Information and Events
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COMMUNITY GROUPS +1
Summer will be here before we know it! So will Summer Community Group fellowships! More details will be provided this Spring. If you would like to join a Summer Community Group - please let us know! Please contact Angela Yeargin by email and provide your contact information: name, number in family and ages, phone and primary email. Let's start praying for a great summer of Community Groups!
2017 SPRING soccER
Boys and Girls, K4-8th Grade
Please contact the office if you have any questions: Abi Elrod at 864-244-2975 or by email.
WOMEN'S NEW grow DISCIPLESHIP CLASS
The newest Women's Study begins February 26 with Angela Thomas-Pharr's Redeemed. In this 7-session Bible study, Angela Thomas Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope. Redeemed is a foundational study, meaning that no matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, this study will teach and remind you of truths vital to your relationship with Christ., and you can sign up for a convenient study time - see the main hallway for the signup sheets and for available times. The Study Guide is $13. Classes and teachers include:
Sunday (5:30-7:00 p.m.) in Room B212/214 (Facilitated by Emily Jennings)
LORD'S SUPPER MARCH 1
We will celebrate the Lord's Supper Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP MARCH 23
Men, make sure you mark Thursday, March 23 on your calendar for a Men's Fellowship from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We'll have a meal, more information on small group Fight Clubs, and a guest speaker. If you aren't signed up for Fight Clubs, use the bulletin insert to do so.
WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS
We welcome our new members, Dewayne and Brandi Dorsey (Lockhart/Maurer SS Class) by Letter.
LEAGUE ACADEMY STUDENTS PRAYER TIME
League Academy Students Prayer Time continues at the home of Rudy and Sonya Ables at 214 Stone Lake Drive. Students may arrive between 7:00-7:15 a.m. for a time of fellowship and prayer. The students walk together to League Academy at 8:00 am. For more information, please call Sonya at 430-2915.
The WMU (Women's Missionary Union)Missionary Focus Group will meet at Pat Ward's home on Monday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. All ladies are invited! Contact Jane Gregory for more information at 884-6947.
NEW SECRET CHURCH STUDY CONTINUES
A multiplicity of religions exists in the world, all claiming to hold the truth (or at least some truth) about who we are, how we got here, what we're doing, and where we're going. Billions of people believe in Christianity, while others embrace Islam. Some are Hindu and others are Buddhist. Amidst it all, many are atheist, or at the very least agnostic. So how are we to think and what are we to do in this massive marketplace of religious ideas?
David Platt elaborates in the new Secret Church: A Global Gospel in a World of Religions DVD study Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATIONS
Wednesday Night Dinners continue as Chef Edwin Hutchinson provides the delicious meals! Children under 6 eat free, and Juniors 6-12 years old eat for $5.00. Children and Juniors eating from the Adult Menu pay Adult pricing. Adults eat for $7.00 each, and there is a family maximum of $20.00.
Sign up in your Sunday School classes, in the Main Hallway, and you can also call Debi Dowling at 244-2975 or email her by Monday. PLEASE NOTE that Tuesday (late) reservations will have a $5 added charge; Wednesday reservations will not be accepted. Volunteers are also needed!
MENU: Chicken Pot Pie, Zucchini and Mushrooms, Fried Okra, Baked Potato, Dinner Salad; Assorted Desserts
Pilates Classes continue Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 until 9:00 a.m. in Room FLC-110. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own exercise mat.
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, flexibility and core strength. We use stability balls and light weights as well in a friendly, non-threatening environment. Classes are $15 per month, but you can try it out for free for the first month! Checks may be made payable to ERBC. Contact Tracy Sorrells for more information by email or 864-420-3347.
GIVE ONLINE THROUGH THE CITY
In addition to interactions with friends and up to date information, did you know you can give online through The City? If you are not on The City, contact Pastor Eric at 244-2975, ext. 129 or by email.
MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE
Looking for ways to serve in your community and beyond? Take a look at the announcements below and contact Abi by email.
2017 SPRING soccER: Boys and Girls, K4-8th Grade
Please contact the office if you have any questions: Abi Elrod at 864-244-2975 or by email.
We still need SOCCER COACHES for grades K4-8th Grade. Please email Abi if you are interested in coaching.
We will have a Soccer Coaches meeting Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-106 – dinner provided.
Our class on Missions (Outreach, Evangelism and Serving) on Wednesday nights consists of a teaching/preaching time, prayer and planning for the 4th Wednesday of the month when we will go out to minister to a group or at a place that we choose. This class meets in the Music Suite from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Invite a friend and lets go serve! MISSION:POSSIBLE - with God nothing is impossible!
