Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, May 9, 2015


South Carolina Conference Men of Zion, annual The Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, May 23 at Waterford Golf Club, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Barry Mason Sr. at 704-509-1687.

China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Day, morning worship May 17.

Clover AME Zion Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Clover: Church fundraiser, $5 ticket sale for a chance to win a 50-inch TV. Drawing May 30. Tickets available from members, Boyd Tire and Appliance in York and Clover, Beauty of Color in Rock Hill or by email at

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Benefit car wash for Ebony “Nikki” Barron, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone in York. Family and Friends Day, May 17.

Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Men’s Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. May 16.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Family Rainbow Tea, 6 p.m. Saturday. Family Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

O’Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Annual Mass Choir concert, 3 p.m. May 17.

Pineville AME Zion, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Men’s Choir seventh anniversary, 5 p.m. Saturday. Inspirational Voices eighth anniversary, 2:30 p.m. May 17.

Red Oak AME Zion Church, Edgemoor: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. May 17.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Church spring picnic, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Sandy River Missionary Baptist Association (Lower Division): Ushers Unity March rehearsal, May 16, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 2624 Saluda Road, Chester.

Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Ushers quarterly meeting, 10 a.m. Saturday, Flint Hill Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

Bible Fellowship will hold Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Center on Constitution Boulevard, with the goal of beginning a new independent Baptist church to be called York County Baptist Church with Johnny King, pastor. For information, call King at 803-406-9188.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Praise Break Explosion, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Muffins for Mom, 8:45 a.m. Sunday for mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters of children preschool-fifth grade. Mothers will be honored during 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. No afternoon or evening services. AWANA awards service, 6 p.m. May 31. Vacation Bible school, 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-26. Register at

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Woman’s Conference, 10 a.m. May 16 and morning worship May 17.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Ladies annual Spring Fling, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday with speakers, dinner and door prizes.

First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: Revival, 11 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Rev. Ron Lynch.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Women’s Day service during morning worship Sunday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Mother’s Day service and baby dedication, 11 a.m. Sunday. Mothers will be recognized at both services. Graduation services for 4K, 5K, fifth and eighth grade, 11 a.m. May 24. Recognition form and five photos due by May 13.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Mother’s Day Sunday, Bible study, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. No evening services. Food pantry items needed: Spam. Vacation Bible school, June 15-19. Haiti fundraiser, May 30.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Blaney Road, Rodman: Chinese auction, noon May 16 at the Richburg Fire Department, S.C. 9. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. to drop tickets. Ticket sheets, $5. Buy four, get one free. For information, call John Shropshire at 803-209-3931. Family and Friends Day with Homecoming, 2 p.m. May 17 with the Rev. Wendell Wylie.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Women’s Conference, 9:45 a.m. May 23. Registration, 8:45, and continental breakfast, 9 a.m. Free. Casual attire.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Founders Day for the former Friendship Junior College, 10 a.m. May 16. Members of the Chester and York county joint conventions are asked to attend. The Rev. Joseph Neal Jr. will speak. The Majestic Voices of Praise will sing. Former Friendship students are invited.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Mother’s Day breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Sunday with a special tribute to all mothers. Lillian Gilmore will be honored as Mother of the Year.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Tuesday at Chandler Place. Ministry Center on Charlotte Avenue, 9 a.m. benevolence Thursday; clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Second pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Gary L. Walton, 3 p.m. May 17; Together As One Hymn Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. May 17.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Pastor appreciation services for the Rev. Donald L. Trent II, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 17.

Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Yard sale, 5-7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.-noon May 16. Proceeds to buy supplies for Honduras mission trips.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: New service times with Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: New members class, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Mother’s Day recognition and baby dedication. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs, Acteens, Bible storytelling training, Women’s Missional Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to Gaither concert in Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Friday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 7:30 a.m.-noon May 17 in the family life center. Menu: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, meats and drinks. Proceeds will support an Oratory seminarian. Lunch featuring Mexican food will be after the 12:30 p.m. Mass. The Knights of Columbus St. Anne-Oratory Council 6756 was recognized as the Best Council in the state at the recent Knight State Convention in Columbia.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Welcoming Home Mass, 10 a.m. May 31. Former members, members and friends invited. For information, call 803-329-1008.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: A celebration of the life of Saint Philip Neri, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 16 at the Rock Hill Oratory. The event marks the 500th anniversary of Neri’s birth, who was founder of the Oratory, a room to gather for spiritual discussion and prayer in the mid-1500s. The celebration includes a morning talk by Father Joe Pearce, noon Eucharist, light lunch and short concert. Free, but registration is requested. To register, call 803-3327-2097 or email


Church of God of Prophecy, Rock Hill: Pastor’s appreciation car wash, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone, Cherry Road.


Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays. For information, call 803-701-0149.

Temple Solel, a Reform congregation, meeting at the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill: Shabbat services are 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays. Religious education is 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. For information, including directions, go to, Temple Solel SC on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.


Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Family Promise hosts, May 17-24. Softball games, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and 7:50 p.m. Thursday at Cherry Park.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Community Cafe, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Donations accepted. Ignite youth, 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays. Feed the Hungry to prepare meals after worship Sunday for resident of the Blackmon Road area. Quilters, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Q-Bee Quilt, S.C. 49. Men’s monthly breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Mill Family Restaurant.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Mothers will be recognized during worship Sunday. Chancel Choir will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and strawberry dessert event, 5-7 p.m. May 16. Donations accepted. United Methodist Men quarterly breakfast, 8-10:15 a.m. May 17. Proceeds to youth and Scout missions.

Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Friends and Family Day, 11 a.m. May 17.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. May 16. Menu: fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, tea or lemonade. Plates: $9, adults; $4, ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger.

First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Yard sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.-noon May 16. Hot dog lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Ladies Bible study, 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Discovery Bible Class, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth, 6 p.m. Sunday. Scriptural Gold, 10 a.m. Monday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside summer services begin Sunday, 8:30 a.m. in the covered shelter. Bring lawn chairs. Services continue through Sept. 27. Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. United Methodist Men monthly breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Acolyte and Crucifer taining, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Menu: pork chops, vegetable, cabbage salad, bread, dessert, tea, lemonade, milk or coffee. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 6-10; free age 5 and younger. Family cap $25. Take-out available. Proceeds to youth activities.

Wesley United Methodist Church, West Jefferson Street, York: May Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church with food, fun and entertainment. Tickets, $10. For information, call Billie Burris at 803-222-3098, Debra Martin at 803-684-9449 or Vivian Quinn at 803-664-6462.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Preschool Enrichment Program is enrolling for 2015-16. For information or a tour of the school, call 803-328-2237 from 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.


Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Benefit for Emily’s House, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 30, with gospel singing and barbecue plates. Proceeds to help build a homeless shelter in memory of Emily Elkins, who recently lost her battle with cancer.


Rock Hill Ministers Conference: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday each month at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St., Fort Mill. All area pastors welcome. For information, call the Rev. Lavenia Pride at 803-417-6195 or 803-324-0051.

Freedom Ministries, Village Drive, Chester: Gospel play, “Daddy, I Don’t Want to Preach,” 7 p.m. June 13. The play was written by the late Anthony Gregory. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, call 803-324-3273 or 803-374-4216.

The Body Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Ladies Conference, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 16 with Deborah Ross. The event includes music, fashion show, food and vendors. Tickets, $25 and available at

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Baptism, Sunday. Baby Dedication, 10:15 a.m. Sunday. “God Wants You Well” conference, May 28-30.

Ultimate Life Church, Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill: Ultimate Life Preschool Academy is accepting scholarship applications for ages 3 to 5 for the 2015-16 school year. Six full or partial scholarships are available for those who qualify. For information, call 803-802-2541, ext. 3.


St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Men will serve breakfast to the women after liturgy. Wednesday Vespers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for anyone who is hungry. For information, call the church at 803-366-8223.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Youth Sunday observance, 11 a.m. Sunday. Retired Men’s Group, noon Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Daytrippers, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to visit Kalmia Garden at Coker College. The adult choirs of Oakland and The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour will present “The Requiem for the Living” by South Carolina composer Dan Forrest, May 16. The choirs will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra. There also will be a display of 10 works by fine art photographer James P. Karner.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Mother’s Day offering accepted, 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Purity Playschool is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1. For information, call 803-377-8175. Beginning May 31 through Sept. 6, worship will be 10 a.m.


New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Women’s Day, 9:30 a.m. May 16.

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