I saw this on face book recently and though I would use it in my article this month.   “Do You Want to Fast this Lent?” – In the words of Pope Francis Fast from hurting words and say kind words Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude Fast from anger and be filled…

Happy New Year – 2018   I wanted to start out the new year by expressing my appreciation to my two outgoing finance committee members; Gary Devall and Colleen Christensen.  Thank you for your service!   I would like to welcome my two newest members to the committee; Danakee Clegg and Deb Sudrovech. Welcome aboard!…

Happy New Year!     As we walk with God into 2018, prayers and blessings to you all. Here is a recap of 2017 expenses and accomplishments in the area of our church finances: We paid $8,958.27 to SCE&G for our electricity/gas. We paid $1,068.54 to BJWSA for our water. We paid $1,557.51 to Century link for…

In this season of Thanksgiving, I find myself reflecting on how many ways God has blessed me and my family as well as our church. I hope you find yourselves doing the same.  It reinforces the scripture found in Matthew 6:25-33 where we are told to not worry about our life, what we will eat,…

Well we have certainly seen our share of disasters this year.  Wildfires, strong storms, hurricanes, and senseless killing.   As Methodists, we are always there when disaster strikes.  The best way to help is through “The United Methodist Committee on Relief” or better known as UMCOR.   UMCOR is the not for profit humanitarian agency of…

Another successful budget/finance session has been accomplished.   Our 2018 budget was finalized by Finance Committee and approved at Church Council. Here are the highlights: Budget increased by only $1,006.   2017 budget was $153,848.00 and budget for 2018 will be $154,854.00. Our Church Apportionments went down by $495.00 from $16,546.00 to $16,051.00.   We want to continue…

I am keeping it short and sweet this month.   It is budget time and Charge Conference time and everyone is running around with their hair on fire.  Please don’t try to extinguish, it’s what keeps us going……. J   The District Superintendent and Conference are requiring more detailed financial information this year and I am…

A dollar just doesn’t go very far these days, or does it? As we look around, we see how stretching our money seems hard sometimes. Daily expenditures, maintaining our places we live, taking care of our families, and covering needed expenses to maintain quality of life, can be a real challenge. I want to share…

What a great time I had attending the South Carolina Annual Conference. Four days of great fellowship and hearing God’s word is so energizing.   What is most exciting is hearing from all of the wonderful missions that we support through our apportionments. While we are able to see some things being done right here on…

Taco Tuesday will be soon upon us and it is a wonderful mission outreach of our church.   Those hungry kids show up to devour tacos, lettuce, cheese, chips, and lots and lots of snacks.   We support the Salkehatchie Summer Service program not just with taco’s and snacks but through our apportionments. Here are some cool…

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