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DEACON NOMINATION BALLOTS AVAILABLE

We will receive nominations for Deacon Ministry through August 28. Nomination forms are located in the Sanctuary and Front Office Foyers. Once completed, please return your forms to the ballot boxes in one of the same locations on or before August 28. You may nominate up to 9 deacons to serve 3 year terms beginning in 2017.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES CONTINUE

ERBC Wednesday night activities continue with our Wednesday Night Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Children's Activities will start at 6:15 p.m., then The Hub for Students starts at 6:30 p.m. Our weekly Prayer Meeting and Worship Service will also begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATIONS

Wednesday Night Dinners continue as Chef Edwin Hutchinson provides the delicious meals! Please note that there is a price increase: 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!

 

GAIHN FAMILY HOSTING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21

The GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) week of family hosting goes through the week of August 21. You can contact Fran Dill at 292-3019, Sylvia Axmann at 346-0955 or Jeff Heath at 288-0910 to help with this vital ministry.

 

READ THE BIBLE THROUGH CLASS

There is a new Intergenerational Sunday School Class taught by Alvin Gregory Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in Room FLC-109. Alvin will lead us in reading through the Bible throughout the coming weeks. Sign up in the main hallway.

 

WORSHIP CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA SUNDAY PRACTICES

The Worship Choir and Orchestra will practice Sunday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. We will sing in the choir Sunday morning, September 4, but we will not practice that afternoon. On Sunday, September 11 we will start our regular practice time at 4:00 p.m. Now is a great time for anyone that would like to join us as we enter into the Fall!

 

2016 Fall soccER for Boys and Girls, K4-8th Grade
Practice will be on Tuesday or Thursday nights beginning August 23. Signup deadline is September 1. You pick what night is best for you. Games will be on Saturdays beginning September 10.
Registration Info
$50 for new players or those without a jersey
$20 for returning players with a jersey
(You may receive a $10 multiple-children discount after paying full for the first)
You may register and pay online, mail a check, or stop by the church office. Complete and return a Release of Liability as well.
Please contact the office if you have any questions: Abi Elrod at 864-244-2975 or email

 

BLUE JEAN BALL AUGUST 27 WITH MARCUS LATTIMORE

The Blue Jean Ball is back Saturday, August 27 starting at 5:00 p.m.! Guest Speaker is Marcus Lattimore, former Byrnes High School, University of South Carolina and San Francisco 49ers star running back and now head of the Marcus Lattimore Foundation. The Honey Chasers will be playing bluegrass music and we'll be eating Charlie's Bar-B-Que! Tickets are $10 each or you can buy a full table of 8 to invite your neighbors for $75. Register here, contact Abi by email or call 864-382-2277.

 

THE INSANITY OF GOD MOVIE AUGUST 30

The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question - IS JESUS WORTH IT? The film is based on the best-selling book Insanity of God (BH Publishing) and is released in association with the International Mission Board (IMB). The movie will be the first theatrical release from LifeWay Films when it opens in theaters across the United States Tuesday, August 30 as a one-night event. The Hollywood 20 and Simpsonville iMax Theaters will be showing the movie, and you can find out more information, view the movie trailer and buy tickets on The Insanity of God website.

 

AWANA, EQUIP AND grow DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 11

We are looking forward to the new semester starting up on Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.! AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and grow Discipleship Classes begin with excitement for new growth. More information on grow Discipleship Classes, with leader information and class descriptions, can be found on this page. Sign up in the main hallway or on the bulletin insert - turn it into the offering plate or to the main office.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX CHALLENGE CONTINUES

We continue this Operation Christmas Child challenge for everyone: put together one shoebox per family every month! Go ahead and buy items for a shoebox for each month, and fill one up each month until we collect again in November. Put $7 cash in each box so you do not have to write a check or pay for all of your boxes by one check at collection time! Shoeboxes are available in the main hallway. Thank you for bringing 104 shoeboxes already!

 

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.

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULTS

The final payment for the Springmaid Beach Retreat on October 3-7 is due to Pat Billings in the church office at the end of this month. Total cost is $425 for single and $258/person double. Some additional cost will be collected for free time activities to be determined. Contact Pat Billings at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 for additional information.

 

MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

Looking for ways to serve in your community and beyond? Take a look at the announcements below and contact us by email.

WE ARE IN NEED OF A CRIB OR PACK-N-PLAY for the Missionary Apartment. We have a large family with young children coming September 1. Contact Abi by email or call 864-382-2277.

The Blue Jean Ball is back Saturday, August 27 starting at 5:00 p.m.! Guest Speaker is Marcus Lattimore, former Byrnes High School, University of South Carolina and San Francisco 49ers star running back and now head of the Marcus Lattimore Foundation. There will also be bluegrass music by The Honey Chasers along with Charlie's Barbecue! Tickets are $10 each or you can buy a full table of 8 to invite your neighbors for $75. Register here, contact Abi by email or call 864-382-2277.

