Remains” by Carole Radziwill on May 26.


Ordination: Pastor Cynthia R. Long will be ordained into the ministry at 3 p.m. May 17 at Hilton Garden Inn, 650 Tinsley Way, Rock Hill. The service will be led by Apostle Donald C. Wilson of Faith and Deliverance Worship Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Long, a Rock Hill native, attended Queen City Bible College and earned an associate degree in business from York Technical College. She graduated magna cum laude in 2013 from Clinton College and earned her bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Clinton May 3. She has volunteered with the Women’s Prison Ministry, served as youth minister at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and founded, along with Gregory and Sandra Dolster, Household Healing Ministries seven months ago.

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

Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries meeting at York Baptist Association, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Mother’s Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

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. Child Development spring musical, “I Am a Friend of God,” 5 p.m. May 18.

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

New Love’s Chapel, Fewell Road, Clover: Four Gospel program, 5 p.m. Sunday. Fish and hot dogs for sale after.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: GAP, noon May 17 at Lancaster Manor in Lancaster.

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.

Victory Worship Center, Lancaster: Jason Crabb concert is sold out.


First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Retired Men’s group, noon Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s Group, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mike Hunsucker.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: 100 Women in Black program, 2 p.m. June 1. Enrollment is open for the Summer Enrichment Program, June 9-Aug. 8 for ages 5-12. Registration is $50 and weekly fees are $35 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and $45 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) Early registration, June 2. For information, call 803-327-6015.

Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte: 1 Girl Nation Making a Difference extravaganza, 4-6:30 p.m. (VIP, 3-6:30 p.m.) May 17. The event includes a concert, speaker, fair trade jewelry, makeovers and photo ops. Tickets available at eventbrite.com

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Presbyterian Women birthday gathering, 6:30-8:30 Thursday in the fellowship hall. Cancer support group, 7 p.m. Thursday. Faith and Film, 6 p.m. May 18 in the Presbyterian Student Center to see “Glory Road.” Bring a drink. Pizza and popcorn, $5.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Purity Bells will perform 11 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m. Playschool graduation, 7 p.m. Friday.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Serving Meals Ministry, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Mother’s Day offering, 11 a.m. Sunday. Women’s retreat, May 17-18 at Montreat. Ignite Youth, 2 p.m. May 18. Lively Group, 6:30 p.m. May 20.

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