SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 44
November 08, 2017
Pastor Earl Hendrix (retired FWB Pastor – First, Inman, SC – A faithful soldier of the cross, who served on the National FWB North America Missions Board, served as Director of the SC FWB Home Mission Board, served as SC FWB State Moderator, and in other FWB leadership positions) was promoted to Glory early this morning. Please remember his family and church in prayer during this time
Pastors and Church Leaders we are updating all church information on the website. We would like to have the most accurate information available for you. Please visit www.scfwb.com and search for your church’s name in tool bar. Email me back with any corrections to services times and addresses. Please provide an updated picture of your church if you would like it included on the site.
SC Missionaries currently in the Red
Bro. Carlisle Hanna……………………………………..$159,989.17
Neil & Mandy Morgan…………………………………..$11,130.57
Randall House has launched FreeWillBaptistAuthors.com, a website that features all Free Will Baptist authors, regardless of where the book was published. Authors in good standing with a member church of the National Association of Free Will Baptists may submit books to be included on the website. Go to http://freewillbaptistauthors.com for details.
Disaster Relief Efforts
Leonard Restoration Project Work will soon commence on the home of Pastor Mark and Myra Leonard. This is a combined effort of the SCFWB Disaster Relief Board, Minister Ministry, Hands Held High (North American Ministries), as well as various churches and Individuals.
If you are interested in volunteering in this project visit: http://www.scfwb.com/ministries/disaster-relief/ and fill out the volunteer form.
Leading With Integrity | 2017 Leadership Conference | Register
ANTIOCH, TN—Pastors and church leaders from across the nation will gather December 4-5 at Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel for the 2017 Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference. During the two-day conference, keynote speaker Clark Dickerson will explore the theme Leading With Integrity.
Registration for the 2017 conference is $195 and includes all materials and meals. Registration is available online. Rooms are available at the Nashville Airport Marriott for $137/night plus tax. Visit www.nafwb.org/leadershipconference to register and make hotel reservations.
Couples Retreat 2018 : We will send out formal letters in October with all of the information. The place will be the same at Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach. The dates for the retreat are February 9th and 10th, 2018. Brother Jim McComas will be back with us singing and preaching. The cost will be the same as last year. The early bird price is $180. Otherwise, the cost is $190 with the deposit of $140 due to secure the room and $50 due when they check in. We will need the names and money by Friday, December 8th. We look forward to seeing you all again!
Ladies, it is the time of year we need to be sending our WNAC dues to the SCWAC Treasurer, Cathy Logan. Please mail them to her by November 19th at 1580 Potter Rd., Lancaster, SC, 29572. I would appreciate your immediate response to this request. Waiting to pay our dues at the state meeting in March doesn’t give us a true picture of our membership for our state. The Beaver Creek WAC can pay their dues at our annual Prayer and Praise Rally being held at Fairview on November 11th. Please share this information. Thank you for your time and attention to this important request. Sis. Pam Hackett
Prayer and Praise Rally November 11, 2017 at Fairview FWB Church, Singing, Testimonies, Food, Fellowship Contact Mission Prayer – Gail Hill (864) 680-7398
Shine Conference November 18, 2017 Seffner Florida, Seffner Christian Academey. Register at www.shineFWB.com
If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active for Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE
Andy Moore (Brazil) In November, our church will celebrate 8 years of ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. We are planning a special service on the 12th and hoping to fill the church with visitors and preach the gospel to them. Please pray for God´s power on the service and for the continuing ministry here in this spiritually needy city of over 550,000 souls. –Andy Moore and family
Bobby Poole (Brazil) We baptized 3 new converts on Oct. 22. Please pray for them and their families. A lady, that was baptized, invited her husband and he came! He is a Spiritist. I pray that the Holy Spirit is working in his heart. Continue to pray for our business meeting of the Church, the first part of December. Pray that the Lord will show us the right person to come in as pastor.
Carlisle Hanna (India) Please be in prayerful consideration of Bro. Carlisle’s deficit account as well as the ongoing ministry in India
David Aycock (Brazil) We are hoping to complete the construction of the Christian School by July of 2018. We need $65,000 to restart the construction after a pause after we depleted our funds. Please continue to pray with us and give as the Lord directs. Annette and I are grateful for you partnering with us. Pray for the following prayer requests: 1) funding for the construction of the Christian School, 2) six students who are studying Old Testament Survey, 3) three young people who are doing our discipleship class and 4) Rodney (our son-in-law) is providing an evangelistic English class for adults and has reached several unsaved adults.
Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – This coming Saturday Nov 11th, Amy will be hosting another women’s gathering. This time the theme will be patience. Please pray that it will be well attended and that we will make some new contacts through the event. Pray also that those in attendance will respond to the truths that are presented. As we are still in the early steps of our efforts to make disciples and plant a church here in Pleven, one of our main focuses is still doing whatever we can to meet people, whether through organized events or by getting out into the city. Would you please pray that God would guide us to people whose hearts are ready to receive the Gospel and that we would have the boldness to share the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ, even with the people who we may have just met.
Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Please continue to pray for the Esperanza Church, the sale of its current building, and for us to find a larger location that will provide space for recent and future church growth. Please continue to pray for our English class and the relationships we are building. Please pray with us as we make preparations to come back for our stateside assignment. Pray we will close things well, be able to schedule services, and raise our needing funding quickly. email@example.com
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Pray for them as they continue to minister in Aiken.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Thanks for your prayers for the country of Spain as there is quite a bit of political upheaval because the region of Catalonia has officially seceded now. The Prime Minister of Spain has enacted a law that will be taking over the regional government there, removing all of the current officials from office, with elections planned for December 21st. Continue to pray that there will be a peaceful changeover of elected officials and (more importantly) that the Prince of Peace will be found during these days of uncertainty.
Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer
*Rev. Earl Hendrix (Beaver Creek) went to be with The Lord this morning around 2:15 AM. Details of arrangement will be forthcoming.
* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) Her tumors have shrunk a little. She will need a stint put in her right kidney this month. Her left kidney is still function properly. She continues to take Chemotherapy bi-weekly
* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. Please continue to remember them in prayer.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday November 14th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence
*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, November 14th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, November 27, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 4, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday November 21, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, in Lake City
*Central Conference Meeting – TBA
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th 5PM at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – Thursday Evening and Friday Morning January 25th,26th Location TBA
*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January, 20 9:30 AM Bethel, FWB Church, Fort Mill
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, December 9th 9:30 AM Beacon FWB Church Ladson
Please email church news and upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Most people think Jesus was a “hulky hero” wandering around righting wrongs and being adored by almost everyone. Scriptural reality paints a very different picture. [Scripture below is taken from Isaiah 53]
Jesus was not a good looking handsome dude whom all the girls wanted to date- “he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”
Jesus was not the “life of the party” that everyone wanted to know and “hang” with. Nor was He insulated from heartache and pain- “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief”.
Jesus was misunderstood by His family-(“neither did his brethren believe in him”- John 7:5) and judged by the establishment to be worthy of God’s anger and wrath- “we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted”.
And, instead of supporting Him, His disciples and the very people He was soon to die for abandoned Him or cried “crucify Him”-“we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not”
The reality is “He came unto his own, and his own received him not BUT (New Radical Reality) as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:11-12). Make that your life changing reality today!
Written By: Rev. Mike Jones
SCFWB Executive Secretary