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St. Paul Baptist youth revival

St. Paul Baptist Church, 4985 Green Road, Lancaster, will host a youth revival at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Minister Tyrone Hart of Mount Prospect Baptist Church of Rock Hill and Minister Fredrick Thompson of Spirit of Liberty Deliverance Church of Charlotte will speak. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-8628 or (803) 286-9664. 

Community worship service

The second annual Community Worship Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the Andrew Jackson High School Auditorium, 6925 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw. The community worship service is an opportunity for people from different churches in the area to worship together. For details or to sign up, e-mail kershawvisitingteam@gmail.com or call (803) 475-5270. 

Union Baptist homecoming

Union Baptist Church, 5003 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster, will celebrate homecoming Aug. 19. There will be a song service at 10 a.m. featuring the Oasis Quartet and Pastor Catlin Rollings will speak at 11 a.m. 

A meal will be served following the service in the family life center. Please bring a covered dish. Meat, plates, utensils and ice will be provided. For details, call (803) 804-4320.

God’s Dancing Angels’ anniversary

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will host God’s Dancing Angels’ 15th anniversary at 10 a.m. Aug. 19.

Lynnwood UMC homecoming

Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynnwood Drive, Lancaster, will celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Aug. 19. 

The Rev. Sh’Kur Francis will speak and there will be special singing from Grace United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. Please bring a well-filled basket. For details, call (803) 285-2349.

Calvary Baptist host guest speaker

Calvary Baptist Church, 100 Barron Blvd., Lancaster, will host a worship service at 11 a.m. Aug. 19. The Rev. Dane Jordan of Wingate University will speak. For details, call (803) 283-2260.

Choir anniversary 

The Youth and Young Adult Choir of Mount Nebo Baptist Church, 269 Nebo Road, Lancaster, will celebrate its anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19.  

19th church anniversary

God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will celebrate its 19th church anniversary at 4 p.m. Aug. 19 with Apostle Betty J. Blair, pastor, and Bishop Willie McNeal of Prayer Temple Word of Life Church, guest speaker. For details, call (803) 320-3810.

Steele Hill revival services

Steele Hill AME Zion Church, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, will host revival services from Aug. 19-22. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19, with dinner served prior to the service from 1:15-2:15 p.m. The Rev. Valarie Maness of St. Matthew AME Zion Church will speak. 

Services will continue at 7 p.m. Aug. 20-22. The Rev. Eldren D. Morrison of Atlanta, Ga., will speak. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-7850. 

Bright Light Baptist revival

Bright Light Baptist Church, 4469 Kershaw-Camden Highway, Heath Springs, will host revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 19-22. The Rev. Dr. Joe Ratliff of Brentwood Baptist Church of Houston, Texas, will speak. 

New Zion revival

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 929 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, will host a revival at 7 p.m. Aug. 19-22. 

Speakers include Pastor Trent McLauglin of Antioch Baptist Church, Pastor Albert Young of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Pastor Willie Duncan of New Hope Baptist Church and Pastor Christopher Goff of Sand Hill Baptist Church. For details, call (803) 235-9242.

Ebenezer AME Zion revival services

Ebenezer AME Zion Church, 4302 Ebenezer Church Road, Kershaw, will host its annual revival services Aug. 19-22. The Rev. Loman Jones of Red Hill Baptist Church will speak at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 and the Rev. Robert T. Benton of Antioch AME Zion Church will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 20-22. 

‘Hot Summer Nights of Preaching’

Spring Hill Baptist Church, 2245 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster, will host “Hot Summer Nights of Preaching” at 6 p.m. Sundays throughout August. 

The Rev. Glen Ribelin of Lancaster will speak Aug. 19 and the Rev. Mark Evans of Wolf Pond Baptist Church in Pageland will speak Aug. 26. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-2444. 

Moriah Singles hot dog supper

The Moriah Baptist Association will host the Moriah Singles annual hot dog supper at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. A brief program will follow the fellowship meal. For details, call (803) 283-8409. 

