Church News: Friday, April 12, 2019


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Sunday, April 28 - Women's day service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Jeanette Collins-Murray, pastor of LaGree AME Church, will speak.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces:

* Wednesday-Friday, April 17-19 - Revival at 7:30 nightly with speakers as follows: Wednesday, Pastor Ethel Sweat of Mount Calvary FBH; Thursday, Pastor Victor Scott of Trinity Baptist Church; and Friday, Pastor Major Lloyd of The Faith Center.

* Saturday, May 4 - The deacon ministry's May Festival will begin at noon on the grounds of the parsonage, S.C. 260 and Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Manning.

Bethel AME Church, 219 E. Calhoun St., announces:

* Sunday, April 28 - Praise and worship program (gospel singing) at 3 p.m.

Chapel AME Church, 1257 McLeod Road, Paxville, announces:

* Saturday, April 27 - The 23rd anniversary of the Gospel Jubilees of Sumter will be celebrated at 6 p.m. with a gospel singing. On the program: The Valentinos, Deacon Robert Burgess and the Mighty Soul Searchers, Justified, Voices of Praise and many, many more.

Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces:

* Sunday, April 21 - The 23rd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. James L. and Alethia Clark will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The Rev. Willie Chandler, of St. Mark Baptist Church of Silver, will speak.

Church of God of Prophecy, 720 Boulevard Road, announces:

* Today - Gospel singing at 7 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church, 701 Boulevard Road, featuring Mike and Kely Bowling and the Bowling Family along with the Bowling Sisters. A love offering will be received. Call (803) 775-4267 or visit

Community Missionary Charity Organization of the Wedgefield community announces:

* Saturday - Clothing giveaway for all ages, new and used clothes, from 9 a.m. to noon at Orangehill AME Church, 3035 S. Kings Highway, Wedgefield.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church No. 1, 115 Laurel St., announces:

* Sunday - The usher's anniversary will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Evangelist Rebecca Parrott will speak.

* Sunday, April 28 - Youth Sunday will be held at 11:30 a.m. Evangelist Linnie Singleton will speak.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces:

* Friday, April 19 - Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m.

* Sunday, April 22 - Sunrise worship service at 6 a.m.

High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Sunday - Palm Sunday observance during 10:15 a.m. worship.

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces:

* Through May 15 - Lent and post lent services from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with speakers and text as follows: April 17, Minister Estell Brunson, Matthew 25:1-13; April 18, Minister Hallie Wilson, Matthew 20:17-20; April 24, Minister Ethel Johnson, Matthew 28:1-7; May 1, Minister Dianna Hilliard, Ephesians 1:19-23; May 8, Minister Miriam Howard, Acts 26:13-18; and May 15, Minister Sylestine Simmons, 1 Peter 3:18-22.

* Sunday - The Singing Sensations from Baltimore will provide music during the 7:45 a.m. worship experience. At 5 p.m., there will be a joint Palm Sunday worship service with Church of the Holy Comforter and Westminister Presbyterian Church at Westminister, 230 Alice Drive.

* Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunrise worship service at 6 a.m. with Emmanuel United Methodist Church at Jehovah MBC. Easter worship service will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Kingdom Builders Deliverance Ministries Inc., 621 W. Liberty St., announces:

* Sunday - Palm Sunday program at 1 p.m. Minister Jason Wright will speak.

Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:

* Saturday - Knitting Hearts will celebrate its 15th anniversary 10 a.m. to noon with testimonies of freedom, healing, changed lives and answered prayer. Door prizes also. A love offering will be received. Visit

Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road, Summerton, announces:

* Today-Sunday - 2019 Women's Ministry Conference as follows: 5-8:30 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, breakfast, Bible study and workshops; and 10 a.m. Sunday, Gwendolyn Snider will speak.

* Sunday - The hospitality ministry's annual gospel program at 3:30 p.m.

