Faith events in and around Columbia, Aug. 9 and beyond

08/09/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 6:55 PM

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GOD CARES URBAN INITIATIVE 5K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m. Saturday 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

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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 the Rev. Thurmond O. Merchinson. (803) 361-6143

BELL MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: Community Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 16th Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7205 Farrow Road. Free food, school supplies, free clothes. (803) 754-9844

BETHEL AME CHURCH: Youth Revival, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Back-to-School Bash featuring free school supplies, motivational speaker Terrance Garrick and music by CaBrailSong youth choir, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 16, 819 Woodrow St. (803) 779-0138

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 FOCUS sermon series continues with “Look Beyond Your Haters,” 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

CHOSEN 2 CONQUER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES: Back to School Giveaway, 11 a.m. Sunday; 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: Morningstar Ministry musician Don Potter performs at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2700 Bush River Road. (803) 798-4488;

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;

GOD’S KINGDOM CHURCH: “Building Bridges” service, 7 p.m. Friday and Aug. 22 and 29; “Be Real” Women’s Ministry, 6 p.m. Aug. 19, 1520 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg. (803) 268-9818

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 2 for 1 and Heritage Quartet, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to bring finger foods. (803) 657-5996

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

NEW MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH: Annual Summer Revival, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 103 Cromer Road, Lexington. (803) 957-7511

NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 192 Sloan Road. A love offering will be taken. (803) 237-7965

PISGAH LUTHERAN CHURCH: Annual Fall Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20, 1350 Pisgah Road, Lexington. The event will be held in conjunction with the church’s annual BBQ Chicken Sale from noon-3 p.m. Cost is $40 for a grilled whole Boston butt, $10 for a whole chicken and $8 for a plate. Advance tickets are required. (803) 359-2223;

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

SALUDA RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH: The Providence Quartet will perform, 6 p.m. Sunday, 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 the 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

YELLOW ROCK HALL: Beulahland Quartet in concert, hosted by The Ken Clubb Singers, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. (803) 796-0682

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