Archive for February, 2012

Bulletin: Week of Febuary 19, 2012

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Today at 5 pm, Austin will be having a special meeting in the sanctuary with any parents that wish to come. He will be presenting some terrific resources to help parents cultivate sexual purity in their children. Children and students can be sent to the FLC for chaperoned open gym time.

 

Any students and parents who want to participate in the ring ceremony in the PM Service tonight, contact Austin.

 

Let’s gather in the family life center for a soup supper and birthday cake after the evening service to celebrate Bro. Royce’s 60th birthday. The meal will be provided.

 

Tonight there will be a called-church conference to consider the 2012 Budget.

 

Today is the last day to sign up to have your picture taken for the new church directory. The sign-up sheets are in the vestibule.

 

The first Food Pantry give away will be February 23rd in the Family Life Center from 10 am until 12 noon. If you are unemployed and feel that you need food assistance, please feel free to come by and pick up a box of food (one (1) per family). Each family will need to pick up your own box.

 

Wednesday night Bible study, Ecclesiastes, “The Pursuit”, chasing answers to Life’s questions continues with Stan Yates teaching.

 

The Golden Harvest Truck will bring food on Saturday March 3rd. We will need your help in getting the food packed. Also you may be asked to carry food to cars, share the Gospel or simply asked what you could pray with them about. We will need to meet at 8:30 am in the Family Life Center to pray and be prepared for the recipients.

 

If you are interested in helping with the food pantry, please meet at 5 pm on March 4th in the Family Life Center.

 

The church would like to thank Brother John for his four years of dedicated service to ministry here at Norris First. He was given a gift card from the church in appreciation.

 

Newsletter for March will be done on Monday and Tuesday, February 27 and 28. Please have your information for the March newsletter in the office by Monday morning, February 27th. Thank you

 

Revival March 4-7 with Dr. Mack Tester, Pastor of Pope Drive Baptist Church in Anderson. Don’t miss the blessing!

 

The College and Careers will go on a retreat on March 30 and 31. We will need a commitment from class members who plan to go by March 4th, and on March 18th, we will be going out to eat together after the 11 AM service.

 

It’s time to start thinking of summertime fun. There will be a sign-up sheet for Camp Marietta on the vestibule table. We need to know the number of children who are interested in going. We are also inviting any of the youth who want to go. As of right now, the tentative dates for children ages 6-12 are; June 25-29; July 9-13 and July 23-27. The date for youth is July 16-20; see Olivia with any questions.

 

The Young at Heart Valentine party that was to have been on Saturday, February 11th was postponed. We will decide a new scheduled time as soon as possible and will put it in the bulletin.

 

Come join the Abundant Living 2012, 8 Weeks Exercise Challenge Walk. It begins March 18th through May 12th. Weigh in date is March 11th (after both morning services). No cost and the sign-up sheets are in both vestibules. Thanks, The Parish Nurses

 

Youth and parents, mark your calendar for April 27 and 28. We will be participating in an exciting PBA youth weekend event.

Newsletter February 2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I got an e-mail from Jeff Nix yesterday: “Royce, Good morning. I am presently serving in Afghanistan and am listening to your sermons from FBCNorris Website. I hope you are doing well and I am really enjoying your messages.” He wants us to update our data base. I e-mailed him back and told him we would and that we would be praying for him.

Just when we think no one is listening or watching, God shows us they are. Many things we do we will not see the results or the influence we had until we reach heaven one day! Don’t get discouraged, keep up the good work! God is faithful! Pray for Jeff!

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Church Directory, 2012

Our church family is growing up . . . again! So, it’s time for a new church directory. We will be having new portraits made in the fellowship building on February 23-26. The directory won’t be the same without you. Please sign up now. You will find sign up sheets located in the vestibule. There are also appointment reminder cards for you. As well as receiving a free 8×10 and free directory for participating, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional photos. If you wish to have multi-generational photos made, please schedule your families in back-to-back time slots. Last day for sign-up is February 19.

 

Super Bowl Sunday

Please help supply the food pantry for Super Bowl Sunday for our first food give away on February 23. We will be giving out boxes of food from 10 am until 12 noon and sharing the love of God. God has so richly blessed our church, so let’s give back to our friends who are so much in need. Suggested items to bring below:

Can goods: tuna, beef stew, soups and boxed macaroni and cheese.

Note: will also be accepting the food donations through February 12, if you forget to bring yours Sunday.

 

Scheduled Meetings and Events

for the Month of February, 2012

February 5: Regular Deacon meeting at 5 pm

February 5: showing of “Courageous” movie at 4:00 pm in the auditorium

February 5: last day to sign up to purchase an archival copy of the “resolution.” Cost is $9.95; give money to Pastor Royce.

February 5: Finance Team meeting at 4:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

February 11: Young At Heart Valentine party in the fellowship building at 5:00 pm. Menu: tea, coffee, chili beans, cornbread, crackers and dessert. Cost is $5 which will be received at the door. Sign up by February 5th

February 12: will be having a public signing of Resolution in the evening service.

