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AWANA, EQUIP AND SUNDAY NIGHT L.I.F.E. - 4:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 1

AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and Sunday Night L.I.F.E. all continue Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. except for February 1 - we will start at 4:00 p.m.!

 

FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION/COACHES NEEDED

We need coaches for FLAG FOOTBALL! Please email or talk to Pastor Eric. Flag Football will begin March 7 and ABSOLUTE deadline to register is February 1. Registration forms can be picked up in the hall. Birth certificates MUST be attached when submitted. No late registrations can be accepted as this is a Greenville County Recreation League.

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

We have visited Shepherd's Gate each month for our second year. Praise The Lord! Many thanks to all who have hosted an evening this year. Please contact Valerie Robertson by email or call 419-7438 with any questions or to find out more about this ministry that meets each second Friday of the month.

ERBC Women's Ministry is sponsoring a Half Day Women's Conference with Author, Speaker and Mentor Karen Alexander Doyel February 7, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10. You can download a PDF file to print and invite others here.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS

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.

 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

The Men's Bible Study Every Man a Warrior continues Sunday afternoons. This is a great opportunity to walk through a challenging course together as men, the first since Men's Fraternity.

After the course we will spend the next 6 weeks walking through a DVD and book-driven study called Life On Mission. Pastor Aaron has said he wants us to be a "Life on Mission church." Let's make a strong move in that direction with the men of ERBC! The textbook and study guide will be $20. However, 100% of the royalties for the textbook go to supporting missionaries in North America through Send North America!

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

As we have received Christ Jesus, we are now called to walk in a manner worthy of Him. Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in so great an inheritance. Today, because of Christ, you can live stronger. This Bible study will guide women into biblical truth through exposition and story, so they live confident, transformed, Christ-radiating lives marked by His strength.

ERBC Women's Ministry continues this (7) seven week Bible study at four (4) different times weekly.

· Sunday Evening (5:00 - 6:30 p.m.) · Wednesday Morning (9:15 - 11:15 a.m.)
· Wednesday Evening (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.) · Thursday Evening at the home of Marlou Land (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

I love You, O Lord, my Strength. Psalm 18:1

 

REVELATION PART 2/ROMANS

If you are not a part of the Men's or Women's Bible Studies, you can join the Revelation Part 2 and Romans studies free of charge. Gene Ward continues his informative teaching Sundays in the Music Suite.

 

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: Job 1-5; Job 6-9; Job 10-13; Job 14-17; Job 18-21; and Job 22-24.

 

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.

For those that have signed up, the 2015 Senior Follies performance will be at Anderson University on Saturday, March 21 at 12: 30 p.m. with dutch meal to follow if desired. Bus transportation will be provided. There are still 2 tickets available, so please contact Pat Billings in the church office at 244-2975, ext. 125. Final details will be determined closer to time of the event.

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.

 

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!

 

BUS FUND

We now have our new bus! Thank you for your generosity.

 

WMU ACTIVITIES

The Women's Missionary Union (WMU)will have their monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Rooms FLC-110/111. The Missionary Focus Group will not meet this month.

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.

 

WEEKDAY REGISTRATION

Kindergarten (ages 3, 4 and 5) and Mom's Day Out Registration (ages 5 months - age 2) for 2015-2016 (beginning in September)
Open to Public: February 4, 2015; Room A-106

You can find out more about Weekday school year registration at the ERBC Preschool website.

 

CALLING ALL LEAGUE ACADEMY STUDENTS!

Join together for a time of Bible study and prayer on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. Students gather at the home of Sonya and Rudy Ables at 214 Stone Lake Drive, Greenville, 29609. Following prayer time you will walk together to League Academy. If you have any questions, please contact Sonya by email or by phone at 244-9259. You can also contact Pastor Travis Cross at 244-2975, ext. 121 or by email.

 

MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

Are you interested in serving on a mission trip in 2015? Some trips are already full, but stay tuned for more info regarding our trip to Tetlin, Alaska, August 1-8. In the meantime, be praying for those going on the following trips:
Kenya, January 23-February 1: Pastor Aaron Rayburn and Pastor Eric Wooten; Philippines, February 5-14: Pastor Travis Cross, Steve Rhea, Dick Stroup and Marion Terry; Alaska, March 5-12: Pastor Eric Wooten, Kelsie Windsor, Hannah Bridger, John Partin, Seth Furman and Dale Winser
Please pray about how you can support these individuals as they share Christ around the world.

