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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

The New Rock Hill AME Initiative: Worship service to welcome the new ministry, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Mount Olive United Methodist Church on Ogden Road. The Rev. Norvel Goff Sr. of Reid Chapel AME Church in Columbia will speak. The Rev. Fredrica "Freddie" Paige was appointed to head the initiative. She was an assistant minister at Pine Grove AME Church in Columbia and a social worker and counselor. For more information on the new ministry, contact Paige, (803) 322-0750.

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Praise team's first annual Praise and Worship, 5 p.m. Oct. 7. All praise teams and dancers invited.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Fall carnival, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 with food, games and prizes.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Pastor appreciation service for the Rev. Jessie J. Peay, Oct. 27. Dinner afterward.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes available Sunday. Fall festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 with games for children through fifth grade. Admission: one bag of candy.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. A new Sunday school class for singles and college-age adults begins Nov. 4. Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts are due by 10 a.m. Nov. 12.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Tirzahfest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 featuring crafts, baked goods, canned goods, casseroles, a gift shop and silent auctions. Breakfast biscuits and turkey dinner plates will be sold.

York ARP Church, Congress at Madison Street, York: Barbecue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, bun, banana pudding and drink. For advance tickets, call 684-6556.

BAPTIST

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Special benefit program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor's anniversary celebration, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Hilton Garden Inn. Hallelujah Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. All children welcome.

Bowling Green First Baptist Church, S.C. 321 North, Bowling Green: Family Fall Festival, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 with games, food and prizes.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Men's Choir 11th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Judgment House presentation, "Behind the Family Portrait," tonight and Sunday and Oct. 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: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays; 5:30 to 11 p.m.Saturdays; and 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays. For reservations, call (803) 412-1403. Donations: $5 a person. Concessions will be available. Not recommended for children younger than 10.

College Park Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Old Fashion Day" is Sunday, with worship at 10 a.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Bring a well-filled basket. AWANA, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. "Trunk or Treat," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 with hay rides, prizes, games and fun.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: 139th anniversary celebration, 1 to 5 p.m. today with fun, food and fashion. Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Joyful Sound of North Greenville University, in concert at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth Revival, Sunday through Wednesday with Nathan Smith.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: "Trunk or Treat," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring candy, car-decorating contest, and dinner at 6:30. Bring a vegetable and dessert. Wear your costume. To sign up, call Courtney, 327-7181.

First Baptist Church Newport, S.C. 274, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with Truly Blessed in concert and 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bryan Blackwell. Dinner on the grounds after worship.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Southern Echoes anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Glenrock Baptist Church, Doby Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Senior citizen ministry yard sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Proceeds to the building fund.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Fall festival, 7 a.m. Oct. 27 with games, yard sale, food and bake sale. Tables available for vendors; call 329-5770. Annual pumpkin party, 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

Harmony Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Fall festival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday featuring games, food and "trunk or treating."

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Missions conference, 6 p.m. Sunday with the drama "Remembering Taylor Hudson." Other conference services are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Participating missionaries are Bill Edmundson, Tim Mahler, Michael Miller, Jeff Owens and Henry Tsuei.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Fall festival, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday with food, candy and games. Open to the community.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring a rock climbing wall, inflatables, games, hot dogs, popcorn and more.

Lincolnville Baptist Church, Lincolnville Road, Chester: Sumter Mack Franklin will give his initial sermon at 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Deacons and deacons' wives appreciation service, 3 p.m. Sunday. Ladies Night Out, the last of the year, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Rodman: Appreciation service for the Rev. Timothy Cousar, 6 tonight at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Missionary program, 1 p.m. today.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Appreciation celebration for the Rev. Charles D. Montgomery includes a banquet at 6 tonight in the fellowship hall and two services at 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. M. Clay Warf.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Fall gospel concert, 5 p.m. today. Free and open to the public.

Northside Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Church barbecue continues today.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Jerusalem Marketplace, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 with games, rides, food, a costume contest, a chili cook-off and more. Details: 327-7972.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Women's Day service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult gathering, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for lunch, Bible time and fellowship.

St. John Baptist Church: Pastor's appreciation drop-in, 6 p.m. Oct. 27 and service at 4 p.m. Oct. 28. For transportation or more information, call (803) 927-7393.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cameron Road, McConnells: Vision Ministries youth explosion, 10 a.m. Sunday with speakers, health professionals and community leaders.

Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Spratt Street, Fort Mill: The church's Clothes Closet is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Clothing for children and adults who have a need is available at no charge. Baby formula also is available for mothers in need. To donate items, contact the church office, 547-2537.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring Alan Harveston, Tiffany Vinson and Terry Ann Childers. Refreshments afterward.

