Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 9.17.2021
Ladies Pottery Paint Party: Saturday, October 2
Who wouldn’t want to spend a morning with some delightful friends while being very creative? This is the opportunity our ladies have in two weeks. They will gather at the church at 9 AM and then travel to the Mad Platter in Columbia where they will design and paint something beautiful. Often the conversations in the car are so meaningful that you really won’t want to miss it. If you would like more information, please see Angie Williams, who directs our Ladies Ministry. I can’t wait to hear about all the fun they had on this day.
Save The Date: Homecoming with Brian Arner, Sunday October 17
We do not take for granted how good God has been to our church! Even though this pandemic has limited a lot of our activities and gatherings, God is still at work among us. People have come to Christ, others have grown in their walk with Jesus and several have been healed. Each year, we like to gather for Homecoming to celebrate God’s faithfulness. I believe the 2021 gathering will be especially significant as we proclaim God’s Lordship over all things. Brian Arner will be our guest singer. Many of you will remember his beautiful voice and his testimony about how God steered him away from a professional opera career to sharing the gospel. It is our hope that we will have dinner on the grounds following the service. Please be in prayer as we celebrate God’s goodness to our church.
RightNow Media Website Available To All
Sometimes we are struggling with a particular issue in our walk with Christ and we really don’t know where to turn. Beginning this Sunday, we hope to give you a resource that may help you find the answers. RightNow Media is making available some of the best Christian leaders teaching on a variety of topics. For instance, if one is struggling with praying, there are messages from Max Lucado and Frances Chan. For parents, this website will have a host of Christian videos from the Veggietales to the Slugs and Bugs Show. For anyone who would like to have a deeper study of a book of the Bible, there will be amazing resources. There will be no cost for access to this website but you will need to accept an email that will be delivered on Monday, September 20. Please see me, Pastor Regina or Peggy Self for more details.
The Martin Minute: The Justice League
Our theme for the year and Pastor Bill’s current sermon series is “Working for Justice”. From that came the thought that we need a Justice League. This committee would explore possibilities in our community where we might be of assistance. Someone may know of a child that needs tutoring, and we may have just the person willing to assist, or perhaps someone needs food, and our food pantry would be a relief to them. When we come together to do God’s will, the results will be amazing. If you are willing to be a part of this committee, please let me know. You can call or text me anytime at (803)622-4583.
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
Flower Bed Attendant
(A big thank you to everyone who has mowed the church’s
grass for us so far this summer. We will have a new sign-up
sheet in the foyer for the rest of the summer. The church has
a zero-turn mower and a weed eater. Thanks again.)
ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship
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.
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
"You'll Get Through This"
by Max Lucado
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.
From Pastor Bill
What a beautiful day the Lord has made! Hope all is well in your world. We are thankful that the majority of people who have been sick are getting better. Thank you for your prayers. Please remember David Leiter's father-in-law who is in the hospital and Deborah Stanfield's family as they grieve her passing. On Sunday, the choir will sing and we will continue our sermon series called "Working for Justice". Don't forget about Life groups that begin at 10 on Sunday. Thanks again for being part of our church family.