Archive for September, 2007

Bulletin: week of 9-30-2007

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The McConnell’s will provide food and the Bagwell’s will provide drinks for Fusion, Wednesday, October 3rd. Revolution extends an invitation to those who serve snacks to stay and worship and fellowship with us.

Acteens: Our October meeting will be Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Sunday School room downstairs near the water fountain. We will work on our World Craft party and we need your help. Bring your Bible and Missions Quest.

Sign-up sheets for food for the End of Summer picnic at Central Recreation Park are in both vestibules, on the table downstairs near the choir room and the adult Sunday School Classrooms. The church will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs and buns.

The Mexico Mission Team will have hotdog plates after the singing tonight in the fellowship building. It is on a donation basis. Come and support our missionaries.

The Southern Gospel group, Heart Sound, will be worshipping with us, October 7th in the evening service. Plan on being here and bringing a friend.

Young at Heart: Garrett Tours will be hosting a bus trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country for our Young at Heart Group on May 19-24, 2008 (Mon.—Sat.). The YAH Team is coordinating with Garrett Tours on the cost and itinerary. This will be pay your own way, and we will use the installment plan. The cost is estimated to be around $100.00 per day, per person. We plan to have the final details as soon as possible. We are asking you to sign up before we know the exact cost so we can determine if we have enough people to continue with the trip plans. To secure your place on the bus, please sign up in either vestibule by today. If you sign up, when the final details are announced and you feel this trip is not for you, you can remove your name at that time.

You are invited to attend the 2007 Pink Luncheon in honor and support of those touched by breast cancer on October 27, 2007 from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center. You will enjoy speakers, personal testimonies and free lunch.

Mark your calendars: End of summer picnic at Central Recreation Park on October 6th. Cooking will begin around 3:00 pm, we will eat around 5:00 pm.
Revival with Rev. Jimmy Cox—October 21st through October 24th.

There will be a special meeting for the Flora Ann Group, Sunday, October 7th at 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

The students will be going to Six Flags over Georgia on October 20th. The cost to students is $13 each. Deadline for payment and certainty of your going is October 5th. Adults that want to go see Austin.

Our student Revolution Praise Band will be having a fundraiser on Friday night, October 26th to pay for a conference we went to in July. We hope to raise more money than we need. The extra money will go to the Mexico mission trip or the building fund. This will be an outside concert with food. Tickets are available today. The cost of a ticket is $5 and this will include tasty food. See you there.

The Children’s Fellowship Team is planning a Fall Festival for October 20th for our children here at First Baptist Church. The Festival starts at 4:30 pm and will end at 6:30 pm. We will have hay rides, pumpkin decorating (please bring your own small pumpkin), games, food, story time and trunk or treat. The children may dress up in western wear, characters of the Bible or farm animals. Sign-up sheet to attend is in the vestibule.
We need volunteers to decorate their car trunks and participate in the trunk or treat for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

We also need bags of candy donated for the “trunk or treat.” We are placing a container in each Sunday School Classroom in which to place your bags of candy. We appreciate all of your support for our children.

On October 28th after the 11 AM Service, we will be having a Pastor Appreciation luncheon in honor of Pastor Royce and Austin. Please bring a well-filled basket and enjoy a time of food and fellowship. Let’s show these gentlemen how much we appreciate them and their service to our church.

Bulletin: week of 09-23-07

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

We have received $1120.44 for our Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions. We need $279.56 to meet our church goal of $1400.

The Properties Team will meet at 5:30 pm in the Spares & Pairs Classroom.

The Teller Ministry Team will meet briefly following the evening service tonight in the Adult Men’s Classroom.

2007 Mexico Mission Team will meet today at 5 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

Called Deacon meeting today at 5:30 pm.

The Staff Recognition Team will meet today at 5 pm in the College and Careers Classroom.

The Boggs’ will provide food and the Swords’ will provide drinks for Fusion Wednesday, September 26th. Revolution extends an invitation to those who serve snacks to stay and worship and fellowship with us.

Our Girls in Actions have been busy this summer creating crafts for the GA Craft Fair today after the 11 am Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. They learned about missionaries that created crafts to use as witnessing tools, so they decided to create their own crafts. The GA’s will have bookmarks, candle holders, baskets and items from missionaries for sale. All donations will go to the Piedmont Baptist Association mission trailer fund.

The Flora Ann Group will meet on Monday, September 24th at the home of Susan Yates at 7:00 pm.

Young at Heart: All those who have committed to go to Pigeon Forge, meet at the church Thursday at 8:00 am to load the vans and leave. Note that this is a change in departure time from the previous plans. Eat breakfast before you leave.

