Archive for December, 2008

Bulletin: Week of 12/28/2008

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

We have received $4,396.77 toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $5500. We still need $1103.23. Pray and give.

 

If you did not pick up your Christmas cards, please do so today.

 

New Year’s Eve, December 31st, we will eat at 6 pm. Sign-up sheets for food are in the Sunday School rooms. We will be showing the movie, “Fireproof” at 7 pm. We will have fireworks afterwards. Invite your friends.

 

Larry Henderson will be teaching a new members class (adults only) starting on January 11th during Discipleship Training at 6 pm. If you are a new member or thinking of becoming a member of our church, you need to attend this class to complete your membership.

 

On January 11th, we will have a groundbreaking ceremony for our new building after the 11:00 AM Service. We will not have the 8:45 AM Service that Sunday. If you would like to take part in the groundbreaking, please bring a shovel (one per family please). With the turning of the soil, we will “Rise to Build.” This is our regular Sunday for our walk offering for the building fund. May we give sacrificially.

 

Habitat is building a much needed home for one of our members in Central. We need your help. They are working Saturdays from 8 am until 1 pm, and beginning Tuesday, January 6th, they will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am until 1 pm. If you can help, talk to the pastor.

 

Bible Study Fellowship is January 11th at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Building. All Adult classes are invited to attend.

 

Church Council meeting will be January 25th at 5 pm. Please note that this is a change in date.

 

Revolution Retreat, January 2-4. There will be a meeting concerning the retreat today after the 11:00 service. Students who are going  and at least one parent should attend this meeting.

 

The key to the storage room in the fellowship building is missing. If you have it, please return it or give it to the pastor.

 

There are dishes that have been washed and returned in the old vestibule. If you have one, please go by and pick it up.

 

Daisy Galloway has a new address:

Country Christian Care

206 Farm House Lane

Fair Play, SC 29643

Bulletin: Week of 12/21/2008

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

The Acteen Christmas Party is tomorrow, December 22nd from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm at the home of Susan Yates. Lunch will be served so come and have a great time.

December 24th: No services

December 25th: Christmas Day Service at 4 pm.

December 31st: New Year’s Eve Service

 

We will have our Christmas Day Service at 4:00 pm. The dress is casual. Invite your family and friends to come with you! No preaching; we will have a candlelight service, the Lord’s Supper (deacons serving) and singing. The service will last less than an hour.

 

If you went on the mission trip to Hazel Green, KY in June and would like to do something for Adam and Goldie’s family, please have these items to Janie by tonight. If you want to give money, it will help pay their power bill. Janie will send it to their electric company, which is in West Liberty, KY. Adam wears an xlarge shirt, Gold 3x shirt, and the girls medium and large. As team members, you know anything will be appreciated. Please see Janie if you need more information. You can send Christmas cards to Adam and Goldie Dunn, PO Box 159, Hazel Green, KY. (Items will be delivered to KY by the Evatts in Liberty).

 

Austin will be out of the office this week. He is on vacation.

 

Church office will be closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas. The bulletin will be printed on Wednesday morning. Please have all of your announcements in the church office no later than Tuesday morning. Thanks

 

New Year’s Eve, December 31st, we will eat at 6 pm. Sign-up sheets for food are in the Sunday School rooms. We will be showing the movie, “Fireproof” at 7 pm. We will have fireworks afterwards. Invite your friends.

 

Larry Henderson will be teaching a new members class (adults only) starting on January 11th during Discipleship Training at 6 pm. If you are a new member or thinking of becoming a member of our church, you need to attend this class to complete your membership.

 

Last minute gifts for Christmas. We have cookbooks $12 each and note cards $5 per box available for people on your gift list or for yourself. All the money collected from the sales will go to the building fund. If you would like to take some to sell at work, see Cindy Lodge or Joni Addis. Please put the money in an offering envelope and mark the dollar amount “building fund/cookbooks” or “building fund/note cards” so we can credit the account accurately. Thanks!

 

Revolution Retreat, January 2-4. There will be a meeting concerning the retreat on December 27th after the 11:00 service. Students who are going  and at least one parent should attend this meeting.

Bulletin: Week of 12/07/2008

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

We will receive our walk offering for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering today. Our goal is $5500. Pray and give. If you are visiting, you are not expected to participate.

 

Regular Deacon meeting today at 5 pm.

 

Help the youth raise money for Centrifuge by making pledge donations to individual students as they participate in Foliage-A-Thon.

 

Mexico Team will give their report tonight in the evening service.

