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News: Thompson Funeral Homes voted #1 in Columbia for 3rd year in a row

A big thank you to everyone who voted Thompson Funeral Homes​ as #1 in Columbia! This is the 3rd year in a row that Columbia Living Magazine​ readers have voted Thompson as Best Funeral Home in the Midlands.

Register now for the Preplanning Seminar on May 24 at 6 pm. 

Join Thompson Funeral Homes for an educational seminar on Thursday, May 24th at 6PM with a complimentary meal. We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning. Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

Location: Private Property, 220 W Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Keynote Speaker: Brian Gargis, Licensed Funeral Director, Cremation & Advanced Planning Specialist.
RSVP: (803) 996-1023


Rekindling the Flame: 1-Day Conference for Healthcare Professionals

July 13, 2018
8 AM - 3:15 PM

Thompson Funeral Home and Medical Services of America Hospice proudly present a 1-day conference for healthcare professionals, "Rekindling the Flame: Sustaining your Passion as a Helping Professional." Join us Friday, July 13th at the William L. Yates Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210 from 8AM - 3:15PM. This program is approved for 3 social work hours and 2 non-social work hours by the National Association of Social Workers.

Agenda:

  • 8AM: Registration
  • 9AM - 10:30AM: "Sanity: The Art/Power of Self-Awareness, Self-Reflection and Self-Care in a Selfless Profession" presented by Carolyn English, LMSW
  • 10:45AM - 12:15PM: "Valuing the PEACE Within: Purpose, Expectations, Acceptance, Clarity, Engagement" presented by Tanieka Ward-Akabane, LMSW, MPA
  • 12:15PM - 1:15PM: Lunch Provided
  • 1:15PM - 3:15PM: Closing Keynote - "Understanding Our and Our Client's Stress: Practical Strategies That Will Help Prevent and Reduce Stress" presented by Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA

$35 Registration fee through July 2nd, 2018. $45 Registration fee after July 2nd, 2018. For questions about the conference:

Preplanning Seminar

May 24, 2018
6 PM

Join Thompson Funeral Homes for an educational seminar on Thursday, May 24th at 6PM with a complimentary meal. We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning. Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

Location: Private Property, 220 W Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Keynote Speaker: Brian Gargis, Licensed Funeral Director, Cremation & Advanced Planning Specialist.
RSVP: (803) 996-1023

Social Workers Continued Education Seminars

May 17 - November 15
2 PM - 4 PM

Thompson partners with DayBreak Adult Care Services, Inc. and MSA Hospice to offer monthly continuing education for social workers on the 3rd Thursday of every month (excluding July & December) from 2PM-4PM at EdVenture Children’s Museum.

Anyone interested in attending the seminar is welcome to register by calling Mary Beth at (803) 996-1023.

Topics & Speakers:
-May 17: "Changes to the NASW Code of Ethics" with Carla Damron, LISW-CP, Sam Cladwell, MSW, LISW-CP, & Jeanne Cook, MSW, LISW-CP.
- June 21: "Debunking Myths and Stereotypes of Mental Health in the Senior Community" with Janay Price, LISW-CP.
-August 16: "Enjoying the Rhythm of Life" with Cyndi Boot.
-September 20: "VA Benefits" with Kristen Swanson, LISW-CP.
-October 18: "How to Deal with the Holidays When Your Loved One Has a Cognitive Impairment" with Johnsie Douglas, M.Ed., LPC.
-November 15: "The End of the American Dream: Addressing Homelessness" with Lauren Wilkie, LISW-AP.

13th Annual First Responders' Cookout

May 10, 2018
11 AM - 2 PM

We are excited to invite all First Responders to our 13th annual cookout honoring YOU! Join us in the Community Room at Thompson at Greenlawn for food, fun, and thank you's for all you do for our community. Call Tonya Brazier for more information (803)776-1092. Hope to see you there!

Preplanning Seminar

April 19 & 24, 2018
11:30 AM

Join Thompson Funeral Homes on April 19th and 24th at JackSon's Southern Kitchen, 1213 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 for an educational seminar with lunch provided.

We will discuss the important benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning. Learn how to provide peace of mind for your loved ones and how to avoid mistakes often made during a time of grief.

