Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Oct. 31

Mercy Rain will perform Nov. 7 at Roddey Baptist Church in Rock Hill.
Mercy Rain will perform Nov. 7 at Roddey Baptist Church in Rock Hill. Mercy Rain


Brown’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Charity Road, Lowrys: Benefit program for Charlie L. Frederick Jr., 6 p.m. Nov. 7 with various area choirs.

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, East Chapel Road, Rock Hill: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York: Sanctuary Choir anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday. Spaghetti dinner sold after. Plates also available, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Youth vs. young adult kickball game and fall festival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday with games, food and fellowship. Bring lawn chairs. Praise and worship concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 7 with a live recording of the Prophetic Worshipers Music Group. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill: Fall festival with Catawba Chapel AME Zion Church, 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Catawba Chapel featuring games, food, prizes for best costume.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. and fall festival, noon, Saturday with holiday items, games, food and prizes.

New Home AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, York: Mobile food drive, 8 a.m. Saturday until all food boxes are given out. Bring valid ID; one box per household.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with program after. First ARP Preschool is enrolling (limited spaces).

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: TirzahFest, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7. Breakfast biscuits, 8-10:30 a.m. and Thanksgiving lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with all the trimmings. There will be frozen casserole meals, baked good, canned good, crafts and vendors.


Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Church anniversary celebrating 107 years of ministry, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. T. Barber and 2 p.m. with the Rev. M.N. Baxter.

First Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Unity Quartet and By His Blood in concert, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: 24th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Edward L. Brown, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Breast cancer survivors will be recognized Sunday. Awanas, 5-7 p.m. Sundays. Divorce Care, 5 p.m. Sundays. Fall festival, noon-4 p.m. Saturday with rides, face painting, games, music and hot dog supper. Free admission. Old Time Craft bazaar, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7. Food served. Proceeds to Lottie Moon. Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 15.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Disaster relief offering, Sunday. Liberty Kids, 5 p.m. Sunday to practice for the Christmas musical. Family Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pantry items needed: canned meat.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Center Street, Chester: Family and Friends Day, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Men’s Bible study, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chandler Place. Ministry Center on Charlotte Avenue, 9:30 a.m. benevolence Thursday; clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: “Fall Festival at the Ridge,” 3-7 p.m. Saturday with food and games. Costumes (non-scary) and trunk-or-treat will be 6-7 p.m.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Veterans’ Sunday, 10 a.m. Nov. 8 to recognize and thank veterans.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Benefit concert with Mercy Rain of Lexington and The Wards from Asheville, N.C., 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Love offering for Robin Underwood, who is in need of a liver transplant.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Youth explosion, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with the fall festival after. Open to the community.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Trunk-or-treat, 6 p.m. Saturday with food, fun and fellowship. Free. Morning worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Children’s ministry and IMPACT, 6 p.m. Sunday. Mission groups, men’s and women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: 55th annual spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (eat-in or take-out). Cost is $8 for meal or a quart of sauce.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Dr. Terrance Chisholm will give his “Reflection,” 10 a.m. Mass Nov. 8. Chisholm is the moderator for St. Mary’s Rosary and Confraternity Society. Reception after.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Star-Spangled Saints,” a two-day program looking at American saints with Alice Camille, Paul Boudreau and Tom Hall, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 6 (cost, $15) and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 (cost, $45; lunch included). Both sessions, $50. Overnight accommodations, $40. Final part of “The Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit,” 7:-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Free, but registration requested. “Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand,” with Sisters Susan Schorsten and Gay Rowzie, Nov. 13-14. Cost, $50; accommodations, $40. Limited space. Registration required. “The Psalms: The Hymnbook of Israel,” with sister Mary Hugh Mauldin, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday or Nov. 21. Cost, $15. To register email or call 803-327-2097.


Lando Church of God, Lando: Fall festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Lando History Center with food, bounce houses, hayrides and a Christian Karaoke contest.



