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Cedar Grove Lutheran Church will host a Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. There are already 18 vendors/crafters signed up to participate. For more information, call the church office at 803-532-3543.

Beulah United Methodist Church, Gilbert, will present a Churchwide Yard and Bake Sale on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m.-noon.  All kinds of items will be for sale. All proceeds will be used for the church’s Highway 378 land development.

The Johnston Pentecostal Holiness will have a barbecue chicken plate sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. The plate cost is $8. The plates consist of a half of BBQ chicken, cole slaw, potato salad and bread.

The Bethlehem Baptist Church annual Barbecue will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. Dining is either drive-through or eat-in. The cost is $10 per ticket, and the plates include a half-chicken, slaw, sweet potato souffle, roll and tea. For tickets, contact Becky Cumbee at 803-528-7238

Pond Branch United Methodist Church will host their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free activities include a giant slide, bounce house, games, face-painting, cakewalks, food and drinks. Bring your friends and family for a time of fun and fellowship. Pond Branch UMC is located a quarter-mile off I-20, Exit 44 at 1913 Pond Branch Road.

Bishop Tony White, pastor of Spirit Of Life Worship Center from Augusta, will be at Wonder Working Power AOH Church of God, 601 West Columbia Ave, on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. for a special service. All are welcome.

New Beginning Prophetic Center at 413 Edisto St., Johnston, will host its annual Honoring the Prophet Service for Elder John Thomas on Friday Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.The speaker of the hour will be Pastor Micky Whitt of Victorious Ministries. All are invited.



Abundant Life Ministries, Batesburg. Pastor – Marcus Long. Due to fire at 314 Maple Street, services are held will be having service at Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center on Sundays at 2:15 p.m. Phone – 864-337-6332 (Sister Ann), 803-317-5131 (Lady Long).

Ain’t God Good Christian Church, 310 West Main St., Clinton. Pastor – Bishop Price. Service times – Sunday Worship, noon and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Radio program is onWLBG 860AM at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Batesburg-Leesville Congregational Holiness Church, 147 Dickert Dr. and U.S. 1, Batesburg. Pastor – the Rev. Virgil Bagwell. Service times – Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship at 11a.m.; Sunday night, 6 p.m.; Tuesday night, 7 p.m.; Thursday night prayer, 7 p.m. Phone – 803-730-2787 (pastor Bagwell), 864-361-0432 (asst. pastor, the Rev. David Cockrell). Prayer lines – 803-414-0234 (Sister Darlene) and 803-685-8776 (Sister Evelyn).

Batesburg-Leesville Presbyterian Church, 103 Mitchell St. at U.S. 1, across from Walgreens. Service times – Sunday School, 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall; Worship service, 11 a.m., in the sanctuary; Bible Study, first and third Wednesdays; Women of the Church, first Tuesday evening of the month, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 284 Old Duncan Road, Leesville. Celebrating 50 years of ministry with Pastor Roger Phillips on Sunday, Oct. 6. Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. Bring your favorite dish and join us for lunch after service.

Christ Community Church (PCA), 144 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville (former St. Paul’s UMC building). Service times – Sunday Worship service, 10:30 a.m. Website –

East Side Baptist Church, 325 Mill St. Batesburg. Pastor – Mitchell W. Bruner. Service times – Sunday Bible Study class, 9:45 a.m.; Worship at 11 a.m.; Sunday night Bible Study (all ages), 6 p.m; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Website –

Faith Lutheran Church, 113 North Oak St., Batesburg. Pastor – Lisa Isenhower. Service times – Our Faith Awakes (Non-Traditional) service, 9 a.m.; Coffee and Conversation, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Traditional Worship service (with nursery available), 11 a.m. Upcoming events: 10th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Games, food, fun, and fellowship planned.

First Baptist Church of Batesburg, 436 W Church Street, Batesburg. Pastor – Henry Stamper. Service time – Sunday School, 9 a.m; Blended service, 10 a.m. in church sanctuary.  Wednesday nights offer activities for all ages. Phone – 803-532-3896. Website –

First Baptist Church of Leesville, 264 East Main St., Leesville, next to Bar Price Funeral Home. Pastor – Charles Leonhardt. Service times – Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday night, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Phone – 803-532-6627, 803-920-9893 (pastor’s cell).

Leesville United Methodist Church, 510 E. Columbia Ave, Leesville. Pastor – Bruce Sayre.  Service times – Early Service, 9 .m. (Praise Band on 1st, 3rd, 4th Sundays in Fellowship Hall);  Sunday School 10 a.m.;  Traditional Service, 11 a.m.  Nurseries all hours. KidPower (Pre-school – 5th grade) and Youth Fellowship (6-12 grades), 5 p.m.

Liberty Bible Church, 410 Liberty St., Batesburg, across from the Highway Department. Pastor – Charles Stalvey; Mickey Stalvey, Assistant Pastor. Service times – Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday night, 6 p.m. For more information, call 532-5546.

Living Word Assembly of God, 2034 Augusta Hwy., Lexington (across from Ball Park Road). Pastor – David A. Perkins. Service times – Coffee and doughnut fellowship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, 2347 Summerland Hwy. (Highway 391), Leesville. Service times – Sunday church school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Old Lexington Baptist Church, Old Lexington Church Road, Leesville. Pastor – Rev. Joshua Davison. Service times – Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Worship service, 11 a.m; Sunday Night Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Night service, 7 p.m., with Choir practice immediately after service.

Old Samaria Baptist Church, 9547 Old Two Notch Rd., Batesburg. Pastor – the Rev. Barry Anderson, his wife, Cindi and their son, Steven. Service times – Sunday School, 10 a.m; Worship service 11 a.m.

Pond Branch United Methodist Church will observe its Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 13.  Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. with Dr. Mike Pasquarello of Beeson Divinity School. A covered dish lunch will be held at 11:45 in the Family Activities Building. Revival will be October 13-15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Dr. Pasquarello will preach and will be joined by musical guests.  Everyone is invited.  Pond Branch is located a quarter-mile off I-20, Exit 44 at 1913 Pond Branch Road.

Praise Church, 4532 Pond Branch Rd., Leesville, across from Banks Park. Service times – Sunday morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evenings, 7 p.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

“REACH” Beyond The Walls Ministries, 323 Zion Hopewell Rd., Gilbert. Pastor -Sylvia Smith. Free continental breakfast. Service times – Sunday Worship, 8:30 a.m.

Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 337 Devil’s Backbone Rd., Leesville. Pastor – Rev. Amos O. Harling, Jr. Services times – Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m. Weekly Radio Broadcast air Sundays at 1 p.m. on WFMV 95.3 FM.

St. John CME Church, 1404 Summerland Ave., Leesville. Pastor – Rev. Dr. Beverlyann V. Austin. Service times – Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. during June, July, and August. No fifth Sunday services.

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 513 W. Church Street, Batesburg. Pastor – the Rev. Scott Nurse. Office hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Service times – Coffee/fellowship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 10:30 a.m. Phone – 803-532-6968. E-mail: – Website –

St. Matthew C.M.E. Church, 214 South Lee Street, Batesburg-Leesville. Pastor – Thomasena Rice. Service times – Sunday school at 9:20 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m. every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday; Bible Study, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Still Waters Baptist Church, 374 Delmar Road, Leesville. Service times – Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday service, 7 p.m.

Summerland Church, 343 Summerland Ave., across from Batesburg-Leesville High School. Pastor – Ray Massey. Service times – Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Family Night (all ages), 6 p.m.

Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 239 Line St., Batesburg-Leesville. Pastor – Walter Fry. Service times – Sabbath School, Saturdays at 10 a.m.; Worship, Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at. Fellowship meal served after worship on second and fourth Sabbaths of each month. Website –

Union Lutheran Church, 4077 Hwy. 378, Leesville, approximately 4 miles from the Traffic Circle.  Service times – Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.  Seniors, Men’s and Women’s groups, Youth Activities, and Bible Study each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

United In Christ Church, Sandpit Road, Leesville. Pastor – Robert Smith; Steve Smith, Assistant Pastor. Service times – Sunday Praise & Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Night, 7 p.m. for youth service and adult Bible study.

Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church, 1501 Double Bridges Road, Batesburg. Pastor – Rev. Dr. Anita Acquirneta. Bible Study, Mondays at 7 p.m. at Jessie’s Alterations in Batesburg.

Worship Fellowship Church Of God, 410 Howard St., Batesburg. Pastor – Dennis A. Lear. Service times – Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m.