ATTENTION: On Sat. March 9, move your clocks ahead one hour before retiring. Daylight Saving Time begins.
Coming APRIL 14, 6:00pm …. The Adult Choir of Black Creek Baptist will perform “REDEEMED – Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb”, an Easter Musical by Russell Mauldin.
You are invited. Save the date and bring a friend.
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, Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:15 pm at Pam’s Restaurant in Hartsville, SC
Items Needed for THE SHOEBOX MINISTRY
March: Soap, washcloths, shoes
April: Hygiene items: deodorant, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, toothbrush covers
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.
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. If there are five Wednesdays in the month, Pizza will be served on the fifth Wednesday and Covered Dish on the fourth 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 March 11, 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.
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST: The last Sunday of each month, the men meet at 7:30am for our BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST. Our next meeting is March 31 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!!!!! (When the Brotherhood Breakfast falls on the fifth Sunday of the month, the men will meet at Taki’s Restaurant in Darlington at 7:30am ) We also meet every fourth Sunday morning at 7:30 in the Durant Building
NEW MEN’S MINISTRY: We have joined with Joni Erikson Tada’s ministry, “Wheels Around the World”, to collect “WHEELCHAIRS”. If you have a wheelchair that you no longer want, needs refurbished or would like to donate to us we will be glad to take it. They will be collected and sent around the world through “Wheels Around the World Ministry”. To date we have collected 36 wheelchairs.
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.
March 7, 2019: Grace Wells Circle @ 3:00pm
March 14, 2019: Carmen White Circle @ 3:30pm; Lucy Smith @ 7:00pm
March 21, 2019: 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 Fukuoka, 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, Eliana and Lukas. 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
The longer I live, the faster life gets, and time flies faster each year. Now, this is no secret, but for children it seems that a school year goes by very slowly. When they become adults, life seems to slap them in the face concerning time and time management. Life is not that “happy go lucky care free” life that they used to enjoy.
We are bombarded with all kinds of demands in life, but we continue to struggle on. Yes, struggle. Life at times seems to be a struggle for many. There are many things that you and I can do to ease those struggles in life. Here is just a list of a few: Pray about all things, Try not to worry, God has it in control anyway, Have more faith in Christ, Read the truths and love of God. God knows what He is doing. Trust God and rely upon Him, and celebrate when things are not so bad. At times we are not so great at celebrating when God brings us through a difficult time. I am sure that He would like for us to give Him more praise and glory that is due to Him. Again, we like “a chicken with its head cut off” cannot seem to find time to thank God for all He does. Finding time to thank God is and of itself a winning testimony to Jesus our Savior. Did you know that people who are more thankful to God are less likely to become sick and burdened down with life’s ills? Begin to do something for someone and see what happens. You will find a spring in your step and a louder song on your lips.
In about a week or two, we will be turning our clocks up one hour. This no doubt will disrupt our sleep patterns for awhile. After we get accustomed to the new time we will once again be able to function better. In the mean time enjoy the time we have now. Time is a precious commodity and we should never misuse it. My Grandmother enjoyed embroidery work and she was always filling her days with another wise saying to work on. One that she embroidered was, “Time with God is time well spent.” How true this is in our lives today. Time always seems to slip away from us and that time we do spend in communication with the Lord should be sweet and uninterrupted. What about you? Is your time with God like that? When we make time for God and with Him, life will get better and sweeter as the day’s go by.
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! Make time to really make a difference in life.