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Mike Goddard, Scout Master of BSA Troop 213, was awarded the Silver Beaver Award Sunday night by the Coastal Carolina Council. Using the United States Military as the model, silver awards are the highest awards in the Boy Scouts of America,
Upon nomination by their local Scout council and with the approval of the National Court of Honor, recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
The Silver Beaver is an award given to those, like Mike, who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not seek it.
Please extend your congratulations and appreciation to Mike Goddard.
Sisters Too! continue their study of 2Thessalonians on February 25
The Apostle Paul wrote it about 51-54 A.D. and it among some of his earliest written letters. The key personalities in 2 Thessalonians are the Apostle Paul, Timothy, and Silas.
Paul wrote this letter to reemphasize the coming return of Jesus Christ. Some of the people in Thessalonica had thought that Jesus had already returned, this letter was written to correct any misunderstandings.
Join in the fun and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes as The Brothers! of Church of the Palms do some cooking!
On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30 p.m. until the food runs out, The Brothers! will be preparing pancakes with bacon and sausage. The Brothers! will accept a free-will offering with the proceeds going towards their missions projects.
An exciting element of this year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is the Second Annual Pancake Flipping Contest. Six-person teams are forming now. Races will determine which team is best at flipping pancakes as they run (or walk) the width of the Fellowship Hall. Which team will you be on?
The word "shrove" is the past tense of the English verb "shrive," which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance. In the United Kingdom and many other countries, the day is often known as "Pancake Day." Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat, and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
Shrove Tuesday precedes Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. Be part of this fun evening of fellowship, sign up via SignUpGenius.
Join us for a Community Ash Wednesday service at noon on February 25, at Campbell Chapel A.M.E. with the Rev. Dr. Jon Black serving as the host pastor. Rev. Dr. Nannette Pierson will be the guest proclaimer. This service will include the imposition of ashes.
The service will include the imposition of ashes. A simple soup luncheon will follow the service at 12:30 p.m. Please come be a part of this ecumenical start to the season of Lent.
A potluck will be held at Church of the Palms on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. for those interested in learning more about the Holy Land Pilgrimage in 2021.
The Holy Land Pilgrimage, designed by Mika Rabinovich, Sandy Gies, and Pastor Pete is scheduled for March 3-10, 2021. With a custom itinerary, this pilgrimage will follow similar paths to our other two pilgrimages but will focus on different places of interest, including:
Kursi Archeological site
Pillar of Absalom
Ein Gedi Reserve
Garden of Gethsemane (private side)
We have the land cost, but air will not be available until closer to the time. Because this is a custom tour, the more that decide to go with, the less the cost! With 20 pilgrims, the land cost will be $2459 per person. With 30 or more, the land cost will be $2289 per person land only.
Click here for the web site for reservations. Full refunds are available until 180 days to departure (around September 3, 2020).
It's almost Spring and that can only mean one thing, Vacation Bible School! And in preparation for our biggest and best one yet we are set to Host another VBS Fun Shop on February 29, 8:30~12:30.
If you have attended one of these event's you know how fun it is, and if you haven't you simply must come and experience a day in the life of a VBS. This is your turn to be a kid again and learn all the fun dances and songs, try your crafting skills and help us learn how to transform Church of the Palms into the Hebrew's Wilderness Escape this Summer!
We always have a great turnout and let's not let this year be an exception. So again make sure you register early to save $25.00 and help us gauge the number of supplies needed for this great morning or fun and planning.
Contemporary Style Worship
Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.
Classic Style Worship
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.
February 29 & March 1
"Where Is YOUR Wilderness?"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
March 7 & March 8
"Losing Your Religion"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
March 14 & March 15
"Found Out and Known"
Pete Berntson, Proclaimer
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.