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

 

NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS MAY 28

Pastor Aaron begins a new sermon series starting May 28 on Ecclesiastes named The Meaning of Life.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DEADLINE JUNE 1

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications are available in the church office at the Receptionist's Desk. Please see the application for more details on 2017-2018 revised scholarship criteria. Deadline for application submission is June 1. You can call LoriAnne Tolbert at 244-2975 for more information.

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION TRIP JUNE 3-10

These are the members of the ERBC Mission Team that will be leaving Saturday, June 3 for a week long service mission in the Dominican Republic: Dr. Leonard Pugh, Dr. Mike Ward, Dr. Randy Butler, Todd Smith, Lisa Spitzer, Kaitlyn Gratz, Bradley Fayonsky, Timothy Spitzer, John Ward, Max Butler, and Wallace McNair. Please keep them in prayer!

 

GAIHN FAMILY HOSTING STARTS JUNE 4

We look forward to hosting GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) families the week of June 4. Contact Fran Dill at 292-3019, Sylvia Axmann at 346-0955 or Jeff Heath at 288-0910 to help with this vital ministry.

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS +1

Summer Community Groups start June 21! These Groups are a great place to make new friends, go deeper in your walk with the Lord and further connect with ERBC members. Groups will meet through August 2 but will not meet July 5. If you have any questions, you can email Abi Elrod. Continue to pray for another great summer!

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

Several activities are planned in June. On Tuesday June 6, a day trip to the Oliver's Lake Keowee home is planned. Sign-ups will close on Sunday, June 4. The bus will leave the church at 8:30 a.m., returning by 5:00 p.m. Cost is $7 per person for a catered lunch. Pontoon boat rides will be available as well as time to sit on the porch fellowshipping and observing the beauty of the lake.

On Thursday, June 29, a day trip to the Music by the Lake Concert at Furman University is planned. Sign-ups will close on Sunday, June 25. The bus will leave the church at 6:15 p.m., returning around 8:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person for a boxed meal. The Greenville Chorale and Lakeside Concert Band will present "Let Freedom Ring - A Patriotic Celebration." Bring a folding chair.

Please sign up on the sign-up sheet located in the main church hallway with additional information. Please pay the fee prior to the activity to assure a place. You may pay the fee to Pat Billings in the church office or drop a church envelope with your name, event, and amount enclosed in either the secure envelope slot to the right of the Pastor's Office or in the 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.

 

MISSION GREENVILLE JUNE 17-24

Hosting of the Mission Greenville participants takes place June 17-24 as they travel here to minister daily throughout the week. Because they will be housed in rooms throughout the church, we will not have Sunday School Classes the morning of June 18. Dr. Ralph Carter, former Pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, will be preaching in both services. Please be in prayer for all of the participants for safety and for power in Jesus as they minister!

 

WMU ACTIVITIES

The WMU (Women's Missionary Union) monthly meeting and lunch will be held Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room FLC-110. The Missionary Focus Group will not meet in June or July. All ladies are invited! Contact Jane Gregory for more information at 884-6947.

 

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS

We welcome our new members, Janet Conard (Heath/Martin SS Class) by Statement of Faith and Tim and Julie Foss (Lockhart/Maurer Class) by Profession of Faith Seeking Baptism.

 

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.

 

LIFE LINE HEALTH SCREENING

Life Line Screening will be here in the Family Life Center on Friday, June 9 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today. For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease. There is no time like the present to take action! Learn more by watching this short video. See their website to get more info about how you can sign up while receiving $10 off any package priced above $139.
Three ways to register:
Call toll-free: 866-229-0469
Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
Text: The word circle to 797979

 

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.

These are the members of the ERBC Mission Team that will be leaving Saturday, June 3 for a week long service mission in the Dominican Republic: Dr. Leonard Pugh, Dr. Mike Ward, Dr. Randy Butler, Todd Smith, Lisa Spitzer, Kaitlyn Gratz, Bradley Fayonsky, Timothy Spitzer, John Ward, Max Butler, and Wallace McNair. Please keep them in prayer!

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

VBS Online Registration is OPEN! Sign up today for Operation Arctic! Children who are 3 years old by May 31 through current 5th graders can participate! Go here to register! Hope to see you at VBS!

New list of items needed for VBS: white or cream colored yarn; any size package of glue dots; any kind of Hershey mini-candy bars; 14-16 oz. bottles of Ranch dressing; 14-16 oz. bottles of ketchup; cotton balls (any size package); 14-16 oz. bottles of syrup. Thank you!

All K4 – 5th Grade children will attend the Wednesday night service with their parents this week.

We have an urgent need for volunteers willing to serve as substitutes! We also need an adult or youth to help on two different weeks of the month in the 8:45 a.m. Walkers/Twos class. 10:00 a.m. Needs: Babies A – one adult worker; Babies B – one adult worker; Threes – one adult worker. Please contact Amy Sweeney (244-2975, email) or Pastor Travis (244-2975, email) to let us know how you can help!

We have two spots open for Camp McCall August 3 - 5. These spots could go to a father and son or to two boys. Boys must be currently in 1st - 4th grades. Cost is $150 for father/son or $75 per boy. Contact Pastor Travis if you want these spots.

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: First Worship Service 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School in the Student Center at 10:00 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11:15 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: SPECIAL NIGHT at The HUB from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center to kick off the Summer break. We will celebrate with FREE FOOD: Sub sandwiches, chips, and dessert followed up with some dodgeball and basketball. Student Ministry will provide all the food. No need to bring anything. This invitation is to all Middle and High School students/student families. Please RSVP to Ginger by email before or by Monday, May 29 so we know how much food to buy.

COMING EVENTS:

THURSDAY, JUNE 8: STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS!: Middle School Fellowship at the home of Ryan and Dana Swartzel, 444 S. Buckhorn Road, Greenville, SC 29609. Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Food, fellowship, games, and Bible Study! High School Fellowship at the home of Scott and Annette Fayonsky, 321 Wilmington Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Food, fellowship, worship and Bible Study!

JUNE 12-16: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle AND High School Students 6th-12th grade at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. Please pray over our 77 students and 12 chaperones attending that we will have a safe, Jesus-filled week. Pray that we will listen with intent to obey. Thank you!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: Pool Party for Middle and High School Students at Botany Woods Community Pool from 6:00-9:00 p.m. across the street from ERBC. Girls, bring a dessert. Boys, bring a side item (salad, fruit, baked beans, etc.) but no chips! The church will provide burgers, chips, drinks and everything else needed. Please RSVP with Ginger by or before June 19. Girls, please wear one piece swim suits or a shirt and shorts. Thanks!

Transitions Class Summer Bible Study
College Students and Young Adult Singles: Our Transitions Sunday School Class Summer Bible study will meet every Tuesday through August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lands' home on 4929 Bridle Path Lane, Greenville, SC, 29615. Food will be provided! The class leaders are Mike and Janelle Ward and David and Marlou Land. Come join us for a great time of fellowship!

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.

 

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

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

John 3:17

 


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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