Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces:
* Saturday - Outreach ministry "Day of Warmth" soup and sandwich from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the community. Mary Ruth Cook will speak.
Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces:
* Saturday, Dec. 9 - Family and friends night at 6 p.m., hosted by the China and Harvin families. The Rev. Leroy Blanding, of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 10 - The 148th church anniversary will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The Rev. Dr. George Payton, pastor of St. Zion Elizabeth Baptist Church of Aynor, will speak.
High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Sunday - Holy communion will follow the 10:15 a.m. worship service.
* Saturday, Dec. 16 - Christmas program / fellowship dinner at noon.
* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m.
House of Judah Worship Center, 3890 White Oak Drive, Manning, announces:
* Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 13-15 - Pastoral Elder Leroy Dingle's fourth anniversary celebration will be held at 7:30 nightly Wednesday-Friday with speakers as follows: Wednesday, Pastor Renel Trevol of Goodwill Baptist Church of Manning; Thursday, Apostle Cravon Smith of New Dimension of Faith of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Friday, Elder Sampson Pearson of the Triumph Church and Kingdom of God in Christ.
* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Pastoral Elder Leroy Dingle's fourth anniversary celebration will continue at 4 p.m. at the Breedin Room, 312 Pine St., Manning (behind Weldon Auditorium). Elder Eric Virgil Briggs, of the Triumph and Kingdom of God in Christ of Columbia, will speak.
Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:
* Saturday, Dec. 9 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Derrick and Sabrina Fort, of Great Commission Ministries of Lake City, will share "A Message for the Season." All ladies, all ages, are invited. A love offering will be received. Visit knittingheartsministry.wordpress.com.
Mount Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas program at 4 p.m.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:
* Saturday - Indoor garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion Enrichment Center, 315 W. Fulton St. Tables available for $20 each. Call (803) 565-5967.
* Sunday - The Rev. Joseph D. Ricks will speak at 6 p.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 10 - The hospitality ministry anniversary and new members fellowship will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Annual Christmas program, sponsored by the church school, at 4 p.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Youth worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.
New Testament Lighthouse Church, 1114 Boulevard Road, announces:
* Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Revival and special singing as follows: 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 nightly Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Scott Eadie will speak.
Pinewood Baptist Church, 10 E. Fulton St., Pinewood, announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 10 - The adult choir will present "The Story of Christmas" at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow.
* Sunday, Dec. 17 -The adult choir will present "The Story of Christmas" at 11 a.m. There will be community-wide Christmas caroling at 5 p.m.
* Wednesday, Dec. 20 - The children's Christmas program "Sing a Song of Christmas" will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the Christmas tree gift exchange and a visit from Santa.
* Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve services will be held at 11 a.m. and we invite all families to "come as you are" to worship together and observe the Lord's Supper.
* Nursery provided for all events. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit www.pinewoodbaptist.org.
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 7650 Summerton Highway, Silver community, Pinewood, announces:
* Sunday - St. Mark Brotherhood fashion show during 10 a.m. worship.
* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas cantata at 3 p.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Watch Night service at 10 p.m.
Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:
* Today - Birthday celebration service for Prophetess Stephanie Mathis at 7 p.m. Apostle Micheal Ripley will speak.
Union Hall, 1171 Old Pocalla Road, announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 10 - Gospel singing at 4 p.m. featuring Palmetto Gospel Singers, Ricky and the Soulful Messengers, Sumter Violinaires, Heavenly Angels and more.
Victory Healing Temple announces:
* Saturday - Evening of praise and worship at 6 p.m. at the North HOPE Center, 904 N. Main St., featuring the gospel group Kingdom Voices, spoken word artist / author Tameka Walker Ewing, poet Felicia Ragin and musicians Troy Bolden and Lee McFadden.