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Revival, "God Is A God of Restoration," concludes at 7 p.m. tonight with the Rev. George McCoy of Gold Hill Baptist.
• Bible study, 2 p.m. Wednesday.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
Battered But Not Broken Ministries
• On the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Battered But Not Broken will hold Let's Talk Chester County at 564 York Road. Parents and guardians are invited to discuss events going on in the schools, such as bullying and more.
• Battered But Not Broken Ministry is always in need of donations. Checks may be made out to Battered But Not Broken Ministry and mailed to P.O. Box 213, Chester. The group's mission is to assist families and ex-offenders rebuild their lives in the community while re-establishing homes and helping fight drug and alcohol abuse, crime and violence. Call LeTanya Hall at 385-2290 or visit www.batteredbutnotbrokenministries.org.
• Five-year-old kindergarten recognition during worship Sunday.
• Chester Regional Nursing Center birthday party, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Helpers needed.
• Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday.
• We Love Bethel III party, Sunday, Aug. 25. Theme: "Missions," a day of service for shut-ins, soldiers and working projects from the Board of Trustees.
• Trash and Treasure sale set for Sept. 7 has been postponed. New date announced later.
• Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group, will not meet again until Sept. 3.
• CrossRoads program will not meet again until Sept. 4.
Black Rock Baptist
Revival, Sunday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 29. Pastor Jelester Sanders of New High Springs Baptist, Gastonia, speaks at 2 p.m. on Aug. 25. Evening services Monday through Thursday, Aug. 26-29, start at 7 p.m. Minister Rickey M. White of Big Calvary Baptist, Edgemoor, speaks Aug. 26; Pastor Allan Dale Robinson of Ousleydale Baptist, Hartsville, speaks Aug. 27; Pastor Keith Taylor of Sandy River Baptist, Chester, speaks Aug. 28; and Bishop George B. Jackson of Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, Thomasville, N.C., speaks Aug. 29. All welcome.
Blackstock First Baptist
• WMU Dessert Day, 8 a.m. Saturday.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Monday.
• Senior adults meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Family Night with all missions meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Business meeting, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
• Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Branded 4 Life Cowboy Church
Singing and worship, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 1777 Old Mill Road, Richburg. All welcome.
Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Back To School Swim Bash for 12 and younger, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at home of Brenda Wilks. Adult must accompany the child. Bring a towel.
• Brief church conference about the 175th anniversary follows 11 a.m. service Sunday.
• Lunch and Bible study at the Cyclone Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday on Dr. Billy Graham's "The Journey."
• Fellowship meal, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by devotions, Bible study and prayer time at 7 p.m. Adult Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.
• Singing at Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Thursday.
• Pictures of old sanctuary or past pastors needed for 175th anniversary celebration on Sept. 22. Call Linda Carter at 581-3962.
• Introduction to new small group/Sunday school study "The Gospel Project," Sunday. Thirteen-week study begins Sunday, Aug. 25, on "The God Who Speaks."
• School supplies collected through Sunday.
• Sunday School Promotion Day, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
• Volunteers and crafters needed for new Christmas season Chrismons, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Ed and Jan Mauney at 377-4514 or Larry and Anna Whitesides at 803-222-7424.
• Men's Bible study/prayer, 7 a.m. Friday in the Barron Room.
• Mid-week meal/activities kick-off, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Chester First Baptist
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday.
• Prayer Walk, 3 p.m. Sunday at Chester County schools. Walkers choose which school.
• Kindergarten orientation, 3 p.m. Sunday. Kids Club and youth kick-off at 6 p.m.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, Monday.
• Wednesday night suppers begin Aug. 21.
• Senior adult luncheon, Thursday.
Chester Second Baptist
EXALT for middle school and high school students, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium. Games, music, skits and videos.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion
Annual revival, Aug. 18-22. Speaker for the 11 a.m. service Sunday will be Pastor Ina C. Harris. Speaker for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. will be the Rev. Dr. Victor C. Wilson of Mount Zion AME Zion, Lancaster. Speaker at 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Thursday will be the Rev. Bobby Featherstone of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist, Lowrys.
