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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: 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 today at the church. Details: Tiffany Hicks, (704) 340-3613.

AME ZION

York-Chester and Rock Hill districts: Conference workers, 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at New Home AME Zion Church in York.

York-Chester District: Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church in Sharon.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday for Black History month.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Black History Explosion, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 featuring the Crossing, where a brush arbor will be constructed, and Kitty Wilson, slave interpreter from Brattonsville. Dress in period clothing and bring a box or bag lunch.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Catawba: Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Lancaster Highway, Chester: Male Chorus 12th anniversary, 5 p.m. today. Area choirs will attend.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Atlanta trip, Aug. 1 and 2. Itinerary includes the play, "The Color Purple," at the Fox Theater, shopping, and a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Center. Details: Barbara Barber, 329-2389 or 322-5602. First installment of $60 is due Feb. 29.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Souper Bowl offering for Hope House, Sunday.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Family worship, 5:30 p.m. Sunday with light supper afterward. Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations for the youth-sponsored Valentine's Day dinner and silent auction on Feb. 14 are due Wednesday. Preschool spaghetti dinner, Feb. 12. Make reservations for either dinner by calling the church, 327-2009.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Scout Sunday is Sunday. Women and girls covered-dish banquet, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 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.

Tirzah ARP Church, York: Boy Scout Sunday is Sunday. Ash Wednesday service, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

BAPTIST

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

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Outreach food drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Emmett Scott Center.

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

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Black History Month celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday recognizing the Golden Crown Club for those who have been members 50 years or longer. Red and White and Ball, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Richard E. Sandifer Life Center, sponsored by the Pastor's Aid. Cost is $10 per person. Details: Al, (803) 554-0863

Christian Home Baptist Church: Women's conference, 9 a.m. and noon today. Lunch at 11 a.m. Women's Day program, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Black History through Music, 7 p.m. Thursday at Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College. Free admission. Hosted by Bobby Plair and guest performance by Maurice Williams. Movie night, 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in February beginning Friday. Each Sunday worship will feature "A Moment in History."

College Park Baptist Church, Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill: Valentine fellowship for senior widow women, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in the fellowship hall. Brian Free and Assurance, 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Love offering.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Fabulous February Faith and Feast Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bring a well-filled basket for lunch. No Sunday school or evening worship.

Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Sunday school leadership conference, 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 9 with Dr. Steve Parr.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Fat Tuesday pancake supper, 6 p.m. Tuesday, sponsored by the Children's Ministry. Menu: pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and milk. Donations go to children's mission camp. Relay for Life yard sale, 7 a.m. Feb. 9 in the fellowship hall. Dinner theater, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 featuring the play, "Walkin' Home." Menu: salad, lasagna, garlic bread, strawberry shortcake, water or iced tea. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, children 11 and younger. Proceeds to the youth mission fund.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Barbecue, noon to 7 p.m. today. 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.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Joyful Sound of North Greenville University in concert, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Churchwide breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Senior adult luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Mayflower Restaurant.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Monthly dinner/concert, 6 tonight. Menu: grilled chicken and trimmings and banana pudding. Cost: $6, adults; $3, 10 to 4 years old; and free for those younger than 4. Concert at 7:30 featuring The Singing Christians, who also will sing at 11 a.m. Sunday. Details or directions, (803) 818-5051.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba: The Rev. Haywood Miller Sr. of Garden of Prayer Baptist Church in Charlotte will preach in February. Annual pancake supper, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Senior Valentine dinner, 4 p.m. Feb. 9.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: 110th church anniversary, 3 p.m. Feb. 10 with the Rev. Carlwell Culp of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Fort Mill. Members, former members and friends are invited. Lunch after worship.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Musicians appreciation service, 6 tonight.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: 10th anniversary for the Rev. W.E. Garrison, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Black History tea, 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Black history program, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Black history celebration, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

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. today.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church: Fourth pastoral anniversary banquet for the Rev. and Mrs. Persell Ross, 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Trinity Center in York. Tickets are $10. To get tickets, call (803) 927-0818 or 628-5330. Anniversary worship, 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at the church.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Second annual Tri-City gospel music workshop and concert, Wednesday through Friday led by gospel musician Luther Barnes. Workshops, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Sullivan Middle School auditorium. Concert tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Details: Armechia Scott, minister of music, 324-5157.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Cub Scout Sunday is Sunday. Chili Bowl, 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the youth house.

