Faith events in and around Columbia, July 19 and beyond

07/19/2014 12:00 AM

07/18/2014 8:48 PM

Email photographs from your Midlands faith events – pastor anniversaries, programs and services and community outreach – to dkujawa@thestate.com. We will post them at thestate.com/religion.

ALL SAINT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Caring and Sharing in God’s World Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m.-noon July 26, 1001 12th St., Cayce. Open to ages 5-12. (803) 730-8722

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: “When Quitting is Not An Option” sermon, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; http://www.bwcar.org

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. www.christianlifecolumbia.com

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; www.crossingscommunity.org

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 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; www.firstprescolumbia.org

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Back to School Forum, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 2, 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Speakers will be Rep. Joseph H. Neal and Paulette Cunningham, with special guests Cheryl Harris and Yolande Roach. (803) 318-8857

GOD’S KINGDOM CHURCH: “Building Bridges” service, 7 p.m. Friday, 1520 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg. (803) 268-9818

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

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Concert featuring the 125th Church Anniversary Choir, 6 p.m. Sunday, 2400 Barhamville Road. (803) 254-8786

JORDAN BAPTIST CHURCH: Inaugural Friends and Family Day, 11:15 a.m. July 27, 1914 Wiley St. (803) 462-2199

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Music Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Open to ages 3-15. (803) 957-2221; www.lswc.com

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER: Campmeeting - Days of Glory on the Earth, July 30-Aug.1 at Holiday Inn - Northeast, 8105 Two Notch Road. Speakers at 7 p.m. nightly, services at 10 a.m. and noon July 31 and Aug. 1. (803) 699-9346

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 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

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

SPRING VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School for Women, 7-9 p.m. Friday, 91 Polo Road. Free. No registration required. (803) 736-0624; www.springvalleybaptist.com

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Wellness Day, 9 a.m.-noon July 26, 5200 Fairfield Road. Health screenings, nutrition sessions and immunization information. Free. (803) 786-9129

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. The church will also host Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12 from 6-8 p.m. July 28-30. (803) 794-7777

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 “A Wee Little Man,” on Sunday. (803) 771-4540

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, 1409 Peace Haven Road, Chapin. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by the Worship Rally at 6 p.m. Classes and other activities will be held until 8:30 p.m. (803) 732-5981; www.whiterockbaptistsc.com

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