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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Nov. 3. Donation: $5.

AME ZION

141st Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference: Tuesday through Oct. 14 at White Hill AME Zion Church in York with Presiding Bishop Clarence Carr. The conference will convene at 5 p.m. Tuesday with the Lay Convocation and Annual Communion service at 7 p.m.

• Wednesday schedule: Morning, Conference organization; afternoon, presiding elders, pastors and delegates report; evening, Evangelism Night.

• Thursday schedule: Morning, continuation of reports; evening, Christian Education Night.

• Friday schedule: Morning, Missionary Prayer Breakfast and Convocation; evening, Missionary Candlelight Service.

• Oct. 13: Morning, Christian Education Day with the Youth and Children; evening, Home Mission Banquet at Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill.

• Oct. 14: Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. followed by morning worship at Harold C. Johnson Middle School in York; closing of Conference Sunday afternoon.

York-Chester District: Appreciation service for the Rev. Christian McCoy, 6 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Chester.

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

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Mount Vernon Road, Fort Lawn: Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Johnson, 10 a.m. Oct. 7.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Appreciation service for associate ministers the Revs. James A. Hayes, Rebecca Edwards and Ronnie Meeks, morning worship Sunday.

New Love's Chapel AME Zion Church: Appreciation service for the Rev. Dornald Bouler, Sunday. Lunch served.

Red Oak AME Zion Church, Edgeland Road, Edgemoor: Annual Camp Meeting, today and Sunday. Fish, hot dogs, and chicken plates will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. Delivery available for 5 or more plates.

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

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

ARP

Carolina Covenant Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Free Kid's Carnival, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 featuring games, prizes, inflatables, puppet show and refreshments.

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

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Mission Prayer Vigil, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today in the parlor. Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Reception for the Rev. Bryan Bult and his family after evening worship Sunday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Communion will be celebrated at morning worship Sunday. Cherub Choir is collecting jars of peanut butter or jelly for the hungry. Collection jars are in the foyer and Sunday school building. Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Tirzah APR Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Catawba Presbytery meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: Jeff Ferguson, recording artist, in concert at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Ferguson has been nominated for Dove, Grammy and Stellar awards.

BAPTIST

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Communion.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Judgment House presentation, "Behind the Family Portrait," Oct. 19 through 21 and 26 though 28. The eight-scene walk-through drama is about a father who takes his frustrations out on his family when he's down on his luck. Hours are: Fridays, 6:30 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays 5:30 to 11 p.m.; and Sundays 4:30 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call (803) 412-1403. Donations: $5 per person. Concessions will be available. Not recommended for children younger than 10.

Crowder's Mountain Baptist Church, Mayberry Lane, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Homecoming Sunday. Lunch after worship, with Cross Reference singing at 2 p.m.

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

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Men's Ministry wild game dinner, 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10, adults and $5, children and are available at the church office.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Missionary program, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gloryland Free Will Baptist Church, S.C. 5 at Eastview Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Way Quartet singing, 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, S.C. 49, between York and Sharon: Homecoming, 6 tonight with an old-fashioned singing and 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mark Dellinger, a former member. Covered-dish dinner afterward.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Drive, Rock Hill: New children's ministry, "Worship Kidstyle," begins from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday for children in preschool through fifth grade. For more information, 329-0775.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, Rock Hill: Monthly dinner/concert, tonight. Dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Enlightners, a blind duet from Kannapolis, N.C. They have sung and toured together for 33 years. Menu: hamburger steak, baked potato, salad, bread and fruit cocktail cake. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 to 4 years old and free for children younger than 4. Tickets available at the door.

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

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Mass Choir fall concert, 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Gospel Chorus 57th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

New Vision Free Will Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road toward Edgemoor, Rock Hill: One-man quartet Chris Smith of Benton, Tenn., in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Smith is a former member of The Inspirations.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission groups and churchwide visitation, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Woodvale Baptist Church, Springsteen Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Ken Jones. Special music nightly by In Process, Kasie Deese, Dan Cooke and Tim and Nancy Henderson. Revival kick-off, 6 tonight with the Phillips Family. Nursery provided.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Confirmation parent and teen meeting, 7 p.m. Monday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Clover Church of God: Greater Life Ministries presents "Experience the Difference," 6 tonight.

Fountain of Life Church of God, Lowrys Highway, Chester: Ken Turner ministering in song, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Gateway Church of God, Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Oct. 14 featuring the Singing Shepherds.

