BIBLE STUDY is in Summer Recess until August!   

MASS BABY DEDICATION is next Sunday, June 18 at 11 a.m. worship. Parents wishing to participate should contact the church office by Wednesday.

Join us for the  WELCOME NIGHT WORSHIP AND RECEPTION is Monday at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by our 2017 Women’s Day Choir.
The YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA is Monday at 7 p.m. at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple.
The YOUTH SESSION begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary. All youth are encouraged to attend.

The UNITY WORSHIP, Tuesday at 7 p.m., and SPIRITUAL LIFE WORSHIP, Wednesday at 7 p.m., are open to the public, as well as the YWA Session Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Salute to the past years, capture the present, investing in the future with FIRST NAZARETH CHURCH COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROJECT
and you will have an opportunity to have a permanent part of the church’s history. The Trustee Ministry is accepting brick orders in both vestibules today; deadline for Phase 1 is July 23, 2017.

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. The final class is June 20, 10 a.m.-noon. If interested, contact Norma Chambers at 803-865-3299 or Doris Drayton at 803-467-4169.

The VETERANS MINISTRY meets Saturday at 11 a.m., lower fellowship hall. All Veterans, Active Duty Members and members of the Guard and Reserves are invited. Please contact (CSM-R) Melvin Everson, 803-530-3818, if you have questions or concerns.

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

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.

DEACONS/MEMBERS FELLOWSHIP: Members assigned to Deacons Thomas Scott(318-0641), Chuck Whipple(238-7969), Baxter Segars(529-0642), Lydell Eason(237-5664), Fred Withers(331-5014), Tony Avery(466-8894) and Darryl Jackson are invited to their annual members’ fellowship, June 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park-Environmental Center. If you plan to attend, please contact your respective deacon by June 18.

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 MISSIONS MINISTRY is collecting plastic and wood hangers for Dress for Success, an organization serving women who have been incarcerated and DSS clients needing proper attire for job interviews. A box for donated hangers is in the lower fellowship hall.

The WOMAN’S BAPTIST E&M CONVENTION offers a scholarship to church members attending either Morris College or Benedict College. The deadline to apply is July 1. For further information, contact Vivian Allen, Audrey Neal or the church office.