Did Jesus HAVE to Die?


A Three-Part Lecture Series

Dr. Dan Bell, Jr.,  Professor of Theology and Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Sunday, May 3, 9:45am, Wednesdays, May 6 & 13, 6:15pm

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes, “We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God”  (1 Cor. 1:23).
In this series we are going to explore the theological meaning of the cross — what it says about God, humanity and what God is doing to redeem humanity.
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Kathwood Photo Directory

It’s time to start signing up for portrait sessions for our upcoming photo directory. The photography sessions are scheduled for Friday, May 22 from 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Invite friends or family to participate. Only church members get their photos in the directory, but you can use this time to take your photo with extended family or beloved pets. Make this portrait meaningful to you.

You can sign up online using the link below or on Sundays at the table outside of Valerie’s office and Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall.

Sign up link:

Sign up early to get the time slot you want!

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m.  This Sunday our Chancel Choir will be singing Missa Festiva, a contemporary setting of ancient Christian texts.  The work was composed by John Leavitt, a church musician and college professor, over the years 1987-1991. With its broad range of musical style and emotions, Missa Festiva has become a standard for church and college choirs.

Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m.  This service will the Holy Week experience of watching and waiting.  Join us for a service of remembering the Upper Room and the Receiving of Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m.  This service will be a joyful celebration of the Resurrection.  We will bring our “Alleluias” back into worship through visual arts, hymns, and the Chancel Choir’s presentation of the much-loved “Hallelujah” from The Messiah by Handel.  Pastor Beth will bring an inspiring message from the gospel of Mark (16:1-8).



By |March 24th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4. Don’t be late!  The annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9 AM on the front lawn. Children bring your baskets and parents, bring your cameras!  The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance !!


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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

February 18, 2015, 630pm in the Sanctuary

Everyone is welcome

By |February 17th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Pancakes and Jazz


Join us on Shrove Tuesday, February 17

5:15pm  Pancake Supper

6:30pm  Jazz Concert


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Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Join us on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a special candlelight communion service.

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Greater Columbia Childrens Choir Christmas Concert

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!

By |December 2nd, 2014|Events, News|0 Comments

Kathwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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.

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Festival by the Sea

January 24-25, 2014
Charleston, SC

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.

By |January 5th, 2014|Events, Music|0 Comments