Archive for March, 2008

Newletter: week of March 5 2008

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Why a fish
One of the most significant statements the early Christians used was “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.”
Because Greek was the universal language then (the New Testament books were written in Greek), Christians often said and wrote, “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior” in Greek.
That phrase, if printed as an acrostic (using the first letter of each word), looks like this:
I = Jesus
CH = Christ (anointed)
TH = God
U = Son
S = Savior
The acrostic forms the word ICHTHUS, which is Greek for fish. If Christians needed to know where to gather for worship, they could look for a fish and perhaps an arrow pointing in the right direction. Persecuted Christians, seeing a fish on the door of a home or business, knew it was a safe place occupied by fellow Christians.
Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

Norris Fest
The seventh annual Norris Fest will be May 10, 2008. If you have not signed up to help in any of the activities, there are sign-up sheets in the vestibule. Go by and check them out; there is a spot just for you.

Meetings for March
Dorcas Group meets Monday, March 10th in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

Alice Johnson Group meets Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 pm in the fellowship building.

Clinic for VBS workers, March 25th at Eastside Baptist Church from 7 to 9 pm.

Fundraiser for Summer Mission Trip
Begin your spring cleaning now. Our annual BIG fund-raiser for the Summer Mission trip to Hazel Green, KY will be May 3rd. We will have a pancake breakfast, hotdog lunch, carwash and yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 2nd for you to drop off any yard sale items.

North American Missions
We will be taking our Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions this Sunday, March 9, 2008. Our church goal is $2700.00. Pray for God’s guidance.

2008 Summer Mission Trip
Hazel Green, KY located in Eastern Kentucky approximately two hours from Lexington is in much need of help. The mission trip date is June 15-21. We will be assisting Anne and Lewis Faulkenberry who are members of the NAMB Missions Service Corps. Lewis is an ordained minister and Anne grew up in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High and Clemson University. Flat Rock Baptist Church is her home church. They were assigned to this location by the NAMB in April 2005. Pray that God will raise up volunteers with a spiritual and loving heart to minister to people who need to see God through people. Our team will be repairing homes and having VBS. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule Total cost of the trip is $10 for your T-shirt. We will be leaving on Father’s Day, so we will be having lunch in the fellowship building for all the (dads) and their families who are going on the trip.
March Snack
Schedule for Revolution
Snacks Drinks
3/12 McConnell Bagwell
3/19 Zeigler Kimble
3/26 O’Donald Swords

Student News
The Youth will be going to Frankie’s Fun Park on March 15th.

30 Hour Famine: Students should begin raising money for the 30 hr. famine. Dates: March 28-29

Discipleship Now 2008, April 18-19. If you would like to be a host home for this even, see Austin. Cost $10 per student.

Silent Auction, April 20-27.

*Note: Sunday, March 9, 2008 Daylight Savings Time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour Saturday night, or you will be late for church Sunday morning.

Bulletin: week of March 9 2008

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Those of you who signed up to attend the Extraordinary Women’s Conference on March 28-29th, Rosanne Maw will need your payment today. The cost is $39 for the conference and if you ordered a box lunch, it will be $49. You can pay in cash or make a check out to Rosanne.

The sign-up sheets for the Norris Fest are in the vestibule. There are plenty of opportunities for you to serve in this ministry. Go by and pick out the event that you think you would enjoy.

We will be receiving our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions this morning. Our church goal is $2700.

Blood Pressure check after both morning services.

The Baker’s will provide snacks and the Gibson’s will provide drinks for Revolution Wednesday night, March 12th.

Winter Bible Study Wednesday night with June Hunter teaching.

Children’s Fellowship will be going to Partee Time in Easley on March 22, 2008 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Parents must sign child in before he/she will be able to jump. This is a requirement of Partee Time. Please pick your child up at 3:00 pm sharp. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule if you plan for your child to go. We need a number for Partee Time and also to plan for snacks.

The Acteens will meet in the fellowship building, Saturday, March 15th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. We will have lunch together and then you will be ready for Frankie’s Fun Park.

Children’s choir will begin March 15 at 5:00 pm in the choir room for children in grades K5-6th grade.

Thos who have signed up to go to Concord Baptist Church in Anderson, March 17th to attend “Making Change” by Dr. Ken Hemphill need to give your $10 to the pastor today. If you write a check, make it payable to First Baptist Church of Norris. Supper is served from 6:00-6:45 pm. The church van will leave from the church at 5:30 pm. It’s not too late if you want to go.

Loyd Bowers is celebrating his 75th Birthday today at 4:00 pm at Western Sizzler with family and friends. You are invited: only thing you need to bring is three quarters.

