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  • February 28 was a normal day for Vatesha Bouler. She got up and went to work just as she always does. The diagnosis of breast cancer she had received the previous day wasn't enough shake her from her normal routine.
    "She didn't allow cancer to take control of her," said Vatesha's mother Margaret Young. "She took control of it."

  • Antioch Baptist
    Celebration of 111th church anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor and gospel singer Norris Turner of Gethsemane Baptist, Blair, will speak. Theme: "Restoring the Meaning of Worship."

    Armenia UMC
    • Roberts reunion, 1 p.m. Sunday.
    • Pot luck supper and movie, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
    • Charge conference, Thursday, Oct. 23.
    • Children's Halloween party, Friday, Oct. 31.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Beaver Creek Baptist

  • Armenia Baptist
    Usher's program, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jerome Boyd of Pine Grove Baptist. All welcome.

    Armenia UMC
    • Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.
    • Brakefield reunion, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.
    • Roberts reunion, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.
    • Pot luck supper and movie, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    • Crossroads, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Armenia UMC
    AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    • Crossroads, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Armenia UMC
    • UMYF, Sunday.
    • Hudson reunion, Sunday.
    • Mature Years at Bojangles, 11 a.m. Monday.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    • Crossroads, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Armenia UMC
    AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    We Love Bethel party rescheduled for Sept. 28-30 beginning with a cottage prayer meeting drop-in at the parsonage at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. More events and times to be announced.

    Black Rock Baptist

  • Armenia UMC
    AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    We Love Bethel party rescheduled for Sept. 28-30 beginning with a cottage prayer meeting drop-in at the parsonage at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. More events and times to be announced.

    Bethlehem Baptist
    Revival, Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James W. Hope. The Rev. Franklin Smith speaks at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Thursday. 2995 West Chester School Road, all welcome.

  • Antioch Baptist
    Revival, "The Church Moving Forward With A Purpose And Plan," concludes at 7 p.m. tonight with the Rev. Robert Entzminger.

    Armenia UMC
    AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    • UMW nursing home birthday party, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Antioch Baptist
    Revival, "The Church Moving Forward With A Purpose And Plan," Sunday. Morning service 11 a.m., evening service 2:30 p.m. Speaker at 2:30 p.m. will be the Rev. Persell Ross of Lockhart. Services also at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday with the Rev. Robert Entzminger.

    Armenia Baptist
    Revival, "Building Up Our Most Holy Faith," Sunday through Thursday. Revivalist for the week, the Rev. Donnie Dye of Zion Pilgrim Baptist, opens revival at 2 p.m. Services at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Thursday.

  • Antioch Baptist
    Revival, "The Church Moving Forward With A Purpose And Plan," Sunday, Aug. 10. Morning service 11 a.m., evening service 2:30 p.m. Speaker at 2:30 p.m. will be the Rev. Persell Ross of Lockhart. Services also at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday, Aug. 11-15, with the Rev. Robert Entzminger.

    Armenia UMC
    • Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Covered dish lunch to follow. Cemetery Association meeting and memorial service, 2 p.m.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

  • Armenia UMC
    • 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.

    Big Calvary Baptist
    Revival, Sunday through Friday, July 27-Aug. 1, starting with homecoming Sunday evening. Pastor Ricky White speaks at 2 p.m. Sunday. Minister Raquel Gill speaks at 7 p.m. nightly Monday and Tuesday; Pastor Rodney Freeman speaks Wednesday; Pastor George Cook speaks Thursday; and Pastor William Coleman speaks Friday. All welcome.

  • Armenia UMC
    • Bible school, 6 p.m. tonight, 9 a.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
    • Mature Years, 11 a.m. Monday.
    • Board meeting, 7 p.m. Monday.
    • 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.

    Bethel Baptist
    Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Thursday. All are welcome.

    Bethel UMC

  • Armenia UMC
    • 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.

    Bethel UMC

  • Armenia UMC
    • 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.

    Bethel UMC

  • Armenia UMC
    • Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday.
    • 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.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Blackstock First Baptist
    • Deacons' meeting, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    • Family Night with all missions meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    • Worship in song, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

  • Some people go a lifetime without living their dreams. Jessica Sink Wilkes fulfilled two in less than a day.
    Jessica grew up in the Richburg area and attended school in Lewisville. Her dad Jack was a teacher and coach and her mother Pat a guidance counselor at Chester Park. Given that, it isn't surprising that Jessica was a smart, studious girl that loved sports. Her life was much like that of other girls her age right up until her 10th birthday.

  • Armenia UMC
    • The Rev. Joe Long, Rock Hill district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
    • Cemetery Board meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday.
    • Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, July 6.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Blackstock First Baptist
    • Kids' trip to S.C. State Museum, 9 a.m. Saturday.
    • Vacation Bible school, June 29-July 3.

    Calvary Baptist

  • Armenia UMC
    • Breakfast for the Rev. Wolfe, 8 a.m. Sunday.
    • Book Club, 5 p.m. Sunday.
    • AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

    Bethel UMC
    • 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. Light refreshments, no gifts.

    Blackstock First Baptist

  • For Bob Curtis and Cornwell “William” Stone, it was a flight of honor and a flight of remembrance. The two Chester veterans recently took part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight is the organization that periodically takes veterans to view the war memorials located in and around the Mall in D.C.  and other sites, and returns them home to a heroes' welcome at their home airport.

  • Armenia UMC
    • Men's breakfast, Sunday.
    • Confederate Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
    • Council meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
    • 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
    • Salkehatchie campers will stay at Bethel June 14-21. Donations of money, bottled water, Gatorade, candy bars and snack crackers needed.