Chester District: Lay Council, 9 a.m. Saturday, Brown’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Lowrys.
Rock Hill District: Christian Education Saturday, 10 a.m. at Foundation AME Zion Church with a children and youth academy, health fair for all ages and Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m.
York District: Evangelism service, 7 p.m. New Home AME Zion Church, S. C. 49.
China Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: The church is selling ads for its 2013 anniversary booklet. For information, call 803-328-1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Annual barbecue sale, continues Saturday. For orders, call 803-329-4343.
Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Remodeling at the church is complete. Quarterly conference, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Lay Council program, 6 p.m. Saturday. Baptism during Palm Sunday service, 10 a.m. March 24. Foot washing service, noon March 28. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. March 29. Easter egg hunt, 2 p.m. March 30 at the home of Karren McClure. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31 at Liberty Hill with New Home and New Love Chapel AME Zion churches. Breakfast at 8:15 a.m., Easter service, 9:15 a.m. and Easter program, 10:15 a.m. No Sunday school.
Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Chester: Lay Council service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Weekly prayer, 6 p.m. and Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Mount Vernon AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Gospel Choir 41st anniversary, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Red Oak AME Zion Church, Edgemoor: Third annual Women’s Conference, 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. March 24. Registration for March 22, $6. For information, call Sharon Mcknight at 803-789-5024 or 803-789-5839.
St. James AME Zion Church, Church Street, Hickory Grove: Evangelism program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Union Ezell AME Zion Church: Chinese auction, sponsored by Union Ezell Queen and Home Missions, 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, Lancaster. Drop time: 5:30 p.m.
Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Members will provide the meal Friday for the Winthrop University international student dinner. Middle school mystery retreat next weekend.
First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Foundations for the Family dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with activities for all ages after.
Sandy River Baptist Association (Upper Division): Annual Ushers banquet scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled.
Black Rock Baptist Church, Old Richburg Road, Chester: Installation service for the Rev. Kennedy F. Threatt Sr., 2:30 p.m. March 24. Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. March 31. Easter program and breakfast after.
Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Sunbeam Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Women’s Day fundraiser Chinese auction March 23. Doors open at noon; ticket drop at 1 p.m. and drawing at 2 p.m. Ticket donation, $5. For information, call Martha at 803-389-0906 or Sharon at 803-327-6442.
Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Camp Meeting 2012, 6 p.m. March 24 and 7 p.m. March 25-27 with the Rev. Mike Stone. Secret Church simulcast with David Platt, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. March 29. Sign up at www.cbcrh.com or email email@example.com. Love offering. Bunny Hop, noon-2 p.m. March 30 with games, egg hunt, candy and giveaways. Concessions available. Easter worship, 10:30 a.m. March 31. No afternoon or evening activities.
Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Vocal Choir anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Youth revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 31 with Easter program and breakfast after.
Crossroads Baptist Church, Sharon: Joyful Noise youth choir third anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31 with worship at 10:30.
Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Barbecue and chicken plate fundraiser, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and March 23. Sponsored by the Pastor’s Aide.
First Baptist Church, Armenia Road, Lowrys: SYAH and Young at Heart, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Relay for Life Gospel benefit, 6 p.m. March 23. Love offering. Proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Donations can be mailed to Fred Castle, team captain for the Spirit of Hope, 628 Colony Road, Chester, SC 29706. Easter Egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon March 22 with a hot dog lunch.
First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Holy Week Youth Revival, 7 p.m. March 25-27 with the Norman E. Bonnette and the Revs. Larry Floyd and William H. Buie Jr.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia Street, Chester: Teen Choir anniversary, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Chinese auction, 10 a.m. March 23.
Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Angry Birds Easter Block Party, 1-3 p.m. March 23 with life sized angry birds games, free food, candy and games for all ages. “Mothers Matter,” a single mom event, 11:30-2:30 p.m. April 20 with Ainslee Moss of Tender Hearts Ministries. Lunch, gifts and child care provided. RSVP by April 13 to 803-684-9409.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Annual trustee program, 6 p.m. March 24.
Lake Wateree Baptist Church, River Road, Ridgeway: Fran and Richard Kelly, missionaries in Senegal, West Africa, will speak at 10 a.m. worship Sunday. Easter musical, “O What a Savior,” 10 a.m. March 23. Easter SonRise worship, 7 a.m. March 31 at Lake Wateree.
Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Easter outreach, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 with a free pancake breakfast, Resurrection story, games, animals, crafts and egg hunt.
Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: 40th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Larry L. Robertson, Wednesday-March 24 with speakers, banquet and anniversary service 2:30 p.m. March 24.
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Men’s Choir anniversary, 5 p.m. Saturday. Easter gospel program, 6 p.m. March 31.
Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Easter Eggstravaganza, 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 30. Free and open to the public. More than 2,900 candy-filled eggs will be given away. For information, call Reid Hopkins at 803-327-7119.
Oakdale Baptist Church, Oakdale Road, Rock Hill: Barbecue continues Saturday. Dine in or take out. Plates are $8 and pounds, $9. To place orders, call 803-448-0037 or 803-327-7972. Proceeds to global missions. Live outdoor Easter scene and mini-drama, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-March 23 in the Food Lion parking lot on Springdale Road. The narrated mini-dramas will be re-enacted every 30 minutes. Free and open to the public.
Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministry Center clothing distribution Saturday. Lenten worship, noon Tuesday with the Rev. Eddie Usher.
Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 3-4:30 p.m. March 23.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Men’s Day celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Tega Cay Baptist Church, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31 at the Gold Hill property. Breakfast after.
Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Voter registration, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Photo IDs will be made for those who don’t have a military ID, passport, driver’s license or other type of photo ID. For information, call Hattie Ross at 803-324-4982; Pat Calkins at 803-517-1974 or Cherie Mabrey at 803-324-3398. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Rock Hill Prayer Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Union Baptist Church, Ratchford Road, York: The Rev. Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, will speak Sunday as part of the 175th anniversary celebration.
Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Gospel Explosion 2013, 6 p.m. Saturday with The Holy Voices and Phyllis Wilson & One Faith. Admission, $5. Proceeds to cancer services.
Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Mission groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. IMPACT to Acquire the Fire, 12:30 p.m. Friday. Hearts of Gold to NarroWay Productions, 3 p.m. March 23.
St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Knight of Columbus Lenten fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Friday in the parish life center. Plates include fried or baked fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw and dessert. Cost: $9, adults, $5.50, children. Pizza available for $2 a slice.
The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday liturgy, 6 p.m. March 24. Holy Week services: evening prayer, 7 p.m. March 25; Passion narrative in the Gospel of Luke, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Passion narrative in the Gospel of John, 7 p.m. March 27; Holy Thursday liturgy, 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday liturgy, noon and Station of the Cross, 3 p.m. March 29. Holy Saturday liturgy, 9 a.m. March 30 with breakfast after in Pope John XXIII Center.
CHURCH OF GOD
Fort Mill Church of God, Academy Street, Fort Mill: Family Easter worship, 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 and 11 a.m. March 24.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Christian formation for all ages, 9:30 a.m.
Temple Koi Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Dr. Joe M. Hoffman will lead will lead a Torah study, 10 a.m. Saturday with at lunch and learn, 1 p.m. and presentation at 7:30 p.m. For information or to RSVP for lunch, call 803-701-0149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Second night Passover Seder, 6 p.m. March 26 led by the Temple’s new Rabbi, Rabbi Levanon. Menu includes roast turkey, brisket, vegetables, matzo ball soup, kugel and a dessert bar. Cost is $18, adults; $5 for ages 5-12 and free for age 4 and younger. RSVP by Thursday. Contact Melanie Stengel at 856-304-1380 or email Melanie.email@example.com or Diane Fogel at 803-980-4202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Solel, meeting at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. Friday. Religious school 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For information, visit templesolelsc.org, Temple Solel SC on Facebook or call Renee Feitelberg at 803-547-3043.
Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday Service of Darkness, 7 p.m. March 27.
Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Holy Thursday Communion, 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. March 29.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: United Methodist Women Lenten Call to Prayer and Self Denial program and salad luncheon after worship Sunday. Quilter, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Easter egg hunt, 2-3:30 p.m. March 23. Open to the community. United Methodist Men’s breakfast, 9 a.m. March 24. Easter cantata, “I Am the Lord of the Dance,” 10:30 a.m. March 24 (only service).
Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Bethel Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. Thursdays through March. The last Thursday, March 28, will be a country lunch with stew beef and rice, chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, pineapple casserole, pinto beans, greens, slaw, dessert and beverage. Plates will be $7. Church clean-up day, Saturday. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23. Palm Sunday services with children’s palm processional, March 24. Dollars for Wesley Foundation Sunday is March 24.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Plates include fish or chicken strips, slaw, hush puppies, fries, lemonade or tea. Dessert available for purchase. Plates: $9, adult; $4, ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and younger. Proceeds to missions.
Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Knit Wits, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. All crafters welcome. Palm Sunday lunch and Easter egg hunt, noon March 24. For reservations, call 803-324-0172. Holy Thursday services, 7 p.m. March 28 at Heath Memorial United Methodist Church. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. March 29 at Friendship.
India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Vacation Bible School planning meeting, noon Sunday. Church workday, March 23. Children’s palm processional, 11 a.m. March 24 with covered-dish lunch and Easter egg hunt after. Maundy Thursday services, 7 p.m. with Central Charge, India Hook and Hermon Presbyterian Church. Refreshments after in the family life center.
Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: fried chicken, creamed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10 and free for 5 and younger; $25 cap per household. Takeout available. Proceeds go to confirmation class retreat.
Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: “The Church in 3-D” workshop, 3-5 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Non-perishable food will be collected for A Place for Hope. Donations will be used to create a Maundy Thursday Prayer Labyrinth March 28.
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: T3 students ministries yard sale, March 23 at Cindy’s Flower Shop, Cherry Road. Children’s Easter celebration and egg hunt, noon-2 p.m. March 30. Free to the public.
Rock Hill Ministerial Association: Radio program on WRHI, 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Bernard Gill.
Storyteller’s Gospel Show: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.
Carolina Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers: Creative arts training seminar, Friday and March 23 at Florence Baptist Church, 201 S. Broadway, Forest City, N.C. Free performances will be 7 p.m. Friday. Workshops, praise and worship, March 23. For information contact Freda Tesseneer at 919-581-973 or go to lonabartlett.com/cfcp.
Christ the King Church, South Tryon Street, Charlotte: Youth ministry silent auction and spaghetti dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $10 with or $32 for family of four and include spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Bids on auction items can be placed from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For information, contact the Rev. Nik Franks at email@example.com or call 704-587-0073 ext. 20
Divine Glory Ministries, Mullinax Circle, Kings Creek: Gospel singing with New Restoration, 6 p.m. Sunday.
Faith and Love Christian Center, Great Falls Highway, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. March 31 and a play, “The Easter Story Taken from the Bible Experience,” at 2 p.m.
Forward Church, Glasscock Road, Rock Hill: Dessert auction, 6 p.m. Saturday with cakes, cookies, pies and other sweets.
Redeeming Life Christian Center, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Financial Increase Summit, 7 p.m. March 29 with Dr. Johnathan Briggs.
The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Legacy Group, Saturday. Men’s breakfast, Saturday. Lunch by Rose’s Kitchen, Sunday. Donation, $7.
Vision and Beyond Christian Ministry, India Hook Road, Rock Hill: Couples Ministry fellowship, 5 p.m. Saturday, fellowship hall. Good Friday, noon prayer and fish fry. Free and open to the public.
Beersheba Presbyterian Church, South Beersheba Road, Clover: Cottonbelt Community Outreach meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday with the York County Sheriff’s Office to talk about the Neighborhood Watch Program and specific needs for the community. Open to the public. Easter egg hunt, 1 p.m. March 23 with stories, crafts and snacks. Bring a basket. Maundy Thursday worship, 7 p.m. March 28.
Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, North Shiloh Road, York: Hot dog, hamburger and bake sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23 in the family life center.
Clover Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain Street, Clover: Lenten breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday with contemporary worship at 8:45 a.m. and traditional at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, 8:45 and 11 a.m. March 24. Maundy Thursday Communion, 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday Tennebrae service, 7 p.m. March 29. Nursery provided.
First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Eggstravaganza, 4:30 p.m. Sunday with crafts, games, face painting and Easter egg hunt. Lenten lunch and meditative worship, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the ministry center. Small fee for lunch. Fellowship dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday with Lenten Bible Study from the perspective of a Roman centurion. Open to the community. For information, call 803-328-2467.
Newly formed men’s group, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For information, call the Rev. Cole at 803-487-3022.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Together on Wednesday, 5 p.m. dinner and 6 p.m. activities and classes. Great Day of Service, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Worship 4-YOUth, Sunday at Bethelwoods. Wednesday programs and meal, 6 p.m. Cost is $6, adults; children eat free.
Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Girl Scout observance, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lively Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Providence Presbytery meeting, 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Great Falls Highway, Chester: Free showing of “October Baby,” 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. March 23. Donations will be accepted for Palmetto Pregnancy Center.
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Woodlawn Street, Sharon: The first of Woodlawn’s 125th anniversary celebration events will be an old-fashioned hymn sing and 1800s dinner Sunday. Dress in period clothing and prepare covered-dishes representative of the era.