142nd Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference: Wednesday through Oct. 19 at Mount Zion AME Zion Church in Catawba. The Rev. Sandra Sistare, host pastor; the Rev. Otha L. Smith, host presiding elder; the Rev. W.O. Thompson, presiding elder Rock Hill, Sheila W. Monroe, missionary supervisor; Bishop Kenneth Monroe, presiding bishop.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Chester: Praise and worship workshop and concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Registration, $5. Details: Chanda Williams, (803) 519-8108 or Gertrude Price, (803) 519-7221.
Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Pastor appreciation for the Rev. Malcolm Taylor, after worship Sunday.
Never miss a local story.
Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James Thompson.
Metropolitan AME Zion Church: Pastor's appreciation for the Rev. Angela Boyd, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Pastor appreciation for the Rev. J.E. Johnson, morning worship Sunday.
Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Appreciation services for the Rev. Arthur Randolph Jr., morning and afternoon Sunday.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Membership class, Sunday through Oct. 23.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Special music by the Erskine College Sinfonia orchestra, 11 a.m. Sunday. Forward in Faith on Wednesday will kick off Operation Christmas Child. Churchwide retreat at Bonclarken, Friday through Oct. 19. Regular worship schedule, Oct. 19
Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Mark E. Ross will lead worship at 11 a.m. Sunday with the cherub and elementary choirs singing. A covered-dish lunch will be afterward.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God, Edwards Street, Rock Hill: "Helloween," an alternative to Haunted Houses, 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24 through 26 and 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Donations accepted. Groups of 20 or more, call 366-3159 for reservations.
Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Usher Board program, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Annual prom, sponsored by the Pastor's Aid, 6 to 10 tonight in the family life center. Donations, $10 per person. Details: 327-2422.
Christian Home Baptist Church, Chester: Youth department fall festival, 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Men's Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
College Park Baptist Church, Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill: AWANA, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Church wide "Casting the Vision," 9 a.m. today. Adult Sunday school bowling, 1:30 p.m. today. Yard giveaway for families in need, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Gently used clothing, household items and some furniture. All items are free.
Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 with the Reggie Saddler Family. No Sunday school or evening service.
Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch afterward.
Faith Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Praying for America, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to pray for Americans, the country's challenges, the upcoming election and elected officials.
First Baptist Church Newport, Hands Mill Highway, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. with Called by Name in concert, 11 a.m. worship with Mike Thomas and dinner on the grounds at noon.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Senior Missionary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Gospel Chorus to sponsor a breast cancer walk for the American Cancer Society today. Registration at 8:30 a.m.
Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Family fall festival, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 with games, rides and food.
Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells: Centennial banquet, 6 tonight at the church. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Call, 684-3104 for tickets. Centennial celebration, Sunday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew J. Rollinson and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Lowery.
Mount Hopewell Baptist Church: Second pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Timothy B. Cousar, 2 p.m. Oct. 19.
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Missionary Society annual program, 1 p.m. Oct. 18.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Anthony Johnson, morning worship Sunday.
Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Gospel Chorus anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cancer Awareness Walk, Oct. 18 with a seminar on cancer prevention at 10 a.m. and lunch afterward. Church conference, 7 p.m. Oct. 21.
St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Persell Ross Jr., 3 p.m. Oct. 19.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir Union, 6 tonight. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 18.
Union Baptist Church, Mount Gallant at S.C. 274, Rock Hill: Gospel Dream Fest, 5 p.m. today in the community life center with Armechia Scott, Ashley Findley, Union Baptist Praise Team, Holy Voices, Kingdom Fellowship Praise Team and Pearls of Faith. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. For tickets, call 366-1556.
Unity Baptist Church: Missionary program, 3 p.m. Oct. 19.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: World Hunger Day, Sunday. New AWANA program, 5 to 7 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Revival, Sunday through Tuesday with the Rev. Donald A. Sterling, who was ordained as the first African-American priest in May 1974 in Baltimore. He receive his master's of divinity from and doctorate in ministry from St. Mary's Seminary and University.
CHURCH OF GOD
Lando Church of God: Girls Club yard sale and bake sale, 7 a.m. today at the Will Smith Agency Nationwide, 132 Columbia St., Chester.
CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
Clover Church of God of Prophecy, Hilltop Lane, Clover: Ken Turner in concert, 11 a.m. Sunday.
New Life Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy, Calhoun Street, Winnsboro: Quentin J. Smith will give his initial sermon at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Baptism on Sunday. Dancercise, 3 p.m. Sunday. Restoration Celebration and covered-dish lunch, Oct. 19.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: The pumpkin patch is now open. Hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays through October. Senior high youth are collecting and recycling cell phones to raise money for their trip to the ELCA gathering in July in New Orleans. Flu shot clinic after 10:30 a.m. worship Oct. 19.
Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 at Gold Hill Road, Rock Hill: Fall Festival and Bazaar, Oct. 18. Bazaar and tag sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with household items, furniture, tools, electronics, toys and clothing. Craft booths will feature local artists. Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with kids games, costume contest for children, food and entertainment. Bake sale, breakfast items and hot dog lunch, also. To rent a table for $15, call the church office.
Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the family life center featuring 30 vendors; breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m.; and lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and a silent auction. Proceeds to the building fund.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, today. Breakfast is $5 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 9 years old and includes sausage, juice, milk, coffee, or tea. The festival will feature crafts, baskets, stuffed toys, a bake sale and more. Proceeds to missions. Youth trip to the Children's Attention Home, noon Sunday.
Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Red Wagon items for October are baby products. Youth, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Community youth are invited.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: All-day corn maze trip, today. Meet at the church at 10 a.m. Sukkot begins Tuesday, and worship service will be at 7 p.m. Silent Fun, 7 p.m. Thursday. Family Night, 7 p.m. Friday.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Lay Fellowship Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 with all-you-can eat fillet of flounder or chicken, french fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Cost is $9, adults and $4, children. Desserts available. Open to the community.
Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Pretty in Pink luncheon, 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Open to the community.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's barbecue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Bake sale by the United Methodist Women, also. UMM breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday. Trip to Windy Hill Orchard pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. Oct. 18.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10; and free for children 5 and younger. Menu: turkey, dressing, rice and gravy, fried squash, beet pickles, Waldorf salad, bread, dessert and tea or lemonade. Proceeds to Motor Vittles delivery. Mary Elmore, a missionary serving in Tanzania, East Africa, will speak at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Oct. 19. Covered-dish lunch afterward.
Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Hot dog and yard sale, sponsored by the youth, 7 a.m. today at Advance Auto Parts on Albright Road in Rock Hill. Career Day for youth, Friday.
Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: United Methodist Women, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Osceola United Methodist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: Fall festival, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 with games and food.
Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: United Methodist Women's fall festival, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today featuring vendors, a bake sale, homemade jellies, sausage biscuits and hot dogs. Proceeds to mission projects.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Church picnic, after 11 a.m. worship Sunday at Andrew Jackson State Park. Bring a covered dish to share.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Retired fellowship covered-dish lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. One-man band Keith Tracy will perform during the Wednesday supper and program with supper from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. and entertainment from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Risher Brabham Charity Golf Tournament, noon Oct. 27 at the Rock Hill Country Club. Cost is $50 per player.
Sharon United Methodist Church, Sharon: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jack Fenner. Covered-dish lunch afterward.
Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Circle No. 2 yard sale, today. Biloxi mission trip meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. CROP Walk registration, 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and walk begins at 3 p.m.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Family fall festival, noon to 3 p.m. today with live music and games. The Rev. Ed. Kilbourne, folk theologian and musician, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. Annual Woodland youth pumpkin patch on the lawn of the youth house on Cherry Road. Patch hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Oct. 31.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Rock Hill: Pastor's appreciation, 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
York County CROP Walk: Western York County Crop Walk, 3 p.m. Oct. 19 beginning at Trinity United Methodist Church. Registration at 2 p.m.
Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with Father William Pentis of The Oratory.
All Nations Church, Hammond Road, Fort Mill: Youth concert, 7 tonight with live Christian reggae, rap, and hip hop music by Jay L. and Mafia. The concert is free and open to the public. There will be prizes, a DJ, games and hot dogs. Open to area youth 12 years old and older. Details: (704) 543-7272.
Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Eighth anniversary, 8 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Andrew Rollinson, 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Rowson and 6 p.m. with the Rev. Jamal Bryant.
Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Bishop B.R. Wilson's 23rd pastoral anniversary, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 19.
Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: The church is taking orders for Indian River navel oranges, grapefruit and tangelos through Nov. 16. Boxes are two-fifths of a bushel and are $16.50. Delivery date is Dec. 7. To place an order, call 324-5921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will go to the library campaign.
Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: The church had launched "Feed the 5,000" for the Thanksgiving holiday. Members are collecting enough nonperishable food items to fill boxes to feed a family of five. The church is working with human services agencies in Lancaster County to identify clients who will get the food boxes. Members will pack the boxes Oct. 24 and 25, and agencies will pick up the boxes on Oct. 27 for distribution.
IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Pink Tea for Women of Faith, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Casual dress and wearing pink is encouraged.
New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: "Right Into the Word," 7 tonight.
Rock Hill Deliverance Church, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Women's Day celebration, 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Elderly Outreach, 1 to 3 p.m. today at Highland Park Apartments in Rock Hill. Senior youth Lazer Quest, 3 p.m. today. Bring $15 plus food money. South Carolina Master Commission will minister at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Fifth anniversary celebration, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. For details or for transportation, call 328-2263.
Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Youth revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with the Rev. Nikki Wilson. Concert featuring Keith Johnson, Paul Porter and the Rev. Curtis Washington and CNW Choir, Oct. 18 at McGuirt Auditorium. Tickets are $12 in advance, $18 at the door and $5 for children younger than 12. Details: (803) 209-2911 or (803) 385-3821.
Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 724 at Allison Creek Road, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday featuring Pinetucket.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway, York: Fall carnival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with carnival games for children, face painting, clowns, balloons, vendors, hot dog plates and bake sale. Also there will be a raffle for a handmade quilt by ladies at Bethesda Church. Proceeds will go the church's Child Development Center.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in the ministry center featuring a rummage sale, boutique, craft items, baked goods. Sausage biscuits for breakfast and barbecue for lunch.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary worship, "Worship Things Other than God?", 6 p.m. Sunday in the activities center. Hot dogs, brats and all the fixings before and after the service.
Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, York: Poor man's supper, 5 to 8 p.m. today. Menu: vegetable soup, pinto beans, cabbage, cornbread and dessert. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 4 to 12; and free for children 3 and younger.