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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME ZION

South Atlantic Episcopal District: Retirement celebration for Bishop Clarence Carr, 7 p.m. June 29 at White Hill AME Zion Church, Old York Road, York. Carr is the presiding prelate over the Pee Dee, South Carolina, Palmetto and Georgia conferences.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church: Men of Thunder 100 Men in Black concert, 6 p.m. June 14. Father's Day service, 11 a.m. June 15.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York: Children's end-of-school party, 11 a.m. June 14 featuring a cookout, games, other activities and prizes. Open to the community.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Family and Friends and Children's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Combined Vacation Bible School with China Grove AME Zion Church, "Walk it Out: Together in the Way of Jesus," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mount Zion AME Zion No.1, Landsford: Hymn Choir 56th anniversary, 6 tonight.

Rehoboth AME Zion Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. father/son and mother/daughter banquet, 4 p.m. June 14 at Lewisville High School.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Beginning Sunday morning, worship will be at 10 am. with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Mass Choir 28th anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "God's Big Backyard," 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 through 19. Details: (803) 230-3480.

Union Ezell AME Church: Rainbow Tea, 6 tonight at the Fort Lawn Community Center. Tickets are $10. Chinese auction, sponsored by the Stewardess Board No. 2, June 14. Tickets are $5 per pack. Drop tickets at 4 p.m., and the auction will begin at 5 p.m.

ARP

Clover ARP Church, Clover: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 through 20 with classes from babies through sixth grade and adult. Meal begins at 6 p.m.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Teacher Appreciation Day, 9:15 a.m. Sunday with a breakfast reception to honor all Sunday school teachers. Commissioning of the Atlanta Mission Team, 10 a.m. Sunday. Women's summer study begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration for Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon June 16 through 19, is still open. Call the church office, 327-2009.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Rainforest Adventure," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Call the church office, 324-1361, to register. Dedication concert for the Mason Boyd Memorial Pipe Organ, 6:30 p.m. June 22.

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: Father's Day dinner on the grounds. No evening service. Vacation Bible School, "Dino Detectives," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 through 20.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Youth fundraiser car wash, 8 a.m. each Saturday in June beginning June 12 at the Auto Zone on Lancaster Highway.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Ushers anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "Chosen Champions for Jesus," 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children through adults. Father/son banquet, 5 p.m. June 14. Cost is $10. Details, call the church, 327-2422.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Chester: Deacon and Deaconess 100 Men in Black program, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Graduate recognition, morning worship Sunday. Graduates should wear their caps and gowns. Licensing service for Minister Charles Moses, 4 p.m. Sunday. Moses, a student at Benedict College majoring in criminal justice, is associate minister and youth minister at Cross Road.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Outrigger Island," 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for nursery through youth. Thursday night will feature a hot dog supper with all the trimmings and ice cream sundaes. Details: 329-0202.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "Champion for Jesus," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for all ages. For a ride, call 684-6331.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Youth emphasis Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Cookout after worship.

Galilee Baptist Church, Galilean Road, York: Family and Friends weekend, 3 p.m. today with skip off with the 66 Books of the Bible. Family and Friends Day morning worship Sunday.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Vacation Bible School, "Chosen Champions for Christ," 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Harvest Baptist Church, Miller Pond Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Digging for God's Truth," 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for first- through sixth-graders. To register, call 325-1120. Open to the community.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Taco Bash, 5:30 to 7 p.m. today featuring entertainment by Cross Roads and Tommy and Rhonda Sanders. Plates are $5. Proceeds to the Pennsylvania mission trip.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 through 20. Hymn Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. June 22.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: The congregation will honor Robert M. Lee Sr., 95, who has served 45 years as deacon, during 11:15 a.m. worship Sunday. He will be named deacon emeritus. A luncheon will be after the service.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Road, Chester: Benefit program for Carolyn Evans-Jones, 6 tonight.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Sam Nadler, president of Word of Messiah Ministries, will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday on his faith in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. June 14.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Believers Quartet in concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the community.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: Second annual Christian Men's Fellowship Conference, continues at 9 a.m. today fellowship breakfast with U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District, and a panel discussion, "The State of the Black Male in 2008. Where do we go from here and what will our mission be?" afterward. Panelists include Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Dr. Russell W. Booker, Dr. Darlington Hart, John Gregory, the Revs. Lenard Price and Persell Ross. The conference will conclude at 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "God's Big Backyard," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For transportation, call the church, (803) 927-7393 or e-mail stjbpt@aol.com.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, McConnells: Vacation Bible School, "Power Lab, Discovering the Power of Jesus," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

St. Phillips Baptist Church, Richburg Road, Chester: Fourth pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. John Rawlinson, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity Baptist Church, Arrowood Road, Charlotte: Vacation Bible School, "Outrigger Island," 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 through 21 for children 3 years old through sixth grade. Details: (704) 587-0064.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: The Rev. and Mrs. Ronnie Baxter will be honored for 15 years of service, at morning worship Sunday.

Union Baptist Church, Ratchford Road, York: "Wild Beast Feast" drop, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Free and open to the community.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Beth Moore Living Proof Live 2008 simulcast, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets are $35 for both sessions and are on sale beginning Sunday. Doors open one hour before sessions begin. For details, call 327-2811.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Family Fellowship, 6 p.m. Sunday bring finger foods and dessert. Prayer walk training, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer walk for Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Vacation Bible School kickoff, 4 to 6 p.m. June 14 with live music, games, food and more.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Graduate recognition, 10:30 a.m. June 15.

