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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Back-2-School Blast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 with free school supplies and fun. Co-sponsored by the Mu Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Winthrop University.

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Church, Chester: Revival, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. Aug. 18 through 22 with the Revs. Otha L. Smith, Marion Jones and Theodore Armstrong.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kelcey G.L. Steele. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Eric L. Franks.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. A.A. Bankhead and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Norris Long.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Four Seasons Tea, today. Tickets: $5 and available from any trustee.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Senior citizens banquet, 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Details: (803) 285-0687.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Landsford: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Alan Stewart. Dinner after morning worship. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Christopher "Tony" White.

New Home AME Zion Church, S.C. 49, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. W.O. Thompson and Eric Franks. Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday with the Rev. Victor Wilson. Guest choirs nightly.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Revival, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. Aug. 18 through 20 with the Revs. Angela Boyd and Carl Smith.

Red Oak AME Zion Church, Chester: Men's Choir anniversary, 6 tonight.

ARP

Clover ARP Church, Clover: Back-to-school prayer service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Second Mile Club, 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Bluegrass Sunday, 10 a.m. Aug. 17.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Dr. Guy Smith will lead worship, 10 a.m. Sunday. Joint circle dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Scrapbook cropping session, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the gym.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Youth outreach sports camp, 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Promotion Sunday, Aug. 17. Homecoming, Aug. 24.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: The 14-member Mexico mission team will present Vacation Bible School to the youth of Rio Verde this week.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association, Upper Division: Usher's ministry, 10 a.m. Sunday at First Calvary Baptist Church.

Antioch Baptist Church, Boyd Road, Blackstock: Revival, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Revs. Ferlin Feaster and Fred Murphy and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Rodney Adams.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Youth Outreach Ministry Bible study, singing and stepping, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for children 4 through 17 years old in the fellowship hall with food, fun and prizes. Pastor's Aid fish fry and hot dog sale, 10 a.m. today at 318 Bynum Ave.

First Baptist Church, Church Street, Chester: Reception for the Rev. Julian Cave, pastor from 1962 to 1968, 9 a.m. Sunday as part of the 175th anniversary celebration. Cave will lead worship at 10:55 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Donors will be given T-shirts, tickets to the Aug. 22 Charlotte Knights game and entry into a drawing for a region-wide $1000 gas card. To sign up to give, call David Powell, 327-7181, at the church.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. L.L. Hancock and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. William H. Buie Jr. 35th appreciation black-tie banquet for the Rev. Hancock will be Aug. 30. For details and tickets, call the church, 327-9181.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. L.L. Hancock and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Rev. William H. Buie Jr.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Senior citizen game day, 10 a.m. to noon today. Fish fry and hot dog sale after worship Sunday. Musical Choir concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Supper at 6 p.m. nightly.

James Chapel Baptist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Aug. 17 with the Rev. Roddey and 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. McRea. No night service. Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 18 through 21 with the Rev. B.R. Moore.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Andrew J. Rollinson and at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Wallace. Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Matthew Browning and Monday through Thursday with the Rev. Billy Houze.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Bus trip to Maggie Valley and Ghost Town in the Sky, Sept. 20. Tickets will be available until Aug. 23. Cost is $43 for children 3 to 10 years old and $50 for those 11 years old through adult. Details: (803) 581-3996, (803) 209-3057, (803) 581-2769 or (803) 377-8504

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Workshop, noon to 2 p.m. today. Avione Hoyles, founder of Voices of Praise, in concert, 4 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Anyone with donations for the annual citywide giveaway can contact Johnnie Mae Coachman, 327-1271.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Back-to-school pep rally, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 16. School supplies will be given away and refreshments served.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Vacation Bible School, "Cactus Canyon," 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. To sign up, call (803) 831-9245.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: Homecoming and Family and Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Reginald J. McLeod. Dinner after morning worship. No Sunday evening service. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Rev. Antonio K. Lee. Intercessory prayer at 6 nightly.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Enrollment for Mother's Morning Out preschool is under way for 2008-2009. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon, with days scheduled for children 14 months old through 4 years old. Late stay is available until 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For a complete schedule and registration, call 327-2811.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marret Boulevard, Rock Hill: Trinidad Mission Team will give a presentation at 6 Sunday. Nursery provided.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Revival, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 with the Rev Donnie Dye and Bishop Billy R. Wilson and p.m. Aug. 18 through 22 with the Rev. Kelcey Steele. Various choirs nightly.

CATHOLIC

All Saints Catholic Church, Pole Branch Road, Lake Wylie: Feast of Assumption, Friday with masses on the vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday. The Holy Day celebrates the Blessed Virgin's assumption into heaven.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Faith formation classes begin Sept. 7 and Sept. 10.

