EBENEZER LUTHERAN CHURCH: Quiet communion, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays in the chapel; Healing service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday (third Thursday of the month) in the sanctuary; "Theologian in Residence" series, "Christian Discipleship in a Consumer Society", 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, and "Trinity and Vocation" (for pastors and rostered leaders), 9 a.m.-noon Friday; 1301 Richland St. Guest speaker: the Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer. Preregistration required. (803) 765-9430; www.ebenezerlutheran.org
LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: "Operation Christmas Child" shoe box collection points, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22, 308 E. Main St., Lexington. For more information including suggested items for the shoe boxes and printable forms, call (803) 996-8836 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Mission Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday; 1830 Main St. Meal to follow service. $8. A craft and bake sale will be held during lunch. All items made by members; proceeds go toward missions. (803) 779-0610; www.mainstumc.com
NORTH TRENHOLM BAPTIST CHURCH: "Operation Christmas Child" shoe box collection points, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 and 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 6515 N. Trenholm Road. For more information including suggested items for the shoe boxes and printable forms, call (803) 704-1268 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: 102nd Anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1129 Congaree Church Road, Gadsden. Speaker: minister Reginald Steele. (803) 609-0504
SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Contemplative Taize worship services, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29, 607 Woodrow St. (803) 771-4408; www.shandonpres.org
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH: Annual Craft Bazaar, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. Handcrafted items. Tables available for $5 per table. (803) 781-3900; www.bethlehemirmo.org
J&M SINGING CENTER: The Four Gospels, 6:30 tonight, 1704 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. Love offerings accepted. Finger food available. (803) 260-3639; (803) 260-0007
SHANDON BAPTIST CHURCH: The David Crowder Band in concert, doors open at 6 p.m., concert, 7 p.m., Thursday, 5250 Forest Drive. Seabird and Danyew open. Advance tickets: $20; at the door: $25. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Tickets available at the church, various locations and www.itickets.com. (803) 782-1300; www.shandon.org; www.crowdercolumbia.com
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL: Annual Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21, 1100 Sumter St. Featuring art, homemade crafts and food, rummage items, books, Christmas booth and silent auction. Also includes children's activities including games, train and pony rides. Benefits local charities. (803) 771-7300; www.trinitysc.org
BROOKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: United Way of the Midlands Fall Community Assembly with guest speaker Fred Smith, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.; breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; presentation, 8 a.m. Tuesday, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Presentation: faith-based social service delivery and best practices/ collaboration between faith-based groups and other nonprofit organizations. $10, includes breakfast. To register call (803) 790-4357 or visit www.uway.org/events.
CHOSEN 2 CONQUER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES: "Fallen in Love" women's community event, 10:30 a.m. today, 7910 Monticello Road. Free continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Registration: $10. (803) 691-0962
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Forest Acres Women to Women Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews, 10 a.m. Wednesday in Petersen Hall, 3100 Covenant Road. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. (803) 782-2442
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lunch and speaker series; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; lecture, 12:15-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion St. Soup and salad, $5; hot meal, $6. Free parking available. (803) 799-9062
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Blood drive, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 410 Harbison Blvd. (803) 732-1899
GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: Guest speaker: Elder law attorney Michael Mueller on planning for your future, 6 p.m. Sunday, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Includes long-term care, basic estate planning, health care power of attorney/living wills and guardianship/conservator. (803) 776-4074
PALMETTO CHURCH OF CHRIST: Divorce recovery group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 7000 Nursery Road. (803) 781-0909
ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: "The Power to Prevent" Healthy Living Expo, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 3404 W. Beltline Blvd. Health screenings, youth activities, "Ask-the-Doctor" luncheon and more. Free. (803) 254-4170
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