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Information and Events

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

 

NEW BULLETIN/INFORMATION SHEET FORMAT

Our new smaller bulletin format includes front page announcements, orders of service and the weekly calendar. These bulletins will be handed out to everyone.

There is an additional information sheet that is available in the vestibule of the Sanctuary and in the hallway just outside the Sanctuary that is new called in the KNOW. Pick one of these sheets up each week - it includes lots of information and events for everyone!

 

LAST NIGHT OF grow DISCIPLESHIP APRIL 2

The last night of grow Discipleship will be Sunday, April 2. We will have no evening activities on Palm Sunday, April 9 or Easter Sunday, April 16. The last night of AWANA and EQUIP will be April 23.

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS +1

Summer will be here before we know it! So will Summer Community Group fellowships! More details will be provided this Spring. If you would like to join a Summer Community Group - please let us know! Please contact Angela Yeargin by email and provide your contact information: name, number in family and ages, phone and primary email. Let's start praying for a great summer of Community Groups!

 

SECOND SERVICE USHERS ARE NEEDED

We need Ushers for the Second Service 11:15 a.m. hour. Please see Head Usher Mike Churchwell in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings to volunteer!

 

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.

 

WMU ACTIVITIES

The WMU (Women's Missionary Union)Missionary Focus Group is collecting any kinds of toiletries for the boys in the Miracle Hill Boys' Home. You can place your gifts in the bin in the main hallway. Thank you for helping with this outreach!

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATIONS

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!

MENU: Chicken/Beef Kabobs, Mushroom and Pesto Risotto, Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Apple/Caramel Pecan Slaw, Baked Potatoes, Baked Sweet Potatoes, House Salad; Assorted Desserts featuring Key Lime Bars
Children's Menu: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Chicken Nuggets

 

PILATES CLASSES

Pilates Classes continue 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

 

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.

2017 SPRING soccER: Boys and Girls, K4-8th Grade
Practices are on Tuesday or Thursday nights. Games are on Saturdays and end May 13 (off April 8 and 15). Please contact the office if you have any questions: Abi Elrod at 864-244-2975 or by email.

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

We only have 1 week of AWANA left this year! If you are trying to finish your book you can say verses on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings to Pastor Travis.

Sunday, April 2, is Career Night in AWANA! Come dressed as what you want to be when you grow up!

AWANApalooza is coming on April 23! We will run from 5:00–7:00 p.m. that night and have lots of fun for everyone!

Good News Club continues on Tuesdays at Lake Forest Elementary School! If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact Pastor Travis (244-2975, email). Everyone please pray for our Good News Club!

New list of items needed for VBS: white or cream colored yarn, any size popsicle sticks, any size package of glue dots, any kind of Hershey mini-candy bars. Thank you!

Here are some important Family Ministries dates for you to put on your calendar for this year!:
Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8 (If you would like to help with the Hunt please contact Pastor Travis)
Last night of AWANA: Sunday, April 23 (this is a change from our original calendar)
AWANA Awards Night: Wednesday, May 10
VBS: Sunday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 7 (evenings)
Children's Camp: Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23 (for current 3rd through 6th graders. $100 per child). $50 deposit due no later than Sunday, March 26 - the last day you can pay a $50 deposit for your child to go to Children's Camp!
2nd Grade Camp: Monday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 1 (for current 2nd graders to get them ready for "big" Children's Camp. $30 per child)
5th Grade Boot Camp (Sleeping with the Sharks): Sunday, August 6 – Monday, August 7 (for current 5th graders as a transition to Student Ministry. $65 per child)
Mother/Daughter Retreat: Friday, August 18–Saturday, August 19 at Look Up Lodge. This is for all girls currently in 1st – 4th grades and their mothers. Cost is $50 for a mother with one daughter attending and $75 for a mother with two daughters attending.

Our next Family Dedication Service will be on Sunday, April 2 during the 8:45 a.m. worship service. There will be a Family Dedication Class for those who have signed up on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

We are in need of some childcare workers for our revival services April 30 - May 3. If you are interested please contact Lisa Spitzer or Pastor Travis.

We are in great need of substitutes during the 8:45 a.m. First Worship hour and need 2 Babies B Adult Workers and 1 Threes Class Adult Worker in the Sunday School 10:00 a.m. hour. Please contact Amy Sweeney (244-2975, email) or Pastor Travis (244-2975, email) to let us know how you can help!

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: First Service 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center; Second Service 11:15 a.m. EQUIP continues from 5:30-7:00 p.m.!

WEDNESDAY: THE HUB Student Service continues at 6:30 p.m.! The HUB is our weekly worship for Middle and High School students. Our service includes 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!

COMING EVENTS:

REVIVAL Services with Rick Coram April 30 – May 3. Student emphasis night on May 3. More details to come soon!

JUNE 12-16: SUMMER SALT CAMP for Middle AND High School Students 6th-12th grade at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $240. Balance due from those who have signed up by or before May 7, 2017.

ERBC 2017 High School and College Graduates:

Sunday, May 21: ERBC Graduate Recognition Service for High School and College Graduates at 11:15 a.m. Second Service. If you are a graduating high school senior please send 5 pictures (no more, no less) by or before Sunday, May 7. We'll use these as part of the Graduate Recognition Service on May 21. One picture should be a baby picture and another of your Senior year. The rest are up to you. If you are a college graduate, we only need 1 picture (this picture does not have to be in cap and gown, but should be current).
Important: We need excellent images, of 300 dpi or higher. Horizontal images are best. Please send them to Ginger Hall in one of the following ways: CD, USB drive, provide the original photo in an envelope, folder, or ziplock bag, or upload files to a Dropbox folder and email the link. Please do not send photocopies or email images.

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

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:2-3

 


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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