Archive for April, 2007

Bulletin: week of 4-29-2007

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Our last Norris Fest meeting is today at 4:45 pm in the auditorium. If you are willing to help, please be there! We will have our Prayer Walk for the Fest on Tuesday, May 8th at 7 pm at the park.

We will have Baptism tonight at the beginning of the Evening Service. Candidate, please meet with the pastor in his study at 6:30 pm.

The Hutchings’ will provide food and the Zeigler’s will provide drinks for Fusion, May 2nd.

Our Mother’s Day Offering for the South Carolina Baptist Ministries For the Aging will be taken on May 13, 2007. Our church goal is $1200. Over the past two years our offerings have helped to give new life to this ministry that had previously been in danger of closing the Bethea Baptist and Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Communities. Please pray and give as God leads.

Young at Heart: If you would be willing to work for a little over an hour under the Young at Heart Tent at the Community Fest, please sign up in either vestibule for a time slot to work. We will be giving out mortuary fans and will have three rockers furnished.

White men, 50 and older, minority or high risk men 45 and older:
Sign up for PSA Screening that will be offered for FREE at the Norris Fest on May 12th. Palmetto Heath Baptist Easley will be doing the screening. We need at least 25 men to be eligible for the grant money of $1,000. Sign-up sheet at the front of the church.

If you are interested in going to Camp Marietta, please let Janie Swords know by May 6th. Camp fee is $90 and $180 for non-church member. Make you check payable to Norris First Baptist Church and give it to Janie by May 6th. Camp date for ages 13-18 is July 9-13. If you are age 7-12, please see Janie to select a date for you.

Begin your spring cleaning now. Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to New Orleans will be May 5th. There will be a pancake breakfast, hot dog lunch, car wash and a big yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 4th for you to drop off any yard sale items.

Peggy Plyer from Cateechee Baptist Church is trying to get the blood mobile to come to the Norris Fest for Janice Stancil (Jeff’s Hungry House). They will not come unless 25 people have been signed up to give. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule if you would be willing to give.

We received $633 for the work of the Gideons last Sunday. Thank you for supporting this great ministry.

Mission team and parents of students, please mark your calendars for the following events:
5/5—Fund Raiser
5/13—T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble
5/20—Personal Info and medical forms turned in
6/3—Team members and parents meeting
6/8—Packing for trip
6/9—Leave for New Orleans

We will have a parent/child dedication on Mother’s Day, May 13th in the 11 am service. If you would like to participate, you need to let the office know and complete a form.

Schedule for Youth Soft-Ball, 2007
RS1 Saturday May 5 1 pm
RS1 Monday May 14 7 pm
RS1 Saturday May 19 1 pm
RS1=Rock Spring in Easley

Saturday, May 5 from 11:30-1:30, Palmetto Health Baptist Easley invites you to attend our 2nd Annual Celebrating Women event at Brushy Creek Baptist-Christian Life Center, 100 Clay Street, Easley. Come and learn about women’s health issues and win great prizes. You could even be Queen for a Day! Women of all ages are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Event Schedule: 11:30-12:00, Lunch; 12:00-1:30, Women’s Health Speakers. RSVP for lunch by April 30—call 442-7714.

AWANA Leader Appreciation Dinner, May 18th at 6:00 pm at Just More Barbeque in Pendleton. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends will start on June 6th.

Bulletin: week of 4-22-07

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Flowers are placed in the sanctuary today by Ken and Linda Simpson and J. W. Smith in honor of J. W. Smith and in loving memory of Mrs. Sara Smith.

The Walters’ will provide food and the Hooker’s will provide drinks for Fusion, April 25th.

Acteens: Our monthly meeting will be on Saturday, April 28th from 9 am until 12 noon in the fellowship building. Bring your Bible and Priceless book.

Community Fest T-shirt money is due today. Pay Karen Kimble.

Norris Fest meeting on April 29th at 4:45 pm in the auditorium. This is the last meeting before the fest. We ask that everyone helping, please plan on attending.

Sherry Kelley Group will meet Tuesday, April 24th in the fellowship building at 7 pm.

A called meeting of the SCBC will be April 26 at 1:00 pm at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo. We are entitled to 25 messengers. If you are interested in going with the pastor and being a messenger, tell the pastor. We will be voting on a new Executive Director-Treasurer for the State Convention.

All students, parents and adults, who are planning to go on the mission trip, please meet after the 11 am service today. This is a very important meeting! Volunteer personal information and your medical forms will be necessary for this trip.

We received a total of $2,554 for Loyd and Louise Bowers. Thank you for your generous giving.

The Men’s Fraternity will meet in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom on Saturday at 7:30 am.

Flora Ann Group will meet in the home of Ginger Haynes Thursday, April 26th at 7 pm.

