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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Domestic Violence Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon today. Donation: $5. Lunch provided. Donations of nonperishable food items also will be accepted.

AME ZION

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Pre-Thanksgiving program and dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church: Fall festival and poor man's dinner, after worship Sunday. Menu: pinto beans, cornbread and iced tea.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Union Ezell AME Zion Church: Unionnettes Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

New Home AME Zion Church: Dorothy White was the first-place winner of the recent Grandparents March. Sandra Knox was second-place winner, and Shirley Boozer was third place.

United AME Zion Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: 15th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Victor C. Wilson, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. United Churches of Fort Mill Community Thanksgiving Day service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. United Churches Fifth Sunday worship, 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Indian Hill AME Zion Church.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving service with Tirzah ARP Church, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer. Workday at Operation Christmas Child center, Dec. 4. Canned goods and food supplies are being collected for Hope House.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Congregational business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Parenting Class, "Boys to Men: Leading our Boys into Biblical Manhood" 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. No Foundation for the Family activities Wednesday. Thanksgiving breakfast prepared by the men of the church, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Kids' movie night, 5 to 8 p.m. today in the social hall. Shoe box gifts are due Sunday. Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church.

BAPTIST

Rock Hill Deacon's Union and Auxiliaries: Free soup giveaway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Boyd Hill Center. Bad weather location: Boyd Hill Baptist Church.

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. Thursday. For more information or transportation, call the church, 803-385-5254.

Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Blessed Hope Road, York: The Ball Brothers and Roy Webb in concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Details: 803-524-6173.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Thanksgiving meal for those in need, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Youth Day, 11 a.m. Nov. 30.

First Baptist Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Special seminars, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in November. They include: How to Prepare and Teach A Bible Study, Sunday; Internet Safety, Sunday; Wills and Estate Planning, Sunday and Nov. 30; How to Do a Personal Bible Study, Nov. 30; and Intelligent Design, Nov. 30. Details: 803-327-7181.

First Baptist Church, South Main Street, Clover: "A Visit to Bethlehem," live outdoor drama, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church. Free and open to the community.

First Baptist Church, Lockhart: Carolina Christmas, today and Sunday featuring various musical acts.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church: Men's Choir anniversary, 5:30 p.m. today.

Great Joy Baptist Church, McConnells: Installation service for the Rev. William Franklin Blue, 4 p.m. Sunday. McConnells Community Pre-Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Great Joy with Mount Do-Well and Mount Zion Baptist churches.

James Chapel Baptist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Appreciation service for the Rev. Ira and Mary Roddey for 10 years of service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Rodman: David Zachary Cousar will give his initial sermon, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the annex, featuring holiday crafts and baked goods.

Nazareth Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Fall piano and instrumental recital, 4 p.m. Sunday. Thanksgiving Day prayer service, 10 a.m. Thursday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Health fair, 10 a.m. to noon today with blood pressure checks, diabetic care, chiropractic are, CPR instructions and Medicaid enrollment. Door prizes and refreshments available.

New Hope Baptist Church, Neely Creek Road, Rock Hill: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Youth concert, 6 p.m. Nov. 30 featuring On That Day. Next Generation Child Development Center, a new child-care center, is accepting enrollment for children 6 weeks old through eighth grade. The center offers ABeka curriculum and after-school bus pickup. Details: 327-8405.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Annual Thanksgiving dinner, after morning worship Sunday.

Providence Baptist Church, Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill: Truly Blessed in concert, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Free and open to the community.

Purity Baptist Church, Blair: Pre-Thanksgiving service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Choir anniversary, 6:30 tonight, with devotion at 6 p.m.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sharon: Pre-Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Initial sermon by Dennis K. Wilson, 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Fall Food Festival, sponsored by the Musical Choir, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Fish plates and sandwiches will be sold. There also will be barbecue, cake and flower competitions. Area choirs will perform.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: 100th anniversary service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jim Austin and video testimonies from former pastors. West End formally organized Nov. 29, 1908, with 14 charter members. The first church was built on Hagins Street, where the church continued to grow and expand. In 1989, land was purchased on McConnells Highway, and the current church was built. The first service was Feb. 4, 1990. In 2004, West End purchased The Connection Campus across from Northwestern High School. Motorcycle ride for Operation Christmas Child, 11 a.m. today from The Connection parking lot to deliver shoe boxes collected by West End, The Connection and the I-520 Motorcycle Ministry.

CHURCH OF GOD

Grace Covenant Church of God, Chester Highway, York: Revival, 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Larry Richardson. Gospel singing with Heart 2 Heart, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Lando Church of God: Twelfth annual Harris Family anniversary gospel singing, 7 tonight. Freewill offering for the Lando History Center.

Lesslie Church of God: Fall bazaar, today featuring craft and yard sale, bake sale and barbecue. For details, call 803-329-3026.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Cinnamon roll fundraiser, Sunday. Emily Horowitz will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday about her mission work in Ecuador. Angels and RAINdeer available for adoption Sunday. Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m. Thursday. Youth will meeting at 4 p.m. Friday.

