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!
NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER @ Central Baptist Church, Darlington, SC – 12noon
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY on Sunday, May 13th
SENSATIONAL SINGLES : Saturday, May 19, 12:15pm, Westwood BBQ, Hartsville, SC
SHOE BOX MINISTRY NEEDS: OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THOSE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE
MAY: Hair bows, clamps, ribbons
JUNE: Small tool kits, fishing kits, sewing kits
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 now meet each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.
CIA’S AWARDS BANQUET – Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:00pm (last meeting – will resume when new school year begins)
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
(During May, we will have the Children in Action Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:00pm.
For our last supper on Wednesday, May 30, please bring a dish from any recipe you choose from the NEW Black Creek Baptist cookbook)
For Your Info: We have only 23 cookbooks left. Call the office at 843.393.1140. Get yours today!
BABY DEDICATION, Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th during morning worship
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 NIGHTS in MAY
May 6: 5pm VBS Meeting: 6:00pm Revelation 8:1-13
May 13: NO PM SERVICE – Mother’s Day
May 20: Revelation 9:1-12
May 27: Revelation 9: 13-21 – Memorial Day
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. (Next Meeting – May 14, 2018) 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 July 29, 2018. 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.
May 3: Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
May 10: Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
May 10: Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
May 17: Georgia Flowers Missionary Group meets @ 7pm
Check out our LIBRARY. There are many great books to read and learn from. We hope you take advantage of our new library
and become a self motivator through reading and studying God’s Word.
Frankie Woodard , Allyn Thomasson, Rufus Cribb ,Billy Mahn, Bobby Byrd,
Otis Lawhon, John Garland, Butch Rudisell, Rick Young
BUILDING & GROUND
Bobby, Byrd, John Garland, Allyn Thomasson, Butch Rudisell
Billy Mahn, Otis Lawhon
Rufus Cribb, Frankie Woodard
Rick Young, Bobby Byrd, Cliff Atkinson
Craig Gandy, Rufus Cribb, Ronnie Byrd, Frankie Woodard
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.
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 stepping up and going beyond and God will bless us for our obedience in faith 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
We are getting ready to embark upon a new time of celebration. Why not celebrate each day with Christ in our hearts? As we celebrate, we find that there are vast supplies of things we can rejoice over. We can celebrate over the fact that we are people who have choices in all areas of life. We have been blessed by Almighty God with (if we possess Jesus) eternal life. What an assurance to know that we are going to be with Jesus forever. Concerning this Biblical truth, there is no hope so; think so, or maybe so. We can know for sure that we will live with Jesus forever. The answer is in Romans 10:9-10. Belief, trust, accepting and surrendering to Christ both as Lord and Savior of our lives will get us there. We, of course, must live out our faith with, as Paul tells us, ” fear and trembling.” This means that we must study and equip ourselves to be with Christ Jesus forever. Now, how great is that to hold onto in life. That is total assurance.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I am sure all of you are scurrying around to find a special present. Sometimes the best present is time alone with your Mother as well as an added embrace of love. I believe that will fill the bill. Try that on May thirteenth. Also we will be having a baby dedication service on that special day for new parents. What a blessing to have new children in our midst.
We will be celebrating and remembering those who have lost their lives on this Memorial Day. Just think of all the thousands of men and women who have lost their lives for our freedom. Yes, freedom is not free at all; it requires the loss of a person’s life many times. Jesus said that we could be free indeed in John 8:36. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Jesus gave up his life so we could be free. Free from bondage, sin, shame, Hell, grave, death and ridicule. Why not exercise our freedom as we share Jesus with others today and every day. God continues to bless our Nation and he continues to bless our individual lives.
Paul tells us in Romans 6:22 that, “But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Are we developing fruit unto holiness? Are we free in Christ Jesus today? Are we true servants of God? Do we have the assurance of eternal life in Christ Jesus today? What about this very moment that you are reading this column? Jesus can truly free you and me from sin and shame and give us security like no one else in the history of humanity. He is real and Jesus saves!
May God bless you in all the activities that you will be involved in these next few weeks. Remember to go to the church that is close to your heart and support the work of Christ. Without him we are nothing.
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 each of you.