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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Initial sermon by Valarie Walker, 4 p.m. Sunday. Walker is a graduate of Trident Technical College in Charleston and is attending Payne Theological Seminary

AME ZION

York-Chester District Church School Convention continues at 10 a.m. today at Clinton Chapel.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Children's Day and Family and Friend's Day, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Landsford: Vacation Bible School, Wednesday through Friday.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Rudy Currence in concert, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 and available at the church office. Proceeds to the church building fund.

Pineville AME Zion Church, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Outreach program, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by the Health and Social Concerns department, with a representative from Operation Get Smart to give testimony about his life and how it led to prison.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church: Vacation Bible School," The Jesus Family Reunion," 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Rossville AME Zion Church, Richburg: Men's Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge, Make A Splash with Jesus," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Details: (803) 230-3480.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Graduate recognition, Sunday with an outing at noon to Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill.

ARP

Bethany ARP Church, S.C. 161 North, Clover: Vacation Bible School, "The Race is On," 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. June 24 through 28 for children 2 years old through adults. Kickoff is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 23, and the closing program is at 7 p.m. June 29.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Second Mile Club, 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Holocaust survivor Reida Roos-van Hessen. Senior high Horizon retreat Monday through June 16. Summer children's ministry, Neeza Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for first- through sixth-graders. Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 through 28.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Christmas in June: Discovering God's Great Gifts," 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday for children 4 years old to fifth grade. Closing program at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Women's Chorus will sing on June 17 for Father's Day. Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring nonperishable food items for the church food pantry.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Senior high summer conference at Bonclarken begins Monday. The junior high conference begins June 18.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: First Responders Appreciation Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Tommy Neiman, regional director of the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International. Picnic afterward. Details: 329-2163.

BAPTIST

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Baby dedication and Hat Day, Sunday. All ladies should wear hats. Father's Day banquet, 7 p.m. June 16.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Usher's anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 72, Chester: Women's Day celebration, today and Sunday. Breakfast 9 a.m. today with workshops afterward. Women's Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Crowder's Mountain Baptist Church, Mayberry Lane, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Gospel singing, 6 tonight with the Songsters.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Missionary anniversary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Vacation Bible School, "Game Day Central," 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 24 through 29. For details or to register, call (803) 222-6906

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School kickoff, 4 p.m. Sunday with a hot dog supper, games, musical presentation, and area mascots. Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children 3 years old though fifth grade.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Community picnic and health awareness, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "Graduate to Great the Jesus Way," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Youth Day, 11 a.m. Sunday and youth revival, Monday through Wednesday. A picnic today will kick off the event.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Fashion show, 1 to 3 p.m. today, sponsored by the Senior Citizens Committee. Pastor's Aide program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galliean Road, York: Family and Friends, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Gold Hill Baptist Church, S.C. 49, York: Missionary program, 6 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, June 18 through 21.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Harmony Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Saved By God's Power," 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for first- through sixth-graders. Details: 325-1120.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. All ages welcome.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Annual Sunday school picnic, Sunday at Liberty Hill schoolhouse. Graduate recognition, Sunday. Graduate and academic achiever recognition, Sunday. Day trip to the King Center in Atlanta, June 16. Men's Day, June 17 with choirs from Baltimore.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Vacation Bible School, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday with class for all ages. Father's Day banquet, hosted by the women of the church, 7 p.m. June 16. Father's Day service, 11 a.m. June 17. No Sunday school.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Missionary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Children's Day, 10 a.m. Sunday. Men's Day program, 5 p.m. June 16. Attire is semi-formal. Youth Watch, 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 17. Vacation Bible School, 5 p.m. June 18 through 22.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Car wash, 9 a.m. today. Proceeds will go to missions.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Family and Friends Weekend, today and Sunday with a weekend of health and spiritual awareness beginning at 9 a.m. today with various speakers on health issues. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday for children in K5 through fifth grade.

St. John Baptist Church, Sharon: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details or transportation, call (803) 927-7393.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Usher's program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Benefit concert for Helen Bankhead Robbs, 7 p.m. June 22 with various choirs.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel sing, 7 p.m. June 23 with Frieda Hood, Bluegrass Inspirations and the Porter Family.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: 14th anniversary and appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Ronnie Baxter, morning worship Sunday.

