FOOD PANTRY Saturday Staff Assignments:

May 13-Closed;

May 20-Greg Taste, Miles Johnson, George Hood, Phyllis Gleaton, Tiffany Lewis;

May 27-Mario Gleaton, Robert Williams, Rochelle Thomas, Queen Sumpter, Deloris Kelly.

Our food pantry served 182 families in April.

17wd2WOMEN’S DAY 2017 – May 21
Theme: Women of Faith: Going Forward with In-spite-of Expectations

Help us reach our Financial Goal of $75,000 by pledging at least $100! All women are asked to wear white; accent color is lavender.
7:45 a.m. Preacher – Evangelist DeBorah White  Rhema Christian Center, COGIC;
11 a.m. Preacher – Associate Pastor Willie Mae Jackson, Bible Way Church of Atlas Road

Contact: Barbara Graham, Chairperson, 803-466-3875 Chasisity Brown Springs, Vice Chair, 803-608-7466    Church Office, 803-254-6232

Month of May Collecting monetary donations and non-perishable food items for FNBC Food Pantry

Join today at Rehearsal Dates: May 12 at 6:30 p.m, May 13at 10 a.m. May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and May 20 at 10 a.m.

May 14, 2017 – 11 a.m. Worship

WOMEN’S DAY COMMITTEES  Committee sign-up sheets are in the vestibules. Sign up for Greeters, Ushers, Choir, Program, Tea Social, Finance, Floral, Church School, Scholarship, Community Service

$10/$10 CAMPAIGN
We are excited to launch our $10/$10 Campaign to collect donations to support both our Community Service and Scholarship efforts. Please donate $10.00 to each of these to help support those less fortunate in our communities and to help empower women who are striving to obtain a college degree.

May 21, 2017  Contact: Barbara Graham, Chairperson, 803-466-3875 or Church Office: 803-254-6232
This year’s Women’s Day program will not contain any advertisements or memorials. We are asking that everyone support the commemorative brick project.

2017 GRADUATES: The names of all K5, elementary, middle, high school, college/professional school graduates must be submitted to the church office by May 19. All student honors, awards and other achievements must be submitted to the church office by June 2 for inclusion in the program. Fax to 254-2131, email or call the church office at 254-6232.


VBSTile_SuperGod_300x250pxVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is coming up! 2017 Theme:   SUPER GOD!    June 5-9 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.  

Registration is underway; classes serve toddlers through adults. Sign up in vestibules, call the church office or email   Come and get SUPER-CHARGED FOR JESUS!

The CULINARY MINISTRY needs persons to serve as servers for Vacation Bible School, June 5-9, and the Baptist E&M State Women’s Convention, June 12-16. Interested persons may contact Seabrook Reed at 803-414-6803 or Valerie Williams at 803-786-7418.

SENIOR CITIZENS MINISTRY TRIP: Come travel with our seniors to Tunica, MS and Memphis, TN, June 18-24. Cost is $530; $75 deposit as soon as possible. The seven-day, six-night trip includes 10 meals and many attractions. If interested, contact Rose Glover at 803-787-1134 or Annie Snell at 803-419-6370. span>

ATTENTION : The 140 Anniversary Committee needs one or two Volunteers with Expertise in Events Space Planning (Indoors/Outdoors) – PLEASE! Requires experience in planning layouts for indoors/outdoors and for multiple activities. We need to plan ahead for our FNBC’s September event. Volunteer(s) need to possess flexibility and a high level of patience. PLEASE contact us at or JP Jones in the church office.

2017 MALE PRESENCE RETREAT  June 11-15 – Gatlinburg, TN
Registration packets are available for young men, ages 9-18. Cost is $75. To receive an application packet and/or for further information, contact Tony Avery at 803-466-8894, Willie Haile at 215-692-4585, Stacy Wilson at 803-708-4351 or Jeremy Weeks at 803-447-5176.

If you are a veteran with a handicap, please contact Melvin Everson at 803-530-3818 and leave a message.

The Healthcare and Wellness Ministry, in partnership with the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program, is offering a free, 6-week session, primarily for persons age 65 and older with Medicare and a medical diagnosis of diabetes and caregivers of persons with diabetes. However, persons who don’t have Medicare and who are younger than 65 may participate. Classes are scheduled May 16, 23 and 30 and June 6 and 20, 10 a.m.-noon. If interested, contact Norma Chambers at 803-865-3299 or Doris Drayton at 803-467-4169.

: June 10, tour of the Billy Graham Museum and Concord, NC Outlet Shopping Center/lunch. Bus will leave church parking lot. Donation $35 per person. You may contact Margaret Zeigler at 803-260-3764 or Barbara Thompson at 803-917-9818.

DERM mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters and often stay behind after the initial response to rebuild or restore houses for families in need.DERM has received 16 new home repair requests to assistance victims of the flood in Lower Richland. DERM currently is building two new homes for seniors who lost their homes in the October flood. DERM can use volunteers-skilled or unskilled- to assist. To volunteer, please call 803-719-7070 or email

FNBC Trustee Ministry presents FNBC COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROJECT: Honor the memory of loved ones and commemorate life events as a permanent part of the First Nazareth’s physical structure with this endearing brick project. Orders are accepted in both vestibules today! Contact any Trustee Ministry member or call Russell Brown at 803-318-1876.

MIDLANDS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE: If your child is interested in playing on a First Nazareth basketball team, call the church office, 254-6232. Co-ed teams serve ages 8-12 and 13-18.

CONGRATULATIONS: Among the 18 persons honored by the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods during their recent Tenth Annual Neighborhood Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony were our own Sylvia Jenkins (Belvedere) and Emma McGraw Myers (Jones-McDonald).

Our DEACON MINISTRY has implemented a Volunteer Home Repair Ministry(VHRM). This ministry provides simple home repairs for eligible senior members who are homeowners. Application forms are available through the church office.

The NEW BEGINNINGS INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY presents “It’s Prayer Time:Something is Bound to Happen When You Pray,” May 27, 10 a.m., B.N. Scott Fellowship Hall. To register, call Rev. Gail Bullard at 803-254-6232 or email: fnbcintercessory Deadline is May 22.

Rev. Hazel Reese is the Women’s Day speaker at ST. PAUL BAPTIST-LEXINGTON, May 21 at 10 a.m.

CHURCH AID ANNUAL JUNE TRIP: June 10, tour of the Billy Graham Museum and Concord, NC Outlet shopping Center/lunch.Bus will leave church parking lot. Donation $35.00 per person. You may contact Margaret Zeigler at 803-260-3764 or Barbara Thompson at 803-917-9818.