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August 22, 2014

Faith events in and around Columbia, Aug. 23 and beyond

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

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

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

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: FOCUS sermon series with message “Look Unto Jesus,” 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2440 Atlas Road. (803) 776-1238; http://www.bwcar.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: Voter education drive, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 6 at 2604 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins. Richland County Voter Registation and Election Commission will register citizens to vote, make free voter photo ID cards and update voter registration information for voters. (803) 318-8857

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

GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH: Men’s day service, 3 p.m. Sunday at 14081 Garners Ferry Road, Eastover. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Flemming. (803) 353-2992

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

PARK STREET BAPTIST: Ladies are invited to a Beth Moore Bible Study focused on Children of the Day, beginning at 10 a.m., Sept. 11, at 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434; www.parkstreetbaptistchurch.org

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; www.pisgahevents.com

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: The Columbia District 42nd Annual meeting will take place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20 at 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. that morning and the keynote speaker will be the Rev Mallory Forte. (803) 781-3013; www.unionunitedmethodist.org

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

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