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THE MARTINS IN CONCERT OCTOBER 1

Grammy and Dove Award-winning family group The Martins will sing in concert Sunday morning, October 1 during a 10:30 a.m. Combined Worship Service. Sunday School will be held at 9:00 a.m.

 

PARENT RETREAT NOVEMBER 3 AND 4

We are planning a Parent Retreat for Friday, November 3 through Saturday, November 4 at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC. Our speaker will be Steve Wright, Pastor at Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Steve Wright is the founder of InQuest Ministries and author of reThink, ApParent Privilege, and Becoming An Eagle. He has been serving in a local church since 1988. He was Assistant Pastor of Student and Family Ministries at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC from 1999-2012. He is currently serving at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, FL. He received his PhD in Family Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. He received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree is from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. Steve and his wife Tina were married in 1989. They are blessed with three children – Sara, William, and Tyler.

The retreat will run from approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday through lunch on Saturday. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. This will include lodging, 3 meals, and a snack. We are opening the retreat to parents and grandparents. The tentative schedule is dinner and one session/worship on Friday evening. Saturday will be breakfast, session/worship, snack, session/worship, lunch, and then head home. We need to know how many are planning to attend as soon as possible. We have 50 spots (25 couples) available that can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. All parents/grandparents of children ages birth – college are invited!

Please sign up and pay the $120 no later than Sunday, September 24. After September 24 the cost will be $70 per person and $140 per couple. We will not be providing childcare for the retreat. Contact Ginger Hall by email or at 864-244-2975, ext. 111 for more information and to sign up.

 

AWANA, EQUIP AND GROW CLASSES CONTINUE

AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and new Adult grow Discipleship Classes continue Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Classes include the following:

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT Women's Study: Sundays (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.); Facilitated by Emily Jennings in Room B-212/214
Tuesdays (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.); Facilitated by Allyson Hancock at the home of Kathy Oliver, 117 Father Hugo Drive, Greer, 29650
Tuesdays (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.); Facilitated by Laurie McNair at the home of Linda Hester, 21 Kingsbury Way, Greenville, 29617
Wednesdays (9:15 - 11:15 a.m.); Facilitated by Peggy Murray in the Student Center
Wednesdays (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); Facilitated by Sara Raunikar in Room A-106

THE EXPLICIT GOSPEL Young Singles Study
Led by Pastor Aaron at 7:30 p.m. at his home located on 1001 Botany Road, Greenville, 29615

TRU U 2: IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE? BUILDING THE HISTORICAL CASE
Led by Gary Mendelsohn Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Room A-106.

WALK THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT
Led by Gene Ward Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Suite.

YOU AND ME FOREVER
Led by BJ Bateman and ERBC Marriage Mentors Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Room B-204.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture led by Tim Sorrells and Rhett Hancock Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room B-208.

PRAYER IN THE SANCTUARY
Discerning The Master’s Plan Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. In the Sanctuary.

 

PRAY FOR THE MASTER'S PLAN

The Discipleship, Worship, Prayer, Evangelism and Missions, Ministry, Communication, Stewardship and Community Discernment Groups will meet for the next several weeks to interact and to prepare a report of what they feel they have heard from God for ERBC. Please continue to pray and to search for The Master’s Plan during this exciting period in the life of our church!

 

WMU ACTIVITIES

Thank you, ERBC, for giving school supplies for Lake Forest Elementary School. We had backpacks, paper, pencils, notebooks, etc. The ladies were thrilled with our donation.

The WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) Missionary Focus Group will be held Monday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the ERBC picnic area. Husbands are invited, and please bring either cole slaw, baked beans or dessert. Meat, buns, condiments and drinks will be provided. Contact Jane Gregory for more information at 884-6947.

 

GRAND MOMS

Grand Moms is a focused prayer group for mothers and grandmothers. We will pray for our children, our grandchildren, and ourselves as we minister in our families. We meet on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Library. For more information, contact Kathleen Wilch at 864-325-2695 or Sandy Dunagan at 864-616-6688.

