Religion briefs for June 6

  • Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:49 a.m.

Special services

Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold worship services on Sunday, June 8, at 10:45 a.m. Deacon Ken Hechmer will substitute for the Rev. Darrell Engel while he is on a Mission Trip to Honduras. Life Apps studies will be held at 6:30 p.m. The 13-week course of study on the book of Judges will continue. For more information, visit www.cbcaiken.com.

The Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold worship services on Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Roy Reynolds will lead the service. His topic will be Just Sign the Book. He will offer his vision of a healthy and engaged UU membership; a view that may challenge, and yet encourage, membership involvement to become a place of deep satisfaction and meaning. Those who are considering becoming a member of AUUC are invited. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 11 a.m. Child care is provided. For more information, visit www.AikenUU.org.

Calvary Baptist Church, 194 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, will hold worship services on Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. James L. Young will bring the message Replenish The Stream from 2 Kings 3:13-20. Evening worship will be held at 7 p.m. and Young will bring the message Forgiving Love from Luke 7:36-50. For more information, call 803-663-7601.

Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, will hold services on Sunday, June 8. Pastor Chad Parker will speak at 9:45 a.m. Evening worship will be held 6 p.m. The evening topic will be The Discipline of Fasting. Fellowships and classes for all ages are held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 803-649-3967 or visit www.gracechurchaiken.com.

Rosa Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Menís and Fatherís Day service on Sunday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m. Minister Lanard Briggs will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-649-7525. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Smith Jr. is the pastor.

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125 Martin, will hold its annual Youth Explosion service on Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Henry Harley of Sweet Water Baptist Church in Barnwell. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Union Baptist Church of Aiken will hold Ordination Services for the Rev. Alonzo Moody on Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Willie Simmons will be the guest speaker.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Menís Day Program on Sunday, June 8, at 8:45 a.m. Pastor John S. Battle, former M.B.A. Atlanta Hawk player, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.

The Family Life Worship Center will hold a Family and Friends Day service on Sunday, June 8, at 5 p.m. For more information, call 803-641-0218. Bishop Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor.

First Baptist Church of Windsor will hold an Emergency Personnel Appreciation service on Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Following the service, lunch will be provided, and a demonstration from some of the emergency departments will be held. For more information, call Bobby Paschal at 803-335-6157.

Jerusalem Baptist Church will hold a Fatherís Day/Menís Day service on Sunday, June 15, at 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Robert Butler will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Deacon Leon Kenner at 803-685-7805.

The Family Life Worship Center will hold a Fatherís Day Service on Sunday, June 15, at 11 a.m. There will also be a Fatherís Day dinner. For more information, call 803-641-0218. Bishop Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor.

A dedication service for Gospel of Deliverance Ext. II, 3604 Trolley Line Road, will be held on Sunday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. Bishop Dr. Walter Kearse Jr., staff and pastors will preside. Far & Nigh will be the guests. For more information, call 803-593-3500 or 803-593-2113.

Vacation Bible School

Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School scavenger hunt June 16 through 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme is Finding My Place in Godís Story. For more information or to register, call 803-648-6422 or visit www.cbcaiken.com.

Cumberland A.M.E. Church, 111 Kershaw St., will hold Vacation Bible School June 9 through 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 3 through 17. For more information, call 803-648-0036, 803-644-6052 or 803-514-2222.

Old Macedonia Baptist Church, 200 Macedonia Road, North Augusta, will hold Vacation Bible School June 9 through 12 at 6 p.m. each night.

Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. N.E., will hold Vacation Bible School June 9 through 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. This yearís theme will be Family Reunion, and will feature a two-track curriculum designed for youth and adults. The lesson topics are We Love (The Book of Ruth), We Obey (The Gospel of Luke), We Pray (I Samuel), We Grow (The Book of Acts) and We Celebrate (The Book of Revelation). For more information, call the church office at 803-648-9290.

