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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Missionary led service, 11 a.m. July 29.

AME ZION

York-Chester District Lay Council: regular meeting, 10 a.m. July 21 at Mount Zion AME Zion Church in Hickory Grove.

Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church, worshipping at the former White Hill AME Zion Church on S.C. 161: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Ashley Sr. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Eldren D. Morrison. For transportation, call 684-7465.

Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Four Seasons Dinner Theater, 5 p.m. July 21 featuring a gospel play and Christian comedy by Brian Williams. Donations: $20 per person or $30 per couple.

Mount Nebo AME Zion Church, Richburg: Men's Choir fourth anniversary, 6 p.m. July 21.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road Chester: Men and Women Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: The North vs. South Rally was Sunday and the winners were the South for praise dancing and bowling and the North for singing and raising money. The youth and children also presented a summer fashion show.

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: Revival and homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Nannie Deese of Charlotte and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Marion Wilson of Lancaster.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Neeza Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. July 21. All church prayer time, 4 p.m. July 22. Wal-Mart and Target gift cards are being collected for the Children's Attention Home.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: The Appalachia Mission team will speak during 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Neely's Creekers lunch, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mary's Cafe. No July family breakfast.

Smyrna ARP Church, Legion Road, Smyrna: Vacation Bible School, 5:30 p.m. July 22 and 6 p.m. July 23 through 27 with a light meal followed by crafts, games, music and teaching.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association/Upper Division: Junior Ushers one-day session and workshop, 10 a.m. today at Nazareth Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Bethel Baptist Church: The Gospel Choir anniversary has been canceled due to church renovations.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Prayer breakfast and worship, 7 a.m. today.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Fish fry, 10 a.m. today at Eddie Mitchell's house, 318 Bynum Ave. Gospel celebration, 6 p.m. July 29 in the family life center featuring the Sensational Aires, Spiritual Harmonizers, Stars of Zion and the Boyd Hill youth choir. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old. For tickets call 327-0783, 327-6579 or 329-7723.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge and Make a Splash with Jesus," 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 22 through 27. The waterpark blowout will be at 5:30 p.m. July 27 with games and prizes and a visit from 91.9 VBS Express. Details: Candice Wright, 329-0775.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Community Family workshop, 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 28 in the First Presbyterian Church family life center on West Liberty Street in York. Glenda Manning of Touch Inc. in Charlotte will lead the workshop. Open to the community. "Son"shine Band Sunday is July 29.

Flat Rock Baptist Church, Carver Street, Clover: Community revival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Roosevelt Community Park. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Strauss Moore Shipple and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Larry Robertson.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner afterward.

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, Connolly Road, York: Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch," 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3 for preschool through sixth grade. To register, call 627-0949.

Jerusalem Baptist Church: Revival, 6 p.m. July 22 and 7 p.m. July 23 through 26.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert Entzminger and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. George Lowry.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: John Joseph will give his initial sermon at 5 p.m. July 21. The 146th church anniversary, 10 a.m. July 29. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Game Day Central," 6 to 8 p.m. July Sunday through Friday. Adult classes also.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Vacation Bible School, "Graduate to Great, the Jesus Way," 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Kid's summer Bible study, 5:45 p.m. Sunday for children 4 years old through sixth grade.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Youth Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church: Revival, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Darial Jackson and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Antwain Lench.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Missionary Society fashion show, 3 p.m. today. Revival, July 22 through 26 with the Rev. Theodore Armstrong. No evening service July 22.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Wally Buchanan will be ordained as pastor at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School kick off 4 to 6 p.m. today with games, fun, fellowship and New Life 91.9 and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open to the community.

CATHOLIC

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

CHURCH OF GOD

Friendship Church of God, Rock Hill: Tenth church anniversary, 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Trinity Christian School gym on University Avenue. Dinner afterward and singing with Chosen to Serve.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Interfaith Hospitality hosts during the week of July 22.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Dinner from 6 to 6:25 p.m. Classes for adults also. To register, call 548-3551.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, Sunday through Wednesday. Snack supper at 5:45 each evening.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: One-day Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for children 3 to 12 years old with storytime, crafts and water play. Bring or wear swim suits and towels. Salkehatchie Sunday is July 22 with a spaghetti lunch after worship.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Lake Wylie: Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 21. Open to the community. Donations accepted.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside services, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Park. United Methodist Men's Club breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J's. No children or youth ministry meetings Sunday.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Revival 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday with the Rev. Angela Pleasants. Joint service July 29 at New Hope United Methodist Church.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Lay speaker Blaine Horne will lead 10 a.m. worship Sunday.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clover: Ice cream social, 4 to 7:30 p.m. today with hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Open to the community.

