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Food Distribution

Distribute USDA Food to elderly and needy families at St. John Baptist Church every third Thursday of each month from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information call Lula Mack at (843) 382-8388 or (843) 426-2888. The church is located at 2468 Easler Hwy., Greeleyville. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Food Pantry

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2011 Dunbar Rd., Georgetown, will giveaway food products every month on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call (843) 387-5353 or (843) 426-5172 for more information. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Worship Services

Antioch Missionary Baptist  Church of Cedar Swamp invites you to come worship with us. Following services will be held every first and third Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.  Sunday school, worship services 11:15 a.m. and second and fourth Sunday, Sunday school 8:30 a.m., and worship services 9:30 a.m.


True Holiness Church of Deliverance #1, 1185 Thorne Avenue, Kingstree,  invites everyone to join us in our weekly services. Services are every Sunday at 9 a.m. with Sunday School and Worship Services beginning at 10 a.m. Week night services are every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with Praise and Worship on 1st and 3rd and Bible Study every 2nd and 4th. Elder Bernard L. Giles is the pastor and Apostle James A. Pratt is the Overseer.


Through The Storm Outreach Ministries, Inc. is a transitional shelter for males. The organization is located behind the Kingstree Church of Christ, 1286 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree. For more information call (843) 372-0614.

Teachings from The Ark

Teachings From The Ark announces the following events for the month of  February. The teaching series will be Seek and Ye Shall Find.

February 8 - Seek and Ye Shall Find Part II - Righteousness

February 15 - Movie and food pantry

February 22 - Seek and Ye Shall Find Part III - All Other Things

February 29 - Black Future Forum

The Ark will be giving away donations from Walmart 360 every Saturday except on the third Saturday of the month. Please join Teachings From The Ark every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. for our teleconference Bible Study. The toll free number is 1-800-406-8640 and the code is 300. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Valentine’s Banquet

Greater Saint John AME Church will have its Valentine’s Banquet on February 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the J. Miller Family Entertainment Center, 2919 U.S. Hwy. 521, Andrews. Tickets are $35, couples; $20, adults; and $10, children. For more information call Josephine Mouzon at (843) 499-0089 or Sandra Cave at (843) 387-5291.

Outreach Services

The Felician Center offers a food pantry on Tuesdays, a Clothing Closet and free health screenings (during the school year) on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.   The center is located at 1000 Thorne Avenue, Kingstree.


Pastor Bruce Jones of the Black River FWB Church of Andrews and his wife, Joane Jones, recently started a SaveOne chapter at the church to help women, men, and other family members in the community and the surrounding area heal from the devastating effects of abortion. For more information call or text Joane at (843) 992-5124 or Bruce at (843) 992-5109, email and Website, and

Accepting CSFP Applications

The Commodity Supple-mental Food Program (CSFP), a nutrition program that offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods, will be accepting Commodity Box Applications at St. John Community Food Ministry on the third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s a monthly box of food for seniors (60 years or older) that includes shelf stable food as well as a large piece of cheese. St. John Baptist Church is located at 2468 Easler Hwy., Greeleyville. For more information call Lula Mack at  (843) 382-8388. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Skit Booking

You may book Breaking the Silence, a criminal domestic violence skit, by contacting The Total Woman (TTW) of Good Shepherd Outreach Ministries of Sumter at (803) 775-0171 or emailing or

Women Empowerment Seminar

A Women Empowerment Seminar will be held Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m., presented by Deaconess Martha Brockington of St. Michael Baptist Church. Men are welcome. Helen Dimery of Dimery & Rogers Funeral Home of Kingstree will present an empowerment session on pre-planning, grief and healing and community and family awareness. For more information please call  (843) 564-7330 or email St. Michael Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2612 Corner Road in New Zion, where the pastor is the Rev. Philip Boyd.

Women’s Conference

St. Michael Baptist Missionary Church Women’s Ministry Second Annual Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, April 11,  at 10 a.m. entitled, “Breathe.” Women’s conference speaker will be Prophetess Cheryl Beaufort of Fresh Fire Christian of Manning. The church is located at 2612 Corner Road, New Zion. The pastor is the Rev. Phillip Boyd. Contact for any question or information (843) 564-7330 or email

Children and Youth Presentation

Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2000 Cade Rd., Lake City, will have a  children and youth presentation on Sunday, February 9, at 10 a.m. for  Black History Month, please wear red for Heart Health. The pastor is the Rev. Joyce M. Timmons.

Adult Presentation     

Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2000 Cade Rd., Lake City, will have an adult presentation on Sunday, February 16, at 10 a.m. for  Black History Month, please wear African attire. The pastor is the Rev. Joyce M. Timmons.

Old Time Feast and Attire

An old time feast and attire will be held Sunday, February 23, at 10 a.m.  at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2000 Cade Rd., Lake City, for  Black History Month. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Ken Nelson, Coordinator of Clergy Services and the Conference Secretary. The pastor is the Rev. Joyce M. Timmons.

Black History Program

On behalf of Pastor Gilbert L. Jenkins and the Nazareth AME Church Women’s Missionary Society, you are cordially invited to our Annual Black History Month Program on Sunday, February 16,  at 4 p.m. Please join us for performances by: Gospel Comedian Susan Sheppard-Carolina St. Luke AME Church (Lukewoods Community) of Johnsonville performing “The Glory Train", Craton Dicks and The Florence District Praise & Worship Choir, Nazareth AME Church is located at 130 Stuckey St., Johnsonville. The Rev. Gilbert L. Jenkins is pastor and the Rev. Ronald Lewis is the asst. pastor. We look forward to seeing you there!