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• Breakfast for the Rev. Wolfe, 8 a.m. Sunday.
• Book Club, 5 p.m. Sunday.
• AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.
• Salkehatchie campers will stay at Bethel June 14-21. Donations of money, bottled water, Gatorade, candy bars and snack crackers needed.
• Retirement gathering for the Rev. Allen D. Wolfe follows morning worship Sunday. Light refreshments, no gifts.
Blackstock First Baptist
• Visit to Chester Active Day Center, 10 a.m. Monday.
• Senior Adults, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Men's Ministry at 7 p.m.
• Kids' trip to S.C. State Museum, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21.
• Vacation Bible school, June 29-July 3.
• Vacation Bible school commencement at West Chester Baptist, 6 p.m. tonight.
• Father's Day observance, Sunday.
• Calvary will host Salkehatchie workers for lunch Thursday.
Chester First Baptist
• Breakfast Club, Sunday.
• Palmetto Village visit, 3 p.m. Monday.
• Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20.
• Registrations taken for four-year-old kindergarten. Call 377-7187.
Chestnut Grove AME Zion
Annual 100 Men In Black Program, 5 p.m. Saturday. All men invited. Minister Corey Sanders of Chester will speak.
Hot dog sale, bake sale and yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. Church is at 186 Saluda St. (old Coca-Cola building).
Community Festival sponsored by Chester Freedom Ministries working together with Joshua Tent Ministries, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, beside the old Finley School in East Chester.
Cool Branch Baptist
• Fathers honored during 11 a.m. worship Sunday.
• Seniors trip to Farmers Market in Columbia, 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. Lunch afterward. Sign up in the vestibule or see Peggy Swearingen.
Eternal Rock Church
Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m. until tonight and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday for field day. Classes for five-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will stay overnight tonight. Bring pajamas, pillows, sleeping bags and blankets. For transportation, call Faith at 803-601-9596 or Vivian at 444-0038.
Faith and Love Christian Center
• Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, with fun, food, fellowship and water activities.
• Summer Enrichment Program, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday utilizing skills of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). For grades three through eight. Visit www.faithandlove.info/summerenrichment.html.
First Church of the Nazarene
The church will send a number of children to summer church camp this year. To help a child attend camp, call Pastor Porter at 899-2455 or Steve Fairfax at 581-1503.
Holy Place Church
Father's Day breakfast, 8 a.m. Sunday. Service at 10 a.m.
Lake Wateree Baptist
Vacation Bible school, "Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend," 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 22-27. Classes for babies through adults. Free, open to all. Call 803-337-2838. 5856 River Road, Ridgeway.
Vacation Bible school, June 26-28.
• Interim preacher is Cecil Johnson.
• Special Father's Day service, Sunday. No evening service.
• Vacation Bible school, "Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend," 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
• Needed food pantry item is canned vegetables. Last week was canned greens.
Mount Olive Baptist
• The Rev. Elmo Vance Jr., associate minister at Springfield Baptist in Garner, N.C. and a Chester native, will speak at the 10 a.m. Father's Day service Sunday. All welcome.
• Vacation Bible school, 6 to 8 p.m. June 23-27. Call 803-979-8618.
Mount Prospect Baptist
Vacation Bible school, 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 16-18.
New Hope UMC
Fourth of July fireworks at New Hope, dusk on Saturday, June 28. Bring a chair.
Old Wilson Baptist
Photo sessions, 2 to 8:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the social hall. All invited, see Carrie Blakely or call Linda Macon at 385-5427 to sign up. Church is at 1549 Pleasant Grove Road.
• Men's Ministries breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday.
• No evening services Sunday.
• Deacons' meeting, Tuesday.
• Trip to Chester Active Day Center, Thursday.
• New discipleship training study starts Sunday, June 22.
• Kick-off and decoration event for vacation Bible school, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
• Fathers honored Sunday. Baptist Men's Day observed, no evening service.
• Vacation Bible school, 6 to 8 p.m. June 16-19.
• WMU collecting canned goods for the pantry.
Pine Grove Baptist
Vacation Bible school, "The Jesus Connection," 6 to 8 p.m. nightly June 16-18. All welcome.
• Purity Playschool taking applications for two- and three-year-old classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Space is limited, call 377-8175.
• Boy Scout Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Radical For Christ Universal Ministries
Vacation Bible school, "Jesus Family Reunion," 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-19. All invited, refreshments served. For rides or details call Tabatha Strother at 374-7003. Church is at 217 Columbia St.
Richburg First Baptist
Yard sale, 7 a.m. Saturday with proceeds going to Sick/Shut-In Ministry. 165 Main St., Richburg.
Saluda Street Church of God
Youth Bible study, 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Sandy River Baptist
Morning worship Sunday will start at 10 a.m. No Sunday school.
Pleasant Grove AME Zion and Evangelist Deborah Nelson-Moore of Resurrection Community Builders Inc. will hold a four-week beginner sewing camp for children ages eight to 16. Adults are also welcome. Registration begins Monday at the Pleasant Grove dining hall from 10 a.m. to noon.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 20. Call 482-4665.
Together As One
Hot dog sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and tomorrow. Car wash, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Vacation Bible school for birth through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m. nightly June 18-20. Fun in the Sun party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, with horse and carriage rides, water slides, games and more. All welcome. Call Wayne Hartley at 899-2105.
Vacation Bible school, 5:45 to 8 p.m. June 23-27. Classes for four-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade, also adult women. Children invited, call 385-5724 for a registration form. Church is at 651 Great Falls Highway.
True Gospel Church of God in Christ
Vacation Bible school, "I Am Victorious," 6 to 8 p.m. June 16-19. All ages welcome for fun, crafts, games. Church is at 552 Ashford Road.
Wesley Memorial UMC
• Covered dish lunch after services to honor Preacher Vick, Sunday, June 22.
• Meet and greet breakfast for new preacher and his family, 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. Sunday, June 29.
West Chester Baptist
Thirtieth homecoming, Sunday, June 29. The Riverside Boys will sing during Sunday school hour and the Rev. Randy Bradley will speak. Charter members and the missionaries who assisted in building the church building will be recognized. Meal after the worship service.
West Side Baptist
• FAITH and R.E.A.C.H. "E" Team, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Wednesday. AWANA Lite and prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
• Church picnic, 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro.
• Church work day, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21, with a focus on the outside.
• Deacons' meeting follows evening service Sunday, June 22.
• Fourth of July lunch follows morning services Sunday, July 6.
• Food Pantry item of the month is peanut butter.
• Vacation Bible school, "Christ Commanders," begins Sunday with a meal at 4:30 p.m. and Bible school at 6:30 p.m. Continues at 6:30 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. All ages invited.
• Service of baptism, Sunday, June 22.
Word & Spirit Christian Fellowship
Vacation Bible school at 126 York St., 6 to 8:15 p.m. June 16-20 for all ages. Register with Evelyn at 803-487-4150 by Sunday, June 15. Dancing, drum line class, puppets, balloon art, more.
Zion Pilgrim Baptist
Lunch & Learn Program, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 8 for ages five to 18. Free program with free lunch, reading, writing, math and field trips. Transportation available. Call Pamela Thompson at 864-545-6525. Church is at 3030 Pinckney Road.