Matters of faith


ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Jubilee Choir's 90th Anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 5715 Koon Road. (803) 786-0119;

EBENEZER LUTHERAN CHURCH: Quiet communion service, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, healing service, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, 1301 Richland St. (803) 765-9430

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: 48th anniversary of church sanctuary choir, 5 p.m. Sunday, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616;

GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: Neighborhood prayer walk, 9 a.m. today, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. (803) 776-4074

LIBERTY HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Blessing of the Animals, 11 a.m. today, Liberty Hill's lakeside pavilion, 20 Meeting Lane (Windward Pointe at Lake Wateree), Liberty Hill. Participants may also bring photos of living or deceased pets. Those who wish to be seated during the service should bring lawn chairs. (803) 273-9191;

ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Blessing of the Animals, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 605 Polo Road. Pets should be on a leash or in a container. (803) 736-0866;

ST. TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Blessing of the Animals, 11 a.m. Sunday, 900 Calhoun St. Crated pets and stuffed animals blessed. Supplies and monetary donations will be accepted for the city's animal shelter. (803) 765-1519;

TURKEY BRANCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 93rd Anniversary/Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1690 Silversprings Road, Neeses. (803) 247-2783

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Church/community fellowship - Celebrating Good Times, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. Fried fish, hot dogs, hamburgers, games, prizes and more. Free. (803) 776-5266


BETHEL PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Church bazaar, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 25 Beech Ave., Denmark. (803) 793-3669

BISHOPS' MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH: Columbia District Lay Association barbecue dinner sale, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, 2221 Washington St. $8. Chicken, hash, rice and more. (803) 254-6686

FAIR LAWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Country store, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 9203 Wilson Blvd. Flea market, silent auction, frozen casseroles and baked goods. Table rentals, $20 (outside), $35 (inside); call (803) 381-7063 for reservations. (803) 754-2070;

GREATER ST. LUKE BAPTIST CHURCH: Walk-a-thon and community health fair, walk, 8-10 a.m., health fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, M.L. Smith Community Center, 5213 Farrow Road. Walk registration fee: $10 and three nonperishable food items. (803) 754-6000

J&M SINGING CENTER: Spaghetti lunch and benefit for William Price, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Crafts and door prizes. Plates: $6. Vessels of Praise and The Atkins Family in concert, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 1704 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 260-0007

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Sonrise and the Midland Quartet in concert, 7 tonight, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. Love offerings accepted. (803) 657-5373

MOUNT HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Mount Hebron United Methodist Men's 39th Annual Barbecue, 8 a.m. Oct. 10, 3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia. Carryout plates available. Buffet begins at 11 a.m. (803) 794-8273

ST. MARTIN'S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Blessing of the Animals, 4 p.m. Sunday, 5220 Clemson Ave. Pets should be on leashes or in cages. Donations of clean, gently used towels for animals in need accepted. (803) 787-0392;

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Auditions for "The Box with the Green Bow and Ribbon" - a Christmas musical, 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Good Shepherd Theatre, 1715 Bull St. (803) 779-0030

ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH: Missions Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, 1130 St. Peter's Road, Lexington. Crafts, handmade items, baked goods and more. Lunch will be available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services, Asian Project and missionaries. (803) 359-2470;

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH: Helping Hands garage sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, 806 Universal Drive. Event helps support the critically ill. $10 for table; $15 for two. (803) 776-3913; (803) 760-2699;

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL: Wednesdays at Trinity concert series, USC Concert Choir, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1100 Sumter St. Lunch available at noon and 1 p.m. for $6. (803) 771-7300;


CHAPIN BAPTIST CHURCH: "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed" women's Bible study of David, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 15, 950 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. Child care provided. (803) 345-2414

COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Forest Acres Women to Women Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 18 in Petersen Hall, 3100 Covenant Road. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m.; a nursery will be provided. (803) 782-9165

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

NORTHSTAR CHRISTIAN CENTER: Women's conference, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 711 Longtown Road. Registration, $20; includes snacks, lunch and door prizes. Keynote speaker will be Delaine Blackwell. Donations of canned food and paper products will be accepted beginning today. (803) 736-9250;

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