CHURCH OF GOD

Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 7 a.m. June 14 featuring furniture, kitchen items and more.

Gateway Church of God, Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land: Special singing service featuring Chosen to Serve, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Grace Covenant Church of God, U.S. 321, York: Hot dog sale and gospel singing with One in Christ, today. Hot dog sale begins at 4:30 p.m., and singing begins at 6 p.m.

Lesslie Church of God: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 through 20 with a hot dog roast after the service June 20. Classes and crafts each night for all ages.

York Church of God, Charlotte Street, York: Vacation Bible School, "Son Harvest County Fair," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

Unity Church of God in Christ, Chappell Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Tuesday until with evangelist Alfonzo Dixon.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: EKG Kid's Group pool party, 2 p.m. today. Summer day school begins Monday. Registration is still open for Adult Vacation Bible School, June 22.

METHODIST

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Gospel Choir 16th anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Reception of Salkehatchie youth and adults, morning worship, Sunday. Appreciation and farewell lunch for the Rev. Mike and Donna Vandiver after worship. Bring a covered dish. The church will provide meat.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday at Anna J's. Covered-dish lunch after 11 a.m. worship Sunday for the Rev. Joseph James, outgoing pastor. Vacation Bible School, "Beach Party -- Surfing Through the Scriptures," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. John United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: A group of young people from St. John's will participate in a weeklong service mission in Nashville, Tenn., June 15 through 20. They'll participate in Week of Hope, sponsored by Group Work Camps Foundation of Loveland, Colo.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Breakfast and A Song with the Bibletones, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by the United Methodist Men.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Summer mission team commissioning, morning worship Sunday. Vacation Bible School, "Power Lab," June 22 through 27. Call the church office to register. Scout roundtable, 7 p.m. Thursday. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Celebration of children, 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The Children's Choir will present special music. Nursery provided.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with the Rev. Doris Allen.

Summer lakeside worship: 8:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 1 at Ebenezer Park. Parking is free before 9 a.m. Sponsored by India Hook United Methodist Church.

Gospel Singing: The Hoppers in concert, 3 and 7 p.m. July 12 in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College in Gaffney, sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Larry Bright Promotions. Performing with them are local groups American Quartet and Life Song. Tickets are $15. Details, call the chamber, (684) 489-5721 or e-mail comcher@bellsouth.net.

Puppeteer Conference: National Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers, July 14 through 18 at Winthrop University. Details: www.fpcfellowship.org or e-mail puppetsnstories@earthlink.net.

Antioch International Church: Peter Wyns will share teaching on Israel, God and the church at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the NarroWay Theater and Conference Center in Fort Mill. For details, visit the Web site www.LifeAtAntioch.org.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "God's Big Backyard," 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 through 20 for all ages from 3 years old to adult. Details: 327-7888.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Evening program, 5 p.m. Sunday.

IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Graduate recognition, morning worship, Sunday. Family and Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jubilee Christian Center, Old York Road, York: The Rev. Mark and Dee Dee Alterman will lead morning and evening services June 15.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Revival, 7 p.m. June 16 through 20 with the Rev. Mary Sanders.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Elderly Outreach, 1 to 3 p.m. today at Willowbrook Crossing in Rock Hill. Royal Rangers camp out, Thursday through June 14 in Greenville. The Rev. Clarice Fluitt will lead worship at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 15 and 7 p.m. June 16.

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, Wood Street, York: Service to honor Bishop Alfred and Gladys Jackson, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: "Bringing it to the Neighborhood" event, 4 p.m. June 28 at the Hagins/Fewell Street Substation. The event is in partnership with the Urban Rock Hill Weed and Seed program. There will be live music, free food and more.

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church, Airport Road, Lancaster: Revival, 7 p.m. tonight and Sunday with the Rev. Janice Hicks and family. Music by Rhonda Costner and Walt and Teresa Garris.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road at S.C. 274, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass with the Hudson Family, 6:30 p.m. June 19. Last concert until August. Details: www.allisoncreekbluegrass.com.

Carmel Presbyterian Church, Walnut Street, Chester: Youth Day service, 9 a.m. Sunday.

Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Believer's Quartet in concert, 1 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the community. Love offering taken.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Retired men's fellowship, noon Tuesday at Jackson's Cafeteria. Details: Dick Stein, 327-0201.

Oakdale Presbyterian Church, S.C. 55, Clover: Yard sale, 7 a.m. June 14 with antiques, children's books and toys, household items, clothes and more. Proceeds to the youth mission trip.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary services, 6 p.m. Sunday, focuses on sowing seeds for others to grow in their faith in Jesus as a healer. The community is invited to bring a father to honor him for an early Father's Day meal of healthy finger foods.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, U.S. 321 Filbert Community, Clover: Youth Day, 11:35 a.m. Sunday. Family and Friends Day, 2 p.m. Sunday.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Vacation Bible School, "God's Big Back Yard," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 to 20. Supper at 6 p.m. Classes for nursery-aged through teens. For transportation, call 684-7335.

Rock Hill First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Yard and bake sale and free blood pressure checks, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14.

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