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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Ladies of Excellence Women's Ministry will host a presentation of the Body and Soul program for are churches from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today. The program is designed for African-American churches to celebrate good health through healthy eating. The program is free and open to the public.

AME ZION

South Carolina Conference Hymn Choir: Live recording session, 7 tonight 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: Workshop, 9:30 a.m. July 7 at Rock Grove AME Zion Church on Margaret Street in Rock Hill.

Mount Ararat AME Zion Church, S.C. 9, Richburg: Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Heyward Boyd of Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church in Sharon.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Buds of Promise Prom, 6 tonight. Open to the public.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church: Family and Friends Weekend cookout, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Ebenezer Park on Mount Gallant Road and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner afterward.

Union Ezell AME Zion Church: Chinese auction, 3 p.m. today 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: Homecoming, 11 a.m. July 8 with a covered dish lunch afterward. All members, former members and friends are invited.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: High school students leave today for the Appalachia mission trip. Bonclarken Music Conference, July 8 through 13. Neeza Club for children resumes, 6:30 p.m. July 11. Second Mile Club, July 12.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Communion service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Members of the youth group are on a mission trip to Appalachia. No Sunday evening services during July.

BAPTIST

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Deacon ordination service, 2 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m. July 11 through 13.

Christian Home Baptist Church: Gospel Explosion, 6:30 tonight with the Christian Ensemble.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Watts, 3 p.m. Sunday. First Friday, 6 p.m. Friday with praise dancing, singing, poetry and mime.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Celebration of Freedom service, 10 a.m. Sunday with patriotic music, a salute to those who served in the Armed Forces and a flag parade.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. July 8.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. July 7. Men's Day, 11 a.m. July 8.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: The Rev. John Osborne Jr., president of the Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches in the South, Region 3, and adjunct professor at Benedict College, will be guest preacher for July.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: His Anointed in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday with a hot dog supper and fireworks afterward to celebrate the Fourth of July. Bring a dessert and drink.

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

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Women's Day workshop, 9:30 a.m. to noon July 7 with a self-defense class taught by the Rock Hill Police Departments and AIDS Awareness taught by Richard Pickering. Details: 328-3854. Women's Day Program, 11 a.m. July 8.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Sammy Glass Family in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. The family of Decatur, Tenn., has been traveling in full-time music evangelism since 1988.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Deacon election at both services Sunday. Patriotic testimony, 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall with a cookout afterward. Youth will attend Knight's baseball game at 6 p.m. July 7.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Fourth of July celebration cookout and Bible study, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kids summer Bible study, 5:45 p.m. Sundays.

St. John Baptist Church, Sharon: New service hours beginning Sunday are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. for worship.

Second Baptist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Fourth of July community barbecue, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dine-in only. Music by Harmony and Second Baptist church at 6:45 p.m.

Second Wilson Baptist Church: Revival, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Unity Baptist Church, Hickory Grove: Outdoor gospel sing and barbecue, today. 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.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission team leaves today for the Gulf Coast. No women's prayer group Wednesday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Summer Bible Institute, July 15 through at The Oratory. Baptist preparation class, 7 p.m. Thursday.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 through 12 with an ice cream social at 8 p.m. July 12.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: July Fourth celebration and indoor picnic, after morning worship Sunday. Bring a picnic item to share. The church is providing hot dogs and hamburgers. Youth pool party, Sunday for rising sixth-graders to recent high school graduates.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: One-day Vacation Bible School, "Lift Off 2007," 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Community invited.

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

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside services, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Park. Children/youth ministry, "Destination Unknown," 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Certified lay speakers Blaine Horne and Lee Thornton will lead 10 a.m. worship Sunday. United Methodist Men will serve coffee and doughnuts prior to worship.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: New staff reception, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday to welcome Ce Ce Bucy, director of new-member ministry; Austin Bond, director of youth ministries; Mary Cathryn Lane, nursery administrator; and Dr. Connie Hale, director of children's music. "Welcome Austin to Quest" night and covered-dish supper, 6 p.m. Sunday for youth and parents. Bring a side dish or dessert. Child care provided. Inquirers class for those interest in learning more about St. John's, during Sunday school July 8, 15 and 22. Special needs ministry committee, 7 p.m. Monday. United Methodist Women will host game night, 6 p.m. July 12 in St. John's Center. Refreshments and nursery provided. Cost is $6. Proceeds go to UMW projects.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Youth summer Sunday school will run through Aug. 19. Freaky Friday for kindergartners through fifth-graders is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 through 12.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

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.

Chosen Ones Ministry, Saluda Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Frank Dickerson will lead services at 6 p.m. Saturday for the fourth anniversary of the Rev. Charles McCoy.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Lucas McCurdy, 8 to 11 p.m. tonight; Luke Ahrenholz, 9 p.m. to midnight July 6.

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.

Kentucky Missions: School drive for school supplies. Drop-off locations are Dollar General stores on East Liberty Street in York and Bethel Street in Clover.

Rock Hill Deliverance Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Revival, 7:30 p.m. July 12 and 13 with Bishop Richard Sullins, presiding prelate of Victory Temple Pentecostal Church in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

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

Vision and Beyond Christian Ministry, Rock Hill: Free clothing giveaway, 8 a.m. to noon today at the church office, 1600 Ebenezer Road.

PRESBYTERIAN

Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School, "Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights with God," July 8 through 12. Light supper at 6:30 nightly with classes and activities for all ages. To register, call the church office, 547-5240.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays at the Center, contemporary worship, 7 to p.m. July 8 in the activities centers with the focus on continuously following a Christian lifestyle and finding "look-alikes" with Christian lifestyles. Ice cream sundaes will be served. Open to the community.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Shirley Fishburne will present an organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the 2007 Purity Concert Series. Fishburne is co-founder of the York County Choral Society and former music director of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. She is a member of the Royal School of Church Music and is the director of the summer music program for girls at Winthrop University. The concert is free and open to the public.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Kamal Saleem, ex-terrorist, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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