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Click here for a monthly Google Calendar of all of our upcoming events!

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES

Start planning and praying for Operation Christmas Child! Shoeboxes are available in the hallways NOW! Watch for future announcements about when and where to drop off your filled shoebox. Please note that the suggested donation is now $9 per shoebox! Also please note that no candy or toothpaste is to be put in the shoeboxes!

 

HARVEST CARNIVAL NEEDS

The ERBC Harvest Carnival will take place on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the ERBC campus. We are in need of many volunteers and lots of donations! Check out the volunteer signup and donation needs board in the hallway next to the Library to see how YOU can be involved!

 

WEEKDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Weekday Program will have boxes in the Preschool lobby for a Food Drive benefiting Our Savior Christian Ministries Pantry beginning October 17 through November 3. Items needed: Breakfast foods (dry cereals, complete pancake mix (add water only), grits); peanut butter; canned spaghetti sauce/tomato products; canned tuna; canned fruit; canned vegetables; and shelf/staple items. Please check expiration and "Best By" dates, please.

 

AWANA, EQUIP AND GROW CLASSES CONTINUE

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

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT Women's Study: Sundays (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.); Facilitated by Emily Jennings in Room B-212/214
Tuesdays (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.); Facilitated by Allyson Hancock 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 Peggy Murray in the Student Center
Wednesdays (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); Facilitated by Sara Raunikar in Room A-106

TRU U 2: IS THE BIBLE RELIABLE? BUILDING THE HISTORICAL CASE
Led by Gary Mendelsohn Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Room A-106.

WALK THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT
Led by Gene Ward Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Suite.

YOU AND ME FOREVER
Led by BJ Bateman and ERBC Marriage Mentors Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Room B-204.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture led by Tim Sorrells and Rhett Hancock Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Room B-208.

PRAYER IN THE SANCTUARY
Discerning The Master’s Plan Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. In the Sanctuary.

 

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 will 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.

 

LADIES' PILATES CLASSES

Pilates for ladies is offered again this year on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. in Room 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.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS

Wednesday Night Dinner continues at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Submit reservations through the Sunday School Signup sheet or by calling the Church office at 244-2975 by Monday at 10:00 a.m. Serving lines will be open until 6:15 p.m. Costs: Adults $7, Children (6-12 years) $5, Family maximum $20. October 18 Menu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sheet cake. Children: Ham instead of meatloaf; sides the same as adults.

 

BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

Interested in playing Basketball? You still have time to register for basketball! Deadline for general registration is October 16. Men and women, boys and girls, ages 4 and up, and you can sign up using this link.

 

TORCHBEARERS SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

The date for the Senior Salt Christmas Carol Sing at The Billy Graham Center at The Cove outside Asheville, NC is Monday, December 4 at $34/person with lunch provided. Sign-ups have been extended to November 1 or when the 30 available tickets are claimed.

The October monthly meeting will be on Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The meeting will include a devotional, program, a covered dish meal with chicken and beverages provided, and fellowship around the table. You bring the sides and desserts. The program will be presented by Gospel Truth, a Men's Gospel Music group. Please bring a little extra food as the group is large.

Sign-up sheets are located in the main church hallway with additional information. Please pay the fee prior to the activity to assure a place. Please pay fee to Pat Billings in the church office or deposit fee in church envelope with name, event, and amount into secure mail slot beside Pastor's office or into collection plate. If transportation 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.

 

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS

We welcome our new member Bobbi D. Wilson by Statement of Faith.

 

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.

 

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.

Interested in playing Basketball? You still have time to register for basketball! Deadline for general registration is October 16. Men and women, boys and girls, ages 4 and up, and you can sign up 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

PRESCHOOL NEEDS:
We have a few workers who will soon leave the rotation to go on maternity leave. We need some volunteers to fill these openings: Babies - 10:00 a.m.; Toddlers - 11:15 a.m.; Walkers - 11:15 a.m.
Please contact Amy Sweeney by email or 244-2975, ext. 120.

We are in need of a few more Good News Club workers. If you are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Travis as soon as possible by email or 244-2975.