True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Family Enrichment Day, 10:30 a.m. Saturday with bounce houses, food, gospel singing, face painting, hayrides and health screenings. Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: All Saints Day, Sunday with Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Feast of All Saints Choral Evensong, 5 p.m. Sunday. Pot luck dinner after.


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

Temple Solel, the reform congregation in Fort Mill, meets at 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 S.C. on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saluda Road, Rock Hill: Craig Craze has been called to serve as bishop of the Rock Hill Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). As bishop, Craze provides volunteer ministerial service to 285 members. Assisting him as counselors are Scott Anderson and Harry Caraway, both of Rock Hill. Services are 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. In his professional capacity, Craze is the co-founder of SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 2,000 products for the custom audio/video and smarthome industry. Craze lives in Rock Hill with his wife, Tiffany, and their four children. He and his wife are actively involved at York Preparatory Academy, where he is the current chairman of the board, and Tiffany was the former PTO president.


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship with Holy Communion, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. The church will celebrate 25 years of ministry Thursday-Nov. 8. Special events include: Special Beer and Hymns, 6 p.m. Thursday at Ledos with Chardon, Ohio, polka band. Storyteller and musician Ed Kilbourne will lead services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8. A catered celebration dinner will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Grace Lutheran’s fellowship. The meal is free, but tickets must be ordered by Sunday. Kilbourne will entertain.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: All Saints Day with contemporary worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. traditional Sunday, both with Holy Communion. Nursery provided. Hunger Outreach program, Thursday and Friday.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Community Cafe, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Halloween carnival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday with games and snacks.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Aldersgate and Covenant Presbyterian Church will have a trunk-or-treat, 5 p.m. Saturday with games, hayrides and candy. Open to the public.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Trunk-or-treat, 3 p.m. Saturday. CROP Walk, 3 p.m. Sunday. Bethel Lunch Team, Wednesday at Olive Garden. Canned goods for HOPE are being collected. The United Methodist Women will have a Homemade Holiday Pie Sale. Orders for sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut custard, apple, chocolate nut, buttermilk, pecan, and peanut butter pies are due by Nov. 13 by calling 803-324-2455 or 803-324-4344. Pies can be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at the church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Trunk-or-treat, 6-7 p.m. Saturday with hot dog supper and treats for children. Donations accepted. Discovery Bible class, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth, 6 p.m. Sunday. Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday to study scripture. Ladies Bible study, 10 a.m. Saturday andn 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Edgemoor: Fall festival, noon Saturday with cake walk, games, costume contest, best decorated trunk contest, and trunk-or-treat. Lunch provided.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Vendors Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21. Vendors call Dottie Davis at 803-329-7757 for reservations.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Fall festival and plate sale, Saturday. Plate sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring chitterlings, fish, wings and hot dog plates. Place orders at 803-831-7364. Games, snacks and prizes for children, 3-5 p.m.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Wednesday night supper resumes Nov. 11.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: First Sunday Holiday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Eat in or take out. To-go menu: turkey, ham, cornbread dressing rice and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls and pound cake. Plates are $10, adults, $4 age 10 and younger. All take-out plates, $10. Eat-in or take out. Proceeds to the building fund and missions. No lunch in December.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Christmas and craft bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. Full breakfast, 7:15 a.m. for $6. Hot dog lunch at 11 a.m. The bazaar features baked and canned good, handmade crafts and Christmas items.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Pumpkin patch will open at 10 a.m. Saturday. Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Thursday Night Live with food and fun, 6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall.


Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Community Baptism, 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center, 325 Rawlinson Road. Open to anyone who would like to be baptized.

First Church of the Nazarene, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 10:30 a.m. Sunday featuring the Johnson Edition. Lunch after in the fellowship hall.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Veterans recognition, 10 a.m. Nov. 8 Sparrow Ranch Ministries, ministering to those with special needs, 5 p.m. Nov. 8.


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

The Storyteller Gospel Show, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays on WRHI-FM (94.3) with Margaret W. Caldwell.

