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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”          

ZOOM COVID-19 VACCINE PANEL: We  recently hosted  a virtual, interactive panel discussion that let medical experts engage with us on the science and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the pandemic.   Dr. Jacqui Jones and Dr. Rudolph Wise, along with Vince Ford, Sr VP at Prisma Health, discussed a range  of issues from the Tuskegee experiment to rapid vaccine development. They answered pressing questions regarding Covid-19 and the vaccine. To view, visit www.firstnazareth.com/media/

BIBLE STUDY: Join us for Bible Study Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. on YouTube/Facebook Live or our website’s Media link.   Our facilitators are Min. M’lilian Scott, Rev. Hazel Reese and Trustee Reginald Sadler. Wednesday’s lesson is  on churches of the New Testament.

INITIAL SERMON: Deacon Willie Haile delivers his initial sermon Sunday at 5 p.m.  We solicit your prayers and support.

WOMEN’S DAY; Our 2021Women’s Day season is  underway. Women’s Day is July 25th.  Our theme is Excited About the Future: Let’s Do the Work.” Dr. Mamie Hayes Hartwell is serving as chairperson; our financial goal is $65,000. Pledge/donation cards are available electronically and through the church office. 

FOOD DRIVE: The Women of First Nazareth have accepted the challenge–Let’s Do the Work” as they look forward to Women’s Day 2021.  The first community service activity is a Drive Thru Food Drive for our food pantry April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  In addition to non-perishable food items,—-Women’s Day pledges, pledge cards and financial donations will be collected.

FREE COVID VACCINE CLINIC: If you are aged 16 and older, you are eligible for the Covid 19 vaccine. Our Women’s Day Committee and Healthcare Ministry, in conjunction with MUSC, are hosting a free vaccine clinic, Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is required. Call the church office for further information. Let’s roll up our sleeves and fight this virus! 

COVID FUNERAL ASSISTANCE: Under recently passed legislation,  FEMA will provide eligible families up to $9,000 reimbursements for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020— beginning  April 12.  Call 844-684-6333, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday-Friday,  to apply.   Families who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation, including official death certificate and funeral/burial expenses documents.  

YOUTH NEWSLETTER:  The new issue of our youth newsletter, “THE NAZ,” may be viewed by clicking here.

CONNECTIONS: Stay connected with your church family. Follow and like us on  Facebook Live, Twitter and Instagram.  And now we’re on YouTube! Subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Visit our website www.firstnazareth.com.  Listen to us on WFMV 96.1 FM. Sundays at 11:45 a.m.

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, 803-254-6232. Covid-19 protocols  are in place. Food /monetary donations may be dropped-off at the church office during the week.

 TUTORS NEEDED: The Greater Waverley Foundation’s  Virtual Village is seeking volunteer virtual tutors in math and science. Interested persons should call 803-728-1328.

VILLAGE INITIATIVE:  The Greater Waverley Foundation’s Village Initiative is virtual.  Academic support for students in grades K-12 – in the form of one-on-one tutoring and homework assistance – is offered virtually.  To enroll your child or for further information, contact gwfvirtualvillage@gmail.com

COVID-19 TESTING: DHEC urges everyone to fight the spread by getting tested. DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn’t require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours.  Call the church office for testing sites and dates. 

 

COVID VACCINE: Call DHEC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110  from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.,  every day, for answers to vaccine related questions and help finding contact information you need to make an appointment.  Find a location accepting vaccine appointments near you at scdhec.gov/vaxlocatorLet’s roll up our sleeves and fight this thing!