Advent begins November 27, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Chancel Choir has already begun preparing music for the Advent and Christmas seasons. As is often our tradition, the choirs will be singing two to three anthems each Sunday of Advent. This year, several of our anthems will be music we are preparing for Adult Festival by the Sea in late January. They have both the theme of Christ’s coming and Christ as the Light of the world. Make plans now to join us every Sunday during Advent, Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day!
Tuesday, November 8, 6:00pm
This will be a brief service of hymns, scripture, prayer, and communion. All are welcome.
Friday, November 4, 430-500pm USC School of Music Recital Hall Please join us for Melanie Piercy's Junior Recital. Melanie is a Vocal Performance major, often appearing in USC Opera's performances, and is a Kathwood member and Choral Scholar. The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served afterward.
Join us in the sanctuary on Wednesday nights: September 28, October 5, 12, and 26. Rev. Dr. Ginger Barfield will teach this series on the last book in the Bible. The popular approach to the book of Revelation has often been to view it as a story of persecuted Christians who visualize a new heaven and a new earth in order to escape the reality of their own circumstances. The task then is to interpret the symbols and strange stories as par of the historical milieu of the late first century. The other, or companion, way of reading Revelation is to project it forward into the future as a handbook for reading the events leading to the end of the world and the revelation of the second coming of Christ. In this interpretive framework, the symbols and strange narratives point towards historical events in the future (or current events) that reveal the date and time of Jesus' return. Our study of Revelation will embrace an apocalyptic understanding of the book in the sense that its author intends to reveal something important - both for his time and for the future. However, what is revealed may surprise us. Come ready to read Revelation with new eyes! Many of you know Ginger from her days on staff at Kathwood. She currently is serving as Executive Director of the Academy of Faith and Leadership, Professor of Theology, and Director of the Baptist Studies Program at Lutheran Theological Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her teaching and presentations will be superb! Don’t miss this opportunity. We are thankful she can be with us.
On Sunday, July 31 we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with Rev. Burt Pardue as our Minister of Music. Such a great 10 year relationship and excellent ministry calls for a party! Rev. Pardue will be recognized in worship and a party will follow in the Narthex.
Sunday, January 24 Kathwood is coming together to celebrate GENEROSITY!! Don't miss these events! God’s generosity toward us as individuals and as a congregation. Plus the generosity of our congregation toward the ministry and missions of the church. We have a very special day planned, with two guest speakers, worship, and lunch together. 9:45 Joint Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall, co-taught by Gary Skeen and Ruben Swint 11:00 Worship in the sanctuary, testimony by Gary Skeen, sermon by Beth McConnell 12:00 Lunch in the Fellowship Hall, (catered by Lizard’s Thicket), educational presentation by Gary Skeen and Ruben Swint. Lunch Menu: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mac’n’Cheese, Rolls, Desserts, Tea, and Coffee Here’s what you need to do: Mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend. Come by the church office and make a lunch reservation. Cost $10.00 per person. Must be pre-paid—there will be a Stewardship Committee member in the Narthex on Sundays and in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays to take your reservation and payment. Meet our Guests: Gary Skeen is the President of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church Benefits Board and prior to this position was the Coordinator for Finance & Administration for the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He and his wife Suzanne will join us for the day. Gary’s education includes an M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and Graduate study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is certified as a CPA in Florida, Texas, and Georgia and is a Certified Financial Specialist with the American Institute of CPA’s. His interests include hunting, fishing, boating, and coaching Little League baseball and soccer. Ruben Swint is a national speaker at conferences on stewardship and generosity. He has been a consultant and coach [...]
Kathwood is offering a three session Flood Recovery Group Dec. 2, 9, and 16.
Sunday, October 4, 4-6pm Join us for food, fun, pet-friendly vendors, music, learning, and community building. We will hold a brief “Blessing of the Animals and their Families” service at 5:00, on the church lawn. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
"The Gathering" is Food for the Body, and Food for the Soul. It is especially designed for Senior Adults, but everyone is invited. It will be held at here at Kathwood on June 12 – 11am. The hymn-sing program will be in the sanctuary and we will have lunch downstairs in the fellowship hall, catered by Shealy's BBQ. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at cbfofsc.org. through June 5th. Go to events and then click "The Gathering."
The church’s anniversary was both a remembrance of the past and a celebration of the future. Perhaps the most important part was the participation of everyone who worked to make the celebration possible, and all those who came and participated. It was the church working together, the tie that binds our hearts. As the old hymn says, “What a fellowship, what a joy divine.” Thank you, Kathwood, and thank the Lord, for bringing us to where we are today.