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CHURCH HAPPENINGS

AME

Adams Chapel AME Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Voices of Adams Chapel choir fourth anniversary, 3 p.m. March 30. All area choirs and praise teams invited.

AME ZION

York-Chester District: Fifth Sunday fellowship, 5 p.m. March 30 at Mount Hebron AME Zion Church in Chester.

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday with an Easter program and breakfast afterward. No 11 a.m. service. Children's Ministry trip to Disney World in Orlando, June 18 through 22. Eight seats available. Buses will leave from Rock Hill and Chester. For complete details, contact Dianne Hilton, (803) 230-7329, or Chonda Williams, (803) 519-8108.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Easter service, 8 a.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, Lake Wylie: Maundy Easter service, 8 a.m. Sunday with the Easter program afterward.

Mount Carmel AME Zion Church, Mount Carmel Road, Heath Springs: Usher Board anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday. Little Miss Mount Carmel talent pageant, 2:30 p.m. March 30.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Catawba: Sunday school round-up, 9:45 a.m. March 30. Breakfast at 9 a.m. No 11 a.m. service.

Paradise AME Zion Church: Great Falls Community Mass Choir Easter concert, 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday.

United AME Zion Church, Steele Street, Fort Mill: Hip Hop Saturday, 6 tonight with gospel rappers Cross up Clique and an Easter egg hunt afterward for all ages. Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward.

ARP

Ebenezer ARP Church, Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. today. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with Easter worship celebration at 10 a.m. and Sunday school at 9 a.m. Meal for international students at Winthrop, March 28. Infant first-aid and CPR class, March 29. Wycliffe dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. April 1. Call the church office for a free ticket.

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Flowering of the Cross will be after the 8:30 a.m. Easter worship service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. No other services or programs Sunday. HARPS covered-dish luncheon, noon Tuesday.

Neely's Creek ARP Church, Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, noon to 2 p.m. today. Bring a picnic lunch. No evening service Sunday. As part of its spring tour, the Erskine College Choraleers will be in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the family life center. Free and open to the public.

Tirzah ARP Church, Mount Gallant Road, York: Easter sunrise service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association Lower Division: Ministers', Deacons', Trustees' Wives and Spouses Auxiliary "One Hundred Women in Black," 2:30 p.m. March 30 at Union Baptist Church on Ligon Street in Chester.

Bethel Baptist Church, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: Community Easter egg hunt, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Open to the community. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday.

Big Calvary Baptist Church, Edgemoor: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Youth are in charge of worship, 9:30 a.m. March 30.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward. No 11 a.m. service. Boyd Hill Child Care has an opening for a director. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 327-5316. Youth Day observance, 11 a.m. March 30. Mass Choir anniversary, 2 p.m. March 30.

College Park Baptist Church, Rock Hill: Easter cantata, 7 tonight and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace Extension, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast, Sunday school and the Easter program afterward.

Eastside Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: The Rev. Jim Neal has been called as pastor and will preach his first sermon Easter Sunday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. with breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 9:45 and Easter worship at 11 a.m. No evening service.

First Baptist Church, S.C. 321, Bowling Green: Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. today. Open to the community. Bring a basket.

First Baptist Church, S.C. 274, Newport: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Open to the community.

First Calvary Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. No Sunday school. Easter service and program, 10 a.m. Sunday. Youth revival, 6 p.m. March 30 and 7 p.m. March 31 and April 1 with the Rev. William Bowie.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Youth Easter program, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Morning worship service, 11:30 a.m. with the youth Easter program after worship. Christian education, 6 p.m. Monday. Movie night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Youth Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Game day, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Gold Hill Baptist Church, S.C. 49, York: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward.

Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Liberty Hill Road, Catawba: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward. The children and youth's Easter program will be after an abbreviated Sunday school. Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Van Wyck Road, Van Wyck: Ladies Night Out, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Rock Hill: 35th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Larry L. Robertson, March 28 through 31. Carmen Robertson will be honored at 7 p.m. March 28. A banquet honoring the pastor will be 5 p.m. March 29. Services at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be March 31. Tickets for the banquet are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and younger.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Easter Sunday gospel singing, 5 p.m. Sunday featuring June Barnette and the Gospel Hi-Lighters, The Willing Travelers and Voices of Joy. Love offering.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Resurrection sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school and breakfast afterward.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday with the Easter program at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Easter Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m. to noon today at Confederate Park. Easter breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. No small group meetings Sunday night. "Road to Emmaus" presented by the choir and drama team, 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 and 11 a.m. March 30. Nursery provided. Free and open to the public.

Park Baptist Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 8 am. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship at 11 a.m. No evening service.

Pine Grove Baptist Church, S.C. 557, Lake Wylie: Pine Grove Christian Academy is taking applications for summer camp for children 4 to 12 years old and for K4 through first grade for the 2008-2009 school year. Senior adult luncheon, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday.

Roddey Baptist Church, South Anderson Road, Catawba: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and the Easter musical, "Look to the Lamb," at 9:30 a.m.

