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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.



Copies of the 2017 Ministry Plan General Budget are available in the back of the Sanctuary. Please examine these plans and pray over them to prepare for our Quarterly Church Conference on Wednesday, November 2 when we will discuss the budget. The Budget Vote will be held with no discussion on Sunday morning, November 6 during the worship service.



The WMU (Women's Missionary Union) project for the month is collecting items for Prisoner Packets. We welcome any donations from anyone, and you can put items in the blue bin in the main hallway. Put these items in 1 gallon size zipper bags in the blue bin in the main hallway by November 20:

One BLACK non-retractable pen (no wire-clip and no other color pen); One writing tablet no larger than 5-1/2" x 8" (no wire bound or composition book); One adult toothbrush (individually factory-sealed, no multi-packs); Five First Class #10 stamp-embossed envelopes (from US Post Office); Two rolls of candy (LifeSavers, Mentos, BreathSavers type); One 4 to 6 ounce bar of soap (no travel size); One 5.8 ounce or larger toothpaste (no travel size)



Our Overflow Services in the Student Center continue Sundays at 10:30 a.m. These Sunday School Classes are asked to participate October 30:
Williams (I-W), Henderson/Rincon (I-W), Heath/Martin (I-W) and Howe Classes



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. Several volunteers are needed for this event. If you are interested in helping please contact Pastor Travis.



Basketball practice begins the week of October 25. Questions? Contact Abi by email.

The Coaches' Clinic will be held Monday night, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.



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. The Conference will include dinner on Friday night (for the whole family) and a Friday evening session with Jody and Emily Jennings. Saturday includes breakfast and Saturday morning sessions with the Jennings. Special music will be led by Tony and Jamie Williams, and we'll have delicious food as well.

The Conference will conclude before lunch, so lunch will not be provided. Childcare is provided, and we will need your childcare reservations BEFORE October 31! The Conference cost is only $20 per couple, so PLEASE invite lost and undiscipled family and friends. Sign up using the bulletin inserts.



The Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer is coming up on Monday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. Join with women from all around the world to pray for the millions of people living in darkness that need to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Also on November 7 we will have the Sanctuary open all day for the Prayer Cover event. Everyone is invited to pray for our nation and our world on the day before Election Day.



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 also continues at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.



Wednesday Night Dinners continue as Chef Edwin Hutchinson provides the delicious meals! 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! Here is the menu for Wednesday:

Pot Roast with Root Vegetables and Brown Gravy, Collard Greens, Brown Rice, Vegetable of the Day, Baked Potatoes, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Dinner Salad; Assorted Desserts featuring Cherry Cobbler

Children's Menu: Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Onion Rings/French Fries



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



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 on November 20. 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.

Please sign up to help work in the Operation Christmas Child Relay Center on the sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway. Call Lisa Spitzer at 419-8416 with any questions.



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.



The November monthly meeting will be November 7 at 12:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The meeting will include a devotional, program, and catered lunch. The musical program will be provided by the North Greenville University BSU Bluegrass Band. The fee will be $5/person. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet located in the main church hallway and pay the fee to Pat Billings in the church office by November 2.

Our next outing will be at Lake Robinson Thursday, October 27 for those signed up. The buses are full, and sign-ups have closed. 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. Buses will leave from the church at 3:00 p.m. returning at 7:30 p.m., but you can join us at any time. 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.

We are collecting PAPER TOWELS the whole month of October for Miracle Hill. Please deliver them to the Mission Table.

Serve Alaska, March 2-12, 2017. Join us as we serve 2 days at the Iditarod then travel North to minister and serve in a local village.

Counseling Team Members needed. Counseling Team will be available at ERBC events to speak with people one-on-one regarding personal and spiritual matters. We will have a training in the coming months.

Basketball Practices begin the week of October 25. Questions? Contact Abi by email.

The Coaches' Clinic will be held Monday night, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

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.



Your child can still participate in AWANA! See Pastor Travis to register!

1. Collecting money for new shoes for the children/youth at our orphanage in Myanmar. You can send in any amount of money (checks made to ERBC) up through December 4.
2. Collecting items for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Notes went home with the children last week asking for certain items. These items will be collected through November 13.

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! We could use a couple of more volunteers to serve every week as well as more people who are willing to be subs for GNC.

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.

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 on Collection Day November 20.

Please sign up to help work in the Operation Christmas Child Relay Center on the sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway. Call Lisa Spitzer at 419-8416 with any questions.

The ERBC Weekday Program is sponsoring a food drive through November 4. There will be a box in front of the Preschool desk during this time. Please help us help Our Savior Christian Ministries Pantry, located at the Lutheran Church Of Our Savior, with these items (check expiration and "Best By" dates, please):
Breakfast foods – dry cereals, complete pancake mix add water only, grits; peanut butter; canned spaghetti sauce/tomato products; canned fruit; canned vegetables; shelf-stable items

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 continue a 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!


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: RED FOX GAMES - Paintball for those who have already signed up. 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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Middle School Fellowship (6th – 8th grade) at the home of Josh and Catherine Wofford (119 Hillpine Drive, Simpsonville) from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We'll have a bonfire, food and fellowship! We will serve pizza and salad with S'mores for dessert. Please bring $2 to cover dinner. RSVP to Ginger by or before Wednesday, November 16. Everyone please meet at the Woffords', but Pastor John will be driving a bus for students who do NOT have a ride to the Woffords'. We will leave from the church at 5:00 p.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. Please let us know to reserve a spot.

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!



Be sure to Like the Women's Ministry on Facebook!



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!



Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4



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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