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Religion briefs for Friday, Dec. 21

December 21, 2018

Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will resume services on Sunday, Jan. 6.

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.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, 170 Old Barnwell Road, Montmorenci, will hold a candlelight service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. The Rev. Wilbert A. Newman is the pastor. For more information, call Lena M. Dugar at 803-649-7842.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., will hold a Longest Night Service at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The service is a chance for those experiencing loss (death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, etc.) and do not feel joyous despite the Christmas season. The service will be held in the chapel and will feature a gentle message and music of hope.

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold its Family Christmas Eve service at 4 and 8 p.m. Childcare is available during the 4 p.m. service. Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. service. Christmas Day services will be held at 10 a.m.

Union Baptist Church of Aiken will hold and End of Year Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30.

Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, will hold its Watch Night Service from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. The Rev. Dennis Dunbar of Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Augusta will be the guest speaker, The Rev. Darrell Blocker is the pastor. For more information, call 706-836-2335.

The Progressive Religious Coalition will hold Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King’s Message Still Matters to All of US at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta. The diverse, interfaith service will include Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, religious humanists and Unitarian Universalists. Music will be by the Davidson Chorale. A scene from “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963” will be performed by the Augusta Jr. Players. The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers will be the keynote speaker.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road, will hold a Blue Christmas Service at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The service is open to anyone experiencing loss.

Anniversaries/Homecomings

The United Male Chorus will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island. The Rev. Stevie W. Berry will deliver the sermon.

Music/dramas

The Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will hold its monthly gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Oasis and the Centurions will perform. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to provide finger foods and work in the kitchen. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289, visit the Facebook page or midgsc.com.

We Are Vessel will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Faith Community Fellowship Church, 157 W. Frontage Road. The concert is presented by Compassion International, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to serving children in poverty all around the world. The concert is free. For more information, visit faithcommunityfellowshipaiken.org.

The Earl Church of God’s youth Christmas play, “Virgil’s First Christmas,” will be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Ron Lee is the pastor. For more information, call 803-649-2849.

Miscellaneous

The Lord Our Righteousness Church of God, 716 Old Whiskey Road, New Ellenton, will hold its 17th annual Christmas Baskets Giveaway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. To have your name put on the list, call 803-645-2411.

Aiken Prays will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at The Village Cafe, 110 Coach Light Way. Aiken Prays is a non-denominational women’s prayer group affiliated with Stonecroft. There will be a devotion and prayer time followed by a Dutch treat lunch and fellowship. Prayers may be said aloud or silently. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Susan Frushour at 803-648-8126.

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold an Angel Wings food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. First time applicants will need a valid ID. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

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.

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