Archive for January, 2011

Bulletin: Week of January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

We will have our first Norris Fest meeting today in the auditorium at 5:00 pm. If you are interested in being a team leader, please attend this meeting.

 

There will be a brotherhood sponsored supper in the fellowship building following the PM Service tonight. It is for everyone.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile, AL, July 18-July 23. The cost will be $200 total; this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due today.

 

First Place 4 Health will meet tomorrow night (Monday) at 7:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs room.

 

Jason Melton will provide Snacks for youth Wednesday night.

 

Winter Bible Study continues Wednesday night, “Truth about Grace”-studies in Galatians. Stan Yates will be teaching.

 

Attention Singers!!! The choir wants you! More accurately, God desires that you use the talent He’s given to glorify Him. We will start practicing for a full-service Easter musical early to mid-February. Serve God by giving back what He’s given to you.

 

Sherry Kelley group will meet in the fellowship building at 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 27th.

 

There is a sign up sheet for the 2011 Women’s Lifestyle Evangelism conference held at Taylor’s First Baptist Church on January 27, 2011. If anyone would like to go, they are welcome to see Michelle Stancil for additional information.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class.

 

Attention youth girls, we will be having a “girls night” January 29th at 6:00 pm at John and Deanna’s house. All youth girls are welcome. We will be having dinner and a time of fellowship.

 

The church decided to move next Sunday Night’s Evening service to Liberty First Baptist for 5th Sunday Night singing sponsored by the Liberty Ministerial Association. An offering will be received to help those in need in the Norris-Liberty area. The service starts at 6:00 pm.

 

Choir practice tonight at 6:00 pm.

 

Mark your calendar now for Revival, February 20-23, with Dr. Timothy Fowler.

 

There is an information-based sheet regarding “Feed a Hungry Child” hanging right outside the office. If anyone that reads the information would like to help with this program, they are welcome to see Michelle Stancil for more information or call the number located at the bottom of the brochure. Thanks on behalf of WMU and Pickens County School District.

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 26th; the Children’s Fellowship will be going to the Pavilion in Greenville for ice skating or jumping on inflatables. More details later

 

The 2nd Annual Parade of Tables Fundraiser is scheduled for March 26, 2011 in our new Family Life Center. Anyone interested in hosting a table please sign up in the main vestibule. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Norris or Janie Swords. Our entertainment and speaker this year will be Dawn Smith Jordan. We are also accepting any donations for door prizes or silent auction items at this time. There will be a meeting on February 6th after the 11 AM Service in the sanctuary for all table hosts to pick up their information packets and tickets to sell. Please consider hosting a table or helping in some capacity with this spectacular event and join us for “Bring the Light.”

 

The Extraordinary Women’s Conference is coming to the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville on March 25-26. If you are interested in going to the conference, there is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. If we have 10 or more to sign up, the cost will be $49. If you are interested in getting a boxed lunch for Saturday the cost is an extra $10. On Friday night, Thelma Wells will speak and Casting Crowns will be in concert. On Saturday the speakers will be Jennifer Rothschild, Lysa TerKeurst, Candace Cameron Bure, Chonda Pierce and in concert will be Michael O’Brien. I will need to know by February 27th. Thanks Rosanne

 

February 6th the youth Super Bowl party will be in the youth basement after the Sunday night worship service. All youth are invited and encouraged to bring snacks.

 

Youth parents, please remember to put on your calendars that we will be part of a PBA youth conference on April 15 and 16.

 

The February newsletter will be done on February 1st. Please have all your information for the newsletter in the office by January 31. Thanks

Bulletin: Week of January 16,2011

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Heaven’s Echoes will be leading us in worship in the evening service; invite your friends.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile AL, July 18th-July 23. The cost will be $200 total; this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due today.

 

The youth will be going out to eat after the PM Service.

 

Youth council meeting today at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs room.

 

Brett and Mindy Bolin will provide Snacks for youth Wednesday night.

 

Winter Bible Study starts Wednesday night, “Truth about Grace”-studies in Galatians. Pastor will be teaching.

 

Church-wide shower for Hannah and Dave Robb next Saturday afternoon (January 22) 1:30-3:30 pm in the fellowship building. They are registered at Target and Belk’s. They need bath and bedroom items.

 

Next Sunday is Baptist Men’s Day. We want an all-men’s choir next Sunday morning. All singing men report to the choir room immediately following Bible Study. Let’s praise the Lord together!

 

On Baptist Men’s Day, Rev. Eddie Pettit will be speaking in the AM Service and Jeremy Arnett will be speaking in the PM Service.

 

There will be no choir practice today. We will resume next week at 6:00 pm.

 

Attention Singers!!! The choir wants you! More accurately, God desires that you use the talent He’s given to glorify Him. We will start practicing for a full-service Easter musical early to mid-February. Serve God by giving back what He’s given to you.

 

A special thanks to all who helped Saturday with the food and coat distribution.

 

Flora Ann group meets in the fellowship building at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 18th.

 

Sherry Kelley group will meet in the fellowship building at 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 27th.

 

On January 22, the youth are going ice skating at the Pavilion in Greenville. Be at the church at 10:30 am. Bring money for lunch. We will be back at 3:45 pm.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery. The cost is $50.

 

If you need a calendar, please see Karen Kimble or Austin. The cost is $8 per calendar.

 

Mark your calendar now for Revival, February 20-23, with Dr. Timothy Fowler.

 

First Place 4 Health will meet tomorrow night (Monday) at 7:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs room.

 

Attention youth girls, we will be having a “girls night” January 29th at 6:00 pm at John and Deanna’s house. All youth girls are welcome. We will be having dinner and a time of fellowship.

 

There is a sign up sheet for the 2011 Women’s Lifestyle Evangelism conference held at Taylor’s First Baptist Church on January 27, 2011. If anyone would like to go, they are welcome to see Michelle Stancil for additional information.

 

There is an information-based sheet regarding “Feed a Hungry Child” hanging right outside the office. If anyone that reads the information would like to help with this program, they are welcome to see Michelle Stancil for more information or call the number located at the bottom of the brochure. Thanks on behalf of WMU and Pickens County School District.

 

Attention: Brotherhood eat and meet in the fellowship building tomorrow night (January 17th) at 7:00 pm. All men please attend this meeting; we will be discussing and planning Baptist Men’s Day.

Newletter: for January 2011

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

From humble beginnings

In 1804, William, a 21-year-old from a poor family, decided to go to New York City to find a job. He told a neighbor his plans, saying he knew how to make soap and might work in a soap factory.

The neighbor said, “Just remember to be a good man, give your heart to Christ and pay the Lord all that belongs to him. Give a dime of every dollar you make, make an honest soap and you will be a happy and wealthy man.”

Sure enough, William found a job making soap. Later, he became part owner and then sole owner of the business. His product line-and giving-expanded greatly. He gave many millions of dollars to the Lord’s work throughout the world, far more than 10 percent of his wealth.

William Colgate died in 1857 at the age of 74, but his legacy and company, Colgate-Palmolive, still thrive.

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Thank You

Thank you church family for all the cards, fruit, Christmas gifts and most of all, the love you have shown to me and my family, not just at Christmas, but throughout the year. I am truly blessed to be your under-shepherd! Love, Bro. Royce

 

Note: The following thank you note was unintentionally misplaced. My apologies to LeRay, Ann

Dear Church,

Thank you for all your prayers, calls and cards during my Mother’s sickness and passing. Yours in Christ, LeRay Maw.

 

Thank You

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for the gift and the fruit that I received for Christmas. It is great to be your ministry assistant. May you each have a wonderful and blessed New Year! Love in Christ, Ann

 

Scheduled Meetings and events

for the month of January, 2011

Jan. 2 and 9, 2011: Bring your clean coats for infants, children and adults (all sizes for male and female) to the Family Life Center for distribution on January 15th.

Jan. 9: Combined Bible Study fellowship in the fellowship building

Jan. 9: Church Council meeting at 5:00 pm

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

Jan. 11: Alice Johnson Group will meet at 7:00 pm. Jeri Cook and Sue Coffey will be hosting.

