It is with the deepest regret that the Watson family announces the death of their beloved wife and mother, Penelope Sarah Watson (June 6, 1944 - September 9, 2020). A graduate of the Witwatersrand University's School for Library Science, Penelope served in the Namibian Government's public library service, opening libraries in the 10 years after independence in places as far afield as Katima Mulilo, Omuthiya, and Rosh Pinah. She delighted in sharing her great love of books and reading, and will be sorely missed. Her family was blessed to have her in their lives.

There will be no memorial service due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. . . . (Revelation 20:12, ESV)

Carrol Allen

Carrol Allen, 94, is under quarantine in her long-term care facility, and would greatly appreciate being able to connect with the brethren. Her facility will schedule (and initiate) a FaceTime chat for any interested in reaching out to her. The available time is in the afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30 PM (Mountain time). Please remember that at her age, she may not be up for a long conversation. If interested, please contact the church office. Thank you.


We are grieved to report the death of Shadd Christian Fincher II, 28, son of Jessica Clifton of Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020, at his home. He suffered a fatal reaction to a drug he was taking. A graduate of South Point High School in Rock Hill, Christian was an avid musician, excelling at piano and guitar, and he loved cars and working on them. Please pray for the comfort of his family as they mourn his loss.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 9, at 2 PM at

Harvest Ministries Church
1211 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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Shadd Christian Fincher Gets More Than a Facelift!

Church of the Great God is pleased to present an all-new! Webmaster David Grabbe rolled out the new site this afternoon, Wednesday, July 22, after several years of work of designing and building a new site from the ground up. Kristen Collins assisted him in designing an updated look that is more appealing to the eye.

The new site contains all the information the old site had and retains the tab system of drop-down menus. In that way, it should function like the old website, flattening the learning curve for navigating the new site. Perhaps the most obvious difference is the increase in graphics, especially on the home page, which provides access to the most recent Berean Daily Verse and Comment, sermonette, sermon, commentary, and CGG Weekly essay, as well as the latest Forerunner articles. It has also been optimized to work better on cellphones and tablets.

A new feature is the improved search function, which comes preloaded with CGG titles, topics, and verses that will narrow the search as more is typed. This should make finding that sermon or article that much easier!

The former "Church News" and "Special Announcements" pages have been combined into one called "Announcements." The ministerial traveling schedule has has been moved to a separate page, "Ministerial Visits," under the "Events" tab. The "Bible Hymnal" page can now be found under the "Library" tab as "Hymns."

We sincerely hope you like the look and improved functionality of the new!


We are greatly saddened to report the death of James Lamon, 31, of Santa Maria, California, on Friday afternoon, July 17, 2020. An experienced rider, James was involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle near his home. Please pray for the comfort of his wife, Stasia, as she grieves his loss. She thanks those who have prayed, called, and sent messages to her during this time.


Ryan and Jenny McClure of Indian Land, South Carolina, are excited to announce the birth of Conor Hughes McClure! He was born on Tuesday, July 14, at 11:16 AM, weighing in at 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. Conor is their third son and fourth child. Both Jenny and baby Conor are doing well! The McClure’s would like to thank you again for all of your prayers and notes throughout the pregnancy and birth. Congratulations!

Conor Hughes McClure


Carin Reeter, daughter of Brett and Kathy Reeter of Granby, Colorado, and Mike Sherry announce their engagement to be married. The wedding will be held in Piqua, Ohio, on Friday, August 7, 2020. Due to the current pandemic situation, attendance is limited to mostly immediate family, but the couple hopes to share time with everyone soon.