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This week’s edition of FN3

The Progressive Ministry aids members who are sick, shut-in or bereaved. If you are seeking a ministry that allows you to grow in grace and exercise your faith, join the ministry on the third Tuesdays monthly at 5:30 p.m. For further information, contact Dr. Audrey Neal, Felita Green, Betty Richardson or Rev. Hazel Reese.

Bible study is live streamed Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Join Min. M’lilian Scott, Rev. Hazel Reese and Tru. Reginald Sadler as they facilitate our study of the Miracles of Jesus.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Take advantage of this opportunity to honor God by honoring His servant—Pastor Scott– with thoughtful, personalized encouragement.

This fall, the Greater Waverley Foundation’s Village Initiative is going virtual. Academic support for students – in the form of one-on-one tutoring and homework assistance – will be offered virtually. For further information, contact

Volunteers are needed for our food pantry which serves the community from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. If interested contact Dea. Lorenza Breedlove or the church office. Covid 19 protocols are in place. Food /monetary donations may be dropped-off at the church office during the week.

If your child is four-years-old on or before Sept. 1 and is eligible for Medicaid, free-or reduced-price lunch program, SNAP/TANF benefits OR is experiencing homelessness, transiency or in foster care, First Nazareth’s First Steps program has a place for you. Call 803-401-8995 to enroll.

Any registered voter in South Carolina can now vote absentee in November. Get started by completing a request for absentee application, then completing and returning the application when received. Ballots will be mailed beginning Oct. 1 and must be returned by Nov. 3. For further information, call the church office, 803-254-6232.

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is virtual. We are having a team again this year and Rev. Olivia Williams is serving as captain. Donations to the First Nazareth team may be made online, mailed to the church or given to Rev. Williams. The walk takes place October 24.

Prisma Health is providing free flu shots every Saturday in October at various locations in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Kershaw and Sumter counties, beginning Oct. 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Lower Richland High School. Insurance is not required. Anyone age six months and older is eligible for the vaccine that will be provided in a drive-through setting. Please make sure to wear loose clothing. Flu shots also will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 6-29, from 3–6 p.m. at Prisma Health Richland, Nine Medical Park, first-floor lobby area. For complete schedule, visit