Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Martin Luther King Jr. observance, morning worship Sunday.
Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Four Gospel program, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: King Day service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., noon Monday.
New Love's Chapel AME Zion Church, Clover: Four Gospel service, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Black History Gospel Fest, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Lancaster Highway, Chester: Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Jan. 27.
Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Victoria Richardson Day celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday. All youth are asked to wear navy blue and gold.
Union Ezell AME Zion Church, S.C. 9, Fort Lawn: Saturday Night Live, "Winning Souls for Christ," 6 p.m. Jan. 26.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the family, 5 p.m. Sunday with a light supper at 6:30 p.m. HARPS potluck luncheon, Tuesday.
Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Baptismal service, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Hour of Power, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Outreach food drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Emmett Scott Center. Zumba cardiovascular training, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Deacons and Trustees anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Deaconess anniversary, morning worship Jan. 27.
First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New member orientation, 9:15 a.m. Jan. 27 for anyone interested in knowing more about the church. For details or registration, call Tammy, 327-7181. Marriage conference, "Toward a Growing Marriage," 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 with Dr. Gary Chapman, marriage and family life expert and author of "The Five Love Languages." Tickets are $35 per person or $70 per couple and includes lunch. Free child care is provided for children from birth to fifth grade. For more information, call the church, 327-7181, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 366-3107, Ext. 110, or visit the Web site www.rockhillmarriages.org.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: United Churches of Fort Mill will host Martin Luther King celebrations today through Monday, with youth services, area choirs and various speakers each day.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Ladies Night Out resumes at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Open to the community.
Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Men's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Jan. 26 with various speakers. Open to the community. For more information, call Troy Talford, (803) 817-9783 or (803) 417-6595.
Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Deacon's annual program, 3 p.m. Jan. 27.
NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Usuma Dakdok of Straight Way of Grace Ministry, will speak at 10 45 a.m. Sunday and lead a seminar from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday on how the Muslim faith compares to Christianity. Dakdok was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of a Christian minister. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Free and open to the community. Love offering taken.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Spiritual Warfare class, 4:45 p.m. Sundays. New women's Bible study, based on Beth Moore's "A Woman's Heart," Feb. 26. Details: (803) 831-2015. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 18.
Purity Baptist Church, Chester: 25th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Cliff H. Dye, 2 p.m. Jan. 27.
Southside Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Wild Game Supper, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 featuring guest speaker Chuck Cofty, wild game cooking contest, demonstrations on duck, deer or turkey calling, door prices and more. Bring a cooked meat and come dressed in hunting gear. For more information, call the church, 324-0627.
Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Tega Cay: The Rev. Adolfo Izaguiro of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will speak at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Jan. 27.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today, conducted by David White and others. Musical Choir concert, 4 p.m. Jan. 27.
Union Baptist Church, Hands Mill Highway, Rock Hill: Union Gospel Singers 41st anniversary, 5 p.m. today. Area choirs invited. Dinner afterward.
West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Spaghetti lunch after worship Jan. 27. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and younger.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, 10:55 a.m. Sunday.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Souper Bowl, Feb. 3 for youth to collect donations for the poor.
CHURCH OF GOD
Fountain of Life Church of God, Lowrys Highway, Chester: Revival, morning worship and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Tommy Suttle.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. today. Monthly ladies gathering, 6 tonight. Middle school lock-in, Friday night. Fifth annual Feast of Fools spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m. March 30.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Coffee and conversations, 10 a.m. Monday. Prayer shawl ministry resumes, 10 a.m. Friday.
Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men, 9 a.m. Sunday. Garden Club, 10 a.m. Jan. 31 with Nancy Craig on herbal lotions and potions.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Winter soup kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through March with soup, cornbread, sandwich, dessert and drink. Donations accepted.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. today. Plates are $9 for adults and $4 for children and include all-you-can-eat fillet of flounder or chicken, french fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Dessert table available. Open to the community. Proceeds to the Gulf Coast mission trip in March.
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Menu: spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert. Donations accepted. Open to the community. Precept Bible Study, Genesis Part 2, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 13 through April 16. Workbook cost is $18.50. Deadline to register is Jan. 30. Call (803) 746-5033 or (803) 831-0304.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth "Funky Coat" party, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cub Scout's movie night, 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community family supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: fried chicken, rice and gravy, crowder peas, biscuit, dessert, tea, lemonade or coffee. Cost: $6 for adults; $3 for children 6 to 10 years old; and free for children younger than 6. Proceeds to church projects. Open to the community.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: New-member class for those new to the church or those interested in finding out more about St. John's, 10 a.m. Sunday and Jan. 27 in Room 207.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 546 S. Cherry Road, suites F and H, Rock Hill: Barbecue, 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Plates are $7 and include barbecue by Courtneys of Clover, slaw, roll, chips. Eat in or take out. Delivery available for five or more plates. Tickets are sold in advance only and must be purchased by Sunday. For tickets, call 328-0689. Proceeds to the building fund.
Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Brett Levi, children's pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, and 10-year-old Travis Colston of Revelation Christian Church.
16th annual Chester County Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Festivities: MLK Holiday parade, 3 p.m. Sunday; praise and worship service, 7 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan AME Zion Church with the Rev. Thelma Gordon of Liberty Hill AME Zion Church in Lake Wylie; memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday at Browns Chapel AME Zion Church with the Revs. Willie T. Massey, a member of the Friendship Nine, the Rev. Angela Boyd, pastor of Metropolitan AME Zion Church, and Sylvester Owens, vice president of the Chester Branch of the NAACP.
Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Live music, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 with Dallas Wesley.
Beat the Streets conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2, hosted by YouthNet, at Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College to promote gang awareness and keep children and youth safe from gangs. Admission is free. For more information, call 366-3391.
Antioch Christian Center, Ross Cannon Street, York: Free HIV/AIDS testing, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26.
Christian Faith Outreach Ministry, Chester: The ministry has moved from 703 Old York Road to 525 Pinckney St. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., and worship is at 11:30. Details: (803) 320-3959.
Disney Trip 2008: April 7 through 12, organized by Deborah Thompson of Mount Hebron Baptist Church. The bus will leave the Rock Hill municipal parking lot at 9 a.m. April 7 and return around midnight April 12. Cost varies by the number of people sharing rooms and includes tickets to several Disney theme parks. For complete details, contact Thompson at 324-8292.
Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Nikki Behr will give her initial sermon at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Gethsemane Baptist Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Donnie McClurkin of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., 7 p.m. Thursday at First Calvary Baptist Church, sponsored by Gethsemane Fellowship. After the Dream: MLK Celebration, 9 a.m. breakfast, Monday. Cost is $7. Music by the Rock Hill Concert Choir at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herbert Crump Jr. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Financial seminar, 9 to 11:30 a.m. today. Details: 325-1888.
Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Menu: flounder, shrimp, chicken strips, fries, hush puppies, slaw and onion rings. Plates: $9 for adults and $10 for a combo plate, $6 for children 10 and younger.
Mission Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amy James Avenue, Charlotte: Ordination service for Ron Raley of Rock Hill, 5 p.m. Sunday. Raley is pastor-elect of The Faith Center in Rock Hill, which will begin services in May. For more information, call (704) 333-4436.
New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Prayer Conference, 7 p.m. Friday and Jan. 26.
Restoration Outreach Ministries Inc., Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Charity horse show for Restoration Ranch Girl's Home, scheduled for 10 a.m. today, has been postponed until Feb. 2 at Mitten Tree Knoll Horse Center on 6995 Campbell Road in York. Concessions will be sold. Gate entry is $3, and each class is a $5 entry fee. For more information, contact the Rev. Andrea Gamble, 324-3719. A new Bible study will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday, led by the Revs. Frank and Andrea Gamble. Open to the community.
Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Clarice Fluitt will lead services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Larry Soles can be heard at 6 a.m. daily on Cable Channel 14. Royal Ranger district meeting continues at 8 a.m. today.
Stellar Awards: The McClurkin Project won a Stellar Award for Contemporary Gospel Group of the Year at the awards ceremony Jan. 12 in Nashville. The Rev. Donnie McClurkin and siblings Cheri, Andrea, Tanya and Olivia and childhood friend Carol Carter are members of the group. The McClurkins are children of Chester native Donald McClurkin Sr. The Stellar Awards recognizes and honors African American gospel artists.
Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Ridge Road, north of Clover: Soup supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 with vegetable soup, oyster stew, hot dogs, dessert and beverages. Donations will go to the church building fund, and 10 percent will go to God's Kitchen.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Hunger Outreach Program, Tuesday with meal preparation at 4 p.m. and delivery at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are welcome. Members will cook for the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. New Chapter Book Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Courtney's barbecue sale, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, slaw, chips, beans and roll. Pounds are $9. Baked goods also will be sold. To place orders, call the church, 684-7335. Proceeds will go the church building fund.
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