York, Chester, Lancaster church news: Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 11, 2014 

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JOHN ROBERGE — MCT

AME ZION

South Carolina Conference: Men of Zion will host the Rev. Dr. W.O. Thompson Memorial golf tournament, May 31 at Waterford Golf Club, 1900 Clubhouse Road, Rock Hill. For information call Barry Mason Sr. at 704-891-1637, Bill Berry at 803-524-2725 or Marshall Harris at 704-641-1755.

Browns Chapel AME Zion Church, Lowrys: Palm Sunday drama, 9 a.m. Sunday.

Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Four Gospel program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Gospel Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday. Seven Last Words of Jesus, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter egg hunt, noon April 19. Sunrise service, 6 a.m. April 20 with Easter program and breakfast after. No 11 a.m. service.

Ebenezer AME Zion Church, Ebenezer Road, Smyrna: Inspirational Spoken Work event, 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday. To participate, contact the Rev. Sonya Burns at 803-493-8762.

Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Annual barbecue continues Saturday. For information, call Tinnie Moore at 803-322-3835.

O’Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Divine Voices of Praise Christian comedy show, 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $3 at the door.

Union Ezell AME Zion Church, Fort Lawn: Stewardess Board No. 1 will host a “Taste-a-rama” after worship April 27. Donation, $5.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: End-of-school event for Winthrop’s Chinese students, Saturday at Bethelwoods. Maundy Thursday Communion, 7 p.m. Thursday with an oboe soloist. Family Easter celebration and egg hunt, 10 a.m. April 19. Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20. Sign up for women’s retreat April 25-26.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with special music by the adult and children’s choirs. Preschool luncheon fundraiser, after worship Sunday. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service and communion, 7 p.m. Thursday. Sanctuary open for prayer, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 18. Easter acoustic worship, 9 a.m.; Flowering of the Cross and butterfly release, 9:30 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m. with covered-dish lunch after, April 20.

Neely’s Creek ARP Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Children’s Easter event, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday for children age 8-fifth grade. Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Organ prelude at 7 p.m. Resurrection Easter service, 11 a.m. April 20.

BAPTIST

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary continues at 2 p.m. Sunday. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday with Mount Zion Baptist Church. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. April 20. Easter program after.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Community-wide Bunny Hop, 10 a.m.-noon April 19 with games, door prizes, candy, balloons and egg hunt for different age groups (times vary). Bring a basket. Concessions available. Easter worship, 10:30 a.m. April 20 with special music by the Calvary Praise and Kidz choirs.

Calvary Baptist Church, Walnut Street, Chester: Good Friday Seven Last Words of Christ, noon Friday.

Catawba Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20. Refreshments after. Celebration Choir presents “Finished” at 10:30 a.m. worship April 20. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Hymn Choir anniversary, morning worship Sunday. Annual Palm Sunday walk, 8:30 a.m. beginning at Kentucky Fried Chicken at the corner of Anderson Road and Eden Terrace to the church. Participants should arrive at 8:15 a.m.

Eastview Baptist Church, Gordon Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 1 p.m. Saturday at the education building for age 2-sixth grade. For information, call 803-324-4025.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill: Ministers’, Deacons’ and Trustees’ spouses will sponsor a Women in Red program, 4 p.m. Sunday. Wear red.

Fellowship Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. April 20.

First Baptist Church, Chester Highway, McConnells: Heart to Heart in concert, 11 a.m. April 27. Covered-dish dinner after.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: The Rev. Reggie L. Bodrick of Greater Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte will lead worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fundamental Baptist Church, Poag Street, Rock Hill: Pre-Easter service, 7 p.m. Friday.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 with youth program and breakfast after. No 10 a.m. service.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Road, York: Free yard sale, 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Easter Eggstravaganza, 1-3 p.m. Saturday with free food and games. Adult choir Easter cantata, 6 p.m. April 19.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, hot dog lunch, inflatables, games and face painting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19. Easter sunrise service, April 20 at Ebenezer Landing. AWANA Club, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for ice cream Sunday night. Divorce Recovery, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Baptist Church, Chester: Men’s breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Hardee’s. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. April 19. Bring a basket. Food pantry items: peanut butter and jelly.

Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, Blaney Road, Rodman: Brotherhood’s Men’s Day, 2 p.m. April 20.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Chester: Relay for Life Walk for the Cure, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Manchester Park, Rock Hill. On-site registration, 8:30-10 a.m. Cost is $12. T-shirts, $10 and up, depending on size. Advance registration available at eventbrite.com. For information, call 803-616-6080 or 803-370-7411.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: One-day youth revival, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Chris Boyd. Easter gospel program, 6 p.m. April 20.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Easter Egg hunt, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s presentation and adult choir cantata, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday. Sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 with breakfast after for those attending (reservations needed). Easter worship, 9:45 a.m. April 20 with Sunday school at 8:45 a.m.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Women’s Day observance, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Easter Eggstravaganza, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 19 with egg hunt, games, balloons, refreshments, prizes. For information, go to NBCRH.org.

