Faith events in and around Columbia, May 24 and beyond

05/24/2014 12:00 AM

05/23/2014 9:31 PM

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ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God” Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 9-13, 2600 Ashland Road. Open to ages 4-11. (803) 798-5350;

BAHA’I CENTER: Join the Baha’is of Lexington County North for an evening about education with Dr. Roy Jones, executive director of the “Call Me MISTER” program at Clemson University, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2020 Assembly St. Call (843) 696-7259 for more information.

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: The “Greater” sermon series continues with “Greater Glory” at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

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.

CLEAVES MEMORIAL CME CHURCH: Prayer Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, $8 for adults and $3 for children five and younger; Women’s Day Program with guest speaker Rev. Inez Kemp, 11 a.m. Sunday, 3407 Beaumont Ave. (803) 254-8810

FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: The Madrigals perform, 6 p.m. June 1, 1401 Pine St. (803) 256-3670

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Sanctuary Choir 21st anniversary, 7 p.m. Friday, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Praise Break Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8 p.m. June 9-13, 5616 Farrow Road. (803) 738-0865

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

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Bel Canto will perform as part of the church’s 125th anniversary celebration, 5 p.m. May 31, 2400 Barhamville Road. Free. (803) 254-8786

LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Soldiers of Faith perform, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1228 South Lake Drive, Lexington. A love offering will be taken. (803) 957-6675

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 June 8, July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. (803) 364-3787

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Chicken Bog Supper/Gospel Singing, 5-7 p.m. June 7, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. The monthly gospel singing featuring Oasis and Jordan River will begin at 7 p.m. A love offering will be accepted. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean. (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 BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 9-12, 9601 Caughman Road. Classes will be offered for all ages. (803) 695-1195

NEW MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH: Women’s Day Celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 103 Cromer Road, Lexington. Guest speaker will be Rev. Rodella P. Burns-Rivers. (803) 957-7511

REHOBOTH RESTORATION MINISTRY: Charity Walk and Health Fair/Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 5801 Koon Road. Registration is $10. Proceeds will benefit children in foster care. (803) 319-8336; (803) 361-5929

SAINT PHILLIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 179th Anniversary/Homecoming Family Day, 10 a.m. June 8, 4351 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. Rev. L.T. Baker will be the preacher. Dinner will follow the service. (803) 353-2769

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Women’s Day Celebration with guest speaker Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, 3 p.m. Sunday, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

VILLAGECHURCH: SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-noon June 16-18, 570 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. Open to rising first- through fifth-graders. Register in advance at (803) 419-0989

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