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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME ZION

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York: Men of Zion spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Plates are $6 for adults and $3 forchildren 10 and younger. Menu: spaghetti and sauce, salad, garlic bread and tea. Desserts available for 50 cents. Takeout available.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Women's Conference, continues at 10 a.m. today with breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Registration: Bring one item for the AIDS Closet or women's shelter. Lunch at 1 p.m. Women's Day observance, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Minister's appreciation service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Children's/youth choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church: Atlanta trip, Nov. 23 and 24, sponsored by a group of ladies of the church. Itinerary includes shopping at outlet stores, malls and downtown and a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Center. Details: Barbara Barber, 329-2839 or 322-5062.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Square dance and covered-dish supper, 6:30 to 9 tonight with music by the Riverbend Boys. Children's weekend, today and Sunday with students from Gardner- Webb University. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due Sunday. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 17.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Basketball sign-up for coaches and players, after worship Sunday. Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due by 10 a.m. Monday. Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Neely's Creek.

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

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Evangelist Bill Abbot and family, 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Gifts for Operation Christmas Child, Sunday. Deaconess nursing home visit, Nov. 17. True Worship anniversary, 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Rock Hill Deacon's Union and Auxiliaries third anniversary, 6 tonight.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Youth will lead worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Joint Thanksgiving service with Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at First Baptist.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: 34th Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Larkin L. Hancock, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Unity Gospel Singers seventh anniversary, 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Woman's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Piano/organ concert by Marguerite Johnson and Jeffrey Broadbent, 6 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the community.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Men's Day, 3 p.m. Sunday. Lunch after morning worship.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Initial sermon for Vanessa Rollinson, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Family and Friends night, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Echoes of Joy fall concert, 5 p.m. today. Thanksgiving service, 10 a.m. Nov. 22.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Hot Rod for God fifth annual Classic Car and Truck Show and vendor and craft show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Silent auction with handmade items from Russia and Africa. Proceeds to global missions.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Adult Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 1 to 6 p.m. today featuring free food, fun, games and prizes for all ages.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Highway, Sharon: Soldiers for Christ anniversary, 6 tonight with a concert featuring Holy Voices and other groups and 3 p.m. Sunday with music by Jason Missouri and Co.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Hoodtown Road Sharon: Bazaar and bake sale, 7 a.m. to noon today at the corner of S.C. 49 and 211 with homemade pies, cakes, chow chow, pickled beets, crafts, quilts, candles and more. Youth deer hunter's dinner, noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church fellowship hall. Menu: pinto beans, potatoes, cornbread, vegetable soup, hot dogs, dessert and drink. Open to the community.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Trinity.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Young Adult Choir 41st anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Sunday school leadership rally, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the gym. International Mission program, 6 p.m. Wednesday for dinner and mission updates.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Missions luncheon, after worship Sunday. Trinidad mission team, 7 p.m. Sunday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: St. Anne's Connection, TV Mass, 6 p.m. Sunday on cable Channel 14 and on WRHI Radio at 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Car raffle for a 1997 Ford Explorer to benefit the church building fund. Tickets are $5, and the winner will be drawn Nov. 25. Contact the church office for tickets.

CHURCH OF GOD

Calvary Tabernacle Church of God, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Plates are $7. Delivery available for five or more orders. Call Marie, 984-1351, for delivery. Yard sale, 6:30 a.m. today

Gateway Church of God, Shelly Mullis Road, Rock Hill: A four-member mission team will spend Thanksgiving week in Loyall, Ky., to give 900 townspeople Christmas gifts, food, Bibles and other items as part of a cooperative effort with eight regional churches. The congregation has collected food and other items to take. To make donations, contact the church, (803) 487-2935.

Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Soup and chili bean supper, 5:30 p.m. today, sponsored by the youth group. Cost: $5, all-you-can-eat.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Nov. 17 and 6 p.m. Nov. 18 with the Revs. Jerry Edge and Tommy Suttle. The Harris Family will sing Nov. 17.

