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WELCOME HOME TO BRUSHY CREEK MAY 2010 COMING UP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Share Jesus Without Fear 5/2 · Graduation Sunday 5/30 · Serbia Missions Trip 6/5-6/14 · Creative Arts Camp 6/14-6/16 · High School Summer Camp 6/28-7/2 · Middle School SeeSalt 6/28-7/2 · New York City Mission Trip: 7/18-7/24 · Children’s Pastors’ Camp 7/29-7/31 · High School Camping/Rafting 8/12-8/13 · Middle School Pastors’ Camp: 8/13-8/15 · The Greenhouse Season 4 Kickoff 8/22 · India Mission Trip 9/12/-9/21 · Missions Day 10/3 · College Retreat 10/6-10/10 · Homes for Hope 10/23-10/24 · Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat 11/12-11/13 · High School Fall Retreat 11/19-11/21 · Children’s Christmas Celebration 12/3 · Women’s Ministry Christmas Dinner 12/9 · Adult Choir Christmas Program 12/19 · Christmas Eve Service 12/24

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  • Welcome Home To BrusHy creek mAy 2010

    COMING UP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!Share Jesus Without Fear 5/2 Graduation Sunday 5/30 Serbia Missions Trip 6/5-6/14 Creative Arts Camp 6/14-6/16 High School Summer Camp 6/28-7/2 Middle School SeeSalt 6/28-7/2 New York City Mission Trip: 7/18-7/24 Childrens Pastors Camp 7/29-7/31 High School Camping/Rafting 8/12-8/13 Middle School Pastors Camp: 8/13-8/15 The Greenhouse Season 4 Kickoff 8/22 India Mission Trip 9/12/-9/21 Missions Day 10/3 College Retreat 10/6-10/10 Homes for Hope 10/23-10/24 Womens Ministry Fall Retreat 11/12-11/13 High School Fall Retreat 11/19-11/21 Childrens Christmas Celebration 12/3 Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner 12/9 Adult Choir Christmas Program 12/19 Christmas Eve Service 12/24

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    by JIM RUSSELL, RESCUE MINISTER

    What Would you attempt for God, if you kneW that you could not fail?

    Is that a great question, or what? Did you know that there

    is a way to share your faith, in which you cannot fail? There

    really is. It is an approach that involves a series of questions,

    in order to determine where God is working. Then it involves

    simply directing the person to Gods promises in the Bible,

    letting them read it for themselves, and then letting God do

    the convincing. Our job is to get out of the way and watch

    God work.

    Of all the models for learning to share our faith, that I have

    learned, this is my favorite. On Sunday, May 2, the author of

    Share Jesus without Fear, Bill Fay, will be at Brushy Creek.

    Bill is a most interesting individual. He grew up with a silver

    spoon in his mouth. His father was the owner of Birds Eye

    frozen foods. But in his quest for more and more money and

    power, Bill went through several failed marriages and eventu-

    ally found himself on the wrong side of the law. Then God got

    Bills attention and saved his soul.

    You will find Bill Fay to be a prophet in demeanor. He lovingly

    tells it like it is. Bill will be preaching on Sunday morning,

    May 2, and then will be leading us in the Share Jesus

    without Fear Seminar that night, from 5:00-6:45PM. I hope

    everyone will come and receive training and a challenge to

    share your faith. I promise, you will not be bored!

    RESCUE MINISTRY

    I cant remember when I have looked forward to summer more than this year. Have you made any plans yet? Hey, as you begin setting aside time for family vacations and special outings, can I ask you to consider doing at least three out of four things?

    Here are some ways you can make your summer one of the most rewarding and enjoyable summers youve ever had:

    1. host a Backyard BiBle cluB. We will provide easy-to-use teaching material, all

    the cookies and Kool-Aid you need, along with training sessions to prepare you and your workers for a successful week. All you need to do is recruit a handful of friends from church (preferably those who live nearest you) and your yard for one week. Typically the clubs meet for about a hour and a half to two hours daily. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and to reach children for Christ who might not otherwise ever get to attend church on a regular basis. I am personally hoping to co-sponsor one this year and hope you will as well.

