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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. today with praisercise, breakfast, health fair, open forum and lunch and 11 a.m. worship Sunday with Susie Hinton. All ladies should wear white to worship.

AME ZION

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: 120th church anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Rev. Jim Thompson.

Mount Ararat AME Zion Church, Richburg: Associate Ministers appreciation service for the Revs. Tony White and Emmett Browning, morning worship Sunday. Pastor's Appreciation service, Oct. 7.

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

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill: Appreciation service for the Rev. Kimmie Nichols, 6 tonight. Dinner after the service.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Rock Hill District Conference Workers annual prayer breakfast, 8:30 a.m. today. Spirit of Faith Campaign Celebration, 5 p.m. today for the Rev. Ralph W. Washington, who is aspiring to the office of Bishop in AME Zion Church.

United AME Zion Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Appreciation service for the Rev. Victor C. Wilson, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

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

ARP

Clover ARP Church, Clover: Conference on Islam, "What Does the Quran Actually Say?," 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Rev. Joseph Alghrary of ARP Connect.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Covered-dish church family picnic, after worship Sunday on the front lawn. Church family campout, 4 p.m. Oct. 13.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Cherub Choir is collecting jars of peanut butter or jelly for the hungry. Collection jars are in the foyer and Sunday school building. Women's fall brunch, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in the social hall.

Tirzah APR Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Catawba Presbytery meeting, Tuesday at Tirzah. Tirzah Fest Bazaar, Nov. 3. Bazaar workshops will be 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

BAPTIST

Bethel Baptist Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Benefit singing for Christian Women's Job Corps, 7 p.m. Friday with Truly Blessed and Pathfinders. Baked goods available. Donations of $5 suggested for admission.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Family pictures, Oct. 13. Deaconess Ministry nursing home visit, Oct. 13. Usher Board program, 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Student recognition weekend, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and 9:45 a.m. Sunday during Sunday school. Casual dress. First Friday Night Live, youth praise and worship, 7 p.m. Friday.

Enon Baptist Church, Enon Church Road, Smyrna: Revival, 7 p.m. Friday and Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Rev. Howard Burrell. Special music at each service.

First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: Absorbed '07, 7 p.m. today 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: Dinner with the pastor, an opportunity for guests to learn about the church and meet the staff, 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Details or to make reservations, call Caren Gunnell, 327-7181.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Missionary program, 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Youth Day observance, morning worship Sunday.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: Youth Day observance, morning worship Sunday. Appreciation service for deacon Theodore Roddey, after worship Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Ordination service for the Rev. Clarence Crockett, 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells: Youth Ministry Chinese auction and spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m. today. Auction tickets are $5, and dinner is $6, which includes 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. Sunday.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Scott-ies will host the Four Gospels at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Various church choirs performing.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Trustee Ministry sing-along program, 4 p.m. today. Joint service, 10 a.m. Sunday for the Honor Elders/Seniors recognition.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Youth fall fashion show, 6 p.m. today.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Homecoming, Sunday at the new property at the corner of Dave Lyle Boulevard and Red River Road.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Women of Grace Spiritual Conference, 10:30 a.m. today. Registration beings at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served. Speakers: Charles Sanders Jr., Letitia Simpson, Lillie Cathcart, Michelle Roseborough.

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

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jeff Fox, former pastor. Truly Blessed in concert at 11 a.m. with covered-dish lunch afterward.

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

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. today.

Trinity Baptist Church, West Arrowood Church, Charlotte: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7. Heirline in concert, 11:30 a.m. Bring lunch for your family and enough for two extra.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Divorce Care support group, 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Connection. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, 7 p.m. Friday at The Connection. Details on both programs: 327-2811.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Acteens will visit Palmetto Pregnancy Center, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Youth white water rafting, 7 a.m. Oct. 6. Meet at the church.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Over 60s parish group meets after First Friday 9 a.m. Mass on Friday in the Teen Room. Openings are still available in the Wednesday Faith Formation class. Sunday classes are full. Baptism preparation class, 7 p.m. Thursday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Fountain of Life Church of God, Lowrys Highway, Chester: The Rev. Bobby Wynn will lead worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Ken Turner ministering in song, 11 a.m. Oct. 7.

Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with Bishop John Childers. Lunch afterward with a singing after lunch by Heart 2 Heart.

Lesslie Church of God: Homecoming services, 7 p.m. Friday and Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. Oct. 7. Guest singers are the Pentecostal Expression of Florida. Dinner on the grounds after worship Oct. 7.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: First Wednesday Night at Epiphany of the season is Wednesday. Ladies Outing, Oct. 14 to Nakato's Japanese Steakhouse in Pineville, N.C.. Meet at 5:30 at the church. Flu shot clinic, Oct. 14 at the church.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Progressive dinner, Oct. 7 beginning at 5 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres with Marvin and Sharon Crout; 6:30 p.m. main course with Steve and John Johnson and 8 p.m. dessert with Dottie France. Open to the congregation and public. To participate, call Joan Johnson, 548-3832, or sign up at the church. Nursery for children provided at the church.

METHODIST

York-Clover Cluster: Senior citizens dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. today 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: Fifth Sunday night singing and covered-dish supper, 6 p.m. Sunday. Fall festival and pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, Sunday with the Rev. Miriam Mick. Covered-dish lunch afterward. All members, former members and friends invited.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Yung Semaj will minister through word and song at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for Fifth Sunday service.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Nonperishable food items and kitchen items, as well as new or used tennis rackets and balls, are being collected for the Children's Attention Home.

