Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, June 13

Gospel rapper Gizzleman will perform Friday as part of the Youth Explosion at Mount Zion Baptist Church in McConnells.
Gospel rapper Gizzleman will perform Friday as part of the Youth Explosion at Mount Zion Baptist Church in McConnells. Courtesy of Gizzleman


Clover AME Zion Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Clover: Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with New Loves Chapel and Zoah AME churches.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Children’s Day observed 10 a.m. Sunday along with a Baptism service. Vacation Bible school, “Yes I Can!” Wednesday-Friday in the Oakridge community at the home of John and Ann Carothers. Community evangelism outreach, June 20 in the Oakridge community.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Hymn Choir 63rd anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Food to You Mobile Food Pantry, 8:30 a.m. until all the food boxes are given away, Wednesday. Bring valid ID. Only one box per household.

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.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.

St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: St. James Choir 44th anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

Wilson Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilson Chapel Road, Sharon: Missionary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


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 Monday-Friday for ages 4 through fifth grade. Register at or come early and register Monday. Other summer programs include Preschool PALS, Fridays; Summer JAM, Wednesdays and Monday Fundays. For information, call 803-366-5119.

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.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Ice cream social, 6 p.m. June 20. Open to the community. Vacation Bible school, “Summer Sea Quest,” June 28-July 1. Dinner each night. Classes for all ages. Register at


Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Ushers Ministry anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Camp High Hopes summer camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday 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: Vacation Bible school, 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-26. Register at

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Grits and Grace breakfast buffett, 8-11 a.m. June 20. Adults, $6, and age 12 and younger, $3. Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. June 28-July 2 with Bible study, music, crafts, snacks and games.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Youth fundraiser, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. Tickets, $10. Youth Sunday, Sunday. Annual Missionary program, 6 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible school, Monday-Friday. Father’s Day observance, 10 a.m. June 21.

Fishing Creek Baptist Church, Springlake Road, York: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday for all ages.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Women’s Day program, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Vacation Bible school, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Community tailgate party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 20.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Tsunami Saturday, 2-7 p.m. Saturday with water sports and food. Middle school fundraiser lunch after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Vacation Bible school, “Journey Off the Map,” July 19-24. Summer games, 6 p.m. Sundays through July 19 for children 4K-fifth grade.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Vacation Bible school, “Journey Off the Map,” 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Classes for all ages.

Liberty Baptist Church, York: Advanced screening of JCFilm’s “One Church,” 6 p.m. June 20 with Jessica Lynch, who appears in the film, and singer Holly Spears. Free to the public.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Graduate recognition, 10 a.m. Sunday. Father’s Day worship, June 21.

Mount Prospect Baptist Church, West Black Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For transportation, call 803-329-2772.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Graduate recognition, morning worship Sunday. Youth Explosion, 4-7 p.m. Friday with gospel rapper Gizzleman and noon-3 p.m. June 20 with George Shears. There will be games, food, prizes and live entertainment. All area youth invited.

New Beginnings Baptist Church, Old North Main Street, Clover: Fashion show fundraiser for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, 6 p.m. June 20. Tickets, $5. To participate, call 803-222-0636.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m. June 21 and 5:45 p.m. June 22-25. Church anniversary, 2:30 p.m June 28 with the Rev. David Chisholm. Clothing and household item giveaway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 27.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministry Center on Charlotte Avenue, 9 a.m. benevolence Thursday; clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Park Ridge Baptist Church, Trotter Ridge Court, Newport: Vacation Bible school “Fun Run,” 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call 803-366-3313.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth Choir two-night revival, 6:30 p.m. June 18-19. Youth revival, 4 pm. June 20.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Twelve Tribes program, 4 p.m. Sunday. Rock Hill Prayer Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church annex. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m.-noon June 20 in the church annex.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Hymn Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. June 28.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Adult Bible study, children’s ministry, 6 p.m., Sunday. Hearts of Gold prayer shuffle, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, The Galleria. Vacation Bible school kickoff, 4 p.m. June 20.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Family and Friends Day and graduate recognition, 10 a.m. Sunday.


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 to St. Anne School. A Mexican lunch will follow 12:30 Mass. Both open to the public.


Mount Zion Rock Grove Park Church of God, Porter Road, Rock Hill: Musical tribute to fathers, 6 p.m. June 20 featuring the Roof Family Singers, Alonzo and Rena Harris and Antonio Barber.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Third Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


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.


Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, North Congress Street, York: Yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with furniture, electronics, tools, toys, clothes, plants and yard accessories.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. June 22-26 with a meal at 5:30 p.m. To register, call 803.324-8877. Worship with Holy Communion, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Worship with Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. New members class, noon Sunday.

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. Feed the Hungry teams will feed families in the Blackmon Road area after worship Sunday. Ignite youth “reverse” yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon June 20 to benefit Guatemala mission trip. Vacation Bible school, “God’s Love in Action,” 6-8 p.m. 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,” continues 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday for preschool through fifth grade. Register at

Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Man’s Day, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Asbury Hills Day Camp for first- through fifth-graders will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-26. Cost is $125. To register, call 803-328-1496.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Discovery Bible Class, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Second Tuesday Inspirational Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Light meal service. Cost, $4. Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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 Men breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible school, 5:30-8:15 p.m. June 22-25.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday. Lunch and fellowship after.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Ogden Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Camp Discovery, 9:30-10:15 a.m. Sundays during Sunday school in June. Vacation Bible school, June 22-25 for all ages.


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. Saturday 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.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Gardendale Road, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. June 22-26. GriefShare, 6:30 p.m. Monday. For information, call 803-547-7781.

Faith and Love Christian Center, Chester: Summer enrichment program, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, go to or call 803-377-8302

Shekinah Hands of Deliverance Ministry, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Summer camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, Monday-July 24. The camp includes reading, food, French, movies, field trips and behavior training. For information, call 803-322-6129.

Tabernacle Ministries, Great Falls Highway, Great Falls: Camp Meeting, 10:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Revs. Johnny Autry, Frankie Sneed, Jane Evans and Ben Colley. Music by the Great Mount Zion Mass Choir.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. June 20. Pickleball, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday for teens-adults in the Thomas Patterson Life Center. Free.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Z’Kiya Knox benefit program, 3-5 p.m. June 27 in the main ballroom at Holiday Inn Galleria. For information, call 803-328-2263.


St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday Vespers at 5:30 with study on Romans. Second annual Father’s Day Games, after Divine Liturgy and coffee hour, June 21.


Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, North Shiloh Road, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Gaston. Lunch after. Bring a well filled picnic basket. Baseball game at 1 p.m..

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship will be 10 a.m. Sundays June-August. Nursery available. Vacation Bible school, 5:45-8 p.m. July 14-16 for ages 3-12. Supper served to those attending. Cub Scout Pack 1830 meets year-round. New members, first-fifth grades, welcome. 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: Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Family Bible school, 5:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Don Moe, father of music director Tim Moe, will give an organ recital, 3 p.m. Sunday. Open to the community. Proceeds will go to the organ renewal campaign.

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 by Sept. 1. For information, call 803-377-8175. Worship will be 10 a.m. Sunday through Sept. 6.

Uriel Presbyterian Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Uriel and Carmel Presbyterian Church will have a combined service, 11 a.m. Sunday at Uriel. the Rev. W.T. Holmes of Carmel will speak. Dinner after the service.

Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Sharon: Homecoming, 11:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ed Melvin. Lunch after. Memorial Association meeting, 10 a.m.

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