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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME ZION

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: The Gospel Choir anniversary will not be held Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Sixth annual Women's Conference, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Friday, 8:45 a.m. breakfast and 10 a.m. workshops Nov. 8 and 9.

O'Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue and fish fry, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Fall festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with food, games, health screenings, safety and fire prevention, face painting, a cookoff and more. Bring lawn chairs.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Officer training, 5 p.m. Sunday. Day of Fasting and Prayer for the election is Monday. Salt and Light Day with community outreach projects, Nov. 8.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Harvest Festival, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Mini Missions Conference, Sunday with Bill and Kathy Warner. Covered-dish lunch afterward. Jubilee birthday party, 6 p.m. Sunday with a snack supper.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Tirzahfest fall bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 featuring many vendors, breakfast biscuits, turkey lunch with all the trimmings at 11 a.m., baked goods and silent auction.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Faith Assembly of God, Faith Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fall craft show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with crafts, food and door prizes.

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill: A new program for teens begins at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The children's program, Master's Club, also is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless, needy and elderly in the community, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. For more information or transportation, call the church, 1-803-385-5254.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: 100th church anniversary celebration continues with a parade and fellowship at 10 a.m. today and a concluding service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles A. Woods.

College Park Baptist Church, Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill: AWANA for children 2 years old through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Workday, 9 a.m. today.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Unity Gospel Singers eighth anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: 17th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Edward Brown, 11 a.m. Sunday. Usher ministry program, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Family and Friends fish fry, 1 to 4 p.m. today. Women's Day, 11 a.m. Nov. 9.

Inspriation Baptist Church, Comer Road, Rock Hill: Wade Spencer and the Harris Family in concert, 7 tonight. Spencer is the oldest son of the musical family The Spencers.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: 18 hours of prayer for the nation and the election, noon today to 6 a.m. Sunday. The sanctuary will be open for prayer from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Cottage prayer meetings in members' homes will be Monday night. Nonperishable food items are being collected for the Men's Ministry project.

Mount Do-Well Baptist Church: Spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the Pastor's Aide, 5 p.m. today. Plates are $6.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: YWA yard sale, 7 a.m. today.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Family and Friends night, 6 p.m. Nov. 9.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Unity in Praise with all the musical choirs, 5 p.m. Nov. 8. Veterans appreciation and educators observance, 11 a.m. Nov. 9.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Prayer luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Lockhart Road, Sharon: Fall Rally, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with various choirs.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing with the Christianaires, 6 p.m. Nov. 29.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, 6:45 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Nov. 9.

Union Baptist Church, Handsmill Highway, Rock Hill Appreciation service for Doretha Knox, minister of music, 5 p.m. Sunday featuring the Rock Hill Concert Choir.

CATHOLIC

Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: 47th annual spaghetti dinner, today in Brendan Hall. Plates and quarts of the meat sauce are $7. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eating in or taking out. Live entertainment 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: Youth Mass and youth group meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: All Saints Parish retreat day, 1 p.m. today at Bethelwoods. Sunday school classes will collect Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. All Saints Day and the Commemoration of the Dead is Sunday.

St. Matthais Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Bazaar, rummage sale and barbecue, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. today with games, prizes, costume parade and hot dog supper.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Second Fall Festival before and after Sunday school and after the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. United Methodist Women World Thank offering lunch after worship. Wofford College UMYF youth day, Nov. 8. Cost is $12 and includes the football game and gas.

