Church Calendar For Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

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By Marissa White

Anointed Church of God
Advent season celebrated at 10 a.m. Sundays. Each Sunday a candle will be lit representing the prophecy, Bethlehem, the shepherds, angels and the birth of the Christ Child. Public invited. Church is at 238 Gadsden St.

Armenia UMC
• Bible study, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice at 6:30 p.m.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

Battered But Not Broken Ministries
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.

Bethel UMC
• Christmas Eve communion and candlelight service, 5 p.m. Tuesday. All welcome.
• Tuesday Bible study group, 11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Book of Job.
• CrossRoads program, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Covered dish meal at 6 p.m., Bible study on James at 6:45 p.m. and Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.

Black Rock Baptist
• Christmas program and dinner after 10 a.m. worship Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m. All invited. Church is at 1006 Old Richburg Road.
• Watch Night service in conjunction with Love and Charity Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. All welcome.

Branded 4 Life Cowboy Church
Singing and worship, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 1777 Old Mill Road, Richburg. All welcome.

Brooklyn Williamsville AME Zion
Christmas celebration, 3 p.m. Saturday. All welcome.

Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Volunteers will pack fruit bags, 9 a.m. Saturday. Bags will be given out Sunday.
• Christmas musical, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," 11 a.m. Sunday.
• Drama Team presents "Christmas Treasures," 6 p.m. Sunday. Finger foods and desserts afterward in the fellowship hall. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will visit.
• No other meetings or programs during Christmas week.

Capers Chapel UMC
• Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Capers Chapel.
• Fifth Sunday night singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Council on Ministries meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Administrative Board meets at 7 p.m.

Carmel Presbyterian
Christmas program, 9 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. John Westley will present a musical concert. All welcome.

Chester ARP
• Sanctuary Choir Christmas cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday.
• Christmas Eve service of carols, communion and candles, 6 p.m. Tuesday. All welcome.
• Winter Psalm singing at Hopewell ARP, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29.
• Bible study, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Barron Room.
• Mid-week meals and activities, Wednesday. Meal at 6 p.m., children/youth activities and mid-week Bible study at 6:45 p.m. and Sanctuary Choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
• Men's Bible study/prayer, 7 a.m. Friday in the Barron Room.

Chester First Baptist
• Youth progressive dinner, tonight.
• Children's Christmas party, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Caroling and soup supper, 4:30 p.m.
• Donate to Toys For Tots by Sunday.
• Deacon ordination for Rick Brawley and Eric Holley, Sunday, Jan. 5.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

Chester Second Baptist
• Final payment for Meltdown Student Conference due Sunday.
• Christmas Eve community candlelight service, 9 p.m. Tuesday. Violinist Christine Robinson will play.
• Church office closed Dec. 24-26.
• No Wednesday evening services Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
• No classes at the Vine Institute in December.

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
• Lottie Moon Christmas offering taken throughout December.
• Christmas play directed by Gwen Bannister is Sunday. Gift exchange and finger foods to follow.

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.

Faith and Love Christian Center
Afterschool program, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Teaching, homework help. For information on prices call Wylie Frederick at 377-8302 or Debbie Brown at 519-8734.

First Baptist of Lowrys
• Christmas cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday. Christmas candlelight service at 6 p.m.
• No AWANAs through Jan. 1.
• Bible study and youth Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Baptist of Richburg
• Adult Christmas play during 6 p.m. service Sunday.
• Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m. Tuesday.

First Church of the Nazarene
Combined service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Christmas cantata at 10 a.m. followed by children's Christmas program. Fruit bags will be given out. Church Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. All are asked to bring food.

First Free Will Baptist
• Adult Sunday school Christmas party, Saturday.
• Children's Church Christmas program, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Fountain of Life Church of God
Special Christmas service, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Great Falls Presbyterian
No Fuss, No Stress Christmas Pageant, 11 a.m. Sunday. All welcome.

Great Falls Youth Community Choir
Great Falls Youth Community Choir and Evangelist Mary Talford will hold a New Year's Eve Youth Gospel Explosion from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Right Direction Church, located beside Farmer's Furniture in Renaissance Square. The first 25 youth receive gift cards. Minister Trey Kelly, 16, will speak. All welcome.

Harvest Time Ministries
• Appreciation service for the Rev. Harmon Smith Jr., 2 p.m. Sunday. Anyone with any knowledge of the Rev. Smith, 91, or anyone who has been inspired by him is invited. Gifts welcome but not required.
• Time For The Truth can be heard from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays on WRBK 90.3. Call 209-9381 or 519-9799 for details.

