Shandon’s pastors are sharing a weekly video check-in and devotional with the congregation. Here are this week’s updates, devotionals and pastoral concerns.
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost | Aug. 2, 2020 “The Gospel in Stained Glass: Lost and Found” Bulletin The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost | July 26, 2020 “The Gospel in Stained Glass: The Sower” (Rev. Jenny McDevitt) Bulletin The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost | July 19, 2020 “The Gospel in Stained Glass: Jesus Blesses the Little Children” (Rev. Jenny McDevitt) The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost | July…Keep Reading
In the midst of uncertainty about school openings in Richland County, Hand Middle School is still in need of school supplies for students. Our church community has been very supportive of this effort each year, so we are again gathering items to share with these students. They can be placed in the collection bin under Shandon’s portico. Needed supplies: Book bags Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes Paper towels, boxes of tissue…Keep Reading
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Plans are being made for Shandons’ fall schedule, and Rally Day is planned for Sept. 13. The fall Sunday School theme is “Together, Gathered to God,” based on Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. To place your order for a Rally Day T-shirt, go to bit.ly/rallydaytshirt by Aug. 1.
During these times of social distancing and school closures, many Shandonites have crafted, painted, sculpted, drawn, collaged, knitted, sewn and photographed. The Arts at Shandon Atrium Gallery Committee is planning an online exhibition to feature your work and circumvent the COVID-19 distancing that prevents us from gathering at church. Congregation members of all ages are invited to share their creations for our virtual gallery, “Art While We Are Apart.” To…Keep Reading
Greetings, Shandon members! Since June 15, Shandon’s Reopening Task Force has met twice via Zoom to discuss reopening our beloved church for worship and fellowship. The task force includes medical and business professionals, church leaders and a full complement of ages, stages and perspectives, all of whom are aligned in common purpose: to ensure the safety and well-being of every member of our church family. Based upon our recommendations,…Keep Reading
Associate Pastor John Cook is blessed with a sabbatical in 2021, and Shandon is applying for a grant from Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program that will fund journeys of renewal for both John and the church. The grant will afford the church an opportunity to pause, take a breath and embark upon a year of growing, learning, reflecting and resting as we explore pathways of renewal － specifically in…Keep Reading
In this shut-down time at church, our sexton, Gerald Taylor, and I have been able to accomplish many small maintenance tasks around the church. By painting, making basic plumbing and electrical repairs, re-soldering stained glass window braces and repairing furniture and shelving, we have been able to save the church several thousand dollars. However, the church doesn’t have much in the way of tools. – even for accomplishing mundane tasks….Keep Reading
Shandon’s pastors and elders continue to monitor best practices of congregations during this time of “social distancing” for mitigating the spread of coronavirus. We have heard from many of you who miss our regular gatherings for worship, discipleship and fellowship. We are all anxious to celebrate our communal faith together, but we are also committed to the physical health and safety of our church family and all of our neighbors. At…Keep Reading
Eighteen Presbyterians from Columbia, South Carolina, including 17 members of Shandon, visited at the U.S.-Mexico border to see the immigration situation for themselves. This video tells the story of their time at Frontera de Cristo (a Presbyterian border ministry). Participants will share their experiences in the Discovery Sunday Class on March 22.
Frontera de Cristo. Eighteen Shandon members traveled to Frontera de Cristo, a Presbyterian border ministry, Jan. 4-9 to learn more about the immigration crisis. Molly Spangler installation. Rev. Molly Spangler was installed as Designated Associate Pastor for Children, Youth and Families in a special service Sunday, Jan. 19. Following the service, a reception was held to greet Molly and celebrate this moment in our shared ministry. Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve…Keep Reading