Jan. 15: Golden Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center giving out food to needy families. The coats will also be given out.

Jan. 16: “Heavens Echoes” will be leading in the evening worship service at 7:00 pm.

Jan. 19: (Wednesday) Winter (January) Bible Study starts. “Truth about Grace,” studies in Galatians. Teachers needed; sign up in the vestibule

Jan. 23: Baptist Men’s Day. Rev Eddie Pettit will be speaking.

Jan. 29: Concealed Weapons Class at 8:00 am. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery.

Jan. 30: Evening Service will be at Liberty First; LMA (Liberty Ministerial Association) singing.

 

Thank You

The love and support of the church family is a special gift to be cherished throughout the whole year. Even so, I wanted to express my gratitude for the beautiful and delicious fruit basket and especially to the young folk who sang Christmas carols for me. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Norris church family. Love in Christ, Jayne King

 

 

Youth Snack Schedule

For January

1/5: Brian & Paula Norris

1/12: Laura & Jody Stoner

1/19: Brett & Mindy Bolin

1/26: Jason Melton

 

Youth News

The Youth have 18 calendars for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please see Karen Kimble or Austin. The cost is $8 per calendar.

 

Centrifuge

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile, AL, July 18-July 23. The cost will be $200 which include transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due January 16.

Bulletin: Week of January 2, 2011

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We will have the birthday and anniversary walk offering this morning for December. This money goes to missions.

 

Deacon meeting today at 5:00 pm.

 

We will observe the Ordinance of Baptism tonight in the evening service.

 

Brian and Paula Norris will provide Snacks for youth Wednesday night.

 

We will do an in-depth study on the Tabernacle of the Old Testament starting next Sunday, January 9th. It will be interrupted several times before we are through, but you do not want to miss the study-you will be blessed.

 

Bible Study fellowship next Sunday at 10 AM in the fellowship building. All adult classes are invited. Refreshments will be served. June Hunter will be teaching.

 

Church Council meeting next Sunday at 5 PM in the Spares and Pairs SS Classroom.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center today and January 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

Heaven’s Echoes will be leading us in worship on January 16th in the evening service; invite your friends.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile AL, July 18th-July 23. The cost will be $200 total; this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due Jan. 16.

 

Please go by and check to be sure you have picked up all of your Christmas cards.

 

On January 16th the youth will be going out to eat after the PM Service.

 

On January 22, the youth are going ice skating.

 

We will move our youth council meeting from January 2nd to January 15th at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs room.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery. The cost is $50.

 

We have received $4677 in offerings; Miss Flora Garrett’s Bible Study Class gave $256 and $472.55 in Christmas card money, making our total Lottie Moon offering $5,405.55. Our goal is $5500 for International Missions.

 

Winter (January) Bible Study starts Wednesday, January 19th, “Truth about Grace” studies in Galatians. We need teachers, and the sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

 

The youth have 18 calendars for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please see Karen Kimble or Austin. The cost is $8 per calendar.

 

Note: If you plan to give any tithes and offerings today that you had originally planned to give last Sunday and you would like those contributions to be recorded for December, 2010, please mark on your envelope, December, 2010 so Wayne can give you credit for them for 2010.

 

Mark you calendar now for Revival, February 20-23, with Dr. Timothy Fowler.

 

Copies of the January newsletter are located in both vestibules and on the table downstairs near the choir room.

Bulletin: Week of December 26, 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We have received $4,761 toward our $5500 goal for our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Give so others will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

 

Please go by and check to be sure you have picked up all of your Christmas cards.

 

December 28th, youth are going after-Christmas shopping. Meet at the fellowship building at 11:00 AM. Bring shopping and lunch money.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

I will be starting on the January newsletter on December 29th. If you have any information, such as schedules, meetings, etc., please have it in church office by tomorrow, December 27th. Thanks, Ann

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Washburn request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Hannah Courtney Washburn to David John Russell Robb on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm here at First Baptist Church Norris. Reception following.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile AL, July 18th-July 23. The cost will be $200 total; this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due Jan. 16.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery. The cost is $50.

 

We will do an in-depth study on the Tabernacle of the Old Testament starting on January 2nd. It will be interrupted several times before we are through, but you do not want to miss the study-you will be blessed.

 

Winter (January) Bible Study starts Wednesday, January 19th, “Truth about Grace” studies in Galatians. We need teachers, and the sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

 

The youth have 18 calendars for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please see Karen Kimble or Austin. The cost is $8 per calendar.

 

We have received $4,761 toward our $5500 goal for our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Give so others will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

 

Please go by and check to be sure you have picked up all of your Christmas cards.

 

December 28th, youth are going after-Christmas shopping. Meet at the fellowship building at 11:00 AM. Bring shopping and lunch money.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

I will be starting on the January newsletter on December 29th. If you have any information, such as schedules, meetings, etc., please have it in church office by tomorrow, December 27th. Thanks, Ann

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Washburn request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Hannah Courtney Washburn to David John Russell Robb on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm here at First Baptist Church Norris. Reception following.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile AL, July 18th-July 23. The cost will be $200 total; this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due Jan. 16.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery. The cost is $50.

 

We will do an in-depth study on the Tabernacle of the Old Testament starting on January 2nd. It will be interrupted several times before we are through, but you do not want to miss the study-you will be blessed.

 

Winter (January) Bible Study starts Wednesday, January 19th, “Truth about Grace” studies in Galatians. We need teachers, and the sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

 

The youth have 18 calendars for sale. If you would like to purchase one, please see Karen Kimble or Austin. The cost is $8 per calendar.

 

 

Happy New Year

 

 

Happy New Year

 

 

Bulletin: Week of December 19, 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We have received $4,411 toward our $5500 goal for our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Give and pray for our missionaries.

 

The Adult choir will be presenting their Christmas musical, “Christmas at Norris” tonight in the evening service. Bring your favorite soup and sandwiches and drink and we will have fellowship together after the musical.

 

Please have your Christmas cards in the sleighs today to give the youth enough time to sort the cards.

 

Wednesday, December 22, church-wide caroling from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments afterwards; there will be no AWANA, youth or Bible study.

 

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day Service at 4:00 pm; a Christmas story, Lord’s Supper and singing. Invite your family to come with you!

 

December 28th, youth are going after-Christmas shopping. Meet at the fellowship building at 11:00 AM. Bring shopping and lunch money.

 

AWANA clubbers will be taking up donations for “Country Santa” for their monthly mission project. Church members are welcome to bring in items for this as well if you would like. The donation boxes will be in the old vestibule and in the downstairs hallway.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

The bulletin for December 26th will be done on Thursday, December 23rd. Please have all your information in the office by Tuesday, December 21st.

 

Winter (January) Bible Study starts Wednesday, January 19th, “Truth about Grace”, studies in Galatians. We need eight teachers, and the sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.

 

The youth will be going to centrifuge camp in Mobile AL, July 18th -July 23. the cost will be $200 total, this includes transportation, meals and everything. If you are going, remember that the $50 deposit is due Jan. 16.

 

On January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am, there will be a Concealed Weapons Class. If you would like to participate, see Kerry Avery. The cost is $50.

 

I will be starting on the January newsletter on December 29th. If you have any information, such as schedules, meetings, etc., please have it in church office by Monday, December 28th. Thanks, Ann

 

Merry Christmas to everyone! May you have peace, joy, love and hope as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Love in Christ, Royce, Austin, John and Ann

 

Congratulations to our First Place 4 Health group for losing a total of 93 pounds over the past 12 weeks! A special congratulations goes to Olivia Lewis for being our “biggest loser” of session 1 with 18 pounds lost! Awesome job, everyone! First Place is taking a break for the holidays and will start back with a new Bible study on Monday, January 10th at 7:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Room. If you are not a member of First Place and are interested in finding out more information, see Joni Addis or Karen Kimble by Sunday, January 2.

Bulletin: Week of December 12, 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We received $3,382 toward our $5500 goal for our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Give so others can hear the Gospel.

 

Blood Pressure check after both morning services.

 

The Children’s Choir will be presenting their Christmas musical, “A Birthday for a King” tonight in the evening service. There will be a church-wide fellowship in the fellowship building after the musical.

 

December 15th will be the adult choir’s last choir practice for the Christmas musical. Practice starts at 8:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, December 15th: Youth Christmas Party. Wear your crazy Christmas sweater and bring a “Dirty Santa” gift.

 

Steve and Marci will provide snacks for youth this Wednesday.

 

Please have your cards in the sleighs by December 19th to give the youth enough time to sort the cards.

 

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom tomorrow, December 13th at 4:30 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet at Hunters Glenn Clubhouse on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 pm for our Christmas Party.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Tuesday night, December 14th at 7:00 pm in the home of Cindy Washburn.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building, December 16th at 6:30 pm. Please bring a dessert or snack item to share with everyone. Drinks will be provided.

 

Third and Fourth Grade Sunday School Class will be visiting Mrs. Gaines during the Bible Study hour on December 19th. Please see Janie or Stephanie for details.

 

The Adult Choir will be presenting their Christmas musical on Sunday, December 19th in the evening service.

 

Wednesday, December 22, church-wide caroling from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments afterwards; there will be no AWANA, youth or Bible Study.

 

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day Service at 4:00 pm; a Christmas story, Lord’s Supper and singing. Invite your family to come with you!

 

December 28th, youth are going after Christmas shopping. Meet at the fellowship building at 11:00 AM. Bring shopping and lunch money.

 

AWANA clubbers will be taking up donations for “Country Santa” for their monthly mission project. Church members are welcome to bring in items for this as well if you would like. The donation boxes will be in the old vestibule and in the downstairs hallway.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help, too, by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

Dear Church Family,

Jimmy and I appreciate the visits, phone calls, cards, and most of all, your prayers. We still need your prayers, so please remember us when you pray. We are thankful to be a part of a caring church. May God Bless each of you. Love in Christ, Jimmy and Deb

 

The bulletin for December 26th will be done on Thursday, December 23rd. Please have all your information in the office by Tuesday, December 21st.

Bulletin: Week of December 5, 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We will be receiving our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions this morning. Our goal is $5500. Give so others can hear the Gospel.

 

Building Fund Offering will not be taken this month due to our receiving the Lottie Moon Offering.

 

Mexico Mission Team will give their report to the church tonight in the evening service. Please wear your team shirts.

 

December 15th will be the adult choir’s last choir practice for the Christmas musical. Practice starts at 8:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, December 15th: Youth Christmas Party. Wear your crazy Christmas sweater and bring a “Dirty Santa” gift.

 

Mandy and Greg Davis will provide snacks for youth Wednesday.

 

Please have your cards in the sleighs by December 19th to give the youth enough time to sort the cards.

 

Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom on Monday, December 13th at 4:30 pm.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet at Hunters Glenn Clubhouse on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 pm for our Christmas Party.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Tuesday night, December 14th at 7:00 pm in the home of Cindy Washburn.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building, December 16th at 6:30 pm. Please bring a dessert or snack item to share with everyone. Drinks will be provided.

 

The Norris Christmas parade is Dec. 11 at 11:00 am. Our youth will be marching in it, so youth come to preparation time, Friday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Bring all of your decorations to the fellowship hall on Saturday, December 11 at 9:30 am to get in line for the parade.

 

Third and Fourth Grade Sunday School will be visiting Mrs. Gains during the Bible Study hour on Dec. 19th. Please see Janie or Stephanie for details.

 

The Health Ministry Team has donated a beautiful Christmas wreath to the Easley Baptist Hospital. Greg Davis made the wreath. It is on display, along with other wreaths and decorated trees at Easley Baptist Hospital. Today will be the lighting of the trees; go by and see them. You may bid on the trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. All proceeds will go the hospital to buy needed equipment.

 

The Children’s Choir will be presenting their Christmas musical, “A Birthday for a King” next Sunday in the evening service. There will be a church-wide fellowship in the fellowship building after the musical. Note: This is a change from the information in the newsletter; the entire church is invited for the fellowship after the musical, not just children and parents.

 

The Adult Choir will be presenting their Christmas musical on Sunday, December 19th in the evening service.

 

AWANA clubbers will be taking up donations for “Country Santa” for their monthly mission project. Church members are welcome to bring in items for this as well if you would like. The donation boxes will be in the old vestibule and in the downstairs hallway.

 

Copies of the December Newsletter are located in both vestibules and downstairs on the table outside the choir room.

 

We would like to help the people in our community who need coats to keep them warm this winter. You can help, too, by bringing clean coats (all sizes for male and female) on hangers to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

Newsletter for December 2010

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The Glory of the Ordinary

Max Lucado explains why the announcement of the birth of Christ went first to the shepherds. “Had the angel gone to the theologians, they would have first consulted their commentaries. Had he gone to the elite, they would have looked around to see if anyone was watching. Had he gone to the successful, they would have first looked at their calendars. So he went to the shepherds. Men who didn’t have a reputation to protect or an ax to grind or a ladder to climb. Men who didn’t know enough to tell God that angels don’t sing to sheep and that messiahs aren’t found wrapped in rags and sleeping in a feed trough.”

It is something to think about

Merry Christmas, Bro. Royce

 

Golden Harvest Food Bank

There are many people in our small town who will go cold this winter. We can help! Please bring your clean coats (small and large) to the Family Life Center on January 2nd and 9th at 4:00 pm. Please have them on hangers. We will organize them by size and by gender. They will be given out on January 15th when the Harvest Food Bank will be at the Family Life Center with food to distribute.

 

Oconee County’s Larges Food Bank Drive

“Daily Walkin’ With Patsy” will be held at the Seneca High School Auditorium, December 11, 2010. Doors open at 7:00 pm, program to begin at 8:00 pm. Ticket prices: at the door-$12 per person, children under 10 years (free admission); tickets purchased in advance-couples $18 and individual-$10; group rates purchased in advance-group of 10 or more, tickets will be $8 per person. Please call 1-877-494-3175 for advance ticket purchases.

Please bring non-perishable items for the food banks and proceeds at the door will be distributed back into the food banks.

 

Thank You

Thank you to the Sanctuary Christmas Decorations Team: Jeff and Elizabeth Stephens, Josh and Joni Addis and John and Denise Cook and also the Cook boys. Thank you Nancy McConnell for decorating the vestibule.

 

Scheduled Meetings and events

for the month of December

12/5: We will be receiving our Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions. Our church goal is $5500. Pray and give to support our missionaries so that the world can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

12/5: Mexico Team will give their report to the church in the evening service. Please wear your mission shirt.

12/12: Children will present their Christmas musical in the evening service. Children and parents will have refreshments in the fellowship building following the musical.

12/13: Dorcas Group will meet in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

12/14: Alice Johnson Group will meet at Hunters Glenn Clubhouse at 6:30 pm. Bring your food and gift.

12/14: Flora Ann Group will meet in the home of Cindy Washburn at 7:00 pm.

12/15: Youth Christmas Party

12/16: Sherry Kelley Group will meet in the fellowship building at 6:30 pm.

12/19: Adult Choir will be presenting their musical in the evening service.

12/22: Church-wide caroling beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served afterward. No AWANA, Youth or Bible Study this night.

12/25; Christmas Day Service at 4:00 pm. Lord’s Supper, singing and no preaching.

 

May this Christmas Season bring each one of you hope, joy, peace and love.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love in Christ, Ann

 

Youth Snack Schedule for December

12/1: John and Denise Cook

12/8: Greg and Mandy Davis

12/15: Steve and Marci Herd

12/22: No Revolution

12/29: No Revolution

 

Christmas Cards

Please have all Christmas cards in the sleigh by December 19th in order to sort and deliver on time.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Austin and Meryl O’Donald on the birth of Phoebe Katherine O’Donald, born on November 25th weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20+ inches long.