AWANA Announcements: Sunday, October 22 is normal Club night, and October 29 is CRAZY HAIR NIGHT!

If you would be willing to serve as a sub for AWANA, please contact Pastor Travis.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor to a child at Lake Forest Elementary? If so, please contact Pastor Travis!

The ERBC Harvest Carnival will take place on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the ERBC campus. We are in need of many volunteers and lots of donations! Check out the volunteer signup and donation needs board in the hallway next to the Library to see how YOU can be involved!

Our next Family Dedication Service is scheduled for Sunday, November 12 during the 8:45 a.m. worship service. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ginger Hall at 244-2975, ext. 111 or by email. There will be a Family Dedication Class on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Room FLC-111. Any families participating in the Family Dedication Service who have not been through the class should plan to attend.

Start planning and praying for Operation Christmas Child! Shoeboxes are available in the hallways NOW! Watch for future announcements about when and where to drop off your filled shoebox. Please note that the suggested donation is now $9 per shoebox! Also please note that no candy or toothpaste is to be put in the shoeboxes!

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

SUNDAY: First Worship Service at 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School in the Student Center at 10:00 a.m.; Second Worship Service at 11:15 a.m. EQUIP for Students from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Student Center.

COMING EVENTS:

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!

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS!: Many of our Junior and Senior High Girls would like to invite our Middle School Girls, Grades 6-8, to join them in a mentoring ministry. The older girls will partner with the younger girls to study the Bible and encourage them in their relationship with God. The girls will work through a resource called Worthy Vessel by Amy Byrd. All the girls will meet once a month in a large group setting but will also meet regularly in a small group with a high school mentor. A kickoff event is being planned for October 28. The cost is $6 per student for the workbook. Sign up now in the Student Center or by emailing the Student Ministry Office by October 18.

Prayer Time for League Academy students will begin on Tuesday, October 17 at the home of Rudy and Sonya Ables, 214 Stone Lake Drive. Students arrive between 7:00-7:15 a.m. for a time of fellowship prior to Bible study and prayer time. They will walk together to League Academy at 8:00 a.m. For more information, call Sonya Ables at 430-2915 or email.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22: S.N.A.C. (Sunday Night After Church) after EQUIP Service in the Family Life Center from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. FREE PIZZA and soft drinks will be served, but we ask that the boys bring a variety of salads and the girls bring desserts, please. Come prepared to play dodgeball and volleyball. Parents of students are welcome to attend as well. Please RSVP with Ginger (email or 244-2975, ext. 111) by October 19 so we know how much pizza to order.

FLAG FOOTBALL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at the ERBC Soccer Fields from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Everyone meet at the soccer fields at 2:00 p.m. Let's have some fun and fellowship TOGETHER!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18: PAINTBALL AT RED FOX GAMES. Cost: $20 each. Includes a paintball gun, face mask, 100 rounds of paintballs, free air for the gun and an all day field pass. Additional money required for extra paintballs. We'll leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch! We'll provide drinks. Everyone will need to sign a waiver. Deadline to sign up and pay is October 22!

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018: CONVERGE CONFERENCE, Myrtle Beach, SC. For College Students, High School Juniors and Seniors. Experience worship, community, and clear and relevant teaching from God's Word. Cost: $85 each. Covers conference ticket ($35) and two nights lodging (4 persons to a room). You will need additional money for 5 meals at the conference. We'll leave on Friday at 12:00 p.m. and return on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. Deadline to sign up and pay is November 12.

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

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM WEEKLY INSPIRATION

On reaching the place, He said to them,
"Pray that you will not fall into temptation."

Luke 22:40

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK

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

 

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! 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.

 


SARCOMA SUPPORT GROUP

You're not alone! At our Sarcoma Support Group you'll find:

  • Help in forming a network
  • Face-to-face connections with others who know what you're going through
  • Hope and encouragement for your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing while you fight for your physical wellness

The Sarcoma Support Group meets every fourth Monday in July, October and January at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. For more information you can contact Beth Lagrange by email or by phone at 864-254-0333, and you can access the Sarcoma Support Group webpage.

 

 

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