Religion briefs on July 1

Special services

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) will hold services Sunday, June 16, at 1024 Brookhaven Drive. Worship in silence begins at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome. For more information or directions, call Brenda at 803-648-6020 or 803-640-9650.

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.

Valley Fair Baptist Church, 900 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold its fifth Sunday Ministering to Seniors worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 30. All are welcome. For more information, visit valleyfairbptch.org. The Rev. Troy Nipper is the pastor.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 17579 Atomic Road, will hold its Men's & Women's Day service at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23.

Revivals

St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langely, will hold its summer revival July 15-17 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. James E. Holiday, pastor of Bushy Pond Baptist Church in Norway, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Blocker is the pastor. For more information, call 803-508-2136.

Zion Field Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 2019 summer revival at 7 p.m. nightly June 18-20. The Rev. Joe Singleton of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Williston will speak on Tuesday; the Rev. Dr. Jerry Corbett of Mt. Anna Baptist Church in Aiken will be the speaker on Wednesday; and the Rev. Darrell Blocker of Jordon Baptist Church in Williston, will speak on Thursday.

Mine Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 1799 Johnston Highway, Johnston, will hold a Youth Revival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24-26. Youth of all ages are welcome. The Rev. Johnny Peterson is the pastor.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will hold its three-day Summer Revival at 7 p.m. nightly June 19-21. Pastor Adrian Staley of Ascending Faith Ministries will be the guest speaker.

Anniversaries/Homecomings

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will celebrate its 145th church anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23. The Rev. Barney Glover, pastor of Virgin Mary Baptist Church in Allendale, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Music/dramas

The Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will hold its monthly gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Jordan River and the Shireys 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 midgsc.com.

Vacation Bible School

Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 16, through Tuesday, June 18. The kickoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Family Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Incoming kindergarten through sixth grade students are welcome to participate. Pre-register at the church or online at https://forms.gle/oBFUTAwkiMYF6HLU9.

St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21.The theme is Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good. For more information, visit stjaiken.org or call the church office at 803-648-6891.

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 5:15 to 8 p.m. June 16-21. The theme is ROAR, and will feature Bible-learning activities, singing, games, treats and more.This year’s mission effort will provide nutrition packets and health check-ups for moms and babies in Zambia, Africa. ROAR is open to kids ages 3 through fifth grade. For more information, call the church office at 803-649-4021.

Zion Hill Baptist Church in Wagener will hold Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. nightly June 17-20. The theme is World Changers: Leading Through Action. All are welcome. Rubin Jackson is the pastor.

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 526 Hitchcock Parkway, will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12. The theme is Miraculous Mission. For more information or to register, visit ncpcaiken.org.

Miscellaneous

The Deacons and Deaconesses of Historical Silver Bluff Baptist Church, 360 Old Jackson Highway, Jackson, will hold a Soul Food Dinner Sale beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. FOr more information, call 803-827-0706. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor.

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold a Youth Day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. The event will feature basketball, games, prizes, food and fellowship. The program is for youth ages middle school and older.

The Valley Fair Baptist Church Deaconess Ministry & Mother's Board will hold a Greenleaf Tea Fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the church, 900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. FOr more information, call First Lady Emeritus Linda R. Coleman at 803-649-9817 or visit valleyfairbptch.org. The Rev. Troy Nipper is the pastor.

Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St., Barnwell, will hold an Angel Wings food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. 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.

A native of Aiken, Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.