Join us on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a special candlelight communion service.
Culminating their first semester, The Greater Columbia Childrens Choir and Chamber Choir will perform their Christmas Concert at Kathwood on Friday, Dec 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program will include Christmas songs from Medieval times to the present as well as the Redford, Love Never Fails with Jenni Arthur, cello. The very young Apprentice Chorus, always a delight, will begin the Concert with familiar carols. GCCC would be honored to have you join us!
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.
January 24-25, 2014
The Adult Choir Festival by the Sea will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Over 250 singers have registered and many members of Kathwood’s Chancel Choir will be participating. Minister of Music, co-founded the Festival by the Sea events, which currently include festivals for youth choirs and adult choirs.
We will collect food for 26 St. Lawrence Place families from October 21 to November 22. Sunday, November
24 will be our food display in the Fellowship Hall. The food will be delivered to St. Lawrence Place on Tuesday,
November 26 at 1 p.m. Place food donations on the table outside of the choir room. Suggested items are
canned goods (meats, vegetables, fruits, soups), staple items (flour, sugar, cooking oil, etc), paper goods, cereals,
peanut butter, jelly, condiment items, dressings and any other non-perishable items. Fresh fruits and vegetables
and a cooked turkey will be provided for each family.
It’s Operation Christmas Child time again!
Please bring your shoe boxes to the church by Monday, November 17 and we will deliver them to the pick up site in Columbia.
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
The collection table is in the narthex. There are pre-printed shoe boxes available in the narthex for you to fill as well as the list of suggested items to put in each box and the labels for the boxes. Please remember to include $7.00 or more for Samaritans Purse for processing and mailing the boxes.
Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm
Sandlapper Singers Present: America’s Musical Roots
Blue Iguanas Bluegrass BandThe Sandlapper Singers’ opening concert features music that comes from neighbors far and near, both historical and contemporary which has become the fabric of “American music”. Guests will include Blue Iguana Bluegrass Band and our Scholarship winner, Sarah Floyd.
For more information, visit the Sandlapper Singers’ website.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Butch & Nell Green will be speaking about their work during Sunday School on Sunday, August 4, 2013. They will also be participating in worship at 11:00 am.
After long-term ministry among Muslims in Senegal and Belgium, the Greens are continuing a strategic ministry to help teach North American churches how to care for Muslim immigrants in their own communities. From their home base in Houston, the Greens develop relationships with churches in Texas and surrounding states, helping North American churches reach out in love to their Muslim neighbors and become a welcoming place for believers of Muslim background.
The Greens help churches discern how God could be leading their congregations to respond. In time, the Greens hope to help churches develop fully formed, multidisciplinary ministries to meet the needs of internationals, share the gospel of Christ and become effective global partners.
Video: Accompanying Newcomers to Houston
During Showers of Blessings weekend, July 19-21, we learned that the ability to sing, sew, cook, glue, staple, organize, play, paint, or smile could be used for blessing others. Those who attended used these types of blessings to complete mission projects both at the church and out in the community.
The projects included stocking, cleaning and organizing at the food pantry at Belmont Baptist Church; making hygiene kits and sandwiches that, along with bottles of water, were given to homeless people at Findlay Park; sewing bags for the Transport for Christ Mobile Chapel; putting together 100 songbooks for the Mobile Chapel, sponsoring a “fun time” (face painting, arts and crafts, games and snow cones) for the children at The Ashton Apartments, singing for and with the residents at White Oak Manor Care Center; and providing the evening meal for the families at The Family Shelter.
More importantly, Showers of Blessings weekend taught us that blessing others blessed us as we spent time with fellow Kathwood members and as we saw the reactions of those with whom we shared our time, energy and “blessings.”
Community Ministry Projects Completed
- Stocking, organizing, cleaning at the food pantry at Belmont Baptist Church
- Making hygiene kits, sandwiches, for homeless folks, then distributing them along with water at Findlay Park
- Making 100 songbooks for the Mobile Chapel
- Sewing bags for the Mobile Chapel
- Fun time (face painting, spin art, crafts, games, snow cones) at The Ashton Apartments
- Singing for and with the residents of White Oak Manor Care Center
- Cooking the evening meal for the residents of The Family Shelter
Make plans now to attend this special weekend for Kathwood, July 19 – 21. We will begin with dinner and devotions on Friday, spend Saturday participating in mission activities, and conclude on Sunday with breakfast and a time of sharing. Sign up at the church or call the church office.