Easter related events

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Easter Sunrise Service in Waterfront Park: First Scots Independent Presbyterian Church of Beaufort is pleased to invite the Beaufort community to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Sunday, April 20 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.  Sunrise is around 6:45 a.m., and the worship service will begin at 7 a.m. Visitors and residents of Beaufort are welcome and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact First Scots at 593-0176 or firstscotsbft@gmail.com.

Family Easter Carnival: Saturday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m., The Link and the YMCA are partnering to host a free Family Easter Carnival at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Avenue). There will be bouncers, games, food, snow cones, popcorn, door prizes, food vendors and much more! The Y will open the pool as well as the playground and climbing wall. They are also having a donation drive for the YMCA’s Preschool. Donations of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Styrofoam bowls, plastic forks and spoons will be appreciated. The Blood Alliance will be there from 1-5 p.m.  Appointments are every 15 min. from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. Make an appointment by contacting Lynn Green with The Link at blooddrivecarnival@gmail.com. To volunteer, contact Lynn Green at 592-0456.

Bishop Barnett to teach classes, preach on Easter Sunday: Anglican Bishop Paul Barnett will visit Beaufort during Holy Week, teaching classes and preaching at all Easter Sunday services at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Bishop Barnett will teach a two-day class on “The Importance of Peter in Earliest Christianity” on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 of Holy Week. All are welcome to attend the classes at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St. A light luncheon will be served about 12:30 p.m. both days. Please call the church office at 522-1712 to reserve a space for the teachings and luncheons. Paul William Barnett is an Anglican bishop, ancient historian, and New Testament scholar.  He was the Bishop of North Sydney Australia from 1990 to 2001. Bishop Barnett will preach at the Parish Church of St. Helena on Easter Sunday, April 20.  Services will be at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 6 p.m.

Community Bible Church celebrations: The Good Friday service will be Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the free Easter  “Eggstravaganza” at the church will feature competitive relays, face painting, puppets, give-a-ways, picnic lunch, pony rides, jumpers, and egg hunts throughout the day. Easter Sunday Services will be at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Come celebrate the Risen Christ at Community Bible Church, located at 8 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. For questions, call 525-0089 or email kathyb1@embarqmail.com.

Red Dam Baptist Hosting Easter Egg Hunt: Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. The free event includes a light meal, coloring contests, face painting, bounce house, crafts, cotton candy, snow cones, raffles and more. For more information, please call 843-784-6083 or write to info@reddambaptistchurch.org or www.reddambaptistchurch.org. Red Dam Baptist Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday School classes and the Worship Service have been bumped up one hour to 9 and 10 a.m., respectively. The church is located at 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville.