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-- Old Mount Zion Baptist Church, Epworth, Performing Arts Ministries presents “He Brought us from a Mighty Long Way,” 3 p.m. Saturday at Brewer Recreation Center. Admission is free. Youth speakers featured at the church 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Jamirah Flemmings and Kimora Lomax.

-- Bailey Bethel AME Church, Gospel Chorus celebrates 43rd Anniversary 6 p.m. Saturday. Registration at 5:30. All choirs invited.

-- The Prevailing Church, 1008 Florida Ave., Drama Ministry presents sequel to the hit play “Now is the Time -- The Return” 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 864-200-9004.

-- Campfield Baptist Church, 130 Campfield Church Road, Abbeville, Black History Program begins 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Mayor Delano Freeman, of Abbeville.

-- Jacob Chapel Baptist Church observes Black History Month, 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: the Rev. Kathrine Richardson.

-- St. Paul AME Church in Cokesbury, Black History Program begins 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Angelo Geter, director of campus programming at Winthrop University, educator, spoken word artist and speaker. He received a bachelor of arts in political science from Winthrop in 2008 and a master of science in higher education from Drexel University in 2014. As a spoken word poet, he has received several accolades and awards and has been ranked top ten at national and regional competitions.

-- Old Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church, Newberry, celebrates Black History 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Minister Kenya Davis, of Zion Hopewell Full Gospel Center, Gilbert.

-- Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Abbeville, Gospel Chorus celebrates 23-year Anniversary, 3 p.m. Sunday.

-- Young’s Chapel Baptist Church, Siloam Church Road, Black History Program begins 11 a.m. Sunday. Dress casual or in African attire. Dinner served. Speaker: Deacon Gerald Witt, of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

-- Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ninety Six, features the Rev. Howard Harmon 11 a.m. Sunday.

-- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 418 Marion Ave., features the Rev. Roosevelt Brooks 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

-- Calvary Grove Baptist Church, Black History Month Celebration begins 10 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Pastor Leon Drafts. Afterward, old-fashioned pot-luck.

-- Moores Church, 236 Moores Drive, Edgefield, celebrates Black History Month, 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Dr. Green B. Neal, internist and cardiologist, Columbia. Call 864-942-0970.

-- New Faith Presbyterian Church hosts Invite a Cousin Sunday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Speaker: Pastor Tony Boyce, of Mount Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greenville. No morning worship.

-- Mount Tabor Baptist Church honors Louise Parks, 10 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Pastor Roger L. Rivers.

-- Pine Grove AME Church, Hodges, Family and Friends Day begins 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Worship at 11. Old-fashioned and/or African attire. Praise and Worship Experience at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Adrian Wideman, of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Saluda.

-- Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 2314 Highway 178 S., Black History Celebration begins 9 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Pastor Otis Cunningham Sr. Theme: Moving Forward, Not Going Back. Members may wear African or old-fashioned attire.

-- Springfield Baptist Church, 2180 Keowee Road, Level Land, Black History Celebration begins 10:30 a.m., Sunday. Speaker: state Rep. Chandra Dillard, Greenville. Music: Combined Choir. Dinner served.

-- Zion Hill Baptist Church, Black History Program begins 3 p.m. Sunday. Speaker: Senior Pastor Columbus Copeland, founder of Pathways To Christ Ministries Inc., Charlotte, N.C., and member of Emmanuel College Alumni Board of Directors. Born and reared in Clinton, S.C., he received a bachelor of science degree in 1984 from Evangel College, Springfield, Mo., and will release his eighth book May 10, “Life After Loss, Strategies for Living Again After Loss.” He has received numerous awards, most recently a 2014 recipient of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) Citation Award for empowering and uplifting individuals in workforce and the workforce development program.

-- Greenwood Lutheran Church, 516 Laurel Ave., Free Finance Workshop, “How to Rebuild Your Credit,” 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Instructor: Samantha Byrd, Greenwood Municipal FCU, will be the instructor. RSVP: e-mail greenwoodlutheranchurch@wctel.net or leave message at 864-223-9500. Ash Wednesday informal service begins 7 p.m. March 1, with the imposition of ashes. A sermon series about The Lord’s Prayer will begin and continue every Wednesday during Lent.

-- LifeFM Radio Network (WHQA 103.5 FM, Honea Path, and WHQB 90.5 FM, Gray Court), a listener-supported radio ministry of the nonprofit Power Foundation, Second Anniversary Celebration Concert, begins 6:30 p.m. March 3 at Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley. Doors open at 6. Opening: The Plath Family. Featured: Karen Peck & New River; Mark Trammell Quartet. Tickets not required; a love offering event. Visit TheLife1031.com or call 877-700-8047.

-- Little River Missionary Baptist Association, Brotherhood presents Prayer Breakfast March 4 at Little River Multicultural Complex. Breakfast serving lines open at 8:15 a.m. Program begins at 9. Speaker: the Rev. Roger Rivers, of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Call George Watson, 864-229-0726.

-- Pine Grove AME Church, Callison, Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale March 4, at American Legion Post 224 (The Hut), East Cambridge Avenue. Yard sale begins 6:30 a.m.; hot dog sales at 11. Sponsored by Class No. 1.

-- Antioch Baptist Church, 9609 Highway 178 S., Saluda, celebrates Pastor Anniversary, honoring the Rev. RC Oglesby, 2 p.m. March 5. Speaker: the Rev. Ronnie Williams, of Generostee Baptist Church, Starr.

-- Place of New Opportunity, 1103 S. Main St., Evangelistic Service begins 4 p.m. March 5. Theme: Honoring God in our Lifestyle. Speaker: Pastor Louis Jackson, of Christian Education Center. Call 864-529-6825.

-- Little River Missionary Baptist Association, Area-wide Revival, Youth Impact evening begins 4 p.m. March 5 at LRMBA Multicultural Complex. Theme is “Our Children: Walking in God’s Love and His Light...” Speaker: Pastor Adrian Wideman, of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Call Barbara Connelly, 864-543-2939.

-- Reedy Grove P.H. Church, 6608 Riverfork Road, Waterloo, presents Vince and Brenda Tharpe, Art Alive Ministries Inc., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 5 and 7 p.m. March 6-7. Featured: chalk art, contemporary Christian music and special effects. Call Pastor Tommy Wooten, 864-861 2347.