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Religion briefs for July 27, 2012




Vacation Bible School

Bethel Baptist Church will hold "Amazing Wonders in Aviation" Vacation Bible School July 22 through 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be classes available for preschoolers through adults.

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, will hold Vacation Bible School with the theme SonRise National Park July 29 through Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m, for ages 4K through fifth grade, as well as a special program for middle schoolers. Supper will be served nightly. Come early on the first night to register.

Special services

Pastor Steve Taylor will continue his sermon series on the book of Acts on Sunday, July 29, at Grace Church of Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, during the 9:45 a.m. service. During the service, Pastor Don Soule will serve as worship leader. A supervised nursery is available during all services. At 11 a.m., there will be a variety of Sunday school classes. Classes are available for adults, college and career young adults, and ladies. Grace Fellowship will meet in the church's pavillion facility at 11 a.m. During the 6 p.m. worship service, Taylor will speak and Don Faugl will serve as worship leader. For more information, visit www.gracechurchaiken.com.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Hitchcock Parkway, will hold services on Sunday, July 29, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church for ages 3 through first grade is provided. Substituting for Pastor Darrell Engle will be Ken Hechmer. He will deliver his sermon from Jonah 3:4-10 titled "Is there hope for America?" In lieu of evening worship at 6:30 p.m., the church is holding a Life App's Bible Study in the homes of various parishioners. Call the church for nearest location. For more information, call 642-6822 or visit cornerstonebc.com.

Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold services on Sunday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be "Poetry of Courage and Faith," and will be led by the Worship Committee. Members are encouraged to participate. This service was chosen to close out the month of July in which courage in the face of fear is the theme. Poetry or short prose readings that highlight how faith gives courage and strength are the focus. Since July is the anniversary of the founding of America, it is appropriate to recognize the strength of courage and conviction it took to issue the Declaration of Independence, but all examples of faith and courage are welcomed. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 10:30 a.m. Childcare is provided. For more information, visit www.AikenUUChurch.org.

Tonda Geter will preach her initial sermon on Sunday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin. Everyone is invited. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor

Kingdom Life Worship Center, 52 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville, will hold a deliverance service on Sunday, July 29, at 10 a.m. Come expecting a miracle. For more information, call Pastor Jerry Adams at (803) 979-2165, Evangelist Phyllis Adams at 593-6723 or Sister Dorothea Sease at 257-2526.

An ordination service for Minister Mary J. Ingram will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Beech Island, on Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul Bush is the pastor.

Revivals

Due to the loss of our building, Hayden Baptist Church will hold its annual revival at Aiken Electric Co-op, 2790 Wagener Road, from Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Tracy Wheeler, the pastor of Greater Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its Summer Revival Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers for the week are Monday - the Rev. Elroy Wilson of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Jackson; Tuesday - the Rev. Gordon Thomas of Ross Grove Baptist Church in Augusta; Wednesday - Bishop Hezekiah Pressley of New Beginning Ministries in Beech Island; Thursday - the Rev. Freddie Bush of Thankful Grove/Silver Springs Baptist in Williston. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor. For more information, call 471-3426.

First Baptist Church, 625 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will hold an evening of prayer on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., in preparation for the Just Give Me Jesus Revival to be held Sept. 21 and 22 at the James Brown Arena. The September event will feature Anne Graham Lotz, founder of AnGeL Ministries and daughter of renowned evangelist Billy Graham. For more information on either event, visit bit.ly/Ljda67, or call (706) 922-4800.

Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, will hold its annual summer revival Aug. 6-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest revivalists for the week will be: the Rev. Dr. Joseph Cook, pastor of the Culbert Branch Baptist Church, Williston; the Rev. Jonavon Harris, pastor of the Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Augusta; the Rev. George L. Brightharp, pastor of the Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Trenton. Everyone is invited to attend. The pastor is the Rev. Darrell Blocker.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 815 Murrah Road, North Augusta, will hold its annual summer revival Aug. 6-10 at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 278-3639.

Simmons Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual summer revival Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. The Rev. James Dunn III will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Alex E. Wiliams is the pastor.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Youth Revival titled "Back to School with Jesus" Aug. 7-9 at 7 p.m. The guest speakers will be Tuesday - the Rev. David Mitchem from Parks Baptist Church, Wednesday - the Rev. Timothy Williams from Montmorenci Baptist Church and Thursday - the Rev. Stevie Berry from Runs Baptist Church. The topics for discussion will be: Let's have a great school year; Keep it real, you can say no to bullying; Yes you can, you can take that test and pass if you study; bust that test, parents are teachers, too; and they got skills.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Beech Island will hold revival services Aug. 13-15 at 7 p.m. The Rev. James Holiday, pastor of Bushy Pond Baptist Church of Norway, will be the guest minister for the revival. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Old Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church, 1048 Old Barnwell Road, Montmorenci, will hold its Annual Summer Revival Aug. 13-16. Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker for the week will be the Rev. G. L. Brightharp, pastor of Mount Canaan Baptist Church of Trenton. For more information, call 649-7448.

Family Life Worship Center, Highway 78, Aiken, will hold its youth revival Aug. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. All are welcome. For more information, call 641-0218.

Chalk Hill Baptist Church will hold its Summer Revival Aug. 5-10. The Rev. Roosevelt Davenport will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. followed by the Rev. Bruce Wright at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Anthony A. Dicks will speak Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is pastor.

Anniversaries/homecomings

Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 127th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Clarence D. Hill is the pastor. For more information, call 278-4051 or visit www.mounttrans.org.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will celebrate its 127th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 5. The Rev. Curtis Blocker of St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will speak at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The Rev. D. E. Greene of Andrew's Chapel Baptist Church, Orangeburg, will speak at the anniversary service at 3:30 p.m. There will be no 8 a.m. service. For more information, call 648-7017.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Beech Island will be celebrating its 126th Church Anniversary on Sunday, August 12 beginning at 11 a.m. Rev. Herman Bing and Carpentsville Baptist Church of North Augusta will be the special guests for the annivesary. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold its 127th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Clarence D. Hill is the pastor. For more information, call the church at 278-4051 or visit the website at www.mounttrans.org.

Music/dramas

The Anointed Youth Voices for Christ Community is now enrolling new members. The choir is led in the spirit of Jesus Christ and is open to youth ages 7 to 17. Rehearsals are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 649-9565 or email tj4u15@yahoo.com.

The Rev. Billy Smith and the Radio Angeles and St. Noah Gospel Choir will perform on Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at St. Noah Church of God in Christ, 261 Charleston St. For more information, call 645-6621.

The Gospel Travelers will perform at New Life Church in Belvedere on Sunday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The Rev. David Johnson and the Ladies in Prayer will also be there. Dr. W.E. Gasque is the pastor. For more information, call 278-5043.

Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, will hold a gospel singing on Saturday, Aug. 4, featuring 2 for 1 and Vessels of Praise. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to bring finger foods. For more information, call Earl Outlaw at 657-5373.

Highland Pines BaptistChurch will hold an in church gospel singing Sunday, July 29, at 6 p.m. Finger foods and fellowship will follow in the family life center. All are welcome.

Springbranch Baptist Church, Centerwood Road, Windsor, will host the Kingdom Heir Revival of Augusta, in concert on Sunday, July 29, at 6 p.m. Let's praise the Lord together. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 648-2770.

Aiken Congregational Holiness Church, 1611 Park Avenue, will hold a singing with the Brazells on Sunday, July 29, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 295-6506 or 641-6596.

Miscellaneous

The St. John Food Bank will be open on the third and fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langley. For more information, call 593-4186.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church will sponsor a shopping trip to the outlet malls in Commerce, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 11. The price is $35 per person. The deadline to reserve a seat was Friday, July 20. For more information, call Maguerite Landy at 649-7098 or Genell Cave at 644-0664.

The First Baptist Church of Aiken will hold a number of summer activities in the coming months available to children in the community. Space is limited so contact the church office for registration information at 648-5476. The following events will take place in the coming weeks:

-"Mixing it Up" Preschool Pals Summer Camp, completed 3k-5k, August 6-10, $70-$100 per week

-"Splish Splash" Preschool Pals Summer Camp, completed 3k-5k, August 13-17, $70-$100 per week

The Willing Workers of BellGrove Missionary Baptist Church will host the annual rainbow tea Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Sis. Yvonne Simpkins at 640-4198.

Bethlehem Baptist Church of Graniteville will be having our Women's Day Program on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.. Minister Tonya Hankerson, Bradburn will bring the message. Everyone is invited. Dr. James Abraham, pastor. For more information, contact Elease Mathis at 215-18005 or 663-3835.

Johnston Petecostal Holiness Church, 96 Edisto St., Johnston, will have a barbeque chicken sale plate on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. The plate will consist of a half barbeque chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and bread. The cost will be $6.50.

Family Life Worship Center, Highway 78, will have a food and clothing give-away on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. For more information, call 641-0218.

August is "Singles Empowerment Month." There will be a Sermon Series every Wednesday titled "The Power of Love" at Trinity Outreach Ministries International at 6:45 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn,350 Eastgate Drive, beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 1. These Bible study topics will be discussed: Dealing with temptation - struggling with my flesh; True Love doesn't hurt; Dealing with rejection - what's wrong with me; Enough is enough; Why doesn't he love me like I love him; How do I prepare for my mate; It's over, but its hard to move on; Is there anything wrong with a little Bump and Grind; Slow down you are moving too fast; and Single, saved, successful but lonely - living in emotional defeat. Space is limited. This information is intended to be used as a spiritual guide to help make righteous and productive decisions. For more information, call Sr. Pastor Michael O'Neal or Co-Pastor Tracey O'Neal at 619-2248.

Services

Southside Freewill Baptist Church, 1411 East Pine Log Road, has services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday and on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 627-6725.Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 278-4051.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, Montmorenci, will hold Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is held at noon on Wednesdays.

Grace Covenant Church of God, 703 N. Main St., New Ellenton, will hold prayer meetings on Tuesday at 10 a.m., Wednesday night services at 7:15 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship service at 10:50 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m.

Family Life Worship Center, Highway 78, will hold Sunday morning prayer at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evenings services at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will be held at 7:30 p.m. First Sunday evening will hold communion at 6 p.m., fourth Sunday youth day will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 641-0218 or visit www.familylifeaiken.com.

New Light Christian Fellowship Center, North Hills Shopping Center, 401 W. Martintown Road, Suite 133, North Augusta, will hold Bible study on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11:15 a.m. There will also be a daily noon day prayer. For more information, call 202-0808.

