Church Announcements

Announcements

Sabbath, September 9, 2017

HAPPY SABBATH! We are glad that you have come to worship today. When so many are affected by natural disasters and floods, it is indeed a blessing to worship together, to think about how we are blessed, and to lift up the needs of others. Have a blessed Sabbath.

PARTICIPATE IN HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF. TODAY, Seventh-day Adventist churches across the North American Division are collecting a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) in Texas and Louisiana to help provide relief to people effected by Hurricane Harvey. Let us give to help the hurt and loss caused by Hurricane Harvey.

FAMILY MINISTRIES hope that you have received a blessing this week from the daily Grapevine nuggets on Growing Disciples through Family Togetherness. We will be having a Disciple-Making Parent Forum TODAY at 2:00 in the Sanctuary. The focus will be facing the difficulties and techniques of parenting in our toxic and hostile everyday life.

COME LET US ADORE HIM! Christmas musical rehearsal on TODAY at 3:00 pm/after the afternoon Family Ministries program. Our weekday rehearsal will continue this Thursday, Sep. 14th at 6:30pm! Come join us! You will be richly blessed!

CAA HANDSHAKE/ICE CREAM SOCIAL for this evening is POSTPONED to a later date. Please stay tuned for the new date and time!

CHURCH FELLOWSHIP LUNCH/POTLUCK will be next Sabbath. Please be sure to bring enough for your family & guests.

THE CORN BOIL will take place at 12 noon September 17th in the gym! It is sponsored by the Senior Ministries department and ALL are invited. Please signup on the signup sheet at the welcome booth. Contact Ken/Dinah for any questions at (803) 728-0032.

CHURCH BOARD MEETING will be on Tuesday, September 19th. Please have all agenda items submitted to the Pastor by Friday, September 15th.

LET’s PLAY!!! Children’s ministries is inviting stay at home parents with children to join us for play dates. Please join us for 2 upcoming events. On Thursday, 9/21/17, we will be at Edventure Children’s Museum @10am. Members and Children under 2 years of age, are free. Children and adults are $11.50. Also, on Thursday, 9/28/17, we will have a play date at the Lee’s home from 10am-2pm. Please text or call Maria, Children’s Ministry Coordinator @ 760-791-6793,  should you be interested in any of these events.

NEXT COMMUNION SERVICE will be on September 23. Let us prepare our hearts and work towards mending broken relationships as we partake in the Lord’s Supper.

MINISTERING TO THE GENERATIONS will resume on September 16th at 2:00pm as follow:
Sep 16th: Generation X: 1965-1981
Oct 21st: The Millennial Generation: 1982-1997
Nov 4th: Generation Z: 1998-2010

 


 

Sabbath, September 2, 2017

HAPPY SABBATH! We are glad that you’ve come to worship. Let’s give a special welcome to our guest speaker today, Pastor Ted Toms, Pastor of Eau Claire, Dowagiac churches Michigan Conference of Seventh- day Adventists.

We congratulate Eddie and Jaela, upon the birth of their baby boy Luca Elliot Cornejo, born at 6 bls 9 oz, 17.5 inches on Eclipse day morning!

We congratulate Michael & Jessica for the birth of their baby girl Emma Kate Sigsworth, born at 7 lbs 10 oz, and 19 inches on Friday, August 25th!

FAMILY TOGETHERNESS WEEK begins TOMORROW, September 3rd! and will run through September 9th. Growing Disciples is the Family Ministries theme for this year. As stated in the conference plan for Family Ministries,” To speak about Growing Disciples without a compelling awareness of our daily personal need of Jesus is like walking through the desert without access to portable water to quench our inevitable thirst.” 

It is Columbia First’s hope that family worship will become the place where each family and single adult will make time to connect with God in a compelling awareness to Grow Disciples as a member of God’s family!

FAMILY TOGETHERNESS DAILY NUGGETS! Listen to the Grapevine message each day this week to hear encouragement as Columbia First Grows Disciples through family togetherness!

BABY SHOWER FOR BRANTLEY GRANT MORRISON (due soon). Men and women invited. Proud Parents-To-Be: Jessica (daughter of Marty and Tracy) and Matthew. Shower on Sunday, Sept 3, 2017 at 3 Angels SDA Company, 239 Line Street, Batesburg, SC (same as Hwy 391) RSVP: Sandra (803) 580-1643 or (803) 307-1545.

COME LET US ADORE HIM! Christmas musical rehearsal on Thursday, Sep. 7th at 6:30pm AND Sabbath, Sep. 9th at 1:30pm! Come join us! You will be richly blessed!

