Church News: Friday, July 27, 2018


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Sunday - Women's missionary worship service at 10 a.m.

* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 8-10 - Revival at 7 nightly. Speakers as follows: Wednesday, the Rev. Debbie Bowens-Davis, of Agape Fellowship AME Church of McBee; Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Mary Rhodes, of Society Hill AME Church of Manning; and Friday, the Rev. Ruth Robinson, of Pine Grove AME Church, Little Mountain.

Bethel AME Church, 1605 S.C. 261, Wedgefield, announces:

* Sunday - Youth day will begin at 10:15 a.m. Fifty state march will begin at 4 p.m.

Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 4 - Back-to-school extravaganza from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring vendors on site, a bounce house, games and many other fun activities.

* Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 19-21 - Fall Revival at 7 nightly.

Church of God by Faith Inc., 609 Atlantic Ave., announces:

* Today-Sunday - South Carolina District Assembly / the South Carolina District Scholarship Program at 7:30 p.m. today, 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry, 1098 Lemon Ave., Manning, (across from Camp Bob Cooper), announces:

* Sundays through Sept. 2 - Outdoor interdenominational worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m. for those who spend summer weekends at Lake Marion. Check us out on Facebook.

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

* Saturday-Sunday - Family and friends weekend as follows: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, family and friends cookout at Birnie HOPE Center featuring arts, crafts, games and more; 10:45 a.m. Sunday, family and friends worship at 10:45 a.m.; and 7 p.m. Sunday, gospel jazz on the yard.

* Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 22-24 - Revival services at 7 nightly. Fellowship meal will be held at 6 nightly. Speakers will be Pastor George Shears III, of Greater Fellowship Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pastor Robert McGowens, of Greater Galilee Baptist Church of Charlotte.

Friendship AME Church, 6156 Furse Road, Summerton, announces:

* Today - One night revival at 7 p.m. The Rev. Denzel Hampton will speak.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 4 - Women's ministry conference at 9 a.m. featuring Pastor Stephanie McKenny, Pastor Patrice Dow, Pastor Geneva Stafford and Pastor Linda Speed.

* Saturday, Aug. 25 - Southern belle tea "A Royal Affair" at 2 p.m. at the South HOPE Center, 822 W. Liberty St. The Rev. Priscilla Loney will speak.

Goodwill Presbyterian Church USA, 295 N. Brick Church Road, Mayesville, announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 4 - Bazaar / yard sale 8 a.m.-noon featuring vendors, food, etc. To participate or be a vendor, call (803) 795-6419, (803) 481-3755 or (803) 495-8253 prior to event.

Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces:

* Today - Girl's night out "Date Night with a King" at 8 p.m. Speakers: Pastor Yvonne Taylor, Pastor Tamara Durant, Minister Angie Taylor-Reames, Minister Tomeka Cerene and Minister Leah Smith. Grant Hill Unity Choir, Kingdom Voices and God's Royalty will provide music.

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

* Sunday, Aug. 5 - Holy communion will be observed after the 10:15 a.m. worship service.

* Friday, Aug. 10 - The Rev. Keith R. Mayes Sr. pastor appreciation celebration at 8 p.m.

* Sunday, Aug. 12 - Usher's anniversary will be celebrated during 10:15 a.m. worship service.

* Sunday, Aug. 19 - Homecoming will be celebrated during 10:15 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Roosevelt Williams, associate minister of Joshua Baptist Church of Dalzell, will speak.

Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. George P. Windley Jr. will speak.* Wednesday, Aug. 1 - Youth revival at 6 p.m.

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

* Saturday, Aug. 11 - Knitting Hearts Cafe will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. Ed and Patty Garner, of The Outpouring of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will speak. A love offering will be received. For more information on this community-wide, multicultural women's ministry, visit

Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Road, announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 19 - Founders appreciation day will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

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

* Saturday - A pre-152nd church anniversary celebration will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring Christmas in July shopping and a fish fry.

* Saturday, Aug. 11 - A pre-152nd church anniversary picnic will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Sunday, Aug. 12 - The 152nd church anniversary worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Speakers: the Rev. Dr. James S. Cooper, presiding elder of the Sumter District; the Right Rev. Samuel L. Green, presiding prelate of the 7th Episcopal District, and the Rev. Laddie N. Howard.

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

* Sunday - Youth worship at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Rossi Ramsay will speak.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road, announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 11 - Community giveaway 8 a.m.-noon. Household items, clothing and more will be given away to those in need.

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

* Saturday - "Youth Empowerment Workshop" and "Estate Planning Workshop for Adults" will be held 9 a.m.-noon. Featured topics for youth workshop are bullying, teen pregnancy and job application and interview procedures. Speakers for the estate planning workshop include Dale Atkinson, Sumter probate court judge; Tammy Kelly, State Farm insurance agent; and Attorney Calvin K. Hastie Sr. At 5 p.m., the young lady's annual tea party will be held for young ladies ages 8-18.

New Birth Holiness Church, 41 Larkin St., announces:

* Sunday, Aug. 5 - The pastor's 22nd anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Pastor Daniel Bennett, of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, will speak.

New Testament Lighthouse Church, 1114 Boulevard Road, announces:

* Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3 - Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 nightly. All ages welcome. The Rev. Kirk Baker will speak.

One Step Christian Ministries, 125 S. Nettles St., Bishopville, announces:

* Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10 - "Youth Empowerment Camp" will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily at Dr. Mary M. Bethune Park, Mayesville. Camp is open to students in fifth to eighth grades and will involve career assessment, character development, arts and crafts, tutoring, recreation, dance and poetry. Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes. There will be five certified teachers on staff for this event.

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

* Saturday - The youth department will sponsor their first awards celebratory brunch with recognition and rewards for preschool through college graduates at noon in the fellowship hall.

* Sunday - Youth day celebration during 11 a.m. worship service. ACF League will sponsor its annual back-to-school blast at 3 p.m. featuring games, refreshments and school supplies.

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

* Sunday, Aug. 19 - "100 Women in White" worship service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Donna Jackson, of Pinehill African Methodist Episcopal Church, will speak.

Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton St., announces:

* Saturday - Initial sermon service of Tayvian Gass at 3 p.m.

* Saturday, Aug. 4 - Back-to-school bash/festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring games, water slides, bounce house, food, music and comedy. National comedian Akintunde, who has appeared on BET, TBN, TBS and more, will speak.

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

* Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 13-15 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr. will speak.

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

* Sunday-Friday, Aug. 3 - Revival as follows: 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Pastor Denzel Hampton, of Brown Chapel AME of Pinewood, will speak; 7 p.m. Sunday, Pastor Gregory J. Jackson, of Elizabeth Baptist Church of Bishopville, will speak; and 7 nightly Monday-Friday, Dr. Isaac J. Holt Jr., pastor of Royal Missionary Baptist Church of North Charleston, will speak.

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

* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Next Chapter, Burning Bridges and "Nat" and Carleen Brown.

Wayman Chapel AME Church, 160 N. Kings Highway, announces:

* Saturday, Aug. 4 - The 148th church anniversary and family and friends day will be celebrated 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Family Life Center.

* Sunday, Aug. 5 - The 148th church anniversary will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Juenarri Keith, presiding elder of the Mount Pleasant AME Church District, will speak.