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• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday.
• Book Club, 5 p.m. Sunday.
• Easter egg hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
Battered But Not Broken Ministries
Battered But Not Broken Ministry is always in need of donations. Checks may be made out to Battered But Not Broken Ministry and mailed to P.O. Box 213, Chester. The group's mission is to assist families and ex-offenders rebuild their lives in the community while re-establishing homes and helping fight drug and alcohol abuse, crime and violence. Call LeTanya Williams at 385-2290 or visit www.batteredbutnotbrokenministries.org.
• Tuesday Bible study group, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• CrossRoads program, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Adult and ARTS programs at 6:45 p.m. and Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.
Black Rock Baptist
Spring trip to Atlanta with Golden Age Club, Thursday, April 17. 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
• Disaster Relief training, 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Haiti fundraiser at First Church of the Nazarene, Saturday.
• WMU, 7 p.m. Monday.
• Ministers' meeting at associational office, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• Family Night with all missions meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Prayer Team, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study and prayer, 7 p.m.
• Camp LaVida workday, Saturday, April 12.
• Cantata during morning worship, Sunday, April 13.
• 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.
Branded 4 Life Cowboy Church
Singing and worship, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 1777 Old Mill Road, Richburg. All welcome.
Brooklyn Williamsville AME Zion
Hot dog sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brooklyn House behind the church. Cost is $1 each featuring homemade chili and cole slaw.
Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Church Council, 3 p.m. Sunday.
• AWANAs for ages two through 18, 4 p.m. Sunday.
• Lunch and Bible study at Cyclone Restaurant, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Good News Club at COLT, 2:30 p.m.
• Fellowship meal, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Devotions, prayers and children's Bible study, 7 p.m. Adult Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.
• Trip to Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Thursday.
• Trash pick-up, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12.
• Palm Sunday, April 13.
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
• Circuit Lenten Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday at Capers Chapel.
• Capers Chapel will serve lunch at Holy Week services Thursday, April 17.
• 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.
• Bible study/breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Barron Room.
• Mid-week meals and activities, Wednesday. Meal at 6 p.m., Krystal Bells, groups and mid-week worship at 6:45 p.m. and Sanctuary Choir practice at 7:30 p.m.
• Men's Bible study/prayer, 7 a.m. Friday in the Barron Room.
Chester First Baptist
• Mission Team meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday. Jubilee Ringers 4 p.m., Joyful Sound 5:45 p.m.
• WMU spring meeting of Chester Baptist Association, 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist with a missionary speaker. Refreshments served.
• RA field day, Saturday, April 12.
• 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 celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. All choirs invited. Church is on Stringfellow Road.
Christian Motorcycle Association
The Warriors of Fire Rock Hill Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Golden Corral in Rock Hill. For details visit www.cmausa.org.
Cool Branch Baptist
• Annie Armstrong offering taken throughout April.
• Family Night, Sunday. Choir practice at 4 p.m., group meetings at 4:45 p.m., finger foods meal at 5 p.m., Bible study with the Rev. John Epps at 6 p.m. and deacons' meeting at 7 p.m. All welcome.
• Cemetery clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. 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.
Countywide Youth Revival
Countywide Youth Revival, May 2-4. Tentative location is Lewisville High School. This is not a Baptist event and all churches 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmanuel Chapel Missionary Baptist
Youth Department trip to Lazy 5 Ranch, Saturday, April 12. 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.
Eternal Rock Church
• Prayer and Bible study, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Teenage Bible class, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments served. Prayer, 9 to 11 p.m. Friday.
• All women in leadership, pastors, first ladies and ministers asked to come from 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday for prayer.
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.
First Baptist of Lowrys
• Choir practice, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
• Evening worship and Young Believers, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• WMU spring meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at First Baptist.
• Bible study, Young Believers and AWANAs, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Easter egg hunt and hot dog dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 13, for $3.
• Quarterly Men's Ministry meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Great Falls Baptist.
First Free Will Baptist
• Happy Stitchers, 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
• Ladies Auxiliary, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
• Men's Witness Protection Program (visitation), 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Homecoming, Sunday, April 13. Bring food. Service at 10:45 a.m. with Wesley Campbell as speaker. Soul Harvest will sing.
• Hymn Choir spring program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Various choirs will sing, all welcome.
• Chinese auction, Saturday, April 12. 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, April 13. Call Rosa Lee Hall at 385-2729, all welcome.
Harvest Time Ministries
Time For The Truth can be heard from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays on WRBK 90.3. Call 209-9381 or 519-9799 for details.
Heath Springs Baptist
• The Rev. Bryant Fersner, director of missions for the Moriah Baptist Association, will preach at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 13.
• 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.
• Spaghetti supper and bake sale, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 per plate, dine in or take out.
• Easter egg hunt, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Fellowship hour afterward. Worship at 11 a.m.
Lake Wateree Baptist
• Easter cantata, "Arise, My Love," 10 a.m. Sunday, April 13.
• 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.
• Members asked to update family information for new church directory.
• Children's Church volunteers needed.
• Leeds Baptist Church is on Facebook. The website is www.leedsbaptist.org.
• Ladies Jubilee, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Church in Rock Hill.
• Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship at 11 a.m.
• Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Choir practice, 7 p.m. Sunday.
• Needed food pantry item is soup. Last week was canned meat.
• Bible study on Book of Mark, "Service and Sacrifice," 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Children In Action and youth, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• See Sandra to help with planning of vacation Bible school.
Metropolitan AME Zion
Prayer at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount Moriah Baptist
• Walking For A Cure, Saturday, April 12, 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.
