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Religion briefs for Friday, Aug. 3

August 3, 2018

Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3315 Thread Needle Road W., Augusta. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and Second Hour Discussion. Visitors are warmly welcomed. For more information or directions or to share a ride, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or 803-640-9650.

Kingdom Life Worship Center will hold services at 10 a.m. Sunday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-593-6723.

Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Buddy Brinkley is the pastor.

Lakeside Baptist Church, 4280 Jefferson Davis Highway, Beech Island, will hold its CSRA 9/11 Honor Service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The service will thank the dedicated members of EMS, Fire, Medical, Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office, Security, emergency room staff and DMV personnel who serve the community. This year’s service also will recognize the departments and families of local reponders who have passed away. All agencies also are invited to display lifesaving equipment. Equipment should arrive by 9:30 a.m. and be in place by 10:15 a.m. Childcare facilities for infants to 5K are available, and a special program will be held for children in grades 1-5. For more information, to provide details of responders to be remembered or to coordinate equipment displays, call the church at 803-593-9246, Pastor Tom Marshall at 803-341-5095 or Chris Alverson at 706-832-3233.

Revivals

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-9. For more information, call 803-471-3426. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor.

Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold its annual revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-8. Bishop Rosa Williams of Everfaithful Baptist Church in Augusta, will speak on Monday; Dr. Gregory M. Fuller of Macedonia Church of Augusta will speak on Tuesday; and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Martin of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Augusta will speak on Wednesday.

Randall Branch Baptist Church, 157 Palmetto Farms Road, will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-9. The Rev. Paul H. Bush, pastor of Mt. ion Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-648-5935 or email w.guyton07@comcast.net.

Mealing Grove Baptist Church will hold it annual summer revival Aug. 13-16. The Rev. Clarence Hill and the Mt. Transfiguration Church family will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-442-3755.

Smyrna Baptist Church, 1186 Smyrna Church Road, Springfield, will hold its summer revival beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, with the Rev. Dr. Albert M. James of Second Providence Baptist Church in North Augusta. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 13-16. The Rev. Reggie Corley of Friendship Baptist Church in Salley will speak Monday and Tuesday. The Rev. Paul Bush of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Jackson will speak Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 803-649-7759.

Welcome Travelers Missionary Baptist Church, 617 Wire Road, will hold its annual revival beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, with the Rev. Johnnie Smith, pastor of the Rosa Hill Baptist Church. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 13-16 with the Rev. Eric T. Butler, pastor of St. Phillips Baptist Church. For more information, call 803-642-2815.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Gray Mare Hollow Road, will hold its annual summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 7-9. The Rev. Chauncey A. Scott, pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will be the revivalist on Tuesday. The Rev. Christopher Holley, pastor of Four Mile Baptist Church, will be the revivalist on Wednesday and Thursday.

Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, will hold its summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-8. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Anthony Broadwater, pastor of Pierce Grove Baptist Church in Augusta on Monday; the Rev. Kevin Jackson, pastor or Piney Grove Baptist Church in Perry on Tuesday; and the Rev. Jonovan Harris, pastor of Second Mt. Moriah in Augusta, on Wednesday. The Rev. Darrell Blocker is the pastor. For more information, call 706-836-2335.

Bell Grove Baptist Church, 2300 Edgefield Highway N., will hold its annual summer revival beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The Rev. Sam Roundtree and the Webb Grove Baptist Church Family of Beech Island will be the special guests. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 13-17. The Rev. Abraham Smith of Susan Union and Tabernacle Baptist churches of Jackson will be the revivalist on Monday. The Rev. Elroy Wilson of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Jackson will be the revivalist on Tuesday. The Rev. Benjamin Ryans of Olive Branch Baptist Church of Beech Island will be the revivalist on Wednesday. The Rev. Lester Smalls is the pastor.

Hayden Baptist Church, 217 Gregg Ave., will hold its summer revival beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, with Pastor C. Allen Moses. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-9 with The Rev. Tracy Wheeler.

Anniversaries/Homecomings

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 17519 Atomic Road, will celebrate its 171st church anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The Rev. Christopher Waters and Thankful Baptist Church of Augusta will be the guests. The Rev. Paul Bush is the pastor.

Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 133rd church anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, call 803-278-4051.

Historic Silver Bluff Baptist Church of Beech Island will celebrate its 268th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. The Rev. Anthony Holland and Strong Tower Christian Fellowship Church of Augusta will be in charge of the service. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor.

