Church News: Friday, June 7, 2019


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Sunday - Youth recognition, graduation and children's day celebration during 10 a.m. service.

* Wednesday-Friday, June 12-14 - Vacation Bible School at 6 nightly. Transportation provided.

* Saturday, June 15 - Father's Day cookout at noon.

* Sunday, June 16 - Father's Day celebration during 10 a.m. worship.

* Sunday, June 30 - Sallie Evans Women's Missionary Society worship during 10 a.m. service. Sister LeAnna Williams, a young adult missionary, will speak.

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

* Sunday - The 36th Annual Youth Day will be celebrated during the 10 a.m. services. Bakari Sellers, attorney with Strom Law Firm LLC and political analyst with CNN, will speak. There will also be singing, praise dancing and more.

Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces:

* Saturday - The United Methodist Women's legacy fundraiser yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at 410 Derek Drive.

Bethel AME Church, 1605 S. Kings Highway, Wedgefield, announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School. Theme: "Take Flight - Let Jesus lead you!"

Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 8491 Old Highway 6, Santee, announces:

* Sunday - Youth anniversary program at 3 p.m. Shant Sumpter, of WACH-Fox 57's "Good Day Columbia," will speak.

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

* Sunday - Golf tournament. Call the church office at (803) 469-0160 for details.

* Monday-Friday, June 17-21 - Vacation Bible School. This year's theme is "Roar! Life is wild - God is Good!" Dinner will be served at 5:30 nightly with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Children ages 3 and up. A family cookout will be held on Friday, June 21.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 S. Main St., announces:

* Sunday - Men's Day program at 10 a.m. Third Judicial Circuit Solicitor Ernest A. Finney III will speak.

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

* Monday-Thursday, June 10-13 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 nightly for all ages.

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

* Friday, June 14 - Deacon, deaconess and trustee ministry anniversaries will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Bishop John Brown, of New Beginning Christian Outreach Ministries, will speak.

* Sunday, June 30 - The church will host the Sumter Baptist M&E Association fifth Sunday worship at 5 p.m.

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

* Sunday - Recognition of graduates during 10:15 a.m. worship.

* Monday-Friday, June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 nightly.

* Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Willie Wright, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

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

* Sunday-Saturday, June 15 - The 75th Annual Carolina Lectures and 22nd Annual Central Carolina School of Preaching Lectures will be held. The theme will be "Setting the Church in Order." Lectures / classes will be held at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Sunday; 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9:30 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Saturday. Speakers will be Fulton Smith, Melvin Sapp, Markus Martin, Al Simmons, Brock Shanks, Ramdeo Ramdeen, Bernard McKeiver, Gary Hoss, Ron Wilson, Hulon McIver Jr., Hiram Kemp, Xavier Sapp, Ernest Benjamin, David Pharr, Dathan Bodie, Andy Brewster, Roy Knight, Byran Hatcher, Jariel Cooper, Tim Canup, Nelson Brockenborough, Lonnie Smith Jr., Donnie Vick, Joshua Cantrell, Larry Fife and Brittani Kemp.

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

* Saturday - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. until noon for a morning of fellowship, special music and an inspirational message, "Living Above Your Circumstances." Love offering will be received. Visit

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 55 Dove Lane, Bishopville, announces:

* Saturday, June 15 - Scholarship Ministry play "Everybody Talking Bout Heaven Ain't Going There" will be presented at 3 p.m.

Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Highway, announces:

* Today - Outside movie under the stars at 8:30 p.m. featuring "The Sandlot." Includes free popcorn and water. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.

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

* Sunday - Youth graduation and promotion program at 10 a.m. Joseph A. York will speak. The Youth Day program will be held at 5 p.m. and the Rev. Roberta Montgomery, pastor of Chapel AME Church, Paxville, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Children's day and graduates recognition at 10:45 a.m.

* Monday-Friday, June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School for ages 3-14 years from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

* Sunday, June 16 - Men's day and Brotherhood Ministry's anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.

Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Mulberry Church Road, announces:

* Monday-Friday, June 17-21 - Vacation Bible School "World Changers: Leading through Action" from 5:30 to 7:30 nightly Monday-Thursday and closing service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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

* Sunday - Graduation and youth day banquet at 10 a.m.

* Wednesday-Friday, June 12-14 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m.

* Saturday, June 15 - Family / friends / community fun day 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cook-off of barbecue, pies and cakes will also be held.

* Sunday, June 16 - Father's Day service at 10 a.m.

* Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. George P. Windley Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church, will speak.

* Sunday, June 23 - Annual Men's Day program at 10 a.m.

New Fellowship Baptist Church, 105 S. Purdy St., announces:

* Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 nightly.

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

* Sunday-Thursday, July 14-18 - Vacation Bible School 6-8 nightly for ages 3 years to fifth grade. Pre-register online at

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

* Sunday - Student achievement worship service and end of the year student recognition celebration at 10:45 a.m. Shawn Ragin, founder and administrator of Ragin Preporatory Christian School as well as Sumter School District board member, will speak.

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

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

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Saturday - Children's Ministry golf cart and car wash at the lake from 9 a.m. until noon.

* Sunday - The Lord's Supper will be observed during 6:30 p.m. worship.

* Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15 - Vacation Bible School decorating festivities beginning at 5:30 nightly.

* Sunday, June 16 - Father's Day recognition at 10:30 a.m.

* Sunday-Friday, June 16-21 - Vacation Bible School "In the Wild" from 9:30 a.m. until noon Sunday and 6:30 to 8:30 nightly Monday-Friday.

* Monday, June 17 - Widow's luncheon at 11 a.m.

* Tuesday, June 18 - Wylma DuBose Group meeting at 10 a.m. at the home of Katherine Healan.

* Sunday, June 23 - Cleveland Mission Trip report with Wayne McElveen at 6:30 p.m.

* Monday-Friday, June 24-28 - Youth Sea-Salt Camp at Coastal Carolina.

* Tuesday, June 25 - Senior Adult luncheon at noon in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish.

* Sunday, June 30 - Fifth Sunday SINGSPIRATION at 6:30 p.m. featuring David Floyd.

Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:

* Sunday - The sixth church anniversary and 14th ministerial anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Pastor Sheila Neal, of One Step Christian Ministries of Bishopville, will speak.

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

* Saturday - Pre-Father's Day gospel program at 6 p.m. featuring the Hill Boys.

Talitha Harrison, Whatsoever We Bind Ministries, 35 S. Artillery Drive, announces:

* Saturday-Sunday - Revival at 6 nightly. Apostle Tyme / Thompson will speak.

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

* Sunday, June 9 - Graduates recognition program at 10 a.m. Dr. Leroy Staggers, president of Morris College, will speak.

*  Monday-Friday, June 17-21 - Vacation Bible School "S.T.U. Super Training University with Jesus" 6-8 nightly.

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

* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Next Chapter and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown. A love offering will be received.

West End Community Church, 101 S. Salem St., announces:

* Sunday - The Gospel Kings will celebrate their 12th anniversary with a gospel singing at 5 p.m. featuring the New Boys, Truly Blessed, Anointed Voices, Justified and more. Admission cost: $10 at the door.