Manning First Assembly of God, 3574 S.C. 260, Manning, announces:

* Saturday, April 20 - Easter egg hunt 10 a.m.-noon. There will be more than 1,000 eggs for children through age 11 to hunt, including cash prize eggs. Event will also feature inflatables, food, games, prizes and giveaways.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:

* Sunday - Woman's Day / women's ministry anniversary program at 10:45 a.m. Evangelist Nedith Woods will speak. The One Sumter Community will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Leroy Staggers, president of Morris College, will speak.

* Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 - Family and friends weekend as follows: 9 a.m. Saturday, workshop and fun day with games for all ages and a cookout; and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, worship celebration.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road, announces:

* Sunday - UMW family and friends day at 4 p.m. Minister Angela Goodman-Foxworth, of ALIVE Worship Center, will speak.

Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Mulberry Church Road, announces:

* Monday - Youth Explosion "He Made A Way" at 5:30 p.m. Minister Tayvian Gass, of Salem Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

* Sunday, April 28 - Women's Day service "Moving Forward by Faith: Walking in the Light of God's Love" at 10:45 a.m. Elder Delicia Harper-Baxter will speak.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3249 U.S. 15 S., announces:

* Sunday - Pastor's 21st anniversary will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

* Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18 - Holy Week services at 7 nightly.

* Sunday, April 21 - Easter program and services at 10 a.m.

New Hope AME Church, 18808 Panola Road, Pinewood, announces:

* Saturday - "Walking for Jesus" four-mile walk at 9:30 a.m.

One Step Christian Ministries, 125 S. Nettles St., Bishopville, announces:

* Saturday, April 27 - An autism awareness workshop and luncheon will be held 9-11 a.m. to celebrate autism month. Teachers, parents and the community are invited to the annual luncheon. The workshop will provide awareness and insight on the autism spectrum. Event will feature door prizes, gift bags, a question and answer forum and more. For more information, call (803) 586-9924 or (803) 865-9090. Email

* Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5 - Annual leadership anniversary workshop for the deacons and trustees ministries with leaders workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday and worship at 3:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Leon Winn, pastor of Rock Hill Baptist Church of Manning.

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Sunday - Worship choir's presentation of "Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb" at 10:30 a.m. Children's Easter egg hunt will be held at 5:30 p.m.

* Monday, April 15 - Widow's luncheon at 11 a.m.

* Tuesday, April 16 - Wylma DuBose Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Joyce Hodge.

* Thursday, April 18 - Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m.

* Sunday, April 21 - Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton St., announces:

* Sunday, April 21 - Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. in fellowship with Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. James B. Blassingame, pastor of Mount Zion MBC, will speak.

St. Peter AME Church, 5903 S.C. 527, Mayesville, announces:

* Sunday-Wednesday, April 17 - Revival at 4 p.m. on Sunday and 7 nightly Monday-Wednesday. Speakers: Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Mishella Williams of East Point, Georgia; Monday, the Rev. Anthony Holt of Orlando; Tuesday, the Rev. Richard Hampton of Sumter; and Wednesday, the Rev. Bobby M. Wells of Sumter.

Summerton United Methodist Church, 2 Briggs St., Summerton, announces:

* Saturday, May 4 - Yard / plant / baked and frozen foods sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Items are now being gathered for the sale. If you have donations of housewares, furniture, glassware, linens, collectibles, antiques or books, you may call the church at (803) 485-6865 to make arrangements for drop off or pick up. Please no electonics or clothes. Appliances will be accepted if they are operational.

Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:

* Today - OUTPOUR at 7 p.m. Prophet Torrey Phillips, of Florida, will be the guest infuser.

* Saturday, April 20 - Egg hunt, games, food and fun from noon to 3 p.m. at Dillon Park.

Walker Avenue Church of God, 100 Walker Ave., announces:

* Sunday - Annual Women's Day program at 4 p.m. Mignon L. Clyburn will speak.

Walker's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 99 Walter Ave., announces:

* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring the Bradys and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown. A love offering will be received.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2225 Conyers Road, Paxville community, Manning, announces:

* Sunday - The pastor's 18th anniversary will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ransy McFadden, pastor of St. John Baptist Church of Silver, will speak.