Medical mission trip to Guatemala planned

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The International ministries Department of the Diocese of Charleston hosts the next mission trip to San Pedro La Laguna in Sept. 21-28.

If you have ever considered joining a mission trip, now is the time. While these are medical mission trips, you do not have to be a medical professional to participate.

Interpreters, dentists, dental assistants, physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals are welcome to participate. However, they also need supportive staff participants to make the trip successful.

Mission trips of this nature provide much needed health care for the people of San Pedro and surrounding villages. Participants often find the experience life changing.

If you are interested in finding out more, visit sccatholic.org/international-ministries or contact Deacon Gabriel Cuervo at gcuervo@catholic-doc.org or 803-726-7768.

Women’s Day Program

The Day Dawn Baptist Church will be conducting its annual Women’s Day program and Missionary Anniversary Program on July 27 during regular Sunday Worship Service, which begins at 10 a.m.

The mistress of ceremony for the program will be Sister Gwendolyn S. Mazyck, and the speaker will be Reverend Patricia Holmes-Miller of Royal Baptist Church in North Charleston.

The public is invited to join the Day Dawn Baptist Church Family in this annual celebration. The host pastor is the Rev. Joshua Prioleau.

Jefferson recognizes citizens

Rep. Joseph H. Jefferson Jr. took time to recognize 12 Berkeley County citizens for their service and leadership within their communities on June 14 at the Fraternal Order of Police facility in Moncks Corner.

The recognitions occurred during a banquet program organized by a special planning committee chaired by Patricia Jones, and supported by committee members Deloris Jefferson, Madeline Guy, Laura McCray, Samuel Middleton, Jackie White, Jessica Hawkins, Ertha Middleton-Dingle and Willie Powell and Associates.

The speaker for the occasion was the Rev. Dr. Whittaker Vernon Middleton, who is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Claflin University in Orangeburg.

Also present to assist in the recognitions were: Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, and John S. West, Esquire. Numerous other dignitaries and former members of the South Carolina Legislature were also present.

The program was supported by the children of Rep. Jefferson along with his siblings, family members, church family, community members, friends, and volunteers.

All program participants were outstanding, and the honorees were accompanied by family members and friends as they were acknowledged, individually, and presented with a proclamation and medal by Representative Jefferson.

Recognized during the program were Eddie Brown, the Rev. Regenia Capers, Mary Chestnut, Manuel Cohen, Alphair Ferguson, the Rev. Richard C. K. Harkness, the Rev. Doctor Stephen L. Love, Malinda W. Murchison, Eliza A. Peace, Joseph Smith, George Williams, and Mr. Robert L. “Buddy” Wilson Jr. (Posthumously).

We congratulate all honorees, and commend Rep. Jefferson and the planning committee for implementing an outstanding program.

State Convention

The 126th Annual Session of the Women’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina was conducted June 9 – 13 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in North Charleston, with Dr. Larry Goss serving as host pastor.

The Youth Program on Tuesday evening featured a special performance by Joshua Rogers. Joshua was the 2012 “BET Sunday Best” winner.

The Young Women’s Auxiliary was in charge of Wednesday’s Program, and Thursday, was the Missionary Program. Thursday’s evening program consisted of a banquet program with the Rev. Thomasina Portis as the speaker.

Berkeley County’s Antioch Baptist Association was well represented. The 2015 conference will be conducted in Sumter.


Expressions of sympathy are extended to the families of the late Annie Lee Crawford, and the late Clossie Williams. We will continue to keep them is our thoughts and prayers.

Get Well Wishes

Sister Earnestine M. Williams; Sister Earnestine G. Williams; Sister Loretta White, (St. Stephen Nursing Home); Sister Annie Lee Graves; Sister Viola J. Middleton; Brother Lamont Hallback (home); Sister Eloise King; Sister Shirley Cleveland; Sister Regina Robinson,( home); Sister Gracie Williams; Sister Norma Ketcham; Sister Bertha Lee Williams; Sister Lillian Williams (St. Stephen Nursing Home); Brother Christopher Prioleau; Sister Vanilla Thompson; Sister Emily Jones; Sister Lucille Edwards; Sister Helen King Eady; Sister Marlena Blanding; Brother Clement Williams(St. Stephen Nursing Home), and all others that are under the weather and In need of our prayers, thoughts and visits.

Items of Interest

Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Email ybarnes@homesc.com, or call 843-567-4182.

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