Irmo, SC - The Salvation Army Church of Irmo recently hosted their 2019 Annual Luncheon for the church’s women’s fellowship club know in 130 countries as The Home League. The guest speaker was retired Salvation Army officer, Major Betty Carver, who entertained, educated, and edified the crowd with a presentation she simple called “HATS!”.
The decor supported that theme, with most of those in attendance also arriving with festive, finery upon their heads. Irmo’s Home League Secretary, Lois Rawls, welcomed the ladies, and was later honored herself, for her faithful service to the group. The church’s pastor, Captain Amy Rockwell, then lit a white candle to represent the light of Jesus Christ, reminding the group that everything done in The Home League should be done in His name, without discrimination. Next, four long-time Home League members each lit a taper from that central candle, to symbolize the fourfold purpose of their weekly meetings: fellowship, education, worship, and service.
The Home League of Irmo’s next meeting (September 26) will be dedicated to preparation for the club’s next big project- a flea market they plan to hold in the church’s parking lot on Saturday, September 28, from 8am to 2pm. The flea market will be held rain or shine, and vendors may rent spots- two parking spaces wide- for $15. The Home League will also have a rummage sale themselves that day. While this is their attempt at hosting a flea market, the women anticipate a good turn out, because the event is the same weekend as Irmo’s famous Okra Strut Festival, and the parade will end close to their location.
The Salvation Army is located at 7532 Irmo Drive in Irmo, SC. The Home League meets there at noon, every Thursday, and all women age 16 and up are welcome. Anyone interested in attending Home League or reserving a spot for the upcoming Flea Market is welcome to call or text Captain Rockwell at 803-466-1071, for more information.