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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 52

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 42

October 25, 2017



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.


Youth News

SCFWB Fall Youth Retreat;

Our fall youth retreat is scheduled for November 3-4 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme will be “Glow in the Dark” and 1 Peter 2:9 is our theme verse. Rev Tim Larrimore is the guest speaker. The hotel will be the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. We will have great preaching, awesome singing, fun and fellowship for everybody. We plan to go to bowling Friday night after service and Grand Prix Speed Park (Go-Carts) on Saturday. Price is $115 for youth and adults each. Price includes Motel Lodging, Breakfast- Saturday morning, Bowling and Go-Carts and a T-shirt. During bowling on Friday night pizza will be served and a $10 Arcade card will be included. Ages 12 and Up welcome and remember an adult will need to be in each room with their youth.


ATTENTION: Please get paperwork off website and try to get Names for Room List at Hotel, and T- Shirt sizes …contact Teddy Rabon with info and let him know you are planning to go. The date for deposits and forms is OCTOBER 15th, most of all we need names, sizes, and start sending in deposits and paperwork. Please give me call or text, confirming your plans to attend.scfwb.org/youthministries



SC Missionaries currently in the Red

Bro. Carlisle Hanna……………………………………..$159,989.17

Neil & Mandy Morgan…………………………………..$11,130.57

Fernando Bustmante……………………………………$9,654.48


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

Let us continue to remember our brothers and sisters in Florida, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and Texas as they deal with ongoing rebuilding efforts. If you would like to donate to the hurricane relief efforts you can make your check payable to SCFWB State Office and mail to PO Box 9 Turbeville, SC 29162 (Please put SCFWB DRT Hurricane Relief) in the memo line.


Leadership Conference

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 News


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)  The Lord continues to give us opportunities to reach people.

We have had 15 visitors come to our church services in the last two weeks.  Continue to pray that the Lord will work in people’s hearts and that His Word will not return void.  Please pray specifically for Fabiana and Jéssica, two ladies that were saved in our church last year, but who are now struggling spiritually.


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) Thank you South Carolina for your faithful support and prayers. In the month of September we are having a special drive to raise $13,000.00 to finish our Christian School building. Please consider a special offering for our project.  Please pray for Marcos and Jeane. We are having a weekly Bible study with them. They have many hurdles to overcome. We are trusting the will allow the grace of God to bring salvation and victory in their lives. May God continue to bless your ministry as you faithfully serve Him, David and Annette – Barbacena, Brazil

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Please pray for the unbelievers with whom we have been able to connect lately through various events and meetings that we have hosted in our house. Please pray that we will be able to faithfully sow the seeds of the Gospel into their lives and to water those which have already been planted. Please pray that we will have wisdom in planning more meetings and events in the future.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there.  mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Praise the Lord with us that we had no empty seats this past Sunday. In fact, we were one seat short and we had a few of our regular attendees absent. The church has decided to put the building up for sale in order to look for a space larger to accommodate everyone. Pray for the sale of the building, wisdom in decisions, and a new location that will meet our needs. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Pray for them as they continue to minister in Aiken.



Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We are thankful for your prayers for our ministry here in Spain.  This week we’ve been quite concerned about the region around Barcelona succeeding from Spain.  We just saw on the news that they have signed a “Declaration of Independence” from Spain, and then immediately signed a suspension of it.  We don’t know exactly what that will mean for the country, but we are glad that we trust in a God who already knows what will happen during this time of uncertainty.  Continue to pray for unity in the country of Spain.



Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) her tumors have increased in size a little and one is effecting her right kidney. They might have to put in a stint but Dr. is concerned it might not be possible to get to area. He said nephrostomy tube might be what he will do and she wears a bag on her leg. Pray that next couple of treatments will begin to shrink tumors. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time. Bro. Tony Miles

* 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.

*Rev. Earl Hendrix (Beaver Creek)is currently in the hospital in Spartanburg he is very weak and is taking dyalisis to remove excess fluid. Please continue to remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*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, October  30, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, November 7, 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




Oct 30-2 Revival Liberty FWB Church Lancaster, SC with Rev. Buddy Seay 7pm Nightly



4th YARD SALE —  from 8am to 12pm at 3865 W. Turbeville Hwy The Mellette Circle of New Town Free Will Baptist Church will host a YARD SALE at the Parsonage at 3865 West Turbeville Hwy, Lake City, SC.  Everyone welcome!  www.newtownfwbchurch.com and on FACEBOOK!

5th HOMECOMING — Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 11:00 AM – New Town Free Will Baptist Church,1891 New Town Rd, Lake City, SC, will have HOMECOMING service on Sunday, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 beginning at 11:00 AM. Reverend Elro Driggers will be bringing the message for this service.  There will be special singing provided by the BELIEVERS QUARTET and Lunch on the Grounds after service.  EVERYONE is invited!!!

5,7,14,21 Season of Harvest 11th annual 5th Parkway FWB Church Rev. Todd Smith 6pm, 7th Turning Point FWB Church Rev. Jeff Duncan 7pm, 14th First FWB Church Una, Rev Doug Mathis 7pm, 21st First FWB Church Inman, Rev. Chris Todd 7pm

6th– FALL REVIVAL — Monday, November 6, 2017 thru Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM Nightly- New Town Free Will Baptist Church, 1891 New Town Rd, Lake City, SC, will be having FALL REVIVAL services starting on MONDAY, NOV 6, 2017 through WEDNESDAY, NOV 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM NIGHTLY.  Reverend Scott Ard will be bringing the message for these services.  There will be special singing and good fellowship during each service.  EVERYONE is invited!!!  www.newtownfwbchurch.com and on FACEBOOK!


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

Random Thoughts on End Times


  1. On the return of Christ God has given us the who, (Jesus) the what (His Return), the where, (Mt. of Olives) the why (He Loves Us), the only thing we can’t seem to agree on is the when.
  2. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were so sure that the messiah would come according to their understanding of scripture that they could not recognize the Messiah when he did come. It stands to reason for us who think we are sure of our understanding of end times prophecy that the same may happen to us.
  3. We could spend countless hours striving to learn about the return of The Lord that we don’t actually make preparations for it.
  4. When it comes to the return of Christ maybe we should move off the planning committee and join the welcoming committee!


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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