Covenant Connections

I Choose

by Beth Lindsay Templeton Recent events of blatant racism in our country have set off strong responses on all sides. Hate, violence, compassion, and love have been spoken, acted out, and streamed. I find myself disoriented by both extremes and wonder what my role is in all this. I was shaken when I learned that […]

My Thoughts on George Floyd

One week before Ahumad Aubery’s death by two white vigilantes’, my wife, Judy, and I were walking through our subdivision early in the morning. I pulled my cellphone out of my right pants pocket and my driver’s license fell on the ground. Judy asked, “Why do you have your driver’s license?” I replied, “Because I’m […]

A Covid-19 Guide To Young Adult Ministry

By Jackie Putman It is no secret that today’s young adults present unique challenges to the church and world. A quick Google search of the word “millennial” will produce lengthy articles about the ways in which today’s young adults upset the cultural and economic norms. If you add the word “church” to that Google search, […]

Faith Food Bank

By Gloria Pascoe I would like to introduce you to Faith Food Bank located in Williamston, South Carolina.  Faith Food Bank is a non-profit 501c3 organization that has been proudly serving our local community since 2007. We started out in the basement of Faith Presbyterian Church, but quickly outgrew that space and now have a […]

More than Chocolate: Giving Up Fear

by Julie Schaaf Isaiah 43:1 Mark 4:35-41 Many of you have heard me speak of my Lenten practice of drawing the name of a person out of a bag each morning and praying very intentionally for them all day long.  I usually text the person first thing and ask if they have any special requests.  […]

Immersed in the Mystery of Christ’s Presence

By Terri Price Eight weeks.  Two months.  A ridiculous length of time, in church life.  An inane amount of time to “be church” and be apart. I was nearing the end of my seminary time when I enrolled in a class titled “Vision of Ministry” led by then dean of the school and theology professor […]

Resilience

By Jason Moore Late one summer afternoon when I was still a teenager, I heard a long, low rumble of thunder.  Within minutes, the sky had darkened like a bruise with streaks of lightning dancing over the tobacco fields.  I was standing in my bedroom looking through the blinds with the whole room suddenly flashed […]

Call to Prayer

By Beth Templeton There have many calls to prayer during this time of crisis for individuals, our community, our city, our state, our nation, and our world.  Turning to God is certainly appropriate all the time. Prayer is an essential part of faith life. But I sometimes wonder if our prayers deepen or cheapen our […]

Be Not Afraid