Faith events in and around Columbia, Oct. 5 and beyond

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ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: 94th Jubilee Choir Anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119;

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: 50 Days of Praise continues with speaker Rev. Blakely Scott, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

CHEROKEE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “The Witness of the Rock,” a free non-denominational lecture series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13 (excluding Oct.16), 3622 Augusta Hwy., Gilbert. (803) 356-4289

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD: Columbia Choral Society Fall Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1512 Blanding St. (803) 779-2960

COLUMBIA HINDU TEMPLE: Morning Navrathri Pooja and evening Pooja and Ras Garba, today-Oct. 14 (times will be posted to website); Grand Ras Garba in Jamil Temple, 7 p.m. Oct. 12; Sponsorship Pooja and final Ras Garba, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 5703 Kiawah Road. (803) 772-9650;

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23, 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;

FOREST LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “To Your Health” educational series, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20, 6500 N. Trenholm Road. The class is free. To purchase dinner prior to the class, RSVP to the church office by noon on the preceding Tuesday. (803) 787-5672

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel singing, 7 tonight, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Featuring Oasis and The Bibletones. A love offering will be accepted. (803) 657-5996

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: Free blood pressure screening, 10 a.m. today in the nurse’s office, 9601 Caughman Road. (803) 695-1195

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Homecoming Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Family Activities Building, followed by an old-time Hymn Sing worship service at 9:30 a.m., 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 657-5481

REHOBOTH UNITED CHURCH: Second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Forum with guest speaker Susan Bowman, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 1912 Cushman Drive. (803) 477-1370

SECOND CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Fall Revival services, 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Oct. 14-17, 1110 Mason Road. (803) 714-9668

WORD OF GOD CHURCH & MINISTRIES: “Another Chance Employment Opportunity Fair,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Word of God Church, 119 Diamond Lane. Hosted by the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition.

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