Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 2.26.2021
Meet Our Revival Workers
Rev. Bill Ulmet, Our Evangelist
Bill Ulmet is no stranger for those who have been around the church for awhile. He has held revivals for us on numerous occasions. A couple of years back, he was the camp meeting speaker. But for those who might be new to our congregation, let me introduce you to this man of God. Rev. Ulmet has been an evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene for over 35 years. He has also been a senior pastor at several churches. His preaching style is very dynamic and inspirational. I promise you will not be bored. His messages are based on the Word of God and can be easily applied to our lives. Rev. Ulmet’s outgoing personality makes him very approachable. His greatest desire is to see churches revived and reaching their communities. Lastly, Pastor Ulmet’s prayer life empowers His ministry. I hope you will get an opportunity to meet this man of God.
Rev. Lakyn Platt, Our Children’s Worker
Lakyn grew up in the West Columbia Central Nazarene church and last year accepted a call for full time ministry with an emphasis on working with kids. She has developed creativity methods to convey the gospel to children. Her love for this age group is evident to all. Lakyn will lead our children in entertaining activities while the revival service is going on. She will be with us for Friday and Saturday night services.
Adult Bible Fellowship Class Resumes on Sunday, March 7
Mrs. Doris Brown will again be leading her Sunday School class starting in March. This class had taken a break for six weeks when the pandemic numbers were so high. The start time for this group is 10 AM. If you can’t join them in person, please catch them on Facebook Live.
Diapers for West Virginia Mission Trip
This July, the South Carolina Nazarene district will journey to West Virginia to assist churches in one of the most poverty stricken communities in America. One of the items that they will be distributing is diapers. We are asking people to donate any size diapers over the next two Sundays. Thank you for being so generous.
“The Requirements for Revival” Recap
I long for a time where God moves in our church where the lost are saved, the saved are sanctified, the saint is revitalized and the sick are healed. When this occurs, we are in a state of revival. Over this past month, the sermons dealt with what could help us see this to take place. The most essential elements for Revival are prayer and fasting. Along with this emphasis, we also need a passion for people and a willingness to witness. May these requirements for revival become a part of our daily lives and may God move.
A Word from Pastor Victor
Last week we got to watch another episode of the incredible Chosen series. In it we saw the internal struggle that Nicodemus had trying to understand the spiritual realm through a physical lense. We also saw the moment that Jesus called Matthew, the tax collector, to join His group of disciples. Jesus calls everyone, no matter their background, and it is up to us to encourage them, and to bring more to the family of Christ. Join us this next Wednesday as we continue to seek after Jesus!
2020 Contribution Letters have been mailed.
Please let us know if there was a problem
receiving your copy or if you have had a change of address.
Temporary Van Driver Needed
Woody Hagins is so faithful to pick up a couple of teens in our church van for Wednesday night church, but on Friday he will have knee surgery. We are looking for a good driver who could fill in for him while he recovers. The pastor takes them home after the Wednesday night service. Normally you have to leave the church by 5:30 to have the kids at church on time. Let the pastor know if you can assist.
Winter Devotional Books Are In!
Having personal private time with God is essential for the Christian walk. To assist in this activity, our church makes available the devotional book called “Reflecting God”. Those attending church in person can pick them up at the sanitization stations. Others can pick them up at the church office.
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.
Teen & Children’s Camp
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Sunday Evening Drive In Service This Week at 5:30 PM
Wednesday Youth at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
“Everyday Christian Living
Like Christ Seven Days a Week”
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Night Devotionals With Pastor Bill on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM
A Look at Evangelism
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
We are excited about the revival with Rev. Bill Ulmet that begins this weekend. I don't know exactly what it is going to look like considering we are still dealing with the pandemic, but I am convinced that the Lord would have us go forward. Which makes me kind of excited. If you are not comfortable coming in person, please check us out on Facebook Live. Please don't allow the kids to hold you back, Rev. Lakyn Platt from Central Nazarene will be here to have special activities for them. Join me in praying for a mighty outpouring of God's Spirit upon us. As far as prayer concerns, Nancy Hall had a biopsy done on an area of her lungs and will have a consultation with the cancer doctors this coming week. Pastor Bill Watts had a heart procedure on Wednesday that was successful. Becky Drafts had foot surgery on Thursday and is recovering in the hospital. Please remember Steve Steele's brother-in-law's family and Mary Jacobs' brother's family. Others that we are praying for: Roxan Weed, Ben Pearman, Charlotte Sanders, Miriam Self and all of our shut-ins. Thanks again for being part of our church family.