Email photographs from your Midlands faith events – pastor anniversaries, programs and services and community outreach – to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post them at thestate.com/religion.
2014 GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER COLUMBIA: Six Midlands venues will be open for prayer on June 8: Life Springs Worship Center, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, at 6 p.m.; Word of God Church, 131 Diamond Lane, at 5 p.m.; Radius Church, 300 W. Main St., Lexington, at 6 p.m.; NorthStar Christian Center, 711 Longtown Road, at 5 p.m.; Crossroads World Outreach Center, 2606 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia, at 6 p.m.; Universal Outreach Church, 25 Bluebird Trail, Irmo, at 6 p.m.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119; www.abccolumbia.org
ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God” Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 9-13, 2600 Ashland Road. Open to ages 4-11. (803) 798-5350; www.ashlandumc.com
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
BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: Pastor Jackson continues the “Greater” sermon series with “Greater Works” at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday; Resurrection to Pentecost Celebration with guest speaker Bishop Michael Rogers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; www.bwcar.org
BISHOP’S MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 11-13, 2221 Washington St. (803) 254-6686
CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: “Heaven” sermon series with Dr. Stephen Chitty, Sundays through July at 9 and 11 a.m. in the main auditorium, 2700 Bush River Road. www.christianlifecolumbia.com
FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: The Madrigals perform, 6 p.m. Sunday, 1401 Pine St. (803) 256-3670
FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Praise Break Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8 p.m. June 9-13, 5616 Farrow Road. (803) 738-0865
GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Daughters of Imani and Young Lions Christian Rites of Passage Program for ninth- through 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
JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Bel Canto will perform as part of the church’s 125th anniversary celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday, 2400 Barhamville Road. Free. (803) 254-8786
MACEDONIA EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Summer Outdoor Lakeside Worship services, 8:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 14, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be administered June 8, July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. (803) 364-3787
MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Chicken Bog Supper/Gospel Singing, 5-7 p.m. June 7, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. The monthly gospel singing featuring Oasis and Jordan River will begin at 7 p.m. A love offering will be accepted. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean. (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: Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 9-12, 9601 Caughman Road. Classes will be offered for all ages. (803) 695-1195
SAINT PHILLIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 179th Anniversary/Homecoming Family Day, 10 a.m. June 8, 4351 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. Rev. L.T. Baker will be the preacher. Dinner will follow the service. (803) 353-2769
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH: Fifth Sunday Night Gospel Hymn Sing, 6 p.m. June 29, 11434 North Road, North. Refreshments will be available afterward. (803) 247-2668
UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Revival, 3 p.m. June 8 and 7:30 p.m. June 9-11, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266
VILLAGECHURCH: SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-noon June 16-18, 570 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. Open to rising first- through fifth-graders. Register in advance at www.blythewoodvillage.com. (803) 419-0989
See more local faith events and add your own online at www.thestate.com/faith. Send information for Matters of Faith to email@example.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.