CHURCH OF GOD

Mount Zion Rock Grove Park Church of God, Porter Road, Rock Hill: Revival continues at 4 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Geneva Chisolm.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Wednesday's Holy Eucharist and Unction has changed to 11 a.m. in the parlor. There a few openings in the day school for 2- and 3-year-old children. Contact Mrs. Leslie, 328-9624. Parish picnic, Aug. 17, Elks Park.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Drive, Rock Hill: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the family life center. Bingo, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Supplies and monetary donations for the Wesley Foundation will be collected in August. Food donations will be given to Pilgrims' Inn. Fall festival workshop, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. United Methodist prayer brunch, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Ice cream social, 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Salkehatchie Sunday is Sunday. Chick-fil-A night, 6:45 p.m. Monday. Bible study resumes at 6 p.m. Tuesday. BLT, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kinch's. Family night, 7 p.m. Friday. Ice cream social, 4 p.m. Aug. 23. The new Web site is bethelrockhill.org.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: India Hook has been designated as a collection site for Disaster Relief Flood Bucket items for the devastated areas in the Midwest. Items will be collected from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Thursday. Boy Scouts yard sale and hot dog sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, S.C. 161 York: Fourth annual Tractor and Engine Show, 8 a.m. Aug. 16 with breakfast biscuits, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Vendors welcome. No entry fees. Details: 684-2473.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Marvin L. Caldwell Sr. and 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Chad Armstrong. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the Revs. James Mason and James Hope.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Ice cream social, 7 p.m. Sunday to welcome the new minister and his wife, Doug and Fran Chambers.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, U.S. 321 York: Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday with the Rev. Steve Gaither. Special music nightly. Dinner, 6 p.m. Sunday and light refreshments other evenings.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Ministry fair, after the 11 a.m. worship Sunday.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Christian rock band Within the Red in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday in The Core. Tom Conlin in concert, 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Picnic covered-dish supper, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the pond and backyard of Will and Denise Mitchell. In case of rain: Trinity Center. Trip to Flat Rock Playhouse to see "All Shook Up," Wednesday. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. Anita Henderlight with New Sudan Education Initiatives will speak at 9 and 11 a.m. and at the children's Sunday school at 10 a.m. Aug. 17. The church is looking for wedding pictures of couples married at Trinity between 1826 and 2008 for a homecoming scrapbook. The photos should be copies of the original because they will not be returned. The couple's name and wedding should be on the back and mailed to Diane Wine, P.O. Box 565, York, SC 29745.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Thursday will be at First ARP Church. New handbell choir, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery provided.

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Formerly Oakdale Nazarene, the church has returned to its original name with approval from the South Carolina District. Vacation Bible School wrap-up is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday school. Promotion Sunday is 10:45 a.m. Aug. 17. Sunday school teachers will be honored.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, Sunday.

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.

Tent revival: 7:30 tonight through Aug. 22 with R.E. Taylor and Paul Keck. Other speakers include Lamar Cockrell and Johnny Mahon. The tent is located in the 1900 block of Cherry Road in Rock Hill.

Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Car wash and free clothing and appliance giveaway, 9 a.m. today on Albright Road next to Advance Auto Parts.

Antioch Christian Center, meeting at Quality Inn & Suites, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Grand opening celebration and pastor installation, 7 p.m. Friday. Details: (803) 389-2847.

Biblical Studies Released Time, Clover: Registration forms for Bible classes through the Biblical Studies Released Time are available for children in grades 3 through 6 in the Clover school district. The nondenominational program of Christian education is an independent program that offers classes during the school day in a nearby facility away from the public school campuses. The classes are offered one period once per week during the school year. If interested, please ask for a registration form, available in each of the elementary and middle schools. For more information, please contact Beverly Holbrook, (803) 627-1326, or Carol Stanford, (803) 222-7885

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Fort Mill: Enrollment for the 2008-2009 after school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade is under way. For details, call the church office, 802-3189.

Taking the City Ministry, Rock Hill: Bringing it to the Neighborhood outreach ministry, 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at Workman Street Park with live music, fellowship, youth praise dance and praise and worship.

Victorious Crusade Ministry: Youth empowerment conference continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with workshops and at 6 p.m. with a Youth Gospel Explosion at Gethsemane Church on Squire Road in Rock Hill. Back-to-school packets will be given to each child who participates.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 724 at Allison Creek Road, York: Allison Creek Bluegrass with the Hudson Family Band, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Darin Aldrige and Brook Justice, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21.

Carmel Presbyterian Church, Walnut Street, Chester: Sharetta Wynn, a rising junior at Winthrop University, was the first recipient of the Annie Stinson White Drafts Scholarship. Drafts was an educator and piano teacher in Chester County.

Community Presbyterian Church, North White Street, Fort Mill: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16. Proceeds to the building and mission funds.

Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Paul Tripp marriage seminar, "Marriage: There Really is a Better Way," 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration is $30 per person or $60 per couple by Sept. 4. Lunch and nursery provided. Scholarships available. To register, visit www.filbertmarriageconference.org/ register.html or contact Dave Hall, 684-6881.

First Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Men of retirement age will meet at noon Tuesday at Jackson's Cafeteria. August fellowship supper, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $5, adults; $3, children; $15 family cap. To make reservations, call the church office, 328-2467, or e-mail jamillew@comporium.net.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Massey Outreach Ministry's Family and Friends weekend, Aug. 16 and 17. Saturday's activities begin at 11 a.m. and include games for all ages, giant water slide and the Rock Hill firehouse, which simulates a real house fire and demonstrates fire safety. A raffle for four $25 gas cards will be held. On Aug. 17 at 3 p.m., the church Gospel Choir will present Celebration of Song. A light lunch will be at 12:30.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Second Sundays contemporary services, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the activities center, focusing on Peter's stepping out in faith toward Jesus. A summer harvest supper will be served before and after the service. August worship services will be at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sundays, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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