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FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH CLASS WEDNESDAYS

Pastor Aaron continues the Systematic Theology class now renamed Foundations of Our Faith Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the tables while strengthening your faith with solid Biblical doctrine.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER FEBRUARY 28

Fellowship with us at our Wednesday Night Dinner February 28, and we will have food from Tropical Grille from 5:30-6:10 p.m. Costs: Adults: Deluxe Classic Chicken Chop: Chicken, rice, lettuce, and tomato - $5; Kids: Chicken and rice - $4. Use this link to order by Monday, February 26 at 12:00 Noon. No refunds after this time.

 

GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 25

We will have a presentation from The Gideons International during both services Sunday, February 25. We are very appreciative of all the efforts of The Gideons, and we're also very grateful for all of The Gideons that are involved in our church!

 

ISRAEL TRIP INTEREST MEETING FEBRUARY 25

Dr. Jeremy Roberts, Lead Pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, and Dr. Tony Crisp, Lead Pastor of Eastanallee Baptist Church, are leading a trip to Israel for 11 days January 1-11, 2019. Highlights of the trip include the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem, Nazareth, a baptismal in the Jordan River and much more! Pastor John Freeman will lead an Israel Trip Interest Meeting Sunday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Room A-106.

Find out more details and go on the trip of a lifetime! If you have more questions, please contact Pastor John by email or at 244-2975.

 

NEW WOMEN'S STUDY FEBRUARY 25

New Women's Study REBUILD: A Study in Nehemiah starts February 25. $13 and you can sign up in the main hallway:

This study of Nehemiah helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus Christ. It helps us learn to walk in faith according to God's Word, even in times of weakness and rebuilding. Eight lessons draw us into the text, giving background and asking questions that lead us to make fruitful and personal observations.

Through this study by Kathleen Nielsen we peer into the dramatic story of God's people sustained by God's Word, at a crucial point in salvation history.
• Sundays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. led by Donna Medcalf in the Library (starts February 25)
• Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. led by Allyson Hancock and Hannah Ennis at the home of Kathy Oliver, 117 Father Hugo Drive, Greer, 29650
• Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. led by Laurie McNair and Tracy Sorrells at the home of Linda Hester, 21 Kingsbury Way, Greenville, 29617
• Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. led by Kathleen Wilch in the Library – contact Kristina Joyner by email by February 21 for morning session childcare.
• Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. led by Sara Raunikar in Room A-106

 

ERBC soccER REGISTRATION

Practice for ERBC Spring soccER starts March 13 for boys and girls from K4-8th Grade on our Soccer Fields on Hudson and Devenger Roads. Games begin Saturdays beginning March 24. Registration info: $20 per player, $30 extra if you need a jersey (blue/yellow reversible). Register by using this link.

 

VBS ITEMS NEEDED

Please help us out now for VBS this summer! We are collecting the following: Pringle's chips cans (empty) – any flavor; old jerseys or t-shirts (any team, any size, any sport. We would particularly like ones from ERBC or local high schools. Most likely these would not be returned to you); any kind of sport pennants (these can be any sport and/or any team. These can be returned to you after VBS if you wish); any old letterman jackets, trophies, or school banners (these can be any sport/team and can be returned if you wish); clothes pins – these need to be the "normal" wooden clothes pins (no plastic) with the metal hinge; mesh bags like the kind that fruit comes in; empty Ritz cracker/cheeze it/triscuit boxes; empty 16 oz. disposable water bottles with the caps; white poster board.
Please bring all items to Pastor Travis's office! Thank you!

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ITEMS COLLECTION

We are collecting monthly items for Operation Christmas Child to prepare for a churchwide Packing Party in early November. Our item for February is small new stuffed animals, and a collection bin is available in the main hallway. A great time to buy is after Valentine's Day when the leftover Valentine stuffed animals go on sale.

 

PIEDMONT WOMEN'S CENTER BANQUET FOR LIFE MARCH 1

Piedmont Women's Center is presenting their Banquet for Life Thursday, March 1 at 6:45 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. Pro-Life Advocate Pam Tebow will be the guest speaker. Register on their website or call 244-1434 for more information.

