Archive for October, 2008

Bulletin: Week of 10-12-08

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Jesus said, “The poor will always be with you.” Likewise, there will always be people dealing with issues of poverty. Christians cannot alleviate poverty, but we can, as a church and as individual Christians, walk alongside those in need by offering services and assistance. That is why it is important to remember those in need. Please pray and allow God to speak to you in your giving on this World Hunger day.

 

Today, we will have a baked goods silent auction to benefit the Mexico Mission Trip. Baked goods are located in the fellowship building. About 30 minutes after the close of tonight’s service, we will close the bidding and collect the money for the items.

 

Please donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Boxes are in the Adult Sunday School rooms and in the vestibule. Money donations can be given to Suzanne Merck or Karen Kimble. Donations should be given by October 19th.

The Children’s Fellowship will be having a Fall Festival (food, hayride and trunk or treat) for children up to 6th grade on October 25th starting at 5:30 pm. Sign up sheet in the vestibule.

 

Church Council meets at 5 pm in the Young Married Class today.

 

Acteens will meet Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am until 12:00 Noon in the basement of the Fellowship Building. We will be child sitting for a wMu meeting which will help us complete one of our Missions Quest steps. We need your help so be sure to come.

 

Mexico Team meeting at 5 pm next Sunday, October 19th.

 

Meeting/fellowship for the parents of youth scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18th has been cancelled.

 

Music Team meets next Sunday, October 19th in the choir room at 5 pm.

 

Tom DeRosa, the Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be speaking to us on October 19th at 7 pm. He will be discussing the Horrific Consequences of Evolution; how it gives man an excuse to take part in corrupt behavior as in abortion, racism, sexual promiscuity and homosexuality. Parents you don’t want to miss hearing him.

 

Nancy McConnell will provide snacks and Crystal Bagwell will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday, October 15.

 

Youth sign up sheet for Centrifuge 2009 is in the vestibule.

The Homecoming Team has some leftover 100th anniversary celebration items for sale that would make great Christmas gifts. See Cindy Lodge for note cards, Kat Albertson for ornaments, Beverly Morrison for the anniversary plate and Joni Addis for the cookbook.

 

Church Week at Nail Tech Academy of Easley: Three evenings, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct. 13, 14 and 15 from 5 pm until 9 pm. All proceeds will be donated to First Baptist Church of Norris Mission Fund. Nail Tech Academy is located on US 123 in Easley beside Ryan’s Steak House. Call Donna at 864-350-0443 for your appointment.

 

100 years of Royal Ambassadors at North Greenville University! On November 1, we’ll meet at FBCN at 8 am and return around 4 pm. RA Racer Race at 9:30, devotion time and a RA Crusader’s Walk across the NGU campus and lunch from the stadium canteen while watching an exciting football game. Each RA needs to bring a parent or guardian. Cost $12 and RAs are covered by FBN. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church Norris. Give checks to Mack/Tina Kelly or Brian Boggs by today. Sign up in the vestibule.

 

“Eye on wMu” where all ladies of the church are invited to come out and see what wMu is all about; October 18th in the fellowship building from 10 am till 11:30 am. Finger foods will be served and child care will be available.

 

You are invited to attend the 2008 Pink Luncheon in honor and support of those touched by breast cancer. Luncheon will be October 25, 2008, 11:30 am till 1:00 pm at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 100 Clay Street, Easley, SC. Speaker will be Dr. Michelle Tucker, Mountain View OB/GYN. The lunch will be free. Donations will be accepted to support research and education made available through the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Sponsored by Palmetto Health Baptist Easley and local churches. Please RSVP by October 17th to 442-7714.

 

The newsletter for November will be mailed out October 21st. If you have information for the newsletter for next month, please have it in the church office by Monday morning, October 20th.

 

Youth Retreat December 5th, 6th and 7th at White Oak Conference Center. Bowling, basketball, shopping and spiritual growth. $35 –all middle school and high school invited. Money and form due November 2nd.

 

 

Newsletter: October 2008

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Dear Church Family,

September was a very busy month! Thank you for all you did to make it a very successful month. Homecoming was great! The Homecoming team did an excellent job in leading us! While thinking about the future church, I ran across this and I want to share it with you!

My Church

My church is composed of people like me. We make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am. Its pews will be filled if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver. It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I bring them.

My church will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what is, am filled with those things.

Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my church to be!

