Church Announcements


Sabbath, October 13, 2018

PATHFINDERS will be traveling to the 3 Angels Church for community outreach. We will be knocking on doors and giving out flyers to the community for their amazing facts evangelistic series. We will be leaving right after Sabbath school. Keep us in your prayers!

SUMMER CAMP 2018 CERTIFICATES. Today, we will acknowledge youth who attended Summer Camp at NOSOCA Pines Ranch this past summer. They will receive certificates in recognition of their decision to have a closer walk with Jesus! We are proud of you all!

The Moms on Fire topic for Oct 18th is “Living the Life You Did Not Choose!” Five bold practices to challenge the mythical picture perfect life and love the unexpected. Moms on Fire is for all moms with children ages 0-18 years. Our wonderful Mentor Moms are ready to reach out with wisdom, guidance, and support! We start at the new time of 10:00 am. See you there!

SING WITH THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE! We remember the birth, life, death, resurrection and coming again of Jesus through seasonal selections! Come sing in the joy of the season and the joy of Christ’s coming! We solicit your participation. Rehearsal begins next week on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship room. More information forthcoming.

MEMORIAL SERVICES for Kymond Clint Harding will be held here at Columbia First on Sunday, October 21st at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Pathfinder Oshkosh fund. Please pray for the family.

THIS MONTH’S FELLOWSHIP LUNCH has been moved to the fourth Sabbath, October 27th. Please plan to prepare a dish(es) for you, your family, and visitors.

PRISON MINISTRY SABBATH on October 27 will feature special guest speaker Suresh Daniel, President of the South Central India Union of Seventh-day Adventist. Discover how our church’s prison ministry department has made a lasting impact in India.

ART AFTER DARK! We are excited to announce that the Women’s Ministries of Columbia First SDA Church is sponsoring Art After Dark on October 27 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. This event will have local vendors and is free to the public.

PRAYER CONFERENCE. The South Atlantic Conference is hosting a Prayer Conference on October 26-27, 2018 at the River Oaks Convention Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Register by contacting Olivia Morrison at (404) 792-0535, ext. 107.

ACBC HERE ON NOV 10th. The Carolina Adventist Christian Book Center (ACBC) will be here from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Nov. 10th. More information on orders and other items is forthcoming.

HYMNFEST! Would you like to sing in a mass choir, learn the fascinating music and information found in the Hymnal? Join us Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 17th at 4:00 pm at the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church. We will have two rehearsals to learn the hymns so we can present them to the congregation. This is an opportunity for ALL churches in the area to be connected. Contact Elaine for more information at 757-332-0907.

AWAKEN CONFERENCE. Young Adults, join us for the AWAKEN Fully Devoted conference in Charlotte on December 28 – 30, 2018! The Keynote speaker will be Allan Martin! Visit for more info.

JOINING FORCES EVANGELISM IMPACT will be at Landmark Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC, Feb. 7 – 10, 2019. Registration and info at

ROMANCE AT THE RANCH February 8-10, 2019 will feature Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra. More information and registration at