 

LORD'S SUPPER MARCH 14

We will enjoy the Lord's Supper Celebration together Wednesday night, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

LIFE LINE SCREENING APRIL 3

Protect your health by participating in the Life Line Screening health event that will be in the Family Life Center on Tuesday, April 3. Through ultrasound they evaluate the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke.

Register today for the Stroke, Vascular and Heart Rhythm package, which includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441, text the word circle to 797979 or visit the Life Line Screening website.

 

DONATE TO ERBC AT NO COST THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

If you click this link and buy anything on Amazon, Edwards Road Baptist Church will receive a percentage of the purchase (at no cost at all to you). This is a very easy way to donate to ERBC and costs you absolutely nothing!

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULTS

Our next activity will be an overnight trip to Charleston and Middleton Gardens leaving the church on April 4 and returning on April 5. The trip will involve free afternoon time in Charleston for lunch, carriage ride, home tour, etc; dinner and accommodations at the Middleton Gardens Inn; and guided tour of the gardens. Further details will be available on the sign-up sheet located in the main church hallway. Please sign up and pay fee by March 18 to make reservations. We must reserve minimum of 20 rooms or 20 persons double occupancy to make the trip.

The March monthly meeting will be a dinner on March 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The meeting will include a devotional, program, and covered dish meal with the main entrée provided. You bring the sides and desserts. The musical program will be The Mountain Bridge Band, a bluegrass band.

Deposit fee in church envelope with name, event, and amount into secure mail slot beside Pastor's Office or into collection plate; or pay at the lunch. If transportation to the church is a problem for any reason, contact Pat Billings in the church office at 864-244-2975, ext. 125 to arrange transportation. Lack of transportation should not prevent you from attending.

 

AWANA, EQUIP AND GROW CLASSES

AWANA for Children, EQUIP for Students and grow Discipleship Classes continue Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Classes include:

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University - led by Russell Padgett in Room A-106.

Jesus and the Sign of His Return (Matthew 24 and 25) - led by Gene Ward in the Music Suite.

Why Do You Believe That? Women's Study:
• Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. facilitated by Allyson Hancock and Hannah Ennis at the home of Kathy Oliver, 117 Father Hugo Drive, Greer, 29650
• Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. facilitated by Laurie McNair at the home of Linda Hester, 21 Kingsbury Way, Greenville, 29617
• Wednesdays 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. facilitated by Kathleen Wilch in the Library
• Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. facilitated by Lisa Lockhart in Room A-106

New Women's Study REBUILD: A Study in Nehemiah starts February 25. $13 and you can sign up in the main hallway:

This study of Nehemiah helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus Christ. It helps us learn to walk in faith according to God's Word, even in times of weakness and rebuilding. Eight lessons draw us into the text, giving background and asking questions that lead us to make fruitful and personal observations.

Through this study by Kathleen Nielsen we peer into the dramatic story of God's people sustained by God's Word, at a crucial point in salvation history.
• Sundays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. led by Donna Medcalf in the Library (starts February 25)
• Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. led by Allyson Hancock and Hannah Ennis at the home of Kathy Oliver, 117 Father Hugo Drive, Greer, 29650
• Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. led by Laurie McNair and Tracy Sorrells at the home of Linda Hester, 21 Kingsbury Way, Greenville, 29617
• Wednesdays 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. led by Kathleen Wilch in the Library – contact Kristina Joyner by email by February 21 for morning session childcare.
• Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. led by Sara Raunikar in Room A-106

 

JUST WALK

It's not too late to join the Just Walk group to take your steps to better health and fitness. For more information, contact Tracy Sorrells by email or 864-420-3347 or Holly Carver by email or 864-630-8822.

 

PILATES FOR LADIES

Pilates for ladies is offered again this year on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:00 a.m. in FLC-110. The cost is $15 per month and checks may be made payable to ERBC. If you are new to Pilates, the first month is FREE! Bring an exercise mat. Contact Tracy Sorrells for more information at 864-420-3347.

