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  • Mount Olive Baptist Congress of Christian Education's annual session: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; 9 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 14. Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 149 Baptist Church Road, Norway.
  • Williams Chapel AME Church, 1198 Glover St., to hold weekend of fellowship for Women’s Day Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15. 6-8 p.m. Friday, prayer meeting; noon-3 p.m. Saturday, family fellowship cookout; 10 a.m. Sunday, worship service. 803-536-0600.
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Baptist Sunday School Convention set for Saturday-Monday, Sept. 14-16, at St. John Baptist Church, 262 St. John Road, Cameron. 10:15 a.m. Saturday, march/rally; 4 p.m. Sunday, honoring past moderators; 7 p.m. Monday, missionary sermon/night. Liz Zimmerman Keitt, lizkeitt23@yahoo.com, 803-707-5180.

  • Kickoff fundraiser for Bull Swamp Baptist Church Scholarship Fund Ministry set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Premiere, 1235 Five Chop Road. Fish dinners, sandwiches, desserts available for purchase. Public invited. Dr. Emma Caldwell-Dykes, 803-707-6328, dykescaldwellemma@gmail.com; Annette Morrison, 803-378-5547. 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.
  • First Peter Baptist Church Sisterhood Ministry sponsoring a trip to North Myrtle Beach leaving at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, from Bamberg County Courthouse; returning at 7 p.m. Adult prices: $50; kids 12 and under: $25. 803-295-3404, 803-662-2396, 803-383-0203, 803-383-4290. Revival ends 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. 207 Birch St., Bamberg.
  • 118th annual session of Lovely Hill Baptist Congress of Christian Education on Sept. 14-21, Lovely Hill Baptist Convention Center, 5905 West Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George.
  • Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church’s Mass Choir to celebrate its 18th anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.
  • St. Peter Church of God in Christ, 1445 Watersprings Road, Jamison community, to hold its annual musical program, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Invitation extended to all singers. Public invited.
  • BullSwamp Baptist Church to celebrate its 217-plus anniversary Sunday, Sept. 15, during 10 a.m. worship service.
  • Edisto Charge to have revival Sunday, Sept. 15, at Union UMC, Cope; Monday, Sept. 16, Wesley Grove UMC, Cordova; Tuesday, Sept. 17, St. John UMC, Orangeburg; and Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Union UMC, Cope. Services begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
  • Williams Chapel AME Church, 1198 Glover St., will hold the Nazry D. Jones Ministry to Seniors Annual Health and Wellness Forum 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Jaime Harrison, former chair of the S.C. Democratic Party and a candidate for U.S. Senate, will speak at 1 p.m. 803-536-0600.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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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