Church news for Sept. 19

September 17, 2013 

Hillcrest Baptist to hold homecoming

Hillcrest Baptist Church will have a 54-year homecoming celebration on Sunday, Oct. 6. Morning worship starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school or night services. Lunch will be after morning worship.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 will be a fellowship singing featuring members of the congregation. All former members and community invited. A student service is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; children meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Tabernacle of Praise to host missions conference

A minister of music will join an apostle, whose ministry has taken him from Africa’s Ivory Coast to the Dominican Republic, as they gather believers to spread the word about missions, both musical and international.

Angie Cleveland and Bishop Alfred Jackson, founder and pastor of York’s Tabernacle of Praise Church International, will co-sponsor the fifth annual Kingdom Covenant Ministries International Missions Conference Sept. 20- 21.

The conference will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 with a free concert and praise-and-worship experience by Cleveland, an author, co-pastor and co-founder of Faith 2 Faith Glory 2 Glory Ministries in Spartanburg.

It resumes at 9 a.m. Sept. 21, when participants will learn how to minister to youth, how to utter prayers of intercession and discuss strategies to minister despite 21st century challenges.

Jackson is a graduate of McCrorey-Liston High School, the University of South Carolina and Morehouse School of Religion. He has done additional studies at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West.

Cleveland recorded her debut album in 2003 and has ministered in places such as the Bahamas, Switzerland and Japan. She served as music director of the Gordon Collums Gospel Choir for eight years at her alma mater, the University of South Carolina Upstate. She was licensed to minister the gospel in 2002.

Cleveland and Hanne Gallatin, the founder of Gospel Through Music Ministries, will tag-team teach a class on music missions, an effort by believers to minister the Gospel through music and song.

The conference will be at Tabernacle of Praise, 229 Wood St., York. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for college students. Participants can register at or contact KCMI by calling 803-684-0103 or via email at

Flint Hill plans revival

Flint Hill Baptist Church will host its annual youth and young adult revival Sept. 26-28. The services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly.

The theme is “Souled Out” with an emphasis on youth and young adults committing their lives to Christ. The nightly services will include praise and worship, collegiate music ministries, and the Preached Word by Elder Ra’Shan Wilson of Life Center Ministries of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Rev. Cedric Maddox is the pastor. The church is at 1214 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill. For details, contact Joshua Watts or call 704-516-3822.

Churches host benefit for Jeffery Bryant

Central and Union Baptist churches in York are teaming up to sponsor a poor man’s supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to benefit Jeffery Bryant. Bluegrass music and food is planned.

The event, to help with medical expenses for Bryant, who is recovering from open back surgery, will be held at Central Baptist, 110 Ross Cannon St. Donations will be accepted.

Trinity UMC to hold fourth Sunday lunch

Trinity United Methodist Church, 13 E. Liberty St., York, will have a fourth Sunday lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

The menu will be fried chicken and vegetables. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will go to Kids for Christ.

Craft and food bazaar Nov. 2

Tirzah Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6161 Mount Gallant Road, will host these events:

• The fifth annual Car, Truck & Jeep Show will be Sept. 21. Biscuits, coffee and juice will be sold 9 to 10 a.m. Tony’s barbecue and hot dogs will be sold 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, contact Steve Maloney at 803-366-3952.

• The Tirzah Fest Craft and Food Bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. There will be crafts and baskets for Christmas giving for sale along with canned vegetables, frozen home-cooked casserole meals, fresh baked cakes, cookies and candies and vendors. Sausage biscuits with juice and coffee will be for sale beginning at 8 a.m., and Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings at noon, with take-out starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Tirzah Women’s Missions Fund. Call 803-366-5577 for more information.

Fall fundraiser coming to Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Ridge Road, Bowling Green, will have a Women’s Ministry fall fundraiser with a yard sale, car wash and Buddy’s barbecue chicken plate sale at 7 a.m. Sept. 28.

Unity in Community scheduled

The evangelism department of the York district of the AME Zion Church will host Unity in the Community at noon Saturday, Sept. 28 at Clinton Chapel UME Zion Church park, 302 California St., York.

The event will include praise and worship, music, youth activities, praise dancing, face painting and other children’s activities, stepping, fellowship and free food. Nonperishable items will be distributed.

