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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 10

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,10                                                                  

March 08, 2017

State News

 

Men’s Retreat

April 22  Registration 9:30 AM Start Time 10:00AM Chain Saw Certification, Basic Shingling, Obstacle Course, First Aid, Preaching, Equipment Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Prizes awarded for competitions.  And Much More! Registration is $15.00 lunch is included! Event will be held in Turbeville, just off HWY 378 beside the former Children’s Home

 

Church Treasurers

 

The 2017 Mileage rate has changed to $.535 per mile

 

Ladies News

 

SCWAC State Meeting will be held on March 18th at North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Diana Bryant, WNAC President will be our guest speaker. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Praise Him Through Service” with a focus on Psalms 100:2 (Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing).

Motel Accommodations for SC WAC State Meeting March 18th, 2017

Hampton Inn N-I85 121 Traveller Drive Spartanburg, SC 29303 888-370-0981

Holiday Inn Express N-I85 161 Sha Lane Spartanburg, SC 29303 800-315-2621

Quality Inn 160 Simuel Rd. Spartanburg, SC 864-542-0333

Comfort Inn & Suites 154 Candlenut Lane Boiling Springs, SC  864-814-2001

If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active For Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE

Youth News

 

Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!

 

…PLEASE plan your VBS around these dates…..

Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.

The Theme for both camps will be “Glow in the Dark!”  Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9

The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C.

 

Teen Camp will be in June this year …June 12th-15th  Monday-Thursday morning cost $175

…The Preacher for Teen Week will be Rev. Cory Boyd

 

Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th   Monday- Friday morning  cost $135

… The Preacher for Junior week will be Rev. Kevin Bass

The State CTS Competition

CTS State Competition Convention at Peace FWB Church in Florence on April 28-29. (More details will follow.)

ETEAM

Dustin Hancock – Araras, Brazil

Gracelyn Coker – Chicago

Maggie Coker – Nashville

Kelsey Hill – Nashville

Hunter Langston – Nashville

Bayley Floyd – Virgin Islands

Michael Pennell – Virgin Islands

 

CMP

Hannah Reid – Ecuador

Kaylin Ridgeway – Ecuador

 

Truth and Peace

Jonathan Carlson – Liberty FWB Church

Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Nathan Ledford – First Freewill Baptist

William Sargent – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Denise Wiggins – Peace Free Will Baptist Church

Alejandro Johnson – Spain/West Side 

 

Missions

 

Andy Moore (Brazil)  As we continue to push forward in this new year, we are thanking the Lord for opportunities to serve Him here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

We have restarted our weekly outreach ministry by giving free English classes on Saturdays and we are preparing for a baptismal service this month.  Also, our church is now involved monthly in ministering to a group of twenty orphans.  Please pray that we can show the love of Christ to these emotionally and spiritually needy children.- The Moores

 

 

Bobby Poole (Brazil) The First FWB Church, Ribeirão Preto is having it´s 44th “Family Retreat”, which takes place during Carnaval (dias 24-28). Geneva and I started the Retreat 44 years ago to help get our youth, and the whole family, out of the terrible time (morally speaking) of the Carnaval days. Thousands of lives have been touched. They have some 150 registered for this Retreat. It will be at Camp Evangelandia in Jaboticabal.

Carlisle Hanna (India) 1. Please pray for the Approval of Bro. Carlisle’s Visa Continue to pray for financial needs FOR our Pastors and Workers. Also, due to the extremely difficult financial situation India is undergoing in its banking system pray that we will be able to get much needed money to our Pastors and workers as well as FOR them. 2. Pray for Upcoming Conference and Conference Speakers (Usually ten to fifteen thousand in attendance). A TREMENDOUS amount of work and financial effort goes into this annual meeting so pray for its success and for the security of the people attending. 3. Numerous Pastors have upcoming Baptismal Services (Glory!). This month’s requests also shared the need for 15 more land lots and church buildings / meeting places (Some of which are churches evangelizing their community to build other churches- Glory). 4. Other requests include health issues, family issues (Yes, our Pastors and workers are human), and the need for water pumps and latrines. Thank You for your Prayers- They really do make a difference!

David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and continued financial support. You have helped us through the years to keep plowing, sowing and reaping in the field of Brazil. We are preparing five people for baptism. The discipleship of our new converts is going well. Last night after the service (5th of February) we had a reveal party for our daughter Autumn and son-in-law Rodney. They are having another girl! Annette and I are so grateful for their participation in our ministry here in Barbacena, Brazil. Please continue to pray for the construction of our Christian School. Our reserves will be running out at the end of this month. We are counting on the faithfulness of God’s people! Perhaps you will feel lead of the Lord to help us see this $300,000 project to its completion.

