Hosanna AME Church, Rock Hill: Praise and worship service, "Willing Community and Church Servants," 4 p.m. April 27 at Mount Olive United Methodist Church on Ogden Road, Rock Hill.
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday.
Greater Unity AME Zion Church: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill: Church stewardess board hot dog and yard sale, 11 a.m. today at the Masonic Lodge, 216 Smith Road in Fort Mill.
New Home AME Zion Church, York: Male Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
O'Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society 50th anniversary Parade of 50 States, 6 p.m. April 26.
Pineville AME Zion Church, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: 2008 Southeastern Regional Christian Education Department Annual meeting, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. April 26.
Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Chester: Hymn Choir Anniversary, 6:30 p.m. April 26.
Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Chester: Special education program, 3 p.m. Sunday. Stewardess Board Gospel Explosion, 6 to 8 p.m. April 26. Area choirs and gospel choirs are invited to participate. Refreshments will be sold. Free and open to the public.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. Women's retreat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Winthrop University.
Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Mother/daughter luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 3. Ladies Tuesday morning Bible study will resume May 6.
Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Men's fellowship breakfast, 8 a.m. April 27. SpringFest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 with about 20 vendors featuring gift and craft items. Breakfast biscuits and barbecue will be sold.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: Vendor fair and craft show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24. To sign up for a table or for more information, vendors and crafters can call 329-2163.
Bethel Baptist Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Seventh annual Bethel/Lake Wylie Community barbecue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 featuring barbecue, hot dogs, snacks, inflatable games and playground for children, auto fair, door prizes, pony rides and live music by the Reggie Sadler Family. Free and open to the community. Revival, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 4 and 7 p.m. May 5 through 7.
Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Children's brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Healthy living classes, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Appreciation service for the Rev. J.T. Barber, 11 a.m. Sunday. Christian Education program, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Mercy's Well in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Love offering. "Funny Mom Stuff' featuring Kimberly Sowell, national speaker and author, 7 p.m. May 2 to benefit the York County Christian Women's Job Corps. There will be music by Restore and desserts available. Donations of $10 will go to the York County CWJC. For tickets, call 327-6077 or e-mail email@example.com.
Christian Home Baptist Church: Youth choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, morning worship Sunday.
Crowders Mountain Baptist Church, Mayberry Lane, Kings Mountain: The Pathfinders in concert, 6 tonight.
First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: NASCAR All-Star Sunday, May 18 during services at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Several NASCAR-themed prizes will be given away, including tickets for Darlington and Lowe's Motor Speedway races in 2009. For more information call the church, 327-7181.
Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Women's Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Gloryland Free Will Baptist Church, Eastview and S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m. today. Free barbecue lunch at noon. Eat-in only. Music and more.
Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Dedication for the new multipurpose building, 11 a.m. Sunday
Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Relay for Life gospel singing, 6 to 8 p.m. today with Teresa Green, the Harris Family, Inspiration Blue Grass, New Life, the Smith Family and more. Free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Rodman: Brotherhood Ministry Men's Day program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Various choirs will sing.
Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: One-day spring revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Donnie Dye of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church. Music by the Zion Pilgrim Gospel Choir.
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today featuring free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, a registered dietitian, social workers and discussion of safety issues. Kidz of the King Ministry will host a horseshoe and checkers tournament at 10 a.m. April 26 at the church. Entry fee is $10 per person. Prizes for first place winners will be awarded. Details: Amy Williams, 329-8142.
Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: The church will continue its 30 days of prayer, fasting and healing through April 30. The sanctuary will be open from noon to 1 p.m. daily for prayer.
Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: AP&B Society 71st anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Deacon ordination, 3 p.m. April 27.
Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 featuring hot dog plate lunch, bake sale, fresh bread, home and yard items, jewelry and more. Remaining items will be auctioned at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds to the children and youth activities.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult gathering, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday with lunch, fellowship, games and Bible study. Free and open to the community. Applications for Pine Grove Christian Academy summer camp for children 4 to 12 years old are available, as are applications for K4 through first grade for the 2008-2009 school year.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Appreciation banquet for the Rev. and Mrs. George H. Lowry Jr., 6 p.m. April 26 in the fellowship hall in honor or 42 years of preaching the gospel. Tickets are $10. For tickets, contact Tommy Simpson, 327-5524.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today. Fish sandwich and hot dog sale, 9 a.m. today at the church.
Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Usher's anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Gospel Chorus 43rd anniversary, 2:30 p.m. April 27.
West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: "High and Lifted Up" presented by the Celebration Choir and Orchestra, 10:50 a.m. April 27. Financial Peace University begins May 7. Cost is $93 and must be paid by Wednesday. Details: 327-2811.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Special dedication service, for the new renovated sanctuary, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Youth skit and message, 6 p.m. Sunday.
Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: Eighth annual indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon May 3 featuring linens, books, toys, home and hardware items, small appliances, holiday items and more. Fill a grocery bag with clothing for $2. Donated items can be dropped off at the church from 9 am. to 2 p.m. April 29 through May 2 and from 5 to 8 p.m. April 30 and May 1. Proceeds to the St. Vincent De Paul charity fund to help families in crisis.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: International Food and Fun Festival, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. April 26 featuring food, a world bazaar, games, crafts, inflatables, contests and entertainment. Music and dancing with the Kingdaddy Band will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday.
