Archive for May, 2008

Bulletin: week of 05/18/2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Today is our emphasis on the Frances Eller Associational Offering. This year’s motto is “Joining Hands-Touching Lives” and the church goal is $600. Won’t you please pray and give as your heart directs to this most worthy contribution. We will receive this offering next Sunday, May 25th.

 

Blood pressure check after both morning services.

 

Children’s choir practice today at 5:00 pm in the choir room.

 

The children’s choir will be presenting “I Am a Promise” tonight at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

 

We will observe baptism tonight at the close of the evening service. Candidates need to meet at 6:30 pm in Austin’s office.

 

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall tonight after the evening service for sandwiches and dessert in honor of the Pastor’s 17th Anniversary of service. A basket for cards of appreciation will be provided.

 

The Bolin’s will provide snacks and Davis’ will provide drinks for Revolution, Wednesday, May 21st.

 

Silent Auction bid winners contact Austin.

 

Money for the summer mission trip T-shirts needs to be turned in to Karen Kimble today.

 

You are invited to a church-wide wedding shower for Jared Simpson and his fiancé, Carla Rogers, on May 20, 2008, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the fellowship building. Jared and Carla are registered at Belk and Bed, Bath and Beyond. There will also be a basket for gift cards or monetary gifts. Jared is Ken and Linda Simpson’s son.

 

The AWANA awards ceremony will be held Wednesday night at 7:00. Please come and support the children. The end-of-the-year AWANA party will be held the following Wednesday night. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for the AWANA leader appreciation dinner that will be held on Saturday, May 24th at 6:00 pm at Just More BBQ in Pendleton. Please sign up by the 21st.

 

We will not have our regular Wednesday night Bible Study this Wednesday. All adults are invited to the auditorium for the AWANA Awards ceremony.

 

We will be ordering medallions for T-ball and Coaches pitch players. The order has to be placed no later than Tuesday, May 20th. The cost will be $5; this includes the medallion, which will be engraved, and a ribbon. If you have questions regarding ordering or payment, please see Michelle Stancil (home) 868-5493 (cell) 275-9765. Thanks!

All T-ball and Coaches Pitch are invited to a special End-of-the-Season celebration, which will be held on Sunday, May 25th, 2008 directly after the 11:00 service. Plan to wear your team shirt to show your spirit!!! Please plan on bringing a well-filled basket. There will be a special dessert provided.

 

Acteens will meet Saturday, May 24th from 10 am – 12 noon downstairs in the church.

 

Personal Info and medical forms for the summer mission trip need to be completed and turned in by May 25th.

 

Graduates! Please remember to sign up on the sheet in the vestibule by May 25th if you plan to have lunch with the pastor and Austin on June 1st. Graduates’ lunch will be paid for by the church. All others will pay for their own lunch.

 

RA’s GA’s and Mission Friends will begin meeting on June 4th at 7:00 pm.

 

We will be doing a new church directory in August: The dates are August 27, 28, 29 and 30th.

 

Food items and money donations needed for Mission Team. There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule, Adult Sunday School Classes and on the table outside the choir room. Please sign up and bring non-perishables by Sunday, June 1 and perishable food by Wednesday, June 11. Money donations may be given to Janie or Ginger or placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked Kentucky Mission Trip Food.

 

We will remember our Veterans Sunday, May 25th in the 11 am Service. If you are a veteran, or you are married to one, please write down information concerning them (awards, unit, war) and turn it in to the church office.

 

The men of the church will be having a workday on May 31st at 8:00 am. Please bring a shovel or a rake and join us.

 

We received $477 for our special offering for the SC Baptist Ministries for the aging.

 

We want to thank our church family for all the love, prayers and thoughts bestowed upon us during the loss of our grandson, Joseph Perry on May 5th. The Lord provided us with the strength to endure this loss because He heard everyone’s prayers. Bless you all. We are also grateful for the dinner provide by the church. Love in Christ, Henry & Amy Campbell

 

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the Tracy Miller family and to the Ruth Stewart family in their home going.

 

The 100th Anniversary Committee now has 5 x 7 note cards with envelopes for sale: Ten cards in a gold box with a clear-vue cover and sealed with an official 100th Anniversary seal. The drawing on the cream-colored, embossed frame card is a pen and ink illustration of the original wood church drawn from an old newspaper photo provided by one of our oldest member, Mrs. Janie Garrett. It was drawn by Cindy Lodge. On the back of the card is a medallion celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our church and a small glimpse into the past—something about a chicken….Cost per box is $5. See Cindy Lodge to get yours or send an e-mail to cindylodge@bellsouth.net, and I will make sure I get them to you! Make checks payable to First Baptist Church, Norris. Thanks, Cindy

 

The newsletter for the month of June will be mailed out on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. If you have any announcements or schedules to be added to the newsletter, please have them in my office or place them in the tray outside the office door by Monday, May 26th. Thanks, Ann

 

In talking with Ann and Lewis in Hazel Green, some of their greatest needs are socks and undergarments for children and adults. We will have a box in the vestibule and also in the entrance to the old church where you can drop your donations off. We need them by June 8th.