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  This weekend Trif and Vanya Trifonov, our teammates from Varna, Bulgaria will be coming to visit. On Saturday Vanya will lead a “bread house” woman’s event at our house where she will demonstrate how to make bread while talking about Jesus as the bread of life. Please pray that the people whom Amy has invited will come and learn the truth about Jesus Christ.

 

Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are stateside and raising support to go to Ecuador to work in the Christian school, Jungle Kids for Christ. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Our first community workshop was in January and had over 20 in attendance. The weekly workshops cover a variety of topics. Neil recently spoke in one of them concerning fear and how to overcome it. We are excited as well that we have had several visitors to our church lately who have come back for the last few Sundays. Please continue to pray for the outreach of the workshops and the growth of the Esperanza church. Please pray also for Neil. He has been having many migraines along with other symptoms. He is currently undergoing testing to determine what is causing his headaches. nmorgan@fwbgo.com

 

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Are moving into much labored for home this week, continue to remember them in Prayer.

 

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) March 5 Planning meeting with men who preach in the Alpedrete Church March 11 Executive committee meeting of the Federation of Free Will Baptist Churches in Spain March 13-20 Hosting a French student in our home March 26 Session with Alpedrete Church to discuss vision for the future

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer

PRAYER/PRAISE

Rev. Galen Dunbar (SC Conference) Had bypass surgery this week continue to remember him in prayer.

Sister Lossie Evans Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans please continue to remember her in prayer.

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is at home now but still has a long road of recovery ahead. Please remember he and his wife in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Paul is doing better at this time.  He is healing very nicely from his last fall out of the wheel chair. He is receiving therapy at this time hopefully they will get him back to at least standing and maybe getting up from the chair by himself.  Please keep praying for him.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) Continue to require fulltime care please pray for her and Bro. Rodney.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.

 

MINISTER Events  *Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday March 14, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday March 21, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast –The breakfast begins at 9 am on Thursday March 16 at the Grapevine Restaurant on Hwy 9 in Boiling Springs. Brother Chad Connelly who is running for United States Congress in the 5th Congressional District in Upstate, SC will be joining us. Brother Chad was tapped as the very first Director of Faith Engagement for the National Republican Committee in 2013 and has been very instrumental in getting Christians out to vote biblical values. Brother Chad is an engineer graduate from Clemson University and a veteran of the United States Army. He knows that Washington is broken and he is willing to do his part to try to fix it.

 

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, March 27, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 4, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

 

*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday April 8th, at 9AM Oak Grove, Conway

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday April 27th at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster 5:00PM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 7th Friday 5:30 PM Black River Andrews

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March 18, 2017 at 9:30AM Bethel FWB Church

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday March 11, 2017 Olanta FWB Church 9:30 AM

CHURCH NEWS

March

5-8  Revival Rejoice Fellowship (Aiken) with Dr David Crowe and the Parsons family 6 7 8

 

5-8 Revival Sand Hill FWB Church with Rev. Jason Miles 7 PM Nightly

13-17 Revival First FWB Church Greenwood (Beaver Creek) Evangelist Wesley Campbell, 7PM Nightly

19-24 Old Fashioned Revival Turning Point FWB Church (Beaver Creek) Rev. Joe Author, Rev Wesley Campbell. Special Singing Nightly by the Parsons, Joyaires, and the Rogers Family. 10:30&6 Sunday and 7PM mon-Friday All Services will live streamed on Facebook from Turning Point’s Page

 

26-31 Unity Fellowship Revival First FWB Church Simpsonville (Beaver Creek)  6PM Sunday and 7:30 Mon- Fri Dr. Todd Black Preaching, Singing by The Rogers Family

April

Living Lords Supper Temple FWB 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy. Darlington, SC 29540 April 9th at 6pm (A live dramatization of the Lords Supper with the congregation partaking in the Bread and Cup) All of our sister churches, family and friends are invited to come and share with us as we act out and partake with you in the The Lords Supper experience.

 

 

Please email church news and upcoming events to chris@scfwb.com

Uncommon Blessings

Friends allow me to say that you may have been blessed by another, by a mother or a father, by a sister or a brother, but only those who have been blessed of the Lord can say that they have been truly blessed… now we tend to be thankful for the things that God has given us, and rightly so. Things like a roof over our heads, a healthy family, and a steady job. But I want to tell you that there is a value like none other in the uncommon blessings of life.

 

  1. God blessed me with the pain so that I could appreciate the comfort.
  2. The pain of rejection helps us be thankful for his accepting of us.
  3. The pain of sickness helps us be thankful for his healing
  4. The pain of loss helps us appreciate what we have gained in Christ
  5. God blessed me with a no so that I could have a greater yes.
  6. God blessed me with the darkness so that I could appreciate the light.
  7. Had I not walked in darkness the light may have not seemed as bright.
  8. Lu 7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

 

 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

 

 

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