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Men’s Night

September 29th at 7:00 pm in the fellowship building. Bluegrass gospel band. Jeremy McCollum on guitar-he is amazing. Menu: country steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and homemade dessert. Sign-up sheet available in vestibule.

 

Thank You

Liberty Middle School release time sends their thanks for the church’s support.

 

Dr. James Austin who spoke at the 100th Anniversary would like the church family to know he enjoyed the wonderful fellowship and delicious meal he shared with us.

 

Mary Zorn expresses her thanks for remembering her during her surgery and for the many cards, flowers, phone calls and prayers.

 

Creation Studies Institute

On October 19th in the 7:00 PM Service, Tom DeRosa, with Creation Studies Institute, will be with us. You do not want to miss hearing him.

 

CFR (Carolina Faith Riders) Fall Rally 2008

Fire on the Mountain, Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. November 7-9 2008; special guest comedian, Barry McGee and music by Loose Stone. If you are interested in this rally, please see the pastor; he has more information.

 

Mexico Mission Team Fundraisers

Saturday, September 27th, car wash, yard sale pancake breakfast, and hotdog lunch. Fellowship building will be open all day Friday so you can bring your donations for the yard sale.

October 12th: Baked goods silent auction. If you would like to donate a cake or other baked items, call Melinda Zeigler at 868-9888 or Joni Addis at 639-4047.

October 26th. Supper after evening service. Vegetable soup, potato soup and chili beans. Donation basis only.

 

Church week at Nail Tech Academy of Easley: Three evenings, Mon., Tues. and Wed., October 13, 14 and 15 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Adult manicures-$8, adult pedicures-$13; children manicures (10 and under)-$4, children pedicures-$8. All proceeds will be donated to First Baptist church of Norris Mission Fund. Nail Tech Academy is located on US 123 in Easley beside Ryan’s Steak House. Call Donna at 864-350-0443 for your appointment.

 

Young at Heart

Our Jocassee Boat Tour and lunch will be Saturday, October 11th. Meet at the church at 8:45 am. We will return to the church immediately after we eat our lunch.

 

Children’s Fellowship

Candy donations needed for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Boxes are available in the adult classrooms and the vestibule. Please have your donations in by October 19th. Give any money donations to Suzanne or Karen.

 

Children’s Fellowship

There will be a Children’s Fellowship Team meeting on September 28th at 5:00 pm. Please meet downstairs in the church.

 

Meetings for October

Bible Study Fellowship meets on October 12th in the fellowship building at 10:00 am.

 

Church Council meeting on October 12th at 5:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

 

Dorcas Group meets in the Flora Garrett Classroom on Monday, October 13th at 4:30 pm.

 

Revolution Snack Schedule (Oct)

               Food              Drinks

10/1      R. Zeigler         S. Walters

10/8      L. Boggs           H. Hooker

10/15    N. McConnell   C. Bagwell

10/22    M. Herd           K. Kimble

10/29    Halloween Treats

 

Youth News

Youth Council meeting September 28th at 5:00 pm.

Austin will not have the breakfast/meeting with parents on September 27th as planned.

 

End of Summer Picnic

Will be October 4th at Central Recreation Park. We will eat at 5 pm. Sign-up sheets for food are located in SS Classrooms and in the vestibule.

 

Janie Chapman Offering

for State Missions

We have received $683 toward or $1500 goal. Pray and give.

Bulletin: Week of 10/19/2008

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Tom DeRosa, the Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be with us tonight. He will be discussing the Horrific Consequences of Evolution. Parents, you do not want to miss hearing him. A love offering will be taken.

 

We received $625.13 for World Hunger last Sunday. We received $499.05 on the bake sale for the Mexico Team. Thank you for your support.

 

Please donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Boxes are in the Adult Sunday School rooms and in the vestibule. Money donations can be given to Suzanne Merck or Karen Kimble. Donations should be given by today.

 

The Children’s Fellowship will be having a Fall Festival (food, hayride and trunk or treat) for children up to 6th grade on October 25th starting at 5:30 pm. Sign up sheet in the vestibule. Anyone who has volunteered to do a trunk, please have it decorated by 7:30 pm.

 

Mexico Team meeting at 5 pm today in the Young Married Classroom. Please bring your medical release forms.

 

Music Team meets today in the choir room at 5 pm.

 

Marci Herd will provide snacks and Karen Kimble will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday, October 22.

 

Youth sign up sheet for Centrifuge 2009 is in the vestibule.

 

On October 26th after the evening service, we will celebrate Pastor Appreciation month with a meal for Pastor Royce and Austin. Please plan to stay and help show our pastors how much we appreciate all that they do. Food will be provided.