​Community Bible Study: The Greater Lake Wylie CBS Day Class is for Women and their​​ children​ (ages: birth to high school) will host a new member class, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at River Hills Community Chuch. The study on Revelation begins Dec. 9 at the church. Cost is $25, adults and $10, children and includes the lesson book. For information or to register, contact Michelle Locklear at​ or ​803-810-9590 or go to la​​

Bullock Creek Cowboy Church, at the red barn on Edgefield Road, York: Fifth anniversary celebration, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Mike O’Dell and music by Deeper Shade of Blue.

Christ the King Church, South Tryon Street, Charlotte: Trunk-or-treat family fun day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with hayrides, bounce houses, games, lunch plates and bake sale.

Emmanuel World Evangelistic Outreach, East Southern Pines Boulevard, Charlotte: Men’s and Women’s Conference 2015, through Sunday. For information, call 980-209-9771.

Franklin Christian Ministries, Rock Hill: Youth basketball and cheerleader tryouts, 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday at Shield of Faith Church, 2499 Fire Tower Road for ages 12-18.

Grace Ministries, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Grace Women’s Ministry, 7 p.m. Monday with Cathy Schexnayder and Rhonda Costner. Best of Fall, 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday with bounce house, hot dogs, games, hayrides and gift card drawings.

GraceLife Church, Lakeview Drive, Pineville: Winthrop University Honors Association are hosting a bluegrass benefit concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 featuring the Churchmen and the Hinson Girls. Tickets, $10 before Nov. 7 and $15 at the door; $5, age 10 and younger. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets contact Kristin Hinson at 803-577-2740; or Christine Davenport at 803-207-9534; Proceeds go to the association’s Relay for Life Team.

Lifeway Church, 114 S. Congress St., York: Second annual “Craftacular” event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25. Inside booth rental, $25; outside, $15. For information, call Jennifer at 803-627-6501. Trunk-or-treat, 5-7 pm. Saturday.

New Creation Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: New Creation Service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the former Pix Theater. Lead pastor is Kenneth Robinson. It’s the second location of the multi-ethnic church, which started in Charlotte. The church hosted a block party for the Rock Hill community and gave out more than 500 book bags. For information, go to or call 703-326-2187.

Regeneration Church Family Worship, North Congress Street, York: Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Revival, 7 p.m. Friday.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Fall Fest, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday with a bonfire, hot dogs and inflatables. Ladies event, cooking class on soups and casseroles, Nov. 14. Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Nov. 14. Cost, $10. Rose’s Kitchen will serve lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, $6.

Taking the City Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Kings, Prophets and Priests service, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Holiday Inn. For information, go to


Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lancaster: 35th annual B&B Craft Show, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road. More than 50 vendors will display crafts, pottery, jewelry and art. Door prizes every hour. Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Homemade vegetable soup and hot dogs will be sold. For information, call 903-287-2667. Bring food donations to go to HOPE Lancaster and KARE of Kershaw.


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Trunk-or-treat, 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road. Worship 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. ELS classes, 7 p.m. Tuesday. New members welcome to Cub Scout Pack 1830. Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for anyone who is hungry. Info: 803-366-8223.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with Holy Communion. Yarns of Love, 3 p.m. Thursday.

Oakdale Presbyterian Church, S.C. 55 West, Clover: Trunk-or-treat, 6-8 p.m. Saturday with free food, candy, games, hayrides and the pastor, the Rev. Ken Gillikin, will demonstrate his chalk art ministry. Open to the community.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Together on Wednesdays with dinner at 5 p.m. and classes at 6 p.m. along with choirs.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday night programs begin at 6 p.m.

Salem Presbyterian Church, Howell’s Ferry Road, Gaffney: 175th church anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday with covered-dish lunch after. Former members and friends invited.


First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Hallelujah Harvest festival, 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the “Oak Grove” at Annafrel and White streets, with hot dogs, games, bounce house and candy. The event is in conjunction with True Word Outreach Ministry and Nueva Experanza Wesleyana.

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Trunk-or-treat, 6-8 p.m. Saturday with hayrides, candy, hot chocolate and prizes. Free lunch appreciation for all officers at the York County Sheriff’s Office, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7.

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