Church News: Friday, May 31, 2019


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

* Sunday, June 9 - 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.

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

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

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive, Summerton, announces:

* Saturday - Prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. The Rev. Johnnie L. Lawson will speak.

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

* Sunday, June 9 - 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.

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

* Today - Women on the move for Christ at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Linnie Singelton will speak.

* Sunday - Communion at 11:30 a.m.

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 - Holy communion will follow the 10:15 a.m. worship.

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

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces:

* Monday-Thursday, June 3-6 - Revival services for adults and children beginning at 6:30 nightly. Children's revival will feature Minister Stanley Hayes Jr. and Rags the Clown. Adult revival speakers as follows: Monday, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Sam Livingston, 7:30 p.m. Pastor Eddie Davis; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr., 7:30 p.m. Pastor George Windley Jr.; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Elder Delcia Harper Baxter, 7:30 p.m. Elder Charmaine Ragin Merrick; and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Minister Cathy Charles, 7:30 p.m. Pastor Yancy Martin.

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

* Sunday-Saturday, June 9-15 - 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, June 8 - 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:

* Friday, June 7 - 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 Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:

* Sunday - Evangelist Savitrus McFadden will speak at 6 p.m.

* Sunday, June 9 - 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.

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

* Sunday, June 9 - 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.

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

* Sunday, June 9 - 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.

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

* Today-Sunday - Family and friends weekend as follows: 7 p.m. today, game night; noon Saturday, picnic on the church grounds; and 11 a.m. Sunday, family day worship service.

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

* Sunday-Friday, June 9-14 - 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 - Youth to "Rock the Park" at Carowinds.

* Sunday - Pancake supper for children's camp at 6 p.m.

* Saturday, June 8 - Children's Ministry golf cart and car wash at the lake from 9 a.m. until noon.

* 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" 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday and 6:30-8:30 nightly Monday-Friday.

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

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

* Saturday - Kingdom debt freedom clinic at 10 a.m.

* Sunday, June 9 - 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, June 8 - 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, June 8-9 - Revival at 6 nightly. Apostle Tyme / Thompson will speak.

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

* Saturday, June 8 - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Next Chapter and Pastor Nathaniel and Carleen Brown. A love offering will be received.