OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To glorify God by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ,
advancing His Kingdom through worship,
Bible study of His inerrant Word, Ministry and Missions.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES OF SERVICE
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Have a blessed day! Remember that Jesus loves you and we at Black Creek love you. We invite you to attend any of our services as you have opportunity. The world’s situation is horrible. Prophecy is being fulfilled each day which leads us to a personal question. Are you ready for the return of Jesus? Any day He may come with trumpet sounds. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, invite Him to be your Savior and Lord. We can help. Call if you need someone to pray with you or help you find who Jesus really is. You will be glad you did!
Sensational Singles: Saturday, September 8, at 12:15pm, Westwood BBQ, Hartsville, SC
SEPTEMBER: Socks, schools supplies – binders, folders
OCTOBER: All school supplies – pencils, tablets, sharpeners, erasers, highlighters, pens
YOUTH EVENTS: Creek Life will meet each Wednesday at 6pm for supper with the congregation in the Durant building and following they will have their Bible study. Mr. Rick Young and Mr. Butch Rudisell will be leading them for awhile. Come and be a part of God’s wonderful love. (no Wednesday night suppers in June, July, August, December) During these months, youth will meet at 6:30pm.
CHILDREN IN ACTION EVENTS (CIA’S): Bring your children to our wonderful Children In Action group and learn about missionaries and get involved in earning badges for mission service. Your children will be sure to learn a great deal from the Bible and cooperate with others who love people. Our adult staff stands ready to share the love of Jesus with all our children. Try us, you might like us! CIA’S meet each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.
FELLOWSHIP SUPPER: Each Wednesday night at 6pm we meet and have supper together. Different Sunday School classes cook on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and we have a Pot Luck Covered Dish Supper each 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Bring a well filled dish of your favorite food. Our folks are great cooks. We hope that you try out our warm hospitality. After eating, we have our Bible Study and pray for those on the prayer list. Suggested donation is $ 3 per person; if you do not have the money come on anyway. WE DO NOT HAVE SUPPERS IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, & DECEMBER
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP: At 6 pm we have an informal sermon from our pastor and you are always invited to share your views on the related scriptures and topic. We hope you take seriously this evening worship service. At times we will mix up with special speakers, have relevant movies and discussions and other planned speakers. At times we will have a short 4-6 week discipleship class We hope you take an opportunity to come and visit with us. If you would like to lead in a study or have someone special to come let one of the deacons or pastor know in advance so we can publicize the event.
SUNDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES in SEPTEMBER at 6:00pm
September 2: Revelation 19
September 9: Revelation 20
September 16: Revelation 21
September 23: Revelation 22
MOVIE NIGHT – Sunday, September 30 @ 6:00pm
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. Next Meeting is September 10, 2018 at 7:00pm. Please pray for these men of God as they lead us. PRAYER does change people and situations and when you do not know what to pray for, pray for your deacons, pastor, and church. (December is set aside for the Deacon & Wives Annual Christmas Dinner)
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST: Months with a fifth Sunday@ 7:30am. Our next meeting is September 30, 2018, at Takis Restaurant in Darlington at 7:30am. We hope to see you at the breakfast. Come and enjoy our fellowship together. The food is wonderful. If you know of anyone needing help around the house, please call one of our men in the church. We will come to your rescue through our Handyman Ministry! Hope you will come and join us!!!!! We need you to get involved!!!!!
WOMEN’S MISSIONARY UNION: IF YOU ARE NOT IN A MISSIONARY CIRCLE GROUP COME JOIN IN AND SEE HOW MISSIONS COME ALIVE IN ALL OF US. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY!!!
WOMEN’S MISSIONARY CIRCLES: Find a group and get cracking with mission opportunities.
September 6: Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
September 13: Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm; Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
September 20: Georgia Flowers Missionary Group @ 7:00pm
Check out our LIBRARY. There are many great books in our library that will encourage you to stretch your faith and go from glory to glory… books by Billy Graham and a true life story by his son, Franklin.. books to read just for your pleasure. Visit the book room during your next trip to the church. Check out a book or two.
