Faith events in and around Columbia, Nov. 2 and beyond

November 1, 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.

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Patriotic concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 10, 2600 Ashland Road. The concert is free. An offering will be accepted to benefit wounded military personnel in the community. (803) 798-5350

ATC LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES: 2013 Fall Ministry Conference, Friday and Nov. 9, 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. Events on Friday are free; registered attendees can participate in The Gathering from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 to attend on Nov. 9 (includes conference packet, breakfast, breakout sessions, panel discussion, lunch and closing session). Register online at www.eventbrite.com (search for 2013 Fall Ministry Conference). (803) 776-3390

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery Jewish Food Extravaganza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Purchase brisket, corned beef, stuffed cabbage, matzah ball soup, challah and more. (803) 782-2500

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

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Men’s Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Nov. 9, 2700 Bush River Road. A donation of $3-$5 is suggested. RSVP to Gary Shull at shullg@bellsouth.net or (803) 238-7795. www.christianlifecolumbia.com

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

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: “Eat This or That,” 6 p.m. Nov. 10, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Led by gerontologist Mary Katherine Benya, this class will teach participants about what to eat, physical activity, and stress and medication management. (803) 776-4074

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: The Lumber River Quartet in concert, 6 tonight; Church Bazaar offering handmade crafts and homemade baked and canned goods, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. (803) 337-2838

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall, 1830 Main St. (803) 779-0610; www.mainstumc.com

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Monthly Gospel Singing, 7 tonight, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Featuring Jordan River and the Midland Trio. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers needed to bring foods. (803) 657-5996

ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: 168th Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming on Nov. 10, 132 St. David’s Church Road, West Columbia. Veterans and 75 year members will be honored. A covered dish meal will follow. (803) 356-3035

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: St. John Holistic Wellness Center Grand Opening and 11th Anniversary Celebration honoring Rev. Sammy L. Wade, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10, starting with a prayer breakfast in the Banquet Room, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. Breakfast tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 3-10. The anniversary service will follow at 11:30 a.m. (803) 776-7830

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Lutherfest, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 9, 1715 Bull St. Free carnival activities for children include bounce house, slide, games, train, balloon art, face painting and more. Other attractions include fingerprinting for parents, visits from Martin Luther and a magician. (803) 799-0030; www.stpaulslutherancolumbia.com

SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Annual Fall Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Games, entertainment, concession sales, chili cook-off, holiday store, silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit Thornwell Home for Children. (803) 788-3589; www.svpc.org

UNCOMPROMISED LADIES’ CONFERENCE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Saluda Shoals Park - River Center, 5605 Bush River Road. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $35; includes T-shirt, meal and conference materials. www.datingandwaiting.com

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: African Children’s Choir performance, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. (803) 781-3013; www.unionunitedmethodist.org

UNITY CHURCH OF COLUMBIA: “Exploring the Gender Gap in Spiritual Growth,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, 1801 LeGrand Road. Moderated by Dr. Lem Watson, dean of education department at USC. (803) 736-5766; www.unitycolumbia.addr.com

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Rainbow Tea, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. The theme is “Reflecting on the Promises.” (803) 776-5266

WINDSOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Vendors Fair and Barbecue Sale, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 9, 9500 Windsor Lake Blvd. Crafts, pecans, baked goods, pottery, 31 gifts and more. Barbecue plates with baked beans, slaw, roll, peach cobbler and tea/lemonade are $10. Barbecue butts are $30. (803) 788-1858; www.windsorumc.org

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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