SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 9
March 07, 2018
The latest edition of The Informer was mailed out this week, and is also available online CLICK HERE
FORUM18 | Bible Conference March 11-13, 2018
Junior Summer Camp will be July 30th through August 2nd and the
Teen Summer Camp will be a three day weekend on Friday July 27th through July 29th
For more information CLICK HERE
The theme for our summer camps this year is “Valuable” and the theme verse comes from 1st Peter chapter one verses 18 and 19 …camps at Camp Pee Dee in Marion and more info coming soon! Please plan your VBS around these dates.
Eastern Conference Youth Rally Saturday April 28th: All churches and youth groups are invited in or out of conference church with most attendance when’s attendance Banner and for every 10 people in attendance preacher Tommy Haselden will eat a hot dog so if there’s 200 people he has agreed to eat 20 hot dogs please help us make this happen it will be held at Black River Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews preacher Bruce Jones will be preaching the service and fun and games will be provided as well starts at 1 p.m.
Luke Tanner (ETEAM St. Croix) Westside FWB Church
Bayley Floyd (ETEAM Cuba) Horse Branch FWB Church
Maysey Floyd (ETEAM Panama) Horse Branch FWB Church
Gracelyn Coker (ETEAM Panama) Horse Branch FWB Church
Maggie Coker (ETEAM Uruguay) Horse Branch FWB Church
Elizabeth Hicks (ETEAM Nashville) Horse Branch FWB Church
Olivia Hefner (ETEAM St. Croix) Fairview FWB Church
Hunter Langston (ETEAM Japan) Temple FWB Church
Truth & Peace
Denise Wiggins Peace FWB Church Florence
Hannah Ridgeway Liberty Manning FWB Church
Gloria Todd Horse Branch FWB Church
Anna Johnson Westside FWB Church
Alejandro Johnson Westside FWB Church
The South Carolina Women Active for Christ State Meeting will be held Saturday, March 17th at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church in Spartanburg, 2058 Chesnee HWY. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.
We will be honoring Sherwood and Vada Lee for the many years they served as missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire and in our state as faithful leaders. Our scripture theme is from Joel 1:3, “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” Bro. Sherwood was privileged to return to Cote d’Ivoire last spring and he was able to witness the many changes that have occurred since he left the mission work to return to SC.
Hotel Accommodations are: Comfort Inn and Suites, ($89), 154 Candlenut Lane, Spartanburg, SC, 29316, 864-814-2001 (mention Turning Point Church Rate). Holiday Inn Express and Suites, ($99), 161 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC, 29307, 864-504-3333, (mention church rate). Days Inn, ($69), 115 Rogers Commerce Blvd., Spartanburg, SC, 29316, 864-814-0560.
South Carolina has several students who have been accepted to serve this coming summer in different mission stations. An offering will be taken to help these students with their financial goals. We want to always be supportive of investing in the lives of the young people in our state as they seek to follow the Lord in these areas of service.
The SC WAC Retreat will be held September 7th and 8th at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro. Kristi Johnson will be our guest speaker and we have an exciting time planned for our ladies. We will have a ‘gift card shower’ for their family at the retreat. Gift cards may be purchased at Walmart, Target, and Restaurants. These will be greatly appreciated by the Johnson’s as they are home and will benefit them with their needs as Alejandro will be a freshman at Welch College this coming fall. Mark your calendars to attend the retreat and more information will be available at the state women’s meeting.
Beaver Creek Women Active for Christ District Meeting will be held at High Point Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster on Saturday, March 3rd. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Misty Todd will be our guest speaker.
The CTS State Competition Convention will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Temple FWB Church in Darlington. (This will be a one-day event unless there is a need for Friday night.) Please send Completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers (Competition Director) at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162 by March 28, 2018.
Disaster Relief Efforts
**SPEACIAL UPDATE**Leonard Restoration Project Many have asked if we will still be doing the work for The Leonard Restoration Project since Bro. Mark passed away last week. Yes! Yes! and Yes! again. God’s word tells us Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Though there will not be the need for handicap accessibility like before, we will still be repairing the floor, opening up the floor space and doing the addition.
We will still need volunteers to help with the labor on this project. Pastors if you are interested in scheduling a workday with your church, please contact me at 843-657-2092.
The following are scheduled work days are available:
Saturday March 24
Saturday March 31
Saturday April 7
(More dates will be scheduled according to work schedule)
Volunteers will meet at 8am on the day of work at Sand Hill FWB church, (I need to hear from your group how many are coming) for a brief safety meeting and instructions on the work for that day. All volunteers should wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Lunch will be provided. Each volunteer will be provided with a DRT tshirt, unless they already have one.
DRT Men’s Retreat
Saturday May 5th Registration: 9:30 AM Start Time: 10:00 AM Cost: $10.00 per person (Lunch will be provided)
- Backhoe Basic Operator Training
- First Aid
- Equipment Demonstrations
- Prizes awarded for competitions.
- Much More!
Participation in Competitions is completely voluntary.
Event will be held @ Fairview Free Will Baptist Church – 2058 Chesnee Hwy., Spartanburg, SC.
WMO Sunday is April 29th
Andy Moore (Brazil) The Lord continues to move here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. We have seen an increase in families visiting our church recently, many who do not know the Lord. Help us pray for the power of God to convert souls. Also, we have a praise item. After two years of preparation and paperwork, our church passed the fire department´s rigorous inspection. Our next step is to register our building at the town hall and we will finally be able to cover our terrace for some much needed Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall.
