Church news, April 10: Hillcrest Baptist plans yard sale

April 8, 2014 

Hillcrest Baptist plans fun day, yard sale, more

Hillcrest Baptist Church, York, will have a yard sale at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the church, followed by an Easter “Eggstravaganza” from 1 to 3 p.m. with food, games, music and fun.

Clinton Chapel plans April 19 fest

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, California Street, York, will have Clinton Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19.

The event will include an Easter egg hunt, health screening, games, face painting, food live entertainment and vendors.

Easter worship will be 11 a.m. April 20.

Ebenezer AME Zion plans spoken work event

Ebenezer AME Zion Church, Ebenezer Road, Smyrna, will have an Inspirational Spoken Work event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 13.

To participate, contact the Rev. Sonya Burns at 803-493-8762.

First Wesleyan plans Easter events

First Wesleyan Church, York Highway, York, will have Journey to the Cross from 6 to 9 p.m. April 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 18 and 2 to 6 p.m. April 19.

An Easter egg hunt will be from noon to 2 p.m. April 19.

Affirmation of York County to meet

Affirmation of York County is a new support group for people of all faith communities who seek support and understanding in working through the issues confronted by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends.

Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 13.

For more information, call Ellen at 803-417-0954 or Melissa at 803-547-6042 or email the group at

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 11:15 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.

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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