Easter services in York, Chester, Lancaster counties



York District: Who’s Who program 3 p.m. April 2 at Mount Pleasant AME Zion Church in Gastonia, N.C.

South Carolina Conference: Lay Council, 7 p.m. April 8, O’Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte.

Greater Unity AME Zion Church, S.C. 97, Sharon: Easter early service, 9 a.m. Sunday. No 11 a.m. service.

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: Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. with breakfast after. 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: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

O’Zion AME Zion Church, Hamilton Road, Charlotte: Music workshop, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday with L.H. Dickert. Topics: music business, vocal technique and sight reading. For information, call 704-588-4253.

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


First ARP Church, East White Street, Rock Hill: Acoustic worship, 9 a.m. and traditional worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Foundations for the Family, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Boyd Hill Baptist Church, Glenn Street, Rock Hill: Sunbeam Brotherhood Ministry car wash, 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Donations accepted. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday. No 11 a.m. service. First Friday service and baptismal ceremony, 7 p.m. Friday. Adult choir anniversary, 2 p.m. April 3.

Cross Road Baptist Church, Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Community Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Easter worship services, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 3330 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill: Resurrection Celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner after.

Flint Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill: The church is accepting resumes for a senior pastor, call 803-328-1020, leave your name and address. A letter will be sent to you with important information on how to submit your resume.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Great Joy Baptist Church, U.S. 321, McConnells: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday 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 Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. 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. Sunday with breakfast after. Senior adult spring rally, April 11, First Baptist Church. Tickets $10 (include lunch) available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at York Baptist Association. Deadline to sign up for WMU Spring Fling is Friday.

Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty Road, Chester: Easter egg hunt with pancake breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at 8 a.m., Bible study at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Family night, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Food pantry available.

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mockingbird Lane, Rock Hill: Annual Easter gospel program, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, McConnells: Resurrection sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast after. No other service.

NewKirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Sunrise service with flowering the cross, 7 a.m. Sunday with Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 9:45 a.m.

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: Easter Eggstravaganza , 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with egg hunt, hot dogs, games and prizes. Easter program, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Rawlinson Road Baptist Church, Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill: Easter community breakfast, 9 a.m., and worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Voices of Carolina Home School Choir and Hand Bell Choir in concert, morning worship April 10.

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

Woodhaven Baptist Church, Marett Boulevard, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at 8 a.m. Easter worship, 10:55 a.m. with Easter cantata “Victor’s Crown.” No evening activities. Bible study and mission groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.


St. Anne Catholic Church, Bird Street, Rock Hill: Blessing of the Easter foods, 11 a.m. Saturday. 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.; contemporary Mass at 5 p.m. Sunday. Boy Scout fundraiser, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday the Galleria Showmar’s.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Munn Road, Fort Mill: Father John Giuliani will bless Easter food baskets at 1 p.m. Saturday. 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. “Women on Whose Shoulders We Stand,” 7-9 p.m. April 8 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 9. The program is on Women in the New Testament: Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s Letters led by Sisters Susan Schorsten and Gay Rowzie. Cost: $50, and room and board, $40.


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


True Gospel Church of God in Christ, Ashford Road, Chester: Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. Sunday with worship at 11 a.m. and Easter program after worship.


Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Caldwell Street, Rock Hill: Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil, 7 p.m. Saturday. 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.


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 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, Temple Solel S.C. on Facebook or call 803-619-9707.


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. Saturday. Community egg hunt at 3 p.m. Open to the public. For information, contact Adrienne Norris at or Kerry Fulton at


Epiphany Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Rock Hill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday with breakfast at 8:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30. Holy Communion at both services. Nursery provided. Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen collection all day.

Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Easter worship, 8, 9:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday with breakfast 9-10:30 a.m.


Adnah United Methodist Church, Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill: Easter egg hunt, 4 p.m. Saturday. Easter sunrise service with breakfast after, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Celanese Road, Rock Hill: Community Easter Egg hunt, noon Saturday with games, bounce house and hot dog lunch. Donations accepted for children/youth activities. Easter worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday featuring an Easter cantata. United Methodist Women will sponsor a lasagna lunch after worship April 3. Donations accepted. Eat in or take out.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Killian Road, Catawba: Easter sunrise service, 6-8 a.m. Sunday.

First United Methodist Church, Bethel Street, Clover: Easter celebration and egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday 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: Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth, 6 p.m. Sunday. Gold Diggers, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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

Mount Holly United Methodist Church, Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill: Children’s egg hunt, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Bring eggs. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. in the family life center with breakfast after. Children’s worship, 9:30 a.m. and Easter worship, 11 a.m. Community supper, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Menu: tacos, veggies, applesauce, dessert and drinks. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 6-10; free, age 6 and younger. Takeout available. Proceeds to scholarships to youth activities.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove: Scripture Run motorcycle fundraiser, April 23, to benefit the family of Olivia Proctor, 5, who was born with cerebal palsy. Registration, 9 a.m. Single rider, $25; double, $35 (include lunch). Carolina Children’s Choo-Choo will run at the church. Hot dog lunch, $5.50. For information, call the Rev. Linda Dunn at 803-687-7096.

New Hope United Methodist Church, Aspendale Road, Rock Hill: Black Men United anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Palm Easter Prayer Vigil through 7 a.m. Easter Sunday. Easter meal preparation and delivery, Saturday. For information, contact Kimberly Case at or call 803-417-0555. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday. 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.

Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, Rock Hill: Easter breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday with a combined Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Confirmation reception after worship Sunday. Reading Circle, 6:30 p.m. Monday. For information, call Tonya at 803-327-8696. Abigail Circle is collecting paper goods for Safe Passage.


Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, Harris Street, Fort Mill: Piedmont Indoor Camp Meeting, 6 p.m. April 3 and 7 p.m. April 4-6 with the Rev. Stan Toler. Special music by The Sharpes.

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


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.

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. Saturday 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.


Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274, York: Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. at the home of Less Kitts, 1834 Bonita Road on Little Allison Creek. Bring a breakfast item to share. Easter worship, 10 a.m. Sunday at the church with special music and Holy Communion.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Celanese at Mount Gallant roads, Rock Hill: Worship, 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. ESL 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: Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday. Yarns of Love, 3 p.m. Thursday in the parlor.

Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday 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: Spring Break enrichment camp for ages 5-12, April 4-8. Registration for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. is $80 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $90. To register or for information, call 803-327-6015 or go to

Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill: Preschool Easter egg hunt, 10-11 a.m. Saturday on the playground. Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. Sunday in the Memorial Garden (chapel if rain); worship 8:45 and 11 a.m. with the Chancel Choir performing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,”; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Butterfly release, 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden.

Purity Presbyterian Church, Wylie Street, Chester: Easter worship, 11 a.m. Sunday with Holy Communion. Wednesday programs, 6 p.m.

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