Pet Blessing on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come and be a part of the

Pet Blessing on Saturday,  October 15, in the Garden.

 This is the day Christians remember and celebrate the ministry of Saint Francis.  We’ll gather at 10:00am and have refreshments for humans and pets. Following the blessing of the animals we’ll take a walk  through the neighborhood as a way to be physically active and to show off our favorite, furry friends.

Please bring pets on leashes or in appropriate carriers.


We are delighted to welcome the two newest members of FCC: Bobbie Anderson and Bill Rogers.    Both come to us from the Presbyterian tradition. Bobbie is married to Paul and taught middle school for almost 20 years. She is an avid reader and quilter who also sings and dances with a women's a cappella show chorus. She loves to travel and is also a Master Gardener. Bill has been retired from the English Department at Furman for about six years. He and his wife Cindy are the parents of two sons: Baxter and Freeman. Bill greatly appreciates the warm welcome he has received from the FCC family.  


Sister Emanuel

Written for and dedicated to the members

of Mother Emanuel AME Church of Charleston, SC, who in the face of great and unjust loss staunchly continue to live their faith.

 Evil sought to rouse distrust,

Make brothers fight again a war of hate

Aimed at separating what faith would just

Negate with love.  You chose to deflate                              

Unholy plans built on violent pain,

Extend your hands in peace again, and

Love the God who made all men.


© Judith Isler


FCC Community Garden Party Saturday, April 16  9:30-Lunch

Planting Day and a fun picnic/BBQ will be on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 9:30 until lunch and will be on the smoker/grill; we may have some interesting Japanese dishes!!  So bring something to share and your work gloves. We will plant the Herb Garden; everyone can amend their soil and plant their garden beds. This will also be "Open Garden" day so invite your friends and any potential gardeners (also you garden alumni) to visit.