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    Deployed and Remote Family Dinner -- 22 September at 6:00 PM (Carolina Skies)


    Please mark your calendar Monday, 22 September for the Shaw Deployed and Remote Family Dinner!
    Who: Spouses and families of those deployed, on remote, or who have recently returned.
    When: Monday, 22 September 2014 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Carolina Skies Club & Conference Center
    To RSVP, click HERE.
    Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE. Pictures of previous dinners below:





    We have had numerous inquiries about the Awana children’s ministry.  We are unable to offer this valuable ministry at the current time.  We encourage you to check out churches below who do offer awana.  The list below is for religious accommodation and referral purposes and does not imply endorsement of any particular religious group or denomination by the AF Chaplan Corps.

    Sherwood Forest ARP Church

    4325 Wilmot Ave.

    Columbia, SC 29205-2864

    Start Date: 20 August

    Meets on Wednesday 1830-2000

    (803) 787-6370


    Shandon Baptist Church

    5250 Forest Dr.

    Columbia, SC 29206-5403

    Start Date: 3 September

    Meets on Wednesdays 1730-1945

    (803) 782-1300 (Ask for Kristin Mcgee)


    Dalzell Baptist Church

    3645 Camden Hwy

    Dalzell, SC 29040-8928

    (803) 983-2492

    Start Date: 28 August

    Meets on Wednesday 1745-2000


    Westside Baptist Church

    554 Pinewood Rd

    Sumter SC 29154-6162

    (803) 775-3484

    Start Date: 3 September 2014

    Telephone to Sign Up


    Harmony Church

    1021 Sterling St

    Sumter SC 29151-2132

    (803) 775-8801

    Start Date: 10 September.  

    Meets on Wednesdays 1830-2000


    Grace Baptist Church

    219 W Calhoun St.

    Sumter, SC 29150

    (803) 778-6417

    Start Date: 17 August

    Meets on Sunday 1745-1845

    Telephone to Sign Up


    Shaw Heights Baptist Church

    2030 Peach Orchard Rd.

    Sumter, SC 29154-1108

    (803) 499-4997

    Start Date: 25 August

    Meets on Wednesday 1815-2000

    Telephone to Sign Up


    First Church of God

    1835 Camden Rd.

    Sumter, SC 29153-8793

    (803) 905-5234

    Start Date: 3 September

    Meets on Wednesday 1830-2000


    Providence Baptist Church

    2245 Old Manning Rd.

    Sumter, SC 29150-8302

    (803) 481-9688

    Start Date: TBD

    Meets: TBD


    Clarendon Baptist Church

    1780 Main St.

    Alcolu, SC 29001-8617

    Start Date: 27 August

    Meets on Wednesday 1830-2000

    (803) 473-2376


    Gantt Street Baptist Church

    2121 Gantt St.

    Cayce, SC 29033

    Start Date: 27 August

    Meets On Wednesday 1900-2015

    (803) 794-6280


    Grace Baptist Church

    416 Denham Ave.

    West Columbia, SC 29169-5130

    Start Date: 20 August

    Meets On Wednesday 1900-2030

    (803) 794-8237



    Our Lady of the Skies Children's Christmas Play

    Help your child keep “Christ in Christmas” The children of Our Lady of the Skies will present a Christmas play that shows the beauty and simplicity of the Lord’s birth during Christmas Eve Mass.  This is a great opportunity for your child to learn the true meaning of Christmas, have fun and participate.  If you are interested please contact Christina.

    Rehearsal Date:  December 22, at 2pm. 

     QUESTIONS, please contact our RE Coordinator:

    Christina, 512-0921


    Chanukah Begins In Less Than 48 Hours!!!

     Chanukah begins in less than forty eight hours. Jewish men and women should light the first candle on Saturday night December 8thafter dark. We continue lighting the candles each night through and including Saturday night December 15th.

    On Friday December 14 one must light the candles only before sunset and not afterwards. On Saturday December 8 and December 15 one must only light the candles one hour after sunset and not before.

    You don’t have to have an actual Menorah to fulfill this Mitzvah(requirement). You can use any candle or any type of oil you have and still fulfill the Mitzvah of lighting Chanukah lights .

    If you specifically want a Menorah and Chanukah candles and cannot find them locally, please reply to this email and we will help you locate a Menorah and Chanukah candles in your area or send you some.

    Each and every Jewish person should light his or her own Menorah. Children are encouraged to light as well.


    The Blessings

    Before lighting the Chanukah candles, we thank G‑d for giving us this special mitzvah, and for the incredible Chanukah miracles:

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Chanukah.

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-te-nu ba-ya-mim ha-hem bi-z’man ha-zeh.

    [Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light.

    Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.]

    On the first night of Chanukah, Saturday night, December 8th, 2012 (or the first time on Chanukah you perform this mitzvah), add the following blessing:

    Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-heche-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh.

    [Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.]

    Do-it-Yourself Menorah Lighting Video

    Do you have questions about the laws and customs of lighting the menorah?

     *     When do you light?

    *     Where do you light?

    *     How do you recite the blessings?

    *     How long do the lights need to burn for?

    This five-minute instructional video makes it simple to learn. Click Below