VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW
You can view the Sunday, May 19 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for May 17 - 25. Click the arrows in the middle of the document left or right to go back and forth between pages, and you can download each in PDF format by going to the bottom of the documents in the menu where it says "Download PDF." If you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view these documents, you can go to the Adobe website to download it free.
The May evening monthly meeting will be this Monday evening, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The meeting will include a devotional, a musical program, and a covered dish meal with pork loin as the entrée and apple crisp as the dessert provided. You bring the sides. The musical program will be presented by several members from The Rip Cords group singing a capella.
On Tuesday, June 4 a day trip to the Olivers’ Lake Keowee home is planned. Lunch will be provided as well as pontoon boat rides, games, and time to sit on the porch fellowshipping and observing the beauty of the lake. Buses will leave the church at 9:00 a.m. returning around 5:00 p.m. Cost is $7 per person for the catered lunch. Sign-up sheet will be in the main church hallway. Sign-ups will close on Wednesday, May 29.
If transportation to the church is ever a problem for any reason, contact Amy Parker in the church office at 864-244-2975 to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from participating.
LORD’S SUPPER MAY 26
We will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning, May 26 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
PRAYER COVER JUNE 3
Prayer Cover will be held on Monday, June 3, and bulletin inserts will be available to sign up for Chick-fil-A box lunches. We plan to eat at 11:45 a.m., and we will pray from noon until 1:00 p.m.
REMEDIOS CUBA MISSION TRIP REPORT JUNE 5
The Team that visited Remedios, Cuba in April will bring a mission trip report Wednesday night, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
SUPER SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT JUNE 9
Rev. Thomas Yeargin from Greater Hopewell Baptist Church will be our Guest Speaker for Super Summer Sunday Night June 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. We will combine our church choirs for a great night of fellowship!
i9 SPORTS BASKETBALL CAMP STARTS JULY 15
It’s coming up on time for Summer Basketball Camp July 15-19! We’ll be holding camp in the ERBC Family Life Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon each day for children ages 5 to 12. $119 to register on i9sports.com or call 864-642-0209.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY SHEPHERD’S GATE DEVOTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For the last year and a half ERBC Women’s Ministries have been doing Monday Morning Devotions from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. at Shepherd’s Gate (Miracle Hill). Usually one or two ladies from ERBC will commit to a 30 minute devotional for a month each Monday. If our ERBC ladies could take a month at a time, more if you wish, it would help the ladies develop a relationship with you, feel a sense of security, and would prayerfully open an opportunity for you to share Jesus in a more intimate way. Please call Peggy Murray at (864) 569-3662. Thank you!
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
2019-2020 Scholarship Applications are now available in the church office at the Receptionist’s Desk. It is the desire of Edwards Road Baptist Church to assist students in the pursuit of a career in Christian Service through higher education at a seminary, college, or university. The funds for the Scholarship Program are made available through gifts given to ERBC. Submit your application to LoriAnne Tolbert by Monday, June 3. When submitting your application, please be sure to include all the items listed on the last page of the application. For more information, contact LoriAnne Tolbert at 864-244-2975, ext. 113.
BLUE RIDGE MINISTRIES IN NEED OF WOMEN VOLUNTEERS
Blue Ridge Ministries is in need of women to volunteer to teach Bible/book studies at Leath Correctional Institution for Women one day a week. These studies are centered on teaching women how to be Godly moms and Godly women. Your life will be changed and you’ll be blessed by this experience. Please contact Libby Riddle at 864-630-0531 or Jim Williams at 864-630-4950.
A GREAT WAY TO DONATE TO BO AND KATY SMITH AND LAKESHORE CHURCH
Bo Smith has made us aware of some of their needs, and donating to them is as easy as buying items off the Amazon Wishlist shown on this link:
Thinking about getting married? Engaged? Already married but want to move from “good” to “great”? Struggling?
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
ERBC’s Marriage Mentoring Ministry is designed to help couples:
• PREPARE for a new marriage
• STRENGTHEN a good marriage, and
• HEAL troubled marriages
HOW IT WORKS: A trained ERBC couple (not professional counselors) comes alongside you and your spouse to help you build skills to strengthen your marriage. You’ll look at areas like communication, conflict resolution, finances, stress, spiritual beliefs, and more.
GET STARTED: Could you or a friend benefit from Marriage Mentoring? Let us know by email or by completing one of the applications available outside the Church office. ERBC’s Marriage Mentoring Ministry is available to ERBC members and to the community.
Accessing the ERBCGuestWiFi is as simple as clicking the WiFi access on your device and following the directions to connect. Use the password The way of Jesus and click the blue button on the pop-up screen to join. You can also scan the QR Code printed in the bulletin.
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
Change in schedule for KREED:
May 22 – Last night of teaching for KREED.
