Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Heritage Choir presents the fourth annual "Celebrating Our Heritage ...The Legacy Lives On" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. Open to the community.
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Young adult department observance of black history, morning worship Sunday. Wear African attire.
Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Black history celebration, Sunday.
Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Poor Man's dinner after worship Sunday. Wear African attire.
Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Combined black history service with Cedar Creek AME Zion Church, 11 a.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel.
Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Catawba: Leadership conference, 10 a.m. today. All members are asked to attend. Balloon release in memory or in honor of a loved one, 2 p.m. Sunday in observance of Black History Month.
Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Hickory Grove: Four Gospel program, 6 p.m. Sunday and also featuring praise dancing and note singing.
New Home AME Zion Church: Sweetheart dinner, 7 tonight in the church dining room. Cost: $20 for couples; $10 for singles. Black history celebration, morning worship Sunday. Poor Man's dinner afterward.
Pineville AME Zion Church, Old York Highway, Rock Hill: "Reflection ... the of 'Nine' for Civil Rights in Rock Hill," 6 p.m. Friday. Refreshments afterward.
Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Seventh annual Black History Gospel Fest, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with various gospel groups.
Rehoboth AME Zion Church: Missionary service, 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Evening with the Queens of Africa, 6 tonight.
Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 9. Dinner served.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: The mission team to Rio Verde, Mexico, leaves today and returns March 1. All-church prayer time, 4 p.m. Sunday. Annual missions conference, March 5 and March 7 through 9.
Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Jim McClurkin will lead morning worship, and Peter Brouillette will lead evening worship Sunday. Cherub and Elementary choirs will resume rehearsals Sunday.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: Dove Award winners Bob and Jeanne Johnson in concert, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The duo has been singing together for 38 years and appeared on numerous Christian television networks.
Abiezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Black history program, 3 p.m. Sunday. Poor Man's meal served before the service. Casual dress.
Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Outreach food drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Emmett Scott Center. Ladies Power Lunch, 1 p.m. March 1.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Black history program featuring new members, 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.
Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Executive Board of Ushers reunion, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Ordination service for Jimmy Neal Thompson, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Gospel Choir 60th anniversary, 2 p.m. March 2.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Josephus Chapter No. 160 Order of the Eastern Star 100 Women in Red service, 4 p.m. Sunday. All women are asked to wear red.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Four Gospel program, 6 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Celebration honoring D. Jeffrey Sligh for his service to the community, 4 p.m. Sunday.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church: Black history tea, 5 p.m. today. Black history program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Barry McGee will portray John on the Isle of Patmos at 10:45 a.m. March 2. McGee, a volunteer shop chaplain for Motor Racing Outreach and Richard Childress Racing, was named 2007 Comedian of the Year by the Christian Country Music Association and Inspirational Country Music. His program will include music and some comedy.
Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Black history program, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult gathering, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Free and all senior adults invited. Men's breakfast, 8:30 a.m. March 1.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Marvin Road, Fort Mill: The Truett McConnell College Choir and Praise Band in concert, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free and open to the public. Tapestry Ladies will host the fifth annual Mission Tea for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering, March 8. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon with music and a one-woman historical skit afterward. Tickets are $10 and available at the church office or by calling 548-7208.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: 120th anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. Old-fashioned dinner afterward. Wear old-timey clothing.
St. John Baptist Church: Black history program, 6 tonight.
St. Phillips Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Black history program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 tonight featuring singing pastors Andy Simpson, Gene Flack, Larry Harrison and Ronnie Aiton. Details: 984-2013.
Unity Baptist Church, Hickory Grove: Benefit barbecue and hash sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. today. Plates are $7. A gospel sing will be at 6 tonight 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.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship in the newly renovated sanctuary, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. ESL Classes, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Installation service for the new pastor, the Rev. Donnie D. Dye, 3 p.m. March 9.
CHURCH OF GOD
Lesslie Church of God, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday with evangelist Mac Gilliam.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, East Liberty Street, Rock Hill: The church is sponsoring Angel Food Ministries, which for $30 people will receive at box of fresh and frozen food to feed a family of four for a week or a senior citizen for nearly a month. The menus vary monthly and are a retail value of $50 to 75. For more information, visit the Web site www.angelfoodministries.com or call the church, 628-4021. Wednesday Lenten activities include a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and children programs and adult Bible study at 7 p.m.
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.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Young at Hearts and the Friendship Bible class lunch, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel United Methodist Church soup kitchen.
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.
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.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby, 4 p.m. today at the church.
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Poor Man's supper, 6 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall. Menu: pinto beans, fried potatoes, slaw, cornbread, tea and dessert. Donations accepted.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Spiritual gifts workshop, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Gym open for walking exercises, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday. Light exercises, 10:30 to 11 Tuesday and Thursday in the gym.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, drinks and dessert. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10 years old; and free for children younger than 6. Open to the community. Proceeds to Salkehatchie Missions.
Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Third Sunday in Lent service, 10 a.m. Sunday.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Barbecue and talent show, March 1 in the fellowship hall with Red's Barbecue and entertainment by church members. Eat-in only. Plates are $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are required and be purchased at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Proceeds to the United Methodist Women mission projects.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Taize worship and brown bag lunch, noon Wednesdays during Lent. Wednesday night program is the Tuckaway Quartet at 6:30 p.m. Supper is at 6 p.m. in the St. John's Center. Staying True, a faith and friendship group, meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in the art room. Details: Lisa Moody, 981-9137. New study/lecture series on world religion led by Dave Hoshour and members of the Southern Evangelical Seminary begins March 25. Cost is $7 for a copy of the "The Pocket Guide to World Religions."
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Tim Henderson in concert 10:45 a.m. March 2, and Cindy Kessler, guest soloist, 10:45 a.m. March 16, Palm Sunday. Nursery provided.
Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday on WRHI.
Antioch Christian Center, Ross Cannon Street, York: Free HIV/AIDS testing, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York: Revival, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Fred Wynkoop.
Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Naomi's Posture presents Women in Transition conference, 7 p.m. March 7 and March 8. Registration is $55. For more information, visit the Web site www.naomisposture.org.
Gateway Ministries International and All Nations Assembly, South Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Health and Wellness Clinic, 1 to 4 p.m. today featuring free doctor's consultations, eye and ear exams, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol tests.
Go Ye Ministries, Henry Street, Fort Mill: Evangelist Billy Cumby will speak at 7 tonight.
Holy Sanctuary Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: "Wounded Women" women's conference, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. March 1. Various speakers. Free and open to the public. Details: 684-5612.
Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: 21st anniversary, 11 a.m. March 2. Lunch and fellowship afterward. Teen Challenge Choir in concert, 11 a.m. March 9. The Passion Play, 6:30 p.m. March 23. Open to the community. Details: www.lwcag.org or (803) 831-7036.
Liberty Community Church: The church will host the Neighborhood Association Corp. of America home buyers workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at Rawlinson Road Middle School. The workshop is for anyone looking to purchase, refinance or save their home. For more information, visit the Web site www.naca.com or call Charles White-Kiser, (803) 554-6053.
New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: 50 States Rally, 3 p.m. March 2. Proceeds to the church.
Puppets from Calvary: To schedule an Easter program by Puppets from Calvary, call Otto or Linda Gebhardt, 366-8030, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Hill Deliverance Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Anniversary service for the Rev. and Mrs. Robert A. Lindsay Jr., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Mark Hanby will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Weight Loss Challenge and trainer class, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Taking The City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: God's Blessing Christian Child Care center open house, 1 p.m. today. The 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. today with speakers, praise singers and dancers.
The Presbyterian College Choir and Handbells in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street in Chester and at 8:45 and 11 a.m. March 2 at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. The concerts will feature sacred hymns, songs and spirituals. The choir is directed by Dr. Porter Stokes, and Dr. Ron Davis directs the handbell choir. The concerts are free and open to the public. The choir is currently on spring tour in South Carolina and Georgia.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Hunger Outreach meal preparation and delivery, Tuesday. Monetary or food donations are needed. Food items include bananas, hot dogs, pork and beans, individually wrapped snack cakes. New Chapter Book Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Members will serve lunch at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen Thursday.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Carol Kent, a featured speaker at Women of Faith conferences, will speak at 7 p.m. April 24 in Westminster Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. She'll share what God taught her while living though the horror of learning that her son, a Navy lieutenant, had killed his wife's ex-husband. Tickets are $7 and are now available at the church office. A nursery for infants through fifth grade is available by reservations only. Coffee and desserts will be served. For more information, contact Michele Martin, 366-3107, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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