Stiefeltown Baptist Church, 143 Springwood Loop, Warrenville, will hold its Vacation Bible School Kickoff on Wednesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration and Kids Safe activities will be held at that time, as well as representatives from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, S.C. forestry, Burnettown Police Department, the GVW Fire Department and other agencies. Vacation Bible School will be held June 22 through 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., and classes will be open to ages Pre-K through middle school.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will hold Vacation Bible School June 16 through 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is Praise Break: Celebrating the Works of God. All ages are welcome and the public is invited to attend. The Rev. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, call 803-279-1493.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold Vacation Bible School June 9 through 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. This yearís theme will be Celebrating the Works of God. For more information or to volunteer, call the church office at 803-471-3426.

Reddís Branch Baptist Church, 390 Reddís Branch Road, Vacation Bible School/Bible Boot Camp June 10 through 13 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for pre-K through adults. For more information, call 803-648-3194.

Vacation Bible School at Saint Paul Lutheran will be held July 20 through 25 with the theme Come Join us for a Jungle Safari. Programs are for ages pre-K through adult. There will be a light dinner at 5:15 p.m., with the program from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. For more information or to register, call 803-649-4021 or visit www.vacationbibleschool.com/stpaul2014.

Bethlehem Baptist Church of Graniteville will hold Vacation Bible School on June 16 through 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. Dr. James Abraham is the pastor. For more information, call Elease Mathis at 803-2151805 or 803-663-3835.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, will hold SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School June 8 through 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The program is open to all children ages 4 through fifth grade. Pre-registration is recommended so adequate printed materials, crafts and snacks are available. A closing program and family luau will be held on Thursday, June 12. For more information, call 803-279-6441.

Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2300 Edgefield Highway N., will hold its Vacation Bible School June 9 through 13 at 6 p.m. The Rev. Lester A. Smalls is the pastor.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Salley, will hold Vacation Bible School June 9 through 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The theme will be Jungle Safari. The Rev. Henry Cook is the pastor.

Central Baptist Church, 1625 Wire Road, will hold Fun on the Farm: Scavenger Hunt Vacation Bible School Finding Your Place in Godís Story June 21 through 25. Bible school will begin on Saturday, June 21, at 9 a.m. with the Big Farm Festival. VBS will continue June 22 through 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Buddy Brinkly at 803-642-0812.

Little Stevenís Creek Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for All Ages June 7 through 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme will be Willieís Redneck Rodeo: Lassoing Five Values from Parables of Jesus. It will features stories from ďDuck DynastyísĒ Robertson Family.

St. William Catholic Church will hold Vacation Bible School with the theme Jungle Safari June 23 through 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly.

Ridge Spring Baptist Church will hold SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School June 22 through 27. Supper and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Commencement will be held on Friday at 6 p.m.

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.

Culbert Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 647 Elko St., Williston, will hold its annual revival June 16 through 20 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Dr. Michael Ross, pastor of New Ebenezer Church, Columbia, will be the guest preacher. All are welcome. The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Cook Sr. is the pastor.

Rosa Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, Wagener, will hold its summer revival beginning on Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr., pastor of Ocean Grove Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Revival will continue July 14 through 16 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Dennis Jeffcoat, pastor of Greater Blessing Missionary Baptist Church, St. Matthews, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-649-7525. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Smith Jr. is the pastor.

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Salley, will hold its annual summer revival June 30 through July 3 at 7 p.m. nightly. The revival will climax on Sunday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m. The revivalist for the week will be Pastor George L. Brightharp of the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Pastor Curtis Blocker, of St. John Baptist Church, will be the revivalist on Sunday. For more information, call 803-215-2991. The Rev. K.E. Waldo is the pastor.

Anniversaries/Homecomings

Caledonia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the anniversary of its E. Chandler Choir on Sunday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Everette Chandler is the pastor.

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125 Martin, will celebrate its 140th church anniversary on Sunday, June 22, at 11 a.m. The theme is Moving Forward by Faith. The Rev. Riley Brown, of Zion Grove Baptist Church, Martin, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2300 Edgefield Highway N., will celebrate the anniversary of its Senior Choir on Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 803-649-1706. The Rev. Lester A. Smalls is the pastor.

Culbert Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 647 Elko St., Williston, will celebrate its 152nd church anniversary on Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. The Rev. William Blount, pastor of Greater Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta, will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall following worship. The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Cook Sr. is the pastor.

