VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW

You can view the Sunday, July 21 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for July 19 - 27. 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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES

Wednesday night activities include Foundations of Our Faith in the Student Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. as well as Worship Choir and Orchestra Practice in the Sanctuary.

 

LORD’S SUPPER SERVICE JULY 28

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper during our 10:30 a.m. morning worship service on Sunday, July 28.

   

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY CLASS STARTS JULY 30

Cricket Allen will be teaching a Financial Peace University class on Tuesday nights starting July 30 at Keller Williams Greenville Upstate on Woods Lake Road. Learn how to get out of debt and build wealth! If you or someone you know would benefit taking the class, contact Cricket at 864-414-4802 or you can sign up at this link.

 

ROAR! VBS REGISTRATION

ROAR! Take an epic adventure that engages the whole herd. Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life through our VBS that will be held Sunday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 7 nightly from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as we learn that Life is Wild and God is Good! Register for free online.

 

PRAYER COVER AUGUST 5

We will be praying Monday, August 5 starting with lunch at 11:45 a.m. in the Library. Sign up using the bulletin inserts that will be available soon for a $5 Chick-fil-A lunch box.

 

SUPER SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT OF PRAISE/FELLOWSHIP HONORING CINDY HAITHCOCK AUGUST 18

The Worship Choir and Orchestra are practicing now to prepare for our Super Summer Sunday Night of Praise August 18 at 6:00 p.m.! Following the service we will have a fellowship honoring Cindy Haithcock for her years of service here at ERBC.

 

SAVE THE DATE: MARRIAGE MENTORS EVENT AUGUST 23-24

Through four videotaped sessions recorded in Arden, NC this spring, pastor and author Paul David Tripp will encourage you to connect your marriage to the power of Jesus Christ.

Friday, August 23: Develop Good Habits; Pull Weeds & Plant Seeds - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 24: Deal with Your Differences; Protect Your Marriage - 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Cost is $10 per person. Childcare will be available at no additional cost, but children must be registered. Click this link to register. Send questions by email to ERBC’s Marriage Mentors.

 

i9 SPORTS SOCCER/FLAG FOOTBALL/T-BALL REGISTRATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER

i9 Sports is partnering with ERBC for Soccer, Flag Football and T-Ball starting September 14. Click here to register. You can also call 864-642-0209, and a QR Code is printed in the Sunday bulletin for easy access to their online registration.

 

TORCHBEARERS MINISTRY

A day trip to the Senior Salt Christmas Carol Sing at The Cove at The Billy Graham Training Center outside Asheville, NC is planned for Monday, December 9 at $44/person with lunch and bus transportation provided. Please sign up on the Torchbearers activity sign-up sheet in the church main hallway. One bus is full and reservations are being taken for the second bus. Sign-ups will close when the 14 seats in the second bus are filled. If you have signed up, please pay Amy Parker in the office, drop fee in labeled envelope into the mail slot beside the Pastor’s Office, or place a labeled envelope in the worship collection plate in order that tickets can be ordered. This event will soon sell out.

If transportation to the church is ever a problem for any reason, contact Amy Parker in the church office at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from participating.

   

 WOMEN’S MINISTRY SHEPHERD’S GATE DEVOTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

I’d like to thank all the ERBC ladies that have signed up to do Monday Morning Devotions at Shepherd’s Gate this year. I am still in need of ladies to do Monday devotions for November. The time for Devotions is 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. at Miracle Hill’s Shepherd’s Gate. I know that sounds early for some, but some could do Devotions before going to work or after dropping children off from school. Some could be like me and give up that extra cup of coffee to share Jesus’ love. 

The devotion needs to be Biblical and simple enough to share in 30 minutes. I promise the ladies are so appreciative and you walk out so truly blessed for giving this time for Jesus and them. 

Unless someone else wants to coordinate Monday Morning Devotions atShepherd’s Gate, December will be our last Devotion times. Beginning Sunday, July 7 at 8:00 a.m. I will begin doing Devotions at Shepherd’s Gate every other Sunday. 

Please pray how you can help with Devotions at Shepherd’s Gate: whether you would like to take November in 2019, coordinate Monday morning devotions (if another church doesn’t take it), or be a substitute for Devotions. Please contact me if you have any questions. Blessings, Peggy Murray - 864.569.3662

 

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.

   

WIFI ACCESS

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

All K4 – 5th grade children will meet this Wednesday, July 24 with Pastor Travis downstairs at 6:30 p.m. Parents will pick your children up at the playground (weather permitting) at 7:30 p.m.

VBS Registration is OPEN online! VBS will be held Sunday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. each evening. Join us as we learn that Life is Wild and God is Good! You can use this link to register your child. Children who have turned 3 by May 31 through 5th grade are welcome to attend!

VBS workers are needed! Anyone in 6th grade or older can volunteer! Contact Pastor Travis by email or 864-244-2975 if you can help.

We will need some help moving chairs immediately following the worship service next Sunday, July 28. We are getting ready for VBS and will be moving chairs off the stage as well as moving some in other areas of the church. Please meet at the front of the Sanctuary when the service is over. Thank you!

 

VBS COLLECTIONS

For VBS we are in need of animal print and solid color (no gray) duct tape! We are also collecting cardboard paper towel rolls. These items may be given to Pastor Travis.

    

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 for Students through September 1. We will start back Sunday, September 8.

WEDNESDAYS: The HUB Service will return on Wednesday nights on August 21.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31: A DAY AT CAROWINDS! Ticket cost to our students is $27 each plus you will need money for food inside the park (estimate one meal and a snack). We will eat supper after we leave the park to save money so plan for one more meal. For parents of students who would like to attend the cost is $40 each (group rate plus tax) plus food money. We’ll leave from the church building at 7:30 a.m. sharp! The park opens at 10:00 a.m. We’ll leave the park at 7:00 p.m. and return home around 10:00 p.m. Come join us for a day of fun and fellowship in the Lord! The deadline to sign up and pay is this Sunday, July 14. 

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!

 

ODE TO THE OFFICE CREDENZA

In light of attempting to urge those with lost Bibles, DVDs and other various items to come pick up these goods, the ERBC Poet Laureate Jerri Ward has written a moving verse:

Ode to the Office Credenza

The credenza in the office is getting really full. If

Your name is on a package, come on in and pull it.

If you no longer want it, that’s perfectly fine,

Just take a little minute and drop us a line. ;-)

Please - before she attempts any more literature - come pick up your items.

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION

This is how we know what love is:

Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 John 3:16

 

JULY 14 GIVING

General Budget: $ 41,555.45; YTD: $ 993,501.34; Budget Need: $ 1,053,137.08

2019 YTD percent of Budget Given: 50.80% (compares to 2018 YTD of 49.02% Budget Given)

Missions Offering: $ 5,672.00; YTD: $ 95,642.90; Budget Need: $ 104,838.46

 

JULY 14 ATTENDANCE

9:00 a.m. SS Classes: 438; Nursery: 60; TOTAL 9:00 a.m.: 498

10:30 a.m. Worship: 496; Nursery: 43; TOTAL 10:30 a.m.: 539

No Evening Activities


WIFI ACCESS

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.

MARRIAGE MENTORING

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.

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:

http://a.co/bSsilTI

ERBCMUSIC.COM

The Music Ministry website is optimized for phones and includes downloadable practice MP3 music files!

GIVE ONLINE!

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 ltolbert@erbc-sc.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

You can find out more information when you Like the Women's Ministry on Facebook and see our website information page!

 

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 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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