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Rudy Currence: Musical Guest March 7

Rudy Currence: Musical Guest March 7

Grammy and Dove Award winning producer, Grammy nominated writer and #1 Billboard Gospel recording artist Rudy Currence is to be our musical guest in worship on Sunday, March 7. The son of a pastor, Rudy is a native of Rock Hill, SC, and a graduate of Furman University...

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Cookie Time!

Cookie Time!

Enjoy these photos from the Children’s Ministry’s outreach to honorary grandparents within our church family! The children sure enjoyed baking and decorating cookies for their new friends, and everyone had the opportunity to share notes and get to know each other....

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March Focus on Missions

March Focus on Missions

Our congregation will serve as “virtual hosts” to United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) families the week of March 21–28. Throughout the month of March, we will partner with UM to provide IHN participants much-needed cleaning supplies. Typically, IHN...

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COVID Conversations for Lent (3/1/21)

COVID Conversations for Lent (3/1/21)

3rd Sunday in Lent—March 2, 2021 Psalm 19 S: So fun fact, we had COVID at Xmas. I had my antibodies tested and they r positive. M: So what does that mean? S: It’s a blood test to confirm you have COVID antibodies and u only have them if u had it. M: Wow, amazing,...

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Rustlings (March 1,2021)

Rustlings (March 1,2021)

Jeff was my best friend in high school and a groomsman in my wedding. He and I shared a passion for life. We jumped at opportunities that allowed us to expand our horizons and enrich our life experience. Jeff was an Eagle Scout, a Gulf War hero (shot down in a plane...

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Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

To celebrate Easter, an arrangement of lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary as both honorary and memorial gifts. These gifts will also provide the palms used the week before on Palm Sunday. All lily gifts will be published in the newsletter. If you are interested in...

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AYMC Director Named

AYMC Director Named

I am excited to introduce Caleb Avery as our new Activities and Youth Ministry Center (AYMC) Director, filling the position previously held by Mittie Taylor. Caleb is the founder of 3 The Hard Way (3THW), an excellent basketball academy that has made a positive impact...

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Calling All Graduates!

Calling All Graduates!

Although our 2020 Graduate Recognition Sunday was unlike any in our past, we still celebrated our graduates with a special service. We are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will be under control enough for us to gather in person this year. On Sunday, May 16, First...

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COVID Conversations for Lent (2/22/21)

COVID Conversations for Lent (2/22/21)

2nd Sunday in Lent—February 28, 2021 Psalm 25:1-10 M1—(frustrated) I just talked to the doctor a few minutes ago….she has decided not to be intubated. S1—What does that mean? What are the next steps? M2—The doctor said they are moving toward comfort measures this...

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Missions Gifts and Giving

Missions Gifts and Giving

Happy February! This is the time of year we are usually in full swing with Inasmuch Day registration! While we are taking this year off from our usual churchwide day of local missions, we hope you will find ways to learn about and support the organizations we have...

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The Bridge Retreat

The Bridge Retreat

The Bridge Young Adult and College group spent the last Saturday of January digging in the dirt in near-freezing temperatures. In all my wisdom, I chose to have us meet at 9:00 on a January morning to walk over to Annie’s House to help prepare the land for spring...

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COVID Conversations for Lent (2/16/21)

COVID Conversations for Lent (2/16/21)

Throughout the Holy Season of Lent, devotional thoughts will be published in The Branch each week for you to hold and prayerfully ponder. It is our hope that they might help bring some holy perspective to the past 12 months of a pandemic, our ever-present human...

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Rustlings (February 16, 2021)

This week the Season of Lent begins. This holy season offers us the opportunity to know God better. Traditionally, we explore the adult life of Jesus - his teachings, actions and passion. These weeks lead us to God’s most profound, self-giving act of love in...

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Stephen Ministry Commissioning

Stephen Ministry Commissioning

Sometimes life gangs up on you, and you say, “Because of what I’ve been through or am going through or because of what’s coming, I could use some support—preferably someone outside my circle of friends and family, someone who can keep confidences, someone who can be...

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Fitness Goals?

Fitness Goals?

Let us help you reach them here at the AYMC! Do you have fitness goals or need help making those goals? The AYMC is the perfect place to bring those goals to reality—while staying safe and healthy at the same time! Here at the AYMC we’re committed to making your...

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Celebrating Ash Wednesday

Celebrating Ash Wednesday

People experience life and absorb information in different ways. Some of us are aural learners; we retain what we hear. Some of us are visual learners; we retain what we see. Many of us are tactile learners; we understand best through touch and feel. Ash Wednesday is...

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Rustlings (February 8, 2021)

Rustlings (February 8, 2021)

History has never been my strong suit. I understand its value. I hold a deep appreciation for those who retain and relay it for our benefit. However, the past is not my primary field of focus. I am also not much of a worrier. I have dreams, hopes, and plans on my...

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After Worship Gathering

After Worship Gathering

Before the pandemic, all of us did a lot of things differently. Most of those things we miss, and some maybe not as much. One thing I used to do that I miss is gathering by the Come Unto Me Window after worship with visitors, new members, or anyone who just wanted to...

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