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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Appreciation service for the Rev. Kenneth C. Taylor, 3 p.m. Sept. 9

AME ZION

Rock Hill District Conference, 9:45 a.m. today at United AME Zion Church in Fort Mill.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Annual Camp Meeting, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. Camp meeting T-shirts are on sale, too. Prices are $8 for children's shirts and $12 to $16 for adults. To place an order, call the Rev. McDow, (803) 286-1067

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: 11th annual Grandparent's March of the Conference Workers, 5 p.m. Sept. 9.

Rossville AME Zion Church: District program, 4 p.m. Saturday with Mary A. Talford, evangelist.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church: Men's Choir 14th anniversary, 5 p.m. today.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday programs resume Wednesday with dinner at 5:45 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. A marriage course for couples 45 years old and younger will be offered beginning Wednesday. Contact the church office. Child protection training will be 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

First ARP Church: On Sept. 9, the church will resume a schedule of two worship services. Early worship will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The second worship service will be at 11 a.m.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Cherub and elementary choirs will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Adult choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Club at the Creek for first- through fifth-graders meets 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Church family weekend at Bonclarken, Sept. 7 through 9. Back-to-school bash, Sept. 16.

BAPTIST

Abiezer Baptist Church, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Fundraiser, 3 p.m. Sept. 9 to raise money for God's Kitchen, Shelter and Clothing Bank.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Big Calvary/St. Paul fellowship and softball game, Sept. 8 at Bethelwoods. Grandparent's breakfast, 9 a.m. Sept. 9.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. J.T. Barber and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. L.E. Deans of Hempstead, N.Y. Revival, 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Raymond Fisher of Lincoln, Del.

Cedar Rock Baptist Church: Revival, 2:30 with the Rev. James Caldwell and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm. Regular worship, 11:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, John Street, Rock Hill: First anniversary, 10 a.m. Sept. 9 with special service and singing and dinner on the grounds after worship.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: First Friday, 7 p.m. Friday for an evening of praise and worship led by the youth.

First Baptist Church, South Main Street, Clover: New singles Sunday school class will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 and will focus on topical issues. Details: Richard and Linda, (704) 824-8931.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: The Lord's Supper will be observed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Baptist Training Union session, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Lunch served afterward. Youth-sponsored yard sale, 7 a.m. Sept. 8. Tables are $10. For more information, call Brenda Wright, 684-5839.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Roderick R. Pendleton; 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Jackson, and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Waldo Robinson.

Gloryland Freewill Baptist Church, S.C. 5 and Eastview Road, York: Gospel sing with Chosen to Serve, 6 tonight. Refreshments served.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Youth revival, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 with Demorrious Robinson. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 with the Rev. Charles Ashley. Revival, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 through 13 with the Rev. James Mason.

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Afternoon and evening ladies Bible study will resume in September. "Life Management for Busy Women," will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Cost is $13. No child care provided. "The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict," will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 18. Cost is $16. Nursery provided as well as activities for children in first through sixth grades. Details and registration: 325-1120.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: The Rev. Larry E. Floyd, associate minister at New Covenant Baptist Church in Rock Hill, will be guest minister in September. Church business meeting, 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Ushers program, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sept. 8.

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

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9. Dinner on the grounds afterward and gospel singing by the Blue Grass Inspirations.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Big Gospel Sing, 6 p.m. Sept. 16 featuring area gospel groups.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Revival, 2 p.m. Sept. 9 with the Rev. George Lowry and 7 p.m. Sept. 10 through 14 with the Rev. Ted Belton.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Missions kickoff, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Faith Formation classes resume, 10 a.m. Sept. 9 and 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Mothers Taking Turns resumes Tuesday. For more information, contact Amy, 328-6310.

CHURCH OF GOD

Gateway Church of God, Shelly Mullis Road, Indian Land: William Ferguson has written and published a history of Nanny Mountain, "Unto This Hill," chronicling its role in the American Revolution, home to Andrew Jackson, the Gold Rush days, underground railroad and Civil War. Ferguson's family owned the mountain for about 130 years. In recent years, it's become a York County park. Books are $14.50 and can be ordered through church, 8558 Shelly Mullis Road, Indian Land, SC 29707. Make check payable to the church. All proceeds will go to the church.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Homecoming, 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Special singing with the Joint Heirs.

