Faith events in and around Columbia, March 22 and beyond

March 22, 2014 

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.

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Youth Sunday Service, 8 a.m. March 30, 5715 Koon Road. Guest speaker will be Meaghan Norman. (803) 786-0119; www.abccolumbia.org

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual Barbecue Chicken Fundraiser, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, 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

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, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, 2700 Bush River Road. www.christianlifecolumbia.com

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. Sunday, 3200 Trenholm Road. USC quarterback Dylan Thompson will share his faith journey. Bring a canned good for Harvest Hope Food Bank. (803) 256-1654

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Lenten services include the Rev. Christopher Leevy Johnson of Brookland Baptist Church – Northeast, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Rev. George Ashford of Journey UMC, 7 p.m. April 2, 5616 Farrow Road. (803) 738-0865

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Second annual UMW Fashion Show, luncheon and silent auction, 1 p.m. April 5, 410 Harbison Blvd. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased before March 29. Proceeds will benefit church missions. (803) 732-1899

GREATER CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH: Family and Friends Day celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1419 Anthony Ave. Minister Albert H. Thompson from Bethlehem Baptist Church (College Place) will be the speaker. (803) 252-3845

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: Gospel Song Fest, 6 p.m. Sunday, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. (803) 776-4074

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: General Missionary Society Annual Tea, 4 p.m. Sunday; Daughters of Imani and Young Lions Christian Rites of Passage Program for ninth-12th graders and students up to age 21, 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:45-11 a.m. every second Sunday, 101 Isaac St. (803) 256-4024

LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Monthly singing featuring Mercy Rain, 6 p.m. Saturday, 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. Monday, 100 Polo Road. (803) 788-0811

ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Appreciation program and luncheon for Dr. Isaiah Harvey, noon March 29, 606 W. Main St., Lexington. (803) 359-6804

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; www.saxegotha.org

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

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Second Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Michael Fullard, 3 p.m. Sunday, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

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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