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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Women's Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Otha Smith and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Donnie Dye.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Legacy Weekend, today and Sunday. Kickoff is a back-to-school supply rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Exclusive Urban Gear at 1424 Saluda Road. All school supplies collected will be donated to Pilgrims' Inn and The Children's Attention Center. Gospel concert, 6 tonight at Foundation with various choirs. Family and Friends Day celebration during morning worship and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with presiding elder W.O. Thompson. Dinner after morning worship. Revival, Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Joseph Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Old Fashion Day, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 with the Rev. Edward Bellalong. Senior citizens banquet, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Pineville AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kelcy Steele and 7 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J.R. Williams of Columbia and Monday through Thursday with the Rev. George Crenshaw of Smyrna, Ga.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Chester: Revival, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Doris Holmes and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Charles Crockett. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Lancaster Highway, Chester: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 with Sadie Pye-Jumper. Revival, 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. George Walker.

St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Lige Street, Rock Hill: Family and friends celebration picnic, 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and worship 11 a.m. Aug. 26.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Gospel on the lawn, 5 p.m. today with various gospel artists and groups. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available. Revival, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday and nightly Monday through Friday. Lunch served after morning worship Sunday.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today with Brent Turner, director of ARP Christian Education Ministries. All-church prayer time, 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Women's Ministry banquet, 6 p.m. Monday. Community Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Bailey Activity building.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Sunday school promotion is Sunday. Adult handbells, 5 p.m. Sunday. Homecoming, Aug. 26.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Sunday school teacher training and appreciation lunch, Aug. 26. Men's fellowship breakfast, 8 a.m. Aug. 26.

BAPTIST

National Baptist Convention of America: Annual session, Sept. 4 through 7 in Myrtle Beach, and Presidential Golf Tournament, Sept. 3 at Myrtlewood Palmetto Golf Club. For details on either, contact Anthony Johnson, 684-9302.

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Master Club for children in K4 through sixth grade, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call the church, 547-2761.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Children's ministry luau, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Church yard sale, 7 a.m. Aug. 25. Family and Friends Day, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Revival, Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Billy Wilson and nightly Monday through Thursday with the Rev. George Lowry.

Bowling Green First Baptist Church: Homecoming, Sunday with Cross Reference in concert at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with Daniel Messer. Covered-dish lunch after worship.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Fish fry and hot dog sale, sponsored by the Pastor's Aid, 10 a.m. today at Al Walton's home, 213 Bynum Ave.

Christian Home Baptist Church, Charity Road, Lowrys: Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Stringfellow. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Andrew J. Rollinson. Mount Prospect of Chester and Mount Calvary of Gastonia, N.C., will worship with Christian Home at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Eddie McIllwain. Revival, nightly Sunday through Thursday with the Rev. Lewis Graham.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Deacon ordination, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Summerfest fish fry, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 by Graham's Seafood. Plates are $7 and will include fish or chicken strips or combination, fries, hush puppies and slaw. Drinks included for eat-in customers. Proceeds to youth mission projects. Bake sale and cookbook sale also, with proceeds going to the church van fund. Tickets are available at the door or from the church office, 684-4297.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galilean Road, York: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Grady Sharpe. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. William Thompson. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the picnic shelter. Plates are $5 and include fish, french fries, slaw, hush puppies and tea. Eat-in or take out. Delivery available for five or more plates. Call 487-5517.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Back-to-school celebration, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Senior citizens appreciation service, 3 p.m. Sunday with Bishop L.A. Green of Augusta, Ga. Lunch after morning worship. The appreciation service for Sheena Perry scheduled for Aug. 25 will be rescheduled.

Midway Baptist Church, S.C. 55 West, York: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with singing at 10:30 a.m. Meal after worship service.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Pre-revival kickoff, 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Homecoming revival, 10 a.m. Aug. 26. Weekday services with the Rev. Lambert Browning of Charlotte. No evening service Aug. 25.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Home groups for "The Purpose Driven Life" begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday night supper and children's programs resume Wednesday. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be dedicated Sept. 2.

Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: The children and youth will perform "Down By the Creekbank" at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Ronnie Williams.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Kenna Turner West in concert, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26. West is the daughter of Ken Turner of Rock Hill and daughter-in-law of country music legend the late Dottie West. She was awarded the 2005 Songwriter of the Year award, is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Dove Award nominee.

Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Clothes Closet Ministry spring/summer clearance, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 at the Harris Street entrance.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Revival, Sunday afternoon with the Rev. A.J. Rollinson, Sunday night with the Rev. Devoe and nightly Monday through Friday with the Rev. Jessie Boulware.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Back-to-school event, 1 p.m. today. Homecoming cookout, 2 p.m. today. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Browning. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Bobby Howze. The men of Union have built a multipurpose building on the church grounds that can be used for worship or other outdoor events and is available for community use.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Archie Stover and 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Women's Conference, 10 a.m. Aug. 25.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Children's ministry pool party, 11 a.m. Aug. 25. Meet at the church. Lunch will be served. A certified life guard will be on duty. Choir cookout and Christmas cantata introduction, 6 p.m. Aug. 25.

CATHOLIC

All Saints Catholic Church, Pole Branch Road, Lake Wylie: Beginning Aug. 26, All Saints will have two Sunday Masses at 8 and 11 a.m. The 9:30 Mass will no longer be held. The Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. will continue. For more information on All Saints, call (803) 831-9096.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Fire at the Beach 2007, biannual diocesan Eucharistic conference, Sept. 14 and 15 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. For information on a bus trip from St. Anne, contact Elena Ziegler, 329-2662, Ext. 4.

CHURCH OF GOD

Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: The church is collecting canned goods, blankets, gloves, scarves and socks for its mission trip to Kentucky. To help or for more information, call 366-7049.

Grace Covenant Church of God, S.C. 321, York: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday with evangelist Ronnie Grant.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, East Liberty Street, York: 15th annual Summerfest Antique Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. More than 20 dealers from the Southeast will sell furniture, jewelry, linen, glassware, china and crystal. Admission is $3 for one day or $5 for two days. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, and bake sale will begin at 9 a.m. Friday until sold out. On Aug. 25, tours of the church will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Joby Bell, faculty member at Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, will present an organ concert at 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to missions of the Episcopal Church Women.

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Schoolchildren can bring their backpacks for a special blessing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Episcopal Kids Group will host the coffee hour Sunday. The Day School has openings for fall. Contact Diane Baker, 328-2047, for information.

METHODIST

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Road, Rock Hill: Ice cream social and water slide play, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today with spaghetti, bread, salad, tea and dessert. Proceeds to church projects.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Children/youth pool party, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Madsen residence. Food for the India Hook Elementary School teachers and staff should be delivered to the church kitchen by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Third annual Tractor and Engine Show, 8 a.m. today. Biscuits, hot dogs and hamburgers sold. Vendors welcome.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Barbecue dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 in the family life center. Barbecue by Courtney's of Clover. Plates include barbecue, slaw, roll, chips and homemade cake. Eat in or take out. Delivery available on five or more orders. Call in orders the day of the sale to 327-5919. Sponsored by COAP, and proceeds will go to buy a new bus.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Special offering for Asbury Hills will be taken during 10 a.m. worship Sunday.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Cyber Safety seminar, 5 p.m. Aug. 26 led by Don Cantrell of the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology and the Department of Education. The seminar will focus on cyber bullying, predators, identity theft and more. The seminar is free and open to the public. Details: Austin Bond, 327-5541, Ext. 230, or e-mail abond@stjohnsrh.org.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Ice cream social, 4 to 7:30 p.m. today with hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Proceeds to church projects.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: The Summerfest breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Aug. 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St., York. Grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee and orange juice will be served. The cost is $6 for ages 11 and older, $3 for ages 4 to 10 and free for ages 3 and younger. Proceeds will be used by the church's Bible study class during the Christmas holidays for needy families. For details, call Mary Jane Shuler, 684-4539, or Bill Fischer, 628-1744.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Acolyte training, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Those interested, meet in the sanctuary after worship. Pizza lunch provided. A new Sunday school class for adults 30 to 50 who are single or attend without a spouse is being formed. Those interested can attend a lunch after worship Aug. 26 to meet and talk with lead teachers Mack McKinney and Juliette Phillpott.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Back-to-school Sunday combined service, 10 a.m. Aug. 26. The children and youth will present a special program. Luncheon afterward.

