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Click here for a monthly Google Calendar of all of our upcoming events!

 

SIGN UP FOR THE NEW LIFETOUCH® CHURCH DIRECTORY PORTRAITS

Click this link to go to the LifeTouch® Church Directory appointment page to set your photography appointment during the May 26-29 and June 1-3 dates. Each family that signs up and has their pictures taken will receive a church directory.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

2015-2016 Scholarship Applications are now available in the church office at the Receptionist's Desk. Deadline for application submission is June 1. You can call 244-2975 for more information.

 

CHILDREN'S MUSICAL APRIL 26

The Children's Choir will perform the musical Dr. Newheart's Neck-Up Check-Up during Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. on April 26. We look forward to this creative look at living a Godly life!

 

CHURCH CONFERENCE APRIL 29

Our regular Quarterly Church Conference will be held on Wednesday night, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY UNION MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

The new Crochet/Knitting Class taught by Jane Gregory will begin Wednesday, April 29 in Room FLC-110 at 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Anyone interested in learning is welcome! For further info call Pat Ward at 834-8777.

The Missionary Focus Group will meet Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Lois Turner's home. The Mission Project for April is health kits.

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

The Torchbearers Senior Adult Ministry highlights service, participation, fellowship, and trips/activities in 2013. The Ministry focuses on persons 55 years of age and older and encourages service outside the church, inside the church, and to the ministry itself as well as opportunities for participation in church events, fellowship, and travel.

Senior Adult Recognition Sunday is coming May 3! Seniors will be recognized during the morning worship service, and we will enjoy a catered meal immediately after the service. You need reservations for this catered meal, but it is free. Please be sure to register on the signup sheet no later than Sunday, April 26 in the main hallway. Special background music will be provided during the meal.

If transportation to the monthly meeting or an event is a problem for any reason, contact Jake Gressette or Pat Billings in the church office to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE MAY 6

We will have our National Day of Prayer Service Wednesday night, May 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

BLUE JEAN BALL MAY 16

We look forward to enjoying barbecue, bluegrass and special guest Sportsman Hank Parker in the Blue Jean Ball! There will be door prizes, with the Grand Prize: a $300 Academy Sports gift card! There are a limited number of $8 tickets available, and it will be held in the Family Life Center Saturday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. Call the church office at 244-2975.

 

GAIHN FAMILY HOSTING MAY 17

We look forward to hosting GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) families starting the week of May 17. Contact Fran Dill at 292-3019, Sylvia Axmann at 294-9248, or Jeff Heath at 288-0910 to help with this vital ministry.

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

June through October and December are open for our monthly 2nd Friday evening at Shepherd's Gate during 2015. Please consider going with your Sunday School Class or small group. It is an investment of less than 2 hours of your time and talents. You will be blessed! Please contact Valerie Robertson by email or call 419-7438 with any questions or to find out more about this ministry.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTIONS

Attention ERBC! We are collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again throughout this year! Collection containers can be found at the front door and Preschool door entrances of the church. We are collecting small stuffed animals. Please bring in as many items as you can!

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Our delicious Wednesday Night Dinners continue on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Children 2-3 years $2; Juniors 4-12 years $3.50; Adults $5.50; Family Maximum $14.50. Sign up in Sunday School classes, at the Ministry Information Center, call Debi Dowling at 244-2975 or email her no later than the Monday before the Dinner.

Volunteers for April 29 - May 27 are needed - please sign up in the main hallway. When you volunteer to help, your meal is free! May 27 is the last dinner before Summer Break.

 

READ THE BIBLE THROUGH IN 2015

Pastor Aaron is looking forward to taking us through reading the Bible in 2015, and he will emphasize passages weekly during the Wednesday night Prayer Time. You can find the book Reader's Guide to the Bible: Chronological Reading Plan at local LifeWay stores. Passages this week: Psalms 81, 88, 92-93; 1 Chronicles 7-9; 2 Samuel 5:1-10, 1 Chronicles 11-12, Psalm 133; 2 Samuel 5:11-6:23, 1 Chronicles 13-16; Psalms 15,
23-25, 47; Psalms 89, 96, 100-101, 107.