St. Phillips Baptist Church, Richburg: Third anniversary for the Rev. John and Diane Rawlinson, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Classes for youth and adults available. Family tailgate cookout, Friday. Details or registration, 327-2811. Men's prayer breakfast, 7:30 a.m. June 23. Church picnic, 3 to 7 p.m. July 22 at Bowater Park.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Acteen recognition service, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Churchwide ice cream social, 6 p.m. Sunday. Bring your favorite churn. Association leadership team, 6 p.m. Thursday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Summer office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Lesslie Church of God, U.S. 21 South: Pastor Lafon Hardy will retire Sunday after 14 years as pastor. The McClendons of Concord, N.C., will sing at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

Temple of Praise Church of God of Prophecy, Rock Hill: 14th anniversary program for the Rev. and Mrs. Alfred Long, 6 p.m. June 16 at Harvest Ministry COGOP, 1211 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill. Tickets are $15. Details: Dionne, (803)322-2544.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Dr. Charles Sanford Foss will be honored on his 10th anniversary as pastor at a reception in Lumpkin Hall after the 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 through 12. Cost is $6. Call the church register.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Jeff Lingle and three senior high students will participate in Urban Immersion in Atlanta this week to work with shelters and agencies. Regional HIV AIDS Consortium, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Baxter Hood Center. Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 17 through 21, with supper from 5 to 6 p.m.

METHODIST

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Men's Club breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J's.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Annual conference report will be given at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Vacation Bible School, "Lift Off -- Soaring to New Heights," 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Closing ceremony and dinner will be Friday.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with classes for all ages. Light meal from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Details: (803) 658-5030.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: United Methodist Men will serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with the Bibletones singing at 8 a.m. Adult supper at Catfish Cove, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Youth bowling, 8:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Cost, $10. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 18 through 22. Father's Day cookout, 5 to 8 p.m. June 17 with a hot dog supper. Games and fellowship afterward.

NAZARENE

York Church of the Nazarene, North Congress Street, York: Hot dog supper and gospel sing featuring the Riverside Boys, today. Supper at 5 p.m. and singing at 7 p.m.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with the Rev. Willie Caldwell and Wesley Funchess for a health conference.

Day trip to the Asheboro, N.C., Zoo: June 27. Cost is $45 and includes transportation, admission and lunch. A $15 nonrefundable deposit is due now, and the balance due June 22. For details, contact Deborah T. Barnette, 324-8202 or (803) 493-5830. Bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the downtown municipal parking lot.

Amazing Grace Outreach Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Citywide giveaway, 10 a.m. June 16. Details: 366-5653.

Antioch Christian Center, South Congress Street, York: Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge," 7 to 9 p.m. June 25 through 29. Details: 325-7818.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Hair show extravaganza, "In the Beginning God Created," 5 p.m. June 23 featuring dinner, a praise dancer, a psalmist and a Word-driven hair show. Tickets are $15. Details or tickets: Donna Medley, (803) 524-4742, or Shakima Gaither, (803) 554-5473.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Crucial, Christian rapper, in concert, 8 to 11 tonight.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Vacation Bible School, "SonForce Kids," 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 through 20 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Open to the community. To register, contact the church office.

IRC Outreach Ministries, King's Mountain, N.C.: Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Community Church, Little Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Living Waters Church, Lake Wylie: The Rev. David Zimmerman has been called as lead pastor of the church. He'll preach his first sermon at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. His wife, Christie, is a Clover native. Dad Fest, June 16 and 17. Details: www.LivingWatersWeb.org or call 627-0573. Yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon today at Stiles Realty off S.C. 55. Proceeds will go the youth mission trip and land fund.

Mount Zion Church and Kingdom of God, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Father's Day services, 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. June 16.

New Beginning Global Ministries, Charlotte Highway, York: "Watch of the Lord" worship and praise, 6 to 9 p.m. June 15.

Peoples Choice Ministries, Habitat Court, Rock Hill: New Bible study, 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday beginning Thursday. For more information, contact Sherice Robinson, (803) 370-9508.

PRESBYTERIAN

Bethlehem First Presbyterian Church, McConnells: Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Summer Seaquest Bible School, 6:30 p.m. June 17 through 22 with a cookout at 6 p.m. June 23 and program at 6:30 p.m. June 24. Classes for all ages. Details: 684-6881.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: The church will host its first Coffee House, 7 to 9:15 p.m. June 16 with music by Burning Bush Band and dancing from the studio of Just Dancin'. John Pruitt will speak. Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays at the Center, monthly contemporary worship, 7 p.m. Sunday at the activity center across from the church. Dads will be honored at a picnic before the service. The focus will be on family miracles when Jesus raised the widow's child from dead, a son who was her only means of support. Open to the community.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 through 22 for preschool through teens. Details: 684-7335.

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