Archive for March, 2012

Bulletin: Week of March 18, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Today, the College and Careers will be going out to eat after the 11 am service. The College and Careers will be going on a retreat to Tennessee on March 30-31. The cost is $20 and this includes lodging and several meals; please give your money to Austin.

 

This morning, after early service, we will be taking the WMU and Brotherhood photos for the new directory on the front steps of the church. If it is raining, the makeup date will be March 25.

 

We will continue our Winter Bible Study Wednesday night. June Hunter will be teaching.

 

We will be taking the directory photos of the choir, musicians and media/sound team on Sunday, March 25 in the auditorium after the early service.

 

Anyone wishing to help pack food for the Food Pantry, be at the Family Life Center, Monday, March 19th at 10 o’clock.

 

The regular monthly Food Pantry give away will be Thursday, March 22 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Come help and receive a blessing.

 

Sign up sheets for Youth softball and T-ball are in the vestibule.

 

Youth, meet to leave at FBC Norris at 5:45 pm on March 22, to see the Power Team at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. We will be back around 8:30 pm.

 

We will have Youth Council meeting on March 25th at 5:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, March 26th at 7 PM in the fellowship building. Please bring your favorite salad.

 

Young at Heart Valentine’s Party is rescheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 5 pm in the fellowship building. Cost is $5 per person and will be collected at the door. Come for a night of food, fun and fellowship. New sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the adult Sunday School hall. Sign up by March 25. Please give pictures taken at your wedding or around the time of your wedding to Kat Albertson, Bessie Banks or Jeri Cook.

 

On April 5th at 7:00 pm we will have a church-wide “The Lord’s Supper Thursday.” This will be a commemoration of the first Lord’s Supper during Easter week. The youth will be doing music, and we will be receiving communion as a church body.

 

Kerry Avery will be having a Concealed Weapons Class on April 7, 2012 in the fellowship building at 8:00 am. If you need to contact Kerry, call him at 444-6260. Cost of class is $50

 

Youth and parents, on April 27-28, we will be participating in the Less/More PBA Youth Event. $15 and the two release forms are due by March 18th. This event will be overnight and includes spending all day Saturday at Look-Up Lodge. See Austin for more details and forms.

 

Our summer mission trip will be June 16-23. We will be going to Cumberland to work the Appalachian Regional Ministry. Please sign up as soon as possible. The dead line will be April 22. Everyone going must attend a meeting on April 29 after the 11:00 service.

 

The VBS material is in the Young Married Sunday School Classroom.

 

The following items that are needed at the United Christian Ministries are: Spaghetti, powdered milk (packets), canned meats (tuna, salmon or chicken & dumplings), juice, jelly and bath soap.

 

Roger and I would like to thank you for the cards, calls and especially the prayers during the recent death of my step-father, Chester McCabe. We would also like to thank the church for the donation to building fund in his memory. We love you all, Roger and Bessie Banks.

 

I would like to thank everyone of you for all of the support that was expressed to me during my LPN Pinning Ceremony here at the church, as well as the support throughout school. Also, thank you for all of the prayers! Please continue to keep me in your thoughts as I continue to follow in my plans of completing my RN degree. Another special thanks for all the cards and gifts. Love in Christ, Heather Morrison

 

Please go by and check out the Health Ministry Bulletin Board for valuable information for your health needs.

 

If you have prepared a dish for a bereavement meal recently, please go by the old vestibule and see if your dish has been returned. There are a lot of dishes that need to be picked up.

 

We received $1,310 toward our $2700 goal for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Pray and give so others in North America will hear the Gospel.

 

April newsletter will done on March 26th.

Bulletin: Week of March 25, 2012

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The lovely flowers are place in the church today by Rebecca Platts and Susan Yates in honor Ms. Lois Gaines 95th birthday.

 

We will have Youth Council meeting today at 5:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

We will be taking the directory photos of the choir, musicians and media/sound team today in the auditorium after the early service.

 

We will finish up our Winter Bible Study Wednesday night. Nancy McConnell will be teaching.

 

Sign up sheets for Youth softball and T-ball are in the vestibule.

 

Flora Ann Group will meet Monday, March 26th at 7 PM in the fellowship building. Please bring your favorite salad.