A special thank you to our Heath Ministry Team for all their hard work at the Norris Fest in signing men up for the Prostate Cancer Screening. Because of the number of men screened, Palmetto Health Baptist has donated $1000 to the church. This will help in next year’s Norris Fest.

Southern Care Hospice needs volunteers to sit with patients in our area. At present they have four patients. This is part of the Stephens Ministries.

You are invited to attend the 2007 Pink Luncheon in honor and support of those touched by breast cancer on October 27, 2007 from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center. You will enjoy speakers, personal testimonies and free lunch.

Young at Heart: Garrett Tours will be hosting a bus trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country for our Young at Heart Group on May 19-24, 2008 (Mon.—Sat.). The YAH Team is coordinating with Garrett Tours on the cost and itinerary. This will be pay your own way, and we will use the installment plan. The cost is estimated to be around $100.00 per day, per person. We plan to have the final details as soon as possible. We are asking you to sign up before we know the exact cost so we can determine if we have enough people to continue with the trip plans. To secure your place on the bus, please sign up in either vestibule by September 30th. If you sign up, when the final details are announced and you feel this trip is not for you, you can remove your name at that time.

Young at Heart: On Saturday, December 8th, we are going to Lexington, SC to see the drama of “This Man Called Jesus” presented by Lake Murray Baptist Church. We will travel by bus and have dinner during the trip. The cost to you would be only $10. We need you to sign up by today to secure a place on the bus. Details and money deadline will be announced.

Mark your calendars: End of summer picnic at Central Recreation Park on October 6th.
Revival with Rev. Jimmy Cox—October 21st through October 24th.

Students: Remember this Wednesday morning is See You at the Pole. Find out what time your school is having this event and the details of the event. It will be in the morning before class. If your school is not doing or having anything that you know of, let Austin know.

The student council will meet at 8:00 Wednesday night after revolution.

The students will be going to Six Flags over Georgia. The cost to students is $13 each. Deadline for payment and certainty of your going is October 5th. Adults that want to go see Austin.

Our student Revolution Praise Band will be having a fundraiser on Friday night, October 26th to pay for a conference we went to in July. We hope to raise more money than we need. The extra money will go to the Mexico mission trip or the building fund. This will be an outside concert with food. We will be selling tickets next Sunday. Tickets will be $5 and this will include tasty food. See you there.

The Children’s Fellowship Team is planning a Fall Festival for October 20th for our children here at First Baptist Church. The Festival starts at 4:30 pm and will end at 6:30 pm. We will have hay rides, pumpkin decorating (please bring your own small pumpkin), games, food, story time and trunk or treat. The children may dress up in western wear, characters of the Bible or farm animals. Sign-up sheet to attend is in the vestibule.
We need volunteers to decorate their car trunks and participate in the trunk or treat for the Children’s fellowship festival. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

We also need bags of candy donated for the “trunk or treat.” We are placing a container in each Sunday School Classroom in which to place your bags of candy. We appreciate all of your support for our children.

Thank you for supporting our 2007 Mexico Mission Team yesterday. We have eleven signed up to go. The cost of the trip is $750 per person and that does not cover the cost of their food to and from the Mexico Border. God has provided through you the money to build the church, but our team needs your help. Pray and if God leads you to support one of our team members, do so! God will bless you for it. Bro. Royce

Newsletter: 9-18-2007

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Making Decisions
As I write this it is Monday morning. We got home about 7:30 pm last night. We had a little jet lag as there is about three hours difference in time. Thank you for allowing us the time to be away. It was great!! Yellowstone and Alaska were so beautiful! I can’t imagine how beautiful heaven must be! We serve a great and loving God. He does not want anyone to spend eternity away from Him. So let us tell everyone we know about Jesus and the price He paid so they too can go to heaven.
Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

Christian Love and Sympathy
Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Lucy Weems and family in the death of her son, Charles Weems; to Meryl O’Donald and family in the death of her grandfather, Edward Horton and to Gabe Washburn in the death of his mother, Mrs. Washburn.

Mexico Mission Fundraiser
September 22nd, First Baptist Church Norris will have its Mexico Mission Trip Fundraiser. The schedule is:
Made to order pancake breakfast from 8:00 am until 10:30 am. Yard sale and car wash 8 am till 12 noon and hotdog lunch from 11 am till 1:00 pm. Please stop by.

Circle Meeting
The Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, September 24th at the home of Susan Yates at 7:00 pm.

Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions
We have received $1120.44 for the offering for State Missions. We still need $279.56 to meet our church goal of $1400. Pray and give.

