Bulletin: week of 02/17/2008

Norris Fest meeting today at 5:00 pm in the auditorium. If you are interested in helping in anyway, you are encouraged to attend!

We start our Winter Bible Study Wednesday night, February 20th. Raymond Zeigler will be teaching. We still need one teacher.

The WMU is inviting all ladies of First Baptist Church Norris to attend the WMU focus meeting, “Lite Your Fire” on February 19, 2008 starting at 6:30 pm in the fellowship building. We will be serving chili and cornbread. Please come as Ms. Rebecca Platts will be summarizing the WMU book for 2008, “Directionally Challenged.” Please see Becky Harper or Michelle Stancil should you have any questions regarding the meeting.

Liberty Elementary will be hosting a blood drive on February 21 from 11 am-2:30 pm and 4 pm-7:30 pm. Over 300 units of blood are required daily to meet the needs of the 16 upstate hospitals served by The Blood Connection. Please consider coming out and giving. See Christy Holder or email christyholder@pickens.k12.sc.us for an appointment.

The Children’s Fellowship Team will meet in the Young Married Classroom, February 24th at 5:00 pm.

We will begin a 13 week DVD-driven study called “Answers in Genesis: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life.” We will begin meeting on March 2nd during Discipleship Training. We will begin promptly at 6 pm so we will be able to view the DVD and have discussion. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Please sign up by February 24 so we can order the materials.

There will be a church-wide shower for Faith Addis and David Hudgins on Tuesday, February 26th given by the Sherry Kelley Group. They are registered at Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Wal-Mart.

2008 VBS Directors Clinic, February 26th at Arial Baptist Church from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Student Council, please come to our meeting on February 27 after youth service at 8:05 pm.

The youth will begin viewing The Passion of the Christ on Sunday nights.

Heart thought: Heart problems kill more people each year than cancer. Take care of your heart.

Attention Youth: Anyone in grades 7 through 12 interested in playing on the youth softball team contact Pam Gibson at e-mail at pamelasgibson@yahoo.com.

Our church will be involved in a D-Now on April 18-19. If you would like to open your home to students for one night see Austin.

Church Co-ed Children’s Softball League 2008: Are you interested in coaching or playing ball in a wonderful Christian atmosphere? If you answered yes, then meet on the organ side of the church immediately following the 11 am service. The ages range from (4 to 7) and (8 to 10). The games will be held weekends, April 5-May 22. Come and join the fun.

We need some adults who would be willing to give God two hours a month! We need adults to ride along one Wednesday night a month as our drivers pick up kids. Please pray about helping in this ministry. You can talk to Sheila Walters, William Melton or the pastor.

“Making Change” by Dr. Ken Hemphill– A transformation guide to Christian money management is coming to Anderson, SC at Concord Baptist Church, March 17th. The seminar is from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm with dinner being served from 6:00 until 6:45 pm. The cost is only $10 per person. He will be giving helpful instructions on debt reduction, earning, saving and spending. Most inspiringly, Hemphill addresses the Biblical laws of giving and teaches a unique concept of whole-life stewardship that becomes a person’s greatest legacy. If you are interested in going, there is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. Deadline is March 2nd.

You are cordially invited to preview the Jesus Film project “Magdalena, Released From Shame.” This film will be released in the US, March 7, 2008, and we have been asked to assist in the beta testing of a Bible study that will be used as a follow up disciple training to the film. This preview will take place in the fellowship hall, February 21, 2008 at 6:30 pm. Be prepared to stay till 9:30 to assist in the study.

“His Hands Outreach” is trying to get a team up to go to Mexico to help Mark Dover, our missionary, finish his house. It will be sometime after March 9th. The cost will be minimal as he is planning to drive straight through. If you feel God leading, call Ernest at 226-2591.

We would like to start planning a new pictorial directory for the church. If you would be interested in being on the team for the directory, please see the pastor.

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