1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Missionary in Residence
April 29, 2018
In 1985, the great baseball pitcher Tom Seaver was on the verge of winning his 300th game, which few pitchers have done. He went over to his 9-year-old daughter in the box seats and said excitedly, “Three more outs to go!” She responded, “Good, then we can go home and go swimming.” (Newsweek, 1/20/92, p. 47). Life has a way of reminding us that we are not that important.
“When someone is humble they are focused on God and others, not self. Even their focus on others is out of a desire to love and glorify God…. A humble person’s goal is to elevate God and encourage others. In short, they “no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf” (From Pride to Humility, 17).
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). There is a personal insufficiency and unworthiness on our part: “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5).
Our attitude of humility is essential in our relationship with God and others: “With all humility” (Ephesians 4:2). “Humbleness of mind” (KJV, Colossians 3:12). “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind” (1 Peter 3:8).
Count others better than yourself. “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
Show deference toward others. “Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).
Be willing to take last place. “And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).
Confessing our sins (James 5:16) and being forgiving to one another are marks of humility. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).
Loving others in humbleness. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant” (1 Corinthians 13:4).
Having a servant-heart. “It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26).
Qualities such as being teachable and willing to learn are valued marks of humility as well.
A deep concern about unity involves a humble disposition. “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight” (Romans 12:16). Is there any lack of humility on my part that is causing disunity?
We must remember that God will exalt the humble. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18:14).
GHR 2018 Graduates
We have four high school graduates this year, Mary Bannister, graduating from Bannister Christian Academy/will continue @ South Piedmont Community College then transfer to Appalachian State/ will study Music Theory; Ian Buchanan graduating from Nation’s Ford High School/ will enter the workforce; Joseph Waddell graduating from York Preparatory Academy/will attend Lander University to study Nursing; and Sophie Walker graduating from Greengate Christian Academy/will attend Winthrop University to study International Mass Communications.
We will have a finger food/ dessert (cake is provided; you are asked to provide finger foods and other dessert/snacks) fellowship following evening services, Sunday May 6th to honor these graduates. There is a book available in the lobby to sign for each of our grads. See Beth or Marty Rosener with questions.
Women’s Health & Wellness Day Save The Date
Ladies, please save the date for a Women’s Health & Wellness Day here at Gold Hill Road on Saturday, June 30th. Look for a flyer and sign up sheet in the coming months.
Love Where You Live Sign Up
Calling all school age youth (K-12) and adult helpers for Love Where You Live Week Sign Ups! We will have a week of service during the week of June 11-15. Please note that this is morning/ afternoon each day. Please sign up on the bulletin board by May 20th. See Heather Powell, Shawna Harvey, or Liz Knight with any questions.
Love Where You Live Service Projects
Do you have a service project that you need help with? Love Where You Live Participants would like to donate their time and efforts to help you assemble, package, label, etc your projects. We will have 40+ youth ranging from kindergarten to 12thgrade who will be participating in a week of service in June. You bring the materials, we’ll be the muscle. See Heather Powell or Shawna Harvey if you have a need or idea.
We are also looking for yard work opportunities to help members/ friends/ neighbors with mowing, pulling weeds, laying pine straw, etc. We helped a few families last year and would like many more this year during the week of June 11th, specific day TBD.
Congregational Fellowship Events – Mark your calendar and plan to attend
Sunday, May 6: Graduate Appreciation/ Finger food potluck following evening service
Saturday, June 23: Congregational fellowship picnic (Harris St. Park, Fort Mill) 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 16: Congregational fellowship/ Potluck lunch following morning service
Sunday, December 16: Congregational fellowship/ Potluck lunch following morning service
Women’s Conference Save The Date
Sheila Butt will be our speaker for our 2018 Women’s Conference to be held here at GHR September 7th and 8th. Our Theme for this event is: “Unwavering” Hebrews 10:23. More details to come soon!
Save The Date Teaching Rocket Seminar
Save the date for Sunday, October 7th for a teacher’s seminar with Michael Whitworth. If you would like to attend please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make a count for lunch.
Autumn Leaves Worship Service
We will be conducting a worship service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.
- Matt & Sandy Ibbetson are in Phoenix preparing for her treatments which should begin around the 30th.
- Tanya Leggitt had successful orthopedic surgery on her feet on Monday. She will undergo a lengthy recovery process at home.
- Gilbert Shelton had successful prostate cancer surgery on Wednesday. While pathology is yet to be determined, the Dr.’s feel very good as to the outcome.
- Janie Greene is still waiting for her surgery to be rescheduled.
- Margaret Wallace had successful pacemaker surgery and is recovering at home.
- Sandra Murray suffered a fall broke her clavicle and is banged up. Additionally, her 1st cousin, Steven Stanley is critically ill in the University of Michigan Hospital.
- Jordan Patterson’s kidney seems to be functioning better. More tests are to be done.
- Marvin Redd has been given a date for his surgery, May 25th at Duke.
- Brian Lambert has had some symptoms that have returned and was consulting the Dr. Friday.
- Garry Burkhammer is preparing for an upcoming appointment with his heart surgeon.
