York, Chester, Lancaster church news: Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 16, 2014 

The Heritage Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday during the second annual Gospel Jubilee at First Baptist Church in McConnells.



Rock Hill District: Church school convention, 9:30 a.m. May 31 at Foundation AME Zion Church. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

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.

Browns Chapel AME Zion Church, Lowrys: Chinese auction, noon, May 24. Drop time, 10 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $5 per pack. Missionary banquet and fashion show, 5 p.m. May 31. Tickets: $10, adult, and $5, age 12 and younger. To participate in the fashion show, call Earnestine Douglas at 803-444-1107.

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

Clover AME Zion Church, Clover: Family and Friends, 2:30 p.m. May 25.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Experience FRANgelism in May. Family and Friends Day, Sunday, invite associates. Sunday, May 25, invite five neighbors.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Voices of Praise anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Men’s Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Pineville AME Zion, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Inspirational Voices seventh anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Hymn Choir fish fry and hot dog sale, 11 a.m. May 24 at 192 Adnah Church Road.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Male Choir anniversary, 5 p.m. Saturday. Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Lay council, 9 a.m. Saturday. Home Missions observance, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Ushers fundraiser, noon Saturday. Senior Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: High school graduate recognition, 10 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School workshop, 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Sanctuary is open 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays for prayer. Just JOY service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers meeting, 10 a.m. May 24 for all junior and senior ushers at First Calvary Baptist Church.

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.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Two-day youth revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Catawba Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Registration is open for summer camps. Week-long camps in art, sports, music, volleyball and “hodgepodge” run June 9-Aug.7. For the schedule, go to catawbabaptist.com or call 803-324-1036.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Women’s Day weekend with a Family and Friends cookout, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. worship Sunday.

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

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. Saturday with the Staffsmen Quartet and Heritage Quartet.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Women’s Health Awareness, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with breakfast, representative from North Central Family Medical Center and health screenings. Women’s Day celebration, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Family and Friends Day, morning worship, May 25. One-day revival, 7 p.m. May 27 with the Rev. J. Thomas Barber.

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

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Graduate Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Pantry item needed: canned corn. Celebration for the pastor and his wife, 10 a.m. May 25 as they leave for the mission field in Arizona. Bring a well-filled picnic basket.

Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church, Sutton Springs Road, York: Ninth annual Bible, Bluegrass and Barbecue, noon-6 p.m. Saturday 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 24.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Appreciation program for the musicians, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Ushers annual program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m. May 31 featuring a car show, kid’s bike show and barbecue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Ushers workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Ushers anniversary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Youth ministry program, 2-5 p.m. May 24.

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. Wednesday and Saturday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: First pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Gary Walton, 3 p.m. Sunday. Chinese auction, 1 p.m. May 24. Drop time is noon. Hymn Choir anniversary, 6:30 p.m. May 30.

Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Annual yard sale, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday. Proceeds to Honduras mission trips.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the annex. Rock Hill Prayer Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the annex.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Missions lunch after 10:55 a.m. worship Sunday. Disciple Cycle, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. AWANAS, 5 p.m. Sunday. Mission Friends, GA’s, RA’s and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Women’s Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.


All Saints Catholic Church, Lake Wylie: All Saints Council No. 14475 of the Knight of Columbus raised more than $4,500 for the Clover Area Special Olympics through its Operation Hope collection drive.

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. Proceeds to support a seminarian.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: Information sessions on the three-part program, “Discovering God Anew; Women in Dialogue with God,” will be 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. June 7 in Newman Parlor. The program begins in the fall. Visions in Faith, June 15-18 at the Center for Spirituality. Alice Camille, religious educator and author, will lead the workshop. Cost is $125 for all sessions or $40 per day. Overnight accommodations available. For information, call 803-327-2097 or email oratorycenter@gmail.com.


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.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Breakfast Saturday at Fatz to raise money for the senior high mission trip to Asheville. Tickets are $7. Blood drive, 1:30-3 p.m. June 11.

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. Members are participating in “Stop Hunger Now” and will assemble 25,000 bagged meals Sunday after a brief worship service at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Communion.


Clover First United Methodist Church, Clover: Yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with a hot dog lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast biscuits available.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Bible study based on the Book of Ruth, 2 p.m. Saturday and May 24.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: UMW yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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. Miracle Sunday for Shingles & Nails donations, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Church talent show, cook out and youth bake sale, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $6, adults; $4, children; free, age 3 and younger. Called Charge Conference, 7 p.m. May 27. Lakeside summer services begin 8:30 a.m. June 1 at Ebenezer Park.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, Philbeck Road, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7 in the parking lot. Spaces, 12x12, are available for $5. Those who want spaces, show up at 6:30 a.m. to set up. Bake sale, breakfast and a hot lunch in the social hall. Proceeds to mission projects.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, biscuits, 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. Sunday. Family and friends invited.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Hot dog supper, 5-8 p.m. May 24 with variety of hot dogs and brats and all the trimmings. Donations accepted. Proceeds to buy books for underprivileged children.

Wesley United Methodist Church, West Jefferson Street, York: May Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday 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: Graduate recognition Sunday with breakfast at 9:15 a.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Kid’s Club, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Youth fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. May 31 at Applebee’s. Bring new children’s books for SC Annual Conference Million Book Project. Joy Club trip to Mepkin Abbey in Monck’s Corner June 19. Make reservations by June 8. For information, call 803-818-5690.


Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Benefit yard sale and hot dog lunch, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24 for Robby Jones, 25, who has been diagnosed with cancer.


Ordination: Pastor Cynthia R. Long will be ordained into the ministry at 3 p.m. Saturday 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.

Rock Hill South Carolina Ministry Conference: 7 p.m. Thursday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill with the Rev. Roy Brice. Area ministers invited.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Women’s Day, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Third Sunday fellowship, 3 p.m. Sunday with Cross Road Baptist Church.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Child Development spring musical, “I Am a Friend of God,” 5 p.m. Sunday. Youth program, “Dancing Through the Decades,” 7 p.m. May 24 and 25. Tickets are $10, adults, and $5, age 12 and younger. Proceeds for students to attend Go Tell Camp in the summer.

Solid Rock Church, Sidney Road, Rock Hill: Gospel concert, 5 p.m. Sunday featuring Divine Voices of Praise and the NC/SC Community Choir.

Souls for Christ Church, Rock Hill: Fellowship service, 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 803-487-3678.

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


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Barbecue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Plates, $7 and include barbecue, baked beans, slaw and bread; pounds, $10, and sandwiches, $4. Proceeds to grounds maintenance and community needs.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Cooking and serving at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, 10 a.m. Thursday. Ladies Night Out, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fratelli’s in Baxter Village.

First Presbyterian Church, West Liberty Street, York: Homecoming celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the completion of the sanctuary restoration. Open to the community. The event will feature guest musicians, children’s handbell choir and dedication. Reception after in the family life center. The church was built in 1859-1862 during the Civil War.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: 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.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Faith and Film, 6 p.m. Sunday in the Presbyterian Student Center to see “Glory Road.” Bring a drink. Pizza and popcorn, $5. Daytrippers to Roger Ridge Ranch in Smyrna and Brattonsville, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Bring a picnic lunch. Iced tea and water provided. For information, call 803-817-3996. Cancer support group, 7 p.m. Thursday in the parlor.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Purity Bells perform 11 a.m. Sunday. Church family picnic, 4 p.m. Sunday at Chester Park. Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Ignite Youth, 2 p.m. Sunday. Lively Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children’s Bingo party, 6 p.m. May 24. Yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31. Hot dogs, tacos, soft drinks and baked goods available.

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