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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME ZION

York-Chester District: Howard Scholarship service, 3 p.m. Sunday at Rehoboth AME Zion Church.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill: Church stewardess board hot dog and yard sale, 11 a.m. April 19 at the Masonic Lodge, 216 Smith Road in Fort Mill.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, SC. 97, Hickory Grove: Rainbow Tea, 3 p.m. today.

New Home AME Zion Church, York: 100 Women in White program, 3 p.m. Sunday.

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

O'Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society 50th anniversary Parade of 50 States, 6 p.m. April 26.

Pineville AME Zion Church, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Chester: Special education program, 3 p.m. April 20. Stewardess Board Gospel Explosion, 6 to 8 p.m. April 26. Area choirs and gospel choirs are invited to participate. Refreshments will be sold. Free and open to the public.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday is Sunday. Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. April 19. Women's retreat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Winthrop University.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Sunday with a fellowship and a hot dog supper afterward. Sign up is under way for Vacation Bible School, June 16 to 19 for children 4 years old through fifth grade.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Youth handbell choir for middle and high school students begins at 4 p.m. Sunday. Senior adult retreat for Catawba Presbytery, May 1 at Neely's Creek. To make reservations, call the church office.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Fishing Club, April 19 at the Rolling Hills pond. All ages welcome. Bring fishing rod and bait.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

First Assembly of God, Edwards Street, Rock Hill: Vendor fair and craft show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24. To sign up for a table or for more information, vendors and crafters can call 329-2163.

BAPTIST

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Youth choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Healthy living classes, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. The youth choir will have a reunion for its anniversary. Rehearsals begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call Frenchie Barnes, 554-7186.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Fit for Life kickoff, noon to 2 p.m. today, featuring door prizes and information on stress management, food and nutrition and physical fitness. Open to the community.

Crowders Mountain Baptist Church, Mayberry Lane, Kings Mountain: The Pathfinders in concert, 6 p.m. April 19.

Ebenezer Baptist Church: Willing Worker's Club 72nd anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fairview Baptist Church, Chester: Women's Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Spring revival, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Donnie Dye and 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Featherstone.

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Dedication for the new multipurpose building, 11 a.m. April 20.

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, Connolly Road, York: Revival continues at 7 tonight with the Rev. Ken Fetuao of Park Ridge Baptist Church. Special music. Nursery provided.

Inspiration Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Relay for Life gospel singing, 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 with Teresa Green, the Harris Family, Inspiration Blue Grass, New Life, the Smith Family and more. Free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: One-day spring revival, 2:30 p.m. April 20 with the Rev. Donnie Dye of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church. Music by the Zion Pilgrim Gospel Choir.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 featuring free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, a registered dietitian, social workers and discussion of safety issues.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Liberty Hill Road, Catawba: Investiture celebration in honor of the new pastor, the Rev. Robert P. White, and his wife, Rosalyn, today and Sunday. A banquet will be at 6 tonight at Hilton Garden Inn with the Rev. Joe Albert Bush of the National Baptist Convention. Morning worship at 11 a.m. Sunday will be led by the Rev. Johnny C. Bush, moderator of Judah Baptist Association of Samford, Conn. Investiture ceremony, 4 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Blakely Scott, moderator of Midlands Baptist Association of Columbia.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: The church will continue its 30 days of prayer, fasting and healing through April 30. The sanctuary will be open from noon to 1 p.m. daily for prayer.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: The Rev. John McCoy will celebrate his ninth anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Senior adult gathering, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 with lunch, fellowship, games and Bible study. Free and open to the community. Applications for Pine Grove Christian Academy summer camp for children 4 to 12 years old are available, as are applications for K4 through first grade for the 2008-09 school year.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Appreciation banquet for the Rev. and Mrs. George H. Lowry Jr., 6 p.m. April 26 in the fellowship hall in honor or 42 years of preaching the gospel. Tickets are $10. For tickets, contact Tommy Simpson, 327-5524.

