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Church News from York, Chester, Lancaster counties: Saturday, March 19

Christians celebrate Palm Sunday with palm processionals Sunday.
Christians celebrate Palm Sunday with palm processionals Sunday.

AME ZION

Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church, Stringfellow Road, Chester: Four Gospel program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Usher Board program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Metropolitan AME Zion Church, York Street, Chester: 150th church anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. April 10 with Bishop Kenneth Monroe, presiding prelate of the South Atlantic Episcopal District. Dinner and fellowship after.

Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, North Main Street, Richburg: Bible study, noon Wednesdays. Chinese auction, 1:15 p.m. April 2. Drop tickets at noon. Tickets $5 per pack; buy four, get one free. Door prizes. Hot dog combo for sale. Proceeds to the Graham family reunion.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church No. 1, Canal Road, Catawba: Soup Kitchen , 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call Sheila Baxter at 704-222-5172.

New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Trustee Day, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Pineville AME Zion, S.C. 5, Rock Hill: Friends and Family Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Pleasant View AME Zion Church, Old Columbia Road, Chester: Hymn Choir anniversary, 1 p.m. Sunday. Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. March 27.

ARP

First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m., and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Tenebrae Communion service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Sanctuary open for prayer, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.

Neely’s Creek ARP Church, Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Good Friday Tenebrae service and Stations of the Cross, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Organ prelude at 7 p.m.

BAPTIST

Sandy River Baptist Association: Usher’s banquet, 6 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fort Mill. Quarterly worship service, 6 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Reginald McClain at Ebenezer Baptist Church, S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

Bible Baptist Church, U.S. 21 Bypass South, Fort Mill: Spring revival, 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with evangelist Bill Abbott.

Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Sunbeam Choir anniversary, 1 p.m. Sunday. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday with the Rev. A.J. Johnson and Mount Zion Baptist Church. Brotherhood Ministry car wash, 9 a.m. March 26 at the church. Donations accepted.

Calvary Baptist Church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Tabernacle Spring Fling, noon-4 p.m. Saturday in the gym with free tours of the Tabernacle, games, candy, concessions and craft bazaar.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday prayer walk, 8:30 a.m. Sunday beginning at the church. Community Easter egg hunt March 26. Easter worship services, 8 and 11 a.m. March 27.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday.

Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs: Fourth annual bluegrass gospel singing with the The Churchmen of Collinsville, Va., and Trinity Bluegrass of Lancaster, 6 p.m. Saturday. Grilled chicken, hamburger and hot dog plates will be sold beginning at 5 p.m. For information call 803-273-9225 or David Branham at 803-289-8123 or 803-273-8555.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Teen Choir 13th anniversary, 5 p.m. Saturday. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 27.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 with Easter program and breakfast after. No 10 a.m. service.

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: “Road to Emmaus,” 6 p.m. Friday and March 26 and 11 a.m. March 27. Easter Egg hunt, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for age 2-fifth grade with games, face painting and bounce house. Bring a basket. Easter sunrise service, 8 a.m. March 27 with breakfast after.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Disaster relief training, Saturday at White Oak. Annie Armstrong Mission march, Sunday. Easter Egg hunt with pancake breakfast, 10 a.m. March 26. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 with Bible study at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Good Friday service with Communion, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter egg hunt, 1 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26. Sunrise service with flowering the cross, 7 a.m. March 27 with Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 9:45 a.m.

New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Hampton Street, Rock Hill: Spring revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday with the Rev. E. Belton.

Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Men’s Bible study, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chandler Place. Ministry Center clothing on Charlotte Avenue, open 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday; benevolence, 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ridge Road, Bowling Green: Deacon/Deaconess program, 2 p.m. Sunday. Good Friday Last Seven Words, noon-3 p.m. Friday. Easter worship, 10 a.m. March 27.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Easter Eggsabration, 2-4 p.m. Saturday with an egg hunt, games, crafts, puppet show and snack for toddlers through fifth grade. Easter community breakfast, 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. March 27.

St. Luke II Baptist Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: First Bike Service, 10 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Area bikers invited.

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Worship at 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study, children’s ministry and Youth IMPACT, 6 p.m. Sunday. Bible study and mission groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hearts of Gold to see the Young Irelanders, 5 p.m. Tuesday at Clover High School Auditorium. Annual Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. March 26 with lunch and the Easter story.

Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester: Men’s Day observance, 10 a.m. Sunday.

