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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. today. Plates are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Menu: spaghetti and sauce, salad, garlic bread and tea. Desserts available for 50 cents. Takeout available.

Foundation AME Zion Church: Bikers Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. All bikers and social clubs welcome. Lunch after worship.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Camp meeting, noon to 3 p.m. today with various speakers and churches.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Landsford Community, Catawba: Christian Education Department Shoe Rally, during morning worship Sunday.

St. Matthew AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Willing Travelers Gospel Singers 51st anniversary, 6 tonight with various guest choirs. Open to the community.

United AME Zion Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: 14th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Victor C. Wilson, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Dinner at 1 p.m.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. University of South Carolina Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Larry Watt, in concert, 4 p.m. Sunday as part of its fall tour. Free and open to the community. Church basketball signup through Dec. 9.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Neely's Creekers will not meet in November. Annual Christmas banquet, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets available at the church.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Congregational meeting after worship Sunday. Children's ministry volunteers, 2:30 p.m., and youth ministry volunteers, 3:45 p.m. Nov. 25.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

First Assembly of God, Rock Hill: Water baptism, 5:30 p.m. Sunday to close the Men's Encounter weekend, sponsored by First Assembly and Grace Ministries. Special evening worship at 6 p.m.

BAPTIST

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Women's Day program, 2 p.m. Nov. 25.

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Evangelist Bill Abbot and family, 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Children's Church dinner and a movie, 2:30 p.m. today at Ruby Tuesdays. True Worship Choir anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday. Zumba cardiovascular training begins, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Minister's, Deacon's and Trustee's Wives anniversary, morning worship Sunday.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Brunch with Santa, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are $6 and include brunch, a picture with Santa, crafts and the Christmas story read by Santa. Adults' tickets are $6 and include food. Children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, call the church, 684-4297. Tickets will be sold at the door, but the event is limited to 200 children. Proceeds go to the children's mission camp expenses.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Poor Man's dinner after worship Sunday. Men's fashion show, 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets are $10 at the door. 50 State Rally, morning worship Nov. 25.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church: Men's choir anniversary, 5 p.m. today.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Twenty-four hours of prayer, 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Nov. 24. A service of celebration will be 5 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring the Rock Hill Concert Choir.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the church annex featuring Christmas wreaths, sweaters, other handmade items and a bake sale.

New Zion Baptist Church: Usher Board annual program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, morning worship Sunday.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Craft and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today featuring vendors, baked goods, a children's table to purchase Christmas gifts, hot dog plates, a silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds to the church building fund.

St. John Baptist Church, Sharon: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Gospel program, 6 tonight featuring Holy Voices, Original Traveling Stars and Gospel Persuaders. Young Adult Singing Convention, 2 p.m. Nov. 25.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Hoodtown Road Sharon: Youth deer hunters dinner scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Monthly gospel singing, 6 p.m. Nov. 24 with Janice Marshall, Mitchell Fortenson, Billy Baker and Ann Montgomery.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today at Trinity.

Union Baptist Church, S. C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: 115th church anniversary service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ronnie McCrorey.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Samaritan Purse shoe box dedication, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Thanksgiving luncheon after worship. No ESL classes Thursday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: The congregation has been collecting food and clothing for the Loyall, Ky., community, and the items will be taken Monday. To contribute, call 366-7049.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Revival, 7 tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Tommy Suttle. The Harris Family will sing tonight.

Mount Zion Rock Grove Park Church of God, Porter Road, Rock Hill: 38th Founders Day service, 4 p.m. Nov. 18 with Dr. Geneva Chisolm

EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: The church is participating the Angel Tree Ministry and Raindeer Project by adopting children and adults to help during Christmas. New prayer group meets at 5 p.m. Sunday. Basketball registration for children 6 to 16 years old is under way.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast group, 8 a.m. today.

METHODIST

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Country store and lunch, Tuesday. Lunch is $6 and includes soup, sandwich, dessert and drink. Baked goods and other items will be sold at the country store.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes due Sunday. Hunger Outreach, 1 p.m. Tuesday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth to fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child Sunday. Prayer and Communion, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women Circle 1 fall bazaar, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: New building consecration, 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Taylor and former ministers participating. One worship service at 11 a.m. with a covered-dish lunch at noon. Band of Brothers, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Youth prayer lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at McHales. Children's Christmas tree setup, 9 a.m. Nov. 28.

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

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: "Dinner and a Song," 5 p.m. today 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. Harvest Brunch, today. Consecration Sunday is Sunday.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving celebration Sunday, with luncheon afterward. Bring a covered dish to accompany turkey dinner. Meals will be delivered to homebound members. Advent night is Nov. 25 with a potluck supper at 5 p.m. Cookie Walk, Dec. 8. Anyone 50 and older in the church or community who is interested in forming a handbell choir and rehearse in the daytime can call Linda Liberty, director of music, 328-1842.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

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

Christian Love Outreach Ministries, Lesslie Highway, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving meal baskets will be distributed to needy families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. To sign up for a basket, call 417-1882 or 328-3716.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Initial sermon for Ricky Kee, 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Spencer Neal in concert, 8 to 11 tonight.

Kentucky Mission: The mission is collecting shoe box gifts for Kentucky and Tennessee. Gifts can be dropped off at the Kicking Pig on Cherry Road in Rock Hill, Dollar General on Celanese in Rock Hill and on Bethel Street in Clover or at the mission on Ernest Road in York. For more information, call (802) 389-4409.

NarroWay Productions, Fort Mill: "The Real Christmas Story," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22 except Thanksgiving Day. Tickets are $29.95. Saturday matinees at 1:30 p.m. today through Dec. 22 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 16. Matinee tickets are $26.95. All prices include dinner. For tickets, call (704) 831-8893.

Redeeming Life Ministries, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Bishop Eric and Sallie Gailliard 10th anniversary celebration, 4 p.m. Nov. 25 with various groups.

Tabernacle Ministries, Great Falls Highway, Great Falls: 15th anniversary, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Special singing by the Rogers Family of Georgia. Dinner afterward. Bring side dishes or desserts. All members, former members and friends invited.

PRESBYTERIAN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Women of the Church annual auction and dinner, today. 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. Men of the Church Thanksgiving turkey sale, Wednesday. Whole smoked turkeys weighing 10 to 12 pounds are $25. To order a turkey, call the church, 366-8223, and leave a message. Turkeys can be picked up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Advent workshop, 4 p.m. Sunday in the ministry center. Dinner at 6 p.m. and a brief workshop on the Heifer project.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Alternative Christmas Giving Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday 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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