Church Calendar For Friday, April 1, 2016

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By Marissa White

Alpha Alpha Gamma Psi
• Alpha Alpha Gamma Psi Christian Sorority is taking applications for its scholarship, which will be given to a female senior in Chester County who will be attending college. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9. For more information, e-mail Renata Davis at renata.dixon80@gmail.com.
• Annual probate, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Gethsemane Baptist in Chester.

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

Bethel UMC
• Bible study, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Community Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Hot meal provided at no charge, provided by area churches. Kitchen operates most Wednesdays through April 27. Churches and individuals invited to form a team and join. To volunteer or donate, call 385-3266 or Brenda Cabrey at 581-0916 or e-mail bethelumc@truvista.net. Meal provided by the Rev. Eric Shepard of Bethel UMC on April 6, Capers Chapel UMC on April 13, the culinary arts students at the Chester County Career Center on April 20 and Ember Church on April 27. Soup kitchen will resume in November. Call Jane Carter at 385-3266 or Brenda Cabrey at 581-0916.
• Cross Roads (meal provided), 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Big Calvary Baptist
Chinese auction, Saturday, April 9, at Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, 1664 Stringfellow Road, Chester. Ticket drop from 10 to 11:55 a.m., auction at noon. Tickets are $5 for one pack or five packs for $20. Food will be sold. Proceeds go to Special Activities Committee.

Black Rock Baptist
Bible study, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Blackstock First Baptist
• Men's fishing tournament, 6 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Wateree. See Gene Gaston.
• Walk With Jesus, 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
• Bible study, BFB Kids and Youth Choir practice, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Calvary Baptist
Called business meeting after morning worship Sunday to vote on proposed amended cemetery constitution and by-laws.

Chester ARP
• Red Rose Banquet for high school graduates, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24.
• New Beginning handbell class, 5 to 5:55 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study and breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Midweek meals and activities start at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Men's Friday morning Bible study and prayer, 7 a.m.

Chester First Church of the Nazarene
Prayer and praise services, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion
Gospel Choir anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10. All invited.

Christ Central Ministries
Christ Central Ministries invites service providers and church members to join in looking at Biblical ways to bring hope to the community. Christ Central is in a unique role to assist area Christians reach out and change Chester as the Body of Christ and desires to be a convening point for Christians who care and want to serve as Christ's hands and feet. A small group study entitled "When Helping Hurts" will be held at noon Mondays at Christ Central Ministries, 125 Hudson St. There is a book by the same name participants may be interested in reading, but it is not necessary as a video series will be used as a discussion starter. The website to preview videos is www.chalmers.org/media/category/whh-small-group-experience. For details, call Billie Jo Youmans at 581-5890 or e-mail to billiejoyoumans @gmail.com

Community Church
• Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Children's Church with Angie Kee and regular service with the Rev. Ronnie Greene, both at 11 a.m.
• Talent Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
• Praise practice, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with Bobby Compton. Bible class at 7 p.m. with Bob Moore.
• The Rev. Greene does Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Cool Branch Baptist
• Family Night, Sunday. Choir practice at 4 p.m., group meetings at 4:45 p.m., meal at 5 p.m. (all welcome). Robert Wylie speaks at 6 p.m., all welcome. Deacons meet at 7 p.m.
• Beginning April 6, weekly worship service will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All invited.

Emmanuel Chapel Missionary Baptist
• Family and Friends Day with Pastor Dennis White of Greensboro (formerly of Chester), 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24. All welcome.
• Support group meetings for caretakers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients, 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Church is on Edwards Road in Fort Lawn.

Eternal Rock
• Men's prayer, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Prayer and Bible study from 6 to 8 p.m.
• Prayer, 9 to 10 p.m. Fridays.

Faith and Love Christian Center
Afterschool program, 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Visit www.faithandlove.info or call 377-8302. Church is on Great Falls Highway.

First Baptist
Relay For Life Sunday dinner fundraiser, April 17.

First Free Will Baptist
Homecoming with the Rev. Ralph Byars, Sunday, April 10.

Fountain of Life Church of God
• Children's Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday.
• Adult Bible study and Kids Club for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Senior citizens meet every third Thursday at the church for lunch and fellowship. All welcome.
• Need canned goods for the food pantry.

Friendship Missionary Baptist
Former FMBC Gospel Chorus members invited to take part in a reunion concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Call Shanetta Worthy at 803-415-954 for rehearsal dates and times.

Gethsemane Baptist
Chinese auction by Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Saturday. Ticket drop 10 a.m to noon. Tickets are $5 per pack or buy four packs get one free. Proceeds go to scholarships, refreshments also sold.

Liberty Baptist
• Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday. Liberty Kids at 5 p.m.
• Family Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Food pantry available.

Lowrys First Baptist
• Revival, 6 p.m. each Sunday in April. Speakers are the Rev. Mike Carter on April 3, the Rev. Scott Shields on April 10, the Rev. Kenny Pittman on April 17 and the Rev. Tommy Thurston on April 24.
• AWANA, Bible study and youth activities, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Metropolitan AME Zion
One hundred fiftieth church anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Bishop the Right Rev. Dr. Kenneth Monroe, presiding prelate of the South Atlantic Episcopal District, will preach. Meal follows worship, all invited. Church is at 182 York St., Chester.

Mount Moriah AME Zion
• Chinese auction fundraiser, Saturday. Tickets are $5 per pack with buy four, get one free. Tickets dropped at noon, auction at 1:15 p.m. Door prizes, hot dog combos for $3. Church is at 193 North Main St., Richburg.
• Bible study, noon Wednesdays.

