Archive for October, 2007

Bulletin: week of 10-28-2007

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

We will have the Commissioning Service for our 2007 Mexico Mission Team in the 11 am worship hour. The team will meet at 5 pm this afternoon in the Young Married Sunday School Classroom. Be sure and bring your completed papers if you have not already given them to the pastor.

Today after the 11 AM Service, we will be having a Pastor Appreciation luncheon in honor of Pastor Royce and Austin. We hope you will stay and show these gentlemen how much we appreciate them and their service to our church.

This morning the Congregation Health Ministry Team will be giving a presentation during the Sunday School hour in the fellowship building about breast cancer, focusing on education, early detection and screening.

Walter’s will provide food and Kimble’s will provide drinks for Fusion, Wednesday, Oct. 31st.

Our fellowship building is used by many groups and families during the Christmas season, and we would like for it to be as attractive as possible. Due to many of our ornaments being worn or broken, the Social Team is requesting that your family make a gift of one ornament. No specific theme or color is requested, only that the ornament be appropriate for our fellowship building. A box will be placed in the old and new vestibules for your donation until November 25th. Thank you for your gift.

The Acteens would like to say thank you for your participation in the World Crafts Catalog party Sunday night. The orders received so far exceed $850. They will continue to accept orders through the Sunday morning service on September 4th. Orders will be back by mid-November. If you have not placed an order already, catalogs are located in both vestibules or from any Acteen. Please add 10% for shipping charges to your order total and make your check payable to the church.

The Mexico Mission Team will be leaving Thursday night. We will meet at First Baptist Norris at 9 pm.

Fund Raiser, November 17: Our student Revolution praise band will be having a fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, November 17th. We will be calling it “The Norris Sound Track.” Please prepare to attend. Everyone will have a good time. We will eat together and then have a time of singing. There is a request sheet at the front door if there are any songs you would like to hear. Chili for sale/chili supper. Will start at 6:00 pm and finish at 8:30 pm. Love offering only will be going to pay back the church for going to a conference.
Kick Off: Tonight we will be having our “home group kick off.” After the service, we will go to the home of an adult host and have fellowship and refreshments. There is no school tomorrow!

Visitation this Thursday night. Meet in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom at 5:45 pm.

Parent/Child Dedication on November 18th in the 11 Am Service. If you would like to participate, there is a form that must be completed. These forms are located outside the church office in the bin near the door. It must be completed and returned to the church office by November 11th.

Recipe submission forms for the centennial cookbook are located in both vestibules and on the board near the ladies restroom. Completed forms may be dropped off in the library door (book-drop). Recipes will be collected through December. More information about our cookbook will be provided after Christmas. Our church family is full of great cooks, so don’t be shy! We’re counting on you to cook up a great collection of recipes!

Congratulations to the Health Ministry Team on receiving the Stain Glass Award from Palmetto Health Baptist for the 3rd year.

Norris Christmas Parade, December 8th. Youth and others that want to help will begin planning on our church float soon.

Young at Heart trip to Pennsylvania Amish Country is now open to the entire church and to anyone you know outside the church who is interesting in going. We need 40 to fill the bus. Information and sign up sheet located at YAH bulletin board.

Bulletin: week of 10-21-2007

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Our Acteens are having a WorldCrafts catalog party in the fellowship building immediately after the evening service tonight. The entire proceeds from this effort will directly affect needy people around the world to whom our own missionaries are faithfully presenting the Gospel message. The girls will have displays from some of the countries of the artisans of beautiful crafts available for ordering and also some light refreshments. This will only take a few minutes of your time so come do some of your Christmas shopping and give our young ladies an opportunity to directly impact lives around the world. To get a preview of what is available for ordering; take time to view the displays of crafts in both vestibules.

Revival with Rev. Jimmy Cox—October 21st through October 24th.

The Mexico Mission Team will be preparing supper on a donation basis before revival each night. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule. If you do not have a donation, come and eat anyway.

We will not have Bible Study, Revolution or AWANA Wednesday night due to revival.

On Sunday, October 28th the Congregation Health Ministry Team will be giving a presentation during the Sunday School hour about breast cancer, focusing on education, early detection and screening.
This is Pink Sunday Day and we ask that you wear pink to honor the survivors of breast cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

All ladies who are attending the Women of Faith Conference, please meet with Rosanne Maw on the piano side of the sanctuary following the 11 am service.
The ladies will be leaving for the Women of Faith Conference at 7:30 am on October 26th. Please plan to meet at the church between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.

Thanks to everyone who supported the GA’s craft fair. The girls raised $250. This money will go to support missions for the Piedmont Baptist Association.

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.

