Faith events in and around Columbia, July 5 and beyond

July 4, 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.

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: “When the Glory Is Gone” sermon, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; http://www.bwcar.org

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 NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Farmers Market in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 22, 2351 Gervais St. Senior vouchers and SNAP/EBT accepted. Local farmers and community gardeners are encouraged to participate; call the church if interested. (803) 254-6232

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Celebration of Rev. Dr. Blakely N. Scott’s 35th pastoral anniversary, “Celebration in Songs” at 7 p.m. Friday and anniversary worship at 11 a.m. July 13, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Wednesdays@First Lunch Service, 1324 Marion St. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., speaker from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Hot meal, $6; soup and salad bar, $5. Free parking. (803) 799-9062; www.firstprescolumbia.org

GOOD SHEPHERD HOLINESS CHURCH: Pastor Hattie Suber’s 31st Anniversary, 3 p.m. July 13, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Guest speaker will be Pastor Thomas Hunter. (803) 776-1309

GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Homecoming service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 14081 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. Diner will follow. (803) 353-2992

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

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 July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. (803) 364-3787

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel Singing featuring God’s Toolbox and The Bibletones, 7 p.m. Saturday, 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 MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH: 140th Church Anniversary Celebration, 3 p.m. July 13, 103 Cromer Road, Lexington. Guest speaker will be Dr. Montrio Belton. (803) 957-7511

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: The Staffsmen Quartet performs, 6 p.m. July 12, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. (803) 736-6865

PARK STREET BAPTIST: Patriotic music by the Worship Choir, 11 a.m. Sunday, 2204 Park St. No evening services. (803) 252-6434; www.parkstreetbaptistchurch.org

ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: Gangway to Galilee Vacation Bible School, 6:15-8:45 p.m. Sunday-Friday, 132 St. David’s Church Road, West Columbia. Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. (803) 356-3035; www.stdavid.net

SHEKINAH GLORY FAMILY CARE MINISTRIES: “The Jesus Connection” Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8301 Wilson Blvd. (803) 754-2132

TAYLOR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: The Staffsmen Quartet will perform, 11 a.m. July 13, 1000 Hafly Court, Cayce. A love offering will be taken. (803) 736-6865

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Camp Meeting Revival each Sunday in July, 2501 Heyward St. Full breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. ($2 for adults and $1 for age 10 and younger), worship service at 10:30 a.m. The sermon series is “God’s Perfect Work Through Imperfect People.” Sermons include “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide” on Sunday, “Total Denial” on July 13, and “A Wee Little Man,” on July 20. (803) 771-4540

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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