Church Calendar For Friday, May 23, 2014

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By Marissa White

Armenia UMC
• Parsonage work day, Saturday.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 1.
• Confederate Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1.
• Breakfast for the Rev. Wolfe, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 15.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

Bethel UMC
• UMYF meeting, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Office closed Monday for Memorial Day.
• Donations of books needed for Million Book Effort through Thursday. Books given to underprivileged children.
• Salkehatchie campers will stay at Bethel June 14-21. Donations of money, bottled water, Gatorade, candy bars and snack crackers needed.
• Retirement gathering for the Rev. Allen D. Wolfe follows morning worship Sunday, June 15. Light refreshments, no gifts.

Bethlehem Baptist
Annual Memorial Day program, 2 p.m. Sunday for active, retired and disabled soldiers. Deceased soldiers also recognized. All welcome.

Black Rock Baptist
Golden Age Club trip to 28th annual Original Gullah Festival in Beaufort, today. Event focuses on education and cultural preservation of African American Gullah heritage in the Low Country with storytelling, gospel singing, arts and crafts, vendors and food. Call Marilyn "Peaches" Stinson at 803-230-7147 or Shirley Caldwell at 803-402-1000.

Blackstock First Baptist
• Haiti Team hot dog sale and music from Chappell Road and Pinetuckett, Saturday at Lowrys Community Center.
• No evening service Sunday.

Browns Chapel AME Zion
• Chinese auction, Saturday. Drop time 10 a.m. to noon, auction at noon. Over 100 gifts.
• Missionary banquet and fashion show, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31. To be in the fashion show and for ticket prices, call Earnestine Douglas at 444-1107.

Calvary Baptist
• Benefit for Frankie Farmer, 4 p.m. Saturday. Spaghetti supper followed by bingo.
• Memorial Day service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Carter reunion at 1 p.m.
• Graduates recognized Sunday, June 1.
• Calvary responsible for Food Bank June 2-6. See Tonya Wilks to volunteer.
• Community vacation Bible school at West Chester Baptist, June 8-13.
• Grace Scholarship applications now available.

Calvary Baptist, Walnut Street
Youth revival, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7. Games, face painting, field events and more, message from the Rev. Timothy Cousar of Mount Hopewell Baptist. Call 803-402-0276, all welcome.

Capers Chapel UMC
Salkehatchie sign-ups due now, complete at www.salkehatchie.org. Chester camp is June 14-21.

Chester ARP
Appalachia mission fundraiser dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Barron Room.

Chester First Baptist
• Graduate Recognition Sunday, May 25.
• Youth Choir dinner fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. Choir will tour June 7-14.
• Vacation Bible school, June 16-20.
• Registrations taken for four-year-old kindergarten. Call 377-7187.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion
Family and Friends Day, "Warning! Caution! Still Under Construction," 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1.

Cool Branch Baptist
All veterans honored during 11 a.m. worship Sunday. Graduates will also be honored. See Francis Clack with names. Love offering taken for Travis Stevenson, who will go to Guatemala on a mission trip in July.

First Church of the Nazarene
The church will send a number of children to summer church camp this year. To help a child attend camp, call Pastor Porter at 899-2455 or Steve Fairfax at 581-1503.

Heath Memorial UMC
New children's books needed for Million Book Effort. Goal is 1,000 books by June 1 to help the S.C. Conference of the UMC in their attempt to get the books distributed to children by summer. Books can be donated in the containers in the Richburg/Lando area or at the church, 3781 Lando Road just south of the Lando Fire Department. Monetary donations also accepted and can be sent to Heath Memorial UMC Church Missions, P.O. Box 27, Edgemoor, SC 29712.

Heath Springs Baptist
Christian concert pianist Jim Hendrick will perform at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. He is an international concert pianist and professor at Chicago State. Love offering taken, all welcome.

Hebron Presbyterian
Homecoming and Cemetery Association meeting, Sunday. Worship at 11:15 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch.

Leeds Baptist
• Memorial Day service and annual anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. Cooney Wishert will speak.
• Vacation Bible school, June 26-28. Place orders now for t-shirts. Visit www.leedsbaptist.org and Facebook.

