October 18, 2013

Faith events in and around Columbia, Oct. 19 and beyond

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WORSHIP SERVICE AT HISTORIC FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHURCH: The Catawba Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church announces a worship service at the Old Brick Church at 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The church was built in 1788 and is located on S.C. 213, four miles north of Jenkinsville. The service will include psalm singing and a brief historical overview by Dr. Mark Ross of Erskine Seminary. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to spend time in the historic building.

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: 27th Pastoral Appreciation, 8 a.m. Oct. 27, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119

ATC LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES: Brotherhood of Life Changing Ministries Men’s Day Program, 4 p.m. Sunday, 928 Kennerly Road, Irmo. The theme will be Men of Power Serving. (803) 781-2110

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH: Fall youth basketball and cheerleading registration will be held through Nov. 2 at the church, 1028 Eastman St. Cost is $35 for ages 4-6 and $50 for ages 7-18. (803) 754-1890

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Fall Faith Jubilee, 3 p.m. today, 1218 Lyon St. Featured groups are The Anointed Voices, The New Highway Travelers and The Chosen Ones of Columbia. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. (803) 254-5651

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: 50 Days of Praise Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. Featuring guest speaker Pastor Eric Davis. (803) 776-1238;

BROOKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: S.C. Christian Writers’ Showcase, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. The theme is “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving.” The event, sponsored by the Columbia Writers’ Alliance, will feature keynote speaker Pastor Veryl Howard, author of “God Hears a Teacher’s Cry” and “God Is My Ticket Out of the Ghetto,” and Anna Courie, author of “Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program.” (803) 466-6550;

CHAPIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar, 8 a.m.-noon today, 415 Lexington Ave., Chapin. Featuring holiday crafts, Susanna’s Closet, baked and canned goods, casseroles and soup. Brunch available. (803) 345-2801

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

COLUMBIA EVANGELICAL CHURCH: “Gleaning a Global Harvest” annual missions conference with guest speaker Paul Pruitt, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 1013 Barnwell St. (803) 799-1628

FIRST NORTHEAST BAPTIST CHURCH: Spiritual Enrichment Week begins 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by services at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 311 Sparkleberry Lane. (803) 736-5055

FIRST BAPTIST OF LEXINGTON: Homecoming celebration featuring special guest Clay Dyer, Sunday at 415 Barr Road. Fish fry at 5 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m. Free. (803) 957-0686;

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

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Sunday School Celebration featuring the Blythewood Community Choir in concert, 5 p.m. Sunday, 101 Isaac St. (803) 256-4024

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: The Jordan River Quartet in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday; Fall Festival, 1:30-5 p.m. Oct. 26, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. (803) 337-2838

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Jingling Bros. Family Carnival, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Parking, games and rides are free. Food and drinks will be sold. Please bring a canned good for the Lexington Food Pantry. (803) 957-2221;

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Homecoming service at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall, 1830 Main St. (803) 779-0610;

MOUNT HOREB LUTHERAN CHURCH: A special service to Experience the Joy, Revive Our Spirit and Sing His Praises, 4 p.m. Sunday, 101 E. Boundary St., Chapin (803) 345-2000

NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor’s Aide Society anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 5408 Middleton St. (803) 735-0140

PISGAH LUTHERAN CHURCH: Annual Fall Festival, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 1350 Pisgah Road, Lexington. Trunk-or-treating, games, costume contest, balloon artists, train rides and more. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable item for the Pisgah Food Pantry. (803) 359-2223;

PLEASANT HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Women’s Conference, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 300 Hermitage Road, Lexington.

PROGRESSIVE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH: Trunk-or-Treat, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, 1540 Elmtree Road (at SouthEast Community Church). (803) 783-3269;

REID CHAPEL AME CHURCH: Receive a voter registration card with photo, 1-5 p.m. Sunday in the Ruth C. Simons Family Life Center, 704 Gabriel St. Free. (803) 786-0701;

ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Oktoberfest, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, 403 Park Road, Lexington. Brats, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad and desserts. Dine-in or take-out. Free childcare available. (803) 359-2444

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “In the Round” Tour featuring musicians Bebo Norman, Andrew Peterson and Sara Groves, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6952 St. Andrews Road. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at (803) 732-2273

SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Arts at Shandon presents “Twelve Angry Jurors,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 607 Woodrow St. Admission is free; donations are gratefully appreciated. (803) 771-4408;

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL: Choral Evensong presented by Capella Pueri of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1100 Sumter St. (803) 771-7300;

UNCOMPROMISED LADIES’ CONFERENCE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Saluda Shoals Park - River Center, 5605 Bush River Road. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $35; includes t-shirt, meal and conference materials.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH: Women’s Day Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, 1800 Germany St. Health screenings, Basketball 101, video game truck, bounce house, bake sale, lunch and more. Bring your lawn chairs. (803) 256-6903

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: First Usher Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday; Annual Praise Fest and Musician Appreciation, 4 p.m. Oct. 26, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

ZION MILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: Former members are invited to the church’s 130th anniversary, Friday-Oct. 27, 97 Mill Creek Pkwy. Call the church and leave your name, address and phone number. (803) 776-2250

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