Church events in York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, Aug. 13



Catawba Chapel AME Zion Church, Hall Spencer Road, Rock Hill: Family and Friends Weekend with a community picnic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20, and school supply giveaway, 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24 with the Rev. David Williams.

Clover AME Zion Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Clover: Community Praise Fest, 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Clover Blue Eagle Academy Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Homecoming and revival, 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at While Hill AME Zion Church.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: FAKC Closet will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 24 for those who need nonperishable items.

Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kimmie Nichols and 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday with the Revs. Anthony Johnson, Grady Sharps, Sharon Jenkins and Hanna Broome, respectively.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Frankie Smith. Revival, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Rev. A.L. Hensley. Souper Wheels Kitchen resumes 11:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Steele Hill AME Zion Church, Charlotte Highway, Lancaster: Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24 with the Rev. Trishaun M. Kindall.

Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly.


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m., traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.


York Baptist Association: YBA is sponsoring “Celebrate Solidarity,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m Aug. 27 at the Rock Hill amphitheater. The event celebrates the racial unity that exists in the body of Christ. All churches are invited. There will be two praise bands and food. For information, call David Roth at 803-984-4337 or 803-327-6144

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carlisle: Revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Rev. Earl Stringfellow.

James Chapel Baptist Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Aug. 21 with the Rev. Ira Roddey and 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mack McCrae.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Baptism, 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Volunteer dinner for preschool and children’s ministry, 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Tailgate Sunday is Aug. 28. Sunday school promotion, Sept. 4.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday. Food pantry available. Homecoming Sept. 11-13.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Meadowbrook Road, Chester: Revival, 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Persell Ross, 7 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kenneth Holmes and 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday with Bishop B.R. Wilson.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Curtis Cohen. Revival, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday with the Rev. Corey Jackson. “An Evening with Uncle Bubba,” 6 p.m. Aug. 27.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Benefit concert 6 p.m. Aug. 20 featuring Southland of Gastonia, N.C., and guest Vernon Murphy of Orangeburg. Love offering taken to benefit Robin Underwood, who needs a liver transplant.

Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Worship at 11 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 10. Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Wednesday. August mission project, back to school supplies

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: 120th anniversary celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20 with food, fellowship and celebration for current and former members of the church. The celebration will continue with revival services Aug. 21-28.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Brotherhood and Willing Workers fish fry and hot dog sale continues 11 a.m. Saturday at 425 Blanche Circle, Rock Hill. Limited school supplies will be given away while they last.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Pierre Crawford and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with Bishop John A. McCullough II and the Revs. Anthony Johnson and Ronnie Williams, respectively. The Rev. Robert L. McCaskill’s seventh pastoral anniversary banquet will be 5-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at Dallas Senior Center. Tickets: $20, adults; $10, ages 12 and younger. No tickets at the door. Attire: royal blue, black and white. Anniversary culmination, 10 a.m. Aug. 28.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship, 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Kentucky Missions Team presentation, children’s and youth ministry, 6 p.m. Sunday. Sanctuary Choir kickoff and Christmas cantata preview, 6 p.m. Aug. 20 with food and fellowship. New members welcome.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: St. Knights of Columbus pancake and egg breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday. Proceeds will go to the Disabled American Veterans. Feast of the Assumption of Mary is Monday. Masses at 6 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (intercultural). 97th anniversary of the parish, Sept. 15. International Festival, Sept. 16-17.


Fort Mill Church of God, Academy Street, Fort Mill: Seven-week marriage series, “You and Me Forever,” 10 a.m. Sundays.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m., Rite II, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Blessing of the Backpacks at both services. Student and teachers are encouraged to bring theirs.

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Liberty Street, York: Annual Antique and Artisans event 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27. A bake sale will be 9 a.m.-noon daily; lunch may be purchased 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Early Music Ensemble of Central Piedmont Comunity College will give a concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Admission is free.