On February 22 the MISSION:POSSIBLE Class will be taking goodie baskets to our homebound. This will be a great opportunity to encourage and love on those who aren't able to worship with us on a weekly basis.
MARCH 12, 12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m. - Safety/Medical Training in Room A-106. Email Abi to reserve your spot now - space is limited.
The pray4everyhome.com program is a collaborative prayer effort of many believers to pray for every household - by name. Typically, out of 100 of your closest neighbors, 60 of them do not know Jesus as Savior. To pray for your neighbors by name visit pray4everyhome.com.
Download a Missions Application to fill out in preparation for any trip you would like to make.
MISSION TRIP SCHEDULE:
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
AWANA meets on Sundays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.!
We only have 6 weeks of AWANA left this year! If you are trying to finish your book you can say verses on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings to Pastor Travis.
Good News Club continues on Tuesdays at Lake Forest Elementary School! If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact Pastor Travis (244-2975, email). Everyone please pray for our Good News Club!
Remember that we are already collecting items for VBS 2017! Please bring in styrofoam coolers (the kind you get medication or frozen meats delivered in) as well as milk/orange juice jugs (no yellow jugs, please). Please be sure the milk/orange juice jugs have been rinsed out and dried and include the lids. All items can be given to Pastor Travis!
Here are some important Family Ministries dates for you to put on your calendar for this year!:
Our next Family Dedication Service will be on Sunday, April 2 during the 8:45 a.m. worship service. There will be a Family Dedication Class on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. If your family is interested in participating, please contact Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or email no later than Monday, March 20.
We have Preschool needs that need to be filled:
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.
SUNDAY'S EVENTS: First Service 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Second Service 11:15 a.m. EQUIP continues this week from 5:30-7:00 p.m.!
WEDNESDAY: THE HUB Student Service continues at 6:30 p.m.! The HUB is our weekly worship for Middle and High School students. Our service includes praise and worship led by The Road Band, a challenging message from God's Word, and fellowship time with one another. Snacks and drinks provided!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24: TITUS 2 NIGHT for GUYS 6-12th grade from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. in the Student Center for those who have made prior reservations. It will be a night of instruction and encouragement. The evening will include a delicious meal, worship, a challenging message, door prizes, bowling at Wade Hampton Lanes, snacks, and games in the gym.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26: S.N.A.C. (Sunday Night After Church) after EQUIP service in the gym from 7:00-9:00 p.m. FREE PIZZA and soft drinks will be served, but we ask that the boys bring a variety of salads and the girls bring desserts, please. Come prepared to play dodgeball and volleyball after we eat. Parents of students are welcome to attend as well. Please RSVP with Ginger by February 24 at 12:00 p.m. so we know how much pizza to order. Thanks!
MARCH 10-12: DNOW for 6-12th grade students.
JUNE 12-16: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle AND High School Students 6th-12th grade at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $240. Balance due from those who have signed up by or before May 7, 2017.
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger Hall or by calling 244-2975, Ext. 111.
TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT ACTIVITIES
There will be a Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast on Friday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Elton Todd's home at 1951 Gibbs Shoal Road, Greer at $5/person. Bus transportation will be available leaving from the church at 5:00 p.m. returning around 8:00 p.m. for those desiring transportation. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet located in the main church hallway, indicate if you desire bus transportation, and pay the fee to Pat Billings in the church office by February 19.
Please join us for two upcoming events. We will attend Bob Jones University Living Gallery on Thursday, April 13 with sign-ups and $14/person fee due by Tuesday, February 28. We will travel overnight to Charleston/Middleton Gardens on Wednesday, April 26 returning Thursday, April 27 with sign-ups and $50 deposit due by Wednesday, March 1. Sign-up sheet with further information is located in the church main hallway.
Contact Pat Billings at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 in church office to pay the activity fees and arrange bus transportation for events if required. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.
QUARTERLY CHURCH CONFERENCE MINUTES
The unapproved draft of the minutes of the last Quarterly Church Conference on Wednesday, February 1 with 2016 year-end financial data and Pastor Rayburn's comments and schedule of upcoming events is now available on the information table located in the main church hallway. Any comments, corrections, or questions should be directed to Angela Yeargin, Pastor's Administrative Assistant, in the church office. The minutes will also be published in the next Quarterly Church Conference information packet and approved in the church conference.
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.
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.
MORE 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!
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.
ERBC SECURITY MEASURES
For the safety of our Weekday children and our Church Staff, our Receptionist will not be allowing anyone in the building that she does not recognize. She will speak to those outside the door by intercom before letting them into the building. We do not want to offend anyone, but we are implementing these measures to offset any possible dangerous scenarios. Thank you for your understanding!
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us
1 John 4:10
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.
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