Kedron Baptist Church will have worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship at 7 p.m. and Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

New Life SDA Church, 804 Collins Ave., will hold a Step Fast Lifestyle Seminar the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. Come sample the food of life.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, has senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Young Storm Branch Baptist Church, Langley, provides a clothes closet for anyone in need. For more information, call Dorothy Young at (706) 399-8117.

Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave., offers a series of Bible classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. On Wednesdays, there are also classes for ages 3 to 11. For more information, call 502-1518.

The Clothes Closet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St., Graniteville, is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Clothes are free. For more information, call Ann Mayer at 663-7440.

First Baptist Church of North Augusta will hold T.N.T. (Tuesday Nights Together), a Bible study for single adults, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the church's administration building at 625 Georgia Ave. For more information, call Connie Franks at 279-6370.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet in the fellowship hall at South Aiken Presbyterian Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All mothers of children age birth through kindergarten are welcome. Child care will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the church office at 648-9574.

Verse by Verse Bible Study meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the administration building at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. For more information, call 279-6370.The Montmorenci Baptist Church Women of Hope invites churches to join its health and fitness class. The class will be held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Montmorenci Baptist Church. For more information, call Sister Faye Odom at 649-0988 or 640-7702.

A Christ Centered Recovery program will meet at Cedar Creek Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call the church at 649-3096.

Second Baptist Church will offer SPIRIT Institute Biblical Studies with Growing Strong in God's Family on Monday, Young Adults/Evangelism on Tuesday, Church Leadership/Spiritual and Bible Teacher Development and Debt Management and Night Youth Bible Study on Wednesday. All classes meet at 7 p.m. For more information, call 644-3994.

The Healing Center of the CSRA meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2799 Whiskey Road, Fountain of Life Fellowship, every Monday to minister healing and deliverance to those in need, including those with scheduled surgery. Call 221-1701 or visit www.healingcenterofcsra.com.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, has senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will hold Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study will be held at noon. For more information, call 648-7017.The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 217 Gregg Ave., will hold Bible study on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.Calvary Baptist Church, 194 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, will hold Sunday services to included Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday night service will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call 663-7601.

Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening service at 6:30 p.m., AWANA on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 642-6715.

Fountain of Living Waters, 275 Flint Drive, Warrenville, will hold its church services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 226-2800.

Temple of God Ministries, 587 Holiness Church Road, Wagener, will hold Sunday services at 4 p.m., Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m., and Thursday night empowerment class at 7 p.m. For more information, call 260-0771 or 564-6988.

Mount Sinai Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Sammie L. Williams.

Biker Church will be held at the Midland Valley Community Nazarene Church, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater, will meet on the second Friday of every month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and service starts at 7 p.m. in the Teen Building. Ride the bike or bring the car. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at (706) 373-1380.

The Mount Harris Baptist Church will hold its weekly service on Sunday at 11 a.m. beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Morning glory prayer will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday prayer will be held at 9 a.m. and Wednesday prayer will be held at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 a.m.

Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study and prayer services will be held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 648-3244.

Sardis Baptist Church, Salley, will hold its regular morning services every Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Every Wednesday is a weekly Bible study at 7 p.m.

Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 3510 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m.St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Blocker Sr. is pastor. For more information, call 648-7602.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Gray Mare Hollow Road, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., following church service at 10 a.m., every second and fourth Sunday. For more information, call 652-2061.

Ashley Grove Baptist Church, 323 Ashley Grove Road, will hold Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Providence Presbyterian Church, 573 Town Creek Road, will hold worship services on Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, call 257-2334.

Aiken Congregational Holiness Church, 1611 Park Ave., will hold Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Evening service will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call 641-6596.

Beaver Dam Baptist Church will hold Sunday service the second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. For more information, call 640-0220.

Full Gospel Praise and Deliverance Center, 116 Fellowship Lane, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11:30 a.m., Monday prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 642-2516 or 649-1201.

Cedar Branch Baptist Church of Windsor will have church service every Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 641-0116 or 642-5246.

Hayden Baptist Church, 175 Hayden Road, will hold worship services on the first, second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study/young adult ministry will be held each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call 649-0313.

Covenant Deliverance Ministries will hold a miracles, healing and deliverance service the first Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. For more information, call (706) 793-9916. Jordan Sherman is the pastor.

Union Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., and Bible study will be held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. The Rev. David R. Williams, pastor. For more information, call 642-2211.

Providence Presbyterian Church will hold traditional worship with biblical preaching on Sundays at 11 a.m. For more information, call 257-2334 or visit www.aikenopc.org.

Miracle Temple of Deliverance, 342 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold services Sundays at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., noon day prayer every Wednesday and Bible study and healing services will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The Tabernacle of Joy will hold worship services at its new location at 820 Park Ave. Family Bible Institute (F.B.I.) is held at 9 a.m., intercessory prayer is at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Bishop J. Raymond Mackey I is the senior pastor.

Driven by the Spirit Motorcycle Ministry meets at the Midland Valley Community Church on Sundays at 9 a.m., and biker Bible study is held Sunday at 6 p.m. Fellowship is every second and fourth Friday. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at (706) 373-1380 or email wcheselka@comcast.net.

