Thank you to Kaydee, Liz, Kyndal and Terri who hosted the summer baby shower for mothers from Sumter Pregnancy Center on Saturday, Aug. 3.
The expecting mothers had just wrapped up their parenting classes and were showered with gifts donated by the center's supporters.
Thank you to Niah and Allisha Merrill for blessing us with their gifts and talents as they performed a concert on Sunday, July 21, for our second annual Singin' and Sundaes event.
Thanks also to everyone who brought ice cream, came to the event and to those that helped set up, clean up and pack up. What a great night!
We’ve been busy loving and serving others this week!
Pastor Chris challenged us to BE the church on Sunday. So, from visiting shut-ins to having a cookout for those at the Sumter United Ministries Emergency Shelter, it’s been a great week of loving and serving our neighbors.
We would like to give a warm welcome to our newest members who have joined recently.
Do you read your Bible on a regular basis?
If you are like me, then you have probably attempted to read through your Bible in the past, only to stop because you got too busy or found the way you were trying to read it was just too difficult.
You stopped. You beat yourself up. And you might be allowing fear to keep you from starting again.
If that's you, then I would like to share some tips and Bible reading plans that I've picked up along the way. I pray this post encourages you and hopefully helps you in your faith journey.
Ask yourself the following three questions:
(1) How do you show someone you love them? By spending time with them.
STOP AND THINK
Do you ever wish that the holidays would just hurry up and pass on by? If you do, then you’re not alone. On the other hand, if post-Thanksgiving is your “season” and all the food, festivities and family gatherings energize you, will you take time to see things from a different perspective this year? Remember there are those who aren’t as excited about the “most wonderful time of the year” as you are. This group struggles to find the joy of the season and they are all around us.
Here are a few things I hope you’ll remember this Christmas season ...
Our neighbors in nearby Conway need our help!
Over the next 7 days, we will be collecting items and money to send to those affected by the flooding following Hurricane Florence. Langston Baptist Church in Conway is coordinating several projects and have provided us with a list of needs. Feel free to share the needs with your friends, family and any local business you have a connection with.
Items may be dropped next week at our church office, it is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (and now Friday morning because of Hurricane Michael). You may also bring items on Wednesday evening or next Sunday morning.
• Dry Beans
• Peanut Butter
• Canned Meat
• Chili Beans
• Boxed Macaroni
• Instant Potatoes
• Canned Vegetables
• Canned Soups
• Canned or Powered Milk
• Canned or Bottled Fruit Juices
• Cereal, Pop Tarts, Breakfast Bars
• Boxed Cookies & Crackers
• Feminine hygiene products
• *Please no home-canned items
• Gallon jugs of water
• bottled water
• Dawn dish soap
• Heavy duty Playtex gloves
• Large black trash bags
We will also take up a special offering this coming Sunday morning. You may give cash or a check. Please make your check payable to Bible Fellowship Church and in the memo please put “Flood Relief for Conway.” The church will write one check to Langston, as they know the greatest needs of their congregation and the surrounding community.
For some people their anxiety might be on overload as Hurricane Florence heads our way.
So, I wanted to take a second to encourage them by sharing some tips and pray for those that might be a little anxious in the coming hours and days.
On Saturday, July 21, we attended the Columbia Fireflies game in Columbia. This was a great opportunity for our families and church family to do something fun together. Everyone who went had a great time. Lots of laughs and good eating.
To see more photos, click "read more."
On Saturday, June 30, we held a snow cone giveaway for the community.
Nearly 60 people were given a snow cone and told that Jesus love them.
Thank you to everyone who came out to love and serve their neighbors.
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