 

A church-wide drop-in baby shower will be given for Elizabeth Stephens tomorrow from 6:30 pm until 8 pm in the Fellowship Building. Elizabeth is having a girl and is registered at Babies `R Us and Walmart. Her greatest need is for diapers and wipes.

 

Circle Meetings, December

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Bible Study Classroom at 4:30 pm, Monday, December 8th.

Alice Johnson Group will meet at Hunter Glenn Club House on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm.

Flora Ann Group meeting at the home of Cindy Washburn on Monday, December 15th at 7 pm.

The Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building, December 18th at 7 pm. Please bring snack foods.

 

Parents, please sign your children up if they are going to ride with the Children’s Fellowship in the Norris Christmas parade. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule and downstairs. The parade is on Saturday, December 13. Meet at the fellowship hall at 9 am for breakfast and crafts.

 

Celebrating Christ’s Birth in Norris

Join us Sunday, December 14 for an evening of celebrating Christ’s Birth.

6:15 Live Nativity (grades 4K, 5K and 1st grade)

       Songs of Joy (grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)

       Front of the church

7:00 Adult Christmas Musical

       Sanctuary

8:00 Church-wide Cake and Coffee Social

       Fellowship Building

 

Friendship Sunday School Class will be having their Christmas gathering on December 12th at 6:30 pm in the fellowship building. Please contact Michelle Kendrick for information at 843-0295 or mkend@bellsouth.net.

 

·         December 17th: Church-wide caroling from 6-8 pm with refreshments afterwards. (No Bible Study, Revolution or AWANA)

·         The Acteen Christmas Party is Monday, December 22nd from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm at the home of Susan Yates. Lunch will be served so come and have a great time.

·         December 24th: No services

·         December 25th: Christmas Day Service at 4 pm.

·         December 31st: Supper in the fellowship building. We will be having sandwiches, chips and dessert. Each family needs to bring a drink or tea. Sign-sheets will be in the Bible Study Classes and the vestibule. Worship service at 7 pm and fireworks at 8 pm.

 

Please sign up in the vestibule if you would like to have your gutters cleaned out.

 

Youth Council meeting on December 14th at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

Youth, continue to find pledges for Foliage-a-Thon, Dec.13, 8-5 .

 

It’s time to start preparing for the holidays. We have cookbooks $12 each and note card $5 per box available for people on your gift list or for yourself. All the money collected from the sales will go to the building fund. If you would like to take some to sell at work, see Cindy Lodge or Joni Addis. Please put the money in an offering envelope and mark the dollar amount “building fund/ cookbooks” or “building fund/note cards” so we can credit the account accurately. Thanks!

 

Tomorrow, Eastside Baptist Church will be having a fundraiser for Ethan Brown, a student who has multiple brain tumors There will be food sold and a silent auction.

 

Larry Henderson will be teaching a new members class (adults only) starting on January 11th during Discipleship Training at 6 pm. If you are a new member or thinking of becoming a member of our church, you need to attend this class to complete your membership.

 

The newsletter for the month of January will be going out earlier this month due to the Christmas Holidays. It will be mailed out on December 16th. If you have news, schedules or announcements that need to be included in the January issue, please have them in the church office by Monday, December 15th. Thanks, Ann

Newsletter for 12/2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

It’s Monday as I write this and the Mexico Mission Team got back to the church last night about 5:30 pm. Thank you for all the prayers and financial support for the team. Thank you team for your faithful obedience to the Lord in going and all your hard work. Only in eternity will we understand the rest of the story. I thank God for His hand of protection going and coming. We did have a few tire problems going but none coming home.

I missed the arrival of our newest member of the family by a couple of hours. Stephen Anthony Hudgins was born a little after four o’clock yesterday afternoon. He weighed seven pounds and six ounces and was 21 inches long. Faith and Stephen are doing fine. Elijah is excited about his new baby brother.

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Thanksgiving Service

We will be joining Cateechee and Faith Baptist Churches for our combined Thanksgiving Service this Sunday night, November 23rd beginning at 6 pm at Faith Baptist Church. The “Melody Trio” from Tennessee will be leading the worship service. We will eat at approximately 7:15 pm. Bring your favorite soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks for a great time with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

Deacon Ordination

The church will ordain Kerry Avery to the Deacon Ministry, November 30th in the evening service.

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

We will receive our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering on December 7th. Our goal is $5500. Pray and give!

 

Christmas Day Service

We will have Christmas Day Service at 4:00 pm. We will be having the Lord’s Supper, singing and the Christmas Story. There will be no preaching. The service will last about an hour.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jason and Barbara Melton on the birth of their daughter, Elissa Grace. She was born in Greenville hospital on November 13th. She weighed 7 lbs and 10 oz and was 21 inches long. She has a big brother, Cameron and a sister, Nataheah.

