Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Community cookout and yard sale, 9 a.m. July 26 at the church. The cookout is free. Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 28 through 31.
Foundation AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: The Rock Hill Concert Choir in concert, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. United Gospel Choir second anniversary, 3 p.m. July 27. Various choirs.
Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Men's and Women's Day, 10:30 a.m. July 27.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. today. Cookout and reports from summer youth trips, July 30. Second Mile Club trip to the Museum of Western York County, July 31. Registration is underway for Titus 2 women's ministry.
Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Youth Handbell Choir will tour Florida next week. Music day camp, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6, 7 and 8. No Sunday evening service or breakfast in July.
Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: The youth summer mission team recently returned from their trip to Appalachia where they were assigned to Trinity Full Gospel Church in Kentucky. The group held Vacation Bible School for children in the area. They joined teams from Ebenezer, Neely's Creek and First APR church on the annual trip. They were among 34 ARP churches from six states.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God, Edwards Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Pirates of Skull Island: Curse of the Lost Man's Soul," 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday for children 6 to 13 years old.
Sandy River Baptist Association, Lower Division: Ushers workshop, 11 a.m. today at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, York Road, Chester.
Aibezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Rebirth and anniversary celebration for Bishop Disharek "Doc" McCoy, 6 tonight.
Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Homecoming, 2 p.m. July 27. Revival, 7 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Gospel Chorus 55th anniversary kick off, 7 p.m. Friday with entertainment, fashion show and fellowship and at 2 p.m. July 27.
Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: "Fit for Life" workshop, 2 p.m. July 26 led by Ginna Terweske, nutritionist and dietitian. Registration begins at noon. There will be door prizes and giveaways.
Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friend Day, 3 to 7 p.m. July 26. Details: 324-4025.
First Baptist Church, Church Street, Chester: The congregation will begin its 175th anniversary celebration Sunday with a reception for the Rev. Jim Jackson at 9 a.m. Jackson will preach at 11 a.m. Anniversary activities are planned through November.
First Baptist Church, South Main Street, Clover: Single and single-again Christians are invited to Summer Singles Mingle, 7 p.m. Friday at the church. An evening of food, fun, fellowship and networking is planned.
First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, "Outrigger Island," 9 a.m. to noon, July 28 through Aug. 1. To pre-register go the church office weekdays or at the back of the worship center on Sundays.
First Baptist Church, York: Vacation Bible School, "Son Harvest Country Fair," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, July 27 and 30 with a Country Fair Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3.
First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Sandy River Baptist Association Upper Division usher's ministry, 10 a.m. today. Thirty-fifth appreciation black-tie event for the Rev. Larkin L. Hancock, Aug. 30 at Union Baptist Church Family Life Center. Tickets are $35. Details: 327-9181.
Flat Rock Baptist Church, Clover: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Timothy Goode. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Robert E. Lee McGowens.
Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Ordination service for the new pastor, the Rev. Cedrick Maddox, 4 p.m. July 27.
Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Family and Friends observance, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Rodman: Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Donnie Dye and nightly Sunday through Thursday with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm. Various choirs will sing.
Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Jelester Sanders and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. George Lowery. Various choirs.
Mountain Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Family and Friends fun day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Gospel Chorus workshop, noon to 2 p.m. today.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Women's Day program, 3 p.m. Sunday. Community Walk, 8:30 a.m. July 26 at Manchester Park. Open to the public.
New Hope Baptist Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Truly Blessed will be in concert at 6 p.m. July 27. Love offering. Fellowship afterward.
Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Vacation Bible School, "Cactus Canyon," 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 10 through 13. To sign up call, (803) 831-9245.
Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School kickoff, 4 to 6 p.m. today and from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Family Night, 3 to 5 p.m. July 26. There will be music, crafts, recreation and food. Details: 547-7609 or (803) 366-5315. Gospel singing, 6 p.m. July 26 with Angie Presley, Kelly Rushing and Mitchell Fortenson.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today in the church annex. Youth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday featuring a youth reunion choir.
Union Baptist Church, Ratchford Road, York: Vacation Bible School, "Outriggers Island," 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Details: Tammy Tester, 517-8039 or the church, 684-2881.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marret Boulevard, Rock Hill: Bill Fugel, South Carolina AWANA missionary, will speak at 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Christian financial seminar, 6 p.m. Sunday.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: The new Mass schedule is a follows: 7 a.m. daily; 5:30 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) Sundays. Confessions are heard from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Saturdays.
CHURCH OF GOD
Church of God of the Union Assembly, Saluda Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 1 through 3 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3.
Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Vacation Bible School, "Sands of the Seas," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a cookout Friday.
Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Vacation Bible School, "Friendship Trek: Jesus our Forever Friend," 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Details: (803) 789-5755.
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: One-day Youth Conference, 4 p.m. today. Open to the community.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Lay Leadership ministry team, 5 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Narcie Jeter will speak at 10:30 a.m. July 27 about the ministry of the Wesley Foundation at Winthrop University. Jeter is the campus minister.