Leaders include the Rev. Thelma Gordon, evangelism chair for the York District, the Rev. Terrence Jones, host pastor, and the Rev. Alvin W. McLamb, presiding elder of the York District.

Kings Mountain UMC to host yard sale

A large yard sale, hosted by the Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Women, will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the church on Philbeck road and S.C. 161. The event is open to the community.

Individual, family or group spaces are 12-by-12 and are $5 each. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and baked goods will be sold. Proceeds will go to local mission projects.

For details, contact Jackie Hicks at 803-222-4731 or email at

Cornerstone to hold homecoming service

Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Black Highway, York, will have a 35th anniversary and homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 with the Rev. Victor Smith, South Carolina district superintendent. Lunch will follow the service.

Community invited to Table Talk

River Hills Community Church is starting Table Talk, a new weekly experience for the whole family.

The program on Wednesdays through Oct. 23 includes gathering for dinner, fellowship, study and conversation about key stories of the Bible. The stories are basic for new Christians, yet have unexpected flair to engage the seasoned Bible reader. Stories include Creation, The Fall, The Flood, Father Abraham, Ten Words, and The Great Commandment.

Sessions include a meal, the telling of the story, Table Talk questions and discussion, and activities for all ages.

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. in the gym of the Church Life Center with Table Talk to follow. To register, call 803-831-1615.

Trinity UMC to hold CROP walk

Trinity United Methodist Church in York will host the annual western York County CROP walk for hunger relief beginning at 3 p.m. Oct.13.

All Saints to launch building campaign

All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, will launch its “All Saints Alive” campaign Sept. 29 to raise money to build a Parish Life Center.

A minimum goal of $1.2 million and challenge goal of $1.8 million have been set.

The kick-off celebration culminates during Commitment Weekend, Nov. 16-17.

Walsh & Associates, a church fundraising consulting firm based in Minnesota, is providing assistance.

For more information, call 803-831-9095.

Good Sam UMC adds service

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie, will offer a new modern worship service 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The new service will follow a 9 a.m. service that will be the usual blended service of traditional and contemporary elements.

The Rev. Jason Everson has been pastor of the church since 2009. Worship leader is Jay Mathey. Details: 803-831-0304 or

First Presbyterian plans Bible studies

First Presbyterian Church will host these Bible study opportunities:

• Lunchtime Bible study, BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwich), is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

The six-week study will be on the book of Jonah, “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide!” Free.

• A women’s Bible study is 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays. The study will be Beth Moore’s “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place,” on the Old Testament tabernacle. Cost of the study book is $16.

• A men’s Bible study meets 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The current study is on the book of Genesis. There is no cost.

All Bible studies are open to the community.

Call the church office for more information: 684-2356.

Learn how to Run for God

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, began its fall Run for God series this week.

Community members are welcome to join this 12-week couch-to-5K program, which will meet weekly. Experts will talk about preventing injury, proper nutrition and proper footwear.

The nationwide program started with Mitchell Hollis of Dalton, Ga., donning a T-shirt declaring “Run for God” with a stick figure drawing. The program now is run in more than 400 churches in more than 40 states. The program trains participants by walking for a minute and running 30 seconds, for 30 minutes three times a week, until eventually being able to run 30 minutes to complete a 5K.

The Run for God book costs $19. To register or for more information, call 803-831-0304 or 704-309-8801.

Community Bible Study women’s class

The Community Bible Study will offer a women’s day class with a baby, children and teen program 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at River Hills Community Church on S.C. 49 in Lake Wylie.

CBS is an unaffiliated, international Bible study, where all denominations and ages are welcome. This year’s 30-week study of “The Gospel of John” is a warm, intimate study of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Preschool will have a three-year journey through the Bible, while children in first to 12th grades study John in their own core groups.

Class starts Sept. 11. Register online at or contact Michelle Locklear at 803-526-1470 or

New Beginnings seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for God’s Kitchen, a ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church that delivers meals to at least 120 shut-ins each day.

Volunteers also are being sought for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, which helps provide housing for the homeless.

Volunteers will help with daily operations including delivery, pickup and sorting donations.

For details, contact the Rev. Ricou Williams at the church, 706 Old N. Main St., Clover; or call 980-322-4161.

Community Cafe serving lunch

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Donations are accepted. Details: 330-289-1243.

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