 

Young at Heart Valentine’s Party is rescheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 5 pm in the fellowship building. Cost is $5 per person and will be collected at the door. Come for a night of food, fun and fellowship. New sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the adult Sunday School hall. Today is the last day to sign up. Please give pictures taken at your wedding or around the time of your wedding to Kat Albertson, Bessie Banks or Jeri Cook.

 

On April 5th at 7:00 pm we will have a church-wide “The Lord’s Supper Thursday.” This will be a commemoration of the first Lord’s Supper during Easter week. The youth will be doing music, and we will be receiving communion as a church body. All are invited.

 

April newsletter will be done on March 26th; please have all your information in the office by tomorrow morning.

 

Kerry Avery will be having a Concealed Weapons Class on April 7, 2012 in the fellowship building at 8:00 am. If you need to contact Kerry, call him at 444-6260. Cost of class is $50.

 

The WMU ladies will need to meet after the 11:00 AM Service on April 1st for a joint WMU photo.

 

The College and Careers will be going on a retreat to Tennessee on March 30-April 1. The cost is $20. One group will leave at 3:00 pm, and the other group will leave at 7:30 pm, on March 30.

 

Olivia Lewis would like to send the money to Camp Marietta tomorrow for all those children who have signed up to attend the camp this summer. If you know now that your child will not be able to attend camp, please let Olivia know today so she will not send the money in for that child. Thank you

 

T-ball practice at the Norris Recreation Park at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 29th. If you have questions, call Jody or Faith.

 

Youth, on April 27-28, we will be participating in the Less/More PBA Youth Event. If you have not made arrangements to be a part of this event, see Austin ASAP.

 

Our summer mission trip will be June 16-23. We will be going to Cumberland to work the Appalachian Regional Ministry. Please sign up as soon as possible. The dead line will be April 22. Everyone going must attend a meeting on April 29 after the 11:00 service.

 

VBS material is in the Young Married Sunday School Classroom.

 

The following items that are needed at the United Christian Ministries are: Spaghetti, powdered milk (packets), canned meats (tuna, salmon or chicken & dumplings), juice, jelly and bath soap. Also don’t forget that we are still collecting laundry detergent and bath soap for United Christian Ministries.

 

We have received $1,460 toward our $2700 goal for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Pray and give so others in North America will hear the Gospel.

 

Christine Hendrix is in rehab after knee surgery. If you would like to drop her a card, this is the address:

Christine Hendrix

c/o Lila Doyle Nursing Care Facility, Rm. #137

101 Lila Doyle Drive

Seneca, SC 29672

Newletters: March 2012

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Sunday, we start Revival with Dr. Mack Tester, God’s man for our church at this time in the life of our church. What is Revival? The word comes from two Latin words: Re means again and Vivo means to live again. Revival is an awakening of God’s people which causes them to become active for God. It is something that must happen in the hearts of Christians, then it will reach out to touch the unsaved for Christ. I pray that you will not let worldliness, indifference or sin hold back revival in your life. God has sent revival in other days. He can do it again. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Confess any known sin, humble yourself before Him and seek His face (2 Chronicles 7:14), then receive the blessing He has for you!! “Fill my cup, Lord, until it over flows!”

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce

 

Revival: March 4-7 with Dr. Mack Tester, Pastor of Pope Drive Baptist Church in Anderson. Don’t miss this blessing. Be here every night and bring someone with you! Service times are:

Sunday morning: 8:45 am and 11:00 am

Sunday evening—Wednesday evening: 7:00 pm

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is much more than an offering envelope and an annual missions-giving emphasis. When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation. Time and again our missionaries relate how the offering is their lifeblood. They know that behind each penny given, there is a Southern Baptist who believes in what they do and are affirming the need to equip them to share the gospel with those who need a Savior. (We will receive our Annie Armstrong Offering, March 11th. Our church goal is $2700.)

 

Scheduled Meetings and Events

for the Month of March, 2012

March 3: Golden Harvest Truck will bring food to FLC. Food will be given out from 10 am until 12 noon. Need workers to help in packing food. You may be asked to carry food to cars, share the Gospel or pray with someone; you need to be there (FLC) by 7:30 am.

March 4: those interested in helping with food pantry, meet in FLC at 5:00 pm.

March 4: Properties team will meet at 5:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

March 4: regular monthly Deacon meeting

March 4-7: Revival with Dr. Mack Tester; Sunday morning-8:45 am and 11:00 am. Sunday evening-Wednesday evening-7:00 pm.

March 4: walk offering for Building fund in morning services.

