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, January 12, 2019, 12:30pm at Shoney’s in Hartsville
Items Needed for THE SHOEBOX MINISTRY
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 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 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.
EVENING BIBLE STUDIES for JANUARY, 2019
6: 1st Peter 1: 1-12
13: 1st Peter 1:13 – 2:12
20: 1st Peter 2:13 – 3:12
27: 1st Peter 3:13 – 4:6
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. Next Meeting is January 14, 2019, 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.
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST: The last Sunday of each month, the men meet at 7:30am for our BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST. Our next meeting is January 27, 2019 (location TBA). 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.
January 3, 2019: Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
January 10, 2019: Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm; Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
January 17, 2019: 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
As we embark upon a new year before us, let us continue to keep the importance of prayer in the life of the church. I have been a recipient of countless prayers from each of you and for that I am grateful. I celebrate today that I am pain free. As God, our great physician, and you, brothers and sisters in Christ, God has performed yet another miracle. I will ever praise my Lord and God for all He has done and will do in the future.
You have carried the commands of Christ for your Pastor and have ministered to him in a tremendous area of spiritual life. Thank you for your love, concern, prayers and for being the wonderful people that Black Creek church is so noted for. Most of all thanks for the unending prayers you have offered up to God on my behalf.
Colossians 1:9 states that, “And so, from the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Also 1st Thessalonians 5:17 tells us that, “Pray constantly.” Truth is also found in James 5:13. It is astounding in that if we believe and pray what it tells us, it will actually happen. “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.” Today, I celebrate in the fact that God has and is continuing to heal me. Healing comes to those who truthfully believe and NEVER, NEVER DOUBT. God heals in His own way. We must be ready for it and be thankful. Again prayer of a special kind is noted in Romans 8:26 and says that, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.” One of my favorite new Testament verses is found in Philippians 4:13… “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This is true to all of us as individuals and as a church. When we think of God and how He works within us, the sky really is the limit. As we think about those new year’s Resolutions and other things we may try to do and cannot seem to accomplish, remember to always pray. Praying will help us in every area of our lives and help us to remember where our direction and drive comes from. Does it not come from Jesus Christ, God’s Son? Not only does He drive us but often times He gently leads us. The question comes to us is: Are we willing to surrender and follow Him? When we do this, we will have fewer problems and we can fully trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord of our lives.
So this year, I am using my life verse of Philippians 4:13 as my guide to direct me in serving the master. “I (we) can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (us).” I hope that you will join me as we test and try this verse and see how wonderful God is to us through Jesus Christ our Savior.