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

York Church of God, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Oct. 14 with the Rev. Joe Vicars. Singing at 2 p.m. with Michael Hodge.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Blessing of the Animals to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi, 4 p.m. Sunday in the church garden. All pets welcome, and they must be on a leash or crated. St. Anne's Guild, 10 a.m. Oct. 9. Registration deadline for Harvest Day at Camp Cherokee is Sunday.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: PassWays Sunday is Oct. 14, with the church youth leading worship. PassWays chili fundraiser after each service Oct. 14. They youth will sell chili to support mission trips. Youth fall festival, after the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 14 with games, hay rides and special snacks. Community flu shot clinic, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Cost is $25 for church members and the public.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: United Methodist study, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Bingo, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 8:30 a.m. to noon today, featuring a pancake breakfast, handmade crafts and baked goods.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Country lunch, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Donation, $6. Proceeds to missions. BLT lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kinch's. Homecoming, Oct. 14 with the Rev. Barney Fowler. Covered-dish lunch afterward. United Methodist Women is taking orders for pies and cakes. To place orders, call Pat, 324-2455; Darnelle, 324-4344; or Alice, 324-3877.

Catawba United Methodist Church, College Road, Catawba: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Vernon Deese. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Covered-dish lunch after worship.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: 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. United Methodist Men prayer meeting, 7 a.m. today.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: World Communion Sunday offering, Sunday.

Fort Lawn United Methodist Church, Church Street, Fort Lawn: All-you-can breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Donation: $5.

Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Fall Fling, 6:30 a.m. today 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: United Methodist Men's breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday. Soul Savers youth group, 5 p.m. Sunday to prepare their booth for the York County Fair. Annual Charge Conference, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday is Sunday, and the church youth will lead both worship services. Community supper, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center served by the youth with a movie afterward. Menu: tacos, taco salad, corn, chips and salsa, dessert, tea, lemonade and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for children. Cost for dinner is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community. Reservations requested, 327-5779. The PG-rated movie, "Evan Almighty," is free and will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds to youth activities.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: United Methodist Men will serve coffee and doughnuts before morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. World Communion offering will be taken.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Fall festival, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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: First Food Sunday is Sunday. Risher Brabham Memorial Golf Tournament, noon Monday at Waterford Golf Course. Cost is $45 per team. Wednesday fellowship program with Jennifer Coye, executive director of Interfaith Hospitality Network. Supper at 6 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Adult Children of Aging Parents, 7 p.m. Wednesdays in room 229. Yoga class, 9 a.m. Thursdays, Huddleston Hall. Live band dance with the Professionals, 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Donation: $10 to the building fund. Vendors are needed for the fall festival Oct. 27. To participate, contact Pat Long, 329-1497.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: UMCOR team leaves Oct. 13 to work at Sager/Brown. Trinity Travelers, noon Wednesday for a covered-dish lunch. United Methodist Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Oct. 14. CROP Walk, 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Registration at 2 p.m.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Youth pumpkin patch, 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. Kids Club trip to Country Time Farms in Indian Trail, N.C. is Oct. 14. Cost is $8. Register by Thursday. United Methodist Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Oct. 14.

NAZARENE

Grace Church of the Nazarene, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at 10 a.m. After worship, there will be food and singing at Manchester Park.

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. Sunday 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.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Seventh anniversary celebration today and Sunday. A picnic and activities will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Northside Center. Worship at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday with Kenneth Moales Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Plates include flounder, shrimp or chicken strips, fries, hush puppies, slaw and onion rings. Plates are $8/$9 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger.

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

Taking the City Ministry, Rock Hill: "Bringing it to the Neighborhood" praise and worship event, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hagin Street Sub-station. Free food, fellowship, music, youth praise and worship.

Trinity Bible Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: "Christmas in October," 10:30 a.m. Sunday 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, missionary recognition and emphasis on remember missionaries during the Christmas season. No other services Sunday. Covered-dish lunch afterward at Trinity Christian School gym where additional missionaries will share testimony

PRESBYTERIAN

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

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fellowship supper, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $5, adults and $3, children with a $15 family cap.

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

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary worship, 6 p.m. Oct. 14, "An Attitude of Gratitude," based on the miracle healing of the lepers by Jesus. Halloween picnic foods will be served before and after the service. Open to the community.

Ramah Presbyterian Church: Women of the Church Poor Man's Supper, 5 p.m. today. 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. today. 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. today in the social hall. Presbyterian Women's breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday.

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