CATHOLIC

St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Procession and distribution of palms at each Mass Sunday. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet, 7 p.m. Thursday. Chapel open until midnight. Good Friday Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. Friday in the church and at 5 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross in parking lot and field. Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday with Veneration of th Cross, 7 p.m. Friday. Blessing of the Easter foods, 11 a.m. March 26. Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. in front of the church with blessing of fire. Easter Mass in English, 6, 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m.; in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. and contemporary Mass at 5 p.m. March 27. Boy Scout fundraiser, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday the Galleria Shomar’s.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Father John Giuliani will bless Easter food baskets at 1 p.m. March 26. This Eastern European tradition of blessing food that will be eaten on Easter Sunday morning symbolizes the end of the Lenten fast. All are welcome. For information, call Gerald Orlick at 803-831-7844.

The Oratory, Charlotte Avenue, Rock Hill: “Caring for the Earth,” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2 with Sister Donna Lareau. Cost is $40 with lunch included.

CHURCH OF GOD

Lando Church of God, Lando: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26 to dye and hunt eggs, decorate cupcakes, crafts, prizes and pizza. Free and open to the community.

Lesslie Church of God, South Anderson Road, Catawba: Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with evangelist Chad Everett.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Free food distribution, 2 p.m. Friday. Registration begins at noon. Open to the public. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 27 with worship at 11 a.m. and Easter program after worship.

EPISCOPAL

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Hot Cross buns and making palm crosses, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Unction, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Maundy Thursday foot washing and Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday service, noon Friday. Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil, 7 p.m. March 26. Sunday of the Resurrection, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with flowering of the cross and Easter egg hunt after 10:30 service.

JEWISH

Temple Kol Ami, meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church, Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill: Shabbat, 7 p.m. first and third Fridays. For information, go to templekolamisc.org or call 803-701-0149.

Temple Solel, reform congregation, meets at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Shabbat services are 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays in the community room of the ministry building. Religious education is 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. For information, including directions, go to templesolelsc.org, Temple Solel S.C. on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.

LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alexander Love Highway, York: The church is sponsoring a community Messiah Sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 1 p.m. March 26. Community egg hunt at 3 p.m. Open to the public. For information, contact Adrienne Norris at joeandadrienne@comporium.net or Kerry Fulton at kbfulton27@gmail.com

LUTHERAN

Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship with Holy Communion and procession of the palms, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. To the Cross, a walk through depiction of the week of the Cross, 6 p.m. Wednesday with a soup and sandwich dinner at 5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday worship, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 with breakfast at 8:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30. Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen collection all day.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Blessing of the palms and contemporary service with Holy Communion, 8:30 a.m. Sunday; Blessing of the palms in front of the church with Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 11 with worship and Holy Communion after. Congregational pot luck lunch, Easter story and egg hunt, noon Sunday. Maundy Thursday service with first communion and Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday worship, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter worship, 8, 9:45 and 11 a.m. March 27 with breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m.

Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, S.C. 160 West at Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill: Community Cafe, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

METHODIST

Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter Egg hunt, 4 p.m. March 26. Easter sunrise service with breakfast after, 6:30 p.m. March 27. Easter worship, 11 a.m. March 27.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with covered dish lunch after. On Good Friday join the Rock Hill Cross Carry at 10 a.m. at Cherry Park ending with a short devotional at Aldersgate. Community Easter Egg hunt, noon March 26 with games, bounce house and hot dog lunch. Donations accepted for children/youth activities.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill: Bethel Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. Thursday, which is the last lunch of the season.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Praise Explosion, 3 p.m. Saturday. Spaghetti dinners will be sold. For information, call Nicole Cathcart at 803-280-6339.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: Fish fry and bake sale, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Menu: fish or chicken strip, slaw, hush puppies, fries, drinks and dessert table. Cost: $10, adults; $5, ages 6-12 and free, age 5 and younger. Easter Egg hunt, 4-5 p.m. Sunday.

First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Easter celebration and egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon March 26. Palm Sunday worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Community Holy Week service, 7 p.m. Sunday at Clover First Presbyterian Church. Maundy Thursday Holy Community and foot washing, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday Stations of the Cross drama with special music, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 in the back parking area. Biscuit breakfast after. Traditional services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary service, 10:50 a.m. in the missions and fellowship center.

