Faith events in and around Columbia, Nov. 9 and beyond

11/08/2013 6:12 PM

11/08/2013 6:13 PM

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ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: 15th annual Senior Citizens’ Day Celebration and Veterans’ Remembrance, 11 a.m. Sunday during the morning worship service, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119;

ALL SAINT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Annual Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16, 1001 12th St., Cayce. Baked goods, jellies, frozen casseroles, crafts and lunch. (803) 796-5735.

ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Patriotic concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, 2600 Ashland Road. The concert is free. An offering will be accepted to benefit wounded military personnel in the community. (803) 798-5350

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery Jewish Food Extravaganza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Purchase brisket, corned beef, stuffed cabbage, matzah ball soup, challah and more. (803) 782-2500

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Fall Pork Barbecue Sale, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today in the activity building, 4600 Daniel Drive. Plates, $8; barbecue to-go, $8 per pound; hash to-go, $6 per pint. (803) 787-3058

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: Celebration of 50 years in ministry, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. The sermon is entitled “Still Standing.” (803) 776-1238;

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Men’s Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. today, 2700 Bush River Road. A donation of $3-$5 is suggested. RSVP to Gary Shull at or (803) 238-7795.

COLUMBIA BAHA’I CENTER: Program observing the Birth of Baha’u’llah, 6:30 p.m. Monday, 2020 Assembly St. The public is welcome to attend. (803) 779-9933

COLUMBIA CHURCH OF CHRIST: The Columbia Church of Christ invites the community to a showing of the award-winning documentary, “Blood Brother,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday at AMC Dutch Square Theatre, 421 Bush River Road. Purchase tickets at (803) 254-4934

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

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: University of South Carolina Gospel Choir singing event, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, 5616 Farrow Road. Free. (803) 738-0865

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Affordable Care Information and Enrollment event, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Certified navigators will provide information and help participants sign up for health care. Voter registration will also be available. (803) 318-8857

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: “Eat This or That,” 6 p.m. Sunday, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Led by gerontologist Mary Katherine Benya, this class will teach participants about what to eat, physical activity, and stress and medication management. (803) 776-4074

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Women’s Day, 11 a.m. Sunday during worship, 2400 Barhamville Road. (803) 254-8786

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST CHURCH: Church Bazaar offering handmade crafts and homemade baked and canned goods, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today; the Royal Heirs in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, 5856 River Road, Ridgeway. (803) 337-2838

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: Forever Changed and Good News Trio perform, 6 tonight, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. There will not be a singing in December. (803) 920-5476

NORTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH: Gospel singing featuring Forever Changed, 6 p.m. Sunday, 5236 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. (803) 356-9542

PELION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Homecoming worship service, 11 a.m. Sunday, 806 Magnolia St., Pelion. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. (803) 894-3652

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Chicken Barbecue hosted by the United Methodist Men, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. Plates or whole chickens are $8 each. (803) 657-5481

ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: 168th Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming on Sunday, 132 St. David’s Church Road, West Columbia. Veterans and 75-year members will be honored. A covered dish meal will follow. (803) 356-3035

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: St. John Holistic Wellness Center Grand Opening and 11th Anniversary Celebration honoring Rev. Sammy L. Wade, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, starting with a prayer breakfast in the banquet room, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. Breakfast tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 3-10. The anniversary service will follow at 11:30 a.m. (803) 776-7830

ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 140th Homecoming Celebration, Nov. 22-24. Events include a banquet at Seawell’s in Columbia, 6 p.m. Nov. 22 (tickets $25); Family and Community Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23; afternoon worship service and dinner, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 207 N. Garden St., Winnsboro. (803) 635-3142

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Lutherfest, noon-4 p.m. today, 1715 Bull St. Free carnival activities for children include bounce house, slide, games, train, balloon art, face painting and more. Other attractions include fingerprinting for parents, visits from Martin Luther and a magician. (803) 799-0030;

SHARON CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Steak fundraising dinner, 5-7 tonight, 1600 W.E. Jeffcoat Road, Swansea. Ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, roll and a drink. Desserts will also be for sale. (803) 894-3652

SIDNEY PARK CME CHURCH: 127th church anniversary celebration, 11 a.m. Nov. 17, 1114 Blanding St. The theme is “Transforming the Church According to God’s Plan.” (803) 799-5830

SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Annual Fall Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Games, entertainment, concession sales, chili cook-off, holiday store, silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit Thornwell Home for Children. (803) 788-3589;

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 23, 5200 Fairfield Road. Anyone wanting a free meal is invited. (803) 786-9129

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: African Children’s Choir performance, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. (803) 781-3013;

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Rainbow Tea, 5:30 p.m. today, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. The theme is “Reflecting on the Promises.” (803) 776-5266

WINDSOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Vendors Fair and Barbecue Sale, 9 a.m.-noon today, 9500 Windsor Lake Blvd. Crafts, pecans, baked goods, pottery, 31 gifts and more. Barbecue plates with baked beans, slaw, roll, peach cobbler and tea/lemonade are $10. Barbecue butts are $30. (803) 788-1858;

YELLOW ROCK HALL: Jordan River and The Ken Clubb Singers in concert, 7 tonight, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. A donation will be taken. (803) 796-0682

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH: Affordable Care Act panel discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20, 801 Washington St. Representatives from the Benefits Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Eau Clare Cooperative and Voter Registration will answer questions from the community. Free and open to the public. (803) 738-0865

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