    2. have your neiGhBors over for a cook-out. Go ahead and do it. You know youve been thinking about it. Just love on the people around you this summer. When given the opportunity, invite them to church with you.

    3. Go on a mission trip. The plane is filling fast for India, New York, Serbia and Ecuador, but it may not be too late. I promise you, you will be glad you did! Contact Angela today about availability.

    4. have knee replacement surGery. Well, I know which three I would choose.

    by DR. RaLph CaRTER, paSTOR

    A NOTE FROM RALPH

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    strinG camp!Now is the time to sign up for String Camp here at BCBC. Starting June 22, were offering violin, cello, and guitar classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 8 weeks. These instructional classes are designed from beginner to advanced players. The Middle School student can get a head start for the new school year. Or parents can get a hands-on introduction to their childs instrument. Some intermediate players might want to keep their fingers in shape. Maybe you havent played in a few years and want to start back.

    The class ensemble size will be small enough for individual attention and instruction. Instrument rental is available. Cost $13 per lesson. Go to brushycreek.org today to sign up. Space is limited.

    ROBBIES REPORTby RObbIE SOX, MUSIC MINISTER

    to the ends of the earthI hope that all of you are

    praying about what God

    would have you do to

    spread the gospel this year.

    If you are looking for a

    one-two week commitment,

    we would love to have you lead a

    Backyard Bible Club, or join one of our mission teams. This

    year we have teams going to Serbia, ecuador, new York,

    and india. The Serbia team is full, but the other trips are open

    and we would love for you to be a part of one of these great

    teams. For more information and to register for the Ecuador

    team, please go to www.e3partners.org. You will want to look

    for the June 11-19 trip to Azuay, Ecuador. This is a dental/

    medical trip. For more information and to register for the NYC

    trip, check out www.nycm.spreadtruth.com. You will want

    to look at the Summer trip for July 18-24. There are a ton

    of things to do in NYC. You can take part in the traditional

    prayer stations or help with VBS. They also have teams that

    lead basketball and soccer camps. NYC offers something for

    everyone! Finally, we would love for you to prayerfully consider

    being a part of our India trip. The travel dates for India are

    Sept. 12-21. I hope that you remember two years ago, when

    Finny Matthews from AIM ministries came and told us about

    all that God was doing in India. Many of you committed to

    going on a trip with him this coming Sept. I hope that you

    are still planning on doing just that. We will hold a pastors

    conference, a childrens camp, and a medical clinic. If you

    are a pastor, love to work with children, or have a background

    in medicine, this team could really use your help! To sign up

    for this team, please contact me at [email protected]

    We will have an informational meeting about this trip on May

    16. I hope that you will find a way to be actively involved in

    spreading the Good News of Christ!

    ON THE ROAdby aNgELa CaRTER, COLLEgE aND MISSIONS MINISTER

    merry makers monthly meetinGMay 18 at 10:30am Stone Academy Childrens Choir

    SR. AdULTS

    no testimony Breakfast this month so we can celebrate Mothers Day. We look forward to seeing you in June!

    MENS MINISTRY

  • by JEREMIah OLIVER, MIDDLE SChOOL paSTOR

    MIddLE SCHOOL

    HIGH SCHOOLby bENJI LaDD, hIgh SChOOL paSTOR

    summer is approachinG fast! Here are a few important dates to remember.

    May 30 : Graduation Sunday

    June 5 - 13 : Senior Mission Trip--Kraljevo, Serbia

    June 28 - July 2 : Orange Beach Student Life Camp

    august 12 - 13 : Back to School Camping/Whitewater Rafting

    8th Grade leadership retreatJames 4:14 says, What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. It seems that as soon as I welcome our new 6th graders into our program, I blink and they are moving up to High School. For over 6 years I have worked toward making this tran-sition smooth and effective. This year will be no exception with our 2nd annual 8th grade leadership retreat.