St. Noah Church of God in Christ, 261 Charleston St., will celebrate its church anniversary on Sunday, June 8, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Marvin Hughes will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-648-7446 or 803-645-6621. Elder Roy Hooker II is the pastor.

The Bethlehem Baptist Church of Graniteville will celebrate Pastor James Abrahamís 26th pastoral anniversary on Sunday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Claude Harris and the New Life Church of God in Christ of Augusta will be in charge of the services. Everyone is invited. 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, Gilbert, will host a Chicken Bog Supper and Gospel Sing on Saturday, June 7, at 5 p.m. featuring Oasis and Jordan River. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-657-5996.

New Beginning Congregational Holiness Church, 2464 Columbia Highway N., will hold a gospel sing featuring The Stills and Chosen on Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-761-4207.

The Canticum Youth Choir will perform in concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, on Saturday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Canticum is a four-part youth choir made up of about 30 high school students and young adults based in Scania in the South of Sweden. For more information, call 803-649-4021.

Comedian Tommy Ingram will perform at New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Georgia, on Saturday, June 21, as part of its Saturday Night Live program. For more information, call 706-796-7880.

Miscellaneous

Union Baptist Church will hold its fourth annual Menís Day Cook-Off and Family Fun day on Saturday, June 14, at noon. For more information, call 803-642-2211.

Almond Branch Baptist Church, 334 Church St., will hold a Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Deborah Burnett at 803-443-5750.

The House of David Embassy International presents Rehoboth in celebration of its new location, 510 Augusta Road, Edgefield. Apostle Eric Best from Louisville, Georgia, will be the guest speaker on Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Apostle Jessie Simmons from Greenwood will be the guest speaker on Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive, will hold a fundraiser for the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a bake sale, silent auction and lunch cafe.

Temple of God Ministries of Wagener will hold its Friends and Family Day on Saturday, June 14, at noon. Pastor Ronnie Tyler, of Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, will be the guest speaker. The event will feature a water slide, space walk, food and singing. For more information, call 803-260-0744 or 803-260-0771.

The Womenís Ministry of Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 West Five Notch Road, will host its 100 Women in Hats and 100 Men in Ties Prayer Program on Sunday, June 29, at 5 p.m. Speakers from area churches and HGWPM will speak on The Lordís Prayer. All women are asked to wear their most beautiful hats and men are asked to wear their most stylish ties. The Rev. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, call 803-279-1493.

Henry Summerall Jr. leads a Bible study on the Epistle of 1 Peter on Wednesday evening at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 902 Hitchcock Drive. Fellowship and light refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. with the study from 7 to 8 p.m.

New Life Outreach Ministries, St. Noah Church of God in Christ and Light of the World Jesus Ministries will hold the 2014 For Jesus Christ Praise Fest on Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Perry Memorial Park in Aiken sponsored by. There will be a free cookout for the public, gospel music and the word of God. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 706-496-4690 or 803-226-1516.

New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Georgia, will hold community basketball every Friday at 7 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 706-796-7880.

New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Georgia, will hold a security workshop titled No Church Left Behind on Saturday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. Chief Clayton with the Richmond County Sheriffís Department will be the speaker. This is a free event. For more information, call 706-796-7880.

New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Georgia, will hold a Health & Fitness Session with speaker Crystal Neal, exercise physiologist, on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 706-796-7880.

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. Maryís 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

Bethlehem Lutheran Church will hold Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

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.

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 526 Hitchcock Parkway, Aiken will hold Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. followed by the worship service 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 ncpcaiken.org.

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 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Small group study will be held at 10 a.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.

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.

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 10 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.

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, 385 Cedar Branch Road, Windsor, will hold church services on the first, third and fourth Sunday at 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call 803-641-0116 or 803-642-5246. The Rev. Charles Jenkins Sr. is the pastor.

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 womenís 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 CBNís ď700 Club.Ē 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 churchís 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 Childrenís Ministry, leads Childrenís 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 Elkoís 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 churchís 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 Godís 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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