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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON -- APRIL 11, 2021
"Ezra: Faith and Action Preacher"
Background:
 Ezra 9-10
Devotional Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-32

Keep in Mind

"And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed ...  to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land." (Ezra 10:10-11, KJV)

 



Weekly Bible Verse Recurring



For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 KJV



COVID-19 TESTING SITES

April 23, 2021 -  May 02, 2021   Time: TBA

 

PRISMA HEALTH

 Testing is a priority for Prisma Health, especially providing access to communities that need it the most. 

At the testing sites:

 People will be tested for active COVID-19 infections. 

  • No one needs a doctor’s order. 
  • Testing will be given regardless of ability to pay. 
  • No appointment is needed. 
  • Spanish-speaking Prisma Health team members will be available at every site. 
  • All those taking part will be given masks when they arrive. They will also be asked to maintain social distancing. 
  • Test results should come back within four days. 
  • Everyone tested will receive follow-up information about test results – whether positive or negative – from providers at Prisma Health. 
  • Everyone will get tips on isolating at home if sick, caring for themselves and seeking more help if symptoms worsen. 

 

 COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN KERSHAW COUNTY

https://scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-mobile-pop-clinics



VACCINE CLINIC -- Bethlehem Baptist

April 23, 2021 -  May 01, 2021   Time: TBA
Location: 1028 Eastman Street, Columbia, South Carolina

Hosting a Vaccine Clinic

CVS POP UP CLINIC – SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Vaccinations - Dose 1 is April 25th & Dose 2 is May 23rd
  • There are two sessions to make an appointment for the first shot
  • Session 1 is for morning appointments.
  • Session 2 is for afternoon appointments.
  • Walk-ins not accepted. Must have an appointment.

 Please Call (803) 754-1890 or (803) 735-0410 for more information.

 



CHURCH MEMBERSHIP FORM

Saint John Baptist Church

April 23, 2021 -  May 21, 2021   Time: TBA
Location: COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE FORM
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
E-MAIL ADDRESS and CELL PHONE NUMBER


Dear Members

We would like to keep our membership informed about Church events, business, and emergencies (should they arise).  Therefore, we are asking that you please share with us your e-mail address and cell phone number by completing the online "Church Membership" form.  Please submit the online form ONCE. 

Thank you.

View Membership Form

COVID-19 VACCINATION

April 23, 2021 -  April 30, 2021   Time: TBA

COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccination FAQs | SCDHEC

Healthcare workers, anyone 70 years and older, and state/local government employees and contractors who perform COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in SC* can make appointments to get a vaccine.

*See the complete listing for who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

Find vaccine provider locations by:

  1. Using gov/vaxlocator to see locations accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine. Pick a location and call the phone number listed to make an appointment. The map itself is not a way to schedule an appointment.
  2. Calling DHEC’s Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 for help finding contact information you need to make an appointment. The Care Line can’t schedule an appointment but can give you phone numbers for locations you can call to make an appointment.

Phase 1a and 70+ (Currently Ongoing - February 2021)

Visit COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments to learn how to make a vaccine appointment.

Individuals making appointments may need to present credentials to verify they qualify to receive vaccination under Phase 1a. This includes providing some proof (e.g., badge, card, license, personalized letter from employer, picture of license) of Phase 1a qualification when presenting for the vaccination. 

Phase 1a mission-critical workers and individuals include:

  • 70+ year olds, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions
  • Anesthesiology assistants, registered cardiovascular invasive specialists, and operating room staff 
  • Athletic Trainers 
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and other interpreters in healthcare facilities 
  • Autopsy room staff, coroners, embalmers, and funeral home staff at risk of exposure to bodily fluids 
  • Chiropractors 
  • Dentists and dental hygienists and technicians 
  • Dietary and food services staff in healthcare facilities 
  • Environmental services staff in healthcare facilities 
  • Harbor pilots 
  • Home health and hospice workers 
  • Hospital transport personnel 
  • Hospital inpatients 65 and older 
  • Laboratory personnel and phlebotomists 
  • Licensed dietitians 
  • Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) residents and staff 
  • Medical assistants 
  • Medical first responders (paid and volunteer): EMS; fire department and law enforcement personnel who provide emergency medical care 
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse’s aides/ assistants 
  • Opticians and optometrists and assistants/ technicians 
  • Parents who are home caregivers of a child who is medically fragile or complex or severely disabled. (Requires a medical provider’s signed attestation to confirm parent meets criteria.) 
  • Persons providing medical care in correctional facilities and correctional officers 
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians 
  • Physical and occupational therapists and assistants 
  • Physicians, including medical house staff (i.e., interns, residents, fellows), and physician assistants 
  • Podiatrists 
  • Public health healthcare workers who are frequently interacting with persons with potential COVID-19 infection 
  • Radiology technicians 
  • Respiratory care practitioners, such as respiratory therapists 
  • Speech language pathologists and assistants and audiologists 
  • State/local government employees and their contractors who are mission-critical for maintaining operations of COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in SC 
  • Students and interns of the above categories

 

Vaccine Flow in SC

Vaccine FAQs

AKA Scholarships

April 24, 2021 -  May 31, 2021   Time: TBA

AKA SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
(See the flyer below)





EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT

May 02, 2021 -  May 31, 2021   Time: TBA



The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines  or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

When Can I Sign Up for the Benefit?

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.

Check out the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the benefit and please continue to check this page for program updates.

Which Broadband Providers Are Participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

Various broadband providers, including those offering landline and wireless broadband, are participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Find broadband service providers offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit in your state or territory. 

Broadband providers can find more information about how to participate here.

 



SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 05-09-21

Saint John Baptist Church

May 03, 2021 -  May 09, 2021   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
May 3, 2021 -  May 09, 2021   Time: 9:00 AM

"Isaiah: Offering Hope for the Future"
Background: Isaiah 29
Devotional Reading: Jeremiah 29:10-14

Keep in Mind
"They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine." (Isaiah 29:24, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will CONSIDER how God's promise of mercy will triumph over God's judgment, BELIEVE that an essesntial characteristic of God's nature is forgiveness, and REJOICE in the manifestation of God's love in our own lives.

Focal Verses: Isaiah 29:13-24

Isaiah 29:13-24

13 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
14 Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders. The wisdom of the wise will pass away, and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.”
15 What sorrow awaits those who try to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their evil deeds in the dark! The Lord can’t see us,” they say.“ He doesn’t know what’s going on!”
16 How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say, “The potter who made me is stupid”?17 Soon—and it will not be very long— the forests of Lebanon will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops.
18 In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness.
19 The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 The scoffer will be gone, the arrogant will disappear, and those who plot evil will be killed.
21 Those who convict the innocent by their false testimony will disappear. A similar fate awaits those who use trickery to pervert justice and who tell lies to destroy the innocent.
22 That is why the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, says to the people of Israel, “My people will no longer be ashamed or turn pale with fear.
23 For when they see their many children and all the blessings I have given them, they will recognize the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob. They will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 Then the wayward will gain understanding,and complainers will accept instruction.

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "Discipline the Immoral Person with Respect" -- 1 Corinthians 5:1-5
Tuesday --- "Uphold Justice for All Peoples" -- Exodus 23:1-9
Wednesday --- "Seek and You Will Find Me!" -- Jeremiah 29:10-14
Thursday --- "Lip Service Is Not Enough" -- Mark 7:1-8
Friday --- "Jerusalem Punished and Rescued" --- Isaiah 29:1-8
Saturday --- "Judah, Blind to God's Ways" -- Isaiah 29:9-12
Sunday --- "Israel Will Enjoy a Bright Future" -- Isaiah 29:13-24



PASTOR'S MESSAGE -- MAY 7, 2021

Saint John Baptist Church

May 07, 2021 -  May 13, 2021   Time: TBA
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

 

 

April 28, 2021

 

Hello Saints of Saint John Baptist Church

This is Pastor Jamey O Graham calling to remind you that you can drop off your Tithes and Offering anytime during the week or on Saturday by using our new drop box at the main entrance of the church. However, we will have Deacons here on this Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for those who would like to pick up your Communion Packets for Sunday’s Communion Service.

Saints, great news!  Mark your calendar.  We have another opportunity to have a drive-up service at the Benedict College Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium on Mother’s Day, which is on Second Sunday in May (May 9, 2021).  Detailed information for the event is being sent to you in the mail and through email.  “Let us Drive Up, Park and Praise for our Mothers.”

Saints tune in on this Sunday morning to our virtual Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.; our announcements at 9:45 a.m., and our virtual communion and worship Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Please stay safe and use wisdom and faith, wear your mask, and wash your hands often.

Yours truly

 

Pastor Jamey O. Graham
The Official Board of Deacons
The Trustee Board of Saint John Baptist Church



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES - ZOOM

ZOOM - Saint John Baptist Church

May 09, 2021   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 8032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88966305056
Meeting ID: 889 6630 5056 



 YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76384177093
Meeting ID: 763 8417 7093
Meeting Password: 094089 



"UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
Click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5169035380 to start the scheduled Zoom meeting.
We are currently studying:  I and II Peter
"When the Growing Gets Tough."

COUPLES SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Meeting ID: 473 443 4012
Meeting Password: Love



MOTHER'S DAY WORSHIP SERVICE

Saint John Baptist Church

May 09, 2021   Time: 9:45 AM
Location: Benedict College - Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium

Mother's Day 
MOTHER'S DAY DRIVE-UP
"Park and Praise Our Mothers"
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Benedict College
Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium
Gates Open at 8:30 a.m.


 


BIBLE STUDY -- 05-12-21

Saint John Baptist Church

May 12, 2021   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: ZOOM & Facebook LIVE
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 8032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

BIBLE STUDY -- FACEBOOK LIVE VIA ZOOM

Join Us 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
ZOOM INFORMATION BELOW
6:00 p. m.

CALL
803-573-0268
Please join us on Zoom and Facebook LIVE for Bible Study  at 6:00 p.m. Zoom link is below.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89009477481?pwd=aXpKT2FxVUNhUnl6WWtnVlpUMHlNQT09

Meeting ID: 890 0947 7481
Passcode: 965727
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Passcode: 965727
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kqWHfAQFh



CORPORATE PRAYER -- May

Saint John Baptist Church

May 12, 2021 -  May 26, 2021   Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Prayer Line

CORPORATE PRAYER
"Seeking to Draw Closer to God"

EACH WEDNESDAY
MAY LEADERS
803-573-0268

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Reverend Alphonso Counts -- 7:00 a.m.
Minister Lemuel Peterson -- 12:00 p.m.
Reverend Preston Wilson -- 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Reverend Ozell Cheatham -- 7:00 a.m.
Minister Lemuel Peterson -- 12:00 p.m.
Reverend Darrell Vanderhorst -- 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Reverend Ozell Cheatham -- 7:00 a.m.
Minister Lemuel Peterson -- 12:00 p.m.
Reverend Warren Lykes -- 7:00 p.m.

CA
CALL
803-573-0268



SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH -- 3RD MARKING PERIOD

Saint John Baptist Church

May 16, 2021   Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Virtual

 SAVE THE DATE
Spotlight On Youth
Third Marking Period
SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021

DEADLINE DATE
to submit ALL information ONLINE is 
SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021
 


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - May 17, 2021

Saint John Baptist Church

May 17, 2021   Time: 7:30 PM
Location: ZOOM - Saint John Baptist Church
Contact: Wesley Shaw

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
"Men Studying the Word of God TOGETHER"
Monday
, May 17, 2021
7:30 p.m.
Deacon Wendell Price
May Leader

Contact:  Brother Weley Shaw
(803) 318-2897 
wmshaw2001@yahoo.com 
ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU.
We look forward to your participation
!


CommUNITY BABY SHOWER

Gethsemane Young Woman's Auxiliary

May 22, 2021   Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Contact: thegywa@gmail.com
Phone: 803-638-8177

CommUNITY BABY SHOWER
hosted by
Gethsemane Young Woman's Auxiliary (GYWA)
This is a first come, first serve drive-thru event
Saturday, May 22, 2021 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Zion Baptist Church
801 Washington Street
Columbia, SC  29201
SPONSORSHIP ARE AVAILABLE
For information, call 803-638-8177 or email:  thegywa@gmail.com


COMMUNION PACKET DISTRIBUTION

Saint John Baptist Church

June 05, 2021   Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203

THE BOARD OF DEACONS AND TRUSTEES
will distribute
COMMUNION PACKETS
at the Church
Saturday, June 5, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



BACCALAUREATE SUNDAY -- SIGN UP TODAY

Saint John Baptist Church

June 13, 2021   Time: 9:45 AM
Location: Virtual

Baccalaureate Sunday
JUNE 13, 2021
GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE!
Saint John Baptist Church
and the Tutorial & Education Ministry
would like to recognize and congratulate YOU for your accomplishments!
LET US KNOW TODAY!

For more information contact:
Sister Connie Epps at cjre@aol.com
     and complete the Baccalaureate Sunday ONLINE Form by May 30, 2021
at: www.saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com.


Israel Brooks Foundation - Scholarship

July 06, 2021   Time: TBA

The Israel Brooks Foundation is now accepting 2021-22 scholarship applications. 
Applications must be submitted online at  www.ibrooksfoundation.com/scholarship-application 
Deadline for submission is July 6,  2021 by 11:59 PM

Awards for academic year 2021-22 are as follows:

*Graduating  High School Seniors:  1
st place - $1,500 | 2nd  place - $750 | 3rd  place - $500

*College Undergraduates:   1
st place - $1,500 | 2nd  place - $750 | 3rd  place - $500

*Note:  Award amounts are divided equally  between Fall  2021 and Spring 2022 semesters

The IBF scholarships assist high school graduating seniors and college undergraduates pursue
their dreams of higher education. The foundation exemplifies the lifelong bond of Israel Brooks Jr. and the
commitment of our supporting community.  For  more information and how to apply please visit  our website www.ibrooksfoundation.com

The Israel Brooks Foundation managed by Board of Directors, is incorporated as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt entity and registered
with the South Carolina Secretary of State.  The Israel Brooks Foundation is supported by contributions
from local businesses, corporations, and individuals.