VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW
You can view the Sunday, November 18 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for November 15 – 24. 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.
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.
FOR CURRENT ONLINE ERBC GIVERS
If you have used The City for online giving in the last 2 years, please check your email for details regarding online giving on our new platform, Realm. One email per family was sent on Friday, November 16.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION CENTER OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 19
The Operation Christmas Child Collection Center, located in the Fellowship Hall, is open through November 19. You can find empty shoeboxes for filling in the main hallway, and you can bring filled shoeboxes during these dates and times:
Monday, November 19: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
GENERAL AND MISSIONS BUDGETS AVAILABLE
Copies of the new General and Missions Budget for 2019 are now available in the main hallway. The budget vote will be held during the November 25 morning worship service.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS NEEDED
Please sign up to ring the bells at the Walmart on Pelham Road to collect donations for the Salvation Army. Singles, couples, and families can sign up. We are asking for volunteers for December 1, 8 and 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in 2 hour increments. The sign-up sheet is located in the main hallway.
NEW GROW DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES
New grow Adult Discipleship Classes begin in January and run through the Spring. The following classes are planned, and you can see the bulletin insert and www.edwardsroad.org for more information. Signups are also available in the main hallway:
Colossians: Led by Gene Ward and Kirk Houston. Free of charge.
Financial Peace University: Led by John and Cricket Allen. $109.
Grace is Greater: Led by Gary Mendelsohn. $10.
Rudimentary Spanish: Leader TBA. Free of charge.
The Relational God: Led by Steven Halbert. $10.
Women’s Ministry Bible Study: Women of the Word and God of Covenant: Leaders TBA. $20 for all materials and held 6 times during the week.
GREAT NEED FOR PRESCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
We are still in need of the following: 10:30 a.m.: Babies B Class: 2 adult workers to serve every four weeks.
If you cannot commit to a rotation we could still use your help! You can serve as a substitute on an as-needed basis. Please contact Amy Sweeney at 864-380-5785 or by email. If you call and do not get an answer, please leave a message and she will call you back!
ROMANS SERMON SERIES
Pastor Aaron will continue the Romans series Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Sunday School classes studying the passages simultaneously.
FIT FOR HIM WOMEN’S PILATES CONTINUES
Fit for Him Pilates for Women Mondays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m.!
GOOD NEWS CLUB
Good News Club continues on Tuesdays at Lake Forest Elementary School! We are in need of volunteers to help in our Good News Club this coming school year! If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible at 864-244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.
COLLECTING FOR PRISONER PACKETS
The WMU’s current project is collecting items for Prisoner Packets distributed to prisoners during the holidays. We welcome donations from anyone. Put these items in the provided 1 gallon size zipper bags and place in the blue bin in the main hallway by November 21:
One BLACK non-retractable pen (NO wire-clip and no other color pen); One writing tablet no larger than 5” 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 – NO regular stamps);Two rolls of hard candy like LifeSavers, Mentos, BreathSavers type (NO Smarties, Sweetarts, Necco Wafers, Rolos, Starbursts, Tic-Tacs); One 4 to 6 ounce bar of soap (NO travel size, NO unwrapped/unboxed bars); One 4 to 6 ounce toothpaste (NO travel size)
TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Our next outings will be a catered Pig Pickin’ with all the fixins at the Todds’ on Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. at $5 per person requiring sign-ups by Sunday, November 25, and we will go to the play A Dickens Christmas Carol at the Logos Theatre in Taylors on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. at $35 per person requiring sign-ups and advance deposit by Sunday, November 25 to purchase tickets.
The sign-up sheets with more information for the November lunch and the special activities are located in the main church hallway. You can pay Amy Parker in the church office, deposit payment in a marked church envelope into the mail slot beside Pastor’s Office, or deposit payment in a marked church envelope into the collection plate. Fee for the lunch and Pig Pickin’ can be paid at the event, but fee for the play must be paid by the cut off date. If transportation to the church is 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.
FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH: DOCTRINE OF GOD
Pastor Aaron brings Foundations of Our Faith: Doctrine of God and will continue the series Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. There are no activities Wednesday, November 21 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
We have a 4 week mission project going on to help Ryan Elliott with his Eagle Scout project. From now through December 9 please bring in items for Loaves and Fishes. AWANA kids received a flyer last week about the project, but anyone can give! Also it is a COMPETITION between the boys and the girls! You can bring in any of the following items: canned meats, peanut butter, flour, sugar, coffee, vegetable oil, pasta, rice, cereal, grits, dry milk, canned soup/stew, and any low-fat/low-sugar non-perishable food items. Collection bins are located in the main hallway of the church!
Sunday, November 25 is SUPER HERO NIGHT in AWANA! Dress like your favorite SUPER HERO!
KREED will not meet November 21 due to Thanksgiving. We will meet again on Wednesday, November 28.
STUDENT MINISTRY – OUR GOAL: JUST ONE MORE!
SUNDAY: Sunday School in the Student Center at 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary; EQUIP continues from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center.
WEDNESDAY: The HUB weekly worship service will be off for Thanksgiving, but we will return November 28 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Student Center.
DECEMBER 12: STUDENT CHRISTMAS PARTY in the Student Center from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. It’s for 6th-12th Grade Students AND our Youth Leaders (S.S. and EQUIP). Theme: CHARLIE BROWN Style Christmas Party! We’ll eat first thing at 6:00 p.m. followed by our Christmas devotion, and we’ll finish up with a gift exchange. Cost: $5 each which covers food and gift. Bring your money when you come. Meal will be turkey and ham, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, dessert, and tea/soft drinks. Please RSVP with Ms. Ginger by December 9. Dress wintery like one of the Charlie Brown Christmas characters. :)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18: GUYS’ TITUS 2 NIGHT for 6th-12th Grade Guys from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. in the Student Center. It will be a night of instruction and encouragement! The night will include a delicious meal, worship, Bible study, drawing for 3-5 big prizes, 2 hour bowling outing at Wade Hampton Lanes, and we’ll finish it off with snacks and re-affirming of the message. Cost is $10 each. Deadline to sign up and pay is Wednesday, January 9. This event is also open to the fathers of our guys as well at the same cost.
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger or by calling 244-2975, ext. 111.
LEAGUE ACADEMY STUDENTS PRAYER TIME
Students attending League Academy are invited to a time of Bible study and prayer prior to their school day each Tuesday at the home of Sonya and Rudy Ables on 214 Stone Lake Drive. Students arrive by 7:15 a.m. and will walk together to school at 8:00 a.m. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grades are invited; ERBC students are encouraged to include their friends and others who may be interested in this time of prayer. For questions, contact Sonya at 430-2915 or by email.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
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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