Faith calendar

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GOSPEL SINGING: 7 p.m. today; Midland Gospel Singing Center, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert, S.C.; Lumber River and the Midland Quartet; love offering will be accepted; (803) 657-5373

SANTA'S NIGHT OUT: 5-10 p.m. today and Dec. 18; Christ Church Unity, 2301 Central Ave.; youth group will provide dinner, crafts, homemade gifts, music, movie and quiet time for children while Mom and Dad shop for Christmas gifts; (706) 738-2458

FEED THE HUNGRY CONCERT: 5 p.m. today; Gospel Water Branch Baptist, 703 Furys Ferry Road; Carlie Gardenhire Memorial Choir; admission is a nonperishable food item or monetary donation; (706) 726-2113

CHRISTIANS IN UNITY CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: 5 p.m. today; Carey Hill Resource Center and Conference Center, 1591 Edgefield Road; (803) 380-1129 or (803) 270-8001

PRAISE & WORSHIP NIGHT: 5 p.m. Sunday, Mount Hill Fellowship Community, 185 Old Tory Trail, Montmorenci; (803) 642-0170

CHRISTMAS AT BETHLEHEM GOODWILL PROGRAM: 4 p.m. Sunday; New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; free; bring a canned good for the commu-nity center food pantry; music, including a performance by Creative Impressions; (706) 722-0086

GOSPEL MUSIC FEST: 3 p.m. Sunday; Williston-Elko High School Auditorium, 12233 Main St., Williston; sponsored by New Inspirational Gospel Singers; (803) 819-9599

fundraiser for wayne canty: 8 a.m. Dec. 11; Moses Mis-sionary Baptist, 112 Walker St.; yard sale; dinner for purchase for $7: choice of chicken, pork chop or pig feet, vegetables, tea and dessert; all money benefits Wayne Canty Heart Transplant Fund; (706) 724-9502

Holiday events and services

CHRISTMAS AT CEDAR ROCK: 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 9-11; Macedonia United Methodist, 3919 Washington Road, Thomson; free; live nativity, hayride, visit with Santa, "kids only" gift shop; arts and crafts; (706) 465-9607

DINNER WITH THE PROPHETS: 7 p.m. Dec. 10; Cliffwood Presbyterian, 2525 Lumpkin Road; free; reservations requested; prophets foretell of the Messiah's coming; (706) 798-2691

A "CHINA" CHRISTMAS BANQUET: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11; Henry H. Brigham Community Center; sponsored by Mount Calvary Baptist; (706) 724-8052

CHRISTMAS CONTATA: 5 p.m. Dec. 11; Mount Transfiguration Baptist, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta, (803) 278-4051

CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION: 6 p.m. Dec. 12; Thankful Baptist, 3860 Parwood Road, Blythe; the Rev. Martris Mims; (706) 592-4606

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE: 7 p.m. Dec. 10-12 and 3 p.m. Dec. 12; Abilene Baptist, 3917 Washington Road; free, tickets available at the church office; (706) 869-1774

LESSONS AND CAROLS IN JAZZ: 4 p.m. Dec. 12; St. Alban's Episcopal, 2321 Lumpkin Road; Anglican advent service in which lessons from Old Testament are supported with jazz and contemporary music; (706) 798-1482

BRINGING CHRISTMAS HOME: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Dec. 18; Aiken Lighthouse Baptist, 2150 Columbia Highway; free; (803) 648-1129

"JESUS IS THE REASON" LIVE NATIVITY: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19; Belle Terrace Presbyterian, 2454 Golden Camp Road; free; (706) 793-6908

CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION: 6 p.m. Dec. 19; Mount Transfiguration Baptist, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta; (803) 278-4051

COMMUNITY CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; led by Mosaic United Methodist; bring blankets, hats, gloves or scarves for Augusta Urban Ministries; (706) 650-9187

Mount Transfiguration baptist: Travelers Mass, 4:30 p.m., prelude 10:30 a.m., choral Eucharist, 11 p.m. Dec. 24; Holy Eucharist with carols and instrumentalists, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25, brunch to follow

WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Mount Transfiguration Baptist, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta; (803) 278-4051