Where we worship in the Myrtle Beach area


CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. JAMES, 1071 Academy Drive, Conway, collection of food for the needy every weekend. Donations help Churches Assisting People and Catholic Charities. 843-347-5168 or

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass, Surfside Beach. New Beginnings monthly food distribution, social services assistance, play area for children, free lunch served, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 843-215-4500 or

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2710 S.C. 905, Conway, “The Singing Christmas Tree” 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Choir members from Tilly Swamp Baptist Church and Maple Baptist Church will be participating in this concert. All are welcome; no admission. 843-365-3938

ST. NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHURCH, 404 Maple St., Myrtle Beach, ethnic holiday cookie and craft sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Many different homemade holiday cookies for sale; sold by the pound, not pre-boxed. 843-520-4152 or 843-283-2402.

TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, second nature project is collecting toiletries and packaged undershirts, socks, etc. especially in children’s sizes. Donations will go to Helping Hand and Associated Charities. 843-446-1060

TEMPLE SHALOM, 4023 Belle Terre Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Food bank is open for donations year-round. 843-957-1776 for hours.


LIFE MINISTRIES, 1290 Dennison Ave., Myrtle Beach, empowerment service, 3 p.m. Sundays, with Pastor Carmin Leach. 843-455-9151

JUNIPER BAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, “A New Kid in Town” live nativity, 6 and 7 p.m. Free. Everyone is invited. Refreshments served after each service. 843-397-2787 or

TEMPLE EMANU-El, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, Chanukah dinner and talent show, 6 p.m., Rosen Center. Kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, Latkes, side dishes, and dessert. $15 adults: $10 children under 12, free for children under 4. Each family should bring a Menorah. 843-902-2195

TEMPLE EMANU-El, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, no Sunday school on Dec. 18, 25, or Jan. 1.

TRINITY CHURCH, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, advent lessons and carols, 11 a.m. All are welcome. 843-448-8426 or


TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, mah jongg mavens, 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays. $1 donation. 336-402-1014


ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH, 2080 Highway 129, Galivants Ferry, men’s bible study, 5:30 a.m. Tuesdays. All men are welcome.

LIFE MINISTRIES, Life Lessons with facilitator Pastor Carmin Leach, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Household of Faith, 1290 Dennison Ave., Myrtle Beach. All are welcome. A leadership class designed for ministers to help themselves in all facets of their ministry.

OCEAN DRIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 410 Sixth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, stitching ministry, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Quilts, skirts, tote bags and dolls are among the items made for local and international missions. 843-280-3530

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach, men’s voices sought for chorus. Men of all ages are invited to weekly rehearsals from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays for joining the Low Country Barbershop Chorus. 843-605-7700


NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7311 S.C. 544, Myrtle Beach, welcomes all needleworkers to join weekly prayer shawl group, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, fellowship hall. Bring your own needles; yarn provided. 860-690-4868 or 843-655-7208


TEMPLE SHALOM, lighting of the giant menorah and Hanukkah songs led by Rabbi David Weissman, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Valor Park in Market Common and complete meal including Latkes, 7 p.m. at Temple Shalom. $12 temple members, $15 non-members, $10 for children under 12. Send check payable to Temple Shalom Sisterhood, P.O. Box 51034, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

TRINITY CHURCH, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with orchestra, harpsichord and pipe organ, 10 p.m. prelude to 10:30 p.m. Christmas eve service, Dec. 24. 843-448-8426 or

TEMPLE EMANU-EL, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, Menorah lighting, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Valor Park In Market Common.

SURFSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach, “The Wave” a contemporary worship service, 11 a.m. starting Jan. 1, family Life center. 843-238-2734 or

VALLEY FORGE BAPTIST CHURCH, 4440 Valley Forge Road, Aynor, “Faith in the Midst of Tragedy” with featured speaker Cathy Hendrick and special singing with Lisa Ann Hammond. No charge. 843-503-4179.

Compiled by Lisa Urban,