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: SEPTEMBER 17-20: @ 7 EACH EVENING:  GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE REV. KEVIN WALTERS FROM WEST HARTSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH. MUSIC EVANGELIST WILL BE LIN KIRKMAN FROM KELLYTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!!!!  REVIVAL                  REVIVAL                       REVIVAL                  REVIVAL                    REVIVAL

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS LUNCH CLUB:  SEPTEMBER 9 SATURDAY 12:30 @ MAYFLOWER

CHURCH WIDE  HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SOCIAL: SEPTEMBER 3rd @ 6PM

 

SHOE BOX COLLECTION:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD / SAMARITAN’S PURSE
Pastor Bill and Kathie Benton challenges Black Creek Baptist Church to donate  500 shoe boxes for 2017. God continues to be faithful to his people. We at Black Creek were able to pack 401 shoe boxes for Samaritan Purse this year. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Can we do it? Yes we can with the power and guidance of God. Glory to Him for His abundant blessings. A big thank you for all of those who helped in the past years and we look forward to more of you getting involved with this ongoing ministry. To GOD BE THE Glory!!!

SHOE BOX MINISTRY NEEDS: OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THOSE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE SPECIFICALLY NEEDED

SEPTEMBER: Socks, school supplies, binders, folders

OCTOBER: All school supplies (pencils, tablets, sharpeners, erasers, pens, highlighters)

 

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!  (CIAS resume after school begins)

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:  All the children are invited to attend on each Wednesday night after supper. We look forward to newer and brighter things for the upcoming 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

 

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. 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: Month’s with a fifth Sunday@ 7:30.  Our next meeting is OCTOBER 29 , 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!!!!!

 

WOMENS 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!!!

CHURCH WIDE MISSION PROJECTS:
1. PILLOWCASE DRESSES for Operation Christmas Child: See Sandra Bryant/Janet Fryer:We need your help in this project!!!!!!
2. COOKBOOKS:  Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook can be used for Operation Christmas Child shipping.

Womens Missionary Circles:  Find a group and get cracking with mission opportunities.

September 7:    Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
September 14:    Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
September 14 :   Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
September 21:     
Georgia Flowers Missionary Group meets @ 7pm 

FREE BREAKFAST AT THE PARK EVERY MONTH ON THE  2ND SATURDAY FROM 8:30-10 THERE WILL BE BREAKFAST TO THOSE WHO ATTEND. IN THE NAME OF JESUS PEOPLE ARE FED AND BROUGHT INTO HIS KINGDOM THROUGH LOVE. COME AND BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY. THIS WILL RESUME IN THE FALL OF THE YEAR.

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.

 

2017-2018 DEACONS
Frankie Woodard , Allyn Thomasson, Rufus Cribb ,Billy Mahn, Bobby Byrd,
Otis Lawhon, John Garland, Butch Rudisell, Rick Young

BUILDING & GROUNDS
William Jeffords,  Wes Woodard, Bobby Byrd

BENEVOLENCE
Billy Mahn, Otis Lawhon

FINANCE
Ronnie Byrd, Rufus Cribb

CEMETERY
Rick Young, Bobby Byrd, Cliff Atkinson

TRUSTEES
Frankie Woodard, Craig Gandy, Rufus Cribb, Ronnie Byrd

 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES TO PRAY FOR, GET INVOLVED IN AND DONATE TOWARD: After school Back pack 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, or Children’s ministry.

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:     

 On August 21st, the world was faced with an unusual event that fascinated many people. The eclipse of the sun was a sight to behold. What a wonderful sight for the moon to pass in front of the sun for a brief two minutes. Even the school systems were not attending. Where were you when this event took place? Did you even notice?

     One other time in history a three hour eclipse took place when our Lord and Savior was crucified. No one wants to talk about that special event that God allowed to happen for our eternal salvation. From twelve noon until three in the afternoon there was darkness on the face of the earth. What a horrible time for Jesus, and what a wrenching time God had when he allowed his son Jesus to be crucified. What Grace!!

     This account in found in Matthew 27: 32-56. I hope that you get your dusty Bible’s out, open it up, and turn to the gospel of Matthew and read it for yourself. I believe you will be enlightened. It is not so much that it was dark for three hours, but our Savior was crucified for our sins and that he offers eternal life to all who call upon him. We do have a wonderful, loving and sacrificial Savior who knows all about us.

     There are many dark moments in our lives. Countless biblical personalities encountered dark lonely moments. We also encounter the same moments, but we have Jesus to pull us into the light of his hope, love, acceptance and security. In those dark moments we are faced with all kinds of temptations in life. We as Christians must keep our eyes focused upon the light of Jesus in order to overcome those dark, situations that we are faced with. We can keep in mind and heart that life is not always dark, gloomy and depressing. Jesus is the hope of the entire world and certainly is the Christian’s hope in this evil, hateful world.

     During the week of September seventeenth to the twentieth we have scheduled our Revival services. I hope that you pray for God to rekindle the fires of our faith and help us get our priorities in order. This is a special time for us to allow God to see our surrender to him as our Creator and Maker. Without God we are nothing. It is all important to our spirituality as an individual and as a collective body of believers to become involved in church. We need Revival, we need to be inspired, and we certainly need a refreshing of the soul. Not just a few, but all of us need this refreshing from our Lord as the Holy Spirit speaks to us.

     I am asking you to pray along with me for God to shake us up from our slumber and move us in the right direction. We do not need to be complacent, unconcerned, or lazy in serving our Savior. God can do a great work in all of us if we only allow him the time and means in which to do that. We can do better!  Make a joint effort to attend Revival and be here expecting Jesus to do wonderful things in your heart, life and soul.

     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.

    


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