Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 204 Sonoma Place. Worship in Silence will begin at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and Second Hour Discussion at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-648-6020.


Calvary Baptist Church, 194 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, will hold worship services on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. James L. Young will bring the message Christmas: Christ for Santa from Luke 1:26-33. Evening worship services will be held at 6 p.m. The program will be Christmas Story Through Carols. For more information, call 803-663-7601.


The Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold services on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. Maurice Powers-Turner will be the guest speaker. His topic will be A Course on Miracles. This is a self-study curriculum that aims to support readers on a journey toward spiritual transformation through daily practices of forgiveness. Beginning in January, Powers-Turner will lead a weekly study group in the AUUC annex. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 11 a.m. Child care is provided. For more information, visit www.AikenUU.org.


New Life Outreach Ministries, 616 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, will hold a Pre-Christmas Praising God celebration service on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The Rev. David R. Williams, the Union Baptist Church Choir, the Rev. Kirby Jackson, Mother Henderson and the Dial-A-Prayer Team will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-645-6621.


Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Eureka will hold its candlelight communion service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Regional White is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-2452.


Fountain of Living Waters Church of God, 275 Flint Drive, Burnettown, will hold a Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-226-2800.


Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold Watch Night services on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Freeman and the Solid Rock Tabernacle of Praise will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-279-1493.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold Lessons and Carols Worship services on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m.; Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 and 10:30 p.m.; and Christmas Day worship on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-649-4021.


Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church will hold Watch Night services on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The Rev. Maurice Porter will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 900 Kerr Drive, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Communion will be served. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-648-4523.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold Advent worship services on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information, call 803-649-4021.


St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langley, will hold Candlelight Communion Services on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Joseph Williams of Ocean Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Blocker is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-7602.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold Christmas Eve worship on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Day worship will be held at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-649-4021.


St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold Lessons & Carols worship service at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. For more information, call 803-649-4021.


Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church will hold Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4:45 p.m. with a children’s program followed by the Christmas Vigil Mass. On Christmas Day, carols will be presented by the choir at 9:45 a.m. followed by the celebration of Christmas Mass at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-522-0410.


Mount Zion Baptist Church, 17519 Atomic Road, will hold its Watch Night Service on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The Rev. Paul H. Bush is the pastor.


St. James Lutheran Church, 200 Laurel Drive, will hold Advent services on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. nightly. The program on Sunday, Dec. 15, will be The Unfriendly Beasts. Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-service music will begin at 6 p.m. All are welcome.


Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church will hold a candlelight service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. The Rev. Chauncey Scott will be the guest speaker. Watch Night services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The Rev. Maurice Porter will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.


The Family Life Worship Center will hold its Women and Men in Red Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. For more information, call 803-641-0218. Bishop Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor.


The Greater Faith Fellowship Church will hold Christmas services on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. Watch Night services will be held at on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-648-6858. Dr. Olen I. Jessie is the senior pastor. The Rev. Gladiola S. Jessie is the co-pastor.


Bean Pond Baptist Church of Jackson will hold its Youth Day Program on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Cheryl Sanders will be the guest speaker. Candlelight Communion at 6 p.m.


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, will hold its Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Prayer services are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study is held at 7 p.m. The Rev. Verdena Thomas is the pastor.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.


Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Road, North Augusta, will hold Christmas morning worship services on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m. Pastor Isaac Hall will be the guest speaker. New Year’s services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Minister Patrick Outler will be the speaker. For more information, call 803-279-2501. The Rev. Herman Bing is the pastor.


Wyatte Brown will deliver his initial sermon at First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander Pope Jr. is the pastor.


Silver Bluff Missionary Baptist Church, 360 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island, will hold a candlelight communion on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Phinice Young is the guest speaker. The Marvin Morgan is the pastor. For more information, call 803-827-0706.


Bethlehem Baptist Church, 271 Bethlehem Circle, Graniteville, will hold Watching Night Services on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 p.m. The Rev. Troy Nipper and the Valley Fair Baptist Church will be the special guests. All are welcome. Dr. James Abraham is the pastor.