    I believe that the freshman year in High School has the ability to mold and set the standard for a teenagers High School career. This year can be very positive or extremely detrimental. This depends on 2 major factors: their friends, and their walk with the Lord. On May 14-16 I want to invite ALL 8th grade students to come to Asbury Hills Retreat Center for a weekend that will not only be fun, but life-changing. This leadership retreat will enable the students to build and strengthen friendships, and it will prayerfully strengthen their walk with the Lord. The weekend will have many adventures like a ropes coarse, creek hike, fishing, and special quests that help will help equip and prepare rising 9th graders for upcoming High School challenges. The cost is only $50 and the investment in each 8th grader is priceless! Register today at www.brushycreek.org!

    What: 8th Grade Leadership Retreat

    Where: Asbury Hills Retreat Center - www.sewee.org

    When: May 14-16

    cost: $50

    by REbECCa OakS, DIRECTOR OF ChILDRENS MINISTRIES

    KIdS AT THE CREEK

    summer fun activities

    Creative arts CampFor: Kids Completed Grades 3-6date: June 14-16cost: $25director: Robbie Sox

    Children will select from a variety of fine arts activities such as strings, drums, dance, art and drama. Class sizes are limited so register online today!

    pastors CampFor: Boys and Girls Completed 3rd and 4th GradesWhere: Table Rock Wesleyan Campdate: July 29-31cost: Cost $75

    Join your pastors for a time of fun & fellowship at beau-tiful Table Rock. Campers will make lasting memories with friends as they jet down the water slide, go fishing with the guys, swim at The Rock, hike the nature trails, compete in field games, cover up in shaving cream, participate in the BCBC Talent Show and much much more. Surrounded by His awesome works, campers will experience God through Bible study, praise and worship and JAM time. -- Register online at brushycreek.org. Deadline to register is May 21.

    BaCkyard BiBle CluBBackyard Bible Clubs are for Brushy Creek kids too! For the past two years we have hosted BBC in our local neighborhoods during the months of June and July. While we reached over 800 kids in our community, a small number of Brushy Creek kids attended the clubs. We encourage parents to go to www.brushycreek.org to view a list of clubs, find one near you, contact the host and ask how you can help while your child attends the club. We are better together!

    speCial Needs BaCkyard BiBle CluB

    For: Children K5-5th Gradedate and time: June 14-17 - 9:30-11:30Where: Fellowship Hall

    Volunteers needed to help with crafts, recreation and snack.

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    by ELEaNOR bIShOp, pRESChOOL DIRECTOR

    special needs ministry for kidsBrushy Creek is opening doors to help families affected by children with disabilities. We need volunteers to be a buddy for a special needs child and lovingly come along-side as they attend Sunday School, Childrens Church and Greenhouse activities.

    Buddy sign-ups will be held each Sunday through May 16 in the breezeway following both worship services.

    On Sunday, May 23 at 2:30pm, Mike Gates with Joni and Friends will provide training for those interested in being a Buddy. We will meet in the front room of the ARC. Childcare will be provided. RSVP at Buddy sign up tables or to Karen Cassell at the church office by May 16.

    kids evanGelism explosion comes to Brushy creek this summer! / chanGes in sunday school BeGins may 23!All boys and girls in grades K5-5th are invited to Kids EE on Sunday mornings beginning May 23 through August 15. EE will be in lieu of their regular Sunday school time and we will meet in the FH each week. Kids EE will clarify the Gospel for children, help bring them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and assist children to become witnesses for the Lord in an interactive and fun way. EE wins, grounds and equips kids for the cause of Christ. Kids will participate in large group skits, worship God through music, learn scripture, and learn how to share their faith, while playing games and making crafts that reinforce spiritual truth. Please feel free to visit www.kidsee.org for more information about Kids EE. -- EE Kick-off Sunday: May 23- Scripture Fun Fair in Fellowship Hall.

    RESURRECTION CELEBRATION!

