- The Gaffney SDA Church continues to be open on a limited basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with local and national directives for infection control, the "social distancing" provisions will limit attendance to about 20 persons (first come...first seated). Masks and/or face shields are to be used by the congregation and visitors while in our facility (a mask is available upon request). In addition, hand sanitizing material is available for those needing to use it, and an infrared thermometer is available for use when indicated.
2. God's Clothing and Food Bank will temporarily not be open on a regular basis. Those needing assistance can call our Community Services leader at 803-420-8404 to determine what is available.
For the 4th quarter of 2020, the Sabbath School lessons seek to answer the question: What does it mean to have a "Christian education"? The lessons were authored by various presidents of 13 Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America.
True wisdom, knowledge, and understanding come from God, the only One who created and sustains all existence. Therefore, all true education should direct our minds toward Him and His own revelation about Himself. The Bible is the greatest revelation we have of who God is, and what He has done, is doing, and will do for humanity, so it must be central to all honest and meaningful Christian education. Because what good is a great education in just science, economics, politics, or theology, if the end result is that you would lose your own soul, as Jesus said in Mark 8:36?
Theology? Yes! That is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. Devout Jews during Jesus' time on earth knew their Bible (our Old Testament) better than most Christians today, but their leaders caused Jesus to be crucified. Therefore, Christian education must involve more than just imparting knowledge. Let us use this time together to identify the missing ingredients, and how to make them a vital part of our character.
Sabbath School, Saturday, November 28, 9:30 am, "The Church and Education". Discussion led by Steve Blake
Worship Service, Saturday, November 28, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart, "Identifying Challenges".
Sabbath School, Saturday, December 5, 9:30 am, "Education in Arts and Sciences".
Worship Service, Saturday, December 5, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart, "Constantine's Other Blunder".