Church Women United of the Greater Sumter area announces:
* Thursday, Jan. 18 - Annual business meeting and worship service at 4:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 W. Fulton St. The Rev. Jody Foster, of Wedgefield Presbyterian Church (New Harmony Presbytery) will speak.
First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces:
* Sunday, Jan. 21 - The ninth pastoral anniversary of Pastor George P. Windley Jr. will be held at 12:45 p.m. The Rev. Telley Gadson, pastor of St. Mark UME Church of Taylors, will speak.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces:
* Friday-Saturday, Jan. 19-20 - Ministers class of Christian Ethics, sponsored by the Sumter Baptist M&E Association Congress of Christian Education will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road, Alcolu, announces:
* Sunday, Jan. 28 - Tag team worship service at 3 p.m. Prophetess Rhonda W. Goins and Evangelist Lakisha Whitaker 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. International Bible teacher Dr. Peter Wyns will speak. All ladies of all ages are invited. A love offering will be received. Knitting Hearts is a community-wide, multi-cultural women's ministry. Visit knittingheartsministry.wordpress.com.
Mount Olive AME Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, announces:
* Sunday, Jan. 21 - The 148th anniversary of the church will be celebrated during the 10:30 a.m. worship.
Mount Sinai AME Church, 5895 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Lynchburg, announces:
* Sunday - Gospel Fest 2018 gospel singing featuring the Singing Cousins and other guests.
Mount Zion Enrichment Center, 315 W. Fulton St., announces:
* Friday, Jan. 26 - Morris College National Alumni Association Hall of Fame Gala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds support scholarships for deserving students at Morris College. Call Altoya Felder-Deas, director of alumni affairs, at (803) 934-3167 for more details.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Fulton St., announces:
* Sunday - Pastor appreciation at 10:45 a.m.
New Testament Lighthouse Church, 1114 Boulevard Road, announces:
* Saturday, Jan. 20 - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring Journey 4 Jesus and others.
Pine Grove AME Church, 41 Pine Grove Road, Rembert, announces:
* Saturday, Jan. 20 - Layman's annual gospel singing program at 6:30 p.m. featuring all of the choirs of the church as well as a surprise group.
Reid Chapel AME Church, 1008 Dibert St., announces:
* Monday - MLK Celebration at 9 a.m. Elder Lee McElveen, of Calvary Christian Outreach Center, will speak.
St. James AME Church, 180 W. Fulton Manning Road, Pinewood, announces:
* Sunday, Jan. 21 - The 132nd anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jose Lazona, of New Hope AME Church, will speak.
St. James United Methodist Church, 720 Broad St., announces:
* Monday - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day of celebration "Standing on the Promises" at 2 p.m. Ernest A. Finney III, solicitor for the Third Judicial Circuit, will speak.
* Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 - Male chorus anniversary celebration at 4 p.m.
Triumph Ministries, 3632 Broad St. Ext., announces:
* Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 17-19 - Prophetic Encounter 2018 will be held at 7 nightly. Speakers as follow: Wednesday, Infuser Bishop L. McKenney; Thursday, Prophetess Stephanie Genwright; and Friday, Bishop Alvin Stewart.
Walker's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 99 Walter Ave., announces:
* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. featuring the Heritage Quartet, Burning Bridges ministry and Pastor Nat and Carleen Brown.