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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 5.24.2024

Memorial Roll Sunday
Louise Felder
“Faithful”
If it was Sunday, Mrs. Louise Felder would be in her pew up front ready to worship. She rarely ever missed. She served as missionary president for our church for many years. At home, Mrs. Felder watched children. It was her mission field. Many of the kids came to know Jesus while under her care. Mrs. Felder was not ashamed of her Savior, and she would often share her faith with those she met. We appreciate how she raised her family to fear the Lord. And Mrs. Felder was not afraid to let you know how she felt. The best word to describe her would be “Faithful” and we look forward to seeing her again around the throne of God.
Bill Riley
“A Great Guy”
Everyone looked forward to seeing Bill Riley. His warm smile, his gentle teasing and his kind heart made him a joy to be around. Bill loved southern gospel singing and he enjoyed being a part of our church choir. There was no doubt that Bill cared deeply for his wife and family. He was always willing to do whatever he could to help. Bill is certainly enjoying the worship that is taking place in heaven. We continue to miss this great guy.
Virgil Rabon
“A Team Builder”
Virgil Rabon loved people. He was easy to talk to and had a way of making everyone feel a part of the group. Virgil loved classic cars and dune buggies. He knew how to take care of things that were valuable and share them with others. Virgil and his wife Betty were married for 61 years. They knew how to work through their differences and keep their love growing. Lastly, Virgil loved southern gospel music and often attended our 5th Saturday night concerts. May God comfort his family.
Eunice “Jo” Tanner
“A Godly Example”
Helen Melcher’s and Teresa Martin’s mother, Mrs. Eunice “Jo” Tanner loved Jesus and especially enjoyed teaching children in Sunday School. She participated in the choir and performed sign language for the hearing impaired. Mrs. Tanner raised 6 children in a Christian home and taught them the Bible. Mrs. Tanner also knew how to have fun with her family. She always had time for those in need. May her godly example be an inspiration to us all.

Church Board For 2024-2025
Stewards: Nicole Bayne, Cat Elks, Anne Shaw, Rachael Watts, Pam Yandle Trustees: MG Black, James Elks, Tommy Lewis, Jeff Williams, Doug Yandle Discipleship Leader: Peggy Self; Youth President: Jamie Brazier; Missionary Leader: Lisa Lewis

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Wednesday Nights are Growing
Wednesday nights are full of excitement at WCFN.
Our children’s bible groups are growing each week.
We couldn’t be happier!
But, we could use a few helpers that love children.
If you would like to be a part of influencing a child’s life, please talk to Regina.
It’s a wonderful experience and, of course, our kids are the best!​​​​​​​

Food Pantry Drive
Our monthly food pantry has grown to provide nourishment for
around 30-35 families. While we are grateful for everyone who is
bringing in goods, we realize there might be some who would like
to sponsor a family each month. The estimated cost
of the couple of bags of groceries is $30. We’d love to get 30 donors! Please let
Anne Shaw know if this might be your way of assisting this
important program and pick up a magnet in the foyer.​​​​​​​
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SC Nazarene District Stats For 2022-2023
                                                     Worship                   Sunday School & Bible Studies
                                        1. Midland Valley (833)                 1. Midland Valley (724)
                                        2. Disciples Church (246)             2. Disciples Church (245)
                                        3. Columbia First (180)                 3. Cherrydale Hispanic (202)
                                        4. Sumter First (157)                     4. Columbia First (201)
                                        5. Cherrydale Hispanic (140)        5. Greenville First (196)
                                        6. Greenville First (130)                6. Sumter Wise Drive (152)
                                        7. Sumter Wise Drive (130)          7. Rock Hill Emmanuel (130)
                                        8. Manning New Start (122)         8. Sumter First (93)
                                        9. West Columbia First (108)       9. Charleston Calvary (91)
                                       10. Rock Hill Grace (102)             10. Greenwood Community (86)

                                                Conversions                                    Baptisms
                                       1. Disciples Church (69)                1. Disciples Church (50)
                                       2. Reconciliation Church (50)        2. Midland Valley (27)
                                       3. Sumter Wise Drive (25)             3. Cherrydale Hispanic(18)
                                       4. Cherrydale Hispanic (25)          4. Rock HIll Emmanuel (12)
                                       5. Manning New Start (23)            5. LLuvia De Vida (11)
                                       6. Sumter Calvary (20)                  6. Reconciliation Ch. (11)

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Worship Opportunities this week:
Sunday Life Groups at 10 & Worship at 11
Sunday Afternoon Parking Lot Praise Service at 4 PM
Choir Practice at 5
Wednesday Youth & Teens at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ PM
Adult Bible Study at 6:30 PM

Encouraged By People’s Giving​​​​​​​
People have been giving to the Lord and the church. We can’t tell you how much this means to us. There are five ways one can give. We have resumed Sunday morning worship services at 11 am at the church so you may bring your offerings with you. Many like to use the church’s secure website (wcfn316.com) to give their tithes and offerings. A few might like to text their gift to 803-219-4288. While others will mail it to the church at 350 Wattling Rd, West Columbia SC 29170. If you would like me to pick it up or if you would like to drop it off at the church, please just call me to set up a time. Again thank you for your faithfulness.
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Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

Memorial weekend is upon us, schools are winding down, summer plans are being made at church and VBS is right around the corner. We hope you'll be joining us as we Worship, Work and Witness together. Some praises and prayer requests: Please remember Joyce Wise and her family as the grieve the loss of Ernest. Pray for healing touches on Tina Joye, Jackson Lowrimore, Hope Addison, and so many more. Remember our shut ins, and let's pray for those whom Memorial Day brings a special sadness. This Sunday, we will reflect on those we have lost in the past year.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill
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