Rock Hill District: Lay Council, 10 a.m. today at Rock Grove AME Zion Church.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Youth Department black history observance during morning worship. Wear old-timey dress. Dinner after worship.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Sunday school roundup is Sunday with a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Missionaries Agape luncheon, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Poor Man's dinner after worship Feb. 24. Wear African attire.

New Loves Chapel AME Zion Church: Vision Sunday 2008 celebration in honor of Black History Month, 3 p.m. Sunday with preaching, poor man's supper and music by the Rock Hill Concert Choir.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Seventh annual Black History Gospel Fest, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 with various gospel groups.

Rossville AME Zion Church: 100 Women in Red program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with evangelist Mary Ann Talford.

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, 329-2839 or 322-5062. First installment of $60 is due Feb. 29.

United AME Zion Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Hip Hop Saturday, 6 tonight with gospel rap group M2B. Four Gospel service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. Kids' free clothing swap, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Ladies PJs, Popcorn and Picture Show, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Neely's Creekers covered-dish lunch, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. Sunday morning worship will be in the family life center during sanctuary renovations. Sunday evening services will be in the social hall.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Junior high students will fellowship at Bob and Lori Elliott's home from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Senior high youth will gather at the family life center.


Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers ministry, 10 a.m. today at First Calvary Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Outreach Food Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Emmett Scott. Ladies Ministry Power Lunch, 1 p.m. March 1.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Black history program presented by the youth, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Black History Month celebration includes movie night from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in February and "A Moment in History" each Sunday. Taste and Tell Soul Food Fest, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday with a cooking contest and covered-dish dinner. Entrees to be judged must be at the church by 3 p.m.

Emmanuel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, West End Street, Chester: Black History Month celebration, "A Day for Queens," 2:30 p.m. Sunday with steppers, choirs, praise dancers and singers. Open to the community.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Dinner theater, 6 tonight 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.

First Mount Zion Baptist Church, Great Falls: Second anniversary for the Rev. Harold E. Harris, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Ordination service for Jimmy Neal Thompson, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Josephus Chapter No. 160 Order of the Eastern Star 100 Women in Red service, 4 p.m. Feb. 24. All women are asked to wear red.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Black history program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Special services with the Herbster Evangelistic Team, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Combined adult Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Nursery and special children's program available for those in third grade and younger.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Four Gospel program, 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: A trip is planned to see "The Color Purple" and other attractions and shopping in Atlanta, July 31 through Aug. 3. Cost varies with the number of people per hotel room. Twelve seats are left for the Disney trip, April 7 through 12. For more information or to sign up for either trip, contact Deborah Thompson, 324-8292.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Celebration honoring D. Jeffrey Sligh for his service to the community, 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Black history tea, 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Black history program, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Black history service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Juanita Johnson.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Valentine banquet, 7 tonight. Sign-up deadline for the new Beth Moore Bible study, "A Woman's Heart," is Monday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Valentine pageant, 6 p.m. today.

St. John Baptist Church: Black history program, 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

St. Phillips Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Dianne W. Rawlinson will give her initial sermon at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 p.m. Feb. 23 featuring singing pastors Andy Simpson, Gene Flack, Larry Harrison and Ronnie Aiton. Details: 984-2013.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today. Black History Month observance, 11 a.m. Sunday with dress-down day and an old-fashioned lunch.

Unity Baptist Church, Hickory Grove: Benefit barbecue and hash sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Plates are $7. A gospel sing will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 featuring the Blue Grass Revival. Orders for 10 or more plates can be delivered. Call 324-4398 or (803) 927-7288 to place orders. Proceeds to the Barry Rash and John Bolin families.

Victory Baptist Church, Rock Hill: "Big Heart Sunday," 10 a.m. Sunday with missionary Robert Lethers. Lunch served. For transportation, call 327-1171.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Winthrop Eagles Athletic Day, 10:50 a.m. Sunday with Chris Gaynor.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission Team meeting, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Lenten Bible study for women, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Luncheon after worship Sunday to celebrate the capital campaign. Meditation Group, 5 p.m. Sunday. Theology Thirsty Thursday group, 7 p.m. Thursday.

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 beginning Sunday through March 16.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. today in the community room.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Lenten mission is the Heifer Project -- An Ark for Today's World. Banks and calendars are still available.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's Little Red Wagon Project will collect food for the Interfaith Hospitality Network each Sunday during Lent. On Sunday, bring beans to fill the wagon. United Methodist Men, 9 a.m. Sunday. Eat Out Fellowship, 7 p.m. Friday at the Mayflower.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: 100 Ladies in Red celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Golf tournament, March 31 at Waterford Golf Course. Cost is $75 per person, $300 for a team of four people, $100 for a hole sponsorship. Proceeds will support the Penn Center Camp house at Salkehatchie. For more information, call Jessica Whittle, (803) 448-6510.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night spaghetti supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. Menu: spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert. Donations accepted.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Boy Scout Pinewood Derby hot dog sale, 4:30 to 10 p.m. today. Carolina Raptor Center tour, 2 p.m. Sunday. Prayer and Communion service, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner and show at NarroWay Productions, 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable tray and dip, green lima beans, bread, dessert, and drinks. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10 years old; and free for children younger than 6. Open to the community. Proceeds to Motor Vittles meal ministry.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Second Sunday in Lent worship, 10 a.m. Sunday.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Central American Crafts Fair, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby with jewelry, hammocks, dolls, potters, clothing, leather goods, organic coffee and seasonal items.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Four-week Lenten study, "Be Not Afraid," begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. United Methodist Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday in the family life center.


Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Bill Ulmet.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 546 S. Cherry Road, suites F and H, Rock Hill: Gospel concert featuring the Richmond Family, 10 a.m. Sunday. Love offering for the building fund. Additional information at the church Web site,


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

Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Crucial in concert, 7 to 9 tonight.

Amazing Grace Outreach Ministry, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Black history program, 3 p.m. Sunday with Minnie Dunham.

Antioch Christian Center, Ross Cannon Street, York: Free HIV/AIDS testing, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28.

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York: Revival, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and 6 p.m. Feb. 25 through 27 with the Rev. Fred Wynkoop.

Gateway Ministries International and All Nations Assembly, South Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Health and Wellness Clinic, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 featuring free doctor's consultations, eye and ear exams, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol tests.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Singles and couples conference continues at 7 tonight.

Go Ye Ministries, Henry Street, Fort Mill: Evangelist Billy Cumby will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Feb. 23.

Puppets from Calvary: To schedule an Easter program by Puppets from Calvary, call Otto or Linda Gebhardt, 366-8030, or e-mail

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Mark Hanby will minister at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Taking The City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: God's Blessing Christian Child Care center is open and enrolling children 2 1/2 through 12 years old. Hours are from 4:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, contact Frankie Gill, 328-2263.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: "Taking Back the Community through Christ," 4 p.m. Feb. 23 with speakers, praise singers and dancers.


Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, Rock Hill: Allison Creek Preschool will begin registration for the 2008-2009 school year with an open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Classes are offered for children 18 months old through 4 years old. For more information, visit the Web site or call Monica, 325-8655.


First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Leslie Nease, 91.9 radio DJ and member of the Survivor China cast, will speak at 7 p.m. March 8. The event is free, but tickets are required because of limited seating. To get tickets, call (704) 868-6043.


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