Church News: Dec. 29, 2017


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Sunday - Fifth Sunday missionary worship service at 10 a.m.

Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Columbia, announces:

* Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 2-3, 2018 - Mid-winter session will be held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Camden, as follows: Tuesday, 2 p.m. workshop for pastors and ministers and 7 p.m. welcome worship; and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. board meeting. Dr. James Blassingame serves as president. Speakers: Dr. James Cokley, the Rev. E.R. Scott and the Rev. James Hallums.

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

* Sunday - Bring in the New Year celebration at 10 p.m.

Grace Full Gospel Church, 1540 Bradham Blvd., announces:

* Sunday - Watch night service at 9 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Locklear will speak. Music will be provided by Voice of Triumph, of Maxton, North Carolina, and others.

High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10 p.m. The Rev. Keith R. Mayes Sr. will speak.

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

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m.

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

* Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. International Bible teacher Dr. Peter Wyns will speak. All ladies of all ages are invited. A love offering will be received. Knitting Hearts is a community-wide, multi-cultural women's ministry. Visit

Mount Sinai AME Church, 5895 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Lynchburg, announces:

* Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 - Gospel Fest 2018 gospel singing featuring the Singing Cousins and other guests.

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

* Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 - Morris College National Alumni Association Hall of Fame Gala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds support scholarships for deserving students at Morris College. Call Altoya Felder-Deas, director of alumni affairs, at (803) 934-3167 for more details.

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

* Sunday - Youth worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.

* Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Emancipation Day observance, sponsored by the Concerned Clergy of Sumter, will be held at noon. The Rev. Dr. Nelson B. Rivers III, pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church of North Charleston and vice president of Religious Affairs and External Affairs for the National Action Network Inc., will speak. The Crestwood High School Gospel Choir will provide music.

* Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 - Evangelist Savitrus McFadden will speak at 6 p.m.

* Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 - Pastor appreciation at 10:45 a.m.

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

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10 p.m.

New Testament Lighthouse Church, 1114 Boulevard Road, announces:

* Sunday - Watch night service. Food will be served at 8 p.m. Singing will begin at 9 p.m. featuring One Step Closer and others.

Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach, meets at Colony Square, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:

* Saturday - Kingdom United prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m.

Reid Chapel AME Church, 1008 Dibert St., announces:

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m.

* Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 - MLK Celebration at 9 a.m. Elder Lee McElveen, of Calvary Christian Outreach Center, will speak.

St. James AME Church, 180 W. Fulton Manning Road, Pinewood, announces:

* Sunday - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Myers will speak.

St. James United Methodist Church, 720 Broad St., announces:

* Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day of celebration "Standing on the Promises" at 2 p.m. Ernest A. Finney III, solicitor for the Third Judicial Circuit, will speak.

* Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 - Male chorus anniversary celebration at 4 p.m.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 7650 Summerton Highway, Silver community, Pinewood, announces:

* Sunday - Watch Night service at 10 p.m.

Summerton Southern Methodist Church, 1107 Felton Road, Summerton, announces:

* Sunday - New Year's eve singing from 8 p.m. until midnight. On the program: His Calling, Marty James, Mike and Beth Watson, Julie Mahoney and others.

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

* Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring the Heritage Quartet, Burning Bridges ministry and Pastor Nat and Carleen Brown.