Archive for August, 2009

Bulletin: Week of August 30, 2009

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

 

AWANA workers will meet today at 5 pm in the sanctuary. If you are planning on helping in any way, please be at this meeting.

 

Brotherhood fellowship will be on Aug. 31st in the fellowship building.

 

Any youth, including rising 7th graders going to a concert event on September 4th at Brushy Creek; vans will leave the church at 5 pm. Please sign up in the vestibule.

 

We will vote on Deacons, September 6th in the morning services.

 

AWANA starts September 9th.

 

The Children’s Fellowship will be going to a Greenville Drive game on September 5th. The game begins at 7:00 pm. Please meet at the church at 5:45 pm; we will leave at 6:00. Children under 6 must have a parent chaperone. Children’s tickets will be paid for; adult tickets will be $5. Sign-up sheets in the vestibule and downstairs. You must be signed up by today in order to go.

 

The Centrifuge and Camp Marietta attendees will give their report to the church on September 6th.

 

September 12th, we will have our big yard sale, car wash and food fundraiser for the Mexico team. Breakfast menu: pancakes, sausage, gravy biscuits and drinks. Lunch: hotdogs, chips, baked beans, dessert and drinks. Bring your yard sale donation items to the fellowship building on September 11th.

 

We will have Baptism September 13th.

 

If you served in 2008-2009 or are serving in 2009-2010 as a Sunday School, Discipleship Training, RA, GA, or Mission Friends leader, we would like to honor you with some barbeque. Join us at “Just More Bar-B-Q” on Saturday, September 19th at 6:00 pm. The church will pay for your meal. Family and friends that accompany you are responsible for theirs. Please sign up in the vestibule.

 

We will be taking our Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions on September 20th. Our church goal is $1500.

 

Attention: Young at Heart (age 55 and up) On Friday night, September 18th beginning at 6 pm, a party straight out of the 1950’s! Music, food and entertainment from the fifties. Come dressed like you did then. Bring any memorabilia that you have saved from your high school years no matter what year you graduated. Sign up at the Young at Heart bulletin board in the hall of the Adult Sunday School wing by Sunday, September 13th. We also need eight cakes for a cake walk. If you are willing to furnish one, please sign up for that as well.

 

We will be moving our evening service to Brushy Creek Baptist Church for the PBA’s Great Commission Celebration starting at 6:00 pm on September 20th. Rev. Ken Hemphill will be the special guest.

 

We have received $100 for Golden Harvest Food Bank. Our cost for 5,000 lbs of food to feed 175 families is only $200.

 

We have received $2,656.67 toward our $3500 goal to build our ninth church in Mexico! Team members, your deposit is due! You may give it to the pastor.

 

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Bobby Albertson and family in the death of Vera “Lib” Albertson Pizzi, Bobby’s sister.

 

Please be praying for the youth as we prepare for Youth Sunday night on the 13th. Please come to this worship service and bring all the youth to it that you know.

 

From Austin: “I wanted to thank the church for the birthday gift given to me a few Sundays ago. Thanks for the prayers and continued support. To God be the glory.”

Bulletin: Week of August 16, 2009

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

 

We will have a called-church conference tonight to vote on the Nominating Team Report and to receive a recommendation from the Building and Steering Team.

 

Beginning September 13, we will begin a Beth Moore study called The Patriarchs during Discipleship Training. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. The books will cost $10. It is open to men and women. We will meet in the Flora Garrett Sunday School room. Sign-up deadline will be August 23rd. If you have any questions, please see Michelle Kendrick.

 

Circle meetings

Flora Ann Group will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, August 25th at 6 pm. This will be the “Back to School’ party for Helping Hands.

The Sherry Kelley Group will go out to eat on Thursday, August 20th at 6:30. We will be eating at Silver Bay in Easley. If you would like a ride from the church, please call Denise at 207-6890 or Lisa at 646-2538. Please come if you can. We need your input on upcoming mission projects.

 

On August 29th at 4:30 pm, rising middle school students will meet in the fellowship hall for a special event including supper.

 

Rising 7th graders to graduating seniors are going to a concert event on September 4th at Brushy Creek. Vans will leave the church at 5 pm.

 

The Children’s Fellowship will be going to a Greenville Drive game on September 5th. The game begins at 7:00 pm. Please meet at the church at 5:45 pm; we will leave at 6:00. Children under 6 must have a parent chaperone. Children’s tickets will be paid for; adult tickets will be $5. Sign-up sheets in the vestibule and downstairs. You must be signed up by August 30 in order to go.

