Sundays: Worship at 10 am (in-person and online) Mondays: Sew It’s Monday 9 am Other Important Dates: Sunday, June 6: Outside Worship (bring your camp chairs!) at 10 am, Called Congregational Meeting, + Celebration of Life Service for Nadara Andrews at 1 pm Sunday, June 13: Presbytery Meeting via Zoom Sunday, June 20: Father’s Appreciation Day Sunday, July 4: Independence Day Celebration Cook-out & Fireworks Sunday, July 18: Summer Communion Sunday Summer Mission Opportunities: Gifts from the Heart Clean-up Buckets: There have been so many recent disasters—flooding, wild fires, tornadoes & hurricanes…And with each disaster, there is a need to clean up. We are teaming up with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to provide them the funds that they need to offer Clean-up Buckets for the folks in our country and around the world who have been devastated by disasters. The cost to fill one bucket is $56. Consider providing an additional offering to help our neighbors with a gift from the heart! Mark your checks with “Clean-up Bucket.” “Fill the Bus” School Supply Collection: Again this summer, we want to “fill the bus” with school supplies for children in need at Clover School District. We will be collecting the needed items in June and July. School supplies include: notebook paper, #2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, folders with prongs/pockets, book bags, ear buds, glue sticks, crayons, markers, etc.
In July we will start collecting for the Presbyterian Communities of SC: Ideas for gifts include postage stamps, Post-it-Notes, large print word search puzzles, large print paperback books, pens, small umbrellas, flashlights with batteries, Kleenex, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower caps, shaving cream, soap, lotion, deodorant, nail clippers and files, hair brushes, combs, men or women socks, individually wrapped pieces of candy, note cards, and all occasion greeting cards, but especially birthday cards. (Please note that small to medium size bottles of liquid items are preferred over larger bottles, for ease of handling by our residents.) Your Safety is Our Concern! The Session is putting together a Safety Team in the event of a Security, Medical, and Fire emergency. We want to keep everyone safe during worship, Bible studies, and indoor and outdoor fellowship activities! Safety Resource Officer: We are pleased that John Barnett, a retired law enforcement officer, has agreed to be our Safety Resource Officer. He will be reviewing and updating our safety plans in the event of a security, medical, or fire emergency. Medical Response Team: We are building our medical response team now. Team members do not have to have medical training. Team members will be Red Cross certified in Emergency First Aid as well as receive instructions on how to properly use the AED and the Stop Bleed kit. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact either Paula King or John Barnett. Fire Safety Team: Team members will be responsible for checking the expiration dates on the extinguishers and alerting the chair of the Building & Grounds if the extinguishers are past date. Team members will also be responsible for helping to assist folks to safety in the event of a fire. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact John Barnett. Update on COVID-19 Restrictions: Outdoor Worship: Most restrictions will be lifted. Masks will no longer be required, and people can choose how much distance they prefer between household groups when setting up their chairs. **If you appreciate little restrictions, again prayerfully consider if you can join the set-up team for more outdoor worship! Indoor Worship: We will continue to be socially distanced in the Sanctuary. For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer recommended by the CDC. For those who are not fully vaccinated or are unvaccinated, masks are recommended, but not required. BOTH Outdoor & Indoor Worship: We will continue to collect tithes/offerings/rustling bags of food and Heifer Coins at the table, passing of the peace will be done by waving, and children will remain in their seats for the children's message. Childcare: All Caregivers will be fully vaccinated before being able to volunteer in the nursery, children's church, or other events to protect children who are not yet able to receive the vaccine. Our guidelines will continue to be adjusted as new information is provided by the CDC.