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!
EASTER SUNDAY the Adult Choir of Black Creek Baptist will present their Easter Musical titled “In the Presence of Jehovah.” We invite you to come and bask in the presence of our God and be filled with great JOY!
the LORD’S SUPPER, Sunday, April 8, 2018 during Morning Worship
SENSATIONAL SINGLES : Saturday, April 14, 12noon, Cracker Barrel, Florence, SC
SHOE BOX MINISTRY NEEDS: OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THOSE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE
APRIL: Hygiene items – deodorant, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, toothbrush covers
MAY: Hair bows, clamps, ribbons
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 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
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018, following Wednesday Night Supper, Doug Simmons from Bethea Baptist will speak at 6:30pm regarding the Mother’s Day offering to be collected on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018.
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 NIGHTS in APRIL
April 1: Easter Sunday NO PM SERVICE
April 8: Rev. 5:1-14
April 15: Rev. 6: 1-17
April 22: 5:00pm Calendar Planning Meeting; 6:00pm Rev. 7:1-17
April 29: Rev. 8:1-13
DEACONS MEETING: Every 2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00pm. (Next Meeting – April 9, 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, at Takis Restaurant, Darlington. 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.
April 5: Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
April 12: Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
April 12: Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
April 19: 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
A CALL to PRAYER & PRAISE !!!!
EVERY TUESDAY @ 10am, we invite you to come and pray with our Pastor. Meet in sanctuary. If you cannot attend, please seek the leading of the Holy Spirit and pray for His greater Glory & revelation to overtake us as we travel through 2018.
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 stepping up and going beyond and God will bless us for our obedience in faith 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
Spring has finally sprung, or at least we all hope it has. There is no place in the world that has the unusual weather like we have here in South Carolina. With the spring come blooming flowers, fresh rains, and dark yellow and green pollen. Yuck! On a brighter note we have many celebratory occasions in which to be thankful.
Take a few minutes and look at the twenty-fourth chapter of Luke.
Finally, the people were able to witness all those prophetic words that they had heard and believed. As the women went to the empty tomb to anoint the body of Jesus they were very much surprised. Jesus was not in the tomb. He had arisen as he said. The women were so amazed that they ran to tell many other people.
For the first time these people were able to see the true light that Jesus talked about. All the mystery had been revealed to them. Jesus truly was alive and he continues to be so today. We must allow him to be alive in our hearts and actions as we live in this world.
There are a few aspects that we must mull over in our hearts, minds and souls. One, God’s grace is available to all of us, and is easily accessible to everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus. Two, through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus we have had our sins forgiven, this means our past, present, and future sins are forgiven. We as New Testament Christians are under the blood of Jesus Christ. Three, we have the power of the Holy Spirit within us to lead, convict, and direct us to serve Christ. We should never be afraid of the Holy Spirit. If you have been attending church, you know that the Holy Spirit is doing a great work in many of our people. God is still in control and he continues to love us no matter what we face. Fourth, we are a part of the kingdom of God. We have through Jesus a great inheritance which awaits us in Heaven. As we serve God the best we can we are storing treasures in Heaven. Moth, rust, fire, wind, water, and termites will never destroy those treasures. When have you recently stored up more treasures in Heaven? This happens when we totally surrender to the Lordship and Leadership of Jesus Christ. Jesus cannot be our Leader if he is not our Lord. Do I hear an AMEN!
The disciples and others that were gathered heard the women tell of the good news that Jesus is alive. They remembered his words. Finally, they got it. They got the fact that the kingdom of Christ is a spiritual kingdom. The light bulb should go on for us today. We are spiritual beings with great news to share with the world beginning first in our own homes, church, and community, and on the job. And finally fifth, Jesus is coming again to get us to live with him in Heaven. We should be ready and busy about our Father’s work in this world. We have no time to criticize, only to serve our Risen Lord.
Today, we may need to roll the cold hard stone away from our heart in order to reinvest into the kingdom of Christ. As we roll this stone away we may find new relationships, love, and a brighter meaning in life. We must all remember the words that Jesus said to us in John fourteen: “I am the way, truth and life, no one comes to the Father but by me.” What wonderful words to store into the recesses of our heart and soul! Jesus is Alive and He Lives for all! I pray that all of you have a Happy Easter and enjoy the time with family.
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.