Catawba United Methodist Church, College Road, Catawba: Brunswick stew, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. All-you-can-eat, $6; bowls, $5 for adults and $3 for children 4 to 11 years old; takeout quarts, $7. Eat-in meals include drink and dessert. Proceeds to church missions and projects.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Munch and Mingle, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, Philbeck Road, York: Courtney's Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips, bun, dessert and tea. Proceeds to missions.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Fellowship supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: Cost: $6, adults; $3, children 6 to 10; and free for children 5 and younger. Menu: Proceeds to the youth choir.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: United Methodist Men will host coffee and doughnuts, 9 a.m. Sunday. All Saints Observance, 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Adult church prom, "An Enchanted Evening," 7 to 11 tonight in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Community blood drive, 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Trinity Men's Dinner and a Song, tonight featuring the Black Family Singers and Central Baptist Bluegrass Band. Barbecue dinner at 5 p.m., and the singing begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 (eat-in only). Proceeds to PATH and Tender Hearts. Prayer walk, 8:15 a.m. Sunday through the church. Covered-dish new members lunch, after 11 a.m. worship Nov. 9.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Prayer service, 6 p.m. Monday. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with The Envoys. Lunch afterward. Open to the community.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Albert Mickles. Monthly meeting, noon Wednesday at Jackson's Cafeteria.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Gardendale Road, Fort Mill: Financial Freedom seminar, 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Nursery provided. Refreshments afterward. Free and open to the public. For details, contact the Rev. Barry Yates, 547-7781.

Christian Faith Outreach Ministries, Pinckney Street, Chester: Third church anniversary, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 9 with the Rev. W.W. Thompson.

Christian Love Outreach Ministries, Leslie Highway, Rock Hill: Tent revival, 7 tonight with the Revs. Lester Dempster and William Cumby. Cookout and gospel sing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Services rain or shine.

Gethsemane Church, Squires Road, Rock Hill: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Martin Boular and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Donnie Dye. Church United Ministries and the Rev. C.T. Kirk present "State of the African-American Church," 6 p.m. Nov. 8 with pastors from throughout the community participating. Community service awards will be presented to Dr. Winslow Schock and the Rev. Ronal King. Open to the public. Child care available. Details: 1-803-524-5935 or e-mail minsterct@aol.com.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Monthly Women's Ministry, 7 p.m. Monday with Pat Moss. Open to the community.

IRC Outreach Ministries, Mountain Crest Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C.: Evening of Gospel, 6 tonight featuring various groups.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Lunch fundraiser, after worship Sunday for the senior youth winter conference.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Bringing it to the Neighborhood event, 4 p.m. today at Clinton College on Crawford Road in Rock Hill. Details: 1-803-554-1405.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: "Battle of the Choirs," 5 p.m. today. Open to the community. Friday's at the Temple, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday with open mic night for all singers, dancers, poets and musicians. Food and prizes. Admission: $7, adults and teens; $4, children 8 and younger. Details: 1-803-379-6650.

Wycliffe Associates: Banquet, Tuesday at the Ramada Inn on North Cherry Road in Rock Hill featuring Grace Fabian, translator. She and her late husband, Edmund, were assigned to Papua, New Guinea, to translate the New Testament for the Nabak people, which was completed in 1998. For complimentary tickets, call 1-806-461-0197 or Ebenezer ARP Church in Rock Hill, 366-5119.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill: Vendor spaces available for the Allison Creek Preschool Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Spaces are 8-by-10 for $25. Details: www.orgsites.com/sc/ allisoncreekpreschool. Allison Creek bluegrass, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday with Virginia Crossties.

Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church: Graham's Fish Fry, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Plates are $8 and include flounder or chicken strips, french fries, hush puppies, slaw, tea and dessert. For details or tickets, call Linda, 684-1312.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: The annual Music at Oakland series season debut, 7 tonight featuring Vince Cross of Northampton, U.K. Cross is a composer, author, recording artist, studio manager, church musician and former professional rock musician. His presentation will include a piece called "Rock Hill" written especially for this event. The concert also will include John O'Kain, Presbyterian campus minister; Oakland's Chancel Choir; organists Susan E. Read, Virginia S. Moe and Donald G. Moe; and readers from the Winthrop student community. The concert is free and open to the public. Other series events will be March 7 and April 26. Contemporary service, "Talents Too Good to be Hidden Under a Rock," 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the activities center. Homemade cookies and desserts before and after the service.

Ramah Presbyterian Church, Ramah Church Road, Clover: Fall festival, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday with games, a hay ride and a hot dog supper.

Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Benefit concert with Christian folk singer David Lamotte, 7 tonight. 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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