Church News


Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces:

* Sunday, April 30 - The Agape Unity Choir's annual musical praise and worship service at 4 p.m. featuring the Gospel World Wonders and others.

* Wednesday-Friday, May 24-26 - Women's empowerment conference "Women Who Worship, Win in War" at 7:30 nightly. Speakers: Wednesday, Pastor Nell Smith; Thursday, Prophetess Angela Kirsey; and Friday, Bishop Dr. T. La'Trell Penny.

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:

* Saturday - The Hospitality and Sisters of Faith ministries will sponsor a "giveaway" from 7 a.m. until noon.

Bethel AME Church, 219 E. Calhoun St., announces:

* Saturday - "A Taste of Bethel," sponsored by the Missionary Society, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per tray.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive, Summerton, announces:

* Monday-Wednesday, April 24-26 - Revival at 7 nightly. The Rev. Clifford Gaymon will speak.

Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 774 Douglas Ave., announces:

* Sunday - First pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor Aaron R. Vaughn at 3:30 p.m. Shakhan Bennett, of Blessed Assurance Outreach Ministries, will speak.

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

* Sunday - The 98th anniversary of the church will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Chapel AME Church, McLeod Road, Paxville, announces:

* Saturday - Gospel singing at 6 p.m. to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Gospel Jubilees. On the program: Ballard Sisters of Camden; Calvary Male Chorus of Pinewood; New Gospel Tones; Voices of Harmony; and many others.

Concord Baptist Church, 1885 Myrtle Beach Highway, announces:

* Saturday - Gospel concert at 6 p.m. featuring Believers Quartet and Webb Quartet. A love offering will be received.

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

* Saturday - Golf tournament at Crystal Lakes with 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person / $200 per team. Call (803) 469-0160 to leave a message and your call will be returned.

* Saturday, April 29 - Annual Relay for Life yard sale at 7:30 a.m. in the education building. Currently accepting donations of yard sale items. Call Barbara at (803) 565-1602.

* Sunday, April 30 - Pie in the face contest to benefit Relay for Life during adult Sunday school.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., Manning, announces:

* Sunday - Santee Wateree 2017 Expo, 43rd annual event, at 4 p.m. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter will speak.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 705 W. Huggins St., Manning, announces:

* Sunday, May 7 - Four Gospels program at 4 p.m. Speakers: Minister John Montgomery, Evangelist Mary Jackson Lemon, the Rev. Ethel Man Lemon and Cedric Anderson.

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

* Saturday-Sunday - Deacon's weekend as follows: Saturday, 9 a.m. breakfast followed by 10 a.m. workshop "Partnership Between Pastors and Deacons" with Deacon Theodore Jackson; and 4 p.m. Sunday, a concert of male choirs.

Gethsemane Apostolic Church, U.S. 76, Lynchburg, announces:

* The Gethsemane Youth Ministry announces the launch of the Mary Alice Montgomery Scholarship fund. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Email gacyouthboard@gmail.colm to request an application and to find out the criteria.

Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5405 Black River Road, Rembert, announces:

* Saturday - Community yard sale and spring fling from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring more than 30 sellers and vendors, food, games, crafts, bounce houses, live entertainment and more.

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

* Saturday, May 13 - Knitting Hearts cafe 10 a.m.-noon. Elizabeth Wyns Enns, of Fort Mill, will speak. A love offering will be received. Visit

Marvin Hodge Life Enrichment Center, 609 Miller Road, announces:

* Sunday - Gospel singing to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Gospel Jubilees. On the program: Gospel All-Stars of Orangeburg; New Boys; The Valentinos; The Sisters; Resurrection; and many others.

Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, announces:

* Sunday - Pastor's Aide program during regular services. The Rev. William White will speak.

* Sunday, April 30 - Youth Day during regular services. Evangelist Glenda Miller will speak.

Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Mulberry Church Road, announces:

* Sunday - Women's Day service at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Johnnie Boone-McCrea will speak. A gospel singing will be held at 4 p.m. featuring Benevolence Ensemble, Truly Committed, the Hill Boys and more.

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

* Saturday - Church health fair from 8:30 a.m. to noon with health screenings, eye exams, workshops and more.

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

* Monday-Friday, June 19-23 - Hero Central Vacation Bible School for children in grades 4K through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

New Testament Lighthouse Church, 1114 Boulevard Road, announces:

* Sunday-Friday, April 28 - Revival at 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 nightly Monday-Friday. The Rev. Kirk Baker will speak.

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

* Sunday, April 30 - Building fund praise and worship service at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. LaShonda McElveen, pastor of Calvary Christian Ministries, will speak. The Abram Singers will provide music.

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

* Sunday, May 7 - Homecoming and Golden Age will be held beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday school and followed by 11 a.m. worship. All seniors will be honored. There will be special music and a covered dish lunch will follow.

* Sunday-Thursday, June 4-8 - Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through adult as follows: 6-9 p.m. Sunday; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, family night and commencement followed by supper. Call (803) 452-5373 or visit .

Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach, meets at Colony Square, 741 Bultman Drive, Suite 21, announces:

* Saturday, April 29 - Kingdom Men United men's prayer breakfast at 10 a.m.

St. John Baptist Church, 3944 Brewer Road, Manning, announces:

* Friday - Missionary program at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Johanna Wilson will speak.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 7650 Summerton Highway, Silver community, Pinewood, announces:

* Saturday, July 8 - The play "Love Never Fails" will be presented at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the play will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call Azalee Williams-Kinard at (803) 236-6451 for tickets.

St. Paul AME Church, 835 Plowden Mill Road, announces:

* Sunday - Women's Day celebration at 10 a.m. Minister Quentina W. Gregg, associate pastor of Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

The Hedge Intercessory Prayer Meeting, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces:

* Saturday - A night of worship with "Fallen Statues" at 7 p.m. The Rev. Howie Owens will speak.

Walker's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 99 Walter Ave., announces:

* Sunday, April 30 - Homecoming celebration for 43 years since organizing the church. Pastor Nat Brown will speak. Pastor Nat and Carleen Brown as well as Burning Bridges will provide music. Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with singing at 11 a.m.

Wayman Chapel AME Church, 160 N. Kings Highway, announces:

* Sunday, April 30 - Seven Seals program, presented by the steward board, at 3 p.m.

Willow Grove AME Church, 8105 A/B Sumter Landing Road, Horatio, announces:

* Sunday - Women's Missionary annual day. Church school will begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. worship.

* Sunday, April 30 - Church school "Casual Dress Sunday" will begin at 8:45 a.m.