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Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 6.11.2021

Sports Sunday: Honoring Our Softball Team
This spring, our men’s Monday night softball team won the church league division at Pine Grove. We ended up with a 8-2 record. After each season, our coach Tommy Lewis likes to get the team together to celebrate another fun filled year. It was an exciting season with most of our games coming down to the last out. We will recognize the team on Sunday. Please pray that the ballplayers and their families will feel welcomed, that they experience God’s presence and that they will want to come again for worship.

Missionary Shannon Smith Inspires Crowd For Cambodia
After nine years as a missionary in Korea, God called Shannon Smith to go to Cambodia where 98 percent of the population are buddhists. Shortly after her move the country went into lock down for Covid with very limited access to others. But what seemed like a closed door soon resulted in several families coming to know Christ as Shannon used her love for kids to reach the community. Each afternoon she would take toys and games to play with the children in the neighborhood. God used this act of kindness to stir the hearts of the parents. What God did for Shannon, He would like to do for us. There are three ways we can assist our missionaries like Shannon. First, we can pray especially for Shannon and the work in Cambodia where converts are often disowned by their families. Second, we can give to the World Evangelism Fund that pays their salaries. Lastly, we can consider going on a mission trip or being a missionary ourselves. This past Wednesday certainly inspired us to reach our community while making us proud of how Nazarene missionaries are making a difference.

The New Young Adult Life Group and The Choir Off To A Great Start​​​​​​​
Last Sunday, the new Young Adult Life Group under the direction of the Martin’s had fifteen people discussing the Bible and enjoying wonderful fellowship together. This is a marvelous beginning for a group specifically for 20-30 year olds. If you are looking for a place to have meaningful friendship while also drawing closer to God, this group is for you. For more details, give Curtis or Regina Martin a call or text. The Choir under the direction of Kristi Harmon also had a good number of singers to join her for practice at 5 PM on Sunday. A majority of the music was new and we can’t wait to share with the congregation. If you like to sing, please come and be a part. The practices are filled with laughter as we learn our parts.

Change Of Plans For Teen Summer Trips
Our annual trip to Carowinds had to be rescheduled because there were no more reservations for Monday, June 21st. We will attempt to go on Tuesday, July 6 but we will have to claim our spot by next Sunday to make sure we get into the park. We would like to replace the Carowinds trip with an excursion to North Carolina to go tubing on Monday, June 21st. Please let the pastor know if you are interested in going to the mountains or to Carowinds.

Honoring Our Fathers: Next Sunday
Mothers often have their hearts set on their children attending worship with them on their special day. It is almost like they like to show off their kids! But dads should be just as adamant about the family joining them for church as well. Godly fathers want nothing more than their children by their side to praise the Lord.
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Volunteers needed for the following ministries:
Nursery Attendants during the service
Grass Cutting
Flower Bed Attendant​​​​​​​

Spring 2021 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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Congratulations to our Men’s Softball Team
On Winning the Spring League
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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.​​​​​​​

Postponed Events:​​​​​​​
Family Camp
Teen & Children’s Camp​​​​​​​

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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 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
Priscilla Shirer's
"Gideon"

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,

Hope all is well! We have been rejoicing in the wonderful service we had on Sunday. God was so near. May it happen again this week. During Morning Worship, we will recognize our softball team. Please pray that we will be able to reach some of these ballplayers. As far as prayer requests, please continue to lift up Nancy Freeman's special unspoken request to the Lord. Nancy Hall received a good report from her cancer doctor. The treatment has been effective in shrinking the tumor. Alice Asbill's son-in-law is home from the hospital. Thanks again for being part of our church family.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill   


    
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