MEN MINISTRY 7 DAY REVIVAL will start Friday, Sep 8 and continue on September 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17th from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Join us for 7 different speakers, wonderful special music and health nuggets each night. All are welcome and may The Lord revive us through His Word.

CAA HANDSHAKE/ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Sabbath evening at sunset in the fellowship hall Sept 9. Come on out and meet our students and school staff.

MINISTERING TO THE GENERATIONS will resume on September 16th at 2:00pm. Come and learn about us! The schedule follows: Sep 16th: Generation X: 1965-1981Oct 7th: The Millennial Generation: 1982-1997; Oct 21st: Generation Z: 1998-2010.

CHURCH PLANTING Lay Leader/Pastor-coach Training conference at the Carolina Conference in Charlotte on Sunday, September 17th from 10am – 4pm. Steve Leddy, church planting director for Multicultural Ministries at Greater New York Conference of Seventh- day Adventists, is the featured speaker.

LET’S PLAY!!! CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES is inviting stay at home parents with children to join us for play dates. Please join us for 2 upcoming events. On Thursday, 9/21/17, we will be at Edventure Children’s museum @10am. Members and children under 2 years of age, are free. Children and adults are $11.50. Also, on Thursday, 9/28/17, we will have a play date at the Lees’ home from 10am-2pm. Please text or call, Maria, Children’s Ministry Coordinator @ 760-791-6793, if you are interested in any of these events. 

ADMINISTRATIVE. Church Administration will not be in the office or available Wednesday through Friday of next week. Please provide your information by emailing info@columbiafirst.org, voice mail, or texts, and have all bulletin information in by Wednesday. If you have audio-visual needs/content for Sabbath, please sure to contact/provide content to av@ columbia rst.org no later than Wednesday. 

 


 

Sabbath, August 26, 2017

HAPPY SABBATH! We are glad that you are here! May the blessings of worship be warmly experienced in our worship today.

PATHFINDER AND ADVENTURER LEADERS are at Nosoca Pine Ranch this weekend. Please keep them in your prayers.

COME LET US ADORE HIM! Christmas musical rehearsal on Thursday, August 31st at 6:30pm! Come join us! You will be richly blessed!

ORDERS FOR HEALTH FOOD STORE are due by August 31st at 12:00 noon. Please call Linda at 348-0932.

MINISTERING TO THE GENERATIONS will resume on September 16th at 2:00pm. Come and learn about being an effective multi-generational church! The schedule follows:

Sep 16th: Generation X: 1965-1981

Oct 7th: The Millennial Generation: 1982-1997

Oct 21st: Generation Z: 1998-2010

WOMEN’S RETREAT! Ladies, teens to our most mature, you are invited to join us for the Women’s Retreat at Nosoca Pines, October 13 – 15! Please speak with Jessica today or contact her at (760) 793-4753 so we can take advantage of group rates. The rooms are going quickly!  Respond today!

BABY SHOWER FOR BRANTLEY GRANT MORRISON, due on October 22, 2017. Men and women invited. Proud Parents-To-Be: Jessica (daughter of Marty and Tracy) and Matthew Morrison. Shower on Sunday, Sept 3, 2017 at 3 Angels SDA Company, 239 Line Street, Batesburg, SC (same as Hwy 391) RSVP: Sandra (803) 580-1643 or (803) 307-1545. 

SHARING HIM- LOW COUNTRY CAMPMEETING will be on October 28 at 10am in the Summerville Community Church, located at 520 Gahagan Rd., Summerville, SC 29485.

 


Sabbath, August 19, 2017

CONDOLENCES & PRAYERS. Our church family and friends extend our love and prayers to the McDonald family in the loss of a wonderful husband, father, and servant of our church family. Darwin will be deeply missed and always remembered in our hearts.

HAPPY SABBATH! Welcome to everyone on this Sabbath Day! We look forward to what God has instore for worship today. We are pleased to have Haskel Williams, our Conference Ministerial Director, join us and break the Word of God to us today!

MINISTERING TO THE GENERATIONS will continue TODAY with Elder Baumgarten after Fellowship lunch at 2:00pm. Today’s topic will be The Baby Boomer Generation: 1946-1964. The next presentation will be on September 16. Come and study how we might be more effective as a multi-generational church! The schedule follows:

Sep 16th: Generation X: 1965-1981
Oct 7th: The Millennial Generation: 1982-1997 Oct 21st: Generation Z: 1998-2010

SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY. CAA will be having an Solar Eclipse party on August 21st. Your family and friends are invited to join us for this once in 35-year occasion!

COME LET US ADORE HIM! Christmas musical rehearsals begin this Thursday at 6:30pm! Please come and join us, one and all! You will be richly blessed!

