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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Chester: Praise and worship workshop and concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Registration, $5. Details: Chanda Williams, 1-803-519-8108 or Gertrude Price, 1-803-519-7221.

Rossville AME Zion Church, Richburg: Ride for Jesus, 11 a.m. Oct. 26. All bikers invited.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Host church for the 90th annual Catawba Presbyterial Women's Ministries, 9:30 a.m. today. Officer training, 5 p.m. Sunday. Fall festival, 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31 with games for children.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Adult Choir festival, 6:30 p.m. Sunday directed by Jerry Ulrich of Georgia Tech, featuring the choir and singers from area churches. Neely's Creekers, Tuesday in the social hall. Pack 132 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the family life center.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring a hot dog supper, a costume contest, trick-or-trunk, crafts, a hay ride, games and more. No scary costumes. Donations accepted.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

First Assembly of God, Edwards Street, Rock Hill: "Helloween," an alternative to Haunted Houses, 7 tonight, Oct. 24 through 26 and 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Donations accepted. Groups of 20 or more, call 366-3159 for reservations.

BAPTIST

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Men's Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 100th church anniversary, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the Revs. Archie Stover, W.E. Garrison and L.E. Dean. Appreciation banquet for the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Woods, 4 p.m. today in the fellowship hall.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: The Reggie Sadler Family in concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Nursery provided.

Central Baptist Church, Ross Cannon Street, York: Southern gospel singer Ken Turner in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Christian Home Baptist Church, Chester: Men's Choir anniversary, 7 tonight. Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Oct. 26.

College Park Baptist Church, Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill: Yard giveaway for families in need, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Gently used clothing, household items and some furniture. All items are free.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Reggie Saddler Family. Covered-dish lunch after worship. No Sunday school or evening service.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, York: Women's conference, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 with Kimberly Sowell. Lunch provided. Love offering. Register by Oct. 27 by calling 684-9409 or 684-2676.

Liberty Baptist Church, South Shiloh Road, York: Family fall festival, 4 to 6 p.m. today with games, rides and food.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church: Second pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Timothy B. Cousar, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Missionary Society annual program, 1 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Main Street, Richburg: Annual pledge service, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Cancer Awareness Walk, today with a seminar on cancer prevention at 10 a.m. and lunch afterward. Church conference, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Fall festival, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring a hot dog supper, fun, games and trunk-or-treat. For all ages.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: Pastoral appreciation service for the Rev. John Termaine Brown, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Persell Ross Jr., 3 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m. to noon today.

Unity Baptist Church: Missionary program, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Street, Chester: Fall revival, 3 p.m. Oct. 26 with the Rev. Gerry Kerr.

CATHOLIC

Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: 47th annual spaghetti dinner, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Brendan Hall. Plates and quarts of the meat sauce are $7. Oct. 31 is takeout only and begins at 11 a.m. Hours Nov. 1 are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eating in or taking out. Meatball hoagies by the Knights of Columbus will be available Oct. 31. Live entertainment Nov. 1 by the Robinson Family. Tickets available at the door or by calling the church office, 684-3431.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Fall festival and Halloween carnival, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 featuring a spaghetti supper and other food, games for all ages, a haunted house, a costume contest, face painting, crafts and raffles. Open to the community. Proceeds to the needy in the Rock Hill community.

CHURCH OF GOD

York Church of God, Charlotte Street, York: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26 with the Rev. Eddie Allen and music by Ruby Baker. Lunch served around 12:30 p.m.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Formal rededication of the 1872 church building, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Right Rev. Charles Duvall. Photograph of the congregation prior to the service. Covered-dish lunch afterward. The restoration included refurbishing floors, walls and the electrical system, a new roof on Lumpkin Hall and a new church bell.

LUTHERAN

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, North Congress Street, York: Annual barbecue, 11 a.m. today with pork plates, barbecue chicken plates and pounds for $7. Proceeds to community stewardship and church projects.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: The pumpkin patch is now open. Hours are from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily until Oct. 26 or sold out. Flu shot clinic after 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Epiphany 101, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 28 for those who want to learn more about the church.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 at Gold Hill Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival and bazaar, today. Bazaar and tag sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with household items, furniture, tools, electronics, toys and clothing. Craft booths will feature local artists. Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with kids games, a costume contest for children, food and entertainment. A bake sale, breakfast items and hot dog lunch, also.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the family life center featuring 30 vendors; breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and a silent auction. Proceeds to the building fund.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Talent night, 6 p.m. Sunday with dinner featuring Penn Station sandwiches, cookies and drink. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Talent show at 7 p.m. Youth will participate in the York County CROP Walk, Oct. 26.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Trunk-or-treat, weiner roast and hay rides, 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Open to the community.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Lay Fellowship Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. today with all-you-can eat fillet of flounder or chicken, french fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Desserts available. Open to the community.

Epworth United Methodist Church, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Oct. 26 with the Rev. John Williams. Covered-dish lunch afterward. All members and friends invited.

