Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 2.23.2024

Ministry Meeting: Sunday at 6:30 PM
Is there a certain group of people that you would like to reach? Do you have skills that you would like to use at the church? Join us for our ministry meeting on Sunday at 6:30 PM. It is where we plan activities and outreach events for our people. Below is a list of groups gathering.
Ladies Ministries: Peggy Self, leader
The group will plan activities for our women. One of the upcoming events is the Ladies Banquet but there may be many other gatherings that would be perfect for our ladies. They will also consider how to best decorate the Family Life Center foyer.
Senior Adult Ministries: James & Cat Elks, leaders
Our older adults like traveling to the mountains for apples and going sightseeing but there might be some other fun filled activities that they would enjoy. If you have ideas for our senior adults, please join James and Cat so we might provide the best for them.
Youth Ministries: Pastor Bill Harmon, leader
Teens are at a crucial age. Many will make decisions for Christ if given the right opportunity. With this in mind, we need to plan events and activities that will draw youth to our church. Join this group if you would like to help.
Children’s Ministries: Pastor Regina Martin, leader
We have a good number of kids that regularly attend our Wednesday nights and Sunday services. We want to provide many activities for them but it takes a lot of volunteers to pull it off. We encourage every person with a concern for our children to attend this meeting.
Building and Grounds Ministries: Jeff Williams and MG Black, leaders
The church saves thousands of dollars each year from volunteers improving our grounds and fixing things that break. If you are interested in helping us in these areas, please come to this group.
Security Ministries: Ray Wright, leader
We are grateful to have a group of people who ensure our safety each week. They have protocols and certain assignments that are carried out. At this meeting, they will review their procedures and see if any improvements need to be made.

The Fundamentals of Our Faith Continues on Sunday
Thank you for the positive responses to the sermon on Sunday called “Who Is God and What is He like?” Understanding the fundamentals of our faith can answer many questions we might have and encourage us in our beliefs. This week, we will look at understanding who Jesus is and why He came. Please join us at Morning Worship. It just might be exactly what you need.

Quiz Finals One Week Away
Both the teen and children quiz teams will compete in the year end finals on Saturday, March 2

Wednesday Nights are Growing
Wednesday nights are full of excitement at WCFN.
Our children’s bible groups are growing each week.
We couldn’t be happier!
But, we could use a few helpers that love children.
If you would like to be a part of influencing a child’s life, please talk to Regina.
It’s a wonderful experience and, of course, our kids are the best!​​​​​​​

Food Pantry Drive
Our monthly food pantry has grown to provide nourishment for
around 30-35 families. While we are grateful for everyone who is
bringing in goods, we realize there might be some who would like
to sponsor a family each month. The estimated cost
of the couple of bags of groceries is $30. We’d love to get 30 donors! Please let
Anne Shaw know if this might be your way of assisting this
important program and pick up a magnet in the foyer.​​​​​​​

SC Nazarene District Stats For 2022-2023
                                                     Worship                   Sunday School & Bible Studies
                                        1. Midland Valley (833)                 1. Midland Valley (724)
                                        2. Disciples Church (246)             2. Disciples Church (245)
                                        3. Columbia First (180)                 3. Cherrydale Hispanic (202)
                                        4. Sumter First (157)                     4. Columbia First (201)
                                        5. Cherrydale Hispanic (140)        5. Greenville First (196)
                                        6. Greenville First (130)                6. Sumter Wise Drive (152)
                                        7. Sumter Wise Drive (130)          7. Rock Hill Emmanuel (130)
                                        8. Manning New Start (122)         8. Sumter First (93)
                                        9. West Columbia First (108)       9. Charleston Calvary (91)
                                       10. Rock Hill Grace (102)             10. Greenwood Community (86)

                                                Conversions                                    Baptisms
                                       1. Disciples Church (69)                1. Disciples Church (50)
                                       2. Reconciliation Church (50)        2. Midland Valley (27)
                                       3. Sumter Wise Drive (25)             3. Cherrydale Hispanic(18)
                                       4. Cherrydale Hispanic (25)          4. Rock HIll Emmanuel (12)
                                       5. Manning New Start (23)            5. LLuvia De Vida (11)
                                       6. Sumter Calvary (20)                  6. Reconciliation Ch. (11)


Worship Opportunities this week:
Sunday Life Groups at 10 & Worship at 11
Sunday Afternoon Parking Lot Praise Service at 4 PM
Choir Practice at 5
Wednesday Youth & Teens at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ PM
Adult Bible Study at 6:30 PM

Encouraged By People’s Giving​​​​​​​
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.

Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

It feels like spring is right around the corner. At the church, we are preparing for a big spring and Easter. It begins with our ministry meeting on Sunday at 6:30. These groups will help us reach our community while also making many feel more a part of our church. I hope you will join us. As far as prayer requests, please remember Tina Joye who is in the Children's hospital at Richland and Jackson Lowrimore, who will travel to Cincinnati on Saturday to see the doctors next week. Others we are lifting up to the Lord are Dot Livingston, Hope Addison, Bobby and Marie Mahaffey, Hope and Paul Hall, Nicole Bayne's cousin, Steve Felder, Reba Watkins' nephew Jimmy Ponder, Becky Drafts and all of our shut-ins. Ray Wright's cousin passed away. May God comfort this family.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill