We celebrate 58 years of lake ministry at the Lake at Clarks Hill, Lake Thurmond!
Worship services are held at our Chapel Under the Pines every Sunday at 8:45 am in June and July. You can reach the chapel by boat, or by car. We encourage you to bring a chair if you can, bench seating is available and many families choose to worship from their boat.
Restrooms are available, as well as a picnic area for fellowship after the service.
12553 Hwy 28 South
Clarks Hill, SC 29821
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2022 Lake Worship Speaker Schedule
June 5: Rev. Mark Maund, Pastor, Riverview Church
June 12: Rev. Beth Sanders, Mission Specialist, UMC, SE District
June 19: Rev. Jeff Pullium, Retired Clergy
June 26: Dennis Sodomka, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
July 3: Rev. Rick Herring, Pastor, Pierce UMC
July 11: Stephanie Quattlebaum, St. John UMC
July 18: Rev. Robert Patton, Pastor, Modoc Baptist Church
July 24: Rev. Jeff Newlin, Retired Presbyterian Clergy
July 31: Rev. Jennifer Anderson, Pastor, St. John UMC
Our lake property is available for recreational use throughout the year.
As per normal procedure, members with a key are welcome to enjoy the property for day use at any time. If you need a key, contact the church. If you have lost your key, we appreciate a $5 donation for a new one. The key unlocks the gate and the men and women’s bathrooms in the red building. If you decide to camp or rent the pavilion or lodge, please check the calendar and then make your request to the church by email or phone 706-724-9641. Although pavilion or lodge may be rented, other church members may still visit the property. Please, everyone follow guidelines and check-in/check-out procedures (e.g. the water is turned on and off with each visit). Always let us know if you see a problem.
Annual Events Include:
Memorial Day – Our unofficial kick off to our summer season. Lake Day Picnic (for all ages) – swimming, boating, food & fellowship. Bring your own picnic. Gates open at 10am.
July 4th – Lake Day (for all ages) – swimming, boating, & fellowship.
Labor Day – Lake Day Picnic (for all ages) – swimming, boating, food & fellowship. The church will provide main dish, drinks and water. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Gates open at 10am.
Harvest Festival – Saturday in November – hayrides, chili cook-off contest, games, sunset photos, campfire, food & fellowship