March 3, 2015

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 2015


Tylen McCullough           3/3
Tammy Sanders             3/3
Al Harrell                       3/5
Chris Marlow                 3/8
Billy Mitchell                  3/10
Bobbie Eskew                3/10
Millard Hart                   3/14
Jerry Geddings               3/17
Mary Lou Finley             3/19
Elizabeth Elvington         3/20
Gail Keaton                    3/22
Bonnie Evans                 3/31


Jerry & Clair Stamps       3/8
Will & Anna Artman        3/16

Prayer Ministry Updates

At the beginning of the year, our leadership felt led to make prayer a priority in 2015. I know that sounds like it should be a given for a church, but there is a difference between praying and church and being a praying church. One addition we have made is the Worship Prayer Team. Each week members are praying specifically during the morning services for God to move and lives to be touched. Many have taken advantage of this that have not been able to come to other prayer meetings. It is so encouraging to hear their testimonies of how God is using that special time in their lives.

Secondly, in an effort to keep our public prayer list accurate we are adding some guidelines to keep it fresh and current.
  • 1. All prayer list requests need to be made through our church office either by phone or email. Any prayer request that is submitted must have the consent of the person being prayed for. Some people cherish the prayers of their friends and family but do not want it published in a public forum. Secondly, the HIPPA laws mandate that medical records are private and can only be displayed with the patient’s consent.
  • 2. All requests will be kept on the public prayer list for one month from the time it is posted. At the end of one month if you would like for that request to remain, please call or email our church office. You can give an update to the request or simply ask for them to be kept on the list for another month. If no update has been given to the church office at the end of one month, the request will be taken off the list. We do not want to arbitrarily take anyone off our prayer list. We do want those who submit requests to be the contact person for us so we can continue to pray specifically for them.
With these new guidelines we can pray more specifically for people. Those who place the request can take ownership of the request and keep us updated on developments. This way we will be able to track how the prayers are answered and see where any special needs may be. The leadership and I look forward to seeing how these changes will enhance our ministry and your prayer life.

Prayer Moves Mountains,

Pastor James

Thank You Notes For March 2015

We would like to thank the young ladies of the church for putting together the house warming shower. We would also like to thank all those who attended; your gifts are much appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you also for all the prayers that have gone up on our behalf. God has blessed us greatly to have such a generous and loving church family.
Josh & Trista Cox

Thank you so much for all of the food you served. Thank you for the love, prayers and for just being there. With Love, 
The Family of Myrtice Johnson

Thank you for the letters and cards that have been sent to us. We are thankful for a loving church family.
Dorothy Dutton & Jimmy Cleveland

Dear Church Family, We would like to say a “special” thank you for all the things you have done for us. Thank you for the gifts, cards, especially the prayers and anything else I may have missed. Love in Christ,
James & Evelyn Jones

Annie Armstrong Mission March Is This Sunday

This is the Week Of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. When we give to this offering, 100 percent of the money will be transformed into missionary salaries, new church plants in struggling cities and ministry supplies. Those missionaries, churchplants and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation.

Our Mission March will be this Sunday, March 8th and we will collect through the month of march. Our goal is $1,000.

Please be in Prayer about what God would have you to give over and above your tithe to see people reached around this nation.

Watch This Video To See How The Offering Works.

March 1, 2015

Mission Action for March 2015

Our Mission Action Project for the month of March will be for Hospice of the Upstate.

They can use: Saltine Crackers, Small Styrofoam Bowls, Small Paper Plates, Large Styrofoam Cups, Plastic Spoons, Paper Towels, Coffee (Not Instant), Individual Fruit Cups, Individual Jell-o and Individual Applesauce.

The emphasis for Operation Christmas Child for this month is Rulers, Scissors, Jewelry and Deodorant.

Please leave these items in the Bible Study Office.

Mission March - Sunday, March 8th

Goal: $1,000 - Envelopes are in the pews.

Tuesday, March 24th  5:30-7:00 PM
Shady Grove Baptist Church

See the bulletin board for more information. 

February 25, 2015

Wednesday Night Services Are Cancelled for February 25

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 pm this afternoon to 7 am EST Thursday with accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. For the safety of our church family we are cancelling all evening services tonight.

How Beautiful Are Your Feet?

Dear Church,

Thank you for your faithfulness in making our "Friend Day" such a big day for us. It was great to look out and see some fresh faces as well as our familiar ones.  It is my prayer that everyone would see that  "friend day" can be every day.  Simply inviting someone to church can make an impact on someone's eternity.  I am reminded of this bible verse.

How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!
Romans 10:15

As another month approaches continue to seek a deeper relationship with God and pray for the opportunities to share the hope and love you have found in Jesus Christ with those around you.  I am grateful to be your Pastor. Let's press on together.

In Him,

Pastor James