SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 40
October 12, 2016
The Fall version of the Informer will be mailed out this week but the online version is available Click Here
South Carolina and Central Conference meetings scheduled for this Friday and Saturday have been cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. If your church has a cancellation or delay it can be submitted through the SCPS website under “contact us” or Click Here
Disaster Relief (Hurricane Matthew)
Several Free Will Baptists have been affected by both the storms and the flooding.
In lieu of the recent hurricane the SCFWB 1st Annual Men’s Retreat has been cancelled. Instead the SCFWB Disaster Relief board will concentrate efforts on hurricane Matthew disaster relief.
We are and will be in need of the following items:
Volunteers for: Clean up, Clean out, Mud Out, Chain Saw
For SCFWB Disaster Relief Board: Funds, funds are critically low at this point. Checks can be made payable to SCFWB State Office put DRT in memo line. Mail to PO Box 9 Turbeville, 29162
For DRT trailer: Rakes, Shovels, Hammers, Flat bars, Crow bars, lawn leaf bags, work gloves.
For Flood Victims: Blessing Buckets: Buckets with lid, cleaning gloves, clothes line and clothes pins, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, and roll of toilet paper.
Fall Youth Retreat; …PRICE IS REDUCED!! $100 per Person
Theme “GLOW IN THE DARK”
Theme Verse 1 Peter 2:9
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
2016 Leadership Conference |Developing Young Leaders
Antioch, TN—The 2016 Leadership Conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 56, at Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel. The conference will address the theme “Developing Young Leaders.” As corporations and businesses struggle with an aging demographic, the church finds itself facing the same challenges. Many elder ministers are passing off the scene, and there is a great need for the younger generation to find its place in ministry and the denomination.
Sister Michele Guffey, (ladies speaker) “Fill in The Gap Ministries” is available for ladies groups, to both speak and sing. Contact Info: 864-237-2577 facebook.com/fillinthegapministries
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) Both North and South India are having youth events VBS at Sonapur 180 children in attendance, and Youth retreat in South India 250 in attendance. Continue to pray for the approval of Bro. Carlisle’s Visa
David Aycock (Brazil) The Lord has greatly blessed His work here in Barbacena, Brazil. During the months of October and November we are offering two College level courses through our local Seminary (Church History and Evangelism). We have 15 people who are signed up. The Lord has opened the door for us to begin preparations to open an Elementary Christian School as a ministry of our Esperança Church. We have started the building project. Please prayerfully consider how much you and your church could contribute toward this project (designate to Aycock Christian School Building Fund). We will give more details in our upcoming newsletter.
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 recently. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).The Home Mission Board was able to purchase a used mobile home for the Valandingham’s to live in. Pray for them as it is being set up and renovated.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Tim/Kristi Johnson (Spain) Recently the Alpedrete Church was given permission to use the local Cultural Center on November 12. For the past several years, we’ve been asking City Hall to allow us to have our Christmas musical there, and the answer has always been NO. But we finally got a YES. While it’s not exactly the best date for a Christmas program, we are excited for this opportunity to publicly share a Gospel presentation here in Alpedrete. Pray for our church as we finalize preparations for this event, which will be a musical based on truths from the Bible. People of all ages from our church will be working together on songs, stage decorations, invitations, etc. We only have about six weeks to pull everything together, so there will definitely be some busy days ahead.
Mirial Gainer (Japan) Is now retired to Florence SC, and is taking care of her mother.
* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments again due some recent cancer spots found. Please remember them in prayer.
*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) had a recent stroke and is making some recovery. Please remember him in prayer.
* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) is getting a little stronger each day. He still can’t stand alone, but therapy will continue to work with him. He is in long term care at Wesley Commons 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. 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. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have regular Dialysis Please pray for him.
*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, November 14, 2016 at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 10:30 AM
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Bazen’s Restaurant in Florence 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, November 01, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, October 31, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM
*Central Conference Meeting –TBA
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 27, 2016 Lockhart FWB Church 5PM
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA
*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday October 15, 2016 at 9:30AM
*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA
23rd– 26th Revival Peace FWB Church (Florence) with different speakers each service. Rev. Chris Todd, Rev. Carrol Bazen, Rev Joey Postlewaite, Rev. Theron Scott, Rev. Scott Ard
23rd-26th Revival Mt. Ariel FWB Church (Conway) with Rev. Chris Todd 6pm on Sunday, 7pm Monday through Wednesday
6th HOMECOMING — 11:00 AM – New Town Free Will Baptist Church,1891 New Town Rd, Lake City, SC, Reverend Jacob Creech will be bringing the message for this service. There will be special singing and Lunch on the Grounds after service. EVERYONE is invited!!! For questions or directions please contact Rev. Kenneth Upright at 803-840-1168. www.newtownfwbchurch.com
7th FALL REVIVAL — Monday, November 7, 2016 thru Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM Nightly- New Town Free Will Baptist Church, 1891 New Town Rd, Lake City, SC, Reverend Earl Hanna will be bringing the message for these services. There will be special singing and good fellowship during each service. EVERYONE is invited!!! For questions or directions please contact Rev. Kenneth Upright at 803-840-1168. www.newtownfwbchurch.com and on FACEBOOK
13th – 19th Fall Tent Revival An Old Fashioned Camp Meeting Hosted by Socastee Original FWB Church & Heavenly Grace Ministries 8299 HWY 707 Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 November For Info Contact Rev. Thomas Grainger email@example.com
28th– Dec 1st Revival Happy Home FWB Church (Andrews) Rev. Chris Rumfelt Preaching
Please email church news and upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leader God Wants (Reconciling democracy with Daniel 2:21)
I am determined to not allow this to be a political message, but simply a statement from the word of God with regard to our current political situation. As I look at the two candidates for President, I cant help but think “Is this really the best America has to offer? Is this really the cream of the crop in America?” If so we are in dire trouble. But then I think of Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: and wonder how does the sovereign will of God play in to the democratic society. This verse makes me think that either candidate for us may be the result of God’s judgement upon us for the poor choices of our nation. For us the choices of this election may be the same type of choice God gave to David with the seven years of famine, three months before our foes or three days’ pestilence in the land.
Something to think on.
SCFWB Executive Secretary