Archive for May, 2010

Newsletter: May 2010

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

More than a Name

When the late CBS correspondent, Ed Bradley, visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, he found a letter propped against the black wall. It read:

“I wanted to come back and say hello. You know, I went ahead and married Dick, and we have a beautiful little girl. Her favorite color is purple, the color of this stationary. I went to Arlington to see your grave, and on it, it said you got a Purple Heart for dying. Well, this is your purple heart for having lived. I hope that our daughter finds as wonderful and beautiful a first love as you were for me. Good-bye. Hello. Nancy.”

That’s a strong reminder that those we honor on Memorial Day are more than simply names. They were living people who loved and were loved. . .and are still loved.

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

2010 Mother’s Day Offering

We will be receiving Mother’s Day Offering Sunday, May 9th to benefit the long-term healthcare of retired South Carolina pastors, missionaries and their wives.

 

Circle Meetings

5/10: Dorcas Group meets in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

5/11: Alice Johnson group will meet at 7:00 pm in the home of Deanna Braswell. She lives on Cherokee Drive. Merle Smith, Faye Lyda and Regina Moore will also be hosting.

 

Mexico Mission Trip, 2010

We have received $668.20 toward our $4,000 goal of building our tenth church in Mexico, “Fulfilling the Vision 10 in 2010.”

We have 15 people signed up to go in November. Sunday May 16th will be the last day you can sign up. You will need to give the pastor your $100 deposit by July 1st.

 

2010 Mission Trip-Jenkins, KY

Mission Team members, parent and students, mark your calendars for the following events:

5/16, 5/23, 5/30: Work sessions for all students who will be helping with the Sports. Students, you must attend at least 2 of these work sessions and attend at least 4 church services in May, not including Wednesday nights.

5/16-T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble

5/16-Medical Form turned in to Nancy McConnell

6/6-team members and parents meeting (at least one parent must attend)

6/11-packing 7 pm (sleeping bags, large luggage, tools etc.)

6/12-7 am fellowship building: finish packing, breakfast and short devotion. Leave for Jenkins, KY at 8:00 am.

 

Other Meetings and Events

May 8: Norris Community Fest at the Norris Recreational Park.

May 16: Parent/Child Dedication Service in the 11:00 AM Service. You need to pick up an information form, complete it and turn it into the office by Thursday, May 13th.

May 16: Walk Offering for Building Fund

May 16: Church Conference

May 19: 7:00 pm, AWANA Awards program in the auditorium.

May 26: AWANA party

June 2: RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends begin

June 6: wMu Facilitators meeting will be held at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom. If you have any questions, please see Michelle Stancil

 

Thank You

Dear Church Family,

Martha, the girls and I appreciate all the acts of kindness shown to us during the sickness and passing of my mother, Harriet Baker. You have truly encouraged and supported us during this difficult time. The donation to Pisgah Baptist Church, the small rural church where Mom was buried, in her memory was greatly appreciated. God is faithful and has shown His love through you and we are grateful.

In Christ, Joe Baker

 

Free Services from Baptist Hospital

At the Community Fest on May 8th there will be free services from the Baptist Hospital. Osteoporosis Screening for bone density, information boards on Heart and depression, Pediatric Team will talk with parents about children’s emotional problems and Parent Literacy, is for parents who wish to receive their GED. There will be Blood Pressure screening also.

 

For Your Health

Medical Imaging Network has offered to come to our church for ultrasound imaging for Stroke/Carotid Artery screening; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening; Peripheral Arterial Disease screening; Heart Rhythm screening (Atrial Fibrillation). The cost is $99. If your insurance pays for preventive medicine, they will provide forms for you to file the cost with them. If you are interested, please sign up in the vestibule.

 

Revival

Covington Theological Seminary of the Upstate and Bishop Branch Baptist Church are sponsoring Reverend Malcom Ellis in Revival, May 9-12, Sunday 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM; Monday-Wednesday, 6:30 PM.

 

Youth Snack Schedule, May

May 5 Lisa Boggs

May 12 Steve & Marci

May 19 Brian & Paula

May 26 Mandy & Greg

 

Youth Fundraiser

The Youth invites the church to order pizza at Pizza Pro in Central in the Wal-Mart shopping center on May 11th from 11 am until 10 pm. You can order take-out or dine in. The youth will receive a percentage of the amount of your order. This money will help them go to Centrifuge. Be sure to tell them at Pizza Pro you are from First Baptist Church Norris.

 

 

 

Change of Address

If you have address, e-mail or phone number changes, please let the church office know so we can stay current.

 

 

Bulletin: Week of May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Parent/Child Dedication

Sunday, May 16, 2010

 

Tierney Peighton Heard

August 15, 2009

 

Cheyenne Hope Stancil

January 15, 2010

 

 

 

 

Tierney Peighton Heard

Tierney is the daughter of Nicole McAlister and Matt Heard. She was born in Anmed Health, August 15, 2009, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces. She was 19 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Bobbie and Mark O’Bryant of Pendleton and Marie Ann Connors Heard and the late Oliver Don Heard of Vermont and Barry McAlister of Central, SC. She lives in Greenville, SC.

 

Cheyenne Hope Stancil

Cheyenne is the daughter of Robert and Michelle Stancil. She was born January 15, 2010 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. She weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces. She was 19¾ inches long. She is the granddaughter of Scott and Sylvia Smith of Liberty, SC and Herbert and Faye Stancil of Liberty, SC. Cheyenne lives with her parents and sister, Destaney, at 159 Stancil Road, Liberty, SC.

 

Blood Pressure Check after both morning services.

 

Church Council meeting today 5:30 pm.

 

We will have baptism tonight. Candidates, please meet in the pastor’s study at 6:30 pm.

 

Church Conference tonight.

 

Youth: Centrifuge fundraising: 1) first aid kit orders and money due to Austin tonight. 2) Get your T-shirt order forms from Austin (on his office door) 3) After the service tonight, we will be having a spaghetti supper; stay for it and clean up afterward.

 

The youth would like to invite all of the church to a spaghetti supper after the evening service tonight. Your donations will go to cover the costs of their summer camp.

The youth are selling some things to raise funds for centrifuge. You can find them on the vestibule table.

 

Wee Warrior and Warrior practice, Tuesday at 5:30 at Norris Field. Wee Warrior make-up game: Sat., May 22 at 10:00 am at the Norris Tee Ball Field; snacks, Hudgins. Warrior make-up game May 22 at 10:00 am at Norris Softball field; snacks, Lewis’.

Wee Warrior and Warrior Banquet, Sunday, May 23 after the 11 am worship service. Ball players, their families or guests should bring a well-filled basket for our pot-luck lunch. A delicious dessert will be provided! Come join the fun as we recognize our teams’ hard work and Christ-like attitudes.

 

Students going on the mission trip are expected to be at the preparation time that begins at 5:00 pm tonight. They will be meeting in the basement of the fellowship hall.

 

Cumberland, KY Mission Trip:

May 16th: T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble

May 16th: Medical Forms turned in to Nancy McConnell

May 16th, 23rd and 30th: Work sessions for all students and adults who will be helping with Sports Camp. (craft, music and council time each day)

 

wMu Facilitators meeting will be held on June 6th at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs room. Any questions, see Michelle Stancil.

 

Frances Eller Offering will be received next Sunday. Our goal is $600.

 

Mission Trip Food. There are sign-up sheets on the table in the vestibule and in the adult class rooms. Non-perishable items can be brought anytime. Perishable items by June 9th. Money donation may be given to Ginger or Janie.

 

Today is the last day to sign up for the Mexico Mission Trip. $100 deposit is due July 1st.

 

We will not have our regular Wednesday Night Bible Study this Wednesday. It is AWANA Awards night. Please be here to encourage our children. Clubbers be here at 6:30 pm and parents at 7 pm. Clubbers, go directly to classroom and parents meet in the Sanctuary. May 26th will be End of the year Party, “God Bless America”- wear red white and blue.

AWANA leaders, please come out to celebrate the end of AWANA year to “Just More BBQ” on June 5 at 6 pm. You may bring a date (their food will be paid for). Children are welcome to come, but parents please be aware you will need to have money to pay for their food.

 

Young at Heart (anyone 55 or older or has a spouse 55 or older): We have a great trip planned for Oct. 26-28, 2010. We plan to attend the “Glory Conference” at Ridgecrest Lifeway Conference near Asheville, NC. We have all the information in the bin on the wall beside the Young at Heart bulletin board located in the Adult Sunday School wing near the pastor’s office. In addition, all the information about the trip will be sent out with the next church newsletter. You will have until May 23rd to decide to sign up. Be praying now and get your information at the bulletin board. Also, mark your calendar for July 24th, when we will have a cook-out at the Table Rock State Park at a lake-side shelter. More details and sign-up deadline for the picnic will be announced later.

 

Children’s Fellowship: All children of the church are invited to attend our end-of-the-school-year celebration at Skate-A-Round USA in Easley on Saturday, June 5th from 10 am until 1 pm. Come when you can for as long as you can for skating, food and fun!

 

VBS: Saddle Ridge Ranch will be July 11-16. It will be an exciting week of Roundin’ up questions and Drivin’ home answers. Please join us Sunday, May 23 at 5:00 pm in the fellowship building for VBS volunteer and teacher training. Questions? Call Tina at 843-9652, Janie 843-1000 or Deanna 419-4431

 

RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends start June 2nd.

Bulletin: Week of May 09, 2010

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Church Conference will be next Sunday.

 

Church Council meeting next Sunday at 5:30 pm.

 

We will be having a Parent/Child Dedication next Sunday, May 16th during the 11:00 AM Service. If you would like to participate, there is a form that you must complete. These forms are located in the bin outside the church office. Please return your completed form to the church office by early Thursday morning this week.

 

Wee Warrior and Warrior practice, Tuesday at 5:30 at Norris Field. Wee Warrior game: Tues., May 15, 10:00 am at the Norris Tee Ball Field; snacks, Stoner’s. Warrior game May 15 at 10:00 am at Flat Rock; snacks, Jewell’s. Please do not bring peanut products for snacks.

 

Steve and Marci will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday, May 12.

 

Cumberland, KY Mission Trip:

May 16th: T-shirt money turned in to Karen Kimble

May 16th: Medical Forms turned in to Nancy McConnell

May 16th, 23rd and 30th: Work sessions for all students and adults who will be helping with Sports Camp. (craft, music and council time each day)

May 30: Team members and parents meeting in the fellowship building (at least one parent must attend). Please note that this is a change in date.

June 6: Commissioning Service in the 11 AM Service

June 11: Packing, 7:00 pm (sleeping bags, large luggage, tools, etc.)

June 12: 7:00 am, fellowship building, finish packing, breakfast, and short devotion; 8:00 am, leave for Cumberland, KY

 

Mission Trip Food. There are sign-up sheets on the table in the vestibule and in the adult class rooms. Non-perishable items can be brought anytime. Perishable items by June 9th. Money donations may be given to Ginger or Janie.

 

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

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet Tuesday at 7 pm in the home of Deanna Braswell. She lives on Cherokee Drive.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm.

 

The Mexico Mission Trip sign-up sheet will be out for one more week. Pray about going.

 

We will not have our regular Wednesday Night Bible Study on May 19th. AWANA will be in the auditorium for Award’s Night. Plan on being here to support our children.

 

AWANA: New mission project for May-the power tower. Bring individual rolls of toilet paper or packs of any number or money donations to build our power tower. All donations go to United Christian Ministries.

AWANA leaders, please come out to celebrate the end of AWANA year to “Just More BBQ” on June 5 at 6 pm. You may bring a date (their food will be paid for). Children are welcome to come, but parents please be aware you will need to have money to pay for their food.

 

We invite all people to come out to Pizza Pro in Central, in the Wal-Mart shopping center, on May 11th from 11am to 10 pm; if you purchase some food there, dine in or take out, the church will get a certain percent of what you order. Be sure to tell them you are from First Baptist Church Norris. This will go to the youth going to summer camp.

 

The Youth are selling T-shirts and First Aid Kits to raise funds for Centrifuge. If you would like to purchase one, see any youth.

 

On May 13th, the young adults will be having community group at the O’Donald’s at 6:30 pm.

 

On May 16th, the youth will be having a spaghetti supper to raise funds for Centrifuge.

 

Young at Heart (anyone 55 or older or has a spouse 55 or older): We have a great trip planned for Oct. 26-28, 2010. We plan to attend the “Glory Conference” at Ridgecrest Lifeway Conference near Asheville, NC. We have all the information in the bin on the wall beside the Young at Heart bulletin board located in the Adult Sunday School wing near the pastor’s office. You will have until May 23rd to decide to sign up. Be praying now and get your information at the bulletin board. Also, mark your calendar for July 24th, when we will have a cook-out at the Table Rock State Park at a lake-side shelter. More details and sign-up deadline for the picnic will be announced later.

Bulletin: Week of May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Deacon Team and Staff Recognition Team meeting today at 5 pm.

 

Wednesday night is missions night.

 

We have changed church conference date to May 16th because of Mother’s Day.

 

We will be having a Parent/Child Dedication next Sunday during the 11:00 AM Service. If you would like to participate, there is a form that you must complete. These forms are located in the bin outside the church office. Please return your completed form to the church office by early Thursday morning this week.

 

Wee Warrior and Warrior, no practice. Wee Warrior game: Tues., May 4, 6:30 pm at the Norris Tee Ball Field; snacks, Averys. Warrior game May 4 at 6:30 pm at Norris Softball field; snacks, Yates. Please do not bring peanut products for snacks.

 

Young at Heart (anyone 55 or older or has a spouse 55 or older): We have a great trip planned for Oct. 26-28, 2010. We plan to attend the “Glory Conference” at Ridgecrest Lifeway Conference near Asheville, NC. We have all the information in the bin on the wall beside the Young at Heart bulletin board located in the Adult Sunday School wing near the pastor’s office. In addition, all the information about the trip will be sent out with the next church newsletter. You will have until May 23rd to decide to sign up. Be praying now and get your information at the bulletin board. Also, mark your calendar for July 24th, when we will have a cook-out at the Table Rock State Park at a lake-side shelter. More details and sign-up deadline for the picnic will be announced later.

 

We have received a total of $993.17 for the Gideons. Thank you for loving God and His Word.

 

Lisa Boggs will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday night, May 5.

 

If your address, phone number or e-mail address has changed, please let the church office know so we can stay current.

 

The Mexico Mission Trip sign-up sheet will be out for one more week. Pray about going.

 

We will have our prayer walk for the Norris Fest on Tuesday, May 4th beginning at 7:00 pm at the Norris Recreation Park. Put on your tennis shoes and come out to pray for the Norris Fest, which will be Saturday, May 8th.

 

AWANA: New mission project for April and May-the power tower. Bring individual rolls of toilet paper or packs of any number or money donations to build our power tower. All donations go to United Christian Ministries.

AWANA leaders, please come out to celebrate the end of AWANA year to “Just More BBQ” on June 5 at 6 pm. You may bring a date (their food will be paid for). Children are welcome to come, but parents please be aware you will need to have money to pay for their food.

 

Medical Imaging Network has offered to come to our church for ultrasound imaging for Stroke/Carotid Artery screening; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening; Peripheral Arterial Disease screening; Heart Rhythm screening (Atrial Fibrillation). The cost is $99. If your insurance pays for preventive medicine, they will provide forms for you to file the cost with them. If you are interested, please sign up in the vestibule.

 

Due to Norris Fest mail outs, the newsletter for May will be sent out a week later. It will be mailed on May 5th. Please have all information for the newsletter in the church office by tomorrow, May 3rd. Thanks

 

We invite all people to come out to Pizza Pro in Central, in the Wal-Mart shopping center, on May 11th from 11am to 10 pm; if you purchase some food there, dine in or take out, the church will get a certain percent of what you order. Be sure to tell them you are from First Baptist Church Norris. This will go to the youth going to summer camp.

 

Youth, Austin has some material for fundraising for centrifuge that he is going to give you today.

 

This Wednesday night, the youth will be having a special service with food called burger bash. Please invite every youth to come. We want as many as possible. If any parents are interested in bringing some food, see Austin.