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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Appreciation service for the Rev. Kenneth Taylor, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jacques Days.

AME ZION

Rock Hill District: Lay Council, 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at China Grove AME Zion Church.

Christian Education Observance, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at New Home AME Zion Church.

York-Chester District: Special Education Workers program, 5 p.m. today at Union Ezell AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn.

Brooklyn Tabernacle AME Zion Church: Homecoming, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. Tony White and Leroy Ellison. Revival 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Dennis White.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Hash sale, fish fry, bake sale and yard sale, 7 a.m. today at Crawford School on S.C. 72 between Chester and Rock Hill. Proceeds to the building fund.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Infant and children's baptism, morning worship Sunday. Stewardess Board program, after worship Sept. 16.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Saturday Night Live, 5 p.m. today with the Rev. Michael Marshall of Lexington, N.C. All rap groups, hip-hop teams, steppers and dancers are invited. Open to the community.

New Love's Chapel AME Zion Church: Revival, Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Kelcey Steel and nightly Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. James Woody.

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

Rossville AME Zion Church: District program, 3 p.m. today with Mary Talford, evangelist of Weeping Mary Baptist Church in White Oak.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Annual Church Outing, 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Sharon Ball Field with several area churches. Pastor's Appreciation, 3 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Rev. Matthew Browning.

ARP

Bethany ARP Church, Clover: Special services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 7 p.m. Sept. 24 through 26 with the Rev. John Rodgers. A "Breakfast and Bible Study," also will be at 7 a.m. Sept. 24 through 26.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday meals at 5:45 p.m. and programs at 6:30 p.m. resume Wednesday. Child protection training will be 6 p.m. Sunday. Second Mile Club trip to Hendersonville, N.C., is Thursday. Prayer Impact Weekend, Sept. 15 and 16.

First ARP Church: Two worship services will resume Sunday. Early worship will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and the second service at 11 a.m.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Deacon nominations, 11 a.m. Sunday. Mission trip reports by Kathryn Flinn and Cameron Reynolds, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Club at the Creek for first- through fifth-graders, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Tirzahites, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Bring a covered-dish to share.

BAPTIST

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

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: The Ambassador Baptist College student choir will sing at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16. Dwight Smith, evangelist, will speak. There will be only one morning service. Regular 6 p.m. service.

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

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

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: The regular Sunday night schedule of AWANA, Discipleship classes, visitation and CARE resumes at 5 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, York: The Black Brothers in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Love offering. Open to the community. Fellowship afterward.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Youth-sponsored yard sale, 7 a.m. today. Baptist Training Union session, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Lunch served afterward. Men's Day, 11 a.m. Sept. 16.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 3 p.m. Sept. 16 with the Rev. David Chisholm and 7 p.m. Sept. 17 through 20 with the Rev. Bobby Featherstone.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Youth revival, 6 tonight with Demorrious Robinson. Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Ashley. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. James Mason.

Harmony Baptist Church: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sept. 16. Dinner on the grounds afterward.

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. Thursday. 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 Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Dinner/concert, 6 tonight with the Taylor Brothers and Friends singing at 7:30 p.m. Menu: grilled chicken, corn on the cob, broccoli salad, rolls, homemade banana pudding and tea. Cost: $6, adults, $4 for children 4 to 10 and free for those younger. The group also will sing at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Ushers program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Friends and Family Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Fellowship meal afterward. Associate Minister appreciation for the Rev. Lawrence Crockett, Lillian Adams and Clarence Crockett, 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Revival, morning worship and 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Osbey Roddey and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. James W. Richard of Gaffney.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Citywide giveaway, Sept. 15 at Workman Street Park. Ushers annual program, 2 p.m. Sept. 16.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 through 27 with various speakers.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Men's Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

St. John Baptist Church, Sharon: Anniversary picnic, 11 a.m. today with various activities. Morning worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday and anniversary service, 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. L.T. Tate.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Blue Grass Inspirations.. Dinner on the grounds afterward.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant, Rock Hill: Heavenly Spiritual Gospel Singers 25th anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Unity Baptist Church, Hickory Grove: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Blue Grass Revival singing. Dinner afterward.

