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This Week’s Edition of FN3..


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”          

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Join us for a virtual Throwback Thursday worship experience every Thursday in September at 7 p.m. on the website, Facebook Live and YouTube.  Flash back to old-school worship  and preaching from previous Men’s Day celebrations.

FOOD DRIVE: As their community service project, the Men’s Day Committee is conducting a food drive the entire month of September to  benefit the food pantry. A drive-thru collection will be held Saturday,  11 a.m.-1 p.m. Non-perishable food items and canned foods accepted.  Donations may be dropped off at the church office during the week. 

GIRL SCOUTS: Registration is open for girls ages 5-18, all troop levels, in our Girl Scouts program. Registration  fee is $25;  register online or by text. Call the church office for additional guidance. Covid 19 protocols and girls’ safety are in place.  Girl Scouting provides an opportunity for girls to make friends, learn new skills, earn badges, sell cookies, but most importantly, have fun!

MBA MONDAYS: The Midlands Baptist Association presents MBA Mondays-a virtual series of sermons by MBA pastors-on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  Because of the Labor Day holiday tomorrow, September’s sermon is Sept. 12.  Join the MBA on Facebook Live and YouTube as well as the church’s website. 

GRANDPARENTS DAY: Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that’s today! While we honor our grandparents every day, take an extra moment to appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our lives. Happy Grandparents Day to all of our grandparents. 

INSTALLATION SERVICE: Pastor Scott is  preaching the installation sermon for Rev. Jason Miles,  pastor-elect of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Chester, Sept 26 at 3 p.m., at the  Chester War Memorial.  COVID guidelines will be followed.  The service will stream on Pine Grove’s  website, FB page and YouTube. 

STOP EVICTION: If you need help now to avoid eviction or utility disconnection or if you need help applying for rental and utility assistance, scan the QR code or call South Carolina Legal Services at 855-216-9198.  To apply for free legal representation in an eviction action, call Legal Services at 888-346—5592. 

MOBILE VACCINE CLINICS: To make accessing a COVID-19 vaccine easier, Prisma Health’s Mobile Health Clinics are providing vaccinations at sites throughout the community. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is needed. ID and insurance cards are encouraged but not required.  The two-dose Pfizer vaccine is provided for persons 12 and older. Upcoming sites: Saturday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Eastover Park,; Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Booker Washington Heights, 2611 Grant St. and Saturday, Sept. 18, 9–11 a.m.: Hopkins Middle School; Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 6717 David St.