REVIVE! RICK CORAM SEPTEMBER 22-25
REVIVE! A time of confession, repentance and spiritual renewal with Evangelist Rick Coram and the ERBC Music Ministry begins this Sunday morning, September 22 and will be held nightly at 6:30 p.m. through September 25. We will enjoy meals together each night at 5:15 p.m. as well as dynamic preaching and close fellowship! Sign up for meals using this link. Love Offering envelopes are available in the Sanctuary for Rick Coram, and you can also give online or text erbc coram to 73256.
VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW
You can view the Sunday, September 22 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for September 22-28. 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.
PHILIPPIANS: LIVE JOYFULLY CONTINUES
Our Sunday School and Sermon Study Philippians: Live Joyfully continues this Sunday morning! Be sure to read and study Philippians 1:27-30 for next Sunday’s adult Bible study.
The Women’s Missionary Union Missionary Focus Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, September 23 at Jane Gregory’s home. All ladies are invited!
INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR BOB ALLEN AND DAVID McWHITE SEPTEMBER 29
Sunday, September 29, Dr. Allen McWhite speaks during the 10:30 a.m. Installation Service for Bob Allen and David McWhite.
AWANA/EQUIP/grow CLASSES CONTINUE SEPTEMBER 29
AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and grow Adult Classes continue Sunday, September 29 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. grow Classes include:
Christ-Centered Parenting in a Complex World through October 20 led by Hobbi and Leslie Maurer – Free in Room B-204
Colossians Part 2 through December 8 led by Kirk Houston – Free in Room FLC-111
The Discipline of Grace through December 8 led by Kathleen and Larry Wilch - $10 in Room A-106
Women’s Study: Exodus Part 1 – From Egypt to Sinai; $5 for the Study Guide:
Sundays through November 24 led by Emily Jennings in the Library
Tuesdays through November 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.:
Led by Allyson Hancock at the home of Lauren Brown, 205 Coronet Lane, Taylors, 29687
Led by Laurie McNair at the home of Linda Hester, 21 Kingsbury Way, Greenville, 29617
Led by Donna Medcalf and Karla Partin at the home of Fran Dill, 208 Arundel Road, Greenville, 29615
Wednesdays through November 20 from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. led by Kathleen Wilch in the Library
Wednesdays through December 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. led by Sara Raunikar in Room A-106
Return to Worship: A God-Centered Approach through October 27 led by Pastor Clay Smith - $8 in the Music Suite
Spanish through October 27 led by Todd Smith and others - Free in Room B-212/214
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity October 27 – December 15 led by the ERBC Marriage Mentoring Team - $10 in Room B-204
i9 SPORTS SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
ERBC is hosting i9 Sports this year, and we need your help as we seek to bless those who will be on our field during this event. Every Saturday between now and October 26, we will be out on the Hudson and Devenger Roads rec field from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with snacks, crafts, and games, and we will praying for open doors to show and share the love of Christ with those we encounter. If you would like to volunteer for a slot on one of these Saturdays, please email Pastor David or send a text to 864-432-0805.
KREED/THE HUB/1 SAMUEL ADULT BIBLE STUDY RESUME OCTOBER 2
Wednesday night, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Aaron resumes a new Adult Bible Study from 1 Samuel in the Sanctuary. KREED (Kids Remembering Encouraging Eternal Doctrine) meets in Rooms B-113/212/214, and The HUB for Students meets in the Student Center.
CHURCH LEAGUE FALL BASKETBALL
Church League Fall Basketball is just around the corner! The deadline for registration is November 1, and you can register using this link. Forms are also available from the Front Office as well as from Amy Parker.
The cost is $50 per participant. Team brackets are:
· K4-1st Grade Coed
· 2nd-3rd Grade Girls
· 2nd-3rd Grade Boys
· 4th-5th Grade Girls
· 4th-5th Grade Boys
· Middle School Girls
· Middle School Boys
· High School Girls
· High School Boys
Parents, if you can serve as a Coach or a Team Parent, please indicate that as you register.
The October evening monthly meeting will be on Monday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center and will include a devotional, a program, and a covered dish meal with the entrée provided. You bring the sides and desserts. The October program includes the musical talents of our own Karen Houston and Michael Knight.
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
Due to Revival services this week we will not have AWANA on Sunday or KREED on Wednesday. We will resume AWANA on Sunday, September 29 and KREED on Wednesday, October 2!
Sunday night, September 22 is Family Ministries Night in Revival! Join us from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in the Family Life Center for a hamburger/hot dog meal and then at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for the worship service!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE PRESCHOOL DEPARTMENT
These volunteers are needed in the Preschool Department:
Babies/Crawlers (9:00 a.m.) – 1 adult worker to serve once every four weeks
3’s & 4’s class (10:30 a.m.) – 2 adult workers, or 1 adult and 1 female youth, to serve once every four weeks
Please contact Amy Sweeney at 244-2975, ext. 120 or by email.
