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Congrats to All 2021 Graduates..


2021 CHURCH THEME: Our 2021 church theme is: “Excited about the future: Carrying on without carrying over”    

Scriptures are: Deuteronomy 31:8;  Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 43:18&19; Isaiah 58:11&12; Joel 2:25&26; Romans 15:13. 

Song:   “Moving On” by Jonathan McReynolds   Hymn: “O God our help in ages past”          

WOMEN’S DAY: The Women of First Nazareth are Excited About the Future and have accepted the challenge—”Let’s Do the Work” as they look forward to Women’s Day 2021 on July 25th at 10:15 a.m.  Our Women’s Day preacher is Rev. Veronica Bailey, pastor of New Samaritan Baptist Church.  Women are asked to wear white with red accessories. 

WOMEN’S DAY FINANCE: The Women’s Day Finance Committee is collecting pledges and financial donations. Donations may be made online, via CashApp  or mailed/dropped off  at the church office.  We need the help of all women of the church to reach our goal. Donations from men are welcomed as well. 

THROWBACK THURSDAY:  Join us for a virtual Throwback Thursday worship experience every Thursday in July at   7 p.m.  on the website, Facebook Live and YouTube. Join us for some old school worship- and preaching from previous Women’s Day celebrations. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this! 

B.N. SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP:  On the occasion of the 42nd Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Scott, First Nazareth’s Men of Omega  announced the inaugural Blakely N. Scott Scholarship to be awarded to 2021 First Nazareth graduating male members on Men’s Day-Sept. 19.The application can be downloaded from the church’s website; submission deadline is Aug. 31. 

ADULT DAY CARE:  The PPCDC is exploring the feasibility of operating an Adult Day Care Center which will provide a professional care setting in which elderly adults, adults living with dementia, or adults living with developmental disabilities will receive individualized therapeutic, social, and health services for some part of the day.  The center will provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services will be designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home setting during the day. The center will also afford caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of care giving. The center will operate during normal business hours five days a week.  General services will include social activities, transportation, meals and snacks, personal care, and therapeutic activities. If you have a family member or friend who could benefit from these services, please call the FNBC office at (803) 254-6232.

BBQ COOKOFF: The  PPCDC’s 2nd annual BBQ Cook off is Oct. 16. They are seeking contestants—from back yard cookers to BBQ pros. There is a $50 entry fee and prizes, ranging from $500 to $100, will be awarded. In addition to BBQ, there will be stage entertainment, an auction, computer games truck for youth and non-vendor displays. For further information, contact Seabrook Reed, project manager.

BBQ TASTER’S TICKETS:  Taster Tickets are available for the PPCDC’s 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-off on Oct. 16.  Donation is $10. Contact the church office. 

SAFE STREET CROSSING:  For your personal safety,  please cross streets at the marked crosswalks.  Jaywalkers are subject to be fined up to $235.  Also, if you are hit while jaywalking, the driver will not be ticketed.  You are strongly encouraged to use the crosswalk at Lady St and Millwood Ave. 


COVID-19 HOUSING ASSISTANCE: The Cooperative Ministry, in conjunction with the City of Columbia, is providing up to $3,100 in financial assistance for persons who have fallen behind on rent, mortgage or utilities due to the pandemic. The program ends July 31st.  Contact the church office for further information. 

JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH: July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, the term used to describe inflammation of the joints in children. Inflammation inside the eye and growth problems may also occur. The most common symptoms are joint swelling, pain and stiffness that do not go away. Exercise is the key to reducing the symptoms of arthritis and maintaining range of motion of the joints.