 

The Nominating Team has finished their report. Please pick up one copy per family.

 

Brotherhood fellowship will be on Aug. 31st in the fellowship building.

 

AWANA starts September 9th.

 

WMU is looking for new Acteen leaders for the coming year. Please pray and if interested, please contact Michelle Stancil.

 

Please note that Baptism has been moved to September 13th.

 

Mark your calendars for the following fundraiser: August 22nd: cook out and we will watch the Bristol 500 race on a big screen TV in the fellowship building. Will be eating at 6:00 pm. Ticket for this meal is $5 and the menu is hamburgers, potato salad, chips, drinks and ice cream. Raffle tickets will be sold for an autographed Kevin Harvick die-cast race model car. Raffle tickets will go for $2 each.

 

The Centrifuge and Camp Marietta attendees will give their report to the church on September 6th.

 

The deacons have the responsibility to present to the church a list of qualified men who are willing to serve in the office of deacons. They have placed a list in the vestibule. If you are not willing to serve, please mark through your name and initial beside it. If your name is not there and you feel you are eligible and are willing to serve, please write in your name. If you are elected and you are married, your wife will automatically serve on the Church Staff Recognition Team.

 

Attention: Young at Heart (age 55 and up) On Friday night, September 18th beginning at 6 pm, a party straight out of the 1950’s! Music, food and entertainment from the fifties. Come dressed like you did then. Bring any memorabilia that you have saved from your high school years no matter what year you graduated. Sign up at the Young at Heart bulletin board in the hall of the Adult Sunday School wing by Sunday, September 13th. We also need eight cakes for a cake walk. If you are willing to furnish one, please sign up for that as well.

 

September newsletter will be mailed out, August 25th. Please have your newsletter information in the church office no later than 8 am on Monday, August 24th.

 

The church voted Sunday night to have a food distribution from Golden Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, September 26th. It will be approximately 5,000 lbs of food (mainly produce) enough for 175 families. Our cost will be $200. If you would like to help in this outreach to our community, mark an envelope “Food” and place it in the offering plate. The food will be free to the families. (more information later)

 

Attention Choir and potential choir members: Now is a great time to start or get back in choir. We have a listening session on Sunday, August 23rd at 6 pm for our 2009 Christmas musical “The Name…Jesus.” It is a brand new musical by Mike Speck. It is full of energy and full of Biblical truth reminding us just how awesome this infant King really is. Come join us.

Bulletin: Week of August 09, 2009

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

 

Blood pressure check after the morning worship services.

 

Walk Offering for building fund will be received this morning. If you are visiting, you are not expected to participate.

 

We need two teachers for Children’s Church; one Sunday each month. Please sign up in the vestibule.

 

Anyone who is interested in AWANA training, it will be available at Camp Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Building on August 15, 2009 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and registration will begin at 8:30 am, where doughnuts and juice will be available. The cost per person will be $10, which covers your materials and your lunch. If you are interested in going but need financial assistance, please see either Michelle Stancil or Paula Norris. Also, if you want to go but need a ride to CCBC, please just let us know and we will make arrangements for you to get there.

 

There will be a WMU Leadership meeting today at 5 pm in the Young Married Classroom. Light refreshments will be served. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

Heaven’s Echoes will be leading us in worship tonight in the PM Service. Come and invite a friend. We will receive a love offering for them.

 

WMU is looking for new Acteen leaders for the coming year. Please pray and if interested, please contact Michelle Stancil.

 

Circle meetings

Flora Ann Group will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, August 25th at 6 pm. This will be the “Back to School’ party for Helping Hands.

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

Alice Johnson Group will be eating out on Tuesday, August 11th. All members of the group will have a brief meeting after the 11 am Worship service on the piano side of the church today.

 

Youth Council meeting today at 5:00 pm.

 

Sep. 5-5pm youth leaving to go to concert at Brushy Creek, Easley

 

The Nominating Team has finished their report. Please pick up one copy per family, look it over. We will vote on it tonight in conference. Thank you Nominating Team for all your hard work.

 

AWANA starts September 9th.

 

As of August 2nd, we have received $2004.67 toward our $3500 goal to build our ninth church in Mexico. For those who God has called to go, your deposit of $100 is due. You can give it to the pastor.

