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 cancelled until January, 2019
Items Needed for THE SHOEBOX MINISTRY
December: Coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals
January: Small toys, toboggans, scarves
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.
NO CIAS IN THE MONTH of DECEMBER, 2018
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.
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.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, Sunday, December 9 at 6:00pm with Cocoa and cookies following in fellowship hall. Please join us for this special event.
December is set aside for the Deacon & Wives Annual Christmas Dinner which will be on Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00pm in the fellowship hall.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING… Wednesday December 12 and December 19, 6:00pm… will sing to our shut-ins.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA by the Black Creek Baptist Adult Choir, Sunday, December 16, 6:00pm with fellowship following in DuRant Building
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST: The last Sunday of each month, the men meet at 7:30am for our BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST. Our next meeting is December 30, 2018, at Takis Restaurant in 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 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.
December 6: Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
December 13: Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm; Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
December 20: 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
It seems like we just finished celebrating Jesus birth last Christmas and here we are again celebrating His wonderful birth this year. Time has a way of going by very fast and the longer we live the faster it seems to go by. As we celebrate this year do you realize the true sacrifice that God gave for us to eternally live with him? There is no way we can feel the pain, and agony that it took for God to reconcile us to him through His son Jesus. We truly have a wonderful and Amazing Messiah, Jesus our Savior.
Christmas time is one of the most stressed out and taxing times for people than any time of the year. People try to overdo and outdo others when buying gifts for children, and one another. It is not about the gifts that we buy for each other. It is all about JESUS. It has always been about Him and will always be about Jesus. So when we celebrate Christmas let us all think about the CHRIST in Christmas and this happy season of love, joy and peace will take on a new meaning.
I cannot imagine how the shepherd’s felt as they saw the star and followed the brightness of God’s love to Bethlehem so many thousands of years ago. I cannot imagine the fear and excitement on Joseph and Mary’s faces when they finally journeyed to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh what a love they had to have been chosen to be the parents of Jesus. Think about this: our Savior was born in a stable with no real place to lay his head and yet he died for our sins so that we could have a home in heaven. Sounds ironic don’t it, that a homeless Savior would die to give us a home in heaven. That is exactly what Jesus did for each of us.
Now, I know that we all will both give and get gifts from our loved ones on Christmas day and we will be excited about those gifts. One of the greatest gifts that we could ever give God would be our heart and soul. Accepting Jesus as Savior of our Soul is the greatest gift we could give him. That means total and absolute surrender to our creator and maker as He leads and guides us along life’s journey. During this Christmas season remember to re-read the Christmas story in the book of Matthew chapter 2. As you read this account of our Savior’s birth, think about the time you gave your life to Jesus and knew that you were saved from Hell. Remember the joy and happiness that you received all because God loved you and me first. What a true love that is that Jesus came into the world so that we could have eternal life. God bless you all this Christmas Season. May God write the record of His love, grace, and compassion on each of your lives today and always. Show a little kindness and share Jesus today! Merry Christmas and may He fill you with abundant love and grace during this celebrating season.