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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Ladies of Excellence women's Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Open to the community.

AME ZION

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

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

York-Chester District: Appreciation service for Elder and Mrs. Carl A. Glenn, 6 tonight at Chester High School.

Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chester: Homecoming, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Frankie Smith. Appreciation service for the Rev. Christine McCoy, 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Stewardess Board program, after worship Sunday. Mission Sunday, 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Appreciation service for the Rev. Sandra C. Sistare, morning worship Sept. 30. Dinner afterward.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Appreciation program for the Rev. Claudette K. Felder, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner afterward.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Annual church outing, 2 p.m. Sunday 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: Prayer Impact Weekend, today and Sunday. All-church prayer time, 4 p.m. Sunday. Church cleanup, 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 22.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family, Sunday with children's lessons, music and crafts at 4:45 p.m. Chip Sherer, president of Bonclarken, will share testimony with adults at 6 p.m. Youth groups also will meet.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Elder nominations, 11 a.m. Sunday. Neely's Creekers, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the family life center. New members are invited to join the adult choir as the begin rehearsing the Christmas cantata at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Fishing Club, 8 a.m. today at Sexton Pond. Back-to-school bash, 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rhodes home.

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: The 20-voice Ambassador Baptist College student choir will sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dwight Smith, evangelist, will speak. There will be only one morning service. Regular 6 p.m. service.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: 2007 Women's Conference, 7 p.m. Friday with Jean Mallory of Baltimore and 8 a.m. Sept. 22 with Rachel Reynolds. Zumba Cardiovascular Training, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Building Fund Day, 11 a.m. Sunday, and the men will be in charge of the service with the Rev. J.T. Barber. At 2:30 p.m., the women will be in charge of the service with the Rev. Shebby Nealy-Goodwin and Living Truth of Clover and the women of Together As One Hymn Choir.

First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: Absorbed '07, hosted by Refuge Youth Ministries, 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the fields beside the church, featuring live concert with One Step Closer and speaker Rodney Queen. Details: Christopher Eifert, (803) 209-2809.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Dinner with the pastor for guests and prospective members to learn about the church and meet staff members, 5 p.m. Oct. 7. To make reservations, call Caren Gunnell, 327-7181.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Baptist Training Union session, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. Lunch served afterward. Men's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. David Chisholm and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Bobby Featherstone.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galilean Road, York: Eighth anniversary celebration for the Rev. and Mrs. Charles L. Ashley Sr., Sept. 22 and 23. A black-tie banquet will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the fellowship hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Anniversary service, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 with Apostle J.L. Setzer Sr.

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

Hillcrest Baptist Church, S.C. 49, between York and Sharon: Donna Douglas, best known as Elly May Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies TV show, will share her life story at 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Douglas has become a well-known writer and Christian speaker. Open to the community. For more information or directions, call the church office, 684-9409, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Living By Faith Baptist Church, U.S. 321 South, York: First homecoming, Sept. 23 with music by the Golden Valley Crusaders at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m., the Rev. Larry Twitty. Dinner on the grounds afterward. Members and friends are invited. Twitty is pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Rock Hill, which is the sponsoring church of Living By Faith.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Associate minister appreciation for the Rev. Lawrence Crockett, Lillian Adams and Clarence Crockett, 3 p.m. Sunday. Ladies Night Out, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Ordination service for the Rev. Clarence Crockett, 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Dream to Reality," a gala evening banquet, 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Palmetto Room in Downtown Rock Hill.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church: Pastor's Aid annual program and production of "Heaven Bound," 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The play is produced and directed by Nina Hall.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Citywide giveaway, today at Workman Street Park. Ushers annual program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Hymn Choir No. 1 anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

New Beginning Baptist Church, Old North Main Street, Clover: Homecoming, 3 p.m. Sept. 23 with the Rev. Richard Johnson of Salisbury, N.C., Revival, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 through 26 with the Rev. George Lowery of Rock Hill.

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

Second Baptist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Gene Flack.

Security Baptist Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Gerald Moss. Music by the Williams Trio, Kelly Moss, and Security Baptist Quartet.

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

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Leadership Rally, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the gym. Weight management class for women, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Room 100 in the education building.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Wednesday activities for children and youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. ESL class, 7 p.m. Thursday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 in the family life center. Menu: pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, juice and coffee. Donations accepted, and proceeds go to Knights of Columbus charities.

CHURCH OF GOD

Grace Covenant Church of God, U.S. 321, York: The church will be feeding breakfast to the homeless from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Details: the Rev. Dennis Ayers, 984-1562.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

Unity Church of God in Christ, Chappell Road, Rock Hill: Benefit service for David Mangan, 5 p.m. Sunday 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.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Wednesday Night at Epiphany resumes Oct. 3. Middle school youth cookout, games and swimming, 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23. Epiphany Lutheran will sell Fair Trade coffees as part of the Lutheran World Relief coffee project.