Frankie Woodard , Otis Lawhon, John Garland, Allyn Thomasson
Butch Rudisell, Rick Young, Thomas Chaplin, Ronnie Byrd
BUILDING & GROUND
Bobby, Byrd, John Garland, Allyn Thomasson, Butch Rudisell
Billy Mahn, Otis Lawhon
Rufus Cribb, Frankie Woodard
Rick Young, Bobby Byrd, Cliff Atkinson
Rufus Cribb, Ronnie Byrd, Frankie Woodard, Rick Young
SPECIAL MINISTRIES TO PRAY FOR, GET INVOLVED IN AND DONATE TOWARD: After school Backpack ministry; The Lord Cares; House of Refuge; Operation Christmas Child; Handy man ministry; Lottie Moon Christmas Offering; Annie Armstrong Easter Offering; Connie Maxwell Children’s Home; Children’s ministry.
****** SEPTEMBER is Season of Prayer for the Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions, Missions Education, and Great Commission Living
Please pray for The Rose’s who serve in Osaka, Japan. We are supporting them and hope to continue to support them as they share the Gospel to Japanese people and lead them to Christ. Their names are Jesse, Candie, and Eliana. Please pray for their safety and development in God’s will and for their faith to continue to grow.
SPREADING THE GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD: We continue to support our International Mission Board and our National Mission Board through our gifts and special offerings. We are experiencing God’s richest blessings as we step out in faith in obedience to Him.
Our Pastor is a new author: Catch his book, “NEVER the SAME” on www.emptyyetfull.com. Have tissues ready.
A FEW WORDS FROM DR. BILL
If we have said it one time we have said it a thousand times. “I’ll be glad when we have colder weather.” We say this when we feel the hot, muggy and sticky days of July and August. With anticipation, we long for the cooler temperatures of September. At least we say we do. In actuality we will go through the same scenario when it becomes colder and want the hotter weather back again. Go figure that, we can never be satisfied, can we? If we keep our eyes on Jesus, he will satisfy our soul no matter what may come our way.
A few years ago a noted radio religious personality shared a few thoughts about drivers with stickers on the cars they drive. He said that he saw all kinds of stickers advertising anything and everything from save the animals to keep America green and clean. One sticker he shared about said, “Honk if you love Jesus.” As the radio personality got even with the other driver he honked his horn and the man with the Jesus sticker began yelling obscenities at him. He figures that he was going to Honk his horn because he loved Jesus. He did again and the man began to curse even more. Makes one think about the person in the other car. His sticker does not match his words. We better make sure that what we believe truly matches with what we show on the car and in real life. If we truly believe that Jesus is our Savior and Lord, why is it so burdensome for us to share him with others. We should want to tell the entire world about Jesus and how he set us free. We do the same thing over and over again expecting different results- I believe that is insanity. Maybe it is time to team up and do something different. I know that we, as Baptist, do not like change, but if we do not change, we may be left with an empty building one day. I do not think anyone really wants that now, do we?
Unlike the man who yelled obscenities at the radio personality, we really need to pay more attention to our personalities as we share our faith with the community and world. The kind and gentle words we share can and may lead someone to Jesus as Savior. Give yourself credit through the power of the Holy Spirit. Take a bolder step and truly launch out in faith and see what Christ can really do within you. You may even be surprised at what God will allow you to do as you promote Jesus as Lord and Savior of life. We have the greatest news to share in the world. Jesus is truly Lord and Savior.
If you see a sticker on a person’s car that reads, “Honk if you love Jesus”, I hope that they greet you with a smile instead of profane language. Make sure if you have the sticker on your car that you also greet the other person with the light of Jesus through a gentle smile. Smiling for Jesus today will relieve the grief and anxiety of tomorrow. Try it! You may make new friends.
As always, may God write the record of His love upon your hearts and lives through Christ Jesus our Lord. May God’s blessings of love, laughter, and eternal security be free to you.