Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, May 16

Kyle Wilkinson will perform May 23 as part of a contemporary Christian concert at Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.
Kyle Wilkinson will perform May 23 as part of a contemporary Christian concert at Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill. Courtesy of Kyle Wilkinson


Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Christian Education and class leaders institute, “Developing Effective Leadership,” 9 a.m. Saturday with Rev. John Green, president of Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta.


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 Sunday.

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

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday. Pew Rally, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Promises, Black Men United and Foundation’s Men’s Choir.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Family and Friends Day, Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Voices of Praise anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Hickory Grove: One-day revival, 2:30 p.m. May 24 with the Rev. Vincent Long.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Family and Friends weekend, noon May 30 on the church grounds with games, activities and food. Family worship, 11 a.m. May 31.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Food giveaway, 8:30 a.m. Thursday until the boxes run out. Must have valid ID card. One box per family.

New Hope AME Zion Church, Pink Plyer Road, Lancaster: Women of Distinction Conference “Extreme Makover,” 10 a.m. June 20 with the Revs. Thelma Gordon and Diana Charles. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (includes lunch). For information, call 803-287-5586 or 803-285-8816.

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

Pineville AME Zion, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Men’s Inspirational Voices eighth anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Red Oak AME Zion Church, Edgemoor: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Family celebration with food and fun after worship.

Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Margaret Street, Rock Hill: Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society’s 135th anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday.

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: Christian education program, “The Covering,” 3 p.m. May 30. Wear your favorite hat.

Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rock Hill: Senior Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Graduate recognition, 10 a.m. worship Sunday. All-church prayer, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during worship Sunday.


Sandy River Missionary Baptist Association (Lower Division): Ushers Unity March rehearsal, Saturday, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 2624 Saluda Road, Chester. Ushers Unity March worship service, 6 p.m. May 30 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Chester.

Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division):

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.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. All choir will sing. Camp High Hopes summer camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15-18 and June 22-25 for ages 8-15. The free camp offers spiritual and academic activities, field trips, physical fitness and lunch. For information, contact Dorothy H. Seale at 803-324-1502 or Felicia Minter at 803-899-9938.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: 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. Saturday with the Rev. Kimberly White and Dr. Ramona Joseph and continues at morning worship Sunday. Family and Friends celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth-Teen Rap session, “Restoring the Family,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Haven of Rest Baptist Church, Connolly Road, York: Gospel singing featuring Higher Ground of Mount Holly, 7 p.m. June 6. Love offering. Nursery provided.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: 2015 Women’s Conference, “Healthy, Wealthy Women of God,” 10:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Family and Friends celebration, 10 a.m. May 24.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: AWANA Club celebration, 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Graduation services for 4K, 5K, fifth and eighth grade, 11 a.m. May 24. High school and college graduate recognition, 11 a.m. May 31. Memorial Day service, 11 a.m. May 24. Summer games, 6 p.m. Sundays, June 7-July 19.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, June 15-19. Haiti fundraiser, low country boil, 6:30 p.m. May 30. Food pantry items needed: canned tomatoes.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Blaney Road, Rodman: Chinese auction, noon Saturday 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. Sunday 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. Saturday. 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.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Youth ministry program, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Ushers workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Lunch served. Ushers Anniversary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday; Together As One Hymn Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Sunday.

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. Sunday. Chinese auction, May 23. Buy tickets, 11 a.m.-noon; drop tickets, noon-1 p.m. Open to the community.

Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Yard sale, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday. Proceeds to buy supplies for Honduras mission trips.

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

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: Adult Bible study, children’s ministry, 6 p.m., and IMPACT, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Hearts of Gold prayer shuffle, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, The Galleria. Mission Friends, RAs, GAs, Acteens, Women’s Missional Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday 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.

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: Information session on two fall programs, “Discovering God Anew, Women in Dialogue with God,” 10 a.m.-noon June 6 and “Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 6, both in Newman Hall Parlor. Both are four-part series. For information, call 803-327-2097 or email


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Seventh Sunday of Easter Holy Eucharist, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Barbecue lunch after 10:30 a.m. worship. Donation accepted for the capital campaign.


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.


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. Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Q-Bee Quilts, S.C. 49.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, “G-Force,” 5:45-8:45 p.m. June 10-12, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13 for preschool-fifth-graders. Register at

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

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. Saturday. 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, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday.

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. Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Springs Creative has donated fleece fabric to make throws, shawls, hats and scarves. Contemporary Christian concert, 7 p.m. May 23 with Kyle Wilkinson on the church lawn. Bring a lawn chair.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Lakeside summer services, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the covered shelter at Ebenezer Park. Bring lawn chairs. Traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Menu: spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread, 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. Annual Landsford Canal family picnic will be 11 a.m. Saturday. Youth Sunday is Sunday and the youth will lead both services. Graduate recognition, both services, May 31. Last Wednesday supper until the fall will be May 27.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: 133rd church anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Claude Williams.

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.


Western York County Christian Ministerial Associaton: The film “Selma” will be shown at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sylvia Theater in downtown York with a discussion afterward led by the Revs. Sheila Elliott and Sam McGregor. Area church and youth groups are invited. The Sylvia concession stand will be open. For information, contact McGregor at 803-417-2961.

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 Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Baptism, Sunday. “God Wants You Well” conference, May 28-30.


St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday Vespers and Bible teaching resumes Wednesday at a new time, 5:30 p.m.


True Beginning Independent Pentecostal Church, East Madison Avenue, York: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Sunday worship will be at 10 a.m. June-August. Nursery available. Men of the Church breakfast, 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Presbyterian Women joint circle birthday luncheon after worship Sunday. 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: Teacher appreciation Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Prayer and Share Bible study group, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Men’s Group, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Summer Enrichment Program for ages 5-12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, June 8-Aug. 7. Registration, $50 ($5 discount if received by June 1). Weekly fee, $40. Extended hours (4-6 p.m.) fee, $10 weekly. For information, call the church at 803-327-6015, Patricia Ancrum at 803-831-7972 or Aletra Geddis at 803-984-8674.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: 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, Saturday. 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: Purity Playschool is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for ages 2-3. 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. Sundays.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: “The Lark Ascending,” a recital with Casy Mink on violin and Benjamin Bertin on piano featuring works by Vaughn Williams, Brahms and Beethoven, 3 p.m. Sunday in Westminster Chapel. Free and open to the public.


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

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