 

See the Homecoming Team for 100th anniversary celebration items for sale that would make great Christmas gifts. See Cindy Lodge for note cards, Kat Albertson for ornaments, Beverly Morrison for the anniversary plate and Joni Addis for the cookbook.

 

The newsletter for November will be mailed out October 21st. If you have information for the newsletter for next month, please have it in the church office by tomorrow morning.

 

Youth, make sure you get your $35 payment for the Revolution retreat, December 5-8 to Austin as soon as possible. Please sign up in the vestibule if you are going.

 

The youth will be going to the Daniel football game, Friday, October 31. We will eat before the game.

 

If you would like your gutters cleaned out this season, please see Austin.

 

Youth will be having hotdogs at 6:00 pm tonight.

Bulletin: Week of 10/12/2008

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Jesus said, “The poor will always be with you.” Likewise, there will always be people dealing with issues of poverty. Christians cannot alleviate poverty, but we can, as a church and as individual Christians, walk alongside those in need by offering services and assistance. That is why it is important to remember those in need. Please pray and allow God to speak to you in your giving on this World Hunger day.

 

Today, we will have a baked goods silent auction to benefit the Mexico Mission Trip. Baked goods are located in the fellowship building. About 30 minutes after the close of tonight’s service, we will close the bidding and collect the money for the items.

 

Please donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Boxes are in the Adult Sunday School rooms and in the vestibule. Money donations can be given to Suzanne Merck or Karen Kimble. Donations should be given by October 19th.

The Children’s Fellowship will be having a Fall Festival (food, hayride and trunk or treat) for children up to 6th grade on October 25th starting at 5:30 pm. Sign up sheet in the vestibule.

 

Church Council meets at 5 pm in the Young Married Class today.

 

Acteens will meet Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am until 12:00 Noon in the basement of the Fellowship Building. We will be child sitting for a wMu meeting which will help us complete one of our Missions Quest steps. We need your help so be sure to come.

 

Mexico Team meeting at 5 pm next Sunday, October 19th.

 

Meeting/fellowship for the parents of youth scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18th has been cancelled.

 

Music Team meets next Sunday, October 19th in the choir room at 5 pm.

 

Tom DeRosa, the Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be speaking to us on October 19th at 7 pm. He will be discussing the Horrific Consequences of Evolution; how it gives man an excuse to take part in corrupt behavior as in abortion, racism, sexual promiscuity and homosexuality. Parents you don’t want to miss hearing him.

 

Nancy McConnell will provide snacks and Crystal Bagwell will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday, October 15.

 

Youth sign up sheet for Centrifuge 2009 is in the vestibule.

 

The Homecoming Team has some leftover 100th anniversary celebration items for sale that would make great Christmas gifts. See Cindy Lodge for note cards, Kat Albertson for ornaments, Beverly Morrison for the anniversary plate and Joni Addis for the cookbook.

 

Church Week at Nail Tech Academy of Easley: Three evenings, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct. 13, 14 and 15 from 5 pm until 9 pm. All proceeds will be donated to First Baptist Church of Norris Mission Fund. Nail Tech Academy is located on US 123 in Easley beside Ryan’s Steak House. Call Donna at 864-350-0443 for your appointment.

 

100 years of Royal Ambassadors at North Greenville University! On November 1, we’ll meet at FBCN at 8 am and return around 4 pm. RA Racer Race at 9:30, devotion time and a RA Crusader’s Walk across the NGU campus and lunch from the stadium canteen while watching an exciting football game. Each RA needs to bring a parent or guardian. Cost $12 and RAs are covered by FBN. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church Norris. Give checks to Mack/Tina Kelly or Brian Boggs by today. Sign up in the vestibule.

 

“Eye on wMu” where all ladies of the church are invited to come out and see what wMu is all about; October 18th in the fellowship building from 10 am till 11:30 am. Finger foods will be served and child care will be available.

 

You are invited to attend the 2008 Pink Luncheon in honor and support of those touched by breast cancer. Luncheon will be October 25, 2008, 11:30 am till 1:00 pm at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 100 Clay Street, Easley, SC. Speaker will be Dr. Michelle Tucker, Mountain View OB/GYN. The lunch will be free. Donations will be accepted to support research and education made available through the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Sponsored by Palmetto Health Baptist Easley and local churches. Please RSVP by October 17th to 442-7714.

