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.
BELIEVERS IN CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH: 13th church anniversary 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 745 Rosedale Arch Road. The Rev. W.J. Goodwin, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, will be the speaker. (803) 754-0010
BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Introduction to Hebrew with Risa Strauss 6:15 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 21, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Book discussion of “Many Lives, Many Masters” book by Dr. Brian L. Weiss will start 7:15 p.m. those days (803) 782-2500; www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Screening of “I Shall Not Be Silent” documentary 6:30-9 p.m. The documentary is about German-American Rabbi Joachim Prinz who refused to be silenced from synagogues in 1930s Berlin to the 1963 March on Washington. Refreshments will be served. Free.
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH OF COLUMBIA: Gospel concert 4 p.m. today, 1218 Lyon St. Event will feature Sons of Gethsemane from Blair. $10 donation. (803) 254-7370
EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Scottish country dancing classes 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3200 Trenholm Road. Free. (803) 256-1654; eastminsterpres.org
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
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENWOOD: Robert P. Glick will present a concert of American music played on an American pipe organ 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 108 E. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood. Free, though donations are accepted. Glick is an organist and teaching pastor at the church and a semi-retired professor of church music and organ at Erskine College and Theological Seminary. (864)229-5814; www.firstgreenwood.com
JEHOVAH BAPTIST CHURCH: Blockbuster Reunion 2016 Gospel Concert 5 p.m. Sunday 1540 Frye Road. Admission is $12 at the door only. Admission for children ages 6-10 is $5. For more information, call (803) 736-8542.
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH: Fifth Sunday Gospel Hym Service 6 p.m. Jan. 31, 11434 North Road, North. Light refreshments and fellowship afterward. Free admission. (803) 247-2668
SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: GriefShare program will start Sunday and be held 2-4 p.m. Sundays through April 3, 5503 Sunset Blvd. The biblically based program offers support to those who have lost loved ones and is open to all. Cost of materials is $15 per person. (803) 359-7770; www.saxegotha.org
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF COLUMBIA: Winter 2016 Program 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 13-March 9. The Shepherd’s Center is an interfaith educational program for ages 55 and older. The session will include TED Talks, S.C. State Parks, the Book of Genesis from multiple perspectives, art history, mah-jongg, study of Ango-Saxon England from the conquest of Britain until the Norman conquest, Yoga, tai chi, guitar, hand bells, ukelele, dulcimers, French, fiction writing critique, classic movies, bridge, painting, purposeful writing and travel adventures. Tuition is $30. Lunch available for $7. For questions, contact (803) 799-4449, www.shepherdcentercolumbia.org, www.facebook.com/shepherdcentercolumbia or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF ST. ANDREWS: Adventures in Learning winter session 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 12- March 8, 2600 Ashland Road. Classes at the interfaith learning program are for ages 50 and older. Classes will feature: “A Century Later: How World War I Shaped our World,” “In the News,” “CSI: Columbia,” “The Curious History of…,” beginning quilting, “Lincoln, Sherman, Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold,” beginning ballroom dancing, “Life Below the Seas: The World of Submarines,” “Protecting Yourself from the Seven Retirement Villains,” “Scream Along with Me: Old-time Horror Movies,” “Exploring Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine,” “History of Britain: The Anglo-Saxons,” “The Golden Age of Radio,” and ukelele lessons. Catered lunch available for $7, with reservation by Jan. 5 for the first session. Registration $35 at (803) 731-9394 or www.shepherdscenterofstandrews.org.
UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: P.E.P (People Enjoying People) Senior Ministry will celebrate its 12th anniversary 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 110 Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Malcolm Taylor Jr., pastor of New Light Beulah Baptist Church in Hopkins. Social will follow the anniversary celebration. (803) 776-5266
ZION PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH: Annual Winter Four Gospel program 3 p.m. Jan. 17, 258 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins. The Revs. Patrick Harvin from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hopkins, Donnie Chambers from Red Hill Baptist Church in Gadsden, Stanley R. Ladson from Ladson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkins and Gerald Tucker from New Beginning Baptist Church in Hopkins will deliver the Gospel messages. (803) 695-7522