How does a community solve a problem?
First, it identifies the problem. We’ve done that! Our state has the fourth-deadliest rate of gun homicides and exports the fifth-highest rate of guns used in crimes in other states. We care too much about protecting our children, loved ones and neighbors to keep letting guns fall in the wrong hands!read more
Today Governor Haley invited every church, synagogue, mosque and place of worship to open its doors for prayer on November 22 at noon and to ring your bells if you have them at that hour.read more
Were you affected by last year’s flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin? Do you still have unmet needs or questions about how to get assistance?
Lutheran Services Carolinas is holding a community forum at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 for those in the Columbia area who are still struggling because of issues related to the flood.read more
Pastor E. Ray Mohrmann has joined Lutheran Services as the South Carolina development officer. Mohrmann will help plan and manage development strategies to advance LSC’s mission. Over the next few years, he will focus on building and maintaining relationships with South Carolina churches and individuals and help manage the upcoming LSC child and family capital campaign in South Carolina.read more
Join us, Sunday November 13, 2016 for an afternoon of music. Performing will be the Presbyterian College Choir and Ringers.read more
All are invited to the 2017 Stewardship Symposium, sponsored by the LTSS Speakers and Events Committee and the Region 9-ELCA Council for Stewardship Education, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Stavros lecture hall on the Columbia campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. It is FREE for LTSS students, staff, faculty and panelists, but all are invited to attend.read more
A free one-day seminar, “Coping with the Death of a Loved One,” will be presented from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 5. The location is New Life Community Church, 10809 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC 29063.read more
If you are feeling like you have been here before in the wake of Hurricane Matthew you are not alone. Almost to the day of Hurricane Joaquim’s visitation to South Carolina, Matthew rolls in with a vengeance leaving several areas devastated by wind and water. From Beaufort, Jasper and Florence County’s wind torn landscape to the areas of Dillon, Nichols and points east who endured the perils of flood from the overflow of the Lumber, Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers there are many struggling to rebuild their lives and seeking refuge from the chaos of the storm.read more
Hurricane Matthew Updates 10-19
Nichols, SC is dealing with continued high water. The SC National Guard just started checking on the welfare of those who stayed behind on Monday because of the high waters.
The Beaufort area sustained heavy wind damage causing many trees to fall and need clearing. Currently, Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, our local Lutheran Disaster Response affiliate, is pointing volunteers to the United Way of the Midlands for organization.read more
Rose Smith Brandt, 82, of Prosperity died Monday, October 10, 2016 at her residence. Born on January 23, 1934 in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late L. B. and Lila Smith. Mrs. Brandt was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, participating in the Essie Hawkins Circle of the Women of the ELCA, and formerly serving in the choir and on the Congregational Council.read more