February 1, 2017

Be A Part of An EPIC Conference

Churches in our Saluda Baptist Association are offering some great training at no charge to you or the church.  If we are not learning we are dying.  I plan on being a part of this great conference and it is my prayer that some of you might find and area you are interested in and consider attending.  Registration info is below.

In Him,

Pastor James

February 25, 2017
Pope Drive Baptist Church
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. 
Ephesians 4:12

Breakout Session Topics
Apologetics: Defending Your Faith (Matt Danuser)
Approaches to Evangelism (Jason Moss)
Church Security (Weldon Sellers)
Effective Deacon Ministry (Bill Cashion)
Disaster Relief (Randy Creamer)
Prayer Ministry (Travis Dyer)
Sabbaticals (John Dill)
Technology in Ministry (Robbie Smith)
Revitalizing a Church (Danny Burnley)
Updating Your Constitution (Fred Stone)

Call (864) 225-7759 by February 20 to register.

Click Here To Download An Official Flyer

January 31, 2017

"All-In" Church-Wide Leadership Worship Event



Sunday, February 12th  6:00 PM

Each committee, team, or ministry needs to discuss what programs, goals or needs they may have for this church year. At least one representative from each committee / team / ministry will provide input on upcoming goals and events for the year. At this event, as a church we will worship, pray and encourage one another in this new year of opportunity.

Church-Wide Valentine Party & Shut-In Ministry

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Church-Wide Valentine Party & Shut-In Ministry

Wednesday, February 8th  6:30 PM
In the FLC

 Plan to join us for our Valentine Party and Shut-In Ministry. Please bring addressed valentine cards for our shut-in's. A list of our shut-in’s is at the front of the sanctuary on the organ side. Also, bring finger foods, desserts, and drinks for our party. 

Mission Action for February

Haven of Rest Ministries

Mission Action

Our Mission Action Project for the month of February will be for Under His Wings. They can use: Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Coffee (Regular & Decaf), Sugar, Creamer, Sweet ‘N Low Sweetener, Paper Plates, Paper Cups, Kleenex, Bathroom Tissue, Snack Items, Kool-Aid, Microwave Popcorn, Good Christian Books, Bibles (Preferably NIV), and Clean/Useable Dresses for Church (Sizes 16, 18, 20). Please leave in the Bible Study Office.  

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January and February




Robert Holcombe           1/1
Robert Hanks                 1/8
Dylan McCullough           1/13
Sandra Martin                1/15
Clair Stamps                  1/19
Catherine Dean              1/21
Thomas Keaton              1/30
Marian Keys                  1/31
Sherry Partain                1/31
Anna Artman                 2/3
Ashleigh Dickson            2/5
Phyllis Swaney               2/10



Robert & Frances Holcombe        1/17
Johnny & Janiece White              1/27
Dwain & Bertha Lyon                 2/28










January 29, 2017

Asking Why?

“Why” is a question that is driven by our need to understand. Scientists are driven to prove “why” things happen. Health professionals seek to understand why our body fails, and everyone wants to know “why” certain events happen to them. The bottom line is we want to understand what we are going through, what we need to get past it, and what should we learn from it. A few weeks ago I was driving early in the morning to an appointment. The fog was so thick that I could not see five feet in front of me and my car’s lights were not helping. I drove past my destination. I simply turned around and arrived.

We all are in a fog to some degree. We can only see what is in front of us while God our creator sees everything. Only seeing part of the picture is a blessing because we as believers are constantly driven to God for direction, wisdom and strength. “Why?”, is not the question we should be asking. As a believer, our question should be “What now?”. Don’t get stuck in life waiting for an answer that will never come. You will never understand on this side of heaven. Pray that God would turn your doubt to faith, your rebellion to obedience, and your mourning into joy! 

(Isaiah 55:6-8) 8“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” 

(1 Corinthians 13:12) For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known. 

 In Him, 

 Pastor James

January 12, 2017

The Living Sermon Series Begins This Sunday

#LIVING A new series begins this Sunday at 10:30 am. Are you living or just surviving?