 

Welcome New Members

Jake Trotter (B)                                    Pam McCall (L)

T.C. & Diane Brady (L)                        Erin White (L)

Teresa Williamson (S)

 

Meetings for December

Dorcas Group meets in the Flora Garrett Classroom on Monday, December 10th at 4:30 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet at the Hunter Glenn Club House in Clemson on December 11th at 6:30 pm.

 

Children’s Fellowship

Our children will be participating in the Norris Christmas Parade on December 13th. Please meet at the fellowship building at 9:00 am for breakfast and crafts. The parade will begin at 11:00 am. The children can be picked up in the fellowship building following the parade.

 

Baby Shower

A church-wide, drop-in baby shower will be given for Elizabeth Stephens on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the fellowship building. Elizabeth is having a girl and is registered at Babies R Us and Wal-Mart. Her greatest need is for diapers and wipes.

 

Note to the Church

We love this church, You all mean so much to us, and we enjoyed being at the 100th Year Anniversary Homecoming. We want to donate to the building fund. May God continue to bless your church. With love, Caroline, Phillip, Grayson, Micah and Adelyn Jewell

 

Thank You

Thank you all so very much for your prayers and your blood donations to Steve Crowe. Please continue to pray for me, for I still have a bumpy road ahead. But I trust in the Lord, and by my faith, I know He will help me get through this. Thanks for all your visits while I was in the hospital, for all the cards that filled my room with joy and tears. God bless you all. The Lord is working, He has a plan, a wonderful plan and I give him all the glory. Steve Crowe

 

Office Closed

The church office will be closed for Thanksgiving November 27 and 28th. We will not have any services on Wednesday, November 26th or Wednesday, December 24th.

 

Revolution Snack Schedule (Dec.)

               Food              Drinks

12/3      M. Baker          B. Bolin

12/10    Christmas Snacks

12/17    Christmas Caroling

11/24    No Revolution

11/31    No Revolution

 

Youth News

The youth are doing a fundraiser for Centrifuge. If you would like to help them raise money for Centrifuge, please pledge donations to individual students as they participate in Foliage-A-Thon.

 

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

 

Youth Christmas Party will be on December 5th.

 

 

Bulletin: Week of 11/23/2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Tonight we will be having our combined Thanksgiving service with Faith and Cateechee Baptist Churches. It will be at Faith Baptist. The worship service will start at 6 pm with the “Melody Trio” from Tennessee leading the service. We will eat at approximately 7:15 pm. The menu is soup and sandwiches. So bring your favorite soup, sandwiches, drink and dessert for a great time with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

The youth are doing a fundraiser for Centrifuge. If you would like to help them raise money for Centrifuge, please pledge donations to individual students as they participate in Foliage-A-Thon.

 

Our children will be participating in the Norris Christmas Parade on December 13. Meet at the fellowship hall at 9 am for breakfast and crafts. The parade begins at 11 am. Children can be picked up in the fellowship hall following the parade.

 

A church-wide drop-in baby shower will be given for Elizabeth Stephens on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 pm until 8 pm in the Fellowship Building. Elizabeth is having a girl and is registered at Babies `R Us and Walmart. Her greatest need is for diapers and wipes.

 

No Wednesday night service this week. No AWANA or Revolution.

 

The church will ordain Kerry Avery to the Deacon Ministry, Sunday night, November 30th at 7:00 pm.

 

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Bible Study Classroom at 4:30 pm, Monday, December 8th.

Alice Johnson Group will meet at Hunter Glenn Club House on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm.

Note: These meetings were given the wrong dates in the Newsletter last week. December 8th and 9th are the correct dates. Sorry for the error.

 

Thank you for opening your church to us and feeding us like you did. It was great!! The Devotional was inspiring also. If I (we) can be of any service to you, please let us know. God Bless, Curtis Middleton

 

Revolution retreat, January 2-4. Call Austin this week for details.

 

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

 

Youth, continue to find pledges for Foliage-a-Thon, December 13 from 8 am until 5 pm.

 

Youth Christmas party, December 5th at 6:00 pm in the fellowship building.

 

Young at Heart: Our Christmas Party is Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the fellowship building. We have planned for a great meal and entertainment. Wear your Christmas colors and come join the fellowship. Please sign up at the Young at Heart Bulletin Board located in the hall near the Adult Sunday School rooms. Deadline to sign up is November 30th.

