Church events in York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Sept. 17

King James Boys will perform Sept. 24 at Friendship United Methodist Church, Rock Hill. A fish fry will be before the concert.
King James Boys will perform Sept. 24 at Friendship United Methodist Church, Rock Hill. A fish fry will be before the concert. King James Boys

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Rock Hill District: Lay Council, 9 a.m. Saturday at Pineville AME Zion Church, S.C. 5, Rock Hill.

Emmanuel AME Zion Church: Chinese auction, 1 p.m. Saturday at Emmett Scott Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock HIll. Drop tickets at noon-1 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Fundraiser for Kayla Archie, conference queen contestant represensting the center.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: FAKC Closet open noon-2 p.m. Wednesday for those in need of nonperishable items.

Mount Hebron AME Zion Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Laity Hospital press conference, 1 p.m. Saturday with various speakers and choirs.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Mount Vernon Road, Fort Lawn: Women’s Conference, “Keeping It Real,” continues at 10 a.m. Saturday with Bishop Gwen McIntyre.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Souper Wheels Kitchen, 11:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: 144th Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m., traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Car and Tractor show, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1 adjacent to the church ball field. Sausage biscuits and coffee at 8 a.m. and barbecue plates from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the youth sports program.


Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Calvary family picnic, 4:30-7:30 Sept. 25 at Westminster Park.

Center Baptist Church, South New Hope Road, Gastonia, N.C.: Benefit concert for Chloe Reid, 13, diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, 3 p.m. Sunday featuring the Adams Family Gospel Choir. For information, call Yvonne Lowry at 803-371-2854.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sept. 25.

First Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Homecoming, 10:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lewis Vehaun and the Unity Quartet. Dinner after.

Friendship Mission Baptist Church, Chester: Rise Above it All concert, 5 p.m. Saturday with Albert Suber.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Optimist fall yard sale and breakfast fundraiser, 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 1.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: WMU “Parade of Tables” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Saturday with speaker Dawn Jordan Smith. Tickets: $10.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday. Family night at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Food pantry available.

Living by Faith Baptist Church, U.S. 321 South, York: Tenth homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with The Harvells; worship at 11 and dinner on the grounds at noon.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sept. 25 with the Rev. A.J. Johnson. Revival, 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30 with the Rev. Billy Howze.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Pastor Aide program, Sunday with the Rev. Derrick Belton.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Men’s Choir anniversary, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday with Andrea Patterson, IMB missionary to Japan. Children’s and youth ministry, 6 p.m. Sunday. Mission groups and women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to Pier 51 and Clover Auditorium, 5 p.m. Thursday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: International Festival continues Saturday with seven Latin American food booths, two Asian, one African, two European and American and Southern. The Knight of Columbus will have a voter registration drive during the festival. Mothering with Grace, 7 p.m. Monday in the parish life center. Mass in Vietnamese, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. The St. Anne KOC chapter delivered 25 dozen doughnuts to police and fire station in Lancaster, Rock Hill and York on Sept. 11.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: “Festa della Musica,” Italian dinner and dance, 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 15, sponsored by the Italian American Club of York County. Music by Francie Nazarro and Church Broncato. Tickets, $30. Call Jerry Gaglione at 704-608-2707. Limited space.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m., Rite II, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Stop Hunger Now event, 10 a.m. Sept. 24. Register at


Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat 7 p.m. first and third Fridays. For information, go to or call 803-701-0149.

Temple Solel, reform congregation, meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Shabbat services are 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays in the community room of the ministry building. For information, including directions, go to, Temple Solel S.C. on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship with Holy Communion, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Reception of new members at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Oktoberfest, 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Interfaith community group series “Putting a Face on Syria: Hope through Education,” photo exhibit by Tina Manley will have a public reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Winthrop University’s Lewandowki Student Gallery in McLaurin Hall.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m., traditional, 11 a.m. Sunday, both with Holy Communion. Nursery available. Sunday school and coffee fellowship, 9:45 a.m. Bible study on Abraham, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Seniors@Grace, sing-along and lunch with new music director Larry Peterson, 11:30 a.m. Thursday.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Re-Ignite praise service, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the social hall. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be offered this fall. To register for the nine week course go to Mission projects for September are Rolling in Rock Hill and UMCOR health kits.

Clover First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday with the Revs. John Culp, founder of Salkehatchie; Rebecca Campbell Wilkins, former Clover resident; and Ed Kilbourne, singer, guitarist and storyteller, respectively. For information, go to or call 803-222-3496.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Menu: fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, lemonade or iced tea. Plates: $10, adults; $5, ages 6-12; free, age 5 and younger.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Chronic pain support group, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Fish Fry by Twin Tops and concert featuring the King James Boys, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $9 for fish; $7, chicken strips. Concert at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 803-324-0172.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., lakeside worship, 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible study, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Youth group, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161 at Philbeck Road, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Outdoor 12-by-12 spaces available for $5. Set up at 6:30 a.m. Bake sale, sausage biscuits, coffee, hot dogs and drinks. Proceeds to mission projects. Fall Craft Fair, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Oct. 1. Bake sale. Hot dogs and hamburgers available, 10:30-1 p.m.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Larry Hyder. Fellowship lunch after.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women general meeting, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Quilting ministry, 2 p.m. Monday.


Rock Hill Ministers Conference, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday each month at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St., Fort Mill. All pastors welcome. Info: Call evangelist Robert Odom at 803-628-1922.

The Storyteller Gospel Show, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays on WRHI-FM (94.3) with Margaret W. Caldwell.

Faith Family Christian Center, Homestead Road, Rock Hill: Youth Fun fundraiser, 4 p.m. Sept. 24 hot dogs and chicken wings with all the fixings. Hannah Williams will speak and music by Emanuel Prophet Souls of Christ 9. Cost is $7 per family with youth. For information, call Rhonda Robinson at 803-389-0805.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: ADA Ministry “Divine Healing, Faith and Bereavement,” continues 3-5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call Janice Mitchell, 803-517-6724 or Josephine Jordan at 803-329-2911 or Carol Freeman at 803-329-1263.

MorningStar Fellowship Church, Starlight Drive, Fort Mill: Food Truck Friday “Last Summer Blast,” 6-10 p.m. Sept. 30 with live music, games and movie. Family friendly.

Regeneration Church Family Worship, North Congress Street, York: Revival, 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. Sept. 25 with guest speakers and special singing.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Children’s Sunday school, 11:15 a.m. Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for anyone who is hungry. Info: 803-366-8223. Women of the Church yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine). Spaces available for $25. For information, call the church 803-366-8223.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday at Chester State Park with a picnic lunch after. Wednesday programs, 6 p.m.

Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, York: 137th Homecoming, 11 a.m. Ssept. 25 with the Black Family in concert. Covered-dish dinner at 12:30. Friends, neighbors and former members are invited.

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