Tabitha Circle would like to open the opportunity for the church to help fill backpacks for our community’s students that are struggling to meet the supply lists. If you are interested in helping please bring a backpack filled with the items by Wednesday August 8th. Backpacks will be taken Thursday AM to United way. Please feel free to participate even if you can only provide some of the items.
Find the list of items here!
she’s turned out to be better than her Daddy at both). He loves playing in the dirt and as a Clemson Master Gardener, he puts that love to practice by planting vegetable gardens for his family and for mission projects. He coaches Anna Faith’s baseball team and still doesn’t think he’s too old to play church league softball and basketball (although Faith disagrees). He is also an experienced chicken whisperer (listen for more about this in an upcoming sermon).
His passions in ministry are preaching, teaching, worship, evangelism, and missions.
He studied at Lander, Erskine, St. Cyprian’s, the Fuqua School, Duke, Cranmer House, and Clemson, and holds a Bachelor’s degree, two Master’s degrees, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology. He also holds graduate certificates in Church Leadership and Preaching.
He is an endorsed chaplain through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and has served as an Army chaplain, a law enforcement chaplain, and as a fire department chaplain.
In the 1990’s, he was twice named one of “48 Outstanding Youth Ministers” in North America. And at this year’s Annual Conference, he will receive the Bishop Joseph B. Bethea Distinguished Service award.
He met his wife Faith when he was appointed as pastor of her church in Bennettsville and she was a member of the PPRC. They later married, although not while she was on PPRC! They have been married 18 years and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Anna Faith (8) and Emma Grace (1). They are also the proud parents of a 3 year old Chocolate Lab named Rosabelle who couldn’t sit still long enough to be in the attached photo.
Most of all, he is thankful beyond measure that the Lord called him to ministry and entrusted to him the awesome responsibility of sharing the Good News of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ. He and his family could not be more excited about “coming back home” to Simpsonville, being appointed to such an amazing church, and about the untold possibilities for reaching people with the Gospel and expanding God’s Kingdom in this community and beyond!
The World Renowned group Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass will be performing at Fountain Inn First Baptist Church on June 12 at 7:00 pm. Our Hosanna Brass will be included in this performance. SUMC is sponsoring this program and it is a free will concert.
Lenten Lunches each Wednesday at 12:15 (Fellowship Hall)
The Wednesday Lenten Topics are “And Now A Word from Our Sponsors...”
February 21 Rev. Michelle Cockcroft, “Seen It—Covered It” (Farmer’s Insurance)
February 28 Rebecca Phifer, “Love is What Makes Subaru a Subaru” (Subaru)
March 7 Rev. Joel Jones, “Hey Kid, Catch” (Mean Joe Green of the Steelers & the Kid)
March 14 Rev. George Riser, “Have It Your Way!” (Burger King)
March 21 Rev. Deana Gentry, “Here Comes the King!” (Budweiser)
Lenten Sermon Series
“On the Road Again—Journey to the Cross”
Ash Wednesday—February 14
Services in the Sanctuary at 12:15 & 6:00 PM (Noon Service followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall)
You are invited to a Bunco Party on Friday January 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Fellowship hall. Come join us for a time of light snacks and fun, as we play a simple game called Bunco!
Bunco (12 and older) involves no skill, only luck and provides a great way to socialize and interact with others. We would love to have you join us! Sign up by contacting the church office or using the RSVP form below. There will be no nursery.