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We will have a time of prayer on Monday, October 3 that includes lunch at 11:45 a.m. and prayer time from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Chick-fil-A lunch boxes, consisting of a sandwich, chips, cookie and tea, are available for $6. Fill out the bulletin insert and turn it in to request boxes for you and your family.



Sunday night, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. (after AWANA, EQUIP and grow Discipleship) we look forward to a Food Truck Fellowship in the front parking lot area! Trucks from Henry's Barbecue and Ellada Kouzina (Greek cuisine) will have food available to purchase, and we'll have games and fellowship together. Bring chairs to sit outside in the cool weather!



An exciting Couples' Conference is planned for the weekend of November 4 and 5 here at ERBC, and our own Jody and Emily Jennings will be leading teaching with the theme of Marriage Matters. Special music will be led by Tony and Jamie Williams, and we'll have delicious food as well. Sign up by using the bulletin insert and turn them in soon!



Men, women, boys and girls (must be 4 by September 1). $50 registration fee. High School boys, Adult Men and Women will play games on Monday nights. All others will games will be on Saturdays. Practices will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays in October. Games begin November/December and end in February.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Questions? Contact Abi by email.

Basketball Coaches NEEDED! If you are interested in being a coach or assistant coach for this year's league, please contact Abi by email. We will have a dinner and a Coaches' Clinic on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.



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



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!



Pilates Classes meet on 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.
"For in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28a



AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and grow Discipleship Classes continue Sundays at 5:00 p.m. with excitement for new growth. More information on grow Discipleship Classes, with leader information and class descriptions, can be found on this page.



Our Overflow Services in the Student Center continue Sundays at 10:30 a.m. These Sunday School Classes are asked to participate September 25:
Williams (Last Names A-H), Henderson/Rincon (A-H), Heath/Martin (A-H), and Sorrells/Swartzel Classes



The WMU (Women's Missionary Union)Missionary Focus Group will enjoy a meeting at Pat Ward's home on Monday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m. Our project for the month will be collecting school supplies for distribution to Lake Forest Elementary School.



We will host Kidz Blitz in our Sanctuary as an outreach to our community October 29 at 5:30 p.m.! Be sure to come and invite a friend! The entire family will have a blast! Check out the videos here and here.



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!



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.



Please join us for an outing at Lake Robinson on Thursday, October 27. The event will include a box meal and time for fellowship and to admire the beautiful view of the lake, mountains, and leaf colors. We will eat at 5:30-6:00 p.m. Cost is $5/person with bus transportation provided from church at 3:00 p.m. returning at 7:30 p.m. Sign-up sheet with additional information is located in the main church hallway. Sign-ups will close on October 19. Contact Pat Billings at 864-244-2975, ext 125 for additional information and to pay the fee.

Bus transportation will be available for the monthly meetings and events. Please contact Pat Billings in the church office at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 one day prior to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.



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

South Carolina Rebuild needs volunteers October 13-15 for construction-type work in helping the people of Sumter rebuild from the floods this past year. If you could serve either one day or all three days, please contact Pastor Eric Wooten by calling 864-346-7199 or Jeff Heath at 864-288-0910 before October 5.

Basketball Registration is now open. Men, women, boys and girls (must be 4 by September 1). $50 registration fee. Registration deadline is October 14. Please invite your friends, neighbors, and family! Practice for Men, Women and High School Boys begins the week of October 11. Monday night games for Men, Women and High School begin November 14. Practice for all others starts the week of October 25. Games for all others begin December 3.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Questions? Contact Abi by email.

Basketball Coaches NEEDED! If you are interested in being a coach or assistant coach for this year's league, please contact Abi by email. We will have a dinner and a Coaches' Clinic on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Greenville Baptist Association wants to express our love and appreciation to law enforcement personnel and their families as guests of honor with a free evening at the Zoo. There will be fun, food, entertainment, GREAT DOOR PRIZES, and animals too! BLUE IN THE ZOO VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED Saturday, September 24 at the Greenville Zoo. Greeters, registration assistance and Spiritual Survey assistance are all needed. We also need give-aways! Gift cards, electronics, gift baskets and more would be welcome. Contact Abi Elrod for more information at 864-244-2975 or by email.

We are creating a Counseling Team for events to guide and pray with individuals to discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, or other challenges, including becoming a believer of Jesus Christ. If you would like more information about being on this team, please email Abi.

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.



If you did not get your child registered for AWANA last Sunday, it is not too late! Bring them and we will get them involved! AWANA is for children who have turned 2 years old before 9/1/16 up through 5th grades!

Children's Choirs continue Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Our Good News Club continues this Tuesday! If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible. Please pray for our Good News Club!

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 at 5:30 p.m.! We will host Kidz Blitz in our Sanctuary as an outreach to our community! Be sure to come and invite a friend! The entire family will have a blast! Check out the videos here and here.

Our Mother/Daughter Retreat this year will be held on Friday evening, September 30 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. We are having a Painting Pajama Party! All girls currently in 2nd – 5th grades and their moms are invited! Cost is $20 for a mom with one daughter attending and $25 for a mom with two or more daughters attending. Register and pay no later than Monday, September 26!

All Preschool workers and their families are invited to a Preschool Worker Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, October 23. We will meet in the Family Life Center immediately following the morning worship service. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, October 17 by contacting Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.

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.

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. in the Student Center; 10:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary; Youth Choir at 4:30 p.m. in Room B-206!

EQUIP service continues from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Sunday afternoons. The Refill will be serving smoothies, the Band will lead us in worship, we'll start a new series in Bible Studies for Life, and then we'll break out into small groups for affirmation and prayer. Make plans to come, bring your Bible, and invite a friend!

WEDNESDAYS: THE HUB continues 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!


JUNE 12-16, 2017: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle AND High School Students 6th-12th grade at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $240. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by or before SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016. I have to register us EARLY in the fall because the Camp fills up fast, but we have to register with our deposits in hand. Balance due by or before May 7, 2017. Our goal is 75 students!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: RED FOX GAMES - Paintball. Cost: $20 each. Includes a paintball gun, face mask, 100 hundred rounds of paintballs, free air for the gun, and all day field pass. Pricing for additional paintballs will be $20 for 500 rounds, $30 for 1000 rounds, or $60 for 2000 rounds. Note: an average paintball player uses around 500-700 rounds depending on how many games they play. You will need to wear long sleeve shirts, pants, and gloves for protection… the more the better. We will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch! Pastor John will provide drinks. Everyone will need to sign a waiver… it's a must! Deadline to sign up and pay is October 23.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3: Packing Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at the Charlotte Processing Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will leave the church building at 6:55 a.m. sharp and will return around 5:15 p.m. We have room for 50 people. We have 33 spots for students (must be at least 13 years old) and 17 spots for adult leaders. First come, first serve! Please reply to Ginger to reserve your spot.

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



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!



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.



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 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!



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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.



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!



Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.

Romans 6:8



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 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 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.



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 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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