 

We will have a called-church conference on August 16th to consider a recommendation from the Building and Steering Team.

 

Concealed Weapon Permit class will be in the fellowship building on August 22nd starting at 8 am. Those who will be participating can call Kerry Avery at his home (843-2577).

 

Brotherhood fellowship will be on Aug. 31st in the fellowship building.

 

Mark your calendars for the following fundraiser: August 22nd: cook out and we will watch the Bristol 500 race on a big screen TV in the fellowship building. Will be eating at 6:00 pm. Ticket for this meal is $5 and the menu is hamburgers, potato salad, chips, drinks and ice cream. Raffle tickets will be sold for an autographed Kevin Harvick die-cast race model car. Raffle tickets will go for $2 each.

 

The Centrifuge and Camp Marietta attendees will give their report to the church on September 6th. We will also have a baptismal service that night.

 

Beginning September 13, we will begin a Beth Moore study called The Patriarchs during Discipleship Training. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. The books will cost $10. It is open to men and women. We will meet in the Flora Garrett Sunday School room. Sign-up deadline will be August 23rd. If you have any questions, please see Michelle Kendrick.

 

The deacons have the responsibility to present to the church a list of qualified men who are willing to serve in the office of deacons. They have placed a list in the vestibule. If you are not willing to serve, please mark through your name and initial beside it. If your name is not there and you feel you are eligible and are willing to serve, please write in your name. If you are elected and you are married, your wife will automatically serve on the Church Staff Recognition Team.

Bulletin: Week of August 02, 2009

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

 

The Properties Team will meet at 5:00 pm today in the Young Married Classroom.

 

Deacon meeting today at 5 pm.

 

Staff Recognition Team meeting today at 5 pm.

 

We need two teachers for Children’s Church; one Sunday each month. Please sign up in the vestibule. Contact Stephanie Thomas or Sheila Walters with questions.

 

Anyone who is interested in AWANA training, it will be available at Camp Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Building on August 15, 2009 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and registration will begin at 8:30 am, where doughnuts and juice will be available. The cost per person will be $10, which covers your materials and your lunch. If you are interested in going but need financial assistance, please see either Michelle Stancil or Paula Norris. Also, if you want to go but need a ride to CCBC, please just let us know and we will make arrangements for you to get there.

 

There will be a WMU Leadership meeting held next Sunday, August 9th at 5 pm in the Young Married Classroom. Light refreshments will be served. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

WMU is looking for new Acteen leaders for the coming year. Please pray and if interested, please contact Michelle Stancil.

 

Flora Ann Group will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, August 4th at 7 pm. We will be putting together the backpacks for Helping Hands. Please bring your favorite salad.

 

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

 

Alice Johnson Group will be eating out on Tuesday, August 11th.

 

Youth including rising 7th graders will be leaving for Carowinds at 7:30 this Thursday morning. Bring a bag lunch with drink, also bring some money to get supper on the way home.

 

On August 14th and 15th, Mt. Moriah Church in our association will be have a short worldview youth conference. See Austin if interested in taking your student/students.

 

After church this morning, the College and Careers Class are going to Austin and Meryl’s for burgers.

 

Youth council meeting at 5:00 pm next Sunday, August 9th.

 

Heaven’s Echoes will be leading us in worship next Sunday in the PM Service. Come and invite a friend. We will receive a love offering for them.

 

We will have a called-church conference on August 16th to consider a recommendation from the Building and Steering Team.

 

Concealed Weapon Permit class will be in the fellowship building on August 22nd starting at 8 am. Those who will be participating can call Kerry Avery at his home (843-2577).

 

Brotherhood fellowship will be on August 31st in the fellowship building.

 

The Mexico Mission Team will be serving supper after the evening service tonight. This will be on the donation basis only!. Please support this team by coming by the fellowship building and enjoying a good meal and fellowship. Menu: spaghetti, salad, French bread, dessert and drink. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

Mark your calendars for the following fundraiser: August 22nd: cook out and auto racing event in the fellowship building. Will be eating at 6:00 pm. Ticket for this meal is $5 and the menu is hamburgers, potato salad, chips, drinks and ice cream. Raffle tickets will be sold for an autographed Kevin Harvick die-cast race model car. Raffle tickets will go for $2 each.

 

The Centrifuge and Camp Marietta attendees will give their reports to the church on September 6th. We will also have a baptismal service that night.

 

Thank you children and parents for the money you gave in the penny war during VBS. We received $1645.85 that will go toward our June, 2010 Mission Trip. We also received $190.45 in our regular VBS mission offering to help build our ninth church in Mexico.

 

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian sympathy and love to the Paula Norris family in the death of Stiles Holliday, Paula’s grandfather.

 

 

Newsletter of August 2009

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

 

Mexico Mission

We have received as of July 26th, $1896.67 toward our $3500 goal to build our ninth church in Mexico. We have 12 signed up to go to Mexico. Please support our fundraisers.

 

The Mexico Mission Team will be serving supper after the evening service on August 2nd. This will be on the Donation Basis Only! Please support this team by coming by the Fellowship Building and enjoying a good meal and fellowship. Menu for August 2nd: Spaghetti, Salad, French Bread, Dessert and Drink. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

 

Mark your calendars for the following fundraiser:

August 22nd, cook out and auto racing event (fellowship building). Will be eating at 6:00 pm. Ticket for this meal is $5 and the menu is Hamburgers, potato salad, chips, drinks and ice cream. Raffle tickets will be sold for an autographed Kevin Harvick die-cast race model car. Raffle tickets will go for $2 each.

 

 

Heaven’s Echoes

Heaven’s Echoes will be leading us in worship on August 9th at 7 PM. Invite friends and family!

 

Meridzo Center, Inc.

“Celebrating Ten Years” 1999-2009: 2009 marks a year of great significance for Meridzo Center, Inc. You are invited to celebrate with us our 10th Anniversary, October 18-25, 2009. In the year 1999 God called Lonnie and Belinda Riley back to Lynch, KY to serve the people of Central Appalachia. Please join us for these days of celebration whether it is a few days or the whole week. For lodging and registration please contact Rick and Kristi Hunter at (606) 848-2766 as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

VBS: Boomerang Express

It all comes back to Jesus! We would like to thank everyone who helped in VBS. Through volunteering, you showed children how to follow, worship and live through Jesus. May God bless you for your commitment to reach our community for Christ! Janie and Tina

 

WMU

There will be a WMU Leadership meeting held August 9, 2009 at 5 pm in the Young Married Sunday School Class. Light refreshments will be served. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

WMU is looking for new Acteen leaders for the coming year. Please pray and if interested, please contact Michelle Stancil.

 

The WMU groups will not be having a joint meeting in October so please make arrangements within your groups to meet. See Michelle Stancil if you have questions.

 

Circle Meetings in August

Flora Ann Group will meet in the Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, August 4th at 7 pm. We will be putting together the backpacks for Helping Hands. Please bring your favorite salad.

 

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

 

Alice Johnson will be going out to eat Tuesday, August 11th. Details will be in the bulletin.

 

Lost and Found

Someone turned in a knife. If you lost one, see the pastor.

Necklace found in front of the church. It is in the church office if you have lost one.

 

Thanks to Faye Lyda for the following:

A man from Norfolk, VA called a local radio station to share this on September 11th, 2003, two years after the tragedies of 9/11/2001. His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words:

A few weeks before September 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both her a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replace the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight; both very upset, we drove home.

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife’s flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight.

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can just sit by for; I have to do something.’

I was concerned for his safety of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off the phone, he said, ‘take good care of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ and I never got to say good-bye

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

The man looked at me and asked if my father’s name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, ‘I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.’

He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, ‘there is something else you need to know.’

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news.

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me and that this family would be able to thank him themselves.

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.

This story should help us to realize this; God is always in control.

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is always in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have on someone. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever. Psalm 136:1

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

 

A Note of Thanks

We appreciate the cards, calls and visits. Most of all your prayers for us when Jimmy was in the hospital. Please continue to pray for us that Jimmy will soon be feeling better. May God bless each of you. Much love, Jimmy and Deb.

 

To the Church Family, I want at this time in my life to thank each of you for praying for me. The cancer could have been worse than it is, but because of your prayers it is only in one area of my breast. Continue to pray for me as I walk through this journey. I really feel the love in the church family. Love in Christ, Carolyn.

 

Dear Church Family, Thanks so much for all the phone calls, prayers and cards I received during my surgery. I would also like to thank Preacher Royce and Austin for sitting with the family and visiting with us. God bless you all, Laura Stoner

 

Concealed Weapon Permit Class

This class will be on August 22nd and starts at 8 am in the fellowship building. Those who will be participating can call Kerry Avery at his home (843-2577).