Leeds Baptist
• Cooney Wishert will deliver part two of "Behind the Scenes of 'The Christmas Story' on Sunday.
• Deacon on call for the week is Jody Wishert.

Liberty Baptist
• Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship at 11 a.m. with a special Christmas service.
• Christmas play, 6 p.m. Sunday. Church-wide Christmas party afterward. Bring finger foods. Santa will visit.
• Needed food pantry item is canned soup. Last week was rice.
• All Sunday night services are changed to 6 p.m.
• Lottie Moon Mission March, Sunday, Dec. 29. Goal is $700.
• Toys For Tots box is in the church foyer to help provide toys for needy children this Christmas.

Metropolitan AME Zion
Prayer at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Dearborn UMC
Christmas Eve services with communion, 5 p.m. Tuesday. All welcome.

Mount Moriah AME Zion
Christmas celebration, Sunday with the Christmas story, Christmas carols and praise. Lighting of the Advent candle and more. Worship at 11 a.m., fellowship meal at 1:30 p.m. Church is at 193 North Main St., Richburg.

Mount Moriah Baptist
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
Annual Christmas program, "I Am Everything," 10 a.m. Sunday.

New Hope UMC
• Christmas covered dish meal and party after 11:15 a.m. worship Sunday. Bring an ornament for the exchange. Special guest will stop by.
• Christmas Eve candlelight communion, 5 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope UMC. All invited.
• Fifth Sunday night singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Capers Chapel UMC.

New Vision Ministries
Annual women's conference, "By Divine Design," has been rescheduled for March 21-22 at The Gateway Conference Center, Richburg. Details to follow. Church is at 222 West Elliott St.

Orrs Baptist
Christmas fellowship meal followed by youth and adult Christmas play and a special visitor, Sunday.

Outpouring Ministries
• 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.

Parkway Baptist
• Christmas cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday. After the 6 p.m. service there will be a fellowship with a special guest for the children.
• Non-perishable items needed for food bank.

Pine Grove Baptist
Intercessory prayer, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.

Pleasant Grove AME Zion No. 1
Communion service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All churches invited. Church is located at 1018 Gibson End Road, Great Falls.

Purity Presbyterian
• Fourth Sunday in Advent, Dec. 22.
• Christmas Eve candlelight service and communion, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Office closed Dec. 25 and 26.

Radical For Christ
Intercessory prayer, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Bible study, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starts Jan. 8. Services at 217 Columbia St. (Love Presbyterian Church). All welcome. Call Pastor Bessie B. Curbeam at 581-4709.

Rehoboth AME Zion
Prayer and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Repairer of the Breach Evangelistic Ministry
Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Center, 331 Ashford St.

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.

Together As One
• Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Joy Night, Sunday, Dec. 29.

Trinity Baptist
Church Choir Christmas musical, "O Holy Night," 6 p.m. Sunday. All welcome.

Trinity Christian Fellowship
"Merry Christmas," a play for the entire family written and directed by Pamela Douglas White, will be performed at 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission, all welcome. Church is at  501 Saluda Road.

True Gospel Church of God in Christ
• Christmas play, "Some Day At Christmas," 5 p.m. Sunday.
• Christmas morning service, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
• Watch Night service, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Fireworks show afterward.
• Youth Extravaganza of Praise, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Church is at 552 Ashford Road.

United Pentecostal Church
Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Chester YMCA. Call David Hinton at 385-6848. All welcome.

West Chester Baptist
• Christmas fellowship follows morning worship Sunday. No evening service.
• West Chester leaders worship at Chester Regional Nursing Center at 3 p.m. Sunday.
• Lord's supper and fifth Sunday night singing, Sunday, Dec. 29.
• Feed My Sheep Ministry has passed 100 deliveries of soup and contacts. See Kathy Wyatt for the next delivery and to find out how to participate.
• Prayer Team meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. All welcome.
• No Wednesday evening services Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
• Revival/evangelism outreach is in the planning stages for March 9-12 in partnership with the State Baptist Convention and Southwestern Theological Seminary. Details to follow.

Wilksburg Baptist
See Deborah Culbertson for payment on the next show at White Oak, set for April 10.

Woodward Baptist
Scripture calendars available for $6. See Tammy Gibson for details.