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.
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
AUGUST: School Supplies (pencils, tablets, sharpeners, erasers, highlighters, pens)
SEPTEMBER: Socks, school 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’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. Differentn 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.
August 3: Grace Wells Missionary Group meets @ 3pm
August 10: Carmen White Missionary group meets @ 3:30pm
August 10 : Lucy Smith Missionary Group meets @ 7:00pm
TBA: 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.
Frankie Woodard (Chairman), Ronnie Byrd (vice-chairman), Rufus Cribb (Secretary),
William Jeffords, Wes Woodard, Billy Mahn, Bobby Byrd, Otis Lawhon, John Garland
BUILDING & GROUNDS
William Jeffords, Wes Woodard, Bobby Byrd
Billy Mahn, Otis Lawhon
Ronnie Byrd, Rufus Cribb
Rick Young, Bobby Byrd, Cliff Atkinson
Rick Young, 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:
Every day of our lives we encounter some kind of trouble or difficulty. The Psalmist David was no stranger to this aspect of life and neither are we. As I look at Psalm 6, and I hope you also read it this month, our problem solver is on duty at all times.
In this Psalm, we have an initial appeal for mercy as David cries out to God. David is like all of us at times. We are worn out, weak and exhausted and we are troubled on every side. Today, you and I may be troubled about issues, but rest assured, God has it all in control. He does if we let him control it and not try to fix the unfixable. We at times wonder about how long we will wait for God to deliver to us those things for which we pray. David found out, as did Paul, that we must stay the course and keep the faith. We need words and lives filled with these concepts.
David goes on and prays for mercy and deliverance from death. Paul tells us that if we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord (2nd Corinthians 5:8). As spiritual beings we have that confidence that God is merciful and will deliver us from the sting of death and the pain that goes along with it. We only need to trust God for those blessings. Allow God to take you by his hands.
David finds himself worn out with grief and his pillow is soaked with tears of anguish because he needs help in his time of trouble. He can hardly see because of his enemies. His is in a terrible state as a man of God. We may be in a terrible state as a Church, or Christian if we are not following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. All this is can be described as putting our faith, hope, love, confidence and assurance in God through Jesus Christ as we follow the Spirit’s leadership. If our situation is to get any better, then we must do as God’s word says. We must trust him and allow him to use us in a mighty way. This is being available for him to work through each of us. David was willing and God used him mightily. David was a surrendering servant.
And finally, David is assured that God has heard his weeping from the center of his soul. He knows within his heart and soul that God listened to his cry; that he will answer his prayers; that his enemies will know shame and defeat; and that they will be driven away.
Now, who is our enemy? Throwing no punches, and being totally honest as Christians, our enemy is none other than Satan. He has come to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus has come so that we might have eternal life to the fullest (John 10:10). David sees God in a deeper more observant way than ever before. Why not trust Christ all the way, and let’s all earnestly pray for our church, and for us to grow in spirit and in number. God has some awesome things to do within and through us if we only listen and move forward. When we follow Jesus and God’s plan for us and as we keep our eyes focused on him we cannot go wrong. A matter of fact, we will be VICTORIOUS.
As the people in the mountain of Western North Carolina would say, “Are ye fer me or agin me.” I hope and pray that we are all for Christ to really do great and amazing things in our midst.
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.