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Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 9.30.2022

Homecoming 2022: Sunday, October 16​​​​​​
This year, we celebrate 78 years of God’s faithfulness to our church. Our theme is “Special Singing that Touched our Hearts”. Many of your favorite soloists (like Doug Hudson, Rodney Bayne & Jeff Williams), along with duets and trios will return to minister with songs that were so memorable. Our prayer is for an amazing time of worship. We will also enjoy a delicious meal following the service. The church will provide the meat, and we are encouraged to bring a side item or a dessert or a drink or all three. Homecoming service will begin at 10:30 instead of our normal 11 AM.

Ice Cream Prayer Truck Ministry?!
Growing up, many of us have delightful memories of racing out our houses when we heard that unique tune notifying that the ice cream truck was coming down our street. There was something special about getting that drumstick or push up pop that was literally and figuratively so sweet. I am sure there are still ice cream trucks around, but they haven’t been to my neighborhood. So I was thinking that I might start an ice cream prayer truck ministry in which myself or other volunteers will bring delicious treats to share with people in our church. While we enjoy these tasty treats in the front yard or on the porch, we can have a good time sharing. The visit will conclude with prayer. Please let me know if you are interested in this ministry whether it is receiving a visit or being one of our ice cream truck ministry drivers.

Second Quiz of the Year: Saturday, October 8
Our teens finished a strong second place at September’s meet led by Jaynah Weed’s 66 point per game average and Jacob Lowrimore’s 58. They look to bring home the traveling trophy on Saturday. The games begin at 9 and we would love a big crowd to come out and cheer them on.

Choir Update
Pastor Rusty Rabon has been asked to be interim minister at the Summerville Church of the Nazarene. Please pray that God will use Pastor Rusty as he helps this congregation with their pastoral transition. Because of this, Kristi Harmon has agreed to once again lead our choir. She will have her first practice this Sunday at 5 PM. We would love for everyone who enjoys singing to join us.

Martin Minute: Children’s Christmas Play
One of the most awaited events for me at Christmas is the Children’s Play. I love all things involving it! The message, the cuteness, the child that runs across the stage or the one that sings to the top of their lungs. We are so blessed this year to have Megan Sabin and Brooke Buck volunteer to lead the play this year. They will begin practicing on Sunday during children’s church and also on Wednesday nights. If your child or grandchild would like to participate, please let us know. There is a link they can download for practicing. I cannot wait to see this play in December!

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Download link for PRAYER GUIDE

Grass Cutting Ministry
There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church
if you are willing and able to help maintain the church property

Interested In Being Part of Our Drama Team
See Michelle Pilgrim
Performing Skits for Worship

Volunteers needed for the following ministries:
Nursery Attendants during the service ​​​​​​​

ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Reconciliation Ministries
Resident Recovery and Discipleship Program Root & Grounded Campaign
Our friends are attempting to buy a couple more buildings in their neighborhood where they could minister to more people with drug addictions. Right now they have individuals that will match our gift so that it will double the effect. Please consider giving at reconciliation-min.org.


Debbie Riley, who runs our Food Pantry Ministry,
would like to thank everyone who brings in items or who financially support our program.
Countless families receive groceries that will help them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Thursday, August 25 9:00AM-12:00 Noon
Now accepting non perishable items
If you know of anyone needing assistance from the
pantry, please let us know
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Service Schedule​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Sunday Evening Drive In Service at 4:00 PM
Wednesday Youth & Teens at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
“No More Excuses
by Dr. Tony Evans
Be The Man That God Made You To Be
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ PM
"Elijah"
​​​​​​​by Priscilla Shirer
Adult Bible Study

Encouraged By People’s Giving​​​​​​​
Throughout the pandemic, people have been giving to the Lord and the church. We can’t tell you how much this means to us. There are five ways one can give. We have resumed Sunday morning worship services at 11 am at the church so you may bring your offerings with you. Many like to use the church’s secure website (wcfn316.com) to give their tithes and offerings. A few might like to text their gift to 803-219-4288. While others will mail it to the church at 350 Wattling Rd, West Columbia SC 29170. If you would like me to pick it up or if you would like to drop it off at the church, please just call me to set up a time. Again thank you for your faithfulness.
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Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

Hope you are safe and sound on this very wet Friday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Florida affected by this hurricane. As always, we, Nazarenes, will have an opportunity to support those in need either financially or by being part of the district's rapid response team that helps with the clean-up. At church, we are looking forward to our 58th Homecoming service that will take place on Sunday, October 16. It is going to be a wonderful time together. As far as prayer concerns, Charles Moore remains in the Lexington hospital. Roxan Weed came home on Monday. Jessica Edwards is in the Park Ridge facility. Please also lift up Dot Livingston, Marie Mahaffey, Woody Hagins, Evelyn Bass, Joyce Yarbrough and all of our shut-ins. Hope to see you on Sunday as we worship our Risen Savior together.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill   


    
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