Church events in York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Oct. 1

Many area churches are observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with services and fundraisers.
Many area churches are observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with services and fundraisers. MCT


Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Pink Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday to honor all breast cancer survivors and celebrate breast cancer awareness.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James Thompson. Pastor’s appreciation for the Rev. George E. McKain II, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

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

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: Pastor’s appreciation, 2:30 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: Tirzah Fest, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5 with sausage biscuits and coffee ($2.50) and Thanksgiving lunch ($9; take out available), vendors, baked goods and frozen cassseroles.


Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Brotherhood Ministry fundraiser car washes, 9 a.m. Saturday and Oct. 15. Brotherhood quarterly prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. Oct. 22. Free and open to the public.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Honoring First Lady, 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Pastor’s appreciation, 10 a.m. Oct. 16.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Oct. 16.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth yard sale, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22. Donations taken Monday-Oct. 19. Senior adult rally, 11:30-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at NewKirk Baptist Church.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: World Hunger Day, Sunday. Bring a pot of soup for lunch after worship and a can of soup for the pantry. Offering take for World Hunger. Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday. Family night at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Food pantry available.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Lesslie: Men’s Choir 23rd anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: 17th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Anthony Johnson, morning worship Sunday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Missionary Brunch, 10 a.m. Saturday. All are welcome.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue, 10 a.m. Oct. 7-8. Pork or chicken plates, $8 and $9 per pound. Proceeds help families at Christmas.

New Hope Baptist Church, Lynnwood Drive, Lancaster: Grammy and multiple Dove award winner Jason Crabb in concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets, $20. Available by calling Kyle Harris at 803-320-0915 or Amanda Lyles at 910-528-9614.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 at Advance Auto Parts, 709 Albright Road. Car washes, $5; fish sandwich, hot dog and hamburger plates, $5. Drinks for sale. Proceeds to the building fund. Pastor’s anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Fall fun fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22 with snacks, games, bounce house and hay rides. Free.

St. Luke II Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Annual Rainbow Tea, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Community invited. Breast Cancer Awareness observance, 10 a.. Sunday.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Simply Pink Luncheon, sponsored by Earth Angel Breast Cancer Foundation, Saturday at Courtyard Marriott, 1856 Remount Road. Tickets, $10 at No tickets at the door.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday with World Hunger offering taken. Adult Bible study, Children’s and youth ministry, 6 p.m. Sunday. Youth mission groups and women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to Lake Lure, 7:30 a.m. Thursday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus monthly egg and pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday in the parish center. Proceeds to the Boy and Girl scouts. Hospitality luncheon, 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bob Evans. St. Vincent DePaul Society fundraiser, 4-18 p.m. Oct. 29 with a fall festival, Halloween carnival, spaghetti dinner and costume contest.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Healing, Peace and Justice Mass, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Open to the community. For information, call the church office, 803-329-1008.

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.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Newman’s Vision of the Mercy of God,” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13. Free; registration appreciated. “Finding the Monk Within,” 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15. Cost: $80, overnight; $45, commuter: $10, Friday only and $40, Saturday only. For information, call 803-327-2097.


True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: 29th pastoral anniversary, 5 p.m. Oct. 16 for the Rev. Lenard and Senda Price. The church will distribute free food at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 for anyone who needs it.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m., Rite II, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. No Christian Formation classes Sunday. Adult book forum will be in the upstairs classroom.


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: Habitat for Humanity workday, Saturday. Worship with Holy Communion, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Hunger Outreach meal prep and delivery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

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. Centering prayer, 8 a.m. Thursday. New members class, noon-2:30 Oct. 16.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Bazaar and bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15 with silent auction, more than 30 vendors, breakfast, lunch and Christmas pictures.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Re-Ignite praise service, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the social hall.

Antioch United Methodist Church, Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming and Blessing of the Tractors, Oct. 16. Antioch is Rock Hill’s fourth oldest Methodist Church, established in 1878 by farmers and their families in the Ogden Community.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: UMW Holiday Pie Sale features a variety of pies. Orders to be placed by Nov. 11 with pick up Nov. 18. Place orders by calling 803-324-2455 or 803-417-0797 or email or

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Chronic pain program, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Prayer and healing service, 7 p.m. Thursday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 8:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Bible study, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Youth group, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. United Methodist Men fall chicken barbecue sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the family life center. Whole chicken, $10; adult plates (1/2 chicken), $9; and a child’s plate (1/4 chicken), $5. Eat-in or take out. For orders, call 803-329-7787. United Methodist Women bake sale also.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: breakfast for dinner: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, fruit, juice, milk or coffee. Cost: $6 adults; $3, ages 6-10; free, ages 6 and younger. Sponsored by the youth

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Fish fry with Charles Plemmons, 3-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Plates, $10 and include fish, hush puppies, fries, and slaw. Desserts for sale. Take out available.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Annual pumpkin patch opens Monday. Hours are 10 a.m.-dark, Mondays-Saturdays and noon-dark Sundays through October. Octoberfest, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15 with craft sale, vendors, silent auction, children activites, door prizes, baked goods and brunswick stew and barbecue (dine in or take out beginning at 11 a.m.). Proceeds go to community needs. Children’s consignment sale, Oct. 20-22. For information, contact Beth at 803-548-6557.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Line Dance classes, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at the church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Open to all ages and experience levels. Written dance steps will be provided. Cost is $20 and proceeds go to the youth. Park in White Street parking lot to enter the St. John’s Center. Register the first night of class. Classes begin promptly at 7 p.m. For information, contact Pat at 803-372-1315 or

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: 125th anniversary and homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch after.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: All-you-can-eat soup supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 with a variety of soups, cornbread, crackers and dessert. Donations accepted.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Pumpkins for the annual pumpkin patch arrive at 12:30 Sunday. Church basketball registration has begun.


Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Fall craft bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15 with vendors and handmade items. Free admission.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 with the Rev. Larry Spraker. Kelly and Susan Harvell will present special music. Lunch after in the family life center. Southern Gospel singing, Oct. 30.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Celebration Sunday, 9 a.m. Oct. 23 with Sunday school, worship. barbecue lunch and fall festival games and fellowship. Trinity Ladies Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Collecting new or gently use coats for those in need through October.

York Church of the Nazarene, North Congress Street, York: Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bill Ulmet. Covered dish dinner after.


Fort Lawn Community Center, Fort Lawn: Scott and Pat Miller will host a two-day seminar, “The Works of the Holy Spirit,” 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 5.

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.

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York: Barbecue, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Oc.t 15 with a yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 15.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: 31st pastoral anniversary for Archbishop B.R. Wilson, 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Annual Leadership Conference, 6 p.m. Oct. 26-28.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: The Tabernacle will be in the sanctuary through Thursday. Yard sale, 7 a.m. Oct. 22.


Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway, York: Fall Carnival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with carnival games, prizes, silent auction, vendors, hot dog lunch and bake sale. All events are indoors.

Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Car and Truck show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with food and free activities for the family. Prizes will be awarded. To register a car or truck, email or call 803-222-4920.

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.

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

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: The Pumpkin Patch will be opne 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-7 p.m. Sundays with pumpkins and gourds of all sizes. Proceeds to the youth group.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Together on Wednesday, fall session 1, concludes Sept. 12. Dinner at 5 and children’s choirs and adult classes, 6-7 p.m. Syrian Education Project barbecue, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15. Cost, $20 and proceeds go to the help Syrian children get an education. Take out available.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Dimes for Hunger will be collected in October. Wednesday programs, 6 p.m.

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