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  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6815 Columbia Road, St. Matthews, to hold a Sesquicentennial Gala as part of its 150th anniversary at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Unique Sensations, 556 Bridge St., St. Matthews. Tickets: $20. Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m.: Community family fun day, at church. Conclusion: 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. 803-917-3848.
  • Katen Peck and New River in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. George Baptist Church, 2590 Shillings Bridge Road, Orangeburg.
  • Cedar Grove AME Church, 1731 Belleville Road, to mark its 118th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Mrs. Michelle Lucas, 803-837-3682.
  • Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Inc., 282 Progressive Way, Denmark, to celebrate its 66th anniversary beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Community Day, with health fair (10 a.m.-noon), cookout, games (noon-3 p.m.). Sunday, Oct. 14¨11 a.m.; afternoon worship, 3:30 p.m.
  • Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church’s Mass Choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
  • Macedonia AME Church will mark its 148th church anniversary during 10 a.m. services Sunday, Oct. 14. Public invited.
  • Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 305 Old Elloree Road, Orangeburg, to celebrate Pastor/Teacher James A. Cromartie’s ninth anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Public invited.
  • Ushers of Canaan Baptist Church, Branchville, to mark their anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Public invited.
  • Faith Ministry Church, Denmark, to hold Family & Friends Day Camp meeting Sunday, Oct. 14. Worship services: 10 a.m. Public invited.
  • Bethany Full Gospel Church, 692 Glenzell Road, Orangeburg, to hold an Assistant Pastor & Family Appreciation Service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Services: Sunday – 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. morning worship; Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. prayer, 7 p.m. Bible study “Youth and Adult Bible study”.
  • North Orangeburg United Methodist Church, 950 Cook Road, holding fall revival 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, with youth/children’s music festival; 6:30 p.m. nightly Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 15-17. Collecting clothing for flood victims 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 18 at church. Distribution of items: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. 803-534-0866.
  • 117th annual session of Lovely Hill Baptist Association and its auxiliaries set for Sunday-Monday, Oct. 14-15, and Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 17-20, at Lovely Hill Baptist Conference Center, 5905 West Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George.
  • Canaan United Methodist Church, 5659 Slab Landing Road, Cope, holding its annual Charge conference at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the family life center.
  • St. Stephen UMC, 4500 North Road, Orangeburg, to mark 149 years with “United Methodist Women: Celebration of Women, Past to Present” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and United Methodist Men Sing Out on Thursday, Oct. 18. Pictures: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Young Adult Ministry. Culmination Service on Sunday.
  • 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. 21.
  • Bethel AME Church, 126 Huff Drive, St. Matthews, to honor Pastor Corinthea Stack and first lady Lynn Stack at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Dinner after the service. Public invited.
  • Emanuel AME Church, 1897 Hudson Road, Cope, holding pastoral appreciation service for Rev. James Thompson and first lady Judith Thompson at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.
  • Salem Baptist Church, 11434 North Road, North, to have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, followed by covered-dish picnic on church grounds.
  • Rome Baptist Church of Denmark to hold Family & Friends Day at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Public invited; dinner will be served.
  • 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, Oct. 23.
  • New Faith Community Church, 2224 State Park Road, Santee, to hold a community scholarship banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the fellowship hall. Donations: Adults/$25; children/$10. Church’s eighth anniversary celebration: 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Quarterly session of Lovely Hill Baptist Congress, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oakman Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 177 Oakman Branch Road near Walterboro.
  • Butler Chapel AME’s health committee sponsoring breast cancer awareness activity beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Mount Nebo UMC, 1919 Kennerly Road, to hold its 130th church anniversary celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Mass choir anniversary: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
  • One Hundred Distinguished Christian Women Ministry seeking members for its board of directors and committee. Sister Mary-Jullia “Queen M” Kemp, 803-664-3808;
  • 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.
  • 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. 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,
  • 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 s.m.-11:45 a.m., 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays; noon-1:30 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. 1739 Amelia St., 803-53
  • 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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