Faith events in and around Columbia, Sept. 7 and beyond

September 6, 2013 

Email photographs from your Midlands faith events – pastor anniversaries, programs and services and community outreach – to dkujawa@thestate.com. We will post them at thestate.com/religion.

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Sonlight Youth Choir 25th Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119; www.abccolumbia.org

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Columbia Center for Jewish Learning courses will be offered Sept. 12, Oct. 3, 10 and 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. “Islam, the Arab States, and the Modern Middle East” will be 6:30-7:30 p.m., and “What Every Jew Needs to Know: A Crash Course in Basic Judaism, Prayers, Rituals, and Women in History” will be 7:45-8:45 p.m. Cost is $100 for one course or $150 for both. Open to everyone. Call to register. (803) 782-2500

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Male Chorus Third Anniversary, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1218 Lyon St. (803) 254-5651

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: 50 Days of Financial Empowerment session “Empowerment to Live Beyond the Grave,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. Session will cover estate planning. (803) 776-1238; www.bwcar.org

CLEAVES MEMORIAL CME CHURCH: Musical Choir 62nd Anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 3407 Beaumont Ave. (803) 254-8810

COLUMBIA HINDU TEMPLE: Ganesha Chathurthi, begins Monday with Puja everyday at 6:30 p.m.; Ganesha Atharvasheeshan by Swami Pratyak Bhodanandaji, 7 p.m. Friday and Sept. 14; Homam and completion of Puja, 9 a.m. Sept. 15, 5703 Kiawah Road. (803) 772-9650

FIRST NORTHEAST BAPTIST CHURCH: Yard Sale “Give-Away” sponsored by the church Outreach and Women’s Ministry, 8 a.m.-noon today, 311 Sparkleberry Lane. Clothing, books, small household items, etc. will be given away for free on a first come, first serve basis. (803) 736-5055

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Wednesdays@First Lunch Service, 1324 Marion St. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., speaker from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Hot meal, $6; soup and salad bar, $5. Free parking. (803) 799-9062; www.firstprescolumbia.org

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Sanctuary Choir Anniversary, 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 1237 House St. (803) 318-8857

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Mighty Men of God Conference, 7 p.m. Friday; Men’s Day Program featuring speaker Dr. Rev. Joseph Neal, 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. (803) 318-8857

GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Homecoming youth night celebration featuring guest speaker Demarco Jones, 4 p.m. today; Homecoming service with guest speaker Pastor Edith Johnson, 10 a.m. Sunday, 14081 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. (803) 353-2992

JACKSON CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: Homecoming Service featuring southern gospel trio Jordan River, Sunday at 11 a.m., 7778 Two Notch Road. Dinner will not be served. A love offering will be taken. (803) 788-1820

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Voter registration/photo ID session, 5-6 p.m. Sept. 14, 2400 Barhamville Road. Representatives from the Richland County Voter Registration Office will help register, educate and issue photo IDs. (803) 254-8786

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: 25th Homecoming featuring music from Randy Armentrout, 10 a.m. Sunday, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. Covered dish lunch to follow. (803) 337-2838

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, 9601 Caughman Road. Consecration service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. (803) 695-1195

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: Monthly singing featuring Beulahland Quartet and Oasis, 6 p.m. Sept. 14, 192 Sloan Road. (803) 920-5476

See more local faith events and add your own online at www.thestate.com/faith. Send information for Matters of Faith to calendars@thestate.com. Please include the kind of event, date, time, phone number and an address.

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