    Parents,Please take time to thank your childs teachers for his/her dedication each week. Junction 501 could not have been possible without such great leaders.

    K/5 Boys: Steve Holcombe, Stewart Watson

    K/5-1st grade girls: Christina Emptage, Charlotte Emptage, Wendy Ravan, Sharon Reid

    1st grade Boys: Matt Schneider, Frank Bazemore, David Kay, Mike Johnson, Jonathan Bearden, Tim Hightower, Pastor Carter, Craig Brockman, Clemson Coyle

    2nd grade girls: Elizabeth Nuthalapaty, Amy Taylor

    2nd/3rd grade Boys: Danny Bufford, Bob Emptage, Randy Porter

    3rd grade girls: Susan Collier, Rebecca Oaks

    4th grade Boys: Roger Blackwell, David Bishop, Jason Taylor

    4th grade girls: Sharon Crowe, Sarah Uber, Tricia Chute

    5th grade Boys: Ken Gilbert, Austin Jones

    5th grade girls: Linda Scarbrough, Lynn Thompson

    recreation: Lee Danielscrafts: Ann HartsellScience devotions: Melissa McMahonarchery: Danny RoachMusic: Cee Cee and Ty Cameron, Kate Drake, Robbie SoxSound System: Roger Cole and Randy UnderwoodFacility coordinators: David Nabors and Marshall Croy

    jUNCTION 501by TaMMy ROaCh, JUNCTION 501 DIRECTOR

  • MONdAYS *6:00 pm .........celebrate recovery life Hurts god Heals

    *7:30 pm .........creekside orchestra Practice

    *Childcare available

    WEdNESdAYS 5:00 pm .........caf at the creek *6:45 pm .........the greenhouse

    *8:10 pm .........creekside choir Practice

    *Childcare available

    SUNdAYS 8:00 am .........Sunday School *9:15 am .........Sunday School/traditional Worship

    *10:45 am .........Sunday School/contemporary Worship

    *6:00 pm .........evening Service

    *Childcare available

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  • WEdNESdAYS 5:00 pm .........caf at the creek *6:45 pm .........the greenhouse

    *8:10 pm .........creekside choir Practice

    *Childcare available

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  • CHURCH STAFF

    4999 Old Spartanburg rOadtaylOrS, SOuth CarOlina 29687864.244.5075

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    Ralph F. Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASTOR877.5687 [email protected]

    Robbie Sox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MUSIC292.8322 [email protected]

    David Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ASSOCIATE PASTOR234.9655 [email protected]

    Jim Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RESCUE MINISTER270.8441 [email protected]

    Angela Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .COLLEGE & MISSIONS325.3778 [email protected]

    Benji Ladd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS414.1195 [email protected]

    Jeremiah Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS915.3302 [email protected]

    Ben Langner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL297.6066 [email protected]

    Rebecca Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHILDREN968.9826 [email protected]

    Eleanor Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRESCHOOL915.9669 [email protected]

    Kristen Belflower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE GREENHOUSE268.8696 [email protected]

    Tina Stephens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL DIR.268.3945 [email protected]

    Marshall Croy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FACILITIES MGR.322.5500 [email protected]

    EMERGENCY NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918.0616

    APPLICANTS FOR CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

    BY LETTERTodd Peacock Belinda Peacock Kenny Theaker DeAnna Theaker Nan Stansell Lauren Nulph Tammy Younger Kelly Younger Brittnie Simmons Chris Stockwell Vivian Stockwell Alan Jones Blakely Ball

    BY STATEMENTGardner Brown Andrea Brown Donna Hammett John Monta Robert Elder Nancy Reeves

    7th 14th 21st 28th AverAge Sunday School 1067 978 1069 857 993

    Worship Services 1372 1284 1371 1177 1301

    MARCH 2010 ATTENdANCE

    Non Profit OrganU.S. Postage

    PAIDTaylors, S.C.Permit NO.14

    CONGRATULATIONS!To Jason & Liz allison on the birth of their son, Carson Scott, born March 23, 2010.