Special services

Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold worship services on Sunday, May 4, at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Darrell Engle will deliver the message Between a Rock and a Hard Place from Genesis 28:10-22. Life Apps studies will be held at 6:30 p.m. Engle will lead a 13-week course of study on the book of Judges. For more information, visit www.cbcaiken.com.


Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services including First Day School on Sunday, May 4, 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, May 4, at 11 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Donnie Delk will bring the Homecoming message. There will be no evening worship. For more information, call 803-663-7601.


The Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold worship services on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. Paula Goldman, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta and a student of UU history, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be the Enduring Legacy of A. Powell Davies. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 11 a.m. Child care is provided. For more information, visit www.AikenUU.org.


Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 632 Beaver Dam Road, will hold its Mother’s Day Program with the theme Hat’s of Christianity (Honoring Mothers) on Saturday, May 10, at 5 p.m. Sister Earline Frazier will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-508-3922. The Rev. Phinice Young is the pastor.


Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, will hold services on Sunday, May 4. Pastor Steve Taylor will speak at 9:45 a.m. His topic will be Encouraging Words – Today’s Word is Promises. Evening worship will be held 6 p.m. The evening topic will be Blessed Are the Meek. Fellowships and classes for all ages are held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-649-3967 or visit www.gracechurchaiken.com.


St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will hold its annual Men’s and Women’s Day service on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Willie J. McDuffie of New Hope Christian Church, Burton, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.


Culbert Branch Missionary Baptist Church will host its third pastor’s appreciation worship service on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Fred Coit, pastor of Ridgewood Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, will be the guest preacher. The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Cook Sr. is the pastor.


Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will hold its 23rd annual Pastor’s and First Lady’s Appreciation Service for Pastor and Evangelist Hankerson on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. Pastor Elliott Bing and the Phillip Grove Baptist Church will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-279-1493.


New Life Outreach Ministries, 616 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, will hold a ordination service for Dr. Betty Pickney on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The Pickney Sisters and others will perform. Dr. W.E. Gasque is the pastor. For more information, call 803-278-5043 or 803-645-6621.


New Life Outreach Ministries, 616 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, will hold a Coming Together to Make a Difference service on Saturday, May 3, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Willie Williamson will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-645-6621. Dr. W.E. Gasque is the pastor. The Rev. Kirby Jackson is the music director.


South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road, will hold Presbyterian Women’s Sunday services on Sunday, May 4, at 8:45 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Martha Ebel will be the guest preacher. The Blu Jayz, an a cappella group, will provide the music. A salad luncheon will follow the 11 a.m. service in the Family Life Center gymnasium.


Smyrna Baptist Church will hold a pastor’s appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Curtis Belton on Sunday, May 25, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. C. Peeples will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-649-7759.


Valley Fair Baptist Church will hold it’s Men’s and Women’s Day service on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Eric Butler, pastor of St. Phillips Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-663-6866. The Rev. Troy Nipper is the pastor.


Mine Creek Missionary Baptist Church will hold is annual Women’s Day service on Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Sister Shawn Williams, of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.


Ocean Grove Baptist Church will hold its Mother’s Day service titled Our Mother’s Gardens on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 803-644-4786.


Vacation Bible School

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will host a three-day community Vacation Bible School June 3 through 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The VBS Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 7, and will feature inflatable houses, games, prizes, food and health information. All are welcome. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor. For more information, call 803-584-1979.


Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1 Cornerstone Drive, will hold Vacation Bible School Scavenger Hunt with the theme Finding My Place in God’s Story June 16 through 20 from 10 a.m.to noon each day. The enrollment deadline is Sunday, June 1. All are welcome. For more information or to enroll call 803-642-6822.


Revivals

Cedar Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 385 Cedar Branch Road, Windsor, will hold summer revival June 10 through 13 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Robert L. Heflin, of Hayden Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Charles Jenkins Sr. is the pastor.


Bethel Baptist Church, 1127 Bethel Church Road, will hold revival with the theme Church Renewal beginning on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Revival will continue May 5 through 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. Dr. Len Turner will be the guest revivalist. The music will be directed by Richard Chambers.


Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 632 Beaver Dam Road, will revival May 19 with the Rev. David Williams, pastor of Union Baptist Church; and May 20 with the Rev. Johnnie Smith, pastor of Rosa Hill Baptist Church in Wagener, at 7 p.m. nightly. The revival will culminate with the celebration of the church anniversary on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Young of Williston will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-508-3922. The Rev. Phinice Young is the pastor.


Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will hold its annual spring revival May 27 through 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. The theme will be Reaching Out Beyond These Walls – Matthew 28:19-20. The Rev. Christopher Culbreth, of Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta, will be the guest revivalist on Tuesday, May 27; the Rev. Dr. Curtis Blocker, of St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will be the guest revivalist on Wednesday, May 28; and the Rev. Anthoni McElrath, of Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta, will be the guest revivalist on Thursday, May 29. For more information, call 803-279-1493.


Bethel Baptist Church, 1127 Bethel Church Road, will begin revival on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The theme will be Church Renewal. Revival will continue May 5 through 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist will be Dr. Len Turner and music will be directed by Richard Chambers. For more information, call 803-648-8460.


Old Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church will hold its spring revival May 13 through 15 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Bethel will speak on Tuesday, May 13; the Rev. Clarence Hill will speak on Wednesday, May 14; and the Rev. Bobby Jones will speak on Thursday, May 15.


Ashley Grove Baptist Church will hold its spring revival May 5 through 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Anthony Q. Miller is the pastor.


Corinth Baptist Church, 805 S. Main St., New Ellenton, will hold revival with Dr. Tim McKnight on Sunday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and May 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. nightly.


Anniversaries/Homecomings

Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, will celebrate its 143rd church anniversary on Sunday, May 4, at 8 a.m. Elder Reginald Hinton, associate minister of St. Mary’s Free Will Baptist Church in Apex, N.C., will be the guest minister.


Indian Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3057 Silver Bluff Road, will celebrate the 114th church anniversary on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Herman Bing of Carpentersville Baptist Church will be the guest minister. For more information, call 803-652-3159. The Rev. Dr. Anthony Wilson is the pastor.


Magnolia Baptist Church, 2420 Wire Road, will celebrate its 126th anniversary on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Butler, son of the house of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will be the guest minister.


Warrenville United Methodist Church will hold its 116th annual homecoming service on Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Sheila Rogers, former senior minister of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken and former district superintendent of the Greenwood District of the S.C. United Methodist Conference, will be the guest speaker. A covered dish dinner will be held following the service. The Rev. Alan N. Quarles is the minister. For more information, call 803-663-7041.


St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langley, will celebrate its 117th church anniversary on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Sam Davis, pastor of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Augusta. The Rev. Curtis J. Blocker is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-7602.


Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church, 96 Edisto St., Johnston, will hold Homecoming services on Sunday, May 18, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jessie Tate, former pastor and retired U.S. Navy chaplain, will be the guest speaker. Debbie Palmer will be the musical guest. For more information, call 803-275-3418. The Rev. Ricky Stokely is the pastor.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Parkway, will conclude its 60th anniversary celebration with a noon meal following worship services on Sunday, May 4. Photos and other memorabilia will be on display.


Ashley Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the anniversary of its senior choir on Sunday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m.


Ocean Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th church anniversary on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 803-644-4786.


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, Gilbert, will host a gospel singing on Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. featuring The Shireys and Forever Changed. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are asked to bring finger foods. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-657-5996.


Thelma J. Robinson and the Fellowship Chorale will perform a Memorial Concert on Sunday, May 8, at Mount Anna Baptist Church. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the concert starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call Teej’s Productions at 803-649-9309.


Miscellaneous

The United Methodist Women of Wesley United Methodist Church, 220 Richland Ave., will hold its second Children’s Literacy Festival with the theme Let’s Sail into Reading on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature storytelling and a puppet show, and is intended to help children ages 3 to 11 become confident readers and writers. For more information or to register, call Toni Strawther, chairperson, at 803-439-1869.


Langley United Methodist Church, 2696 Augusta Road, Langley, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Proceeds will go toward putting a new roof on the church and fellowship hall. Items available at the yard sale include furniture, toys, games, puzzles, knock knacks, seasonal items, floral arrangements, books, CDs, DVDs, kitchen items, appliances, linens, collectibles and more. There will also be breakfast items, tea, and desserts available for purchase. For more information, call 803-593-5868.


The Mt. Canaan Women’s Auxiliary will host the Order My Steps Women’s Conference on the campus of Bettis Academy in Trenton on Saturday, May 31, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and workshops at 9 a.m. Workshops include Getting Your House in Order and Financing God’s Way. The Rev. Barbara B. Wills, of Old Macedonia Baptist Church, will speak during brunch. The brunch topic will be Blooming Where God has Placed You. The cost is $15 and includes conference materials and brunch. For more information, visit mtcanaanbaptistassociation.org.


Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will hold its Bolivia Mission Golf Tournament on Monday, May 19, at the Midland Valley Country Club, 151 Midland Drive, Graniteville. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. This is a Captain’s Choice/Handicap format. The cost is $60 per person and includes golf cart, range balls, lunch and door prizes. For more information, call David Comer at 803-278-2226 or Nick Bradley at 803-215-7487.


