The pantry served 233 families in February.

PACING THE PIER: The Mentoring Ministry announces that permission forms for the annual fishing trip, Pacing the Pier, are available now until next Sunday. Forms must be returned by May 6. Contacts are Kory Griggs, Cornell James and Stacy Wilson.

SAVE THE DATE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY, our Sanctuary Choir and Ushers, June 1 at 7 p.m. , featuring Beverly Crawford and John Lakin.

SENIOR MINISTRY TRIP: Join the seniors on The Ark Encounter/ Creation Museum, National Underground Railroad Museum and other points of interest in Cincinnati, OH June 18-22. Cost is $525 per person, double occupancy. $75 deposit due upon signing up. Contact Annie Snell, 803-419-6370 or Rose Glover 803-787-1134.

Our Cadette Girl Scouts are collecting new and gently used age-appropriate books for our child development center. Place your donations in the labeled bins through the end of April.

CHURCH AID MINISTRY: Annual shopping trip to Charleston— including visit to the slave market and a one-hour tour of historic Mother Emmanuel AME Church—is June 9,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $35; payment due by June 4. Contacts are Barbara Thompson at 803-783-2928, BJ Preston at 803-419-8939 and Gladys Perry at 788-7618.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRY: Tuesday at 6 p.m., seminar on requirements to receive the new Real ID Driver’s License/ID. Representatives from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles will facilitate the seminar. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring family and friends. Light refreshments.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN of NORTHMINSTER: 14th Annual Women of Faith Celebration, April 22, 4 p.m., Trinity Baptist Education Community Conference Center. Our own Margaret Bell is among this year’s nine honorees. Tickets $45; available at 803-788-4346.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Registration is underway for VBS 2018, June 4-8, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Join us for this fun-filled family affair! This year’s theme is: 24/7 Jesus Makes a Way Every Day! Sign-up in the vestibules, call the church office at 803-254-6232, email

CHILD/YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING: April 26 at 6 p.m., Refresher Training; 6:45 p.m., First Timers Training, Carpenter’s Annex. Training is required for all persons working with children in the church. Persons who attended the Sept. 28 training, do not have to attend again. For further information or to register, contact Catherine Lewis at or 210-6939 or JP Jones, 254-6232,

DEEP SEA FISHING: The Mentoring Ministry invites interested persons ages 14 and older to join them for a day of deep-sea fishing June 29, departing from Murrell’s Inlet and fishing from the New Inlet Princess. Cost is $109, equipment and bait included. Contacts are Kory Griggs, Cornell James and Stacy Wilson.

YOUNG LADIES RETREAT: The Women Mentoring Young Ladies Ministry is hosting a retreat for girls ages 9-18 on June 13-16; cost is $75; due by May 20. Contacts are Laureen Billingsley at and Valeria Parker at 803-530-6305.

MIDLANDS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION (MBA) WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: “Women Equipped & Empowered;” April 28 at First Nazareth; Registration at 8:30 a.m.; Classes at 9 a.m.; Worship at 11 a.m. Guest preacher is Algerron Williams, pastor of Zion Chapel-Reeder Point and New Dimension. There is no charge to attend.

ZUMBA -NEW DAY: Free Zumba classes are held on Mondays, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

VETERANS MINISTRY: The monthly meeting of the Veterans Ministry is Saturday at 11 a.m., Carpenter’s Administrative Annex Conference Room. Retired/active military invited.

BN SCOTT CHORALIERS: Get excited for the first-ever BN Scott Choraliers Reunion Choir!! Have you ever been a member of the BN Scott Choraliers? The choir will celebrate their anniversary June 3at 4 p.m. All interested former members are asked to contact JoMonica Taylor Jason Wilson or Chandra Sadler We can’t wait to hear from you! #BNSCAnniversary2018
WOMEN’S DAY is underway. Please sign up in the vestibules immediately after worship to work on a Women’s Day committee. Ushers, greeters and community service volunteers are needed.

SAVE THE DATE: Due to the weather, the 10th Annual MBA Charity Golf Tournament was rescheduled to May 21 at Oak Hills Golf Course. Special thansk to the golfers who turned out in record numbers ready to play despite the rain. Team photos have been emailed. Sponsorships and patrons are still welcomed. For further information, call/test 803.600.2315.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The First Nazareth Child Development Center is hiring full-time and part-time workers. Previous child development experience preferred but not required. Volunteers are needed for the infant room. For further information, call 401-8995. Applications available in the church office.

WOMEN’S DAY 2018: Please sign up in the vestibules immediately after worship to work on a Women’s Day committee. Ushers, greeters and community service volunteers are needed.

WOMEN’S DAY THEME: Women of Valor: Believing God for the Unexpected

SCRIPTURE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9


Please sign up to join the WOMEN’S DAY CHOIR at 1stNazarethWomensDay

The PORTRAITS OF COURAGE & HOPE LUNCHEON will be held May 5, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., B.N. Scott Fellowship Hall. Tickets are available for a $25 donation. Please see a member of the Women’s Day Committee or contact the church office to get your tickets.

Contact: Barbara Graham, Chairperson, 803-466-3875 or or Church Office: 803-254-6232


May 19 – Pacing the Pier, Folly Beach fishing.

Contacts: Kory Griggs, Cornell James and Stacy Wilson

June 10 – 14 -Male Presence Retreat, Tennessee.
Contacts Tony Avery, Willie Haile, Cornell James and Stacy Wilson

June 29 – Deep Sea Fishing-Murrell’s Inlet.
Contacts: Kory Griggs, Cornell James and Stacy Wilson.

Oct. 20 – Historical Tour, Savannah/Charleston.
Contacts: Willie Haile, Rodney McGriff, Alexis McRant, Valeria Parker and Jeremy Weeks.

Bible Study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for male teens.