Children, bring a pair of socks for Pastor’s Pal Special.

 

Please pray for our 2008 Mission Team. Also pray for Goldie whose house we will be repairing and especially her husband who is sick and is not a Christian.

 

All ladies who have sent food to our church families (in bereavement) recently, your dishes have been returned to the old vestibule. Please come by and pick them up. Thanks

Bulletin: week of 05/25/2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

We will be receiving our offering this morning for the Frances Eller Offering for Associational Missions. Our church goal is $600. If you are visiting you are not expected to participate.

 

We need to have a called-church council meeting today at 5:30 pm to nominate people for the 2008-09 Nominating Team.

 

Properties Team needs to meet at 6:30 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

The end-of-the-year AWANA party will be held Wednesday night.

 

Personal Info and medical forms for the summer mission trip need to be completed and turned in today.

 

Graduates! Please remember to sign up on the sheet in the vestibule if you plan to have lunch with the pastor and Austin on June 1st. Sign-up deadline is today. Graduates’ lunch will be paid for by the church. All others will pay for their own lunch.

 

The men of the church will be having a workday on May 31st at 8:00 am.

 

Food items and money donations needed for Mission Team. There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule, Adult Sunday School Classes and on the table outside the choir room. Please sign up and bring non-perishables by Sunday, June 1 and perishable food by Wednesday, June 11. Money donations may be given to Janie or Ginger or placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked Kentucky Mission Trip Food.

 

Join us for the Outrigger Island VBS training on Sunday, June 1 at 5:00. The Surf’s up, so grab your surfboard and head for the waves as we plan an awesome week of sharing Christ’s love. During VBS 2008, kids will know, speak and live God’s truth-Island Style. All teachers, helpers and special areas are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! ALOHA!

 

Children’s Fellowship will be going to Hollywild, June 7th from 10 am until 2 pm. Cost will be $4 per student. Lunch will be provided. We will be taking the vans. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

 

Youth Movie Outing will be on May 31. Meet at the church at 1:30. Bring $5-$7 for supper. We will be back around 6:30.

 

Centrifuge: Austin has some material to give to you today for camp.

 

RA’s GA’s and Mission Friends will begin meeting on June 4th at 7:00 pm.

 

Dorcas Group will meet Monday, June 9th at 4:30 pm in the Flora Garrett classroom.

Alice Johnson Group will meet Tuesday, June 10th at 7 pm in the fellowship building; ice cream supper.

Sherry Kelley Group, June 19th to go out to eat at Logan’s in Anderson. Any questions, please call Denise or Lisa.

 

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the Daniel Walters family (Sheila Walters step-son) and to the Mary Gambrell family (Linda Moore’s mother).

 

The 100th Anniversary Committee now has 5 x 7 note cards with envelopes for sale: Ten cards in a gold box with a clear-vue cover and sealed with an official 100th Anniversary seal. The drawing on the cream-colored, embossed frame card is a pen and ink illustration of the original wood church drawn from an old newspaper photo provided by one of our oldest member, Mrs. Janie Garrett. It was drawn by Cindy Lodge. On the back of the card is a medallion celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our church and a small glimpse into the past—something about a chicken….Cost per box is $5. See Cindy Lodge to get yours or send an e-mail to cindylodge@bellsouth.net, and I will make sure I get them to you! Make checks payable to First Baptist Church, Norris. Thanks, Cindy

 

The newsletter for the month of June will be mailed out on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. If you have any announcements or schedules to be added to the newsletter, please have them in my office or place them in the tray outside the office door by tomorrow. Thanks, Ann

 

In talking with Ann and Lewis in Hazel Green, some of their greatest needs are socks and undergarments for children and adults. We will have a box in the vestibule and also in the entrance to the old church where you can drop your donations off. We need them by June 8th.

Children, bring a pair of socks for Pastor’s Pal Special.

 

Please pray for our 2008 Mission Team. Also pray for Goldie whose house we will be repairing and especially her husband who is sick and is not a Christian.

 

Liberty Mortuary has supported the Young at Heart in supplying us with fans and funeral planners that were given out at the Norris Fest. The planner can be valuable for your family members during difficult time. If you are interested in getting a planner, let Susan know.

Newsletter: week of 05/28/2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

June is the month that we honor our fathers:

The first celebration of Father’s Day is thought to have been in July 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton suggested the special observance to her pastor after a deadly explosion in a nearby town killed 361 men.

Soon after, Sonoro Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted to show her gratitude to her father, who’d cared for the family after his wife died. Dodd asked her pastor to choose a June Sunday to honor all fathers, and he selected June 19, 1910.

In 1924, President Coolidge suggested that Father’s Day become a national holiday. In 1966, President Johnson designated the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. Six years later, President Nixon instituted Father’s Day as a national observance

Studies show that if the mother of a family attends worship, there’s a 16 percent change that the rest of the family will also attend.