Clinic for all VBS workers, March 25 at Eastside Baptist Church from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, sponsored by Piedmont Baptist Association.

The 2008 proposed Budget is in the vestibule. Please pick one up.

Children’s Softball League 2008 sign-up sheets are in the vestibule.

We will observe the Ordinance of Baptism March 30th in the evening service.

Hazel Green, Kentucky located in Eastern Kentucky approximately two hours from Lexington is in much need of help. The mission trip date is June 15th-21st. We will be assisting Anne and Lewis Faulkenberry who are members of the NAMB Missions Service Corps. Lewis is an ordained minister and Ann grew up in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High and Clemson University. Flat Rock Baptist Church is her home church. Our team will be repairing homes and having VBS. We will be leaving on Father’s Day, so we will be having lunch in the fellowship building for all the (dads) and their families who are going on the trip. Total cost of the trip is $10 for your T-shirt. Learn more about Hazel Green at www.abidinginthevine.org. Sign-up sheet for mission trip is in the vestibule.

Students:
Students should begin raising money for the 30 hour famine. The dates for our 30 hour famine lock-in will be March 28-29. Students if you have not received your material, see Austin.

The youth will be going to Frankie’s Fun Park on March 15th. The church will pay for one activity at the park, please sign up. The church will have a supper for students. Meet at the church at 1:30 pm to go to Frankie’s

Discipleship Now 2008 will be April 18-19: We need some families to volunteer to by Host homes; see Austin. $10 per student.

Silent Auction, April 20-27 is coming. Youth go out and get some donations.

Begin your spring cleaning now; our big fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to Hazel Green, KY will be May 3rd. Pancakes and gravy biscuits served for breakfast, hot dogs for lunch, a car wash and a huge yard sale. Fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 2nd for you to drop off any yard sale items.

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Heather Swords and her family in the death of Heather’s grandfather, Harold Parker, and to the family of Jayne King in the death of her father, J. T. Vinson.

Circle meetings: Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom tomorrow at 4:30 pm,
Alice Johnson Group will meet in the fellowship building, Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm.

Newsletter: week of March 19 2008

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Thank you for all the cards, visits, prayers and the many other acts of kindness in the home going of my brother.
He had really struggled with the terrible disease of M.D., but today because of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is safely home and in perfect health.
When we see the open grave and coffin we tend to see death as the end, but for the child of God, it is just the beginning. Jesus’ resurrection simply made death a passage way to Him.
May we truly celebrate the greatest day in the history of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus, Easter!
Because He Lives, Bro. Royce

Christian Love and Sympathy
The entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Austin O’Donald in the home going of Yevonne O’Donald, his grandmother, to Brother Royce in the home going of his brother, Arthur and to the Oats family in the home going of baby Victoria Oats.

Norris Fest
The sign-up sheets for the seventh annual Norris Fest are in the vestibule. The Fest will be May 10, 2008. If you would like to help in any of the activities, be sure to go by and sign up.

VBS
Clinic for VBS workers, March 25th at Eastside Baptist Church from 7 to 9 pm.

Fundraiser for Summer Mission Trip
Begin your spring cleaning now. Our annual BIG fund-raiser for the Summer Mission trip to Hazel Green, KY will be May 3rd. We will have a pancake breakfast, hotdog lunch, carwash and yard sale. The fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 2nd for you to drop off any yard sale items.

100 Anniversary Cookbook
Don’t forget to order your 100 Anniversary Cookbook. You have until March 30, 2008 to get your order in. The cost of the cookbook is $12.

North American Missions
We have received $2489 toward our $2700 goal for North American Missions (Annie Armstrong Offering). We need $211. Pray and give.

Sunrise Service
Sunday, March 23, we will have our annual Easter Sunrise Service in front of the fellowship building. The time will be 7:30 am. Please note this is a change in our usual time. Hardee’s biscuits will follow. Invite a friend to come with you. Rev. Larry Davis will be speaking.

2008 Summer Mission Trip
Hazel Green, KY located in Eastern Kentucky approximately two hours from Lexington is in much need of help. The mission trip date is June 15-21. We will be assisting Anne and Lewis Faulkenberry who are members of the NAMB Missions Service Corps. Lewis is an ordained minister and Anne grew up in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High and Clemson University. Flat Rock Baptist Church is her home church. They were assigned to this location by the NAMB in April 2005. Pray that God will raise up volunteers with a spiritual and loving heart to minister to people who need to see God through people. Our team will be repairing homes and having VBS. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule Total cost of the trip is $10 for your T-shirt. We will be leaving on Father’s Day, so we will be having lunch in the fellowship building for all the (dads) and their families who are going on the trip.