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

Temple Solel, reform congregation, meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Shabbat services are 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays in the community room of the ministry building. 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. Godly Play and Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Family Promise week begins Sunday. Epiphany 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Beer and Hymns, 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 28.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m., traditional, 11 a.m. Sunday, both with Holy Communion. Blessing of the Backpacks at both services. Sunday school rally day, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Confirmation ordination, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: The Rev. Jordan J. Scott will be installed as senior pastor, 3 p.m. Sunday. Reception after.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Homecoming, Aug. 21 with the Rev. Michael Leonhardt. Luncheon after. The family life center will be open at 9:45 a.m. to drop off food. Bring enough food and desserts for your family.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Re-Ignite praise service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the social hall.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Back-to-School Bash, 4 p.m. Sunday with a cookout. Students bring bookbags for the Blessing of the Backpacks. Backpacks available for students who don’t have one. Chronic pain support group, 8:30 p.m. Monday. Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., lakeside summer service, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the covered shelter at Ebenezer Park. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking.

Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Clover: Homecoming, 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Sharon Spann Gamble and 3 p.m. with the Rev. Emmanuel Shanka Morris. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday with the Rev. Charlie Thomas.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Scotty Parker, who rode his bike across South Carolina at age 10 to raise money for safe water projects in Honduras and Uganda, will speak Sunday. During the service will be the Blessing of the Backpacks and third graders will receive a Bible.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Church yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday in St. John’s Center off White Street. Proceeds to mission.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Back-to-School Bash, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Park with hot dogs and trimmings, music, bounce house, dunking booth, snow cones, face painting, games and door prizes. Bring a chair. Free to the community.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Barbecue, hosted by Trinity Pennsylvania Team, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20. Barbecue by Tony Childers. Plates: $8, adults; $4, ages 10 and younger. Proceeds to missions. Summerfest breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Aug. 27. Cost is $7 and includes sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, biscuits, drinks and fruit. Proceeds help needy families at Christmas with groceries.

Wesley United Methodist Church, West Jefferson Street, York: Children’s kickball tournament, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the church. Open to ages 5-15. Free school supplies and refreshments. Register at

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Christian Education Sunday with Sunday school promotions, Sunday. JOY Club meets after worship for lunch at Bob Evans. Pizza, popcorn and pastor, 5-6 p.m. Sunday for grades 1-5. Stretch and Walk, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Quilting ministry, 2 p.m. Monday.


Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Welcome new pastor the Rev. Jeremiah McClure.


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 evangelist Robert Odom at 803-628-1922.

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

Greater Lake Wylie​​ Community Bible Study (CBS) will begin 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Moss Road, in Steele Creek. CBS is a non-church-affiliated in-depth Bible study. The Lake Wylie class has been established for over 12 years and serves over 130 adults and 65 children. The new location is available for all in the Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Berewick and Steele Creek areas with classes for adults and Bible knowledge and study for children through 12th grade. Spanish class also available. The Sept-May studies will be: Galatians, Philippians, 1/2 Thessalonians, Christian Living (Philemon, Jude, 1/2/3 John). Registration is $35, adults; $10, children. No additional fees for materials. Contact Michelle Locklear at or print and mail registration from

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday. Speaker: the Bass Chaplain with Chris Wells. GAP, noon Aug. 27 at White Oak in York. Youth group, 7 p.m. Wednesday


Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship, 10 a.m. Sundays through August. 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: Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Seventh annual “Gospel and Spirituals with Grace,” 6 p.m. Aug. 21 featuring all of Grace’s choirs.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Blessing of the Backpacks, 10 a.m. Aug. 14. Bring donations for Back the Pack, which helps provide food to children. Young Adult volunteer report after worship Sunday. Cancer support group, 7 p.m. Thursday. Oakland’s Habitat workday is Aug. 20.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with children and youth day in the choir. Playschool open house, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Community Garden fall planting, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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