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Easter programs

  • St. Dorcas Baptist Church: Easter photo fundraiser. 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, fellowship hall. Leatrice Jamison, 803-837-3465.
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church, 8160 Old State Road, Cameron, to present live dramatization of the Last Supper, “Is It I, Lord?”, at 7 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 14. 803-823-2915.
  • Canaan United Methodist Church, 5659 Slab Landing Road, Cope: Seven Last Words service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
  • Exodus Baptist Church, 2431 Charleston Highway: Family and Friends Day, "Celebrating Jesus' Resurrection." 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Registration: 9 a.m. Children under 15 must be accompanied by parents. Outdoor event, bring lawn chairs. Donations accepted. 803-347-6926; 803-269-3690.
  • First Peter Baptist Church, 207 Birch St., Bamberg: “Jesus Loves Us All So Much.” Sunday, April 21, after 10:15 a.m. worship service.
  • Cedar Grove AME Church, 1731 Belleville Road: Sunday worship, April 21.


  • Community Lenten Service: Free-will offering received weekly, donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank and CCMO. April 10: Williams Chapel AME, 1198 Glover St.
  • The Kingsmen in Concert at Four Holes Baptist Church, 1622 Four Holes Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Love offering will be received. 803-534-5746.
  • Free community seminar noon-2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5608 Freedom Road, Branchville.
  • S.C. Baptist E and M Convention State Congress workshop, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Benedict College, 1600 Harden St., Columbia.
  • It’s All About Jesus World Ministries Inc., 489-491 Broughton St., to have Meet Me at the Square (downtown square, water fountain), 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Asking that choir, chorus, band or representative of your church, business or educational institution speak, render a selection, performance or tell us about your group (limit 5-10 minutes). Vendor spots free. 803-308-1233, 803-860-0645.
  • Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to hold appreciation program for its musicians, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14.
  • Jerusalem Baptist Church, 7134 North Road, North: 10 a.m. Sunday, April 14. 6 a.m. Sunday, April 21, sunrise service. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Male Chorus’ anniversary.
  • New Mission In Christ Baptist Church to have a Women’s Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.
  • New Mission In Christ Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 258 Hickson Drive, Orangeburg.
  • Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 2726 Kennerly Road, holding youth revival 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Wednesday, April 15-17. 803-378-7995. Public invited.
  • Haynes Chapel AME Church, Lone Star, to hold spring revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, April 17-18.
  • Macedonia AME Church’s Maundy Thursday spring revival at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Public invited.
  • Canaan Baptist Church, 94 Lone Star Road, Lone Star, holding one-night spring revival, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 19.
  • 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, April 23.
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s Women’s Auxiliary to have a yard sale 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27, at 2202 Riverbank Drive. Donations: drop off at St. Joseph Hall during office hours Monday-Saturday, April 22-26. Table rental available. Deni Quay, 803-535-8099.
  • Lovely Hill Baptist Congress of Christian Education workshop set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27, at Oakman Branch Missionary Baptist, 177 Oakman Branch Road, near Walterboro.
  • St. Peter Church of God in Christ, 1445 Watersprings Road, holding Homecoming/Friends and Family Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
  • Baptist Congaree Union of Calhoun County to have free workshop on evangelism, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4, at First Baptist Church, Calhoun Road, St. Matthews. Register in advance with any member church of the Union.
  • First Peter Baptist Church’s Sisterhood Ministry sponsoring dinner and bingo, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Donation: $10 (dinner, unlimited bingo games). Tickets: 803-295-3404, 803-662-2396, 803-383-0203, 803-383-4290.
  • Bull Swamp Baptist Church planning annual summer trip, July 20-29, to St. Louis (Sweetie Pie); Mount Rushmore (South Dakota); and Minneapolis (Mall of America). Information: 378-5547.
  • One Hundred Distinguished Christian Women Ministry seeking members for its board of directors and committee. Sister Mary-Jullia “Queen M” Kemp, 803-664-3808; ohdcwministry@gmail.com.
  • 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.
  • 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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