 

WORSHIP ORCHESTRA PRACTICE TIME

The Worship Orchestra practices are held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. This time of year is a great time to start if you have musical talent and would like to use it for God's glory!

 

FIT FOR HIM PILATES

Ladies, come join us for Pilates classes at ERBC on Monday and Thursday mornings. Pilates is exercise that focuses on strengthening your core, improving balance and increasing flexibility. All ages and skill levels are welcome. If you're new to Pilates, the FIRST MONTH IS FREE!
WHEN: Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:00 a.m.
WHERE: FLC-110
COST: $15 per month - make out checks to ERBC and they are due on the first class of the month. First month is free for new participants.
Participants will need to bring an exercise mat. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.


MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

ERBC Soccer

Please come support and cheer on the ERBC soccER teams at the Hudson/Devenger Roads Fields on Saturdays. The weather forecast is shown below to give you an idea of what the weather might be coming up.

Greenville, South Carolina, weather forecast

We are returning to Tetlin, AK August 1-8. Please be in prayer for everyone involved.

We look forward to enjoying barbecue, bluegrass and special guest Sportsman Hank Parker in the Blue Jean Ball! There will be door prizes, with the Grand Prize: a $300 Academy Sports gift card! There are a limited number of $8 tickets available, and it will be held in the Family Life Center Saturday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. Call the church office at 244-2975.

Dr. Victor Benavides did a tremendous job with his initial 2 weeks of outreach training. The first week's video is available on YouTube as well as the second week's video.

Please pray for the Bodoloskys as they obey the Lord's call to missions. Find out more about their ministry or Google 10bodos.

Download a Missions Application to fill out in preparation for any trip you would like to make.

 

FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION

We only have a few more weeks left in AWANA! Be sure to work hard in your books and finish strong!

Sunday, May 3 is our last night of AWANA. We look forward to Party and Store Night!

AWANA Schedule: April 26: Regular Club; May 3: Last night of AWANA! Party & Store Night!; May 13: AWANA Awards Night! This is a change of date from the original calendar!

The Children's Choir will perform the musical Dr. Newheart's Neck-Up Check-Up during Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. on April 26.

Attention ERBC! We are collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again throughout this year! We would like for kids to bring in items such as small toys, school supplies, toiletry items, and stuffed animals for OCC for the rest of the AWANA year as well. Collection containers can be found at the front door and Preschool door entrances of the church. We are now collecting small stuffed animals from ERBC. Please bring in as many items as you can!

All Good News Club volunteers and their families are invited to an appreciation luncheon immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday, May 31. Please RSVP to Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email no later than Monday, May 25!

UPCOMING 2015 EVENTS:
June 7 (Sunday) - 10 (Wednesday): VBS SHINE!
July 11: Mother/Daughter Retreat
July 21 - 24: Children's Camp (3rd - 5th grades)
July 30 - August 1: Camp McCall (Boys 1st - 4th grades)
August 2 - 3: Fifth Grade Boot Camp

Children's Camp will be at Carson Springs in Tennessee on Tuesday, July 21 - Friday, July 24. Camp is for all children currently in 3rd - 5th grades. Cost is $100 per child. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due no later than Sunday, April 19! Checks may be made out to ERBC and given to Pastor Travis or to Ginger Hall.

We are collecting the following items for SHINE VBS: used CDs or DVDs, duct tape (colors and prints), stickers (foam and regular), Sharpie markers (black and colors), and aluminum foil. There are collection bins at the front entrance and the Preschool entrance of the church. Thank you!

PICTURES: You may notice in the Worship Guide each week and occasionally in the newsletter we run pictures of our ERBC families who are part of Family Ministries. If you would like your family picture to be used in the rotation or if you would like to submit an updated picture, we would love to have it! Simply email it to Pastor Travis.

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

SUNDAY'S EVENTS: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary; EQUIP will  meet Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center. Sunday will be the last EQUIP until Fall!

