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• Easter program and egg hunt, 2 p.m. Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
• Appreciation service for Deacon John C. Davis, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
• Easter egg hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday.
• No Mature Years meeting in April.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
• Ruritan Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at Lowrys Schoolhouse.
• Joint Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. in the social hall. Easter lesson by Jack Kindle and Jack Cabrey. Easter service, 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel sanctuary. Bring flowers for the Living Cross.
• Bethel Travelers to see "Heaven Is For Real" and dinner, Sunday, April 27. See Susan Kovas.
Black Rock Baptist
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday followed by Easter program and breakfast.
• Family and Friends Day and spring tailgate, Sunday, May 4. Wear t-shirts. Sunday school at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m. All invited.
Blackstock First Baptist
• Haiti barbecue sale, today.
• Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Son Rise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 8 a.m., breakfast at 9 a.m.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Monday.
• Haiti Team at Pizza Inn in Lancaster, 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
• Haiti car wash at First Citizens Bank, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26.
• Bible Learners' tea, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Good Friday service at New Hope UMC, Friday.
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday followed by Easter drama practice.
• Easter drama, 8 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast. Dedication of baptismal cross and new windows.
• Final meeting of the year for Good News Club at COLT, Tuesday.
Calvary Baptist, Walnut Street
Good Friday service, "Seven Last Words of Christ," noon today. Presented by YWAs. Call 377-4368. Church is at 130 Walnut St.
Capers Chapel UMC
• Good Friday service, 7 p.m. tonight at New Hope UMC.
• Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. All welcome.
• Council on Ministries meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. Administrative Board at 7 p.m.
• Children's Easter Festival, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at Hopewell ARP Church. Bring flowers to place on the rustic cross.
Chester First Baptist
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday at home of Jane Bagley. Breakfast Club at 8 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday.
• Miller Murphy of Connie Maxwell Children's Home speaks Wednesday.
• Birthday Bash, 7 p.m. Friday, April 25. Buy tickets by Sunday.
• Final meeting of Needleworks for Missions, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the social hall.
• Registrations taken for four-year-old kindergarten. Call 377-7187.
• Senior Adult Day, Sunday, May 4.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion
• "Seven Last Words of Jesus From the Cross," 7 p.m. tonight.
• Easter egg hunt, noon Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday followed by Easter program and breakfast. No 11 a.m. service this day.
Cool Branch Baptist
• Annie Armstrong offering taken throughout April.
• Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Communion observed, breakfast to follow. All welcome, no Sunday school.
• Seniors' one-day trip to Charleston, 7 a.m. Wednesday. Sign up in the vestibule. See Peggy Swearingen for details.
Faith and Love Christian Center
Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Resurrection play taken from "The Bible Experience," 2 p.m.
Spring Sing weekend, April 26-27 with the Brady Rochester Family. Singing on Saturday, April 26, starts at 6 p.m. Services on Sunday, April 27, will be 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dinner on the grounds following morning service, nursery provided. Church is at 1903 J.A. Cochran Bypass. Call 385-3333 or visit www.faithbaptistchester.com.
Easter services include Sunday school at 8 a.m. and worship at 9 a.m. Church is on Canal Road, Landsford.
First Baptist of Great Falls
Centennial celebration, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Covered dish meal to follow. Church is at 606 Dearborn St.
First Baptist of Lowrys
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at Lowrys Community Center.
• No AWANAs on Wednesday.
First Church of the Nazarene
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday 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 Children's Choir and Sanctuary Choir will sing as well as numerous solos. All welcome.
First Free Will Baptist
• Easter egg hunt, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Christian Life Center.
• Youth yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, in the Christian Life Center. Snacks and baked goods sold as well.
Friendship Missionary Baptist
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Regular service at 10 a.m.
• Groundbreaking ceremony for new multi-purpose building, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3. RSVP to Rose M. Moffatte at 374-1236 by Friday, April 25.
