MATTERS OF FAITH

PROGRAMS, SEMINARS

BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Health fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Health screenings (prostate, cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV/STD, diabetes, hepatitis, hearing) fitness, BMI and more. A nominal fee will be required for all blood work. 19 Ward Road, Lugoff. (803) 438-2574.

CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR: College Day for high school seniors, 10 a.m. Sunday at 3639 Pine Belt Road. Sponsored by the Youth Ministry, the free event will feature financial aid information, admission and scholarship applications from South Carolina colleges, universities and technical schools. Lunch will be served. (803) 546-0766.

PROPHETIC CONFERENCE II: 9 a.m. today at the Columbia Ramada Northeast, 7510 Two Notch Road. Guest speakers will be Tammy Sowell of St. Matthew’s First Baptist Church, Columbia, and Denise Chase of Kingdom Power Ministries International, Columbia. Maurice T. Bell of Kingdom Vision Dimensions International will speak at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Against All Odds Ministries. (803) 546-4009 or bremc43@hotmail.com.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH: Christian Family Budget Workshop, 9 a.m. Oct. 21. Financial consultant Tina Winterspoon will discuss money management, tithing, steps to becoming debt-free, credit cards and will answer audience questions. Brunch will be served. Sponsored by the Women’s Day Committee, the event is free, but call (803) 256-6903 to reserve a space. 1800 Germany St., Columbia.

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH: After-school program is seeking volunteers to work 2-6 p.m. weekdays at the Wiley Kennedy Family Life Center, 1037 Eastman St., Columbia. Call (803) 735-0410 to set up an interview.

CONCERTS, GATHERINGS

TRINITY CHURCH: Men’s ministry sportsman’s classic and wild game dinner, 10 a.m. today. Volleyball tournament, fishing seminars, outdoor games; dinner and speaker, comedian Lee McBride, 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1501 Hallbrook Drive (off Garners Ferry Road). (803) 776-9309.

SECOND NAZARETH BAPTIST CHURCH: Musical Choir anniversary concert, 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at 2336 Elmwood Ave., Columbia. (803) 256-0088.

FESTIVALS

POND BRANCH UMC: Fall festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21. Children’s activities, games, cakewalks, food and more. 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert.

SPECIAL SERVICES

BLANEY BAPTIST CHURCH OF ELGIN: Homecoming, 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be former pastor the Rev. Dr. Jim Salter. A meal will be served following worship. Women’s Missionary Union clothing giveaway, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 in the fellowship hall. The church is at the intersection of White Pond Road and Church Street, off U.S. 1, Elgin. (803) 438-3161.

CHAPPELLE MEMORIAL AME CHURCH: Family and Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Stephen Lee of St. James AME Church, Savannah, Ga.

FOREST DRIVE CHURCH: The Call to Worship, a program with Vineyard Music. 6 p.m. Sunday. 4128 Forest Drive, Columbia. Bold Truth youth event featuring Josh McDowell, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at Ben Lippen School Auditorium, 500 St. Andrews Road. Group preregistration rate, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more by Oct. 21; $15 at the door. (803) 787-3814.

MORRIS BROWN AME CHURCH: Service in celebration of the retirement of the Rev. Alonzo Middleton, senior presiding elder of the AME church. 5 p.m. Sunday, 13 Morris St., Charleston. Celebratory banquet 7 p.m. Friday, Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. 77 Calhoun St., Charleston. (843) 723- 1961.

NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Revival services, 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 6717 David St., Columbia. (803) 754-1812.

ST. MARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Jubilee Choir 121st anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. Sunday. 2700 Chestnut St., Columbia. (803) 256-7133.

SUTTON BRANCH BAPTIST: Recognition and appreciation service for Deacon Emeritus Ben T. Wood Jr., 3 p.m. Sunday at 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff. (803) 438-4811.

Send information for Matters of Faith to rbrooks@thestate.com or call (803) 771-8560.

October 14, 2006  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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