Our Mother’s Day Offering for the South Carolina Baptist Ministries For the Aging will be taken on May 13, 2007. Our church goal is $1200. Over the past two years our offerings have helped to give new life to this ministry that had previously been in danger of closing the Bethea Baptist and Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Communities. Please pray and give as God leads.

Young at Heart: If you would be willing to work for a little over an hour under the Young at Heart Tent at the Community Fest, please sign up in either vestibule for a time slot to work. We will be giving out mortuary fans and will have three rockers furnished.

AWANA Leader Appreciation Dinner, May 18th at 6:00 pm at Just More Barbeque in Pendleton. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

White men, 50 and older, minority or high risk men 45 and older:
Sign up for PSA Screening that will be offered for FREE at the Norris Fest on May 12th. Palmetto Heath Baptist Easley will be doing the screening. We need at least 25 men to be eligible for the grant money of $1,000. Sign-up sheet at the front of the church.

The Lord has opened the door for Rose Merck to go to Uganda, Africa to share in song and testimony at a women’s conference. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Pray and see if God wants you to be a part of this blessing.

If you are interested in going to Camp Marietta, please let Janie Swords know by May 6th. Camp fee is $90 and $180 for non-church member. Make you check payable to Norris First Baptist Church and give it to Janie by May 6th. Camp date for ages 13-18 is July 9-13. If you are age 7-12, please see Janie to select a date for you.

Begin your spring cleaning now. Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to New Orleans will be May 5th. There will be a pancake breakfast, hot dog lunch, car wash and a big yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 4th for you to drop off any yard sale items.

Mission team and parents of students, please mark your calendars for the following events:
4/22—Team members and parents meeting
5/5—Fund Raiser
5/13—T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble
5/20—Personal Info and medical forms turned in
6/3—Team members and parents meeting
6/8—Packing for trip
6/9—Leave for New Orleans

We will have a parent/child dedication on Mother’s Day, May 13th in the 11 am service. If you would like to participate, you need to let the office know and complete a form.

Schedule for Youth Soft-Ball, 2007
RS1 Saturday April 28 1 pm
RS1 Saturday May 5 1 pm
RS1 Monday May 14 7 pm
RS1 Saturday May 19 1 pm
RS1=Rock Spring in Easley

Saturday, May 5 from 11:30-1:30, Palmetto Health Baptist Easley invites you to attend our 2nd Annual Celebrating Women event at Brushy Creek Baptist-Christian Life Center, 100 Clay Street, Easley. Come and learn about women’s health issues and win great prizes. You could even be Queen for a Day! Women of all ages are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Event Schedule: 11:30-12:00, Lunch; 12:00-1:30, Women’s Health Speakers. RSVP for lunch by April 30.

Newsletter: April

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

The undercover man
While greeting people after the Easter service, a pastor was surprised to see a member who rarely attended worship. He asked the man to wait for him until everyone had left.
When they were alone, the preacher said to the man, “John, I’m so glad to see you today. Listen, I have a request to make of you. I want you, beginning today, to join the army of the Lord.”
The man smiled and said, “Pastor, I’m already in the army of the Lord.”
“Now, John,” protested the pastor, “how can you say that? I only see you at Easter and Christmas.”
John leaned close to the pastor and whispered, “I’m in the Secret Service.”
I don’t believe the Lord’s army has Secret Service agents! He only has witnesses! Are you one?
Living for Jesus, Royce

Christian Love and Sympathy
Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the Doug Haynes family in his home going.

Coming in May
Victorious Family & Marriage Conference, May 18-19 at Taylors First Baptist Church. Conference speakers are Michael and Amy Smalley. Cost is $55 per person. You can register online: www.scbaptist.org/family.

Mother’s Day Offering
Our Mother’s Day Offering for the South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging will be taken on May 13, 2007. Our church goal is $1200. Over the past two years our offerings have helped to give new life to this ministry that had previously been in danger of closing the Bethea Baptist and Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Communities. Please pray and give as God leads.

SCBC called meeting
A called meeting of the SCBC will be April 26 at 1 pm at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo. We are entitled to 25 messengers. If you are interested in going with the pastor and being a messenger, let him know. We will be voting on a new Executive Director-Treasurer for the State Convention.

2007 Summer Mission Trip Fundraiser
Begin your Spring Cleaning now!! Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to New Orleans will be May 5th. We will have a pancake breakfast, hot dog lunch, car wash and a Big yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 4th for you to drop off yard sale items.
All students, parents and adults who are planning to go on the Mission Trip, please meet after the 11 am service on April 22nd. This is a very important meeting! You will receive Volunteer Personal Information and your medical forms will be necessary for this trip.