Oakdale Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Free outdoor, live narrated Easter scene/mini-drama, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Food Lion parking long on Springdale Road. The scene with special music, repeating every 30 minutes, depicts the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Bible study, 7 a.m. Tuesday at Chandler Place. Charlotte Avenue Ministry Center open for clothing distribution, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday service, 11 a.m. Sunday. Easter egg hunt, 1-3:30 p.m. April 19. Sunrise service, 6 a.m. April 20.

St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, Massey Street, Fort Mill: Matt Tollison of the Good News Trio in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday. Good Friday “Secret Church” simulcast, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday. Cost is $7 for workbook. Register at siskmbc.org

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Rock Hill Prayer Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the annex. Hymn Choir workshop, 9 a.m.-noon April 19.

Trinity Baptist Church, West Arrowood Road, Charlotte: The play, “Jesus Christ: The Miracle Worker,” 11 a.m. April 20.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Mass Choir annual program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, U.S. 321 North, Bowling Green: Earth Angel Breast Cancer Foundation presents “Hoops for a Cure” jamboree, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Outreach Center, 1282 Bradford Road, Gastonia, N.C. Concessions available. Donations, $5. Easter worship, 9 a.m. April 20. Only service. Family portraits April 20 sponsored by the media ministry. April 27 is Pink Sunday to recognize all breast cancer survivors. Wear pink.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Awana Club, 5 p.m. Sunday. Disciple Cycle, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mission Friends, GA’s, RA’s and Acteens, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. April 19 with food and prizes.

CATHOLIC

St. Mary Catholic Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Seder celebration, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Holy Thursday Mass, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday Mass, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter Vigil Mass, 8:15 p.m. April 19. Easter Mass, 8 and 10 a.m. April 20. A poker run will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26 beginning at St. Mary. For information email Brian and Michelle at stmarys@zdayz.com.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Father John Giuliani will bless Easter food baskets, 1 p.m. April 19. The centuries-old Eastern European tradition of blessing food to be consumed on Easter marks the end of the Lenten fast. Open to the community.

CHURCH OF GOD

Celriver Church of God, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Easter singing, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Faith Temple Holiness Church of God, Canal Road, Catawba: Big Gospel Singing with the Stars of Zion, 7 p.m. Sunday. Door prizes. Tickets, $1.

JEWISH

Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays.

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday Procession of Palms, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Prayer, reflection and Communion, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. Maundy Thursday liturgy and stripping of the altar, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday service of darkness, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 with congregational breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Easter worship celebration, 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Palm Sunday worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast and egg hunt after early service. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. Friday. Community Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Donations accepted.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Holy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday. Children’s Easter egg hunt, 4 p.m. April 19. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. April 20 and worship at 11 a.m.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Choir cantata presentation, “The Seven Last Days,” 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Easter potluck breakfast, 8 a.m. April 20. Contemporary service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., and traditional service, 10:30 a.m.

Antioch United Methodist Church, Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon April 19. Bring a basket. Choir cantata, “The Blood Will Never Lose its Power,” morning worship April 20.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt and hot dog lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Lenten Bible study, 7 p.m. Monday. Easter sunrise service, 6:45 a.m. April 20.

Harrison United Methodist Church, Lancaster Highway, Pineville: Rummage sale, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 26 with furniture, household items, exercise equipment, appliances, kitchen items, toys, holiday items and books. Proceeds go to ship meals to College John Wesley in Haiti. For information email haitirummagesale@yahoo.com.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Church clean-up day, 9 a.m. Saturday. Men’s breakfast, 7 a.m. Sunday. Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with children’s processional with palm branches. Covered-dish lunch and egg hunt after. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive United Methodist Church with India Hook, Rock Hill Central Charge and Hermon Presbyterian Church. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 at Ebenezer Park with Rock Hill Charge and Lakewood Baptist. Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the family life center. RSVP by Sunday. Easter worship, 11 a.m. with special music by the Sanctuary Choir. Bring greenery and flowers for Flowering of the Cross.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. God’s Drama Team presents “Sarah’s Easter Gift,” at 10 a.m. Sunday. Community fellowship supper, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: homemade pizza, salad, banana pudding, tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10, free for 5 and younger; $25 cap per household. Takeout available. Maundy Thursday worship, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 with breakfast after. Combined worship at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Chorus anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wesley United Methodist Church, West Jefferson Street, York: Good Friday service, “Seven Last Words of Christ,” noon Friday. Lunch served. Easter service, 11 a.m. April 20.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Holy Thursday service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Prayer Labyrinth open before and after service.

