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We remember the events of September 11, 2001, where 2,996 lives were lost.  Included in that figure were 343 firefighters, 23 police officers, and 37 port authority officers.  Many other first responders suffered great loss and bear the scars of this tragedy.

But as first responders do, they answered a call and responded to the need knowing the consequences.  However, the consequences can take an emotional toll, a burden that can be hard to carry, and difficult to shed.

As a first responder, your sacrifice is great.  We thank you.  Please allow us to serve you on such a significant day of remembrance to all in our country, and all who serve Her needs as first responders.

Jesus says

(Matthew 11:28-30)

28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

St. Paul writes to the Philippians (4:6-7) 

6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

You Are Invited to (Any or all):

 Come for food

 Come for fellowship

  Come in Remembrance

 Come to Share

 Come for prayer

We welcome all of our area first responders to enjoy a home-cooked supper free of charge.  It is our way of saying “thanks” for all you do. 

We also recognize the burdens first responders carry.  Therefore, along with our meal we will have private prayer stations and consultation areas set up for those who desire to be prayed for and/or heard.


Give us a call with the number of people in your party (a message left is fine if nobody answers)  803-485-2504.


Drop us an email @ OR

Stop by the Church Office to let us know in person (9 North Dukes Street) 

We would hate to run short of food!  Let us know you are coming.


If you are working and unable to join us but would like a take-out plate to grab quickly let us know that too.  We will be happy to prepare one for you!




Earlier Event: September 11
Women of St. Matthias Bible Study
Later Event: September 16