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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



Brothers and sisters, God has called you to freedom! Hear the call, and do not spoil this gift by using your liberty to engage in what your flesh desires; instead, use it to serve each other as Jesus taught through love
Galatians 5:13 (VOICE)

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DHEC DISTRIBUTES AT-HOME TESTS

SCDHEC

February 06, 2022 -  February 28, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: SCDHEC

COVID-19 Updates from SCDHEC  ---  COVID-19 Information | Saint John Baptist Church (saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com)

From: Spotlight <Spotlight@dhec.sc.gov>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2022 9:57 AM
Subject: DHEC Distributes 140K At-Home Rapid Tests Across the State
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jan. 21, 2022

Contact:

media@dhec.sc.gov

 
DHEC Distributes 140K At-Home Rapid Tests Across the State

At-home tests will be available beginning Monday at DHEC Public Health Departments

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To increase access to timely testing statewide, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has received and is distributing the first shipments of the at-home rapid COVID-19 antigen tests it ordered for South Carolina. To date, the agency has ordered more than 2 million tests and has received about 140,000 of them. DHEC expects to receive the full order of rapid tests over the course of the next several weeks and we will alert the public when they are available.

 

The test kits, each containing two tests, have been distributed to DHEC public health departments (PHDs) around the state for community use and will be available for pickup beginning Monday, Jan. 24. Residents can visit DHEC’s testing locator to confirm whether their local PHD has at-home rapid tests available.

 

These at-home rapid tests are easy to use, have received emergency use authorization, and provide a result in minutes as opposed to hours or days. While the brand of test that DHEC receives may change over time, the authorization, ease of use, and resulting times will not. At-home test results are not required to be reported to DHEC but can help an individual take appropriate action to monitor their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

 

It is important to note that at-home rapid tests are in limited supply and residents are not guaranteed a test when attempting to acquire one. One test kit, containing two tests, will be given to an individual (of any age) who arrives in person to a PHD. Individuals must be physically present to receive a test kit. A person may not pick up test kits for other people.

 

A person with symptoms must not come into a PHD for a test kit. Anyone not feeling well should notifiy the staff performing screening at the door that they have symptoms and staff will bring a test kit to them. 

 

Residents are asked to practice patience when attempting to acquire a rapid test and make alternative plans to get tested in case they cannot obtain one. There are testing locations across the state for residents to visit if they are experiencing symptoms or are otherwise recommended to be tested.

 

Fifty percent of the rapid at-home tests DHEC receives will be distributed to the community. The rest will be provided to first responder agencies, state government agencies, school districts, long-term care facilities, and county and state correctional facilities. It is imperative that staff in these entities who are symptomatic or close contacts can quickly be made aware of their COVID-19 status so they can act accordingly and protect the health of those they serve from potential spread of illness.
 
DHEC appreciates those who are doing their part by getting tested, quarantining and isolating when recommended, and keeping themselves and their loved ones safe by getting their COVID-19 vaccinations and booster when eligible.

 

We strongly encourage vaccinations for ages 5 and upbooster shots for those 12 and older, and the use of masks to protect ourselves and each other from virus spread. Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 and to protect those around you. Find a vaccination site near you on our vaccine locator or by calling our Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110.



Saint John Career Development Center

Saint John Baptist Church

May 31, 2022 -  July 31, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203

We are ready to assist YOU!
SAINT JOHN
Career Development Center

Saint John Career Development Center is ready to assist you on your path to success. Whether you need to finish your education, create a resume, or find employment, we are here for you.

CONTACT US:
Dr. Jackie Epps and Regina  E. Williams, M.Ed.
(803) 386-2154
 


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP UPDATE FORM

Saint John Baptist Church

June 24, 2022   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 upddate your mailing address, telephone number, and share with us your e-mail address and cell phone number by completing the online "Church Membership" form. 

Also you may pick up a form on the desk in the "Welcome Center" in the Church vestibule for you to complete and submit directly to the church office.  

Thank you.

View Membership Form

WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE

Saint John Baptist Church

June 27, 2022 -  July 02, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203

WEEKLY BIBLE VERSE

1 John 3:1

"A Father holds his child's hand for a short while, but holds his child's heart forever."

Consider the kind of extravagant love the Father has lavished on us—He calls us children of God! It’s true; we are His beloved children. And in the same way the world didn’t recognize Him, the world does not recognize us either.

 



VOTING FOR SC PRIMARY RUN-OFF

June 28, 2022   Time: TBA

VOTING FOR SC PRIMARY RUNOFF
Opens
Wednesday through Friday
June 22 – 24, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vote early or wait until Tuesday, June 28, 2022
VOTE:
REPUBLICAN:  State Superintendent of Education
DEMOCRATIC:  US Senate
 
Need a ride to the polls or additional information,
CONTACT:
Deacon Wallace Brown
803-608-2332


Community Food Gathering Follow-Ups

June 30, 2022   Time: TBA
Location: Gable Oaks Apartments, 901 Colleton Street, Columbia, SC

COMMUNITY FOOD GATHERING FOLLOW-UPS
Sponsored by Columbia Food Policy Committee

DATES:
Tuesday, June 20
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location:  Zoom

Thursday, June 30
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location:  Gable Oaks Apartments
901 Colleton Street

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FRESH PRODUCE BOX FROM FOODSHARE SC AND A GIFT CARD TO A GROCERY STORE.

GMO MONTHLY MEETING - JULY

Saint John Baptist Church

July 01, 2022   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Contact: Wanda Turner
Phone: 803-254-4170

Greetings
 
Attached is the Zoom meeting link for June GMO on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
 
You may download the CWU Winter Happenings Newsletter on the Website under "RESOURCES" and "DOWNLOADS" and "GENERAL".    Smile  JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
LINK:  Downloads | Saint John Baptist Church (saintjohnbaptistchurch1900.com)
 
GENERAL MISSIONARY MONTHLY MEETING
FRIDAY, May 6, 2022
6:00 P.M.
 
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COMMUNION SERVICE

Saint John Baptist Church

July 03, 2022   Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29203
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 18032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

COMMUNION SUNDAY
JULY 3, 2022
10:00 A.M.

THE BOARD OF DEACONS AND TRUSTEES

will distribute
COMMUNION PACKETS
Monday through Friday in the Church Office
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES - ZOOM

Saint John Baptist Church

July 03, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
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.
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Meeting ID: 889 6630 5056 

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New York --- 1-646-558-8656


 YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Join ZOOM Meeting EVERY Sunday Morning
9:00 a.m.
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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
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9:00 a.m.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON JULY 3, 2022

Saint John Baptist Church

July 03, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Contact: Saint John Baptist Church
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
July 3, 2022
9:00 AM

"The Creating Word Becomes Flesh"
Background: John 1:1-14

Devotional Reading: Genesis 2:1-13

Keep in Mind
"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will EXPLORE the meaning of the Word for the world, FIND true inspiration for life in Jesus, and LIVE in relationship with Creator God because of the "light" (grace and truth) that Jesus gives.

Focal Verses: John 1:1-14
1In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
God sent a man, John the Baptist,
to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 

John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 
The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.
 

11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 
12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 
13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
14 So the Word became human
[d] and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[e] And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "God Created the World through Wisdom" -- Proverbs 8:22-31

Tuesday --- "In Christ All Things Hold Together" -- Colossians 1:13-17
Wednesday --- "Christ, the Head of All Things" -- Colossians 1:18-22
Thursday --- "God's Well-Ordered Creation" -- Psalm 104:1-15
Friday --- "Praise God for Creation" --- Psalm 104:24-35
Saturday --- "The Son Reflects God's Glory" -- Hebrews 1:1-4
Sunday --- "The Word Became Flesh" -- John 1:1-14

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MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - SUMMER BREAK

Saint John Baptist Church

August 15, 2022   Time: 7:30 PM
Location: ZOOM - Saint John Baptist Church
Contact: Wesley Shaw

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
"MEN Studying the Word of God TOGETHER"

SUMMER BREAK -  WILL RESUME
Monday,
August 15, 2022 --  7:30 p.m.

A Godly Man in An Ungodly World

PRESENTER
TBA
CONTACT 
- Wesley Shaw -- 803-318-2897
 wmshaw2001@yahoo.com 

ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU.
We look forward to your participation!





BIBLE STUDY - Resume in August 2022

Saint John Baptist Church

August 17, 2022   Time: 6:00 PM
Location: ZOOM & Facebook LIVE
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 8032544170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

BIBLE STUDY -- VIA ZOOM AND FACEBOOK LIVE
Join Us 
WILL RESUME IN AUGUST 2022
6:00 p. m.

Jamey O. Graham is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. – WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY – 6:00 P.M.

Join Zoom Meeting
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CORPORATE PRAYER -- SUMMER BREAK

Saint John Baptist Church

August 17, 2022   Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Prayer Line
Contact: Church Office
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

CORPORATE PRAYER
"Seeking to Draw Closer to God"
WILL RESUME IN AUGUST 2022
CALL -- 803-573-0268

EVERY WEDNESDAY
7:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. 
7:00 P.M.