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SPECIAL SERVICES

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Watch Night service, 11 p.m. Thursday, 5715 Koon Road, (803) 786-0119

FORT CLARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Jannette Boyd, Usher Board president, will preach her initial sermon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 321 Veterans Row, Elgin. (803) 438-5071; www.fortclark.org

GILL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH: Watch Night service, 10 p.m. Thursday, 2116 Cushman Drive. (803) 754-6616; www.gillcreek.net

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Service of lessons and carols, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday; Watch Night service, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 410 Harbison Blvd. (803) 732-1899

LOWER RICHLAND WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Road. Kwanzaa memorial candlelight service with Linton and Louise Smith, Kairos, and Sons of Unity, followed by a fireworks display.

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

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Watch Night service, 10 p.m. Thursday, 5200 Fairfield Road. (803) 786-9129

CONCERTS, GATHERINGS

J&M SINGING CENTER: The J&M Players, 6:30 tonight, 1704 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. Love offerings accepted. (803) 260-3639

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: "Worshiping 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

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

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 beginning Jan. 4, Lexington Baptist Church Family Life Center, 111 Efird St., Lexington. Eight week session cost: $55. Pre-registration 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 is Jan. 4. (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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