Church News – April 13, 2016

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Call for History of St. James UMC
Many people raised in St. James United Methodist Church now live beyond Darlington’s borders. Some may be descendants of original members, Trustees or Ministers. An association with the congregation could lie in your family papers or history. Join others who are trying to document the history of the Church from its infancy as the “Pearl Street Methodist Episcopal Church” in 1866 through its growth through wars, civil rights actions and then to today’s work as part of the United Methodist Church. Follow the work of St. James descendants and friends by contacting via email: We’ll keep you notified of our findings and the news and events that celebrate our shared heritage as families and a congregation.

God’s Garden
God’s Garden is being prepared for planting, and should be ready within ten days.
The Garden is located on Smith Avenue. Everyone is invited to join in the fun of planting and watching your plants grow.
There is no charge for planting in the garden. Please furnish your own seeds and fertilizer. There is access to water and tiller for plowing. If you are interested in being a part of God’s Garden, call: 843-393-3540. Leave a message, and your call will be returned. We would love to have more young people involved, such as groups from Scouts, 4-H clubs, and others are all welcome.

Safe Church Intervention Meeting at Macedonia
The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is sharing a deputy lead meeting to help establish church security guidelines on April 13th at 1:30 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. Main Street, Darlington.
Learn more about:
• emergency response to active church situations
• church security
• active shooter
• problem solving
• game plan for churches
The public is invited to attend; refreshments will be served, please RSVP so hosts may plan. Call the church office at: 843-393-6361.
For more information about the program, contact DCSO Captain Chad McInville: 843-453-3169.

Trinity UMC Chicken Bog
Trinity United Methodist Church will have a chicken bog fundraiser on Thursday, April 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. $8 a plate. Drive through only! For more information, please call the church at: 843-393-4852.

Schoolhouse BBQ Fundraiser
Enjoy the delicious Schoolhouse BBQ at the Central Baptist Church
Youth Missions BBQ Fundraiser on Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CBC Activity Building, 512 Spring Street, Darlington. Cost: $8 per plate. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, call: 843-393-8581 or visit Central Baptist Church.

Walking in the Overflow
The Woman’s Pee Dee District Department of the Pee Dee Baptist Association will have their Fourth Annual “Walking In The Overflow” Women’s Conference on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 301 South Sixth Street, Hartville, SC. Dr. Reginald S. Floyd, ESQ., is pastor and Mrs. Alta Mae Lee is the Senior Missionary President. Registration is $20.00.

Love Life Ministries Presents Revival and Special Singing
Enjoy Rev. Namon Bullard with singers Heartsong from Shannon, N.C. with anointed preaching and singing on April 15 – 16 at 7 p.m. at the Love Life Ministries, 213 Cross Street, Darlington. (52 By Pass across from Raceway Ford Dealership.)

Pleasant Grove Celebrates 147th Anniversary
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 147th church anniversary on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The Reverend Terry Alexander, South Carolina House of Representatives, District 59 and former pastor of Wayside Baptist Church, Florence, SC will be the guest preacher. Sunday School begins at 9:00 am followed by worship services at 10:00 am. The Sanctuary Choir will present a concert at 2:00 pm to end the celebration on a high note. The church is located at 1372 Pocket Road, Darlington SC. Reverend Eugene Thomas, Jr. is the pastor. For additional information, please call (843) 393-0152.

2nd Annual Hat Parade Extravaganza
The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Support Ministry presents its 2nd Annual Hat Parade Extravaganza on April 17 at 4 o’clock p.m. at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dovesville. A donation of $10 for entry to model two of your favorite style hats of choice.

65th National Day of Prayer
The 65th National Day of Prayer will be observed with a prayer service at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 5th, at First Baptist Church in Darlington. All are invited to attend. The service is sponsored by the Darlington Area Ministerial Association.
The theme this year is “Wake Up America.” The scripture: Shout it loud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. – Isaiah 58:1

Spiritual Recital
The Woman’s Pee Dee District Department of the Pee Dee Baptist Association will sponsor their Annual Spiritual Recital on Saturday, September 19, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 901 East Godbold Street, Marion, where the Reverend H. K. Phillips is pastor. Donation is $10.00.

The Lord Cares
Please continue to assist The Lord Cares in caring for those in need in the Darlington area. T.L.C.’s food bank is located at 201 Grove Street in Darlington. They are open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Donations of non-perishable food items (especially canned meats) are needed, as are toiletries, bathroom tissue, and paper towels. Mail monetary donations to: The Lord Cares PO Box, 1457, Darlington, SC 29540

Bible Study
Bible study at Mt.Zion Tabernacle Believers Church 426 W. Broad St. Darlington, on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Bible study led by Rev.Larry Scipio. Contact Deacon Z.Frierson at 843-992-3158 or church 843-992-8125. Come join us.
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
3123 W. Palmetto St., Florence Worship Time: 11 a.m. (4th Sunday 8:30 a.m.) Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.Phone: 843-601-3672
Facebook: StCatherinesEC Vicar: The Rev. Jeffrey R. Richardson

Black Creek Baptist Church

Black Creek Baptist Church, located 139 Mont Clare Road, Dovesville, announces their hours: Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11a.m. Worship Services and 6 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 6:30 Adult Bible Study; Youth Bible Study, Children (Children In Action) 7:30 Adult Choir Practice

Mt. Zion Tabernacle Ministries
Mt. Zion Tabernacle Ministries 426 W. Broad St. in Darlington announces their hours
1st/3rd Sunday Pastoral Sunday: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Church Services 11:00 Elder M. Frierson 2nd/4th Sunday: Sunday School at 9:30 by Deacon Z. Frierson Service at 11:00 a.m. Min.Gerald Green. The community is invited to attend. Come expecting to hear the anointed Word. Contact Deacon.Z.Frierson 843-229-3158

Author: Jana Pye

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