St. John Baptist Church, Sharon: Easter play, "In Three Days," 5 p.m. today. Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 8 a.m. and worship at 9 a.m. Youth and Adult Singing Convention, noon Sunday.

St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, Sharon: Easter egg hunt, 3 p.m. today. Easter Sonrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. with Sunday school and children's Easter program afterward. No 11 a.m. service.

Second Baptist Church, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Hot dog lunch and egg hunt, 1 p.m. today. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Easter worship at 11 a.m. with choirs of Bethel Baptist Church and Second Baptist. No evening service.

Temple Baptist Church, Celriver Road, Rock Hill: Gospel singing, 6 p.m. March 29 with the Porter Family, Tiffany Vinson and Kelly Rushing.

Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday.

Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast and Easter program afterward.

Weeping Mary Baptist Church, White Oak: Church anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday.

West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: "Experiencing God's Power" prayer conference, Friday through March 30 led by Ken Carter. For more information, call the church office, 327-2811. Registration due by Thursday.

Woodvale Baptist Church, Springsteen Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt for children 11 and younger, 1 p.m. today. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marrett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Easter worship at 10:55 a.m. No evening activities.

CATHOLIC

All Saints Catholic Church, Lake Wylie: Easter Vigil Mass, 8:30 tonight. Easter Masses, 6 a.m. sunrise, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Divine Saviour Catholic Church, Herndon Avenue, York: Easter Vigil baptism and confirmation, 8:30 tonight. Easter Sunday Masses, 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Easter Vigil, 9 tonight. Easter Mass, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the church and family life center and a 12:30 p.m. Spanish Mass.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Easter Vigil, 8:15 tonight. Easter Mass, 6, 8, 9:30 and 11: 30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

CHURCH OF GOD

Hickory Grove Church of God, Wylie Street, Hickory Grove: Hickory Grove Community Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Snack breakfast afterward.

Grace Covenant Church of God, York: Easter program, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Revival, 7 p.m. Monday through March 30 with the Rev. Larry Richardson.

Lando Church of God, S.C. 901, Lando: Revival, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 30 and 7 p.m. March 31 through April 4 with evangelist Ronnie Grant.

Lesslie Church of God: Barbecue today. Plates are $7 and include barbecue, baked beans, slaw and roll. Proceeds to the youth group.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Easter Vigil, 8 tonight. Easter early service, 8 a.m. and late service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, both in Lumpkin Hall. Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. and Easter egg hunt at 9:40 a.m. Sunday. Flowering of the Cross in the Garth at any time during the morning.

LUTHERAN

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Holy Saturday Spring Fling, 9 a.m. to noon today with church clean-up, sidewalk art for the children, Easter egg hunt and hot dog lunch. Festival Communion services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Easter services, 8:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. Crossroads service.

METHODIST

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Easter worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. No other activities. Youth At Hearts lunch, 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Soup Kitchen.

Antioch United Methodist Church, West Rambo Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. today. Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Sunday school and worship will be at the regular times.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fillet Fellowship, 4 to 8 p.m. March 29, all-you-can-eat fillet of flounder or chicken, french fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea or lemonade. Plates are $9 for adults and $4 for children. Dessert table. Open to the community.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg decorating and picnic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the family life center. Easter Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Easter worship celebration, 11 a.m. Bring greenery to adorn the outdoor cross. Joyful Bell Ringers present "Celebrate Spring," 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a floral demonstration by Carie Cassidy-Struble in the family life center. Lunch and music by the bell choir afterward. Tickets are $12.50 each, or a table of six is $70.

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday on the front lawn. Breakfast afterward. Donations accepted. In case of rain, the service will be in the sanctuary. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and Easter worship at 10 a.m. Community supper, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: spaghetti, lasagna, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 10 years old, and free for children younger than 6. Open to the community. Proceeds to Salkehatchie Camp fees.

Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Mountain Gap Road, Richburg: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward. Brings flowers for the Flowering of the Cross.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Black Men United 15th anniversary, 6 tonight.

Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Chester Highway, York: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast afterward.

St. John's United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Easter meal preparation and delivery, 9 a.m. to noon today. Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. in the new gathering area with breakfast afterward. Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Bring fresh flowers to adorn the cross. No First Light worship. Children's choir presents "The Tale of Three Trees," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary with fellowship dinner from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Flowering of the Cross, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Easter worship afterward. Informal prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Pine straw sale continues today at the youth house. "Stretch and Walk," 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the family life center.

NAZARENE

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Celebration of Resurrection, 9 a.m. Sunday on the front steps of the church. Fellowship breakfast, 9:30 a.m. in the family life center and a combined Easter worship at 10:45 a.m. Symphonic Wind and String Ensemble of God's Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in concert, 7 p.m. March 29.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Christian Ministers Association: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at Abiezer Baptist Church on Herlong Avenue, with Black Men United and soloist Ericka Nado. The Rev. William Pentis of The Oratory will speak. Radio show, WRHI, Sunday with the Rev. Virginia Wilmore.

