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Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 1.27.2022

Spiritual Renewal Weekend Draws Near
Sunday, February 5- Wednesday, February 8
Rev. Jared Horne might be the youngest evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene and we are excited that he will be with us. He began his ministry as a youth pastor in Alabama, but then took a giant step of faith to enter full time evangelism. We are confident that the Lord wants to do something special in these services. It could be someone who doesn’t know God will give their lives over to Him. It may be that a believer will surrender completely to the Lord and be entirely sanctified. More than likely, all of us will be revitalized in our spiritual journey. And possibly even someone might be healed of a sickness or a disease. Please pray for this revival. Make plans to attend each service and even invite your friends and family to hear this bright and upcoming preacher. The schedule is as follows: Sunday services at 11 AM and 6 PM; Monday-Wednesday at 7 PM. There will be special singing each night. Begin to clear your calendar off so that God can renew your heart.

Brotherhood Breakfast and Friends: Tuesday at 9 AM
For several years, our men have gathered at the Lizard’s Thicket on Augusta Highway to enjoy delicious food and interesting conversations. It has been a place of encouragement and wonderful fellowship. In recent months, the women now come and have their gathering at nearby tables. From what I hear and see, they are having almost as good of a time as the guys. If you are available on Tuesday, please come and join the fun. For first time guests, the preacher might just buy your breakfast.

Children’s Talent Show: Saturday Starting at 10 AM
Our children recently showcased some of their talents through the Christmas Play. Now, they can expand on that for the Children’s Talent Show that will be held at Central Church of the Nazarene. Areas of talent include: singing, instrumentals, scripture memorization, painting, drawing, and speed stacking.

Walking and Running Team Being Organized
Usually by this time of the year, we have made a promise to ourselves to find avenues to become healthier. Many are on track, while some may need help. We have just the group to assist you on your journey. In the works is a walker/runner group that will meet regularly to exercise (it’s more fun that way). There will be more information to come soon. If you are interested in joining, please see Laura Lowrimore, Jamie Brazier or Peggy Self.

Teen & Children Quiz: Saturday, February 4
The teen quiz team will quiz at our church while the children will quiz at West Columbia Central.

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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Items needed for January Food Pantry:
Bags of rice, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti noodles and sauce,
canned fruit, squeeze jelly, peanut butter, hamburger helper, elbow noodles,
stuffing, grits, cereal, oatmeal, cake mix and icing.
Thank you for your generosity!

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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​​​​​​​
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 are one week from our Spiritual Renewal Week. I hope you have been praying for these worship services with Rev. Jared Horne. It has the potential to be a life changing moment. As far as prayer requests, Emily Smoak remains in ICU at MUSC. She is doing as well as can be expected. Thank you for your prayers and support. Evelyn Bass is in the Lexington Medical Center along with Robert Hyatt's sister. Please continue to remember Tina Joye, Nancy Freeman, Linda Dent's brother, Bill Riley, Roxan Weed, Brenda Yon, Jackson Lowrimore and all of our shut-ins. Hope to see you this weekend.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill   


    
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