Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, June 20

Churches across York, Chester and Lancaster counties will honor fathers during Father’s Day services on Sunday.
Churches across York, Chester and Lancaster counties will honor fathers during Father’s Day services on Sunday. MCT


Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Vacation Bible School, “The Journey Begins,” 6:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Community evangelism outreach, Saturday in the Oakridge community.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: A car wash scheduled Saturday at Auto Zone, East Main Street, Rock Hill, has been canceled.

New Hope AME Zion Church, Pink Plyer Road, Lancaster: Women of Distinction Conference “Extreme Makeover,” 10 a.m. Saturday 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.


Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday with Spanish worship, 2 p.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. 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. Saturday. Open to the community. Family Night out at TC’s in Newport, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Vacation Bible school, “Summer Sea Quest,” June 28-July 1. Dinner each night. Classes for all ages. Register at


Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Youth inaugural Biker Sunday, “You Never Have to Ride Alone,” 10 a.m. June 28. Meet at 9 a.m. at Fred’s to ride to the church. Tailgating after worship. Car, truck and social club organization invited.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Sanctuary choir anniversary, 2 p.m. June 28.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Register at

College Park Baptist Church, Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. July 9 for first- to fifth-graders at the water tower at Highland Grove Park, Standard Street and 9 a.m.-11 a.m. July 16 at Cedar Street Park, Charlotte Avenue. Bible stories, games, snack and crafts. Free Bibles given to the children attending.

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

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Father’s Day observance, 10 a.m. Sunday. Nehemiah collection, June 28.

Enon Baptist Church, York: Homecoming, 11 a.m. June 28 featuring bluegrass music.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Men’s Day, “Men Leading by Example,” 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Men’s Day observance, morning worship Sunday.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. For transportation, call 803-517-2397 or 803-328-6678.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Community tailgate party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Water and Gatorade for World Changers is due Sunday. Youth summer Bible series begins June 28. Gospel concert with Brian Free and Assurance, 6 p.m. July 12. 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, Liberty Road, Chester: Bible study, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study, Children in Action and youth group, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Father’s Day worship, Sunday.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Youth Explosion, continues noon-3 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday. Tickets, $5.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m. Sunday and 5:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 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. Haiti mission conference in partnership with Shekinah Hand of Deliverance Ministry, July 25-26. For information, call 803-322-6129.

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.

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Youth revival, 4 pm. Saturday.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday 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: Recognition of Fathers, 10:55 a.m. Sunday No evening activities. Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hearts of Gold prayer shuffle, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, The Galleria.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: The Knights of Columbus Council 6756 will host a Community Blood Drive 3-7 p.m. July 1 in the parish life center. Schedule appointments at or in the church gathering space or call Bob Alders at 803-366-5659.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School, 5 p.m. July 20-25. Dinner served nightly. For information, call the church at 803-329-1008.


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


True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Father’s Day observance, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible School, “Jesus is Our Giant Slayer,” 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Crazy Faith youth conference, 10 a.m. July 18 with the Rev. Joseph Edge of Jacksonville, Fla. and gospel recording artist Gabriel Powell. Free food and prizes. The person who brings the largest youth group wins $50.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Festive coffee hour to celebrate Father’s Day and the ingathering of Capital Campaign pledges after 8 a.m. Eucharist Sunday. Pot luck dinner to celebrate Father’s Day and the ingathering of Capital Campaign pledges after 10:30 a.m. Eucharist Sunday.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pine Street, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible School, “SunQuest Rainforest,” 5:30-8 p.m. July 27-30 with dinner, Bible stories, crafts, music and games. To register, call the church at 803-547-5968 or email


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.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday 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. Seniors at Grace barbecue lunch, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 28. To register, call the church at 803-324-5295.

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 “reverse” yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday to benefit Guatemala mission trip. Items have no prices; donations will be accepted.


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. Monday-Friday. 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. Youth will not meet Sunday. Gold Diggers, 10-11 a.m. Monday. Hobby Club, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Fish fry by Twin Tops Fish Camp and bluegrass concert with the Hinson Girls, June 27. Dinner served, 4:30-6:30. Plates are $8, adults and $6, age 12 and younger. Concert begins at 7 p.m. The Lancaster group won first place in the SC Bluegrass Band Championship in 2012 in Hartsville. Love offering taken. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concert will move inside if inclement weather.

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. Vacation Bible school, “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Power,” 5:30-8:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday for all ages. Misfits Sunday school class will deliver lunch at 12:30 Sunday to The Haven for Men.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible school, 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday for all ages.


Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Honoring Fathers, 10 a.m. Sunday. Celebrating our Nation, 10 a.m. June 28. The children are selling Krispy Kreme doughnut cards for $16. Sky Zone party for sixth- to eighth-graders, 6 p.m. Friday. Children’s Bell Choir, 10 a.m. Sunday and June 28. Ladies quilting group, Trinity Creations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.


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.

The Storyteller Gospel Show, 9:30-11: a.m. Sundays beginning July 5 on radio station 94.3 FM WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Gardendale Road, Fort Mill: Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday. GAP, noon June 27 at Highland Park, Rock Hill. 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. Knox, a Rock Hill High School graduate, became ill and had to have both legs and her right hand amputated. Proceeds will help with medical expenses.

Temple of Praise, Hudson Street, Chester: Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Rev. Barbara McClinton and 2 p.m. June 28 with the Rev. Keith Taylor.


St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Second annual Father’s Day Games, after Divine Liturgy and coffee hour, Sunday.


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. 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: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Yarns of Love, 3 p.m. Thursday.

Hopewell Presbyterian Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Cowboy Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Lunch on the grounds at noon with cowboy and country cooking. Dress western or hillbilly. Bullock Creek Cowboy Church Band in concert.

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.

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