Trinity United Methodist Church, York: EDventure Museum in Columbia, Monday. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. Cost is $6.50 per person. Lunch afterward. Lazy 5 Ranch, Thursday. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. Cost is $6.50. Special auction Thursday for Katrina victims.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Woodland will host the Salkehatchie Campers who will be in Rock Hill today through July 21 to work on homes for the needy in the community. Various churches will help provide meals and the YMCA will provide shower facilities. The Abigail Circle is collecting items for church members who are serving in the military. For details contact the church office.

NAZARENE

Clover Church of the Nazarene, Old North Main Street, Clover: Revival continues at 6 tonight with the Rev. Bill Ulmet.

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. Sunday 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 Aug. 11. Cash or EBT food stamps only. For more information call the church, 366-4701.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with the evangelist Georgette Boulware.

Gospel Talent Show: "Looking for Jesus," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at McGuirt Auditorium on Crawford Road in Rock Hill. Anyone from 10 to 18 years old interested in performing can call (803) 554-0344 for more information. Entry fees are $25 per group and $10 for individuals. Top three winners will be awarded cash prizes.

Outdoor Gospel Extravaganza: 1 p.m. July 28 at the Crawford Center on S.C. 72 in Chester with various gospel groups. Fish sandwiches, hot dogs, soup, drinks, and desserts will be sold. Sponsored by the Southern Harmoneers.

Christ Deliverance Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Women's Day, 4 p.m. July 22.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Sister from Sister Revival and Conference, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. Louvenia Sterling of Nashville, Tenn. and others.

Greater Life Ministries, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Water Works," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for ages 1 to 18 featuring food, fun, faith and fellowship. For transportation call 326-9930. Youth and young adult gospel workshop and youth revival, 7 p.m. July 26, 6:30 p.m. July 27 and 10 a.m. July 28. Concert at 6 p.m. July 28. Details: (803) 285-8660 or (803) 389-1778.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Martin Moore, 8 to 11 tonight; Kenny Got Saved, 9 p.m. to midnight July 20.

Jubilee Christian Center, Old York Road, York: The Message in concert, 1 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Women's Revival, 7 tonight with Glenda Outler and 5 p.m. Sunday with Diane Smarr.

NarroWay Productions, Fort Mill: Auditions for the 2008 season, Wednesday and Thursday. Mandatory new cast orientation for anyone interested in joining as a volunteer cast member, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Singers, instrumentalists, dancers and actors can audition. Internships are available for technicians in lighting, sound, special effects and experienced stage managers. For more information call 802-2300 or e-mail Jody Taylor at jody@narroway.net.

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

River Hills Community Church, Lake Wylie: Second annual Strawberry Shortcake Social, 3 to 5 p.m. July 29 in the life center. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will go the Kenya Orphanage Project. Reservations are due by Friday. Make checks payable to KOP and mail to KOP, P.O. Box 5234, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. No tickets available at the door.

Shepherd's Fold Church: The Rev. Christopher D. Stackhouse, assistant pastor, will be installed as senior pastor at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Burgaw, N.C. at 3 p.m. July 22.

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

Tabernacle of Praise Full GospelChurch, Wood Street, York: Single Mother's Ministry conference, today. Details: 684-0103.

PRESBYTERIAN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue sale by the Men of the Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Plates are $6 and include a half-pound of barbecue, beans, slaw and bread; sandwiches with slaw, $3 and pounds, $8. Proceeds to community needs and church grounds maintenance.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Galilee by the Sea," 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday with classes for children and adults. Supper at 6 each evening.

Hopewell Presbyterian Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Youth car wash and bake sale, 8 a.m. today with a hamburger and hot dog lunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to sending the youth to camp. Vacation Bible School, "Avalanche Ranch, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 23 through 28 for preschool through rising sixth-graders. Bring a white T-shirt the first night.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Andrew D. Gilliland has been named music director at the church and was recently music director at Central United Methodist Church in Charlotte. He also is administrator for an architectural firm Gilliland and Associates Inc.; keyboardist for Threshold, a variety band from Fort Mill; and owner and operator of Hyperactive Studios, a local recording studio. He and his wife, Paige, have three children. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with bachelor's and master's degrees.

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