Church News: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018


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

* Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2 - The 32nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Larry W. and Evangeline G. Barnes will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, 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.

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

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - The 12th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Daniel Bennett Jr. will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Derrie L. Grant 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.

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, Nov. 25 - Youth worship service at 10:30 a.m. Evangelist Rebecca Parrott will speak. Fourth Sunday fellowship at 4 p.m. Pastor Kenny Issac, pastor of New Fellowship Covenant Ministries, will speak.

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

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - The 150th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Antwion Yowe will speak.

Freedom Worship Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1490 Florence Highway, announces:

* Today-Saturday - Gospel singing at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday featuring The Lowerys, Burning Bridges, Singing Epps, Southern Journey and more. There will also be lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

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

* Sunday - 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.

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

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - The pastor's 12th anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. The Rev. Edward Sanders, pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Pinewood and Mt. Joshua Missionary Baptist Church of Camden, will speak.

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

* Saturday - 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

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. To register for dinner, 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 Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., announces:

* Saturday, Nov. 17 - Fall harvest tea theatre at 4 p.m.

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

* Sunday - 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.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road, announces:

* Sunday - United Methodist Women's anniversary celebration. The Rev. Millie Nelson Smith will speak.

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

* Sunday, Nov. 18 - The 144th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

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 - Operation Christmas Child Shoe-box ministry set up 6:30-8:30 p.m.

* Saturday - Operation Christmas Child packing party 9-11 a.m.

* Sunday - Veteran's Day recognition at 10:30 a.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.

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

* Saturday - Barbecue supper 4-7 p.m. Plates are $10 each and served cafeteria style or take out in the fellowship hall.

Tiverton Missionary Baptist Church, 2420 Old Charleston Road, Wedgefield, announces:

* Sunday - The eighth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Elijah Geter will be celebrated at 3 p.m. The Rev. James Goodman, pastor of Alive and Praise Worship Center, will speak.

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

* Sunday - 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.