Community welcomes new pastor

  • Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church has welcomed its new pastor, Janice Mabey. She replaced Pastor Bill Tanner who retired in June.

Pastor Janice was appointed on June 25 by the Rev. Patricia J. Parrish, Charleston District Superintendent of the UM Church. She serves both Hood’s Chapel UM and Ebernezer UM Churches. Pastor Janice and her husband Dan residue in Summerville.

She graduated from California State University with dual majors in English/accounting, and is continuing her theological studies by attending summer courses at Emory University. She previously served as pastor at Lebanon UMC and Spring Hill UMC, both in Ridgeville, Black Creek UMC in Cross, and for a short time at Boone Hill UMC in Summerville.

Her husband, Dan serves as a Lay Minister at Eccles UMC and Berra UMC.

Before his last services the congregation at Hood’s Chapel had an appreciation dinner for Pastor Bill and his wife Shirley, also Ebenezer UM Church had a dinner for them.

Pastor Tanner is missed as he served five years at Hood’s Chapel and served at Ebenezer before coming to Hood’s Chapel.

Victory Baptist Church News

Victory will be having musical guest Dumplin Valley Trio, coming out to their evening service on Sunday, Aug. 24. This service starts at 7 p.m.

Free services and food bank

Macedonia Church of God of Prophecy has a food bank that opened the third Thursday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m.

Also at this time free haircuts are given. They have started minor car repairs (changing oil, inflating tires, checking fluids, changing fuses, bulbs, lamps, and wiper blades, for now). The client provides the parts and the church will provide the labor for free.

They have a lot of other services in helping assist people with filling out forms to get Medicaid, food stamps, and etc. They need volunteers to help. For more information or would like to assist them call Donna at 991-1398.

Continue to pray for all the sick and shut-ins, those grieving, first responders, firefighters, military, our community and country. If anyone has news give me a call at 565-3125 or e-mail me janettehood@aol.com I need news by Wednesday afternoon for the next week’s column.

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