Union Baptist Church, Chester: Gospel Choir anniversary, 7 tonight.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 featuring games, food and fellowship.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission luncheon after worship Sunday. YBA annual meeting, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Eastside Baptist Church.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Fall revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Pratt.

CATHOLIC

Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: 46th annual spaghetti dinner, Nov. 2 and 3. Tickets are $7 per plate or per quart of sauce. Plates include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Takeout only available at 11 a.m. Nov. 2. Dine in or take out from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Entertainment provided by the Robinson Family. Tickets available at the door or by calling the parish office, 684-3431.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Sixth annual fall festival and Halloween carnival, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul featuring games, a haunted house, costume contest, face painting, crafts, spaghetti dinner and other food. Proceeds go to the needy in the community.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Harvest Fest, 3 to 7 p.m. today featuring silent auction, arts, crafts, gifts, games, bingo and raffle. Fish fry begins at 11 a.m. with fried fish, fried rice, egg rolls, barbecue and bake sale. Revival, 7 p.m. Oct. 28 through 30 with the Rev. Michael Chukwuemeka of Owerri, Nigeria. He is parish administrator at Holy Trinity parish in Orangeburg and a graduate of Fordham University and University of Nebraska.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Special speakers and the parish video will be presented at 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Youth will participate in the CROP Walk.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Hollis Lake Road, Rock Hill: Zebedde and Stella Massereka of Kasese, Uganda, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday about the devastation caused by AIDS in Uganda and how people can partner to help. Reception afterward. Open to the public. Fall festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Tables are available for $10 and 10 percent of sales. To reserve a table, call July Farewell, 327-1022.

LUTHERAN

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, North Congress Street, York: Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Pounds, barbecue pork or chicken plates are $7. Proceeds to church projects.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Middle school "Amazing Maze," today.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: Bazaar and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today featuring a silent auction, 27 vendors with arts, crafts, jewelry, handbags, baskets, baby items, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Avon, Home and Garden, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories and Christmas items. Proceeds to the building fund.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Son's Club, preschool through fifth grade, family picnic at Manchester Meadow after worship Sunday. Bring a picnic to share and extra chairs.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women are taking orders for pies and cakes for Thanksgiving. To place orders, call Pat, 324-2455; Darnelle, 324-4344; or Alice, 324-3877.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. today. Plates are $8 for adults and $4 for children and include all-you-can-eat flounder or chicken, fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Open to the public.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's fall brunch, 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Bring World Thank offering. Homecoming, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28 with the Rev. Mike Catoe. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Members, former members and friends invited.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women are taking orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas baked goods. Delivery dates are Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Prices vary for items, which include pound cakes, specialty cakes, pies, fudge and cookies. To place orders or for more information, call the church, 324-0172. A speaker from Operation Christmas Child will talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. Open to the public.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight featuring spaghetti supper with salad, drink and dessert. Open to the community. Donations accepted.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Vendor's Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3.

Mount Dearborn United Methodist Church, Calhoun Street, Great Falls: Ladies of the Church bazaar and yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring yard sale items, craft items, baked goods, frozen casseroles, home canned goods, breakfast biscuits and soup.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Lake Wylie: Fall plate sale and yard sale, Oct. 27. Chitterlings, fish, barbecue and chicken plates will be sold. Yard sale begins at 7 a.m.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: fried chicken, vegetables, biscuit, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost for dinner is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Open to the community. No Wednesday supper, Oct. 31 due to the 17th annual countywide Halloween carnival, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 133, 6 to 8 p.m. featuring games, costume contest, bake sale and hot dog plates. Admission is free.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Laity Sunday observance, 10 a.m. Sunday. Gospel Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Sunday with the Stars of Zion, Promises, Big Sumpter, Victory Singers and Carl Ralliff.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Laity Sunday observance, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Hickory Grove: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring crafts, bake sale, country store, silent auction, frozen casserole sale and more. Breakfast biscuits, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken stew will be sold. Proceeds to the building fund.

Osceola United Methodist Church, U.S. 521 at S.C. 75, Lancaster: Fall Fun Festival, 2 to 7 p.m. today with children's games, hay rides, horseback rides, race car exhibit, fire truck display and hot dogs and hamburgers. Free and open to the public.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Fort Mill: Oktoberfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring local vendors, children's games and activities, silent auction and bake sale. Breakfast and lunch served and includes the men's stew. Proceeds to church projects.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Celebration Sunday for first- through fifth-graders, Sunday in Huddleston Hall. Children's Carnival, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Fall Festival with Flair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 with more than 50 vendors featuring jewelry, crafts, toys, lawn item, Christmas items, home decor and more, silent auction and bake sale. St. J's Cafe will sell breakfast biscuits and vegetable soup, cornbread, tea and lemonade. All proceeds go to United Methodist Women's mission projects.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the family life center. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll and tea. Sandwiches are $5 and pounds are $7. Dine in or take out. Orders of six or more can be delivered or picked up between 11 and 1 p.m. Orders can be faxed to 328-1933 by Tuesday. For more information, call R.J. Ochoa, 366-5946. Youth pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. Proceeds will go to summer mission trips.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with special music. Dinner afterward.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Clover Chapel Community of Shalom: Health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Roosevelt Community Park. Fall Carnival, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Clover Chapel United Church, 405 Kings Mountain St., with games, face-painting, storytellers, food and fun. Open to the community.

