Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces:
* Today and Sunday - The 32nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Larry W. and Evangeline G. Barnes will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. today, Pastor Donald Greene, of Audrey Chapel Baptist Church of Orangeburg, will speak; and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Pastor Nate Brock, of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.
Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham Road, announces:
* Saturday, Dec. 8 - Family and friends night at 6 p.m., hosted by the China-Harvin families. The Rev. Patrick Harvin, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hopkins, 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.
Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces:
* Sunday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring The Anchormen.
Faith Missionary Baptist Church No. 1, 115 Laurel St., announces:
* Sunday - Communion and worship.
First Baptist Church, 107 E. Liberty St., announces:
* Today-Sunday - Christmas in Sumter will be presented at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. This year's presentation will feature more than 300 individuals in the cast and crew and will include singers, musicians and dancers. Complimentary tickets are available via the website of www.fbcsumter.org/christmas-in-sumter or by calling (803) 773-3732.
High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Sunday - Holy communion will follow the 10:15 a.m. worship service.
* Saturday, Dec. 15 - Christmas fellowship dinner and program at noon.
* Monday, Dec. 31 - Watch night services at 10:30 p.m.
Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:
* Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. International Bible teacher Dr. Peter Wyns will speak. A love offering will be received. Visit knittingheartsministry.wordpress.com.
Majestic Gospel Singers announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 9 - The 43rd anniversary celebration of the Majestic Gospel Singers will be held at 3 p.m. at Union Hall, 1127 Old Pocalla Road. Tickets are $8 at the door. On the program: William Nelson, Pastor Cee Jay McFadden and Women of Virtue, the Heavenly Angels, the Gospel Kings and more.
Mount Sinai AME Church, 5895 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Lynchburg, announces:
* Sunday, Dec. 9 - Stewards annual day will be recognized during 10 a.m. worship.
* Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 - Gospel fest at 3 p.m. featuring the Singing Cousins and the Mt. Sinai male choir.
* Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration during 10 a.m. worship.
* Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 - Lay organization's annual program during 10 a.m. worship.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:
* Sunday - The Rev. Johnnie M. Gist will speak at 6 p.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 9 - The hospitality ministry's anniversary and new members fellowship will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 16 - Christmas program at 4 p.m., sponsored by the church school ministry.
* Monday, Dec. 31 - Joint Watch Night service with Salem Missionary Baptist Church at 10 p.m. Pastor Cartrell W. Woods, of Salem MBC, will speak.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road, announces:
* Saturday, Dec. 8 - Free winter community giveaway 8 a.m.-noon featuring used and new coats, gloves, scarves and other winter items to those in need.
Pinewood Baptist Church, 10 E. Fulton St., Pinewood, announces:
* 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 www.pinewoodbaptist.org.
Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:
* Today - Young ladies' Bible study group will meet at 6:30 p.m.
* Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9 - Week of prayer for international missions.
* Sunday - Hanging of the greens at 6:30 p.m.
* Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Business conference at 6:30 p.m.
* Friday, Dec. 7 - Youth Sunday school Christmas party. Call for details.
* Sunday, Dec. 9 - Adult choir's Christmas cantata at 10:30 a.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 16 - Child and youth Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. with church-wide Christmas party to follow. Bring your favorite finger food.
* Monday, Dec. 17 - Widow's luncheon at 11 a.m.
* Friday-Sunday, Jan. 25-27, 2019 - Men's conference in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 20. Call Tommy Evans at (803) 983-2088.
Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries, meets at Colony Square, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:
* Saturday, Dec. 29 - Prayer breakfast at 10 .m. with Minister Irene Jamison.
* Sunday, Dec. 30 - Worship and the word at 5 p.m. with Elder Willie Richardson.
* Monday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve service and holy communion at 10:30 p.m.
Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:
* Today - Apostle KB Matthew, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, will speak at 7 p.m.
* Sunday - Pastor Tony Fairley, of Pineville, North Carolina, will speak at 5 p.m. There will be a birthday service for Prophetess Stephanie Mathis.
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