"Helping Those Who Help Others"

SCFWB Weekly, Vol. 2, Num. 44

Announcement

Project 65

The 2016 State Meeting will mark 65 years since SC State Association endorsed and gave Bro. Carlisle Hanna their Blessings to go to India. So in honor of this we are announcing Project 65, in which we are asking every FWB Family to give $65 dollars to be collected in order to build a church in India. Gifts can be sent to the FWB State Office at PO Box 9 Turbeville, SC 29162

SCFWB State Meeting

The 2016 SCFWB State Meeting hosted by the Eastern Conference will be held February 25-26 at Gilead FWB Church with the General Board convening on Wednesday February 24, 2016

North American Home Missions offering THIS SUNDAY! November 22, 2015

2015 Leadership Conference to Promote Church Revitalization Antioch, TN—The 2015 Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference will return to Nashville Marriott Airport Hotel December 7-8. Pastors and church leaders across the denomination will explore the theme, “Rekindle,” and the important topic of church revitalization.

Dr. Harry Reeder<https://harryreeder.wordpress.com>, senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, will be the keynote speaker for the

conference. Dr. Reeder will present five keynote messages during the conference:

  • *  The Biblical Mandate for Church Revitalization
  • *  The Biblical Paradigm for Church Revitalization
  • *  Leadership and Church Revitalization
  • *  Obstacles to Church Revitalization
  • *  Getting Started in Church Revitalization

    The cost of the two-day conference is $195 and includes all materials and meals. Registration is available online<http://nafwb.org/leadershipconference/>

Youth News

Impact Youth Rally – We will be having a rally this Saturday at 6 pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Inman. Bro. Wesley Campbell will be bringing the message & special music will be provided. Food & games to follow after the service. Please invite

your youth & adults for this special time of worship. Any questions, please call Rev. Wesley Campbell (864) 621-8412 or Rev. Sean Fortner (864) 316-9535

Missions

Andy Moore (Brazil) Brazil & Beyond Ministries celebrated another anniversary this past weekend & also the Inauguration Service of their new building. There were over 200 people in attendance Sunday for the celebration service & it was a tremendous time of rejoicing & thanking God for His faithfulness. Continue to pray for the people of Juiz de Fora & the Moore’s as they continue to spread the Gospel.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please continue to pray for Bro. Carlisle and Dr. Don Hanna as the travel and share about our work in India. Also pray for adequate rest for Bro.

Carlisle. Please pray for Stanley Rajkumar as he meets with the American Consulate in Chennai India, on November 22 regarding his VISA in order to come speak at our 2016 State Meeting.

David Aycock (Brazil) We are rejoicing over the five people that have been saved in the last month – three ladies and a couple. Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and financial support!

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Several new efforts for outreach have been started or will be started very soon: an English club for university students, a Bible study for “seekers,” and an English Bible study in a nearby village. Please pray for these new opportunities

and for our other efforts to share Christ in the city of Svishtov.

Mirial Gainer has returned to Japan. Please remember her in prayer as she transitions back into ministry there.

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Pray for our family as we continue to adjust to life and get settled in Alcalá de Henares. We have already been able to meet many of our neighbors. Pray for us as we continue build relationships and have opportunities to share about our faith. We have also enjoyed getting to know the people at the Esperanza Church. Please pray for some new outreach projects that are in the works for the the church and its community.nmorgan@fwbgo.com

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken) We have had a great first month at Rejoice FWB

Fellowship. We have. We have averaged between 25-35 for our Sunday Worship. We have had new visitors every week. Our fall festival was very successful with 139 people and many new contacts. Please continue to pray for Gods New work in Aiken SC.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) For the first time in the church’s history, the Alpedrete’ Church voted to give monthly from the church budget to help a young Free Will Baptist couple as they work in the Málaga area. Praise the Lord for His Blessings!

PRAYER/PRAISE

W.D. Jones (Eastern) seems to be in the final stages of cancer but is in great spirits as

he is trusting the Lord.

Melvin Haas (South Carolina) Had a pace maker put in recently but is experiencing some pain due to complications, please remember him in prayer.

Cindy Mosley (wife of Rev. Charles Mosley) Is recovering from a recent stroke. Please pray for a return of speech and strength.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) will have four more months of treatments for cancer, please remember him in your prayers.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) Has two ruptured disks

and will need surgery again. Please pray for them.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Pray for him as he has a health review today. He is likely to be discharged from Wesley Commons on December, 17.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have daily Dialysis Please pray for him.

MINISTER NEWS

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, November 30, 2015, Jomar’s

Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, December 14, 2015, Grape Vine Restaurant, Boiling Springs – 11:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – No December Meeting

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

*Palmetto Conference Meeting – Sat November 21, 2015 Peace FWB Church, Spartanburg 10AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, December 12, Happy Home FWB Church 2015, 9:30 AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – Friday, at 5:30 PM 2015 Westside FWB

Church, Johnsonville

*Central Conference Meeting – Sat, January 09, 2016,Little Bethel FWB Church, at 9AM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday, January 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM Calvary FWB Church, Lancaster

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 28 at 5PM

CHURCH NEWS

November

21st 50th Anniversary / Homecoming Service – First Free Will Baptist Church in Inman is celebrating 50 years of ministry this Sunday beginning at 10:30 am. Special music will be provided by One Focus Trio & several guest speakers will be in attendance. A Homecoming lunch & fellowship will follow the service.

December

4th Community Christmas Celebration Johnsonville High School, with the Oxendines, and Brian Free and Assurance. Food will begin being served at 5:00
PM and singing starts at 5:30 PM with local singers, then at 7pm with the main groups. Everything is Free! Please share with your churches and friends/families! Any

questions contact Rev. Teddy Rabon @ 843-520-6407

26th Annual Couples’ Retreat at Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle
Beach on February 26-27, 2016. The cost is $185 and includes Bennett’s Seafood Buffet on Friday, buffet breakfast on Saturday, ocean front 1-bedroom condo, plus more. The early bird price is $175 (if paid in full) by January 15, 2016. Otherwise, the deposit is $135. Please contact Donnie or Trudy Miles for more details at 843 667- 8798.

March 5 2016 Horse Branch FWB Church (Turbeville) Bro. Jim McComas will be presenting a Church Revitalization Seminar beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the afternoon.

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

Refuge for Refugees?

These days you would about have to be living under a rock (or in a video game) to not have noticed that the world around us… is in turmoil. Millions of people fleeing from the war torn country of Syria are fleeing that place and seeking asylum in other countries. It seems some 10,000 people are likely to be relocated here in the US. With mixed

emotion I have thought and prayed about my stance on the matter, and I have come to the profound conclusion that I still don’t know exactly where I stand in this particular situation. You may have already figured it out, but not this guy. With my scriptural glasses on I am reminded that the bible tells me to visit the affliction of the fatherless, and the widow, and also to entertain the stranger. But, I have also seen the Facebook posts from Christians and lost people alike, offering no place of refuge for refugees. To that sentiment I fully understand. The danger of the possibility of terrorism associated with these people should at least cause us to take a second look if not a third or a

fourth. But, where should we fall on the matter if we are Christians? I believe we should pray more earnestly than ever before for those in positions of authority and whatever situation we are faced with, we still need to be salt and light, the city set on a hill which cannot be hid. We need to be the hands and feet of Jesus, continually keeping in our

remembrance that ultimately God is in control!

“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd Col 1:18

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