Old Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and the Women of Purpose Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor. For more information, call 642-9148.Rosa Hill Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, will hold worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 649-7525.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold third Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. and fourth Sunday service at 4 p.m.

The new Sunday service schedule for St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church is 7:45 a.m. Rite I, no music; 9 a.m. Rite II, contemporary music; 10 a.m. Christian Formation, all ages; and 11 a.m. Rite II, traditional music.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday and Bible study and prayer meeting will be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor James Jackson at 522-4426.

Kingdom Life Worship Center, at 52 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville, holds enrichment services on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. Elder Jerry and Phyllis Adams are the pastors. For more information, call the church at 663-9222.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 49 Varden Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:50 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and youth group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.grace-of-aiken.com. Dr. Gordon Reed (stated supply) is the pastor.

Crown Christian Center, 720 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, featuring Bishop Finace Bush Jr., will hold services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information or transportation, call the church office at 278-1312.

Lighthouse Christian Learning Center is an outreach educational center designed for the academic and spiritual well-being of each student. Hourly tutoring in reading, writing and math is provided Mondays through Thursdays at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Call 642-4830 for an appointment. For more information, call 644-1118.

DayStar Christian Center will hold its Teen Extreme Sunday every fourth Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 637-9950.

DayStar Christian Center will hold marriage enrichment sessions every fifth Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 637-9950.

Historic Springfield Baptist Church of Augusta has early morning worship service on Sundays at 8:45. For more information, call the church office at (706) 724-1056. The Rev. Dr. E.T. Martin is the pastor.

Family Life Worship Center World Wide Ministries Inc. will hold worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; Bible study at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Youth Day every fourth Sunday at 11 a.m.; communion the first Sunday at 6 p.m.; and intercessory prayer every first Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 641-0218.

The Gospel of the Peace Church will hold Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., worship service on Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 594-1114. Elder George Hightower is the pastor.

First Presbyterian Church will hold Sunday worship services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. and church school at 9:45 a.m. Child care is provided. The Stephen Ministry Congregation is located at the corner of Barnwell Avenue and Laurens Street. For more information, visit www.aikenpresbyterian.org.

Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church of Williston will hold a fourth afternoon worship service on Sundays. The new service will begin at 5 p.m. This service will be in addition to the first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m.

Shiloh Baptist Church of Aiken, 3925 Shiloh Church Road, offers Sunday worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages are at 9 a.m.Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, holds regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services beginning at 11 a.m. On fourth Sundays, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.

Thankful Grove New Testament Church will hold services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 685-7403 or 295-1131.

Jerusalem Branch Baptist Church, 576 Jerusalem Branch Road, Salley, will hold worship service the first and third Sunday at 9 a.m., and the second and fourth Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and choir practice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Christopher D. Vaughn is the pastor.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is holding a new Sonshine Disciples Sunday school. These classes will be offered for children kindergarten age through fifth grade. Join in for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. The denomination has communion every Sunday. For more information, call 648-4523.

Old Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and women's Bible study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 642-9148. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor.

Riverfront Christian Church, 1766 Knox Ave., North Augusta, will hold services at the Sleep Inn Hotel in North Augusta every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Terry Byrd is the pastor. Pastor Jerry and Maryam Byrd recently appeared on CBN's "700 Club." For more information, call 645-5756.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church observes worship services on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship begins at 11 a.m. Bible study is held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 644-4786.

Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, holds regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays of the month, with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services at 11 a.m. On the fourth Sunday, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.

Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church will hold fourth Sunday afternoon worship services, which will begin at 4 p.m. This will be in addition to the church's first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. The Rev. Phinice Young is the pastor.

New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 876 Bachman-Dykes Road, Swansea, will worship each Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. James C. Green is the pastor. For more information, call 642-8353.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, has prayer service every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Howlandville Baptist Church, 316 Howlandville Road, Warrenville, extends an invitation to join us for worship. New hours are Sunday school at 9:30, morning worship at 10:45 and evening worship remains at 6 p.m. Wes Pigman, the new pastor of Children's Ministry leads Children's Church, Kingdom Builders, during the regular worship hour. The church kicked off TeamKid on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Call (404) 242-7905 for more information or call 270-8470 for church van pick-up.

Zion Fair Baptist Church will have service every Sunday during the month beginning at 10:40 a.m. and Sunday school every Sunday during the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 652-7789.

Solid Rock Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6:30 p.m., AWANA Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. and children's programs (ages 3 through grade 5) Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. The pastor is Dr. Steven Drawdy. The church is located at 3079 Old Powderhouse Road. For more information, call 642-6715.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church has Sunday School at 8:45 a.m., Worship Service at 10 a.m. and Bible Study Wednesday at noon and 7 p.m. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.

Bean Pond Missionary Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson has worship services on the first and third Sundays beginning at 8 a.m. followed by Sunday School and on second and fourth Sundays beginning with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Bible Study each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor. For more information call, (803)471-3426. Vacation Bible School

Bethel Baptist Church will be having its "Amazing Wonders Aviation" Vacation Bible School July 22-27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be classes available for preschoolers through adults.

Special services

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Hitchcock Parkway, will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. Nursery and Children's Church for ages 3 through first grade is provided. Pastor Darrell Engle will deliver his sermon from John 8:1-11 titled "Forgiveness in Action." In lieu of the regular evening services at 6:30 p.m., the church will hold Life App's Bible Study in the homes of various parishioners. Call church for nearest location. For more information, call 642-6822 or visit cornerstonebc.com.

