Nat'l Day of Prayer 2020
Thursday, May 7, is the National Day of Prayer

In 1952, a joint resolution of the United States Congress established a National Day of Prayer. In 1988, President Reagan set that day as the first Thursday in May.

On this day, Americans from all walks of life join together around the country to call out to God for Him to work in and through our country.

Next Thursday, May 7, we ask you to join us for this day of prayer.

The SBC Executive Committee has created a prayer guide for you and your church, to pray for Seven Centers of Influence in America for the National Day of Prayer.

We encourage you to use it and join us in prayer for our nation next week. Click here to download the prayer guide.

 

 

TORNADO RELIEF FUND

Please pray for the families in neighboring Hampton County who were affected by the recent tornado. Many have lost loved ones as well as their homes and belongings.

If you would like to help, here's a way. The Savannah River Association has set up an online giving link specifically for the victims of the tornado. If you would like to make an online donation to the Tornado Relief Fund please follow this link www.baptistfoundationsc.org/give  or click the image below and follow the instructions.  From the designation list you will choose Savannah River Association/Tornado Relief. Thank you.


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IN OUR CHURCHES
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For Parents: How to Help College Students
Who Have Come Home
by Chad Stillwell, SCBC College Ministry Director
 
College students from across the US and world have been heading home by the millions as their campuses close and move to online learning. This means that independent teens and twenty-somethings are crashing back into families...read more

Meet My Neighbors

by Melanie Ratcliffe, SCBC Evangelism Strategist

I thought I knew my neighbors well before the pandemic. It turns out, we all had more to give than any of us knew.

My neighbor Anne is a fantastic baker. She made me a birthday cake for my quarantine birthday.  

Mary Ann is an amazing artist. She made a beautiful...read more

NEWS FROM WMU

Thank You

Family Fun Missions Day on February 22 was enjoyed by approximately 80 men, women, and children.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event: Janice Capps, retired missionary,  as well as Coosawhatchie, Gray’s Hill, Okatie, Port Royal, Riverview, and St. Helena churches for sharing mission projects.  

Cards were written to missionaries, and we received a note from Annie Stockland, in Minnesota.  She wrote:  “Dear Friends at Savannah River Baptist Association, Thanks so much for your cards of blessing!  That was so sweet of you and they blessed my heart!  Thank you for being a part of the Family Missions Fun Day!  Please continue your interest in missions and follow His leading in your life.  It’s a great journey.”   

May 1-31      Mother’s Day Offering

SC Baptist Ministry for Aging believes in honoring the Biblical command to care for and honor our senior adults. Funds received through the Mother's Day Offering are used exclusively for providing lifelong housing and care for retired pastors, missionaries, and their spouses who have faithfully served the Lord and who have exhausted all funds for basic living expenses in retirement. There are two facilities:  Martha Franks in Laurens and Bethea in Darlington.

Resources to promote this offering are available at https://www.scbma.com/mothersday-resources.  Send donations to South Carolina Baptist Ministry of Aging, 190 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210. 

May 18         SRBA WMU Leadership Team Meeting

We will meet 6:00 p.m. on May 18, at Port Royal Baptist Church.  We are seeking a missions’ leader as well as women to serve as assistants in all positions (Director, Administrative Assistant, Women, Students, Children, Preschool).  Please call Joyce Bunton, 843-812-0638.

Migrant Bible School (donations due by May 28)

Savannah River Baptist Association’s Migrant Bible School is scheduled to be held June 15-19 at St. Helena Baptist Church.  If we are unable to have it there,  we will minister by visiting the camps.  Volunteers are needed.  Contact Vicki Farrow, 843-263-5160 for additional information.

Health Kits include the following placed in a two-gallon Ziplock bag:

One towel
One wash cloth
One toothpaste
One toothbrush
One comb
One bar of soap

In addition to health kits, the following donations are needed:

Long-sleeve men’s shirts
Rice
Dry pinto beans
Fruit cocktail
Mesa flour

Please take donations to the associational office by May 28 or call Vicki Farrow, 843-263-5160 to pick up items.

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