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

St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church, Great Falls: One-day spring revival, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. George Lowry.

Trinity Baptist Church, West Arrowood Road, Charlotte: The church is celebrating its golden anniversary this year and would like former members to call (704) 527-2248 to leave a message with your name, address and phone number.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon April 19. Fish sandwich and hot dog sale, 9 a.m. April 19 at the church.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Youth revival, 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Moses of Cross Road Baptist Church.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Usher's anniversary, 2:30 p.m. April 20

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Trinidad Mission Team yard sale and biscuit breakfast, 7 a.m. today. Proceeds to the mission trip. Youth skit, 6 p.m. Sunday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: International Food and Fun Festival, 5 to 11 p.m. April 25 and noon to 9 p.m. April 26 featuring food, world bazaar, games, crafts, inflatables, contests and entertainment. Music and dancing with the Kingdaddy Band will be from 8 to 11 p.m. April 25.

CHURCH OF GOD

Gateway Church of God, Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Larry Richardson.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Sunday school teachers and youth leaders will be honored at a breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday. United Thank offering collection on Sunday. Theology Thirsty, 7 p.m. Thursday at McHales.

LUTHERAN

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, York: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans through its Care in Communities program has given $400 to the transient fund of the Western York County Christian Ministerial Association. Paula Greiner, congregational coordinator for Abiding Presence, said the money will be used to aid those passing through the county who have a need for emergency funds.

METHODIST

York-Clover Methodist Cluster: Worship-in-song service, 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street in York.

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: Spring barbecue by Courtney's, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the family life center. Eat in or take out. Delivery available for five or more plates. To place orders, call 366-2731.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Mystery Bag auction and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger, with a $20 family cap. Proceeds to youth missions. No confirmation class Sunday. Young at Hearts luncheon, Friday at the church. United Methodist Women's "A Day Apart," April 19 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Fort Mill. Youth Sunday is April 20.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Country lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with meats, vegetables, casseroles, dessert and drinks. Cost is $6. Proceeds to missions. Family night is 7 p.m. Friday.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Relay for Life, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 19 at York Comprehensive High School. Annual church picnic, 4 p.m. April 26.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Prayer shawl ministry, the Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. Thursday and every third Thursday of the month. Anyone who knits or crochets is welcome to join. Fundraising lunch after 11 a.m. worship April 20. Proceeds to Salkehatchie Summer Service.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 April 19. Plates include spaghetti, salad, drinks and dessert. Donations accepted.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday. JOY Club trip to the Billy Graham Library, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161, York: Yard sale, 7 a.m. April 26. Tables and 12-by-12 spaces are available for $5 each for individuals or groups. Open to the community. There will be sausage biscuits, hot dogs and a bake sale. Space rentals will go to mission projects. For information contact Jackie Hicks, (803) 222-4731 or at jbhicks9800@aol.com.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Women of Faith women's conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: meat, pinto beans, cabbage, pickled beets, cornbread, biscuits, dessert and drinks. 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 the Motor Vittles mission.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Calendar Tea, 4 p.m. Sunday. West African Drum Ensemble, 7 p.m. April 25.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Beckee Garris will lead the celebration of Native American Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Singers 65th anniversary continues at 2 p.m. Sunday. Booker T. Cathcart will honored for 65 years of service to the choir.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160, Fort Mill: Carolina Bronze, a handbell ensemble, in concert, 6 p.m. April 20. The concert is free and open to the public. Love offering taken.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Circle No. 2 Yard Sale, 7 a.m. today. Worship in song service, 4 p.m. Sunday. Area churches will be participating.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Marriage enrichment series, April 18 and 19. Pre-registration requested. Call 328-1842. Spring retreat for sixth- through 12th-graders, April 25 through 27 at Lake Junaluska. Registration is $90. Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Older adult outing to Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, Tuesday. Leave the church at 8:15 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. For reservations, call 817-1895.

