Cara Morgan, the minister to children and their families at First Baptist Church in Anderson, has gotten to a point in her career where she can give back to a community which has helped her get established in ministry. She has been appointed as the Coordinator of Baptist Women in Ministry in South Carolina.
Palmetto Works summer program for kids thrived this year, thanks in part to help from students in the music program at Coastal Carolina University. The CHOPS food program also reopened in mid-September to offer fresh produce to those most in need.
Earle Street Baptist Church is both a sister and a parent to other churches in Greenville. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary over the next year, the church will recognize its connections and observe all the significant milestones that has made it the church it is today.
Pelham Road Baptist Church in Greenville often teaches with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. So to help its youth better understand each other and those around them, they made a trip to Atlanta to visit the National Center for Civil rights the struggles of those who came before them.
CBF is accepting financial gifts to aid in the recovery efforts needed because of the damage caused by Hurricane Ida. No other items are being accepted.
A few years ago, some members at Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill realized that some parents couldn’t afford to buy the required school uniforms for their children. The project has evolved from being run from the loft of a member’s home to the Fellowship Hall at the church where this year more than 200 students were provided the clothing they needed.
Concerns about the resurgence of Covid has resulted in the cancellation of the in-person CBF gathering in Charlotte, hosted by CBFSC, CBCNC, Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill, and Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte. The virtual General Assembly will go on as planned.
Our associate coordinator Lane Riley spent a week chaperoning her church group at Passport Camp. She is cautiously optimistic that youth in our churches are beginning to return to their traditional activities after more than a year of isolation and fear.
Palmetto Works, our missions partner in Conway, was approved for $30,000 in seed capital from South Carolina’s Feeding Innovation Program. CHOPS Produce winning business plan includes funds to re-open the market following pandemic-related closure.
Winston King, a member at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia, found his vocational and spiritual calling 42 years ago while working night shift as an orderly. And today, as a nurse anesthetist, an eager young mind in an aging body still watches surgeries while helping vulnerable patients sleep and remain safe.