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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 46

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 46                                                                 

November 23, 2016

The Fall online version of the Informer is available Click Here

 

Ladies News

*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

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. 

Couples News

 27th ANNUAL COUPLES’ RETREAT

Here are some of the details:

When:  February 17-18 2017

Where:  Beach Cove Resort (4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach,SC)

Price:  $190 per couples (or deposit of $140 due by January 9, 2017)

Early Bird Price:  $180 per couple– if paid in full by January 9, 2017 (includes room, Friday night buffet seafood at Captain Bennett’s Calabash Seafood, Buffet Breakfast Saturday morning at Tradewinds Cafe at resort, includes tax and tip at restaurants, goody bags, etc.)

Special for Pastors:  If you have at least 5 other full paying couples from your church attending, you and your wife may attend for $155.00.

Speaker/Singer Back by Popular Demand:  Rev. Jim McComas, FWB North American Ministries  Director of  Church Revitalizaiton

For the resort to guarantee the rooms, we need a $140.00 deposit per couple by January 9, 2017With your deposits, please include a listing with first and last names of all couples.  This would make a great gift for couples to give each other for Christmas!  All those who opt to PAY IN FULL by January 9, 2017 will receive a reduced rate of $180.00–(as mentioned above). Please make checks payable to DONNIE MILES.   Also, if some of your people would like to come a day earlier or stay later, let me know and we can get you the reduced rate. If you have any questions, please call 843 667-8798.

 

 Missions

 

Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to lead and bless the ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  Our church will have its 7th homecoming on the 20th of November.  We are trusting the Lord for a packed house and most importantly for His presence and power in the service.  Please help us pray that the planning, preparation, invitations, and special effort will result in the seed of the gospel being sown in the hearts of the Brazilian people so that fruit will be produced for His glory.  – The Moores

 

Bobby Poole (Brazil) Our Annual Business meeting of the Marincek Church will be on  Nov. 26 (moved from the 03 of December). At this point we do not have a candidate to become our Pastor. Pr. Lucas felt that he could not do the Church justice, by working full time at the Post Office. Please pray that the Lord will direct the Church in finding the right person to take my place. The choir of the First Church will present their Christmas program at the Marincek Church on December 03.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Continue to pray for the approval of Bro. Carlisle’s Visa. Pray for Naxalbari Church and for those to whom witness and booklets have been given.

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 – Every day, we feel like we see more and more a gift of evangelism in our 6 year old Anna Grace. She has already had quite a few conversations with some of her classmates about church, Jesus, and how to pray. Pray that God would continue to open doors for her (and us) to connect with her classmates and families from school. You never know what could happen through the faith of a child! We praise God that Jonna has had a good start to her preschool as well–and that we see potentials for relationships with the nice people who work there too.

 

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)  Tim and Kristi Johnson (Spain)—Thanks to everyone for your prayers for the Alpedrete Church’s musical last weekend.  We were thrilled to have over 175 people in the Alpedrete Cultural Center for the event.  We also collected 600 pounds of food for the Alpedrete Food Bank.  If you’d like to read more about the musical, check this out:  https://fwbgo.com/news/experience-the-alpedrete-musical/

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

 

PRAYER/PRAISE

* 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.

 

MINISTER NEWS

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, November 28, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – No December Meeting

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – No December Meeting

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

 

*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday January 14, 2017 at Mullins/Marion FWB Church 9am

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 26, 2017 at 1st FWB Simpsonville 5:00pm

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

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

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday December 10, 2016

 

 

 

CHURCH NEWS.

November

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

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

A Thanksgiving Recipe

Ps 100:1 ¶ <<A Psalm of praise.>> Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.(KJV)

 

So much of the bible is about offering thanks unto the Lord. His nature and character is declared to be good, no higher authority than himself. Some forty one times in the scriptures we hear the phrase “for his mercy endureth forever”. God is worthy to be thanked. And the truth is… we need to be thankful.

 

“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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