March 11: Daylight Savings Time begins

March 11: Weigh-in date for Walk Challenge. Begins March 18th through May 12. Sign-up in the vestibule.

March 11: Baptism

March 11: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: goal is $2700

March 13: Alice Johnson Group meets at 7:00 pm. Meryl O’Donald and Deanna Braswell will host.

March 17: Youth St. Patrick Day service project. Come dressed as Patrick and get ready to serve. Meet at the church at 10 am and bring money for fast food. Conclude at 3:30 pm.

March 30-31: College and Career retreat in Tennessee. Cost is $20; includes lodging and several meals. Give money to Austin.

March 31: Valentine Party for Young at Heart in the fellowship building beginning at 5 pm. Cost is $5 per person and will be taken at the door. Need wedding pictures or pictures taken around the time of your wedding; give them to Kat or Bessie. Sign up sheet on the YAH bulletin board

 

Food Pantry

Thanks to everyone who donated canned food items for the first food pantry. We had a wonderful group of ladies and men helping on Monday and Thursday the 20th and 23rd. We were so blessed to see so many individuals pick up their box of food on Thursday. There were 81 boxes of food given out. We wanted to show these families that we are a caring church ministering to the joys, hurts and needs of people within and beyond our church family. Food pantry needs for the month of March are: peanut butter, green beans, soup, corn, jiffy corn bread mix, tuna and treat meat. Drop in the boxes labeled around the church. Thank you for your support.

 

Summer Mission Trip

Our summer mission trip will be June 16-23; will be going back to Cumberland to work the Appalachian Regional Ministry. Sign up as soon as possible; the deadline will be April 22. Everyone going must attend a meeting on April 29 after the 11 am service. When serving on a mission team, we must prepare our heart, our soul and our mind for the work God has led us to do. Within our own strength, we are limited as to what we can do. Projects may seem impossible and for many they are, but if we place our faith and trust in God, He can accomplish all those things we find impossible.

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (NKJV)

Bulletin: Week of March 11, 2012

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

We will be receiving our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions today. Our goal is $2700. If you are visiting, you are not expected to participate.

 

Blood Pressure check after both morning services.

 

We will be showing the DVD “Rediscovering God in America” tonight. You will be shocked to find out how our fore-fathers placed God’s word over our capital. Everyone, including children, need to see the DVD.

 

Discipleship Training will end tonight at 6:30 pm. Worship will start at 6:45 pm due to the DVD being shown.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet on March 13 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship building. Meryl O’Donald and Deanna Braswell will be hosting.

 

We will continue our Winter Bible Study Wednesday night. Rosanne Maw will be teaching.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will meet Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 pm in the fellowship building.

 

Youth, on March 17, we will have a St. Patrick Day Service project. Come dressed as Patrick and get ready to serve. Meet at the church at 10 am and bring money for fast food. The event will conclude around 3:30 pm.

 

The College and Careers are going on a retreat in Tennessee on March 30-31. The cost for the retreat is $20. This includes lodging and several meals. “Please give your money to Austin” by today. On the 18th, the College and Careers will be going out to eat after the 11 am service.

 

On March 18, after early service, we will be taking the WMU and Brotherhood photos for the new directory on the front steps of the church. If it is raining, the makeup date will be March 25.

 

Sign up sheets for Youth and T-ball softball are in the vestibule.

 

Youth, meet to leave at FBC Norris at 5:45 pm on March 22, to see the Power Team at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. We will be back around 8:30 pm.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Barb Burnette in the death of her mother and to Lisa Boggs and family in the death of her father, James Coker.

 

Kerry Avery will be having a Concealed Weapons Class on April 7, 2012 in the fellowship building at 8:00 am. If you need to contact Kerry, call him at 444-6260. Cost of class is $50

 

Youth and parents, on April 27-28, we will be participating in the Less/More PBA Youth Event. $15 and the two release forms are due by March 18th. This event will be overnight and includes spending all day Saturday at Look-Up Lodge. See Austin for more details and forms.

 

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

 

Young at Heart Valentine’s Party is rescheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 5 pm in the fellowship building. Cost is $5 per person and will be collected at the door. Come for a night of food, fun and fellowship. New sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the adult Sunday School hall. Please give pictures taken at your wedding or around the time of your wedding to Kat Albertson, Bessie Banks or Jeri Cook.