Mount Moriah Baptist
Food Pantry open from 10 a.m. to noon every third Saturday. All welcome, call 377-3495. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Mount Prospect Baptist
Senior Choir 47th anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Various choirs will sing.

New Impact Ministries
• Empowerment services, 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 103 Main St. across from the old People's Furniture Store. All invited. Bible study, 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesdays.
• Second annual pastoral and church anniversary trip, June 4 to Savannah, Ga. Call 803-917-2588 or 803-201-3931 as soon as possible to reserve seats. Non-refundable deposit of half the cost due at time of reserving.

New Zion Baptist
Family and Friends Day, Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Morning speaker is Pastor Donald Woodard. Evening service at 2 p.m. with Baizil Foster. All invited.

Order of Eastern Stars
Order of Eastern Stars, Dew Drop Chapter No. 113 first "Color of the Stars" spring event, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Mount Pleasant Baptist, 245 North Main St., Richburg. Minister Laural H. Coleman, O.E.S. district deputy, will speak. All welcome.

Orrs Baptist
• Visit to Chester Regional Nursing Center, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• Quarterly Family Night and mission organizations, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Men's breakfast, Saturday, April 9.
• Spring WMU meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Richburg First Baptist.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, Thursday, April 21.
• Church Council meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.

Outpouring Ministries
Chinese auction, Saturday, April 16, at The Holy Place Academy, 540 Patrick St., Chester. Drop time 11 a.m., pick time 1 p.m. Call Overseer Flora Murphy at 374-9802 or Sandra Johnson at 379-3050.

Parkway Baptist
• Annual catfish tournament hosted by Parkway and Blackstock Baptist Churches at Lake Wateree State Park, Saturday. Sign in at 6 a.m., fishing 6:30 to 11 a.m. Short message at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Prizes awarded.
• Spring revival, 6:30 p.m. nightly April 6-8 with special speakers the Rev. Sanders on April 6, Bishop Daryl Croft on April 7 and Matt Rankin on April 8. Music by Soul'd Out Quartet on April 6, The Shirey Family on April 7 and First Freewill Choir on April 8. All welcome.
• Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
• Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable foods needed.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian
"Po' man's supper" for Relay For Life, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17. RSVP to the McKinneys by Sunday, April 10, at 789-7094.

Purity Presbyterian
• Handbell rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
• Women's Fellowship Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• Wednesday night programs, 6 p.m.
• Chancel Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Radical For Christ Universal Ministries
• Prayer breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Speakers are the Rev. Diane Murdock of Mount Pleasant, Richburg; the Rev. Julia Hemphill of Calvary Baptist, Chester; Evangelist Tabatha Strother of Pine Grove Baptist, Chester; and the Rev. Jeanette Mackey of Calvary Baptist, Chester.
• Services held every first, third and fifth Sunday of each month. Sunday school from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. Church is at 217 Columbia St. (Love Presbyterian). All welcome. Call Pastor Bessie B. Curbeam at 581-4709 for details.

Saluda Street Church of God
• Men's Bible study, 6 p.m. Mondays, April 4 and 18, with Dan McCraven.
• Women's Bible study starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, on Beth Moore's "Believe in God." Refreshments provided by each lady bringing a dish of their choice. See Valerie Gerbers for details.

Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
Annual Spring Institute, April 4-6 at Mount Olive Baptist, 176 Center St. Sessions at 6:45 p.m. each evening, theme is "Effective Ministry." Classes for all ministries and ages, all welcome.

St. Mark's Episcopal
Power Lunch, noon Wednesdays. Worship service and holy communion, 12 noon throughout the year. The Rev. Feus, a local ordained priest, will lead. Lunch follows noon service. Continuing to hold Sunday services in addition to the Wednesday worship services. Sunday services include Bible study at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m.

Sweet Hope Baptist
• Benefit for Willie Caldwell, 5 p.m. Saturday.
• Pastor anniversary reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Chester War Memorial Building. Pastor anniversary service follows Sunday, May 1.
• Bible study, second and fourth Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
• Senior Citizen Ministry meeting, third Saturday of each month.

Together As One
Bible study with Brother John Williams, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Trinity Christian Fellowship
Healing school, 11 a.m. Thursday at 501 Saluda St.

Upper Hope Station Missionary Baptist
Tenth anniversary celebration for Pastor Corey and First Lady Jackson, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24. The Rev. Rodney Adams of Big Calvary Baptist will speak. All welcome.

Wesley Memorial UMC
• Sunday school class, 10 a.m. Sunday.
• New praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Journey Kidz (children's church) for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, nursery for newborn to age two.

West Chester Baptist
• Prayer Team, 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Tentative dates for Little Sparrow mission trip are April 13-17. See Pastor Jeff.
• Sign up in the vestibule for the seniors' trip to Myrtle Beach May 17-20.

West Side Baptist
• Wes Side Seniors meet at noon Monday.
• R.E.A.C.H. "R" Team, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Men's prayer meeting and breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
• AWANA and prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Revival, April 10-13. All invited.

Wilksburg Baptist
• Fun Timers to lunch at Midway BBQ, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Church work day, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9.
• Spring WMU with missionary speaker, 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Richburg First Baptist.

Word and Spirit Christian Fellowship
Services at 10 and 11 a.m. Sundays at 121 Mobley St., youth ministry for all ages. Teaching at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 126 York St., youth ministry for all ages. Listen live at 11 a.m. every Sunday at www.wordandspirit.com/media.

Zoe Life
Bible study, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 331 Ashford St. (old Brooklyn School). All welcome, classes taught by the Rev. C. Pendergrass.