Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Home buying and mortgage seminar, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. led by Gregory M. Luchey. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Branten Blair, 328-1745. Heritage Choir concert, Feb. 24 to culminate Black History Month. Anyone wishing to join the choir can attend the first rehearsal, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at the church. Details: Tiffany Hicks, (704) 340-3613.


Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Buds Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Agape Sunday breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10. Red and White Gala, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16 at Spring Dale Recreation Activity Room on Plantation Road in Lancaster. Tickets are $8 per person. Details: (803) 285-8614.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Edgemoor: Benefit program for Patrick Charleston, who has been diagnosed with cancer, 7 p.m. Friday.

Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Lancaster Highway, Chester: Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Male Chorus 12th anniversary, 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Area choirs will attend.

Union Ezell AME Zion Church, S.C. 9, Fort Lawn: Saturday Night Live, "Winning Souls for Christ," 6 tonight.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: All-church prayer time, 4 p.m. Sunday. Souper Bowl offering, Feb. 3. Baby bottles filled with change or checks for the Palmetto Pregnancy Center are due Feb. 3.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Sunday with covered- dish supper afterward. HARPS trip to the Billy Graham Library is Jan. 31.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Women and girls covered-dish banquet, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Mommy and Me Valentine Tea, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Dinner and concert by the Rock Hill High School Choral department, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. For tickets, call the church office.


Bethlehem Baptist Church, Chester: Benefit program for Belton Thompson, 6 p.m. Feb. 9.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Baptismal service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Mass Choir 33rd anniversary, 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

Broad River Baptist Church, Legion Road, Smyrna: Truly Blessed in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Christian Home Baptist Church: Women's conference, Feb. 2. Women's Day program, 10 a.m. Feb. 3.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Deaconess anniversary, morning worship Sunday.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Marriage conference, "Toward a Growing Marriage," 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 with Dr. Gary Chapman, marriage and family life expert and author of "The Five Love Languages." Tickets are $35 per person or $70 per couple and includes lunch. For more information, call the church, 327-7181, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 366-3107, Ext. 110, or visit the Web site

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Fat Tuesday pancake supper, 6 p.m. Feb. 5, sponsored by the Children's Ministry. Menu: pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and milk. Donations go to children's mission camp.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Rosetta Chisholm will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday. Four Gospel program, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galilean Road, York: Pastor's Aide service, morning worship Sunday.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Barbecue, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Plates are $6.50 and include barbecue, bun, slaw, baked beans and pickle spear. Dine in or take out. Delivery available for five or more plates. To place an order, call the church office, 684-9409, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Men's Conference, 9 a.m. today with various speakers. Open to the community. For more information, call Troy Talford, (803) 817-9783 or (803) 417-6595.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Deacon's annual program, 3 p.m. Sunday.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: The Pathfinders in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Fellowship afterward. Free and open to the public. Love offering.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Spiritual Warfare, 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Beth Moore Bible study, "A Woman's Heart," 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 26. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 18. Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Feb. 2.

Purity Baptist Church, Chester: 25th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Cliff H. Dye, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Southside Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Wild Game Supper, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 featuring guest speaker Chuck Cofty, a wild game cooking contest, demonstrations on duck, deer or turkey calling, door prices and more. Bring a cooked meat and come dressed in hunting gear. For more information, call the church, 324-0627.

Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Tega Cay: The Rev. Adolfo Izaguiro of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will speak at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing with Ridge Hill bluegrass gospel band.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Musical Choir concert, 4 p.m. Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Spaghetti lunch after worship Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and younger.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Churchwide visitation and mission groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. ESL classes, 7 p.m. Thursday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Ministry Fair, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 10.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: The congregation will have its first Masses in the new church Feb. 3.


Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Prayer rally, noon today with music and food.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Small group growth groups, "Journey through the Bible," meets the first and third Monday of each month. Other groups are "Creative Spirituality" and "ALPHA/The Lutheran Handbook."

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 and Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Each Wednesday during Lent will be a light supper with worship and discussion afterward on "The World in Crisis: Is religion inherently violent? Can justice and forgiveness coexisit?"


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women Sunday is Sunday. The women will be in charge of both services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Spaghetti supper, sponsored by the youth, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Menu: spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Cost is $6, adults; $4, students; $3, children younger than 10; $18 family cap. Meatballs or Italian sausage, $1 extra. Dessert available. All takeout plates are $6.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday with Nancy Craig on herbal lotions and potions. Mission Emphasis Sunday, Feb. 2 with a guest speaker from Habitat for Humanity. Fundraiser lunch afterward with ham, potato salad, green beans, slaw, rolls, dessert and tea. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Eat in or take out. Open to the community. Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Winter soup kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through March with soup, cornbread, sandwich, dessert and drink. Donations accepted.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Super Bowl Party, 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the church. "Creative Journey into Lent" study begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Prayer and Communion service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community family supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, drink. Cost: $6 for adults; $3 for children 6 to 10 years old; and free for children younger than 6. Proceeds to Salkehatchie. Open to the community.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Bible study, 5 p.m. Sunday.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: New Hope Gospel Singers annual Gospel Train, 6:30 tonight with various choirs.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Sunday school class for college students resumes Sunday. New-member luncheon, after worship Sunday. Wednesday fellowship supper, 6 p.m. Wednesday with entertainment by the Kudzu Kuzins afterward. Souper Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. Children's program will collect donations for the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. A planning meeting for a new ministry to assist senior citizens with minor home chores and repairs, 4 p.m. Feb. 3 in the sanctuary parlor. Quest Super Bowl party, 5 p.m. Feb. 3.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Tickets still available to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Feb. 23 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Souper Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. Bring a nonperishable foot item.


Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 546 S. Cherry Road, suites F and H, Rock Hill: Yard, craft and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2. Hot dogs, chili and nachos will be sold also. Proceeds to the building fund. Timeless Treasures benefit concert, 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Free and open to the community. Offering taken for the building fund.


Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Chris Brown, program director at Baxter YMCA.

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Martureo in concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 and Daniel Davidson, 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 8.

Beat the Streets conference, hosted by YouthNet, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College to promote gang awareness and keep children and youth safe from gangs. Admission is free. For more information, call 366-3391.

Gethsemane Baptist Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: First Friday, 6:30 p.m. Friday with PlayStation tournaments, poetry reading, talent show, arts and crafts, singing, stepping, dancing and more. All ages welcome.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Menu: flounder, shrimp, chicken strips, fries, hush puppies, slaw and onion rings. Plates: $9 for adults and $10 for a combo plate, $6 for children 10 and younger.

Kids for Jesus Bus Ministry: The ministry need volunteer bus drivers and workers to help transport children to and from church on Sunday evenings. For more information, call 325-5507 or visit

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Prayer Conference, 7 tonight.

Rock Hill Community Church, Myers Street, Rock Hill: Third anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Rock Hill Community Church is a satellite of Nations Ford Community Church, led by Bishop Phillip M. Davis, founder and senior pastor.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Kristen Black will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday for those in the Weight Loss Challenge. Senior youth will go Super Bowling on Feb. 3.

Taking the City Ministries, 1765 India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Open house for God's Blessings Christian Child Care, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Enrolling ages 2 1/2 to 12 years old. Before- and after-school drop-off and pick-up. Hours are 4:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the ministry 328-2263.

Word of Faith Community Church, Rock Hill: "Worship in the Word" evening service, 4 p.m. Sunday at Manchester Pavilion at East Mount Gallant Road off Dave Lyle Boulevard.


Rock Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace at Richmond Drive, Rock Hill: The Greenes featuring Taranda Greene in concert, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 10.


Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Ridge Road, north of Clover: Soup supper, 4 to 7 p.m. today with vegetable soup, oyster stew, hot dogs, dessert and beverages. Donations will go to the church building fund, and 10 percent will go to God's Kitchen.


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