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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Ladies and Daughters of Excellence Women's Conference, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 with praisercise, breakfast, health fair, open forum and lunch and 11 a.m. worship Sept. 30 with Susie Hinton. All ladies should wear white to worship.

AME ZION

York-Chester District: Appreciation service for the Rev. Christine McCoy, 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Metropolitan AME Zion Church.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York: One-day youth revival, 4 p.m. today. All churches are invited.

Greater United AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Appreciation service for the Rev. Willie Evans, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Appreciation service for the Rev. Eldren D. Morrison, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Ararat AME Zion Church, Richburg: Fall festival, 2 to 6 p.m. today with sporting activities, praise dancing, face painting, food sale and more.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Mission Sunday observed during morning worship Sunday. Sunday. Appreciation service for the Rev. Sandra Sistare, after morning worship Sept. 30. Dinner served.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Landsford: Mission Sunday, morning worship Sunday.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Mount Vernon Road, Fort Lawn: 100 Men, Women and Children in black and red program, 5 p.m. today.

Pineville AME Zion Church: Appreciation banquet for the Rev. James Boyd, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Clinton Junior College gym. Donation: $20.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Rock Hill District Conference Workers annual prayer breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29.

White Hill AME Zion Church, York: South Carolina Annual Conference Choir rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Appreciation service for the Rev. Heyward Boyd, 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Dinner served.

ARP

Bethany ARP Church, Clover: Special services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. John Rodgers. A breakfast and Bible study also will be at 7 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Clover ARP Church, Clover: New book study, "Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family," 6:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Wednesday. Details: (803) 222-9584.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Church cleanup, 8 a.m. to noon today. Covered-dish church family picnic after worship Sept. 30 on the front lawn. Van drivers makeup training, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the family Operation Christmas Child kickoff, 5 p.m. Sunday in the gym. Middle and high school youth, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Tribute to the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, originator of Evangelism Explosion, evening worship Sunday. Women's Fall Brunch, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in the social hall.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Usher's Ministry, 10 a.m. today at First Calvary Baptist Church.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: 2007 Women's Conference continues at 8 a.m. today with Rachel Reynolds. Church anniversary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Zumba Cardiovascular Training, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Frances Orr and the Booker Ridge Church of Christ in Mount Pleasant, Tenn., will worship with Boyd Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Broad River Baptist Church, Legion Road, Smyrna: Cross Reference in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: "180 Spirit Week," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Jay Hardwick and Spencer Neal. All teens invited.

Central Baptist Church, Ross Cannon Street, York: Fifth Sunday night singing, 6 p.m. Sept. 30 with the Central Baptist Bluegrass Band. Homemade ice cream social afterward. Open to the community.

First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: Absorbed '07, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the field beside the church featuring outdoor concert with One Step Closer and speaker Rodney King.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Children two years old through fifth grade are invited to AWANA for Wacky Tacky Food Night and Make Your Own Sno-Cone, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Wear clothes you won't mind messing up.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 4 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. John Robinson and featuring a luminary service. Youth Day, 11 a.m. Sept. 30 with the Rev. Shelia Cherry.

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

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m. today at York Lumber Co., sponsored by the youth group.

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. Sunday. Douglas has become a well-known writer and Christian speaker. Open to the community.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Sharing God's Gifts Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with composer/singer Greg Day.

Living By Faith Baptist Church, U.S. 321 South, York: First homecoming, Sunday 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: Ladies Night Out, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells: Youth Ministry Chinese auction and spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Auction tickets are $5, and dinner is $6 which include salad, dessert and drink. Details: Renee Talford, 817-9783, or Von Clark, 628-1059. The Rev. Donnie Dye will be guest speaker, 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Dream to Reality," a gala evening banquet, 5 p.m. today in the Palmetto Room in downtown Rock Hill. Family and Friends Day, morning worship Sunday. Scott-ites will host the Four Gospels at 3:30 p.m. Sunday featuring various church choirs.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Deacon ordination for Larry Kennon, Phillip Stroud and Tim Rowell, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir No. 1 anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Trustee Ministry Sing-along program, 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Joint service, 10 a.m. Sept. 30 for the Honored Elders recognition.

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

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with various speakers. Youth fall fashion show, 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: King's Cause, Southern gospel quartet from Lancaster, in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Fellowship afterward. Bring snacks and drinks. Love offering.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Fall Festival today, with food, games and more. Baptism service Sunday. Homecoming, Sept. 30 at the new property at the corner of Dave Lyle Boulevard and Red River Road.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Marvin Road, Fort Mill: Yard and bake sale, 7:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29.

Roddey Baptist Church, corner of Spencer Hall Road and U.S. 21: Charlie Brown and Family gospel sing, 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 with various gospel groups. Bring lawn chairs. Food served. Love offering.

St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church, Golf Course Road, Great Falls: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Cletus Jones and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Norris Turner. No Sunday night service.

Sweet Hope Baptist Church: Gospel Choir 42nd anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday. No Sunday program.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing with Matt Tollison, the Watts Family and Wayland Helms, Frank Curtis and Wanda Merck, 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Praise and Worship and Dance Team first anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. North Carolina A&T Gospel Choir in concert, 7 p.m. Friday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission groups and youth programs, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. ESL class, 7 p.m. Thursday.

BUDDHISM

Peaceful Dragon Cultural Center, Steele Creek Road, Charlotte: Geshe Dakpa Topgyal, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, will give a talk on "Ethics in the Modern World" at 7:30 tonight at the center. He is a graduate of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India and is head of the Charleston Tibetan Society. He is one of the few English-speaking geshes in the world today, meaning he has earned the Geshe degree, a Buddhist academic degree for scholars. The event is free and open to the public.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sunday 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

Garden Sanctuary Church of God, Cedar Street, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 to 11 a.m. today in the parking lot, sponsored by Helping Hands Ministry and the youth groups.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Appreciation service for the Rev. Leonard Price, 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Kid's Group ice cream sundae party, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Interfaith Hospitality guests arrive Sunday evening. Register now for Harvest Day in October.

METHODIST

York-Clover Cluster: Senior citizens dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover. Entertainment provided by David Currence. Details: N. Mathias, (803) 831-1080. All senior citizens are invited.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's workday, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 29.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Antioch Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday with Raquel Anderson, former owner of Anderson's Red Barn. Open to the community. Homecoming, Sept. 30 with the Rev. Miriam Mick. Covered-dish lunch afterward. All members, former members and friends invited.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: New Beginnings congregational meeting, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Parsonage workday, 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 29. Annual fall retreat, Oct. 5 through 7 at Kings Mountain.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Sausage biscuits and hot dogs for sale, also.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Final lakeside summer service for the season, 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Park. Youth and parents will attend the Winthrop Band Concert, 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Byrnes Auditorium. Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sept. 30 with the Rev. Jim Dennis. Covered-dish lunch afterward.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: 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 supper, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: ham, pinto beans, slaw, candied yams, beets, bread, dessert and drink. 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 Thursday. Details: (803) 487-4719 or (803) 493-0389.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Joint services with New Hope United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at Mount Olive.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Daniel Kirkley of Lancaster in concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 29. His newest CD is "Let Love Win," featuring his latest single "This Is My New Dawn." Love offering taken.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: College student breakfast, 10 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Center. New Young Families Sunday school class, 9:45 a.m. Sundays in Huddleston Hall. Companions in Christ, 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25. Child care available. Wednesday fellowship program and dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday with David Chigholashvili of the Republic of Georgia. Kid Connection from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University begins Sept. 30. Cost is $90 per family. Contact Jeff Creech or Jenifer Copeland for details. Adult Children of Aging Parents group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 3.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Fundraiser and silent auction, 6:30 tonight 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: Woodland on Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 24. Fall Family Festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 with food, fun and games. Youth pumpkin sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 1 through 31. Proceeds will go to summer mission trips. Ten-week Crown Financial Bible study, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 30. Cost is $60 per couple and $40 for individuals.

NAZARENE

Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Family Day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw. Sunday school drive begins Sunday with a combined Sunday school and worship at 10:30 a.m. Common Call of Charleston will sing. Lunch afterward in the fellowship hall. Bring a well-filled basket to share.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

New York Trip to see "The Color Purple," Oct. 5 through 8. Details: Deborah T. Barnette, 324-8292.

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

Greater Works Ministries, Lowrys: Revival, 6 p.m. today and Sunday.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Christian concerts, 8 tonight with Anthony Johnson and 9 p.m. Friday with Missing You Dearly.

IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, King Mountain: First Sunday fellowship, 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

Lighthouse Church, U.S. 21, Fort Mill: William "Billy" Cumby, 39-inch-tall evangelist, will minister at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Real Life Assembly, Pleasant Road, Fort Mill: Yard and bake sale, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Refreshments for sale include coffee, muffins, hot dogs, chili and chicken and dumplings.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Elderly Outreach for the community at White Oak Apartments in York, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Kelly Varner will minister Wednesday.

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

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: The Academy and preschool are still taking enrollments. For more information, call the church, 802-2641.

Vision and Beyond Christian Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Initial sermon by Alex "AJ" Sanders, 3 p.m. Sunday 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

Celebration of 200 years of African American Presbyterianism: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at First Presbyterian Church, East Main in Rock Hill. Music provided by a Mass Choir from area Presbyterian churches and others. Speaker: Dr. Franklin Colclough, associate Presbyter for Pastoral Care and Leadership Development in New Harmony Presbytery in Florence. Consultants from the National Kidney Foundation, a co-sponsor, will provide workshops for health workers and lay people. The event also is sponsored by Providence Presbytery.

Beersheba Presbyterian Church, South Beersheba Road, Clover: American Tune Book singing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Open to the community.

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

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fall Carnival, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 with games, food, yard sale, gas card drawing and more.

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

Riverview Presbyterian Church, Sutton Road at Harris Street, Fort Mill: Annual silent auction and Brunswick stew, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The stew will be available by the quart, pint or bowl for takeout or eat-in with cornbread or crackers and cake. The auction closes at 1 p.m. Vendors also will on hand to sell various items. Proceeds go to local missions and church needs.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Graham's Fish Fry, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Plates are $8 and include flounder, chicken strips or combo with fries, hush puppies and slaw. Eat in or take out. Baked goods also available for purchase. Proceeds to the youth group trip to the Florida convention. Details: 684-7335.

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