February 12: Youth fellowship after the evening service until 9:30 pm. Each student attending is asked to bring a snack; drinks will be provided

February 16: Focus on wMu joint meeting. An exciting event planned and a catered meal. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. There will be more details to follow.

February 18: Youth ice skating event from 1:00 pm until 6:30 pm.

February 18: four session study on “Courageous Living” at 8:00 am in the FLC. Sign up in the vestibule.

February 18: Concealed Weapons Class; 8:00 am in the fellowship building.

February 19: Birthday celebration for Brother Royce; meal will be provided

February 23: food give away from 10 am until 12:00 noon.

February 23-26: Pictures will be taken for the new directory.

 

Donations

Valvoline Instant Oil Change has offered to send the church $3 each quarter for each member that gets a full service oil change at their Clemson location on Highway 93. All you need to do to get this donation for the church is to inform the customer service representative the name of your church when you check out.

 

February Birthdays

1 Jena Hughes

2 Jacob Bolin

3 Gwen McCall

6 Tommy Joe Gilstrap

7 Becky Harper

7 Lydia Baker

9 Brian Piegols

10 Joyce Rampey

11 Amy Campbell

12 William Melton

12 Jake Trotter

13 Brian Norris

13 Robert Swords

23 Royce Addis

23 R. C. Boggs

23 Genia Bryant

23 Brayden Bagwell

23 Sarah Johnston

24 John Brown

24 Tammy Rhodes

24 Alan Parker

25 Ron Humphries

26 David Pelfrey

27 Jody Whitaker

27 Cody Bowers

 

February Anniversaries

16 William & Peggy Melton

18 Alex Jr. & Sara Crowe

19 Steve & Marci Herd

19 Stan & Susan Yates

23 Buster & Lynn Nix

25 Waldon & Janie Entrekin

28 Larry & Sherrill Henderson

 

Looking for Leaders

Summer seems so far away, but the time is coming for RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends. We still need teachers for Mission Friends ages 2-3 and 4-5. Think about grabbing a buddy and co-teach a class. If interested, please contact Michelle Stancil or Becky Harper. We also need RA leaders.

 

Camp Marietta

It’s time to start thinking of summertime fun. There will be a sign-up sheet for Camp Marietta on the vestibule table. We need to know the number of children who are interested in going. We are also inviting any of the youth who want to go. As of right now, the tentative dates for children ages 6-12 are: June 25-29; July 9-13 and July 23-27. The date for youth is July 16-20. See Olivia with any questions.

 

Revival

Mark your calendar for March 4-7, 2012. We will be having revival with Dr. Mack Tester leading in the services.

 

Medical Mission Trip

We received $504 for Hannah Washburn Rob’s medical mission trip. The money will buy medical supplies.

Bulletin: Week of February 5, 2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

February 16 will be Focus on wMu joint meeting. We have an exciting event planned and a catered meal. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

wMu has an informative evening planned regarding our critical issue Project Help: Human Exploitation. Youth girls need to have a permission form signed. Sign-up sheet and permission forms are in the vestibule. Come learn how you can help with this issue.

 

Finance Team meeting at 4:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom

 

Deacon meeting today at 5:00 pm.

 

Today is the last day to sign up for the Archival copy of the “resolutions.” The cost is $9.95. Please give your money to the Pastor. We will sign them next Sunday during the evening service. It is not too late to participate.

 

Today at 4:00 pm, we will be showing the movie “Courageous” in the auditorium. If you haven’t seen the movie, invite a friend to come with you!!

 

Souper Bowl Sunday: We will be receiving food supplies for the food pantry today on Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t forget to bring your food tonight for our first food give away on February 23. We will be giving out boxes of food from 10 am until 12 noon. God has so richly blessed our church, so let’s give back to our friends who are so much in need. Suggested items to bring are can goods; tuna, beef stew, soup and also boxed mac and cheese. We will also accept donations next Sunday if you forget yours today.

 

Today, youth will meet in the Spares and Pairs room for discipleship at 6 pm.

 

The YAH Valentine party will be in the fellowship hall on Saturday, February 11th at 5 pm. Today is the last day to sign up.

 

Sunday, February 12, the youth will be getting together in the Family Life Center after the PM Service until 9:30 pm. Each student that comes is asked to bring a snack. Drinks will be provided.

 

On Feb 15th the youth revolution group meeting will be moved to Flat Rock Baptist Church for a youth rally that begins at 6:30 pm.

 

The College and Careers will go on a retreat on March 30 and 31. We invite any of the students to help us plan it on February 12 at 5 pm in the College and Careers room.

 

Kerry Avery will be having a Concealed Weapons class on February 18th from 8:00 am until noon. Talk with Kerry if you are interested in taking this class.

