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Benefit Concert At St. Peter Lutheran Church

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 3:27 pm. Posted to Faith.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, St. Peter Lutheran Church and Spiritdriven will be hosting a free concert and hot dog supper benefiting We Care of Chapin in memory of Cory Justin Frick. 2014 concert flyer MED

Worship, sing, fellowship and “Pack the Pastor’s Pick-Up” with canned goods for those in need. This is a community-wide event. Please invite your neighbors and friends. The concert will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the hot dog supper at 6 p.m.

We Care needs are: Spam, Vienna Sausages, Tuna, Baked Beans, Boxed potatoes, Canned Tomatoes, Rice, Mixed Fruit, Rice a Roni and Cereal. These are needs based off of a recent inventory, but all donated food items are appreciated.

Concert is Free! A love donation and/or can foods will be accepted.

Songs of God, Songs of Memory: South Carolina Musicians Present Program of American Music

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 3:49 pm. Posted to Community, Faith.

Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker and collaborative pianist Susan Zhang will present a recital of songs this July throughout the Midlands.  See performances at:

July 17 @ 6PM: The Heritage at Lowman, WhOWTMS - Final Poster - JPEGite Rock

July 19 @ 7:30PM: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Columbia

Organist and collaborative artist Mark Husey will join Ms. Stucker and Ms. Zhang for the final recital. The songs, all of which were written by American composers, are in English, and the texts and music will explore how an individual’s religious faith changes and evolves in one’s lifetime.

Other themes in the program will explore how salvation inspired by divine love and salvation inspired by human love both heal the human spirit differently, how difficult it can be to – as an adult who has moved past the naiveté of a childhood conception of faith – create an individuative religious faith, how enriching it can be to sometimes wander through life, and how one’s upbringing does not wholly define one’s adult self.

The motif of “God and country” is a popular one in American folk, popular, and classical music, and the works selected for this recital examine the traditional ideas of what it means to live a patriotic and religious life in the American Southeast.


We Care Publishes June Operations Report

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 9:55 pm. Posted to Community, Faith.

By Gary Schmedding
Food Pantry Volunteer

In June our Church congregations donated about 3,600 pounds of food. Chapin Baptist led the way with 1,495 pounds, followed by Lake Murray Presbyterian with 705 pounds, Our Lady of the Lake with 485 pounds, Mt. Horeb Lutheran with 235 pounds, Chapin United Methodist with 210 pounds and Lake Murray Evangelical with 190 pounds.

The harvest continues in the Mt. Horeb Community Garden. Nearly 400 lbs of vegetables have been delivered to WeCare.

The harvest continues in the Mt. Horeb Community Garden. Nearly 400 lbs of vegetables have been delivered to WeCare.

Much of the Mt. Horeb donation came from the community garden they have established with a grant from the Greater Chapin Community Endowment.

Our supermarket partners, Food Lion and BI-LO came through with 9,000 pounds of perishable foods this month.
In total, we received about 3,700 pounds of non perishables and gave out 9,000 pounds so we really ate into our inventory. Thank you for your ongoing support!


Mt. Zion Baptist Installs Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard, Sr.

Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 8:10 pm. Posted to Faith.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sunday installed a new Pastor, the Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard, Sr.  A native of Newberry, he currently lives in Chapin.

Bishop William H. Woodard, Interim Pastor at Mt. Zion, was master of ceremonies.

Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard, Sr., poses with his family following the Pastoral Installation Service

Rev. Kevin Russell Sheppard, Sr., poses with his family following the Pastoral Installation Servicen since 2013, was master of ceremonies for the installation service.  Guest Preacher was the Rev. Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville.  He serves as Moderator for the Pacolet River Baptist Association.

The Rev. Dr. Jamey O. Graham, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Columbia, and Vice-Moderator of Gethsemane Baptist Association,  delivered the charge to Pastor Sheppard.  The Rev. Jessie Washington Jr., Pastor of Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 of Columbia, and Central Regional Vice President of Gethsemane Baptist Association, delivered the charge to the Church.

The Rev. Johnny M. Scurry, Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Newberry, and Moderator of the New Enoree Baptist Association offered the installation prayer. (more…)

Volunteers Begin Four-Day GOoD Works Blitz

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 10:22 pm. Posted to Community, Faith.

Volunteers on Monday began a GOoD Works and Lake Murray Presbyterian Church four-day blitz in the Chapin area

Repair projects are being planned for six homes — includingGoodworksblitz building porches, replacing windows, painting, and repairing floors and roofs.

There is still time to join in the effort. Call 345-2030, or just show up at 8 a.m. at the GOoD Works office at 118 St. Peters Church Road, across the street from Hardee’s.

Help is needed from all skill levels, including eager helpers and learners.

GOoD Works will have additional blitzes in conjunction with  several organizations throughout the  summer. Church and civic groups, and other organizations are encouraged to participate.

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