Rise Against Hunger 2019

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Ever wondered how a couple hours of service could positively impact thousands of lives here and around the globe? Again this year, Providence is partnering with Rise Against Hunger, a NC-based non-profit whose bold mission it is to completely eliminate hunger by 2030.

Join us to make a difference as we gather in the sanctuary on Saturday, June 15 to pack 10,000+ nutrient-rich dry meals for distribution to needy individuals. This all-ages mission project is open to the community … and is a perfect opportunity to invite friends and neighbors help us reach our goal and learn a bit about Providence.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can still contribute! In addition to our labor, we’re looking to underwrite the cost of the food and shipping by raising $4,000.

Great music, great effort, great people to share the morning with … make plans now to join us for this high-energy good time for a great cause!

What: Rise Against Hunger
Where: Providence Church Sanctuary
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 • 9:30–11:30am
Who: We need 60+ volunteers; all ages (children must be accompanied by a parent)
How: Register by
clicking here
Donations:
Click here or note ‘Rise Against Hunger‘ on your check made to Providence

Play, Learn & Serve 2019

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Play, Learn & Serve is Vacation Bible School reimagined! Our theme this year, Love In A Big World, helps kids develop positive character traits, such as kindness, courage and cooperation, in order to empower them in everyday life. Using relevant and diverse stories, Scripture, and life lessons, we will encourage kids to love God, love people, and change the world.

Attendance is free and open to children ages 3 (potty trained) – 5th grade but registration is required! Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Minister to Children & Families Brandy Mullins.

PLAY, LEARN & SERVE
JUNE 17–19, 2019 | 1–4PM
PROVIDENCE CHURCH | DANIEL ISLAND

Considering Our Name

As announced Sunday, February 3, our Communications Team recently presented a resolution to Ministry Coordination Council (MCC) which they’ve endorsed and, in turn, are bringing to the church regarding our name.

Resolution as presented to MCC

“After conducting months of research followed by four congregation-wide identity conversations, the Communications Team proposes the church alter its name from Providence Baptist Church to Providence Church. 

“The primary question we’ve sought to answer is: ‘How do we best and most effectively communicate who we are as a people of faith?’

“Given the numerous reasons cited during these recent discussions, we believe it’s critical to remove barriers that might prevent someone from visiting our website, joining us for worship or partnering with us in a missions project. And, while we operate as Baptists, we acknowledge and celebrate a rich and unique diversity of faith traditions among our membership. Thus, we believe Providence Church comes closer to welcoming such diversity and offers a more accurate reflection of who we are called to be. The alteration will in no way affect our relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and our website will clearly affirm our longstanding affiliation with CBF along with historic Baptist principles and governance.

“While not a comprehensive answer to how we best tell our story, it is an intentional step towards making room at the table for any and all seeking a church home. Alongside the proposed name alteration, will come new and more visible signage, an engaging new website, and updated print materials all signaling to the community a welcoming, exciting new chapter for the people of Providence.”

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Sample application

If the alteration is approved by the congregation, one of the first and most prominent applications will be new signage. Rather than simply refacing, plans are to relocate our sign to the grassy area between the sanctuary and education buildings allowing for greater visibility.

Logo refresh

You’ll notice that in addition to the new composition and language is an updated logo. No doubt, our current logo has served us well for 20+ years but is due a refresh in concert with the proposed name alteration. The existing two-tone color palette and oversized, textured icon gives way to a simpler, cleaner and more compact design. Inspired by and based on our current icon wherein we’ve maintained the Christ-figure and subtly integrated a “P” (for Providence in the lower right quadrant), this refresh is formatted for and better suited to many of today’s digital applications.

Next steps

Immediately following worship Sunday, March 10, 2019, the Communications Team will present several additional proposed applications and address questions after which, in accordance with our Constitution, a congregational vote via paper ballot will be held. Our bylaws permit absentee ballots for this vote but must be completed and submitted to the office by March 10, 2019 at 11:30am. If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the church office.

Prayerfully,
Darrell Bare, Moderator, Ministry Coordination Council
Richard Gee, Chair, Communications Team

The Anita Flowers Book Club

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The Anita Flowers Book Club invites everyone to attend, whether you are a church member or just an eager reader. Unless otherwise announced, meetings are held the fourth Tuesday night of each month at 7:00pm in the church’s Conference Room. Here are the dates and upcoming book selections for the next few months:

– April 23: “Educated” by Tara Westover
– May 28:  "The One-in-a-Million Boy" by Monica Wood
– June 25: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens


Books we’ve read and discussed recently include:

“Mademoiselle Chanel” by C.W. Gortner
“The Chilbury Ladies Choir” by Jennifer Ryan