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie: Italian Night, 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. Menu: spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert. Donations accepted. The Rev. Jim Elder has been appointed new pastor at Good Samaritan. Elder is a third-generation minister and has pastored churches in Rochester, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., Natchez, Miss., Birmingham, Ala. and Lancaster. He and his wife, Heather, live in Fort Mill and have three children. His blogspot is: http://parishthethought.blogspot.com
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Munch and mingle, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Harmony Church Road, Edgemoor: Second annual Cycle Sunday service, 10 a.m. Sunday. Dinner after worship. Riders meet at 8:45 a.m. at Flying J Truck Stop on S.C. 901.
Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: New Sunday morning worship time is at 9:45 a.m.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School celebration, noon Sunday for hot dogs and a beach party. Financial Peace University, 6 p.m. Aug. 4. Cost is $78. To sign up call the church office, 548-4922.
St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: "The Personal Practice of Prayer," 9:45 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Center led by Jim Arant, congregational specialist for the South Carolina Annual Conference. Performance by the Red Hill English Country Dancers, 7:15 p.m. July 28 in St. John's Center. Martha Macdonald is the coordinator.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Old fashion ice cream social, 4 to 7:30 p.m. July 26 with hot dogs and homemade ice cream
Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Youth lock-in for children in first through seventh grades, 7:30 p.m. Monday with games, movies, crafts, swimming and more. Bring a towel, bathing suit and sleeping bag. Parents pick up at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Adults dinner and theater at Central Piedmont Community College, "Crazy for You," Thursday. Meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $23 for gas and play.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Basketball camp for first- through fifth-graders, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Details: R.J. Ochoa, 366-5946. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Freaky Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday for children in fourth and fifth grade with a movie and craft. Stretch & Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday.
Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, Rock Hill: The South Carolina District Impact Team will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Church of the Nazarene on Mount Gallant Road in Rock Hill. The choir is made up of teens from around the South Carolina District who lead worship through vocal, instrumental music and drama.
Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with evangelist Linda Wylie.
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. Bring lawn chairs.
Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale: Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1307 Ogden Road in Rock Hill. Plates are $6; sandwiches, $3.50, hot dogs, $1.50 and sodas, 50 cents. Plates include fish, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, bread and cake. Delivery available for 4 or more plates. Call 328-9474. Proceeds will go to the chorale's Christmas concert.
90 Days of Praise in the Heart: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. daily through Oct. 18 at Rock Hill City Hall Plaza, sponsored by Revelation Christian Church and the Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association. Open to the community.
Community Bible Study: Orientation coffee for prospective members, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at River Hills Community Church on S.C. 49 in Lake Wylie. The interdenominational study will focus on the Gospel of Mark and Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. It's open to women of all faiths. Children's Ministry program is available for children 2 to 6 years old and a nursery for children younger than 2. Space is limited. For details call Lucy Martin, (803) 831-0790.
Antioch Christian Center: This new church is meeting at 11 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Quality Inn on Cherry Road. Visitors welcome.
Christian Love Outreach Ministry, Lesslie Highway, Rock Hill: The ministry has a fresh produce stand open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, along with a daily yard sale and larger weekend flea market. Proceeds help to needy families with food and electric bills. To reserve a yard sale or flea market table call 417-1882 for 328-3716. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Gateway to Heaven Church, Turkey Creek Road, York: Beans and cornbread, 4 p.m. today and gospel singing, 6 p.m. Cost is $2 a bowl.
Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 3 p.m. Sunday with various choirs. Ordination service for Brenda Stover, 3 p.m. July 27.
Greater Life Ministries, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For transportation, call (803) 389-1778. Women in Hats/Men in Black day, 5 p.m. July 27.
Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: High Power Soccer Camp, 9 a.m. to noon July 28 through Aug. 1. Registration is $60 per child and includes camper bag, T-shirt, soccer ball, water bottle, camper booklet, Wordless Gospel wristband and sweat wristband. Space is limited, and registration is due by July 21. Details: Call the church office, 802-3189.
IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Hot dogs, fish, chicken and yard sale, 6:30 a.m. today. Drawing for a $500 gas card. Tickets are $1 for the drawing.
Redemption World Fellowship, East Main Street, Rock Hill: New class for singles and others, "Live your Calling Group," 7 to 8 p.m. July 28. Registration is $30 and is due by July 21. Details: Lorie Mayfield, (704) 257-4542 or email email@example.com.
Rock Hill Deliverance Evangelistic Church, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Fifth anniversary celebration continues at 7 tonight and at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Elderly Outreach at Willowbrook Crossing, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Special People party, July 26. Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1. Family fun drive, 9 p.m. Aug. 1. Bring lawn chairs. Full concession stand.
Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Bringing it to the Neighborhood, 5 p.m. July 26 in the park area at Southland Park featuring live music, youth praise dancers, praise and worship, testimonies and food. Details or transportation, call 328-2263.
The Body, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Women's conference, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Cost is $16 and includes brunch, music, speakers and fashion show. Details: (803) 242-2373.
First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Eden Terrace at Richmond Drive, Rock Hill: The Singing Curriers in concert, 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Love offering.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Members will help prepare and serve meals Thursday at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. Volunteers welcome. Call Wendy Blanchard, 366-7862 or Debbie Faulkenberry, 327-9118.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Lay-led early worship, 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Doug and Elaine Bakers, missionaries in Northern Ireland, will meet at 9 a.m. July 27 for questions and discussion. Baker will lead 10 a.m. worship also.
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