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• Bible school, 6 p.m. Friday, July 18; 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19; and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20.
• Mature Years, 11 a.m. Monday, July 21.
• Board meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, July 21.
• Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Cemetery Association meeting and memorial service, 2 p.m.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
• Meet and greet covered dish luncheon reception to honor new pastor and his wife, Eric and Diane Shepard, Sunday after worship.
• Bethel/Armenia vacation Bible school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 18; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19; and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20, at Armenia UMC.
Blackstock First Baptist
• Worship in song, 7 p.m. Sunday.
• Senior adults meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Men's Ministry at Calvary Baptist, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer at 6:15 p.m.
• Haiti mission trip, July 16-23.
Branded 4 Life Cowboy Church
One-day vacation Bible school, 9 a.m. Saturday. Lunch and snack provided. All ages welcome. Church is at 1777 Old Mill Road, Richburg.
Brooklyn Williamsville AME Zion
Community outreach service, 5:30 p.m Saturday, July 19. Praise dancing, spoken word, gospel, rap, steppers and prayer. Call the Rev. Jacqueline Caldwell at 803-389-5551 or any church member.
Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary will host Chester Baptist Association's Men's Ministry meeting, Tuesday.
Baseball outing to Charlotte Knights game, 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Meet in church parking lot. All welcome, children must be chaperoned.
Chester First Baptist
Registrations taken for four-year-old kindergarten. Call 377-7187.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion
New ladies' shoes for $10 or less per pair on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All ladies welcome.
Cool Branch Baptist
• Homecoming with the Rev. Ted Hodges, Sunday, July 20. Meal afterward, all welcome.
• Revival, 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, with the Rev. Mike Shaffer. All welcome.
Faith and Love Christian Center
Summer Enrichment Program, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday utilizing skills of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). For grades three through eight. Visit www.faithandlove.info/summerenrichment.html.
Revival, July 13-18. Minister Tirelle Rice of Weeping Mary Baptist speaks at 11 a.m. Sunday, no afternoon service. The Rev. Michael Golden of Limestone Baptist, Gaffney, speaks at 7 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. nightly through July 18. Various choirs invited, all welcome.
First Baptist Church of Richburg
Vacation Bible school, Aug. 3-7. Something for everyone, all invited. 165 Main St., Richburg.
First Church of the Nazarene
• Men's prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cyclone Restaurant. All men invited.
• Vacation Bible school, "Tumbleweed Gulch," 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Bible lessons, singing, skits, crafts, sports and food each night. For ages four through 12. Class for ages 13 to 18 also offered.
• Junior Camp, July 13-16; Primary Camp, July 17-19. See Linda Fairfax to help a child go to camp.
• Debbie Shook, formerly of Chester, will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 20. All welcome.
First Free Will Baptist
• Vacation Bible school, 6 to 8 p.m. nightly July 14-17. Registration at 5:30 p.m. Bus transportation available, call 385-8921.
• Fundraiser sale, Saturday, July 19. Ham biscuits and boiled peanuts, 8 to 10 a.m. Hot dog and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out. Singing with AME Zion Men's Choir, 6 p.m. Hot dog sale for businesses only, Friday, July 18. Call Ron Allen at 377-4936.
Gethsemene Baptist Church
Youth revival, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, with Minister DeJenique Hill of Hassian Hill Baptist, Blair, and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 20, with the Rev. Daryel Sanders of New High Baptist, Gastonia.
Gospel singing, 6 p.m. Saturday with Bill Hinson, Loretta Black, Steve Funderburk and friends. Church is at 118 Hamilton St. All welcome.
Vacation Bible school, "Christ-like Hands," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Saturday.
Horizons Christian Academy
Barbecue and Boston butt fundraiser prepared by Sam Austin, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 18. Barbecue plates, Boston butts, bake sale and basket raffle. Pick-up at Chester Freedom Ministries, 729 Village Drive. Place pre-orders by Monday at 377-7000. Deliveries of 10 plates or more available. Proceeds to help expand infant and toddler programs.
Lando Church of God
• Vacation Bible school, July 14-18. Meal at 5 p.m., VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. VBS finale, Sunday, July 20.
• General Assembly, July 28-Aug. 1.
• Needed food pantry item is canned chicken or ham. Last week was Ragu sauce.
• Place information for Sunday bulletins on office desk by Thursday of each week.
• Haiti Mission Team leaves this month. Guatemala mission trip leaves in August.
Mount Olive Baptist
Revival with the Rev. Kennedy Threatt Sr. of Black Rock Baptist, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20. Speaker for the week of July 21-24 at 7 p.m. will be Pastor Artis Bufford of Easley Union Missionary Baptist. All welcome, church is at 176 Center St.
New Hope UMC
Council on Ministries meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Administrative Board at 7:30 p.m.
• Men's Ministries breakfast, Saturday.
• Associational Men's Ministry meeting at Calvary Baptist, Tuesday.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, Thursday.
Paradise AME Zion
• Music Ministry hot dog and nachos with cheese and chili fundraiser, 10 a.m. today at Crossroads II Exxon across from the car wash.
• First Lady Camille Peay will speak at the Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church usher board program at 10 a.m. Saturday.
• Homecoming, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Otha Smith, presiding elder, Chester District, S.C. Conference, will speak. Revival continues Monday, through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace Church, Raleigh, and candidate for bishop, will lead the services.
• Brother Joe L. Barnes Sr. will receive the Layman Council Member of the Year Award at noon Saturday, July 19, in Hopkins, S.C.
• Bishop Kenneth Monroe of the South Atlantic District of the AME Zion Church will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20, at the re-dedication service for the church and fellowship hall.
• Church yard sale, Saturday, July 26. Bring goods to Family Life Center.
• WMU collecting canned goods for the pantry.
• Purity Playschool taking applications for two- and three-year-old classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Space is limited, call 377-8175.
• The Bible in 90 days, 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.
• Boy Scout Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Sweet Hope Baptist
Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Revival at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Labarius Edwards. The Rev. James Hope speaks Sunday evening. The Rev. Tony Griffin speaks Monday; the Rev. John Heath speaks Tuesday; the Rev. Barbara McClinton speaks Wednesday; and the Rev. Cliff Dye speaks Thursday.
Joshua Tent Ministries (Thomas Currence) will hold a tent service at 7 p.m. nightly until further notice beside the old Finley School in East Chester. Everyone welcome to bring the sick, lame and the lost. Donations welcome. Call 374-4466 or 389-7264.
The Holy Place
Dream Chasers 2014 two-day conference starts at 7 p.m. tonight with a concert. Champions brunch, 11 a.m. Saturday. Free to public.
True Gospel Church of God in Christ
Crazy Faith Youth Conference 2014, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19. The Rev. Samuel L. Kelly of New Birth Church, Great Falls, will speak. Praise, worship, workshops, prizes, activities and lunch, everything free. Bring largest youth group and win $50. Church is at 552 Ashford Road.
Revival, 11 a.m. Sunday with Presiding Elder Otha L. Smith of Browns Chapel AME Zion along with his choir and Temple of Praise. The Rev. Terry O. Feaster of Mount Olive Baptist speaks at 2:30 p.m. Services continue at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Thursday with various ministers.
West Side Baptist
• The Rev. David Brannen leads worship at 11 a.m. Sunday.
• R.E.A.C.H. "A" Team, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday. AWANA Lite and prayer meeting, 7 p.m.
• Polly Moore will be entertaining as Minnie Pearl on Sunday. Homemade ice cream afterward in the fellowship hall.
• Visit to Chester Regional Nursing Center, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Singing and devotion.
• Men's Ministry quarterly meeting at Calvary Baptist, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Visit www.wilksburgbaptist.com for prayer requests.
• Churchwide yard sale sponsored by Mens' Missions and Womens' Missions, 7 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in the social hall, rain or shine. Biscuits will be sold. See Christi Butler or Stewart Sims.
• Wild game banquet, Friday, Aug. 1, at West End Baptist Church, Rock Hill. Doors at 4:30 p.m., banquet at 7 p.m. For tickets see William Butler. Tickets are $20 each and are limited so get them fast.
Zion Pilgrim Baptist
Lunch & Learn Program, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 8 for ages five to 18. Free program with free lunch, reading, writing, math and field trips. Transportation available. Call Pamela Thompson at 864-545-6525. Church is at 3030 Pinckney Road.