St. Matthais Episcopal Church, Hollis Lakes Road, Rock Hill: Celebration of HIV/AIDS Ministry and a Service of Healing for all affected by HIV/AIDS, 3 p.m. Sunday led by the Right Rev. Dorsey Henderson, Episcopal Bishop of Upper South Carolina and the Rev. Emmanuel Mercer. A reception to honor Catawba Care Coalition will be afterward.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Epiphany 102 for those who are going to join the church ministry, 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Safe sanctuary training, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Antioch United Methodist Church, Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Fall fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today featuring various homemade casseroles ready to eat or freeze for the holidays. Each casserole will include the recipe and cooking instructions. Tasting samples will be available. Jams, jellies and baked goods also will be sold. United Methodist Women's Christmas tea and cookie swap, 4 p.m. Nov. 30.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Church decorating, 4 p.m. Sunday. Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church. Coffee, cookies and fellowship, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Nov. 30.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. to noon today, includes breakfast and many vendors.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Lake Wylie: Game and toy sell by the Synergy youth group, 8 a.m. to noon today. The games and toys are new and drastically reduced.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women's bazaar, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with breakfast and homemade vegetable soup to eat in or take out, baked goods, RADA knives, flavorings, greeting cards and more. Proceeds to missions. Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Light refreshments afterward.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Christ the King celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday with a combined worship with Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Covered-dish Thanksgiving meal at noon.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Richburg: Dedication and consecration service, 10 a.m. Sunday for the new stained glass windows, steeple, flooring, organ, and bathroom fixtures and cabinets. District superintendent the Rev. Sara White will speak. Dinner after the service.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill: Thanksgiving service with Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley on Marvin Road. Fellowship reception afterward.

Trinity United Methodist Church, York: Trinity is looking for wedding photos of couples married here between 1824 and 2008. These photos will be put in a photo album for the 185th Homecoming. Please send a copy of the photo with the names and wedding date to Diane Wine at Box 565, York, SC, 29745.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Thanksgiving dinner, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Bring a dish to share. Family Advent celebration, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

York/St. James Charge, York: Pre-Thanksgiving services, 5 p.m. Sunday at Hopewell United Methodist

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministerial Association: Radio show, WRHI, 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Morris.

Antioch Christian Center, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Benefit, 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Quality Inn & Suites.

Kenya Orphanage Project: Sponsors the River Hills Plantation Christmas Tour of Homes and Craft Fair, Dec. 6 in the River Hills Community. The craft fair is from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at River Hills Community Church and the home tour begins at 3 p.m. Shuttle vans provided. Tickets are $15 and will available at the church sanctuary building the day of the event or through the KOP, 803-746-5133. Proceeds will go to build a science lab for the high school students at Jubilee Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jubilee Christian Center, Old York Highway, York: Gospel concert featuring High Expectations, 11 a.m. Sunday. Thanksgiving dinner afterward in the fellowship hall.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: No service Wednesday. Youth will work at Operation Christmas Child distribution center, Dec. 3.

Tabernacle of Praise Full Gospel Church, Wood Street, York: Choir workshop continues at 8 a.m. today. Concert by the workshop choir, 6:30 tonight.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: "Break This" evening service and praise party, 5 p.m. Nov. 30. Details: 803-328-2263.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Initial sermons by Calvin Sanders, 4 p.m. Sunday and by Tyrel Graham, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Pre-Thanksgiving dinner, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. For delivery or more information, call the church, 803-385-3821.

PRESBYTERIAN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese Road at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Smoked turkey sale, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Whole 10- to 12-pound turkeys are $25. To reserve a turkey, call the church office, 803-366-8223. Proceeds to community needs and grounds beautification. Community Thanksgiving services, 7 p.m. Sunday at Covenant with Union Baptist, Aldersgate and India Hook United Methodist churches. Bring canned goods for HOPE. Offering will be received for Interfaith Hospitality Network. Refreshments in the fellowship hall after the service.

Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Fish fry, 4 to 6 p.m. today. Advance tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Details: 803-547-5240. Proceeds to the Costa Rica mission trip.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Joint Thanksgiving worship with St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Alternative Giving Christmas Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the activity center. Shoppers can make donations to various area help agencies in the names of the loved ones for Christmas presents. Gift cards are provided. Ten Thousand Villages will be selling products from around the world. Lunch will be available from noon to 2 p.m., and a silent auction will be from noon to 3 p.m. The Old Fogies will provide entertainment. Organizations represented include: Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, Catawba Care Coalition, The Children's Attention Home, Florence Crittenton Services, Hospice and Community Care, HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively), Interfaith Hospitality Network, Pilgrims' Inn, Safe Passage, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Thornwell Home for Children, Park Avenue Adult Day Care, The Haven (men's shelter), Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project International and Church World Service.

Tirzah Presbyterian Church, Tirzah Road, York: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tirzah with Allison Creek and Beth Shiloh Presbyterian churches. Refreshments in the fellowship hall afterward.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, church news items for next Saturday must be received by noon Monday. Please submit items in writing and include the church address, town and a phone number where we can reach you.

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