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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Tiffany Hicks and the Voices of Adams Chapel live recording, 7 p.m. Friday in Tillman Hall at Winthrop University. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Department of Juvenile Justice training session, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Women's Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 with the Rev. Otha Smith and 7 p.m. Aug. 20 through 24 with the Rev. Donnie Dye.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Legacy Weekend, Aug. 18 and 19. Kickoff is a back-to-school supply rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exclusive Urban Gear at 1424 Saluda Road. All school supplies collected will be donated to Pilgrims' Inn and The Children's Attention Center. Gospel concert, 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Foundation with various choirs. Family and Friends Day celebration during morning worship and at 3 p.m. Aug. 19.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, Sharon: Revival services, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Hayward Boyd and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. David Gadsden.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Old Fashion Day, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 with the Rev. Edward Bellalong. Senior citizens banquet, 6 p.m. Aug. 18.

New Home AME Zion Church: Back-to-school Bash and Fashion Show Extravaganza, 3 p.m. today. Homecoming and revival, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. W.O. Thompson and at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy J. Brown Sr. No evening service. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Victor Wilson

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Chester: Revival, 3 p.m. Aug. 19 with the Rev. Doris Holmes and 7 p.m. Aug. 20 through 23 with the Rev. Charles Crockett. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

Red Oak AME Zion Church: Men's Choir anniversary, 6 tonight.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Gospel on the Lawn, 5 p.m. Aug. 18 with various gospel artists and groups. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available. Revival, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 19 and nightly Aug. 20 through 24. Lunch served after morning worship Aug. 19.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Picnic brunch for Titus 2 Ministry, 9 to 11 a.m. today. Mission trip and retreat reports, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18 with Brent Turner, director of ARP Christian Education Ministries.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Sunday evening worship, 6:30 p.m. in the family life center with various individual and group performances. Sports camp, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday for first- through eighth-graders. Family breakfast, 8 a.m. Aug. 18 in the family life center.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Fishing Club, 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Women's Ministry Presbyterial meeting, Aug. 18 in Columbia. Leave the church at 8 a.m. Church picnic, 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Matthews' lake home.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

First Assembly of God, 1070 Edward St. Rock Hill: Tim and Nancy Henderson in concert, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The concert is free.

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Master Club kickoff for children K4 through sixth grade, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Teen program begins Aug. 22.

Bowling Green First Baptist Church: Homecoming, Aug. 19 with Cross Reference in concert at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with Daniel Messer. Covered-dish lunch after worship.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carlisle: Revival, 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Keith Taylor.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Annual Choir Advance, "Driven 2 Worship," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 with food, fun, prizes and a look at music for Christmas and the coming year. To sign up to attend, call 327-7181.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Wanda Gipson. There will not be a Sunday night or Friday night service.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Revival, Sept. 2 through 7.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Vacation Bible School kickoff, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Toru Marshall. Vacation Bible School for all ages, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For more information, contact the church, 818-5051.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: The Rev. William H. Buie is guest minister for August.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Senior Citizens appreciation service, 3 p.m. Aug. 19 with Bishop L.A. Green of Augusta, Ga. Lunch after morning worship. Appreciation service for the Sheena Perry, minister of music, 7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Lesslie: Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Back-to-school cookout, Friday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Pre-revival kickoff, 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Homecoming revival, 10 a.m. Aug. 26. Weekday services with the Rev. Lambert Browning of Charlotte. No evening service Aug. 25.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Family and Friends Day and the 14th church anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday. Back-to-school pep rally, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with free school supplies, games and food.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. George Lowery.

Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: The children and youth will perform "Down By the Creekbank" at 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Homecoming, originally scheduled for Aug. 26, will be in March to coincide with the church's 50th anniversary.

St. John Baptist Church: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lorenzo Tate of Charlotte. Revival, 6:45 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Woods of Rock Hill and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Antonio K. Lee of High Point. For transportation, call the church office at 927-7393 or e-mail stjbpt@aol.com.

Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for Bible study, crafts, recreations and food for children birth through sixth grade.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Fish fry, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the VFW on Crawford Road.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Womens' Conference, 10 a.m. Aug. 25.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Remembrance service for Michelle Laurel "Shelli" Whitaker, 7:30 tonight. Family night movie, "Facing the Giants," 6 p.m. Sunday in the activity center. A children's movie will be shown in the old fellowship hall.

CATHOLIC

All Saints Catholic Church, Pole Branch Road, Lake Wylie: Beginning Aug. 26, All Saints will have two Sunday Masses at 8 and 11 a.m. The 9:30 Mass will no longer be held. The Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. will continue. For more information on All Saints, call (803) 831-9096.

CHURCH OF GOD

Clover Church of God: Greater Life Bike Ministry will host a motorcycle ride today to Boone, N.C. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Hardees in Kings Mountain, N.C., and have lunch at Daniel Boone Inn in Boone before returning. All riders with 650cc and larger motorcycles are welcome. Details: (704) 678-9510 or e-mail jsrodden@yahoo.com.

Fountain of Life Church of God, Lowrys Highway, Chester: Robert Sellars ministering in music and song, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Gateway Church of God, Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land: Youth will collect donations for their Appalachian Mission Project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the intersection of Shelley Mullis and Henry Harris roads. This year, the youth will be in Loyall, Ky., during Thanksgiving to distribute clothing, toys and Bibles.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Schoolchildren can bring their backpacks for a special blessing at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19. The Episcopal Kids Group will host the coffee hour Aug. 19. The Day School has openings for fall. Contact Diane Baker, 328-2047, for information.

METHODIST

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Road, Rock Hill: Josh McClendon has been appointed pastor at Bethel and will preach his first sermon there Sunday. McClendon is a graduate of Clemson University and a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked at the United Methodist Relief Center in Mount Pleasant this summer and has been a camp counselor at Ashbury Hill. He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Tim McClendon, former pastor at St. John's United Methodist Church. The elder McClendon is the district superintendent in Columbia. Ice cream social and water slide play, 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Back-to-school bash, 4 to 7 p.m. today with games, balloons, music and fun for all ages. Hot dog plates available for $3. Dedication and blessing of students and teachers at the conclusion.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 with spaghetti, bread, salad, tea and dessert. Proceeds to church projects.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's Club breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J's. Children and youth groups "Destination Unknown," 4 p.m. Sunday and trip to Ghost Town in the Sky, Aug. 17.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Third annual Tractor and Engine Show, 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Biscuits, hot dogs and hamburgers sold. Vendors welcome.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church: Homecoming and revival, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Speakers: the Revs. Marvin L. Caldwell Sr., Billy Smith, James Hope and Thelma Gordon.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Barbecue dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 in the family life center. Barbecue by Courtney's of Clover. Plates include barbecue, slaw, roll, chips and homemade cake. Eat in or take out. Delivery available on five or more orders. Call in orders the day of the sale to 327-5919. Sponsored by COAP, and proceeds will go to buy a new bus.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Road, Sharon: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday with the Rev. Jim Ivey. Special music nightly and refreshments.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Ice cream social, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 with hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Proceeds to church projects.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday in the family life center. Lunch and training for children and youth Sunday school teachers, 11:45 a.m. Sunday at the youth house. Child care provided. Youth Ministry welcome for all sixth-graders and parents, 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the youth house. Woodland will participate in welcoming Winthrop students after convocation Aug. 20. For details, call Judy Nunnery. School supplies and health kids for Rural Mission on John's Island are being collected.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Back-to-school Sunday combined service, 10 a.m. Aug. 26. The children and youth will present a special program. Luncheon afterward.

