January 2016

January 31 CHILI COOK-OFF to Benefit ROC

Come ready to eat chili this Sunday at our 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Donations are being accepted and all proceeds will go to ROC (Renew Our Community) ministry, specifically towards the cost of a dental x-ray machine. ROC, which was founded by Dale Dove, a local attorney, is located on White Street in Rock Hill. This downtown location is ROC-Central and relies primarily on volunteers and local donations for its operation.  In the last four years ROC has served more than 70,000 clients. More than half of the people who enter ROC-Central are experiencing an emergency in their lives. There are clients without clothes, food, housing, and/or electricity.
One of the programs ROC offers is Dental Care which is one of the leading unmet community needs for under served adults. This facility is located on Amelia Ave. They have served 460 persons in 2015 with over 1,000 different appointments.
Proceeds from this year’s Chili Cook-Off will go towards payment for a digital panoramic x-ray machine to be used at the ROC Dental Clinic. This slightly used machine has a value of $60,000. ROC acquired it for $10,000.
Please be generous in supporting this Mission and Outreach program with your donation to this year’s Cook-Off. We have over 15 entries with some great secret chefs and fun recipes. Dale Dove will be attending the Cook-Off and has agreed to be one of the judges. We look forward to seeing all of you Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. Parish Annual Meeting for a wonderful time of food and fellowship.And don’t forget to bring your cash, check, or credit/debit card. Let’s help get that x-ray machine paid!
More information about ROC will be available in the Parish Hall on Sunday, or you may click here for the ROC website.



Please plan to attend the Parish Annual Meeting, which will be held during the 8:00 a.m. and the10:30 a.m. services on this coming Sunday, January 31, 2016. We will vote on our new Vestry members, Convention Delegates; we will receive information about the Provisional Budget for 2016, and listen to reports that highlight the ministries of 2015.

You can only vote, if you are a CONFIRMED COMMUNICANT MEMBER of Our Saviour in good standing, which means:

  • Your Letter of Confirmation or Reception is at Our Saviour,
  • You’ve attended Worship regularly,
  • You give financially to the Parish.

WELCM is in need of the following Backpack Ministry supplies: 8 oz milk cartons (vanilla only), microwavable Chef Boy R Dee meals, and individual serving dry cereals. Please drop off donations in the designated areas in the fellowship hall (grocery cart at Grace and blue bin at ECOOS).

Little Free Library—Hints for Donating

The Little Free Library (LFL) at the Piedmont Medical Center Emergency Room has become very popular!!  Thanks to all of you who have already donated books or money to buy books for this Mission and Outreach project.  There are also other ways to support for you to support this project.

One way is that, when you realize that you have books to donate, you can take them directly to the LFL yourself.  The LFL is very easy to find.  It’s located outside, at the back of Piedmont Medical Center, to the right of the door where patients walk into the Emergency Room.  You can turn into the circular driveway and park your car while you restock the LFL.  For donations of this type, please check to make sure that any names or handwritten inscriptions have been erased or blackened out.  This way would keep you from carrying your books to the church.

Another way to donate is to buy books when you are shopping.  With the monetary donations received so far, books have been bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00 each.   Books of many types, such as children’s and young adults, can be found at the Dollar Tree.  If you choose to donate this way, you can either put them in the donation tub found underneath the long pew outside the parlor or you can deliver them directly to the LFL.   Please choose whichever way is easier for you.

Again, thanks so much for your generosity.  This Mission and Outreach project of ECOOS is impacting more lives than we’ll ever know.


A look at February

There will be Morning Prayer on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church

Feb. 7 – Spring Christian Formation   Pancake Breakfast during both coffee hours

Feb. 9 – Westminster Towers Eucharist   4:00 pm

Feb. 10 – Ash Wednesday services  12 noon & 7:00 pm

Feb. 11 – Day School Muffins for Moms

Feb. 14 – LENT I  Guest Speaker Rusty Rushing, ROC



December 2015

We offer two Christmas Eve services: a Holy Eucharist with the Children’s Choir beginning with Christmas Carols at 3:30 p.m. Children, please bring a stuffed animal to be blessed at the crèche at the 3:30 p.m. service.  A Choral Prelude with the Adult Choir begins at 10:30 p.m. and ends with a Candlelight service right as Christmas Day begins at midnight.
Baby Jesus Basket items – We will be collecting: diapers, baby formula, baby bottles, and baby food through January 3, 2016.  Place donations in the baskets provided under the Christmas tree in the Parish Hall.  These items will be distributed to mothers and their newborns at the Pilgrim’s Inn and Piedmont Medical Center.
The Epiphany Pageant is Sunday, January 3, 2016, during the 10:30 a.m. service. If you and/or your children can help or would like to be in the pageant, please sign up in the Parish Hall. Rehearsal for the Pageant is Sunday, Jan. 3, 9:00 a.m.

Older posts «