SUMMER MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
If you are searching for a church to call home---
If you desire Christian education for your children...
If you have questions, but are not finding answers...
If you hurt and need healing...
Summer Memorial is the place for you
Together We Seek to Celebrate God's Call
Services Are Every Sunday of the Year
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Worship Service with Holy Communion - 10:30am
Bible Study Class on Wednesdays - 7:00 pm
The beautiful flower cross pictured was a memorial to Mrs. Linnie Bell Eargle who coordinated the Easter Flower Cross for years at SMLC. During the service on the Sunday following her funeral as part of the children's sermon, Amy asked all the children to give a flower to each person in attendance with the charge for them to continue to spread the joy by giving the flowers to someone else. Click on the Photo Gallery Tab for more Photos.
Each year SMLC provides the pre-game dinner for the Newberry High School Bulldog football team. Our very own Ben Blackmon is a member of the football team. This year Larry Cromer and Gus Franklin, III, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and the ladies prepared the condiments as well as desserts. All of the football team members are so polite and enjoy coming to SMLC. Pastor Stephen always has a devotion that catches their attention. Click on the Photo Gallery tab for more photos.
Mid-Week Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. Make plans now to come and join us each week. We study different books of the bible in an inter-active relaxing manner. Learn more what the Bible means to our everyday life.
Coping with Grief Seminar - CAMP KINARD - October 3-5, 2014
A Bereavement Seminar will be held at Kinard Conference Center (Camp Kinard) near Batesburg-Leesville, SC, on October 3 - 5, 2014. The seminar (now in its 32d year!) offers support for men and women who have been widowed within the past three years and is designed for participants to receive help with the transition to a new way of living.. Professional counselors and presenters will be available with information on financial coping skills. A New Road is sponsored by the by the Ministry Team for Outreach of the SC Synod ELCA and assisted in funding by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, former participants, and friends.
For more information and a brochure check the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall or you may see Barbara Weaver or Betty Bradly who attended this conference last year.
Just one year ago Summer Memorial began a new outreach ministry with our Backpack program. With God’s guidance, we successfully provided SEVEN children with weekend meals for 36 weeks for a total of 1,764 meals. Thanks to all who supported this ministry in anyway.
Now we are ready to kick off our 2014-2015 SMLC Backpack Ministry. Like last year, we will be partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank and Boundary St. Elementary School. The cost remains the same - $7.50 per child per weekend or $270.00 per child for 36 weeks (school year).
But the need is great! Studies show that 1 in 4 children in South Carolina do not have enough food to eat. So we are boldly stepping out in faith to commit to provide backpacks for 10 children this school year. We will need to collect a total of $2700 by the end of April 2015 to fulfill this commitment. Donations for this fund are now being accepted. There is a special jar at the Backpack display in the narthex for loose offerings. Checks should be made to SMLC Backpack Ministry. Or if you prefer, you may give through your regular offering throughout the year, marking the envelope for SMLC Backpack Ministry.
Yes, we have Sunday School for all ages! Please join us for an exciting time of learning and fellowship at 9:30 am just before Worship Service at 10:30 am. Exciting programs for Kindergarten, Youth, and Adults.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Don't forget the first Sunday of each month to bring food staples for Manna House. The box is located in the hallway in the Fellowship Hall. Special offerings for Manna House may be made using the special envelopes in the pew racks.