Fund Raiser, November 17: Our student Revolution praise band will be having a fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, November 17th. We will be calling it “The Norris Sound Track.” Please prepare to attend. Everyone will have a good time. We will eat together and then have a time of singing. There is a request sheet at the front door if there are any songs you would like to hear.
Kick Off: October 28th, we will be having our “home group kick off.” After the service, we will go to the home of an adult host and have fellowship and refreshments. This will be directly after the Sunday night service. There is no school the next day!

Visitation this Thursday night. Meet in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom at 5:45 pm.

Calling all cooks: In celebration of our upcoming 100th anniversary, the Flora Ann circle will be sponsoring a centennial cookbook. We need your help to make this cookbook a success (men, this means you, too). Please submit up to four of your favorite recipes that you would like to include in the cookbook. If duplicate recipes are received, the recipe will be printed once with the name of each contributor listed. Recipe submission forms are located in both vestibules, and completed forms may be dropped off in the library door (book-drop). Recipes will be collected through December. More information about our cookbook will be provided after Christmas. Our church family is full of great cooks, so don’t be shy! We’re counting on you to cook up a great collection of recipes!

Thank you for saving and donating Box Tops for Education and Nestle water bottle labels. Please continue to save and donate. This is an on-going project. Collection box is located in the old vestibule.

Newsletter – 10/16/2007

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

We start revival Sunday morning with Rev. Jimmy Cox. I trust you have made plans to be here every night. The Mexico mission team will be preparing supper from 5:30-6:30 pm each night so you don’t have to fix supper. It is on a donation basis only. If you didn’t sign up or don’t have the money, come on and eat anyway. God provides! He always has and He always will.
I believe God wants to do a great work in our lives during revival, but we have to allow him to do so. He will never overcome our freedom of choice
What must we do to have real revival?
We must pray!
We must penetrate our community with the Gospel.
We must become personally concerned about people.
We must be open to the power of the Holy Spirit.
Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

Menu and sign-up sheet for meals before revival each night are located in the vestibule.

Revival

Sunday, 10/21
8:45 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm

Monday evening, 10/22
7:00 pm

Tuesday evening, 10/23
7:00 pm

Wednesday evening, 10/24
7:00 pm

Student News
Our student Revolution praise band will be having a fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, November 17th. (please note that this is a change of date for the fundraiser) We will be calling it “The Norris Sound Track.” Please prepare to attend. Everyone will have a good time. We will eat together and have a time of singing. There is a request sheet at the front door if there are any songs you would like to hear.
Kick off: October 28th, we will be having our “home group kick off.” After the service we will go to the home of an adult and have fellowship and refreshments. This will be directly after the Sunday night service. There is no school the next day!

Pastor Appreciation
On October 28th after the 11 AM Service, we will have 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.

Acteens WorldCrafts Party
Our Acteens are having a WorldCrafts catalog party in the fellowship building immediately following the evening service on Sunday night, October 21. The entire proceeds from this effort will directly affect needy people around the world to whom our own missionaries are faithfully presenting the Gospel message. The girls will have displays from some of the countries of the artisans of beautiful crafts available for ordering and also some light refreshments.

World Hunger
We received $562 for World Hunger Sunday making our total $586. Thank you for caring about hungry people.

Quarterly Fellowship
We will continue to have our Quarterly Bible Study Fellowship in the fellowship building as a result of the survey with over 74% wanting it to stay the same.

Free Missions Money
While shopping at Wal-Mart on Saturdays, stop by Blimpie Sub Shop for lunch or dinner. Leave your receipt at the register for Run For The Son world mission project. Blimpie has pledged 10% of Saturday receipts for our mission project. They have also said that if sales are over $3000, they will give 15%. So eat at Blimpie’s and help share the Gospel to a world who needs to hear about Jesus.

Thanks for box top donations
Thank you for saving and donating Box Tops for Education and Nestle water bottle labels. Please continue to save and donate because this is an on-going project. Collection box is located in the old vestibule. Henry Hooker

Pink Sunday
On Sunday, October 28th, the Congregation Health Ministry Team will be giving a presentation during the Sunday School hour about breast cancer, focusing on education and early diction and screening.
We ask that you wear pink on Pink Sunday to honor the survivors of breast cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

Centennial Cookbook
Calling all cooks: In celebration of our upcoming 100th anniversary, the Flora Ann circle will be sponsoring a centennial cookbook. We need your help to make this cookbook a success (men, this means you, too). Please summit up to four of your favorite recipes that you would like to include in the cookbook. If duplicate recipes are received, the recipe will be printed once with the name of each contributor listed. Recipe submission forms are located in both vestibules, and completed forms may be dropped off in the library door (book-drop). Recipes will be collected through December. More information about our cookbook will be provided after Christmas. Our church family is full of great cooks, so don’t be shy! We’re counting on you to cook up a great collection of recipes!