 

PRAY FOR THE MASTER'S PLAN

The Discipleship, Worship, Prayer, Evangelism and Missions, Ministry, Communication, Stewardship and Community Discernment Groups will meet for the next several weeks to interact and to prepare a report of what they feel they have heard from God for ERBC. Please continue to pray and to search for The Master’s Plan during this exciting period in the life of our church!

 

GRAND MOMS

Grand Moms is a focused prayer group for mothers and grandmothers. We pray for our children, our grandchildren, and ourselves as we minister in our families. We meet on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Library. For more information, contact Kathleen Wilch at 864-325-2695 or Sandy Dunagan at 864-616-6688.

 

MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

Looking for ways to serve in your community and beyond? Take a look at the announcements below and contact LoriAnne by email.

Practice for ERBC Spring soccER starts March 13 for boys and girls from K4-8th Grade on our Soccer Fields on Hudson and Devenger Roads. Games begin Saturdays beginning March 24. Registration info: $20 per player, $30 extra if you need a jersey (blue/yellow reversible). Register by using this link.

The pray4everyhome.com program is a collaborative prayer effort of many believers to pray for every household - by name. Typically, out of 100 of your closest neighbors, 60 of them do not know Jesus as Savior. To pray for your neighbors by name visit pray4everyhome.com.

Download a Missions Application to fill out in preparation for any trip you would like to make.

 

FAMILY MINISTRY INFORMATION

We would love to have your K4 - 5th Grade Children join us on Wednesday nights! We have a Hymns/Catechism Class from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.!

AWANA will be on regular schedule Sunday, February 25. AWANA will NOT meet on Sunday, March 4.

Children's Camp is for all children who are currently in 3rd – 5th Grades. Children's Camp will be at Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center in Newport, TN from Tuesday, June 19 – Friday, June 22. Cost is $100 per child. You can pay any amount at any time, but we must have a $50 deposit per child no later than Sunday, April 29. Male and female chaperones will be needed for this camp. You must be at least 16 years old to chaperone. Chaperones do not pay. Let Pastor Travis know if you are interested in going.

All children currently in 2nd Grade can attend 2nd Grade Camp! This is a 1 night camp to get you ready for "big" Children's Camp after 3rd Grade. 2nd Grade Camp will be Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 9 at Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center in Newport, TN. Cost is $25 per child and is due by Sunday, April 15!

5th Grade Boot Camp will be held Sunday, August 5 - Monday, August 6. We will go to Sleeping with the Sharks in Gatlinburg, TN. Pastor Travis and Pastor John lead this trip as a transition for the 5th Graders from Children's Ministry to Student Ministry. Cost is $65 per child and is due by Sunday, April 29!

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

SUNDAY: First Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.; Second Worship Service at 11:30 a.m. EQUIP starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center!

WEDNESDAYS: THE HUB Student Service for Middle and High School students from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Student Center. Come join us as we fellowship, worship the Lord Jesus in song, and hear a challenging and encouraging word from the Word. Snacks and drinks provided!

MARCH 2-4: DNOW for 6th-12th Grade Students for those who have already signed up. Disciple Now is an intense weekend that includes tons of worship, preaching, small groups, and deep growth in the Lord Jesus. It will also include lots of food, fun, and fellowship! Students will spend Friday night thru Sunday morning at church and in host homes feasting on God's Presence, His Word, and enjoying the fellowship of God's people. The Church is invited to the 6:30 p.m. session on Friday night, 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. sessions on Saturday, and we will conclude our DNOW with Sunday School and second worship together on Sunday.

ERBC 2018 High School and College Graduates: Sunday, May 20: ERBC Graduate Recognition Service for High School and College Graduates at 10:30 a.m. If you are a graduating high school senior please send 5 pictures (no more, no less) by Sunday, April 29. We'll use these as part of the Graduate Recognition Service on May 20. One picture should be a baby picture and another of your Senior year. The rest are up to you. If you are a college graduate, we only need 1 picture (this picture does not have to be in cap and gown, but should be current).
Important: We need excellent images, of 300 dpi or higher. Horizontal images are best. Please send them to Ginger Hall in one of the following ways: CD, USB drive, provide the original photo in an envelope, folder, or ziplock bag, or upload files to a Dropbox folder and email the link. Please do not send photocopies or email images.

JUNE 11-15: SUMMER SALT CAMP (for those who signed up) for Middle and High School Students 6th-12th Grades at White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC. The total cost is $245. Balance due by or before May 6.

Sign up for events with the Student Ministry by emailing Ginger Hall or by calling 244-2975, Ext. 111.

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK

You can find out more information when you Like the Women's Ministry on Facebook!

 

GIVE ONLINE THROUGH THE CITY

In addition to interactions with friends and up to date information, did you know you can give online through The City? If you are not on The City, contact Communications/IT Director Barry Brown at 244-2975, ext. 112 or by email.

 

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

There are a number of items that are currently in our Lost and Found section on the credenza next to the Receptionist's Desk in the Main Office. There are clothes, Bibles, glasses, purses and more that need to be claimed.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please remember to notify the church office at 864-244-2975 of any changes, new addresses, phone numbers, contact information, etc. Notifying us of these changes helps us keep our database current and keeps returned literature postage costs down. Thanks for your help!

 

BE A PART OF THE WORSHIP MINISTRY!

We need more volunteers (students and adults - all ages) to help us on Sunday mornings with Worship Ministry needs. Join the Media Team and enhance the worship for everyone! You will receive training that is quick and easy, and you will not have to sacrifice a lot of your time. Contact Pat Billings at 244-2975, ext. 125 or by email for more information.

 

ESSENTIAL FRIENDSHIPS MENTORING MINISTRY

For ladies interested in mentoring or having a mentor: please contact Kathy Oliver at 968-0580 or by email or Sandy Cary at 288-3463 or by email for more information on how you can learn from the life experiences of a Godly woman.

 

MORE KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY INFO

KAIROS Prison Ministry is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in state and federal men's and women's correctional institutions in the United States and throughout the world.

The purpose of KAIROS is to establish a strong Christian community among the residents of correctional institutions. This is done by the presentation of a 3-day short course in Christianity. It is presented by an interdenominational team of about 55 persons for a group of 42 residents. The chaplain carefully selects the inmates from the prison population. The ideal recruits are those residents who are presently the leaders in the institution. There, they become Christ's agents for change in their environment that ultimately can bring about change in the attitude and quality of life for the entire institution.

The primary goal of the KAIROS ministry is to teach those who attend the weekend to become part of a share and prayer group. This allows them to share their lives on deep spiritual level and pray for one-another.

The South Carolina KAIROS website gives much more information, and Ed Chandler will be glad to talk to you further about how you can be involved. Please contact Ed at (864) 244-9153. You can also see a recent Post and Courier article on how KAIROS makes such a difference in men's lives!

 

PIEDMONT WOMEN'S CENTER ABORTION RECOVERY GROUPS

Have you lost a child through abortion? Abortion Recovery Assistance can help you find freedom from past abortion experiences. Let us help you move into your future unhindered by the past. Abortion Recovery Assistance provides a safe, confidential, loving, and supportive place for you to work through your personal heartache and grief.
Groups are forming now. Please contact Piedmont Women's Center at 864-244-1434 or visit www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/assessment to begin your healing journey.

 

GREENVILLE LITERACY HELP NEEDED

You can help other adults improve their reading, writing, math or computer skills, or you can teach English as a second language to people from all over the world. No prior teaching experience is required. For more information, please call 467-3456 or visit www.greenvilleliteracy.org.

 

HELP THE HUNGRY AT HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK

Did you know the largest pantry in SC is right here in Greenville? We see an average of 200 families per day at Harvest Hope's pantry. We need volunteers to help prepare food and serve those in need. Positions and schedules flexible. Whether an individual, family, or group- we have a way for you to help! Please reach Tanya Yachaina at by email or 864-281-3995, Ext. 3113 to learn more, and visit their website for more information.

 


THE HEART GALLERY

The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a photo exhibit displayed in the main hallway that features adoptable children from the SC foster care system. Local photographers donate their time and services to photograph the waiting children. The Heart Gallery basically puts a face on the need by letting people see these children's faces in the photos.  The goal is to raise awareness of the need for adoptive families and to hopefully find homes for these kids by letting their personalities shine through the pictures.

 

 

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