Church News: Friday, Nov. 27, 2020


Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, announces:

* Thursday, Dec. 3 - Blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 401 Dingle St., announces:

* Sunday, Dec. 6 - A drive-in service of Holy Eucharist will be held at 9:30 a.m. The Venerable Calhoun Walpole, archdeacon of the Diocese of South Carolina, will officiate. Lawn seating will also be available, weather permitting.

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

* Sunday, Dec. 13 - The adult choir will present "The Light of Christmas" at 6 p.m.

* Wednesday, Dec. 16 - 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. 20 - The adult choir will present "The Light of Christmas" at 11 a.m. The church will host a community-wide Christmas caroling at 5 p.m.

* Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 - The church will host Christian vocalist, songwriter, speaker and author Dawn Smith Jordan ( in concert at 6:30 p.m. Dawn committed her life to ministry as a junior in high school and has been in ministry full-time since 1987. In 1986, she was Miss South Carolina and second runner up to Miss America. She is well-known for sharing her story of triumph over tragedy following the murder of her sister, Shari, in 1985, for which a movie was made. A love offering will be received. Refreshments and a chance to meet Dawn will follow the concert.

* Admission to all events is free, and all are welcome. A nursery will be provided. For more information, call (803) 452-5373 or visit the website at

Providence Baptist Church, 2445 Old Manning Road, announces:

* Sunday, Dec. 6 - Communion service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

* Sunday, Dec. 13 - Baptism and the choir's Christmas cantata during the 10:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary.

Social distancing is observed at all meetings. For details, call (803) 481-9688.