• Food pantry is open the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of address and a picture ID are required. Call 377-3495.
Mount Olive Baptist
Youth Bible study, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mount Prospect Baptist
• Senior Choir 45th anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Choirs will sing, all invited.
• Prayer service, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month. Bible study, 7 p.m. second, third and fourth Wednesday. All welcome.
New Hope UMC
• Circuit Lenten Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday at Capers Chapel UMC.
• Easter egg hunt follows worship Sunday, April 13.
• New Hope serves lunch at Holy Week services Thursday, April 17.
• 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.
New Zion Baptist
Family and Friends Day, Sunday. All welcome.
• Associational spring WMU meeting at First Baptist, Monday.
• Men's Ministries breakfast, Saturday, April 12.
• Associational Men's Ministries meeting at Great Falls First Baptist, Tuesday, April 15.
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, Thursday, April 17.
• Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 19.
• Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Breakfast at 8 a.m., worship at 9 a.m.
• Good Friday Crusade, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.
• Sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday, April 20.
• Health Seminar, Saturday, April 26, at the Billy Murphy Foundation on Center Street. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m. Mini health checks, light breakfast. Free to all.
• 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.
• Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bible classes, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Health checks available through Billy Murphy Foundation, 144 Center St. Call 374-4216 or 385-2878 for appointments. Lines are open for prayer. Call 581-0004.
• WMU collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry.
• Ladies to Spring Jubilee in Rock Hill, Saturday.
• Ladies to spring meeting at First Baptist, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
• Catfish Tournament, 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Lake Wateree. Lunch provided. Register now at 581-3875 or 242-5042.
• Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
• Easter breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 20, with service and cantata at 9 a.m. No evening service.
Pine Grove Baptist
• Annual spring revival, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Karen Belton of Victory International Ministries, Lugoff, will speak. Everyone welcome.
• Intercessory prayer, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian
Spaghetti lunch fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Spaghetti, salad, bread, tea and dessert will sell for $8. Eat-in or take-out. Church is at 1660 Pleasant Grove Road.
• Purity Playschool taking applications for two- and three-year-old classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Space is limited, call 377-8175.
• Church work day, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
• Boy Scout Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
• Handbell rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
• Cub Scouts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• Wednesday night programs with meal at 6 p.m., Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
• Adult Choir, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Radical For Christ
Intercessory prayer, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Bible study, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Services at 217 Columbia St. (Love Presbyterian Church). All welcome. Call Pastor Bessie B. Curbeam at 581-4709.
Refuge Church of God in Christ
Women's Conference, 10 a.m. Saturday at the YMCA, 157 Columbia St. Theme: "God Gave Me the Strength to Make My Trial Become A Triumphant Testimony." Various speakers, no cost but donations accepted. Lunch and childcare provided. Call 803-370-3676 (email@example.com) or 704-968-2897 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rehoboth AME Zion
Prayer and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Repairer of the Breach Evangelistic Ministry
Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Center, 331 Ashford St.
Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
• Women's Auxiliary one-day session, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 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, April 13, 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.
Seed of Blessings Ministry Revival Center
Revival, 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays with Evangelist A.L. Hensley. Simple gospel and prayers for sick and afflicted. Prayer and miracle service, 7 p.m. Thursdays. All welcome. Church is at 2738 Catawba River Road, Fort Lawn. Call 370-2147.
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, April 12. Love offering, musicians and singers, refreshments. Church is at 130 Hudson St.
Together As One
• Bible study for everyone with Brother John Williams, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Church is at 534 Bratton St.
• Joy Night, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Trinity Christian Fellowship
Easter play, "The Last Supper" by Pamela Douglas White, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Church is at 501 Saluda Road. No admission fee.
Union Ezell AME Zion
Taste-A-Rama sponsored by Stewardess Board No. 1, after services Sunday, April 27. Donations of $5.
United Pentecostal Church
Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chester YMCA. Call David Hinton at 385-6848. All welcome.
West Chester Baptist
• Next Feed My Sheep Ministry delivery, 11 a.m. Sunday. Over 200 deliveries and contacts have been made so far.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship building.
• Prayer Team meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, all welcome.
• Volunteers needed for joint vacation Bible school with Calvary, Wilksburg and West Chester.
West Side Baptist
• Spring WMU meeting at Chester First Baptist, 6:30 p.m. Monday.
• Senior adults to Hamrick's, 9 a.m. Tuesday.
• F.A.I.T.H./R.E.A.C.H. "C" Team, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Men's prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday.
• AWANAs, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
• Counseling training for Saturate 2014 Youth Revival, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the associational office in Richburg. Meeting is mandatory for volunteers helping with counseling.
• Spring WMU meeting, Monday at First Baptist.
• Trip to Hamrick's, Tuesday. Van leaves at 9 a.m.
• New ministry, C.A.R.E. (Christians Actively Reaching Everyone, 1 p.m. Tuesday.
• Easter egg hunt follows breakfast after sunrise service on Sunday, April 20. Candy donations needed.
• Food pantry item of the month is instant potatoes.
Women's Prayer Gathering
Women's Prayer Gathering, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Chester War Memorial Building. Dinner will be served, seats are limited. Secure seats by Wednesday, April 9, by calling Diane Morris at 377-3508 or 209-5383 for price details. All denominations welcome.
Word & Spirit Christian Fellowship
Sundays at 10 and 11 a.m. at 121 Mobley St. Children's Ministry for ages three to 12. Wednesday teaching services at 7:15 p.m. at 126 York St. Youth services for ages three and older. Live every Sunday at 11 a.m. at www.wordandspirit.com/media.