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  • 116th annual session of Lovely Hill Baptist Association Inc. and Auxiliaries on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, at Lovely Hill Baptist Association Conference Center, 5905 W. Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George. Quarterly session, Congress of Christian Education workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Oakman Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 177 Oakman Branch Road, near Walterboro. Free Gift Missionary and Educational Union, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at Lovely Hill Baptist Church, 408 Augusta Highway, Smoaks.
  • North Orangeburg United Methodist Church, 956 Cook Road, to have fall revival at 6:30 p.m. nightly Friday, Oct. 13. Public invited.
  • United Hope Ministries, 100 Adam St., Bowman, to hold revival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Apostle Elizabeth Dupree. 803-829-3218.
  • Sen. John Matthews to speak at free seminar, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5608 Freedom Road, Branchville. 803-274-4188.
  • Gospel explosion: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, House of God in Christ Headquarters Gymnasium (old Richard Carroll Elementary School), 142 McMillan St., Bamberg. Advance tickets (18-older): $10-12/door; at the door, 13-17/$7; 7-12/$3; 6-under/free.
  • Ninth annual gospel appreciation for Eng. Mekiella Risher Young at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Harleyville Community Center, 162 S. Railroad Ave., Harleyville. Free concert. Open-door service. Public invited. Information: email or call 843-437-4192.
  • Eighth anniversary of Great Branch Rosenwald Teacher’s Home to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at New Light United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 3100 Neeses Highway. Tickets: $20, from Great Branch Community Center members. Rosa Kennerly-Dance, 803-533-1828, or Delona Kindell, 803-533-0548.
  • Edisto Fork United Methodist Church, 356 Lariot Road, Orangeburg, to hold College Day Worship Sunday, 9 a.m. Oct. 15. Meal follows; wear school/Greek gear.
  • Rome Baptist Church of Denmark to celebrate its annual Family & Friends Day program, 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Dinner follows. Public invited. Celebration day of service for Deacon Jake Bookard and Deacon William Collins, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the church. Rev. Sanka Davis Sr.
  • Macedonia AME Church to mark the second pastoral anniversary of Rev. Hope C. Rivers and first gentleman John R. Rivers, 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Public invited.
  • Emmanuel AME Church, 1897 Hudson Road, Cope, to celebrate third pastoral anniversary of Pastor Charles C. McLamore and first lady Carol McLamore, 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Public invited.
  • Cedar Grove AME Church, 1731 Belleville Road, to celebrate 117th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Rev. Kirk Bellesen.
  • Living Victory Church, 167 Dukes St., to have pastor appreciation service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Apostle Jimmy Dantzler. 803-997-0781.
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 3365 North Road, to celebrate the Glover Youth Choir’s anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Family and Friends, 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Rev. Nathaniel C. Bonaparte.
  • First Peter Baptist Church, 207 Birch St., Bamberg, to hold its Worship in Pink Service in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Rev. Dr. Carl E. Williams Sr.
  • Frost Branch Baptist Church, Elko, to celebrate its Pulpit Aide Ministry’s 18th anniversary, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr.
  • Salem Baptist Church, 11434 North Road, to hold Homecoming Day on Sunday, Oct. 15. Services: 11 a.m., morning worship followed by covered-dish picnic. Members, former members and pastors, families invited.
  • New Branch Baptist Church, 602 Canaan Road, Orangeburg, to hold revival at 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 19-20.
  • It’s All About Jesus World Ministries Inc., 489 Broughton St., to celebrate 13th anniversary of ministers James and Rommie Ray on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22. Speakers: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Invitation-only banquet: 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Gethsemane Baptist Church in Cordova celebrating its 94th anniversary Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22. 6 p.m. Friday, community concert; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, community cookout; 11 a.m. Sunday, worship and praise service. Public invited. 803-534-1792, 682-0672. Rev. John M. Wolfe.
  • First Southern Methodist Church, 2456 Broughton St., to hold Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, for morning worship. Covered-dish luncheon follows in fellowship hall.
