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Apppreciation - 2020 | Posted November 10th

APPRECIATION

WHEREAS, The messengers of the 200th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention have been the recipients of the cordial hospitality of the members, pastor, and staff of First Baptist Church in Columbia; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge the Lord’s grace in enabling our Convention, Associations, and Church leaders to innovate with wisdom and grace during this year of the Covid-19 Pandemic; and

WHEREAS, South Carolina Baptist leaders have used the Covid-19 Pandemic to create new service and mission opportunities by learning how to stream worship services, installing online giving processes, providing safe spaces for children to do school work, looking for unique ways to serve the community, working with school systems to deliver food or feed students who would have gone hungry during school closures, etc.; and

WHEREAS, South Carolina Baptists have a Legacy of missions, cooperation, and generosity in sharing time and resources—especially during trying times; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, We, the messengers to the 200th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, meeting in Columbia, on November 10, 2020, express our appreciation to the members, pastor, and staff of Columbia’s First Baptist Church for the exceptional leadership and hospitality offered in hosting this historic meeting; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we offer gratitude to the Convention officers, committees, platform personalities, and worship leaders for their inspiration among us; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we pray to live each day with intentionality to help someone see the light of Jesus in our lives as we reach out to a hurting world; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for His mercies, opportunities to serve, and the joy of fellowship with each other during this gathering of South Carolina Baptists.

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