St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta, will hold an End of the Year Family Event on Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will celebrate the end of the school year with food and fellowship. Hot dogs, hamburgers sides and drinks will be provided. This is a free event.


Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church, 1850 West Martintown Road, will hold a Mission Bazaar on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to help support trips to Washington, Russia and China. There will jewelry, wreathes, gift baskets, arts and crafts and more. There will also be two Arty Parties. To sign up for an Arty Party or for more information, call Janice Mathis at 803-278-5897.


The Knights of Columbus will hold a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1003 Spaulding Drive. Donated items can be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus Hall by appointment. Proceeds from this yard sale will be used for the fountain that will be located in the courtyard of the new St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. For more information, call Marion Engel at 803-648-0982.


Redd’s Branch Baptist Church, 390 Redds Branch Church Road, will hold its May Day Fest on Saturday, May 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants can enjoy food, fun and games for the whole family. For more information, visit reddsbranch.org.


Jordan Baptist Church, 300 Skyland Farm Road, Williston, will hold its 12th annual Women’s Brunch on Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Elisa Sanders-Pee.


Family Life Worship Center will hold a prayer conference May 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call 803-641-0218. Bishop Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor.


The Family Life Worship Center will hold a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 803-641-0218. Bishop Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor.


Southside Baptist Church, 294 Myrtle St., Gloverville, will hold its annual birthday celebration for Preacher Jack Scott on Saturday, May 3, at 6 p.m. The Homeland Boys Gospel Group will perform. For more information, call 803-924-9896.


Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway N., will hold a food giveaway on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Yvonne Kenner at 803-685-7257.


Smyrna Baptist Church will hold a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 11, at 8:30 p.m. followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship services will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-649-7759. The Rev. Curtis Belton is the pastor.


The St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Prayer Shawl Ministry is in need of yarn. Due to severe allergies, wool yarn cannot be accepted. The yarn is used to make prayer shawls and lap throws that are blessed by St. Mary’s priests and are then taken to homebound or hospitalized parishioners. Yarn can be dropped off when the Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at Smith Hall on Mondays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The ministry is open to anyone who loves to knit or crochet. For more information, call Muriel Caiado at 803-270-2020 or Camz Zoglmann at 803-649-3504.


Services

Unity Holiness Church, 1615 Edgefield Highway, holds services on Sundays beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Services are also held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. A gospel sing is held the first Saturday of the month and a food bank is held every third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rev. Robbie Sharpe is the pastor.


Hayden Baptist Church will hold services in room 106 of the Penland Administration Building on the Campus of USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, May 4 through Dec. 28.


Southside Free Will Baptist Church, 1411 East Pine Log Road, will hold morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. on Sundays. A fellowship meal will be held at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study and prayer will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Larry Monday is the pastor. For more information, call 803-645-8897.


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.


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.


Wesley United Methodist Church, 220 Richland Ave., will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The Rev. Walter E. Strawther is the pastor.


Cedar Creek Church offers the program Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12 step program on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tuesday night step studies are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in building 3. The following celebrations are offered on Fridays in the Youth Worship Center: Dinner is served at 6 p.m.; praise and worship is held at 7 p.m.; Newcomers 101 is held at 8 p.m.; small group meetings are held at 8 p.m.; and the Holy Grounds Cafe is open from 9 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Ray at 803-599-1503, Claire at 803-640-3501 or Jean at 803-646-0850.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church will offer an adult Bible class led by Carol Reiter based on wisdom, using a story format, at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday school will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and morning worship is held at 10:30 a.m.


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. 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.


New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Ga., holds midweek worship services at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pastor Regina Harris is the speaker. Sunday worship services are held at 11 a.m. Pastor Claude Harris is the speaker. For more information, call 706-796-7880.


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.; 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. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold YaWay contemporary worship on Sundays at 9:45 a.m., a blended service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Holy Communion is offered during all three services. Sunday school for children and adults is held at 9:45 a.m. and the Intergenerational Luther Cafe meets at 11 a.m. Coffee hour fellowship follows both the 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. services and child care is provided for those 6 and younger. For more information, call 803-649-4021.


Chinquapin Baptist Church, 1413 Chinquapin Road, Batesburg, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10:45 a.m. Holy communion will be offered on the first Sunday of the month. Dr. Leroy V. Williams is the pastor. Robert L. Meyers is the chairman. For more information, call 803-532-2529.


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 a.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 11:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. 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.


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 services on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and Praise and Worship at 10:45 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), 900 Kerr Drive S.W., will hold Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Communion is served every Sunday. For more information, call 803-642-8596 or visit www.firstchristian-aiken.org. Sotello V. Long is the pastor.


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.


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