Friendship United Methodist Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill: Lenten Play, “The Last Supper,” a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, 6 p.m. Saturday with refreshments after and 11 a.m. Sunday with a lunch and egg hunt after. Holy Thursday service with communion, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. Friday at Heath Memorial United Methodist Church.

India Hook United Methodist Church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 at Ebenezer Park with breakfast after at the church. Service will be at the church in case of inclement weather.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Usher Board program, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday Hosanna at the Fountain, 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Well and First Presbyterian Church for a brief service and procession to the various churches. Maundy Thursday Last Supper drama, Holy Community and Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m. Thursday. Community Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday at The Well with St. John’s and Freedom Temple. Easter Prayer Vigil, 7 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 27. Easter meal preparation and delivery, March 26. For information, contact Kimberly Case at kacase@comporium.net or call 803-417-0555. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27. Bring flowers for the outdoor cross. Breakfast after. Contemporary service, 9 a.m. at The Core; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. and traditional worship, 11 a.m.

Sharon United Methodist Church, Shannon Street, Sharon: Community senior social, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with lunch and fellowship. Menu: chicken casserole, green beans, corn, slaw, bread, desserts and beverages.

Trinity United Methodist Church, East Liberty Street, York: Sunday Lunch, 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday with chicken strips, baked ham, green beans, cinnamon apples, broccoli, macaroni and cheese, carrots, crowder peas, whipped potatoes, bread, dessert and drinks. Cost: $10, adults; $5, ages 6-10; free, age 5 and younger. Proceeds to Trinity Guatemala Team for construction project costs.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday featuring an Easter cantata. Holy Thursday Communion available, 11 a.m.-1 p.m and 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Come as you are to meditate and pray.

NAZARENE

First Church of the Nazarene, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill: Jesus film, 7 p.m. Friday. Outdoor showing; bring lawn chairs. Open to the public. Popcorn and sodas served. If rain, showing will be indoors.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Fire Tower Road at Taylor’s Creek Road, Rock Hill: Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday. Easter egg hunt, noon-2 p.m. March 26. Easter worship, combined service at 9:30 a.m. March 27. Ladies quilting club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

Rock Hill Ministers Conference, 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday each month at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St., Fort Mill. All pastors welcome. Info: Call the Evangelist Robert Odom at 803-628-1922.

The Storyteller Gospel Show, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays on WRHI-FM (94.3) with Margaret W. Caldwell.

Christ the King Church, South Tryon Street, Charlotte: Free community clothing closet, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with clothes and shoes for infants to adults.

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, Wood Street, York: Active Shooter Response Training, sponsored by the City of York Police, Fire and EMS, 9-11 a.m. March 26 at the church. For information, call 803-684-0103.

The Shield, Fire Tower Road, Rock Hill: Pickleball for teens to adults, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in the life center. Rose’s Kitchen will resume April 17.

ORTHODOX

St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Long Meadow Road, Rock Hill: Great Vespers, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Sunday of Orthodoxy with Icon procession, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Parish council meeting after. For information, go to rockhilloca.org.

PENTECOSTAL

True Beginning Independent Pentecostal Church, East Madison Avenue, York: Yard and bake sale, 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Indoors if rain.

PRESBYTERIAN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. ELS classes, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Plentiful Harvest Kitchen, 4-6 p.m. Sundays for anyone who is hungry. Info: 803-366-8223.

First Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Maundy Thursday service through drama and music, 7 p.m. Thursday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 at Windjammer Park in Tega Cay. Bring chairs or blankets. Breakfast at the church at 9 a.m. and Easter service at 10:15 a.m.

Hermon Presbyterian Church, Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill: “The Chronicles of Adam – A Journey through the Life of a Slave Sunup to Sundown,” 3 p.m. Sunday featuring Dontavius Williams and the Hermon Music Ministry and special guest comedian Cecelia “Big Celie” Fields. For information, contact Irvin Jenkins Jr. at 803-412-5608 or hermonpresbyterian.org. Admission is free but the event is a fundraiser for the music ministry.

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday liturgy with Grace Lutheran; early worship at 8:45 a.m. Maundy Thursday service and Communion, 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday prayer and contemplation, 4-6 p.m. Friday. Preschool Easter Egg hunt, 10-11 a.m. March 26 on the playground. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 27 in the Memorial Garden (chapel if rain); worship 8:45 and 11 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Butterfly release, 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with Purity Bells performing. Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday.

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