Calvary Baptist Church, 194 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, will hold worship services on Sunday, July 22, beginning with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Pastor James Young will bring the message, "Close Doesn't Count" from Acts 26:24-32. Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m., and Pastor Young will continue with the series "Stories From The Bible" from Judges 7. For more information, call 663-7601.

Park Missionary Baptist Church, 144 Douglas Drive, Beech Island, will hold Family and Friends Day on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Limuer Myers and Old Macedonia Baptist Church will be the special guests. Everyone is invited. For more information, call the Rev. Daviad E. Mitchem, pastor, at 221-5014.

Tonda Geter will preach her initial sermon on Sunday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin. Everyone is invited. The Rev. Nathaniel Odom is the pastor.

Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave., will hold services on Sunday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. Professor Emeritus Dr. Jim Farmer will lead the service titled "Separation of Church and State: An American History." What can we learn from the historical journey of our First Amendment right to freedom of religion? Farmer is professor emeritus of History at USC Aiken, and held the June Rainsford Henderson chair in Southern history. He has long been interested in the role of religion in American history, and is an Elder in First Presbyterian Church of Aiken. Discussion will follow the service. Way Cool Sunday School will be held at 10:30 a.m., and child care will be provided. For more information, visit www.AikenUUChurch.org.

Pastor Steve Taylor will continue his sermon series on the book of Acts on Sunday, July 22, at Grace Churchof Aiken, 144 Talatha Church Road, during the 9:45 a.m. service. Pastor Don Soule will serve as worship leader. A supervised nursery is available during all services. At 11 a.m., there will be a variety of Sunday school classes. Classes are available for adults, college and career young adults, and ladies. Grace Fellowship will meets in the church's pavilion facility at 11 a.m. During the 6 p.m. worship service, Taylor will speak and Don Faugl will serve as worship leader . For more information, visit www.gracechurchaiken.com.

Revivals

Pine Grove Baptist Church will hold its Summer Revival July 23-25 at 7 p.m.

Jerusalem Baptist Church will hold its summer revival July 22-25. The revivalist for Sunday will be the Rev. Tommy Stanford of Mars Hill Baptist Church. The service will begin at 2 p.m. The revivalist Monday through Wednesday will be the Rev. Ray Pilgrim of St. Vaughvill Baptist Church. Nightly services will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call (705) 210-0433.

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its Summer Revival Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers for the week are Monday - the Rev. Elroy Wilson of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Jackson; Tuesday - the Rev. Gordon Thomas of Ross Grove Baptist Church in Augusta; Wednesday - Bishop Hezekiah Pressley of New Beginning Ministries in Beech Island; Thursday - the Rev. Freddie Bush of Thankful Grove/Silver Springs Baptist in Williston. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor. For more information, call 471-3426.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will holds its 2012 Summer Revival July 16-19 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be: Monday night: the Rev. Vinson E. Royal, Tuesday night: the Rev. Clifford Williams, Wednesday night: the Rev. A. A. Dicks, and Thursday night: the Rev. J. Walter Hills II.

Sardis Baptist Church of Salley will hold its annual summer revival beginning Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. and continuing through July 26 at 7 p.m. Elder Anthony Gordon, pastor of Willow Springs Baptist Church Edgefield, will be the revivalist for the week. Guest pastor on Sunday afternoon will be the Rev. Nathaniel C. Bonaparte, pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church Orangeburg. All are welcome to attend. The Rev. J. R. Wise is the pastor.

Hayden Baptist Church will be hold its annual revival services Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be the Rev. Tracy Wheeler of Greater Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

First Baptist Church, 625 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, will hold an evening of prayer on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., in preparation for the Just Give Me Jesus Revival coming Sept. 21 and 22 to James Brown Arena. The September event will feature Anne Graham Lotz, founder of AnGeL Ministries and daughter of renowned evangelist Billy Graham.For more information on either event, visit bit.ly/Ljda67, or call (706) 922-4800.

Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Williston, will hold its annual summer revival Aug. 6-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest revivalists for the week will be: the Rev. Dr. Joseph Cook, pastor of the Culbert Branch Baptist Church, Williston; the Rev. Jonavon Harris, pastor of the Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Augusta; the Rev. George L. Brightharp, pastor of the Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Trenton. Everyone is invited to attend. The pastor is the Rev. Darrell Blocker.

Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Road, Beech Island, will hold its Summer Revival on July 23-26, at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Maurice Porter, pastor of Mount Anna Baptist Church, will be the revivalist.

Mount Sinai Baptist Church will hold revival service July 23-26 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Billy Smith is the guest speaker for the week. All are welcome. The Rev. Sammie Williams is the pastor.

Due to the loss of our building, Hayden Baptist Church will hold its annual revival at Aiken Electric Co-op, 2790 Wagener Road, from Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Tracy Wheeler, the pastor of Greater Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

Anniversaries/homecomings

Pine Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the 109th church anniversary on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ralph Holloway of the Jacksonville Baptist Church, Graniteville.

Beaver Dam Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Services on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. The guest minister will be the Rev. Joseph Cook. The pastor is the Rev. Phinice Young. For more information, call 648-1749.

Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will celebrate its 127th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Clarence D. Hill is the Pastor. For more information, call 278-4051 or visit www.mounttrans.org.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will celebrate its 127th Church Anniversary Sunday, Aug. 5. The Rev. Curtis Blocker of St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will speak at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. The Rev. D. E. Greene of Andrew's Chapel Baptist Church, Orangeburg, will speak at the anniversary service at 3:30 p.m. There will be no 8 a.m. service. For more information, call 648-7017.

Music/dramas

The Anointed Youth Voices for Christ Community is now enrolling new members. The choir is led in the spirit of Jesus Christ and is open to youth ages 7 to 17. Rehearsals are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 649-9565 or email tj4u15@yahoo.com.

A benefit gospel singing will be held at the Fountain Of Living Waters, 275 Flint Drive, Burnettown, on Friday, July 20, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Bertie Altman at 226-2800.

The Rev. Billy Smith and the Radio Angeles and St. Noah Gospel Choir will perform on Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at St. Noah Church of God in Christ, 261 Charleston St. For more information, call 645-6621.

The Gospel Trevelers will perform at New Life Church in Belvedere on Sunday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The Rev. David Johnson and the Ladies in Prayer will also be there. Dr. W.E. Gasque is the pastor. For more information, call 278-5043.

Unity Holiness Church, Highway 19 N, Aiken, will hold a gospel singing on Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 648-5870 or 649-2392.

Kedron Baptist Church, 233 Kedron Church Road in Aiken, will host One Pleasant Faith in concert on July 29 at 11am. A love offering will be taken. Nursery and Children's Church will be provided. Also, that evening at 6pm, the church will host its Hee-Haw night of singing and fellowship. All are welcome to attend!

Miscellaneous

A Wednesday night Bible study and supper will be offered to the community at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta. There is no charge for the supper, although donations are appreciated. The supper and Bible study times are 6 until 8 p.m. Nursery is provided for children. For more information, call 341-0075.

The St. John Food Bank will be open on the third and fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 286 Huber Clay Road, Langley. For more information, call 593-4186.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, will hold a summer enrichment program through July 27. This six-week program is for students age 5 to 12. It will include reading, math skills, crafts, black history, Bible lessons and fun-filled trips. The program hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care hours will be as early as 6 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 441-4092, 279-8836 or visit www.firstprovidence.org.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church will sponsor a shopping trip to the outlet malls in Commerce, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 11. The price is $35 per person. The deadline to reserve a seat is Friday, July 20. For more information, call Maguerite Landy at 649-7098 or Genell Cave at 644-0664.

The First Baptist Church of Aiken will hold a number of summer activities in the coming months available to children in the community. Space is limited so contact the church office for registration information at 648-5476. The following events will take place in the coming weeks:

-Basketball Camp, rising 1st through 6th grade students, July 23-27, $40 per week

-"Here, There Everywhere" Preschool Pals Summer Camp, completed 3k-5k, July 23-27, $70-$100 per week

-"Mixing it Up" Preschool Pals Summer Camp, completed 3k-5k, August 6-10, $70-$100 per week

-"Splish Splash" Preschool Pals Summer Camp, completed 3k-5k, August 13-17, $70-$100 per week

The Willing Workers of BellGrove Missionary Baptist Church will host the annual rainbow tea Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Sis. Yvonne Simpkins at 640-4198.

Created for Purpose Women's Ministry will have a presentation about unexpected deliverance (Naomi) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, a the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center. The speaker will be Evangelist Willie A. Campbell. For more information, call Minister Delores Thomas at (864) 631-3073.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, will hold a Deacon Training Workshop at Indian Grove on Friday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Frienship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, will hold a Fun and Games Day on Saturday, July 21, at the Storm Branch Association Central Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church will hold its Family and Friends Day on Sunday, July 22, at 9:45 a.m.

Services

Southside Freewill Baptist Church, 1411 East Pine Log Road, has services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday and on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 627-6725.

Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 278-4051.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church, Montmorenci, will hold Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is held at noon on Wednesdays.

Grace Covenant Church of God, 703 N. Main St., New Ellenton, will hold prayer meetings on Tuesday at 10 a.m., Wednesday night services at 7:15 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship service at 10:50 a.m. and Sunday night service at 6 p.m.

Family Life Worship Center, Highway 78, will hold Sunday morning prayer at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evenings services at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study will be held at 7:30 p.m. First Sunday evening will hold communion at 6 p.m., fourth Sunday youth day will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, call 641-0218 or visit www.familylifeaiken.com.

New Light Christian Fellowship Center, North Hills Shopping Center, 401 W. Martintown Road, Suite 133, North Augusta, will hold Bible study on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11:15 a.m. There will also be a daily noon day prayer. For more information, call 202-0808.

Kedron Baptist Church will have worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship at 7 p.m. and Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

New Life SDA Church, 804 Collins Ave., will hold a Step Fast Lifestyle Seminar the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. Come sample the food of life.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, has senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Young Storm Branch Baptist Church, Langley, provides a clothes closet for anyone in need. For more information, call Dorothy Young at (706) 399-8117.

Second Baptist Church, 425 Hampton Ave., offers a series of Bible classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. On Wednesdays, there are also classes for ages 3 to 11. For more information, call 502-1518.

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 217 Gregg Ave., will hold Bible study on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Clothes Closet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 117 Hard St., Graniteville, is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Clothes are free. For more information, call Ann Mayer at 663-7440.

First Baptist Church of North Augusta will hold T.N.T. (Tuesday Nights Together), a Bible study for single adults, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the church's administration building at 625 Georgia Ave. For more information, call Connie Franks at 279-6370.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet in the fellowship hall at South Aiken Presbyterian Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All mothers of children age birth through kindergarten are welcome. Child care will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the church office at 648-9574.

Verse by Verse Bible Study meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the administration building at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. For more information, call 279-6370.The Montmorenci Baptist Church Women of Hope invites churches to join its health and fitness class. The class will be held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Montmorenci Baptist Church. For more information, call Sister Faye Odom at 649-0988 or 640-7702.

A Christ Centered Recovery program will meet at Cedar Creek Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call the church at 649-3096.

Second Baptist Church will offer SPIRIT Institute Biblical Studies with Growing Strong in God's Family on Monday, Young Adults/Evangelism on Tuesday, Church Leadership/Spiritual and Bible Teacher Development and Debt Management and Night Youth Bible Study on Wednesday. All classes meet at 7 p.m. For more information, call 644-3994.

The Healing Center of the CSRA meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2799 Whiskey Road, Fountain of Life Fellowship, every Monday to minister healing and deliverance to those in need, including those with scheduled surgery. Call 221-1701 or visit www.healingcenterofcsra.com.

First Providence Baptist Church, 315 Barton Road, North Augusta, has senior Bible study each Wednesday at noon, prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, will hold Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study will be held at noon. For more information, call 648-7017.

Calvary Baptist Church, 194 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, will hold Sunday services to included Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday night service will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call 663-7601.

Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3079 Old Powderhouse Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening service at 6:30 p.m., AWANA on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 642-6715.

Fountain of Living Waters, 275 Flint Drive, Warrenville, will hold its church services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 226-2800.

Temple of God Ministries, 587 Holiness Church Road, Wagener, will hold Sunday services at 4 p.m., Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m., and Thursday night empowerment class at 7 p.m. For more information, call 260-0771 or 564-6988.

Mount Sinai Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Sammie L. Williams.

Biker Church will be held at the Midland Valley Community Nazarene Church, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater, will meet on the second Friday of every month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and service starts at 7 p.m. in the Teen Building. Ride the bike or bring the car. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at (706) 373-1380.

The Mount Harris Baptist Church will hold its weekly service on Sunday at 11 a.m. beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Morning glory prayer will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday prayer will be held at 9 a.m. and Wednesday prayer will be held at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 a.m.

Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study and prayer services will be held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 648-3244.

Sardis Baptist Church, Salley, will hold its regular morning services every Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Every Wednesday is a weekly Bible study at 7 p.m.

Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 3510 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m.St. John Baptist Church, Langley, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Blocker Sr. is pastor. For more information, call 648-7602.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Gray Mare Hollow Road, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., following church service at 10 a.m., every second and fourth Sunday. For more information, call 652-2061.

Ashley Grove Baptist Church, 323 Ashley Grove Road, will hold Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Providence Presbyterian Church, 573 Town Creek Road, will hold worship services on Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, call 257-2334.

Aiken Congregational Holiness Church, 1611 Park Ave., will hold Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Evening service will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call 641-6596.

Beaver Dam Baptist Church will hold Sunday service the second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. For more information, call 640-0220.

Full Gospel Praise and Deliverance Center, 116 Fellowship Lane, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11:30 a.m., Monday prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 642-2516 or 649-1201.

Cedar Branch Baptist Church of Windsor will have church service every Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Bible study every Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 641-0116 or 642-5246.

Hayden Baptist Church, 175 Hayden Road, will hold worship services on the first, second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study/young adult ministry will be held each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call 649-0313.

Covenant Deliverance Ministries will hold a miracles, healing and deliverance service the first Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. For more information, call (706) 793-9916. Jordan Sherman is the pastor.

Union Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., and Bible study will be held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. The Rev. David R. Williams, pastor. For more information, call 642-2211.

Providence Presbyterian Church will hold traditional worship with biblical preaching on Sundays at 11 a.m. For more information, call 257-2334 or visit www.aikenopc.org.

Miracle Temple of Deliverance, 342 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold services Sundays at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., noon day prayer every Wednesday and Bible study and healing services will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The Tabernacle of Joy will hold worship services at its new location at 820 Park Ave. Family Bible Institute (F.B.I.) is held at 9 a.m., intercessory prayer is at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Bishop J. Raymond Mackey I is the senior pastor.

Driven by the Spirit Motorcycle Ministry meets at the Midland Valley Community Church on Sundays at 9 a.m., and biker Bible study is held Sunday at 6 p.m. Fellowship is every second and fourth Friday. For more information, call Wayne Cheselka at (706) 373-1380 or email wcheselka@comcast.net.

Old Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and the Women of Purpose Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor. For more information, call 642-9148.Rosa Hill Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, will hold worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 649-7525.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold third Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. and fourth Sunday service at 4 p.m.

The new Sunday service schedule for St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church is 7:45 a.m. Rite I, no music; 9 a.m. Rite II, contemporary music; 10 a.m. Christian Formation, all ages; and 11 a.m. Rite II, traditional music.

New Beginning Baptist Church, 4000 Trolley Line Road, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday and Bible study and prayer meeting will be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Praise and worship will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor James Jackson at 522-4426.

