Because FBC Pendleon allocated 10 percent of all gifts given to its capital campaign to go to its Hands on Mission Fund, several organizations were also funded as the church made improvements to its facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven young people who are members of CBF churches in South Carolina have been selected for summer staff positions at Passport. Positions they will fill are assistant director, worship leader and Bible Study leader.