Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am. Posted to Community, Faith.
As the fall season settles in the Chapin community, a group of volunteers for the past 20 years meets again to preserve what most of us enjoy as the Thanksgiving Dinner. The NWTF Dutch Fork committee is planning its biggest event, the Hunting Heritage Banquet, to be held on Oct. 6 in sChapin at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.
These wild turkey conservationists decided to give back to the Dutch Fork community by donating 100 turkeys through the We Care Center in Chapin so that many will enjoy the traditional feast this Thanksgiving. The Dutch Fork Committee met today (Tuesday) at We Care for a quick tour and to bring in a few of the turkeys they will be donating.
The We Care Center in Chapin celebrates 30 years this Friday, established in 1986 to work with families and individuals in the Chapin and surrounding communities facing emergencies in their basic living needs; also serving as an outreach ministry to local churches.
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 4:51 pm. Posted to Community, Faith.
The “amickADVENTUREband!” will be performing a concert event at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin on Friday, January 30 at 7:00pm. The band consists of three brothers: Nathan (age 11, keyboard), Caleb (age 9, guitar), and Eli (age 7, bass).
This event is free to the public and attendees will have the option of donating to the Amick Adoption Fund.
Their father, Jeremy Amick, a 1992 graduate of Chapin High School, assists the band. Jeremy played in the Chapin bands from 5th-12th grade and earned a college degree in music. He now serves as a pastor of a Charlotte area church. Jeremy is married to Angela and they have four boys. Grandparents of the band members are Albert and Betty Jo Amick of Little Mountain.
The amickADVENTUREband! was formed recently as an idea by the boys to raise funds for their family’s adoption. The Amicks are pursuing the adoption of a three year old girl with special needs from China.
Concert attendees will have an opportunity to donate to their fund with the America World Adoption Association. More information is provided on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/amickadventureband).
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 11:07 am. Posted to Community, Faith.
Handel’s iconic work, Messiah, will be performed by the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir (Columbia, SC) and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestras on Monday evening, Dec. 15, at the Newberry Opera House.
This Baroque oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after the composer’s death. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah was originally an Easter offering. It burst onto the stage of Music Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The audience swelled to a record 700, as ladies had heeded pleas by management to wear dresses “without Hoops” in order to make “Room for more company.”
The men and women in attendance sat mesmerized from the moment the tenor followed the mournful string overture with his piercing opening line: “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.” Soloists alternated with wave upon wave of chorus, until, near the midway point, So moved by the soprano, was the Rev. Patrick Delany that he leapt to his feet and cried out: “Woman, for this be all thy sins forgiven thee!”
Now, of course, Messiah is a fixture of the Christmas season. In most of Handel’s oratorios, the soloists dominate and the choir sings only brief choruses. But in Messiah, says Laurence Cummings, director of the London Handel Orchestra, “the chorus propels the work forward with great emotional impact and uplifting messages.” (more…)
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 12:01 pm. Posted to Faith.
Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church asks, “Are YOU ready to Run For God?”
There will be a special meeting to see if there is interest in participation in the Run for God 5K Training Program. Everyone in the Chapin community is invited.
Run for God started in January of 2010 as a Bible study that paralleled faith and endurance. It’s goal was to take those who had never run to their first 5K all the while teach them to relate the great sport of running to their walk with Christ.
Since then Run for God has expanded its studies to not only the 5K Challenge, but also the 10K/Half Marathon Challenge, and the Junior Triathlon Challenge.
Tens of thousands have walked successfully through these programs. Many have found a new lifestyle and taken part in something that just months prior would have seemed impossible. Others have learned to share the message of Jesus Christ through a sport they now love.
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 9:13 am. Posted to Community, Faith.
This Sunday, December 7, St. Peter Lutheran Church will proudly host “A Spiritdriven Christmas” benefiting Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter.
It will be an evening filled with joy, cheer and inspiration. Come listen to some new Christmas music and sing along with many of your favorites with Spiritdriven, St. Peter’s Contemporary Worship Band. The benefit concert will begin at 5 pm with fellowship, and “Cookies with Santa” beginning at 6 pm.
Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter provides a safe and nurturing environment for abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens, offering them a broad range of services concentrating on personal healing and development.
The shelter is open 24 hours each day of the year and provides medical and mental health care, crisis adjustment/transitional counseling, after-school tutoring and recreational and social activities in addition to food, clothing and shelter.
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