  • St. Dorcas Baptist Church, North, will change its worship times on Sunday, Oct. 22. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m.
  • “Praise Out Cancer: A Gospel Benefit Concert” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 28, at Lourie Theater, 206 N. Parler Ave., St. Doors open at 4 p.m. for meet-and-greet educational hour.
  • Beauty Hill Baptist Church, 2883 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, will celebrate Pastor Isaac and first lady LeKisha Benekin’s second pastoral anniversary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Public invited.
  • Honey Ford Baptist Church, 982 Honey Ford Road, Denmark, to mark the 21st anniversary of its Male Chorus at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Family & Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the church.
  • Bull Swamp Baptist Church, Orangeburg: Amish Community: Live show "Jesus." Lancaster, Pa: April 12-14. Information: Annette Morrison, 803-378-5547. Sunday: 10 a.m. worship services.
  • Bonnie’s Bunch of First Baptist Church of Orangeburg is offering several trips for senior adults, 50 and up. Reservations: 803-534-5434.
  • Celebrate Recovery program, 6 p.m. Mondays at Cornerstone and 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Northside Baptist Church.
  • Greater New Hope St. Paul Way of the Cross Church International, 1653 Goff Ave., services: 7:30 p.m. week nights; noon Saturday, Pack the Pews; 4 p.m. Sunday. 803-531-4260.
  • New Covenant Fellowship Hall of Faith, 1311 Windsor St., Orangeburg, grief counseling support group meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. 803-779-9591.
  • New Hope Baptist Church, 4000 Riverbank Drive, holding Bible study 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Rev. Henry Cooper. Public invited.
  • Global Outreach Ministries, 201 Columbia Mall Blvd., Suite 239, Columbia, offering a clothes and food bank, traveling prayer team, Tuesday night Bible study. 803-743-6618; Facebook: GlobalOutreachMinistriesSC.
  • It’s All About Jesus World Ministries Inc., 489 Broughton St., holds regular services: 9:45 a.m. Sunday teaching, 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 6:30 p.m. Monday prayer; 7 p.m. Tuesday teaching.
  • Edisto Drive Church of God holding free 26-lesson Bible-study course for every Christian, with certification program. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 1400 Baxter St., or by phone via conference call number (712-775-7031, code 195-390). Free course materials, (click "Bible Study" link and download Training_For_Service_MDSG, along with other resources). “Alive at Five!” at 5 p.m. Sundays. Pastor Donald Oliver, 803-997-0723.
  • Word of Life Outreach Ministries, 1072 Boulevard, holds nightly services: 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays of each month. Prayer line (803-937-5901): 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. 803-378-7324.
  • Orangeburg Lutheran Church, 610 Ellis Ave., invites interested singers or bell ringers to join its Chancel and Bell Choirs. Rehearsals Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bell Choir; 7:30-8 p.m., Chancel Choir. No auditions required. Rev. Dr. James B. Vigen, 803-534-1192, 703-851-6353. “Little Libraries” accepting books at church office, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 610 Ellis Ave. “Little Libraries” will be at corner of educational unit, Fair Street, opposite Orangeburg County school offices.
  • Fellowship of Praise Church in Santee: Refuge Addiction Support Group meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
  • Women’s Prayer Ministry of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4500 North Road, services: prayer service at 6:15 p.m., Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Sunday school, 8 a.m., and regular services, 9 a.m. Sundays. Rev. Frank James.
  • Bethany Full Gospel Church, 692 Glenzell Road, Orangeburg, to have services 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bible study; 7-7:30 p.m. Saturday, I Care Ministry Broadcast (channel 7); 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. morning worship. 803-937-6064, 803-536-9968. Pastor Mozella B. Isaac.
  • Shiloh Baptist Church services: second and fourth Sundays: Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning service, 10 a.m. Rev. Kenneth Carson.
  • Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 625 Cook Road, services: 8 a.m., Sunday school; 9:15 a.m., Sunday worship service (8 a.m., fifth Sunday only); 10:45 a.m. service.