PATHFINDER AND ADVENTURER LEADERS will be attending the leadership convention on August 25th-27th at Nosoca Pine Ranch. Please keep them in your prayers.

I AM MENTAL HEALTH: DO YOU SEE ME? Mental Health Conference sponsored by the Southern Union, will be held on August 25-27 at the River Oaks Conference Center in Orangeburg. More information available at www.sacsda.org under the Ministries/Disabilities Ministries tab.

HEALTH FOOD STORE ORDERS are due by August 31st at 12:00 noon. Please call Linda at 348-0932.

JESSICA JEWEL BABY SHOWER. You are invited to Jessica Jewel Morrison’s Baby shower on Sunday, September 3rd from 2pm-4pm at 239 Line Street in Baitsburg. Please RSVP to Sandy at (803) 892-3384 or (803) 307-1545.

SHARING HIM LOW COUNTRY CAMPMEETING will be on October 28 at 10am in the Summerville Community Church, located at 520 Gahagan Rd., Summerville, SC 29485.

SAVE THE DATE Southern Union ReGenerate Church Revitalization Conference, February 23-24, 2018, at Spartanburg SDA Church. Keynote speakers Dan Jackson and Bill McClendon. More details soon.

ADMINISTRATIVE. Grapevine Messages. When you receive calls from the church phone, please be sure to pause for a moment before hanging up the phone as messages may take a few moments to start. We don’t want you to miss any messages!

 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Special Announcement: We are terribly saddened by the unexpected passing of Darwin McDonald, our dearest friend and church treasurer on this past Sunday. Please keep the family in prayer that they will feel the fullness of God’s love and comfort at this time. McDonald family, please know that we love you and are lifting you up to our Father in heaven.

Memorial for Darwin McDonald

The memorial service for Darwin McDonald will take place this Thursday, August 17 at 7PM at the Columbia First SDA Church. The family will receive all those who wish to express their sympathies at 5:30 PM. The family asks that no flowers be sent but that donations in memory of Darwin McDonald be made to the GSF Foundation (http://www.gsffoundation.org).


Sabbath, August 12, 2017

A Blessed Sabbath to all who come to worship today! We are blessed to have with us and extend a special welcome to the President of Carolina Conference, Leslie Louis and his wife Carole! We look forward to what God has in-store for us all in our worship this Sabbath day!

VBS volunteers are invited to a special lunch today after worship service, thanking you for your kind and loving service to Columbia First Church children’s ministries.

VISITORS are invited to join us for lunch. Please join the VBS volunteers for food and fellowship after service.

The MEMORIAL SERVICE for our Dear Sister Vickie Starnes will be here at Columbia First tonight at 7:00 pm.

Pathfinder/Adventurer Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser tomorrow from 10am – 1pm. Get your car cleaned and enjoy sweet treats and refreshing drinks in the gym while you wait. Thank you for your support!

PATHFINDER REGISTRATION will be tomorrow beginning at 9am, followed by ADVENTURER REGISTRATION which begins at 10am!

MINISTERING TO THE GENERATIONS will continue with Elder Baumgarten on next Sabbath, and on the 1st and 3rd Sabbath of each month after lunch at 2:00 p.m. Please come and see how we might be more effective as a family in the Body of Christ! The schedule follows:

Aug 19th: The Baby Boomer Generation: 1946-1964

Sep 16th: Generation X: 1965-1981

Oct 7th: The Millennial Generation: 1982-1997

Oct 21st: Generation Z: 1998-2010

SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY. CAA will be having an Solar Eclipse party on August 21st. Your family and friends are invited to join us for this once in 35-year occasion!

CHRISTMAS CANTATA 2017 rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 24th at 6:30pm at the church. All are welcome and needed!

PATHFINDER AND ADVENTURER LEADERS will be attending the leadership convention on August 25th-27th at Nosoca Pine Ranch. Please keep them in your prayers.

I AM MENTAL HEALTH: DO YOU SEE ME? Mental Health Conference sponsored by the Southern Union, will be held on August 25-27 at the River Oaks Conference Center in Orangeburg. More information available at www.sacsda.org under the Ministries/Disabilities Ministries tab.

SHARING HIM LOW COUNTRY CAMPMEETING will be on October 28 at 10am in the Summerville Community Church, located at 520 Gahagan Rd., Summerville, SC 29485.

SAVE THE DATE Southern Union ReGenerate Church Revitalization Conference, February 23-24, 2018, at Spartanburg SDA Church. Keynote speakers Dan Jackson and Bill McClendon. More details soon.