Summer Food 4 Kids

The WMU will be participating in Summer Food 4 Kids which is a project sponsored by Anderson Interfaith Ministries.  They provide food bags tobe given to needy children during the summer months.  These children usually eat weekday  breakfasts and lunches at a site sponsored by School District 5.On Fridays, they are given these bags to help them have food for the weekends.

The following items are needed for these bags:

Individual Packets of Instant Oatmeal

Individual Packets of Instant Grits

Snack size boxes of cereal

8 oz. Reduced Fat White or Chocolate Milk (Non Refrigerated/Shelf Stable only)

7.5 oz. Mini Beef Ravioli or Beef a Roni (pop top can)

100% Juice -Box/Pouches

If you would like to help with this much needed project, please bring your items and place in the baskets in the Welcome Center and the hallway.We will be collecting May 16- July 14 since they need the items until August.  Also if you would like to help pack the items on any Thursday during the summer,please contact Michael Kinard at AIM – 864-226-2273.  Thank you for supporting our mission projects and for caring for those less fortunate. 

Annie Armstrong Season of Prayer and Mission Offering

The Mission Moves Forward

March 28 – April 4, 2021 will be our Week of Prayer for Annie Armstrong.

Gathering will be on Easter Sunday, April 4.

Your AAEO gift can be through the offering plate on Sundays through April 4th, online at or you can drop it off at the office.

Offering Goal: $4,000

 “We must not love with words or speech, but with truth and action.” (1 John 3:18, HSB)

WMU Mission Project for March and April

During March and April, we will be collecting items for our health ministry kits.  These kits are mainly distributed to the needy during  mission trips to Kentucky.  If you would like to help, you may purchase all the items for one kit or bring individual items.  There will be 2 gallon ziplock bags in the

Welcome Center with a list inside.  Please leave them in the baskets in the Welcome Center or the hallway or you could leave them in the church office.  Thank you so much for helping with our projects.

Ministry Health Kits (place these items in a 2 gallon Ziplock bag

One Bath Towel

One Wash cloth

One  Deodorant (2.8 oz)

One Shampoo (12 oz)

One  Lotion (8-10  oz.)

One Toothbrush (factory sealed)

One Toothpaste (6 oz. or larger)

One New Comb

One Bath size bar of soap


Yes, we are going to CELEBRATE Bill and Lynda’s retirement!

It’s been a challenge to decide when since we had the gym damage. (Not to mention Covid!)  After discussing all the possibilities and talking with Lynda, we want to wait until the gym is done AND it’s warmer in case we have to have it outside! 

We’ve picked Saturday, April 24th at North Anderson Baptist Gym.   This will allow the extensive repairs to be completed. (Say a prayer!) 

The time will probably be 4:00 until 6:00.  Feel free to drop in or fellowship the entire time!

Stay tuned and we will keep you updated!  Please go ahead and mark your calendars so you can be a part of this send off to the wonderful world of retirement for our dear Pastor Bill and Lynda. 

Please spread the word as some don’t really use email and social media.

As we’ve learned from 2020 and so far this year, stay flexible!

Location Update for January 3rd

Due to water damage, there will not be a video service in the gym on the 3rd. We will still have our regular service in the sanctuary. Please enter through doors near the sanctuary. The entrance near the elevator, gym and kitchen will not be accessible. Masks will be required. Sunday School is still canceled due to COVID. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Schedule Update

Want to let you know that, over the past few weeks, we have had several leaders and members test positive for COVID19. In light of this, the decision has been made to cancel Sunday School for January 3rd, 2021.

If you are a Sunday School teacher, please contact your class members (or in the case of children, their parents) to be sure they are aware of this change.

We will continue with worship services Sunday at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Please note that MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED and will be provided for anyone who does not have one.

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.