Know Your Neighbors' Beliefs: Panel discussion on Bahá'í, Buddhism, Hindu, Islam and Judaism, 2 to 4 p.m. March 26 at the York County Library on East Black Street in Rock Hill. Panel members will share their beliefs and practices. Questions are encouraged. Refreshments served. For more information, call 328-8395.

Antioch Christian Center, Ross Cannon Street, York: Resurrection Weekend Revival continues at 7 tonight.

Faith Family Christian Center, Homestead Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the church. Children will hunt for more than 1,000 eggs that have been donated by the community, and there will be prizes and hot dogs. Free and open to the public.

Freedom Temple Ministries, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Easter on Main festival beginning with morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Festival, 2 to 6 p.m. featuring music, fellowship and games for the entire family. March Gladness Fellowship service, "The Power of Unity," 7 p.m. each Tuesday in March. Tuesday's service will be with Bishop Billy Williams of Gethsemane Church.

Genesis Ministries, Main Street, Fort Lawn: The ministry is seeking a musician of minister or music. For complete details call Helen Williams, (803) 789-3168 or Pat Mill, (803) 789-3909.

Gethsemane Church, Squire Road, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Sunday. No other service.

Grace Ministries, S.C. 901, Rock Hill: Academy Christian School is accepting applications for 2008-2009 for K4 through ninth grade. Space is limited. For more information, call 324-2178.

Holy Ground Independent Church, S.C. 324, Rock Hill: Grilled and barbecue chicken dinner and yard sale, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29. Dinner starts at 11 a.m. Plates are $7.

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie: The Passion Play, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Open to the community.

Living Waters Church, meeting at Bethel Elementary School, S.C. 55 between Clover and Lake Wylie: "Eggstra" special Easter, 9:30 a.m. Sunday with free breakfast, family portraits, Easter egg hunt, live music and Easter message.

Mount Joy House of God, Frank Street, Rock Hill: Revival continues at 3 p.m. today.

Mount Sinai Church of Faith, Crawford Road, Rock Hill: Marriage workshop, 4 p.m. March 20 for married or engaged couples.

New Beginning Outreach Center, College Street, Chester: "Seven Last Words Jesus Spoke," 7 tonight. Singles conference, 7 p.m. March 28 and noon and 7 p.m. March 29.

Restoration Ranch Ministries, Rock Hill: Fuzzy Fun Horse Show, 10 a.m. March 29 at Mitten Tree Knoll Horse Center on Campbell Road in York. Rain date is April 5. Refreshments on the ground. Details: 684-2661 or 324-3719. Proceeds to Restoration Ranch Ladies Recovery Center.

Rock Hill Bible Fellowship Church, Amelia Avenue, Rock Hill: Missions Fair, 1 to 4 p.m. March 29 to celebrate Missions Emphasis Month.

Rock Hill Deliverance Church, Sylvia Circle, Rock Hill: Revival, 3 p.m. March 29 and 2 p.m. March 30 with Bishop Matthew Johnson of St. Albans, N.Y. An ordination service will be held during the March 29 service.

Shield of Faith Family Church, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Resurrection celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday. Easter egg hunt, 9:20 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Kelley Varner will lead worship at 7 p.m. March 26.

PRESBYTERIAN

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, York: Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of Kathy and Les Kitts on Bonita Road. Easter worship, 10 a.m. Sunday with confirmands joining the church.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Barbecue sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Plates are $6 and include barbecue, beans, slaw and bread. Sandwiches with slaw are $3. Pounds are $8. Proceeds will to community needs and church grounds maintenance.

Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill: Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Bring fresh flowers to adorn the cross. Nursery provided.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Flowering of the Cross, 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the ministry center. Bring fresh flowers and greenery to decorate the cross. Hunger Outreach program meal preparation, 4 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. delivery. Food or money donations can be taken to the church Sunday or Monday. Food needed is pork and beans, hot dogs, bananas and wrapped snack caked. Members will cook and serve lunch at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen Thursday.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Music at Oakland concert series presents the Rickards Linell Duo, countertenor and lutenist, at 7 p.m. March 29 in the sanctuary. The program "Like As the Lute Delights" will feature the popular songs of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by celebrated composers of the day. Since its formation at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the duo has performed at major international festivals and concerts for more than 15 years. The appearance in Rock Hill also includes a master class at noon Friday at Winthrop University. The concert is free and open to the public. Reception afterward.

Riverview Presbyterian Church, North Sutton Road, Fort Mill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday at 375 North Sutton Road and Easter celebration, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.

WESLEYAN

First Wesleyan Church, Annafrel Street, York: Easter breakfast, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday with worship at 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for the children will be afterward.

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York: Easter worship and dedication of the family life center, 11 a.m. Sunday. The 8,100-square-foot building contains a multipurpose area with a volleyball and basketball court, kitchen and classrooms. It will more than double the classroom and fellowship space the church previously had. It was built by MCON Construction.

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