December 20, 2013

Faith events in and around Columbia, Dec. 21 and beyond

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ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “The Incarnation” Christmas Cantata featuring brass, strings, piano and organ, 11 a.m. Sunday, 2600 Ashland Road. (803) 798-5350

BIBLE WAY CHURCH OF ATLAS ROAD: Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Christmas Eve Communion service, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, 2700 Bush River Road. Childcare is available for children age two and younger. (803) 798-4488;

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Join in Anglo-Catholic worship with First Mass of Christmas, 5 p.m., Music for the Nativity, 10:30 p.m., Solemn Mass of Christmas, 11 p.m. Tuesday; Low Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday, 1512 Blanding St. (803) 779-2960;

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service with guest minister Rev. Dr. William S. Wilson Jr., 11 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31, 2116 Cushman Drive. Breakfast will be served. A $3 donation per adult is requested. (803) 754-6616;

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. (803) 776-4074

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, 1830 Main St. (803) 779-0610;

McGREGOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Family Christmas Eve worship service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 6505 St. Andrews Road. (803) 727-4620; (803) 781-6390

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: “No Room at the Ritz” play, 3 p.m. Saturday; Annual Watch Night Service, 10 p.m. Dec. 31, 9601 Caughman Road. Dinner will be served. (803) 695-1195

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Christmas Eve candlelight services, 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, 601 Polo Road. (803) 788-5298;

RED BANK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring Mercy Rain, Beulahland Quartet, Forever Changed and Heart’s Song Quartet, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 2909 Old Barnwell Road. Food will be served. Free; a love offering will be taken. (803) 546-8859

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: Mass Choirs Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. (803) 776-7830

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: 16th Annual Christmas Eve Dinner and Worship Service, 9 a.m. Tuesday, 3404 W. Beltline Blvd. Free. Contact the church to arrange for transportation. (803) 254-4170

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Christmas Eve Holy Communion service, 5 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday; Christmas Day Holy Communion service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392;

SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Annual Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Has He Been Yet?” sermon by Rev. Dr. Victor Wilson at 8 p.m., and “Made Known” sermon by Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield at 11 p.m. Tuesday, 607 Woodrow St. Services will include candlelight communion. (803) 771-4408;

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Eve Traditional Communion Service at 2 p.m., Family Service at 5 p.m., LifeLine Contemporary Service at 7 p.m., Communion and Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. Tuesday, 3407 Devine St. (803) 256-8383;

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Special Holiday Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday; Super Sunday - Youth Day, 10 a.m. Dec. 29; Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, 10 p.m. Dec. 31, 5200 Fairfield Road. (803) 786-9129

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