WEDNESDAY: The HUB continues in the Student Center at 6:30 p.m. with praise and worship with The Road Band, challenging messages from God's Word, and fellowship time with one another. Snacks and drinks are provided!

YOUTH CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2015:

JUNE 15-19, 2015: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle and High School Students (6th-12th grade) at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $230. For those who registered: remember the balance is due by or before May 3.

JULY 20-25, 2015: MFUGE CAMP for High School Students (9th-12th grade) at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. The total cost is $348. For those who registered: remember the balance is due by or before May 3.

ERBC 2015 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES!:
FRIDAY, MAY 15: Pastor John would like to invite all ERBC graduates to a special dinner in your honor. We will eat at California Dreaming! Please RSVP to Ginger by Sunday, May 3 - call 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.
SUNDAY, MAY 17: ERBC RECOGNITION SERVICE for High School and College Graduates at 10:30 a.m. If you are a graduating high school senior, please let Ginger know you want to participate in this service. Please submit 4 pictures (no more, no less) to the Student Ministry Office by April 26. One picture should be a baby picture and another of your Senior year. Send excellent images of 300 dpi or higher on a CD, USB drive or provide the original photo. Do not send photocopies or email images. College Graduates: we will only need one picture and your major!

2015-2016 Scholarship Applications are now available in the church office at the Receptionist's Desk. Deadline for application submission is June 1. You can call 244-2975 for more information.

Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger Hall or by calling 244-2975, Ext. 111.

 

CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP 11TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

The Child Evangelism Fellowship 11th Annual Golf Classic will be held April 28, June 2 and October 12 at 3 different courses in the area. See more information at their website or email Paula for more information. You can also find brochures in the main hallway.

 

MACEDONIAN CALL MINISTRIES FAMILY CAMP

Macedonian Call Ministries is having another Family Camp this summer at North Greenville University June 29-July 3. Last year we had 4 ERBC families in attendance and this year we hope to have more, so we are giving ERBC members a 10% discount. At Family Camp, we want to help your family make a memory for a lifetime. For more information, contact Murrill and Deborah Boitnott or go to our camp website at familycamp.us.

 

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

There are a number of items that are currently in our Lost and Found section on the credenza next to the Receptionist's Desk in the Main Office. There are clothes, Bibles, glasses, purses and more that need to be claimed.

 

NEARLY WED/NEWLY WED CLASS

If you, or someone you know, is engaged or has been married for less than two years, this class is for you! The curriculum is centered on the biblical foundations of marriage, and offers the opportunity for learning and fellowship with other couples in similar stages of life. Topics include the biblical roles of husbands, wives, and couples, as well as how to tackle issues like in-laws, finances, romance, and communication.

Make plans to be a part of this new class and invite other couples you know to join you. This new class is led by Tim and Tracy Sorrells and Ryan and Dana Swartzel Sundays at 9:00 a.m. sharp! For more information, contact Tracy Sorrells by email or at 864-420-3347 or Dana Swartzel by email or 864-420-2462.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please remember to notify the church office at 864-244-2975 of any changes, new addresses, phone numbers, contact information, etc. Notifying us of these changes helps us keep our database current and keeps returned literature postage costs down. Thanks for your help!

 

BE A PART OF THE WORSHIP MINISTRY!

We need more volunteers (students and adults - all ages) to help us on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights with Worship Ministry needs. Join the Media Team and enhance the worship for everyone! Contact Pat Billings at 244-2975, ext. 125 or by email for more information.

 

ESSENTIAL FRIENDSHIPS MENTORING MINISTRY

For ladies interested in mentoring or having a mentor: please contact Kathy Oliver at 968-0580 or by email or Sandy Cary at 288-3463 or by email for more information on how you can learn from the life experiences of a Godly woman.

 

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY INFO

KAIROS Prison Ministry is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in state and federal men's and women's correctional institutions in the United States and throughout the world.

