Mount Hebron AME Zion Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Christmas concert in metered hymns and spirituals, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments after.
Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Church anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Fellowship meal after. Hymn Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Dec. 16.
New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway at Paraham Road, York: Mobile Food Drive, 8 a.m. Dec. 13. Bring valid ID. One box per household. First come.
St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: Usher Board program, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Neely’s Creek ARP Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: White Gift service, 6 p.m. Sunday. Angel Tree gifts are due Sunday. Christmas Festival concert, 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Refreshments after. Club at the Creek, 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday K-fifth grade.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Youth Day, during morning worship Sunday. Christmas program, 5 p.m. Dec. 17.
Gethsemane Baptist Church, Darby Road, Chester: Ida Massey Federated Club fashion show, 4 p.m. Jan. 29 featuring full figure, men and youth fashions. Proceeds to the annual Book Scholarship Award. Tickets: $10. To participate, call 803-385-3912 or 803-324-5389.
Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Lottie Moon Mission March, Sunday. Bible study and Liberty Kids, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas program and cantata, Dec. 17. Christmas play, Dec. 20.
Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Mount Prospect and First ARP Church combined worship, 6 p.m. Sunday. Reception after.
Oakdale Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Live outdoor manger scene, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Dec. 16 in front of Academy Sports off Dave Lyle Boulevard. Scene repeats every 35 minutes. See the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth with narration and carolers. Free hot chocolate.
Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Christmas Eve candlelight Communion, 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Christmas cantata, “Come Let Us Adore,” 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, directed by Alan Harveston. Samaritan’s Purse warehouse, 6 p.m. Monday. Mission groups and women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s Christmas program dress rehearsal, 9 a.m. Dec. 16.
Bahá’í: Interfaith discussions, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays. Devotionals, 1:30 a.m. Sundays. Details on meeting places: email@example.com.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Masses for Our Lady of Guadeloupe, 5 and 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 12. “Feed Your Faith” with the two deacons-in-training for comments on the Infancy Narrative and a Mediterranean meal, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec.16.
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRST
True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Christmas service, 6:30 a.m. Dec. 25 to celebrate the birth of Jesus. New Year’s Eve Watch Night service, 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Fireworks after the service.
Temple Kol Ami, meets at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 1691 S.C.160 W., Fort Mill: Temple Kol Ami will host Shabbaton continues Saturday with Rabbi Matt Dreffin of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life to lead us in prayer, spiritual exploration and cultural enrichment. The Shabbaton Saturday morning Torah study and Saturday evening Havdalah/Cultural programming. Free and open to the public thanks to a grant by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or templekolamisc.org.
Temple Solel, Reform Jewish congregation, meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Shabbat services 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays in the community room of the ministry building. Join us for high holidays, bi-weekly services, youth group, and friendly and inclusive Jewish fellowship. Details: templesolelsc.org or 803-619-9707.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Holy Communion at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (progressive) Sunday. Nursery provided. Advent event, 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Hunger Outreach Program meal preparation and delivery, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Family Promise week begins 6 p.m. Sunday. Advent Way of Life worship and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Christmas Music Festival, “Holy Light – A candlelight Service of Carols,” 5 p.m. Saturday. Worship, 8:30 (contemporary) and 11 a.m. (traditional) with Holy Communion Sunday. Nursery provided. Advent study, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Senior@Grace Jubliee Christmas paraty, 11 a.m. Thursday.
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Knit Chicks, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Christmas presentation by the children, youth and Chancel choirs, “Wonder as I Wander, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 featuring Charlotte Symphony violinist Tatiana Karprova.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Youth Group, 5 p.m. Saturday. Christmas cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday. Caroling, 4 p.m. Sunday. Advent study, 4 p.m. Sunday.
Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday to study scriptures in upcoming sermons. Healing and Prayer service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: “The Christmas Light” cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments after. Wednesday night suppers, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, biscuits, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost: $6, ages 10 and older: $3 for ages 6-9 and free, age 5 and younger. RSVP to 803-327-5779 by noon Monday. Proceeds to Asbury Hills campers.
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Chrismon service, both services, Sunday. VIP’s, 11 a.m. Monday in the fellowship hall. Christmas cantata, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 17. Christmas Eve services, 10 a.m., 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Only one morning service and no Sunday school. Christmas tree sale, 3-8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday beside the church parking lot. Members get a $5 discount.
St. John’s United Methodist Church, South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: For the first in 75 years, the Chancel Choir will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Justin L. Addington, director of music and organist, 11 a.m. Sunday. The event also features a chamber orchestra and soloists. Addington joined the church staff in July. Open to the community. Christmas Eve services, 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. All are welcome.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Cookies and milk with Santa, 10 a.m. Saturday with crafts and the meaning of Christmas. Adult Choir Christmas concert with orchestra, 10:45 a.m. Dec. 17, directed by the Rev. Brian Watts. Children’s cantata, “The Glory of the King,” 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Refreshments after. Christmas Eve service, 10 a.m. Dec. 26 with Communion and carols. No Sunday school.
The Storyteller Gospel Show, 8-10 a.m. Sundays on 100.1 FM with Margaret W. Caldwell.
River Hills Community Church, Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie: Chancel Choir presents “Sing Joy to the World,” 10 a.m. Sunday. Morning service, 10 a.m. Dec. 24. Traditional candlelight and Communion services, 3 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: TRUTH Youth, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for everyone. Details: 803-366-8223.
Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Christmas cantata, “The Birth of Christ,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday with Filbert strings, choir and duets. Covered-dish supper after.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Faith and Film, 6 p.m. Sunday, Presbyterian Student Center to see “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947). Wear your Christmas PJs and see if Susan Walker and her mother can find the Spirit of Christmas. (PG - some mild language) Bring a drink and $5 for pizza and popcorn. Youth Group will join the Faith and Film group for the Christmas movie.
Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Purity Bells will lead worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Chancel Choir and Purity Bells Ensemble present “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” 11 a.m. Dec. 17. Children’s “No Fuss Christmas,” pageant, 11 a.m. Dec. 24. Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Financial Peace University, a Biblical based system that teaches families how to manage their money, begins classes in January. Cost for the software is $100. Scholarships available. Sunday classes, 5:30 beginning Jan. 14; Wednesday classes, 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. Child care provided Wednesday. First lesson is no charge. Details: 803-366-3107, 803-487-4330 or email@example.com
York Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Community gift wrapping, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church. Limit: three packages per family.
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