2016 Fall soccER for Boys and Girls, K4-8th Grade
Practice will be on Tuesday or Thursday nights beginning August 23. You pick what night is best for you. Games will be on Saturdays beginning September 10.
Registration Info
$50 for new players or those without a jersey
$20 for returning players with a jersey
(You may receive a $10 multiple-children discount after paying full for the first)
You may register and pay online, mail a check, or stop by the church office. Complete and return a Release of Liability as well.
Please contact the office if you have any questions: Abi Elrod at 864-244-2975 or email

ERBC Pre-Season Basketball Warm-up: Saturdays, September 17 - October 15
Boys & Girls, Middle & High School
5 weeks of advance fundamental training, conditioning, and 3-man games. If you have a desire to get an edge on the competition for your school basketball try-outs, then this is the training for you! Click this link to register.

ERBC Basketball Basic Training: Saturdays, September 17 - October 15
K5-5th Grade
5 weeks of basic fundamental, conditioning, and 3-man games. Click this link to register.

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.

 

FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION

Thank you to so many who have stepped up to serve in Family Ministries! Many of our positions have been filled but we still have a few. Please read over this list and pray about serving:
Superstars (Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m.):
* 1 Adult Female to serve every 3rd Sunday with 1st Grade Girls
* 1 Male Assistant Teacher for 4th Grade Boys

AWANA (Sunday Afternoons from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.) - We could use a few more workers in each of the age groups, so let us know which one you would want to serve with:
* Cubbies (3 and 4 year olds)
* Sparks (K5 – 2nd grade)
* T & T (3rd – 5th grade)

Please contact Pastor Travis at 244-2975 or by email.

Our nursery has been blessed with new arrivals, and we need more help in caring for them!:
* Babies Class: 1st hour (9:00 a.m.) - Two adults willing to serve once/month. This rotation week is without caregivers! We also need additional helpers to assist the workers on the other rotation weeks.

* Babies B Class: 2nd hour (10:30 a.m.) - One adult worker to serve once/month.

* Threes B Class: 2nd hour (10:30 a.m.) - Four adults to serve once/month. Our desire is to have two smaller three-year-old classes rather than one large one. We have two of four rotation weeks covered!

Contact Amy Sweeney by email or by phone at 244-2975, ext. 120 and 380-5785 (cell).

Wednesday night activities for K4 – 5th grade children continue Wednesday! Look for signs to see where the children go each week. Children may be dropped off starting at 6:15 p.m. We will have Wednesday night activities on August 24 and 31. Children's Choirs will resume on September 7.

1st Grade Bible Presentation will be on Sunday, August 28 during the morning worship service. All rising 1st graders will receive a new Bible!

We will be filling over 850 goody bags for the students of Lake Forest Elementary after church on Sunday, August 28! We need LOTS of help! If you can stay and help for any length of time it would be greatly appreciated! Come to the Family Life Center immediately after the morning worship service and help stuff goody bags! Thank you in advance!

AWANA will resume on Sunday, September 11! Watch for more details coming soon!

Our Good News Club will resume on Tuesday, September 13! If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible!

Our next Family Dedication Service will be on Sunday, October 2 during the morning worship service. We will have a Family Dedication Class on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. for any parents who have not yet attended the class. Please sign up for the class and/or the service no later than Monday, September 26 by contacting Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.

Kidz Blitz is coming – Saturday, October 29!

We continue this Operation Christmas Child challenge for everyone: put together one shoebox per family every month! Buy items for a shoebox for each month to turn in for November.

We have a potential need for more paid childcare workers. If you are interested please contact Lisa Spitzer or Pastor Travis.

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 in the Student Center; 10:30 a.m. for Worship Service in the Sanctuary.

COMING EVENTS:

WEDNESDAYS: THE HUB starts at 6:30 p.m.! The HUB is our weekly worship service for Middle and High School students. The weekly highlights of this service are 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!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: EQUIP returns at 5:00 p.m.! Sunday Night Discipleship for Students in the Student Center starts a new year. Two semesters: September through November and January through April.
Here's the lineup for Sunday nights:
• Refill (smoothie drinks for sale - awesome flavors!)
4:45-5:15 p.m.
• Worship God In Song - Led by The Road Band
5:15-5:30 p.m.
• Study of God's Word - Master Teacher Time
5:30-6:05 p.m.
• Small Groups - Discussion Questions and Prayer Time
6:05-6:30 p.m.

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

 

TAYLORS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Taylors Free Medical Clinic needs new volunteers!
Greeters: Greet people and direct them to the correct area (Wednesday mornings)
Data Entry (several openings needed): Enter patient information and data into our database
Medical Records (especially Thursdays 5:00-7:00 p.m.): Maintain and record patient charts
Pharmacists (a real need)
Screeners: Review paperwork and interview patients regarding eligibility (Wednesday mornings)
Nurses: Volunteer mornings Monday-Wednesday
Cleaning: A group of 6-8 people to be on rotation (usually every 5-6 weeks, depending on how many teams we have)
Mail-Out Team: Assist in processing monthly mail-outs (usually the third Wednesday morning of each month)
Pharmacy Clerks: Work the pharmacy window to give patients their prescriptions
Security (Thursdays 5:00-7:00 p.m.): Monitor activity to insure rules are adhered to and safety is maintained, walk volunteers and patients to their cars after dark
Please call Connie Ashford at 244-1134 for more information.

 

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.

 

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

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 John 5:12

 

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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