1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Missionary in Residence
December 23, 2018
Who Are We? Known By Our Lifestyle
The well-known hymn, Take Time To Be Holy, reminds us of our obligation to live holy: “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).
What is in the heart will be evident in daily life. True holiness will reveal itself in every phase of daily living. True holiness is related to all civil, religious, personal and public aspects of life – to all human relationships. God’s command to be holy shows that He purposes that those whom He calls shall be His very own possession, unshared by any other. He is their Father; heaven is their home; and their life on earth is a sojourn.
Consecration. “Take TIME to be holy” (Lev 19:2). Being God’s man or woman takes time and effort (1 Peter 2:5, 9; Colossians 3:12; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Peter 1:10).
Contemplation. “Feed on His Word.” Every child must be nourished. The Christian’s nourishment comes from God (1 Timothy 4:13-16; 1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14).
Compassion. “Help those who are weak.” Our Lord demonstrated compassion (Matt 9:36). Many of His teachings involved this concept (Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 25:31-46). He requires us to be compassionate people (Galatians 6:10).
Conformity. “Like Him thou shalt be.” He is our perfect example. In order to bear His image, we must walk in His steps (1 Peter 2:21; Colossians 3:10).
Contentment. “Be calm in thy soul.” The prince of peace gives spiritual peace to His followers (Philippians 4:6-9; 11 Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 23:1).
To live a holy life, then, is to live a life in conformity to the moral precepts of the Bible and in contrast to the sinful ways of the world. In desiring to act holy, we must learn to think holy. Living a life no different from the world casts a negative light upon the church and is detrimental to the influence of saving souls.
The following are among the many ways in which we can live a life pleasing to God:
- Be steadfast and unmovable in God’s service (I Corinthians 15:58).
- To avoid a love of the world (1 John 2:15-17).
- Keep yourself pure and clean (1Timothy 5:22).
- Put to death sinful habits (Colossians 3:5-6).
- Bear the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
- Be a light for Jesus (Philippians 2:15-16).
2019 Devotional Books Are Here
The Elders have provided us with a 2019 devotional study book. Pick up your copy in the foyer. Please mark your name off of the provided list as you pick up your book.
Autumn Leaves Worship Service
We conduct a service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.
2019 Communion Prep
If you are willing to help prepare the Lord’s Supper for a month in 2019, please see the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the. See Barry VanHamme with any questions. Thank you to those willing to serve.
New Horizons Bible Study
Wednesday, December 12th at 1:00 pm there is a Bible study here at the building for all of those in the New Horizons Care Group. This will be an ongoing Bible Study at 1:00 for the foreseeable future. Anyone is welcome, but is especially designed for our seniors who may have challenges getting out at night. See Keith Franklin with questions.
Congratulations New Baby
Congratulations to Jacob & Susan Nunn on the birth of Joshua Fulton Nunn born this past Saturday weighing 9 lbs 1 oz; 21” long.
Chad will be leaving Friday on a trip to Kenya. Please keep his efforts in your prayers.
Save The Date Digital Parenting Seminar
We will be having a digital parenting seminar January 26 & 27th with speaker Chad Landman. Additionally, Robert Hatfield will be conducting a special afternoon session on Sunday at 4:00 pm on Digital Evangelism and will preach our pm service. Make plans to attend this seminar now. See the schedule below and sign up on the bulletin board.
Saturday, January 26th
9:30 – 9:45 am
Donuts & Coffee
9:45- 10:00 Prayer, Welcome, Introduction
10:00 Session 1 “Becoming A Better Digital Parent”
11:00 Session 2 “Social Media Awareness”
11:45-12:30 Lunch Provided
12:30 – 1:30 Session 3 “Device Control In Your Home And Beyond”
1:45-2:45 Session 4 “Parent / Child Session (interactive)”
Sunday, January 27th
Bible Class Auditorium
Chad Landman Session 5 “Learning Hard Lessons With Technology”
Chad Landman Session 6 “What Would Jesus Tweet? Luke 9:23”
4:00 pm Robert Hatfield “Digital Evangelism”
- Ann DeJarnett is in CMC Pineville with her recurring hip issue.
- Virginia Williams continues to recover from her recent hip surgery.
- Walter VonHelms is recovering at home from his recent back surgery.
- Haley Sappe had successful back surgery and is now recovering at home.
- Ed Wampler had some tests this past week.
- Chuck Magee will have some surgery to remove some non-cancerous tumors in January.
- Ann DeJarnett is slowly making progress at home.