 

LADIES' PILATES CLASSES

Pilates for ladies is offered again this year on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in Room FLC-110. The cost is $15 per month and checks may be made payable to ERBC. If you are new to Pilates, the first month is FREE! Bring an exercise mat. Contact Tracy Sorrells for more information at 864-420-3347.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS

Wednesday Night Dinner continues Wednesday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Submit reservations through the Sunday School Signup sheet or by calling the Church office at 244-2975 by Monday at 10:00 a.m. Serving lines will be open until 6:15 p.m. Costs: Adults $7, Children (6-12 years) $5, Family maximum $20. September 27 Menu: Pot roast, squash casserole, broccoli salad, apple cobbler. Children: Pot roast with mac and cheese and green beans; dessert same as adults.

 

soccER REGISTRATION SEPTEMBER 19 AND 21

Time for Fall soccER 2017! Plan to register at the first practice at the fields on the corner of Hudson and Devenger Roads. For Thursday night practices, register September 21 at 6:00 p.m. You can download the Soccer Registration Form in Word Document format here. We need COACHES! If you want to coach, please reply to Abi or call 244-2975 with grade and practice day request. We will provide guidelines for practice.

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

The outing at the Olivers' lake house has been cancelled due to the effect of Hurricane Irma on the house. Your lunch fee will be refunded by Pat Billings.

The date for the Senior Salt Christmas Carol Sing at The Billy Graham Center at The Cove outside Asheville, NC is Monday, December 4. Sign-ups will close October 1 or when the 30 available tickets are reserved at $34 per person.

We will attend the Honkey Tonk Angels play at the Mill Town Players Playhouse in Pelzer, SC on Thursday, October 12 at $8/person with dutch meal at The Acropolis prior to play. Bus will leave the church at 5:30 p.m. returning around 10:00 p.m. Sign-ups will close October 1 or when the 15 available tickets are reserved.

Sign-up sheets are located in the main church hallway with additional information. Please pay the fee prior to the activity to assure a place. Please pay fee to Pat Billings in the church office or deposit fee in church envelope with name, event, and amount into secure mail slot beside Pastor's office or into collection plate. If transportation is a problem for any reason, contact Pat Billings in the church office at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.

 

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS

We welcome our new members Cody and Lenze Ramage (Sorrells/Swartzel Class) by Letter.

 

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 Communications/IT Director Barry Brown at 244-2975, ext. 112 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.

Time for Fall soccER 2017! Plan to register at the first practice at the fields on the corner of Hudson and Devenger Roads. For Tuesday night practices, register September 19 at 6:00 p.m. For Thursday night practices, register September 21 at 6:00 p.m. You can download the Soccer Registration Form in Word Document format here. $20 per player. You may use the blue/yellow jersey if you have one from a previous year, or wear a blue or yellow t-shirt for game days. We will not order jerseys this season.

We need COACHES! If you want to coach, please reply to Abi Elrod with grade and practice day request. We will provide guidelines for practice.

Interested in playing Basketball? All ages, boys and girls, men and women are welcome, and you can sign up using this link.

Monday Divisions (Men and High School Boys) - games begin November 13, 2017
Saturday Divisions (Children/Youth) - games begin December 2, 2017

Registration is $50, and the Deadline to sign up is October 9. Late registration is $75 until October 20 (no refunds will be given after October 9). ERBC Basketball is offered for those that have turned 4 years old by September 1, 2017 through Adults. Depending on age, practices will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Games will be held on Mondays or Saturdays.

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

PRESCHOOL NEEDS:
1) Two adults to serve as Preschool Directors during the 11:15 a.m. worship hour, once every four weeks.
2) An adult worker to serve in Babies at 10:00 a.m. during September and October only. This is a temporary position until the regular worker returns from medical leave.
Please contact Amy Sweeney by email or 244-2975, ext. 120.

We are in need of a few more Good News Club workers. If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible by email or 244-2975.

