Archive for June, 2008

Bulletin: Week of 06/29/2008

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Wednesday night is missions night. All organizations will meet.

 

It is time to start praying and see if God is calling you to go and help build our eighth church in Mexico, November 7th-16th. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Do you have your passport?

 

Deacon meeting next Sunday at 5:00 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will be meeting at the church Tuesday, July 8th at 6:00 pm to go out to eat.

 

Vacation Bible School, July 13th-18th from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

 

The 100th Anniversary Celebration Cookbooks have arrived. If you ordered books and have not received them, please see Joni Addis. If you did not pre-order, it’s not too late to get a book! Books are $12 each. Please give money to Joni or place a well-marked envelope in the offering plate.

 

We need your help! The Flora Anne Group is busy working on plans for our Homecoming Celebration to be held on September 7, 2008. We need anyone who has pictures or mementos to share to give them to Kat Albertson or Susan Yates. We ask that you clearly mark on the back your name and the person(s) in the picture and/or the facts about the picture/mementos. We will carefully display your pictures and mementos in the Fellowship Building on Homecoming. We also would like any newspaper articles, old bulletins or anything pertaining to the church and ask that you clearly mark any you give as yours. We need time to fix our displays and document the information, and we will be sure to return your articles to you promptly after the celebration. Please help us gather all we can about our history.

 

The youth will be going to Carowinds, August 7th. The cost is $15 per student. The money is due July 13th.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will be meeting on July 24, 2008. We will be meeting at Los Amigos in Easley at 6:30 pm. If you need to meet at the church for a ride, please be there at 6:00 pm.

 

If you have a need this week, please call the church office or Austin. The pastor will be out of town.

 

Sign-up schedules for pictures for the new church directory are located in the vestibule. Please go by and check the time that will be convenient for you.

Newsletter: Week of 06/25/08

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The Historical Record is clear…America was built on Christian Principles!

  “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson, 1781

  “We have been assured Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” Benjamin Franklin—Statement he made at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787

  “I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.” Alexander Hamilton’s last dying words, July 12, 1804.

  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

This July 4th, remember who gave us our liberty!

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Mexico Church

We have received $1193.25 toward our $3500 goal to build our eighth church in Mexico. It’s time to start praying and see if God is calling you to go! Sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Do you have your passport? The date for the trip is November 7th-16th.

 

Bible Study Fellowship

Bible Study Fellowship will be at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Building on July 20th. Also the Church Council will be meeting at 5:00 pm in the Young Married Class on July 20th. Please note that this is a change!

 

VBS

Vacation Bible School will be July 13th-18th from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

 

Help wanted for Homecoming Celebration

We need your help! The Flora Anne Group is busy working on plans for our Homecoming Celebration to be held on September 7, 2008. We need anyone who has pictures or mementos to share to give them to Kat Albertson or Susan Yates. We ask that you clearly mark on the back your name and the person(s) in the picture and/or the facts about the picture/mementos. We will carefully display your pictures and mementos in the Fellowship Building on Homecoming. We also would like any newspaper articles, old bulletins or anything pertaining to the church and ask that you clearly mark any you give as yours. We need time to fix our displays and document the information, and we will be sure to return your articles to you promptly after the celebration. Please help us gather all we can about our history.

 

Centennial Moment

Can you believe?

In the early days of our church, we held church conference on the fourth Saturday night of the month (that’s right, Saturday night!)

In 1914, the church voted to divide the congregation into four parts for the deacons to visit and see what the members would give for the next year.

In 1916, pillars were built under the church for $37.50.

In 1917, we began meeting the second and the fourth Sunday of each month.

The total paid to our pastor during the entire year of 1910 was $129.49. We did better in 1911 by giving the pastor a total of $204.25.

Can you believe in 1917 that 1,814,988 cars were produced in 22 states and the average cost per car was $720. Gasoline was only 25 cents per gallon. My how times have changed.

 

Circle Meetings for July

Alice Johnson Group: Tuesday, July 8th. We will be eating out.

Sherry Kelley Group: July 24th at Los Amigos in Easley at 6:30 pm. If you need to meet at the church for a ride, please be there at 6:00 pm.

 

Young at Heart

Due to crowded conditions on Lake Jocassee in the summer months, we have moved our boat tour to October 11th. We will have a two-hour tour and a catered lunch. Details will come later. Your committee is also working on a summer picnic and will announce plans soon.

