Music has a prominent role in the Bible...from King David playing his harp to the angelic choir announcing the birth of Christ Jesus...to the trumpet blast that will announce His return!
Music has also had a prominent role in the history of the church from the great musical master pieces such as Handel's "Messiah" to the great hymns such as John Newton's "Amazing Grace" to many of our contemporary Christian artists of today. Music, anointed by the Holy Spirit, can carry the Good News of the gospel straight to our hearts and enhance the worship experience of Believers as we gather to worship, praise, and celebrate our Lord.
At Augusta Road, we have a wide range of musical programming. We feel that it is vital to teach the great hymns of the faith to our next generation of Believers and to share the anointed music that God continues to send through His Spirit today with our older members. A Sunday worship experience at our church will feature both contemporary praise and worship to moving anthems from our choir to a great hymn of the faith each week.
Please join in and add your voice as we make a joyful noise unto our Lord.
S.H.I.N.E. is an acronym for Stopping Hunger in Nearby Easley. Over 140 volunteers each month prepare and serve meals each night Monday through Friday. ARUMC assists by providing volunteers who are indeed privileged to serve in this program! ARUMC helps prepare and serve a meal at the SHINE soup kitchen on the fourth Friday of each month. Many different groups of volunteers have all stated how blessed they are to honor our Lord and Savior by serving His people. Contact Mary Ann Kennedy at 864-269-9713 for more information and/or to sign up.
Luke 14:13-14 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
Woodmont High School Backpack Program
This program provides students at Woodmont High School bags containing healthy meals to take home over the weekend, when otherwise they might not have enough food. Volunteers make a commitment to provide a bag of food each Sunday. The support of more sponsors is always welcome. Contact the church if you are interested in participating in this great program. Below is a sample list of items provided each week.
- Breakfast Options (Choose 2 of the following): Pop Tarts, Instant Oatmeal, Instant Grits, Individual Cereal Boxes, Cereal Bars
- Lunch Options (Choose 2 of the following): Individual Mac-n-Cheese, Ramen Noodles, Cup-o-Noodles, Tuna Fish
- Dinner Options (Choose 2 of the following): Can Ravioli, Can Soup, Can Chili with Beans, Can Beef Stew
- Snack Options (Choose 2 of the following): Fruit Cups, Pudding Cups, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Granola Bars, Jello Cups
Christmas Shopping Spree Mission
Each December ARUMC mission groups sponsor 12-15 children who are taken on a Christmas shopping spree to buy gifts for themselves and their families. The children and volunteers go to a local store where each child has a sponsor who helps them pick out and pay for the gifts. The group returns to the church for The Christmas Story, prayer and lunch. Afterwards, the sponsors help the children wrap the gifts to take home to put under their own tree for Christmas.
Christmas Meals Mission
ARUMC mission groups provide Christmas meals for approximately 60 families who otherwise might not have a traditional holiday meal (turkey dinner with fixings and dessert). Recipients are Greenville County schools families from the Riley Child Development Center, Ellen Woodside Elementary, Sue Cleveland Elementary, Woodmont Middle and Woodmont High.
Christmas Home Repair Mission
In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving and serving, ARUMC reaches out to the local community each year to assist with home repair projects. These needs are identified through local missions, the homeless women's shelter, members of the community or church members.
ARUMC young people assist in harvesting crops such as apples, collard greens, or other local crops. The harvest is taken to local soup kitchens and food banks. We work with the Society of Saint Andrews. Gleaning America's Fields - Feeding America's Hungry. Gleaning is a great way to introduce servant ministry to our children. Children can actively participate and get to see missions work. Please consider participating in the ARUMC gleaning events.
Salkehatchie Summer Service Mission
Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry. Many of our neighbors in South Carolina live in homes that are in need of repair, and Jesus has called us to love our neighbor. This is an opportunity for all involved to experience Christian servant hood. ARUMC most often sends missionaries to the Salkehatchie Penn Center Camp at St. Helena Island. Salkehatchie Funds are raised through missions donations and after church service luncheons.
Oasis Prayer Group
The Oasis Prayer Group meets the first Sunday of each month at 9:45 at the altar to pray for ARUMC, the Church as a whole, the leaders in church, the nation and the nation's leaders. The group is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The purpose is to pray for our fallen world and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 KJV