Religion briefs

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry Women's Ministry will host their annual Men's and Women Day on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. The theme for this occasion is “Get Ready for Overflow." Special guests will be Rev. Lelar Johnson and the Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, Augusta, GA. The church is located at 214 W. Five Notch Rd in North Augusta. Rev. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. The public is invited to attend.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry will sponsor their second community wide food and clothing giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a variety of children's, men's and women's clothing, food, household items, etc. The church is located at 214 W. Five Notch Rd in North Augusta. Rev. Dr. Bobby G. Hankerson is the pastor. The public is invited to attend.

Friendship Baptist Church, 515 Richland Ave. E., will celebrate its 153rd church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The Rev. Dr. Thurmond Bowens Jr. and the Trinity Baptist Church family of Columbia will be the guests. Dinner will be served following the program. For more information, call 803-648-9290.

The Jubilee Club of Millbrook Baptist Church will meet on Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Entertainment will be a presentation of songs by Bettina Johnson. Plan to attend, sing along and enjoy this program followed by a covered dish lunch. All are welcome to attend this free event. Contact President Tammi McLaughlin, 803-443-9631 for more information.

Aiken Prays, a non-denominational women's prayer group affiliated with Stonecroft, will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Village Cafe, 110 Coach Light Way S.W. All interested women are invited to attend. A short devotion will be shared and discussed, leading into the prayer time. Prayers may be either silent or aloud and will focus on ways to share God's love with others in addition to prayers for the community, country and personal concerns. The prayer time will be followed by lunch (Dutch treat) and fellowship. Reservations are necessary by Friday, Nov. 15, and may be made by contacting Susan at 803-648-8126.

Rosa Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 89 Little Rock Road, Wagener, will hold a Men and Women in Black and White service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. The Rev. James C. Green and the New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Swansea will be the guests. For more information, call 803-649-7525. The Rev. Johnnie Lee Smith Jr. is the pastor.

A group of local Public Safety Personnel has started an AA group for active and retired law-enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. The group meets at noon on Fridays at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, Augusta. For more information, contact Patrick Cullinan at 706-533-3352 or pcullinan@sspba.org.