Free community meal Aug. 20

First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster, has a free community meal at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. For details, call (803) 283-8406. The next meal is Aug. 20.

Theological school class registration

Foothills Theological Schools will hold registration for fall classes from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Mitford Baptist Church, 467 Forest Lakes Circle, Great Falls. Degrees offered range from associates to doctoral program. For details, call Marty Roberts at (803) 209-3120.

Lynnwood free community meal

Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, has a free community meal 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month. A free bag of groceries is available for each family. The next meal is Aug. 21.

Family Enrichment Conference

Kingdom of God Church International, 1276 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, will host its Family Enrichment Conference Aug. 23-25. The theme is “Restoring the Family Back to God.” 

Services are 7:30 p.m. Aug 23-24 and 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Speakers include Dr. Howard and Lady Witherspoon of Kingdom of God Church International & KOGCIF, Pastor Sylathia Holle of Anointed Word Ministries International Church of Pontiac, Mich., and Elders James and Bonita Nixon of Kingdom of God Church International. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 289-9384.

Temple Solel meets Fridays

Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the community room at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. The next service is Aug. 24. For details, call (803) 610-1707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.

Lion of Judah conference Aug. 24

Lion of Judah Next Level Ministries, 400 W. Barr St., Lancaster, will host a conference at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Prophetess Tanisha McGriff will speak. 

Moriah Baptist leadership training Aug. 25

The South Carolina Baptist Convention and Moriah Baptist Association will host Sunday School-Life Group Leadership Training from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. 

Registration is 8:30-9 a.m. in the fellowship hall, with the general session beginning at 9 a.m. led by Bobby Howard introducing “3 Circles Evangelism.” 

Breakout sessions will follow at 9:45 a.m. There will be sessions for general officers, pastors, adults, youth, children and nursery-preschool. 

Registration is not required but recommended in order to ensure proper space and materials. For details or to register, call (803) 283-8409. 

JAM Day Aug. 25

Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, will host its annual JAM (Jesus and Me) Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25. The Cowboys and Horses worship presentation will be from 11-11:45 a.m. with a free lunch served from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free school supplies, inflatables, cotton candy, snow cones, balloons and face-painting will be available for the children. 

Pleasant Hill Chinese auction

Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, 684 Hart St., Heath Springs, will host a Chinese auction at 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Doors open at 3 p.m. For details, call (803) 235-1354. 

Tabernacle UMC outdoor movie event

Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 5908 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster, will host a free outdoor movie event Aug. 25. A hot dog dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a sno-cone truck available. The movie “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown at 8 p.m. Please bring chairs and blankets. For details, call (803) 286-4595. 

Children’s musical drama

Team Church will stage the children’s musical drama, “Are We There Yet? The Story of Moses and the Exodus” in Kershaw on Aug. 25-26. The Aug. 25 performance is 4 p.m. at the Stevens Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 200 Close Circle. The Aug. 26 performance is 10:30 a.m. at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. Admission to both performances is free and refreshments will be available. 

Zion UMC walking club

Zion United Methodist Church Walking Club invites the public to enjoy free walks at 8 a.m. weekdays at its Thompson Family Life Center, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-3864.

Kids day camp on Tuesdays

Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Heath Springs, will host a “Faith Factor” kids day camp 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays throughout the summer. For details, call (803) 320-8209.

Parents’ day out on Thursdays

Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Heath Springs, will host a parents day out 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays throughout the summer. For details, call (803) 320-8209.

Liberty Hill lakeside services

Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church will hold its summer lakeside services 9-10 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 at 52 Nautical Drive, Camden. Nursery is provided, but please bring chairs. Regular summer services are 11 a.m. - noon at the church, 20 Meeting Lane, Liberty Hill.

Upcoming  

Homecoming Day Aug. 26

Unity ARP Church, 3495 Unity Church Road, Lancaster, will celebrate its annual Homecoming Day Aug. 26. The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. led by guest speaker, the Rev. Bob Robinson, followed by a picnic lunch at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 

Pack the Pews program Aug. 26

Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, 684 Hart St., Heath Springs, will host a Pack the Pews program at 3 p.m. Aug. 26. Apostle Willie Ann Miller will speak and several choirs will perform. For details, call (803) 246-8437. 

