Religion briefs for Nov. 6

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 17519 Atomic Road, will hold a service honoring all active duty military members and veterans at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Joseph Williams, pastor of Ocean Grove and Frost Branch baptist churches will be the honored guest. The Rev. Paul Bush is the pastor.

The Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold worship services Sunday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. Master Drummer Bolokada Conde will be leading the congregation to the Rhythm of Our Heart. Conde is a master drummer in the Mande tradition, specializing in the djembe drum. He has been recognized in his native country of Guinea for his artistry. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.AikenUU.org.

St. Noah Church of God in Christ, 261 Charleston St., will hold its annual Jericho March Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Elder Donnell Williams and the Rev. Michael and Sister Marlena Frazier will be the special guests. Elder Roy Hooker is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-7446 or 803-645-6621.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its Family and Friends Day service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

Richland Springs Baptist Church, 1895 Duncan Road, Ward, will hold an Old Fashion Day service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Four Mile Baptist Church, 601 Jackson Ave., New Ellenton, will hold an installation service for the Rev. Christopher Holley Sr. at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The Rev. Radford Roundtree, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Jackson and New Hopeful Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Georgia, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-652-1717.

Olive Branch Baptist Church, 407 Urquhart Drive, Beech Island, will hold its annual Friends and Family service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The Bethany Baptist Church Male Choir of Blackville, the CSRA Inspirational Gospel Choir, the Rev. Judson Scott and the Israelite Baptist Church Choirs will be the special guests. For more information, call 803-599-9691. The Rev. Benjamin Ryans is the pastor.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold its annual Men’s and Women’s Day service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Anthony Martin and the Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Harlem, Georgia, will be the special guests. The theme will be Men and Women at Work for Christ, 2 Timothy 2:15 (TLB). For more information, visit www.ham mondgrove.com.

Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church, 96 Edisto St., Johnston, will hold its Veterans Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Veterans in the community will be honored for their service to our country. The film, “Captured Grace,” about Lois Zamperini, will be shown as part of the program. For more information, call 803-275-3418.

Silver Bluff Baptist Church, 360 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island, will hold its annual Men’s Day Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Johnny Smith, of Rosie Hill Baptist Church, will be the guest minister. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor.

Solid Rock Church, 3079 Old Powder House Road, will hold a Veterans Day worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. All active-duty, former and retired members of the military and their families are invited. A lunch will be held after the service. For more information or to make reservations for the luncheon, call 803-642-6715.

First Baptist Church of Gloverville will hold its revival at 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 8 through 11.

Cedar Branch Baptist Church will hold its one-night fall revival at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Rev. Wesly Guyton, of Oakwood Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Corinth Baptist Church, 805 Main St. .S, New Ellenton, will host several area churches in the New Ellenton Area for an Atomic City Awakening, a cross-denominational revival, at 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 8 through 12. A different pastor will lead the service each night. For more information, call 803-300-1938.

Silver Bluff Baptist Church, 360 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island, will hold its one-day fall revival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Darrell Blocker, of Jordan Baptist Church in Williston, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-827-0706. The Rev. Marvin Morgan is the pastor.

First Baptist Church of Gloverville will hold its homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Cedar Branch Baptist Church will celebrate its 149th church anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Otis Kitchings, of Baughmanville Baptist Church of Wagener, will be the guest speaker.

The Jacksonville Missionary Baptist Church Youth and Teen Ministry will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Jacksonville Ensemble Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the church, 528 Chalk Bed Road, Graniteville.

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will celebrate the 29th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Nathaniel Odom at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. The Rev. Anthony Gadson, pastor of St. Peter Baptist Church of Williston, will be the messenger for the service. For more information, call 803-584-4254.

The Jordan Missionary Baptist Church of Williston will celebrate its 127th church anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Anthony Broadwater, pastor of the Pierce Grove Baptist Church in Augusta, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Darrell Blocker is the pastor.

Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Road, North Augusta, will celebrate the 54th anniversary of its male chorus at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. For more information, call 803-279-2501.

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its gospel chorus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. For more information, call 803-584-4254. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. N.E., will celebrate its 149th at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Corbitt and the Mount Anna Baptist Church family will be the special guests. Dinner will be served. For more information, call 803-648-9290.

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 220 Center St., Perry, will celebrate its 143rd Church Anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The Rev. Curtis L. Belton and Smyrna Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.

Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its male chorus at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Various choirs will join in the celebration. For more information, call Deacon Arthur Kenner at 803-685-5453.

Bethany Full Gospel Church No. 2, 104 Sabra Ave., New Ellenton, will celebrate the fourth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Trudy S. Boyd at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Apostle Stephanie McLeod, of the Kingdom Harvest Center Ministries, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 803-837-0669 or 803-599-9313.

The Emmanuel Temple Fellowship of Faith will hold a Gospel Explosion concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Victorious Ministries, 705 Richland Ave. E. Yaskia Brooks, Zaire Lil’Zing Matthews, Brandon Hart, William Tyler IV, Lashonda Dunbar, the Gospel Warriors, Deron Gee, Agw Stage Plays, Flyaway Record and more will perform. RL Sheppard will be the special guest. Laron Evans will be the master of ceremony. For more information, call 803-480-4080 or 803-646-6841. Annette Dickerson is the pastor.

Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, featuring Jordan River and the Believers Quartet. A love offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to bring finger foods. For more information, call Brenda Crosby at 803-719-1289 or visit www.midgsc.com.