Grace Church of the Nazarene, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Orders for Angel Food will be taken from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the church. Angel Food is a non-profit food ministry that provides food to anyone regardless of church affiliation or income. Cost is $25 for a full box of food valued at $50 or more that will be distributed Sept. 15. Cash or EBT food stamps only. For more information, call the church, 366-4701 or visit the Web site www.angelfoodministries.com.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Gospel Music concert: 7:30 to 10:30 tonight at Trinity Christian School featuring various gospel groups, free finger food during intermission and a drawing for prizes. Admission is $10 at the door. Children 5 and younger admitted free with paying adult. Details: Steve Funderburk, 324-5218 or 230-7442.

Gospel singing: The Farleys and other local talent, 6 tonight at Fort Mill Square Shopping Center in front of U.S. Tire. Refreshments available. Sponsored by G0/LE Ministries of Fort and Christian Love Outreach Ministries of Rock Hill. Details: 427-1882.

Chester Youth Summit: Continues today, sponsored by the Chester Youth Development Foundation and Temple of Praise Word Deliverance Church. Workshops, free school supplies and praise and step teams, 9 a.m. to noon today at Chester Middle School. Performance by Dewayne Woods and various choirs at Brown Chapel AME Zion Church, Charity Road Chester.

Trip to New York to see The Color Purple starring Fantasia Bureno, Oct. 5 through 8, sponsored by Deborah Barnette. Cost ranges from $300 to $525 based on room occupancy and includes transportation, accommodations and tickets. For more information, contact Barnette at (803) 493-5830.

Freedom Center, East Main Street, Rock Hill: HYPE 4 Christ '07, 9 a.m. today and Sunday for all area youth featuring Trinity 303, youth concert, Bible bowl and carnival.

Grounds of Faith: Sarah Gillette in concert tonight and Michael Parker on Aug. 17. For details, visit the Web site www.groundsoffaith.com.

Bible Study Fellowship International: Introduction classes for new members, 9:10 to 11:10 a.m. Sept. 12 and 19 at West End Baptist Church on McConnells Highway in Rock Hill. The program is an interdenominational Bible study for women of all ages with a program for preschool children. No child care for the introduction classes. For more information, call 1-877-273-3228 or visit www.bsfinternational.org.

Emmanuel Tabernacle Center of Hope, meeting at United Deliverance Church, Haynes Street, Rock Hill: Salvation, healing and deliverance impact crusade, 3 p.m. Sundays, and Bible enrichment, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call (704) 504-0002. Van Dyke Freeman is founder and pastor. Co-pastor is Davonia Freeman.

Full Gospel Tabernacle, McConnells Highway: Tent Meetings, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with various speakers. Benefit gospel singing and hot dog/barbecue sale, 11 a.m. Aug. 18.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Enrollment is under way for the after-school program beginning Aug. 20. The program follows a Christian curriculum, provides structured homework time, games, sports and crafts. For more information, contact the church office, 802-3189. AWANA, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday for children 3 years old through sixth grade. For more information, call the church, 802-3189

New Beginning Global Ministries, Charlotte Highway, York: Watch of the Lord praise and worship, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Redeeming Life Ministries, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth forum and breakfast, 9 a.m. to 21:45 p.m. today. Topics include HIV awareness, gang violence, volunteering, crime and drugs. Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rock Hill Deliverance Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Back-to-school giveaway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in the fellowship hall. Open to the community. Refreshments served.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Shield of Faith and Third Day Dance Team will host Worship and The Word celebration, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Any artist or performer is welcome to participate. For details call 328-3000 by Aug. 20.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: Enrollment is under way for the Ultimate Life Academy and Pre-school. For more information and registration, call 802-2641.

Vision and Beyond Christian Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Purpose Drive Life study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Footprints in the Sand after school care is now enrolling. For information, stop by the church office, 1500 Ebenezer Road to enroll.

PRESBYTERIAN

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary service, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the activities center across from the church. The service is on joy and happiness, and those who have been on missions will give testimony. A fruit and salad bar will be served before and after the service.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University orientation, 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the chapel at Westminster Hall. Classes begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Child care provided. Cost is $100 and includes workbook, audio lesson, Financial Peace book, budgeting forms and software. For more information or to enroll, call 366-3107.

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