Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church

"The Hill"

Rev. Sandra Sistare, Pastor

Sunday, Sept. 16

No Morning Service

Message from Rev. Sandra Sistare

"Praying for the safety of us all through this storm. I know that the Lord is our protector and shelter in times such as this; but, let us use Godly wisdom and take heed to the warnings. Please check on one another to make sure that everyone has what is needed. Check on the elderly as well as your neighbor. Let's watch as well as pray. God bless you and we wait until the storm passes over."

I pray that you are preparing for the impending storm, and not taking it lightly. Because of the forecast, Bishop Hines is rescheduling the Prayer Service that was originally scheduled for this coming Sunday. It will now be held on Wednesday, September 19th, prior to the opening of the Palmetto Annual Conference.

2018 Pre Annual Conference Prayer and Love Feast Service

Rescheduled to Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center

8:00 am - 8:30 am

NOTE: This is not just for the Palmetto Annual Conference, but for the entire South Atlantic Episcopal District.

Rev. Dr. Valerie A. Maness

Administrative Assistant

South Atlantic Episcopal District of the

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

(803) 980-3540 (office)

803-980-2464 (fax)

Are You Hungry Yet?

Church Picnic, Friends & Family & More

I received a call a couple of weeks ago from someone wanting the name of the restaurant we visited in Savannah.
I have fond memories of the late Doreathea Ivey catching a big fish at the lake at Tree Tops.
How do we create memorable moments? By having memorable events.
Fred Witherspoon

As we begin to plan for the church picnic, we pondered on how we can we build on the picnics of the past.

  • Treetops is now a forests of rooftops
  • To reserve a shelter at a park is quite expensive just for a few hours
  • We used to have Family & Friends Day
  • We do not want everyone to just eat and leave! Hmmm!
  • How about incorporating Friends & Family and activities for everyone with our church picnic? Sounds interesting, but will require some planning. Time just seems to zip by.
  • Okay, Here is our idea -

The Steele Hill Family & Friends Fellowship 2019!

  • A day or weekend of activities for our families and friends with a focus on Christian fellowship. Highlight: Family & Friends Picnic - Date: To Be Determined (Target Date: Spring/Early Summer 2019) Organizer: UJIMA! UJIMA is the organizer and we want all the ministries of the church to join us and plan an event to remember (from Buds to 3 Score & Ten). Get on the team now, contact Fred Witherspoon by Sept. 30 to join the planning committee.

Youth/ROTC/Military Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018 has been designated Youth/ROTC/Military Appreciation Day at SC State University. SC State Athletics and the Department of Military Science in collaboration with the Office of Admissions, Recruitment and Scholarships would like to extend an invitation for you to come and join us for a fun filled day of activities planned for your enjoyment and academic enrichment.

SC State University Athletics has extended a special welcome for all youth to share the “Bulldog Experience” by offering a discounted game ticket of $10.00 to youth 17 and under and to youth groups (civic, community, fraternal organizations, churches, etc.) to attend the SC State University “Bulldogs” vs. Bethune-Cookman University “Wildcats” football game. Our half time show will feature the renowned Marching 101 Band and the Marching Wildcats Band.

Youth/ROTC Day is a special day designed to encourage elementary, middle and high school students to visit our campus and experience all that the University has to offer while enjoying a fantastic football game.

This year Steele Hill church youth and children will tour the campus and visit the bookstore prior to the game. The stage is set for an outstanding opportunity to showcase the University’s academic offerings, the ROTC Program and a glimpse of student life. You will witness the show-stopping, precision structured, musically divined Marching 101 Drum line and the three-time MEAC Champion Cheerleading Squad. As an added attraction, SC State University is offering a pre-game performance.

The church van will depart the church at 9:00AM, Saturday, October 13th and return by 6:00PM.

If you would like to chaperone please fill out a registration form. To participate in the SCSU Youth/ROTC Day, please complete registration form and see Robin Kirk, Tia Johnson, Keisa Barr, or Yvette Johnson. All forms and $10 fee for game must be turned in by September 23rd. Our goal is to have 20 youth and children participate.

We thoroughly enjoy our visits to Steele Hill AME Zion. The church leadership and members are warm and welcoming. I am blessed to have your support. Following are the items I highlighted:

1. Working with church groups to close the achievement gap by establishing tutorial centers with retired educators and other volunteers;

2. Steele Hill is invited to participate in the Indian Land 2018 Christmas Parade. Visit our website at www.ilcpo.org;

3. Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation will be providing scholarships and mentoring opportunities to high school students classified as juniors. This program differs from other scholarships in that the mentors will work with the students through high school and college; and

4. The YMCA is now operating the Gregory Wellness Center at USC Lancaster and is proposing to construct a second facility in Indian Land at the Cross Ridge complex (formerly Inspiration Ministries).

Additionally, as you are aware I am seeking re-election to the Lancaster County School Board. I have yard signs available for anyone desiring to support my candidacy..

Melvin M. Stroble, Sr.

Lancaster County School District

Board of Trustees-District 1

(803) 331-1990 Mobile


The Time Is Now!

55 Days Until Mid-Term Elections

September 12, 2018

Understanding the issues will help you to determine which candidates to support. As leaders in the African-American faith community have begun to dialogue about what is stake during the upcoming election, the following issues have been identified. These can be great talking points when you are engaging with voters. Do some research to see where your community and elected officials stand on these issues:

  • Housing: to establish a right to quality, affordable housing,
  • Education: to ensure everyone has access to a high quality education,
  • Health: to promote equal access to healthcare and eliminate racial disparities,
  • Environmental/Climate: to preserve the environment through renewable energy and the expansion of green jobs,
  • Criminal Justice: to end the criminalization of people of color,
  • Economic Justice: to establish a living, fair wage and a guaranteed annual income,
  • Voting Rights: to protect and expand the right to vote,
  • Courts: ensuring that there is fair representation in judicial appointments and elections

You can also utilize the Organizing Toolkit developed by The People's Consortium for Human and Civil Rights to organize your community for social justice and plan events such as letter writing campaigns, writing op-ed, and making visits to your elected official's offices.

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