Church News: Dec. 8, 2017


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

* Sunday - The mass choir anniversary celebration will be held at 10 a.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - The annual Christmas praise and worship will be held at 6 p.m.

* Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 20-22 - Revival at 7:30 nightly Dr. Cartrell Woods, of Salem Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

Chapel AME Church, McLeod Road, Paxville, announces:

* Saturday, Dec. 16 - Gospel singing adopt a family for Christmas, sponsored by Gospel Jubilees of Sumter, will be held at 6 p.m. On the program: Sherry Fraizer, Sisters of Faith, Sons of Faith, S.C. Gospel Express and many more.

Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces:

* Saturday - 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 - 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.

Freedom Worship Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1490 Florence Highway, announces:

* Saturday - Christmas singing at 6 p.m. featuring Believer's Quartet, His Calling and others. Food before and after singing beginning at 4 p.m.

Grace Cathedral Ministries Inc., 60 Oswego Road, announces:

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - The choir's Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Pastor John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir of Charlotte, North Carolina, will provide music.

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

* Sunday, Dec. 31 - 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:

* 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 - 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

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

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas musical "An Old Fashion Christmas" at 4 p.m.

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

* Sunday - 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.

* Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 20-22, and Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 26-29 - Christmas camp for youth ages 4 to 13 years old.

* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Youth worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.

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

* Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Pre-Women's Day worship at 6:30 p.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Women's Day worship at 11 a.m. Minister Lillie Ann Williams will speak.

* Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Church school Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. featuring skits, recitations and the Sunbeam choir in concert.

Pinewood Baptist Church, 10 E. Fulton St., Pinewood, announces:

* Sunday - 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

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

* Saturday, Dec. 30 - Kingdom United prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Watch night service at 10:30 p.m.

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

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas cantata at 3 p.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 31 - Watch Night service at 10 p.m.

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

* Sunday, Dec. 31 - 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.

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, announces:

* Sunday, Dec. 17 - Christmas concert at 5 p.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 24 - There will only be morning services. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m., devotional service at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

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

* Friday, Dec. 15 - Ignite service at 7 p.m. Overseer Wanda Brooks, of Purpose Ministries of Baltimore, will serve as guest infuser.

Union Hall, 1171 Old Pocalla Road, announces:

* Sunday - Gospel singing at 4 p.m. featuring Palmetto Gospel Singers, Ricky and the Soulful Messengers, Sumter Violinaires, Heavenly Angels and more.