Faith events in and around Columbia, Nov. 16 and beyond

November 15, 2013 

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ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Clothing give-away sponsored by the Antioch Young Women’s Auxiliary, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119;

ALL SAINT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Annual Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 1001 12th St., Cayce. Baked goods, jellies, frozen casseroles, crafts and lunch. (803) 796-5735.

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

BISHOP’S MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH: Church anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday, 2221 Washington St. (803) 254-6686

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;

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: University of South Carolina Gospel Choir presents “I Am the One that Came to Say Thank You: A Celebration of Thanksgiving through Praise and Worship,” 5 p.m. Sunday, 5616 Farrow Road. Free. (803) 738-0865

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Affordable Care Information and Enrollment event, 12:30 p.m. today, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Certified navigators will provide information and help participants sign up for health care. Voter registration will also be available. (803) 318-8857

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: Senior Missionary Ministry annual Scholarship Tea, 3 p.m. Sunday, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616;

GREEN HILL BAPTIST CHURCH: 151st church anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 2215 Green Hill Road, Lugoff. (803) 438-1841;

JEHOVAH BAPTIST CHURCH: “Born a King” Christmas Cantata, 4 p.m. Nov. 24, 1540 Frye Road. (803) 786-2112

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Community Thanksgiving Service, 6 p.m. Nov. 24, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Services will be offered for adults, teens and children. (803) 957-2221;

ROUND HILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Monthly southern gospel concert featuring Living Fountains and The Littles, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 230 Persimmon Lane, Lexington. Free. (803) 359-3504

ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 140th Homecoming Celebration, Friday-Nov. 24. Events include a banquet at Seawell’s in Columbia, 6 p.m. Friday (tickets $25); Family and Community Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23; afternoon worship service and dinner, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 207 N. Garden St., Winnsboro. (803) 635-3142

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Dick Goodwin Quintet perform during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services for Music Sunday, Nov. 24, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. (803) 359-7770, ext. 21;

SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Arts at Shandon art project at The Mad Platter, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 24, 3101 Millwood Ave. Choice of items, starting at $10. (803) 771-4408;

SIDNEY PARK CME CHURCH: 127th church anniversary celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday, 1114 Blanding St. The theme is “Transforming the Church According to God’s Plan.” (803) 799-5830

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 23, 5200 Fairfield Road. Anyone wanting a free meal is invited. (803) 786-9129

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Worship with the Prison Ministry, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. Chaplain Thyra Adams-Briggs of the Stevenson Correctional Institute, Broad River Campus, will be the guest speaker. (803) 776-5266

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH: Affordable Care Act panel discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 801 Washington St. Representatives from the Benefits Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Eau Clare Cooperative and Voter Registration will answer questions from the community. Free and open to the public. (803) 738-0865

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