Down the Road - Events

October 25

People’s Baptist Church, Greer, church-wide yard sale, 8 a.m.-12 noon. All proceeds will go to the church’s children’s and youth ministries.

October 26

Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer, fall festival, 4-7 p.m. Carnival games, hayrides, inflatables, free food and more. Free event, open to the public. For more information:

October 29

Pinewood Baptist Church, Pinewood, community fall festival, 6-8 p.m., in the church gym. Free event; ages birth-18 years (adult chaperones must accompany all children). Games, prizes, food and old-fashioned country store. For more information, call (803) 452-5373 or visit

October 29

Red Dam Baptist Church, Hardeeville, Missions Emphasis Night (held last Wednesday of each month to review local and foreign outreach ministries). Oct. 29 guest speaker: Barry Malphrus, Lowcountry area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child. Dinner served at 5:45 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. service that included missions presentations. Church members will also complete care packages to be mailed to U.S. soldiers as part of their Treats for Troops program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (843) 784-6083 or email

October 31

Center Baptist Church, Hemingway, “Truth-A-Treat,” 5:30-7 p.m. Free event, open to the public. For more information: pastor David Dinkins, 843-558-3429.

November 1-2

Central Baptist Church, York, 100th anniversary weekend. Nov. 1, concert by The Promise, 6 p.m. Nov. 2, worship at 10 a.m., followed by lunch. Service will include special music and remarks by former pastors, as well as the unveiling of a quilt made by church members. For more information: 803-684-4395.

November 2

New Calvary Baptist Church, Sumter, homecoming. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Worship, 11 a.m. Dinner following the service. Guest speaker: Former pastor Jackie Jenkins. Special singing by Tony Gibson.

November 9

Spring Branch Baptist Church, Hartsville, concert by Lumber River Quartet, 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Good Samaritan Colony in Ruby. For more information: 843-335-6651.

November 9

Bethcar Baptist Church, Wagener, homecoming. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; covered dish lunch following the service. Speaker: Owen Duncan.

November 9

Whitmire First Baptist Church will honor pastor J. Shannon Long on his 50th anniversary in the ministry, 10:30 a.m.

November 10-12

Bethcar Baptist Church, Wagener, revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers: Johnny Muller (Monday); Josiah Mazzell (Tuesday); and Mike Catoe (Wednesday).

November 25

Pinewood Baptist Church, Pinewood, and Pinewood United Methodist Church will jointly sponsor a Community Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., hosted by Pinewood United Methodist Church. Free dinner served at 5:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Special music and nursery provided. For more information, call the church office at 803-452-5373 or visit