Faith events in and around Columbia, Dec. 21 and beyond

December 20, 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: “The Incarnation” Christmas Cantata featuring brass, strings, piano and organ, 11 a.m. Sunday, 2600 Ashland Road. (803) 798-5350

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; www.bwcar.org

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Christmas Eve Communion service, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, 2700 Bush River Road. Childcare is available for children age two and younger. (803) 798-4488; www.christianlifecolumbia.com

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Join in Anglo-Catholic worship with First Mass of Christmas, 5 p.m., Music for the Nativity, 10:30 p.m., Solemn Mass of Christmas, 11 p.m. Tuesday; Low Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday, 1512 Blanding St. (803) 779-2960; www.goodshepherdcolumbia.org

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service with guest minister Rev. Dr. William S. Wilson Jr., 11 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31, 2116 Cushman Drive. Breakfast will be served. A $3 donation per adult is requested. (803) 754-6616; www.gillcreek.net

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. (803) 776-4074

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, 1830 Main St. (803) 779-0610; www.mainstumc.com

McGREGOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Family Christmas Eve worship service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 6505 St. Andrews Road. (803) 727-4620; (803) 781-6390

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: “No Room at the Ritz” play, 3 p.m. Saturday; Annual Watch Night Service, 10 p.m. Dec. 31, 9601 Caughman Road. Dinner will be served. (803) 695-1195

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Christmas Eve candlelight services, 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, 601 Polo Road. (803) 788-5298; www.nepresbyterian.org

RED BANK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring Mercy Rain, Beulahland Quartet, Forever Changed and Heart’s Song Quartet, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 2909 Old Barnwell Road. Food will be served. Free; a love offering will be taken. (803) 546-8859

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: Mass Choirs Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. (803) 776-7830

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: 16th Annual Christmas Eve Dinner and Worship Service, 9 a.m. Tuesday, 3404 W. Beltline Blvd. Free. Contact the church to arrange for transportation. (803) 254-4170

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Christmas Eve Holy Communion service, 5 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday; Christmas Day Holy Communion service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392; www.stmartinsinthefields.com

SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Annual Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Has He Been Yet?” sermon by Rev. Dr. Victor Wilson at 8 p.m., and “Made Known” sermon by Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield at 11 p.m. Tuesday, 607 Woodrow St. Services will include candlelight communion. (803) 771-4408; www.shandonpres.org

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Traditional Communion Service at 2 p.m., Family Service at 5 p.m., LifeLine Contemporary Service at 7 p.m., Communion and Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. Tuesday, 3407 Devine St. (803) 256-8383; www.shandon-umc.org

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Special Holiday Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday; Super Sunday - Youth Day, 10 a.m. Dec. 29; Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 p.m. Dec. 31, 5200 Fairfield Road. (803) 786-9129

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.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service