Church News: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers: Wednesday, the Rev. Stanley Rivers, pastor of Williams Chapel AME Church, Orangeburg; Thursday, the Rev. Dominique Grate, pastor of Mount Zion AME Church, Lexington; and Friday, the Rev. Dante Kenly, pastor of St. James AME Church, Columbia.

Church of God by Faith, 609 Atlantic Ave., announces:

* Saturday - The 17th pastoral anniversary of District Elder Mack Wilson will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Elder Andre McBride, pastor of Lynchburg Church of God by Faith, Lynchburg, will speak.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces:

* Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 5-7 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Dr. Leonard Griffin, pastor of Morris Street Baptist Church of Charleston and dean of the S.C. Baptist Congress of Christian Education, will speak.

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

* Sunday - The praise dancers will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m.

First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces:

* Saturday - Deacon's workshop. The Rev. Arthur W. Goforth will speak. Theme: Being a committed and effective deacon. Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the workshop at 10 a.m.

* Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 20-22 - Revival. Fellowship meal will begin at 6 p.m. nightly with the revival service beginning at 7 nightly. The Rev. Dr. Robert McGowens Sr., pastor of Greater Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Holy communion will follow 10:15 a.m. worship.

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - The usher's anniversary will be celebrated during the 10:15 a.m. worship.

* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Homecoming during the 10:15 a.m. worship. The Rev. James Porter will speak.

Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - Pack-a-pew. Church school begins at 9 a.m., followed by 10 a.m. worship service.

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

* Friday-Saturday, Aug. 9-10 - "Empowered Leadership Training" with Pastors Ed and Patty Garner, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This interactive, innovative training is designed to renew, refresh and equip you with tools to live and lead effectively. Learn to transform your thinking and embrace who God has called you to be. Whether you are in ministry, work in the marketplace, own a business, manage a household or just want to take your life to the next level, this training is for you. Schedule follows: Friday, registration begins at 5:15 p.m. with training beginning promptly at 6 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and training begins promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. (lunch is provided). Registration fee is $20. Space limited. Register online at

Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Highway, announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 17 - The 25th pastor's anniversary banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at The Ruach, 245 Oswego Highway. Dr. Sammie Simmons, pastor of St. Mark 4Bridges MBC, will speak. Elijah Bradford and Purpose Driven will provide music. Tickets are $50 each and can be obtained by calling Dianne Coleman at (803) 972-0262 or the church at (803) 775-7605.

* Sunday, Aug. 18 - The 25th pastor's anniversary worship service for Apostle Tommy and Prophet Angela Frederick at 11 a.m. Pastor Telley L. Gadson, senior pastor of St. Mark UME Church, Taylors, will speak.

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road, Alcolu, announces:

* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9 - Revival at 7 nightly. District Elder Robert Garrett, pastor of Bethel Refuge COOLJC, will speak.

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - Ordination service for Minister David W. Brown will be held at 3 p.m. The Rev. Willie A. Wright Jr., pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

Mount Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - The 153rd anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The Rev. Clifton Witherspoon, pastor of Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert, will speak.

Mount Pleasant AME Church, 1800 Vista Lane, Lynchburg, announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - The 152nd Homecoming Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Elder James Cooper Sr., presiding elder of the Sumter District, will speak.

Mount Zion Enrichment Center, 315 W. Fulton St., announces:

* Saturday - The fifth annual united prayer breakfast, sponsored by One Sumter Community, will be held at 8 a.m. Tickets are $10 each.

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

* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Back-to-school worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.

* Sunday, Aug. 25 - Usher's ministry anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.

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

* Saturday - Community giveaway from 8 a.m. until noon. Gently used household items, clothing and more will be given away to those in need.

New Birth Holiness Church, 42 Larkins St., announces:

* Sunday - The 23rd pastoral anniversary celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Elder Clarence McCall, of Restoration Ministries of Dalzell, will speak.

Pine Grove AME Church, 41 Pine Grove Road, Rembert, announces:

* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Charlie Thomas, pastor of John Wesley United Methodist Episcopal Church, Greenville, will speak.

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Today - Ablaze service with Neal Welch at 7 p.m. at Charleston's Place, 316 S. Mill St., Manning.

* Sunday - Baptism during 10:30 a.m. worship. The Lord's Supper will be observed during the 6:30 p.m. service.

* Sunday-Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Youth Vacation Bible School "The Battle" 6:30-8:30 nightly.

* Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Santee Baptist Senior Adult Rally at noon at Summerton Baptist Church.

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - Back-to-school bash at 6:30 p.m.

* Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 13-14 - GA's two-day camp in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Deacon election will be held during 10:30 a.m. worship. Youth camp testimonies will take place during 6:30 p.m. service.

* Monday, Aug. 19 - Widows' luncheon at 11 a.m.

* Saturday, Aug. 24 - Ladies' annual garden tea 10 a.m.-noon.

* Sunday, Aug. 25 - WMU Missions Group recognition service at 6:30 p.m.

St. James UM Church, 720 Broad St., announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - Youth revival at 6 p.m. Minister Isaiah Mitchell, of Mount Carmel Universal Methodist Church, Hemingway, will speak.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 102 W. Clark St., Pinewood, announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 11 - The sixth anniversary of the male chorus will be celebrated at 4 p.m. with a gospel singing featuring Ernest Pearson and the Singing Disciples, the Palmetto Gospel Singers and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Gospel Choir.

St. Luke AME Church, 2355 N. St. Paul Church Road, announces:

* Saturday - Back-to-school bash at 10 a.m. JoJo English, a Sumter native and former NBA player, will speak. Lunch will be served. School supplies will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while items last.

St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, 1715 S. Guignard Drive, announces:

* Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 19-21 - Revival at 7 nightly. Pastor Willie A. Wright Jr. will speak.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Back-to-school program at 10 a.m. Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Sumter School District superintendent, will speak.

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

* Saturday, Aug. 10 - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring the Wards and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown. A love offering will be received.