Thank You
I want to thank everyone for the calls and the cards. It meant a lot in a time that was hard for me to get all the cards and calls. I have thought of you all and miss you all. May God bless you for caring and praying and all that you did for me. Mary Robinson

Women of Faith
All ladies who are attending the Women of Faith Conference need to meet with Rosanne Maw on the piano side of the sanctuary following the 11 am worship service Sunday, October 21.

Well, ladies the day has almost arrived. The day when we leave for Women of Faith and, of course, shopping! The date is October 26th. Please plan to meet at the church between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. That will give time to get things loaded, have a time of prayer and try to be on the road by 7:30 am. We look forward to a wonderful time of fellowship and being refreshed from the messages that we will receive from the Women of Faith speakers. You will be blessed! If you have any questions about the hotel or the event, please call Rosanne.

Bulletin: 10-14-07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Blood Pressure check this morning after both AM Services.

The Zeigler’s will provide food and the Gibson’s will provide drinks for Fusion, Wednesday, October 17th.

Young at Heart: You still have time to get your name on the list for the chartered bus trip to Amish Country on May 19-23/24, 2008 (Monday-Friday or Saturday). This will be pay your own way, and we will use the installment plan. The trip will include charter bus transportation, lodging, great Biblical dramas presented in the Amish area, Hershey, PA, some famous Amish meals and many great sites in the area. The YAH Team is working with Mr. Garrett, and we plan to have the final cost and details as soon as possible. To secure your place on the bus, please sign up in either vestibule by today. When the final details are announced and you feel this trip is not for you, you can remove your name from the list.
YOUNG AT HEART: On Friday, October 19th at 10 am, we will leave the church to travel to Asheville for lunch at the Café on the Rock at Biltmore Baptist Church. After lunch we will go to the Farmer’s Market and visit the Dish Barn. Your cost is $5 and is due on the day of departure. Sign up in either vestibule by today, October 14th.

Church Council will meet today at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom.

Our Acteens are having a WorldCrafts catalog party in the fellowship building immediately after the evening service on Sunday night, October 21. The entire proceeds from this effort will directly affect needy people around the world to whom our own missionaries are faithfully presenting the Gospel message. The girls will have displays from some of the countries of the artisans of beautiful crafts available for ordering and also some light refreshments. This will only take a few minutes of your time so come do some of your Christmas shopping and give our young ladies an opportunity to directly impact lives around the world. To get a preview of what is available for ordering, take time to view the displays of crafts in both vestibules.

You will have the opportunity this morning to participate in the walk offering for World Hunger. Every dime will go to buy food for the hungry.

The floral arrangement is placed in the church today by Jayne King in loving memory of Jim King on their 24th wedding anniversary.

The Mexico Mission Team will meet at 5:45 pm today in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom.

We will observe the Ordinance of Baptism tonight. Candidates need to meet the pastor at 6:30 pm in his study.

Children’s Fellowship Team will meet in the Young Married Classroom today at 5 pm.

Revival with Rev. Jimmy Cox—October 21st through October 24th.

Nursery workers are needed for each night of revival. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Please sign up.

The Mexico Mission Team will be preparing supper on a donation basis before revival each night. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule. If you do not have a donation, come and eat anyway.

Calling all cooks: In celebration of our upcoming 100th anniversary, the Flora Ann circle will be sponsoring a centennial cookbook. We need your help to make this cookbook a success (men, this means you, too). Please summit up to four of your favorite recipes that you would like to include in the cookbook. If duplicate recipes are received, the recipe will be printed once with the name of each contributor listed. Recipe submission forms are located in both vestibules, and completed forms may be dropped off in the library door (book-drop). Recipes will be collected through December. More information about our cookbook will be provided after Christmas. Our church family is full of great cooks, so don’t be shy! We’re counting on you to cook up a great collections of recipes!

The Sherry Kelley Group will be meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, October 18th at the home of Crystal Bagwell.

Remember the students will be going to Six Flags over Georgia this Saturday, October 20th. If you are going, Austin has a sheet of information for you. Please see him today.
Fund Raiser, November 17: Our student Revolution praise band will be having a fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, November 17th. We will be calling it “The Norris Sound Track.” Please prepare to attend. Everyone will have a good time.. We will eat together and then have a time of singing. There is a request sheet at the front door if there are any songs you would like to hear.
Kick Off: October 28th, we will be having our “home group kick off.” After the service, we will go to the home of an adult host and have fellowship and refreshments. This will be directly after the Sunday night service. There is no school the next day!

We will be having visitation this Thursday night. Meet in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Classroom at 5:45 pm.

The Children’s Fellowship Team is planning a Fall Festival for this coming Saturday, 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. If you forgot your bag of candy this morning, be sure and bring it tonight. Thanks!

