Lancaster District, Pee Dee Conference: Chicken, fish and hot dog plate sales, 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at New Hope AME Zion Church, Plyler Road, Lancaster; March 20, El Bethel AME Zion Church, Henry Harris Road, Fort Mill; March 21 and 22, Salem AME Zion Church, Old Camden highway, Heath Springs.

South Carolina Conference: Daughters of Varick information workshop, 10 a.m. March 8 at St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Lige Street, Rock Hill.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Twelve Tribe Rally, 6 p.m. March 9.

Indian Hill AME Zion Church, Barberville Road, Fort Mill: Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Ararat AME Zion Church, Richburg: Women's Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church, Clover: First Sunday community fellowship service, 3 p.m. Sunday with Antioch AME Zion Church of Eastover.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Annual missions conference, Wednesday and Friday through March 9.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Morning of Prayer, 9 a.m. Sunday. Family worship, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Deadline to register for the middle school Atlanta mission trip is Wednesday. Middle school Bonclarken retreat, Friday through March 9.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Basketball banquet, 6 p.m. March 11. Reservations due by Wednesday. Easter egg hunt family outreach, noon to 2 p.m. March 22.


Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Ladies Power Lunch, 1 p.m. today.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Men's Day program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Calendar Tea, 3 p.m. today. Women's prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. March 8.

Christian Home Baptist Church: Deacon and Deaconess program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Rick R. Mill will preach his initial sermon, 2 p.m. March 9.

First Baptist Church, Congress Street, York: Relay for Life Poor Man's supper, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

First Freewill Baptist Church, Hawthorne Road, Chester: Benefit concert and dinner for the Hawthorne Christian Academy, March 6. A spaghetti dinner will be at 5 p.m., and the concert featuring The Greenes of Boone, N.C., begins at 7 p.m. Details: (803) 519-6407.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Gospel Choir 60th anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Great Mount Zion Baptist Church, Winnsboro: Four Gospel program, 6 p.m. March 8.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Barry McGee will portray John on the Isle of Patmos at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. McGee, a volunteer shop chaplain for Motor Racing Outreach and Richard Childress Racing, was named 2007 Comedian of the Year by the Christian Country Music Association and Inspirational Country Music. His program will include music and some comedy.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Spring barbecue, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and March 8. Easter Extravaganza, March 22 at Confederate Park. Easter lily and memorial orders should be placed soon.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Men's breakfast, 8:30 a.m. today.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Marvin Road, Fort Mill: Tapestry Ladies will host the fifth annual Mission Tea for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering, March 8. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon with music and a one-woman historical skit afterward. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office or by calling 548-7208.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Women's Ministry and York Theatrics presents the play "Denied" at 5 p.m. today. Ushers Sermon, 2:30 p.m. March 16.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, McConnells: Combined 124th church anniversary and 100th birthday celebration for Gertrude Kirkpatrick Wylie, 2 p.m. March 9. Her father, Gully Kirkpatrick, was a founding member of St. Paul, and she joined the church at 12 years old.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. March 14.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Celebrate Recovery potluck dinner, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Connection. Child care by reservation only. Call 327-2811 by noon Tuesday. Children's Easter safari, 10 to 11 a.m. March 15.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday in the newly renovated sanctuary. Men's Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sisk Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Mill.

Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Installation service for the new pastor, the Rev. Donnie D. Dye, 3 p.m. March 9.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Lenten Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. March 14, prepared by the Knights of Columbus Oratory Council No. 6756. Plates are $8, adult and $5, children and include fish, french fries, hush puppies and slaw. Drinks and dessert available for eat-in only. Takeout orders available. Open to the community. Proceeds to the KOC and its charities. Parish Penance service, 7 p.m. March 12. Seven priests will be able to hear confessions in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Portuguese. Catholic inquiry session, 6 to 7:30 p.m. April, 2, 9 and 16 for those interested in becoming Catholic.


Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Singing featuring the Chosen Few, 6 tonight. Open to the community.


