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Religion briefs for Friday, July 13

July 14, 2018

Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services Sunday, July 15, at 302 Lakeside Drive. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and Second Hour Discussion. Visitors are warmly welcomed. 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.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold a Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29. Sunday school will meet at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call 803-471-3426. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Church at the Lake service at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling, Ga. The service will be held in picnic shelter No. 1. For more information, call Lena Dugar, church secretary, at 803-649-7842.

An ordination service for the Rev. Matthew Ryan McAlister will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at Foreman Memorial Baptist Church, 207 Smith Ave., New Ellenton. A churchwide social will follow in the Christian Life Center.

Vacation Bible School

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, will have its vacation Bible school July 29 through Aug. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The theme is “Rolling River Rampage.” For more information, call 803-648-4990 and registration can be done at rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/TrinityUMCAiken.

New Life Outreach Ministries will hold Vacation Bible School from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The theme is Shipwrecked: Jesus to the Rescue, and the theme is Psalms 46:10. The event will feature fellowship, study, arts and crafts, and a light meal. It is open to all ages. For more information, call Johnny Burnett at 803-645-6621.

Bethel Baptist Church, 1127 Bethel Church Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 15-19. Commencement will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. Classe are available for ages 3 to adult. For more information, call 803-648-8460.

Community Bible Church of Graniteville, 397 Bettis Academy Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 pm. July 20-21, and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22. The theme is Time Lab, and participants will travel back in time and witness epic events in history. A grand finale featuring bounce houses, a water slide, hot dogs, snow cones and more will follow the Sunday session. The program is open to ages 4 to 13. The cost is $5 per child with a max of $15 per family. For more information, call 803-663-0053 or visit granitevillevbs.com.

Corinth Baptist Church, 805 Main St., New Ellenton, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-20.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, will hold its Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. The Theme will be Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. The final night will be Thursday, Aug. 2, and the children will share what they have learned and enjoy a luau. The program is for ages 3 to fifth grade. For more information or to register, visit fairviewpreschurch.org or call the church office at 803-279-6441.

Revivals

Oakwood Baptist Church will hold revival services at 7 p.m. July 23-26 at Randall Branch Baptist Church, 157 Palmetto Farms Road. The Rev. Dr. George C. Miller III, pastor of Elim Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Lester A. Smalls will be the speaker on Wednesday night. For more information, call 803-648-5935. Pastor Westley Guyton is the pastor.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church, 12 Ocean Grove Road, will hold its annual summer revival beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, with the Rev. Johnnie Smith of Rosa Hill Baptist Church as the speaker. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly July 16-19 with the Rev. William B. Blount of the Greater Young Zion church in Augusta. All Are welcome. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams is the pastor. For more information, call 803-357-2890.

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.

Old Zion Hill Baptist Church, 1167 Lincoln Ave., will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. The Rev. Dr. jerry Corbett, pastor of Mt. Anna Baptist Church, will be the spiritual messenger.. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor.

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will hold it summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 16-19. The Rev. Anthony Moore, pastor of First Thankful Baptist Church in Estill, will be the revivalist for the week. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Mine Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual summer revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 23-25. The Rev. Melvin Searles, pastor of the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church in Edgefield, will be the revivalist.

Mt. Anna Baptist Church will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 16-18. The Rev. Anthony O. Hooks, of Lawson Grove Baptist Church in Hartsville, will be the revivalist. For more information, call 803-648-7017 or visit mtannabc.com.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 17159 Atomic Road, will hold its annual summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 16-19. The Rev. Phil Thomas, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Barnwell, will speak on Monday; the Rev. Bobby Dukes, pastor of Ned Branch Baptist Church will speak on Tuesday; the Rev. Alex Pope, pastor of First Providence Baptist Church, will speak on Wednesday; and The Rev. William Robinson, pastor of Hayden Baptist Church will speak on Thursday. The Rev. Paul Bush is the pastor.

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 23-25. The Rev. Jerry Corbett of Mt. Anna Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

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.

Historic Silver Bluff Baptist Church of Beech Island will hold revival beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly July 30 through AUg. 2 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. TC Edwards and the Friendship Baptist Church will be the guests. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor.

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.

Ashley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 323 Ashley Grove Road, will celebrate the 31st anniversary of its Jubilee Choir at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Sister Willie Mae Samuels is the choir director.

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.

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.

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.

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold an Angel Wings food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23. First time applicants will need a valid ID. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, will hold its Women’s Summit 2018: Will Thou be Made Whole July 27 and 28. Apostle Cheryl Bush of The Redeemed Glory Family Church in Augusta will lead the program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Bishop Nadenia Barber of The Way Church International in Augusta will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Prophet Ray Singleton is the senior pastor. Helen Lloyd is the Administrator pastor. For more information, call 803-23993-8409.

Greater Faith Ministries, 129 Calhoun St., Barnwell, will hold its 2018 Holy Convocation at 7 p.m. nightly July 12-13, and 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

The Jubilee Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the gymnasium at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E. Matt Sherrard, a local Christian singer and songwriter, will be the guest speaker. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share during lunch after the program. For more information, call Judy H. Marks, club president, at 803-652-2248.

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.

JoAnn Tillman Ministries Inc. presents JT Youth Ballers for girls and boys ages 7-15. Sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta. Sessions will meet through July 17. Registration is required, and there are no fees to participate. For more information or to register, call 803-341-2419.

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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