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Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

STC - American Red Cross Blood Drive

We will be having a blood drive here at Midtown Downtown for anyone and everyone who would like to donate blood. This is a great way we can serve our local partnership with Prisma Health Children's Hospital and love our community. One pint can save three lives so please come on October 18th between 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Red Cross will be set up in our lobby ready and willing to help you donate.

Please make sure to make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org.
Enter sponsor code: Midtown.

Also to streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.


For more information contact Dustin Smith at dsmith@midtowncolumbia.com

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Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

STC - Pumpkin Carving at Transitions

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We will host a pumpkin carving event open to our family of churches on Tuesday, October 22 at Transitions Homeless Center. This event is open to anyone 18+, Midtown member or not. For the pumpkin carving, we will bring in pumpkins, tools and designs so that the residents can make jack-o'-lanterns. The event will last approximately two and a half hours. We are hosting this event to empower the residents of Transitions and have festive fun together, remembering that we are no different than the men and women in homeless situations in our city.

Please bring a snack to share. Also, if you are able, please bring a pumpkin to share with the transitions residents.

For more information, contact Charleigh Elebash

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Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

STC | DSS | Childcare for Foster Family Training

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We are partnering with DSS to provide childcare for a Foster Family Training event for the Lexington and Richland communities on Oct 26. The event will be held at 1800 Blanding Street and aims to make training more convenient for foster families as they typically travel long distances to get the training they need.

We will be expecting around 100 adults to attend the training and will need childcare volunteers to watch their kids during that time. Please sign up soon so we can take the necessary steps to ensure the safety for all children in our care.

Breakfast will be provided for all volunteers.

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Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

STC | Ezekiel Farms Fall Festival | 2019

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We will host a Fall Festival at Ezekiel Farms for the surrounding neighborhoods and our Two Notch families on November 3rd from 1:00-4:00 pm. The Fall Festival will allow our Two Notch families to partner with Ezekiel Ministries and build connections with the surrounding community through serving food and running fun Fall activities, like corn hole, painting pumpkins, ring toss, face painting, and a popcorn stand. The goal is to have our Two Notch families interacting and building relationships while members of our Downtown location volunteer to run the games and food. If you or your LifeGroup would be interested in running a booth, please sign up below.

Please note: November 10th will serve as a backup date in case we encounter any issues with the weather.

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Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

STC - Transitions Block Party

We will host a block party open to our family of churches on Saturday, November 16 at Transitions Homeless Center. This event is open to anyone 18+, Midtown member or not. The block party is our big event for the fall semester and its the start of homeless awareness week. We will set up yard games on the lawn and have other carnival style games to play for prizes. The event will last approximately 3 hours. We are hosting this event just to bring fun to the residents of Transitions. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the residents and have fun with them in a casual environment.

Please sign up if you plan to attend. Please bring a dessert to share.

For more information, contact Charleigh Elebash (charleigh.elebash@gmail.com).

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

STC - Children's Hospital - Camp Cole Work Day

We will be having a Camp Cole Work Day on October 13th, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. The Camp Cole Work Day is a city wide Serve The City event where we will be painting, cleaning etc at their campus to help get ready for camp! This event is family friendly so feel free to bring the whole family. Camp Cole is located at 10151 Garner’s Ferry Road, Columbia SC.

For any questions or more information contact Courtney Tipping @ courtneycamille@gmail.com

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Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

STC | Home Works | October Building Blitz

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Description:Sign up to serve at our Home Works Building Blitz on Saturday October 12th. This building blitz allows us to serve homeowners in need within our city. Home addresses will be communicated the week before the build date to all who sign up.
This will be a full work day for all who sign up 8AM - 4PM. This event is not young kid friendly, but if you have middle school and high-school children, they can participate with you.

Lunch and water will be provided!

You may bring your own tools if you choose but HomeWorks supplies everything you need for the job.

Sign up here!

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Sep
28
8:30 AM08:30

STC | DSS | Childcare for Foster Family Training

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We are partnering with DSS to provide childcare for a Foster Family Training event for the Lexington and Richland communities on Sept 28. The event will be held at 1800 Blanding Street and aims to make training more convenient for foster families as they typically travel long distances to get the training they need.

We will be expecting around 100 adults to attend the training and will need childcare volunteers to watch their kids during that time. Please sign up soon so we can take the necessary steps to ensure the safety for all children in our care.

Breakfast will be provided for all volunteers.

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Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

STC - Craft Night at Transitions

We will host a craft night open to our family of churches on Monday, September 23rd at Transitions Homeless Center. This event is open to anyone 18+, Midtown member or not. For craft night we will be creating fun designs on coffee mugs by dipping the mugs into a nail polish bath. The event will last approximately two and a half hours. We are hosting this event to empower the residents of Transitions to create something beautiful. And we will craft alongside of them to have fun together and remember that we are no different than the men and women in homeless situations in our city.

