Faith events in and around Columbia, March 15 and beyond

March 15, 2014 


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54TH ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PRAYER BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road. Tickets are $30 each or $240 for a table of eight and can be purchased online at (803) 772-6152

AGAPE CHURCH: “Moving Forward” Spring Revival, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 201 Plumbers Road.

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual Barbecue Chicken Fundraiser, 2-6 p.m. March 22, 2600 Ashland Road. Take-out whole chicken or eat-in half chicken; sides are baked beans, coleslaw, roll and drinks. Cost is $8. Proceeds will benefit missions. (803) 798-5350

ATC LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES: Sixth Annual Rainbow Tea, 4 p.m. Sunday, 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. (803) 781-2110

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH: Taize Lenten Worship Services, 7 p.m. Sundays through April 6, 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. (803) 781-3900

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Global Mission Awareness founder and president Leif Hetland will speak, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon March 22 and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 23, 2700 Bush River Road.

EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Middle and high school students and their parents are invited to attend a special evening of worship, 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 23, 3200 Trenholm Road. USC quarterback Dylan Thompson will share his faith journey. Bring a canned good for Harvest Hope Food Bank. (803) 256-1654

FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Men’s Day program, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 1401 Pine St. Rep. Bakari Sellers will be the speaker; his father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, president of Voorhees College, will be recognized for his role during the Orangeburg Massacre. (803) 256-3670

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Lenten services include Rev. Ellis White of Camden First UMC, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Rev. Christopher Leevy Johnson of Brookland Baptist Church - Northeast, 7 p.m. March 26; Rev. George Ashford of Journey UMC, 7 p.m. April 2, 5616 Farrow Road. (803) 738-0865

GOOD SHEPHERD HOLINESS CHURCH: Rev. Todd Mickens and the Sons of Unity Seventh Anniversary Celebration, 5 p.m. Sunday, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-1309

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: General Missionary Society Annual Tea, 4 p.m. March 23, 101 Isaac St. The theme is “Praising God with Beautiful Music” and Bel Canto Chorus will perform. (803) 256-4024

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Worship service commemorating the church’s 125th anniversary, 4 p.m. Sunday, 2400 Barhamville Road. Rev. Claudette Felder will speak. (803) 254-8786

LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Monthly singing featuring Mercy Rain, 6 p.m. March 22, 1228 South Lake Drive, Lexington. A love offering will be taken. (803) 957-6675

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel Singing featuring Mercy’s Rain and Calvary’s Call, 7 p.m. April 5, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to bring finger foods. (803) 657-5996

MOUNT PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH: The Empowering Ministries Clothing Bank offers free, gently used clothing to the community every second Saturday monthly from 9-10:30 a.m., 1341 McCords Ferry Road, Lugoff. (803) 736-1175

REID CHAPEL AME CHURCH: “To God Be the Glory” Gospel Concert featuring the Philadelphia AME Mass Choir, 6 p.m. March 29, 704 Gabriel St. Free admission. (803) 786-0701

ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: Lenten Vespers services, 7 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9, with soup and sandwich dinners at 6 p.m., 132 St. David’s Church Road, West Columbia. (803) 356-3035

ST. JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH: Lenten activities include the Prayer ToolKit, an adult exploration of the many paths to prayer, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Gillin Hall and 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria; Stations of the Cross/Friday Dinner and Devotions, with Mass at 6 p.m., devotions at 6:30 p.m. and a Lenten meal to follow; Lenten Penance Service, 6:30 p.m. March 24, 100 Polo Road. (803) 788-0811

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: GriefShare program for those grieving a death, 2-4 p.m. Sundays through April 13 in the Light House, Room 112/113, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. (803) 359-7770, ext. 21;

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Community Feeding, noon-2 p.m. March 22, 5200 Fairfield Road. Bring the entire family for a free dinner and fellowship. (803) 786-9129

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Sing-Out program hosted by the Usher Ministry, 5 p.m. Saturday; Second Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Michael Fullard, 3 p.m. March 23, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH: Pastors are invited to a Prepare/Enrich Training and Certification event, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 28, 226 Corley Mill Road, Lexington. Registration deadline is Friday. Participants will learn to administer and interpret pre-marriage and post-marriage inventories. (803) 210-9197;

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