Faith events in and around Columbia, July 26 and beyond

07/26/2014 12:00 AM

07/25/2014 9:28 PM

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BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: Praise and Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, 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

CHOSEN 2 CONQUER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES: Back 2 School Bash, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18, 1001 Longtown Road (meets at Sandlapper Elementary School). Parents of Sandlapper students can meet teachers. There will also be free health screenings, food vendors, bounce houses, a school supply drive and more. (803) 691-0962

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 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;

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

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: The Pastoral Search Committee will present Rev. Dr. Tony Boyce as guest minister, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616;

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

GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor David L. Jackson’s seventh anniversary service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 14081 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. (803) 353-2992

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

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER: Campmeeting - Days of Glory on the Earth, Wednesday-Friday at Holiday Inn - Northeast, 8105 Two Notch Road. Speakers at 7 p.m. nightly, services at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday. (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

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel singing featuring King’s Cause and the Beulahland Quartet, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to bring finger foods. (803) 719-1289

MOUNT PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH: Back to School Bash, 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9, 1341 McCords Ferry Road, Lugoff. Food, games, health screenings, door prizes and more. Free. (803) 736-1175

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: Sixth Pastoral and Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Aug. 3; Annual Revival, 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 4-8, 9601 Caughman Road. (803) 695-1195

NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10, 5408 Middleton St. Activities include a water slide, bounce house, volleyball, horseshoe toss and more. (803) 735-0140

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

SUTTON BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Homecoming and Revival services, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff. (803) 438-4811

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Back to School Splash, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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. Monday-Wednesday. (803) 794-7777

VILLAGECHURCH: Back in the Swing Fling, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24, 570 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. Family-friendly event featuring food, music and inflatables. (803) 419-0989

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