"Helping Those Who Help Others"

SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 36

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 36                                                          

September 14, 2016



Disaster Relief

October 22, 2016

1st Annual Men’s Retreat

His hands in disastrous times


Registration: 9:30 AM

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Cost: $10.00 per person (Lunch will be provided)


Our Guest Speaker is Rev Tim Larrimore. (Pastor at Liberty FWB Church Lancaster, former SC Highway Patrolman) He will be sharing his testimony, and speaking from the standpoint of helping people in emergency situations.


Events Include


  • Chain Saw Certification
  • Basic Shingling
  • Obstacle Course
  • First Aid
  • Preaching
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Prizes awarded for competitions.
  • Much More!



More information available Click Here. Participation in Competitions is completely voluntary. Event will be held in Turbeville SC. From I-95 take exit 135 east on HWY 378 toward Myrtle Beach go approx. 6 miles through Turbeville and location will be on the right just past Turbeville Children’s Home. From  HWY 378 go approx. 15 miles past Lake City on 378 just after Turbeville City Limits, the location will be on your left.



Youth News

Fall Youth Retreat; …PRICE  IS  REDUCED!!  $100 per Person


Theme Verse 1 Peter 2:9

INFO Revised!

We are excited to announce plans for our fall youth retreat “GLOW IN THE DARK” with Preacher Wesley Campbell. It will be back in MYRTLE BEACH this year on Friday November 4th through Saturday November 5th, 2016, at Garden City Chapel and Retreat Center…near Garden City Pier. We have finalized the details of accommodations and the events for Saturday. The price WAS $115  … NOW IT IS LOWERED TO $100 per person,  and will be more affordable to our youth and adults! This includes lodging, 2 meals, t-shirt, and the events on Saturday. Please share this with your youth workers and youth groups and your churches, the price is for all adult chaperones and all youth. AGES 12-18. We need you to go ahead and start getting your youth names and t-shirt sizes together and we will need each deposit by October 21st, 2016! The deadline for the deposits is needed for everybody, in years past waiting on the deposits and the paper work until you arrive at the retreat has delayed the scheduling and getting the t-shirts. Again, we need all information and deposits by October 21st, 2016! The applications/registration forms and more details will be posted on our scfwb.com website under youth ministries by the end of The week.. I have included all the basic information you need to know to share with your chaperones and youth from your churches, if you have any questions please contact Preacher Teddy Rabon at (843)-520-6407. We are looking forward to a GREAT time in the Lord, please be praying for our retreat and try your best to send your young people. “GLOW IN THE DARK 2016”


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 provide 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.




Andy Moore (Brazil)  “The Lord has been so good to us in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  In the month of July, we had several special events in our newly constructed church building.  We had our first wedding, our first VBS, and our first celebration of a 25th wedding anniversary.  Due to the special events, we had more than 400 people pass through the doors of our church in July.  Please continue to pray for the gospel to penetrate the hearts of the Brazilian people.”

Bobby Poole (Brazil) I arrived back in Brasil on Sept. 4th (Geneva and mine, 56´s wedding anniversary). I caught a cold the last couple of days in the States, but am feeling much better now. I would like to thank each of you for your kindnesses and love showed to me, during my short visit to SC. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, here in Brasil. Pray for our Churches and pastors. Pray that I can be a blessing to them as I try to visit as many as possible. Brasil is passing through some hard times, politically and financially. But the Lord is working in hearts and lives. Our FWB Churches, have and are “making a difference!”

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please be in prayer For Construction on The New Life Church in Nepal, and The Calvary Church Parsonage in South India. Please pray for the continued need of shelters for people in the Bihar Province due to recent flooding.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Two ladies prayed the sinner’s prayer last week. With these most recent conversions we are in the phase of discipleship. Pray that all of our recent converts will persevere insight of pressures placed on them by family members and acquaintances. We are planning a baptism service for the month of October. Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. David and Annette

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite -Pray for us as we explore possibilities for work within the city. There are several schools and we hope that there will be an opportunity for me (Jonathan) to teach English part-time at one of them. In the future, there may also be the possibility of informal English clubs.

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Our two oldest girls started school Tuesday. We praise the Lord for a good day and great teachers for both. Our youngest will begin school next week. Please pray for her as she goes to school for the first time. Pray she will adapt to the school and learn Spanish quickly. Please also pray for Neil as he preaches this Sunday. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken) Please remember the work in Aiken


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We’re gearing up for lots of upcoming fall activities in the Alpedrete Church.  Pray that God would continue to guide us as we help the church find its role in reaching the people of Alpedrete and the surrounding areas.  Some pueblos (towns) to pray specifically for are:  Los Molinos, Cercedilla, Cerceda, El Espinar, and Collado Mediano.  ¡Muchas gracias

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



*Rev Chuck Thorton (Palmetto) will be had Pulmonary Vein Inflation surgery on the 12th. Please remember him in Prayer.

*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. Please continue to pray for progress for her.


* 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.



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

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Bazen’s Restaurant in Florence 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, September 26, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM



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

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 27, 2016 Lockhart FWB Church 5PM

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

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday October 15, 2016 at 9:30AM

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






Mount Carmel FWB Church — 2099 Sutton Springs Road in York SC– 29745 will be celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Bible Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival Sept 10th,  2016 at the church from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 PM. Featured groups are The Bullock Creek Cowboy Church Band, Slope Valley, Trinity Bluegrass, and Bluegrass Gospel Tones and the Mount Carmel Pickers. Barbeque plates will be sold for $8.00 each. Come for a day of good music food and fellowship.

11th HomecomingLockhart FWB Church(Lockhart) with Bro Frank Cantrell preaching September 11 at 11am

17th 6th Annual Women’s Conference Evergreen FWB Church (Conway) 9AM – 12 PM Lunch Immediately following the Conference “Let Your Light So Shine” featured speakers are Vicky Seay, Kiescha Johnson, Debbie Rabon, and Diane Goude

18th 60th HomeComing and Jubilee. Turningpoint FWB Church  (Spartanburg) It’s going to be great. Free gift for everyone in attendance for homecoming and hot lunch afterword.

18th-21st Revival 1st FWB Church (Kingstree) with Bro. Chris Todd 7PM nightly

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

25th Homecoming Fellowship FWB Church (Florence) Special Music Services at 11:00 am  by the Millers and Dinner in the Fellowship Hall afterwards at 12:00 noon.

25th SCFW Disaster Relief Program Temple FWB Church (Darlington) With Steve Brogden and Rev. Chris Todd 6pm


2nd-6th Revival First Free Will Baptist Church (Inman) with Evangelist Wesley Campbell. Services begin @ 6pm on Sunday, 7pm Monday through Thursday. All are invited to attend.


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

Freely Given


The gifts of God are given Freely.


Ro 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?


Far too many Christians have secluded themselves into a world of their own creation where there is no enjoyment. The mindset is the more things I abstain from, the more Holy I become. Now obviously Im not speaking of anything sinful. I also realize the dangers of being too attached to “this present world.” What I am speaking of though is the enjoyment of the things God has made readily available. Paul wrote to the Corinthian church who was confused on what those things were.


I Co 2:12 But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.


I believe some of those things are as follows.

  • The wonders of Creation
  • The warmth of Fellowship
  • The ties of Family
  • The blessings of Helping others

How great it is when we can enjoy any combination of these.


“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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