- Tim Bannister is working toward receiving a stem cell transplant.
- Sandy Ibbetson continues her treatments and recently received good news on her latest scan.
- The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Alan Jopson, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Ron Shepherd, and Mark Walker, are all dealing with various health issues.
- The father’s of Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, Jake Hunter, and William Ireland, are all dealing with various health issues.
- Linda Hill’s father is recovering from a severe fall. Both parents are having some health challenges.
Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:
Gloria Girard, Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.
- Angela Buchanan’s cousin, Erica Jackson has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 30 and this is the third time for her to receive some form of cancer treatment.
- Roger Craig’s sister, Trisha Hudson, has a non-treatable lung disease and asks for our prayers.
- Catherine Inness’ friend Max’s father suffered a major heart attack. Max is unaware as he is in bootcamp.
- Gloria Girard’s sister has been diagnosed with cancer.
- Len Patterson’s co-worker, Alicia Williford has cancer and has been given 2-3 years to live.
- Our deepest sympathy to Jack Barry on the passing of our sister, Gail Barry. There will be a memorial service for Gail later in New England. There will be a brief memorial here following our am service Sunday, December 30.
- Sympathy to Anthony Overton on the passing of his father.
- Sympathy to Shawna Harvey on the passing of her grandfather in Ohio.
- Sympathy to Ken McCullough on the passing of his father, Ray in East Liverpool, OH.
Sermons & Classes
December 30 our pm service will be led by our youth. Jacob & Stephen Chesney will be doing the devotional.
Sunday Winter Quarter Classes (December 2)
Sunday Adult Auditorium:
Joshua/ D. Beels, E. Bitting, K. Franklin
Bible Boot Camp/ Brett Pharr
W/C Room: Man– Up/ Steve Miller
Library: College/ Jake Hunter
Wednesday Winter Quarter Classes (December 5)
Wednesday Adult Auditorium:
Philippians/ M. Guy, G. Shelton, T. Washington
Bible Boot Camp/ Brett Pharr
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: DJ Hicks
Preside Table: David Andres
1 Assist: Bill Leggitt
2 Assist: Steve Loiselle
3 Assist: Chuck Magee
4 Assist: Bob Mantie
5 Assist: Kurt Marine
6 Assist: Ed McClellan
7 Assist: Ken McCullough
8 Assist: Brian Moss
9 Assist: Barry Murray
10 Assist: Ben O’Donovan
11 Assist: Anthony Overton
12 Assist: Jim Passmore
13Assist: Chris Patterson
Opening Prayer: Rocky Thompson
Closing Prayer: Justin Powell
Usher: John Wade
Greeters Up: R & R Bishop
Greeters Down: C & A Bradley
Singing: Brett Pharr
Nursery: Kelly Janes
A/V: Grant Alumbaugh
Singing: Brian Moss
Scripture: Hampton Hager
Opening Prayer: Alan Jopson
Closing Prayer: Chris Hollandsworth
Lord’s Supper: Jamie Ridenour
Nursery: Linda Hill
Singing: Connor Gross
Closing Prayer: Marty Rosener
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: 3rd Graders
Next Week (12/30)
Scripture: Ethan Haskin
Preside Table: Mark Walker
1 Assist: Justin Powell
2 Assist: Marvin Redd
3 Assist: Marty Rosener
4 Assist: David Savage
5 Assist: Blake Savage
6 Assist: Ron Shepherd
7 Assist: Shawn Slauson
8 Assist: Doug Stallings
9 Assist: Jon Stewart
10 Assist: Zach Stone
11 Assist: Charles Taylor
12 Assist: Joe Theado
13 Assist: Pepper VanMeter
Opening Prayer: Steve Loiselle
Closing Prayer: Alexander Bannister
Usher: Jamie Ridenour & Brian Moss
Greeters Up: Lawrence & R Howard
Greeters Down: T & L Washington
Singing: Keith Frankilin
Nursery: Jaelin Ireland
A/V: William Ireland
Scripture: Asa Jopson
Opening Prayer: Wilson Walker
Closing Prayer: Will Bramlet
Lord’s Supper: Aaron, Ethan and Wesley
Nursery: Susan George
Closing Prayer: Tod Grizzell
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: 3rd Graders
St. Andrews Road Bible Bowl
We would like to get teams together for the South Carolina Bible Bowl to be held at St. Andrews Road Church of Christ in Columbia, SC on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. There are separate divisions for children and adult participants. The questions will be asked from Exodus ch. 1-20 (NKJV). If you have interest in participating in this event, please see Matt Guy.