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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Women's Ministry prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at the church. Donation: $5.

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. today. All praise teams and dancers invited.

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

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: College/career worship, 6 tonight in the Academy. Fall festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with games for children through fifth grade. Admission: one bag of candy. Inquirers Weekend, Nov. 3 and 4 for those interested in membership. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes due Nov. 11.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Reformation Celebration, 4 p.m. today at the Lesslie Farm. Kirking O' the Tartans ceremony, 11 a.m. Sunday to celebrate the church's heritage. Foundations for the Family, 4:45 p.m. Sunday with various programs for children and adults.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. today. A new Sunday school class for singles and college-age adults begins Nov. 4.

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.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: Peculiar Youth Ministries Fall Festival, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring, family fun, food, candy, games, prices and more. Wear favorite Super Hero costumes. Admission is free.

BAPTIST

Bethel Baptist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: Shelley Bryson Benthal, 2006 Miss South Carolina, in concert, 11 a.m. Sunday. She'll speak with the youth at 10 a.m. Community Harvest Festival, 6 p.m. Wednesday with a hot dog supper, candy, games, prizes, hay rides and more. Wear fun costumes. Free and open to the public. Men's Fellowship, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Hallelujah Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. All children welcome. True Worship choir anniversary, 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Fun Festival, noon today with fun and games for all ages. Women's Day program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

Cedar Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 72, Chester: Anniversary celebration for 18 years of service by the Rev. and Mrs. W.W. Thompson, 11 a.m. Sunday.

College Park Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Trunk or Treat," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with hay rides, prizes, games and fun.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, John Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 through 8 with the Rev. Tommy Cole. The Enlighteners will sing Nov. 5 and 6.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Appreciation celebration for the Rev. Charles Woods, 1 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Parent-child dedication, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, York: Fall festival, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring a hot dog supper, games, spacewalk, balloon bounce, cake walk and more. Admission is canned goods for Tender Hearts Girls' Home or God's Kitchen or a donation to World Hunger. Open to the community.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Pastor appreciation service for the Rev. Willie E. Page celebrating 20 years of service, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A banquet in his honor was Friday.

Gospel Light Baptist Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: "Trunk or Treat," hot dog supper, and games 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Open to the community.

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

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Missions conference, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Women's World Day of Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Light refreshments. Women's Conference, noon to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 with JoJo Moffitt of Munster, Ind. Call the church, 684-9409, by Nov. 5 to sign up. Lunch served.

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

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 4 to 8 p.m. today with hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, games, rides, petting zoo and more. Free and open to the community.

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

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Cancer walk, 8 a.m. today, and prostate screening at 10 a.m. Pastor's appreciation banquet, 6 tonight in the fellowship hall.

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

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 through 7 with the Rev. Todd Terry.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday featuring hay rides, games, food, jumping tent, prize and cake drawings and more. Free and open to the community.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Catawba: Bluegrass gospel concert, 6:30 tonight featuring Bluegrass Inspirations. Revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. James Smith.

St. John Baptist Church: Pastor's drop-in for the Rev. John T. Brown, 6 p.m. today and appreciation service at 4 p.m. Sunday. For transportation or more information, call (803) 927-7393.

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

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at The Connection, featuring games, food and fellowship. Admission, $3.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Risk management training, after worship Sunday. Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with food, games and fellowship. Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3. Proceeds to the Trinidad Mission Trip.

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. today, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul featuring games, a haunted house, a costume contest, face painting, crafts, a spaghetti dinner and other food. Proceeds go to the needy in the community.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday 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 the University of Nebraska.

CHURCH OF GOD

York Church of God, Charlotte Street, York: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 through 9 with the Rev. Mac Gilliam.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

Church of God of Prophecy, Hilltop Lane, Clover: Revival, 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 3 with Chucky Chandler, state youth director.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Newcomers breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday. Kids Group party, 5 p.m. Sunday.

METHODIST

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Trunk or Treat, wiener roast and hay rides, 5 p.m. today. Open to the community.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Cub Scout Pack fundraiser, 1 to 10 p.m. today. UNICEF offering Sunday.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's fall brunch, 10 a.m. today. Bring World Thank offering. Homecoming, 10:45 a.m. Sunday 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.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Vendor's market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 featuring baskets, cutting boards, jewelry, purses, linens, books, puzzles, Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, door prizes and much more. Homemade vegetable soup available. Proceeds to United Methodist Women's mission projects.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, Filbert: Courtney's Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Plates are $8 and include fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies, tarter sauce, dessert and tea. Proceeds to mission projects.