Mount Zion Church of God, Steel Street, Fort Mill: Revival, 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Annie M. Massey.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: The Day School will begin after Labor Day. Wednesday's Holy Eucharist time has been changed to noon each Wednesday.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Mill: St. Paul's will begin a new church service in the Indian Land Community at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521, south of Indian Land High School. The format will include scripture reading, preaching, Holy Communion and contemporary praise music. For more information, contact the Rev. Sally Franklin, 547-5968.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Breakfast sponsored by the United Methodist Men, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9. Menu: eggs, bacon, grits, biscuits and drinks. Donations accepted.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New Sunday school time is 9:45 a.m. beginning Sept. 9. Charge conference and covered-dish supper, Sept. 16.

El Bethel United Methodist Church, Fort Lawn: Chinese auction, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets are $5 for 25. Hot dogs, chips, baked goods and drinks will be sold. Proceeds to missions.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth ministry will not meet Sunday. Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Community Wednesday night suppers resume at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: fried chicken, rice and gravy, green beans, fruit salad, bread, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community. Proceeds to church projects.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Methodist Men will serve coffee and doughnuts in the fellowship hall before 10 a.m. worship. Bible study, 5 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Wednesday supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Movie, "God Grew Tired of Us," 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of September in Sudan. Fundraiser and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 to raise money for Clean Water in the Sudan and to help educate the Lost Boys of Sudan who live in the United States. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children 10 and younger. Nursery provided. Angelo Mangok, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, will speak. United Methodist Men, 7:45 a.m. Sept. 9.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Stretch and Walk, exercise program for senior adults, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Old cell phones are being collected for Interfaith Hospitality Network to recycle for fundraising. "Come Home to Woodland," Sept. 9 with Ed Kilbourne leading worship at 10:30 a.m. Covered-dish lunch after worship. Kilbourne also will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Additional concerts will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Kilbourne, a nationally known folk theologian, combines music, humor and storytelling. Epworth annual workday offering will be taken Sunday.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Community picnic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the family life center with music, a waterslide, moon walk and face painting. Hot dogs, watermelon, and cotton candy will be served. Details: 547-5535.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, S.C. 5, York: The McGregors will lead revival at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7 p.m. Sept. 10 through 12.

Forest Hill Church, meeting at Manchester Cinemas, Rock Hill: Service time beginning Sept. 9 is 10 a.m. for worship.

Greater Works Ministries, Lowrys: Women's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday and Sept. 8 with Flora Murphy and Rosa Bostic.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Larry James in concert, 9 p.m. Friday and Jamison, 8 p.m. Sept. 9

Iron Men Fellowship of York County: 2007-2008 kickoff breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Sept. 8 at Rosies Victory Lane Restaurant on Riverview Road in Rock Hill. Speaker: the Rev. Barry Yates. The group of Christian men for many area churches meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month September through April. This year's theme is mentoring. The fellowship was started in 2001 and is open to anyone in the community. For more information, contact Tip Frank, 366-2362, or Rick Nash, 325-2079.

Liberty Community Church, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner after worship. Liberty is accepting applications for its after-school program for the Weed and Seed neighborhoods for children in first through eighth grades. Adult computer classes also are offered. Details: 328-1722.

Lighthouse Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: LuLu Roman, who performed on Hee Haw, will sing and give testimony at 11 a.m. Sunday. Open to the community.

New Beginning Global Ministries, Charlotte Highway, York: Ignite My Fire Youth Conference 2007 continues at 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Future Care seminar, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Ray Williams of Crestview, Fla., will lead services at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: Ultimate Life Academy and Preschool is still enrolling students. For more information, call 802-2641.

PRESBYTERIAN

Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green: Homecoming, Sept. 9. Covered-dish luncheon afterward at 12:30 p.m. The Bowling Green Cemetery Association will meet after lunch. All members, former members and friends are invited.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Beginning Sunday, the adult Disciple Class at 9:45 a.m. will study Romans. The study runs through December.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Prayer Vigil for peace in the world, especially Iraq and Afghanistan, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Participants are free to come and go at will. The vigil is sponsored by the mission committee of Providence Presbytery. Second Sundays, a contemporary service, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the activities center. This month's focus is "The Cost of Being a Christian," resulting from one's willingness to make sacrifices for Him. Refreshments served. Open to the community.

Uriel Presbyterian Church, Chester: Annual Labor Day barbecue, 11 a.m. Monday 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. Sunday and starting at 11 a.m. Monday.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: The Gathering contemporary service will resume at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in Westminster Hall. The service is led by the church praise team His By Grace. Dress is casual. KidsOwn Worship is offered for children 4 and 5 years old, and a nursery is available for younger children. Coffee and refreshments afterward. For more information, contact Michele Martin, 366-3107.

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