Please sign up if you plan to attend. Please bring a snack to share. If you have nail polish you aren't using anymore, please bring that too!

For more information, contact Charleigh Elebash (charleigh.elebash@gmail.com).

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May
21
6:30 PM18:30

STC | Transitions | Talent Show

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We’re hosting a Talent Show for the residents at Transitions on May 21st.

We are looking for a few people from Midtown who are willing to perform in case we need to get the ball rolling on the talent show. Typically Transitions residents aren't shy, but we want to be prepared just in case. We also need people who are willing to cheer for the residents who perform!

Please bring snacks/desserts/drinks to share. This will be a fun opportunity to build relationships the residents and staff. We hope you can join us!

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May
18
8:30 AM08:30

STC | DSS | Childcare for Foster Family Training

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We are partnering with DSS to provide childcare for a Foster Family Training event for the Lexington and Richland communities on May 18. The event will be held at 1800 Blanding Street and aims to make trainings more convenient for foster families as they typically travel long distances to get the training they need.

We will be expecting around 100 adults to attend the training and will need childcare volunteers to watch their kids during that time. Please sign up soon so we can take the necessary steps to ensure the safety for all children in our care.

Breakfast will be provided for all volunteers.

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

STC | Transitions | Storytelling and Worship Night

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We will be throwing a Storytelling and Worship Night for the residents at Transitions on April 18th. The Storytelling and Worship Night is an opportunity for us to spend quality time with the residents at Transitions while enjoying the stories and songs from members of our church family. We want people within our church family to come tell engaging stories where they have seen God work in their life, or lead the group in songs of worship and thankfulness. Think coffee shop vibes but all centered around Jesus.

This is a great chance for us to continue to build relationships with the residents and staff at Transitions while helping foster conversations about Jesus. This is also a great opportunity to invite residents to our Easter Gathering.

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

STC - Home Works Housing Blitz

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Home Works For America exists to serve the poor, widowed and elderly in our community with home repairs that they are unable to accomplish on their own. If you have served with Home Works in the past or would love to join us with a paint brush or hammer please sign up today.

For more information about this organization, go to https://homeworksofamerica.org/

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Apr
6
7:00 AM07:00

STC - Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull

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An organization called Curing Kids Cancer is hosting their annual Fire Truck Pull as a fundraiser for childhood cancer research. During this event, teams will be competing to pull a fire truck in the fastest time. This organization was started by the family of one of our Midtown members and they’re asking for volunteers to help make sure this event happens.

To find out more information about this organization, go to https://curingkidscancer.org/

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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Serve the City | Ezekiel Ministries Christmas Party

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On Saturday, December 15, we’re celebrating Christmas with the students, teachers, and families at Ezekiel Ministries. This is a wonderful time to build relationships and show our appreciation for everyone we get to serve with throughout the year by working on the EZ farm.

This event is family-friendly.

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Children's Hospital Gingerbread Houses

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On Sunday, December 2, we’re making gingerbread houses with families from the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. We hope this event will be a fun way for families to enjoy themselves and take their minds off of the tough circumstances they are going through. This is also a great way to love on families and invite them into community.

This event is family-friendly.

This event is now full.

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Transitions Homeless Awareness Week Block Party

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On November 10 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, we’re hanging out tailgating style with Transitions’ residents for Homeless Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the most marginalized people in our city and invite them into community, while also having a ton of fun. Per tradition, we will have a pie eating contest at the end!

Due to the age restrictions for volunteers at Transitions this is not a family-friendly event.

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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Children's Hospital Camp Cole Refresh

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On Sunday, October 28th, we will be up fitting the Camp Cole Facility. Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital uses the facilities to host Camp Kemo where they love on children affected by Cancer and other serious illnesses. This Serve the City event is a great way to support our partnership with the Children’s Hospital and aid them in their mission to care for hurting families.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have elementary to high school age children, they can participate with you. 

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Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

Serve the City | Ezekiel Ministries Farm Day

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We will be serving Ezekiel Ministries on Saturday, October 27 by going back out to EZ Farms to help out with any work we can assist with. Ezekiel Ministries uses this urban farm to teach kids in their program about responsibility and hard work. This will be a kid-friendly event so feel free to bring your family and invite your LifeGroup. Be sure to once again bring your work gloves, boots, shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes.

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Serve the City | Transitions Pumpkin Carving

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On Tuesday, October 23, we will be carving pumpkins with our friends at Transitions. We think carving pumpkins together will be a great way to keep building and sustaining relationships with their residents. Transitions serves and supplies resources and housing for those living in a homeless situation within our city

Please bring your own pumpkin and leave your carving kit at home, we’ve got that covered. This event is not kid-friendly.

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Serve the City | Home Works House Building Blitz

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On Saturday, October 20th, we will be hosting a House Building Blitz with our Serve the City partner Home Works for America. Many of the homeowners Home Works helps out live in homes that are in utter disrepair and are financially and/or physically unable to do the repairs themselves. This Serve the City event is a great way to leverage your time and abilities to serve those in need in our city.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have middle school or high-school children, they can participate with you. 

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Serve the City | DSS Hayride & Pumpkin Painting

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Our next Serve the City opportunity will be on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We're heading out to Sease Farms to love on the staff and clients of DSS by throwing a farm day. We'll have hayrides and pumpkin painting so feel free to bring the whole family and help us serve our STC partner. 

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Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

STC | Epworth Field Day

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Join us on Friday, July 13th as we host a Field Day at Epworth Children’s Home. Our Serve the City team has planned a great summer celebration and we need your help running the various game and food stations. Families are welcome to serve together at this event! Field Day will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm, but we would like volunteers to arrive at 5:30pm to help with set-up.

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

STC | DSS Super Bowl at AMF Park Lanes

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We're partnered with DSS to serve clients (families, children, and foster parents) who are in the foster care and adoption system. Come support foster families in our community on May 19 at 1:00pm with an amazing afternoon of bowling with their favorite superheroes courtesy of Signal Headquarters. Pizza, drinks, and prizes will be provided. 

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May
12
8:00 AM08:00

STC | Home Works House Building Blitz

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On Saturday, May 12th, we will be hosting a House Building Blitz with our Serve the City partner Home Works for America. Many of the homeowners Home Works helps out live in homes that are in utter disrepair and are financially and/or physically unable to do the repairs themselves. This Serve the City event is a great way to leverage your time and abilities to serve those in need in our city.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have middle school or high-school children, they can participate with you. 

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

STC | Children's Hospital Clinic Games

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On Thursday, April 26 we'll spend the morning serving the kids and families at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital by playing games in the clinic. We think this will be a great way to love on the families there that are currently going through incredibly rough circumstances. If you're interested in helping out please sign up below.

If you have any questions please contact Courtney Tipping.

Sign-ups have closed at this time.

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Feb
4
5:30 PM17:30

STC | Super Bowl Party at Transitions

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We will host our Super Bowl Party on February 4th at Transitions. The Super Bowl Party is a fun way to interact and get to know the clients at Transitions while watching the Super Bowl. This event is for anyone 18 or older. It will consist of helping set up and tear down, serving concessions, watching football & playing games (if football isn't your thing) and will last from 5:30pm - 9:30pm. 

For more information, contact Charleigh Elebash.

This event will take the place of our 5:00pm Gathering.

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Dec
14
10:15 AM10:15

STC | Carver-Lyon Staff Luncheon

Carver-Lyon is in need of volunteers on December 14th from 10:15 - 12:30 to cover teachers classes as they are enjoying their staff luncheon. This will really only involve sitting in the classroom for each teacher from 10:15 - 12:30. We are in need of 10 - 12 volunteers. Sign up below and help serve the teachers of Carver-Lyon Elementary school!

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Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Orphan Care Seminar

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On November 12, from 4 to 6:30 pm, we will be hosting an Orphan Care Seminar at Lake Murray Baptist Church.

This event is geared toward anyone who wants to find out more about how they can be a part of caring for orphans in our city or around the world. We will have representatives from several different orphan care agencies on hand to give presentations and answer questions. If you have any interest in orphan care, or even interest in supporting those in our church who do foster and adopt (wraparound care), please come to this event! 

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Rick Stone.

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Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

STC | Shandon Neighborhood Block Party

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On Saturday, November 4, we'll be throwing a block party at the 700 block of Meadow St in the Shandon Neighborhood from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This awesome family friendly event is going to be a fun and exciting opportunity to bless the Shandon Neighborhood with the love of God and at the same time party like we are famous for! We will have bounce houses, games, popcorn, ice cones, cotton candy, music, and lots of socializing opportunities. If you live or work in this area, please make sure you invite your neighbors and coworkers!

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Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

STC | Home Works Housing Blitz

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We will host our Home Works Housing Blitz for our family of churches on October 21 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We will spend Saturday fixing homes for those who are unable to do the work themselves. The work will consist of landscaping, painting, interior home repair, and other home improvement needs. 

This event is for all adults and is a great way to use your carpentry or painting skills to serve people in our city. Middle and high school students can accompany their parents. Volunteers can sign up for half day shifts if they can't make it all day. 

For more information, contact Richard Pierson.

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Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

STC | Children's Hospital Fall Gala

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Join us for photography, games, and food! Make sure to get a picture with your favorite superheroes! Come make memories with in-patient families and other families associated with Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. We will be in the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Atrium from 5:00pm-7:00pm on October 14. All churches are invited to this kid friendly event.

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