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.

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

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 17579 Atomic Road, will hold its Men's & Women's Day service Sunday, June 30.


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.

Randall Branch Baptist Church, 157 Palmetto Farms Road, will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 5-8. The Rev. James Oliphant, pastor of Shiloh Fellowship Church, will be the guest speaker. Westley Guyton is the pastor. For more information, email 803-443-2922.

Oakwood Baptist Church will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly July 29 through Aug. 1 at Randall Branch Baptist Church, 157 Palmetto Farms Road. The Rev. Dr. Curtis Blocker, pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Langley, will be the guest speaker. For more information, email


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.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th church anniversary with the dedication of a S.C. Historical Marker and a brick dedication at 2 p.m. The anniversary service will begin at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. William T. Johnston, pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton will be the guest speaker. All are welcome. The Rev. Rubin W. Jackson is the pastor.

Coleman Ridge Baptist Church, 1605 McCreight Road, Ridge Spring, will celebrate the sixth pastoral anniversary of TJ Conley and First Lady Darlene Conley at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7. For more information, call 803-685-7661.

Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2300 Edgefield Highway, will celebrate the 59th anniversary of its senior choir at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23.


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

Vacation Bible School

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


The Jubilee Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the gymnasium at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share during lunch after the program. For more information, call Tammi McLaughlin, club president, at 803-443-9631.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold an anniversary banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Aiken Electric Cooperative, 2790 Wagener Road. The Rev. Dr. Albert James, pastor of Second Providence Baptist Church in North Augusta, will be the guest speaker. Admission is $8 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The Rev. Rubin W. Jackson is the pastor.

Chapel Emmanuel, 2631-A Andrews Circle, will hold a Youth Taco Evening with the Word at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13.For more information, call Shay at 803-522-7165.

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.