Church Calendar - May 17, 2017

All events listed here are open to the public:

New Church

Christ Community Church, a new Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, is being formed in Barnwell County. They invite all to join them on Sunday mornings at the Barnwell County Family YMCA at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study and 10:30 a.m. for worship. For more information, please call (803) 259-5653.

Anniversary Services

Bethany Missionary Baptist Church (9 Levy Lane, Blackville) will celebrate their 125th church anniversary May 16 through Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. On Wednesday, May 17, Rev. Allen Keitt of Capernaum Baptist in Denmark will be guest speaker while Rev. Anthony Moore of Thankful Baptist in Estill will speak on Thursday, May 18. The celebration will close out on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sanka Davis Sr., pastor of Rome Baptist in Denmark.

Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church (1198 S. Charleston Avenue, Fairfax) will celebrate their 140th anniversary on May 16-18 at 7 p.m. nightly. They will conclude on Sunday, May 21 at 11 a.m.

Silver Spring Missionary Baptist Church (347 Woodrow Doby Road, Williston) will have their 70th Usher Board Anniversary Program on Sunday, May 21 beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday school.

Springfield Missionary Baptist Church (13225 Hwy. 278, Barnwell) will celebrate the 91st Usher’s Anniversary on May 21 at 3 p.m.

Thankful Grove Young Adult Choir (1810 Old Barnwell Road, Williston) will celebrate their 15th Choir Anniversary on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m.

St. Peter Male Chorus Anniversary Sunday will be Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church (Hwy. 37, Elko).

Ned Branch Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus will celebrate their 4th anniversary on Saturday, May 27 at 3 p.m. at the church (187 Ned Branch Ave., Barnwell).

St. Mary Baptist Church (474 Hwy. 125, Martin) will hold its 91st Ushers’ Anniversary program on May 28 at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Henry Ingram, pastor of Hazel Grove Baptist in Beech Island. For more info, call (803) 584-4254.

Thankful Grove Usher’s Ministry (1810 Old Barnwell Road, Williston) will celebrate their 91st Usher’s Anniversary on Sunday, May 28 beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by church service at 11 a.m. They are asking the Usher’s Ministries from other churches to render a selection or speaker.

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church’s 120th anniversary will be celebrated June 4 at 10 a.m. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Sister Priscilla Brodus. Sermon will be by Rev. Joe Williams, pastor of Frost Branch Baptist Church in Williston.

Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, will honor their pastor, Rev. Darrell Blocker, and Elite Lady Cynthia Blocker on their 6th Pastoral Anniversary on June 4 at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Albert James and the Second Providence Baptist Church family are the guests. For more info call (706) 836-2335.

Greater Faith Ministries (179 Calhoun Street, Barnwell) will celebrate their pastor’s 29th pastoral anniversary on June11 at 5 p.m. For more information call 803-259-0405.

Special Services

Culbert Branch Missionary Baptist Church will have Worship in the Town Park on Sunday, May 21 at the Williston Town Park beginning with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. They will play games and have lunch after worship. The public is invited.

Women’s Programs

Macedonia Baptist Church (3572 Dexter Street, Blackville) will have their annual Woman’s Day Program on Sunday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Dr. Stacey Lee, daughter of the house at Beulah Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga.

Revival Services

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (5032 Fellowship Road, Williston) will hold their annual youth revival beginning Tuesday, May 16 and continuing through Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be: Rev. Warren Murdock on Tuesday, Rev. Joseph Williams on Wednesday and Rev. Allen Keitt on Thursday.

Vacation Bible Schools

Friendship Baptist Church, Barnwell, will have Vacation Bible School May 28 through June 1. The theme is “Galactic Starveyors” (focus Bible verses Colossians 1:15-16). Classes will range from the nursery to adults. Supper will be served 5:30 p.m. each evening. Assembly will begin at 6 p.m. and classes will be immediately following assembly.

Gospel Celebrations

Daughters of the King will present A Gospel Celebration on Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m. at Born Again Church (14391 Church Street, Williston). It will feature New Five Gospel of Springfield, The Anointed Mims Singers of North Carolina, The Colleton Spiritulaires of Charleston, New Gospel Tones of Elko, Charles Mobley & Chosen Vessels, Willie Lewis & The Lady Gospel Angel of Hopkins, The Silvernetts of Bishopville, Sisters in Christ of Lugoff and Bright Stars of Augusta, Ga. For more info, call (803) 571-7289 or (803) 383-1293.

A birthday appreciation for Sister JoAnn Wiggins of the Traveling Stars will be held Saturday, May 20 at 5 p.m. This gospel Program will take place at the Holy Ghost Headquarters (1452 Sunshine Road, Blackville). For more information, call Sam Wiggins (803) 383-3211.

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