If you would be willing to serve as a sub for AWANA, please contact Pastor Travis.

The ERBC Harvest Carnival will take place on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the ERBC campus. We will need lots of volunteers and lots of candy, so plan now to help us out! More details and ways you can help to be announced soon!

Our next Family Dedication Service is scheduled for Sunday, November 12 during the 8:45 a.m. worship service. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.

We are planning a Parent Retreat for Friday, November 3 through Saturday, November 4 at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC. Our speaker will be Steve Wright, Pastor at Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Steve Wright is the founder of InQuest Ministries and author of reThink, ApParent Privilege, and Becoming An Eagle. He has been serving in a local church since 1988. He was Assistant Pastor of Student and Family Ministries at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC from 1999-2012. He is currently serving at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, FL. He received his PhD in Family Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. He received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree is from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. Steve and his wife Tina were married in 1989. They are blessed with three children – Sara, William, and Tyler.

The retreat will run from approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday through lunch on Saturday. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. This will include lodging, 3 meals, and a snack. We are opening the retreat to parents and grandparents. The tentative schedule is dinner and one session/worship on Friday evening. Saturday will be breakfast, session/worship, snack, session/worship, lunch, and then head home. We need to know how many are planning to attend as soon as possible. We have 50 spots (25 couples) available that can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. All parents/grandparents of children ages birth – college are invited!

Please sign up and pay the $120 no later than Sunday, September 24. After September 24 the cost will be $70 per person and $140 per couple. We will not be providing childcare for the retreat. Contact Ginger Hall by email or at 864-244-2975, ext. 111 for more information and to sign up.

PICTURES: You may notice on the in the KNOW information sheet 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: 8:45 a.m. First Worship, 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and 11:15 a.m. Second Worship. EQUIP for Students continues from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center.

WEDNESDAYS: THE HUB Student Service continues for Middle and High School students every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the Student Center. Come join us as we fellowship, worship the Lord Jesus in song, and hear a challenging and encouraging word from the Word. Snacks and drinks provided!

COMING EVENTS:

JUNE 11-15, 2018: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle and High School Students 6th-12th grade at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $245. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017. Balance due by or before May 6, 2018. Our goal is 85 students! Commit NOW and make this very important investment in the life of your student!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18: PAINTBALL AT RED FOX GAMES. Cost: $20 each. Includes a paintball gun, face mask, 100 rounds of paintballs, free air for the gun and an all day field pass. Additional money required for extra paintballs. We'll leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch! We'll provide drinks. Everyone will need to sign a waiver. Deadline to sign up and pay is October 22.

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018: CONVERGE CONFERENCE, Myrtle Beach, SC. For College Students, High School Juniors and Seniors. Experience worship, community, and clear and relevant teaching from God's Word. Cost: $85 each. Covers conference ticket ($35) and two nights lodging (4 persons to a room). You will need additional money for 5 meals at the conference. We'll leave on Friday at 12:00 p.m. and return on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. Deadline to sign up and pay is November 12.

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

 

PIEDMONT WOMEN'S CENTER ABORTION RECOVERY GROUPS

Have you lost a child through abortion? Abortion Recovery Assistance can help you find freedom from past abortion experiences. Let us help you move into your future unhindered by the past. Abortion Recovery Assistance provides a safe, confidential, loving, and supportive place for you to work through your personal heartache and grief.
Groups are forming now. Please contact Piedmont Women's Center at 864-244-1434 or visit www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/assessment to begin your healing journey.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

HELP THE HUNGRY AT HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK

Did you know the largest pantry in SC is right here in Greenville? We see an average of 200 families per day at Harvest Hope's pantry. We need volunteers to help prepare food and serve those in need. Positions and schedules flexible. Whether an individual, family, or group- we have a way for you to help! Please reach Tanya Yachaina at by email or 864-281-3995, Ext. 3113 to learn more, and visit their website for more information.

 

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

Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

2 Chronicles 6:40

 


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.

 

 

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