Mount Dearborn United Methodist Church, Calhoun Street, Great Falls: Ladies of the Church bazaar and yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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, today. 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: 17th annual countywide Halloween carnival, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 133, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday featuring games, costume contest, bake sale and hot dog plates. Admission is free.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Charge Conference, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Hickory Grove: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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: Barbecue and craft sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Pork or chicken barbecue by the plate or pound. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds to buy audio/video equipment for the new fellowship hall.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Fort Mill: Oktoberfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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: Fall Festival with Flair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today with more than 50 vendors, featuring jewelry, crafts, toys, lawn items, Christmas items, home decor and more, a silent auction and a 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. Children's Sabbath is Sunday. Quest costume competition and bowling, 5 p.m. Sunday. Designers Ltd. Fashion Show, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Center. Sale of handmade gifts begins at 6:45 in the lobby. Tickets are $5 and available in the church office or from Marsha Moore, 329-3909. Older adult trip to the mountains, Wednesday.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Fall festival, Nov. 3 with a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Baked and canned items available for sale and a silent auction. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring homemade soup, pinto beans, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. Cost is $6 per person.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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. For more information, call R.J. Ochoa, 366-5946. Youth pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Wednesday Proceeds will go to summer mission trips. Mission Sunday is Sunday. United Methodist Women's luncheon, after worship Nov. 4. Marriage enrichment seminar, Nov. 9 and 10. Details: Juliette Phillpot, 328-1842.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Christ Deliverance Church, Odgen Road, Rock Hill: Appreciation dinner for the Rev. Alvin T. Murdock II, 5 p.m. today at the City Club in downtown Rock Hill. Appreciation service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. For dinner tickets, contact Rosa Jones or Patrice Nichols, 327-4395, or Debra Chisholm, 328-1307.

Clover Chapel Community of Shalom: Fall carnival, noon to 4 p.m. today 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. today with free food, games, hay rides, face painting, horseshoes, door prizes and entertainment. Open to the community.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Churches United Kingdom Conference, 9 a.m. prayer breakfast and 11 a.m. service today. Revival, 2 p.m. Nov. 4 with the Rev. Bouler and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 through 7 with the Rev. Donnie Dye.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Fort Mill: Fall festival, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. today at Dollar General on Celanese Road. Donations only.

Jubilee Christian Center, Old York Road, York: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 8 p.m. today. 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.

Life Way Church and Cornerstone Ranch: Harvest festival, 1 to 5 p.m. today 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," today and Nov. 9, and "Death in Them Thar Hills," Nov. 2. For information or tickets, call 802-2300.

Redeeming Life Christian Center, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Family Fun Festival, 4 to 6 p.m. today. Gospel program, 6 p.m. Sunday with various groups.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Beginning Monday, the Rev. Larry Soles will be on Channel 14 at 6 a.m. Fall Fest, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Elderly Outreach, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Lancaster Manor in Lancaster.

Taking the City Ministry, Rock Hill: Men's Ministry presents "King, Prophet and Priest," 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4. For transportation, call 328-2263.

Trip to Salley Chitlin' Strut: Nov. 24. Cost is $30. Contact Deborah Barnette, 324-8292.

Ultimate Life Church, Rubin Boulevard, Fort Mill: Weekend Encounter for married couples, 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 led by Gene and Lorgin Wagstaff.

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

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

Rock Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:45 a.m. Sunday with the Couriers of Bennettsville in concert.

PRESBYTERIAN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese and Mount Gallant Roads, Rock Hill: Barbecue, sponsored by the Men of the Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Plates are $6 and include a half-pound of pork barbecue with beans, slaw and bread. Sandwiches with slaw are $3, and pounds are $8.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 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. today 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: Monthly prayer vigil for peace in the world, especially Iraq and Afghanistan, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 in the chapel. Participants are free to come and go as they please. The prayer vigil is sponsored by the mission committee of Providence Presbytery, which also calls for daily prayer at noon in solidarity with Iraqi Presbyterians. Alternative Christmas Gift Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, York: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday 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. today featuring food, Bible stories, hay rides, games, crafts and more for the entire family.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring a hot dog supper, candy, games and fun. Free and open to the community.

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