Religion briefs on July 1

Special services

Kingdom Life Worship Center will hold services at 10 a.m. Sunday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-593-6723.

Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Buddy Brinkley is the pastor.

Clearwater Branch Baptist Church, 235 Crooked Creek Road, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by morning worship services at 11 a.m. and evening worship services at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Bible study will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. The special guests will be the Rev. Dr. George C. Miller III and Elim Baptist Church of Augusta. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, email

Ocean Grove Baptist Church, 12 Ocean Grove Road, will hold its annual Women's Day service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Minister Deonne Brown of Thankful Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Williston will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information,c all 803-357-2890 or 803-649-7098.


Indian Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the pastor's anniversary for the Rev. Dr. Anthony Wilson at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. The Rev. Cornelius C. Jenkins and the Friendship Baptist Church Choir will be the special guests.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, 170 Old Barnwell Road, will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Wilbert A. Newman Jr. and First Lady Phyllis Newman at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Pastor Darrell Blocker of the Jordan Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.


The Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will hold its monthly gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Forever Changed and the Called Quartet will perform. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to provide finger foods. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289, visit the Facebook page or

A Gospel Concert/Fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road. For more information or to RSVP, call Sister Ruth Thomas at 803-270-0311, Sister Annie Butler at 803-761-4555 or Minister Mary Brown at 803-508-9951.

Ben Waites will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2094 Columbia Highway N. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. 


Wagener International Pentecostal Holiness Church, 105 Holiness Church Road, Wagener, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 9. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The funds will be used to help with improvements to the church. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. followed by worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

A women's prayer luncheon titled Feet First – Walking in Love will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 313 Simpkins St., Edgefield. It will feature music, messages, blessings, prayer, soup and fellowship. Those attending should bring non-perishable food items and make a donation to local food banks. The Rev. David Thompson, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Ridge, will lead the event. Jay B. Aiken with Edgefield Methodist Church and the Columbia County Choral Society, will lead the music. Louise Greenway Dent, guidance counselor at J.D. Lever Elementary School and former Clemson basketball and WNBA star, will share her testimony and Essie Nicholson and deborah Henderson will share their views on food insecurity and poverty in Edgefield County. For more information or to reserve a space, email by Wednesday, Jan. 23.

GriefShare classes will be held at 4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 27, at Building 3 in Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. The classes are for those who are in mourning the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit

DivorceCare classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and 30, at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road. The classes are for those who are separated or recently divorced. For more information, visit

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold an Angel Wings food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. First time applicants will need a valid ID. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

Helpful Hands Ministries Inc., Mobile Food Bank will be in downtown Ridge Spring from 10 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday. The supporters are Cedar Creek (Ridge Campus), Dollar General, Episcopal Church of the Ridge, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, RSM Elementary School, Ridge Branch Baptist Church, Ridge Spring United Methodist Church and others.