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, April 19. Benefit barbecue for Frances Burris, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25. Plates are $7. Delivery of five or more plates available by calling the church at 803-242-4872. Burris is in need of a liver transplant.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Palm Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. with the Bluegrass Inspirations. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday with a Seder meal demonstration by a Messianic Jewish pastor. Easter worship, 10:45 a.m. April 20 with special music by the choirs. Continental breakfast, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, crafts and hot dogs, noon-2 p.m. April 19. “Celebrate His Resurrection,” 10 a.m. April 20.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Good Friday Journey, noon Friday, sponsored by the Winthrop Cooperative Campus Ministry. Meet in the breezeway between DiGiorgio Campus Center and West Center.

Carolina Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers: Creative Arts training seminar, April 24-26 at Encounter Church, 1905 N. Limestone St., Gaffney. Free performances, 7 p.m. April 24. Workshops, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25. Registration forms at lonabartlett.com/cfcp and fellowshipofchristianpuppeteers.org or call Freda Tesseneer at 828-764-3817.

Storyteller’s Gospel Show: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday on WRHI with Margaret W. Caldwell.

Rock Hill South Carolina Ministry Conference: Pre-Easter services, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill. Open to area pastors.

Faith and Love Christian Center, Chester: Sunrise service, 6 a.m. April 20. Resurrection play taken from the Bible experience, 5 p.m. April 20.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Exellenté Dance Studio recital, 6 p.m. Saturday. Mass Choir anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday with various choirs. For information, call 803-325-1888.

Redeeming Life Christian Center, South Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. April 20.

Rock Hill Deliverance Center, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Crusade, 7 p.m. Monday-April 20 with Pastors Rupert Currence, Eddie Williams, Jacque Days, Duane Ivey, Bishop George Herring, Prophet Edwin and Kay Johnson and Pastor Tony McDermott, respectively.

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, Wood Street, York: 17th Founding Day celebration, 3:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles Sturdivant. Lunch served, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Body, Rock Hill: Second annual Cuba golf tournament, April 26 at Regent Park Golf Club. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration is due Sunday. To sign up, go to thebodylive.com. For information, email cmgt@thebodylive.com. Proceeds to the mission trip to Cuba.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: All-night prayer, 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. April 19. Easter service, 10:15 a.m. April 20 with water baptism. Easter egg hunt for age 10 and younger at 9:35 a.m.

Victory Worship Center, Lancaster: Jason Crabb in concert, 7 p.m. May 16. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets call 810-528-9614.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274, York: Palm Sunday Processions of Palms, 10 a.m. Sunday. Family cookout and Easter egg hunt after. Bring side dishes. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. Maundy Thursday service and Communion, 7 p.m. Thursday with prayer stations located throughout the sanctuary. Prayer walk through the cemetery and woods, 1 p.m. Friday. Easter sunrise service, 10 a.m. April 10 at the Kitts home, 1834 Bonita. Bring breakfast items to share. Drinks provided. Easter worship with Communion, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Bring flowers for the outside cross. No Sunday school.

Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Easter worship, 11 a.m. April 20. Bring fresh flowers for outdoor cross.

Filbert Presbyterian Church, Filbert Highway, York: Easter cantata, “The Light of the World is Jesus,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Lenten Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fellowship dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Maundy Thursday service with Communion, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Grace Notes Choir and drama team present, “Who Do You Say I Am?” 7 p.m. Thursday for Maundy Thursday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 20 at Tega Cay Windjammer Park. Bring chairs or blankets. Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the church with Easter worship at 10:15 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant Church Road, Chester: Gospel singing and spaghetti supper, Saturday. Singing at 4 p.m. with Knox Station and Seventh Vision. The Black Family will be on stage at 7 p.m. Supper, 5:30 -7 p.m. Plates include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. Cost is $7, adults, and $5, children age 10 and younger. Eat in or take out.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday Journey of Readings and Music, noon at Winthrop University DiGiorgio Campus Center, community concourse. Preschool Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. April 19 on the lawn (indoors if rain). Easter sunrise services, 7 a.m. April 20 in the Memorial Garden (chapel if rain). Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Easter worship, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Butterfly release, 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Charlotte Knights game Wednesday. Leave the church at 5 p.m. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Lenten supper, 6 p.m. Sunday. Serving Meals Ministry, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Lively Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Maundy Thursday service with Communion, 7 p.m. Thursday. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. April 19. Easter worship, 10:30 a.m. April 20.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 under the oak grove with games and a hot dog lunch.

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Journey to the Cross, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday with Communion at 6 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. April 19. Easter egg hunt, noon-2 p.m. April 19.

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