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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Voices of Adams Chapel choir fourth anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday. All area choirs and praise teams invited.

AME ZION

York-Chester District: Fifth Sunday fellowship, 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hebron AME Zion Church in Chester.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: 128th anniversary, 3:30 p.m. April 6 with Bishop Clarence Carr, presiding Bishop of the South Atlantic Episcopal District.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Little Miss Mount Carmel talent pageant, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Catawba: Church school round-up, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast at 9 a.m. No 11 a.m. service. Musical Choir concert, 5 p.m. April 5. The Community Chorale Choir of White Oak and the New Mount Olivet choir also will perform.

New Love's Chapel AME Zion Church, Clover: Usher's anniversary, 2:30 p.m. April 13.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Youth Choir anniversary, 7 tonight. Area youth choirs and praise dancers invited. Casual Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Rock Hill High School Gospel Choir youth explosion, 6 p.m. Sunday. All area youth groups are invited.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Infant/child first-aid and CPR class, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. All-church prayer, 4 p.m. Sunday. Wycliffe Dinner Theater, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call the church office for a free ticket.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. Jim McLurkin will lead worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Family talent night, 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the family life center.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Men's fellowship breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Easter cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday. Softball and hot dog dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Ladies social, 7 p.m. Monday. Admission is a canned food item. Springfest at Tirzah, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association Lower Division: Ministers', Deacons', Trustees' Wives and Spouses Auxiliary "One Hundred Women in Black," 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church on Ligon Street in Chester.

Sandy River Baptist Association, Lower Division: One-day Session, 10:30 a.m. April 5 at Union Baptist Church in Rock Hill. Registration at 10 a.m.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Youth are in charge of worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. New-member orientation, 9 a.m. April 5. Zumba cardiovascular training, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Youth Day observance, 11 a.m. and Mass Choir anniversary, 2 p.m., both Sunday. Adult Choir anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. April 6.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carlisle: Pastor's fifth anniversary service, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Usher's Ministry Four Gospel Program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Relay for Life team spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:45 p.m. April 5 in the fellowship hall with the Black Family Singers in concert at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Adults, $7; children 5 to 10 years old, $5; and free for children 4 and younger. All proceeds to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Tickets available from team members or at the door.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth revival, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. William Bowie.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Health Fair, April 11 featuring an AIDS awareness seminar, Red Cross blood drive and HIV/AIDS testing mobile unit, 3 p.m.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, York: HIV/AIDS workshop after worship April 12 in the fellowship hall, facilitated by Tara F. Robinson. Open to the community.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: 35th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Larry L. Robertson, with a banquet at 5 p.m. today. Anniversary services at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Joint service, 10 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Hymn Choir No. 2, 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. April 6. Church conference, 7 p.m. April 8.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Super Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Hot dog and bake sale fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 5. The Journeymen will be in concert at 7 p.m. Delivery available for five or more plates. Call the church, 324-3344. Proceeds will go the bus ministry. Love offering taken for the concert.

Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: "Road to Emmaus" presented by the choir and drama team, 7 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Free and open to the public.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Fifth Sunday singing, 6 p.m. Sunday with Jeannie Sellers. Open to the community.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Youth Sunday is Sunday.

St. Luke No. 2 Church, Sharon: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. April 13.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 tonight with the Porter Family, Tiffany Vinson and Kelly Rushing.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant, Rock Hill: "Church Women with a Hatitude," hat show and dinner, 5 p.m. April 12 featuring Margaret Caldwell, "The Storyteller." Tickets are $20, adults; $10, youth 10 to 17 years old; free, children 9 and younger. Women are asked to wear a hat, and gloves are optional.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Senior adult monthly Bible study, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the gym. 2008 Maximum Impact Simulcast for business professionals, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at The Connection. Tickets are $49 if purchased by Monday; $59, April 1 through 17; and $69 at the door. Lunch provided. Details: 327-2811.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission luncheon after worship Sunday. ESL Classes, 7 p.m. Thursday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Hospitality luncheon, 1 p.m. April 8 at Eat Well Restaurant. Catholic Inquiry session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 and 16 for those interested in becoming a Catholic, are a returning Catholic or spouse of a Catholic. St. Anne's International Festival, April 25 and 26.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Dedication Mass for the new church building, 10 a.m. April 6. Reception afterward at Bannon Hall.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Street, Fort Mill: Adore Ministries 2097 Worship Tour, 7 p.m. April 11 with Matt Maher and Band, Kelly Pease, Josh Blakesley and Paul George. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Details: 322-3131.