Yet when a father attends worship, there’s a 93 percent chance that other family members will be present too.

Just think, Dad, of the clout you have. Hope to see you in church this weekend!

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Security and Safety Seminar

The Pickens County Sheriff’s office will be providing a church Security and Safety Seminar on Monday evening, June 2 from 6:00-9:30 pm and Saturday morning, June 7 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. If any of the church security team can go with the pastor on Monday, June 2nd, please contact him.

 

2008 Graduates

Sunday, June 1st, we will honor our graduates in the 11:00 AM Service. Please wear your cap and gown. You will be marching into the service.

We will move our Sunday night service to Liberty Middle School for Baccalaureate service starting at 6:30 pm.

 

Mexico Church

We have received $970 toward our $3500 goal to build our eight church in Mexico. Do you have your passport?

 

Fortune Family

The Fortune Family will be leading us in worship on June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Invite your friends and family to come and worship with us!

 

2008 Summer Mission Trip

Commissioning Service for the Kentucky Mission Team will be June 8th in the evening service.

Team Members and parents meeting, June 8th.

Packing for trip, June 14th at 8:30 pm.

Leave for Hazel Green, KY, June 15th. Will be having lunch in the fellowship building with team members and their families to celebrate Father’s Day before leaving on the mission trip.

 

In talking with Ann and Lewis in Hazel Green, some of their greatest needs are socks and undergarments for children and adults. We have a box in both vestibule for donations. Please bring your donations and place them in one of these boxes. Please make sure you bring new items, not used. We need them by June 8th. Thanks!

 

There are sign-up sheets for food assignments for the summer mission trip in the vestibule, Adult SS Classrooms and on the table outside the choir room. If you would like, you can also donate money to purchase food. Please bring the non-perishable food by June 1st and the perishable food by June 11. Ginger and Janie are taking the money donations or you may insert your donation in an envelope and mark it Kentucky Mission Trip Food.

 

Please pray for our 2008 Mission Team. Also pray for Goldie whose house we will be repairing and especially her husband who is sick and is not a Christian.

 

Invitation

Brittany Grace McMahan invites the church family to her graduation from Liberty High School. The Commencement Exercises will be Friday, June 6th at 10:00 am at Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University.

 

Thank you

We have received a thank you from David S. Dockery from Union University, Jackson, TN for our donation given to help rebuild their university that was badly damaged by a tornado on February 5th.

 

We have received a thank you from Regina Reece, the Director of Samaritan Health Clinic for the donation and for adding the clinic to our outreach missions.

 

Centennial News

Centennial Moment: In 1940, President Roosevelt was elected to a third term, and in 1944 was elected to his fourth term which was a first in history. President Roosevelt died shortly after his forth term began. See if you remember any of the following trivia facts of the 1940’s:

Royal Crown bottled drinks with holes in the lid under the cork so you could use the bottle later to sprinkle your clothes before ironing them.

A popular candy was coke-shaped bottles filled with colored water. They came in their own little carrying case.

Butch wax for flat top haircuts.

Skates that clamped onto you shoes and used a skate key to tighten.

The dreaded disease of polio.

Green Stamps given with purchases so you could save up for a selection out of the green stamp catalog.

On March 29, 1949, First Baptist Norris voted to purchase a register for Training Union (Discipleship Training) to hang on the wall indicating the number of attendance and the number who read their Bible everyday during the past week. How would we compare today?

 

The 100 Anniversary Team now has 5 x 7 note cards with envelopes for sale: Ten cards in a gold box with a clear-vue cover and sealed with an official 100th Anniversary seal. The drawing on the cream-colored, embossed frame card is a pen and ink illustration of the original wood church drawn from an old newspaper photo provided by one of our oldest members, Mrs. Janie Garrett. It was drawn by Cindy Lodge. On the back of the card is a medallion celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our church and a small glimpse into the past. Cost per box is $5. See Cindy Lodge to get yours or send an e-mail to cindylodge@bellsouth.net, and I will make sure I get them to you. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church, Norris, Thanks, Cindy

 

VBS, 2008

Join us for the Outrigger Island VBS training on Sunday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm. The Surf’s up, so grab your surfboard and head for the waves as we plan an awesome week of sharing Christ’s love. During VBS 2008, kids will know, speak and live God’s truth-Island Style. All teachers, helpers and special areas are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! ALOHA!

 

New In Library

Karen Kingsbury Sunrise series (Books 1-3)

DVD: Love’s Unending Legacy

 

RA’s, GA’s, and Mission Friends

RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends will begin meeting on June 4th at 7:00 pm.

 

Circle Meetings for June

Dorcas Group: Monday, June 9th at 4:30 pm in Flora Garrett SS Classroom.

Alice Johnson Group: Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Building. Ice Cream supper.

Sherry Kelley Group: June 19th. Will go out to eat at Logan’s in Anderson.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Larry Henderson for receiving the 2008 Award of Excellence from SC Chapter of National School Public Relations Association.