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.

On Sunday, October 28th the Congregation Health Ministry Team will be giving a presentation during the Sunday School hour about breast cancer, focusing on education, early detection and screening.
This is Pink Sunday Day and we ask that you wear pink to honor the survivors of breast cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

Newsletter – 10/03/2007

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

The Comforter is here
Six-year-old Becky was asked to take the trash outside after dark. Dutifully, she started on the mission but quickly returned without completing the task because she heard frightening noises. Becky asked her dad, San Diego pastor Jim Standiford, to accompany her on her job.
Jim put aside his reading material, and off they went. As they made their way on the sidewalk, their feet crunched dried leaves, making loud noises. Becky then said something her father has never forgotten. Feeling confident and brave with her father as her companion, she said, “Daddy, it’s not scary to hear noises in the darkness when someone is with you.”
When you’re afraid, remember that the Comforter, God’s Holy Spirit, is as near as a prayer. That’s what the psalmist affirmed when he wrote, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me: (Psalm 23:4, KJV).
Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

Acteen Meeting
Acteen meeting for October will be Saturday the 13th from 10 am until 1 pm. Meet in the room downstairs near the water fountain. Bring your Bible and your Missions Quest. We will be working on our World Craft party, and we need you.

Picnic
End of summer picnic at Central Recreation Park on October 6th. Cooking will begin around 3:00 pm, and we plan on eating around 5:00 pm.

Revival
We will be having Revival here at First Baptist Church on October 21st through October 24th with Rev. Jimmy Cox as our speaker.

The Mexico Mission Team will be preparing supper on a donation basis before revival each night.

Quarterly Fellowship
Church Council and Adult Bible Study Fellowship will meet in the fellowship building on October 14th. We will begin at 10:00 am. Come early, refreshments will be served.

“Heart Sound”
The Southern Gospel group Heart Sound will be worshiping with us this Sunday night, October 7th in the evening service. Plan on being here and bring a friend.

Student News
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 and the food is included in the cost of the ticket which is $5.

Pastor Appreciation
On October 28th after the 11 AM Service, we will have 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.

World Hunger Relief
About 24,000 people die every day from hunger-related causes. We know that we can’t feed them all but in a world where half the people (3 billion souls) live on less than $2 per day, even a small gift can make a big difference. Every cent given to World Hunger Relief goes to buy food for the hungry. All administrative costs are born by the Cooperative program. Volunteers handle the distribution of the food. You will have the opportunity to give to the World Hunger Relief on October 14th. An envelope will be inserted in this Sunday’s (October 7) bulletin for your convenience. Give to the hungry.

Thank you
Our special thanks to all the men who participated in the P.S.A. screening. 208 men were screened in Pickens County. Our church received an award of $1,000.00 for being one of three church with the highest participation. Two churches had over 50 and we had 35.

Pink Luncheon
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 lunch.

Circle Meetings
Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Sunday School Classroom on Monday, October 8th at 4:30 pm.

Alice Johnson Group will meet in the home of JoAnn Herd on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm. Remember your special offering for hospice.

The Flora Ann Group will meet Thursday, October 11th at 7 pm in the home of Cindy Lodge.

Thank you
To my church family,
I want to thank Pat Thomas who suggested me for a part of your mission work in remodeling my bathroom. I also want to thank the people who have given money so the project could be done. Many have prayed and many have given since I have been out of work. All that has been done for me has been greatly appreciated.
Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for Herbert Stancil, who put in many long, hard hours on this project. Special thanks to William Melton, Billy Smith and Malcolm Thomas who gave their time and worked so hard at my house with Herbert. It was a big project, and they did a great job.
When I look at my new bathroom I say, “I can’t believe they did all this for me.” In my heart I know it all comes down through the blood of Jesus and what you did for me is out of love and to Glorify Jesus. You did a good job of it. From the bottom of my heart and my family’s, I want to say THANK YOU. May the Lord bless you over and over always. Love in Christ, Sherry Terry

South Carolina Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program
The Pickens County ad Litem Program is a division of the Office of the Governor of South Carolina. We utilize trained volunteers to advocate in Family Court for abused and neglected children. There is a recruitment campaign underway in Pickens County and we would greatly appreciated any help that your church can give us in this effort. The next training session will start October 15, 2007. There will be another training session in January.
There is something church members can do. They can become volunteers for the Guardian ad Litem Program. The goal of our volunteers is to help children find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. If you are at least 21 years old and have a desire to help children, consider becoming a volunteer. We need volunteers in the Pickens, Easley, Liberty and Clemson area.

Town of Norris
The Town of Norris will be celebrating its 100 Anniversary on Saturday, October 13th at the Norris Recreation Park. Inflatables will be available for the children to play on. Free barbeque lunch.