New Bethel Missionary Baptist revival

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 4244 Jenkins Hill Road, Lancaster, will host a revival at 3 p.m. Aug. 26. The Rev. Darlene Hail of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Lancaster will speak. For details, call (803) 475-5352.

New Hope Missionary Baptist revival

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will host its annual revival at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The Rev. Sammie D. Simmons of St. Mark Four Bridge Missionary Baptist Church of Sumter will speak. 

2018 Moriah Stewardship Banquet

The Moriah Baptist Association will host the 2018 Moriah Stewardship Banquet at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster. A buffet meal will be served and King’s Cause will present a concert. The Rev. Ken Owens, collegiate minister for the S.C. Baptist Convention, will speak. For details, contact the Moriah office at (803) 283-8409.

Kingdom of God Church community dinner

Kingdom of God Church International, 1276 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, will host a Love in Action community dinner at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month June-September. All are welcome. The next one is Aug. 28.

Taxahaw Baptist revival

Taxahaw Baptist Church, 1734 Overbrook Road, Kershaw, will host a revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 3-5. Pastor Andy Wells of Monroe will speak and there will be special singing each night. For details, call (803) 285-1665.

Chinese auction Sept. 6

St. Catherine Catholic Church Ladies Guild and the Knights of Columbus will host their annual Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. with tickets priced at $5 per sheet or 5 sheets for $20 at the door. Dinner plates are $3. Door prizes and raffles will also be available. All proceeds will benefit local charities. For details, call (803) 416-8396. 

Pleasant Dale clothes closet

Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, will hold a free clothes closet 9-10 a.m. Sept. 8. For details, call (803) 283-8377.

Pastor’s anniversary Sept. 9

Prayer Temple Word of Life Church, 2910 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs, will host a pastor’s anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Pastor Grant of Walking by Faith Ministries of Pageland will speak. 

Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets

Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Heath Springs Baptist Church. The group welcomes anyone with an interest in making quilts. The next meeting is Sept. 10. For details, call (704) 282-7399.

Iron Sharpens Iron Sept. 13

The men of Spring Hill Baptist Church, 2245 Old Camden Monroe Highway, Lancaster, will host an Iron Sharpens Iron men’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Sept. 13. All are welcome. For details, call Robert Sistare at (803) 288-0271.

Free community meal 

Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, has a free community meal at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The next meal is Sept. 19.

Ongoing

Tuesday Word Study

Kingdom of God Church International, 1276 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, hosts Word Study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, with dinner served afterward. All are welcome. 

Cedar Rock church training on vacation

Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3650 Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs, holds contemporary training for the church at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Training is suspended until Sept. 12. For details, call (803) 273-9638.

Cowboy church Thursday services

Carolinas Cowboy Church, 2738 Catawba River Road, Fort Lawn, holds services at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Refreshments are provided. All are welcome.

Brown Bag Bible Study

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, holds a brown bag Bible study at noon every Wednesday. Attendees are asked to bring a lunch. All are welcome.

Mount Calvary Bible study Wednesdays

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, 185 Doc Garris Road, Lancaster, holds Bible study at noon Wednesdays. For details, call (803) 283-0619.

Services at God’s Holy Temple

God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., has intercessory prayer at 8:45 a.m. and worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday. Life class is 6-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The prayers are focused on the moral and spiritual direction of America. For details, call (803) 287-8099.

Church children’s activities

Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Heath Springs, holds children’s activities every Sunday and Wednesday, led by the children’s ministry leader, Maggie Partridge. For details, call Frankie Melton at (803) 288-6168. 

Addiction outreach ministry meets

Chainbreakers, an addiction outreach ministry, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastside Baptist Church, 1180 Garnette Road, Lancaster. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-9805. 

Intercessory prayer outreach

Bright Light Baptist Church, 4469 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs, hosts intercessory prayer outreach at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome. For details, call (803) 285-8819.

 

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