Cedar Creek United Methodist Church, Lancaster: Bridal showcase, 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lancaster American Legion. Admission is $5.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Parsonage workday, 8 a.m. to noon today. Lay speakers gathering, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Today. Sub sandwich sale and takeout lunch, Sunday. Cost is $4. Fall retreat, Friday through Oct. 7 at Kings Mountain. Cookie Walk and vendor show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Vendors of crafts and goods wanted. Tables are $25. For more information, contact Rae Lynn Pope, 493-2847.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: NDC Health Team, 6 p.m. Wednesday. First Friday Food, Fun and Fellowship, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. World Communion Sunday offering, Oct. 7.

Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Fall Fling, 6:30 a.m. Oct. 6 with games for children, bake sale, yard sale, and fish, chicken and hot dogs for sale. Proceeds to church projects.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jim Dennis. Covered-dish lunch afterward. United Methodist Men's breakfast, 7 a.m. Oct. 7 at Anna J's.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m. today. 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: The Womanless Beauty pageant scheduled for tonight has been canceled. Community supper, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: beef tips and rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables, baked apples, biscuit, dessert and drink. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community. Proceeds to church projects.

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

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Fifth Sunday Sing, 6 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments afterward in the fellowship hall.

New Zion United Methodist Church, Smyrna: Fall bazaar, yard sale, and bake sale with various vendors, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Hot dog plates available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $4.50. Proceeds to mission work.

Osceola United Methodist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: Barbecue and craft sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Craft vendors who want to participate can contact Robins Hucks, (803) 283-8479, by Oct. 28.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Daniel Kirkley of Lancaster in concert, 7 p.m. today. His newest CD is "Let Love Win," featuring his latest single "This Is My New Dawn." Love offering taken. Fall festival, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 featuring crafts, yard sale and bake sale. Barbecue chicken dinner plates will be sold from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Eat in or take out.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Tom Conlon, Christian acoustic/electric guitarist, in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday in the Core for sixth- through 12th-graders and their parents. Admission is free. Youth meal at 5 p.m., and cost is $2. Prayer Shawl ministry, 6 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the new building. Wednesday fellowship supper and program featuring Violet Pan's Violin Academy students. Supper at 6 p.m. Country-western two-step dance classes, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays during October except Oct. 31. Visitors welcome. Cost is a one-time $10 donation. Risher Brabham Memorial Golf Tournament, noon, Oct. 8 at Waterford Golf Course. Cost is $45 per team.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Rummage sale, biscuit breakfast and bake sale, 7 a.m. today in downtown Sharon at the corner of S.C. 49 and 211. Proceeds will go to mission projects.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Circle No. 2 yard sale, Oct. 20. York/Clover Cluster senior citizens dinner, 4 p.m. today at First UMC in Clover. Bus leaves the church at 3:30 p.m. Fifth Sunday event for all Sunday school classes, 10:15 a.m. Sunday for a closing program for September in Sudan program.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Third-graders, Confirmands, and middle school students will receive Bibles Sunday to culminate Education Month. Woodland on Wednesdays continues through Oct. 24. Supper at 5:30 p.m. with workshops afterward. Reservations required for supper. 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.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

A Mission of Mercy Southern Gospel Event: 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at West End Baptist Church, presented by the York County Crescent Shrine Club to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children. Performers include The McKameys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Whisnants and Karen Peck & New River. Tickets on sale Monday: adults, $18 in advance; children 10 and younger, $6 in advance; adults, $20 at the door; children, $8 at the door, and free for children 4 and younger. Tickets available at Shepherd's Fold Bookstore, Greene Funeral Home, Elliott's Exxon, Christian Supply in Spartanburg, Carolina Promotions or any member of the Shrine Club.

Rock Hill Life Chain: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 on Cherry Road in front of the Rock Hill Tennis Center. The prayerful, peaceful event of Christian solidarity to proclaim abortion to be gravely wrong is open to anyone in the community. Uniform signs will passed out to all who join the Life Chain. For more information, contact Kristen Lenti, 328-5810.

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

Redeeming Life Christian Center: Three-day crusade, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday with Bishop Robert Taylor.

Rock Hill Bible Fellowship Church, Amelia Avenue, Rock Hill: Guest minister Olah Moore will lead worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Tenth anniversary, Oct. 21.

Rock Hill Deliverance Church, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Women's Day Celebration, 12:30 and 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

Trinity Bible Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: "Christmas in October," 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 with the Rev. William Schmidt, who has served on the boards of SIM International, Cross World International and the board of trustees of the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association. The service includes special music and missionary recognition. No other services Sunday.

PRESBYTERIAN

Celebration of 200 years of African American Presbyterianism: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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. Sunday. Open to the community.

Bethlehem First Presbyterian Church, McConnells: Fifth Sunday program, noon Sunday with the Rev. Arkiva Bankhead.

Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Oct. 7 with Jeff Bailey. Covered-dish lunch afterward.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Milestone Ministries, a new program to emphasize events in one's faith journey, begins Sunday. A kickoff tailgate covered-dish luncheon will be after 11 a.m. worship 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.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Prayer vigil for peace, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Sponsored by the mission committee of Providence Presbytery, prayers will be offered for peace in the world, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. Those attending are free to come and go as they please. Open to the community.

Ramah Presbyterian Church: Women of the Church Poor Man's Supper, 5 p.m. Oct. 6. Menu: pinto beans, slaw, vegetable soup, cornbread and desserts. All-you-can eat. Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 12 years old. Eat in or take out. Proceeds to church projects.

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 be on hand to sell various items. Proceeds go to local missions and church needs.

Uriel Presbyterian Church, Chester: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the social hall. Presbyterian Women's breakfast, 9 a.m. Oct. 7.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Youth Day celebration, 11 a.m. Saturday. New Zion Youth Choir will perform.

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