Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces:
* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Choir's anniversary celebration at 4 p.m.
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces:
* Sunday, Aug. 18 - Youth celebration of Christ at 3 p.m. Minister TyKeith Mickens will speak.
First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces:
* Sunday - Sumter School District Superintendent Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox will speak.
* Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 20-22 - Revival. Fellowship meal at 6 p.m. nightly with the service beginning at 7 nightly. The Rev. Dr. Robert McGowens Sr., pastor of Greater Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, will speak.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike Road East, announces:
* Saturday, Aug. 17 - Back-to-school bash 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Deputy Hobbs of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office will speak.
Goodwill Presbyterian Church (USA), 295 N. Brick Church Road, Mayesville, announces:
* Sunday - Homecoming celebration for 152 years of service to the community will be held at noon. The Rev. Dr. McKinley Washington will speak.
High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Sunday - 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 - 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:
* Today-Saturday - "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: today, 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 www.empoweredleadershiptraining.org/.
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.
Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, announces:
* Today-Saturday - Mechanicville's young people, Pink Diamond Girls, Right Direction Boys and Inspirational Voices will present "Geared Up and Ready 4 Battle" back to school conference and concert. The conference will be held at 6 p.m. Friday with the concert at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road, Alcolu, announces:
* Sunday - 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 - 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 - 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 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.
Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:
* Sunday - 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.
Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:
* Saturday, Aug. 31 - Project P.U.S.H. (intercessory prayer) quarterly meeting/breakfast at 10 a.m. Prayer targets: domestic violence; gun laws and gun violence.
St. James AME Church, 180 W. Fulton Manning Road, announces:
* Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 13-15 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers vary.
St. James UM Church, 720 Broad St., announces:
* Sunday - Youth revival at 6 p.m. Minister Isaiah Mitchell, of Mount Carmel Universal Methodist Church, Hemingway, will speak.
* Sunday-Tuesday, Aug. 25-27 - Revival at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 nightly Monday-Tuesday. Speakers: Sunday, the Rev. Troy J. Cato; Monday, the Rev. Travis Kinley; and Tuesday, the Rev. Domonique Grate.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 102 W. Clark St., Pinewood, announces:
* Sunday - 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. 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.
Truly Committed Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Oswego Road, announces:
* Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 11-13 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers: the Rev. Andre McBride, Bishop Leroy T. James and the Rev. Otis Butler.
Walker's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 99 Walter Ave., announces:
* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring the Wards and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown. A love offering will be received.
Wise Drive Baptist Church, 2751 S. Wise Drive, announces:
* Saturday, Aug. 17 - Youth fundraising yard sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
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