Church News 10-27-13

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Pumpkin patch

Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, will hold its fourth annual Pumpkin Patch Ministry Outreach from  2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 31. The patch is closed Sunday and Wednesday.
Proceeds benefit the OYHC! campaign. For details, call (803) 285-3922 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Week ahead
Pastor anniversary

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will celebrate pastor Willie J. Duncan’s seventh pastoral anniversary at 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 27. The speaker is the Rev. P.I. Griffin of Sanders Creek Baptist Church in Camden. For details, call (803) 285-8286.

Centennial AME Zion Church, 1852 Flat Creek Road, will hold a singing at 2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 27. This is an appreciation service for present and future musicians, including Nettie Thomas, Robert Caldwell and Floyd Thomas Jr. Groups appearing include Sir Joe Wilson and the Sons of Thunder, the men’s choir of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls and The Angels of Faith of Pageland. For details, call (803) 286-4731 or (803) 246-0964.

Family and friends
God’s Holy Temple International Fellowship Ministries, 120 E. Gay St., will hold a family and friends day at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 27. For details, call (803) 762-7567.

Animal blessing
Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 1005 University Drive, will hold a blessing of the animals at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 27. Bring pets – large or small – to be blessed. All pets must be on a leash, in a crate or other container. For details, call (803) 285-4577.

Hallelujah Fest

Hallelujah Fest is 6 p.m. today, Oct. 27, at Christian Assembly Worship Center, 542 S.C. 9 Bypass East. The free event includes food, games, prizes, a bounce house and live music.


Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road, will hold a trunk-or-treat from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 27. There will be music, games, bingo and a hot dog supper. The meal will be from 5 to 6 p.m. For details, call the church at (803) 286-4595.

Women’s day

Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 912 Clinton Ave., will celebrate its annual women’s day at 9:30 a.m. today, Oct. 27. For details, call (803) 416-2108.

Caregiver class
Christ Episcopal Church, 534 Plantation Road, and Agape Hospice will host a Caring for the Caregiver class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the church. Paige Hodgins, executive director of Morningside Assisted Living, and Kim Brace, senior solution adviser of Agape Hospice, will speak on care options. There is no cost and a light meal will be served. For details, call (803) 286-5224 or (803) 230-2890.

Fall festival

That Bright Light Baptist Church, in the Pleasant Hill community, will hold a fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. There will be food and games.

Fall festival

First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St., will hold a fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. There will be a hot dog supper, followed by games, a hayride and trunk-or-treat. Bring a canned good for HOPE in Lancaster.

First Baptist Church of Lancaster, 300 S. Market St., will hold trunk-or-treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot. For details, call (803) 285-4322.


First Baptist Church in Kershaw will hold trunk-or-treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, on Cleveland Street in Kershaw. In addition to the trunk-or-treat, there will be inflatables, balloons, face painting and door prizes. Two local vendors, Cater’s Taters and Little Sig’s Vending, will sell food. A costume contest will take place for ages newborn to fifth grade. All participants must be on stage by 6:30 p.m. Scary costumes are prohibited. The best-voted decorated trunk will be given a prize at the end of the event. For details, call (803) 475-3721.


Mount Zion Baptist Church of Kershaw, 501 W. Marion St., will hold trunk-or-treat from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot.


First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., will host a trunk-or-treat festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot.
There will be games, face-painting and a hot dog dinner, followed by trunk-or-treating.

Hallelujah Night
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 7375 Kershaw Camden Highway, will celebrate Hallelujah Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
There will be candy, food, games and activities for all ages.

Chinese auction
New Hope AME Zion Church will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the American Legion building, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Buy four packs of tickets, get one free. For details, call (803) 285-8116 or (803) 287-0151.

REACH meeting

Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church, 202 S. Gregory St., will hold its next REACH meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. REACH is a women’s fellowship group that meets the first Friday of each month. There will be food. For details, call (803) 285-1075 or visit www.fhvcchristian church.com.

Missions bazaar

Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, will hold its annual missions bazaar at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Thompson Family Life Center. Breakfast and lunch – eat-in or take-out – will be available. A variety of handmade items, baked and canned goods will be for sale.
For details, call (803) 285-3864.


Heartland Free Will Baptist Church, 1433 Camp Drive, will hold a singing with the Singing Couriers of Bennetsville, along with other singers, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. For details, call (803) 320-9722.