Green Pond United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Pretty in Pink luncheon, 1 p.m. today in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Open to the community.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Trip to Windy Hill Orchard pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. today. Fall festival trunk-or-treat, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10; and free for children 5 and younger. Menu: spaghetti, lasagna, bread, salad, dessert, tea and lemonade. Proceeds to Salkehatchie summer mission. Tuesday evening women's Bible study begins a new study on the Book of Daniel on Oct. 28. Social time is 6:30 p.m., and the study begins at 7 p.m. Open to members and nonmembers.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: The Rev. Kent Thames of the Gideons will speak at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Special offering.

Osceola United Methodist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: Fall festival, 2 to 7 p.m. today with games and food.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Mercy's Well will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Love offering. Open to the community.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Fall festival, Oct. 25 with a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m., children's games, barbecue for lunch and dinner and a trunk-or-treat party at the end of the day for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. Tables for the yard sale are available for $10. Barbecue plates and pounds are $7.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Oktoberfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 with a bake sale, a stew sale, crafts, a silent auction, vendors, pumpkins and a children's activity area with inflatables. Open to the community.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's Fall Festival with Flair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 featuring more than 60 vendors with jewelry, crafts, apparel, toys, lawn items, Christmas and household items. St. J's Cafe will sell sausage biscuits for breakfast and vegetable soup for lunch. Quarts of soup also will be available. Proceeds to UMW projects. A special contemporary worship, 9 a.m. Oct. 26 in The Core. Risher Brabham Golf Tournament, noon Oct. 27 at Rock Hill Country Club. Cost is $50 per player. Former Survivor contestant Leslie Nease will speak at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Wednesday fellowship program. Supper at 5:45 p.m. Marriage Prayer workshop with author David Delk, 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Advance tickets are $10 per couple or $7 per individual. The first 50 couples to register will get a copy of the book, "The Marriage Prayer." Childcare provided.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: CROP Walk registration, 2 p.m. Sunday. The walk begins at 3 p.m. Family square dance, Oct. 26. Trinity Men's Dinner and a Song, Nov. 1.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Annual Woodland youth pumpkin patch on the lawn of the youth house on Cherry Road. Patch hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Oct. 31. Woodland on Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 25 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26 with the Rev. Harry Widener. Covered-dish lunch after worship Oct. 26. Bring a well-filled basket and drinks.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Rock Hill: Children's fall festival, Oct. 29 in the family life center.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

York County CROP Walk: Western York County CROP Walk, 3 p.m. today beginning at Trinity United Methodist Church. Registration at 2 p.m.

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with Father David Valtierra of The Oratory.

Christian Love Outreach Ministries, Leslie Highway, Rock Hill: The ministry is accepting donations of clothing, toys, tools, and household items to help needy families in the community. Drop off items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Details, 417-1882. Tent revival, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 1 with the Revs. Lester Dempster and William Cumby. Cookout and gospel sing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1. Services rain or shine.

Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Bishop B.R. Wilson's 23rd pastoral anniversary, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: The church is taking orders for Indian River navel oranges, grapefruit and tangelos through Nov. 16. Boxes are two-fifths of a bushel and are $16.50. Delivery date is Dec. 7. To place an order, call 324-5921 or e-mail graceministry98@netscape.net. Proceeds will go to the library campaign.

Higher Ground Church, Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land: The church has launched "Feed the 5,000" for the Thanksgiving holiday. Members are collecting enough nonperishable food items to fill boxes to feed a family of five. The church is working with human services agencies in Lancaster County to identify clients who will get the food boxes. Members will pack the boxes Oct. 24 and 25, and agencies will pick up the boxes on Oct. 27 for distribution.

Higher Heights Outreach Ministry, Carolina Avenue, Rock Hill: 16th anniversary concludes at 4 p.m. Sunday.

IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Pink Tea for Women of Faith, 10 a.m. to noon, today in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Casual dress and wearing pink is encouraged. Women's Day program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Integrity Ministry of God, Rock Hill: This new ministry meets at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the Motel 6 Conference Center, formerly Ramada Inn, on Cherry Road.

Jubliee Christian Center, Old York Road, York: The Rev. Dennis Jones will be guest pastor at 11 a.m. Sunday.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: Revival, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Oct. 25 with Mary Talford of Weeping Mary Baptist Church in White Oak.

Rock Hill Bible Fellowship Church, 1366 Amelia Ave., Rock Hill: Celebration of church's 11th anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday with speaker Brian Lowe, executive director of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Boone, N.C.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring stew, candy, games, costume contest for all ages. Cost is $5 per family. Samaritan Purse shoe box items are due Nov. 30.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Fifth anniversary celebration, 5 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ray S. Gordon. For details or for transportation, call 328-2263.

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the ministry center featuring a rummage sale, a boutique, craft items and baked goods. Sausage biscuits for breakfast and barbecue for lunch.

Oakdale Presbyterian Church, S.C. 55 West, Clover: Annual beef hash sale, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 with hash plates, hamburgers, desserts and slaw. Cost: $7, large hash plates; $4, small hash plates; $3, burgers; $6, pints of hash, and $10, quarts. Eat in or take out. Proceeds to the building fund.

Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Benefit concert with Christian folk singer David Lamotte, 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. At the door, tickets will be, $10 for students and $15 for adults. Proceeds will go to the Catawba Care Coalition, the Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Unity youth mission trip to Honduras. Lamotte, of Montreat, recently played at Winthrop and will retire from the touring circuit to study international peacekeeping. Tickets can be ordered online at www.unityfortmill.org.

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