Monday, January 9, 2023

2023 SCLMM Convention


South Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission

2023 Annual Convention

February 17th & 18th at

Messiah Lutheran Church, Mauldin, SC

Join us for the weekend as we begin with the Past President's Recognition and Dinner on Friday evening where we will honor the Past Presidents of SCLMM. All are welcome to join us for this recognition event and dinner prepared by the LMM Unit of our host church, Messiah Lutheran.

On Saturday the convention sign-in will begin at 9:30am followed by the convention start at 10:00am. The convention will consist of handling the business of SCLMM, recognizing men and LMM units, lunch, then speakers and breakout sessions. After the closing on the convention we will end the day with a service of Worship and Communion.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Glen Ward from Columbia who is an inspirational speaker and humorist who will entertain and deliver a timely message.

We will also have Dennis Gillan who will deliver a short message on the topic of mental health and the issues we are all seeing in this area. Dennis will also be leading an afternoon breakout session with more information on this topic.

We hope you will plan to spend the weekend in Mauldin and if you are staying over Saturday night there is an opportunity on Sunday morning to serve at the Project Host Soup Kitchen from 9:00am to 1:00pm. We need 9 or more people to serve so if you would like to stay over and serve meals, please sign up for this also as you register.

If you would like to come and stay the weekend in the Mauldin area, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Simpsonville (Grandview Dr, Simpsonville) which is just a few miles away from Messiah Lutheran with easy access to Interstate 385. There are rooms available with two queen beds or a king bed and sofa/sleeper for $104 per night plus tax. Contact the hotel directly and reserve by 2/3/2023.

The meals for the Past President's Dinner and the Convention lunch are not free, but are a great price for the meals being served. For Friday's Past President's Recognition Dinner the men of our host church, Messiah Lutheran, will be serving brisket, smoked turkey breast, baked potato, coleslaw, green beans and dessert for just $15.

On Saturday the Women's Via de Cristo Reunion Group will be serving lasagna with meat or vegetarian, salad, garlic bread and dessert for $10.

If you plan to attend and enjoy the meals being served, please make sure you register the number in your party for each of the events you plan to attend so that we have a count of meals to prepare. You can pay at the door for the meals or send a check to: Philippe Cote, 6405 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206.

Please register for these events here on Eventbrite to reserve your spot by clicking the 'Reserve a spot' button. If you have any questions or problems registering, please send an email to:

You can register by contacting Tom Counts by phone at 803-528-7008 or USPS mail at:

     121 Wayne McCaw Rd

     Irmo, SC 29063

We need you to make this a success so come be a part of our legacy!

Register in advance using the Eventbrite link or QR Code:


Thursday, December 8, 2022

2022 Current Items of Note

2022 1208 

Dan Sandel, author of our Lutheran Men song, and Rita's uncle, died this morning.

Our deep condolences go out to the family of Dan Sandel, 
who died at age 96 on Thursday, December 8th at the Lexington Medical Center.

A funeral will be held at St Thomas Lutheran Church 
one week from tomorrow on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 pm.

There will be a visitation with the family one hour before the funeral between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

A graveside committal service in the St Thomas cemetery will be held immediately after the funeral.

Please keep Dan's family in your prayers.


2022 1208 Kevin Wicker

There’s still time to donate to the SCLMM Committee of 100 for 2022.   Our mission congregations are counting on us for our support. 

You can mail your gifts to Kevin Wicker, 977 Quail Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488.


Thank you and Merry Christmas!