Church News: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018


Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Saturday - Fall festival 5-8 p.m. featuring games, food and fun.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces:

* Sunday - The 78th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 3 p.m. The Rev. Emma Mellerson will speak

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

* Saturday, Dec. 8 - Free home ownership workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Jennifer Hannibal-Felder at (803) 757-8062.

Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 25 Community St., announces:

* Saturday - The fourth annual rainbow tea will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Casual attire. Call (803) 406-4800.

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

* Donations are being accepted for the annual Coats for Christ giveaway scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 17. Donations of gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats and blankets should be left on the back porch of Dorcas' Closet at the church (white house next to the fellowship hall).

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

* Sunday - Communion will be observed at 11 a.m.

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

* Monday, Nov. 5 - Baptist women's world day of prayer at 6 p.m. Pastor Leroy Blanding, of Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

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

* Sunday - Holy communion will be observed after 10:15 a.m. worship.

* Sunday, Nov. 11 - The fourth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Donald Amis and Frances Amis will be celebrated during morning worship. The Rev. Bennie Bradley, pastor of Norwestern Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - Deacon / deacon's wives anniversary will be celebrated during 10:15 a.m. worship. The Rev. Willie Dennis, past moderator of the Wateree Association LD, will speak.

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

* Saturday, Nov. 10 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. Cathy Hargett, founder and director of Highway to Zion Ministries, will speak. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. Visit

Love Covenant Church, 245 Oswego Road, announces:

* Today-Saturday - Leadership summit. There will be a luncheon at noon today. Saturday's program will begin with 8 a.m. registration.

Mayesville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Sumter St., Mayesville, announces:

* The "Why the Battle?" study series will be presented on alternating Wednesdays running through Nov. 28 (Nov. 14 and 28). Presented via video as well as in-person speakers, the series addresses the divisiveness that many mainstream denominations are experiencing. It approaches the issues through the lens of core beliefs, theology and discipleship. A light supper will be served at 5 p.m. with the program following from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please call (803) 453-5759, email or register online at The series is presented by the Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon, canon theologian of the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Rev. Al Zadig, rector of St. Michael's Church in Charleston.

Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 302 Woodward St., Bishopville, announces:

* Sunday - Dr. Donald Green, pastor of Andrews Chapel Baptist Church of Orangeburg, will speak at 4 p.m. as part of the 120th church anniversary celebration.

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

* Sunday - Minister Henry Felder will speak at 6 p.m.

* Sunday, Nov. 11 - Youth choir anniversary worship celebration and recognition of veterans at 10:45 a.m.

* Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Free Heirs' Property Seminar and Clinic, sponsored by S.C. Natural Resource Conservation Services (SC NRCS) Center for Heirs' Property Preservation (free educational seminar) at 6 p.m. Attorneys from the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation in Charleston will speak.

* Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Golden Age ministry's pre-Thanksgiving fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Evangelist Savitrus McFadden will speak.

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - Widows / widowers support ministry anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Elder Delcia Harper-Baxter will speak.

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

* Saturday - A grief workshop, presented by the missionary ministry, will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Linda Windley, Licensed Master Social Worker with Palmetto Health Tuomey, will speak.

New Birth Holiness Church, 41 Larkin St., announces:

* Sunday - The 22nd anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 3 p.m. featuring Elijah Bradford and Purpose Driven.

New Calvary Baptist Church, 38 Center St., announces:

* Sunday - Homecoming at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Thigpen will speak.

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

* Sunday - Homecoming with 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by lunch in the fellowship hall.

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

* Saturday-Sunday - Women's empowerment weekend as follows: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, lunch and master classes for and about women; and 4 p.m. Sunday, women's revival service. Speakers: Pastor Sheila Neal, Pastor Kizzy McDonald, Minister Johnnie Mae Gist, Minister Taneisha Samuel and Minister Jennifer Cook.

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

* Tuesday, Nov. 20 - Community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. with and at Pinewood United Methodist Church. Free dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Special music and nursery provided. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit for details.

* Sunday, Dec. 9 - Community-wide Christmas caroling at 5 p.m.

* Sunday, Dec. 16 - The adult choir will present "Gift of Heaven" at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

* Wednesday, Dec. 19 - The children's Christmas program will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the annual Christmas tree gift exchange and a visit from Santa.

* Sunday, Dec. 23 - The adult choir will present "Gift of Heaven" at 11 a.m.

* Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 - Christian singer/songwriter Kira Shcherbakova will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Kira moved to the United States with her family when she was 10. A love offering will be received. Refreshments and a chance to meet the family will follow the concert.

* Nursery provided for all events. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Today-Saturday - Engage Sunday school class annual retreat at Tracy's Camp.

* Sunday - The Lord's Supper will be observed during 10:30 a.m. worship.

* Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Business meeting at 6:30 p.m.

* Friday, Nov. 9 - Operation Christmas Child Shoe-box ministry set up 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

* Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18 - The 98th anniversary of the church will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Larry C. Weston, pastor of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, will speak; 6 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. William T. Johnson, pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church of Summerton, will speak; and 10 a.m. Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Cartrell Woods Jr. will speak.

Truly Committed Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Oswego Road, announces:

* Sunday, Nov. 11 - The 10th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Pastor Ronnie Smiling Sr., pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church, will speak.

Walker Avenue Church of God, 100 Walker Ave., announces:

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - Homecoming celebration at 11 a.m. Evangelist Frank J. Kelley, a retired major operation deputy director from Clarendon County Detention Center, will speak.