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  • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 463 Bethlehem Church Road, Olar: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Rev. Harold Shepherd.
  • Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Rev. Allan C. Keitt.
  • Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway community, Bamberg: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Public invited. Rev. Wilbert Davis.
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 3365 North Road: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20; 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 21-22. Rev. Nathaniel C. Bonaparte.
  • Rome Baptist Church, Denmark: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20; 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25. Rev. Sanka Davis Sr. Public invited.
  • Shiloh Baptist Church, 367 Boswell St.: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 21-23.
  • Felderville AME Church, 1081 Woolbright Road, Santee: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 23-25.
  • Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Bamberg: 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 28-30; closing 11 am.. Sunday, Sept. 3. Rev. Patti E. Gordon.


  • First Baptist Church of Barnwell to have a bargain sale for the elevator fund, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-19, at 21 Allen St., Barnwell.
  • Jones Chapel Baptist Church to have a Joy Night Service at 7 pm.. Friday, Aug. 18. Pastor Bryce D. Jamison.
  • Youth Awareness and Outreach Day planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Centennial Park (near gazebo), Edisto Memorial Gardens. Vandria Bennett-Robinson, 803-531-3609,
  • Emanuel AME Church’s Mass Choir to mark its 19th anniversary, 6 pm.. Saturday, Aug. 19.
  • Canaan United Methodist Church’s Canaan Crafters to show “The Imitation of Life” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. 5659 Slab Landing Road, Cope. United Methodist Women’s program, 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.
  • Prodigal AME Church, 1107 Center Hill Road, Highway 6, Swansea, to hold a Back-to-School Bash 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Morning service: 9 a.m., with Mrs. Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney, as speaker. "Dress down" Sunday. Rev. Dr. Lavern Witherspoon. Public invited.
  • Mount Olive AME Church, 4630 Old State Road, Holly Hill, to have Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Public invited.
  • First Peter Baptist Church, 207 Birch St., Bamberg, will host an appreciation service for Rev. Dr. Carl E. Williams Sr. and first lady Annette Williams at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.
  • Bethel AME Church, 1024 F.R. Huff Drive, St. Matthews, to observe Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall after worship service. Public invited. 803-874-2616.
  • Women’s Ministry of Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island, to have Women’s Conference Friday-Sunday, Aug. 25-27. Friday: Night of Elegance; tickets $20/person and $35/couple. Saturday: 9 a.m., workshop. Sunday: 8 a.m. guest speaker. Tickets, information: Carolyn Neal, 803-257-4708; Tonya Bryant, 803-634-1972.
  • Mount Sinai RMUE Church, 1596 Goff Ave., to have Warren Hatcher’s Fellowship Union service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 Rev. Sarah Bennett.
  • Mount Zion AME Church to celebrate homecoming, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Public invited.
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2202 Riverbank Drive, to mark National Day of Remembrance for Children at 10 a.m. Sept. 9, church’s Memorial Gardens. Information: Mary-Juliia Kemp, 803-5664-3808 or 682-5039.
  • 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.
  • Shiloh Baptist Church, 367 Boswell St., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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