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 EQUIP service but please attend the churchwide Revival Service in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Come and invite a friend! EQUIP Service will resume next Sunday, September 29.
WEDNESDAY: No The HUB Student Service, but please attend the churchwide Revival Service in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Come and invite a friend! The HUB Student Service will resume next Wednesday, October 2.
JUNE 8 - 12, 2020: SUMMER SALT CAMP. The total cost is $245. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by or before Sunday, September 29. Our goal is 100 students! Balance due by or before May 3, 2020. It is very important we register early to secure our camp date! It fills up fast, so don’t wait!
OCTOBER 20: S.N.A.C. (Sunday Night After Church) after EQUIP service in the gym from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. FREE PIZZA and soft drinks will be served! We ask the guys to bring a variety of salads, and the girls bring desserts please. Come prepared to play dodgeball, knockout, volleyball, and cornhole after we eat. Parents of students are welcome to attend as well. Please RSVP with Ginger by October 17.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16: PAINTBALL - RED FOX GAMES. Cost: $20 each. Includes a paintball gun, face mask, 100 rounds of paintballs, free air for the gun, and all day field pass. Additional money required for paintballs. We’ll leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m.. Bring a sack lunch! We will provide drinks. Everyone will need to sign a waiver. Deadline to sign up and pay is October 27.
JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020: CONVERGE CONFERENCE, Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, SC. It’s for College students, High School Seniors and Juniors. Experience worship, community, and clear and relevant teaching from God’s Word. Cost: $95 each. Covers conference ticket and two nights lodging (4 persons to a room). You will need additional money for 3 meals. We’ll leave on Friday around 1:00 p.m. and return on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. Deadline to sign up and pay is November 10.
JULY 26-31, 2020: VICTORY SPORTS CAMP. We will serve alongside Greg and Mia Pendarvis serving the St George/Walterboro area in SC. More details to come SOON; however, I do know it will be a servant evangelism week making Jesus known through Sports and VBS. My goal is to take 20-25 people total. I’m recruiting Jesus people from ERBC in High School, College, and adults who want to make a Jesus difference in the lives of children and students in our state. If interested in going, see Pastor John for more info.
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger or by calling 244-2975, ext. 111.
LEAGUE ACADEMY STUDENTS MORNING PRAYER GROUP
The League Academy Students Morning Prayer Group continues Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. with morning snacks and a time of study and prayer before walking to school together at 8:00 a.m.
• GIRLS: will meet at the home of Sonya and Rudy Ables, 214 Stone Lake Drive
• BOYS: will meet at the home of Annie and Dan Singletary, 19 Merimac Court
(Both homes are a short walking distance of League Academy)
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
A group of men from area churches, including ERBC, will deliver a short course in Christianity to inmates at Perry Prison on October 10-13. KAIROS Prison Ministry would like for 100 people to bake 5 dozen cookies, and the goal for ERBC is 500 dozen cookies. The overall goal for the weekend is 6000 dozen cookies! You can also participate and help this ministry by signing up to pray and by helping the Kitchen Team (contact Lynette Chandler at 864-630-7366 to help and for more information). Prayer signup sheets as well as what to pray for are in the main hallway along with instructions on baking cookies and when to deliver them here to ERBC (the cookies must be delivered on Wednesday, October 9 no later than 5:00 p.m.). Please contact Ed Chandler at 864-630-7366 if you have questions or would like more information on how you can minister!
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.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
And I am sure of this, that He Who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE MINISTRIES OF OUR CHURCH?
Check or cash – in the offering plate
Online Giving – click this link to go to the Give page on our website or scan the appropriate QR Code in the bulletin
Bill Pay through your bank
Text-Giving - text erbc to REALM (73256) and follow the instructions
SEPTEMBER 15 GIVING
General Budget: $24,992.33; Year to Date: $1,293,258.35; Budget Need: $1,391,645.42
2019 YTD percent of Budget Given: 66.12% (compares to 2018 YTD of 66.68% of 2018 Budget Given)
Missions Offering: $1,718.00; Year to Date: $124,330.30; Budget Need: $138,536.54
SEPTEMBER 15 ATTENDANCE
9:00 a.m. Sunday School Classes: 453; Nursery: 43; TOTAL: 496
10:30 a.m. Worship: 491; Nursery: 38; TOTAL: 529
Sunday Evening Activities: 329
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:
The Music Ministry website is 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.
Another easy way to give is through Text Giving. Text erbc to REALM (73256) and follow the instructions that will be sent to you.
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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