Information and Events
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UPDATE ON OUR RENOVATIONS
Please refrain from entering the Sanctuary during the renovations. Thank you!
August 31: Stay tuned for further details on what location we will worship.
KIDS' CHOIRS BEGIN AUGUST 27
Kid's Choirs begin Wednesday night, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in these locations!
CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED SEPTEMBER 1
The Church Offices will be closed Monday, September 1 to celebrate Labor Day.
CALLED BUSINESS MEETING SEPTEMBER 3
There will be a Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary to nominate and vote on 2 new Staff Development Team Members.
ALL IN 110 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
We look forward to ALL IN 110 Sunday, September 7 when our goal are 100% roll attendance and 10% tithes! Guitarist Rodrigo Rodriguez will be our special musical guest.
WORSHIP MINISTRY REHEARSALS RESUME
Worship Choir and Orchestra rehearsals shift to Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Senior Adult Choir rehearsals resume Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Music Suite. Praise Team rehearsals resume Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. September is a great time to join the different aspects of our Worship Ministry at ERBC as a new church year gets underway!
SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT L.I.F.E. CLASSES
You can now sign up in the main hallway for Sunday Night L.I.F.E. classes that begin September 7. See Pastor Gene Ownbey's August newsletter article for more information on each class.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY STARTS SEPTEMBER 7
Children of the Day: 1st and 2nd Thessalonians by Beth Moore
ERBC Women's Ministry is offering this nine week Bible study at three different times weekly beginning the week of September 7. Sign up for your preferred Bible Study in the Ministry Information Center in the main hallway. Workbook cost is $16.
• Sunday Evening (5:00 - 6:30 p.m.) - led by Donna Medcalf
FIT FOR HIM PILATES SEPTEMBER 8
Ladies, it's that time of year again... school has started back, football season is here, and it's time to SHORE up your CORE! Come join us this fall 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!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS RESUME SEPTEMBER 10
Our delicious Wednesday Night Dinners will resume Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
YOU CAN HELP GIVE TO FURNISH THE MISSIONARY HOUSE
The Missionary House on Hudson and Devenger Roads is looking great thanks to a lot of hard work on the part of many people! You can help give to furnish the house for missionaries that we look forward to housing, and more information can be found here in the Missionary House Committee's article in the newsletter for August.
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.
If transportation is a problem for any reason, contact Pat Billings to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.
SHEPHERDING A CHILD'S HEART
Continuing this Wednesday is the 15-week parenting course, Shepherding a Child's Heart. Biblical parenting is about leading our children to change and grow, and to do that we must address the heart. Otherwise we will attempt nothing more than manipulative behavior modification that results in our children responding to a new idol rather than our loving Lord. For those who have previously registered, the class begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Angie Ownbey is leading the course.
WORSHIP CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA PRACTICES
Worship Choir and Orchestra practices start Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. after the Midweek Prayer Service. Now is a great time to start the summer practicing with us! Check ERBCMusic.com for more information.
MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE
The twentyfourseven Outreach Evangelism Training continues on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. Please make plans to come and reach out to our community!
Soccer practices start this week! We look forward to this Tuesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 28 when soccer practices start at 7:00 p.m. at the Hudson and Devenger Roads property fields.
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 continue collecting different items throughout 2014 for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in August! Thank you for your support!
Adult volunteers are needed to rock and care for our ERBC babies! If you could serve just once a month, especially during the 10:30 a.m. second hour time slot, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Amy Sweeney at 244-2975, ext. 120 or by email.
Our next Family Dedication Service will be on Sunday, September 28.
If you are interested in serving in AWANA or Good News Club this fall, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible. You can reach him at 244-2975, ext. 121 or by email. Thank you!
All 2014 - 2015 Good News Club volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend a required meeting on Wednesday, August 27 in Room A-106 (next to the Library) from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Please make every effort to be there!If you would like to support Good News Club financially, here are several ways you can give that will not interfere with your tithe:
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: Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. EQUIP will not meet on Sunday nights until September 7.
WEDNESDAY: The HUB - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center. The HUB is our mid-week worship service for Middle and High School students. The 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!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7: EQUIP, Sunday Night Discipleship, starts back from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center. We start a new series from Bible Studies for Life. The theme for the first 6 weeks is Connected and for the second 6 weeks is Overcome. Make plans to come on Sunday nights and invite a friend!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21: Titus2Night for Girls 6th-12th grade from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Student Center. More info to come SOON!
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. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by or before October 1, 2014. Our goal is 50! Balance due by or before May 3, 2015.
JULY 20-25, 2015: MISSION FUGE CAMP for High School Students (9th-12th grade) at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. The total cost is $348. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by or before January 11, 2015. We have 25 spots available. Balance due by or before May 3, 2015.
JANUARY 2-4, 2015: PASSION CONFERENCE, a gathering of 18-25 year-olds (includes rising Seniors), in Atlanta, GA. We'll leave Friday, January 2 at 1:00 p.m. and return home Sunday, January 4 at 5:00 p.m.
The Women's Missionary Union (WMU) will have our monthly meeting Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. The Missionary Focus Group will meet at Pat Ward's house on Monday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m.
We now only have one month not covered for our second Friday nights at Shepherd's Gate. If there is a class or group of folks who would want to visit Friday, September 12, we will have visited there 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 sign up.
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.
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!
MEDICAL TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The ERBC Medical Team works in conjunction with the Safety Team so our members can worship and serve in a safe environment that is well equipped with professionals who can assist in case of emergency. Each Sunday morning team consists of two doctors, one nurse and one dentist or dentist professional. Additions to the team could include paramedics, EMTs, or physician's assistants currently working in the medical field. The Medical Team of doctors and dentist will serve a two week rotation, and nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other members will serve one week rotations. Please contact Amanda Hopper at 590-4503 for more information on how you can serve.
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!
10-10-10: READ, PRAY AND TELL!
This year work hard to read your Bible at least 10 minutes a day, pray at least 10 minutes a day, and tell others and reach 10 people for Christ! The One Year Bible Online Plan can help you read through the Bible this year.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK
Be sure to Like the Women's Ministry on Facebook!
You can find out more about Weekday school year registration at the ERBC Preschool website.
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. Mark Hopper 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 Mark Hopper.
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
He Who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all - how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
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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