 

Our summer mission trip will be June 16-23. We will be going to Cumberland to work the Appalachian Regional Ministry. Please sign up as soon as possible. The dead line will be April 22. Everyone going must attend a meeting on April 29 after the 11:00 service.

 

An exciting new ministry is open to all in our area and is named Excite Productions. The purpose of this ministry is to bring wholesome events with a Christian message that is open to the community at large. Scheduled events: Palm Sunday weekend, a musical drama, Amazing Love on Friday, March 30 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday morning April 1 at 10:30 am. Address is 700 Issaqueena Trail, Central, SC. You can learn more about upcoming events and have your questions answered by contacting Mark Payne at 865-710-4906 or email him at mpayne@dsix.net.

 

A special Thank you to those who were so faithful to come to the revival. Some did not miss a night! If you didn’t get to come, you missed a blessing. John and the choir did a great job. Praise the Lord!!

 

Thank you for a great week of worship through music during revival: choir, Crystal, Linda, Janie, Jeff, Bailey, Austin, Tristen, Bill, Billy and David. Bro. John

Bulletin: Week of March 4, 2012

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The flowers are placed in the church today by Don and Ginger Haynes in memory of Todd Haynes’ birthday.

 

We will have our walk offering for the building fund this morning. If you are visiting, you are not expected to participate.

 

Deacon meeting today at 5:00 pm in the Young Married Classroom.

 

Properties Team will meet at 5:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom.

 

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

 

Thanks to everyone who donated food items and to those who helped in our first food pantry on February 20 and 23. There were 81 boxes of food given out. When you are buying your groceries, maybe you could purchase a couple of items each week. The items for March are: peanut butter, green beans, soup, corn, jiffy corn bread mix, tuna and treat meat.

 

We will receive our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering next Sunday. Our church goal is $2700.

 

Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday, March 11. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday before going to bed or you will be late for church.

 

Next Sunday, in the 11:00 AM Service, we will observe the Ordinance of Baptism. Candidates need to meet with Austin at 9:30 am in the sanctuary.

 

Alice Johnson Group will meet on March 13 at 7:00 pm. Meryl O’Donald and Deanna Braswell will be hosting.

 

Sherry Kelley Group will meet Thursday, March 15th at 7:30 pm in the fellowship building.

 

Youth, on March 17, we will have a St. Patrick Day Service project. Come dressed as Patrick and get ready to serve. Meet at the church at 10 am and bring money for fast food. The event will conclude around 3:30 pm.

 

The church would like to thank Brother Austin for his five years of dedicated service to ministry here at First Baptist Church Norris. He was given a cash gift from the church in appreciation.

 

Youth, meet to leave at FBC Norris at 5:45 pm on March 22, to see the Power Team at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. We will be back around 8:30 pm.

 

Kerry Avery will be having a Concealed Weapons Class on April 7, 2012 in the fellowship building at 8:00 am. If you need to contact Kerry, call him at 444-6260. Cost of class is $50

 

Youth and parents, on April 27-28, we will be participating in the Less/More PBA Youth Event. $15 and the two release forms are due by March 18th. This event will be overnight and includes spending all day Saturday at Look-Up Lodge. See Austin for more details and forms.

 

The College and Careers are going on a retreat in Tennessee on March 30-31. The cost for the retreat is $20. This includes lodging and several meals. “Please give your money to Austin” by next Sunday. On the 18th, the College and Careers will be going out to eat after the 11 am service.

 

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

 

Young at Heart Valentine’s Party is rescheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 5 pm in the fellowship building. Cost is $5 per person and will be collected at the door. Come for a night of food, fun and fellowship. New sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the adult Sunday School hall. Please give pictures taken at your wedding or around the time of your wedding to Kat Albertson or Bessie Banks.

 

We enjoyed celebrating Bro. Royce’s 60th birthday on the 19th. He was presented with gift certificates to Lifeway Christian Bookstore and Copper River on behalf of the church.

 

Our summer mission trip will be June 16-23. We will be going to Cumberland to work the Appalachian Regional Ministry. Please sign up as soon as possible. The dead line will be April 22. Everyone going must attend a meeting on April 29 after the 11:00 service.

 

A special Thank You to all those who helped with the “Manna Truck” on Saturday. Seeds were planted and needs met in the Name Of Jesus.

 

If you did not receive the newsletter for March by e-mail, there are copies in both vestibules and downstairs on the table near the choir room.