Down the Road - Events

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 2

Heath Springs Baptist Church, Heath Springs, “Ten Commandments” service, 6 p.m. Ten men will preach for five minutes on one of the Ten Commandments. Speakers include: David Gardner, Glenn Baker, Stephen Hendrix, Jason Smith, Dan Maness, Blake Hegler, Chuck Williams, Mackie Hendrix, David Williams and Dean Gardner. For more information: 803-577-7314.

November 8

Red Dam Baptist Church, Hardeeville, annual fall festival, 3-6 p.m. Free event (open to the community) features a rodeo theme, men’s chili cook-off, greased pole, corn hole, horse shoes, face painting, bounce house, raffle and more. For more information: event coordinator Calvin Smith, 843-684-0826; church office, 843-784-6083 or 843-837-2074; or email

November 9

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

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

Heath Springs Baptist Church, Heath Springs, will host the Covenant Players, a Christian drama group who will be sharing the Word of God through drama, 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For more information: 803-577-7314.

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 10-12

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

November 16

Heath Springs Baptist Church, Heath Springs, concert by the Praisemen Quartet from Camden, 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For more information: 803-577-7314.

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

December 5-7

Maple Baptist Church, Conway, third annual Nativities Exhibition. Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-4 p.m. More than 150 nativities from local, state and international collectors will be on display. The event will also include original works by several artisans, a living nativity and a silent auction. Admission is free; donations accepted.