Schedule of events for mission team:
Camp Marietta
If you are interested in going to Camp Marietta, please let Janie Swords know by May 6th. Camp fee is $90 and $180 for a non-church member. Please make your check payable to Norris First Baptist Church and give it to Janie by May 6th. Camp date for ages 13-18 will be July 9-13. If you are age 7-12, please see Janie to select a date for you.

Norris Fest
Norris Fest meeting April 29th at 4:45 pm in the auditorium. This is the last meeting before the fest. We ask that everyone helping, please plan on attending.
Your Norris Community Fest T-shirt money is due by April 22. Please pay Karen Kimble.

Mission trip to Uganda, Africa
The Lord has opened the door for Rose Merck to go to Uganda, Africa to share in song and testimony at a women’s conference. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Pray and see if God wants you to be a part of the blessing.

Bulletin: week of 4-15-07

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Flowers are placed in the sanctuary today by Wayne and Karen Chastain in honor of Lois Gaines’ 90th birthday.

Blood Pressure check after both morning services.

This morning you will have the opportunity to give to the building fund. Visitors are not expected to participate.

We will be receiving a special love offering for Louise Bowers this morning.

The Youth would like to invite the church family and friends to their True Love Waits ceremony. The students will be pledging sexual purity to God, their family, their future spouse and the church.

Get your tickets! After morning worship services, the youth will be selling tickets to: “ A Dinner and a Show.”

Church Council will meet today at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom. All organizational leaders are asked to attend.

The Washburn’s will provide food and the Zeigler’s will provide drinks for Fusion, April 18th.

Acteens: Our monthly meeting will be on Saturday, April 21st from 9 am until 12 noon in the fellowship building. Bring your Bible and Priceless book.

Community Fest T-shirt money is due by April 22nd. Pay Karen Kimble.

Sherry Kelley Group will meet Tuesday, April 24th in the fellowship building at 7 pm.

A called meeting of the SCBC will be April 26 at 1:00 pm at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo. We are entitled to 25 messengers. If you are interested in going with the pastor and being a messenger, tell the pastor. We will be voting on a new Executive Director-Treasurer for the State Convention.

Young at Heart: If you would be willing to work for a little over an hour under the Young at Heart Tent at the Community Fest, please sign up in either vestibule for a time slot to work. We will be giving out mortuary fans and will have three rockers furnished.

AWANA Leader Appreciation Dinner, May 18th at 6:00 pm at Just More Barbeque in Pendleton. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

The Lord has opened the door for Rose Merck to go to Uganda, Africa to share in song and testimony at a women’s conference. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Pray and see if God wants you to be a part of this blessing.

Begin your spring cleaning now. Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to New Orleans will be May 5th. There will be a pancake breakfast, hot dog lunch, car wash and a big yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 4th for you to drop off any yard sale items.

Note: All students, parents and adults who are planning to go on the mission trip, please meet after the 11 am service on April 22nd. This is a very important meeting! You will receive Volunteer Personal Information and your medical forms that will be necessary for this trip.

Mission team and parents of students, please mark your calendars for the following events:

4/22—Team members and parents meeting
5/5—Fund Raiser
5/13—T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble
5/20—Personal Info and medical forms turned in
6/3—Team members and parents meeting
6/8—Packing for trip
6/9—Leave for New Orleans

If you are interested in going to Camp Marietta, please let Janie Swords know by May 6th; Camp fee is $90 and $180 for non-church member. Make you check payable to Norris First Baptist Church and give it to Janie by May 6th. Camp date for ages 13-18 is July 9-13. If you are age 7-12, please see Janie to select a date for you.

Easter Sunrise Service

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Easter Sunrise Service has been moved indoors to the Fellowship building due to the unseasonably cold weather. Easter Sunrise Service is still starting at 7:00 am.

Bulletin: week of 4-8-07

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Sunday School Classroom at 4:30 pm tomorrow.

Alice Johnson Group will meet at the church at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 10th to go out to eat.

The Smith’s will provide food and the Norris’ will provide drinks for Fusion, April 11th.

Next Sunday, April 15th, we will be receiving a special love offering for Louise Bowers. Louise has to travel to Duke University monthly, and it is very expensive. May God bless you as you support Loyd and Louise by giving to help meet their financial needs.

We have a Tellers Committee in our church who is responsible for counting and depositing the offering. Our Treasurer only writes checks and records the information. If you want a financial statement at the end of the year, you must use an offering envelope. Please print your name and the amount of the offering on the outside of the envelope. The Teller Committee gives this to the Treasurer. The church furnishes the offering envelopes. May God richly bless you for your obedience in giving so others can hear the Gospel.

A called meeting of the SCBC will be April 26 at 1:00 pm at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Irmo. We are entitled to 25 messengers. If you are interested in going with the pastor and being a messenger, tell the pastor. We will be voting on a new Executive Director-Treasurer for the State Convention.

