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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.
• Bible study, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice at 6:30 p.m.
• Cantata, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Also Family Night. Put Christmas cards for exchange in the front office before Dec. 15.
• 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.
• UMW Christmas brunch, 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
• Christmas Family Night, 5 p.m. Sunday beginning with covered dish supper. Santa visits at 5:45 p.m. Concert with Chuck Denman at 6 p.m.
• Board of Trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the parlor.
• Tuesday Bible study group, 11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Book of Job. Christmas party is Dec. 10.
• 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.
Big Calvary Baptist
One-day men's conference, 7 p.m. tonight. All men invited.
Black Rock Baptist
• Clyburn Family of Charlotte presents their reunion concert at 7 p.m. tonight. Music by other choirs and groups also. Church is at 1006 Richburg Road, Chester.
• Golden Age Club trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. for Candlelight Christmas Evening Tour, Thursday, Dec. 12. Cost is $120 for complete package. Call Marilyn Stinson at 803-230-7147.
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
• Children's trip to Hollywild Animal Park, 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Children will go caroling at White Oak Manor in York during morning services Sunday.
• Drama practice, 3 p.m. Sunday. AWANAs at 4 p.m.
• Calvary joins Liberty Baptist for King's Cause concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study and lunch the Cyclone Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Good News Club at COLT, 2:15 to 4 p.m. for the Christmas party.
• Fellowship meal, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer and devotions at 7 p.m., Adult Choir and cantata practice at 7:30 p.m.
Calvary Baptist, Walnut Street
Classical holiday concert, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. Harpist Angelica Hairston will perform classical selections along with some holiday favorites. Hairston is a junior at Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. She is the daughter of Rawn and Sheila Hairston of Atlanta and the granddaughter of the late Alexander and Rosaline Johnson of Chester. She will perform a duet with S.C. Rep. Joseph Neal (District 70), also pastor of Calvary Baptist, and her sister, flutist Maya Nesbit. Bassist Eric Thompson of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and his wife, violinist Michelle Thompson, will also perform. Percussionist DeJuan "Quay" Clifton, 10, will perform during the prelude accompanied by keyboardist Larry Ingram. Magistrate Judge Angel C. Underwood will be mistress of ceremonies. No charge for admission but donations accepted to be given to Calvary in honor of the late John H. Underwood. No small children due to audio/video recording.
Capers Chapel UMC
• Christmas caroling, Monday. Bus leaves the church at 5:15 p.m. Supper follows in the fellowship hall.
• Advent service, 7 p.m. Wednesday,Dec. 11 at New Hope UMC and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
• Fifth Sunday night singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Annual Christmas dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Barron Room. Special guest for children. Handbell concert follows in the sanctuary with Chester ARP and Purity Presbyterian handbell choirs.
• Caroling, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Meal to follow.
• Cookies For Prisoners, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
• Sanctuary Choir Christmas cantata, 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
• Christmas Eve service of carols, communion and candles, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
• 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
• Chancel Choir sings at tree lighting on top of the hill, 6 p.m. tonight.
• Children's musical, Wednesday.
• Youth dinner theater, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
• Men's breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 15.
• Chancel Choir cantata, Sunday, Dec. 15. Kindergarten program Tuesday, Dec. 17.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.
• Candlelight service, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
• Children's Christmas party, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Caroling and soup supper, 4:30 p.m.
Chester Second Baptist
• Deposits due now for high school students attending Meltdown Student Conference in Pigeon Forge Jan. 24-26. Register online at www.chestersecondbaptist.com. Call Nate for details.
• Youth Christmas party for middle and high school students, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Bring a gag gift, $5 or less, for Chinese auction. Hot dogs, hamburgers, Christmas karaoke, games, more.
• "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Hot chocolate, snacks will be sold.
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.
• Senior-sponsored get-together at home of Alan and Beth Gantt, noon Saturday. See sign-up sheet in vestibule for side dishes and to attend. All ages welcome. Chinese auction with $10 limit.
• Cantata presented during 11 a.m. worship Sunday, Dec. 15.
• Christmas play directed by Gwen Bannister presented Sunday, Dec. 22. 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
Choir practice, 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Youth Bible study at 6 p.m
First Baptist of Richburg
• Men's Ministry coat drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in December. Bring gently-worn coats to 165 Main St., Richburg.
• Women's ministry, "Girlfriends," 7 p.m. Tuesday in the social hall. Ladies of all ages welcome.
Fountain of Life Church of God
• Fountain Choir special, 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
• Christmas play, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
• JOY Ministry, noon Thursday, Dec. 19.
• Special Christmas service, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
Harvest Time Ministries
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.
Heath Chapel UMC
Luminary lighting at Greenlawn Cemetery, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Candles will be lit at 6 p.m. and lined on the roads of the cemetery. Luminaries can be in memory of or in honor of a loved one for $3 each. To buy a luminary, send money and names (printed clearly) to Maxine Tate, 5522 Golf Course Road, Great Falls, SC 29055.
Lando Church of God
Singing with Seventh Vision, Country Grass and The Harris Family, Saturday. Proceeds benefit Home For Children.
• Christmas program practice follows morning worship Sunday.
• Second annual Cookie Swap following morning worship Sunday.
• "Legends of Christmas" program, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
• Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship at 11 a.m. on "The Unveiling" from Book of Revelations.
• Christmas concert with King's Cause, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Needed food pantry item is grits of any type. Last week was peanut butter.
• On Sunday, Dec. 22, there will be a special morning service and Christmas play that evening.
• All Sunday night services are changed to 6 p.m.
• Lottie Moon Mission March is coming up.
• Toys For Tots donation box is in foyer. Helps provide toys for needy children.
• Liberty has used choir robes to donate to a church that needs them. Call 385-6890 and leave a name and number.
Metropolitan AME Zion
Prayer at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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 Nebo AME Zion
Meet the Pastor, Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Richard D. Woods will speak.
New Hope UMC
• Church bus leaves at 5 p.m. Sunday for caroling. Supper of soup and cornbread follows in the fellowship hall.
• Advent services, 7 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope UMC and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Fifth Sunday night singing, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Christmas Eve candlelight communion, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at New Hope UMC. All invited.
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.
Old Wilson Baptist
Family and Friends Day Committee Chinese auction, Saturday at the YMCA on Columbia Street. Drop time for tickets is 11 a.m. to noon, drawing at 12:01 p.m. Tickets are $5 per pack of 25 and one grand prize ticket. Gift ideas, household items. Call 385-5427.
• Adult Christmas cantata, "Beautiful Star," during morning worship Sunday.
• Deacons' meeting, Tuesday.
• Men's Ministries breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 14.
• Church conference, Sunday, Dec. 15. Children's Christmas program during evening worship.
• Christmas fellowship meal followed by youth and adult Christmas play and a special visitor, Sunday, Dec. 22.
• 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.
• All children participating in the children's Christmas program are needed every Wednesday and Sunday evening for practice. Program is 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
• Christmas cantata practice, 5 p.m. Sundays. Cantata will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. 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
• Deacon ordination service for Brother Kale Gibson, Brother Patrick Jackson Sr. and Brother Corey Jordan and their wives, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be The Rev. Murdock of Mount Pleasant Baptist, Richburg.
• Intercessory prayer, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
• Second Sunday in Advent, Dec. 8. Purity Bells will play.
• Handbell rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
• Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
• Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cub Scouts at 6:30 p.m.
• Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m.
• Adult Choir practice, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
Second Wilson Baptist
Celebration of the Rev. William Bryson's 24th anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dennis White of Faith Walk Baptist, Greensboro, will speak. All invited.
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.
• Celebration of Pastor Clawson's birthday, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
• Joy Night, Sunday, Dec. 29.
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, Dec. 22. Free admission, all welcome. Church is at 501 Saluda Road.
United Pentecostal Church
Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Chester YMCA. Call David Hinton at 385-6848. All welcome.
Upper Hope Station Missionary Baptist
Annual Usher Board program, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Robert Charles of Rock Hill Independent Baptist will speak.
Wesley Memorial UMC
Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Refreshments served in the social hall afterward. All invited. Church is at 1217 J.A. Cochran Bypass.
West Chester Baptist
• Evening service will be held at Liberty Baptist on Sunday for a singing with King's Cause.
• Christmas fellowship follows morning worship Sunday, Dec. 22. No evening service.
• 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.
• 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.
• Van leaves at 4 p.m. Saturday for "The Billy Graham Library at Christmas."
• Church-wide drop-in at parsonage, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Light refreshments served.
• Lottie Moon Christmas offering for international missions will be taken starting Sunday and throughout the month.
• Children will sing Christmas songs Sunday night, Dec. 15. Dinner follows in the social hall.
• Food item for the month is cereals.
• Lottie Moon Christmas offering for foreign missions goal is $2,500 and will be taken Sunday.
• Seniors' overnight beach trip to see Carolina Opry Christmas Show, Dec. 9 and 10.
• Scripture calendars available for $6. See Tammy Gibson for details.