St. Matthais Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Lenten study, "Harry Potter and the Journey into Goodness," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday through March 16.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Pine needle sale, today and March 8. Community blood drive, 3 to 7 p.m. April 22.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women prayer and self-denial lunch, noon Sunday. UMW legislative day, Tuesday in Columbia. Senior high movie and game night, 7 p.m. Friday. Girl Scout Sunday, March 9. St. James Male Chorus in concert, 6 p.m. March 9.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's Little Red Wagon Project will collect food for the Interfaith Hospitality Network each Sunday during Lent.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: The United Methodist Women are collecting paper products, individual drinks and snacks and cleaning supplies for the Wesley Foundation. Golf tournament, March 31 at Waterford Golf Course. Cost is $75 per person, $300 for a team of four people, $100 for a hole sponsorship. Proceeds will support the Penn Center Camp house at Salkehatchie. For more information, call Jessica Whittle, (803) 448-6510.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Emily Cooper, editor of The Advocate, will speak at morning worship Sunday. The Rev. Sara White, Rock Hill District superintendent, will speak March 9. A fundraiser lunch for Salkehatchie Summer Service will be after worship. Open to the community.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Family night supper, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Youth breakfast at Hardee's with April Buddin, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Family game night, 5 to 7 p.m. March 8.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's Club catfish stew, beef stew and chili cookoff, 11 a.m. today in the Ike Oates building. Donations accepted. Open to the community. Proceeds to Men's Club projects. Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: country style steak and gravy, macaroni and cheese, corn, cabbage salad, banana pudding, and drink. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 10 years old, and free for children younger than 6. Open to the community. Proceeds to church projects.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Fourth Sunday in Lent worship, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Fish fry, 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, sponsored by the United Methodist Men. All-you-can-eat plates are $10 and include flounder fillet, fries, slaw, hush puppies and drink. Takeout available. Children's plates are $5, and a hot dog plate will be available. Bake sale also. Proceeds to buy choir robes.

St. James United Methodist Church, Quarry Road, York: Benefit concert featuring the Adams Family Community Choir, 3 p.m. March 9.

Woodland United Methodist, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Lenten study, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday in the family life center.


Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Tim Henderson in concert 10:45 a.m. Sunday, and Cindy Kessler, guest soloist, 10:45 a.m. March 16, Palm Sunday. Nursery provided.

Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Steve Callis, a Christian illusionist, will lead worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.


Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI.

Biblical Studies Released Time: Pancake supper, 5 to 7 p.m. March 8 at First Baptist Church, Main Street, Clover. Plates are $5 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 11 years old and include pancakes, sausage patties, juice, milk and coffee. Tickets are available at area churches and at the door. Proceeds will go BSRT program of Clover. Details: Kevin Stewart, (803) 222-2311.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: March Gladness Fellowship service, "The Power of Unity," 7 p.m. each Tuesday in March. Tuesday's service will be with the Rev. Jerry Devinney and the congregation at Oakdale Baptist Church. Naomi's Posture presents Women in Transition conference, 7 p.m. Friday and March 8. Registration is $55. For more information, visit the Web site

Higher Ground Church, Possom Hollow Road, Indian Land: Enrollment for the Child Development Center summer camp begins Monday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The summer program includes field trips, crafts, games, Bible study and other activities. For more information, call the church office, 802-3189.

Holy Sanctuary Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: "Wounded Women" women's conference, continues at 2 p.m. today. Various speakers. Free and open to the public. Details: 684-5612.

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: 21st anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch and fellowship afterward. Teen Challenge Choir in concert, 11 a.m. March 9.

Liberty Community Church: The church will host the Neighborhood Association Corp. of America home buyers workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Rawlinson Road Middle School. The workshop is for anyone looking to purchase, refinance or save their home. For more information, visit the Web site or call Charles White-Kiser, (803) 554-6053.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: 50 States Rally, 3 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds to the church.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Pastor Larry Soles can be heard each morning at 6 a.m. on Cable Channel 14.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Praying Saints prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. March 8. Donation: $5. Free soup kitchen and clothes bank, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Open to the public.


First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace at Richmond Drive, Rock Hill: The Rev. John Monteith Jr. will preach at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.


Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: The Presbyterian College Choir and Handbells in concert at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The concert will feature sacred hymns, songs and spirituals. The choir is directed by Dr. Porter Stokes, and Dr. Ron Davis directs the handbell choir. Free and open to the public. The choir is currently on spring tour in South Carolina and Georgia. Monthly contemporary service, Second Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m. March 9 in the activities center. Focus: "Times you wished Jesus had been there." Heavy hors d'oeuvres served before and after the service.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Carol Kent, a featured speaker at Women of Faith conferences, will speak at 7 p.m. April 24 in Westminster Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. She'll share what God taught her while living though the horror of learning that her son, a Navy lieutenant, had killed his wife's ex-husband. Tickets are $7 and are now available at the church office. A nursery for infants through fifth grade is available by reservations only. Coffee and desserts will be served. For more information, contact Michele Martin, 366-3107, or by e-mail at


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