Flood Relief

In early October in South Carolina, waters flooded the Midlans, the coast, and the low country like it had never seen. They called it the 1000 year flood. Many families were forced to swim or go by boat from their homes and leave everything behind. Once the waters resided, the damage was unbelievable for this state. People across the state and country immediately joined together to begin the rebuilding process. 

St. Andrews Road Church of Christ has received an outpouring of love and concern from churches and individuals across this country. We thank you for your prayers and your contributions.  We were contacted by the churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort out of Nashville, TN immediately and through them we have assisted with over 200 families personally with food, cleaning supplies, baby items, clothing, dishes, pots & pans, furniture, beds, appliances, hotel accommodations, and HVAC replacements. Folks affected by the flooding were encouraged to come by the building to get a hot meal and supplies to aid them in the coming days. It was wonderful to see so many members working together to show those in need that the church loves them and desires to help. This doesn't include multiple visits to apartment complexes and home sub-divisions with food and cleaning supply packages. Our congregation worked with the Lexington/Richland County School District Five social workers to adopt families from Seven Oaks Elementary and the Coldstream and Pine Glen sub-divisions, making sure these families had what they needed to move back home or begin a new home.  We are still not done yet. Some families are just now arranging the contractors to begin the rebuilding of their homes and will continue to support them as long as we can.

Through these personal contacts, our members having taken on the role of providing Bible Studies. What a blessing it is to see these families come and worship and study with us. May the prayers continue as we try to help these families spiritually.  “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38).  The elders of St. Andrews Road Church of Christ thank you again for your love, support and mostly your prayers.

Thoughts and Prayers

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Johnnie Crawford in the passing of her sister, Gloria Meadows.

The family will receive friends at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road, Columbia.  December 15, 6 - 8 PM. Funeral services will be at HArvest Baptist Church, 281 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff.  Interment will be at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens..