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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
EXTREME MAKEOVER: SOUL EDITION
AUGUST 6-8: 6-8 PM : SATURDAY 10-2  
FUN DAY AND LUNCH

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WE WILL BE HAVING PARKING LOT CHURCH EACH SUNDAY AT 11AM UNTIL. YOU ARE INVITED TO COME INTO THE SANCTUARY FOR WORSHIP SERVICES. WE WILL ALSO HAVE TELECONFERENCE CALLS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. CALL PASTOR BILL FOR THE PHONE NUMBER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT.


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SENSATIONAL SINGLES,

Women’s Missionary Circles:
3pm Grace Wells
3:30PM Carmen White; 7:30 Lucy Smith
7pm Georgia Flowers.
If you would like to become a member of any of these circles, please attend the meeting and I am sure that you will be warmly welcomed.

 

DEACON MEETING – 

 

 
BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST 

 

Each Wednesday night from September until  the end of November and January until the end of May we have supper in the Durant building. The cost is $3. per person except on the covered dish nights. After the supper the Pastor leads us in a Bible study for the Adults. 
COOKS

ALTAR FLOWERS 

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The Migrant Bags are due May 6 in the office if anyone has them ready.

 

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YOUTH FIRST FRIDAY

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YOUTH 2nd SATURDAY MISSIONS PROJECT. *************************************************

From My Heart to Yours:

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) tells us “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”  Have you yet switched over to writing 2020 for the year?  Great, what is 2020?  Written a different way, what is 20-20?  RIGHT!  It is a buzz phrase that we hear when we go for an eye examination and is synonymous with perfect vision.  It literally means that you see at 20 feet what you should see at 20 feet.  I don’t know who determined what should be seen at such distance and I also don’t know the method behind the determination.  However, like many of you, I have obviously failed this test at least once (read: numerous times).  But even while I wear glasses to help me, I still have vision.  When I don’t wear my glasses, I can still see quite well except out of my right eye.  In my right eye I was last determined to be 20-70.  That means I don’t see well at all out of my right eye without glasses, but with my glasses I can see at 20-25 (almost perfect).  It is at least enough to keep me from falling over a footstool.

Certainly Solomon was not talking of physical vision in Proverbs.  Of course, we can make a case for it.  If you can’t see, you have to follow your nose to the food.  If you stick your nose in the frying pan, you might wish you had perished.  Certainly you would have trouble feeding yourself without vision.  You could also walk out in front of a car (with hybrids these days, you might not even hear it coming).  You may walk off of a cliff (not much chance of that in what I have seen of Dovesville).  We know that Solomon did not mean our physical vision, but our spiritual vision, right?  Here, the Hebrew word is “châzôwn,” which is a form of the word “to gaze” that means a dream or revelation.   Thus, Solomon said something like: “If you don’t have a dream, you will die.”  When I was came on staff at Black Creek just a few months ago, I began to put in place the vision that I have.  My vision does not end at a child’s 18th birthday.  Neither should their work for the Kingdom.  Rather, my vision revolves around a body of believers of all ages that are:

  • Committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed;
  • Heavenly-minded
  • Repetitively seeking forgiveness of sins
  • Intent as a body to grow personally into Jesus Christ
  • Sold out to Christ
  • Totally dependent on Him
  • Irrationally believing the Scripture
  • Always seeking His will
  • Never turning from the work He sets before us.

My vision for Black Creek is to grow at all ages and in all ways.  I don’t just mean for new faces to show up, although that is part of it.  First, we must grow in Christ.  Look at my 4th point.  Intent means that we have the true, heart-felt determination.  As a body, I mean everyone here.  To grow personally, we must each one individually seek to become closer to Christ.  Then I said into, not in, but into.  What’s the difference there?  What I mean is that if we grow into Christ, rather than just “in” Him, we will become more like Him every day.  This is my vision for Black Creek and the requirements are listed above.  Are you willing to commit to each of these?  I am.

In His Service, Pastor Robert

 

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Each Sunday evening at 6:00pm until further notice, BIBLE STUDY from the book of Galatians.


 

 

CHILDREN  In ACTION  MINISTRY: Each Wednesday night after supper the children have their special time to learn about missions and mission projects. After supper they proceed to the children’s department and are taught by well qualified and loving individual adults. The CIA’s are a vital part of the church here and are growing by leaps and bounds. We are so blessed to have faithful and sacrificial individuals that will give of their time to teach and train these children.

MISSIONS FRIENDS:  Each Wednesday night after supper for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  

YOUTH GROUP: After supper each Wednesday night, the Youth proceed to the youth department and have relevant Bible Studies.

(Also have Studies on Sunday nights from 6-7pm)
We welcome you to attend and see God at work.

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OPERATION SHOE BOX MINISTRY THROUGH SAMARITAN’S PURSE
This ministry continues throughout the year as members gather items
for the shoeboxes.  Generally starting in October, we have several nights of packing the shoe boxes to be delivered to the distribution center and then on to Charlotte, NC.  We pray over each of them that they get to the right children in the special places they go. God has blessed this ministry in many ways. Glory to our God.

 

ITEMS NEEDED for SHOEBOX MINISTRY:
March:  Soap, wash cloths, shoes
April:  Hygiene items:  deodorant, combs, brushes, toothbrushes,  toothbrush covers

 

Here area a few of our members working around the shoe box tables.


 

The Men at Black Creek have begun a new ministry that supports Joni Erikson Tada’s “Wheels Around the World”. This ministry collects old wheelchairs and has them reconditioned to send to third world countries for individuals that cannot walk. We have  collected over 100 wheelchairs.

God continues to bless this ministry as his love is sent around the world.

 A SPECIAL LETTER FROM PASTOR BILL        

     How are you feeling right now? Separated, Lonely, Betrayed, Forgotten, Useless, or do you even care? Well, I tell you that Jesus cares for you and me more than we will ever know. In Psalms we are told two special things to do.

     In Psalm 118, which is the longest one in verse 8 the word of God says, “It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man.” In our serious days in which we live we should come to the conclusion that we must trust in God more than other people. God will never leave us nor forsake us. He is a constant help in these present times of trouble. As you do the things around your house and in limited ways, remember that God can always be trusted.

     God is dependable, can be counted on, has our best interests at heart, and is making a way for us right now. No one single person in the world can do what God can do for us.

He is our shield, buckler, fortress, and light at the end of a tunnel. God never fails and he always comes through for us.

     The other verse that I want us to look at is 24 which says,

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” No matter what may come our way and in our path, this is a day that we must rejoice. We rejoice in the fact that we have a Savior Jesus Christ. We rejoice that situations are not as bad as they could be at this time. We rejoice that there is an end to this pandemic that we are in. We rejoice in the fact the God has all things in his control. We rejoice that God has given us another day to live. We rejoice in the beautiful spring flowers that are in full bloom. We could think of many more things that we could rejoice in. How about rejoicing in the present moment and time we have now? That should be special to all of us.

     And are we glad in the fact that we can rejoice? I am glad that I have two eyes to see, two ears to hear, two feet to walk, two hands to touch, and a loving church family. Family is important to all of us. The family of God is even more special because one day Jesus is coming to get us to live with him forever in heaven. Oh, what a glad day that will be for many born again people.

     I am glad that Jesus never gives up on me and you. I am glad and overjoyed that Jesus is alive and well in so many hearts today. I am overjoyed that Christ has placed his blanket of protection around all of his people to keep them safe.

Be glad today for God’s eternal love through his son Jesus Christ. Oh, what a Savior we have in Jesus and that makes all the difference in the world to me.      

     My prayer for each of us is that we will be the recipients of God’s great love as he makes it known to us through his only begotten son Jesus Christ. Freely He gave, Freely we Receive!

Where there are many or few–Share HIM.

 

 

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