METHODIST

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: New Bible study, "Left Behind," a study of the Book of Revelations and the theology of the "Left Behind" series is beginning. Homecoming, Sept. 30 with the Rev. Miriam Mick. Covered-dish lunch afterward. All members, former members and friends invited.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Camp Meeting continues today and Sunday.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. today. 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 lunch after worship Sunday. New Beginnings congregational meeting, 9:45 a.m. Sept. 23. Annual fall retreat, Oct. 5 through 7 at Kings Mountain.

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

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight with a spaghetti supper including salad, drink and dessert. Donations accepted. Community invited. Yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Sausage biscuits and hot dogs for sale, also.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth Ministry, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth pool party, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Hargett residence.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. David Erwin. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Yard sale, 7 a.m. Sept. 29. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and baked goods available. Sale spaces and tables are available for $5. Open to individuals, families and groups. Proceeds to mission projects. For tables, contact Jackie Hicks, (803) 222-4731.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Community suppers, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: cubed steak, rice and gravy, vegetables, 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, 6:30 p.m Sept. 29. Chicken and fixin's dinner and the pageant begin at 7 p.m. Cost: $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 3 to 10 years old. Proceeds to the Women's Club missions. Open to the community. Tickets available until Sept. 27. Details: (803) 487-4719 or (803) 493-0389.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Annual Rainbow Tea, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Homecoming, Sunday with a 10 a.m. Cemetery Association meeting and worship at 11 a.m. Covered-dish lunch and fellowship afterward.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Rummage sale, bake sale and lunch, 7 a.m. today. The youth will sell hot dogs beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go to youth activities and mission projects.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Rotation Sunday School for first- through fifth-graders begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Disciple 1 class begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in Room 311. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University begins Sept. 30. Cost is $90 per family. Retired Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with covered-dish lunch and program. Wednesday fellowship supper and program, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tom Conlon will sing. Vendors are wanted for the UMW Fall Festival with Flair, Oct. 27. For more information, contact Pat Long, 329-1497.

Shady Grove United Methodist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Homecoming and Latham reunion, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mike Catoe. The Message, gospel group of Chester, will sing at noon. Dinner on the grounds at 1 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: 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: Fellowship class yard sale, 7 a.m. today with baked goods, a freezer, electronics, toys and more. Proceeds to missions.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Recruitment rally for the 30th annual York County CROP Walk: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wesley Foundation. Area CROP Walks will be: 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in Rock Hill beginning at Dinkins Student Center; 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in York beginning at Trinity United Methodist Church. Registration for both is 2 p.m. Last year, walkers raised $34,479, with $8,602 remaining the county for area food banks. This year's goal is $40,000.

Christ Deliverance Center, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Women's Conference, 7 p.m. today.

Faith and Love Christian Center, Great Falls Highway, Chester: Evangelistic service, 6 p.m. Sept. 23 with the Rev. Don Brooks.

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

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Multi-family yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to noon, today at the church.

Greater Works Ministries, Lowrys: Revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 6 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23. Youth nights are Thursday and Sept. 22. Various speakers.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Christian concerts, 8 tonight with Spencer Neal and 9 p.m. Friday with Dallas Wesley.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the Child Development Center, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open to the community.

Kentucky Mission Benefit: Gospel singing with Higher Calling, 6 to 8:30 tonight at Holy Grounds Christian Cafe, 510 S. Main St., Clover. Food available.

Living Waters Church, Lake Wylie: Third annual golf tournament, Oct. 3 at Carolina Crossing in York. Details: Doug Algire, 628-7505

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

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: "Bringing it to the Neighborhood," 5 to 8 p.m. today at Grove Park on North Jones Avenue for youth praise and worship, fellowship, food and drinks. For transportation, call 3328-2263 or 325-8759.

The Body, Cherry Road at Midway Plaza, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m. today. Tables and spaces available for rent. Details: (803) 242-2373. New family worship service begins at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

Turning Point, Chester: Fish fry, hot dog sale and car wash, 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at the former Hardees on J.A. Cochran Bypass. Details: (803) 581-4298.

Vision and Beyond Christian Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Initial sermon by Alex "AJ" Sanders, 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Rock Hill Seventh- day Adventist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill. He is the son of Wesley and Angela Froneberger and Capt. Alex C. Sanders Sr. Open to the community.

PRESBYTERIAN

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

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Retired Men's Group, noon Tuesday at Jackson's Cafeteria. Visitors welcome.

Ramah Presbyterian Church: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Gospel music by the Black Family Singers. All members, former members and friends invited.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: The Gathering contemporary service, 6 tonight in Westminster Hall. The service is led by the church praise team His By Grace. Dress is casual. Child care provided for children 4 years old and younger. Coffee and refreshments afterward. Details: Michele Martin, 366-3107. Women's Ministry autumn dinner with Barbara Barker, s6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Westminster Hall. Barker is a ballet instructor and Bible teacher from Birmingham, Ala. Cost is $11. Reservations are due Friday at the church office. Nursery available by reservation.

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