Church News: Friday, Feb. 23, 2024


Hearts United Women's Ministry (formerly Knitting Hearts), meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:

* Saturday, March 9 - Hearts United will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Star Merrill will share how she was radically transformed by the saving power and grace of Jesus Christ after coming out of an occultic lifestyle. Join us as Star shows "How to Faithfully Walk the Narrow Path." When life knocked her down repeatedly, she realized with God she could get through anything. She learned trials build perseverance and an unshakable faith. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. Light refreshments included. For more information, find the group on Facebook or visit

Mount Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 S.C. 261, Manning, announces:

* Sunday - Black history program will be held at 10 a.m. Alexander Conyers, president of South Carolina State University, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Golden Age ministry anniversary worship at 10:45 a.m.

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Wednesday, Feb. 28 - WMU soup and cornbread celebration at 6:30 p.m.

St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic Church, 1855 Beckwood Road, announces:

* Sunday - Annual Black history program with gospel singing and praise dancing. Caroline Mack Hill will speak. Featured performers include the St. Anne St. Jude Combined Choir, Sumter High School Gospel Choir, Benevolence Choir, St. Paul AME Men's Chorus, Fr. Ronie Lorcha and Caroline Mack Center for the Arts Senior Dance Company. Theme: African Americans and the Arts.

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

* Sunday, March 10 - The fifth pastoral anniversary celebration of Pastor Calvin K. Hastie Sr. The Rev. Lester Ragin, of St. Matthew Baptist Church, will speak.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 16 Clarence McFadden Road, Elliott, announces:

* Sunday - The 117th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Minister Bobby Primes will speak.