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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 31

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 31                                                        

August 10, 2016

The online version of The Informer is available Click Here

Announcement

Ladies News

WAC Combined Retreat  (We Still have available room) There are 4 bunk beds and a full bed in each room.

Sept 9-10, 2016

The SCWAC will be having a Combined Retreat at White Oak in Winnsboro. Cost is $75 per lady.

The Speaker is Izabella McMillon. (Operation Christmas Child)

Registration sheets  and Retreat Information are be available on the WAC Web Page at the State Website Click Here Any questions please call Cathy Logan at 803-246-1486. 

Youth News

Information regarding changes to CTS/ Vertical Three Click Here

Stephen Carlson (Columbia University) Son of Rev David Carlson is available to speak for services this summer (803)460-1686

 

SCFWB Announces partnership with Protect My Ministry

Proper Screening of Church employees and volunteers can help to both protect your ministry from problems and defer liability, but it can be a difficult and confusing process. That’s why the SCFWB State Association has teamed up with Protect My Ministry, to provided churches and Organizations which are members of the State Association to get background checks on their employees and volunteers at group prices.

Go to http://www.scfwb.com/back-ground-checks/  and follow the prompts, to start screening today.

It is recommended that you give them a call BEFORE signing up: 800-319-5581.  There are several technical and package options which can be helpful and it’s always easier to get it right the first time than it is to fix it later. 

 Missions

Andy Moore (Brazil)  Thank you for being a part of this exciting journey of faith through your prayers, giving, and encouragement. One day in heaven, you will be able to meet Luiz Carlos and Rachel, and many more like them and know that you had a part in their journey to the Father’s house.

Bobby Poole (Brazil) Please pray for Bro. Bobby as he is currently stateside. He is attending the National Convention and will visit sick family members while he is here.

 Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro Carlisle, Caleb, and Brenda Kay as they are in India.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Annette and I are grateful for your prayers and support through the years. David Please remember their ministry in prayer.

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Have returned to Bulgaria today please remember them in prayer.

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We praise the Lord that our pastor José Manuel has been hired at a nursing home. He is thrilled with the provision of the Lord for his family, but also for the opportunity for ministry this position provides. We are also thankful for the opportunity Neil had to preach a sermon series from Nehemiah. Please continue to pray for the ministry of the church and the relationships we are building here. Thank each of you for being people with “a mind to work” to help us minister in Spain.

nmorgan@fwbgo.com

 Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken) Please remember the work in Aiken and their two newborn Grandchildren, Landon and Houston

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Our son, Alejandro, was able to spend some time in South Carolina, after attending the “Truth and Peace” conference and the National Association of Free Will Baptists.  He enjoyed getting to be with Mimi and Pa (Kristi’s parents), as well as everyone at Westside FWB Church in Johnsonville.  THANKS to many of you for your gifts to help with his expenses this summer!

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Is now retired to Florence SC, and is taking care of her mother.

PRAYER/PRAISE

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) is currently receiving fulltime care. Please remember them in your prayers.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) had colon surgery and is recovering. Please remember him in prayer.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) has started walking a lot more. She hasn’t needed the wheel chair in over a month or so now. Her back pain continues to get better week by week. She now completely off of all pain medication and is doing pretty good. She is still having extreme pain in her right leg but we spoke with a neurologist Monday. It was determined that the leg pain is not related to her back. It is a pinched nerve at her hip due to her extended wheelchair use. They hope it will heal within 6 months to a year. We both are so very thankful and forever grateful for all the prayers that have gone up for her. I am so thankful to be a part of such a great state of praying men of God and praying churches. I do ask you to continue to pray for her as she continues to recover and heal. We both are very optimistic about the future and her surgery outcome. God has truly blessed us more than we ever deserved. Once again thank you all for your prayers.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is in long term care at Wesley Commons please remember him in prayer

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

MINISTER NEWS

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, August 29, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, September 06, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, September 12, 2016 at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 10:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, September13, 09 2016 at Bazen’s Restaurant in Florence 8:30 AM

 

*Central Conference Meeting – Sat, October 08, 2016, Mullins Marion FWB Church, at 9AM

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – TBA

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, September 10th, Mill Branch FWB Church 9:30 AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – Friday October 7th, 2016 at 5:30PM

*True life Conference Meeting – TBA

 

CHURCH NEWS.

Disaster Relief – Mt Carmel Church in Rock Hill is in process of disaster relief assistance for W Va flood victims will be filling a tractor trailer load of supplies for cleaning and laundry antibacterial and mildew bleach soap scrub brushes mops    bedding towels wash cloths rubber gloves toiletries canned and dry foods medical over counter items  bottled water juices tea sugar coffee dry drink mix  pet food and supplies by end of July any help would be appreciated and gladly received thanks and God Bless you they also have an Adjustable Childs wheel chair. If you or someone you know is interested contact Byron Scherer at byronscherer@outlook.com

August

14th Services Temple FWB Church (Darlington) Evangelist David Ring Services start at 10:30am http://www.davidring.org/about.html

14th Evergreen FWB Church (Conway) will have 12 year old Sam Cox from Indian Trail, N.C. singing during the evening service. Service begins at 6pm

22-25th Parkway FWB Church (Boiling Springs) with Evangelist Wesley Campbell, Special Singing each night. 7pm

21st-24th Revival Westside FWB Church (Johnsonville) with Cliff Donoho, Pastor of the Haven FWB Church in Raleigh, NC. Sunday at 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday – Wednesday at 7:00 PM

24th -26th Evergreen FWB Church (Conway)Preacher Jacob Berry from Miami Oklahoma will be with us for our summer revival beginning Wednesday evening, special singing for the services will by the Parson Family from Goshen Indiana. Services begin each night at 7 with prayer room for men and ladies at 6:45.

September

18th 60th HomeComing and Jubilee. Turningpoint FWB Church  (Spartanburg) It’s going to be great.  Come on by if you can. We are shooting for over 200 in attendance. Free gift for everyone in attendance for homecoming and hot lunch afterword.

19th– 23rd Carolina Jubilee Turning Point FWB church (Spartanburg) 7pm nightly evangelists Mike McCoy, Roger Duncan, Mike Blanton

21st-24th Revival First FWB Church (Greenwood) with Danny Ledbetter Ministries, Gospel Music and Preaching. 

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

This Day in History

On August 11, 1994, the longest work stoppage in major league history begins. Because of the strike, the 1994 World Series was cancelled; it was the first time baseball did not crown a champion in 89 years.

History.com

If you’re old enough to remember, “The Strike” and if you are a Baseball fan, you probably still have a bad taste in your mouth regarding the walk out, and the ensuing lapse of baseball in the 94’ season.

The results of discord between players and owners are still felt to this day and many say that Baseball hasn’t recovered, as the attendance at games is still low. Though The Strike is likely to blame for starting Baseball’s decline, other things like pace of play, and the length of official reviews, all add to the dragging atmosphere felt by many at Major league Games today.

What a great lesson the church could learn from this. Many congregations suffer because of discord in the church. Poorly managed services also serve to do great harm in making the most exciting thing available to mankind (ie: Salvation)…boring. We should not handle the Gospel so poorly as to make is seem dull and drab. After all it is “The Power of God Unto Salvation!

Ro 5:11 and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

Col 1:18

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