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 cancelled until January, 2019X MINISTRY
NOW collecting items for The Shoebox Ministry for 2019
December: Coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals
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.
NO CIAS IN THE MONTH of DECEMBER, 2018
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 Wednesday and Pizza provided by the church each 4th Wednesday. 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.
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. Next Meeting is January 14, 201, 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 which will be on Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00pm in the fellowship hall.
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST: Months with a fifth Sunday@ 7:30am. Our next meeting is December 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.
December 6: Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
December 13: Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm; Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
December 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
Frankie Woodard, Allyn Thomasson, Thomas Chaplin
Otis Lawhon, Butch Rudisell
Ronnie Byrd, John Garland
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.
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
Finally, we have been able to experience a bit of fall weather in the early mornings and late evenings. The fresh brisk air is a welcomed feeling instead of the humid sweltering weather that we have been having this past summer. There is something that brings on a different atmosphere around us when we enter the fall season. It may be the reality that the crop season is almost over and that there can be a little rest on the horizon for the hard working American farmer who grows and puts food on our tables. We would be in bad shape if we did not have any farmers. So, thanks go to all our farmers in the church and community. God has blessed you and He blesses us through your diligent work. Keep plowing, and reaping the harvest!
As we relax during this pleasant weather, we are reminded that in all we do we are called to serve God. We serve God in many shapes, forms and fashions. Do we really get the message about Jesus as Savior to those that we meet? I pray that we all do when given the opportunity. We have a call to praise God for all He has done, is doing, and will do as we remain faithful to Him.
The Psalmist David praised God countless times and on several occasions as he recognized how influential God was to him. Today, we know how influential God is to us- at least I pray that we do.
In Psalm 100, these words ring out loud and clear to everyone who has the ability to hear and read. “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.” See the reasons why we must praise God here. We can never praise God enough for all He is doing for us.
This service to God is a service that is joyful and with gladness it is carried out with singing. Now I know that some of you say that you cannot sing, but God said to make a joyful noise to Him. Any noise we make for God is like sweet singing in His ears. Did you know that? So pucker up, and open wide, and sing forth the praises of God!
The Lord is God. He has made us and we are His people, even the sheep of His pasture. A shepherd takes care of his sheep. Oh, how our God takes care of us. Have you thanked God for His care lately? We are to enter the Throne of Grace with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. We are to bless the Holy name of God through Jesus. We know that the Lord is good and that His mercy is everlasting and that His truth will endure forever. What blessings God has for us as we recognize His presence in our lives. One of the greatest attributes about God is His presence. God is with us anytime, anywhere, any situation, and with anybody. What a wonderful blessing that is to know that we know that God is with us, moreover, God is within each of us allowing us to grow and become more like Him… Thanksgiving is coming soon. We will soon gather around the table full of food and all our special treats that we enjoy. Let us all have a special time to thank God for all He has given us and sing praises to His wonderful and eternal name. God’s blessings on each of you this upcoming Thanksgiving season. It really should be each and every day. May God write the record of His love, grace, and compassion on each of your lives today and always. Show a little kindness and share Jesus today!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING YA’LL