 

Next Sunday will be the First Sunday of Advent!

 

Mexico Team will give their report on December 14th in the evening service.

 

The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week for Thanksgiving. Bulletin will be completed on Wednesday. Please have your information for the bulletin in the office tomorrow morning, or the latest, Tuesday morning. Thank you!

 

It’s time to start preparing for the holidays. We have cookbooks $12 each and note card $5 per box available for people on your gift list or for yourself. All the money collected from the sales will go to the building fund. If you would like to take some to sell at work, see Cindy Lodge or Joni Addis. Please put the money in an offering envelope and mark the dollar amount “building fund/ cookbooks” or “building fund/note cards” so we can credit the account accurately. Thanks!

 

Sign-up sheet for Brotherhood Meal, Monday, November 24th at 7 pm is located in the vestibule. Chili Beans and cornbread.

Bulletin: Week of 11/16/2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The youth are doing a fundraiser for Centrifuge. If you would like to help them raise money for Centrifuge, please pledge donations to individual students as they participate in Foliage-A-Thon.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, November 17th at 7 pm in the home of Faye Stancil.

 

The Sherry Kelley Group will meet on November 20th at 7 pm in the fellowship building. During our meeting, the members of the Sherry Kelley Group will be having a baby shower for Faith. She is having a boy. She is in need of diapers and wipes, but she is registered at Walmart also.

 

Children’s Fellowship: November 22nd at 1 pm; we will be going to the Clemson Community Care to deliver can goods. The Children’s Bible Study Classes have been collecting can food for this. Will return to the church and pack bags for the Christmas Parade. Parents may pick up children at 3:00 pm.

 

Our children will be participating in the Norris Christmas Parade on December 13. Meet at the fellowship hall at 9 am for breakfast and crafts. The parade begins at 11 am. Children can be picked up in the fellowship hall following the parade.

 

The newsletter for December will be mailed out this week. If you have any information that you would like to be in the December newsletter, please have it in the office by tomorrow morning.

 

A church-wide drop-in baby shower will be given for Elizabeth Stephens on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 pm until 8 pm in the Fellowship Building. Elizabeth is having a girl and is registered at Babies `R Us and Walmart. Her greatest need is for diapers and wipes.

 

Cindy Washburn will provide snacks and Marci Herd will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday night, November 19th.

 

The church will ordain Kerry Avery to the Deacon Ministry, Sunday night, November 30th at 7:00 pm.

 

Revolution retreat, January 2-4. Call Austin this week for details.

 

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

 

Youth, continue to find pledges for Foliage-a-Thon.

 

Youth Christmas party, December 5th. More details to come.

 

Young at Heart: Our Christmas Party is Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the fellowship building. We have planned for a great meal and entertainment. Wear your Christmas colors and come join the fellowship. Please sign up at the Young at Heart Bulletin Board located in the hall near the Adult Sunday School rooms.

 

Next Sunday, November 23rd, we will be having our combined Thanksgiving service with Faith and Cateechee Baptist Churches. This year it will be at Faith Baptist. The worship service will start at 6 pm with the “Melody Trio” from Tennessee leading the service. We will eat at approximately 7:15 pm. The menu will be soup and sandwiches. So bring your favorite soup, sandwiches, drink and dessert for a great time with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

 

 

Bulletin: Week of 11/09/2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Blood Pressure check after both morning services.

 

Building Fund walk offering this morning. If you are visiting, you are not expected to participate.

 

If you have a need while the pastor and Austin are gone, please contact the church office, one of the active deacons or Mike Kendrick, Chairman of Deacons, at 843-0295.

 

Our regular Acteen meeting will be Saturday, November 15th from 10 am until 1 pm. We will be going to Yoder’s Mills for lunch and our program. Be sure to bring lunch money.

 

The youth are doing a fundraiser for Centrifuge. If you would like to help them raise money for Centrifuge, please pledge donations to individual students as they participate in Foliage-A-Thon.

 

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom tomorrow at 4:30 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet in the home of Jane Boggs on Tuesday, November 11th at 7 pm.

 

The vote Sunday night was 82 yes votes and 13 no votes to the motion brought by the Building Steering, Deacon and Finance Teams.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, November 17th at 7 pm in the home of Faye Stancil.

 

The Sherry Kelley Group will meet on November 20th at 7 pm in the fellowship building. During our meeting, the members of the Sherry Kelley Group will be having a baby shower for Faith. She is having a boy. She is in need of diapers and wipes, but she is registered at Wal-Mart also.

 

Mandy Davis will provide snacks and Pam Gibson will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday night, November 12th.