Faith Family Christian Center, Homestead Road, Rock Hill: Fall harvest festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 with free food, games, hay rides, face painting, horseshoes, door prizes and entertainment. Open to the community.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Anniversary appreciation for Bishop B.R. Wilson, semiformal dinner, 6 tonight at Grace Lutheran Church on Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. Combined worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday Jubilee service, 6 p.m. Sunday with Richard English and the Rock Hill Concert Choir and the Shelby Jubilee Choir. United Kingdom Conference, 6 p.m., and live concert at 7 p.m. with Kenny Curry, Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. prayer breakfast and 11 a.m. service Oct. 27.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Fort Mill: Fall festival, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring a children's costume contest, story time, games, prizes, candy and more. Open to the community.

Kentucky Missions: Hot dog and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Dollar General on Celanese Road. Donations only.

Jubilee Christian Center, Old York Road, York: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. All-you-can-eat plates are $6 and include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, tea and cake. Dine in or take out. Proceeds to the children's ministry.

Lancaster Sonlight Church, S.C. 200, Lancaster: Revival, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with Seven, a family song and witness group from Kentucky.

Life Way Church and Cornerstone Ranch: Harvest festival, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Cornerstone Ranch, 920 Saddle Drive in York featuring games, pony rides, candy, door prizes, clowns and free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the first 300 people.

NarroWay Productions: Fall Mystery Theater, "Quicker Than the Eye," Oct. 27 and Nov. 9, and "Death in Them Thar Hills," Nov. 2. For information or tickets call, 802-2300.

New York trip to see "The Color Purple," Dec. 14, return Dec. 16. For more information, contact Deborah Barnette, 324-8292.

On the Scene for Jesus Outreach Ministry, York: A walk and ceremony at Valley Park on Galilean Road, 11 a.m. today. Food will be served.

Outreach Church and Tent Ministry, Albright Road, Rock Hill: Clothing giveaway, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Arch Mart Convenience Store on Saluda Street. Free hot dogs with homemade chili.

Redeeming Life Christian Center, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: New evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rock Hill Bible Fellowship Church, Amelia Avenue, Rock Hill: Tenth anniversary celebration, 6 tonight with puppeteer and storyteller Lona Bartlet and 11 a.m. Sunday with Bobby Heath.

Taking the City Ministry, Rock Hill: "Bringing it to the Neighborhood" praise and worship event, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Hagins Street substation. Free food, fellowship, music, youth praise and worship.

Word Up Ministries, Rock Hill: Coat/sweater giveaway, 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Arcade Victoria Park Midtown basketball park on Roddey Street.

PRESBYTERIAN

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells Highway. Child Development Center's fall fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with carnival games, face-painting, a bake sale, a hot dog lunch, vendors with arts, crafts, apparel, kitchen items, home-canned jellies, jams and relishes and much more. All proceeds will go to classroom supplies.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring a bake sale, craft sale, rummage sale, boutique and silent auction. Breakfast biscuits available with barbecue for lunch. Proceeds to church mission projects. Faith and Film study and fellowship group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gaston room to watch films and discuss faith components. Open to the community.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Youth group Pumpkin Patch, noon to 8 p.m. Sundays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays featuring a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds, including swan and turban gourds. Proceeds to youth mission trips.

Oakdale Presbyterian Church, S.C. 55 West, Clover: Harvest sale, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring hash, slaw, hamburgers, bread, pickles and assortment of desserts. Large plates, $6; small plates, $3; hamburgers, $2; and hash will be available in bulk as well. Proceeds to the building fund.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Well-known local pianists Ann Herlong, 2004 Van Cliburn international piano competition finalist, and Dr. Matthew Manwarren, professor of piano at Winthrop University, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The program will include works for piano four hands by J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, Moritz Moszkowski and George Gershwin. The concert is the first in the annual Music at Oakland Concert series and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, York: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 featuring games, food and fun. Open to the community.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, Sutton Road at Harris Street, Fort Mill: Wild West Fun Fest, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring food, Bible stories, hay rides, games, crafts and more for the entire family.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Lydia Ardrey Howell of Green will share her testimony and journey of faith at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. She is the daughter of Jim and Lou Ardrey of Fort Mill. Nursery available by calling Lori, 366-3107.

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