Faith events in York, Chester, Lancaster counties



Mount Hebron AME Zion Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Celebrate Black History 2018 “Making America Great,” 4 p.m. Feb. 17 with music by the B&B Family Choir with the Rev. Heyward Boyd Sr. and Arthur Bankhead.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway at Paraham Road, York: Chinese auction, noon Saturday. Drop tickets at 11 a.m. For tickets, call 803-554-9826. Food and drinks available.


Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Black History Month Gold Crown inductions, 2 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, South Congress Street, York: Fat Tuesday pancake supper, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the fellowship hall. Menu: pancakes, sausage, eggs, grits, coffee, juice and milk. Cost: $6, adults; $3, ages 4-13 and free 3 and younger. Sponsored by the youth and proceeds to youth mission fund.

Heath Springs Baptist Church, Heath Springs: Joyful Sound from North Greenville University in concert, 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Love offering taken.

Lake Wateree Baptist Church, River Road, Ridgeway: Wild Game Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Men of the church are providing meats and side dishes. Women of the church provide desserts. Open to the community.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Morning worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Deacon’s devotion and Liberty Kids, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Annual senior’s Valentine Luncheon, 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Old Wilson Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove Church Road, Chester: Deacon ordination for Bobby M. Campbell Jr., 2 p.m. Feb. 11.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: AWANA for age 2-fifth grade, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study and children and youth ministries, 6 p.m. Sunday. Mission groups and women’s Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to Pier 51 and Clover Auditorium, 6 p.m. Thursday.


Bahá’í: Interfaith discussions, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays. Devotionals, 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Details on meeting places:


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: SOUPER Bowl Sunday collection Sunday to benefit Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. Faith Formation: no classes Feb. 7, 11 and 14. Eighth annual Friends of the Oratory Valentine dinner, Feb. 9. Youth Mardi Gras dance, Feb. 29.


Temple Kol Ami, meets at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 1691 S.C.160 W., Fort Mill: Details: or

Temple Solel, Reform Jewish congregation, meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Shabbat services 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays in the community room of the ministry building. Join us for high holidays, bi-weekly services, youth group, and friendly and inclusive Jewish fellowship. Details: or 803-619-9707.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Holy Communion. Nursery provided. Tenth annual Chocolate Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 featuring many chocolate treats, wine tasting, bake sale and bounce house.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Stress Reduction workshop for mother and children, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday. “Blessed Assurance,” a one-person show on racial reconciliation, 7 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m. and traditional, 11 a.m. both with Holy Communion. Nursery provided. Farewell reception for the music director Larry Peterson and family, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. SOUPER Bowl of Caring meal, noon Sunday.


Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Bethel Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through March. Open to the community. Donations accepted. Proceeds to missions and the Men’s Warming Shelter.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday night suppers, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: chicken pot pie, salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, tea and lemonade. Cost: $6, ages 10 and older: $3 for ages 6-9 and free, age 5 and younger. RSVP to 803-327-5779 by noon Monday. Proceeds to Mount Holly youth. Souper Bowl of Caring, Sunday. Proceeds to the church food pantry.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2150 Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: First Sunday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Menu: beef stew, chicken strips, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls and pound cake. Plates: $10 adults, $5 age 10 and younger. Eat in or take out. All takeout plates, $10. For gift certificates, call 803-925-2636. Proceeds to the building fund and missions.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: United Methodist Women’s chicken pot pie sale, Feb. 11. Sign up in the communication area. Large, $16; small, $10. Proceeds to women’s missions. Book Club, Feb. 12 to discuss “The Saturday Evening Girl’s Club” by Jane Healy.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Paul Church Road, Clover: Oyster stew, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 10. Menu: oyster stew, vegetable soup, hot dogs, desserts and drinks. Donations accepted.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: All-you-can-eat Soup Supper, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10 with a variety of soups, cornbread, crackers and desserts. Donations accepted. Proceeds to the building fund.


Rock Hill SC Ministers Conference, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday each month at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St., Fort Mill. All pastors welcome. Details: the Rev. M.N. Baxter at 803-207-4352 or evangelist Robert Odom at 803-628-1922.

The Storyteller Gospel Show, 8-10 a.m. Sundays on 100.1 FM with Margaret W. Caldwell.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: TRUTH Youth, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Daddy and Daughter dance, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 10. Cost: $15 per couple. Daughters of the Lion conference live stream, Feb. 15-18.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for everyone. Details: 803-366-8223.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Bible Quiz, 4 p.m. Sunday. Women’s Fellowship sandwich lunch after worship Sunday. Wednesday night program, 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Clover Wesleyan Church, Parkview Lane at South Main Street, Clover: Valentine spaghetti dinner and raffle, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets: $7.

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