• Chinese auction, Saturday, April 26. Ticket drop 10 a.m. to noon. Call 374-5428 or 385-8527.
• Women's Ministry fish and hot dog sale, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Fish plates $6, hot dog plates $5, single hot dogs 75 cents and fish sandwiches $3. Call-in orders accepted at 385-3094.
Heath Springs Baptist
Good Friday service, 7 p.m. tonight. 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.
Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. 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. today at Tractor Supply to benefit mission work in five states.
Lake Wateree Baptist
• Son Rise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at waterfront pavilion. Breakfast follows.
• Beulah Land Quartet sings at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Light breakfast afterward. Youth drama at 9 a.m. followed by Easter egg hunt. No Sunday school or 11 a.m. service.
• Men to attend Men's Impact weekend in Greenville on Saturday, April 26. See Cooney Wishert.
• Liberty joins New Hope UMC for Good Friday service, 7 p.m. tonight.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring baskets.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. Choir and drama presentation at 10 a.m.
• Needed food pantry item is canned goods. Last week was peanut butter and jelly.
• See Sandra to help with planning of vacation Bible school.
• Graduate Sunday will be May 18. Graduates should let Preacher Joey know.
Mount Olive Baptist, Fairfield
Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Pre-homecoming, 6 p.m. with the Rev. George Sims of Mount Prospect Baptist. All invited.
Mount Prospect UMC
Good Friday service, 7 p.m. tonight at Ebenezer UMC, 2338 Ross Dye Road, Great Falls. Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at Mount Prospect, 2543 Mountain Gap Road, followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. prepared by United Methodist Men.
Mount Zion Baptist
First anniversary celebration for the Rev. Wendell Wylie, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The Rev. Herbert C. Crump of Freedom Temple Ministries, Rock Hill, will speak. Meal to follow. Various choirs will sing. All welcome, church is in Blackstock.
New Hope UMC
• Good Friday service, 7 p.m. tonight at New Hope UMC.
• Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. 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. 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.
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast at 8 a.m., worship at 9 a.m.
• Good Friday Crusade, 7 p.m. tonight.
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday.
• 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.
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages fifth grade and younger. Bring baskets.
• Easter breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday with service and cantata at 9 a.m. No evening service.
• WMU collecting baby items to donate to Palmetto Pregnancy Center.
• Annual barbecue sale starting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2.
• WMU collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry.
Pine Grove Baptist
• Youth Choir anniversary celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday. All youth choirs, praise teams, praise dancers and other youth ministries invited.
• Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
• 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.
Red Hill Missionary Baptist
Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast and egg hunt afterward.
Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
Youth advisors' monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday 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 concludes Sunday. Good Friday service, 6 p.m. tonight. Easter Eve Festival of Light, 6 p.m. Saturday.
• 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.
Together As One
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene. Breakfast at First Free Will. Regular morning service at 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday, no night service.
• Joy Night, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
True Gospel Church of God in Christ
Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Regular service and Easter program, 11 a.m. Church is at 552 Ashford Road. All welcome.
Union Ezell AME Zion
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
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast biscuit fellowship afterward. No evening service.
• Devotion and singing at Chester Active Day, 10 a.m. Thursday.
• Next Feed My Sheep delivery, 11 a.m. Thursday.
• Devotion and singing at Chester Regional Nursing Center, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
• Prayer walks for Saturate 2014 (youth revival), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Walmart; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Baptist Association office; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Piggly Wiggly in Great Falls.
West Side Baptist
• Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Bring baskets.
• Sunrise servie, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., worship at 9:45 a.m. No evening service.
• Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast follows in the social hall, egg hunt afterward.
• Fun Timers to Showmars in Rock Hill, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Volunteers needed for vacation Bible school June 8-13 at West Chester Baptist. See Pastor Sean.
• Food pantry item of the month is instant potatoes.
• Annie Armstrong Easter offering taken during April.