How to Build 'Green Congregations' -
Check out how congregations can work together to "go green. McGregor Presbyterian Church is hosting a drop-in regarding "green congregations" January 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This is a drop-in mini conference to exchange ideas on caring for God's creations: Stop & Go Green. The church is at 6505 St. Andrews Road. The event will focus on how congregations can engage in environmentally friendly projects. Visit learning tabel where Green Congregations will share ways they are encouraging people to conserve, protect and restore the environment. Talk to experts from Richland and Lexington Counties about environmentally friendly projects your congregation can try. Discover Caring for Creation project ideas such as: reduce, reuse, recycle; Adopt-A-Highway; Marking storm drains with "No Dumping" labels; learning gardens, habitat gardens, rain barrels; energy conservation; "Green" worship; Arbor Day projects. For more information, call the church office at (803)781-2391 or contact Jane Hiller at

"What I Love About Chapin" Calendars for Sale -
The 2014 calendars featuring "What I Love About Chapin" photography contest winners are at the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, so come get yours! They cost $15. Proceeds benefit the Chaffin-Eleaser House Preservation Fund. You also can buy calendars at Material Things, Palmetto Graphix and Palmetto Fine Arts.