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.
For Carolina Immigrant Alliance since its beginning, it’s been all about opening doors to build community for all. Then, oops, they realized somebody has to open the door, and thus holds the power. The rebranding leaves the doors and walls out completely as CIA strives to build community among diversity.
Stephanie Cassell, a student at Duke Divinity School, is getting field experience this summer working with Koinonia of Columbia through the South Carolina Christian Action Council. Using her interest in photography, she is teaching students how they are “made to create.”
Our CBFSC moderator for 2021-22 is Jennifer McClung Rygg, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pendleton. She talks about her journey to where she is and about the current and future vision for CBFSC.
Vacation Bible School 2021 at First Baptist Church in Greenwood was shortened to three days, only had church kids, served pre-wrapped snacks and everyone wore masks. Still it felt more like normal with crafts and games, prayers and stories.
Koinonia of Columbia is launching its first Freedom School this week. A national program sponsored through the Children’s Defense Fund, offers materials and training that help African American children better understand their heritage and culture.
Since 1934, FBC Anderson has offered a Sunday morning hour-long radio Bible study class. The broadcast includes prayer, Bible reading, and a variety of music led by the Baraca Chorus, along with the lesson from the Bible. Lawrence Webb, the teacher of the class for 29 years, tells the story, in his own words.