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• Easter egg hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• No Mature Years meeting in April.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
Bethel serves lunch at Holy Week on Wednesday.
Black Rock Baptist
Spring trip to Atlanta with Golden Age Club, Thursday. Guests will tour the MLK Jr. Memorial Center, visit Sweet Auburn Curb Market, dine at Busy Bee Restaurant and shop at Cumberland Mall. For prices and other details, call Marilyn Stinson at 803-230-7147 or Shirley Caldwell at 803-402-1000.
Blackstock First Baptist
• Camp LaVida workday, Saturday.
• Cantata during morning worship, Sunday.
• Haiti barbecue sale, Friday, April 18.
• Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• Son Rise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Sunday school at 8 a.m., breakfast at 9 a.m.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Monday, April 21.
• Haiti Team at Pizza Inn in Lancaster, 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.
• Haiti car wash at First Citizens Bank, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26.
• Bible Learners' tea, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Browns Chapel AME Zion
Palm Sunday drama, Sunday morning. Worship at 9 a.m. All welcome.
Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Trash pick-up, 10 a.m. Saturday. Kitchen cleaning and reorganization.
• Palm Sunday, April 13. Children will march in waving palm fronds.
• Bring cakes for Holy Week to Calvary on Sunday.
• No Bible study or Good News Club this week. No Wednesday services.
• Maundy Thursday service at West Chester Baptist, 7 p.m. on April 17.
• Good Friday service at New Hope UMC, Friday, April 18.
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• Easter drama, 8 a.m. followed by breakfast. Dedication after for baptismal cross and new windows.
Calvary Baptist, Walnut Street
Good Friday service, "Seven Last Words of Christ," noon Friday, April 18. Presented by YWAs. Call 377-4368. Church is at 130 Walnut St.
Capers Chapel UMC
• Capers Chapel will serve lunch at Holy Week services Thursday.
• Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. on April 17 at Capers Chapel.
• Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at New Hope UMC.
• Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. All welcome.
• Holy Week, noon to 1 p.m. April 14-18. Lenten message from 12 to 12:30 p.m., lunch prepared by area churches from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
• Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 17.
• Children's Easter Festival, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at Hopewell ARP Church. Bring flowers to place on the rustic cross.
Chester First Baptist
• RA field day, Saturday.
• Easter music presented on Palm Sunday, April 13. Children's Easter party afterward.
• Breakfast Club, Sunday, April 20.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday, April 21.
• Church conference, Wednesday, April 23.
• Birthday Bash, Friday, April 25.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion
• Gospel Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. All choirs invited. Church is on Stringfellow Road.
• "Seven Last Words of Jesus From the Cross," 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.
• Easter egg hunt, noon Saturday, April 19.
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20, followed by Easter program and breakfast. No 11 a.m. service this day.
Cool Branch Baptist
• Annie Armstrong offering taken throughout April.
• Cemetery clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday. Picnic to follow. Call Gwen Bannister at 803-718-2718.
• Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Communion observed, breakfast to follow. All welcome, no Sunday school.
• Seniors' one-day trip to Charleston, 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 23. Sign up in the vestibule. See Peggy Swearingen for details.
Emmanuel Chapel Missionary Baptist
Youth Department trip to Lazy 5 Ranch, Saturday. Seats are first come, first serve. Bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Emmanuel Chapel parking lot. Easter Egg Extravaganza for the kids at 10 a.m. For ticket prices call 374-0476.
Faith and Love Christian Center
Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Resurrection play taken from "The Bible Experience," 5 p.m. that evening. All welcome.
Faith Temple Holiness Church
Founders Day, 11 a.m. Sunday. Minister-in-charge Terone Manning will speak. Stars of Zion of Rock Hill will sing at 7 p.m. All welcome. Church is on Canal Road in Landsford.
First Baptist of Lowrys
• Easter egg hunt and hot dog dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday for $3.
• Quarterly Men's Ministry meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Great Falls Baptist.
First Church of the Nazarene
• Men's prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cyclone Restaurant. All men invited.
