Religion briefs

Grace United Methodist Church is hosting the first ever Gospel Music Festival on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. on the corner of Sweetwater and Randall Road in North Augusta. The festival will feature old fashioned hymns, local gospel performers and contemporary praise music. The event is free. For more information, call 803-279-7525 or email Randall Haase at

Bethany Full Gospel Church #2, 104 Sabra Ave New Ellenton, will hold a Family and Friends Day at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. All are invited for fun, food and fellowship. Trudy S. Boyd is the church's pastor.

Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta will be holding an Adult Vacation Bible School program titled "Bounce into Autumn" Sept. 9 and 10. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center, there will be light refreshments, a photo booth and gathering time. Program time, featuring a guest speaker for each day, will begin at 10 a.m. and will end by 12 p.m. with lunch to follow. There will be a $20 registration fee, and deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Contact Beverly Blevins at 803-279-7525 or to register or for more information. The church's address is 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841.

Bethany Full Gospel Church #2, New Ellenton, will have a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 14. They will have different flavors of lemonade and sweet treats for sale. It will take place on the corner of Main Street and Sabra Ave in New Ellenton at 10 am.

The Jubilee Club of Millbrook Baptist Church will meet on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Entertainment will be an encore performance by Bernice Deloach and the Park Baptist Church Choir of Beech Island, SC. Plan to attend this inspiring program followed by a covered dish lunch. All are welcome to attend this free event. Contact President Tammi McLaughlin at 803-443-9631 for more information. Millbrook Baptist Church is located at 223 S Aiken Blvd.