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Events

  • St. Matthews Christian Center, 731 St. Matthews Road, St. Matthews, to celebrate its 20th anniversary 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. 803-874-2002.
  • Greater St. John AME Church, Highway 21, Rowesville, celebrating 144 years and homecoming with revival at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Tailgate: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Anniversary message: 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
  • Canaan United Methodist Church, 5659 Slab Landing Road, Cope, to hold Pastor Walter Harley’s appreciation luncheon, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Family Life/Educational Center.
  • Church Women United of Orangeburg to hold World Community Day Celebration, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1739 Amelia St. Service project is collection of hand sanitizer, facial tissue for Sheridan Elementary; new or gently-used clothing for infants (birth-24 months), baby lotion/shampoo, diapers, wipes for Cooperative Church Ministries of Orangeburg.
  • Male Chorus of Capernaum Missionary Baptist Church, Denmark, to mark its anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
  • 118th annual session of Lovely Hill Baptist Congress of Christian Education ends Saturday, Sept. 21, Lovely Hill Baptist Convention Center, 5905 West Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George.
  • Greater Faith Baptist Church’sMissionary Ministry to open its Community Clothes Closet to anyone in need, 11-:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the church. 803-536-5258.
  • Rev. Ray Shuler to mark his 1st pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at R.O.T.T.E.N. Ministries Worship Center, 473 Broughton St., Orangeburg.
  • Saluda Baptist Church, Elloree, holding homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church of Bowman, 707 Arista Road, to mark its 144th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Public invited. Dinner served.
  • The United Methodist Men of St. Stephen UMC, 4500 North Road, will have a special worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
  • Beauty Hill Baptist Church, 2883 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, to hold Circle of Women Missionary Ministry’s Women’s Day program 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Public invited to both events.
  • United Methodist Men of St. Stephen UMC, 4500 North Road, sponsoring special worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Theme: “Calling All Men: Reclaiming and Restoring the Solid Foundation.”
  • New Mount Zion Baptist Church 2019 Fall Revival will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 23-25.
  • Public invited to attend monthly Taize service at Trinity United Methodist Church, Bamberg. Taize is a gathering of people in a quiet place to seek God’s presence; music, scripture and prayer focus the period of silent meditation. Non-denominational, open to public, come as you are. Noon-12:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at Trinity, Heritage Highway, Bamberg. Next service Tuesday, Sept. 24.
  • The Flowers for Bibles annual missions sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Swansea First Baptist Church, 145 South Church Street, in Swansea.

  • Life In the Word Holiness Church, 5400 Cope Road, Cope, to hold a Women’s Conference Friday-Sunday, Sept. 27-29. Services: 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday afternoon.
  • Free Gift Missionary and Educational Union at 10 a.m. daily Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at Lovely hill Baptist Church, 408 Augusta Highway, Smoaks.
  • Providence AME Church to hold an appreciation banquet for Rev. Patrick B. Mellerson at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at John Ford Community Center, 304 Agnes St., St. Matthews. Attire: semi-formal; black, white and silver colors. Tickets: $20/adults; $10/children at the door. All ticket payments due by Sept. 29. To pay for tickets or buy more, contact Joyce Gordon, 2045 Clifton Circle, Orangeburg, SC 29118 (843-513-2983); Jacklyn Milligan, 105 Haywood Lane, St. Matthews, SC 29135 (803-874-3957). Make out checks to Providence AME Church.
  • Andrew Chapel Baptist Church to hold Community Church Growth Conference Sunday-Monday, Sept. 29-30. 6 p.m., seminars; 7 p.m. worship service.
  • Bull Swamp Baptist Church Scholarship Fund Ministry sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land Experience and Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from April 23-25, 2020. Non-refundable $75 deposit due by Sept. 30. Dr. Emma Caldwell-Dykes, 803-707-6328, dykescaldwellemma@gmail.com; or Annette Morrison, 803-378-5547.
  • Bullswamp Baptist Church planning its Summer Trip 2020 (July 25-Aug. 1, 2020) to Dallas, New Orleans and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala. 803-378-5547.
  • Back To Church Sunday gives members of Live Oak AME Church an opportunity to continue the movement and call of action to bring people back to church. Public invited.
  • New Mount Zion Baptist, OCSD5 and Robert E. Howard Middle School sponsoring Project C.A.R.E.S. 3:25-6:25 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Howard Middle and Tuesdays at the church, 1739 Amelia St.
  • Mount Carmel UMC Church, 12457 Heritage Highway, Bamberg, holding midday prayer at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.
  • Canaan UMC, 5659 Slab Landing Road, to hold exercise class at 6 p.m. each Wednesday.
  • 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. 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.
  • Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1036 Decatur St., services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bible study.
  • Cedar Grove AME Church, 1731 Belleville Road, hour of power (contemporary worship service): 8 a.m. each second and fourth Sundays. 9 a.m., church school; 10:15 a.m., morning worship service; 6 p.m. Wednesday, mid-week Bible study and prayer.
  • 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, www.EdistoCOG.org (click "Bible Study" link and download Training for Service MDSG, along with other resources). “Alive at Five!” at 5 p.m. Sundays. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Bowman Temple Church of God in Christ to hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
  • Edisto Drive Church of God services: Sunday worship, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday praise, 5 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m., prayer and Bible learning.
  • Mount Carmel United Methodist Church’s weekly services: 8 a.m., Sunday; 9 a.m., morning worship Sunday; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bible study/all ages; 9 a.m. on fifth Sunday, “Spirit Sunday” (feel free to wear jeans or easy-wear clothing).
  • 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.
  • 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. 803-534-1701. Daycare information, 803-534-6518.
  • Full Gospel Word Church, 473 Broughton St. 10 a.m. Sunday morning service.
  • 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.
  • Turkey Branch Missionary Baptist Church will hold noon-day prayer each Friday in Livingston, White Building Center next to playground. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 803-759-1093, gamayministries@gmail.com.
  • 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. 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 a.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.
  • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 300 Green St. 803-536-1547.
  • 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.
  • Good Hope AME Church: 5 p.m. third Friday. 1849 Carver School Road, Cope. Also voter registration. 803-531-9528.
  • 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.
  • 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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