Time to celebrate spring and Easter season

Published 6:41 pm Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring is here!
Beautiful dogwood trees, tulips, yellow bells, azaleas, thrift and brides wreath plants are blooming all around us.
I love this time of year! It is time to celebrate spring and the upcoming Easter season. Area churches are preparing for numerous celebrations, and invite everyone to join them in these special events.
On Palm Sunday, April 1, Green Creek First Baptist Church will celebrate with a luncheon after the morning worship service, which begins at 10:40 a.m.. An Easter egg hunt follows lunch at the church.
On Easter Sunday, April 8, a sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m., and at the morning worship service, the beautiful voices of the Green Creek Church choir will present the cantata, “Arise My Love,” at 10:40 a.m.. There will be no evening service on Easter Sunday. For  directions or more information, call the church office at 828-863-2600.
Also on Palm Sunday, the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church (PCA) invites everyone to a special service at 11 a.m. and to the fellowship luncheon that follows. Dr. Jerry Lindell, from Simpsonville, S.C., will be guest speaker at the morning worship service, and special music will be provided by Mary Morton. Call the church office at 864-457-2150 or 864-380-6950 for more information.
Peniel Baptist Church will celebrate Easter at the sunrise service in Stearns Park in Columbus. This service will be held at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8. There will be no evening services at Peniel Baptist Church on Easter.
Also, there will be a sunrise service at Coopers Gap Baptist Church at 7 a.m., with breakfast following the service. Call the church office at 828-625-4628 for more information.
On Saturday, March 31, an Easter egg hunt will be held from noon to 1 p.m. for children ages one to 12 years old at New Hope United Methodist Church. The church is located at 4251 Chesnee Hwy. in Green Creek. The youth at New Hope Church are selling bluebird houses to raise money for district camp. These pretty bluebird houses were handmade (and donated) by Malcom Tanner. If you would like to help these young people, call 828-863-1300 or 828-863-4439.
Good news! The Master’s Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Green Creek, starting at noon. There will be food available, trophies awarded and free prize drawings. All proceeds will go to New Hope United Methodist Church. Plan now to attend, and bring your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun. If you have questions, contact Gene Gregg at 828-863-2406, Mike Edwards at 828-863-2415 or William Deck at 828-863-2690.
Another special event will take place on Sunday, April 15 at Grace Baptist Church. A dynamic, enthusiastic speaker, Mike Shrock from Bob Jones University, will be the guest speaker. He will be accompanied by the university’s brass ensemble band. Visitors are welcome to attend this 11 a.m. worship service.
Happy birthday to Keith White, Earl Byers, Arthur Scoggins, Joyce Ridings, Scott Brand, Mary Kate Owens, Betty Arrowood, Aaron Oliphant, Louise Shehan, and Reggie and Cameron Brown.
If you have news of this area, please call me at 828-863-2437.