Ready for your flu shot?

It’s hard to believe there is yet, another thing, but flu season is right around the corner. PRISMA Health has scheduled a series of flu clinics and some information on the flu shot.

Of course, there are many places to get your flu shot. If you decide to visit one of the PRISMA health clinics, see the chart below and click the link for more information.

The flu shot is available for anyone six months and older. Flu shots will be administered by drive-through, with the exception of the Prisma Health Nine Medical Park Lobby location. Please wear a short-sleeve shirt or loose-fitting clothing that can easily roll up to assist with vaccines. Face masks or shields will be required, along with temperature checks. Anyone with a fever will not be allowed a flu shot vaccine.

Consent forms are required and available at each site. Children under the age of 16 require a parent/guardian signature. Flu shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the reverse side for more information.” (2020-Prisma-Health-Flu-Shot-Flyer-002 linked below)

How to Love Your Neighbor

Here are some practical ways to show love to your neighbors. What would you add to this list?

Mark 12: 28 – 34
28) And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31) And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32) And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33) And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34) And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

Drive-Thru Senior Parade

Calling all seniors!

Richland County Recreation Commission wants to help celebrate you with their first drive-thru senior parade! Care packages will be provided to all patrons.

  • Please stay in your vehicles.
  • Please do NOT attend an event if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath), or have been exposed to others who have experienced those symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be required.
  • Please bring a mask for each person in your party to be used anytime social distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained.
  • For more information, call Hopkins Park (during operational hours) to register at (803) 783-9374.

Sermon: Let Go and Let God

Pastor David Jackson of the Goodwill Baptist Church of Eastover, SC delivers the sermon from Genesis 50:14-22.

14) And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.  15) And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.  16) And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,  17) So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.  18) And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.  19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?  20) But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.  21) Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.  22) And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

Updated September COVID-19 Testing

We want to share community based information that may help you as you seek to gather more information about the novel coronavirus. Please stick to trusted sites such as the CDC or SC DHEC.

  • Right Direction Church (3506 Broad River Road) has added a free testing clinic at their location on September 20, 21, 23, and 24th from 9AM to 5PM.
  • PRISMA Health has been in the community, holding drive-thru testing clinics (September dates below). One of the notable things about PRISMA’s testing is that anyone can attend; you do not need a doctor’s note, insurance, or to be displaying certain sysmptoms. These are open community testing sites.

However, they are not the only place with free or low-cost COVID-19 testing. You can find a list of places at DHEC’s website by clicking here.

And please remember: 

  • Getting tested will help you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.  
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may be similar to other common illnesses and can vary from person to person and getting tested can let you know for sure if you have the virus.  
  • Some people who are infected may have no symptoms. This means you could spread the virus without even knowing it.  
  • Minority groups and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19