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.
WIDOWS & WIDOWERS LUNCH CLUB: Friday, November 10, 2017, Woodstone BBQ, Florence, 12;30pm
SHOE BOX COLLECTION:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD / SAMARITAN’S PURSE - TO GOD BE the GLORY!!! We are quickly packing up 500 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse which is about 100 more than last year. A BIG SHOUT OUT for all of those who helped in the past years and we look forward to more of you getting involved with this ongoing ministry. . We will travel to Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday, December 12, to help with the final packing of the Shoeboxes before they’re shipped off. God continues to be faithful to his people. Glory to God for His Abundant Blessings.
SHOE BOX MINISTRY NEEDS: OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THOSE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE
NOVEMBER: Ziplock bags – sandwich & quart size
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’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!!
COMING UP THIS MONTH:
Turn clocks back one hour on Sat. night, Nov. 4. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5.
November 5: Homecoming Sunday/w Rev. Danny Winburn – Food & fellowship following morning worship , NO PM SERVICE
November 6: Baptist Women’s Day of Prayer
November 12: Prison Packets due in BCBC office
November 15: 6:30pm -WMU/Brotherhood moved to third Wednesday for month of November
November 21: Children’s Lock-In …7pm -7am
November 22: NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICES
November 23: Happy Thanksgiving
(Christmas Cantata coming in December- stay tuned for the date)
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.
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. (Next meeting: Nov. 13) 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: Months with a fifth Sunday@ 7:30am. Our next meeting is December 31 , 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.
November 2: Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
November 9: Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
November 9 : Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
November 16: 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.
MISSIONS for NOVEMBER: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home – Our Goal: $3000.00
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:
November is almost here and it comes with all kinds of expressions and words from people. This year what does Thanksgiving mean to you? Is it eating an enormous amount of food, sitting back in the recliner watching a football game while burping every few minutes and complaining that you ate too much?
It should be a time of gratitude first of all to God for his great act of mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Secondly, it should be a time to thank family and friends for all that they mean to us. And thirdly, it should be a time to reflect over the times we have and truly thank God for all the wonderful blessings he has given to us. I am sure that you have many things to thank God for this Thanksgiving and each and every day. Thanksgiving is more than one day each year, it is everyday all year long.
Finding time to do this is easier than we think or imagine. We must, “Just Do It”. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” -John F. Kennedy. It is in giving that we find so many blessings from God. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi. In that giving we find that kindness is so rarely seen and that is exhibited in our present day. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain. Thanksgiving through our kindness can build new bridges, make new friends and mend broken relationships. If you do not believe me, try it. You just might like it.
I want to take this time to thank all of you for the special prayers, words of encouragement as well as your care and concern that you have given me. Not just any congregation loves their pastor as Black Creek does. You folks are awesome! You have been here for me and supported me in so many ways and I want to THANK YOU for all that you do and say that I LOVE YOU all, but Jesus loves you more. Thanks for the Pastor Appreciation gift of $150. I have something special to do with that gift. I can never say thank you enough for all you do and mean to me.
Also, miracles do happen in our modern day and God continues to heal. Today, I have no pain at all in my body and I praise God for that.
Yes, God is great and he answers all of our prayers. Thanksgiving is most assuredly more than one day as seen in this poem below.
MORE THAN A DAY
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs
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.