VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW
You can view the Sunday, January 13 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for January 11 - 19, 2019. 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.
CALLED CHURCH CONFERENCE
There will be a Called Church Conference tonight at 6:30 p.m. to nominate Bob Allen as our Pastor of Education and Administration with a possible later vote to come.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES
KREED (Kids Remembering Encouraging Eternal Doctrine) for Children, The HUB for Students and grow Foundations of Our Faith all continue Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.!
GROW DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES
grow Adult Discipleship Classes continue Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and run through the Spring. The following classes are available:
Colossians: Led by Kirk Houston in Room FLC-111. Free of charge.
Financial Peace University: Led by John and Cricket Allen in Room B-201. $109.
Grace is Greater: Led by Gary Mendelsohn in Room B-204. $10.
Rudimentary Spanish: Led by Siria Harrison and Todd Smith. Free of charge. Sundays: Room B-206. Wednesdays: Room FLC-111.
The Relational God: Led by Steven Halbert in Room B-202. $10.
Women’s Ministry Bible Study: Women of the Word and God of Covenant: $20 for all materials and held 6 times in different locations during the week.
OFFERING ENVELOPES HAVE SHIPPED
We have been in contact with the distributor of the church’s offering envelopes. Due to their backlog, our offering envelopes were shipped late. They have been shipped and should be received this week. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for continued support of ERBC! You can also give online through www.edwardsroad.org on the GIVE tab.
The January monthly meeting will be a lunch Monday, January 21 at 12:00 noon in the Family Life Center. The meeting will include a devotional, program, and catered meal at $5 per person. Please sign up to estimate attendance. The program will be presented by a representative of the Greenville Historical Society to discuss Greenville history past and present.
The sign-up sheet for the lunch is located in the main church hallway. You can pay Amy Parker in the church office, deposit payment in a marked church envelope in the mail slot beside the Pastor’s office or the worship collection plate, or pay at the lunch. 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.
WEEKDAY 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Mark your calendars for the Weekday 2019-2020 school year registration. Dates are as follows:
Kindergarten/Moms Day Out (ages by September - 5 months through K5):
Church Families: January 3-16, 2019 in the WEE Office; Enrolled Families: January 16, 2019 in Room A-106; Open to the Public: January 30, 2019 in Room A-106
id CLASS JANUARY 21
The id Class event is an informal and relaxed time that includes dinner and childcare for prospective members to learn about the doctrine, stewardship and membership expectations of ERBC. This meeting has been scheduled for Monday night, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Please contact Angela Yeargin at 244-2975, ext. 141 or by email to sign up and for more information.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY PARTY WITH A PURPOSE NEEDS YOUR HELP AND DONATIONS!
ERBC will host residents of Miracle Hill’s Shepherd’s Gate and The Renewal Program for Party with a Purpose Friday, January 25, 2019. We need ALL ladies from ERBC (or friends) to donate CLEAN AND GENTLY USED scarves, pocketbooks and costume jewelry. Donation Barrels are at the office hallway and nursery entry. We would like to collect all donations by Sunday, January 20! Barrels will be emptied weekly.
We need ALL adult SS classes to collect the items they’ve been assigned for PWP. Once all is collected, put it in a bag and put in the office with Valerie Robertson’s name on it. Valerie will make weekly pickups.
Signups are in the hallway for these committees: Hostesses, Accessories, Child Care, Hand Massage, Manicures, Bibles, Decorations and Desserts.
Anyone can bake and greet, just greet, just bake, etc., but we need all the help from our ERBC body in this outreach ministry to Miracle Hill’s Shepherd’s Gate and Renewal ladies.
These 64-70 ladies, who find themselves in dire circumstances, need to feel loved by the body of ERBC, but more than that they need to know the love and hope of Jesus Christ!
Thank you, ERBC, once again as we stretch our comfort zones in our local community. Contact Peggy Murray by email or by phone at 864-569-3662 or Tonya Nelson by email or by phone at (919) 454-7298 for more information.
