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Posted July 31, 2018 By admin

On Thursday, June 21st, fifteen members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express for a day trip to NC.  Before departing, Helen gave the devotions entitled “360 Degrees of Praise”.  She challenged each of us to be observant and see and experience a new sight, sound of experience today.  She ended with prayer.  Off we went with Gerald driving the bus.  He took us on a scenic trip through Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, then on to Hendersonville to the Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant for lunch.  All reports were that the food was plentiful and exceptionally delicious.  All enjoyed a leisurely lunch  before boarding the bus for the short ride to downtown Saluda, NC.  We enjoyed window shopping and visiting the various shops, while reliving other trips to Saluda.  Soon it was time to head home. The weather was HOT but no rain.  We had lots of ice cold bottled water and snacks  and chocolate chip cookies thanks to Davis. We enjoyed snacks and water and just relaxed as Gerald skillfully drove us safely home.  We departed at 8:30 AM and arrived back at 5 PM.  It was a full day with never enough time to do all that one would like to do.  Special appreciation to Gerald for driving for us and being so patient with us.
The 4-Churches meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23rd at 11:30 AM at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Little Mountain, SC.  Meat and Tea will be provided by Mt. Tabor.  Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share. We will all meet at Mt. Tabor.

Up and Going

Posted June 26, 2018 By admin

Christmas In July

Meet with us Thursday, July 26 at 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Food to be determined.

Up and Going News

Posted May 30, 2018 By admin

On Thursday, May 10th, twenty-one members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express and headed for a day in Charleston. Ray Seay gave the devotions based on daily opportunities given by God for us to acknowledge God’s presence in our lives. He ended with prayer and asked God’s blessings on our trip. We arrived at Gilligan’s and enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch. We then headed to Wadmalaw Island for a tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation. We took the trolley ride tour through the tea fields, stopping at the greenhouse and other points of interest. The trolley driver gave a wonderfully informative commentary on the workings of the tea plantation. We got to see Steve, the expert tea blender and taster at work in the greenhouse and in the field. Our trolley was equipped with speakers so that we could enjoy a narrated tour by William Barclay Hall, founder of American Classic Tea and world renowned tea taster. We went on the Factory Tour, using flat screen TV, you could see the production process while overlooking the factory. Both were great tours! We enjoyed tea tasting and making purchases in the gift shop.

Then it was time to move on to the Angel Tree, the oldest Evergreen Oak tree in the country. Impressive and so beautiful. Then it was time to go home….

Thank you to Gerald for driving for us and being patient and helpful. We had a great time on our Charleston adventure.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 21. We will be going to Saluda, NC and having lunch in Hendersonville. Continue to watch your worship folder for more information.

Thanks, Helen

Up and Going News

Posted May 1, 2018 By admin

Twenty one (21) members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express at 9:30 AM on April 12th to go to lunch at the Schoolhouse Bar-B-Q in Scranton, SC, then to Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, SC. Davis gave the devotions based on asking God for His directions BEFORE we act. Adam and Eve forgot to ask BEFORE eating of the forbidden fruit, as did many others throughout the Bible, just as we do not ask. The time to ask God for help is before we act not after. Lots of good material to think about. Thank you Davis for devotions and planning our trip. The food at the Schoolhouse Bar-B-Q was overwhelmingly plentiful and SO delicious, especially the fried chicken and pork chops. We then went to Pearly Fryar Topiary Garden. The weather was perfect and the topiary garden was so impressive. Mr. Fryar came out and chatted with us for a long time. So much fun to casually walk through and enjoy Mr. Fryar’s handiwork, lots of hard work. Gerald provided transportation. We sincerely appreciate Gerald. Everyone returned home tired and happy.

On May 10, we have a day trip planned for the Charleston Tea Plantation and the Angel Tree in Charleston. Plan to leave St. Jacob’s at 8:30 AM. Lunch will be at Gilligan’s (Dutch treat). Gerald will drive the bus for us. Ray will provide devotions. All are invited.

Up and Going News and Events

Posted March 22, 2018 By admin

A beautiful sunny day greeted the 13 members and 1 guest as they arrived for the March Meeting. Each person brought an item or items that would be found in a Brown Bag Lunch. This group can always put together the absolutely most delicious lunch and we all enjoyed the food and desserts. Helen gave the devotions on how to handle and cope with bad news reports from the media. Business was discussed and the Treasurer’s report was given.

A Special thank you to Up and Going members and guest with organization from Joan for assembling 186 Easter Bags for Hospice Guests. These bags will be delivered to Lutheran Hospice and Baptist Hospice to be delivered to Hospice patients before Easter. Small toiletry items were also delivered to Hospice to be used at their discretion. Up and Going purchased the candies for the bags.

Our next meeting will be on April 12th. Davis is in charge of devotions and our trip to the Bishopville, SC area. Lunch is Dutch Treat at The Schoolhouse BBQ. A tripe to Frye’s Topiary Gardens is also scheduled. We are planning to depart at 9:30AM (tentative time). Gerald will be driving the bus. Anyone that wants to go with us is welcomed to come along.


Helen, President

Up and Going News

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

The group met at 10AM on Friday, Feb 9th, in the Fellowship Hall to conduct business and to enjoy devotions given by Ray. He read from a booklet entitled “Jesus Calling”. His devotions reminded us to praise and thank God for His many blessings that we so often take for granted. We took a moment to thank God for the beautiful day that He had provided for our enjoyment.
Members voted to send a memorial in memory of Mr. Dan to St. Jacob’s Church Congo Mission Fund. We signed cards for Mrs. Floriede, Sandra, and Davis. Each person took a card to send to Hannah.
Twelve members and guests boarded the St. Jacob’s Express driven by Gerald and headed to The Brookland Banquet Facility in West Columbia
to enjoy a special treat Valentine’s Day seafood buffet, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and great service. Everyone enjoyed this event.
Now on to the Riverbanks Zoo to enjoy a “Free Friday at the Zoo”. We all got our exercise. We walked/took the trolley from one end of the zoo to the other. A special treat was the judged Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens. The orchids were of all sizes and colors. God gave us the MOST beautiful day to enjoy the zoo. The animals were active, the people were friendly and the zoo was not so crowded. We all had a great time. Special “thank you” to Gerald.

March meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday, March 9th at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will prepare Hospice Easter Bags (doing whatever is necessary to get the job done). Lunch will be a “Brown Bag Working Lunch”. Please bring an item that you would find in a brown bag lunch (sandwiches, chips, goodies, desserts, etc). Wear comfortable shoes and clothes because we will do lots of walking and moving about. Come join us, you will enjoy the fellowship and be so proud of the finished bags.

Up and Going News

Posted February 5, 2018 By admin

Happy New Year to each of you. Sixteen members gathered on Thursday, Jan 11, to enjoy a traditional Pot of Soup. Each brought items for the soup or an accompaniment or a dessert. The soup lunch was delicious. We sent lunches to Dan and Floriede and JL and Janet. Helen Gave the devotions on New Beginnings which our Baptism gives us every day. Business was conducted. We then got busy and made 185 bows for the Hospice Bags. Hospice Bags will be filled at the March meeting. If you would like to contribute individually wrapped candy, nuts, crackers, etc. please leave your gifts in the Fellowship Hall in the box provided and marked. We will make the additional bows needed then. We plan to make 250 Hospice Bags. If you are asked to handwrite a note of love to attach to each bag please consider helping us. These personal notes mean so much to the recipient. Simple acts of kindness show God’s love. The February Meeting is scheduled for FRIDAY, Feb 9. We plan to go by bus to free Friday at Riverbanks Zoo. Lunch will be at the Brookland Center. Ray will have devotions. Date will change if bad weather is predicted. More information will follow at a later date.

Up and Going in December

Posted December 26, 2017 By admin

December 14th dawned a beautiful day, perfect for the Up and Going Christmas Celebration Meeting. The decorations were bright and pretty and put each in the mood to enjoy the celebration. We had 19 members and guest enjoy the festivities. Each member brought a dish of party finger food for lunch. The meal was bountiful and delicious. This comment was heard, “first time that I have enjoyed a FULL meal of just finger foods”. Bob Ziemer gave the devotions from the Advent Devotional, Waiting for the Lord 2017 by The Rev Dr Daniel M. Wendel. Bob and Gloria then led us in singing three Christmas Carols as they read a Christmas Story. A Chinese gift exchange followed. Everyone enjoyed this and the gifts were precious. Business was conducted. We were happy to have Pastor David and Sherry with us and hope that they will be able to join us each month. There was lots of laughter and happy comments as we cleaned up and put things back in order. The group departed filled with happy hearts and Christmas Spirit.
Also, a total of 90 pounds of food was collected for We Care. In November, we donated 45 pounds of food as well. I am SO proud of you for thinking of others in our community.
Our January meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday, January 11 at 11AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will make Hospice Bag Bows and enjoy our traditional Soup Pot for lunch. Each member is asked to bring an item for the soup, sandwiches or bread or a dessert. You are invited to come and be with us.