Church News: Friday, March 23, 2018


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

* Saturday, April 7 - South Jordan Union fourth youth conference at 10 a.m. featuring oratorical speakers, workshops of all ages, skit praise dancers and singing.

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

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sunrise service at 6 a.m. The Rev. Jerald Crummy, of Orangehill AME Church, will speak. Breakfast will be served.

Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces:

* Sunday, April 15 - The 22nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. James L. and Sister Alethia Clark will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The Rev. Tommy L. China Sr., of Pooler, Georgia, will speak.

Clark United Methodist Church, 2980 U.S. 401 N., Oswego Highway, announces:

* Saturday - Prayer breakfast at 10 a.m. Donation of $5 is requested.

Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces:

* Sunday - Easter cantata at 11 a.m.

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces:

* Monday-Friday, March 26-30 - Spring Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. George P. Windley Jr., pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

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

* Sunday, April 1 - Combined Resurrection Sunrise service with Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church at 6 a.m.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 705 W. Huggins St., Manning, announces:

* Sunday - Pack-a-pew program at 3:30 p.m. Evangelist Mary Jackson Lemon, of Darlington Deliverance Temple, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Benedict College Day will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Roslyn Clark Ardis, president of Benedict College, will speak.

First Presbyterian Church (USA), 9 W. Calhoun St., announces:

* Saturday - Camp Pee Dee of New Harmony Presbytery will host a free camp rally day event at First Presbyterian Church. Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature games, crafts, Bible stories and lunch.

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

* Friday, March 30 - Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m.

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

* Sunday - Palm Sunday will be observed during the 10:15 a.m. worship.

House of Judah Worship Center, 3890 White Oak Drive, Manning, announces:

* Sunday, April 1 - There will be an 18th anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. On the program: Minister Lee Burgess and Resurrection, the Spiritual Uplifters of Florence, Pray House Mission Gospel Sensations of Manning and more.

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

* Saturday - 2018 Marriage Camp from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Speakers: Ron Wilson, Ram Randeen, Joey Barr, Halbert Tucker and Melvin Sapp. Lunch will be provided.

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

* Saturday, April 14 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. All ladies of all ages are invited to celebrate the anniversary celebration. There will be real life testimonies, special music andmore. A love offering will be received. Visit

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

* Sunday - Contemporary gospel singing at 5:30 p.m. featuring Voices of Deliverance of Charleston.

Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, announces:

* Sunday - Palm Sunday service will follow 9 a.m. worship.

* Friday, March 30 - "Jesus's Last 7 Words from the Cross" at 7 p.m.

Mount Zion Enrichment Center, 315 W. Fulton St., announces:

* Saturday - "Health and Heritage: Churches United" Health Fair of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist and First Baptist Missionary Church from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Event will feature free screenings, educational sessions, prizes, bounce houses and health refreshments.

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

* Sunday, April 15 - Woman's Day / Woman's Ministry anniversary at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Johnnie M. Gist will speak. The Prayer Band Union will meet at 6 p.m.

* Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29 - Family and friends weekend will be held as follows: 9 a.m. Saturday, workshop, food and fun for all ages; and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, worship celebration with guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Darrell King, of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.

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

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sunrise service "Jesus Is Alive! Hallelujah!" Minister Lester Ragin, associate pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church, will speak. Mulberry Scholars will speak at 10:15 a.m.

* Monday, April 2 - Youth explosion at 5 p.m. The Lakewood High School Gospel Choir will provide music. Detective Darlene Dellinger will speak.

* Sunday, April 22 - Annual Women's Day service at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Sandra Simmons, associate pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

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

* Saturday - Glow in the dark Easter egg grab 7:30-8:30 p.m. Get free tickets online at Don't forget to bring your baskets. For ages toddler to third grade.

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter service at 9 a.m. followed by brunch.

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

* Sunday - Annual women's day celebration at 11:15 a.m. Prophetess Joan Hampton, co-pastor of Good Shepherd of Sumter, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Stewards worship day service at 11 a.m. The liturgical dancers anniversary program will be held at 2 p.m.

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

* Sunday - The Jordan Family Band ( will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be received. Nursery provided. Refreshments and the opportunity to meet the family will follow. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit

* Wednesday, March 28 - Community Easter egg hunt from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages birth through sixth grade. There will be games, prizes and snacks. Adult chaperones must accompany all children.

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter services as follows: 7:15 a.m. sunrise service; 7:45 a.m. breakfast; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. Nursery provided. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit

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

* Saturday, March 31 - Kingdom United prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.

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

* Sunday, April 1 - Sunrise service at 6 a.m. in unity with Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. James B. Blassingame, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

St. Mark 4-B Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Four Bridges Road, announces:

* Sunday - Capital Super Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Sammie D. Simmons will speak.

* Friday, March 30 - Good Friday worship experience at 7 p.m. presented by the St. Mark Christian Education Department.

* Sunday, April 1 - Resurrection Celebration at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sammie D. Simmons will speak.

Summerton Southern Methodist Church, 1107 Felton Road, Summerton, announces:

* Saturday, April 7 - Barbecue chicken supper in the fellowship hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Plates are $8 for eat in or take out.

Summerton United Methodist Church, 2 Briggs St., Summerton, announces:

* Saturday, April 14 - Huge yard, plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trailer of furniture, household items, glassware, seasonal holiday items, plants, baked and frozen goods.

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

* Sunday - The 133rd church anniversary and Palm Sunday will be observed. There will be only one worship service for the anniversary. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. followed by devotional service at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

* Friday, March 30 - Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

The Rock Church of Sumter, 365 N. St. Paul Church Road, announces:

* Friday and Sunday - Revival at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Speakers: Apostle Dorothy Maple, Prophetess Antwanetta Hardy and Apostle Leonard King.

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

* Saturday - Gospel concert featuring the Singing Sensations Youth Choir from Baltimore.

* Friday, March 30 - Drama ministry Easter production of "The Living Last Supper" at 7 p.m.

* Saturday, March 31 - Youth Easter fun day at noon featuring games, activities and lunch.

* Sunday, April 1 - Easter services as follows: 6:30 a.m. sunrise service; 8:30 a.m., youth Easter presentations; and 10 a.m. Easter morning worship.

Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:

* Friday, March 30 - Ignite service (Good Friday) will be held at 7 p.m.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2225 Conyers Road, Paxville community, Manning, announces:

* Sunday, April 8 - The pastor's 17th anniversary will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joe Gamble, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Pinewood, will speak.