Liberty Baptist
• Preacher Joey and Patti are leaving to go in the mission field in Arizona. Celebration to honor them at 10 a.m. Sunday. All welcome, bring a well-filled picnic basket.
• Vacation Bible school meeting after church Sunday, June 1.
• Vacation Bible school, "Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend," 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 17-20.
• Needed food pantry item is canned corn. Last week was toilet paper.

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian
• Hash and bake sale, Saturday. Old fashioned hash available for $14 per quart beginning at 8 a.m. Church is at 4619 Mount Pleasant Church Road at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Church Road and Center Road, Chester. For pick-up orders, directions or other information, call 581-0605, 548-1766 or 803-417-4018.
• Homecoming celebrating 133 years, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1. Special music and singing, preaching, fellowship and food.Guest pastor will be Shirley Harris. Covered dish dinner to follow. Homecoming starts at 11 a.m. instead of usual 9:30 a.m. time.

Mount Prospect UMC
Eva Simmers and Seventh Vision will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. No charge, light refreshments served. Church is at 2543 Mountain Gap Road, Richburg.

Mount Zion Baptist
Motorcycle Sunday, "Let's Ride For Jesus," Sunday, June 1. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. from parking lot of Fred's in Chester. Police escort, light dinner after service. In association with Let's Get It Ryders and Rydas 4 Righteousness. Call 374-0833.

New Hope UMC
Salkehatchie sign-ups due now, complete at www.salkehatchie.org. Chester camp is June 14-21.

Orrs Baptist
• Church Council, Tuesday.
• Lord's supper, Sunday, June 1. Canned goods received for local food pantry.
• Family Night with mission organizations meeting, Wednesday, June 4.
• Vacation Bible school, June 8-13.
• Nursing home ministry, Tuesday, June 10.

Parkway Baptist
• WMU collecting baby items to donate to Palmetto Pregnancy Center.
• WMU collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry.

Purity Presbyterian
• Purity Playschool taking applications for two- and three-year-old classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Space is limited, call 377-8175.
• Boy Scout Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
• Session meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Vacation Bible school, June 9-13. F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God) for ages two through five will meet from 9 a.m. to noon in both rooms on the left past the fellowship hall. Two-year-olds, any child not potty trained or with special needs should be accompanied by a caregiver who will stay with them during class. Provide a complete change of clothing. Lesson, music, crafts, playtime and snack (lunch not provided). Camp In A Van for those who have completed five-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration and daily sign-up, 8:30 a.m. each morning.

Rehoboth AME Zion
Community Awareness Outreach, noon Saturday. Speakers for all age groups, door prizes, music and free food. Church is at 2640 Lancaster Highway.

Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
Ushers' workshop, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Big Calvary Baptist in Edgemoor. All churches invited.

S.C. Conference Men of Zion
The Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 31, at Waterford Golf Course, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill. Participation, sponsorship and/or donations requested. Sponsorship includes hole sign. Call Barry Mason Sr. at 704-891-1637, Bill Berry at 803-524-2725 or Marshall Harris at 704-641-1755.

Sweet Hope Baptist
Family and Friends Day, 9 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Keith McCrorey of Bethel Baptist, Mount Holly.

Together As One
Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1. Bring a well-filled picnic basket, all welcome.

West Chester Baptist
Calvary Baptist, Wilksburg Baptist and West Chester Baptist vacation Bible school, June 8-13.

West Side Baptist
• Church office closed Monday for Memorial Day.
• FAITH and R.E.A.C.H. "C" Team, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday. AWANA Lite and prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
• Vacation Bible school, 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 1-5. All welcome.

Wilksburg Baptist
• Place "pounding" items in ladies' Sunday school room by Wednesday.
• Vacation Bible school, June 8-13 at West Chester Baptist. Supper from 6 to 6:30 p.m., Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Items for VBS decorating should be put in the box outside the pastor's office.

Woodward Baptist
• Memorial Day service, Sunday.
• Vacation Bible school, "Christ Commanders," 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, with a meal and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 16-18, with snacks. Classes for all, not just children. Register at woodwardbaptist.org.