Kingdom Life Worship Center, at 52 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville, holds enrichment services on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. Elder Jerry and Phyllis Adams are the pastors. For more information, call the church at 663-9222.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 49 Varden Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:50 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and youth group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.grace-of-aiken.com. Dr. Gordon Reed (stated supply) is the pastor.

Crown Christian Center, 720 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, featuring Bishop Finace Bush Jr., will hold services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information or transportation, call the church office at 278-1312.

Lighthouse Christian Learning Center is an outreach educational center designed for the academic and spiritual well-being of each student. Hourly tutoring in reading, writing and math is provided Mondays through Thursdays at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Call 642-4830 for an appointment. For more information, call 644-1118.

DayStar Christian Center will hold its Teen Extreme Sunday every fourth Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 637-9950.

DayStar Christian Center will hold marriage enrichment sessions every fifth Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. DayStar Christian Center is located at 739 Augusta Road, Edgefield. For more information, call 637-9950.

Historic Springfield Baptist Church of Augusta has early morning worship service on Sundays at 8:45. For more information, call the church office at (706) 724-1056. The Rev. Dr. E.T. Martin is the pastor.

Family Life Worship Center World Wide Ministries Inc. will hold worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; Bible study at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; Youth Day every fourth Sunday at 11 a.m.; communion the first Sunday at 6 p.m.; and intercessory prayer every first Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 641-0218.

The Gospel of the Peace Church will hold Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., worship service on Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 594-1114. Elder George Hightower is the pastor.

First Presbyterian Church will hold Sunday worship services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. and church school at 9:45 a.m. Child care is provided. The Stephen Ministry Congregation is located at the corner of Barnwell Avenue and Laurens Street. For more information, visit www.aikenpresbyterian.org.

Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church of Williston will hold a fourth afternoon worship service on Sundays. The new service will begin at 5 p.m. This service will be in addition to the first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m.

Shiloh Baptist Church of Aiken, 3925 Shiloh Church Road, offers Sunday worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages are at 9 a.m.Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, holds regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services beginning at 11 a.m. On fourth Sundays, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.

Thankful Grove New Testament Church will hold services every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 685-7403 or 295-1131.

Jerusalem Branch Baptist Church, 576 Jerusalem Branch Road, Salley, will hold worship service the first and third Sunday at 9 a.m., and the second and fourth Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and choir practice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The Rev. Christopher D. Vaughn is the pastor.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is holding a new Sonshine Disciples Sunday school. These classes will be offered for children kindergarten age through fifth grade. Join in for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. The denomination has communion every Sunday. For more information, call 648-4523.

Old Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Bible study on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and women's Bible study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 642-9148. The Rev. Ronald Thurmond is the pastor.

Riverfront Christian Church, 1766 Knox Ave., North Augusta, will hold services at the Sleep Inn Hotel in North Augusta every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Terry Byrd is the pastor. Pastor Jerry and Maryam Byrd recently appeared on CBN's "700 Club." For more information, call 645-5756.

Ocean Grove Baptist Church observes worship services on the first and third Sundays of each month. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship begins at 11 a.m. Bible study is held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph B. Williams Sr. is the pastor. For more information, call 644-4786.

Chalk Hill Baptist Church, Wagener, holds regular morning services on the first, second and third Sundays of the month, with 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship services at 11 a.m. On the fourth Sunday, services begin at 8 a.m. Every Wednesday is weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ronnie Tyler is the pastor.

Young Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church will hold fourth Sunday afternoon worship services, which will begin at 4 p.m. This will be in addition to the church's first, third and fifth morning worship Sunday service. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. The Rev. Phinice Young is the pastor.

New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 876 Bachman-Dykes Road, Swansea, will worship each Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. James C. Green is the pastor. For more information, call 642-8353.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2673 Silver Bluff Road, has prayer service every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Howlandville Baptist Church, 316 Howlandville Road, Warrenville, extends an invitation to join us for worship. New hours are Sunday school at 9:30, morning worship at 10:45 and evening worship remains at 6 p.m. Wes Pigman, the new pastor of Children's Ministry leads Children's Church, Kingdom Builders, during the regular worship hour. The church kicked off TeamKid on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Call (404) 242-7905 for more information or call 270-8470 for church van pick-up.

Zion Fair Baptist Church will have service every Sunday during the month beginning at 10:40 a.m. and Sunday school every Sunday during the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 652-7789.

Solid Rock Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6:30 p.m., AWANA Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. and children's programs (ages 3 through grade 5) Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. The pastor is Dr. Steven Drawdy. The church is located at 3079 Old Powderhouse Road. For more information, call 642-6715.

Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church has Sunday School at 8:45 a.m., Worship Service at 10 a.m. and Bible Study Wednesday at noon and 7 p.m. The Rev. Timothy O. Williams is the pastor.

Bean Pond Missionary Baptist Church, 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson has worship services on the first and third Sundays beginning at 8 a.m. followed by Sunday School and on second and fourth Sundays beginning with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Bible Study each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. David Easterling is the pastor. For more information call, (803)471-3426.Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Rd. North Augusta, cordially invites you to share with us in our worship services. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship Services are at 10 a.m. Rev. Clarnece D. Hill is the pastor. For more information, call the church at 278-4051.