Religion briefs

Bean Pond Baptist Church, 337 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its summer revival Aug. 5-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information, call 803-624-2689.

Randall Branch Baptist Church, 157 Palmetto Farms Road, will hold revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 5-8. The Rev. James Oliphant, pastor of Shiloh Fellowship Church, will be the guest speaker. Westley Guyton is the pastor. For more information, email 803-443-2922.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Gray Mare Hollow Road, will hold its annual summer revival Aug. 6-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Glen Edwards of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in North will be the guest speaker.

Smyrna Baptist Church, 1186 Smyrna Church Road, will hold its summer revival beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Revival will continue Aug. 12-15 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Reggie Corley of Friendship Baptist Church of Salley will speak Monday and Tuesday, and the Rev. Paul Bush of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Jackson will speak Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 803-649-7759. The Rev. Roydell Dicks Sr. is the interim pastor.

The fourth annual Pineapple Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Road. The festival will feature a bake sale, raffle, cake walks, a silent auction for themed baskets, door prizes, children's crafts, face painting, a flea market and more. All proceeds benefit local charities, MBC benevolence and MBC building and grounds fund.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry will be having a three-day 150th anniversary celebration starting with a theatrical play, "Who Killed the Church," on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 24, there will be a church picnic at North Augusta's Summerfield Park. The morning worship service featuring the 150th reunion choir will be Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9:45 a.m., with the church anniversary at 2 p.m. with Pastor William Blount of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry is located at 214 West Five Notch Road in North Augusta. 

The Women’s Ministry of the Runs Missionary Baptist Church is holding their Annual Women’s Conference August 24 through 25. Theme for the year is “Women Lifting Each Other Up,” 1 Thessalonians 5:11. On Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be guest speakers Min. CoShendra Jackson and Rev. Ava M. Edwards, with various vendors on site also. On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m., there will be a special appearance by recording artist The Anointed Angels, and the preached word by Rev. Michelle P. Bush, associate minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Stevie Berry is the pastor.