The Rollins Christian Big Band will perform Saturday, Nov. 7, at noon at the St. John’s Apple Festival and at 4 p.m. at Methodist Oaks, 1000 Methodist Oaks Drive, Orangeburg. The group will also perform Friday, Dec. 4, at the South Aiken Church of God.

The Rollins Brass will perform at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, on Sunday, Dec. 20, during the church’s Lessons and Carols service.

Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church Inc., 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold its Christmas Cantata at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. For more information, call 803-278-4051.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Musical Explosion at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The concert will feature Thelma Robinson, Shellea Ward, Delorse Byrd, Terrance Jackson and other choirs. For more information, call Jackie Bates at 803-292-1817.

Jason Crabb will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Christian Heritage Church, 285 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville. For more information, visit www.christianheritage church.com.

The Band Kelley will perform in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Eureka First Baptist Church, 173 Johnston Highway, Trenton. The service will be led by the youth. For more information, call 803-648-7569 or 803-645-7700.

The Women’s Ministry of Runs Baptist Church is sponsoring a shopping trip to the Tanger Outlets near Savannah, Georgia. The trip will be held Saturday, Nov. 21. The bus will leave the church’s parking lot, 717 Williston Road, at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call Betty Gallman at 803-215-2165 or Carolyn Neal at 803-257-4708. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The Lutheran Men in Mission will hold a barbecue benefit for Carson Hatcher from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1186 Mount Calvary Road. Plates are $8, and include pulled pork, baked beans, slaw and bread. Barbecue will also be available for purchase at $9 per pound, and desserts will also be available. Since March, Carson has spent 18 weeks in the hospital and has had 3 surgeries with most recent hospitalization in Cincinnati. Tickets available from Jim Campbell, Ridge Auto Service in Ridge Spring, M&H Drugs in Johnston, General Supply (NAPA) in Saluda, Joe Derrick, Bill Hallman, Eric Carlson, Joey Fox, Butch Austin Christopher Derrick, Ronnie Horne, Felder Sanders, Edward Satcher, Rucker Williams, Jimmy Yonce, Michel Rodgers, Wayne Asbill and the church by calling 803-685-7523.

An American businessman who lived and worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, will speak at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Solid Rock Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road. For more information, call 803-522-0607.

New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 407 Urquhart Drive, Beech Island, will hold its Family and Friends Day at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The Rev. Benjamin Ryans is the pastor. For more information, call 803-827-1254.

An Angel Wings food giveaway will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Greater Faith Ministries, 150 Charles St. First-time participants must bring proof of residence and a picture ID. For more information, call 803-259-0405.

A beginner/intermediate drumming class will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. Bolokada Conde, master drummer and expert of Malinke rhythms, will lead the class. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There are a limited number of drums available. For more information or to reserve a space, call 803-644-8930 or email julieevonn@gmail.com.

Four Mile Baptist Church, 601 Jackson Ave., New Ellenton, will hold a community cleanup at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Fried fish and grits will be served after the cleanup. For more information, call 803-652-1717. The Rev. Christopher Holley Sr. is the pastor.

Corinth Baptist Church, 805 Main St. .S., New Ellenton, will hold a giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7.

New Beginning Congregational Holiness Church, 2464 Columbia Highway N., will hold a Fall Festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The event will feature free food, games and prizes. For more information, call 803-761-2166. The Rev. Charles Wilson is the pastor.

Greater Faith Fellowship Church, 573 Town Creek Road, will hold Continental Breakfast Fellowships from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Sundays beginning Nov. 8. The breakfast fellowships will be held until February 2016. For more information, call 803-648-6568. Dr. Olen I. Jessie Sr. is the senior pastor. Gladiola S. Jessie is the pastor.

Four Mile Baptist Church, 601 Jackson Ave., New Ellenton, will hold its annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. For more information, call 803-652-1717. The Rev. Christopher Holley Sr. is the pastor.

The Aiken Prays!, an interdenominational women’s prayer group, will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Red Bowl Asian Bistro, 2645 Whiskey Road. Participants may pray aloud or silently, and are welcome to stay for a Dutch treat lunch after prayer time. For more information or to make a reservation, call Susan 803-648-8126.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold a church building fund rally at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

St. Gerard of Aiken, 640 Edrie St. N.E., will hold a Church Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will feature food, a silent auction, vendors and children’s activities. Vendor spots are $20. For more information or to reserve a space, call 803-649-3203 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays or call Janet Menefee at 803-292-5240 or 803-641-5006.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., will hold its Apple Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The event will feature entertainment, children’s activities including face painting and games, the Bookworm Corner, breakfast and lunch at the Apple Seed Cafe, Second Hand Rose clothing consignment, crafts, a silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit the Stand at the Crossroads ministries, the Salvation Army of Aiken and St. John’s Mother’s Day Out/Preschool Scholarship and playground funds.

Old Storm Branch Baptist Church, 163 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island, will hold a three-day women’s conference Nov. 20 through 22. The conference will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a Praise and Worship Service. The Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman will be the guest speaker. An inspirational women’s panel will speak at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and a continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. The church will hold its annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday. Minister Tina Anderson will be the guest speaker. Women should dress in charcoal gray and gold.

St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langley, will offer seminary training the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 803-593-6684.

Tai Chi will be offered in the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 900 Kerr Drive, from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays.