Archive for April, 2011

Bulletin: Week of April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The money for the Norris Fest T-shirt is due today. We will not be ordering any extra t-shirts this year. If you do not have your t-shirt ordered, you will not receive one. Please give your money to Pat.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet at the church on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm to go to the House of Leung in Clemson for our meeting.

 

John and Denise will provide snacks for youth Wednesday.

 

May 1st, meeting of all mission trip team members and at least one parent after the 11 AM Service/information for the Big Fund Raiser.

 

Saturday, May 7th will be our main fundraiser for the Cumberland, KY Mission Trip. We are having a big yard sale, and we need donations. Start cleaning out your closets now and donate items that you don’t want or need to the yard sale. You can bring them to the Family Life Center on May 6th. It will be open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.

 

Help feed our Mission Team: There are sign-up sheets in each adult Sunday School Class, on the table in the vestibule and on the table outside the choir room. We would like to have all non-perishable items by Sunday, May 22 and perishable items by Wednesday, June 8. If you would like to donate money, you may give it Janie or Ginger or put it in the offering plate marked Kentucky Mission Trip.

 

On May 21st, we will gather in the Family Life Center at 5:30 pm to celebrate Preacher Royce’s 20th year at First Baptist Church of Norris. The entire church family is invited to come and let Royce and Elaine know how much we appreciate and love them. Please complete the insert in today’s bulletin and drop it in the offering plate by May 8th so we can have a count for the catered meal. Baby nursery will be provided.

 

We will have a Parent/Child Dedication on Mother’s Day, May 8th in the 11 AM Service. If you would like to participate, fill out the form from the church office and turn it in.

 

Sign-up sheets for the Norris Fest are in the vestibule.

 

One of the goals of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Chaplains is to give each officer a HCSB Police Officer Bible. We currently need to order more. If we buy a case (80) of Bibles, we can get them for $10 instead of $20 (retail). If you would like to support this ministry, see the pastor. Also the Sheriff’s office is planning a golf tournament to support another Honor Flight for our WWII Veterans; more information later.

 

Please help if you can!

Becky Hooker is having a stem cell treatment June 24. She has prayed long and hard over this and believes it to be God’s will for her. However, it is expensive and there are many fundraisers coming up at Clemson Elementary and also in the low country. There is a walk in May, a barbeque May 20th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Clemson Elementary and currently the school is selling bagels and other breakfast items. Henry has also opened a bank account for Becky entitled “Healing Heroes” at Carolina First Bank in Central. If you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated, especially your prayers. They are coveted!!!! More information to follow. Ticket for barbeque is $7. See Pastor Addis or Suzanne Merck for tickets.

 

Newsletter for May will be done on May 3rd. Please have all your information for the newsletter turned in to the office by Monday, May 2nd. Thank you

 

20 Somethings, remember we will be having Community Group Thursday at 6:30 pm in the fellowship basement.

 

 

Bulletin: Week of April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The flowers are placed in the sanctuary today in honor of Erskine and Judy Thomas’ 58th anniversary.

 

Norris Fest meeting today at 4:30 pm in the auditorium. If you can help, please come!

 

There will be no AWANA or Revolution Wednesday, April 20th due to Spring Break.

 

The money for the Norris Fest T-shirt is due next Sunday. We will not be ordering any extra t-shirts this year. If you do not have your t-shirt ordered, you will not receive one. Please give your money to Pat.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet at the church on Tuesday, April 26th to go to the House of Leung in Clemson for our meeting.

 

We will have Easter Sunrise Service on April 24th at 7 am. Rev. Tim Tate from Flat Rock Baptist Church will be speaking. We will receive a love offering so the Liberty Ministerial Association can continue to help people in our area. Hardee biscuits afterward. No pm service.

 

May 1st. Meeting of all mission trip team members and at least one parent after the 11 AM Service/information for the Big Fund Raiser.

 

Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Cumberland, KY Mission trip will be May 7th. All team members should participate in this fund raiser. You will be asked to work and also help provide food for the breakfast and lunch. Money made from this will help pay for food, materials and other supplies for the week.

 

On May 21st, we will gather in the Family Life Center at 5:30 pm to celebrate Preacher Royce’s 20th year at First Baptist Church of Norris. The entire church family is invited to come and let Royce and Elaine know how much we appreciate and love them. Please complete the insert in today’s bulletin and drop it in the offering plate by May 8th so we can have a count for the catered meal. Baby nursery will be provided.

 

Sign-up sheets for the Norris Fest are in the vestibule.

 

We will have a Parent/Child Dedication on Mother’s Day, May 8th in the 11 AM Service. If you would like to participate, fill out the form from the church office and turn it in.

 

One of the goals of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Chaplains is to give each officer a HCSB Police Officer Bible. We currently need to order more. If we buy a case (80) of Bibles, we can get them for $10 instead of $20 (retail). If you would like to support this ministry, see the pastor. Also the Sheriff’s office is planning a golf tournament to support another Honor Flight for our WWII Veterans; more information later.

 

Please help if you can!

Becky Hooker is having a stem cell treatment June 24. She has prayed long and hard over this and believes it to be God’s will for her. However, it is expensive and there are many fundraisers coming up at Clemson Elementary and also in the low country. There is a walk in May, a barbeque April 29th from 4:30-7:00 pm at Clemson Elementary and currently the school is selling bagels and other breakfast items. Henry has also opened a bank account for Becky entitled “Healing Heroes” at Carolina First Bank in Central. If you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated, especially your prayers. They are coveted!!!! More information to follow.

 

There will be a card shower in the fellowship building for Allison and Ian following the White Bible Service.

Bulletin: April 10, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Wednesday night is missions night.

 

Billy and Olivia will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday night.

 

We received $2561.85 toward our church goal of $2700 for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. We need $138.15.

 

Next Sunday in the AM Service, we will honor our Senior Adults. If you have a poem or something you would like to do, see the Pastor.

 

April 10th: Combined Bible Study Fellowship at 10 am in the fellowship building.

 

April 10th: Deacon meeting at 5:00 pm.

 

April 10th: Church Council meeting at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

Dorcas Group meets Monday, April 11th in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

 

Sherry Kelley Group meets Tuesday, April 12th in the Fellowship Building at 6:30 pm. We will be having a baby shower for Faith. She is having a girl.

 

Alice Johnson group meets Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

Congratulations to LeRay Maw for being the “biggest loser” of session 2 of First Place, with 17.5 pounds lost! We also congratulate Olivia Lewis for winning the exercise challenge and for losing 40 pounds over the course of sessions 1 and 2! Great job, ladies! First Place will begins session 3 on Monday, April 18th at 7 pm. If you are not a member of First Place and are interested in joining us, see Joni Addis or Karen Kimble for more information.

 

There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for those who have children and interested in Camp Marietta.

 

April 15-16 Youth: Make Him Known Youth Conference; make sure you plan to attend-totally free. You will get two meals, you may win an ipod or even a free TV. Austin needs two van drivers for the weekend; see him if you can help. Meet at vans at 5:15pm Friday and 8:00am Saturday.

 

April 17th, there will be a White Bible Service for Ian Burkard and Allison Whortche at 7:00 pm. A card shower for the couple will follow in the fellowship building.

 

A special thank you to all who taught in our Winter Bible Study.

 

Walking Challenge-Sponsored by the Baptist Hospital Easley: We will have a weigh-in, BP checks and heights (today), April 3rd. Sign-up sheets in both vestibules.

 

May 1st. Meeting of all team members and at least one parent after the 11 AM Service/information for the Big Fund Raiser. Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Cumberland, KY Mission trip will be May 7th. All team members should participate in this fund raiser. You will be asked to work and also help provide food for the breakfast and lunch. Money made from this will help pay for food, materials and other supplies for the week.

 

The Liberty Ministerial Associational is praying about starting a ministry to minister to the homeless. (Pickens County is the only county in SC without a homeless shelter). If you feel the Holy Spirit leading you to help start this ministry, see the pastor.

 

If you have any extra pots and pans that are in good shape and you would like to donate them to the kitchen in the new Family Life Building, please see Jane Yates or Faye Lyda.

Bulletin: Week of April 3, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Wednesday night is missions night.

 

Billy and Olivia will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday night.

