Church events in York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Aug. 6

Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation in Fort Mill, SC, held its fifth annual meeting and picnic at the Commodore Yacht Club on Lake Wylie recently, elected new officers, approved its budget, and named standing committee chairmen.
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation in Fort Mill, SC, held its fifth annual meeting and picnic at the Commodore Yacht Club on Lake Wylie recently, elected new officers, approved its budget, and named standing committee chairmen. Temple Solel


Catawba Chapel AME Zion Church, Hall Spencer Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Weekend with a community picnic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20, and school supply giveaway, 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24 with the Rev. David Williams.

Clover AME Zion Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Clover: Community Praise Fest, 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Clover Blue Eagle Academy Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Homecoming and revival, 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at While Hill AME Zion Church.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Back-to-school giveaway, 1-3 pm. Sunday with free clothing, school supplies, and haircuts for boys and vouchers for girls to local stylists. For information, call 803-329-4343. FAKC Closet will be noon-2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24 for those who need nonperishable items.

Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Kimmie Nichols and 7 p.m. Aug. 15-18 with the Revs. Anthony Johnson, Grady Sharps, Sharon Jenkins and Hanna Broome, respectively.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Mobile Food Drive, 9 a.m. Wednesday until all boxes are given away. Bring valid ID. One box per household.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Stewardess Board pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe, 478 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. Donations, $7.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Sandra Sistare. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Sharon Mitchell and 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday with the Rev. Daran Mitchell. Bring donations of toiletry items and socks to be given to a senior living facility.


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.

Neely’s Creek ARP Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Welcome new pastor the Rev. Matt Joldersma and family Sunday. There will be a meet and greet after the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.


Gloryland Free Will Baptist Church, York Highway, Rock Hill: Higher Ground in concert, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth trip Tuesday to Carowinds. Youth back-to-school lock-in Aug. 19. War Room prayer ministry, 7 p.m. Mondays.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m., Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday. Missions Conference, 6 p.m. Sunday with Samuel Thomas. Covered-dish dinner after. Bible study and youth, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Food pantry available.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Meadowbrook Road, Chester: Revival, 11 a.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Persell Ross, 7 p.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Kenneth Holmes and 7 p.m. Aug. 15-18 with Bishop B.R. Wilson.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Benjamin Murdock. Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Waymon Jordan and 7 p.m. Monday-Friday with the Rev. James Wilson.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday with the Rev. Wendell C. Sims. Meet and greet, 6 p.m. with refreshments. For transportation call, 803-329-2772.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Johnny Pearson, 6 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J.T. Barber and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Revs. Robert Setzer, Robert McCaskill and Ray Cotton, respectively.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Annual back-to-school pep rally, noon-2 p.m. Saturday.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Second annual Back-to-School Bash, noon Saturday with school supplies, carnival, food, games and prizes. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Curtis Cohen. Revival, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15-18 with the Rev. Corey Jackson. “An Evening with Uncle Bubba,” 6 p.m. Aug. 27.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Church Road, Chester: Revival, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. James Coleman; 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Corey Jackson and 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday with the Rev. James. Williams.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with Holy City from Holly Hill in concert.

Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Bible study, 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: 120th anniversary celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20 with food, fellowship and celebration for current and former members of the church. The celebration will continue with revival services Aug. 21 and Aug. 22-28.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Brotherhood and Willing Workers fish fry and hot dog sale 11 a.m. Friday and Aug. 13 at 425 Blanche Circle, Rock Hill. Limited school supplies will be given away while they last.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study, children’s and youth ministry and back-to-school bash, 6 p.m. Sunday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: St. Knights of Columbus pancake and egg breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14. Proceeds will go to the Disabled American Veterans.


Fort Mill Church of God, Academy Street, Fort Mill: Seven-week marriage series, “You and Me Forever,” 10 a.m. Sundays.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m., Rite II, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


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. The fifth annual meeting and picnic was held recently at the Commodore Yacht Club on Lake Wylie where the congregation elected new officers, approved its budget and named standing committee chairmen. Officers for the coming year will be James Fox, president; Shelley Pawlyk, vice president; Stevie Rivers, secretary and Bob Landis, treasurer. Committee chairmen are Russ Cobe, ritual; Wendy and Roy Weinberger, membership; Renee Feitelberg, caring; Carol Hahn, social action, and Shelly Pawlyk, Israel.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship with Holy Communion, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Godly Play and Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Epiphany 101 information session, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m., traditional, 11 a.m. Sunday, both with Holy Communion. Nursery provided. Coffee fellowship, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Centering prayer, 8 a.m. Thursday.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: The Rev. Jordan J. Scott will be installed as senior pastor, 3 p.m. Sunday. Reception after.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, Aug. 21 with the Rev. Michael Leonhardt. Luncheon after. The family life center will be open at 9:45 a.m. to drop off food. Bring enough food and desserts to serve your family.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Re-Ignite praise service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the social hall. Indoor church yard sale and UMW bake sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth, 4 p.m. Sunday. Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Prayer and healing service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Back-to-School Bash, 6 p.m. Aug. 14 with a cookout. Students bring bookbags for the Blessing of the Backpacks. Backpacks available for students who don’t have one.

Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: 146th homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Luncheon after. Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lindora James and 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday with the Rev. Robert Shuler.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., lakeside summer service, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the covered shelter at Ebenezer Park. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Aug. 14 with the Rev. Sharon Spann Gamble and 3 p.m. with the Rev. Emmanuel Shanka Morris. Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 15-16 with the Rev. Charlie Thomas.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: First Sunday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Eat in or take out. To-go menu: stew beef and rice, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, green beans, slaw, rolls and pound cake. Plates are $10 adults, $4 age 10 and younger. Eat-in or take out. All take-out plates, $10. Proceeds to the building fund and missions. For tickets, call Beth Ramsey at 803-925-2636.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Back-to-School Bash, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Sharon Park with hot dogs and all the trimmings, music, bounce house, dunking booth, snow cones, face painting, games and door prizes. Bring a chair. Free to the community.


Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Welcome new pastor the Rev. Jeremiah McClure.


The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Aug. 13. Speaker: the Bass Chaplain with Chris Wells.


Bethlehem First Presbyterian Church, West McConnells Highway, McConnells: Revival, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship, 10 a.m. Sundays through August. 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: Blessing of the Backpacks, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: NAMI support group, 6:15 Tuesday, and education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in rooms 202, 203 and the fellowship hall.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Purity Playschool is accepting applications for the 2016-’17 school year for ages 2 and 3 by Sept. 1. For information, call 803-377-8175. Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesday.


First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Back-to-School Bash, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. First 100 children get a free filled backpack.

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