GA Craft Fair
Our Girls in Action have been busy this summer creating crafts for the GA Craft Fair on Sunday, September 23rd after the 11 am Worship Service in the fellowship building. They learned about missionaries that created crafts to use as witnessing tools, so the decided to create their own crafts. The GA’s will have bookmarks, candle holders, baskets and items from missionaries for sale. All donations will go to the Piedmont Baptist Association Mission Trailer Fund.

Student News
See You at the Pole on September 26th. This is a time Christians around the nation pray at the flagpoles of their schools before class that morning.

Youth get pumped up for home groups. Any adults that would like to have the youth over to their house some Saturday evening/night, talk to Austin.

At First Baptist Church Norris, we find Wednesday nights to be a night our church can minister to the community. We continue to work at this ministry so that God would receive glory. This coming Thursday the 20th, we will be visiting our community. If you are interested in visiting some people for the ministry of this church, please talk to Austin or sign up in the entrance of the church.

Mark Your Calendar
End of summer picnic at Central Recreation Park on October 6th.
Revival with Rev. Jimmy Cox—October 21st through 24th.

Bulletin: week of 9-16-2007

Friday, September 14th, 2007

We will be receiving our Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions this morning. Our church goal is $1400. Pray and give as God leads.

The Norris’ will provide food and the McMahan’s will provide drinks for Fusion Wednesday, September 19th. Revolution extends an invitation to those who serve snacks to stay and worship and fellowship with us.

The pastor will be back in the office tomorrow.

Children’s Fellowship Team meeting today at 5 pm in the Young Married Sunday School Classroom.

2007 Mexico Mission Team yard sale, car wash and food on Saturday, September 22nd. Clean out your closets. The fellowship building will be open all day Friday so you can drop your things off. Team members need to be at the church Saturday morning no later than 7:00 am.

AWANA begins this Wednesday night, September 19th, from 6:30 pm until 8 pm.

Our Girls in Actions have been busy this summer creating crafts for the GA Craft Fair on Sunday, September 23 after the 11 am Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. They learned about missionaries that created crafts to use as witnessing tools, so they decided to create their own crafts. The GA’s will have bookmarks, candle holders, baskets and items from missionaries for sale. All donations will go to the Piedmont Baptist Association mission trailer fund.

The Flora Ann Group will meet on Monday, September 24th at the home of Susan Yates at 7:00 pm.

Free PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer (Black men age 40+ and White men 50+) on Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 4 pm until 7 pm at Palmetto Health Baptist Easley. For more information please call 442-7791.

Young at Heart: Garrett Tours will be hosting a bus trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country for our Young at Heart Group on May 19-24, 2008. (Mon.—Sat.) The YAH Team is coordinating with Garrett Tours on the cost and itinerary. This will be pay your own way, and we will use the installment plan. The cost is estimated to be around $100.00 per day, per person. We plan to have the final details as soon as possible. We are asking you to sign up before we know the exact cost so we can determine if we have enough people to continue with the trip plans. To secure your place on the bus, please sign up in either vestibule by September 30th.

Young at Heart: On Saturday, December 8th, we are going to Lexington, SC to see the drama of “This Man Called Jesus” presented by Lake Murray Baptist Church. We will travel by bus and have dinner during the trip. The cost to you would be only $10. We need you to sign up by September 23rd to secure a place on the bus. Details and money deadline will be announced.

Students: See you at Pole is on September 26th. This is a time Christians around the nation pray at the flagpoles of their schools before class that morning.

This Thursday, September 20th, we will be visiting our community. If you are interested in visiting some people for the ministry of this church, please talk to Austin or sign up in the entrance of the church.

Youth get pumped up for home groups. Any adults that would like to have the youth over to their house some Saturday evening/night, talk to Austin.

Our two new deacons are Ron Alexander and Walter Perry.

Schedule copies for the Security Team for the new year are located on the table in the vestibule.

Bulletin: week of 9-9-2007

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Blood pressure check after both morning worship services.

Money for the Women of Faith Conference tickets is due today. Cost is $45 and you may give the money to Rosanne Maw.

Today at 5 pm, we will have a meeting to discuss the van ministry. Van drivers, those who ride along and anyone interested in the van ministry in general, please attend this meeting.

The Herd’s will provide food and the Baker’s will provide drinks for Fusion Wednesday, September 12th. Revolution extends an invitation to those who serve snacks to stay and worship and fellowship with us.

The Dorcas Group will meet tomorrow, September 10th at 4:30 pm in the Flora Garrett Sunday School Classroom.

Alice Johnson Group will meet Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 at the church. We will be eating out. Please remember to bring your special offering for Hospice of the Upstate.

Larry Henderson will be leading Bible Study Wednesday night.

