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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Seventh church anniversary, 4 p.m. June 24 with the Rev. Obie Maddison of Shiloh AME Zion Church in Eastover. Dinner served.

AME ZION

Rock Hill District Lay Council: Father's Day banquet, 6 p.m. Sunday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Four Gospel program, sponsored by Men of Thunder, 7 tonight. Usher Board anniversary, 2 p.m. June 24.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Vacation Bible School, "The Summer Sizzler -- An Incredible God Deserves Incredible Praise," 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 through 27 with classes for all ages. The week will conclude with revival services June 28 and 29. Graduate recognition, morning worship, June 24. Male Choir anniversary, June 23 and 24.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Vacation Bible School, June 25 through 29. Details: Regina Hagwood, (803) 285-6064.

Mount Zion No. 1 AME Zion Church, Landsford Canal Road, Catawba: Gospel Choir 46th anniversary, 7 tonight.

Rehoboth AME Zion Church: Father/son banquet, 5 p.m. today at Lewisville Middle School on S.C. 9 in Richburg. Tickets are $5.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church: Women's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 for workshops and lunch and 11 a.m. worship June 24. Workshop registration is $5 for adults and $3 for youth.

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: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. Puppet and clowning workshop, 10 a.m. to noon. Neeza Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for rising first-graders through sixth-graders. Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 through 28 for preschool through adult. Children sing and play stampede and horseplay games, and do cowpoke crafts. Adults will have Bible study and choice of classes on golfing, scrapbooking, gardening and travel. Dinner served each night. A bonfire and hoedown will end the week at 6 p.m. June 29. To register, call the church, 366-5119 or visit the Web site www.Ebenezerarp.org.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Women's Chorus will sing Sunday for Father's Day.

BAPTIST

Hymn Choir Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, today at Langrum Branch Baptist Church, S.C. 324, York.

Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers Ministry, 10 a.m. today at Weeping Mary Baptist Church.

National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, 102nd annual session: The Rev. J.D. McClurkin of Chester will attend the event Monday through Thursday. He'll be guest for the evening Monday with Congress president the Rev. R.B. Holmes. He'll also give the prayer prior to the president's address Thursday and attend the president's scholarship banquet Thursday evening.

Abiezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Health Fair, 10 a.m. to noon today.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Father's Day banquet, 6 p.m. today. New-member orientation, 9:30 a.m. June 23.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Father's Day cookout, 4 to 6 p.m. today.

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 children 4 years old through sixth grade. For details or to register, call (803) 222-6906.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Father's Day observance, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. The children of FBC have a special surprise to share with each father.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Father's Day and graduate observance, 11 a.m. Sunday. Ushers program, 3 p.m. June 24.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 through 29.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Father's Day celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "Taking the Plunge," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Galilee Baptist Church, Gallilean Road, York: Youth revival, 6 p.m. June 24 and 7 p.m. June 25 and 26 with the Rev. Richard Reed.

Gold Hill Baptist Church, S.C. 49, York: Vacation Bible School, Monday through Thursday. Thirteenth anniversary for the Rev. George A. McCoy, June 24.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Men's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday with choirs from Baltimore.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Father's Day banquet, hosted by the women of the church, 7 tonight. Father's Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday school.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Fort Lawn: Family Crusaders ninth anniversary, 6:30 p.m. June 23.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Men's Day program, 5 p.m. today. Attire is semiformal. Youth Watch, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. June 24 with singing by Lisa Hammond. Worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Banks of First Baptist Church in Columbia. Food and fellowship afterward.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Ken Turner will lead evening worship June 23. Summer for Kids, Wednesday evening.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: New Bible study class for children 4 years old through sixth grade, 5:45 p.m. Sundays. Senior adult luncheon, 11 a.m. June 26. Free, and everyone welcome.

Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Music Camp, hosted by Second Baptist and Harmony Baptist Church, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children who have completed first through fifth grades at Second Baptist. Light supper nightly. Directors are Jonathan Hall and Lizzie Eargle.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Benefit concert for Helen Bankhead Robbs, 7 p.m. June 22 with various choirs. Gospel Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. June 24.

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

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry, hot dogs and chicken sale, today. For orders, call 327-9695. Car wash also. Men's Day program, 11 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Baby dedication, morning worship Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: 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: Father's Day recognition, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Women's prayer group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Graduate recognition was Sunday. Family and Friends Days, June 23 and 24; noon to 4 p.m. June 23 at Baton Rouge Recreational Park; 10 a.m. worship June 24 with a dedication service for the new pew Bibles. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Members of the Oratory Council 6756 Knights of Columbus will celebrate the organization's 125th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Mass today and at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses Sunday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Gospel singing with His Anointed, 7 p.m. June 23.

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 tonight 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: 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: Vacation Bible School, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with supper from 5 to 6 p.m.

METHODIST

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at Anderson's Red Barn on S.C. 322. One-day Vacation Bible School, "Lift Off 2007," 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30. Community invited.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Briarcliff Road, Rock Hill: One-day Vacation Bible School from adults and children 3 and older, 1 to 5 p.m. June 23. All members and friends are invited.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: The Rev. Mike Vandiver will lead his first service at Friendship on Sunday. He and his wife, Donna, come to Friendship from Lee Road United Methodist Church in Taylors.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside services, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Park. Children's Myrtle Beach retreat, Friday through June 24.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Lee Thornton, certified lay speaker, will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday for Father's Day.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: All men of the church are invited for "Donuts for Dad," 9 a.m. Sunday in the annex.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Father's Day cookout, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a hot dog supper. Games and fellowship afterward.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Freaky Friday for children 4 years old through fifth grade begins Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other dates are July 6, July 27 and Aug. 3. To sign up, call 328-1842. Family field trip to the Lazy 5 Ranch, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29. Bring a family picnic lunch. Cost is $6.50 per person, payable by June 25. Details: Juliette or Melissa, 328-1842.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Men of the church will be recognized for Father's Day, 10:45 a.m. Sunday. All teens are invited to Beach Day on Friday and summer camp from June 25 through 29. Details: 548-4633.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

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. today. Father's Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday. 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.

Genesis Ministry, Main Street, Fort Lawn: Father's Day cookout, hosted by the women of Genesis, 5 p.m. at the Miller's home. The congregation will celebrate the beginning of a scholarship fund in memory of the late Isiah C. Williams at 2 p.m. June 24.

Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Citywide Crusade, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday with the Rev. Herb Crump.

Global Ministries Outreach, Saluda Street, Rock Hill: Food and bake sale, 1 p.m. June 23 including fun and games. Sunday worship, 3 p.m. June 24 at Manchester Meadows Park.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Abrams Perspective, 9 p.m. to midnight June 22 and Larry James, 8 to 11 p.m. June 23.

Lifeway Church, meeting at the Sylvia Theater in York: Perry Tuttle, chaplain for the Charlotte Bobcats, will speak at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Tuttle, famous of his catch in the 1981 Orange Bowl to give the national championship title to Clemson, is a public speaker, author and director of the men's ministry and elder at Central Church in Charlotte.

Living Waters Church, Lake Wylie: The Rev. David Dad Fest, today and Sunday. Details: www.LivingWatersWeb.org or call 627-0573.

Mission Outreach Center, Ross Cannon Street, York: James Guy of WGIV will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion Church and Kingdom of God, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Father's Day service, 9 a.m. today.

Peaceful Dragon Cultural Center, Steele Creek Road, Charlotte: Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, a Buddist monk and eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, will give a lecture on Tibetan meditation and a blessing ceremony at 1:30 p.m. July 16. For more information, call (704) 504-8866 or visit the Web site www.thepreacefuldragon.com.

PRESBYTERIAN

Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Summer Seaquest Bible School, 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday with a cookout at 6 p.m. June 23 and program at 6:30 p.m. June 24. Classes for all ages. Details: (803) 209-0538.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: The church will host its first Coffee House, 7 to 9:15 tonight with music by the 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.

WESLEYAN

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

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