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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BLACK CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH wishes you and your family a 3 JOHN 2 NEW YEAR!
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!
JOIN us on Sunday, January 7, 2018. during morning worship, as we begin our new journey thru the year celebrating JESUS and remembering His sacrifice as we partake of THE LORD’S SUPPER. THANK YOU LORD JESUS!
SENSATIONAL SINGLES (formerly Widow & Widowers Club): Saturday, January 13, 2018, Cracker Barrel, Florence, 12:30pm
SHOE BOX MINISTRY NEEDS: OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THOSE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE
JANUARY: Small toys, toboggans, scarves
FEBRUARY: Socks, gloves, lip balm
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’s 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.
SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: All the children are invited to attend on each Wednesday night after supper. We look forward to newer and brighter things this year. Remember Jesus loves you!!
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.
A STUDY of REVELATION on SUNDAY NIGHTS beginning January 7, 2018, at 6:00pm
January 7: Rev. 1: 1-8
January 14: Rev. 1: 9-20
January 21: Rev. 2: 1-7
January 28: Rev. 2: 8-11
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. (Next Meeting – January 8, 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 April 29, 2018 , and 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 AND 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.
Janaury 4: Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
January 11: Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
January 11 : Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
January 18: 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.
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.
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.
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:
Wow!! It is now a new year, and in 2018 when we place God first in everything we do, we will be blessed.
Being blessed is more than a saying. God blesses us with good health, plenty of necessities, his constant care and presence as well as his unwavering forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ. Can you even imagine not receiving a blessing from God? How difficult would that be in our lives today? This year expect and look for the countless blessings that God has awaiting us. You and I may be totally surprised at what God may be up to. Rest assured that whatever God is up to, he will always be up to doing something great in our lives.
We already have heard and said many words and phrases about the New Year. Resolutions that we know will never be met and decisions that we know will not be made await us. But never fear! We have great hope in God’s word. His word should be the most important and life changing document that we will ever read in 2018.
The words in Isaiah 41: 10 are words that we should claim as our driving force in the New Year. They are, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” I do not know about you but these are words to live by. We must trust in the God who made us. He has given us hope and a bright future if we only follow him in everything.
As we embark upon the new year of 2018, we are going to be faced with all kinds of decisions and directions in which to travel. We are told by our awesome God not to fear. Fear only hinders us from doing the work that God has called us to do. He also tells us not to be dismayed. Being distraught is not what God has called us to. God is with us so we have not need to become a “worrywart.” This mentality only keeps us down in the bottom of the barrel of life and that is what Satan wants for the Christian. Rise above that and know that God desires to strengthen you and I. God even says that he wants to help us in all areas of our lives. Will you and I truly and honestly allow God to do that for us? He even says that he will uphold us with his righteous right hand. Remember that no matter what may be the test, God will take care of you. Through every day or all the way, God will take care of you. So my verse for the new year of 2018 is found in Isaiah 41: 10. Let us all read it, believe it, practice it and teach it. God’s word will truly make a difference in each and every one of us. As we are hearers of the word, we must be doers of the word also. We must have our mindset upon Jesus our Savior if we are to go forward as his people. When we do this, we will be blessed by what God will do in our lives and congregation.
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. And I also hope everyone will have a safe and Happy New Year in 2018.