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. Sunday with the Rev. George Lowry and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Ted Belton.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Ordination service for Jonathan Rollins, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Annual church picnic, 4 p.m. Sunday at Bowater Park. Senior Adult Fall Rally, 11:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. WMU Fiesta, 5:45 p.m. Thursday Rawlinson Road Baptist Church.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

Unity Church of God in Christ, Chappell Road, Rock Hill: Benefit service for David Mangan, 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Rock Hill Deliverance Center, 1041 Sylvia Circle in Rock Hill. The Rock Hill Concert Choir will sing. Proceeds will help the Mangan family pay medical and other bills.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Michael Cassell of Food for the Poor will lead worship Sunday. St. Anne's Guild, 11 a.m. Tuesday in the parlor. Wednesday Eucharist, noon Wednesday. Theology Thirsty Thursday group, 7 p.m. Thursday at McHales. First Supper Club, 7 p.m. Sept. 15.

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. Sunday 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. Sunday. Menu: eggs, bacon, grits, biscuits and drinks. Donations accepted.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Camp Meeting, Friday, Sept. 15 and 16.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New Sunday school time is 9:45 a.m. beginning Sunday. Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. All-you-can-eat flounder or chicken, fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dessert table. Charge conference and covered-dish supper, Sept. 16. "New Beginnings," a congregational planning meeting, 9:45 a.m. Sept. 23.

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.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: "Bring a Neighbor to Church" is Sunday.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Financial Peace University, a Christian-based class to learn how to get out of and stay of debt, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth trips to the movies, 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sept. 16 with the Rev. David Erwin. Covered-dish lunch afterward.

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: spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community. Proceeds to Salkehatchie trips. Womanless Beauty Pageant, sponsored by the Women's Club, Sept. 29.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Special offering for "Work Day" Epworth Children's home will be received at morning worship Sunday. Charge conference, 6 p.m. Sunday.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Combined service, 10 a.m. Sunday. Blessing of the new education building, 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the lobby. Tours and Children's Sunday School open house afterward. Ministry Fair, 11:30 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Center. Lunch provided.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: United Methodist Men, 7:45 a.m. Sunday. 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.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: "Come Home to Woodland," Sunday 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. today in the family life center with music, a waterslide, moonwalk 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 with Tamiko Greenlee of Freedom Temple. The association will sponsor a 9-11 Remembrance service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall Plaza.

Christ Deliverance Center, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Women's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday and Sept. 15.

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

Fed 3 Outreach Ministry: Service with evangelist Jacqueline Caldwell airs from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Cable Channel 2.

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

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Multi-family yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 15 at the church.

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: Jayson Simonson in concert, 8 tonight, and 3 O'clock People, 9 p.m. Friday. Lunch and learn seminar, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on financial planning with Bob Condron of Fort Mill.

Iron Men Fellowship of York County: 2007-2008 kickoff breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., today 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: 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.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth revival today with a teen forum from 10 a.m. to noon and service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. C.T. Kirk and praise and dance teams.

Redemption World Fellowship, 1524 East Main Street, Rock Hill: Second anniversary, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Apostle Ron Carpenter and Denah Moon.

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

The Body, Cherry Road at Midway Plaza, Rock Hill: Free American Sign Language classes, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Yard sale, 7 a.m. Sept. 15. Tables and spaces available for rent. Details: (803) 242-2373. New family worship service begins at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 16. Ladies Bible study, 10 a.m. Sept. 13. Open to the community. Cost of the book, "Having a Mary Spirit," by Joanna Weaver is $13. To sign up, contact Amy Goins at amygoins@comporium.net

United Deliverance Center, Haynes Street, Rock Hill: Salvation, healing and deliverance Impact Crusade, 3 p.m. Sunday.

PRESBYTERIAN

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway, York: Renewal services, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 and 23.

Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green: Homecoming, Sunday. 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.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays, a contemporary service, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday 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.

Olivet Presbyterian Church, McConnells: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish dinner afterward. Cemetery Association meeting, 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Women's Ministry autumn dinner with Barbara Barker, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Westminster Hall. Barker is a ballet instructor and Bible teacher from Birmingham, Ala. Cost is $11. Reservations are due Sept. 21 at the church office. Nursery available by reservation. The Gathering contemporary service will resume at 6 p.m. Sunday 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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