 

We received $2561.85 toward our church goal of $2700 for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. We need $138.15.

 

Next Sunday in the AM Service, we will honor our Senior Adults. If you have a poem or something you would like to do, see the Pastor.

 

April 10th: Combined Bible Study Fellowship at 10 am in the fellowship building.

 

April 10th: Deacon meeting at 5:00 pm.

 

April 10th: Church Council meeting at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

Dorcas Group meets Monday, April 11th in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

 

Sherry Kelley Group meets Tuesday, April 12th in the Fellowship Building at 6:30 pm. We will be having a baby shower for Faith. She is having a girl.

 

Alice Johnson group meets Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

Congratulations to LeRay Maw for being the “biggest loser” of session 2 of First Place, with 17.5 pounds lost! We also congratulate Olivia Lewis for winning the exercise challenge and for losing 40 pounds over the course of sessions 1 and 2! Great job, ladies! First Place will begins session 3 on Monday, April 18th at 7 pm. If you are not a member of First Place and are interested in joining us, see Joni Addis or Karen Kimble for more information.

 

There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for those who have children and interested in Camp Marietta.

 

April 15-16 Youth: Make Him Known Youth Conference; make sure you plan to attend-totally free. You will get two meals, you may win an ipod or even a free TV. Austin needs two van drivers for the weekend; see him if you can help. Meet at vans at 5:15pm Friday and 8:00am Saturday.

 

April 17th, there will be a White Bible Service for Ian Burkard and Allison Whortche at 7:00 pm. A card shower for the couple will follow in the fellowship building.

 

A special thank you to all who taught in our Winter Bible Study.

 

Walking Challenge-Sponsored by the Baptist Hospital Easley: We will have a weigh-in, BP checks and heights (today), April 3rd. Sign-up sheets in both vestibules.

 

May 1st. Meeting of all team members and at least one parent after the 11 AM Service/information for the Big Fund Raiser. Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Cumberland, KY Mission trip will be May 7th. All team members should participate in this fund raiser. You will be asked to work and also help provide food for the breakfast and lunch. Money made from this will help pay for food, materials and other supplies for the week.

 

The Liberty Ministerial Associational is praying about starting a ministry to minister to the homeless. (Pickens County is the only county in SC without a homeless shelter). If you feel the Holy Spirit leading you to help start this ministry, see the pastor.

 

If you have any extra pots and pans that are in good shape and you would like to donate them to the kitchen in the new Family Life Building, please see Jane Yates or Faye Lyda.

Newletters for April

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Easter’s Meaning

In a 2010 Barna Group survey, two-thirds of Americans knew that Easter is a religious holiday. But only 42 percent connected its meaning to Jesus’ resurrection. And only two percent of adults said they would describe Easter as the most important holiday of their faith.

Not everyone who connects Easter to religion has the facts straight. Two percent of Americans said Easter is about Jesus’ birth. Another two percent said it’s about Jesus’ “rebirth.” And one percent said it’s a celebration of his second coming. Another three percent described Easter as a celebration of spring or a pagan holiday.

In the same survey, 31 percent of active churchgoers said they’d definitely invite an unchurched friend to worship with them on Easter weekend.

This Easter, share the truth and joy of the holiday with someone who doesn’t know Jesus. News of the resurrection is too good to keep to ourselves!

Bring someone who needs Jesus to the Easter Sunrise Service on April 24th at 7 AM and invite them to the 8:45 AM or 11 AM Service.

It’s too good to keep to ourselves!

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Annual Mid-Atlantic Walk Event for MS

Dear Church Family,

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is kicking off our annual walk on May 1, 2011. I am planning to be a part of that event, and I’m asking you to join me in the movement to create a world free of MS by making a contribution. Your support will help me meet my personal fund raising goal and will help the Mid-Atlantic Chapter continue to offer programs and services to the more than 8,000 individuals in the chapter who live with MS. You can visit my web address at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/LynnNi*x to make contributions and read more about the walk. Thank you for your support, Lynn Nix

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

We have received $2561.85 toward our church goal of $2700 for our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. We need $138.15! Pray and give.