Dance ministry anniversary

Something Within Dance Ministry of Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 3650 Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Union Baptist Church, 5003 Taxahaw Road, will hold a gospel singing and hot dog and cake sale Saturday, Nov. 2, in the family life center. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. and singing begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help with Lynn Faulkenberry’s medical expenses. For details, call (803) 286-7049 or (803) 283-8053.

Lynnwood UMC bazaar

The Carlene Barnes Circle of Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynwood Drive, will hold a bazaar beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
There will be a yard sale, quilt sale, bake sale and country store, as well as breakfast (sausage/ham biscuits), potato soup and vegetable soup for sale. Proceeds benefit the new parking lot. For details, call (803) 286-4332.

Community empowerment day

The Master’s Ministry, 541 S.C. 9 Bypass East, will hold “I’m Extraordinary (Part One),” a community empowerment day, from 1 to 7  p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The event, for ages 12 and older, will feature free prizes and information on how to be stronger, better and wiser. There will be separate workshops for youth and adults. To register, call (803) 286-7729.

Fall craft fair

Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will hold a fall craft fair at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be crafts, baked goods (cakes, pies and cookies) and breakfast items (ham, sausage or jelly biscuits; grits, coffee and soft drinks) for sale. Proceeds benefit the church’s students. The event is rain or shine.  For details, call (803) 285-0645.

Senior choir anniversary

Red Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Red Hill Road, will celebrate its senior choir anniversary at 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

Church anniversary

North Corner AME Zion Church, 3754 E. North Corner Road, will celebrate its first anniversary at 3 p.m. Nov. 3. The church is located at a historical boundary line, separating North and South Carolina.
For details, call (843) 622-5824 or (803) 285-8362.

Fellowship Bible Church and Carolina Christian Academy, 1850 Kershaw Camden Highway, will hold revival services with Barry Webb Evangelistic Ministries at 9:50 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 8:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 4-6.
The Webb family ministers to all ages through music, ventriloquism, chalk art and Bible preaching. For details, call (803) 285-5565.

Bible study

Biblical Discover Ministries, 2505 Charlotte Highway, will conduct a Bible study on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 7, with Dr. F. Mitch Simmons and Minister Jimmy Hewett. Space is limited.
For details or reservations, call (803) 577-9345.

Fall festival

Fork Hill Baptist Church, 1125 Fork Hill Road, Heath Springs, will hold a fall festival at 4 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be face painting, food, games, hayrides and a live band.

Singles brunch
Moriah Singles will hold brunch at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Moriah Mission Center, 914 W. Meeting St.

Christian concert

Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, will hold a Christian music concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The lineup includes many of the county’s young people. There is no set admission fee, but entrance to the concert is a donation for a June 2014 mission trip to Mexico. For details, call (803) 287-2660.

Fall bazaar

High Point Freewill Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, will hold a fall bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9.  Breakfast served from 7 to 10 a.m. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is vegetable soup and cornbread and hot dog plate.
Shop at the Rosy Cheek Boutique, thrift shop, Little Frosting Bakery, Christmas Shop and General Store.

Fall festival

North Corner AME Zion Church, 3754 North Corner Road, will hold a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. There will be food and entertainment, and the church will bring awareness to breast cancer, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and diabetes.

Family and friends day

Mount Zion Baptist Church of Kershaw, 501 W. Marion St., will celebrate family and friends day at 6 p.m. Nov. 22. The speaker is Pastor Jesse Britt of Follow Christ Fellowship Church in Greensboro, N.C.

Thanksgiving dinner

The COOL (Community Outreach of Love) ministry of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church and Cafe Taylor are partnering to serve a Thanksgiving Day feast for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, at both the church, 202 S. Gregory St., and Cafe Taylor, 126 S. Main St.
There is no charge.
For details about items needed, volunteering, making a donation, scheduling transportation or having a meal delivered, contact Ro Harris at (803) 246-9327 or Rhonda Stevens at (803) 320-9019 before Nov. 14.

Annual concert
Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 656 Oak Ridge Church Road, Kershaw, will hold its annual concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. For details, call (803) 804-9631 or (803) 246-1827.

Missions night

Chick-fil-A, 901 S.C. 9 Bypass West, will host a missions meal night from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Mention “Hand in Hand for Chick-fil-A” when placing an order and 20 percent of your bill be donated to Covenant Baptist Church for a June 2014 mission trip to Mexico.