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

CATHOLIC

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

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: Ash Wednesday Masses, noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Josephine "Jo" Davis of the St. Mary's Rosary and Confraternity Society was named the Midland Deanery Catholic Woman of the Year recently at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia. She will compete with other women in April in Columbia for State Catholic Woman of the Year.

CHURCH OF GOD

Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Singing, 6 p.m. Sunday featuring One Accord and the Carr and Bennett Family.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Sunday services at 8 and 11:30 a.m. will held in Lumpkin Hall due to restoration of the nave. Souper Bowl Sunday is Sunday. Bring $1 and a canned good for Pilgrims' Inn. Youth will sell tickets for the pancake supper Tuesday.

St. Matthais Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Lenten study, "Harry Potter and the Journey into Goodness," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays Feb. 10 through March 16.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Souper Bowl Sunday is Sunday, and the youth will collect donations in soup pots. Senior high youth will conclude their 30-hour World Vision Food Fast and Sleepover today. PassWays Chili fundraiser is Sunday. Chili is $7 for a 24-ounce container.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 and Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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?"

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Spaghetti supper, sponsored by the youth, 5 to 7 p.m. today. 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. The new part-time youth director will be introduced Sunday. Ash Wednesday service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth ski trip, Friday through Feb. 10.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Mission Emphasis Sunday, today 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. Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lenten Bible study, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Ash Wednesday service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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. Sunday at the church. "Creative Journey into Lent" study begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Ash Wednesday service with Communion, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner at 6 p.m.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Souper Bowl Sunday is Sunday with donations and canned goods going to the Manna/Pantry. Life Line Screening, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Screenings for stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis will be offered for $129. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-324-1851. Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive United Methodist Church

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Souper Bowl Sunday. Contribution will go to a hunger-related charity. Coffee and doughnuts provided by the Methodist men served before 10 a.m. worship. Ash Wednesday service, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Souper Bowl Sunday, Sunday. Children's program will collect donations for the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. Ash Wednesday services, noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with Imposition of Ashes. Two-step dance classes, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 taught by Bill and April Bragg. Donation: $10. Father/daughter dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9. United Methodist Women "Coffee Break," 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. Feb. 10. Senior adult Valentine luncheon, after 11 a.m. worship Feb. 10. Free to those 65 and older. Make reservation by noon Monday.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Oyster stew, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Menu: oyster stew, vegetable soup, hot dogs and desserts. Donations to the church general fund.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Souper Bowl Sunday, Sunday. Bring a nonperishable food item. Taste and Tell Cookbooks available. Donations accepted. Wednesday night supper, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: chili with beans, baked potatoes and topping, bread, drinks and dessert. Cost: $4 per person. District lay speaker training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Trinity. Senior high Souper Bowl tailgate lunch after worship Sunday.

NAZARENE

Clover Church of the Nazarene, Hagans Street, Clover: Yard and hot dog sale, 8 a.m. today.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Educator's appreciation day, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 10 with Dr. Keith Callicutt, Fort Mill school superintendent and grandson of the Rev. R.T. McElveen, former pastor at the church. Special music by the children's bell choir. Luncheon afterward. Area educators are invited.

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. today. Hot dogs, chili and nachos will be sold also. Proceeds to the building fund. Timeless Treasures benefit concert, 6 p.m. today. Free and open to the community. Offering taken for the building fund.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

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

Book signing: Louis J. Pantuosco Jr., author of "got questions? seek and you shall find," will sign his book from noon to 2 p.m. today at The Bookworm at Winthrop University on Cherry Road.

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

Missions Vendor Bazaar and Silent Auction: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Rock Hill Armory on Museum Road, sponsored by World Christian Language and Education Association to raise money for the Biggers family, who are planning a two-year mission trip to Christ's College in Taipei, Taiwan.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4 to 7 p.m. today. 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. Monthly women's ministry, 7 p.m. Monday with Chris Parker.

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 www.Kids4Jesusministry.com.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Joy Night, 6 p.m. Feb. 9 with various choirs and praise dancers.

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

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Rock Hill: Women's conference, 1 a.m. Feb. 9. Pack-the-pew rally, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The church offers a soup kitchen and free clothes closet from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Rock Hill: Ultimate Life Academy and Pre-school is continuing to take applications. For more information, call 802-2641. Love Feast, 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Open to the community.

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

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.

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: February is Hope House month. Bring nonperishable foot and monetary contributions. Movie Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to view Groundhog Day. Ash Wednesday service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Monthly contemporary service, "Prey or Pray: Resisting Temptation," 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the activities center. Refreshments before and after the service.

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