We need coaches for FLAG FOOTBALL! Please email or talk to Pastor Eric. Flag Football will begin March 7 and ABSOLUTE deadline to register is February 1. Registration forms can be picked up in the hall. Birth certificates MUST be attached when submitted. No late registrations can be accepted as this is a Greenville County Recreation League.

Come support our ERBC basketball players this week!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31: 9:00 a.m.: 1st-2nd Boys vs. St. Giles at Taylors FBC, Court #2
11:00 a.m.: 3rd-5th Grade Boys, Team "A" vs. ERBC Team "B" at Taylors FBC
11:00 a.m.: 3rd-5th Grade Boys, Team "B" vs. ERBC Team "A" at Taylors FBC
12:00 Noon: 3rd-5th Girls vs. St. Giles "White" at St. Giles Pres.
1:00 p.m.: 6th-8th Grade Girls vs. Berea at Berea First
2:00 p.m.: 6th-8th Grade Boys vs. Locust Hill "Warriors" at Lee Road Baptist

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

Be on the lookout for information about our AWANA Grand Prix that will be coming soon!

AWANA! Sunday, February 1 is SPORTS NIGHT! You can wear your favorite team jersey/colors! Remember that Club will meet from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. next Sunday night!

Thank you for praying for our Good News Club at Lake Forest Elementary! Good News Club continues on Tuesday afternoons. Please continue to pray for the students, the school, and the volunteers!

We are collecting gold and silver Christmas decorations for VBS 2015! Many stores have items 75% - 90% off right now. Please consider purchasing gold and silver garland, tinsel, and round ornaments if you see them for sale and donate them to the church. We will have collection bins at the preschool and front entrances of the church through February 1!

UPCOMING 2015 EVENTS:
February 18: First Steps Class
March 1: Family Dedication Service
March 28: Easter Egg Hunt
June 7 (Sunday) - 10 (Wednesday): VBS SHINE!
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

Camp McCall is coming Thursday, July 30 - Saturday, August 1 and is for all boys who have completed 1st - 4th grades and their dads. Total cost is $150, and this fee must be paid in full no later than Sunday, February 15! We have to register for this camp on Monday, February 16, so please get your money in as soon as possible!

Our next Family Dedication Service will be held on Sunday, March 1 during the morning worship service. If you would like to participate, please contact Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email no later than Monday, February 23. There will be a Family Dedication Class that is a requirement for parents, and it will be held on Wednesday, February 25 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WEEKDAY Program Registration: Kindergarten (ages 3, 4 and 5) and Mom's Day Out Registration (ages 5 months - age 2) for 2015-2016 (beginning in September)
Open to Public: February 4, 2015; Room A-106

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: Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.; EQUIP continues Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY 1 ONLY!

WEDNESDAY: The HUB continues at 6:30 p.m. Come get involved in this midweek worship service for Middle and High School students, which includes The Road Band praise and worship, challenging messages from God's Word, and fellowship time with one another. Snacks and drinks are provided!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015: GUYS' TITUS 2 NIGHT for our 6th -12th Graders at ERBC. It's going to be an ALL NIGHTER! The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 a.m. We're in the beginning of the planning stage, but the night will include lots of food, Bible study, worship, door prizes, games, and a little bit of sleep - ha ha! Mark your calendar now! The cost will be $5 each. Deadline to sign up and pay is February 11!

MARCH 13-15, 2015: SPRING DNOW. Those who have already registered will spend Friday night through Sunday morning feasting on God's Presence, His Word, and enjoying the fellowship of God's people. It will consist of 5 main sessions together in the Sanctuary at ERBC. We'll divide students into small groups by grade and gender, and these small groups will stay together in local host homes both nights furnished by ERBC members. Our theme will be TOTALLY CONSUMED taken from Hebrews 12:29. My prayer to God is to move on the hearts of 125 students or more to attend this special weekend. Pastor John

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. Balance due by or before May 3, 2015.

 

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

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

 

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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