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Palmer Memorial Chapel is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to bookmark this page, and like our Facebook page: Palmer Memorial Chapel, Inc.

October's "Family Forum Live!"
"After the Funeral-Then What?" will be the topic on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6-8pm at our Columbia location.  We will have experts on the process of probate, a will vs. a trust, and estate planning.  Please share the news with others.

June's "Family Forum Live!"
Join us again as we help to spread the message Black Lives Matter. "An Endangered Species: Protecting the African American Male-Part 2," on Tuesday, June 16th. 6:00pm-8:00pm at Birnie Hope Center.

Download the original flyer here (PDF)

May's "Family Forum Live!"
Join us again as we help to spread the message Black Lives Matter. "An Endangered Species: Protecting the African American Male," on Monday May 18th. 6:00pm-8:00pm at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church.

Download the original flyer here (PDF) 

 April's "Family Forum Live!"
Join us as we celebrate the arts with internationally known Master Quilters Peggy Hartwell and Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal.  This conversation will occur Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6-8pm and is free to the public.

February's "Family Forum Live!"
To celebrate Black History Month, we are honored to have Congressmen James "Jim" Clyburn inspire all with his book talk,"Blessed Experiences"in our Columbia chapel on Tuesday, February 17,2015 from 6-8pm.  As always this event is free to the public.

January's "Family Forum Live!"
The topic will be: After the Funeral-Then What?  Professionals will provide information on the process of probate, estate, and financial planning.  This event will take place Tuesday, January 20 from 6-8pm in the chapel at our Columbia location, 1200 Fontaine Place.  As always, this event is free to the public. 

Palmer Memorial Chapel Bereavement Center
will host a workshop Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 6-8pm in our chapel at the Columbia location.  Kimberly Richardson, President and Founder, Widows of Opportunity will be the keynote speaker.  This event is free to the public. 

Hundreds turn out for Columbia walk against domestic violence

By Bertram Rantin
The State | October 14, 2012

Permeco Myers gazed at the hundreds of faces at Finlay Park on Saturday morning knowing that many staring back were walking the same dark road she once traveled.

For longer than anyone should, the state health department worker endured an abusive domestic relationship at the hands of someone who considered her “his property” and ultimately held her hostage for more than 20 hours while stabbing her repeatedly. Read More

November's Family Forum Live!   

Impacting Domestic Violence through Policy and Legislation. Our panel will include: SC State Representative from House District 79, Mia McLeod Butler, Survivor Dr. Karen Johnson, Attorney James Shadd, III, Richland County Sheriff Lott's representative Nina Mauldin and Social Worker Marjorie Hammock will be the moderator. This event will take place Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 6-8pm. Refreshments will be provided by Exclusive Berries and Treats. As always, this event is free to the public.

 Family Forum Live!  September 30,2014

Why Vote? Critical Issues for November-Preventing Future Ferguson's 

You will be able to register to vote as well as gain a picture ID.  Discussion will include: What offices will be on the ballot?  What decisions are facing midterm elections?  How can those who often do not show up to vote be convinced to participate this time? What is the likelihood of unseating incumbents?  
This event is free to the public.  Palmer Memorial Chapel, Inc.  1200 Fontaine Place  Columbia, SC  

Our "Family Forum Live!" panel on the Affordable Care Act included Rozalyn Goodwin Fache from the S.C. Hospital Assoication, Anita Grimes from  Consumers Choice Health Care Providers, and Dr. Stewart Hamilton of the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center.

 Columbia WACH FOX supports Palmer Memorial Chapel, Inc.'s community events.

 Our ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted by the Greater Columbiai Chamber of Commerce.  We were honored to have Mayor Steve Benjamin in attendance.

 The notable newspaper Carolina Panorama honored Palmer Memorial Chapel, Columbia for our legacy of giving excellent service to our community for over 30 years.

January's "Family Forum Live!"
Our dynamic panel included the following: Kela Thomas from the SC Department of Corrections Pardon and Parole Board; Mel Wallace from the SC Small Business Development Center; and Greg Davis from the SC Department of Commerce.  Charles Clyburn was the moderator.

February's "Family Forum Live!" topic was: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO VOTER SUPPRESSION AND THE CORRIDOR OF SHAME.  Our moderator was the acclaimed attorney Jerry Leo Finney who has a passion for the topic. Sitting to the far right is noted historican Dr. Larry Watson who is an expert on the 12 years of Reconstruction. We had a lively discussion and a strong attendance.  Please view our Facebook page, "Palmer Memorial Chapel, Inc." for a list of books to share with children on the topic. 

 From left to right February's panel included director and producer of the documentary Bud Ferrillo; Professors of African American history Dr. Bobby Donaldson and Dr. Millicent Brown.

On the far left is Jim Felder from the Voter Education Project who also was the first among three African Americans who served in the South Carolina legislator in the 1970's.  We were honored to have him in attendance.

We were honored to be a sponsor of Columbia's radio station WFMV's Family Fest. The gospel music was wonderful and we met many kind people. 

April's "Family Forum Live!" topic was: MENTAL HEALTH-EVERY FAMILY'S CHALLENGE.  Our awesome panel included: Camille Carpenter with 25 years experience as a mental health counselor; Cissy Weaver a survivor of mental illness and works with NAMI; Attorney James Shadd III;  and radio personality PA Bennett who was the moderator.   We were also honored to have Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott on the panel as well.

We proudly sponsor The Lazarus House's basketball team, The Sumter Crusaders.  We enjoy attending their practice sessions as well as the games.  The young men are from14-17 years old.  

Central Carolina Community Foundation had an interesting discussion on the attitudes of giving back to the community and included the uniqueness of each generation. 

An Endangered Species: Black Lives Matter-Now What?  Tuesday April, 19. 2016 
Our panel included the following:
Adam Dillihay,  HBCU's
Atty. Hemphill Pride, moderator
James Flowers, candidate for Richland County Sheriff
Joe Neal, Legislative
Atty. James Rogers, Criminal Attorney