 

The newsletter for November will be mailed out October 21st. If you have information for the newsletter for next month, please have it in the church office by Monday morning, October 20th.

 

Youth Retreat December 5th, 6th and 7th at White Oak Conference Center. Bowling, basketball, shopping and spiritual growth. $35 –all middle school and high school invited. Money and form due November 2nd.

Bulletin: Week of 10-05-2008

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Deacon meeting today at 5 pm.

 

The Homecoming Team has some leftover 100th anniversary celebration items for sale that would make great Christmas gifts. See Cindy Lodge for note cards, Kat Albertson for ornaments, Beverly Morrison for the anniversary plate and Joni Addis for the cookbook.

 

Please donate bags of individually wrapped candy for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. Boxes will be in the Adult Sunday School rooms and in the vestibule. Money donations can be given to Suzanne Merck or Karen Kimble. Donations should be given by October 19th.

The Children’s Fellowship will be having a Fall Festival (food, hayride and trunk or treat) for children up to 6th grade on October 25th starting at 5:30 pm. Sign up sheet in the vestibule.

 

We have received $1223 toward our $1500 goal for the Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions. We still need $277. Pray and give so others might know the Truth!

 

Lisa Boggs will provide snacks and Henry Hooker will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday, October 8.

 

YAH:

 

Bible Study Fellowship: Oct. 12th in the fellowship building at 10 am.

 

Church Council meets at 5 pm in the Young Married Class Oct 12th.

 

World Hunger Day is October 12th. We will receive a walk offering.

 

Acteens will meet Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am until 12:00 Noon in the basement of the Fellowship Building. We will be child sitting for a wMu meeting which will help us complete one of our Missions Quest steps. We need your help so be sure to come.

 

Meeting/fellowship for the parents of youth, Saturday, Oct. 18th in the choir room at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served and if any others would like to attend, see Austin.

 

Tom DeRosa, the Executive Director of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be speaking to us on October 19th at 7 pm. He will be discussing the Horrific Consequences of Evolution; how it gives man an excuse to take part in corrupt behavior as in abortion, racism, sexual promiscuity and homosexuality. Parents you don’t want to miss hearing him.

Special thanks to the Social Team and Brotherhood for all the hard work at the End-of-Summer Picnic!

 

DVDs of the 100th Year Celebration are available. If you would like a copy, the minimum cost is $10 per copy. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule. The proceeds will go to the Mexico Mission Team.

 

On Sunday, October 12th, we will have a baked goods silent auction to benefit the Mexico Mission Trip. Sign-up sheet in the vestibule for donations of baked goods. Fellowship building open from 4 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, Oct. 11th so that items can be dropped off; or the items can be brought to the fellowship building before 9:30 am on Sunday, October 12th. We will have a sign-up sheet by each item and bids may be written on the sheet. About 30 minutes after the close of the service that night, we will close the bidding and collect the money for the items.

 

Church Week at Nail Tech Academy of Easley: Three evenings, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct. 13, 14 and 15 from 5 pm until 9 pm. All proceeds will be donated to First Baptist Church of Norris Mission Fund. Nail Tech Academy is located on US 123 in Easley beside Ryan’s Steak House. Call Donna at 864-350-0443 for your appointment.

 

100 years of Royal Ambassadors at North Greenville University! On November 1, we’ll meet at FBCN at 8 am and return around 4 pm. RA Racer Race at 9:30, devotion time and a RA Crusader’s Walk across the NGU campus and lunch from the stadium canteen while watching an exciting football game. Each RA needs to bring a parent or guardian. Cost $12 and RAs are covered by FBN. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church Norris. Give checks to Mack/Tina Kelly or Brian Boggs by October 12th. Sign up in the vestibule.

 

“Eye on wMu” where all ladies of the church are invited to come out and see what wMu is all about; October 18th in the fellowship building from 10 am till 11:30 am. Finger foods will be served and child care will be available.

 

First Baptist Norris sends a special thank you to Mike Campbell, Editor of the Pickens Courier, for the extensive article in this past week’s edition about our homecoming celebration and for giving our church extra copies for families that do not subscribe to the Pickens Courier. You may pick up yours today, and we ask that you take only one per family.

 

Youth sign up sheet for Centrifuge 2009 is in the vestibule.

New in the Library

Books

Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption series, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant

DVDs

Little Women, The Wager, Bela, Boz-Thank You God for Friends and Helpers, Hermie the Uncommon DJ, Hermie: Hailey & Bailey’s Silly Fight