 

White Bible Service

April 17: White Bible Service for Ian Burkard and Allison Whortche at 7:00 pm: Following the service there will be a card shower for the couple in the fellowship hall; cake and coffee will be served.

 

Scheduled Meetings and events

for the month of April, 2011

April 10: Combined Bible Study Fellowship at 10 am in the fellowship building

April 10: Honoring Seniors Adults, AM Service; if you have a poem or a song you would like to share or would like to participate in the service in some way, see the pastor.

April 10: Walk offering for Building Fund

April 10: Deacon meeting at 5 pm

April 10: Church Council meeting at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom

April 10: Church Conference after the PM Service

April 11: Dorcas Group meets in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm.

April 12: Sherry Kelley Group meets at 6:30 pm in the fellowship building. We will be giving a baby shower for Faith Hudgins. She is having a girl.

April 14: Alice Johnson meets at 7:00 pm in the fellowship building.

April 15-16: Youth: Make Him Known Youth Conference. Austin needs two van drivers for the weekend; see him if you can help.

April 17: Last Norris Fest meeting at 4:30 pm in the auditorium.

April 17: Easter Music

April 17: Birthday/Anniversary Walk Offering

April 18: First Place study, Made to Crave, by Lysa Terkeurst

April 24: Easter Sunday; Sunrise service at 7 AM. Worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:00 am.

 

Cumberland, Kentucky Mission Trip

Our annual Big fund-raiser for the Cumberland, Kentucky Mission trip will be May 7th; all team members are expected to participate in this fundraiser. May 15: T-shirt money is to be turned in to Karen Kimble ($20 shirt and help with food). May 15: Medical Forms are to be turned in to Nancy McConnell. Work session: May 1st, 15th, and 22nd. This is for all students and adults who will be helping with the Sports Camp. (craft, music, and council time each day) May 1st, we will assign each student a place to work. Students you must attend all of these work sessions and attend at least three services in May, not including Wednesday nights. We all need to be prepared spiritually. If you miss a work session, please let Austin or Janie know.

 

Youth Snack Schedule

For April

4/6: Billy& Olivia Lewis

4/13: Steve & Marci Herd

4/20: No Revolution

4/27: John & Denise

 

Thank you

I just want to thank you for all the prayers, cards, calls and visits after my surgery and during my continued recovery. It is a blessing to be part of such a wonderful church family. May God richly bless each one of you. In His Love, Junior Maw and family

 

Camp Marietta

Sign-up sheet for Camp Marietta is in the vestibule. Information on camp weeks and age groups is on the sign-up sheet.

 

Norris Fest

May 14th is our 10th Norris Fest. This will be our last one! We need your help especially on inflatables. See Janie Swords, Pat Gilstrap, Henry Hooker or sign-up in the vestibule. Last Norris Fest meeting on April 17th at 4:30 in the auditorium.

 

 

Bulletin: Week of March 27, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

We will receive a love offering for Dawn Smith Jordan at the close of the service this morning. She will also have some material for sale in the vestibule.

 

Today is the last day to sign up for the 2011 Mission Trip. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule.

 

We will have a called-church conference tonight after worship service to consider the proposed 2011 Budget.

 

Newsletter for April will be done on March 30th. Please have your information for the newsletter in the office by tomorrow morning.

 

David and Jane Yates will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday night.

 

This Wednesday, youth will begin in the gym (family life center). It will open at 6:15 for early hang time and snack.

 

We will finish our Winter Bible Study Wednesday night; Ron Humphries will be teaching.

 

We received $2311.85 toward our church goal of $2700 for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Pray and give to support our missionaries.

 

On April 10th in the AM Service, we will honor our Senior Adults. If you have a poem or something you would like to do, see the Pastor.

 

Alice Johnson group meets Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

First Place will begin the study Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst on Monday, April 18th. $8 is due to Joni today if you want her to order your book. If you are not a member of First Place and would like join us for the 6-week study, see Joni or Karen for more information.

 

There is a sign-up sheet for those who have children and interested in Camp Marietta.

 

May 28th at 5:00 pm, at the church will be the end of the year progressive dinner for the youth.

 

April 15-16 Youth: Make Him Known Youth Conference; make sure you plan to attend-totally free. You will get two meals, you may win an ipod or even a free TV. Austin needs two van drivers for the weekend; see him if you can help.