Grace Church of the Nazarene, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Orders for Angel Food will be taken from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Angel Food is a nonprofit 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 Sept. 15. Cash or EBT food stamps only. For more information, call the church, 366-4701, or visit the Web site www.angelfoodministries.com.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Church World Service: The Rev. Barbara Thomas will join Carolinas Church World Service Sept. 4 as assistant director and will work in the Charlotte office. She is a graduate of Duke University's Divinity School and has served the last 10 years at senior pastor of a Presbyterian Church in rural New York State.

Trip to New York to see "The Color Purple" starring Fantasia Barrino, Oct. 5 through 8, sponsored by Deborah Barnette. Cost ranges from $300 to $525 based on room occupancy and includes transportation, accommodations and tickets. For more information, contact Barnette at (803) 493-5830.

Youth Gospel Talent Show: Winners of the Youth Gospel Talent Show, sponsored by Word Up Ministries on Aug. 11, were Leniya Gaither, first place; Sabrina Gilmore, second place; and New Zion Spiritual Praisers, third place.

Grounds of Faith: Larry James in concert tonight. The Cord in concert Friday. For details, visit the Web site www.groundsoffaith.com.

Carolina Cornerstone Church, S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Music Fest, 1 p.m. Aug. 15 featuring contemporary, bluegrass, praise and Southern and black gospel music, games, hot dogs, baked goods, crafts, face painting, silent auction and more. Open to the community.

Emmanuel Tabernacle Center of Hope, meeting at United Deliverance Church, Haynes Street, Rock Hill: Salvation, healing and deliverance impact crusade, 3 p.m. Sundays, and Bible enrichment, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call (704) 504-0002. Van Dyke Freeman is founder and pastor. Co-pastor is Davonia Freeman.

Full Gospel Tabernacle, McConnells Highway: Benefit gospel singing and hot dog/barbecue sale, 11 a.m. today.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 for food, fellowship and fun. Worship, Aug. 25.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: "Facing the Giants" will be shown at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Free and open to the community.

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: Next Generation Power Force Strength Ministries, 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Clover High School Auditorium. Led by John Jacobs, he and his team will give testimony and exhibit feats of physical strength. Free and open to the public.

Lakeshore Christian Fellowship, Tega Cay: The church is sponsoring StuffThisBus.com to collect school supplies for disadvantaged children. A school bus will be located in the Lowes Food parking lot at Gold Hill Road and S.C. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 26 for people drop off donations. A list of supplies needed are available at Lowes Food customer service or at www,StuffThisBus.com. The church has partnered with Operation Hand-up to distributed the supplies.

New Beginning Global Ministries, Charlotte Highway, York: Ignite My Fire Youth Conference 2007, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, 5 p.m. Sept. 1 and 11 a.m. Sept. 2.

Rock Hill Deliverance Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Back-to-school giveaway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the fellowship hall. Open to the community. Refreshments served.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Back-to-school prayer for students and teachers, 10 a.m. Sunday. Missionary Adam Fowler will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Shield of Faith and Third Day Dance Team will host Worship and The Word celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Any artist or performer is welcome to participate. For details, call 328-3000 by Aug. 20.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: Pray S.C. Upstate Day of Honor for Intercessors, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25. For information on preschool and after-school programs offered, call 802-2641 or visit www.ultimatelifeministries.com.

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Members will staff the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Anyone who would like to volunteer can call Phyllis Ferguson, 328-0215, or Debbie Faulkenberry, 327-9118, by Wednesday.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160, Tega Cay: Eighth annual yard sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and barbecue, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Pork or chicken barbecue plates are $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10. Pounds of pork are $10.

Uriel Presbyterian Church, Chester: Presbyterian Men, 9 a.m. Sunday. Annual Labor Day Barbecue, 11 a.m. Sept. 3 with live music, activities for children, raffles, door prizes and a bake sale. Sandwich plates are $5 and include sandwich, chips and tea. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, beans, slaw, roll and tea. Pounds are $7 and will be sold from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and on Sept. 3.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University orientation, 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Westminster Hall. Classes begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Child care provided. Cost is $100 and includes workbook, audio lesson, Financial Peace book, budgeting forms and software. For more information or to enroll, call 366-3107.

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