 

We received $504 for Hannah Washburn Robb’s medical mission trip. The money will buy medical supplies.

 

Remember that on February 18 from 1:00 pm until 6:30 pm, the youth will be having an ice skating event.

 

Let’s gather in the family life center for a soup supper and birthday cake after the evening service February 19th to celebrate Bro. Royce’s 60th birthday. The meal will be provided.

 

Our church family is growing up, again! So, it is time for a new church directory. We will be having new portraits made in the fellowship hall on February 23-26. The directory won’t be the same without you. Please sign up in the vestibule. There will be appointment reminder cards for you. As well as receiving a free 8×10 and a free directory for participating, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional photos. If you wish to have multi-generational photos made, please schedule your families in back-to-back time slots. Last day for sign up is February 19.

 

We will do a four session study on “Courageous Living” on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 am in the Family Life Center. We will have light refreshments. Sign-up in the vestibule so books can be bought.

 

Summer seems so far away, but the time is coming for RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends. We are still looking for teachers for Mission Friends ages 2-3 and 4-5. Think about grabbing a buddy and co-teach a class. If interested, please contact Michelle or Becky. Also need RA leaders.

 

It’s time to start thinking of summertime fun. There will be a sign-up sheet for Camp Marietta on the vestibule table. We need to know the number of children who are interested in going. We are also inviting any of the youth who want to go. As of right now, the tentative dates for children ages 6-12 are; June 25-29; July 9-13 and July 23-27. The date for youth is July 16-20.; see Olivia with any questions.

Bulletin: Week of February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Men, I encourage you to be in the evening service, wearing your best and joining other men in making a public commitment to the Lord Jesus to be the spiritual leader in your home, to be the man God is calling you to be! Bro. Royce

 

Blood pressure check after both morning worship services.

 

If you did not remember to bring your items for the food give away last Sunday, we are collecting them today also.

 

Hey Choir! We’re learning new songs in practice. We’ll sing these during the week of Revival. So listen to your CD’s, put March 4-7 on your calendar and I’ll see you in practice. John

 

Today, youth will meet in the Spares and Pairs room for discipleship at 6 pm.

 

The youth will be getting together in the Family Life Center after worship service tonight until 9:30 pm. Each student that comes is asked to bring a snack. Drinks will be provided.

 

On Feb 15th, the youth revolution group meeting will be moved to Flat Rock Baptist Church for a youth rally from 6:30-8:00. At FBC Norris, a van will leave to transport students to Flat Rock at 6:15 pm and will return at 8:15 pm.

 

Wednesday night, we will continue our study in Ecclesiastes, “The Pursuit”, chasing answers to life’s questions. Ron Humphries will be teaching.

 

February 16 will be Focus on wMu joint meeting in the Family Life Center from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. We have an exciting event planned and a catered meal. This is an informative meeting regarding our critical issue Project Help: Human Exploitation. Youth girls need to have a permission form signed. Sign-up sheet and permission forms are in the vestibule. Come learn how you can help with this critical issue.

 

Next Sunday at 5 pm, Austin will be having a special meeting in the sanctuary with any parents that wish to come. He will be presenting some terrific resources to help parents cultivate sexual purity in their children.

 

There will be a called-church conference next Sunday to approve the budget.

 

We will do a four session study on “Courageous Living” on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 am in the Family Life Center. We will have light refreshments. Sign-up in the vestibule so books can be bought.

 

Concealed Weapons class on February 18th from 8:00 am until noon in the fellowship building. Talk with Kerry if you are interested in taking this class.

 

Remember that on February 18 from 1:00 pm until 6:30 pm, the youth will be having an ice skating event.

 

Let’s gather in the family life center for a soup supper and birthday cake after the evening service February 19th to celebrate Bro. Royce’s 60th birthday. The meal will be provided.

 

Our church family is growing up, again! So, it is time for a new church directory. We will be having new portraits made in the fellowship hall on February 23-26. The directory won’t be the same without you. Please sign up in the vestibule. There will be appointment reminder cards for you. As well as receiving a free 8×10 and a free directory for participating, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional photos. If you wish to have multi-generational photos made, please schedule your families in back-to-back time slots. Last day for sign up is February 19.

 

The College and Careers will go on a retreat on March 30 and 31. We invite any of the students to help us plan it on February 12 at 5 pm in the College and Careers room.

 

It’s time to start thinking of summertime fun. There will be a sign-up sheet for Camp Marietta on the vestibule table. We need to know the number of children who are interested in going. We are also inviting any of the youth who want to go. As of right now, the tentative dates for children ages 6-12 are; June 25-29; July 9-13 and July 23-27. The date for youth is July 16-20; see Olivia with any questions.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Bessie Banks and family in the death of Bessie’s step-father, Chester McCade.

 

The Young at Heart Valentine party that was to have been on Saturday, February 11th was postponed. We will decide a new scheduled time as soon as possible and will put it in the bulletin.