Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 7.16.2021
Vacation Bible School: August 2nd-6th
It is time to begin inviting the kids in the neighborhood to our VBS program. If they need a ride, the vans will be running. We hope that all of our children from families in the church will also make it a priority to attend. We are confident they will encounter God during this week. Whether it is through an amazing lesson about God’s deliverance or maybe as the kids learn a fantastic and energetic song, the Lord will be glorified in everything that is said and done. It is our prayer that several of our students will accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. This life-changing moment will guide their lives and lead to a joyful journey. We still need volunteers who will help serve a meal, assist in sporting activities, or be a class leader or assistant. VBS begins at 6:30 each night and concludes at 8:30. You can register your child or grandchild Register WCFN VBS. This will assist us in knowing how much food to prepare. Please see Dee Black, John Lowrimore, or the pastor if you would like to help out.
Dr. Jim Thrower Speaking On Sunday, July 25
We are so fortunate to have a gifted retired pastor fill in for the pastor when he is away. The Harmons, except for Sarah, will be vacationing beginning on Thursday, July 22 and Dr. Jim Thrower has agreed to come and speak for us. Pastor Thrower has a wonderful way to bring forth biblical truths in a very straightforward style. You won’t want to miss it. We will also have Stefanie Fuller lead our worship.
84 Crisis Care Kits Made
This weekend at the District Assembly we will drop off 13 banana boxes full of Crisis Care Kits. This is an outstanding accomplishment. Eighty-four displaced families who have gone through a devastating disaster will receive the essentials to get by for a few days because of your generosity. These kits have soap, shampoo, towels, combs, fingernail clippers, tissues and a stuffed animal for a child. We are grateful to belong to a denomination that reaches out to people in stressful situations. We also have a district disaster team that helps in the clean up of affected areas. See the pastor if you would like to be a part of the emergency group or if you would like more information about it.
Volunteers for VBS Needed
Volunteers needed for the following ministries:
Nursery Attendants during the service
Flower Bed Attendant
(A big thank you to everyone who has mowed the church’s
grass for us so far this summer. We will have a new sign-up
sheet in the foyer for the rest of the summer. The church has
a zero-turn mower and a weed eater. Thanks again.)
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
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.
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Sunday Evening Drive In Service at 3:00 PM
(Due to District Assembly)
Wednesday Youth & Teens 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
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
Hope all is well! We have an exciting church service planned for Sunday. Our choir will sing and we have a very important special announcement that will take place at the end of the service. You will not want to miss it. I am so excited about what God is doing among us. On Wednesday, a good group came together to pack up our crisis care kits. Thirteen banana boxes were stuffed full of these essential items needed in a natural disaster. Thank you for helping us make this a reality. On Sunday night, the South Carolina Nazarene district will gather for their assembly in Midland Valley. Because of this, our afternoon parking lot praise service has been moved up to 3 PM. Please make a note of the change. As far as prayer concerns, Harold Finley was released from the hospital. Ray Wright will meet with the doctors in the near future to determine what they are going to do. Please continue to ask God to touch. Howard and Bruce Weed were able to attend their brother's and sister's memorial services this week. May the Lord comfort. Continue to remember Nancy Hall, Roxan Weed, Nancy Freeman's unspoken request, Marie Mahaffey, Alice Asbill's son-in-law and all of our shut-ins. Thanks again for being a part of our church family.