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1356 Amelia St.: Singers invited to join Chancel Choir for Sunday mornings. Rehearsals: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. No auditions required. Rev. Will Harper, 803-534-1701. Daycare information, 803-534-6518.
  • Full Gospel Word Church, 473 Broughton St. 10 a.m. Sunday morning service. Associate Pastor Ray Shuler.
  • God’s Kingdom, 1520 Five Chop Road, holds Sunday services at 3 p.m., D’Vine on Russell Street, 1531 Russell St. Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Building Bridges, 7 p.m. on the first, third and fourth Fridays of each month. F.A.T. Fridays (Faith Anointed Teaching) are held 7 p.m., second Friday of each month. Be Real Women’s Night, 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. 1520 Five Chop Road, 803-268-9818. Pastor Ann G. Owens.
  • Turkey Branch Missionary Baptist Church will hold noon-day prayer each Friday in Livingston, White Building Center next to playground. Pastor Clyde D. Holliday. 803-446-3091.
  • Word of Life Outreach Ministries, 1072 Boulevard, nightly services: 7 p.m. second and fourth Fridays of each month. Prayer line (803-937-5901): 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Oliver J. Gidron. 803-378-7324.
  • Bless Life Youth Empowerment program at noon Saturdays, 1550 Wingate St., Orangeburg.
  • Kingdom Life Ministries’ new service time is 10:45 a.m. Sundays. 1172 Orangeburg Mall Circle. 803-534-1980. James L. Rowson Jr.
  • Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 282 Progressive Way, Denmark: Evangelism services at 3 p.m., second, third and fourth Sundays.
  • Garden City Church of Christ, 1630 Joe S. Jeffords Highway, 21 Bypass: 10 a.m. Sundays, Bible study; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, worship services; 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Bible study. Minister Quillie Brooker.
  • Emanuel AME Church, 1897 Hudson Road, Cope: 8:30-9 a.m., Good News Hour, WSSB 90.3 FM; 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sundays, church school.
  • New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 684 Sugar Hill Road, Holly Hill, will hold Sunday school 9:30-10:30 a.m.; devotion, 10:30-11 a.m.; worship services, 11 a.m. Rev. Jeffard Johnson.
  • Gamay Faith Ministries, 1410 Eutaw Road, Holly Hill, holds Sunday worship at 11 a.m.; Tuesday’s prayer, 7 p.m.; Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Pastor Tony Green. 803-759-1093,
  • United Outreach Ministry, 1117 Georgia St., Springfield, to hold regular service on first Sunday of each month, 4 p.m. Each Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., devotional service. Rev. Joseph Jackson, 803-571-5708.
  • Hickory Hill UMC in Smoaks worship service, 1 p.m. third Sundays. Worship is at 10 a.m. second and fourth Sundays; church school is at 9 a.m. second and fourth Sundays and noon third Sunday.
  • Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers Market, a health center-based market, offers free nutrition education and training classes to churches throughout Orangeburg County. 803-707-5751, 803-531-6900.

Soup kitchens, food banks

  • New Mount Zion Baptist Church Food Pantry: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays; 10 s.m.-11:45 a.m., 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays; noon-1:30 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. 1739 Amelia St., 803-536-1241. Rev. Todd A. Brown.
  • Elem Missionary Baptist Church, Harleyville: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, church dining hall. 843-462-7242.
  • Trinity UMC: noon-1 p.m. third and fourth Wednesdays, 185 Boulevard St. NE.
  • First Baptist Church: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, 1240 Russell St.
  • Williams Chapel AME Church: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, 1198 Glover St.
  • Refuge Temple of Praise: 10:30 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays, 115 Popular St.
  • Greater Faith Baptist Church: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Fellowship Hall, 203 Dorchester St. 803-536-5258. Rev. John N. Osborne Jr.
  • Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ: 9-11 a.m. third Saturday. 282 Progressive Way, Denmark. Delivery services for home-bound clients, must have a S.C. ID and Denmark address; 803-703-0308. Sandra Isaac, 803-703-0308.

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