Newletter: April 2010

The Place of Death Became

A Place Of Life

Mention the word Dachau and what do you think of? You think of death, imprisonment, torture, for Dachau was the name of one of the most notorious of the German prison camps during World War II. Thousands were shot, hanged or died of starvation at Dachau.

What many do not know is that after the war, Dachau was turned into a refugee center where, for decades, those fleeing Communism came to find their way to freedom. The place of death became a place of new life.

That’s what the resurrection did to the cross. For centuries the cross had been a place of death. When we look at the cross from the perspective of the empty tomb, we see the cross as a place of life.

(Robert C. Shannon in Pulpit Digest, Jan/Feb, 1985. p. 58)

Because He Lives, Bro. Royce


Love and Sympathy

Rev. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to Bob Rogers and family in the death of Bob’s great-grandson, Timothy Rogers and to Joe Baker and family in the death of Joe’s mother, Harriet Baker.


Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday at 7:00 am. Rev. Jeff Harris, pastor at Calumet Baptist Church, will be speaking. Hardee’s biscuits afterwards. No evening service.


Circle Meetings

4/12: Dorcas Group meets in the Flora Garrett Classroom at 4:30 pm. The Dorcas Group is looking for someone who would like to join in fellowship with their group. They meet once a month and it is usually during the day. If you would like to be a part of this group or would like more information, please see June Hunter.

4/13: Alice Johnson group will be having a salad supper hosted by Meryl O’Donald. Please bring your favorite salad. Meeting at 7 pm.


Mexico Mission Trip

Date for Mexico Mission Trip is Nov. 4th—14th. Cost will remain at $775. Sign up in the vestibule.



Congratulations to Kerry Avery on completing the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.


2010 Mission Trip-Jenkins, KY

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

  • 4/25-meeting after the 11 am service. Team members and at least one parent must attend.

  • 5/1-Fundraiser 8 am -1 pm (team members help set up Fellowship Building by 7:00 am and stay until yard sale has been completed)

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

  • 5/16-Medical Form turned in to Nancy McConnell

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

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

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


Our annual BIG fundraiser for the Jenkins, KY Mission trip will be May 1st. All team members should participate in this fundraiser. You will be asked to participate and also help provide food for the breakfast and lunch. Working at this event and $10 will be your cost for the trip. We will have pancakes, sausage and gravy biscuits for breakfast (drinks included) Lunch: hotdogs, baked beans, chips and dessert (drinks included) Car wash and huge yard sale.


Thank You

We would like to thank our church family for your continued encouragement, support and Christian love for our family. It is truly a blessing to have such a wonderful group of people that we know we can count on at any time. Once again, thank you. Love, the Stancils (Robert, Michelle, Destaney, and Cheyenne)


Other Meetings and Events

April 18th: Combined Bible Study Fellowship at 10 am in the fellowship hall

April 18th: Church Council meets at 5:00 pm in the Spares and Pairs Classroom

April 25th: Norris Fest meeting at 4:30 pm.


Annie Armstrong Offering

We have received $3,056 exceeding our $2700 goal for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.


Youth Snack Schedule, April

April 7 Melinda & Raymond

April 14 Shelia Walters

April 21 Pam Gibson

April 28 John & Denise


Youth News

High School Students: April 9th and 10th, D-Now event. The cost is $10 and is due to Austin by Sunday.

Middle School Youth: April 16th and 17th, D-Now. Cost is $10 and is due to Austin by April 11th.

*The Youth would like to do some cleaning or yard work to help raise funds for Centrifuge. Let Austin know if you have any work they can do.

Youth are still taking orders for the Rada Cutlery if you would like to purchase items, there is a catalog and order forms on the bookshelf in the old vestibule.


In Memory

We have received donations to the building fund in memory of Reverend Erskine Thomas and in memory of Holly Schafer.


Baptist Easley, Abundant Living

Abundant Living Wellness Thursdays:

1st Thursday of each month,7:30 am-11:30 am,3rd Floor-Classroom 3—take elevator B to 3rd floor and follow the signs to classroom 3

Screenings: Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis, and Height & Weight Screening are Free

Labs: Cholesterol & Glucose, $10 and Lipid Panel, $20.

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