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

December 6, 2013 

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COMPLIANCE WORKSHOP FOR FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: Free workshop for faith-based organizations, churches and ministries that are nonprofit and 501(c)(3), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Richland Library Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road. Register by emailing kimanagement@yahoo.com or call (803) 240-8355.

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual Moravian Love Feast, 7 p.m. Sunday in Ashland Hall, 2600 Ashland Road. Nursery will be provided for children five and younger. (803) 798-5350

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: The Christmas Cruise Musical Drama, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2700 Bush River Road. Free. (803) 798-4488; www.christianlifecolumbia.com

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

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Come and Behold Him” Christmas concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, 5616 Farrow Road. The prelude will begin at 5:30 p.m. (803) 738-0865

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: “A Night of Hope” Christmas musical, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 15, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Free. (803) 957-2221; www.lswc.com

McGREGOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Adult Choir presents “Lessons and Carols on the Nativity,” 11 a.m. Dec. 15, 6505 St. Andrews Road. (803) 727-4620; (803) 781-6390

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel Singing featuring The Glorymen and Lumber River, 7 p.m. Saturday, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. A love offering will be accepted. (803) 657-5996

MOUNT HOREB UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “The Gift” musical, 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 14 and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. Free. Nursery provided for children five and younger. (803) 359-3495; www.mthorebumc.com

MOUNT PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH: Joy Night 2013 with guest speaker Evangelist Onetha Chambers, 7 p.m. Friday, 1341 McCords Ferry Road, Lugoff. (803) 736-1175

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “He Is Born!” musical celebration of Christ’s birth, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Dec. 15, 601 Polo Road. Free. (803) 788-5298; www.nepres.com

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Drive-thru Nativity, 7-9 p.m. Friday through Dec.15, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff. View live scenes featuring animals and actors. Free. No buses, due to limited space. (803) 438-2025

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Bethlehem Morning” Christmas Cantata, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15, 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 657-5481

PROGRESSIVE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH: “SonShine, the Light of the World” Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m. Dec. 15, 1540 Elmtree Road (at SouthEast Community Church). (803) 783-3269; www.everymemberabeliever.org

RADIUS CHURCH: Change the Story: Compassion Experience, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, 300 W. Main St. Walk through a display of a developing world. (803) 785-5254

ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: The Sandlapper Singers present “O Holy Night,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 3600 Devine St. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 each and $5 for students. (803) 254-7646

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC CHURCH: Catholic School Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Allen University Gym, corner of Hampton and Pine streets. Carriage rides, photos with Santa, indoor yard sale and more. Admission is free. (803) 254-5477

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Choral Evensong, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18; Advent Festival, Sunday from 9-10:30 a.m. and following the 10:30 a.m. worship service until 1 p.m., 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392; www.stmartinsinthefields.com

SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar featuring more than 25 vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, 1321 Salem Road, Irmo. Proceeds will support missions and/or local charities. (803) 781-1626; www.salemumcsc.com

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lexington County Choral Society concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Purchase concert tickets at www.lexcochoralsoc.org. (803) 359-7770, ext. 21; www.saxegotha.org

SEVEN OAKS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Sandlapper Singers present “O Holy Night,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 530 St. Andrews Road. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 each and $5 for students. (803) 772-2761

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Love Feast, 5 p.m. Dec. 15, 3407 Devine St. (803) 256-8383; www.shandon-umc.org

TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Gospel Sing-out, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1004 Short St. The Mighty Gospel Saints, the National Juniors and the TMBC church choir will perform. (803) 254-4685

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 20th annual “The Living Christmas Story” drive-through nativity, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Live animals, handmade costumes and more than 400 cast members help to recreate Bethlehem and other Biblical scenes associated with the birth of Jesus. Admission is free. (803) 781-3013; www.unionunitedmethodist.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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