Email photos from your Midlands faith events – programs and services, community outreach, pastor anniversaries – to dkujawa@thestate. com. We will post them at thestate.com/religion.
BROOKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: Brookland Baptist Banquet and Haskell Heights First Columbia Baptist Church present Ms. Janet Dokes of Houston at 7 p.m. June 26 at the South Carolina State University Memorial Center in Orangeburg. . Tickets at www.ticketbud.com.
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. 21, 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
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School for age 3 (preschoolers) through sixth graders, 6-8 p.m. June 21-26. Dinner, 5-5:45 p.m. for all registered participants. Adult classes will be provided. Register at www.gracecolumbia.org, 410 Harbison Blvd. (803) 732-1899
LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER: Vacation Bible school, “Come, Walk On The Water” 6 p.m. nightly from June 22-26, 2229-D Decker Blvd. Ages 4 to adult. (803) 699-9346.
MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Lunch and Learn, noon Wednesdays, 1830 Main St. Bring your lunch and join in with Bible study. (803) 779-0610; www.mainstumc.com
SAINT PHILLIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 180th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday, 4351 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. Speaker will be the Rev. Thomas H. Habersham of High Hills AME in Dalzell. (803) 353-2769
SUTTON BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff. (803) 438-4811
THE COLUMBIA DISTRICT OF THE AME CHURCH: 2015 Praise Revival, 7 p.m. nightly June 17-19, Bethel AME Church, 819 Woodrow St. Featuring Jeremiah Wright. (803) 714-6988
VILLAGE CHURCH: Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-noon July 20-22, 570 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood. Register online at blythewoodvillage.com. (803) 419-0989
YELLOW ROCK HALL: Soldiers of Faith and the Ken Clubb Singers in concert, 7 p.m. June 13, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. A donation will be taken to cover expenses. (803) 796-0682
ZION CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH NO. 1: Vacation Bible school “Shining Star See The Jesus In Me,” 6-8 p.m., June 22-26, 130 Walter Hills Road. (803) 754-7141
See more local faith events and add your own online at www.thestate.com/faith. Send information for Matters of Faith to email@example.com. Please include the kind of event, the date, time, a phone number and an address. The deadline is noon Monday for Saturday’s listings.