Bethlehem Baptist Church, 271 Bethlehem Circle, Graniteville, will hold the 9th train derailment memorial program on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 4 p.m. For more information, call Eleas Mathis at 803-215-1805, 803-663-3835 or 803-663-4052. Dr. James Abraham is the pastor.


Music/dramas

The Anointed Youth Voices for Christ Community is now enrolling new members. The choir is led in the spirit of Jesus Christ and is open to youth ages 7 to 17. Rehearsals are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 803-649-9565 or email tj4u15@yahoo.com.


Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road in Gilbert, will host a gospel singing on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. featuring Kindred Spirit and Common Call. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-657-5996.


The Cornerstone Choir of Cornerstone Baptist Church will present the musical program “Christ Was Born For This” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:45 a.m. The songs for this musical include traditional carols and contemporary songs, and the presentation ends with everyone singing carols. For more information, visit www.cbcaiken.com.


Wesley United Methodist Church, 220 Richland Ave., will hold its annual Children, Youth and Young Adult Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Walter E. Strawther is the pastor.


Union Baptist Church of Aiken will hold a Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-642-2211.


The adult and children’s choirs of Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, will perform “Changed by a Baby Boy” on Dec. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the performance.


A dinner concert in celebration of Deacon Simon Moody’s 80th birthday will be held at the South Carolina Jurisdiction Headquarters, 184 Fax Drive-Jamison St., St. Mathews, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. Sponsors are Mother Annie Pearl Moody and family. For more information, call 803-648-3330 or 803-507-3622.


Christian music radio station WAFJ presents “A Passion Christmas with Brett Younker Band” on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Center of Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 803-279-7525.


Bean Pond Baptist Church of Jackson will hold its Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m.


The Earle Church of God will present its adult Christmas play “Cricket County Christmas Charity” on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. Food will be served following the performance. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-649-2849. Clyde Hardin is the pastor.


The adult choir and orchestra of South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road, will perform its annual Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 8:45 and 11 a.m. The cantata is titled “Selections From the Season” and will feature the music of Joseph M. Martin, Michael W. Smith and Pepper Choplin. Paul Ebel will serve as the narrator. Phillip Hare is the director. For more information, call 803-644-5879.


Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, will hold its Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 9:45 a.m. During the service, Pastor Don Soule will serve as worship leader. A supervised nursery is available during all services. At 11 a.m., there will be a variety of Sunday school classes available for adults, college and career young adults, and ladies. Grace Fellowship will meet in church’s pavilion facility at 11 a.m. Communion will be served during the 6 p.m. service. Steve Taylor is the pastor. For more information, visit www.gracechurchaiken.com.


Cornerstone Baptist Church choir will present “Christ Was Born For This” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church for ages 3 through first grade are provided. Life Lessons for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Engle will lead the study Pressure Points by Chip Henderson at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cbcaiken.com.


The sanctuary and children’s choirs of Mid-Valley Baptist Church will present “Christ Was Born For This” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.


Rabon Creek will perform at Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church, 96 Edisto St., Johnston, on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-275-3418.


Miscellaneous

The Helpful Hands Mission of Full Gospel Praise Ministries, 101 Hazard Circle, Ridge Spring, will be accepting donations of new and used toys, winter clothing, nonperishable food on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Toys will be distributed to children ages 2 to 10 on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Food will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.fullgospelpraise.com.


Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church will hold Advent Meditations every Thursday before Christmas in the church from 7 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-522-0410.


The Bethlehem Belles of Bethlehem Lutheran Church are accepting donations of Christmas gifts for the residents of four homes for mentally challenged adults in Aiken. An Angel Tree with specific gift requests is located at the church. Donations will be wrapped and delivered before Christmas.


Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway, will hold a community clothes giveaway and health fair titled I Want To Live on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health care will offer free blood pressure, glucose and HIV testing. For more information, call 803-293-8409.


The 10th annual Holy Convocation of the Southeast Regional Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Diocese of the Church of God in Christ United on Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. nightly at the Showers of Blessing Prayer Temple, 1458 Swanee Quintet Blvd., Augusta. Bishop Luther DePaul Inglehart is the presiding bishop. Bishop Willie J. Jackson is the host bishop.


