A grant from CBFSC helped New Hope Christian Fellowship in West Columbia transform its ministry. Trying hard to maintain connections within the congregation during Covid, the church applied for a project grant to up its social media presence. And it is paying off.
Technology is making it possible for the the ministry to Japanese living in South Carolina to continue. Because of Covid, some Japanese who went back to Japan are not now allowed to return to the US and many of those who are still here are afraid of attending in-person worship. Using Zoom and YouTube sermons in Japanese can be seen anywhere and classes in English as a Second Language can be taught, in South Carolina and Japan.
Hope steamed from coffee cups in Allendale County as citizens, law enforcement and National Guard representatives gathered for conversation about how they can improve their town. CBFSC and CBF Global’s Together for Hope initiative are also at work in Allendale.
We are being bold this year and hope to raise $2,500 on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Money given on this day will go directly to the Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions. Metanoia and Palmetto Works will be among the beneficiaries.
Working virtually from her home in Gastonia,Collar Bell-Graves is writing curriculum for Palmetto Works and helping with virtual summer programs through CBF’s Student.Church Program.
Kids at FBC Greenwood collected and donated books to be given to children through CBFSC mission partners Koinonia in Columbia and Palmetto Works in Conway.