Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter

The Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter at 535 S. Church St. in Florence will be the scene of a 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service on April 21.

FLORENCE, S.C. – The House of Hope will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.

The service will be held at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter at 535 S. Church St. in Florence.

Pastor Michael Vereen will bring a message of hope to residents and guests. Joy Gowan will add special music for the gathering.

The service is open to anyone in the community.

Coffee, juice and pastries will be served following the service.

The House of Hope is a Christ-centered ministry consisting of the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter, which provides emergency food and lodging to men, women and families, and the Men’s Home, which offers transitional, long-term help for men seeking a new start to their lives.

The organization believes that no man, woman or child should have to go without food or a safe place to sleep. It is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting those emergency needs daily by offering food, counseling and housing. It also offers long-term help through structured programs, which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. Its goal is to move all people into permanent housing, employment and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.