RSVP: (803) 996-1023

Walk like Madd 2018

April 14, 2018
5 PM - 9 PM

Join us at 6:30 p.m. at the SC Criminal Justice Academy as we SHINE A LIGHT ON DUI at this year's 2018 Walk Like MADD. We will be there with our selfie booth, snacks and glow jewelry and hope you will walk with us!

To join our team - go to https://bit.ly/2GI0Zmw or look for Team Thompson on the Walk Like MADD website. 

Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the Walk starts at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a flashlight, as the sun will set prior to the completion of the walk. You won't want to miss this family friendly and important event. 

Please consider helping to create a future with no more victims of DUI.

58th Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service

April 1, 2018
7 AM - 8 AM

Join us for our 58th Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service.

Sunday, April 1, 2018
7:00 a.m.
Lakeside at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC

Alternate location (in case of rain): Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, located across the street 

This longstanding service is offered in partnership with Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenlawn Baptist Church, Lower Richland Ruritan Club, Mill Creek and McLeod United Methodist Churches, Trinity Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

For additional details, call 803-776-1092.

Preplanning Seminar and Luncheon

March 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM

Join us for a complimentary lunch and seminar to learn about planning funeral, burial and cremation services in advance. Planning your final arrangements in advance allows you to take control and ensures your wishes will be acted upon when the time comes.

Our preplanning lunch presentation also will cover other after-care topics such as Veterans' benefits, payment plans, worldwide travel protection and more.

Pick the date that works best for you - 
Thursday, March 22 or Tuesday, March 27
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ, 9563 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223

Space is limited, so please RSVP to 803-996-1023 to make your reservation today.

Preplanning Seminar and Luncheon

March 22, 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM

Join us for a complimentary lunch and seminar to learn about planning funeral, burial and cremation services in advance. Planning your final arrangements in advance allows you to take control and ensures your wishes will be acted upon when the time comes.

Our preplanning lunch presentation also will cover other after-care topics such as Veterans' benefits, payment plans, worldwide travel protection and more.

Pick the date that works best for you - 
Thursday, March 22 or Tuesday, March 27
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ, 9563 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223

Space is limited, so please RSVP to 803-996-1023 to make your reservation today.


Lunch and Learn

February 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM

Join us for a complimentary lunch and seminar to learn about planning funeral, burial and cremation services in advance. Planning your final arrangements in advance allows you to take control and ensures your wishes will be acted upon when the time comes.

Our pre-planning lunch presentation also will cover other after-care topics such as Veterans' benefits, payment plans, worldwide travel protection and more.

Pick the date that works best for you - 
Thursday, February 22 or Tuesday, February 27
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lizard's Thicket at 4610 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to 803-996-1023 to make your reservation today.

Lunch and Learn

February 22, 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM

Join us for a complimentary lunch and seminar to learn about planning funeral, burial and cremation services in advance. Planning your final arrangements in advance allows you to take control and ensures your wishes will be acted upon when the time comes.

Our pre-planning lunch presentation also will cover other after-care topics such as Veterans' benefits, payment plans, worldwide travel protection and more.

Pick the date that works best for you - 
Thursday, February 22 or Tuesday, February 27
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lizard's Thicket at 4610 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to 803-996-1023 to make your reservation today.

Coffee and Conversation

February 13, 2018
1 PM - 4 PM

Singles and singles again age 55 plus years who would enjoy good conversation with other folks over a cup of coffee, this is for you! It will be an enjoyable time as we gather for Coffee and Conversation. In addition to weekly meetings, we enjoy outings for meals and other excursions!

We meet every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the education building at Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Enter the church parking lot located behind the church off Naples Avenue.

While Cayce UMC has generously donated the meeting space, this program is not affiliated with the church. These gatherings are social in nature. No solicitation regarding services or products will be made.

Coffee and Conversation Valentine's Party

February 13, 2018
1 PM - 4 PM

Attention all singles and singles again age 55 plus years!!

Our Coffee and Conversation group is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special soup and sandwich pot luck party. No need to bring any food - Just bring yourself and prepare for a wonderful time of fellowship and festivities!! 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Education Building at Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Enter the church parking lot located behind the church off Naples Avenue.