Faith events in and around Columbia, Aug. 2 and beyond

08/02/2014 12:00 AM

08/01/2014 5:33 PM

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GOD CARES URBAN INITIATIVE 5K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Proceeds benefit the C.A.R.E. (Community Assistance Resource Enhancement) voucher program, which allows people in need to purchase clothing, appliances and furniture at God Cares Thrift Centers. The vouchers are also used for disaster relief efforts. Registration is $35. (803) 799-3535

CAROLINA PEACE RESOURCE CENTER: Annual Hiroshima Day Vigil, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. The event will feature a screening of the short film “Witness to Hiroshima,” live music and silent reflection and sharing in memory of residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A preview of the “Hiroshima... Never Forget” art exhibit will follow. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Carolina Peace Resource Center and the Columbia Society of Friends (Quakers). (803) 215-3263;

ALL SAINT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9, 1001 12th St., Cayce. Electronics, clothes, dishes, books and more. Men’s Group barbecue dinners will also be available. (803) 730-8722

BELIEVERS IN CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor’s third annual Pastoral Observance, 3 p.m. Aug. 24, 745 Rosedale Arch. Guest speaker is Rev. Thurmond O. Merchinson. (803) 361-6143

BELL MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: Community Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9, 7205 Farrow Road. Free food, school supplies, free clothes. (803) 754-9844

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: “Look Beyond Your Situation,” first sermon in the FOCUS series, Sunday morning, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

CHOSEN 2 CONQUER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES: Back to School Giveaway, 11 a.m. Aug. 10; Pastor’s Appreciation Sunday, 11 a.m. Aug. 17; Back to School Bash in partnership with Sandlapper Elementary, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18, 1001 Longtown Road (meets at Sandlapper Elementary School). (803) 691-0962

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Men’s Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Aug. 9 (suggested donation of $3-5); Morningstar Ministry musician Don Potter performs at 9 and 11 a.m. Aug. 10, 2700 Bush River Road. (803) 798-4488;

CROSSINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH: SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 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;

FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Standing in the Gap Community Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 5616 Farrow Road. Educational forums on the new voter ID law, identity theft, credit repair, mental health, free haircuts for young men and more. (803) 738-0865

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH: Back to School Forum, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, 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: F.A.T. Night service (Faith Anointed Teaching), 7 p.m. Friday, 1520 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg. (803) 268-9818

GREATER CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH: Gospel Sing Out for Deacon Louis Bostick, 5 p.m. Saturday, 1419 Anthony Ave. A love offering will be taken. (803) 707-3209

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. Saturday, 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. Friday 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. Sunday; Annual Revival, 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Friday, 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

NORTHEAST WESLEYAN CHURCH: The Providence Quartet performs, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. (803) 237-7965

ST. MARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Tacos, School Supplies and All That Jazz, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9, 3200 Lyles St. Free food, fun and jazz. Donate school supplies for Logan Elementary School. (803) 252-7297

SAINT PHILLIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Annual Revival, 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 4351 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. (803) 353-2769

SALUDA RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH: The Providence Quartet will perform, 6 p.m. Aug. 10, 3459 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. A love offering will be taken. (803) 237-7965

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 29th Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. The theme is “Motivated to Serve.” Guest speaker is Rev. Bernard Wilson. (803) 776-5266

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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