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.
ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Trunk or Treat 4:30-6:30 p.m., 2600 Ashland Road. Set up trunks with treats for the church and neighborhood children. Crafts, food and an inflatable will be available. (803) 798-5350; http://www.ashlandumc.com
BEULAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Fall festival 3-6 p.m. Oct. 24, 161 Beulah Church Road, Gilbert. Food, games, rides, trunk or treat, magician, hayrides, car show and more featured. Free, but attendees asked to bring non-perishable/canned food for a donation. (803) 892-2842; www.beulahunitedmethodistchurch.org
CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: GriefShare group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Nov. 11, conference room 2700, Bush River Road. (803) 798-4488; www.christianlifecolumbia.com
CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN’S GUILD: The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and the Christian Musicians’ Guild are presenting the Christian Music Songwriters Concert 7 p.m. today in the Wood Auditorium, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Tickets $5 and available at the door. (803) 425-7676; www.fineartscenter.org
EBENEZER LUTHERAN CHURCH: Julie Epting will lead a talk about the history of the chapel rebuilt in 1870 2 p.m. Sunday, 1301 Richland St. She has done research prior to the renovations and will share her knowledge (803) 765-9430. www.ebenezerlutheran.org
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Family fall festival 3-7 p.m. Oct. 25, 1306 Hampton St. Petting zoo, inflatables, games, rides, climbing wall, costume contest and special preschool area featured. Admission is free. (803) 256-4251; www.firstbaptistcolumbia.com
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LEESVILLE: Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, 264 Main St. Candy, popcorn, games, snowcones and more featured. (803) 532-6627
FIRST NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Farmers Market, in Millwood parking lot across from the church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21, 2351 Gervais St. The market also is open 9 a.m.-1 pm. Wednesdays on a trial basis. Senior vouchers and SNAP/EBT accepted. Local farmers and community gardeners are encouraged to participate. (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
GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: 55th anniversary and special anniversary concert 4 p.m. Oct. 24, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616; www.gillcreek.net
GOOD SHEPHERD HOLINESS CHURCH: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Walk 9 a.m. Oct. 24, 6824 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. A “Pink/Purple Brunch” will be held immediately after the walk. (803) 776-1309
GREENLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH: 30th anniversary celebration and rededication 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 6612 Garners Ferry Road. Ceremony will include rededication of Spouse House, which houses spouses of patients at Dorn Veteran’s Administration Hospital. (803) 776-4074
LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER: Three Night Revival Wednesday-Friday 7 p.m., 2229-D Decker Blvd. (803) 699-9346.
NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH Musical Praise Fest 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 9601 Caughman Road. Event to feature various choirs, Kristen Williams, Tyreke & Unashamed, The Chosen Ones, Higher Level and the church’s musical praise leaders. (803) 695-1195, newbeginningbaptistchurch.com
PARK STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Ladies’ Bible study on “The Family of Jesus” 10 a.m. Thursdays, 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434; www.parkstreetbaptist church.org
RED BANK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Annual pumpkin patch at Oct. 10-31, 834 South Lake Drive, Lexington. . (803) 359-4031; www.redbankumc.com
SAINT ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Oktoberfest 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, 403 Park Road, Lexington. Brats, german potator salad, kraut, peppers, onions, rools and dessert on sale for eat-in or take out. Tickets $10 in advance and $11 at the door. (803) 359-2444
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH: Theology Day led by Fr. Michael Patella 8:30-noon today, 100 Polo Road. Registration required at csbsju.edu/sot or call (320) 363-3560. No fee, but gifts to support Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary accepted.
SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Fall festival 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. inflatables, carnival-type games, trunk or treat, food and more featured. Free. Children encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. (803) 359-7770; www.saxegotha.org
STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Community Feeding noon-2 p.m. Oct. 24, 5200 Fairfield Road. Free meal available for attendees. (803) 786-9129
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPT. OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Sister Simone Campbell will speak during the annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture in Moral, Ethical and Religious Studies 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Capstone Campus Room on Barnwell Street between Pendleton and College streets. Campbell, who is also an attorney and poet, will discuss “Bridge the Divides, Transform Politics: A View from the Bus.” Free and open to all