Religion

Matters of faith

SPECIAL SERVICES

EBENEZER LUTHERAN CHURCH: Quiet communion, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays in the chapel; healing service, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month, in the sanctuary; 1301 Richland St. (803) 765-9430; www.ebenezerlutheran.org

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor's aide anniversary, 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 1063 Old Two Notch Road, Elgin. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Woodard of Bloom Hill Baptist Church, Rembert. (803) 788-2599

CONCERTS, GATHERINGS

EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Zumba classes, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, eight-week session beginning Thursday, 3200 Trenholm Road. $25. Call (803) 530-4289 or e-mail karenscruggs87@yahoo.com to register. www.eastminster-pcusa.org

J&M SINGING CENTER: All for Him and The Son Light Singers in concert, 6:30 p.m. Jan 9, 1704 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. Love offerings accepted. Finger food served. (803) 260-3639

JEHOVAH BAPTIST CHURCH: Blockbuster Reunion 2010 gospel concert, 5 p.m. Jan. 10, 1540 Frye Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission $12; children ages 6-12, $5. (803) 736-8542

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: "Worshipping Around God's Throne," a sermon in song featuring the Celestial Praise Chorale, 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 1000 Greenlawn Drive. (803) 776-2067

PROGRAMS, SEMINARS

BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Introduction to Hebrew, eight-week session offered at two times, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 1, 8, 22, March 1 and 8, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. (803) 782-2500

BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH: Intercessory prayer conference, 6:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9, 810 Woodrow St. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, $20; college students with ID, $10. (803) 361-6149; (803) 779-0138

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: "Biblical Answers to Dan Brown's 'Lost Symbols,'" 10 a.m. Thursday, 1724 West Main St., Lexington. Will conclude at 6-7 p.m. depending on length of Q&A session. Seating is limited; call or e-mail to reserve a seat. Free; love offerings accepted. (803) 359-6753; e-mail office@cuttingedge.org

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Divorce care for men and women, Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. Jan. 12 through April 13, 2700 Bush River Road. Free; workbook provided. Child care for ages 11 and younger provided with preregistration. To register call (803) 606-2999 or e-mail divorcecare.shannon@mindspring.com; (803) 798-4488; www.christianlifecolumbia.com

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lunch and speaker series; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; lecture, 12:15-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion St. Soup and salad, $5; hot meal, $6. Free parking available. (803) 799-9062

LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Lexington Baptist's Recreation Ministry presents Zumba fitness classes, 9-9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, eight-week session beginning Monday, Lexington Baptist Church Family Life Center, 111 Efird St., Lexington. Eight-week session cost: $55. Preregistration is required. (803) 996-8840; www.lexingtonbaptist.org

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: "Grief Share," 5-7 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 10-April 4, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Registration deadline: Monday. (803) 359-7770, ext. 18

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: "Growing Through Divorce," 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 19-March 3, 3407 Devine St. Advance registration; deadline is Jan. 13; $14 fee due at first session. (803) 245-8383, ext. 115; e-mail acox@shandon-umc.org

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