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May 8, 2024

70 Years!

In 1954, the Synod of South Carolina established the Mother’s Day Offering because it recognized the need to care for senior adults in South Carolina. The deep commitment, prayers, and sacrifice of these visionary people were the foundation of what would become the Presbyterian Communities (formally known as the Presbyterian Home). Once the Homes were established in Clinton, Columbia, Florence, Laurel Crest, and Summerville, the emphasis of the offering shifted from expansion to sustainability. The Mother’s Day offering now helps to support the residents of the Presbyterian Communities who, by the grace of God, have outlived their savings and need funds to remain in the place they now call home. Because of the Mother’s Day offering, no resident will ever be asked to leave. In this day and time when culture insists that making lots of money is the only way to live, I think that the Mother’s Day offering is gracious and honorable. It allows senior adults to remain in a safe and healthy environment, even when they can not afford to do so. I am glad to be associated with this ministry of compassion.


On Sunday, May 12th, we will participate in the 70th Mother’s Day Offering. As we think about our dear ones who live at one of the Presbyterian Communities, and even as we think about complete strangers, let us join the generous legacy of all who have preceded us as we celebrate 70 years of caring and compassion. 


Peace, Josie

Weekly Calendar 

 Friday, May 10:    

11:30 a.m. – Julie Brown’s funeral


Sunday, May 12: 

10:00 a.m. – Sunday School

10:30 a.m. - HEbrews

11:00 a.m. – Worship


Monday, May 13: 

7:00 p.m. – Men’s Fish Fry

May 12, 2024

7th Sunday of Easter Sunday


Old Testament: Psalm 98

New Testament: John 15: 9-17



Remain in His Love


Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2024

 The Cross will be placed in the sanctuary to the Glory of God in memory of Connie Kanapaux and Billie Erwin, and in honor of all mothers on Mother’s Day, given by Tammy and Brad Erwin.   


ELDER on Call:

Week of May 5: Jason Stillinger 843-499-1219

Week of May 12: Jeff Ward 904-955-0597


Deacons for May

1.     Heather Hall

2.     Edwin Belser

3.     Elissa Swicord

4.     Nikki Mims


Nursery: Blakely Hundley/Hannah

Children’s Church: Laura Hundley

Acolyte: Bethany Hall

Meals on Wheels May 14: Hal and Linda Lamb

Sanctuary Guild/week followingBarney Easterling

Backpack Blessing May 15: Jamie Stillinger

Flowers for May 19: Barbara McKenzie


Bits and Pieces

  • Sarah Holladay was voted as the Vice President and Blakely Hundley was voted as Secretary for the WA Student Council Executive Board for the 2024-2025 school year.

  • Eli Brown and Sophia Jacobs were voted Student Council Class Representatives for their class for the 2024-2025 school year. 

  • Hannah Hall was chosen as the National Honor Society Historian for the 2024-2025 school year.

  • Hannah Hall qualified for the SCISA State Track Meet for the 3200 and 1600. She placed 5th overall in both races. Rebecca Holladay qualified for the SCISA State Track Meet for Discus. She placed 4th overall.

  • Congrats to following girls who made the Williamsburg Academy Cheer Team for the 2024-2025 year: Sarah Holladay and Blakely Hundley, Varsity Team, and Anna Grace Godwin and Copelyn Mims, JV Team.
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