Bobby Poole (Brazil) I tell people that working for the Lord is not always “a Sunday School Picnic”! There were hard times, but our FWB people stood with us in prayer, support and love! I praise the Lord for allowing Geneva and me to represent Him and our Church people, here in Brasil!
Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is currently in India. Also please be much in prayer for the upcoming Conference as an estimated 10,000 people plus will be attending!
David Aycock (Brazil) Two people have come to Christ since the beginning of the year. Flavio is a realtor and Danielle is in the Brazilian Air Force. Please for their spiritual growth and that they will have courage to stand for Him among their family members and friends. Our second daughter Breeana and her husband, JD (the Webbs) have been cleared to arrive the first of May to work in the Barbacena area. Pray for them as they make preparations. We are happy to announce that we have restarted the construction of the Christian School. We hope to finish the building in August (2018) and start the Brazilian school year in February of 2019. We need $70,000 to finish this project. Would you pray that God would meet this need? Would you consider giving a special offering for this cause?
Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite- Pray for the Women’s Retreat that will take place in on March 16-18 with ladies from our works in Svishtov, Varna, and Pleven. Pray that many would chose to attend, and that their lives would be impacted by this time! Pray for our friends the two ladies from West Virginia who will be traveling to Bulgaria to join us for the retreat. One of the challenges we may be facing soon is not enough space for our monthly gathering. One possible solution which we have explored is a separate meeting for the English speakers in the group (people from other countries who live in the city for various reasons). Please pray that God will give us wisdom in planning this and carrying it out. Another solution that we are exploring regarding space issues is finding some kind of meeting place. This will be a big step for us and we want to pray very carefully about the decision. Please pray that God will give us wisdom in this matter.
Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Greetings from Sunny or Rainy (depending upon the time of day) Ecuador. We want to first say thank you all for praying for us as we are in language school! The Lord certainly is blessing here as we continue our time in full time study! He is also opening doors for us to share with our language teachers as well. Just this week I, Matt, have had the opportunity to talk with my professor about the church, persecution, and various other topics in the New Testament. Also, next week we, along with two teammates also in language school, have the opportunity to have our professors in our home for Thanksgiving to share this wonderful part of our culture with them. Please pray that God would produce fruit from these opportunities. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We are rejoicing that the church has closed on the sale of the property. They have attempted to sell the property before with no success. We praise God for his provision of a buyer. Please pray with us for a new location for our church to rent. Please continue to pray, as well, for us as we travel and share about the amazing things God is doing in Spain. Pray with us that we will receive the needed support for us to return to the field in June.
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). God is continuing to bless us here at Rejoice Fellowship. We had a family join the church the last Sunday in February. We are in Revival this week through Wednesday night with Dr David Crowe and The Parsons. We would love to share our ministry with your church. If you would like to schedule us to come on a Sunday Night and share our ministry please contact us either email: email@example.com or cell 803-306-4429.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Thanks to everyone for your prayers for Tim’s dad, George Johnson. He is still in the ICU, but is now breathing on his own with some help from a BiPAP machine. We also want to ask you to pray for several people in the Alpedrete Church who are facing some difficult physical problems this week: one lady lost the baby she was carrying and another man, who recently had a heart attack, was taken to the ER with complications. We’re thankful that the Great Physician can heal both broken bodies and broken hearts.
Mirial Gainer (Japan) Please remember her as she is at home recovering from a small stroke she had recently.
*Mark Leonard Went to be with The Lord Friday of last week. Please remember his family in prayer
*Paula Gilbert wife of Rev Gene Gilbert (Jefforson rd FWB Church) was in an accident while coming home from work, and has a fractured C2. She is still recovering.
*Wanda Carlson wife of Rev David Carlson is rehabilitation in Florence due to complications from a recent heart surgery. Please continue to remember them in prayer.
*Nauvard Baker Grandfather of Mandi Morgan (SC Missionary to Spain) continues to recover due to a recent heart attack. Please remember him in prayer.
* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) Please remember Sis Faye and Bro. Tony as doctors have ceased her cancer treatments. Ask God to give them grace and strength for the days ahead of them.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday March 13th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence
*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, March 13th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – March 27th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday March 20th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM
*Central Conference Meeting –April 14th 9AM at White Savannah FWB in Conway.
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 7th North Spartanburg FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 6 at 1st FWB Church Kingstree, 7PM
*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March, 17 9:30 AM Mt. Calvary, FWB Church, Gastonia
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, March 10th 9:30 AM New Prospect FWB Church Sheminally
Please email church news and upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org
4-7 Revival Rejoice Fellowship FWB Church with Dr . David Crowe and the Parson family singing the Sunday morning at 1030 am Sunday night 6:00 pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday nights 7:00 pm
5th-9th Revival Mt. Ariel FWB Church with Preacher Rick Bowling, special singing each night. 7:30 PM
18-23 Old Fashioned Revival Turning Point FWB Church with Dr. Tommy Steele and Evangelist Wesley Campbell, special singing by The Joyaires, The Parsons, and The Rogers Family
19th – 21st Revival at Saved by Grace FWB Church 7pm Nightly with Pastor Ray Cribb of South Conway FWB Church
26th-30th Oak Grove FWB Church Wesley Campbell Speaking
Blessings to you in Jesus dear name!
SCFWB Executive Secretary