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: The youth will host coffee hour at the 8 a.m. service Sunday. Thanksgiving luncheon, noon Thursday at the Rock Hill Country Club.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today featuring crafts, Christmas religious symbols, food, and rummage sale. Tables available for $10 per table plus 10 percent of sales. Details: Judy Farewell, 327-1022. Proceeds to missions and outreach.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Women of the church and friends will visit Childress Winery in Lexington, N.C., on Sunday.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Consecration Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with a covered-dish lunch afterward. Meat provided by the church. No 8:30 a.m. service.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Service to honor veterans, Sunday. Barbecue lunch afterward with barbecue, baked beans, slaw, pickles rolls, tea and dessert. Donations accepted.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: BLT, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Roofline on Heckle Boulevard. Family night, 7 p.m. Friday with games and fellowship. Outdoor day, Nov. 17 at Crowders Mountain.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Cookie walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with vendors, also.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Men's Club breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J's. JOY Club luncheon, noon Tuesday in the family life center. Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Wednesday Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Menu: barbecue, baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Open to the community. Proceeds to church projects. United Methodist Women Circle 1 Fall Bazaar, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 with a bake sale, craft sale and vendors. Breakfast served beginning at 7 and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch menu: vegetable soup, hot dogs, cornbread and drinks. Combined Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Nov. 18 with Mount Holly, Epworth and Cornerstore at Epworth.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Oyster stew, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 with oyster stew, vegetable soup, hot dogs and desserts. Donations to the church's general fund.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, Rock Hill: "Dinner and a Song," 5 p.m. Nov. 18 in Trinity Center featuring the Bibletones and the Black Family Singers. Singing begins at 6 p.m. Barbecue dinner served. Tickets are $12 and available at the church office or contact Mike Smith, 493-0098, or Spike Myers, 517-5103. Proceeds to PATH of York. Christmas-themed movies will be shown each Wednesday night in November in Trinity Center.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Hunger Outreach, Sunday. Kids Club, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with the Rev. David Mangan.

Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship helps distribute Christmas gifts to children who have a parent incarcerated. Area churches help ensure more than 500 children in York County have Christmas gifts. Churches participating this year are New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Clover ARP Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Woodhaven Baptist Church and Antioch United Methodist Church. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact James Murray, (803) 951-3199 or 1-800-445-5244.

B&B Craft Show: 27th annual B&B Craft Show, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at Springdale Recreation Center, South Plantation Road, Lancaster. More than 50 vendors with crafts, jewelry, pottery, art and more. Pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chuck Wagon will sell homemade vegetable soup, cornbread and hot dogs. Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church hosts the show.

Color Purple Trip: Room is still available to see "The Color Purple" on Broadway in New York, Dec. 14 and 16. Cost is $400. Details: Deborah T. Barnette, 324-8292.

Eastern Star Memorial: Daughters of Light No. 151 OES PHA will have the Chapter of Sorrow Memorial for deceased members at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Temple on Crawford Road in Rock Hill.

Amazing Grace Outreach, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: First anniversary celebration continues at 6 p.m. today and Sunday with singing, poetry, gospel rapping and praise dancing. Anthony King is pastor.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Gardendale Road, Fort Mill: Fall festival, noon Nov. 17 with hot dogs, bake sale, crafts, silent auction and games for children.

Christian Love Outreach Ministries, Lesslie Highway, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The ministry is collecting clothing, shoes, toys, household items, tool, blankets and other items to be distributed to local families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Thanksgiving meal baskets will be distributed to needy families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17. To sign up for a basket, call 417-1882 or 328-3716.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving celebration, 7 p.m. Nov. 20 with Bishop George E. Battle, presiding prelate for the Northeastern Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church. Various choirs will sing.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Bishop Wilson's birthday celebration, 8 and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ultimate Life Church, Rubin Boulevard, Fort Mill: Carolina Community Enhancements Learning Center afterschool program still has openings. The program, free for most, offers academic tutorial, fitness, English as a Second Language and more for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. For information or registration, call 802-2642.

PRESBYTERIAN

Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Beersheba Road off Black Highway, York: Barbecue, 4 p.m. today. Dine in or take out. Proceeds to local programs.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Women of the Church annual auction and dinner, Nov. 17. Dinner and bake sale start at 5:30 p.m., and the auction with a live auctioneer begins at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to church projects and community needs.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Retired Men's Group, noon Tuesday at Jackson's Cafeteria. November fellowship supper, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and a $15 family cap. Reservations are due by Tuesday morning.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Monthly contemporary service, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday focusing on moments and events that have made a difference in one's spiritual life. Heavy hors d'oeuvres served before and after the service. Open to the community. Alternative Christmas Giving Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 in the activities center. The fair offers an opportunity to help charitable agencies by making donations in the name of loved ones as their Christmas gift. Seventeen area agencies will be represented such as Hope Inc., the Children's Attention Home, Hospice and Community Care, and Safe Passage. The fair also will feature gifts to purchase from Ten Thousand Villages, lunch from noon to 2 p.m., entertainment from 2 to 3 p.m. and a silent auction from noon to 3 p.m. The fair is open to the community.

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