Hosannah Baptist Church, 12124 S.C. Highway 28 S., Modoc, will celebrate its 146th church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. The Rev. William B. Blount Sr. and Greater Young Zion of Augusta, will be the special guests for the occasion. For more information, email hbc@wctel.net.

Mealing Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 149th church anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. For more information, call 803-442-3755.

Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. E., will celebrate the 101st anniversary of its usher’s ministry at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler and the Chalk Hill Baptist Church family of Wagener will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-648-9290.

Mt. Harris Missionary Baptist Church, 1729 Powderhouse Road, will celebrate its 130th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The Rev. William Robinson Jr. and the Hayden Baptist Church family will be the special guests. For more information or transportation, call the church office at 803-220-0615.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will celebrate its 133rd church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. There will be no 8 a.m. service. The Rev. Bruce Wright of Zion Fair Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

The Anointed Angels will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin. All are welcome. The afternoon will feature praise in song and dance. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

New Life Outreach Ministries, 616 Edgefield Road Suite 100, North Augusta, will celebrate its 11th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug 19. The Rev. Henry Merriweather of Liberty Spring Baptist Church in Edgefield, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-257-2833, 803-278-5043 or 646-261-0463. Dr. Willie E. Gasque is the senior pastor.

Hayden Baptist Church, 217 Gregg Ave., will celebrate the first anniversary of its pastor, William Robinson Jr. and First Lady Patrice Robinson.

Music/dramas

The Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will hold its monthly gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with guests the the Believers Quartet, Chordsmen Quartet, Clear Vision Quartet and the Pine Ridge Boys. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to provide finger foods. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289, visit the Facebook page or midgsc.com.

The Raleigh Ringers will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the sanctuary of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W. Under the Steeple is a free fine arts series for the community. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call 803-648-6891 or visit stjaiken.org.

Miscellaneous

St. John’s United Methodist Church will sponsor a bus trip to Fort Mill on Saturday, Sept. 22, for dinner and a show at the NarroWay Theater’s matinee production of “Sampson…The Last Judge.” The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 803-648-1268.

Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, will hold a body building workshop and seminar, titled Building the Body of Christ: Ephesians 2:19-22 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 803-293-8409.

Zion Hopewell Full Gospel Family Worship Center, 323 Zion Hopewell Road, Gilbert, will hold its Above & Beyond Women’s Conference 2018 Aug. 10-12. Elder LaWanda Law will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Minister Tina Taylor will speak at 10 a.m. and Pastor Sylvia Smith will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday. Lady Estelle Hyman will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday. Saturday luncheon tickets are $10. For more information, call 803-892-5611.

St. Mary Baptist Church and Mt. Hope Baptist Church will hold a community Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Camp Jackosn, 748 Camp Jackson Road, Allendale. There will be outdoor games, swimming, indoor board games and a meal. All re welcome. For more information, call Roosevelt Goode at 803-584-1979.

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold its annual Back to School Giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

A week-long social justice summer camp titled We’re OK Puppet Play will be held Aug. 6-11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. The cost is $70 and includes snacks and drinks. Scholarships are available. Participants will make puppets to tell their stories. For more information, call 803-701-9466.

Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road, will hold a Pineapple Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The festival will feature face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, a raffle, a bake sale, cake walk and a flea market with clothing, home decor, furniture, appliances, antiques, collectibles and more. All proceeds will benefit local charities and MBC Missions, and building and grounds funds.

A Back to School Block Party will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at First Baptist Church of Warrenville, 1012 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville. The event will feature bounce houses, snow cones, games and dinner. The event is free and open to the public.

A Back to School Kid’s FunDay will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Kedron Baptist Church, 233 Kedron Church Road. Children in first through sixth grades will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt, waterslide, bounce house, musical chairs and more. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.

A Back2School Giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave. N.W. The event, sponsored by the Free Riders Motorcycle Club, will provide students with book bags and school supplies. The event also will feature free food, games, prizes and music.

Helpful Hands Ministries Inc., Mobile Food Bank will be in downtown Ridge Spring from 10 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday. The supporters are Cedar Creek (Ridge Campus), Dollar General, Episcopal Church of the Ridge, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, RSM Elementary School, Ridge Branch Baptist Church, Ridge Spring United Methodist Church and others.