 

Walking Challenge-Sponsored by the Baptist Hospital Easley: Is a 10 week exercise program that will begin on March 28th and conclude on June 4th. An award will be given to the top participant at the end of three weeks and overall finalist. We will have a weigh-in, BP checks and heights (today), March 27th and April 3rd. Sign-up sheets in both vestibules.

 

We have received $200 toward the Van/Bus fund.

 

A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make The Parade of Tables a success! The money will go toward the Family Life Center.

Bulletin: Week of March 20, 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

We will continue our in-depth study of the Tabernacle tonight.

 

We will be having cake and coffee tonight after the evening service in the Family Life Center. We will be celebrating our being able to use the facility and allow you to tour the kitchen.

 

Karen Kimble will provide snacks for the youth Wednesday night.

 

Wednesday night, we will continue our Winter Bible Study. Nancy McConnell will be teaching.

 

Sunday night alive (tonight) after church, the youth will be having a bond fire with hotdogs.

 

20 somethings and young adults community group this Thursday at 6:30 in the fellowship hall basement with supper.

 

It is not to late to purchase tickets to the upcoming Parade of Tables Fundraiser. The cost is $12 per ticket. If you need more information concerning this event, please see Janie Swords or Paula Norris or you can contact Paula Norris at 982-3790 and leave a message. Please join us for a wonderful meal and an exciting evening of entertainment featuring Dawn Smith Jordon on March 26th at 6 pm to 8:30 pm. We will also have a silent auction during the evening and a door prize winner every 15 minutes. Come support our annual fundraiser for our New Family Life Center.

 

Next Sunday morning Dawn Smith Jordan will be leading us in worship. The service will start at 10 am. We will not have early morning worship or Bible Study. We will go directly to the auditorium. We will receive a love offering for her. You will be blessed by her testimony and singing.

 

We will have a called-church conference next Sunday after the PM Service to consider the proposed 2011 Budget.

 

We received $1529.85 toward our church goal of $2700 for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. We need $1170.15 to reach our goal. Pray and give to support our missionaries.

 

March 24-26, 2011, Piedmont Baptist Association, “Revive us again Family Conference” at Mount Moriah in Piedmont. There are brochures in the entrance.

 

Alice Johnson group meets Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

Sign up sheet in the vestibule for the 2011 Mission Trip to Cumberland, Kentucky, June 11-18th. Please put your t-shirt size and telephone number on the sheet. Last day to sign up is March 27th. We will know by the last of March what the adults will be doing. We know our students will be doing a sport camp and sharing the Gospel with all the children and adults.

 

March 30: Youth can go to the Family Life Center; it will be open at 6:15 for students to come in and play.

 

During the upcoming summer months, our mission groups will begin meeting (GA’s, RA’s Mission Friends and Acteens). We will be needing some help with the RA’s, GA’s and Acteens. If you are willing to help, please see Michelle Stancil or Becky Harper.

 

Newsletter for April will be done on March 30th. Please have your information for the newsletter in the office by Monday, March 28th.

 

The Deacon Team recommends establishing a transportation fund for the future purchase of a Bus or Van. We will not have a monthly walk offering for this fund. If you would like to contribute, just mark an offering envelope and place it in the offering plate. This would be a great way to honor or remember a love one.

 

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Brett Bolin and family in the death of his aunt, Peggy Moore.

 

A ring has been found. If you have lost a ring, see the Pastor.

 

Youth/Parents: we are canceling our youth events on April 3rd and May 21st; instead, we will have one big progressive dinner on May 28th.

 

April 15-16: Make Known Youth Conference-totally free. You will get two meals, you may win an ipod or even a free TV. Austin needs two event van driver volunteers; see him if interested.

 

Walking Challenge-Sponsored by the Baptist Hospital Easley: Is a 10 week exercise program that will begin on March 28th and conclude on June 4th. An award will be given to the top participant at the end of three weeks and overall finalist. We will have a weigh-in, BP checks and heights on March 20th (today), March 27th and April 3rd. Sign-up sheets in both vestibules.

 

Check the bulletin board for information on aging.