Religion briefs for Nov. 27

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold an ordination service for Minister Tonya Hankerson Bradburn at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. The Rev. Elliott Bing will be the guest speaker. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. For more information, call 803-279-1493 or visit www.hammondgrove.com.

The Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold worship services Sunday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker LaRahna Hughes-Johnson will present Gratitude Is Good Medicine, a message based on the quote from Alan Cohen “Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows and the more power you have to use it on your behalf.” 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 Youth Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

Rocksville Baptist Church in Gloverville will hold its 19th pastoral appreciation service for the Rev. William H. Booker Sr. at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The Rev. Eric Butler will be the guest speaker.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will sing morning prayers at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in Advent through Dec. 20. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-593-2241.

Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2930 Glenn Hills Drive, Augusta, will hold its Christmas in the Chapel service at noon Wednesday, Dec. 16. Judy Ruffin, organist at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, will be the guest organist Lunch will be served in the L.R. Neal Family Life Center after the program. The Rev. Herman “Skip” Mason Jr. is the pastor.

The Family Life Worship Center will hold its Thanksgiving Service at noon Thursday, Nov. 26. All are welcome. Dr. Gehazel Williams is the pastor. For more information, call 803-648-3474.

An installation service for the Rev. Cornelius C. Jenkins, pastor of Summerville Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. T.C. Edwards is the pastor.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta, will hold an ordination service for Minister Mira Hobbs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. The Rev. James A. Hogan will be the guest speaker. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold a Holy Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold a Candlelight Communion service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Paul Kelly, of Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Augusta. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring the Heart’s Song Quartet and the Heritage 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 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.

A Community Benefit Christmas Gospel Fest concert will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta. The concert will have the theme Celebrating the Birth of Our Savior in Unity and will feature various male chorus groups from the Georgia. The concert will be hosted by the First Providence Men in Christ.

The Tiger River gospel group will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Highland Pines Baptist Church. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

The Edisto Singers will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at West Creek Baptist Church, 248 Church Road, Batesburg; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Springfield First Baptist Church, 3406 Surrey Race Road, Springfield; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Faith Riders Fellowship Church, 157 W. Frontage Road; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Pauline Church of Christ, 3036 Fairview Road, Leesville; and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Wagener United Methodist Church, 152 Columbia Road, Wagener. For more information, call Michele Kirkland-Burnett at 803-564-6272.

The Columbia County Choral Society will perform Christmas Through the Ages featuring the music of John Rutter at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 Belair Road, Evans, Georgia. Admission is $15.

Sisters in Christ will attend a taping of the “Club 36” show featuring Dorothy Spaulding from 10 a.m. to noon at WBPI-TV 49, 1750 Knox Ave., North Augusta. The taping will be followed by lunch, testimony and a tour of the station. The cost is $12 per plate. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Ellen Mongan at 706-833-3529 or visit littlepinkdressministry.blogspot.com.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville, will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mass at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. A reception will be held after Mass. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-593-2241.

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.

The Men’s Ministry of the University Parkway Church of God, 1761 University Parkway, will hold its seventh annual Christmas tree/wreath fundraiser Nov. 27 through Dec. 19 or until trees are sold out. All trees and wreaths are fresh-cut Frazier firs. Trees will be sold from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 803-646-3831 or 706-840-4954.

Aiken Prays! a non-denominational women’s prayer group sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive. Women of the Aiken area are invited to attend as prayers are offered for the community, the country and for personal needs. Prayers can either be silent or aloud. Reservations are required, and the deadline to RSVP is Monday, Dec. 7. For more information or to RSVP, call Susan at 803-648-8126.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold a Men’s Bible Study with Deacon Henderson Phiniezy Jr. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. For more information, call 803-471-3426.

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.