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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

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

AME ZION

South Carolina Conference Hymn Choir: Live recording session, 7 p.m. June 20 at White Hill AME Zion Church, S.C. 161, York featuring the Conference Hymn Choir, Together as One, Prayer Band, Willing Travelers and Mount Zion Vocal Choir. The public is invited.

Rock Hill District Christian Education Department: Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Boyd Hill Center on Constitution Boulevard in Rock Hill.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Usher Board anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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. Monday through Wednesday with classes for all ages. The week will conclude with revival services Thursday and Friday. Graduate recognition, morning worship Sunday. Male Choir anniversary, today and Sunday.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill: United Gospel Choir first anniversary, 2:30 p.m. July 29.

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

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Brotherhood service, 3 p.m. Sunday. Buds of Promise Prom, 6 p.m. June 30. Open to the public.

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

Union Ezell AME Zion Church: Chinese auction, 3 p.m. June 30 at Fort Lawn Masonic Hall, S.C. 9, Fort Lawn. Ticket drop begins at 2 p.m. Donation is $5 for 26 tickets.

ARP

Bethany ARP Church, S.C. 161 North, Clover: Vacation Bible School, "The Race is On," 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for children 2 years old through adults. Kickoff is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, and the closing program is at 7 p.m. Friday. Homecoming, July 8.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday 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. Friday. 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: Youth Handbell Choir, 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

BAPTIST

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: New-member orientation, 9:30 a.m. today.

Christian Home Baptist Church: Youth revival, 11 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Gospel Explosion, 6:30 p.m. June 30 with the Christian Ensemble.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Men's Day, morning worship and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Watts, 3 p.m. July 1. First Friday, 6 p.m. July 6 with praise dancing, singing, poetry and mime.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth Choir praise program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Vacation Bible School, "Game Day Central," 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday 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: High school youth will leave Sunday for a mission trip to the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Villages on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Ushers program, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Junior Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Galilee Baptist Church, Gallilean Road, York: Youth revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. Richard Reed.

Gold Hill Baptist Church, S.C. 49, York: Thirteenth anniversary for the Rev. George A. McCoy, Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Homecoming, 3 p.m. July 1 with the Rev. Alan Stewart and White Oak AME Zion congregation. Lunch after morning worship. Revival, 7:30 p.m. July 2 through 6 with the Rev. George B. Jackson of he Citadel of Faith in Thomasville, N.C.

Mount DoWell Baptist Church, McConnells: Gospel Choir Family Joyfest Night scheduled for tonight has been postponed.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Fort Lawn: Crusaders ninth anniversary, 6:30 tonight.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Benefit attic sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for 1-year-old Jack Goodson, who has SMA. Proceeds will go help pay medical expenses.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday 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: Deacon elections, both morning services Sunday. Ken Turner, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult Bible study, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Summer Bible study for children 4 years old through sixth grade, 5:45 p.m. Sundays.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Richard English and the Rock Hill Concert Choir's 5th anniversary, 5 p.m. Sunday.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Union Baptist Church, Hickory Grove: Outdoor gospel sing and barbecue, June 30. Barbecue and hash plates will be on sale at 4 p.m., and the singing begins at 5 p.m. featuring the Bluegrass Revival, Rick Sturgis and the Riverbend Boys and other local groups. Details or directions, call the Rev. Ray Long, 324-4398.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Men's Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Mission trip today through June 30 to South Dakota for work with the South Dakota Sioux.

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

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19 in the family life center.

CHURCH OF GOD

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Gospel singing with His Anointed, 7 tonight.

Mount Zion Rock Grove Church of God, Porter Road, Rock Hill: Men's Day program, 4 p.m. Sunday.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Church youth and three adults will attend PASSways Mission Camp at Wingate University this week. Ladies evening with John Travolta movies, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Bring snacks and a favorite "JT" movie. Drinks provided.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Carolina Cross Connection training, today at Wesley Foundation on Park Avenue near Winthrop University. All youth who are going to CCC should attend. July Fourth celebration and indoor picnic, after morning worship July 1. Bring a picnic item to share. The church is providing hot dogs and hamburgers. Youth pool party, July 1 for rising sixth-graders to recent high school graduates.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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. today. All members and friends are invited.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: Yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. June 30.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside services, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Park. No youth or children's ministry Sunday.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Certified lay speaker Lee Thornton will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bible study will resume in August.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Salkehatchie Summer Service group leaves today for Bishopville. Covered-dish supper, 6 tonight to welcome the Rev. Larry Hyder and his wife, Fran.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Rummage sale, breakfast and bake sale, 7 a.m. today. Breakfast, served by the youth, includes sausage, egg and cheese and bacon and cheese biscuits, coffee and juice. The ladies of the church will have baked goods for sale. Proceeds will go the youth for activities through the year and mission trips.

Richburg United Methodist Church, Lancaster Street, Richburg: Ice cream social and concert featuring John Barber and the Christian Friends, 6 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the community.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Austin Bond has been named director of youth ministries and will begin his new duties July 1. Bond is a graduate of Clemson University and most recently was director of children's and youth ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. He and his wife, Katharine, have two daughters, Sierra and Caroline. Ice cream social, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Retired Fellowship trip to Hamricks in Gaffney, 8:45 a.m. Monday. CPCC Summer Theater, "Thoroughly Modern Milly," Tuesday. Leave the church at 6 p.m. Eat before you come. Other theater dates are July 10 and 24. Youth Wednesday prayer lunches, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kinch's. Yoga classes, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays during the summer. Monday Matinee is Monday. Meet at noon at Moe's for lunch and see "Evan Almighty" afterward.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Independence Day luncheon, after worship July 1. Sign up by Wednesday. Family field trip to the Lazy 5 Ranch, Friday. Leave the church at 9:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost is $6.50 and due by Monday at the church office. Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 through 12. Supper at 5:15 p.m. Pre-register by calling Juliette, 328-1842.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: All teens are invited to summer camp from Monday through Friday. Details: 548-4633.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Day trip to the Asheboro, N.C., Zoo: July 14. Cost is $45 and includes transportation, admission and lunch. A $15 nonrefundable deposit is due by Friday, and the balance due July 7. 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. Open to all ages.

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

Genesis Ministry, Main Street, Fort Lawn: The congregation will celebrate the beginning of a scholarship fund in memory of the late Isiah C. Williams at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Larry James, 8 to 11 tonight and Karen Creel, 9 p.m. to midnight June 29. Joni Errickson Tada's "On a Roll with Jesus," will be taught at 7 p.m. Tuesday for children 4 to 12 years old. The series explores and teaches children about disabilities. This week's session is "Befriending the Deaf." Other sessions are scheduled each Tuesday in July. For more information and to register, call 324-8457.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Enrollment is under way for the 2007 Preschool/Mother's Morning Out fall program. A two-, three- or five-day program is offered and uses, a Christian and HighReach Leaning curriculum. Registration deadline is July 23. For more information or registration contact the church, 802-3189.

NarroWay Productions, Fort Mill: First anniversary of the new theater and conference center, July 7 with an opening night performance of Fishes and Loaves at 7:30. All ticket holders will eat dinner for free. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. To make reservations, call 802-2300.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday Vacation Bible School, Wednesday, July 11, 18 and 25. Details: 328-3000.

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