- 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 should 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 1st quarter of 2021, the Sabbath School lessons are on the Book of Isaiah. Yes, we will take a peek at ancient history, but in the process we will discover how something written some 2,700 years ago can still speak very loudly to us! His writings have few peers in the history of both secular and sacred literature because they are so eloquent, poetic, powerful, and emotional. Seeking to preserve his nation's identity by taking a remnant from their state of denial, and anchoring them to reality, Isaiah called upon his people to behold their God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the One who knew them by name, and who promised to redeem them from fire, but only if they would listen - and obey.
If Jerusalem had fallen then, rather than to the Babylonians a century later, the Assyrian policy of scattering conquered peoples could have vaporized the national identity of Judah. Thus, there would have been no Jewish people from whom the Messiah, the Savior of the world, would arise. But the Messiah did come as prophesied, and now we are challenged by Isaiah's words to face the reality of His soon coming, and be faithful to Jesus' calling to spread that gospel.
Sabbath School, Saturday, January 16, 9:30 am, "When Your World Is Falling Apart". Discussion led by Steve Blake. Worship Service, Saturday, January 16, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart, "It's Not Good for Man to be Alone".
Sabbath School, Saturday, January 23, 9:30 am, "The Hard Way". Discussion led by _____. Worship Service, Saturday, January 23, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart, "For the Common Good".