Community of Faith
Faith, Family & Fellowship Members of Hagood Avenue Baptist Church in Barnwell portray Jesus and the disciples during the annual Passion Play.
arnwell County is home to many churches, including the oldest original Catholic church in South Carolina. Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church, which is on Madison Street in the city of Barnwell, was built in 1831. It’s the oldest religious structure in Barnwell as well as the oldest original Catholic church in the state. While much of Barnwell was burned by Sherman’s army in the Civil War, Saint Andrew’s was spared. There are more than 30 churches in and near the city of Barnwell, more than 15 churches around the towns of Blackville and Williston and at least one church near each of the smaller towns of Elko, Hilda, Kline and Snelling. Whether a Gospel Festival, Vacation Bible School, revival or community outreach event, area churches are involved in the community development of Barnwell County. With this many churches around, it is impossible to say that you can’t find one to go to. The churches in Barnwell County have a wide variety of denominations, and all of them welcome visitors with open arms. The People-Sentinel welcomes churches to submit announcements about events and happenings to be published on the Faith page.
Dozens of residents linked arms as they joined in prayer on May 5, 2016 for the annual National Day of Prayer observance around the Sundial in downtown Barnwell.
Dozens of red flowers covered the base of the cross outside Williston Presbyterian Church after a Holy Week service in March 2016, signifying the blood Jesus shed over 2,000 years ago. Keep up with all church happenings on the Faith page of The People-Sentinel. The People-Sentinel • Information Please 2017 • 25
A guide to Barnwell County, SC