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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 42

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 42                                                          

October 26, 2016

The Fall online version of the Informer is available Click Here

Disaster Relief (Hurricane Matthew)

Several Free Will Baptists have been affected by both the storms and the flooding. There is need for VOLUNTEERS this weekend!

Volunteers for: Clean up, Clean out, Mud Out



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.


Youth News

Fall Youth Retreat; …Has Been Canceled due to damage at the retreat center.

Ladies News

*Prayer and Praise Rally: will be Nov 19 at Little Star FWB Church Johnsonville starts at 10am.

Information regarding changes to CTS/ Vertical Three Click Here


National News

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.  


Ladies News

Beaver Creek Prayer and Praise Rally, Saturday Nov 12th at Fairview FWB Church 9am.


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) Pray for Pr. Lucas Vieira, a graduate of our Seminary/Bible Institute, who, since June of this year has been preaching each Sunday and teaching the Adult SS class. Our Church Board has talked with him about taking on the position of Pastor of the Marincek FWB Church. Lucas has a full time job, working for the Post Office, where he has a manager´s position. He is afraid that working full time job, he will not be able to fulfill his responsibilities at the Church. Pray with us, that he will have peace in his heart about taking the Church, if this is the Lord´s will for him. The Church elections will take place on December 03, 2016.

Carlisle Hanna (India) 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. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


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.



*Free Will Baptists affected by Hurricane Matthew-  Some have lost their homes, and have no insurance. Pray for God’s Provision.

* 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) has had a second stroke. 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. 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. 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 – Saturday January 14, 2017 at Mullins/Marion FWB Church 9am

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

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:30AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday December 10,






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


1st Fall Revival at Peace FWB Church in Spartanburg beginning Tuesday, November 1st with Rev. Wesley Campbell.  Wednesday,  November 2nd through Friday, November 4th, guest evangelist will be Rev. Mike McCoy.  The church is located at 1195 Old Converse Rd in Spartanburg and Rev. Chuck Thornton is pastor.  For more information, call 864-579-4762 or 864-497-7953.  Services begin at 7:00 PM.

6th Singing Mill Branch FWB Church (Eastern) with Gospel recording artist “Mark Bishop.” Service begins at 10 am.


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

Nov 13th-16th  Mill Branch Revival with Rev. Lonnie Howle.  Sun at 6pm Mon – Wed at 7pm

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 thomasgrainger11@yahoo.com

28th– Dec 1st Revival Happy Home FWB Church (Andrews) Rev. Chris Rumfelt Preaching

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

Endeavoring to keep the Unity

In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?” asks Linus.

“These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.”

“Which channel do you want?” asks Linus. Turning away, he looks at his fingers and says, “Why can’t you guys get organized like that?”

Charles Schultz.

Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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