- Eagle Scout Roddy Sims
Congratulations to Roddy Sims, the 28th scout of BSA Troop 213. Roddy was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday, October 29, at Church of the Palms. Roddy’s Eagle Project was the large pavilion on the grounds of Church of the Palms. Roddy also accomplished the requirements for three Eagle palms – Bronze, Gold, and Silver.
Roddy is currently a student at USCB studying computer science.
Roddey began his scouting career in 2011 as a Tiger Cub in Cub Scout Pack 213 in Bluffton, SC. He earned his Bobcat, Tiger, and Wolf ranks in 2012. He then earned his Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light before joining Troop 213 in January 2015. Soon after he joined the troop, he earned his Scout rank on March 1, 2015. After his first summer camp in 2015, he progressed through the early Scout ranks by earning his Tenderfoot badge on August 18, 2015; Second Class rank on February 23, 2016; and First Class Scout rank on March 8, 2016. As he progressed up through the ranks of Scouting, he earned his Star Scout rank on May 2, 2017, and Life Scout rank on April 3, 2018.
After completing all requirements for Eagle Scout, he went before the Eagle Scout Board of Review on May 23, 2022. Roddey earned a total of 38 merit badges. These badges include Archery, Aviation, Camping, Canoeing, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Family Life, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Game Design, Geocaching, Geology, Indian Lore, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leatherwork, Mammal Study, Nature, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Plant Science, Rifle Shooting, Small-Boat Sailing, Space Exploration, Swimming, Traffic Safety, and Welding. He also earned the BSA Kayaking award.
In addition to his Eagle Scout award, Roddey earned three Eagle Scout Palms. He is only the second Eagle Scout in Troop 213 to earn three Eagle Palms.
While in Scouting, Roddey has served in many Leadership positions in the Troop. He has been an Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Bugler, Scribe, and Troop Guide. He was also elected by his troop to be in the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society for the Boy Scouts of America. The following year, he sealed his membership in the OA by earning Brotherhood. Roddey has also attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), a nationally recognized youth leadership training program for scouting.
For his Eagle Scout Leadership Project, Roddey led a team that built a 16×20 outdoor covered pavilion for the Church of the Palms in Okatie.
The pavilion includes 4 Picnic Tables with detachable seats and is used by the church regularly for worship and fellowship. Roddey graduated from May River High School this summer and is attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) with a major in Computer Science.
- My House of Prayer – October 7
You are invited to a very special prayer service on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m. My House of Prayer is a time of reflection and repentance. A time to talk to God and listen for God’s word. It is a quiet time to feel the love God has for YOU! It is also a time of thanksgiving and joy for all the blessings God has bestowed on YOU!
Please join us as we quietly hear music, scripture and prayer that will help us to feel the warmth and love that the Lord’s House of Prayer offers to each and every one of us. It is a time for us to be quiet and to honestly talk quietly to our Heavenly Father.
- Brothers! Meet Next on January 5
The weekly Thursday morning Brothers! Bible study and Breakfast break for Thanksgiving and resume on Thursday, January 5, at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The coffee will be ready by 7:30 a.m. for those eager to reconnect. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and our Bible study will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The Brothers! are currently studying the Book of Acts and will resume at Acts 13:1
- Sisters!! – Meet October 5
The Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study with Pastor Pete continues the study Ezra-Nehemiah on October 5, resuming at Ezra 2:68.
The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
The Walk To Emmaus
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.
Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.
Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.
The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
Emmaus Reunion Groups
Emmaus Reunion groups meet weekly on Tuesdays, from at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
An Emmaus reunion group is a small accountability group of two to six persons who have usually participated in the three-day Walk to Emmaus and who want to continue their pursuit of a life lived wholly in the grace of God.
The meeting consists of persons’ sharing the stories of their walk with Christ during the past week.
Members listen to one another, celebrate the grace of God in each person’s life, and reinforce each one’s core commitment to living in union with Christ in all facets of daily life.
If such an accountability / covenant group is of interest to you, contact Pat Ary, RPH1225@yahoo.com, or Pastor Pete or meet us in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays.