Faith events in and around Columbia, Oct. 12 and beyond

October 11, 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.

ATC LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES: Brotherhood of Life Changing Ministries Men’s Day Program, 4 p.m. Oct. 20, 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. The theme will be Men of Power Serving. (803) 781-2110

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH: Fall youth basketball and cheerleading registration will be held through Nov. 2 at the church, 1028 Eastman St. Cost is $35 for ages 4-6 and $50 for ages 7-18. (803) 754-1890

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Fall Faith Jubilee, 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 1218 Lyon St. Featured groups are The Anointed Voices, The New Highway Travelers and The Chosen Ones of Columbia. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. (803) 254-5651

BROOKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: S.C. Christian Writers’ Showcase, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. The theme is “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving.” The event, sponsored by the Columbia Writers’ Alliance, will feature keynote speaker Pastor Veryl Howard, author of “God Hears a Teacher’s Cry” and “God Is My Ticket Out of the Ghetto,” and Anna Courie, author of “Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program.” (803) 466-6550; www.scchristianwritersshowcase.com

CHAPIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 19, 415 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Featuring holiday crafts, Susanna’s Closet, baked and canned goods, casseroles and soup. Lunch available Friday, as well as dinner with a pre-purchased ticket (sold in the church office); brunch available Oct. 19. (803) 345-2801

CHEROKEE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “The Witness of the Rock,” a free non-denominational lecture series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13 (excluding Oct.16), 3622 Augusta Hwy., Gilbert. (803) 356-4289

COLUMBIA HINDU TEMPLE: Grand Ras Garba in Jamil Temple, 7 tonight; morning Navrathri Pooja and evening Pooja and Ras Garba (times available on the website) on Monday; sponsorship Pooja and final Ras Garba, 7:30 p.m. Monday, 5703 Kiawah Road. (803) 772-9650; www.hindutemplesc.org

FIRST BAPTIST OF LEXINGTON: Homecoming celebration featuring special guest Clay Dyer, Oct. 20 at 415 Barr Road. Fish fry at 5 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m. Free. (803) 957-0686; www.fblex.org

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

FOREST LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “To Your Health” educational series, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20, 6500 N. Trenholm Road. The class is free. To purchase dinner prior to the class, RSVP to the church office by noon on the preceding Tuesday. (803) 787-5672

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School Celebration featuring the Blythewood Community Choir in concert, 5 p.m. Oct. 20, 101 Isaac St. (803) 256-4024

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: The Jordan River Quartet in concert, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. (803) 337-2838

MACEDONIA EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Annual Homecoming Day Celebration on Sunday, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m., followed by outdoor covered dish picnic. (803) 364-3787

MOUNT HOREB LUTHERAN CHURCH: A special service to Experience the Joy, Revive Our Spirit and Sing His Praises, 4 p.m. Oct. 20, 101 E. Boundary St., Chapin (803) 345-2000

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: Monthly singing featuring The Praisemen and The Heritage Quartet, 6 tonight, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. (803) 920-5476

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH: XYZ (Xtra Years of Zest), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 4347 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Special music by Tommy Vassar and Darlene Cox. Lunch is $6. (803) 461-0093

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Homecoming Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Family Activities Building, followed by an old-time Hymn Sing worship service at 9:30 a.m., 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 657-5481

SECOND CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Fall Revival services, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1110 Mason Road. (803) 714-9668

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: First Usher Anniversary, 3 p.m. Oct. 20, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

YELLOW ROCK HALL: The Centurions and The Ken Clubb Singers in concert, 7 tonight, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. (803) 796-0682

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, the date, time, a phone number and an address. The deadline is noon Monday for Saturday’s listings.

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