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.

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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!

 

 REVIVAL is HERE … August 3 -5, 2018 …. Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm with a dessert fellowship following Saturday night service …
Sunday, Aug 5 @ 11am and 7:00pm … Join us, won’t you?  Our guest are Clint, Sidney, and Cameron Calhoun … Clint, Sidney and Cameron are a gospel group who call themselves “Lost Sheep to Shepherds” and will present the message and  music during our revival services.

 

 Sensational Singles:  Saturday, August 11, Mayflower, Darlington, 12:15pm

 

SHOEBOX MINISTRY
AUGUST:  School supplies – pencils, tablets, sharpeners, erasers, highlighters, pens

SEPTEMBER:  Socks, schools supplies – binders, folders

 

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.  CIAS WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 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 STUDYS in AUGUST at 6:00pm

August 5:  REVIVAL @ 7:00pm
August 12:  Revelation 16
August 19:  Revelatioin 17
August 26:  Revelation 18

   

DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. Next Meeting is Augtust 13k, 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)

 DEACON ELECTION DURING MORNING WORSHIP on Sunday, August 26.

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.
August 2:  Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
August 9:
Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm;   Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
August 16:  Georgia Flowers Missionary Group @ 7:00pm

LADIES & GIRLS LUNCHEON, Saturday, August 25 @ 12noon, DuRant Building
SIGN UP sheet in Byrd Wing…

The Executive Committee of the Welsh Neck Baptist Assc. will meet Thursday, Aug. 9th, 7:00pm.  One minister and one lay person from each church encouraged to attend. 

 

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.

 

DEACONS
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

BENEVOLENCE
Billy Mahn, Otis Lawhon

FINANCE
Rufus Cribb, Frankie Woodard

CEMETERY
Rick Young, Bobby Byrd, Cliff Atkinson

TRUSTEES
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 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

Well, here we go again! Yes, you guessed it! You will hear about it and be approached about it. It is the nominating committee of the church. So go ahead and sign up for a place of service. Many people shy away from this very important service in the church because they do not like to hear people, (especially the people of Christ) say the dreaded word NO.  After all that Christ has endured for our salvation, how can anyone say no to our blessed Savior? If you come up with any good reasons or excuses, please let me know.

Paul was a minister of Jesus Christ who encouraged all of the workers in the faith to serve Christ to the best of their ability.  Now before you say that there is nothing you can do, stop and deeply think about all that Jesus has done for us.

Is God faithful to us? Does he hear all our prayers? Was Christ faithful to his death on the cross for us? Is Jesus going to come again and take us to heaven one day? Does God really love you?     If all these questions can be answered with a resounding YES, then what is keeping us from being obedient to Christ? What would happen in our church, community, state, nation, and world if we were obedient and surrendered to Christ as we should? We would have a mighty Holy Spirit filled revival worldwide.

Now Paul tells us some rich and deep advice in the word of God in the book of Ephesians 4:11-12.  “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”  Whether or not you like to admit it, you are in this group of people who are supposed to build up (edify) the body of Christ.  You all are gifted to serve our Savior in this church. I hope that you pray and serve the Lord graciously and see how he will bless you.

Again, Paul, as he remembers Timothy and his life, gives us these words in 2 Timothy 1:6-8  “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord …” Since we are gifted, especially with the grace of God in our lives, we should allow the Holy Spirit to stir up the gift of God within each of us. Yes, you are gifted to do something. We are to perform a special work for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have no time to sit on the bench; we must get up and join in so we can all celebrate when one person comes into the kingdom.

So, we need to and must take a responsible role in the work and ministry of the church and not be ashamed of our Savior. Paul tells us, moreover Christ tells us, not to be afraid. Christ has given us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. He wants us to serve him and be blessed in abundance of all we can think of. Above all, Christ does not want us to be ashamed of him. Remember what he said in Mark 8: 38; “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Now, we cannot dispute, argue or debate the words of Christ, can we? All I can say is that you and I must pray for the leaders and servants of our Lord here in this church. Thank God for those who served in the past and pray for those who will serve in the future. Pray for where God will use you in his kingdom’s service. Because of complacency, we may need to eliminate some positions. Now that would be horrible, would it not? Pray for your place of service in our Father’s kingdom.

Let us all pray that we have encountered a real revival, and may it last for many weeks ahead as we serve our Savior together. God has many more blessings in store for us as we listen and follow him.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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