Christian Motorcycle Association
The Warriors of Fire Rock Hill Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Golden Corral in Rock Hill. For details visit www.cmausa.org.
Cool Branch Baptist
End of year church barbecue, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Food, fun, barbecue and entertainment. Ladies should bring desserts and tea. Everyone welcome.
Eternal Rock Church
Prayer and Bible study, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Teenage Bible class, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments served. Prayer, 9 to 11 p.m. Friday.
First Baptist of Lowrys
• Haiti mission program, 6 p.m. Sunday. Homemade ice cream and desserts following in the social hall.
• Homecoming, Sunday, Aug. 25. The Rev. Ted Hodges speaks at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.
• Volunteers serve at Chester Ministerial Food Pantry Aug. 26-30.
• Third annual Lowrys Sportsman Lowdown, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
First Free Will Baptist
• Hawthorne Christian Academy open house, 7 p.m. Monday. School starts Wednesday.
• Happy Stitchers meeting, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
• BCBI resumes at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
Holy Place Church
Youth Minister Brandon Feaster does morning service fourth Sunday of each month.
Lake Wateree Baptist
Dawn Smith Jordan will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday. Church is at 5856 River Road, Ridgeway.
Lando Church of God
• Youth revival, 7 p.m. tonight with Scotty Rouse. Lynwood Drive COG Drama Team will perform.
• Gospel singing with The Harris Family and special guest Hannah Varnadore, S.C. Church of God 2013 Teen Talent Female Vocalist winner, 6 p.m. Saturday. Hot dog sale to follow. All proceeds go to girls clubs.
• Homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 1. The Rev. Furman Bryant speaks at the morning service and Heart 2 Heart sings at 2 p.m.
• Cooney Wishert speaks Sunday on Chapters 21 and 22 of Revelation.
• Deacon on call for upcoming week is Ben Grant.
• Back To School Prayer Walk, 3 p.m. Sunday. Walk around school of your choice.
• Sunday night choir practice, 5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir at 6 p.m. Bible study at 7 p.m.
• Bible study on service and sacrifice in the Book of Mark, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Children and youth meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 8.
• Items needed to restock food pantry are applesauce and apple jelly.
Metropolitan AME Zion
Prayer at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount Dearborn UMC
Old pictures of the church and community needed for the 100 year celebration Oct. 7, 8, and 9. Call Sallie Hudson at 385-7251.
Mount Moriah Baptist
• Revival concludes at 7 p.m. tonight with Bishop Wendell B. Sumter of Zion Mill Creek Baptist.
• Community back-to-school cook-out, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free school supplies, three drawing for prizes, live music, gospel comedian, food and games. Everything free. Youth groups RSVP
to Toye Radford, 803-415-1155. Church is at 789 Meadowbrook Road.
• Food pantry is open the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of address and a picture ID are required. Call 377-3495.
Mount Olive Baptist
Chester County Families Making The Right Connections Health Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Door prizes, vendors and lunch at this free event. Sessions on affordable health care, cancer health disparities, stress management, nutrition and physical activity and drugs and gang violence. Call Gwen Williams at 385-6424, Elizabeth Thompson at 581-5608 or Amanda Douglas at 385-5531. All welcome. Church is at 176 Center St.
Mount Pilgrim/Fort Lawn Baptist
Bask In The Son's Light, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Fort Lawn Community Center. Free barbecue dinner for all. Live music and entertainment for teens and adults. Garth Brooks impersonator Dean Simmons from Legends Live at Myrtle Beach will perform. Free inflatables, crafts and fair-style games. Corn hold tournament at 4:30 p.m. Door prizes drawn for every half hour.
Mount Prospect Baptist
No service Sunday.
Mount Vernon AME Zion
Homecoming, Sunday. The Rev. Dominique Robinson of Atlanta speaks at 2:30 p.m. Revival, 6:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 19-22 with the Rev. Charles Darden of Greater Warners Tabernacle, Knoxville. Church is at 1487 Mount Vernon Road, Fort Lawn.
New Hope UMC
Homecoming, Sunday, Aug. 25. Business meeting at 10:30 a.m., worship at 11:15 a.m. District Superintendent Joe Long will speak. Covered dish meal to follow.
• Offerings taken for Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions starting Sunday.
• Church Council meeting for all new year officers, Tuesday, Aug. 27.
• Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bible classes, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Health checks available through Billy Murphy Foundation, 144 Center St. Call 374-4216 or 385-2878 for appointments. Lines are open for prayer. Call 581-0004.
• WMU collecting school supplies. Drop off from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the church.
• Donations needed for yard sale and fish fry Saturdays, Sept. 7 and 14. Drop off at the church from 8 a.m. to noon or call 379-9175 or 581-3875.
Pine Grove Baptist
• Revival, Aug. 18-22. On Sunday, the Rev. Jerome Boyd speaks at the morning service and the Rev. Derrick Belton of Mount Moriah Baptist speaks at 2 p.m. The Rev. Timothy Cousar of Mount Hopewell Baptist, Rodman, speaks at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 19-22. Various choirs invited. All welcome. Church is at 1339 Halsellville Road.
• Intercessory prayer, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
Pleasant View AME Zion
Revival, Aug. 18-21. Sunday service on Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday begin at 7 p.m. Church is at 1736 Old Columbia Road.
• Purity Playschool now accepting applications for two- and three-year-old classes for 2013-2014 school year. Space is limited. Call 377-8175.
• Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
• Call 377-8175 for details on working in the community garden from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Rehoboth AME Zion
Prayer and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Saluda Street Church of God
Young At Heart meeting, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
Seed of Blessings Ministry Revival Center
Revival Thursday at 7 p.m. with Evangelist A.L. Hensley. Simple gospel and prayers for sick and afflicted. All welcome. Church is at 2738 Catawba River Road, Fort Lawn. Call 370-2147.
St. Phillips Baptist
Revival begins at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Benjamin Murdock of Mount Pleasant Baptist. Revival continues at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday with Pastor George Shears III of Mount Hopewell Baptist on Monday; Pastor Anthony "A.J." Johnson of Mount Zion Baptist on Tuesday; Pastor Geneva Chisholm of Higher Heights Outreach Ministry on Wednesday; Pastor Wendell Cain of Crossroads Baptist on Thursday; and Pastor Donald P. Woodward of New Zion Baptist on Friday. Public is welcome.
Together As One
• Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Joy Night, 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
United Pentecostal Church
Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Chester YMCA. No study tonight but will resume Aug. 23. Call David Hinton at 385-6848. All welcome.
Wesley Memorial UMC
• Back to school party, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
• Men's breakfast, 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, with speaker Ricky Campbell, CHS athletic director.
• UMW, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.
• Fellowship cookout, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
West Chester Baptist
• Real Life Discipleship Bible study, 3 p.m. Sunday.
• Prayer Team meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. All welcome.
• Church Health Task Force meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.
• Back-to-school get-together for children, 5 p.m. tonight in the fellowship hall. Dinner provided.
• Food pantry item for August is canned beans.
• One-day vacation Bible school, Saturday. Registration at 8:30 a.m., VBS from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Sign up by Sunday for the Men's Ministry kick-off event for all men and boys of the church set for Saturday, Aug. 24. Fellowship, fun, food and information on Brotherhood and RA programs. Sign up by Sept. 1 for discipleship study for adult men starting Sept. 15.
Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist
Revival, "Having A Kingdom Mindset," Aug. 18-22. Pastor Donnie D. Dye speaks at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor John T. Brown of St. John Missionary Baptist, Sharon, speaks at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 19-22. Church is at 3030 Pinckney Road, Chester.
Zoe Life Community Bible class
Zoe Life Community Bible class, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. first, second and third Tuesdays at Brooklyn Center on Ashford Street. Taught by the Rev. C. Pendergrass.