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Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 8.12.2022

Record Number of Men Attending Martin’s Bible Study​​​​​​
Something special is happening on Wednesday nights at WCFN. The Men’s Bible Study, under the direction of Curtis Martin, had their most attended group this past week. Fourteen guys came to discuss God’s word while also enjoying great fellowship together. If you are a guy, please consider joining this growing group. Now if you are a lady, don’t forget about Kristi Harmon’s Bible Study. They meet in the sanctuary and you can also attend via zoom. The women receive their lesson via video from some of the best speakers around and then they discuss what was taught. Lastly, there may be some who would like to be in a group with men and women and we have that class as well. Dan Felix teaches this wonderful class. All these Bible Studies take place at 6:30.

Collecting Items For Kentucky Relief Efforts
Our South Carolina Nazarene District Disaster Response Team will be going in the near future to assist with the clean-up of the flood areas in Kentucky. We are invited to bring the following items to church on Sunday: Gallon water jugs, bottled waters, paper towels, disposable rags, glass cleaner, cleansing powder, liquid cleaners, bleach, scrub brushes, a pair of rubber gloves, sponges, brooms and mops, baby items, formula and diapers. The church van will be parked near the door where you can place your donations. Thank you for being so generous.

Living By Faith Sermon Series Continues
Living by faith is the best way to live our lives. When we live by faith, our life is full of adventure and excitement. We are able to do so much more than we ever thought was possible. It is so much fun and yet it can also be exhausting. But the rewards are so worth it. Last week, I proposed that living by faith is basically just responding positively to God. He calls us to do something and we are obedient. But when we ignore His voice or are not listening for His voice, we no longer live by faith which has bad consequences. Often it leads to falling away from the Lord. This week, we will talk about another key to living by faith from Hebrews chapter 11. I hope you can join us.

Cutting the Grass at the Church
Anyone interested, please sign up in the foyer after or before worship.

The Martin Minute - Nazarene Marketplace October 15
Back by popular demand-The Nazarene Marketplace! Last year we had nyoso much fun hosting this event and enjoyed seeing many faces. There will be crafts and other items for sale. If you or someone you know would like to participate this year, let me know. Tables are $25 and can be reserved now. We already have a few from last year signed up! Get your crafts or items ready and join the fun!

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Download link for PRAYER GUIDE

Grass Cutting Ministry
There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church
if you are willing and able to help maintain the church property

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 ​​​​​​​

ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Reconciliation Ministries
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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Thursday, August 25 9:00AM-12:00 Noon
Now accepting non perishable items
If you know of anyone needing assistance from the
pantry, please notify Anne Shaw.

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Service Schedule​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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
"Elijah"
​​​​​​​by Priscilla Shirer
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.
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Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

I have just returned from a very good evening with our kids at Movie Night. There were a couple of new families from our community as well. Hopefully these folks can become a part of our congregation. A big thanks to Regina Martin and John Lowrimore for organizing this outreach event. The church is back to our normal schedule with Sunday School at 10, worship at 11 and the afternoon praise service at 4. On Monday & Tuesday, we have softball games and then on Wednesday is our Bible Studies groups at 6:30. As far as prayer requests, please remember Miriam Self's sister who had surgery on Friday and Jackie Black who will have a procedure this week. Also lift up Jean Jeffords, Lindsay Sulser's dad, Susan Priebe's family and all the shut-ins. Hope to see you this weekend.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill   


    
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