 

Revolution retreat, January 2-4. Youth, please give your $35 retreat money to Meryl today.

 

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

 

Youth, continue to find pledges for Foliage-a-Thon.

 

Young at Heart: Our Christmas Party is Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the fellowship building. We have planned for a great meal and entertainment. Wear your Christmas colors and come join the fellowship. Please sign up at the Young at Heart Bulletin Board located in the hall near the Adult Sunday School rooms.

 

On Sunday, November 23rd, we will be having our combined Thanksgiving service with Faith and Cateechee Baptist Churches. This year it will be at Faith Baptist. The worship service will start at 6 pm with the “Melody Trio” from Tennessee leading the service. We will eat at approximately 7:15 pm. The menu will be soup and sandwiches. So bring your favorite soup and sandwiches, drink and dessert for a great time with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

The newsletter for December will be mailed out the week before Thanksgiving. If you have any information that you would like to be in the December newsletter, please have it in the office no later than November 17th.

Bulletin: Week of 11/02/2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Deacon meeting today at 5:30 pm.

 

Staff Recognition Team meeting today at 5:30 pm.

 

We will have church conference tonight after the evening service. We will have a combined motion from the Building Steering, Deacon and Finance Teams.

 

The Mexico Mission Team will be sponsoring a soup supper after the evening service tonight. There will be chili beans, vegetable and potato soups, corn bread or crackers, dessert and drink. Any donation will be appreciated.

 

The Mexico Mission Team will need to bring their luggage (not your carry-on) to the church Wednesday night, November 5th to be packed in the trailer. Bring your pillow and carry-on Thursday and be prepared to leave the church at 9 pm. Team members, be sure and bring your passports. Please pray for the mission team.

 

Acteens: Please meet at the church on Monday night, November 3rd promptly at 6:30 pm. We are going to Glenwood Baptist Church for a mission program and then to Dunkin Doughnuts. Bring money for your doughnut and a drink. You can all your parents for pick up.

Our regular Acteen meeting will be Saturday, November 15th from 10 am until 1 pm. We will be going to Yoder’s Mills for lunch and our program. Be sure to bring lunch money.

 

The schedule for flu shots at different locations is on the Health Bulletin Board in the hall outside the Winsome Bible Study Classroom.

 

The pastor will be in Revival next week at Mountain Creek Baptist in Anderson, Please remember him and the services in your prayers.

 

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom on Monday, November 10th at 4:30 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet in the home of Jane Boggs on Tuesday, November 11th at 7 pm.

 

From the Children’s Fellowship Team: A big thank you to everyone who donated candy and to those who decorated a trunk for the Children’s Fellowship Fall Festival. All the children and the adults had a fun time. Thank you for participating.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, November 17th at 7 pm in the home of Faye Stancil.

 

The Sherry Kelley Group will meet on November 20th at 7 pm in the fellowship building. During our meeting, the members of the Sherry Kelley Group will be having a baby shower for Faith. She is having a boy. She is in need of diapers and wipes, but she is registered at Wal-Mart also.

 

Revolution retreat, January 2-4. The cost is $35 and the money is due next Sunday. This will be a great event. Please come.

 

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

 

Released Time: It will be our turn to drive for released time this week. If you would like to drive one day, see Austin.

 

 

Young at Heart: Our Christmas Party is Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the fellowship building. We have planned for a great meal and entertainment. Wear your Christmas colors and come join the fellowship. Please sign up at the Young at Heart Bulletin Board located in the hall near the Adult Sunday School rooms.

 

On Sunday, November 23rd, we will be having our combined Thanksgiving service with Faith and Cateechee Baptist Churches. This year it will be at Faith Baptist. The worship service will start at 6 pm with the “Melody Trio” from Tennessee leading the service. We will eat at approximately 7:15 pm. The menu will be soup and sandwiches. So bring your favorite soup and sandwiches, drink and dessert for a great time with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

The old projector is missing from the sound room; if you have seen it, please let the pastor know.

 

Thank you for the gift, food and fellowship last Sunday. I am truly blessed to be your pastor. Love, Bro. Royce

 

If you ordered a DVD of the 100 year celebration, see the pastor. We have a few extra copies if you want one.

 

Crystal Bagwell will provide snacks and Janie Swords will provide drinks for Revolution on Wednesday night, November 5th.

 

Choir practice is back this Wednesday at 8:06 pm.

 

131st Annual Meeting Piedmont Baptist Association, Thursday, November 6th at 7 pm at Siloam Baptist. If you can go and be a messenger, let the pastor know!