Back to School Bash -
First Baptist Church and Green Hill Baptist Church are planning a joint "Back to School" on August 27, 6-8 p.m. at Green Hill Baptish Church located on Augusta Highway in West Columbia. School supplies will be provided to all children attending along with some food and music. If you would like to contribute money or school supplies for children in grades 1-5, please contact First Baptist Church or Green Hill Baptist Church. Wal-mart has a list in the lobby of the needed supplies for B-C Grammar School No. 1.

Back to School Backpack Program -
First Baptist and Green Hill will conduct their backpack program of providing non-perishable food for children to take home each Friday for some needy students at B-C Grammar School No. 1. They bega this program several years ago when it was discovered some children did poor school work on Mondays, primarily, because they had little food to eat over the weekend. School personnel assists in identifying the need. Funds for this program are not included in annual budget of either church but are supported by individual contributions from church members. Individuals are challenged to adopt at least one child for the school year at a cost of $30 per child, per month. Yes, you can feed a hungry child with nutritious food each weekend for $7.50, about the cost of a burger, fries and a drink at most restaurants. Children should not go hungry in West Columbia! If you need more information on helpin to feed a child this school year, email Bobby Horton at or call First Baptist Church at 803-791-0700.