First Women’s Ministry invites you to Celebrate Women’s Ministry: a fall gathering for women with our new first lady Rachel Church. All women, college-age and older, are invited to this gathering on Saturday, October 13 from 2pm-4pm in the auditorium of the 1420 Sumter building. Get to know Rachel as she shares her faith story. Learn how you can be a part of First Women’s Ministry through Discipleship, Outreach, Events, and Service opportunities. Enjoy fellowship and fall-themed treats while collaborating on a service project. $10 suggested donation, and a portion of the event proceeds will support Operation Christmas Child. Register online below or contact Natalie Knotts in the church office (803-343-8585).
Welcome Week, or some form of it, has been going on this week at the University of South Carolina and other midlands colleges. This mission field of over 40,000 students is just a few city blocks away from us. Be in prayer for our students as they get into their regular school routines and build relationships with other students in their classes, residence halls, and apartments. If you have a college student that you would like to send our way or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer with First College Ministry, please e-mail Rob Nicholes.
See what’s been going on in this video below.
On Sunday, August 20th, we’ll be handing out free solar eclipse sun glasses in Sunday School, and on Monday, August 21, you can come out to Washington Street parking lot and watch the main event. You can even enjoy some food from San Jose food truck. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration.
The Longest Total Eclipse on the East Coast
2 Minutes and 36 Seconds of 100% Total Eclipse
At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers who have gathered in the Greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metro area on the entire East Coast of the United States — ranging from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.
Experts estimate that this total solar eclipse will be the most watched eclipse in the history of the world as we know it. Only those in the “path of totality” will have the extremely rare, awe-inspiring experience of witnessing a 100% total eclipse.
The Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., initiative was created to serve as a central hub for information about experiencing the eclipse in the Midlands region of South Carolina. As a result, more than 120 eclipse-related events are being hosted across the region across the long weekend.