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Religion briefs for Friday, Jan. 4

January 5, 2019 GMT

Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services Sunday, Jan. 6, at 302 Lakeside Drive. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and Second Hour fellowship. Visitors are welcome. For more information or directions, 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.


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.

The Sunday school ministry at Cumberland A.M.E. Church will hold its 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the church, 111 Kershaw St. The Rev. Dr. Alvin Larke Jr. is the pastor.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church, 12 Ocean Grove Road, will hold its annual men’s day service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. The Rev. Marvin Morgan, pastor of Silver Bluff Baptist Church in Beech Island will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 803-357-2890.

Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton, will hold an Hour of Power service at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Come pray and focus on God’s miracles. The Rev. George L. Brightharp is the pastor. For more information, call the church office at 803-480-8086.



Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island, will celebrate the ninth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Stevie W. Berry and First Lady Trina A. Berry at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The Rev. Daniel Latimer, pastor of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest minister.


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.


An Organ and Brass Benefit Concert featuring the Augusta Brass and Timpani with Organist Keith Shafer and composer/conductor Rudy Volkmann will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. Proceeds will benefit the Friend’s of the Symphony’s Summer Symphony Camp Scholarships.


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.

The prayer breakfast scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church has been postponed until further notice.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold its eighth annual Community Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The Rev. Brandon L. Dotson, pastor of Carey Hill Baptist Church in North Augusta, will be the keynote speaker. Shawn Cabbagestalk, a journalist with WJBF, will be the master of ceremony. The theme is One Nation Under God. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, email pastorh@hammondgrove.com.

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.