May 29 – All children will meet at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and to make a decoration to be used in VBS. We need ALL kids there!
June 5 – All children will go to the Sanctuary with their parents to hear the Cuba mission trip report.
REMEMBER that ALL paperwork and ALL money for ALL summer camps MUST BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 22! If you need paperwork or to know how much you owe you can contact Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email. Thank you!
We are collecting the following for VBS 2019:
Stuffed animals such as parrots, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos and rhinos. Large or small!
Animal print duct tape
Jungle animal stickers
You can bring all items to Pastor Travis’ office!
STUDENT MINISTRY – OUR GOAL: JUST ONE MORE!
SUNDAY: Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center; Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. No Sunday Night EQUIP Service for Students through September 1. We will start back Sunday, September 8.
WEDNESDAY: The HUB Student Service from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.! The HUB is our weekly worship service for Middle and High School students in the Student Center. Come join us as we fellowship, worship the Lord Jesus Christ in song, and hear a challenging/encouraging word from the Word. Snacks and drinks provided!
SUNDAY, MAY 26: Kick Ball for Middle and High School Students and parents from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Soccer Fields. Come join us for some fun!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29: SPECIAL NIGHT at The HUB from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the gym to kick off the Summer break. We will celebrate with FREE FOOD: Sub sandwiches, chips, and dessert followed up with some dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, cornhole, and fellowship time. Student Ministry will provide all the food. No need to bring anything. This invitation is to all middle and high school students and student families. Please RSVP to Ginger by Sunday, May 24 so we know how much food to buy. Thanks!
JUNE 10-14: Summer Salt Camp at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. I know our church takes prayer seriously, so please begin to pray for our camp and continue to pray our students while at camp. Pray that as we worship and hear the preaching of God’s Word, that we listen with intent to obey. Pray for the favor of God over us all during that week as well as our families back home. Thank you, Church, for your prayers!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19: Pool Party for Middle and High School Students at Botany Woods Community Pool from 6:00 to 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 to Ginger by email by June 16. Girls: please wear a one-piece swim suit or a shirt and shorts. Thanks!
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger or by calling 244-2975, ext. 111.
TRANSITIONS CLASS SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
College Students and Young Adult Singles: Our Transitions Sunday School Class Summer Bible Study will meet every Tuesday through July 30 at 7:00 p.m. Food will be provided! The class leaders are Mike and Janelle Ward and David and Marlou Land. Contact Mrs. Janelle for more info by email or her cell number at 864-275-1052. Come grow in the Lord with us!
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty One Who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.
MAY 12 GIVING
General Budget: $ 20,700.59; YTD: $ 668,497.64; Budget Need: $ 714,628.73
2019 YTD percent of Budget Given: 34.18% (compares to 2018 YTD of 32.23% Budget Given)
Missions Offering: $ 1,576.50; YTD: $ 59,998.20; Budget Need: $ 71,140.38
MAY 12 ATTENDANCE
8:30 a.m. Worship: 401; Nursery: 56; TOTAL 8:30 a.m.: 457
10:30 a.m. Worship: 507; Nursery: 59; TOTAL 10:30 a.m.: 566
No 5:30 p.m. Evening Activities: 0
The Music Ministry website is now redesigned, optimized for phones and includes downloadable practice MP3 music files!
New online givers can sign up at onrealm.org/EdwardsRoad using the email address on file with ERBC. Then click on Forgot Your Password. Follow the directions to set your password. Once in Realm, click on Giving on the left and the “+ Give” to add a gift.
If you have any questions, please contact LoriAnne Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-244-2975 ext 113.
The Pastors and Staff are appreciative of all the ways you give to the church! In doing so, you are supporting evangelism and ministry efforts both locally and around the world.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK
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.
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 with Worship Ministry needs. Join the Media Team and enhance the worship for everyone! You will receive training that is quick and easy, and you will not have to sacrifice a lot of your time. Contact Amy Parker 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!
PIEDMONT WOMEN'S CENTER ABORTION RECOVERY
Have you lost a child through abortion? Abortion Recovery Assistance can help you find freedom from past abortion experiences. Let us help you move into your future unhindered by the past. Abortion Recovery Assistance provides a safe, confidential, loving, and supportive place for you to work through your personal heartache and grief.
Groups are forming now. Please contact Piedmont Women's Center at 864-244-1434 or visit www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/assessment to begin your healing journey.
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.
HELP THE HUNGRY AT HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK
Did you know the largest pantry in SC is right here in Greenville? We see an average of 200 families per day at Harvest Hope's pantry. We need volunteers to help prepare food and serve those in need. Positions and schedules flexible. Whether an individual, family, or group - we have a way for you to help! Please reach Tanya Yachaina at by email or 864-281-3995, Ext. 3113 to learn more, and visit their website for more information.
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