We are accepting new and gently used coats for the Newberry County Coats for Kids through early November. All used items hould be recently cleaned and in good condition. Item should be plac ed on the coat rack designated for "Coat Drive" downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be collected on November 12. You can pack a shoebox or bring items to be packed by the girl scouts. Brochures are in the narthex with more information.
Manna House collections for the month of October will be PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY. Boxes are in the Narthex and hallway in the Fellowship Hall. Let's fill the boxes for this local ministry.
INTEFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES will meet at St. Phillips Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, October 27. The Board will meet at 6:30 pm and the general meeting will follow at 7 pm.
The annual women's retreat will be at Camp Kinard on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29. This includes all women of SMLC. Sign-up sheets on the bulletin boards.
REFORMATION SERVICES for the Heartland Conference churches will be on Sunday, October 30 at 4 pm at St. Luke's Lutheran in Prosperity, SC
Summer Memorial for the 4th year will reach out to the children of Boundary Street School by providing weekend backpacks. Our goal is to financially fund backpacks for 10 children this school year. In addition, we will also pack another ten backpacks that are being funded through a Harvest Hope grant. Backpack supplies are purchased from Harvest Hope Food Bank; $7.50 for one backpack for one student. Multiply that by 36 weeks for one student ($270) , then multiply $270 by ten students and that brings us to a total of $2,700 needed to fund this ministry. Fortunately, the expenses are spread out over serveral months and final orders are not placed until April 2017.
All donations, regular offering and special gifts, to this ministry should be marked Backpack Fund.
May God Continue to Use Our Hands for His Work!
Yes, we have Christian Education classes for all ages! Please join us for an exciting time of Bible study and fellowship at 9:30 am just before Worship Service at 10:30 am. Exciting programs for Kindergarten, Youth, and Adults.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Don't forget the first Sunday of each month to bring food staples for Manna House. The box is located in the hallway in the Fellowship Hall. Special offerings for Manna House may be made using the special envelopes in the pew racks.