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• Book Club, 5 p.m. Sunday. UMYF also Sunday.
• Choir practice, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 6.
• 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.
• UMYF does not meet Sunday.
• 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. Money is due by Tuesday. For prices and other details, call Marilyn Stinson at 803-230-7147 or Shirley Caldwell at 803-402-1000.
Blackstock Community Churches
Joint worship service, 6 p.m. Saturday at Blackstock First Baptist. Worship, prayer and song. Fellowship afterward in the social hall. All welcome.
Blackstock First Baptist
• WMU sewing for Haiti, 9 a.m. Saturday.
• Prayer Team, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Choir practice, 5:30 p.m. Sundays.
Branded 4 Life Cowboy Church
Singing and worship, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 1777 Old Mill Road, Richburg. All welcome.
Calvary Baptist, Calvary Church Road
• Drama practice, 3 p.m. Sunday. AWANAs for ages two through 18, 4 p.m. Community fifth Sunday night singing at West Chester Baptist, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Lunch and Bible study at Cyclone Restaurant, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Good News Club at COLT, 2:15 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.
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.
• 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, April 6.
• Palmetto Village sing-along, 3 p.m. Monday, April 7. Jubilee Ringers 4 p.m., Joyful Sound 5:45 p.m.
• WMU spring meeting of Chester Baptist Association, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, 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.
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.
Community Church of Chester
Hot dog sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday. Seventh Vision will sing at 6 p.m. Saturday. This is Pastor Ronnie Greene's church and it is located at 189 Saluda St., the old Coca-Cola building.
Cool Branch Baptist
Cemetery clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Picnic to follow. Call Gwen Bannister at 803-718-2718.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Fairview AME Zion
1960s and 1970s Prom Ball, 7 to 11 p.m. tonight, at Anna's Arbor, 129 Gadsden St. Dress to impress, first place prizes for males and females. Call the Rev. Boyd at 374-1092 or Monica Cloud at 803-289-8266 for ticket information.
Faith and Love Christian Center
Afterschool program, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Teaching, homework help. For information on prices call Wylie Frederick at 377-8302 or Debbie Brown at 519-8734.
First Baptist of Lowrys
• Choir practice, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
• Evening worship and Young Believers, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study, Young Believers and AWANAs, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• WMU spring meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at First Baptist.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 13, for $3.
First Church of the Nazarene
Indoor camp, March 30-April 2 at First Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill, 722 North Jones Ave. Service times are 5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, and 7 p.m. nightly March 31-April 2. The Rev. Greg Mason from Charlotte will speak. Singers will be Kelly and Sue Harvell from Fort Mill. Jared Emerson, artist from Greenville, will paint the face of God on Sunday, March 30. All welcome. Vans leave church in Chester at 4 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Call 899-2455 for details about any announcement.
• Men's Choir first anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday. Choirs will sing, all invited.
• Hymn Choir spring program, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. 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.
• Psalm singing, 5 p.m. Sunday.
• Spaghetti supper and bake sale, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Cost is $8 per plate, dine in or take out.
• 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.
• 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 canned meat. Last week was toilet paper.
• WMU and Brotherhood meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Children In Action and Youth Destination Unknown, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Ladies Jubilee, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at New Hope Church in Rock Hill.
• See Sandra to help with planning of vacation Bible school.
Lincolnville Missionary Baptist
• Corey Sanders will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday.
• Youth Department baby contest, 2 p.m. Sunday. All welcome to both events.
Metropolitan AME Zion
Prayer at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount Hebron AME Zion
Chinese auction at Gethsemane Baptist, 807 Darby Road, Saturday. Ticket drop from 10 a.m. to noon, auction at noon. Tickets available from any member or at the door.
Mount Moriah Baptist
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.
Mount Zion Baptist
• Chinese auction, Saturday at the YMCA. Ticket drop from 10 a.m. to noon, auction at 12:05 p.m. Large variety of gifts and a valuable door prize. See Mount Zion members to buy tickets. Call 385-5834 or 374-1325.
• Women's Day, 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Angela Boyd of Metropolitan AME Zion as guest speaker. Various choirs will sing. Colorectal Cancer Month will be observed and the color for this type of cancer is blue. All welcome.
New Zion Baptist
Family and Friends Day, Sunday, April 6. All welcome.
• Family Night and mission organizations, Tuesday.
• Associational spring WMU meeting at First Baptist, Monday, April 7.
• 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.
• Kids selling Little Caesars pizza kits to raise money for Bibles. Call the church or order from one of the children by Sunday.
• Fifth Sunday night singing during evening services on March 30.
• Ladies to Spring Jubilee in Rock Hill, Saturday, April 4.
• Ladies to spring meeting at First Baptist, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
• 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, April 6. 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Church workday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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.
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.
Saluda Street Church of God
• Sunday is the deadline for K.I.D.S. mission money. Child raising the most will be awarded a 2014 YWEA Kid trophy. For the past two years, K.I.D.S. have been state winners for raising the most and were awarded first row seats at KIDFEST.
• Pastor Appreciation Day for Bishop Joseph Vicars, Sunday, April 6 during morning worship. Theme: "Honoring Our Pastor With Overwhelming Love." Meal to follow in the Family Life Center. Vicars became pastor on Nov. 17, 2013, after Pastor Jimmie Cox returned to West Virginia.
Sandy River Baptist Association (LD)
• Congress of Christian Education spring 2014 Institute Week at Mount Olive Baptist, March 31-April 2. Classes at 7 p.m. nightly. Call Deacon Ander Worthy at 581-0800 or Pastor Rodney Adams at 704-532-7890.
• 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.
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.
Together As One
• Joy Night, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Bible study for everyone with Brother John Williams, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Church is at 534 Bratton St.
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.
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, April 6. Over 200 deliveries and contacts have been made so far.
• Men's breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 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
• Church-wide fellowship meal, 6 p.m. Sunday. No choir practice Sunday.
• 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.
• Spring WMU meeting at Chester First Baptist, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7.
• Senior adults to Hamrick's, 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.
• New ministry, C.A.R.E. (Christians Actively Reaching Everyone) starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
• Spring WMU meeting, Monday, April 7.
• Easter egg hunt follows breakfast after sunrise service on Sunday, April 20.
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.