The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met on April 10 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Present were: Mark Appold, Karen Biggs, Josh Black, Marie Ebeling, Pamela Glasgow, Dan Hite, Jack Sumption, May Lou Toft, Scott Wickeft, Shelly Curry, John Dungan, Many Gaudetter, Bobbie Jacques, and Pam Kelly.
Pam Kelly is serving as Rapid Response Disaster Representative. The SCMA is continuing to work to let the public know that smoke detectors are available through the Red Cross.
The Good Friday service this year will be April 19 at the Memphis Methodist Church.
National Day of Prayer is May 2 at noon and again will be hosted by Ignite Ministries on the east side of the Memphis square.
The Scotland County R-I Baccalaureate Service will be held on May 16th at the High School at 7 p.m. with Josh Black as speaker.
Division of Family Services representatives were present at the meeting to speak about needs for volunteers to help with families in need of support when their children are being placed in foster care whether it be permanently or an emergency basis. There is also a need for good foster care families. Aid can also be offered to a family in crisis by being a member of the Family Support Team offering support and guidance to a family during the time they are receiving services and may be separated from their children.
Lighthouse of Faith Church will be hosting a girlfriend getaway in September, and also a Reckless Saints of Nowhere event. They also host a support group on Wednesday evenings at 7 for addictions and various other problems.
The Clothes Closet is in need of financial donations from all the congregations to help with the funding for the new building to be used for the closet. Volunteers are still always needed for regular hours at the Clothes Closet. The Closet also needs a good used vacuum sweeper in working order.
The next Ministerial Alliance meeting will be held Wednesday May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church.