• Special Palm Sunday service led by Children's Church, 11 a.m. Sunday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at First Church of the Nazarene with First Free Will Baptist in charge. Breakfast for $5 at 8 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist. All invited.
• Special service, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Children's Choir and Sanctuary Choir will sing as well as numerous solos. All welcome.
First Free Will Baptist
Homecoming, Sunday. Bring food. Service at 10:45 a.m. with Wesley Campbell as speaker. Soul Harvest will sing.
• Chinese auction, Saturday. Ticket drop from 10 a.m. to noon only, auction at noon. No tickets dropped after noon. Featuring half and half, money tree, gift cards, cash, food and fun. For prices and details call Margaret Young at 581-3219 or Linda Buckson at 581-4772.
• Palm Sunday Hats on Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday. Call Rosa Lee Hall at 385-2729, all welcome.
Great Falls Presbyterian
Maundy Thursday service including communion, 6 p.m. on April 17.
Heath Springs Baptist
• The Rev. Bryant Fersner, director of missions for the Moriah Baptist Association, will preach at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
• Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18. Seven area pastors will preach for seven minutes on one of the cries of Christ from the cross. Patti Steen, Warren Jones and Keith Mosley will sing. All welcome. Call 577-7314.
• Easter egg hunt, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Fellowship hour afterward. Worship at 11 a.m.
Kentucky Mission fundraiser
Hot dogs, baked goods and drinks will be sold from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Tractor Supply to benefit mission work in five states.
Lake Wateree Baptist
• Easter cantata, "Arise, My Love," 10 a.m. Sunday.
• Son Rise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at waterfront pavilion. Breakfast follows.
• Beulah Land Quartet sings at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Light breakfast afterward. Special presentation and drama by the youth at 9 a.m. followed by Easter egg hunt. See Eva Poston to donate eggs, candy, prizes and refreshments for the hunt.
• Men to attend Men's Impact weekend in Greenville on Saturday, April 26. See Cooney Wishert.
• Men's breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Hardee's. All men encouraged to attend.
• Needed food pantry item is peanut butter and jelly. Last week was soup.
• Associational men's conference, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Great Falls Second Baptist.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19. Bring baskets.
• See Sandra to help with planning of vacation Bible school.
• Graduate Sunday will be May 18. Graduates should let Preacher Joey know.
Mount Moriah Baptist
Walking For A Cure, Saturday at Manchester Park in Rock Hill. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/ walking-4-a-cure-tickets-11139212685 or on site from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Walk from 9 a.m. to noon. On-site registration is $12. T-shirts available. All proceeds to Chester County Relay For Life. Call 803-616-6080 or 803-370-7411.
Mount Pleasant Presbyterian
Fun Day gospel singing and spaghetti supper fundraiser, Saturday. Singing at 4 p.m. with Knox Station and Seventh Vision. Spaghetti plates will include salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and a drink and will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. The Black Family Singers will perform at 7 p.m. All welcome. For take-out orders, directions or details, call 581-0605, 803-548-1766 or 803-417-4018.
Mount Prospect Baptist
Senior Choir 45th anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday. Choirs will sing, all invited.
New Hope UMC
• Easter egg hunt follows worship Sunday.
• New Hope serves lunch at Holy Week services Thursday.
• Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. on April 17 at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at New Hope UMC.
• Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20, in the New Hope Cemetery, weather permitting. Breakfast follows in the fellowship hall. No Sunday school.
Old Hope Station Baptist
• Women's Conference, "The Prophetic Flow: Speaking, Receiving and Walking Into Your Destiny," 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Speakers will be Overseer Medris Wellington of All God Church of Healing and Deliverance, Virginia Beach, and Pastor Cecilia Stanback of The Ark of the Covenant Worship Center, Melbourne, Fla. Registration $7, lunch served. Door prizes given. Public welcome. Church is at 3817 Fort Wagner Road, Blair. Call 803-718-2540 or 803-718-2286.
• Celebration of Pastor Barbara McClinton's third anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
• Men's Ministries breakfast, Saturday.