The purpose of KAIROS is to establish a strong Christian community among the residents of correctional institutions. This is done by the presentation of a 3-day short course in Christianity. It is presented by an interdenominational team of about 55 persons for a group of 42 residents. The chaplain carefully selects the inmates from the prison population. The ideal recruits are those residents who are presently the leaders in the institution. There, they become Christ's agents for change in their environment that ultimately can bring about change in the attitude and quality of life for the entire institution.

The primary goal of the KAIROS ministry is to teach those who attend the weekend to become part of a share and prayer group. This allows them to share their lives on deep spiritual level and pray for one-another.

The South Carolina KAIROS website gives much more information, and Ed Chandler will be glad to talk to you further about how you can be involved. Please contact Ed at (864) 244-9153. You can also see a recent Post and Courier article on how KAIROS makes such a difference in men's lives!

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK

Be sure to Like the Women's Ministry on Facebook!

 

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP GROUP FOR MEN OF ALL AGES

A Bible Fellowship Group for men of all ages is available Sunday mornings in Room FLC-109 at 9:00 a.m. Grady Brown is teaching and facilitating this class that reaches out to men of any age group who may be looking for a new venue. Come with ideas to share, and look forward to a group that will create new opportunities to encourage and help you grow spiritually!

 

SINGLEMINDED 30+ BIBLE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

The SingleMinded 30+ Bible Fellowship Group ladies have the opportunity to attend the Heath/Martin Women's class that meets in the Library at 9:00 a.m. The men are encouraged to attend the BFG (also at 9:00 a.m.) for men of all ages in Room FLC-109 with Grady Brown.

You can check the ERBC Singles page for more information, and join our Facebook group.

 

GREENVILLE LITERACY HELP NEEDED

You can help other adults improve their reading, writing, math or computer skills, or you can teach English as a second language to people from all over the world. No prior teaching experience is required. For more information, please call 467-3456 or visit www.greenvilleliteracy.org.

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION

...but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.

Psalm 66:19

 

PRAY FOR HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED WITH THE DEVENGER HOUSE

It is ERBC’s vision to provide a house – shelter – for families to transition into permanent housing. Several years ago God blessed ERBC with 60 acres on the corner of Devenger and Hudson Roads. Not only did He provide land for the future ministry expansion; He provided 3 existing houses on the same property. The Devenger House at 205 Devenger Road (near the ERBC soccer fields) has been under renovation for over a year. The goal is to allow local ministries (GAIHN) to use the Devenger House to transition families without a home into permanent housing. Thanks to many ERBC members who have donated their time, talent and treasure to prepare this house. Pray to see how God would use you!

 

MOM'S DAY OUT FOR BABIES - 2 YEAR OLDS, K3 - K5

Mom’s Day Out for babies through 2 year olds and K-3 through K-5 is open to the public. Please call 292-0194 for more information, and you can also visit our website.

 


THE HEART GALLERY

The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a photo exhibit displayed in the main hallway that features adoptable children from the SC foster care system. Local photographers donate their time and services to photograph the waiting children. The Heart Gallery basically puts a face on the need by letting people see these children’s faces in the photos.  The goal is to raise awareness of the need for adoptive families and to hopefully find homes for these kids by letting their personalities shine through the pictures.

 


SARCOMA SUPPORT GROUP

You're not alone! At our Sarcoma Support Group you'll find:

  • Help in forming a network
  • Face-to-face connections with others who know what you're going through
  • Hope and encouragement for your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing while you fight for your physical wellness

The Sarcoma Support Group meets every fourth Monday in July, October and January at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. For more information you can contact Beth Lagrange by email or by phone at 864-254-0333, and you can access the Sarcoma Support Group webpage.

 

MIRACLE HILL RECRUITS FOSTER PARENTS

Miracle Hill Ministries is recruiting Christian foster parents to care for foster children of all ages on a full-time basis as well as respite basis. Any adult (single or married) who has a heart for working with needy children is welcome to apply. Miracle Hill works with DSS to place children from the Upstate in foster homes throughout the community. Background checks, training classes, paperwork and a home study are required. You may contact Brenda Mansel or Sharon Betts at 878-9987 to begin the licensing process or for additional information.

 

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