VIEW THE SUNDAY BULLETIN AND IN THE KNOW
You can view the Sunday, March 10 bulletin and the in the KNOW information sheet for March 8 - 16. 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.
AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and grow Discipleship for Adults continue Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
CLASS LOCATION CHANGES
Continuing until the Fellowship Hall renovations are completed, the Halbert and Brown (Difference Makers) Sunday School Classes will meet in temporary classrooms set up in the Family Life Center. Some Children’s Sunday School Classes will meet in upstairs classrooms in the Education wing.
FELLOWSHIP HALL RENOVATION
The downstairs area (Children’s Ministry/Fellowship Hall) is off limits due to renovation work. Both men’s and women’s restrooms downstairs are not accessible. Please do not go downstairs until further notice. Thank you! You can see the progress through photos at this link.
ISRAEL TRIP THROUGH MARCH 22
The Israel Mission Trip is underway, and we ask that you would pray for all of the participants:
Tim and Tracy Sorrells • Robert and Fran Dill • Wallace and Laurie McNair • Alan and Stacy Corbin • Steve and Beth Bridges
Mike and Wanda Ponthieux • Todd and Didi Smith • Alice Parker • Robby and Maxine Compton • Larry Kendall/Earl Hysinger
Rhett and Allyson Hancock • Jack and Mary Linder • Cathie Joyce/ Debra Taylor • Kemp and Susie Bouknight
Steve and Angie Wilson • Marion and Lynn Terry • Kayne Anderson/ Sage Andrews (Karen Bigger’s daughters)
Karen Houston/ Karen Bigger • Michael Knight/ Virginia Knight (Michael’s mother) • Clark and Libby Riddle
John and Cricket Allen • Josh Wofford/John Freeman (Tour Host) • Al and Sandy Gist (Tour Host)
DEACON ORDINATION MARCH 17
The following deacons will be ordained on March 17: Ike Johnson, Oni Maxey and Larry Wilch. Please be praying for these men as they serve our church in the coming years.
TORCHBEARERS MONTHLY MEETING MARCH 18
The March monthly meeting will be a dinner on Monday, March 18 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 lasagna and bread provided. Please bring salads and desserts to complement the meal. The musical program will be presented by vocalist Mr. Lindsay O’Rear. 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.
MINISTRYSAFE SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS AND SKILLFUL SCREENING MARCH 31
Please join the Edwards Road Baptist Church team for Sexual Abuse Awareness and Skillful Screening Training presented by MinistrySafe, the nation’s foremost leader in sexual abuse prevention. Through this training, participants will learn how to recognize the offender’s ‘grooming process,’ respond to reports of abuse, and screen prospective staff members and volunteers for high-risk candidates. Find out more and sign up by clicking this link.
A GREAT WAY TO DONATE TO LAKESHORE CHURCH
Bo Smith with Lakeshore Church in New Orleans 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.
FIT FOR HIM PILATES FOR WOMEN CONTINUES
Fit for Him Pilates for Women continues Mondays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. in Room FLC-110!
NEW WIFI ACCESS CHANGES
Accessing the new 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 popup screen to join. You can also scan the QR Code printed in the bulletin.
FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION
Thank you for your patience and flexibility with our Children’s Ministry area renovations! Downstairs will continue to be off limits until further notice. Parents may drop their K5 - 5th grade children off for Sunday School in Room B-208 (upstairs), and then you can pick them up from the Wiggle Worship Room (5th grade girls will still be dismissed directly from their room).
Our AWANA Sparks group will go straight to the Preschool Hall on Sunday afternoons and will be directed to their rooms.
KREED continues to meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.! All K4 – 5th grade children are invited to attend!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held here at the church on Saturday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in helping please contact Pastor Travis at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email.
We will have our next Family Dedication Service on Sunday, March 31 during the morning worship service. You can sign up by contacting Ginger Hall. There will be a Family Dedication class on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for any parents who have never taken the class before participating in the Dedication Service.
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!
Animal print duct tape
Jungle animal stickers
You can bring all items to Pastor Travis’ office!
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 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center. The Refill booth starts serving smoothies at 5:15 p.m.!
WEDNESDAY: NO The HUB Student Service this Wednesday. ALL Students will join the adults in the Sanctuary for a special service: North Greenville University Worldview Team will speak, and our Student Ministry Band will lead in worship. It’s going to be a great night. Service starts at 6:30 p.m.!
SUMMER SALT CAMP, June 10-14 at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. For those who signed up: the balance will be due by or before May 5. This summer I am thrilled to announce, and by the favor of God, we have 96 registered students 6-12th grade going to Camp. This does not include 14 chaperones as well. Lord willing, we will take 110 people from ERBC to camp this summer. ALL praise to Jesus Christ our Lord!
Appreciation Dinner and Fellowship for ALL Student Ministry Sunday School and Equip Leaders on Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at SOUTHERN FRIED GREEN TOMATOES at Woods Crossing near the Mall. It’s one small way we would like to say THANK YOU for teaching the Word and sharing the love of Christ with our students every week all year long. Please join me as we eat, fellowship, and celebrate what God is doing in our student ministry at ERBC. Please RSVP to Ginger by email before or by April 21.
ERBC 2019 High School and College Graduates: Sunday, May 19 - ERBC Graduate Recognition Service for High School and College Graduates at 10:30 a.m. If you are a graduating high school senior please send 5 pictures (no more, no less) by Sunday, April 28. We’ll use these as part of the Graduate Recognition Service. One picture should be a baby picture and another of your Senior year. The rest are up to you. If you are a college graduate, we only need 1 picture (this picture does not have to be in cap and gown but should be current).
Important: We need excellent images, of 300 dpi or higher. Horizontal images are best. Please send them to Ginger Hall in one of the following ways: CD, USB drive, provide the original photo in an envelope, folder, or ziplock bag, or upload files to a Dropbox folder and email the link. Please do not send photocopies or email images.
Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger or by calling 244-2975, ext. 111.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION
You will be hated by everyone because of Me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
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 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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