Bulletin: Week of 06/15/08

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Mr. Raymond Zeigler will be leading the Wednesday night Bible Study.

 

The youth will not be meeting the next two Wednesday nights. Also, the vans will not be running the next two Wednesday nights due to the mission trip and Centrifuge.

 

If you are going to Centrifuge, please pay Austin for your remaining balance. Austin has your bill.

 

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

 

The 2008-2009 Nominating Team will meet at 4:30 pm next Sunday in the Young Married Bible Study Class. The members of this team are Steve Kimble, Brian Norris, Joni Addis, Michelle Kendrick and Lisa Boggs.

 

Next Sunday night, June 22nd at 7:00 pm, The Fortune Family will be leading us in worship. From a background that refused God’s blessings… to managing a household of ten…singing to God be the Glory… the children in song will capture your heart. Bring a friend. You do not want to miss them!

 

Join us for the Outrigger Island VBS training on Sunday, June 22 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!

 

We have received $1,049 toward our $3500 goal to build our eighth church in Mexico. Do you have your passport?

 

Thank you for the donation of Bibles to the Gideons in memory of our dear mother, Ruby Gambrell. She would be so pleased to know that God’s word will be spread in her name. Linda Moore, Judy DeWeese, Harold Sanders

 

If you have a need while the pastor is away on the mission trip, please contact Steve Kimble.

 

Don’t forget to purchase a box of the 100th Anniversary Cards. Cost per box is $5. See Cindy Lodge to get yours or send an e-mail to cindylodge@bellsouth.net, and she will make sure that she gets them to you! Make checks payable to First Baptist Church, Norris. Thanks, Cindy

 

The Big Youth Thing at Carowinds, August 7th and the cost is $15 per student. The money is due July 13.

Bulletin: Week of 06/08/08

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

If you are going to Centrifuge, please pay Austin for your remaining balance. Austin has your bill.

 

On June 11th after youth group, we will be having a Centrifuge meeting. All students that are going must be there with a parent.

We still need an adult male to go with us to Centrifuge. If you are willing to go, see Austin today.

 

Commissioning Service for the 2008 Hazel Green, Kentucky Mission Team will be tonight during the evening service.

Mission team members and parents will meet today at 5 pm.

Packing for the mission trip will be June 14th at 8:30 pm.

We will be leaving to go to Hazel Green, June 15th after having lunch in the fellowship building.

 

If you signed up to bring food items for the Hazel Green Mission trip, please bring 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.

 

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.

 

Dorcas Group will meet tomorrow 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.

 

Join us for the Outrigger Island VBS training on Sunday, June 22 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!

 

The Big Youth Thing at Carowinds, August 7th is $15 per student. The money is due July 13.

 

Don’t forget to drop your donations of socks and undergarments for Hazel Green, KY in the boxes provided in the vestibules or drop them in the laundry baskets that the children will be carrying down the aisles during pastor’s pals today.

 

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

 

Bulletin: Week of 06/22/08

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

You do not want to miss tonight’s service with The Fortune Family. They have a story to tell from a “dark and gloomy” nightclub, wandering in rebellion to walking in the light of our marvelous Savior, Jesus Christ. You will be blessed by song and testimonies. We will receive a love offering for them.

 

The youth will not be meeting Wednesday night, and the vans will not be running due to Centrifuge.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Thursday, June 26 at 7 pm in the home of Ginger Haynes with Jane King as co-host.

 

The 2008-2009 Nominating Team will meet at 4:30 pm today in the Young Married Bible Study Class.

 

Join us for the Outrigger Island VBS training today 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!

 

Don’t forget to purchase a box of the 100th Anniversary Cards. Cost per box is $5. See Cindy Lodge to get yours or send an e-mail to cindylodge@bellsouth.net, and she will make sure that she gets them to you! Make checks payable to First Baptist Church, Norris. Thanks, Cindy

 

Providence Christian Academy is offering A Summer Discovery Camp during the months of June and July. There will be curriculum and Bible-based activities. Each child will be encouraged and have the opportunity to explore and discover many things. Price is $20 per day or $80 per week. Come and discover all God has planned for you this summer at PCA. Please call 868-6896 for more information. Thanks, Brett Bolin

 

The Big Youth Thing at Carowinds, August 7th and the cost is $15 per student. The money is due July 13.

 

The newsletter for the month of July will be mailed on June 24, 2008. Please have all your information, to be included in the newsletter, in my office no later than Monday morning, June 23rd. Thank you, Ann