Williston United Methodist Church, 6030 Springfield Road, Williston, will hold its fourth annual Nativity Festival Dec. 14 and 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature a walking tour of more than 100 unique nativity scenes displayed throughout the church. Christmas crafts and baked goods will be available for purchase. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the United Methodist Women’s mission project.


Spoken Word Christian Ministries, 1217 Route 19 N., will hold a Women Only luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon. The Rev. Mamie Nicholson Conway will be teaching. This is an open forum where women can ask questions about life’s experiences, (spiritual growth, loneliness, significant others, health issues, etc.) and whatever is on their mind. For more information, call Minister Debra Braxton at 803-622-1483.


The Lord Our Righteousness Church of God, 716 Old Whiskey Road, New Ellenton, will give away Christmas baskets to those in need on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 803-979-8402 or 803-439-0931.


Services

Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave. N.W., will hold a food bank the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Young Adult Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; on Wednesdays, Bible study will be held at noon, Worship and Word will be held at 7 p.m. and Youth Bible Study will be held at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 803-644-3994.


The Aiken Christian Church, a non-denominational New Testament Church (Acts 2:40-47), hold Sunday services at 217 Gregg Ave., with prayer time at 9:30 a.m., meet and greet at 10 a.m. and worship services with communion at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at members’ homes. Keith Ussery is the pastor. For more information, call 803-295-1270.


Silver Bluff Missionary Baptist Church, 360 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island, holds worship services on Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor. For more information, call 803-827-0706.


Beaver Dam Baptist Church will hold Sunday service the second and fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. and the third Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 803-648-1749.


The Greater Faith Fellowship Church, 570 Town Creek Road, will hold prayer at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship services at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Praise services will be held at 6:30 p.m. and discipleship will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call 803-648-6858. Dr. Olen I. Jessie is the senior pastor and the Rev. Gladiola S. Jessie is the co-pastor.


St. Noah Church of God in Christ, 261 Charleston St., will hold prayer services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Elder Roy Hooker is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-7446 or 803-645-6621.


New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 526 Hitchcock Parkway, will hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. followed by worship services at 10:30 a.m. Supervised child care is provided. Drew Kornreich is the senior pastor. For more information, call 803-649-5007 or visit www.npcaiken.org.


Saint James Lutheran Church, 200 Laurel Drive, Graniteville, will hold Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-663-6809.


Ascending Faith Church Ministries, 149 Posey St., Burnettown, holds services every Sunday with prayer at 9:45 a.m., praise and worship at 10 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Mount Harris Baptist Church will hold its weekly service on Sunday at 11 a.m. beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Morning glory prayer will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday prayer at 9 a.m. and Wednesday prayer at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Corporate Saturday Morning Prayer will be held the first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m.


Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road, holds Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday followed by worship service at 10:30 a.m. A prayer meeting and Bible study for adults, youth, junior high and children are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-6335. Buddy Brinkley is the pastor.


New Life Outreach Ministries, 616 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, will hold services on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Bible class at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Dr. W.E. Gasque is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-6621.


Union Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Bible study will be held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. The Rev. David R. Williams is the pastor.


Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, holds its Sunday School at 9 a.m. and its Worship Services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Clarence D. Hill is pastor. For more information, call 803-278-4051.


Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road, will hold Connect Groups at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Evening activities including AWANA for ages 3 to fifth grade and discipleship classes for youth begin at 5 p.m. Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. Dr. Steven Drawdy is the pastor. For more information, call 803-642-6715.


Fountain of Living Waters, 275 Flint Drive, Warrenville, will hold its church services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-226-2800.


Temple of God Ministries, 587 Holiness Church Road, Wagener, will hold Sunday services at 4 p.m., Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m., and Thursday night empowerment class at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-260-0771 or 803-564-6988.


Mount Sinai Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. Bible study will hold on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Sammie L. Williams.


Biker Church will be held at the Midland Valley Community Nazarene Church, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater, on the second Friday of every month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and service starts at 7 p.m. in the Teen Building. Ride the bike or bring the car. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at 706-373-1380.


Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study and prayer services will hold Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 803-648-3244.


Sardis Baptist Church, Salley, will hold its regular morning services every Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Every Wednesday is a weekly Bible study at 7 p.m.


Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 3510 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m.


St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Blocker Sr. is pastor. For more information, call 803-648-7602.


St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Gray Mare Hollow Road, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., following church service at 10 a.m., every second and fourth Sunday. For more information, call 803-652-2061.


Ashley Grove Baptist Church, 323 Ashley Grove Road, will hold Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will hold on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.


Aiken Congregational Holiness Church, 1611 Park Ave., will hold Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Evening service will hold at 6 p.m. For more information, call 803-641-6596.


Beaver Dam Baptist Church will hold Sunday service the second and fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. and the third Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 803-648-1749.


Full Gospel Praise and Deliverance Center, 116 Fellowship Lane, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11:30 a.m., Monday prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 803-642-2516 or 803-649-1201.


Cedar Branch Baptist Church of Windsor will hold church service the first and third Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-641-0116 or 803-642-5246.


Hayden Baptist Church, 175 Hayden Road, will hold worship services on the first, second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study/young adult ministry will hold each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-649-0313.


Miracle Temple of Deliverance, 342 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold services Sundays at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., noon day prayer every Wednesday and Bible study and healing services will hold Thursdays at 7 p.m.


Tabernacle of Joy, 420 Park Ave., will hold its Family Bible Institute (F.B.I.) at 9 a.m. every Sunday, and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Bishop J. Raymond Mackey I is the senior pastor. Intercessory Prayer service is held every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Bible study will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Bishop J. Raymond Mackey is pastor. For more information call 803-642-8237.


Driven by the Spirit Motorcycle Ministry meets at the Midland Valley Community Church on Sundays at 9 a.m., and biker Bible study is held Sunday at 6 p.m. Fellowship is every second and fourth Friday. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at 706-373-1380 or email wcheselka@comcast.net.


Old Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and the Women of Purpose Bible Study will hold on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor. For more information, call 803-642-9148.


Rosa Hill Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, will hold worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 803-649-7525.


Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold third Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. and fourth Sunday service at 4 p.m.


The new Sunday service schedule for St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church is 7:45 a.m. Rite I, no music; 9 a.m. Rite II, contemporary music; 10 a.m. Christian Formation, all ages; and 11 a.m. Rite II, traditional music.


New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday and Bible study and prayer meeting will hold on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship will hold on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor James Jackson at 803-522-4426. The church has a wheelchair accessible van for church pickups; to arrange a ride to church, call 803-522-4426 or 803-522-6496.


Kingdom Life Worship Center, 52 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville, will hold enrichment services on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. Elder Jerry and Phyllis Adams are the pastors. For more information, call the church at 803-663-9222.


Grace Presbyterian Church, 49 Varden Drive, will hold Sunday morning worship at 10:50 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m., and youth group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.grace-of-aiken.com. The Rev. Greg Bowen is the pastor.


Crown Christian Center, 720 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, featuring Bishop Finace Bush Jr., will hold services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, or transportation, call the church office at 803-278-1312.


Lighthouse Christian Learning Center is an outreach educational center designed for the academic and spiritual well-being of each student. Hourly tutoring in reading, writing and math is provided Mondays through Thursdays at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Call 803-642-4830 for an appointment. For more information, call 803-644-1118.


DayStar Christian Center will hold its Teen Extreme Sunday every fourth Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 803-637-9950.


DayStar Christian Center will hold marriage enrichment sessions every fifth Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 803-637-9950.


Historic Springfield Baptist Church of Augusta will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 706-724-1056. The Rev. Hardy S. Bennings III is the pastor.


Family Life Worship Center World Wide Ministries Inc. will hold worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; Bible study at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Youth Day every fourth Sunday at 11 a.m., communion the first Sunday at 6 p.m. and intercessory prayer every first Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 803-641-0218.


The Gospel of the Peace Church will hold Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., worship service on Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 803-594-1114. Elder George Hightower is the pastor.


First Presbyterian Church will hold Sunday worship services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. and church school at 9:45 a.m. Child care is provided. The Stephen Ministry Congregation is located at the corner of Barnwell Avenue and Laurens Street. For more information, visit www.aikenpresbyterian.org.


Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church of Williston will hold a fourth afternoon worship service on Sundays. The new service will begin at 5 p.m. This service will be in addition to the first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m.


Shiloh Baptist Church, 3925 Shiloh Church Road, offers Sunday worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages are at 9 a.m.


Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, will hold regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services beginning at 11 a.m. On fourth Sundays, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.


Thankful Grove New Testament Church will hold services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 803-685-7403 or 803-295-1131.


Jerusalem Branch Baptist Church, 576 Jerusalem Branch Road, Salley, will hold worship service the first and third Sunday at 9 a.m., and the second and fourth Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Bible study will hold every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and choir practice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Christopher D. Vaughn is the pastor.


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will hold Sonshine Disciples Sunday school for children kindergarten age through fifth grade. Join in for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. The denomination has communion every Sunday. For more information, call 803-648-4523.


Old Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and women’s Bible study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 803-642-9148. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor.


Riverfront Christian Church, 1766 Knox Ave., North Augusta, will hold services at the Sleep Inn Hotel in North Augusta every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Terry Byrd is the pastor. Pastor Jerry and Maryam Byrd recently appeared on CBN’s “700 Club.” For more information, call 803-645-5756.


Ocean Grove Baptist Church observes worship services on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship begins at 11 a.m. Bible study is held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 803-644-4786.


Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, will hold regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays of the month, with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services at 11 a.m. On the fourth Sunday, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.


Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church will hold fourth Sunday afternoon worship services, which will begin at 4 p.m. This will be in addition to the church’s first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. The Rev. Phinice Young is the pastor.


New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 876 Bachman-Dykes Road, Swansea, will worship each Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. James C. Green is the pastor. For more information, call 803-642-8353.


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, has prayer service every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Howlandville Baptist Church, 316 Howlandville Road, Warrenville, has new hours for Sunday school at 9:30, morning worship at 10:45 and evening worship remains at 6 p.m. Wes Pigman, the new pastor of Children’s Ministry, leads Children’s Church, Kingdom Builders, during the regular worship hour. The church kicked off TeamKid on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Call 404-242-7905 for more information, or call 803-270-8470 for church van pick-up.


Zion Fair Baptist Church will hold service every Sunday during the month beginning at 10:40 a.m. and Sunday school every Sunday during the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 803-652-7789.


Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church has Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., worship service at 10 a.m. and Bible study Wednesday at noon and 7 p.m. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.


Bean Pond Missionary Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, has worship services on the first and third Sundays beginning at 8 a.m. followed by Sunday school and on second and fourth Sundays beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Bible study is held each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor. For more information, call 803-471-3426.


Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, has Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Clarence D. Hill is the pastor. For more information, call the church at 803-278-4051 or visit www.mounttrans.org.


Charles Wesley United Methodist Church will hold traditional worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays and Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. The church is located at 3510 Trolley Line Road. For more information, call 803-648-1160.


Rosa Hill Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, will hold worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Smith is the pastor. For more information, call 803-649-7525.


Baughmanville Baptist Church, 125 Baughmanville Road, Wagener. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., praise and worship service at 10:45 a.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 803-564-3319.


Kingdom Life Worship Center, Warrenville, will hold noon day prayer services Monday through Friday at noon.


Tabernacle of Joy Church, 420 Park Ave. Aiken, hold Family Bible Institute (FBI/Sunday School) every Sunday at 9 a.m. Prayer is at 10:30 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. Intercessory Prayer Service is every Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bishop J. Raymond Mackey is pastor. For more information call 803-642-8237.


Levels Baptist Church, 2456 Levels Church Road, Aiken, holds Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., and Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Midweek Prayer Meeting is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Rev. Ron Hasty is interim pastor. For more information, call 803-649-2022.


Spoken Word Ministries, 1219 Edgefield Highway N., will hold an Empowerment Teaching on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Prophetic studies will hold on Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call Ray Singleton at 843-670-9977 or Carolyn Toole at 803-226-3355. Prophet Ray Singleton is the senior pastor.


