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Click here for a monthly Google Calendar of all of our upcoming events!

 

SPRING FORWARD FOR MARCH 8!

Be sure to Spring Forward before you go to bed Saturday night, March 7 for Daylight Savings Time!

 

LORD'S SUPPER CELEBRATION MARCH 8

We look forward to celebrating the Lord's Supper Sunday morning, March 8.

 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Starting March 8 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 MINISTRY

Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who kneels beside us. Join us as we dig into Hebrews with Lisa Harper in this 7-session study. Hebrews reminds us that Jesus reigns supreme, but He also draws near to us with compassion and empathy, and He loves to no end.

ERBC Women's Ministry is offering a new seven (7) week Bible study by Lisa Harper, Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus, at four (4) different times weekly. Sign up for your preferred Bible Study in the Ministry Information Center. Workbook cost is $13.

Sunday Evening led by Donna Medcalf (5:00 - 6:30 p.m.);
Tuesday Evening led by Amy Todd at the home of Jeanette Maxey, 397 Bright Road, Taylors (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.);
Wednesday Morning led by Libby Riddle (9:15 - 11:15 a.m.);
Wednesday Evening led by Sara Raunikar (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

Connecting Women is an intergenerational gathering of women for food, fellowship, and nurture in the ways of the Lord. Inspired by Titus 2:3-5, Connecting Women provides an opportunity for younger women to learn some very practical ways to glorify God in their homes, families, and sphere of influence from a team of women at various stages of life.
Spring Session: Finding Light from a Place of Darkness... Living a Fruitful Christian Life
Host Home: Alisa Bridger, 9 Gaffney Ct., Greer, SC 29650
Dates: Tuesday, March 24 or Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Program Team: Alisa Bridger, Sylvia Axmann, Gloria Culver, Lynn Terry

Reserve a place with Catherine Wofford beginning March 8 and ending on March 20 (space limited to 10 women per session). Choose one date and text or call Catherine at 864-764-0584 or e-mail.

There are several slots open for our monthly 2nd Friday evening at Shepherd's Gate during 2015. Please consider going with your Sunday School Class or small group. It is an investment of less than 2 hours of your time and talents.You will be blessed! Please contact Valerie Robertson by email or call 419-7438 with any questions or to find out more about this ministry.

 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY UNION MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

The Women's Missionary Union (WMU) Monthly Meeting and Lunch will be held Tuesday, March 10 in Room FLC-110/111 at 10:30 a.m. The Missionary Focus Group will meet Monday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pat Ward's house. The Mission Project for March is collecting toiletries for young men at the Miracle Hill Home for Boys.

 

PHILIPPINES MISSION TRIP REPORT MARCH 18

The Philippines Mission Team will report on their recent mission trip on Wednesday night, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

MEN'S MINISTRY MARCH MADNESS MARCH 20

The Men's Ministry will sponsor a night of March Madness Friday, March 20 in the Student Center as all men and boys 8th grade and up are invited for big-screen basketball, wings, fellowship, and a Gospel presentation. Cost will only be $5 per person at the door for food and drinks. Invite lost friends for this fun night! Sign up at the Ministry Information Table in the main hallway.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTIONS

Attention ERBC! We are collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again throughout this year! Collection containers can be found at the front door and Preschool door entrances of the church. We are collecting the following items: small toys, balls, cars, small dolls, jump ropes, paddle balls, jacks, slinkys, punch balls, balloons, noise makers, and party favors. Please bring in as many items as you can!

 

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.

 

ROMANS

If you are not a part of the Men's or Women's Bible Studies, you can join the Romans study 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: Numbers 29-32; Numbers 33-36; Deuteronomy 1-3; Deuteronomy 4-7; Deuteronomy 8-11; Deuteronomy 12-15.

 

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.

The March monthly meeting will return to the typical evening schedule and be held in the Family Life Center on March 16 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will include a devotional, program, covered dish meal, and fellowship around the table. The program will be presented by the four Koons Family sons. David, the oldest, plays the piano and the viola and recently the guitar and violin. Joseph, the second, plays the hammered dulcimer. Adam, the third, plays the cello. Bradley, the youngest, plays the piano. They will play selections of Celtic, sacred, classical, and modern music, most self-written.

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)Monthly Meeting and Lunch will be held Tuesday, March 10 in Room FLC-110/111 at 10:30 a.m. The Missionary Focus Group will meet Monday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pat Ward's house. The Mission Project for March is collecting toiletries for young men at the Miracle Hill Home for Boys.

 

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.

 

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

Please be praying for those preparing for the following trips:
Alaska, March 5-12: Pastor Eric Wooten, Kelsie Windsor, Hannah Bridger, John Partin, Seth Furman and Dale Winser

The ERBC Soccer Spring League begins March 10 for K4-6th Grade. Do you want to practice on Tuesdays or Thursdays? Pick which day and come to the Hudson Road soccER field to register and ready to practice, March 10 or March 12. Games will be March 14, 21, April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. Questions? Email Abi Elrod for information.

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

March 8 is Missions Night in AWANA! Pastor Travis will be sharing with the Sparks and T&T Groups about his mission trip to the Philippines.

Grand Prix cars have been ordered and should be in by Sunday, March 8!

We only have a few more weeks left in AWANA! Be sure to work hard in your books and finish strong!

AWANA Schedule: March 8: Missions Night; March 15: Regular Club; March 22: Regular Club; March 29: No Club due to Spring Break; April 5: No Club due to Easter; April 12: Missions Night; April 18: AWANA Grand Prix!; April 19: Crazy Hat Night!; April 26: Regular Club; May 3: Last night of AWANA! Party & Store Night!; May 10: AWANA Awards Night! This is a change of date from the original calendar!

Attention ERBC! We are collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again throughout this year! Collection containers can be found at the front door and Preschool door entrances of the church. We are collecting the following items: small toys, balls, cars, small dolls, jump ropes, paddle balls, jacks, slinkys, punch balls, balloons, noise makers, and party favors. Please bring in as many items as you can!

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!

UPCOMING 2015 EVENTS:

March 28: Easter Egg Hunt
April 18: AWANA Grand Prix
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

Children's Camp will be at Carson Springs in Tennessee on Tuesday, July 21 - Friday, July 24. Camp is for all children currently in 3rd - 5th grades. Cost is $100 per child. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due no later than Sunday, April 19! Checks may be made out to ERBC and given to Pastor Travis or to Ginger Hall.

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 5:00 p.m.

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!

MARCH 13-15, 2015: SPRING DNOW for 6th - 12th grade students! Worship and teaching sessions will be held in the Sanctuary. Students will sit together in their age groups, but we will have plenty of space for ERBC members to attend the worship and teaching sessions with us. Life Wide Open will lead us in worship for all sessions including the Sunday morning service. Pastor John will teach the Friday night session, Jody Jennings will teach all three sessions on Saturday, and Pastor John will teach the last session in the Student Center for our students during Sunday School.

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. For those who registered: remember the balance is due by or before May 3, 2015.

JULY 20-25, 2015: MFUGE CAMP for High School Students (9th-12th grade) at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. The total cost is $348. For those who registered: remember the balance is due by or before May 3, 2015.

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

 

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

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

 

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.

 


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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