Christmas Prisoner Packs

Over the last many years, South Carolina Baptists  have participated in giving  a gift to prisoners in the SC Prison System in Columbia.  We had a former member who told us what a blessing these packets were to him while he was in prison.  Many of you have enjoyed participating in this project.  If you would like to do that again this year, the Saluda Baptist Association will collect them and carry them to Columbia in time for them to be distributed before Christmas:  There will be a basket to collect them in the Welcome Center and we will be sure to get them to the Associational office.  They are due by Wednesday, November 4.

Prisoner Kits – each kit contains:
– one black (only) non-retractable ink pen (no wire clip)
– one writing tablet – no larger than 5 l/2″ X 8″  (not wire bound)
– one adult toothbrush (individually factory sealed)
– one 4- 6 oz.  toothpaste
– one  3.2- 6 oz. bar of soap individually factory wrapped
– two rolls of candy (Lifesavers, Breathsavers, or Mentos only,)
– three (3)  first-class stamp embossed #10 envelopes (purchase at Post Office)
Please place all of these items in a one (1) gallon ziplock bag.

#PraySC

Join us on October 21, 2020, as we lift our voices together to petition the Lord for His mercy and grace on our state, nation, and world.

We recognize that our strength and understanding pales in comparison to the strength and understanding given to us through the Holy Spirit.  He is the One who can bring hope to the hopeless and peace in the chaos.  The healing of our nation is unattainable by our own efforts; it will only happen through a movement of God.  Join SC Baptists as we lift our voices to the One who can bring that change and healing during an election year and a Pandemic.

We will gather in the sanctuary at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm. Please choose a time that is convenient for you and pray with us. You can find a prayer guide at http://praysc.nabc.church.

Attendance Options

Starting Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 pm going through Wednesday night the 30th. Each service will be at 6:30 pm. Especially add this note. There will be a special live streaming in the gym for anyone who would like to worship with others who are wearing a mask and still practicing social distancing. Anyone who wants to come to the sanctuary has the privilege to wear or not to wear a mask but there will still be social distancing.

Starting this Sunday morning for our regular worship time, we are offering in the gym live streaming with two large TVs for all who want to be where everyone is wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

There is a place for everyone who wants to come to church and share in worship and fellowship with your church family. Children’s worship is being offered for all our children from 3 years old to second graders.

Blessings and health to all of you!

Labor Day Picnic

Our normal Labor Day Picnic will be held here on the church on the lawn by the gym on September 6th at 9:30 am.  We are asking all our families to join us as we celebrate together, with social distancing and masks, this great time of fellowship.  Each family is to bring their own food, via a picnic basket, of anything they would like to eat and drink.  Since we can’t serve our families this year we won’t be able to provide anything but ice to the families that come. If you bring a container, then we will have ice on hand that you can get from the large chest that will be up close to the building.  There will be music from Kiley and the musical ensemble and we will sing old hymns together.  There will be a short message and we will possibly even have a baptism in the sanctuary.  Hopefully starting at 9:30 am we will be as cool as possible, and should last until around 11 am.  If the weather is bad we will have the service in the gym and other classrooms that might need to be used.  We ask that you park in the back section of the parking lot or we can do tail-gating throughout the parking facilities.  Don’t forget to bring a tent for your family if you desire.We look forward to seeing all of you and any guests you might bring as we worship the Lord and fellowship with our fellow believers.

Fall Revival

Join us for our Fall Revival September 27-30 with Dr. James Noble, Pastor of Mountain Springs Baptist Church and Anderson University Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Services will start each night at 6:30pm with music from Anderson University students and several choirs including ours. Worship will be led by our own Kiley Waldrop. Childcare will be provided each night.

Schedule Update

We had originally planned to start our live Sunday School class on July 12th but have decided to postpone that until the 19th. We will have a video lesson by Matt White on the 12th at 9am. On the 19th Tim Danyels will do a lesson in the sanctuary at 9:30am that will also be live-streamed. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

COVID-19 Update

Dear family,

We are excited about going back into the sanctuary for the worship services this Sunday July 5 at our regular hour.  Having looked at the sanctuary versus the gym, it seems that we will have as much space as in the gym to spread out.  Having watched where everyone has been sitting in the gym, it looks like we will have lots of space for proper distancing in the sanctuary when we worship our Lord and Savior.  

Please know that we are serious about your safety and your health, therefore we are doing all that we can do to make it safe for everyone.  Greeters will wear masks and have the doors open for you, their job is to make you feel welcome.  We are encouraging each of you who come to prepare to wear your mask. Making sure that everyone is safe is important and you can help others by wearing a mask.

If you feel sick or have been around someone who has been sick, please don’t come but watch us on the live stream.  Thank you for “loving your neighbor” that way, for all of our safety.  We know that not everyone is fully comfortable coming back for worship yet and we respect your decision. Pray for that day to come soon and that you will be ready to return to worship with the church family.
Sincerely and with great love,

Your Pastor

COVID-19 Update

Dear family,
We are excited about going back into the sanctuary for the worship services this Sunday July 5 at our regular hour.  Having looked at the sanctuary versus the gym, it seems that we will have as much space as in the gym to spread out.  Having watched where everyone has been sitting in the gym, it looks like we will have lots of space for proper distancing in the sanctuary when we worship our Lord and Savior.  
Please know that we are serious about your safety and your health, therefore we are doing all that we can do to make it safe for everyone.  Greeters will wear masks and have the doors open for you, their job is to make you feel welcome.  We are encouraging each of you who come to prepare to wear your mask. Making sure that everyone is safe is important and you can help others by wearing a mask. 
If you feel sick or have been around someone who has been sick, please don’t come but watch us on the live stream.  Thank you for “loving your neighbor” that way, for all of our safety.  We know that not everyone is fully comfortable coming back for worship yet and we respect your decision. Pray for that day to come soon and that you will be ready to return to worship with the church family.
Sincerely and with great love,
Your Pastor