Wednesday Night Dinners start back August 30th!
Wednesday Night Dinner Clean-Up Crew:
Kathy Seymour would love some clean-up help on Wednesday nights after the dinner from 5:30 -6:00 pm. Please let her know if you are available to assist: 803-920-7385 or email@example.com
Night of Worship 2017:
(August 20 at 6:00 pm, Light House Auditorium) The AWE Worship Team will be leading fun and Spirit-filled worship service and will be joined by guest artists of different backgrounds. The theme of the event this year is “The Light of The World!” The purpose of this event is to bring the people of the church together for worship no matter their race or ethnicity. Guest speakers will also give a short message between each set. Childcare provided for ages 3 & under. We have new "Jesus" merchandise to be sold at this event including new shirts, mugs and tumblers. All profits made will benefit the Debt Free in Three campaign. Bring cash or check to purchase items at the event or for payment if you have pre-ordered (please do not place payment in the offering plate). Food will be available for purchase at food trucks at 5:00 pm-The Belgian Waffle Truck and The Haute Dog Lady. We hope to see you there!
Hungry? Then come join us for the church wide Fish Fry on Sunday, August 27th.
All the good eating will start at 4:45 pm in the gym. Menu includes: Fried Fish, Baked beans, fries, slaw, Mac & cheese & fried pepper rings. If you can bring a dessert to share, please contact Stephanie Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 803-808-9415. If you can volunteer with set-up, serving, or clean-up, please contact Gable Dulin at email@example.com
or 803-206-8013. Donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds going toward the Debt Free in Three Fund.
Promotion Sunday-New SPLASH Location-August 27th:
Beginning on Aug. 27, SPLASH children's worship will be held in rooms 203-205. Children will be brought to the Sunday School rooms after the designated time in each service, but will be picked up on the 2nd floor of the main building. Also, on August 27, promotion Sunday, all children who are current 4's, K5, or 1st graders will come to children's worship. Children entering the 2nd grade will remain with their family in any worship service.
Upcoming Fall Youth Events:
August 27 - Volunteer Drop In/Orientation
(for all Children’s Ministry Volunteers)
8:45 - 9:30 in the gym
There will be a light breakfast in the gym for volunteers and their families. All curriculum and handbooks will be available for teachers to pick up. Please make every effort to attend and pick up materials for the Fall semester!
Wednesday Night Kick-off, August 30.
Next Gen Family Day, September 10.
Sunday Night Kick-off, September 17.
Middle School Fall Retreat, September 22-24.
RBHS vs LHS Tailgate, September 29.
High School Fall Retreat, November 11-12.
Confirmation Parent– Student Meeting: Sunday, August 27 from 9:45-10:30 am (Light House Room 145-146) for 7th grade students and their parents, as well as 8th grade student who have not been confirmed.
Senior Adult Movie Night:
Thursday, August 17th at 5:00 pm in Light House Room 112-113.
Movie “Space Cowboys” featuring Clint Eastwood begins at 5:30 pm. Bring appetizers or desserts to share with friends. Popcorn, tea and water will be provided. NOTE: We will have normal classroom chairs, but feel free to bring more comfortable chairs with you. Reservations not required. Hope to see you Thursday night!
Lexington One Backpack Program:
Saxe Gotha will be partnering with Lexington School District One to support the Backpack Program. As a partner, we will help fill backpacks and send them to schools for weekly distribution to children who have great need.
Each child identified as having need will receive a backpack filled with child-friendly, nutritious, easy-to-open food to last over the weekend.
Items Needed for Backpacks:
- juice boxes
- cereal/granola bars
- snack crackers
- single serving cereal boxes/bowls
- peanut butter
- fruit cups/pouches (please no applesauce cups)
- pudding cups
- oatmeal packets
If you, your family, SGPC circle or small group is interested in donating food or packing bags to assist with this Lexington One effort, please contact Holly Waldrip (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Also, you can place donations in the blue bin in the church main office. Thanks for caring for children in need in our community!
Walk for Life:
Please join our Saxe Gotha Aerobic Angels at
Spirit Communications Park on October 14. To register, go to WalkforLifeColumbia.org
, team name: Saxe Gotha Angels.
Cardio for the Cure: Please join our Saxe Gotha Aerobic Angels on Saturday, October 21st at 9 am in the Welcome Center for a special aerobics class. The class is appropriate for all levels. A $5 donation will be accepted. All money collected will be donated for breast cancer awareness.
Substitute Teachers: The CDC is looking for people who want to
invest their time and love into our young children. We are looking for individuals who would be willing to substitute in our Two, Three or Four year old classrooms. For more information please contact Hope Andrews at 803-359-2058 or email at email@example.com.
Sermons Available Online: To listen to past sermons - www.saxegotha.org/media.
Fish Ministry Invitation:
The Fish Ministry is holding a training for those currently serving as an usher, greeter or crew member and to those who are interested in serving. The training will begin at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 23
with a light supper in the Fellowship Hall. We will then break into groups for a 30 minute hands-on training. Please RSVP by emailing Leah Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Fish Ministry Deacons,
Leah Hall, Deck Hudson, and Chuck Shirley
Senior's Summer Suppers & Speakers
meet on Wednesday nights
at 5:30 p.m. in Room 151 to share a meal (please bring your own bag meal). After the meal, we will move to Room 152 for an interesting presentation. All Senior adults are welcome. Please come enjoy the fellowship. Reservations not required.
Stephen Ministry is our congregation's one-to-one care
giving ministry. These connections are confidential and matched up by gender. God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of crisis or tragedy. What do Stephen Ministers do? These individuals listen to people in need, explore feelings, pray, share Christ's love, maintain confidentiality, and attend to the care-giving process, while leaving the results to God. Stephen Ministers have big hearts. If you are feeling unloved or need a friend, contact Jon Myers at (803)727-0322, referral coordinator for men, or Carol Perrin at (803)917-6690, the referral coordinator for women. Please know that your identity and requests are kept confidential.