Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, May 23

An advance screening of “One Church,” a Christian-themed movie filmed in Rock Hill and starring Jessica Lynch and Jason Frederick, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Hill.
An advance screening of “One Church,” a Christian-themed movie filmed in Rock Hill and starring Jessica Lynch and Jason Frederick, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Hill. Herald file


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, Saturday at Waterford Golf Club, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Barry Mason Sr. at 704-509-1687.

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: Faces of Women Chinese auction, 5 p.m. Sunday at the VFW No. 3746, 1404 Crawford Road. Ticket drop, 4 p.m. Tickets, $5 for 20. Available at the door.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Hickory Grove: One-day revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday 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 Hope AME Zion Church, Pink Plyer Road, Lancaster: Women of Distinction Conference “Extreme Makeover,” 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: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with choirs from South Carolina and North Carolina singing old time hymns.

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


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday with Spanish worship, 2 p.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon June 15-19 for ages 4 through fifth grade. Register at

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. Office closed Monday. Just Joy service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


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

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: 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, call Dorothy H. Seale at 803-324-1502 or Felicia Minter at 803-899-9938.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Advance screening of the film, “One Church,” 7 p.m. Friday in the sanctuary. Family picnic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30 at Westminster Park. Bring side dishes and chairs. Next Generation Day with Calvary Kids JAM, 10:30 a.m. May 31. AWANA awards service, 6 p.m. May 31. Vacation Bible school, 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-26. Register at Homecoming, June 7.

Catawba Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankees all-star second baseman and USC baseball coach, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Third annual Southern Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m. May 30 with the Heritage Quartet and the Riverside Boys.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Gospel Quest, 2 p.m. Sunday with Ministers Angela Gordon and Willie Wade.

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: Family and Friends celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday.

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

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Vacation Bible School, June 15-19. Haiti fundraiser, Lowcountry boil, 6:30 p.m. May 30. Yard sale June 6 at First Citizens Bank, J.A. Cochran Bypasss. Food pantry items needed: spaghetti sauce.

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

New Beginnings Baptist Church, Old North Main Street, Clover: Liberation 2015 Women’s Night of Empowerment, 6 p.m. Friday. Casual dress. Free. Food served. For information, call 803-222-0711. Fashion show fundraiser for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, 6 p.m. June 20. Tickets, $5. To participate, call 803-222-0636.

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: Chinese auction, 1 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. Drop tickets, noon-1 p.m. Graduate recognition, June 7. Graduates wear caps and gowns.

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: Graduate recognition, 10:55 a.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. Hearts of Gold to Emily’s House benefit, 4 p.m. May 30.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Feast of Corpus Christi celebration after 5 p.m. Mass June 7 with a procession to the altars. Pot luck supper after.

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: Pentecost Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 Holy Eucharist.


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. Seniors at Grace will travel Thursday to see the spider lilies at Landsford Canal and for lunch at the Wagon Wheel in Fort Lawn.

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. No Ignite youth gathering Sunday. Vacation Bible School, July 26-30. Register at or call the church at 803-548-5489 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.


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

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

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Contemporary Christian concert, 7 p.m. Saturday with Kyle Wilkinson on the church lawn. Bring a lawn chair. 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. Hobby Club, Tuesday for crafting and fellowship.

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. United Methodist Women’s spring yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30 featuring toys, books, linens, jewelry, household and gardening items. Sausage and egg biscuits and other breakfast foods for sale. Hot dog lunch with all the trimmings.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper (last one until September), 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Menu: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, biscuit, 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. Graduate recognition, both services, May 31. Luncheon afterward for graduates and their families.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Hot dog supper, 5-7:30 p.m. June 6 with hot dogs, brats, baked beans, pasta salads, chips, desserts and drinks. Donations accepted.

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. Mothers’ tea party, 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday in Wesley Hall. Office closed Monday.


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.

York Church of the Nazarene, North Congress Street, York: Evangelist Mickey Smith, 11 a.m. Sunday with Wayne Hunter singing.


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.

Gospel play: “Daddy, I Don’t Want to Preach,” 7 p.m. June 13 at Freedom Ministries, Village Drive, Chester: 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.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Women’s Day “A Reflection of God’s Beauty,” 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Paulette L. Scott.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Baptism, Sunday. “God Wants You Well” conference, May 28-30. The GAP, 2 p.m. May 30, Willowbrook Crossing.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship will be 10 a.m. Sundays June-August. Nursery available. Beginning May 31, a contemporary service will be the last Sunday of each month. Vacation Bible School, 5:45-8 p.m. July 14-16 for ages 3-12. Supper served to those attending. 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: Pentecost Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Hunger Outreach Program, 3 p.m. Tuesday. Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, 10 a.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: Bring a Friend Sunday, 11 a.m. May 31. Lemonade on the Lawn after worship. Office close Monday. June 7-Aug. 30 there will be one service at 10 a.m. and lemonade and coffee in the welcome center will be at 9:30 a.m. Summer office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Pentecost Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday with Holy Communion and Pentecost offering. 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.


Clover Wesleyan Church, Parkview Lane, Clover: Youth yard and bake sale, 7 a.m. Saturday with the women’s hot dog sale at 10 a.m.

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