Faith events in and around Columbia, July 12 and beyond

07/12/2014 12:00 AM

07/11/2014 10:25 PM

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BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Praise and Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. July 26, 1218 Lyon St. The theme is “God is Great and Greatly to Be Praised.” Tickets are $7. (803) 254-5651

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: “Recapturing the Glory” sermon, 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.

CROSSINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH: SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7, 2831 Clemson Road. Open to children entering 4-year-old kindergarten through rising 5th graders. (803) 736-3555;

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Farmers Market in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 22, 2351 Gervais St. Senior vouchers and SNAP/EBT accepted. Local farmers and community gardeners are encouraged to participate; call the church if interested. (803) 254-6232

FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Celebration of Rev. Dr. Blakely N. Scott’s 35th pastoral anniversary worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, 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;

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: The Jubilee Majestic Concert Choir performs, 7 p.m. Monday, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616;

GOD’S KINGDOM CHURCH: “Be Real” Women’s Ministry, 6 p.m. Tuesday; “Building Bridges” service, 7 p.m. Friday, 1520 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg. (803) 268-9818

GOOD SHEPHERD HOLINESS CHURCH: Pastor Hattie Suber’s 31st Anniversary, 3 p.m. July 13, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Guest speaker will be Pastor Thomas Hunter. (803) 776-1309

GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Homecoming service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 14081 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. Dinner will follow. (803) 353-2992

GREENVIEW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Family Fest 2014, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19; Gospelarama featuring a performance by The Chosen Ones, 4 p.m. July 20, 101 Isaac St. (803) 256-4024

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: The Spiritual Life Services commemorating the church’s 125th anniversary continue with a special service at 4 p.m. Sunday, 2400 Barhamville Road. Rev. Robbie Mckesson will speak. (803) 254-8786

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Music Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon July 21-25, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Open to ages 3-15. (803) 957-2221;

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 Sunday, and Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. (803) 364-3787

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 MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH: 140th Church Anniversary Celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 103 Cromer Road, Lexington. Guest speaker will be Dr. Montrio Belton. (803) 957-7511

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: The Staffsmen Quartet performs, 6 p.m. Saturday, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. (803) 736-6865

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor’s fourth anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. July 20, 1063 Old Two Notch Road, Elgin. Rev. Allan Keitt will be the guest speaker. (803) 788-2599

TAYLOR STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: The Staffsmen Quartet will perform, 11 a.m. Sunday, 1000 Hafly Court, Cayce. A love offering will be taken. (803) 736-6865

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Back to School Splash, 10 a.m.-noon July 26, 1201 Mohawk Drive, West Columbia. Water sliding and snow cones will be from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by a hot dog lunch and drawings for door prizes. (803) 794-7777

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. (803) 776-5266

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Camp Meeting Revival each Sunday in July, 2501 Heyward St. Full breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. ($2 for adults and $1 for age 10 and younger), worship service at 10:30 a.m. The sermon series is “God’s Perfect Work Through Imperfect People.” Sermons include “Total Denial” on Sunday, and “A Wee Little Man,” on July 20. (803) 771-4540

YELLOW ROCK HALL: The Ken Clubb Singers and Oasis perform, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. (803) 796-0682

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