NAZARENE

Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Edward L. "Eddie" Estep, district superintendent, will lead worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with the Rev. Hattie Foster Chisolm

Bible Study Fellowship International: Introductory classes for new members, 9:10 to 11:10 May 7 and 14 at West End Baptist Church on McConnells Highway in Rock Hill. The study begins in September and will on the life of Moses. The interdenominational Bible study for women offers a program for preschool-age children during the meetings. Visitors can attend either of the introductory classes. There is no child care for these classes. For more information visit www.bsfinternational.org or call 1-877-273-3228.

Community Prayer Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m. today at the Masonic Temple, Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Donation is $5.

Grace Ministries, S.C. 901, 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 are $9 for adults; $10 adult combo; $6 for children 10 and younger. Academy Christian School is accepting applications for 2008-2009 for K4 through ninth grade. Space is limited. For more information, call 324-2178.

Green Pond/Generation Lane Community of Shalom begins it program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover. Millie Nelson, congregational specialist with Marion/Florence district, will speak. This is the third organized Shalom group in York County.

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: 4U youth worship rally and lock-in, 6 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. April 19 with Paul Jenkins. Music by the Josh Heirs Band and Resonate Praise band. Cost is $10 and includes food, snacks and activities. Register online by e-mailing sprdhisword@yahoo.com. Honor Guard second annual motorcycle ride, 10 a.m. April 19 to benefit the Children's Attention Home. For more information or to register, visit www.honorguardmm.org. Fees are tax deductible.

Liberty Christian Fellowship, Rock Hill: Men's fellowship breakfast, 9 a.m. today at Shoney's. Women's fellowship, 10 a.m. April 19 at Shoney's.

New Beginning Global Ministries, Charlotte Highway, York: Apostolic/Prophetic Gathering 2008, 10 a.m. today and 11 a.m. Sunday with Apostle Michael Hunt of Chicago and recording artist Hersey Coles of Runnemede, N.J.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Men's Day, 3 p.m. Sunday. Women's Day, 3 p.m. April 20.

Rock Hill Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Reaching the Lost at Any Cost Crusade 2008, 7 p.m. nightly through April 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers: Chief Silverheels, tonight; the Rev. Lee Teal, Sunday and Monday; the Rev. Regina Cherry, Tuesday and Wednesday; the Rev. Tommy Huddleston, Thursday and Friday; and Bishop Norman Watlington, April 19 and 20.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Pre-registration for Shield of Faith Christian Academy continues until April 30. Members will participate in the Come-See-Me parade on Thursday. Royal Rangers campout, April 18.

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, Wood Street, York: Eleventh Founding Day celebration, 5 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Theotis White.

The Body, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Women's Conference, 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 17. Speaker: Dianne Collard. Cost is $15 and includes dinner, drinks, dessert, entertainment and speaker. Tickets are limited and available at Grounds of Faith, Cherry Road, from 1 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7 p.m. Thursday with R.C. Harris and Blue Denim. Food available. Free admission, but donations will be taken.

Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Beersheba Road, York: Spring barbecue, 4 p.m. April 19. Dine in or take out. Open to the community. Proceeds to local programs.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday. This month's theme is "Roaming Our Way Astray." Breakfast foods will be served before and after the service. Open to the community.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Organist C.J. Sambach will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. Sambach also will present his entertaining educational program "The Pipe Organ INformance" at 9:45 a.m. Sunday during Sunday school. He has been called a modern-day Pied Piper of the pipe organ. Open to the community. Nursery provided.

Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, Clinton Avenue Extension, Lancaster: Racial Ethnic Weekend 2008, sponsored by the Racial Ethnic Concerns Committee of Providence Presbytery, 10 a.m. to noon today and 3 p.m. Sunday. Today's workshop, "The Power of Being Connectional," will be led by Lynette Hawkins, founder and CEO of Beyond Marketing and Awesome Insight. Sunday's worship will be led by the Rev. A. Vanessa Hawkins, associate for Black Church Enhancement, Presbyterian Church USA in Louisville, Ky. Music by the Celebration Mass Choir and Hand Chime Choir of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.

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