Wedding Shower
You are invited to a church-wide “luau” shower for John Braswell and Deanna Durham on Thursday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come and fill the money palm tree with cash or gift cards to help create an island paradise for the happy couple. Or. If your would rather bring a gift, the bride and groom are registered at Wal-Mart, Target and Belk.

Together with their parents

Angela Faith Addis

and

David Levy Hudgins

request the honor of your presence

at their marriage

on Saturday, the fifth of April

Two thousand and eight

at two o’clock in the afternoon

First Baptist church of Norris

118 N Norris Drive

Norris, South Carolina

Thank you

March Snack
Schedule for Revolution
Snacks Drinks
3/19 Zeigler Kimble
3/26 O’Donald Swords

Student News
24 Hour Famine: The dates for our 24 hour famine lock-in will be March 28-29. Students should be raising money for the 24 hour famine.

Discipleship Now 2008, “4real08” April 18-19. Please consider being a volunteer host home; see Austin for details. $10 per student. Student deadline is March 30.

Silent Auction, April 20-27. It’s coming. Youth go out and get some donations.

Youth Sunday night, April 20: We will be having special youth emphasis night. Please invite all youth that you know to come.

Dear Acteens and Leaders,
On behalf of the many young women who have found Christian guidance and help at the Hope Women’s Center, I would like to thank you for the work you did in our Baby Room and our Maternity Room. Because of all your work, we will be able to assist many girls who are in need of a helping hand. Also thank you so much for your offering you gave through our “Baby Bottles.” Your offering of $63.06 will help make it possible for us to assist so many needy young mothers. May God richly bless each of you for caring.
Sincerely,
Judy Pace, Director of Hope Women’s Center

Dear Friends
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your worship service last Sunday night. We appreciate the opportunity to share our music ministry with you. Thanks also for the love offering you gave; it will help us share the good news with others.
God bless you! Heaven’s Echoes

Bulletin: week of 03/02/2008

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

March 2-9, 2008 is our week of prayer for North American Missions. We will receive the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions on March 9th. Our emphasis is “Live with Urgency.” Our giving helps to train, support and empower Southern Baptist missionaries and mission volunteers who help them in their effort to reach out and share the gospel with lost people in the United States, Canada and some of the islands off our coast. Our offering goal for 2008 is $2700.00. Pray for God’s guidance.

Deacon meeting today at 5:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

Properties Team will meet at 5:30 pm today in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

Today is the deadline to sign up for “Making Change.”

The “Answers in Genesis: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life” class will begin meeting tonight at 6:00 pm in the Flora Garrett Classroom.

You do not want to miss tonight’s service. Larry and Karen Stancil and the rest of “Heaven’s Echoes” will be leading us in worship. Bring a friend.

Wednesday is Missions Night.

The McConnell’s will provide snacks and the Bagwell’s will provide drinks for Revolution Wednesday night, March 5th.

Those of you who signed up to attend the Extraordinary Women’s Conference on March 28-29th, Rosanne Maw will need your payment by March 9th. The cost is $39. You can pay in cash or make a check out to Rosanne. If you are interested in getting a boxed lunch for the Saturday of the conference, the cost is an extra $10, and Rosanne will need to know if you would like one by today so she can call in the order.

Children’s Fellowship will be going to Partee Time in Easley on March 22, 2008 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Parents must sign child in before he/she will be able to jump. This is a requirement of Partee Time. Please pick your child up at 3:00 pm sharp. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule if you plan for your child to go. We need a number for Partee Time and also to plan for snacks.

Clinic for all VBS workers, March 25 at Eastside Baptist Church from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, sponsored by Piedmont Baptist Association.

Attention Youth: Anyone in grades 7 through 12 interested in playing on the youth softball team contact Pam Gibson at e-mail at pamelasgibson@yahoo.com

Church Co-ed Children’s Softball League 2008 sign-up sheets are in the vestibule.

Hazel Green, Kentucky located in Eastern Kentucky approximately two hours from Lexington is in much need of help. The mission trip date is June 15th-21st. We will be assisting Anne and Lewis Faulkenberry who are members of the NAMB Missions Service Corps. Lewis is an ordained minister and Ann grew up in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High and Clemson University. Flat Rock Baptist Church is her home church. Our team will be repairing homes and having VBS. Detailed information is in last week’s newsletter. We will be leaving on Father’s Day, so we will be having lunch in the fellowship building for all the (dads) and their families who are going on the trip. Total cost of the trip is $10 for your T-shirt. Learn more about Hazel Green at www.abidinginthevine.org. Sign-up sheet for mission trip is in the vestibule.

The sign-up sheet for the Norris Fest is in the vestibule. There are plenty of opportunities for you to serve in this ministry. Go by and pick out the event that you think you would enjoy.

Students:
30 Hour Famine: Students should begin raising money for the 30 hour famine. The dates for ours will be March 28-29.
The youth will be going to Frankie’s Fun Park on April 15th.
Discipleship Now 2008 will be April 18-19: If you would like to be a host home for this event, see Austin. $10 per student.
Silent Auction, April 20-27: Students will be handing out slips of information today about our upcoming fundraising event.

Begin your spring cleaning now; our big fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip to Hazel Green, KY will be May 3rd. Pancakes and gravy biscuits served for breakfast, hot dogs for lunch, a car wash and a huge yard sale. Fellowship building will be open on Friday, May 2nd for you to drop off any yard sale items.

Bulletin: week of 02/24/2008

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

March 2-9, 2008, is our week of prayer for North American Missions. We will receive the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions on March 9th. Our emphasis is “Live with Urgency.” Our giving helps to train, support and empower Southern Baptist missionaries and mission volunteers who help them in their effort to reach out and share the gospel with lost people in the United States, Canada and some of the islands off our coast. Our offering goal for 2008 is $2700.00. Pray for God’s guidance.

The Norris’ will provide snacks and the McMahan’s will provide drinks for Revolution Wednesday night, February 27th.

The Children’s Fellowship Team will meet in the Young Married Classroom today at 5:00 pm.

The New Directory Team will meet today at 5:30 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

We will begin a 13 week DVD-driven study called “Answers in Genesis: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life.” We will begin meeting on March 2nd during Discipleship Training. We will begin promptly at 6 pm so we will be able to view the DVD and have discussion. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Please sign up by today so we can order the materials.

Wednesday night, we will continue our Winter Bible Study, Romans. Stan Yates will be teaching.

There will be a church-wide wedding shower for Faith Addis and David Hudgins in the fellowship building on Tuesday, February 26th from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm given by the Sherry Kelley Group. They are registered at Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Wal-Mart.

2008 VBS Directors Clinic, February 26th at Arial Baptist Church from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Student Council, please come to our meeting on February 27 at 8:05 pm after youth service.

Attention Youth: Anyone in grades 7 through 12 interested in playing on the youth softball team contact Pam Gibson at e-mail at pamelasgibson@yahoo.com.

Our church will be involved in a D-Now on April 18-19. If you would like to open your home to students for one night see Austin.

On Feb. 10th the church presented John with a gift card to Logan’s Roadhouse in honor of his 1-year anniversary of service.

On Feb. 17th, the church presented Austin with a gift card to Lifeway in honor of his 1-year anniversary of service.

Tonight, after the PM Service, we will have cake and ice cream in the fellowship hall to celebrate the pastor’s birthday. Please plan to stay and help us celebrate.

The youth will begin viewing The Passion of the Christ on Sunday nights.

“Heavens Echoes”, the Blue Grass Gospel group, will be back leading us in worship on March 2, at 7:00 pm. Come and bring a friend.

Church Co-ed Children’s Softball League 2008: The ages range from (4 to 7) and (8 to 10). The games will be held weekends, April 5-May 22. There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule.

“Making Change” by Dr. Ken Hemphill– A transformation guide to Christian money management is coming to Anderson, SC at Concord Baptist Church, March 17th. The seminar is from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm with dinner being served from 6:00 until 6:45 pm. The cost is only $10 per person. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Deadline is March 2nd.

Those of you who signed up to attend the Extraordinary Women’s Conference on March 28-29th, Rosanne Maw will need your payment by March 9th. The cost is $39. You can pay in cash or make a check out to Rosanne. If you are interested in getting a boxed lunch for the Saturday of the conference, the cost is an extra $10, and Rosanne will need to know if you would like one by March 2nd so she can call in the order.

Hazel Green, Kentucky located in Eastern Kentucky approximately two hours from Lexington is in much need of help. The mission trip date is June 15th-21st. We will be assisting Anne and Lewis Faulkenberry who are members of the NAMB Missions Service Corps. Lewis is an ordained minister and Ann grew up in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High and Clemson University. Flat Rock Baptist Church is her home church. Our team will be repairing homes and having VBS. Detailed information is in the newsletter. We will be leaving on Father’s Day, so we will be having lunch in the fellowship building for all the (dads) and their families who are going on the trip. Total cost of the trip is $10 for your T-shirt. Learn more about Hazel Green at www.abidinginthevine.org. Sign-up sheet for mission trip is in the vestibule.

Thank you for saving Box Tops for Education and Nestle Water Bottle Labels. Please continue placing them in the box located in the old vestibule. You are making a difference.

Note: Becky Harper and Lydia Baker had birthdays on February 7th. They were omitted in the February newsletters. So sorry about that.