Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook

Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 9.20.19

75th Homecoming Service: Celebrating the Transformational Moments​​​​​​​
On Sunday, October 20th, our church will gather to commemorate a significant date. For seventy-five years, lives have been changed by God’s grace through West Columbia First. One of the ways we hope to celebrate God’s faithfulness is by having people describe a powerful moment within our history. I would like you to begin thinking about occasions when God came near and individuals were transformed. It is our desire to capture these memories on video so we can show it at Homecoming. If you have a special spiritual moment to share, please see Nicole Bayne. Along with these powerful testimonies, Vance and Jeannie Sharpe will minister in song. This precious couple always encourages our hearts through their music. Plan now to join us on this special day

Choir Set To Take Off!​​​​​​​
There is a stirring among the singers within our congregation. At the most recent practice, the loft was almost completely full. In fact, with such growing excitement, they will perform their first number on Sunday. Our fearless leader, Kristi Harmon is working hard to put together a fall schedule that will surely be a blessing. Please consider being a part of our practices on Sundays at 4:30. You don’t have to sing harmony to join the choir, but don’t be surprised if you are hitting your parts before it is all said and done.

Annual Trip to the Mountains Tuesday, October 8​​​​​​​
It is time to admire God’s beautiful creation while also purchasing some delicious apples and vegetables. The church will rent a spacious van that makes getting in and out much easier and to enjoy the conversations and banter that make the trip fun. We will leave the church at 9 AM and hope to return by 7 PM. Paul and Marjorie Martin have all the details of the excursion. There will be a sign up sheet so we know how many people are planning on attending.

​​​​​​​First Annual Bowling Invitational: Next Sunday Afternoon
Ben Harmon loves to bowl and so do many others in our church. I have been told that back in the day, WCFN used to have bowling nights all the time. So we would like to restart this enjoyable activity. Everyone is encouraged to get a team of four together, although if you don’t have a team, we will put you on one. For two rounds of bowling and shoes, the cost will be no more than $10. The teens are going to enjoy a corn dog and nachos lunch before heading out and anyone else can join us if they like.

Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

Greetings from England! Thank you for your prayers for my daughter Rachel and me. Things are continuing to progress. Hopefully she will be home in the next several days. This Sunday, Dr. Jim Thrower will bring the message. He is a gifted speaker that I know you will enjoy. The choir will also be singing. As far as prayer requests, please remember the families of Pete Shull and Chris Hutto. May God be near. We also want to be praying for those battling cancer especially Rod Dinkins and those facing surgery in the near future (Harold Finley and Vic Dent). I miss you all and look forward to being home on Thursday night.  

God Bless,

Pastor Bill