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SPRING
Sign up sheets are coming soon for helping the KAIROS Prison Ministry in the Spring of 2019! These options are available:
Inside Team: Signup deadline is February 10 and training starts February 12. Call Ed Chandler at 244-9153.
Kitchen Team: Call Lynette Chandler at 244-9153.
Bake Cookies: Cookies need to be delivered to ERBC no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 6.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
Many thanks to our ERBC members that volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army. The volunteers were children, youth, students, and adults. The volunteers heard and saw many heart-warming statements and actions from those donating, such as “I was helped as a child when my Dad was out of work, and I want to give back,” or when a little girl took money from her own pocketbook to donate, or when a guy dressed in a Santa outfit or a guy with a beautiful Siberian Husky dog joined the volunteer. This year ERBC signed up for three Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Walmart on Pelham. Our volunteers collected $2160. Overall, $450,000 was collected during the 2018 Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign, and 2500 children were helped. Congratulations to the Salvation Army for a campaign well done.
ERBC began ringing bells in 1993 and has continuously participated in the campaign through this year, celebrating 25 years ringing the bells. The effort was begun by Dick Crain, current ERBC member, and Jim Stovall, previous member. Lately, the effort has been continued by Pat Ward and currently by Skeet Martin. This year members signed up for nine of the fifteen 2-hour time slots assigned. ERBC is asking for a member to lead the 2019 Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please contact Skeet Martin if you are interested.
FIT FOR HIM PILATES CONTINUES
Fit for Him Pilates for women continues Mondays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. in Room FLC-110.
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.
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
We will have PJ NIGHT in AWANA this Sunday, January 20! We will also have our Store Night that we missed in December due to the snow!
KREED continues this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.! All K4 – 5th grade children are invited to attend!
Camp dates/costs/deadlines to be announced next Sunday!
We are collecting the following for VBS 2019:
Bird decorations from Christmas such as cardinals, doves, etc. The more colorful the better!
Stuffed animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos and rhinos. Large or small!
Small containers with plastic/rubber lids such as oatmeal and coffee cans/containers
Animal print duct tape
Jungle animal stickers
You can bring all items to Pastor Travis’ office!
PAID CHILDCARE WORKERS NEEDED
The Preschool Department is in need of paid childcare workers on Wednesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Sunday evenings. These positions would be substitutes for the month of January but may become permanent. Please contact Kristina Joyner or Travis Cross if you are interested in working either/both of these days.
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!
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; EQUIP Service for Students continues from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center. The Refill booth starts serving smoothies at 5:15 p.m.!
WEDNESDAY: THE HUB Student Service! THE HUB is our weekly worship service for Middle and High School students from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. 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!
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, a panel discussion of 3 men sharing their lives and their walk with Jesus, drawing for 6 big prizes, 2 hour bowling outing at Wade Hampton Lanes, and we’ll finish the night off with snacks and reaffirming of the message. This event is for those that have already signed up.
FEBRUARY 1-3: CONVERGE CONFERENCE, Myrtle Beach, SC. We have a group of 33 students and 10 adult leaders attending. We covet your prayers! For those who signed up you will need additional money for 3-4 meals at the conference. We’ll leave on Friday, February 1 at 1:00 p.m. and return on Sunday, February 3 around 5:30 p.m. CAN’T WAIT!
MARCH 1-3, 2019: DISCIPLE NOW for 6th-12th Grade Students at Edwards Road Baptist Church. DNOW is a very intense weekend that includes lots of worship, preaching, small groups, and deep growth in the Lord Jesus. It will also include lots of food, fun, and fellowship! Students will spend Friday night through Sunday morning (at church and in host homes) feasting on God’s Presence, His Word, and enjoying the fellowship of God’s people. It will consist of 1 session on Friday night, 3 sessions on Saturday, and we will conclude with Sunday School and worship together on Sunday. Cost: $45 each. Deadline to sign up and pay is Sunday, February 3! Our goal is 100 students!
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger or by calling 244-2975, ext. 111.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:15-16
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 email@example.com 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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