• Associational Men's Ministries meeting at Great Falls First Baptist, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, Thursday, April 17.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Breakfast at 8 a.m., worship at 9 a.m.
• New date for health fair will be announced later.
• Good Friday Crusade, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20.
• Kids Corner on Matthew 6, The Lord's Prayer, now through April.
• Old newspapers needed, donate to the church to be used for children's activities.
• WMU collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry.
• Catfish Tournament, 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Wateree. Lunch provided. Register at 581-3875 or 242-5042.
• Special singing during 6 p.m. service Sunday. Shirey Family Singers will perform, love offering taken. All welcome.
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for ages fifth grade and younger. Bring baskets.
• Easter breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 20, with service and cantata at 9 a.m. No evening service.
• Annual barbecue sale starting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2.
• 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.
• Leaving for Charlotte Knights game, 5 p.m. Wednesday.
• Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. on April 17.
Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
• Women's Auxiliary one-day session, 10 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist. Evangelist Gail McCullough of Friendship will speak. All young women auxiliaries and missionaries invited. Call Mary McClurkin at 581-8182.
• Ministers', Deacons' and Trustees' Spouses Auxiliary program, "100 Men In Black," 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist, 112 Ligon St. Theme: "Empowering the Young Black Male." Churches asked to sponsor five young black males and one adult. All welcome.
• Youth advisors' monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Mount Olive Baptist.
Saturate 2014 Youth Revival
Countywide Youth Revival, 6 p.m. nightly May 2-4 at Lewisville High School. All denominations welcome to help. Speakers will be Carl Martin, who played for the 1981 Clemson Tigers championship football team; Todd Davis, who played for the S.C. Gamecocks; and The Strength Team, made up of former professional athletes. The event will feature live music and free food every night. Inflatables for children, fun for all. For details, call Will McBrayer at 374-3994 or visit www.saturate2014.tk.
St. Mark's Episcopal
• Holy Week, April 13-20. Palm Sunday on April 13 with Holy Eucharist worship at 11 a.m. Right Rev. W. Andrew Waldo, bishop of Upper Diocese of S.C., will visit. Maundy Thursday service, 6 p.m. on April 17 with Father Paul Stricklin. Good Friday service, 6 p.m. on April 18. Easter Eve Festival of Light, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• Sunny Side Up free breakfast for children and seniors, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in the fellowship hall. Table etiquette, healthy eating from the garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 379-1683 for reservations. Church is at 132 Center St.
Temple of Praise
Soulfest Part II, 5:30 pm. Saturday. Love offering, musicians and singers, refreshments. Church is at 130 Hudson St.
Together As One
Joy Night, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Trinity Christian Fellowship
Easter play, "The Last Supper" by Pamela Douglas White, 5 p.m. Sunday. Church is at 501 Saluda Road. No admission fee.
Union Ezell AME Zion
• Women of the Bible, 2 p.m. Sunday.
• Taste-A-Rama sponsored by Stewardess Board No. 1, after services Sunday, April 27. Donations $5. Church is at Main Street and S.C. Highway 9 in Fort Lawn.
West Chester Baptist
Volunteers needed for joint vacation Bible school with Calvary, Wilksburg and West Chester.
West Side Baptist
• Counseling training for Saturate 2014 Youth Revival, 10 a.m. Saturday at the associational office in Richburg. Meeting is mandatory for volunteers helping with counseling.
• Embracers meeting, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Men's Ministry meeting at Great Falls Baptist, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Men's prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Bring baskets.
• Sunrise servie, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., worship at 9:45 a.m. No evening service.
• Those going to the race in Darlington should meet at the church at noon Saturday.
• Easter egg hunt follows breakfast after sunrise service on Sunday.
• Vacation Bible school meeting, 3 p.m. Sunday at West Chester Baptist.
• Food pantry item of the month is instant potatoes.
• Annie Armstrong Easter offering taken during April.
Women's Prayer Gathering
Women's Prayer Gathering, 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Chester War Memorial Building. Dinner will be served, seats are limited. Call Diane Morris at 377-3508 or 209-5383 for price details. All denominations welcome.