CHURCH OF GOD
Fountain of Life Church of God, Lowrys Highway, Chester: Yard sale and hot dog sale, today. Dr. L.F. Baldwin will minister at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Singing featuring the Christian Heirs, 6 p.m. Sunday.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Elaine Cryderman will honored at a reception after worship Sunday. Episcopal Kid's group, 3 p.m. Sunday at Manchester Meadows. Meditation Group, 5 p.m. Sunday. Youth movie night, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Confirmation with Bishop Dorsey Henderson, 7 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church in Lancaster.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday is Sunday. Youth rock climbing has been rescheduled for April 27. Churchwide breakfast, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Menu: eggs, bacon, grits and biscuits. Cost: $3.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Relay for Life, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at York Comprehensive High School. Annual church picnic, 4 p.m. April 26.
Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Salkehatchie fundraising lunch scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. Workshop on "Passionate Spirituality," 10 a.m. April 26 led by the Rev. Miriam Mick. Lunch provided. To sing up, contact Robert Sutton. Child care provided, if needed.
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. Plates include spaghetti, salad, drinks and dessert. Donations accepted.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth trip to Gourmet Gardens, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Family night dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Confirmands retreat at Lake Junaluska, Friday through April 27.
Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m. April 26. Tables and 12-by-12 spaces are available for $5 each for individuals or groups. Open to the community. There will be sausage biscuits, hot dogs and a bake sale. Space rentals will go to mission projects. For information, contact Jackie Hicks, (803) 222-4731 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: ham, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cabbage salad, biscuit, banana pudding, tea and lemonade. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 10 years old, and free for children younger than 6. Open to the community. Proceeds to the Salkehatchie Mission project.
Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: West African Drum Ensemble, 7 p.m. Friday.
Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Hungrief offering will be received during 10 a.m. worship Sunday to assist hunger relief. Bible study resumes at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160, Fort Mill: Carolina Bronze, a handbell ensemble, in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public. Love offering taken.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: World religion series, 7 p.m. Tuesday with the topic of Hinduism. Sourdough bread class, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Huddleston Hall kitchen. To sign up, call 327-3113. Dance classes, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays with ballroom dance line dancing, samba and four sessions of shag. For details and dates, call 327-3113. United Methodist Women Spring Clean Yard Sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. Booths are available for $25 on a first-come, first-served basis. There also will be a plant sale, bake sale and cafe. For more information or to reserve a table, call Lisa Pilcher, 328-6382 or e-mail email@example.com. Older adult trip to Stowe Botanical Gardens, 10:30 a.m. April 29. The group will have lunch and visit the gardens. Cost is $15 excluding lunch. To sign up, call Frances Duncan, 327-3113.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Marriage enrichment seminar, 9 a.m. today. Confirmation Sunday is Sunday with reception afterward. Spring retreat at Lake Junaluska, Friday through April 27. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Phyllis Kilbourn and Wendy Dezan of Rainbows of Hope will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday. Rainbows of Hope is a ministry to children in 16 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. Its headquarters are in Fort Mill. Babies will be recognized at the 10:45 a.m. service April 27. Each baby will get a gift from the church.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, South Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Tina Coggins in concert, 10 a.m. Sunday.
National Day of Prayer: Fort Mill, gathering from 12:20 to 12:40 p.m. May 1 at Town Hall on Confederate Street; Tirzah ARP Church, York, sanctuary open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1 for prayer.
Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with the Rev. Fredine Woodard Patterson.
Bible Study Fellowship International: Introductory classes for new members, 9:10 to 11:10 May 7 and 14 at West End Baptist Church on McConnells Highway in Rock Hill. The study begins in September and will on the life of Moses. The interdenominational Bible study for women offers a program for preschool-age children during the meetings. Visitors can attend either of the introductory classes. There is no child care for these classes. For more information visit www.bsfinternational.org or call 1-877-273-3228.
Outdoor Gospel Festival: The Greens and The Kingsmen will perform at 7 p.m. April 26 at Hames Music on Peachoid Road in Gaffney. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. entertainers on tap are the Restoration Quartet, Pinetucket, Life Song and Kingsway. Tickets are $13 and are available at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, (864) 489-5721 and from Larry Bright, (864) 839-9916. Bring lawn chairs.
Liberty Christian Fellowship, Rock Hill: Women's fellowship, 10 a.m. today at Shoney's. Credit repair workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 led by credit repair consultants.
Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth Dancers dance service, 5 p.m. April 26. Area choirs and dance groups are welcome.
New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Women's Day, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Psalm 150 Church, U.S. 21 South, Catawba: Spring Fair, noon to 4 p.m. April 26 featuring inflatable, giveaways, free food, drinks, and music. Revival, 7 p.m. April 27 through 30 with Cliff Cook.
Rock Hill Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Reaching the Lost at Any Cost Crusade 2008, 7 p.m. nightly through April 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers: Bishop Norman Watlington, today and Sunday; the Rev. Matt Mantooth, Monday and Tuesday; the Rev. Ruperd Currence, Wednesday and Thursday; and the Rev. Jerry Bryant, Friday and April 26.
Souls for Christ, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Spring clothing and food outreach, 11 a.m. April 26. Open to the community. For directions, call (803) 370-3866.
Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, York: Bluegrass Inspirations in concert, 7 p.m. May 1. Food available. Free admission, but a donation will be collected.
Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Beersheba Road, York: Spring barbecue, 4 p.m. today. Dine in or take out. Open to the community. Proceeds to local programs.
SEND US YOUR NEWS
Church news items must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Please submit items in writing and include the church address, town and a phone number where we can reach you.
• Mail to: Religion News, P.O. Box 11707, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
• Fax to: (803) 329-4021.
• Bring to: 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill.
• E-mail: Barbara Barkley at firstname.lastname@example.org.