Church news, March 27: New Beginnings plans women’s brunch

March 27, 2014 

Women’s brunch planned Sunday

New Beginning Baptist Church, 706 Old N. Main St., will hold women’s brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 29, with the theme “being a godly lady.”

There will be food, praise and fellowship. Call 803-222-0711.

Blood Bought to perform Saturday

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, will host Saturday Night Alive at 6 p.m. March 29 with Blood Bought at 1830 York Highway, behind the church.

Bowling Green group to hear about scams

The 50s Plus group at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church will have a covered dish luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 2. A representative from the York County Sheriff’s Department will talk about phone scams and identity theft.

Hillcrest Baptist plans fun day, yard sale, more

Hillcrest Baptist Church, York, will have a fun day at the Sharon ballfield at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30. It will include free hot dogs, burgers and a softball game.

A yard sale will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the church, followed by an Easter extravagance from 1 to 3 p.m. with food, games, music and fun.

Free festival April 5 at Bethel Baptist

Bethel Baptist Church, 6031 Charlotte Hwy., will hold a Spring Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5.

There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, egg hunting, music games and more.

The church will hold Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. April 18, and Easter service at 7 a.m. April 20.

Call 803-631-0072 or go to

Church yard sale April 5

River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 in the gym of the church life center.

All proceeds go the the 2014 youth Honduras mission trip.

Call 803-831-1615 or visit

Italian meals served Friday

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, is serving a Gourmet Italian Dinner fundraiser Friday, March 28, with lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost for a plate is $5, which includes Tuscan-inspired spaghetti and a Caesar salad with homemade croutons and shaved Parmesan. There also will be grilled chicken Caesar salad available as an entree. Side orders available for purchase include bruschetta, roasted garlic breadsticks, homemade apple pie and New York-style cheesecake.

Curbside to go and carry out available; cash or check only. All proceeds go to local community missions.

The church also is planning a yard sale from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 5.

Call 803-831-0304 or visit

Bible study, movies, dad dance offered in Clover

First United Methodist Church of Clover, 124 Bethel St., will hold “24 Hours” Bible Study from 10 to 11:14 a.m. Tuesdays through Lent.

Explore Adam Hamilton’s book, “24 Hours That Changed The World.” Focus on one chapter a week and come together for a video, discussion and exploration. Topics include the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, condemned by the righteous, the Crucifixion and Christ the victor. The book costs $12, available through the church or at

The church also will hold Movies and the Cross from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Lent.

Session combines Bible passages with movie clips to explore the Bible and the themes of suffering, sacrifice, love, prayer and persistence. Each session stands on its own, so come for one night or for all sessions.

Child care will be provided through the church. However, those needing infant care should call ahead. Bring a Bible.

The church will host a Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball at 6 p.m. March 29. This is a night for girls and their father, uncle, grandfather or other loving father figure. All ages are invited, from adult daughters to toddler daughters.

Advance tickets cost $20 for a couple, $25 at the door. Tickets for additional daughters cost $10 each. Financial assistance is available upon request. Ticket includes food and desserts, professional deejay and picture. Proceeds go to Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill.

Call 803-222-3496 for information on any of the events.

Community invited to join challenge

Through Easter, April 20, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church invites the community to help others through The Upside Down Challenge.

For every mile walked, run or cycled, the church will donate 25 cents to a local or global charity of the participant’s choice. For every pound lost and every day someone stops smoking during Lent, the church will donate 25 cents to a chosen charity. The church will challenge up to $5,000.

The church challenge runs on an honor system with participants tracking their miles, weight and days not smoking.

Forms to participate are available at the church office at 5220 Crowders Cove Road and at For more information, call 803-831-0304.

New Beginnings seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for God’s Kitchen, a ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church that delivers meals to at least 120 shut-ins each day.

Volunteers also are being sought for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, which helps provide housing for the homeless. Volunteers will help with daily operations including delivery, pickup and sorting donations.

For details, contact the Rev. Ricou Williams at the church, 706 Old N. Main St., Clover, or call 980-322-4161.

Community Cafe serving lunch

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly. The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations are accepted. Details: 330-289-1243.

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