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List: Midlands churches cancel, change services due to winter weather

As the risk of ice and heavy rain threaten portions of South Carolina, some churches are opting to cancel service to keep people off the road.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With the threat of winter weather and the possibility of icy roads and power outages that could come with it, multiple centers of worship are reporting that they have canceled service for Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. 

We're working to keep locals apprised of these closings ahead of the inclement weather. Check back frequently for updates and also be sure to look at your church's social media accounts if possible.

To report that a church or other house of worship will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 16, please email news19@wltx.com.

NOTE: This list is exclusively for religious facilities. Businesses will not be included on this list.

Calhoun County

Cameron Southern Methodist Church, Cameron

Greater Mt. Pisgah AME Church, St. Matthews

Second Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, St. Matthews (Will hold virtual services only)

Fairfield County

Aimwell Presbyterian Church, Ridgeway

Bethel United Methodist Church, Winnsboro

Macedonia Baptist Church, Ridgeway

Kershaw County

Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin 

First Baptist Church, Camden

Good Aim Missionary Baptist Church, Elgin, SC

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Camden (Delayed until 11:15 a.m.)

St. John's United Methodist Church, Lugoff (Will hold virtual service at 10:45 a.m. only)

Lee County

Ashwood Baptist Church, Bishopville

New Zion AME Church, Bishopville, 10:30AM Service cancellation

Lexington County

Disciples of Christ Church, Seven Oaks Park (10:30 am virtual service only)

Dolorosa Worship Center, Pelion

Life Springs Worship Center, Lexington

Miracle Faith Christian Center, Columbia

Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church (Will have virtual services only)

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, West Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Chapin (Will have virtual services only)

Olive Branch Baptist Church, Batesburg-Leesville

Red Bank Baptist Church, Redbank (No Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. service to continue)

Redbank United Methodist Church, Redbank

Safe Harbor Worship Center - West Columbia 

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Gilbert (Will have virtual services only)

St. Matthews Lutheran Church (Will have virtual services only)

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington

State Street Baptist Church, Cayce

There is Hope Healing Center, Gaston

Union Lutheran Church of Leesville, Batesburg-Leesville

Union United Methodist Church, Irmo (Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, confirmation class canceled. 9 a.m. service to continue)

White Knoll Baptist Church, Lexington County 

White Knoll Church of Christ, Lexington

Newberry County

Belmont Baptist, Silverstreet

Brown Chapel AME Church, Newberry (Will have conference call services only)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Mountain

New Chapel United Methodist Church, Newberry

Park Road Baptist Church - Newberry 

St. John Lutheran Church, Pomaria

St. Mary's AME Church, Newberry 

Trinity United Methodist Church, Newberry

Orangeburg County

Elloree United Methodist Church, Elloree

First Baptist Church of Orangeburg, Orangeburg

Jerusalem United Methodist Church, Santee

Union Chapel Baptist Church, Orangeburg

Richland County

Bethel Lutheran Church, White Rock (Will have virtual services only)

Covenant Community Fellowship Church, Columbia

Fellowship Baptist Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

First Calvary Baptist Church, Columbia  (10:30 am service virtual)

First Nazareth Baptist Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia (Sunday school, 8:30 a.m. service canceled. 11:15 a.m., 6 p.m. services will continue)

Forward City Church, Columbia (Virtual services at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.)

Foundation Baptist Church, Columbia

Greater Carolina Baptist Church (Virtual Service Only)

Greenlawn Baptist Church, Columbia

Kennerly Baptist Church, Irmo

Kingston Road Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

Little Zion Baptist Church, Blythewood

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Hopkins (Will have virtual services only)

Progressive Believers Baptist Church

Reformation Lutheran Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

Right Direction Church International, Columbia (Virtual service at 10:30 a.m.)

Rosewood Community Church, Columbia

Round Top Baptist Church, Blythewood (Will have virtual services only)

Sandy Level Baptist Church, Blythewood

Spears Creek Baptist Church, Richland County 

St. James Baptist Church, Hopkins (Will have virtual services only)

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

St. Mark Baptist Church, Columbia

St. Mark United Methodist Church, Columbia

Taylor Chapel Church, Columbia

The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

Trenholm Road United Methodist Church

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia (Will have virtual services only)

Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Hopkins

Saluda County

Bible Way Church of Saluda (Will have conference call services only)

Celebration Church, Saluda County

Emmanuel Church of Saluda, Saluda (Will have virtual services only)

Sumter County

Grace Cathedral Ministries, 10 a.m. virtual service

Joshua Baptist Church, Sumter

St. James Lutheran Church, Sumter

St. Paul AME Church, Shaw (conference call and virtual worship at 10 a.m.)

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert

Sumter First Church of God, Sumter

The Life Worship Center, Sumter (Will have virtual services only)

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

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