- Virginia Williams has requested prayers for some health concerns.
- Delmy Canales continues therapy following her concussion.
- Al Woods continues to deal with health concerns.
- Bob Epps will receive some treatment in a few months.
Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:
Gloria Girard, Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.
- The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Linda Hill, Alan Jopson, Aaron & Liz Knight, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Mark Walker, and Kay Woods are all dealing with various health issues.
- Brett Pharr’s father, Claude has begun a new round of treatments since his cancer is still not yet in remission.
- Josh Buchanan’s father, Daniel Buchanan has had a cardiac/stroke episode. Dr.’s are determining how to treat.
- The father’s of Dave Beels, Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, Amy Jopson, Linda Hill, Jake Hunter, Anthony Overton, Jim Passmore, and Debbie Thompson are all dealing with various health issues.
- Tim Bannister & Vicki Davis brother, Randy has experienced a reoccurrence of his cancer. Treatment is being discussed.
- Tim Mastenbrook has requested prayer on behalf of Lucner Pierre, one of the Haitian’s we support regularly. He has a large cyst that will require future surgery.
- Former member Jim Hood received excellent news this past week that his cancer is in full remission.
- Former member, Cameron Traw continues to recover from a light stroke. Their Address is: 1604 Salisbury Place, Montgomery, AL 36117.
- We extend our sympathy to the family of former member Rebecca McClendon, if you would like to send a card to John, his address is: 512 Peaceful Creek Drive, York, SC 29745.
Sermons & Classes
Steve will be preaching this morning, his sermon:
“ The Simple Truths Of Service”
Our youth will be leading the services this evening,
Connor Gross and DJ Taylor will do our devotional.
Sunday Spring Quarter Classes
Sunday Adult Auditorium:
My Responsibilities As A Member: Deacons
Respectable Sins; Steve Miller
Library & WC Room Ladies Class:
Women Of Action: Various Teachers
Wednesday Spring Quarter Classes
Wednesday Adult Auditorium:
Galatians Part 2; Jeff Trotter
Library & WC Room Ladies Class:
Women Of Action: Various Teachers
Schedule of Services
Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Bible Study
1: Singles / Couples w/out children
Leader: Grant Alumbaugh & Andrew Chaney
2: Families w/ infants – Pre K
Leader: Jason Harvey & Clay Batts
3: Families w/ children K – 5th grade
Leader: Hampton Hager
4: Families w/ children 6th – 12th grade
Leader: William Ireland
5: Empty Nesters
Leader: Jerry Brooks
LEAD Institute Website:
Password: church / Recipient last name
Scripture: Will Bramlet
Preside Table: Josh Buchanan
1 Assist: Ed Wampler
2 Assist: Roger Whytsell
3 Assist: Jimmy Williams
4 Assist: Derrick Williamson
5 Assist: Jeff Willis
6 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
7 Assist: David Arbaugh
8 Assist: Alexander Bannister
9 Assist: Jack Barry
10 Assist: Daniel Beels
11 Assist: Cale Bradley
12 Assist: Jeff Bramlet
13 Assist: Chuck Wiseman
Opening Prayer: William Ireland
Closing Prayer: Rudolph Bishop
Usher: Mike Ford & Jerry Brooks
Greeters Up: A & S Overton
Greeters Down: D Malone
Singing: Tommie Washington
Nursery: Allison Bradley
A/V: Bentley Janes
Singing: Caleb / Asa
Scripture: Cole Bitting
Opening Prayer: Wesley Fuqua
Closing Prayer: Joseph Waddell
Lord’s Supper: Bryson Byrnes
Singing: Shawn Slauson
Closing Prayer: Mike Collins
Comm. Prep.: Bramlett
Pickup Cups: 1st Graders
Next Week (5/6)
Scripture: Joseph Waddell
Preside Table: Rocky Thompson
1 Assist: Jerry Brooks
2 Assist: Brian Buchanan
3 Assist: Wayne Cherry
4 Assist: Mike Collins
5 Assist: Roger Craig
6 Assist: Rich Davis
7 Assist: Chuck Dohm
8 Assist: Paul Folger
9 Assist: Mike Ford
10 Assist: Alex Franklin
11 Assist: Tim Fuqua
12 Assist: Barry George
13 Assist: Mike Goodnight
Opening Prayer: William Ireland
Closing Prayer: Matt Guy
Usher: John Wade & Steve Loiselle
Greeters Up: M & C Ford
Greeters Down: J & F Wade
Singing: Jake Hunter
Nursery: Melody Bramlet
A/V: William Ireland
Singing: Dave Simms
Scripture: Grant Alumbaugh
Opening Prayer: Ben O’Donovan
Closing Prayer: Cole Bitting
Lord’s Supper: Tod Grizzell
Nursery: Anderson Guotana
Singing: Charles Taylor
Closing Prayer: Greg Gross
Comm. Prep.: Slauson
Pickup Cups: 2nd Graders
GHR Youth Retreat Save The Date
The GHR youth retreat will be May 4-6th at CBC; Will Myhan will be our speaker. Make plans to attend now.