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"Thank You" from Suburban Baptist Church

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The following email was sent to Pastor Lincoln on October 5, 2016. We wanted to share Pastor McGee's kind remarks with the church at large.


Greetings and Salutations in the glorious name of our Lord.

 Pastor  Lincoln, 

Just a quick note to tell you thank you for a job well done.  Two weeks ago, we had one of your Sunday School classes join us at Suburban Baptist Church for a day of works.  It was a glorious time in the Lord.  I wanted to congratulate you on your leadership as one that would continue to have your congregation help others in the Kingdom less fortunate.  I am sure at this moment God is saying about your Sunday School class, your church, your leadership, . . . .” Job well done my good and faithful servant, job well done.” 

Suburban Baptist is in W. Columbia.  We are a poor church of 120 members, seating 60 on any good Sunday.  We are in the middle of the “hood.”  It is hard for the poor to help the poor.  Our annual budget is approximately $36,000.   Besides trying to keep the lights on, included in that budget is giving food to 420 individuals every month.  We have nothing left over and need help.  Shandon Baptist Church to the rescue.  Thanks to your members, we now have a new ramp, carpeting for that ramp, new windows, a front porch repaired, new workable flagpole, landscaping and the inside cleaned as never before.  And the amazing part was that this was done with Joy in their voices and song in their hearts.  All Glory to God.   

Oftentimes we never know about the ripples we cause inside His Kingdom, simply by obeying an act of love or helping out.  Because of your team's efforts, many of our own have a renewed spirit of helping the church.  If strangers can help us, why can't we do it ourselves?  This gives me great joy and hope!  Suburban is truly a mission church, and help and hope is what we need at times above all else.  Your event provided us with that.  Again I give you my personal thank you for such.   

Please allow Roy Hess and your wonderful organizer Sandra Lorick know how much their work meant to us all.  And too please allow all the others to know how indebted we are to them.  I trust you will continue to encourage the church to vigorously pursue outreach in the community.  While I am aware that there are mission fields in Africa that need your help, one just across the river in West Columbia greatly needed your help as well.  God Bless you and your congregation.  Thank you for your grace, whereby you have served the Lord acceptably and with reverence.  All Glory to God.  Blessings and Cheers.



Pastor T

Tracy McGee, Sr. Pastor
Suburban Baptist Church

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Loving Our Neighbors in Ways They Can Hear

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We loved seeing your comments on social media and hearing that LoveLoud is one of your favorite events/days of the year! So many of you (over 500!) sacrificed a good chunk of your Saturday to spend it serving others in the name of Jesus. Volunteers of every age were serving, from the youngest to the oldest. It was so encouraging to see families serve together and our middle school, high school and college students getting involved.

The 30+ projects varied in size and scope but they all had this in common: your efforts blessed the people and organizations you served. Your time and presence mattered! Your kind words, smiles, and handshakes warmed hearts and told others that they are important--more important than football, errands, and Saturday chores. So thank you! Thank you for loving our neighbors in ways they can hear!


"Let us know lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." - Galatians 6:9, NASB


Scroll down to  watch the recap video, see where all we were serving, and view some of the photos you sent us!






Richland County Sherriff's Department - Provided  lunch to  up to 70 officers
City of Columbia Police Department - Provided lunch to up to 60 officers
Columbia Fire Department  & Richland County EMS - Provided lunch to up to 140 fire fighters and EMS workers
Forest Acres Police Department -  Provided lunch to up to 15 officers


Operation Homefront - Assisted retired Drill Sergeant  (terminally ill wife and 2 small children) with yard work
Shandon homebound member - assisted with house cleaning


Hand Middle School - Painted
Dreher High School - Planted and trimmed bushes
Bradley Elementary School -  Hosted  a block party for families
Heartworks/Jubilee Academy - Cleaned classrooms, painting


Richland County Public Library, Southeast Branch - Sorted & organized books
Department of Juvenile Justice - Landscaping
Harvest Hope Food Bank - Sorted donations
Ronald McDonald House - Helped move in to their new location


Daybreak Ministries (Crisis Pregnancy Center) - Assisted with moving and putting together furniture, cleaning & organizing
Happy Wheels -
Wrote thank you notes and collected infant toys
School Time Ministries
- Assisted with a mass mailing
Suburban Church - Provided construction assistance
Zerephath Ministries - Provided construction assistance
Oliver Gospel Mission - Assisted with Thrift Store
SisterCare - Cleanup and organized donations
Palmetto Place Children's Shelter - Landscaping and activities with kids
Ezekiel Ministries - urban garden project


Caroline Gardens, Lexington & West Columbia locations - Visited with residents, played games/crafts
Agape House - Visited with residents, flower bed clean-up, baked cupcakes for residents & families
Atria Retirement Home - Visited with residents, played games/crafts, sorted books

















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