Church News: Friday, June 1, 2018


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Saturday, June 16 - Father's Day cookout, sponsored by the ladies of the church, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

* Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day worship service at 10 a.m.

* Saturday, June 23 - "Fun Day" from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., sponsored by the Sallie Evans Women's Missionary Society. There will be food, fun, games, health screenings and more.

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

* Sunday, June 10 - The 35th annual youth day will be celebrated during 10 a.m. services featuring former youth choir members. The church youth and 2018 graduates will be honored. Theme: "Let the Glory of the Lord-RISE."

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

* Monday-Thursday, June 11-14 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 nightly featuring door prizes, arts, crafts and refreshments.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), Santee-Wateree Chapter, announces:

* Saturday - Benefit concert at Patriot Hall featuring the Lefevres Quartet. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concert beginning at 7 p.m.

Cross Road Christian Fellowship / St. Peter BC, 845 Webb St., announces:

* Sunday, June 10 - The gospel play "Church Folk Done Gone Krazy," written and directed by Pastor Effie D. Hilton and Faith Productions, will be presented at the Weldon Auditorium, 17 Maple St., Manning. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the play beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Ticket locations: The Hair Goddess Studio in Manning, Radio Shack in Manning and Imports Ltd. in Sumter.

Dalzell United Methodist Church, 3330 Black River Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 18-22 - Vacation Bible School program "Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus!" for ages 3-12. Free dinner each night in the fellowship hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. VBS will feature singing, dancing, games and crafts. Family fun night will be held on Friday. Call (803) 469-0160 and leave a message if you have any questions.

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.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church No. 1, 115 Laurel St., announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 11-15 - Revival at 7 nightly. Dr. Gregory Jackson, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church of Bishopville, will speak.

* Saturday, June 16 - Friends and family picnic at noon.

* Sunday, June 17 - Friends and family worship service at 11:30 a.m.

* Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 - Family and friends weekend as follows: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, family and friends picnic; 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the Rev. B.J. Jefferson, associate member of Joshua Baptist Church of Dalzell, will speak; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Pastor Donnell Peterson, pastor of City of Praise Church of Columbia, will speak.

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

* Sunday, June 17 - Annual men's day at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Garry James will speak.* Monday-Thursday, June 18-21 - Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes for all ages. Call (803) 775-1462 for information.

Hopewell Baptist Church, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, announces:

* Monday-Thursday, June 11-14 - Vacation Bible School "Game On! Gearing Up for Life's Big Game" 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly.

Kingsbury Road Church of Christ, 215 Kingsbury Road, announces:

* Sunday-Saturday, June 9 - The 21st Annual Central Carolina School of Preaching Lectureship will be held. The theme will be "Family Matters." Lectures / classes will be held at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday; 7 and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Speakers will be Fulton Smith, Melvin Sapp, Markus Martin, Chris Starks, Johnny Scaggs, Al Simmons, Brock Shanks, Ramdeo Ramdeen, Robert Hatfield, Bernard McKeiver, Gary Hoss, Kelvin Pugh, Bob Winton, Ron Wilson, Hulon McIver Jr., Hiram Kemp, Greg Dismuke, Al Johnson, Maxine Pugh and the CCSOP staff. Visit

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

* Saturday, June 9 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m until noon. All ladies, all ages, are invited to join us for worship, special music and life-changing message. A love offering will be received. Knitting Hearts is a community-wide, multicultural women's ministry.

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

* Sunday - The Rev. Johnnie M. Gist will speak at 6 p.m.

* Sunday, June 10 - Graduate's recognition worship celebration honoring the Class of 2018, pre-k through college, at 10:45 a.m.

* Monday-Friday, June 11-15 - Vacation Bible School 8-11:30 a.m. daily.

* Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day / Brotherhood anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Minister Jarren A. Johnson will speak.

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

* Sunday, June 10 - Graduation and youth day awards program at 10 a.m. Dr. Norris L. Williams, assistant superintendent for Leadership and School Excellence for Sumter School District, will speak.

* Wednesday-Saturday, June 13-16 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and picnic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Satuday at the pavilion. Classes for all ages.

* Monday-Thursday, June 18-21 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. George P. Windley Sr., pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Manning, will speak.

* Sunday, June 24 - Men's day annual program at 10 a.m.

New Salem Baptist Church, 2500 W. Oakland Ave., announces:

* Sunday-Wednesday, July 15-18 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. Sunday kickoff party with games, waterslide, obstacle course, snow cones, hot dogs and chips; and 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

New Zion AME Church, 78 Elliott Highway, Bishopville, announces:

* Sunday, June 10 - The 2018 baccalaureate services will be held at 10:30 a.m. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn will speak.

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

* Today-Sunday - Family and friends weekend celebration as follows: 7 p.m. today, game night; 10 a.m. Saturday, picnic on the church grounds; and 11 a.m. Sunday, family and friends worship service. Elder Joseph Postell will speak.

* Monday-Friday, June 11-15 - Vacation Bible School at 6:30 nightly. Classes for all ages.

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

* Sunday-Thursday, June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through adult as follows: 6-9 p.m. Sunday; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, family night and commencement followed by supper. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit

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

* Sunday, June 10 - The fifth anniversary of the church and 13-year ministerial anniversary will be held at 3 p.m. Pastor Irene Jamison, of Saints of God House of Prayer, will speak.

* Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day service at 5 p.m.

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

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

* Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15 - Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m.

* Saturday, June 16 - Family and friends day.

St. John Baptist Church, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning, announces:

* Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15 - Spring revival at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Terry Johnson, of Elizabeth Baptist Church, will speak.

St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, announces:

* Sunday - Frederick F. Graves mass choir annual day at 4 p.m.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 18-22 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 nightly.

Union Station AME Church, 945 S. Main St., announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 18-22 - Vacation Bible School "24/7 Jesus Makes a Way Every Day" 5:30-8 nightly. Ages 3-18.