Matters of Faith


COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 and 11 with matinees at 4 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. Performances at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Admission free, but tickets required, call (803) 343-8555.

BLANEY BAPTIST: “Sing a Song of Christmas,” children’s program, 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner served following worship service. Church is at the intersection of White Pond Road and Church Street in Elgin. (803) 438-3161.

EDMUND FIRST BAPTIST: Christmas dinner, 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Church is at 6256 Edmund Highway (near intersection of S. C. 6 and 302).

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN: Christmas program by the University of South Carolina Concert Choir, 6 p.m. Sunday in sanctuary 1324 Marion St., (803) 799-9062.

IRMO FIRST BAPTIST: “Not That Far From Bethlehem,” original presentation features drama, interpretive movement and puppetry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 7068 Nursery Road, (803) 781-1345.

LAKE MURRAY BAPTIST: “This Man Called Jesus,” Christmas drama with seating capacity of 2,700. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 19; free. Friday performances are 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. (803) 356-3334.

LAKE WATEREE BAPTIST: Special service in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign missions. The Rev. Rolla Bradley Sr. at 10 a.m. Sunday 5856 River Road, at Dutchman Creek Bridge. (803) 337-2838.

LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Advent Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m. Sunday in Christ Chapel. 4201 N Main St.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST, Orangeburg; Christmas drive-through pageant, “Life of Christ,” 6-9 tonight, Saturday and Wednesday through Dec. 11 4000 River Banks Drive. (803) 531-0404.

NORTH TRENHOLM BAPTIST: “The Hanging of the Greens,” 7 p.m. Sunday at 6515 N Trenholm Road. (803) 787-2133.

PARK STREET BAPTIST: Missionaries Jack and Pam Malone will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434.

ST. TIMOTHY’S EPISCOPAL: Advent Evensong services, Wednesday through Dec. 22. Candlelight services with music begin at 5:30 p.m. 900 Calhoun St. (803) 783-2155.

ST. STEPHEN’S LUTHERAN: Groundbreaking service 9:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at 119 N Church St. Refreshments follow in the social hall. No Sunday school for children through the 12th grade. (803) 359-6562.

UNION UNITED METHODIST: Dive-through pageant, “The Living Story,” 6:45-9:45 tonight through Sunday. 7582 Woodrow St.

SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST: Church youth will lead the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday; “The Hanging of the Greens,” 9:30 a.m. Shady Grove Road. (803) 781-4832


MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST: “Taking Control,” men’s conference, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday 1908 Wilkinson St., Cayce. (803) 796-6776.


TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPTIST: FIRST BAPTIST: Pastor’s anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. Sunday 1004 Short St. (803) 254-4685.


FIRST BAPTIST: “Operation Christmas Child,” musical presentation by Columbia Combined Children’s Choirs for Christ, 6:30 p.m. Sunday Admission will be a love donation or one filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. 1306 Hampton St.

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE: “Lord Jesus, Come and Reign,” 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Reserved seating tickets $8. Performances will be held in the Belk Auditorium on the Presbyterian College Campus, Clinton. (864) 833-8317.


CALVARY CHAPEL NORTHEAST: Now meets at 132 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin (near I-20 and Spears Creek Church Road) Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; midweek Bible study, 7 p.m. (803) 754-0510.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN: Wednesdays at Noon luncheon series 11:45 a.m. in Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion St. Speaker from 12:25 -1 p.m. Hot meal, $5; soup and salad bar, $4. Reservations not required. (803) 799-9062, ext. 261.

HOLY APOSTLES ORTHODOX: St. Nicholas festival, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday at 724 Buff St., West Columbia. Crafts, food, church tours, more (803) 926-8744.

SUTTON BRANCH BAPTIST: Clothing giveaway, 8 a.m. Saturday Sponsored by the Women’s Enrichment Ministry. 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff.

December 3, 2004  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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