Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook

Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 7.31.20

Men’s Bible Study with Curtis Martin
Restarts This Wednesday Night at 6:30​​​​​​​
Our church is cautiously opening up certain ministries that provide spiritual growth and encourage fellowship. One such gathering is our Men’s Bible Study with Curtis Martin. These guys have been studying the book of Proverbs and applying it to our everyday life. We welcome all of our men back. There are a few precautions that we are taking to insure people’s protection. The seats in the room will be spaced 6 feet away from another. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you have any questions, please let me know.

The Adult Bible Fellowship with Doris Brown
Restarts This Sunday at 10 AM​​​​​​​
This past week, several of the members of our Adult Bible Fellowship asked if they may restart their Sunday School class. After the leaders and I prayed for direction, we felt comfortable offering this Bible Study. We are strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask and the seats in the room will be spaced 6 feet away from each other. Mrs. Doris Brown and Robert Hyatt have the study books and we are also looking at live streaming it on Facebook Live in the near future. Please pray that God will give us wisdom as we continue to follow His lead.

“God Moments” Sermon Series For August​​​​​​​
It is incredible to realize that the Creator of the Universe interrupts our daily activities to interact with us. Throughout the Bible, the Lord intervenes for his people at just the right time. Over the next month, we will look at different ways God has come down to meet with humanity. It is my hope that we will be more open and responsive to how the Spirit might want to speak to us. It is through these encounters that we gain direction for our lives. We also receive courage to make difficult decisions. Most importantly, God uses these moments to transform our hearts and our attitudes. I hope you will join us either in person or online.

Men’s Softball Season Begins On Monday at 8 PM​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
One of the ways we hope to reach out to people is through sports. Tommy Lewis coaches our team and several of the players don’t have a church family. It is our hope that over this season God will open the doors for us to share our faith and invite them to be a part of our congregation. If you like to play softball, we would love for you to join us. We certainly covet your prayers that our teammates will be brought to Jesus.

A Word For Our Teens From Pastor Victor​​​​​​​
Wednesday is for fun and fellowship! If you are a teen come join us at 6:30 as we seek Jesus together and have fun hanging out together. We are moving right along through the Ten Commandments and would love for you to come join us. We also will be going tubing on August 9th after service. There will be a sign up sheet in the foyer if you are interested. Please let me know if you are wanting to go so we can make sure Palmetto Outdoors has the space for us. So teens, invite your friends and come hang out with us this Wednesday!


ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship
The Summer Devotional Books Are In!
You can pick up the Reflecting God devotional books at the church office. We will also be giving them out at our Drive-In Service on Sunday.

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.

Ministry Opportunities:​​​​​​​
Need A Group to Mow The Church’s Lawn By Sunday, August 9th Please let the Pastor or Doug Yandle know

Debbie Riley, who runs our Food Pantry Ministry, would like to thank everyone who brought in items or who financially supported our program. Countless families received groceries that will help them.​​​​​​​

Postponed Events:​​​​​​​
Family Camp
Teen & Children’s Camp​​​​​​​
Service Schedule​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Praise Service at 6 PM in the Church Parking Lot
No Wednesday Devotions at 7 PM on Facebook Live
Wednesday Youth at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.

Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello friends,

Hope this email finds you safe and sound! Today marks the last day of July and even though this pandemic makes every day seem the same, this year is still quickly passing by. After prayer and seeking God's guidance, our church is slowly restarting a couple of ministries. This Sunday, Mrs. Doris Brown's Adult Bible Fellowship will meet at 10 AM in their normal room. On Monday, the men will begin their softball season. Unfortunately, there were not enough church co-ed teams to have a league on Tuesday nights. The Men's Bible Study with Curtis Martin will also start back up on Wednesday at 6:30. I will be on vacation for a few days this week so my normal Wednesday night devotions on Facebook Live will be cancelled. As far as prayer concerns, Marie Mahaffey will have surgery on Monday. Gary and Peggy Self's granddaughter will also have surgery in Charlotte on Monday. Pam Yandle's brother Don has cancer and Darrell and Iris McKinney's daughter is on bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy. Pray that all will be well for the baby and mother. Kim Kivett's mother, Bill Riley's daughter and my niece's boyfriend all have Covid 19. Let's us not forget our shut-ins and our world during these troubling times. Thank you so much for your love and support I sense each week. It is a privilege to be your pastor.

God Bless

Pastor Bill