Edwards Middle School is inviting Senior Citizens in the Clemson-Central-Six Mile area to be guest of the school on Thursday, April 26, 2007. The program, beginning at 10 am will be followed by guided tours and a lunch at the school’s expense. All Senior Citizens and anyone transporting and accompanying them are welcome. If you plan to attend, please call the school at 654-1400 by April 23 to make your reservation with the secretary, Mrs. Patsy Cantrell.

Fundraiser for Centrifuge: “dinner and a show” on April 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are for sale today for $5. Special deals for families.

True Love Waits: If students want rings, please tell Austin immediately. $15 for True Love Waits is due today.

Congratulations to Jody and Dana Whitaker on the birth of their son, Houston Wallace Whitaker born on April 3, 2007. He weighed eight pounds one ounce and was 20¾ inches long. He has a big sister, Hannah.

Sign-up sheet for Norris Fest is in the vestibule.

Sign-up sheet for the 2007 Mission trip is in the vestibule.

The Lord has opened the door for Rose Merck to go to Uganda, Africa to share in song and testimony at a women’s conference. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Pray and see if God wants you to be a part of this blessing.

Newsletter: April

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Preparing Him For Eternity
Helmut Thielicke (1909-1986), German Christian leader, describes the despair he often felt in his work in Stugart during the war. One day he stood before the concrete pit of a cellar which had been shattered by a bomb and in which more than fifty people had been killed. A woman came up to him and asked if he was the preacher Helmut Thielicke. He admitted he was. She responded, “My husband died down there. His place was right under the hole. The clean up squad was unable to find a trace of him; all that was left was his cap. We were there the last time you preached in the cathedral church. And here before this pit, I want to thank you for preparing him for eternity.” The Easter message is what prepares people for eternity.
Living for Jesus, Royce

Christian Love and Sympathy
Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the Rev. Harry Lee Thomas family and to the Reba Kelly family in their home going.

Special Love Offering
Sunday, April 15, we will be receiving a special love offering for Louise Bowers. The offering will be taken in both morning worship services. Louise has to travel to Duke University monthly, and it is very expensive. May God bless you as you support Loyd and Louise in giving to help meet their needs.

Yard Sale Fundraiser
Rose Merck will be having a yard sale April 7th located above Daniel High School to benefit Rose’s trip to Uganda, Africa. The cost is $3000 and is due June 30, 2007. Come out and support Rose!

Coming in May
Victorious Family & Marriage Conference, May 18-19 at Taylors First Baptist Church. Conference speakers are Michael and Amy Smalley. Early registration is on April 9th. Cost is $55 per person. You can register online: www.scbaptist.org/family.

Circle meeting in April
Dorcas group will meet in the Flora Garrett Sunday School Classroom on April 9th at 4:30 pm.

Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday
Come join us for Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning at 7 am in front of the fellowship building. After the service, Hardee’s biscuits will be served. We will have both morning worship services, but we will not have an evening service. Invite your friends to come and stay for Bible Study Fellowship and Worship Service.

High Attendance Sunday planned
for Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 8th, I am challenging our church to have High Attendance Sunday. Please invite those friends and neighbors who may be unchurched and encourage our members you haven’t seen in Sunday School in a while to attend. What better way to honor our Lord’s Resurrection than by studying His Word. Mike Kendrick.

National Child Identification Program
The National Child Identification Program was created in 1997 by the American Football Coaches (AFCA) as a community service initiative to help protect America’s youth and change the statistics related to missing children. The National Child Identification Program’s inkless fingerprint ID kit provides parents and guardians with a clean, convenient way to record their child’s fingerprints, DNA and physical characteristics in a kit they keep at home. You can order kits online at www.childidprogram.com. They are $9.95 each; or order by mail. Send check or money order to National Child ID Program, 4455 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1050, Dallas, Texas 75244. Phone: 972-934-2211

Edwards Middle School is sponsoring
Senior Citizen’s Day
Edward Middle School is inviting Senior Citizens in the Clemson-Central-Six Mile Norris area to be guests of the school on Thursday, April 26, 2007. The program, beginning at 10 am will be followed by guided tours and a lunch at the school’s expense. All Senior Citizens and anyone transporting and accompanying them are welcome. If you plan to attend, please call the school at 654-1400 by April 23 to make your reservation with the secretary, Mrs. Patsy Cantrell.

Thank you
Thank you for the cards, calls, food and especially your prayers. The Lola Bell Family.

Student News
Fundraiser for Centrifuge: “dinner and a show” on April 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are for sale this Sunday for $5. Special deals for families.

True Love Waits: If students want rings, please tell Austin immediately. $15 for True Love Waits is due this Sunday.