Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:
* Saturday - Elmina Castle and the Slave Trade dvd/video will be shown at 10 a.m. followed by a black history quiz bowl at 12:30 p.m.
* Sunday, Fe. 25 - Black history program at 3 p.m. James L. Felder will speak.
Bethel AME Church, 1605 S.C. 261, Wedgefield, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history observance, fill a pew and soul food Sunday will be held beginning at 10:15 a.m.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive, Summerton, announces:
* Sunday - The eighth annual missionary program "A Taste of the ole South will be served" at 2 p.m. The Rev. Michael Collins, of Gum Spring Missionary Baptist Church of Summerton, will speak.
Clark United Methodist Church, 2980 U.S. 401 N., Oswego Highway, announces:
* Saturday, Feb. 24 - Free NACA home ownership workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history program at 3 p.m.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history program at 11 a.m. U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington, District of South Carolina, will speak.
First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces:
* Saturday, Feb. 17 - Black history community celebration at 11 a.m. Dr. Wes Bellamy, city councilman of Charlottesville, Virginia, will speak.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces:
* Saturday - Unity prayer breakfast with Elder Dameon Duffie at 10 a.m.
* Friday, Feb. 23 - Youth ministry worship service at 7 p.m.
Goodwill Presbyterian Church USA, 295 N. Brick Church Road, Mayesville, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history worship celebration at 11 a.m. followed by a soul food meal. Jeannette Dozier, of Columbia, will speak.
High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Saturday, Feb. 24 - Blood drive beginning at 8 a.m.
High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Saturday-Sunday - The missionary ministry will hold its third health fair and women in red weekend as follows: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. worship on Sunday. Evangelist Frances Bradley will speak.
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - The YWA anniversary will be observed during the 10:15 a.m. worship.
Hopewell Baptist Church, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - Black history program at 4 p.m. The Rev. Carnell Witherspoon, of Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Music will be provided by Mount Chapel MBC choir, Crestwood High School Choir and Gregory Jenkins. The youth department will perform black history skits. At old fashioned dinner will be served.
Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 803 S. Harvin St., announces:
* Saturday, Feb. 17 - "Eat to Educate" cultural extravaganza will be held at 1 p.m. at the M.H. Newton Family Life Center, 415 Manning Ave. This is an annual food event with local and international delicacies from Jamaica, Africa and the Philippines.
Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, announces:
* Sunday - Junior Brotherhood's 19th worship service at 10 a.m. Minister Lee Burgess Jr. will speak.
Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:
* Saturday - Knitting Hearts will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Adrian Renee Mills will speak. Ladies of all ages are invited. A love offering will be received. knittingheartsministry.wordpress.com
Mount Glory Missionary Baptist Church, 841 N. Main St., announces:
* Sunday - Pastor's 11th anniversary celebration and worship services at 4 p.m. Pastor Sammie Simmons will speak.
Mount Pisgah AME Church, 217 W. Bartlette St., announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - Family and friends day at 4 p.m. The Rev. Alvin Webb, of Unionville AME Church, Mayesville, will speak.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:
* Sunday - Youth black history month worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Norris Williams, assistant superintendent of Sumter School District, will speak.
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - Trustee Ministry's black history anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Golden Age Fellowship Ministry's black history anniversary worship celebration at 10:45 a.m.
Pine Grove AME Church, 41 Pine Grove Road, Rembert, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - The ACE League and black history observation at 11 a.m. Minister Jerell Wesley will speak.
Pinewood Baptist Church, 10 E. Fulton St., Pinewood, announces:
* Sunday, March 25 - The Jordan Family Band (http://jordanfamilyband.com/) will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be received. Nursery provided. Refreshments and the opportunity to meet the family will follow. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit www.pinewoodbaptist.org.
Reeseville AME Church, U.S. 521, Alcolu, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - The 24th anniversary of the male chorus will be celebrated at 3 p.m.
Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach, meets at Colony Square, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:
* Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Fresh fire healing and deliverance service at 7 p.m.
* Saturday, March 31 - Kingdom United prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.
Reid Chapel AME Church, 1008 Dibert St., announces:
* Sunday - Family and friends worship at 3 p.m. The Rev. Robert Galloway, of Howard Chapel AME Church of New Zion, will speak.
Second Presbyterian Church, 1125 Old Pocalla Road, announces:
* Saturday, Feb. 17 - Black history celebration at 3 p.m. Dr. Maggie Glover, first black female ever elected to serve in the South Carolina Senate, will speak. Soul food refreshments will be served immediately after the celebration. The Payne Family will provide music. Theme: "Remembering the Past ... Preparing for the Future."
St. Anne - St. Jude Catholic Church, 611 W. Oakland Ave., announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history program at 2:30 p.m. presented by the St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of St. Peter Claver. Carrie Sinkler Parker will speak. Music will be provided by St. Ann St. Jude School choir, Catholic youth of Sumter, St. Jude choir and the Benevolence Choir.
St. James United Methodist Church, 720 Broad St., announces:
* Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 18-20 - Black history revival as follows: 6 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Ryan Godfrey; 7 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Anthony Curbweb; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Annie H. Sisturnk.
St. John Baptist Church, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning, announces:
* Sunday, March 4 - Pastor's 11th anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Pastor Jonathan Anderson, of Fellowship Baptist Church of Manning, will speak.
Sumter Free Will Baptist Church, 971 Boulevard Road, announces:
* Monday-Friday, Feb. 19-23 - Revival at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Clarence Sanderson, of Maxton, North Carolina, will speak.
Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane, Summerton, announces:
* Saturday - Valentine gala will be held at 5 p.m. at the Taw Caw Outreach Center.
* Sunday, Feb. 25 - Black history program.
Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:
* Today - "Friday night live" featuring praise dancers, mime, gospel rap, etc. If you would like to participate, email Elder Beverly Richbow at email@example.com.
* Friday, Feb. 16 - Pastor appreciation kicks off at 7 p.m. Prophetess Sarafina Thompson, of Brooklyn, New York, will speak.
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - Pastor appreciation will continue with Prophet K. Ramsey, of Walterboro, speaking at 10 a.m. and Prophet Everett Roberson, of Ridgeland, speaking at 5 p.m.
Union Hall, 1171 Old Pocalla Road, announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - The 5th anniversary of Resurrection will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door for adults; $5 for children 11 years and older; $3 for children 5-10 year of age; and free for children under 5.
Walker Avenue Church of God, 100 Walker Ave., announces:
* Sunday, Feb. 18 - Youth day program at 11 a.m. Brother Earl Alexander Wilson, manager of Arby's restaurant, will speak.
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