First Baptist Church Montmorenci, 44 Old Barnwell Road, Montmorenci, is now offering two Sunday morning services. The first service is a contemporary, completely digital music service, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The second service is a blended music service and starts at 11 a.m. Sunday School is from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Classes are offered for all ages. The first Sunday evening of the month there is an evening service at 6 p.m. Weekly Bible Study is on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Dr. Tommy Richardson is the pastor. For more information, call the church office at 803-641-0801.


Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road, holds Connect Groups at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening activities, AWANA for ages 3 to fifth grade, discipleship classes for youth begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday Bible study is held at 6:45 p.m. Dr. Steven Drawdy is the pastor.


Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta, holds Wednesday night Bible study and supper for the community from 6 to 8 p.m. There is no charge for the supper, although donations are appreciated. Nursery is provided. For more information, call 803-341-0075.


St. Peter Baptist Church of Elko’s doors are open on first and third Sundays beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. and on second and fourth Sundays beginning with Sunday school at 8 a.m. and worship service at 9 a.m. Bible study is held on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.


Southside Freewill Baptist Church, 1411 East Pine Log Road, will hold services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information, call 803-627-6725.


Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-278-4051.


Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, Montmorenci, will hold Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is held at noon on Thursdays.


Grace Covenant Church of God, 703 N. Main St., New Ellenton, will hold prayer meetings on Tuesday at 10 a.m., Wednesday night services at 7:15 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship service at 10:50 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m.


Family Life Worship Center, Highway 78, will hold Sunday morning prayer at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evenings services at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will hold at 7:30 p.m. First Sunday evening will hold communion at 6 p.m., fourth Sunday youth day will hold at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-641-0218 or visit www.familylifeaiken.com.


New Light Christian Fellowship Center, North Hills Shopping Center, 401 W. Martintown Road, Suite 133, North Augusta, will hold Bible study on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11:15 a.m. There will also be a daily noon day prayer. For more information, call 803-202-0808.


Kedron Baptist Church will hold worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship at 7 p.m. and Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m.


New Life SDA Church, 804 Collins Ave., will hold a Step Fast Lifestyle Seminar the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.


First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, offers senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.


Young Storm Branch Baptist Church, Langley, provides a clothes closet for anyone in need. For more information, call Dorothy Young at 706-399-8117.


Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave., offers a series of Bible classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. On Wednesdays, there are also classes for ages 3 to 11. For more information, call 803-502-1518.


The Seventh-day Adventist Church, 217 Gregg Ave., will hold Bible study on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.


First Baptist Church of North Augusta will hold T.N.T. (Tuesday Nights Together), a Bible study for single adults, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the church’s administration building at 625 Georgia Ave. For more information, call Connie Franks at 803-279-6370.


Mothers of Preschoolers will meet in the fellowship hall at South Aiken Presbyterian Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All mothers of children age birth through kindergarten are welcome. Child care will be provided. RSVP to the church office at 803-648-9574.


Verse by Verse Bible Study meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the administration building at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. For more information, call 803-279-6370.


The Montmorenci Baptist Church Women of Hope invites churches to join its health and fitness class. The class will hold every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Montmorenci Baptist Church. For more information, call Sister Faye Odom at 803-649-0988 or 803-640-7702.


A Christ Centered Recovery program will meet at Cedar Creek Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call the church at 803-649-3096.


Second Baptist Church will offer SPIRIT Institute Biblical Studies with Growing Strong in God’s Family on Monday, Young Adults/Evangelism on Tuesday, Church Leadership/Spiritual and Bible Teacher Development and Debt Management and Night Youth Bible Study on Wednesday. All classes meet at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-644-3994.


The Healing Center of the CSRA meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2799 Whiskey Road, Fountain of Life Fellowship, every Monday to minister healing and deliverance to those in need, including those with scheduled surgery. For more information, call 803-221-1701 or visit www.healingcenterofcsra.com.


First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, has senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.


Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will hold Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study will hold at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study will hold at noon. For more information, call 803-648-7017.