WHERE WE WORSHIP: BLANEY BAPTIST CHURCH

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Address: 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin Phone: (803) 438-3161

Fax: (803) 438-4528

Interim pastor: The Rev. Dr. Ron Farrar

Membership: More than 500

Worship schedule: Sundays: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship; 6 p.m. Bible study. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. church supper; 6:45 p.m. youth Bible study; 7 p.m. adult Bible study.

Brief church history: Blaney Baptist was organized into a Southern Baptist church on March 12, 1905. Centennial events have been planned throughout this year, including a homecoming celebration this Sunday.

What makes this church special: “Blaney Baptist offers the Elgin community a family of faith, hope and love in action – sharing God in exciting and caring ways. Among the many activities of the church is a fall clothes giveaway, sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Union.

“The church stands tall just one block off Main Street in the growing town of Elgin.”

-Sonny Smith, church member

“Where we worship . . .” is a weekly feature on B2 asking readers to tell us about their houses of worship.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Each Saturday on MetroTwo, we will feature a place of worship in the Midlands. To tell us about where you worship, send this information:

* The place of worship, religion/denomination, address, phone number and worship service schedule.

* A brief history of your place of worship and what makes it special, why you choose to worship there, how it’s involved in the community, etc.

* Your name and a daytime phone number.

* A photo of the exterior of the building (we can return photos only if you included a self-addressed envelope).

Send “Where we worship . . .” information and photos to Christina Knauss, The State, P.O. Box 1333, Columbia, SC 29202 or e-mail cknauss@thestate.com. Please keep in mind that we have limited space; sometimes we may need to edit your submission for length.Caption:

PHOTO: BWBlaney Baptist Church

October 22, 2005 | State, The (Columbia, SC)Page: B2 | Section: METRO/REGION

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