CHURCH OF GOD

Grace Covenant Church of God, York: Revival, 7 tonight and Sunday with the Rev. Larry Richardson.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with evangelist Ronnie Grant.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

Church of God of Prophecy, South Spruce Street, Rock Hill: Family and Friends celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Feast of Fools dinner and talent show, 5 p.m. today. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets required. Proceeds to the Pathways summer youth mission.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: Spring barbecue by Courtney's, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 and 12 in the family life center. Eat in or take out. Delivery available for five or more plates. Advance orders, call 328-1618 or 628-6598. Same-day orders, call 366-2731.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Reading Group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Holy Communion, April 6.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. tonight. All-you-can-eat fillet of flounder or chicken, french fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Plates are $9 for adults and $4 for children. Dessert table. Open to the community.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: United Methodist Women yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. Sausage biscuits and hot dogs also available. Barbecue by Courtneys, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11. Eat or take out. "Lord Teach Me to Pray," April 23 through May 14. Registration deadline is April 9. Workbook is $12.95. To register, call the church office, (803) 831-0304.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men's barbecue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Plates are $7 and include pork barbecue, baked beans, slaw, chips, roll, tea and dessert. Tickets available at the church, or orders can be placed by calling the church, 329-7787. The United Methodist Women also will have a bake sale. Proceeds to local missions.

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

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday. Fifth Sunday service, 6 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments afterward.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, 5:30 to 8:30 tonight.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: World Religions 101, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 211. Clemson University Singers in concert, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rock Hill High School Concert Choir also will perform. Free and open to the public. Supper served, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Make reservations by calling the church office, 327-3113. Yoga classes, 9 to 10:15 a.m. in Huddleston Hall for all fitness levels. Details: Jenifer Crawford, 327-3113.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Pine straw sale ends this weekend. Youth groups, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Marriage enrichment series, using scenes from "Everyone Loves Raymond," April 18 and 19. To register, call the church office, 328-1842.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Symphonic Wind and String Ensemble of God's Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in concert, 7 tonight. Open to the community. Nursery provided.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with the Rev. Mike Lowery. Monthly meeting, noon Tuesday at Jackson's Cafeteria. Dutch lunch.

Clover Christian Fellowship, Jim McCarter Road, Clover: Steve Kaplan, a Messianic Jew with Jews for Jesus, will speak at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. He has traveled to more than 28 countries and recently returned from Israel.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Fifth Sunday fellowship, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Ministries, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Academy Christian School is accepting applications for 2008-2009 for K4 through ninth grade. Space is limited. For more information, call 324-2178.

Holy Ground Independent Church, S.C. 324, Rock Hill: Grilled and barbecue chicken dinner and yard sale, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Dinner starts at 11 a.m. Plates are $7.

LifePointe Christian Church, meeting at Southwest Middle School, Steele Creek Road, Charlotte: Four-week series, "Quandary -- Got Questions?", beginning April 6 led by Lou Pantuosco, Winthrop professor and author of "got questions? seek and you shall find." Free community "quandary seminar" and luncheon, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 with apologetics expert Russell Johnson. For more information, call the church, (704) 583-6017.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Marriage workshop, 4 p.m. Sunday for married or engaged couples.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Singles conference continues at noon and 7 p.m. today.

Restoration Ranch Ministries, Rock Hill: Fuzzy Fun Horse Show, 10 a.m. today at Mitten Tree Knoll Horse Center on Campbell Road in York. Rain date is April 5. Refreshments on the ground. Details: 684-2661 or 324-3719. Proceeds to Restoration Ranch Ladies Recovery Center.

Rock Hill Bible Fellowship Church, Amelia Avenue, Rock Hill: Missions Fair, 1 to 4 p.m. today to celebrate Missions Emphasis Month.

Rock Hill Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Revival, 3 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Matthew Johnson of St. Albans, N.Y. An ordination service will be held during the March 29 service. Reaching the Lost at Any Cost Crusade 2008, 7 p.m. Tuesday through April 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers: the Revs. Mary Crosby, Tuesday and Wednesday; the Rev. Andrew Housley, Thursday and Friday; and the Rev. T.R. Jones, April 5 and 6.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Larry and Kathy Soles air at 6 a.m. daily on Cable Channel 14. Pre-registration for Shield of Faith Christian Academy continues until April 30.

True, Love and Faith, Columbia Street, Chester: Yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon, April 12. Proceeds to the building fund.

Ultimate Life Church, Rubin Boulevard, Fort Mill: Dr. Mark Duplantis will speak at 10 a.m. April 6 and 7 p.m. April 9. He is the brother of Jesse Duplantis.

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Basketball banquet, 6 p.m. April 5. Interfaith Hospitality Network, April 13 through 20. Volunteers may sign up in the narthex.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Music at Oakland concert series presents the Rickards Linell Duo, countertenor and lutenist, at 7 tonight in the sanctuary. The program "Like As the Lute Delights" will feature the popular songs of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by celebrated composers of the day. Since its formation at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the duo has performed at major international festivals and concerts for more than 15 years. The appearance in Rock Hill also includes a master class at noon Friday at Winthrop University. The concert is free and open to the public. Reception afterward. Second Sundays contemporary service, 6 p.m. April 13. This month's theme is "Roaming Our Way Astray." Breakfast foods will be served before and after the service. Open to the community.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Second pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Eugene J. Hamilton, 3 p.m. today. Winthrop University Ebonites Choir will sing at 11:30 a.m. today and be in concert at 4 p.m. also.

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