Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Nov. 7

Storyteller and musician Ed Kilbourne will lead services at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Rock Hill on Sunday.
Storyteller and musician Ed Kilbourne will lead services at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Rock Hill on Sunday. Courtesy of Ed Kilbourne


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

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Praise and worship concert, 7 p.m. Saturday with a live recording of the Prophetic Worshipers Music Group. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Leaders meet after 10 a.m. worship Sunday.

Steele Hill AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: Veterans recognition, 11 a.m. Sunday with dinner at 1 p.m. All veterans and families welcome.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Congregational meeting, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. New member reception, noon. Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with programs and children’s choirs after. First ARP Preschool is enrolling (limited spaces).

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: TirzahFest, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 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: Brotherhood Ministry annual program, 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Dinner after. Open to the public.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Family and Friends Day, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Women’s Day service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Old Time Craft bazaar, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Food served. Proceeds to Lottie Moon. Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 15. Veterans Day service, 11 a.m. Nov. 18. All veterans welcome. Baptism, Nov. 22. Awana, 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Divorce Care, 5 p.m. Sundays.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: “We’re Here for You Day,” Saturday. Children’s Christmas musical practice, 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Supplies for the WMU prison bags and Christmas shoe boxes are due Nov. 15. Pantry items needed: canned spaghetti sauce.

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

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Annual senior citizen Thanksgiving meal, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21. Community invited.

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: Veterans Day recognition for the church 19 members who have served, 10 a.m. Sunday. Family and Friends Day service, 10 a.m. Nov. 15.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Veterans’ Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday 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. Saturday. Love offering for Robin Underwood, who is in need of a liver transplant.

Union Baptist Church, Ligon Street, Chester: Annual Missionary program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Willing Workers fish fry, hot dog and barbecue sale, 11 a.m. Friday and Nov. 14 at 425 Blanch Circle, Rock Hill.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: New member classes, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. 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.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast Sunday with lunch after last Mass. Proceeds to Adopt a Family for Christmas program.

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


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


Clover Church of God of Prophecy, Hilltop Lane, Clover: Revival, 6:30 p.m. Sunday-Nov. 15 with Jeff and Nancy Hunt.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Eucharist at 8 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. 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.


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 Sunday with storyteller and musician Ed Kilbourne leading services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. A catered celebration dinner will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran’s fellowship. The meal is free, but tickets must be ordered by Sunday. Kilbourne will entertain. Hunger Outreach program, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Contemporary worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. traditional Sunday, both with Holy Communion. Nursery provided. Coffee fellowship, 9:45 a.m. 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. Holiday Boutique, sponsored by the Lake Wylie Quilters, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Feed the Hungry teams to prepare and deliver meals to the Blackmon Road community, Sunday.


Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: 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. Football Sunday, 1 p.m. Nov. 15. Men’s warming center opens, 6 p.m. Nov. 15.

Catawba United Methodist Church, College Road, Catawba: Annual Brunswick stew, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Eat-in: $8, adults; $4, children. Carry out quarts, $8.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: 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 and 6:30 p.m. Monday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Men’s breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Charge conference, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vendors Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21. Vendors call Dottie Davis at 803-329-7757 for reservations.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community supper 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea, lemonade. Cost: $6, adults; $3, ages 6-10 and free, age 6 and younger. Take-out available. Sponsored by the youth for activities and projects.

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.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Children’s Sabbath, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday with the children leading worship services and the Rev. Robin Dease, Hartsville district superintendent, will preach. First Light and contemporary service will combine services in The Core. Chili supper fundraiser, 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesday for missions. Crime prevention lunch and learn, noon Nov. 18 with a covered dish lunch and program by Kim Morehouse, crime prevention and assistant public information officer for the York County Sheriff’s Office. She will talk about senior citizen scam awareness. Barber Hardin Sunday school class is selling pecans, $11 for pecan halves; $15 for chocolate covered or butter roasted. Available at the church office.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: All-you-can-eat soup supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Donations accepted. Proceeds to mission projects.


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

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


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​​

GraceLife Church, Lakeview Drive, Pineville: Winthrop University Honors Association are hosting a bluegrass benefit concert, 7 p.m. Friday featuring the Churchmen and the Hinson Girls. Tickets, $10 before Saturday 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.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: 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: Cub Scout spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14. Donations accepted. Men of the church annual Thanksgiving smoked turkey sale, Nov. 24 and 25. Turkeys average 10-12 pounds and cost $30. Call the church office, 803-366-8223 to order. Worship 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. ELS classes, 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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. Stewardship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Yarns of Love, 3 p.m. Thursday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Family Hoops Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday in the activities center to sign up for basketball season. Youth arrive at 5:45 p.m. Giving Thanks preschool luncheon, noon Nov. 15 in the fellowship hall. Youth Group movie night on the lawn, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Bring a chair or blanket. Pizza served. 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 featuring the Purity Bells. Wednesday night programs begin at 6 p.m.


First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Free lunch appreciation for all officers at the York County Sheriff’s Office, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

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