Faith Calendar

FOURTH ANNUAL HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-IN: Sponsored by Columbia County Orchestra; 6 p.m. Sunday, West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans; all singers welcome to come and rehearse 4:30 p.m.; free;


FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN’S FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICA: Noon Wednesdays, Golden Corral Restaurant, 227 Bobby Jones Expressway; Dr. Jerry Nelson will speak

11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AT CEDAR ROCK: 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 8-10, Macedonia United Methodist; sights and sounds of Christmas with a complementary hayride; Nativity scene; roast marshmallows; petting zoo; hot dog with dessert $5 adults, $2.50 kids; talk with Santa; crafts, baked goods; handicapped accessible

HAYRIDE THROUGH THE LIFE OF CHRIST: Sponsored by Sharon Baptist; 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8-11, Columbia County Fairgrounds; free; (706) 541-0667, (706) 541-1532, (706) 339-4306

THE SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE: 7 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Abilene Baptist; free, tickets available from church office

BUS SHOPPING TRIP TO TANGER OUTLET, CHARLESTON, S.C.: Dec. 10, sponsored by Women’s Ministry of Runs Missionary Baptist; $20 per person, open to all ages; (803) 642-2212

THE PINCKNEY SISTERS SECOND GOSPEL ANNIVERSARY: Gospel recording artists of North Augusta; 5 p.m. Dec. 10, Old Macedonia Family Life Center, 200 Macedonia Road, North Augusta; doors open 4 p.m.; The Anointed Hinds Sisters, Chevella & The Spiritual Voices and more; free, open to the public; Willie Mims (803) 439-4122, Betty Pinckney (803) 663-9474; www.thepinckney

FA SHO ENTERTAINMENT’S ANNUAL GOSPEL BENEFIT CONCERT : 5 p.m. Dec. 10, World Outreach Evangelistic Church; proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; artists include Lowell Pye, Rodney Raines Claude Deuce, Marcus Dawson, Shaudy P.; free

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON: Live Nativity scene with animals 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17, Belle Terrace Presbyterian; held by church youth group; praise dancers, live music; refreshments; free; (706) 793-6908

PRAISE YOUR BEST: Open to all singers, dancers and musicians; Dec. 17, Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church, currently meeting at Jamestown Community Center, 3647 Karleen Road, Hephzibah; first round 10 a.m., final praises 2 p.m.; registration required by Dec. 3; $10 individual, $25 per group of two members or more; $3 to attend; (706) 793-2728

COVENANT CONCERT SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Fridays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; The Magellan String Quartet on Feb. 3; Clara Park on March 23; Augusta Men’s Chorus on May 4; (706) 733-0513,

A NIGHT WITH THE ISAACS: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 10, New Beginning Ministries; $15 general admission, $25 preferred seating; (803) 827-9172,



MEALING GROVE BAPTIST: Shopping trip to Discovery Mill outlet, Lawrenceville, Ga., $25, $15 ages 12 and younger, bus leaves 7 a.m. Nov. 26 from Save-A-Lot Plaza, North Augusta; (803) 442-9376, (803) 279-5792

NORTH AUGUSTA BAPTIST: Ushers ministry anniversary 11 a.m. Nov. 27, the Rev. Alex Pope

BOTTSFORD SPRING MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Men and Women’s Day program 11 a.m. Nov. 28, Ida Lewis, Larry Utley, Alphonso Williams, the Rev. General Jennings

EVERFAITHFUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Fall revival 6 and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 6 p.m. Vincent R. Drummer, 7 p.m. Mark Walden

NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER: Men’s Conference 2011 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Dec. 3; Friday speaker Stenneth Powell, open to the public, Dec. 3 Darrell Butler speaker, men only

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel singing featuring Gabriel’s Call and Son Rise 7 p.m. Dec. 3; refreshments served

MOUNT CANAAN BAPTIST: Birthday rally singing service 6 p.m. Dec. 4; God’s Own, of Aiken, performing

SOUTH AIKEN CHURCH OF GOD: Concert/revival service featuring South Aiken Church of God Sanctuary Choir and The Shepherds, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13

SECOND HOPEFUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Musical Christmas program 2 p.m. Dec. 11

WORK NETWORKING GROUP: Networking and informational group; 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Room 206, Asbury Building, Grace United Methodist, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; no registration required; (803) 279-7525



MOUNT TRANSFIGURATION BAPTIST: Pastor’s celebration 11 a.m. Nov. 27, the Rev. Walter Dukes; anniversary sermon 2 p.m. Nov. 27, the Rev. Clarence D. Hill

PALMER GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor appreciation 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Clarence D. Hill

BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor’s anniversary 2 p.m. Dec. 11, Dr. James A. Hogan Sr.



THE ONE COMMAND: 10 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Saturdays; Christ Church Unity, 2301 Central Ave.; (706) 738-2458

FREE TUTORING: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beulah Grove Baptist, 1434 Poplar St.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays; First Assembly of God, 1613 Fenwick St.; supper 6 p.m.; (706) 738-5532



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