Faith events in and around Columbia, Aug. 16 and beyond

08/16/2014 12:00 AM

08/15/2014 7:10 PM

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AGAPE WORSHIP CENTER: International Back to School Bash, hosted by District Seven faith-based community, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at , 424 Lee Road, Columbia. Workshops, games, activities, food. (803) 454-2374

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: xxx, 1001 12th St., Cayce. (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: Annual 100 Ladies in Red Celebration, 4 p.m. Sundayat 7205 Farrow Road. (803) 754-9844

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Movie night, 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the JCC, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Pizza, movie and games. (803) 782-2500

BETHEL AME CHURCH: Back-to-School Bash featuring free school supplies, motivational speaker Terrance Garrick and music by CaBrailSong youth choir, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 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 Fears,” 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238;

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

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

GREATER CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH: Missionary Society anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1419 Anthony Ave. (803) 252-3845

JONES MEMORIAL AME ZION CHURCH: Church anniversary celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday, 2400 Barhamville Road. Bishop Kenneth Monroe will deliver the message as the church observes its 125th year.(803) 254-8786

LEXINGTON CHURCH OF GOD: Adoration Trio performance, 6 p.m. Saturday at A love offering will be taken. 1228 South Lake Drive, Lexington. (803) 957-6675

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 Sept. 14. (803) 364-3787

MIDLANDS 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

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;

SPIRIT OF TRUTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH: The church established a new home at 4201 Abingdon Road, in Columbia’s Eau Claire community. Pastor M.R. Shiver has served as senior pastor since 2002. Learn more by contacting Thelma Lane, (803) 931-0002,

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Free concert by Unit 133, the youth praise band, 7 p.m. Sunday at 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. A love offering will be taken. Spaghetti dinner fundraiser planned before concert to benefit December mission trip to New York City; $6 per person, $20 family maximum, with tickets available at church office. (803) 781-3013;

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 29th Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday, 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

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