Church News: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020


Church Women United of the Greater Sumter Area announces:

* Thursday, Jan. 16 - Annual meeting / Human Rights Day 2020 at 4 p.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton St. Shelagh Wirth, CWU state president, will speak.

Clark United Methodist Church, 2980 Oswego Highway, announces:

* Sunday, Jan. 19 - The 100 Women in White and Men in Black program / a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King will be held at 3 p.m.

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

* Sunday, Jan. 19 - The 11th pastoral anniversary of Pastor George P. Windley Jr. will be celebrated during the morning worship service. The Rev. Marion Newton, pastor of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m.

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces:

* Saturday-Wednesday, Jan. 15 - The 26th Annual Church Growth Institute will be held as follows: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, youth session; 5 p.m. Sunday, convocation, Dr. Donald E. Greene, president of the Baptist E&M Convention of South Carolina, will speak; and 6:30 nightly Monday-Wednesday, program.

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

* Saturday - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. International Bible Teacher Dr. Peter Wyns will speak. A love offering will be received. Knitting Hearts is a community wide, multicultural women's ministry. Visit

Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road, Summerton, announces:

* Saturday, Jan. 18 - Annual NAACP / Liberty Hill MLK prayer breakfast at 10 a.m. Sen. Kevin Johnson will speak.

Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Highway, announces:

* Friday, Jan. 17 - "Sip & Shop" women's outreach event at 7 p.m.

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

* Sunday - Gospel fest at 3 p.m. featuring the Singing Cousins and other groups.

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

* Sunday - The church will honor Pastor James Blassingame for 36 years of service at 10:45 a.m. The One Sumter Community Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Third Judicial Circuit Solicitor Ernest "Chip" Finney III will speak.

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Monday, Jan. 20 - Widows' luncheon at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

* Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Wylma DuBose group meeting at 10 a.m. at the home of Betty Steele.

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

* Sunday, Jan. 19 - The 134th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Hazel Charles, pastor of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church of Alcolu, will speak.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2928 St. John Church Road, Manning, announces:

* Sunday - The ninth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ranzy McFadden Jr. will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Pastor Sam Livingston, of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Jordan, will speak.

St. Peter AME Church, 5903 Elliott Highway, Mayesville, announces:

* Friday, Jan. 17 - One night winter revival at 7 p.m. The Rev. Robert China, pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church of Stateburg, will speak.

Triumph Ministries, 3525 Camden Highway, Dalzell, announces:

* Friday-Sunday, Jan. 17-19 - Prophetic Outpour as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, Apostle V. Sewell, of Philadelphia, will speak; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, prophetic teaching course instructor, Apostle V. Sewell; and 11 a.m. Sunday, Apostle Elise Banks, of New York, will speak.

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

* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Hope Revealed and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown.