This Sunday marks the start of summer and the beginning of a new schedule for our Worship Services and our Sunday School groups. We are very excited about the opportunities this new schedule brings to our church and more importantly the people we are prayerfully seeking to reach. Shandon’s mission has always been focused on bringing those who are far from God close to Him. From Pastor Wright’s very first Sunday, he has made it abundantly clear that mission needs to burn brighter and deeper in our hearts. We need to know we are on a rescue mission, and every change we make is made with that end in mind.
So, on June 4 our new schedule kicks in. The Blended Worship service will begin at 9:00 am and the Modern Worship Service will begin at 10:30 am. Our Sunday School schedule will mirror the Worship schedule. If you plan to attend the Blended Service at 9:00 am, you would then attend Sunday School at 10:30 am. If you plan to attend the Modern Service at 10:30 am, you would then attend Sunday School at 9:00 am. If you have any questions about your Sunday School group or would like to take this opportunity to find a new group, please contact me at or call the church office at 803-782-1300. I would love to help you!
For more information and answers to questions you have regarding how our new schedule affects your children up through 5th grade, please click on this link: Kids site and scroll down to “PARENT Connection”. Mimi Brookshire has written a newsletter over the past four weeks to help you. Once on this site, you can read each edition from May 7 – 28. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mimi at .
There is one other important thing to note with this new schedule. In order to help everyone exit the campus as quickly and efficiently as possible, we will be converting our two main drives to “exit only” from 11:30 am - Noon (this is for Sunday morning only). By doing this, we will be able to have four cars exiting each drive – two will be turning left and two will be turning right. As always, we will have the police officers helping direct traffic on Forest Drive. If you are used to parking in the upper lots by the movie theater, please consider exiting through the movie theater lot for this may help you exit quicker as well. If you need to return to the campus between 11:30 am - Noon, please re-enter through the movie theater entrance.
Thank you for helping make this change possible. As we move through the Summer months and into the Fall, we believe this schedule will better position our Services and Sunday School groups to most effectively fulfill our mission “to help as many as possible know, love, and enjoy the living God and each other.”