Church News: Friday, May 25, 2018


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

* Saturday - Scholarship ministry's May Festival / flea market from 7 a.m. until on the grounds of the parsonage, S.C. 260 and Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Manning.

* 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.

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

* Saturday - Health fair at 8 a.m.

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1275 Oswego Highway, announces:

* Sunday - The 42nd anniversary of soloist Sister Clara Pringle will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Various gospel groups will perform.

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

* Saturday, June 2 - 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:

* Sunday - Youth worship service at 11:30 a.m. Evangelist Rebecca Parrott will speak. Fourth Sunday fellowship will begin at 4 p.m. with Apostle Gregory Dennis and New Millennium Deliverance Church.

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

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

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

* Sunday - The 142nd anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Donald Amis, of High Hills Baptist Church, will speak.

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

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, June 3 - 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.

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

* Sunday - Pastoral installation service for the Rev. Leroy Blanding Sr. at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Willie A. Wright Jr., pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

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

Reeseville AME Church, U.S. 521, Alcolu, announces:

* Sunday - The 131st church anniversary will be celebrated. Minister Marcellas Nelson will speak at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Reginal Holmes will speak at 2 p.m. at Harvin's Haven in Alcolu.

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.

Sheppard Ministries announces:

* Saturday - Southern Heritage Gospel Association's Soloist Singing from 1 to 9 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St., Manning. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Contact Chris Sheppard at (803) 464-3357 or the box office at (803) 433-7469. On the program: Doug Hudson, DJ Woodle, Jimmy Poston, Cynthia Vickery and many more.

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

* Today - Youth conference at 7 p.m. Edward Long will speak.

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

* Sunday - Senior and junior trustee annual day at 10 a.m.

* Sunday, June 3 - Frederick F. Graves mass choir annual day at 4 p.m.

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

* Sunday - The 10th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Dr./Pastor Velinda Simmons, of the Rock Church of Greenville, will speak.