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  • Bible Believing Holiness Church, 4616 Neeses Highway, Neeses: 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 15-16; 10 a.m. Sunday, March 17. Information: Pastor Johnny New, 803-664-2623.
  • Good Shepherd Community Ministries, 1178 Five Chop Road: Taking Back Our City,” 7 p.m. Friday, March 15.


  • God Provides Way of the Cross Holiness Church, 711 Harry C. Rayson Drive, St. Matthews, to mark 16th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Hercules (Joanne) Guinyard at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
  • Granger Baptist Church, 280 Carriage Hill Road, Elloree, to hold a “birthday celebration” for Rev. Edward (Pamela) Prince at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Clarion Hotel/Inn, 123 Mall St. Santee.
  • Canaan United Methodist Church, 5659 Slab Landing Road, Cope, to have bingo and prizes at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Exercise class: 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
  • St. Paul Baptist Church, 2259 Rowesville Road, to hold “Our Closet, Your Closet,” clothing and household goods give-a-way, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at old location, 760 Windsor St. Refreshments.
  • Church Women United of Orangeburg to hold its fundraiser, World Day of Prayer and Luncheon, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at New Light United Methodist Church, 3100 Neeses Highway (Highway 4). Tickets: $20.person. Service project is collection of new/gently used clothing (birth-24 months), baby lotion, shampoo, diapers/pull-ups and wipes. Information: 803-937-9343.
  • Kingdom Life Ministries, 1172 Orangeburg Mall Circle, to hold “The Kingdom Kloset” on Saturday, March 16, at Kingdom Empowerment Center. Public invited to shop for free. Refreshments. Information: 803-534-1980. Services: 10:45 a.m. Sundays.
  • Male Chorus of St. Stephen UMC, 4500 North Road, to have a fish fry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Information: 803-682-2076. Male Chorus’ 24th anniversary, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23
  • Williams Chapel AME Church to hold a breakfast at church, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Donation: $10/person. Yolanda Johnson, Ashlyn Jones, Frances Lee, Amerie Magee and Curtis Simmons to be honored for service to church and community. 146th anniversary: 10 a.m. service, Sunday, March 17.
  • Women's Missionary Society of St. Paul AME Church, 1787 Old Number Highway, Creston, to hold its first scholarship banquet honoring Sister Luceal Pauling and in memory of Brother Allen Dukes, 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Information: 803.531.4739.
  • Surrounded Around Faithful Entrepreneurs Inc. (SAFE Inc.) to hold “I Am History” program, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Bowman Town Inner City Park (or Bowman Town Hall if it rains). There will be poetry, presentations, music, refreshments, etc.
  • Free Women to Women “Mind-Body-Soul” Conference, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16, at North Orangeburg United Methodist Church, 950 Cook Road. Registration: 9:30 a.m.
  • S.C. Baptist E and M Convention, Region I, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Mount Olive Baptist Church, 329 Savage St., Walterboro.
  • First Calvary Baptist Church, 112 Park St., St. Matthews, to celebrate 16th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
  • Macedonia AME Church’s Men of Faith Male Chorus to mark its 16th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Public invited.
  • Community Lenten Service: Free-will offering received weekly, donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank and CCMO. March 20: Orangeburg Lutheran, 610 Ellis Ave. March 27: Trinity UMC, 185 Boulevard St. April 3: St. Paul’s UMC, 1356 Amelia St. April 10: Williams Chapel AME, 1198 Glover St.
  • Christian movie, “The Last Dime,” at SCSU Henderson-Davis Theatre at 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24. Tickets: $15; purchase online at Information: 803-534-9989.
  • Brown Chapel AME Church, 195 Browns Chapel Road, Elloree, to hold an ecumenical worship experience with Rev. Jack W. Gibson, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
  • Bethel AME Church, 1024 R.F. Huff Drive, St. Matthews, will mark its 152nd anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Public invited.
  • Lovely Hill Baptist Association’s “66 Books of the Bible” program, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, conference center.
  • 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, March 26.
  • Free Gift Missionary and Educational Union, 10 am.. daily Saturday-Sunday, March 30-31, Goodland Baptist Church, 2000 Goodland Road, Bamberg.
  • 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;
  • 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 Gove AME Church, 1731 Belleville Road, hold hour of power (contemporary worship service) at 8 a.m. every first and third Sunday. 9 a.m., church school; 10:15 a.m., morning worship service. 6 p.m. Wednesday, midweek 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, (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 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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