Acteens: Our monthly meeting will be Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am—12:00 noon in the Fellowship Building. Please bring your Bible and your Missions Quest.

September 9-16 is the 2007 Season of Prayer for State Missions. Our Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions goal is $1400. We ask that you begin praying now for how you can play your part in this mission. This offering will be received September 16th.

Children’s Fellowship Team meeting Sunday, September 16th at 5 pm in the Young Married Sunday School Classroom.

2007 Mexico Mission Team yard sale, car wash and food on Saturday, September 22nd. Clean out your closets.

AWANA begins September 19th from 6:30 pm until 8 pm.

Our Girls in Actions have been busy this summer creating crafts for the GA Craft Fair on Sunday, September 23 after the 11 am Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. They learned about missionaries that created crafts to use as witnessing tools, so they decided to create their own crafts. The GA’s will have bookmarks, candle holders, baskets and items from missionaries for sale. All donations will go to the Piedmont Baptist Association mission trailer fund.

The Flora Ann Group will meet on Monday, September 24th at the home of Susan Yates at 7:00 pm.

Young at Heart: Garrett Tours will be hosting a bus trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country for our Young at Heart Group on May 19-24, 2008. (Mon.—Sat.) The YAH Team is coordinating with Garrett Tours on the cost and itinerary. This will be pay your own way, and we will use the installment plan. The cost is estimated to be around $100.00 per day, per person. We plan to have the final details as soon as possible. We are asking you to sign up before we know the exact cost so we can determine if we have enough people to continue with the trip plans. To secure your place on the bus, please sign up in either vestibule by September 30th.

Young at Heart: On Saturday, December 8th, we are going to Lexington, SC to see the drama of “This Man Called Jesus” presented by Lake Murray Baptist Church. We will travel by bus and have dinner during the trip. The cost to you would be only $10. We need you to sign up by September 23rd to secure a place on the bus. Details and money deadline will be announced.

If you have a need while the pastor is gone, please call the church office, the associate pastor or one of the active deacons.

Students: See you at Pole is on September 26th. This is a time Christians around the nation pray at the flagpoles of their schools before class that morning. There will be more details to come.
Students: September 14, we will be going to the Liberty Friday night football game. After the game we will be going to the fifth quarter celebration at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Liberty, where there will be fun, fellowship and pizza. Students, remember to invite all your friends.

Bulletin: week of 9-2-2007

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

We will be voting on deacons this morning in both services. We ask that only church members vote.

The flowers are placed in the church today by June Hunter and family in memory of Dustin Timothy Chapman who lost his life in an accident on August 31, 2002.

The Children’s Fellowship will be going to the Shepard Swim Center in Anderson on September 8th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. We will leave the church at 3:45 pm. We will be taking a van. We will swim and then have supper. Lifeguards are on duty. Please bring your swimsuit and towel. Children in the 1st grade and under will need to be accompanied by a parent. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule. If you are bringing a friend who is not a church member here, please bring $3 for that person to help cover the extra expense. Thanks

Rally in the Valley, September 8th. We will leave the church at 8:00 am, and we will get back around 5:00 pm.

The new church year starts today. We are asking those who teach on Wednesday nights (RA’s, GA’s, Acteens and Mission Friends) to continue for a least a couple of weeks. We are trying to get enough workers for AWANA’s.

The Smith’s will provide food and the Hooker’s will provide drinks for Fusion Wednesday, September 5th.

Acteens: Our monthly meeting will be Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am—12:00 noon in the Fellowship Building. Please bring your Bible and your Missions Quest.

September 9-16 is the 2007 Season of Prayer for State Missions, better known as the Janie Chapman Offering. Our goal is $1400 for this year. We ask that you begin praying now for how you can play your part in this mission. This offering will be received September 16th.

2007 Mexico Mission Team yard sale, car wash and food on Saturday, September 22nd. Clean out your closets.

Just a reminder about the Women of Faith Conference tickets for October 26th and 27th in Charlotte. For those of you who signed up last year to attend, Rosanne Maw will need your money by September 9th. The cost is $45.

If you have a need while the pastor is gone, please call the church office, the associate pastor or one of the active deacons.

The Dorcas Group will meet Monday, September 10th at 4:30 pm in the Flora Garrett Sunday School Classroom.

Alice Johnson Group will meet Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 at the church. We will be eating out. Please remember to bring your special offering for Hospice of the Upstate.

The Flora Ann Group will meet on Monday, September 24th at the home of Susan Yates at 7:00 pm.

Next Sunday, September 9th at 5 pm, we will have a meeting to discuss the van ministry. Van drivers, those who ride along and anyone interested in the van ministry in general, please attend this meeting.