SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 3
January 20, 2016
SCFWB State Meeting Preregistration Now Available at scfwb.com
New SCFWB Website Launches
Our New website has Launched! Don’t worry if you are having issues finding your church on there they are coming. They will be Listed alphabetically by location, as well as by conference, your church will be searchable from every page! There are also some other features that we are working on everyday, so thanks in advance for your patience.
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 Headquarter Hotel will The Inn at The Crossroads (843) 394-2100 128 West Main Street • Lake City, South Carolina 29560 The price is $89 Dollars per night. Deadline for reservations is February 1st. Other Hotels available are, Lake City Inn (843) 374-8400 single $60 double $70 tax included Security Inn (843) 374-7666 single $59 two $69 three $79 they have rooms with three beds tax not included Preregistration is available now!
To the women of the South Carolina Women Active for Christ.
Ladies, please continue to pray and give toward the state project we adopted last year at our state meeting to give toward the purchase of a bus for the ministry in Japan. The monies will be collected at the SC WAC State Meeting being held March 19th at the Westside Free Will Baptist Church. Mirial Gainer will be our guest speaker and will receive our gift in behalf of our missionaries in Japan. Thank you for your participation in prayer and your gifts for our International Missionaries in Japan.
SC WAC President
Andy Moore (Brazil) The year 2016 is off to a great start! Our church is seeing visitors on a weekly basis. We are also encouraged to see our church people growing in their involvement and commitment to the Lord and the local church. Please pray for God’s spirit to bring conviction and conversion in the lives of those people God has put in our path.
Carlisle Hanna (India) Please continue to pray for Bro. Carlisle and Dr. Don Hanna as they travel and share about our work in India. Also pray for brother Carlisle as he deals with chronic, constant back pain. Pray the medical procedures he is having will alleviate the pain and provide long-term relief. Also Bro. Stanley Rajkumar met with the American Consulate in Chennai India, on November 22 and was granted his VISA!!! Bro. Stanley will be speaking at our 2016 State Meeting.
David Aycock (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and financial support!
Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite We praise God that all of our Christmas events were successful. Please pray that there will be long term results because of the contacts that were made and the message of salvation through Christ that was shared. Pray for our family as we prepare to say goodbye to our church family here in Bulgaria when we return to the US for stateside assignment.
Mirial Gainer as she prepares to end 40 years of ministry in Japan. Ask God to give her strength and wisdom during her last months in Hokkaido. Pray, as she says her goodbyes, she will be encouraged at all God has accomplished through her faithfulness.
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Please remember them as they settle into ministry there in Spain.email@example.com
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken)! Please continue to pray for Rejoice FWB Fellowship as they minister in Aiken SC.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Thank YOU for your support and prayers over the years. Because of YOU, we have been able to see God’s hand at work in many lives in Spain. Because of YOU, we’ve seen souls saved, new converts baptized, and have watched disciples as they’ve grown in their spiritual walk with the Lord. Because of YOU, we have been able to plant the church in Alpedrete and will soon celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the church. Thank YOU for being faithful! ¡Muchas gracias!
Pam Hackett (SCWAC President) Is in ICU in Spartanburg with Pneumonia and other complications Please remember her in prayer.
Donald Ard (Son of Rev. Lanney Ard) will have surgery Feb 4th to remove a bone tumor from his spine, please remember him in prayer.
Rev. Murrell Young (Eastern) is out of the hospital and resting, please remember him in prayer.
Rev. Pete Minor (South Carolina) had a heart attack recently, and is at home resting. Please remember him in prayer.
Rev.Melvin Haas (South Carolina) had another pacemaker put in 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) has stopped chemo treatments for cancer, so far things are going well, please remember him in your prayers.
*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) will be having surgery January 28th in Charlotte. They will be doing spinal fusion and decompression. Please continue to pray for her.
* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) seems to be doing some better, but needs to regain some strength. Self Regional Home Health Care will come two or three days a week to work with him. Please continue to pray regarding future decisions to be made.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have daily Dialysis Please pray for him.
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, January 25, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, February 8, 2016, Grape Vine Restaurant, Boiling Springs – 11:30 AM
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – February 9, 2016 Bazen’s Florence 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am
*South Carolina Conference Meeting –Thursday January 21 6:15 PM, Friday, January 22, at 9 AM 2016 Westside FWB Church, Johnsonville
*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:45 AM ??? FWB Church,
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 28 at 5PM Inman FWB Church (GOD AND COUNTRY SERVICE) with Rev. Andrew Phipps
*Palmetto Conference Meeting – Sat February 20, 2016 New Vision FWB Church, Rock Hill 10AM
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, March 12, Olanta FWB Church 2016, 9:30 AM
*Central Conference Meeting – Sat, April 09, 2016, Mt. Ariel FWB Church, at 9AM
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.
28th – 31st Camp Meeting First FWB Church (Myrtle Beach) With Jim McComas, David Crowe, and The Parson’s Singing. 28th-30th 7Pm, 31st 11AM For More info call (843) 449-6711
28th Beaver Creek Annual meeting (1st FWB Inman) will consist of a God and Country Theme. Evangelist Andrew Phipps of Muncie Indiana will be the guest speaker during the worship service that will begin at 7pm. Bro. Andrew is looking for a place to preach the following Sunday Night, 1/31, if you are interested in having him, Contact Dr. Todd Black 864-205-8918
31st-3rd Revival Liberty FWB Church (Lancaster) with Evangelist Mike Blanton
7th Singing Oak Grove FWB Church (Conway) with the Reggie Sadler Family 6PM all are welcome
27th The South Carolina District WAC, Liberty FWB Church, (Manning) with registration at 9:00 am and meeting starting at 9:30 am- Amy Postlewaite will be the special speaker. We look forward to a wonderful day as Amy shares with us about their first term in Bulgaria.
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.
MARCH 28th-April 1st Revival Oak Grove FWB Church (Conway) with Evangelist Wesley Campbell.7:30PM Nightly
Please email church news and upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Braking God’s Power
By Rev. Mike Jones
I once had a deacon whose car broke down and the garage loaned him a car until his was repaired. After Church the deacon’s daughter asked if she could drive home. The Deacon said yes, handed her the keys, and whispered for me to watch. The daughter adjusted all the mirrors, cranked the engine, and prepared to back out of the parking lot. But the car wouldn’t move. She would put it in gear, press the gas…and the car would just sit there. Finally the deacon / father could hold it in no longer. He burst out laughing and pointed to his foot. His “loaner car” was the car the dealership loaned to the school as a Driver Education car so there was a brake on the passenger side for the driving instructor. The Deacon had been pressing the brake as his daughter tried to move.
Sad to say, that same sort of thing happens with God. He has everything loaded and ready for us to live a wonderful abundant life but we fail to go anywhere. Nothing is wrong with God’s provision, God’s plan, or God’s Power. Our failure to yield completely to God, however, “puts the brakes on God”.
The Bible declares that we limit God through Unbelief and Sin. Unbelief does not allow God to work THROUGH us and Sin in our life does not allow God to work WITH us.
Do not limit God. Take your foot off the brake and allow your life to be the wonderful ride God intended for you.