Faith events in and around Columbia, April 26 and beyond

April 26, 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.

CIU DINNER FEATURING PHILIP YANCEY: Bestselling Christian author Philip Yancey will speak at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Yancey, an alumnus of Columbia International University, is the author of more than 20 books, including “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” and his new book, “The Question That Never Goes Away.” The event will include a presentation outlining CIU’s Forward in Faith initiative. Tickets (which include dinner) are $25. RSVP at www.yanceyciu.eventbrite.com

ANTIOCH AME ZION CHURCH: 190th Anniversary Celebration beginning with a Family and Friends Fellowship Day, 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a reunion choir concert at 6 p.m., 1136 Antioch AMEZ Church Road, Eastover. The celebration will end with a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. (803) 353-7143

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Music-Art-Drama children present “Arkeology,” 8:45 a.m. Sunday, 2600 Ashland Road. (803) 798-5350

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Spring Bazaar, 7:30 a.m. May 3, 1218 Lyon St. Clothing, household goods, arts and crafts, jewelry and more. Venders can sign up for a table for $25; registration deadline is Monday. (803) 254-5651

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH: Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m., worship service at 10 a.m., 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. (803) 781-3900

CHAPIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Choirs of Chapin High School will perform, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 600 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $30 per household. Proceeds support the Chapin Choral Boosters. (803) 345-0500

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: DivorceCare for Men and Women, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays May 14-August 20, 2700 Bush River Road. Workbook and childcare (for ages birth to 11) provided with registration. Register by emailing divorcecare.shannon@mindspring.com. www.christianlifecolumbia.com

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Around the Nation Banquet featuring a comedian and fashion show, 6 p.m. May 3, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. The theme is “Then and Now: A Tribute to the 60s, 70s and 80s.” Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for age five and younger. (803) 318-8857

GOOD SHEPHERD HOLINESS CHURCH: Pastor Darryl Brooks’ sixth anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-1309

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 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

LAKE MURRAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 2127 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. (803) 345-5140; www.lmpchurch.org

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: Beulahland Quartet in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. (803) 337-2838

LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Monthly singing featuring the Beulahland Quartet, 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 The Shireys and Forever Changed, 7 p.m. May 3, 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

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: Festival of First Fruits with special guest Pastor David Johnson, 3 p.m. Sunday, 9601 Caughman Road. (803) 695-1195

NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN MINISTRY: Annual Community Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3, 602 Piney Grove Road. Health screenings, food and fun for all ages. (803) 731-9374

NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Seventh annual “50+ Men in Black” celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 5408 Middleton St. (803) 735-0140

NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Women’s Day Celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday, 6717 David St. The theme is “Women are Dreamers, Believers and Achievers.” Rev. Dr. SanDawna Ashley will speak. (803) 754-1812

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Free Winthrop University Chamber Singers concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1715 Bull St. (803) 799-0030

SIDNEY PARK CME CHURCH: 53rd Mammoth Tea, 5 p.m. May 4, 1114 Blanding St. The theme is “To God Be the Glory as We Branch Out and Grow.” Local artists will perform, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. (803) 799-5830

SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Praisefest 2014: An Outdoor Christian Music Festival, 1-5 p.m. May 3, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and other concessions will be sold. Cornhole, children’s games and a bouncy house will be available on the fields. Advance tickets are $5 (free for children five and younger). Proceeds benefit Richland 2’s Backpack Program. (803) 788-3589; www.svpc.org

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Free Community Feeding, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, 5200 Fairfield Road. (803) 786-9129

SUBER-MARSHALL MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 57th annual Barbecue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3, 3900 Live Oak St. Take-out, drive-through or dine-in, with pork and chicken available. Bake sale inside. (803) 787-2497; www.subermarshall.org

TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: 66th Anniversary Celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1004 Short St. Rev. Jamey O. Graham will deliver the message. (803) 254-4685

TREE OF LIFE CONGREGATION: The Big Nosh: Columbia’s Jewish Food and Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, 6719 N. Trenholm Road. Purchase foods such as fresh bagels, matzah ball soup, stuffed cabbage, brisket, baked goods and more. Admission is free. Donations of canned and dry foods will be accepted for Harvest Hope Food Bank. (803) 787-2812; www.bignosh.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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