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1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Jeff Trotter

Steve Miller

Chad Garrett
Missionary in Residence

Dave Beels

Keith Franklin

Mark Inness

Brett Pharr

Tommie Washington

Eric Bitting

Deanna Miller

Tracy VanHamme

February 10, 2019

Encourage One Another

But exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13).

A great New Testament example of encouragement to one another is Barnabas. His name was Joseph (“may God help”);  A Jew and a Levite, however, the apostles—because such was his outstanding trait–surnamed him Barnabas,  which means “son of consolation,” or “son of exhortation,” or “son of encouragement.” (Acts 4:36).

Let us take note of his example in the early church and apply these principles in our Christian lives today.

     Be someone who brings blessings to others. “And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet” (Acts 4:36).

     Be someone who breaks barriers for others. “And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple” (Acts 9:26). He interceded on behalf of Saul by endorsing him as a faithful disciple.

     Be someone who builds bridges for others. “And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”  Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark.  But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.  And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches” (Acts 15:36-41).

By reading 2 Timothy 4:11 we can see that Barnabas’ confidence in John Mark was not misplaced.  How many of our brethren in the Lord have, like Mark, turned back, but, to this day, have not returned, feeling that their brethren would not receive them or forgive them?  Let us be of strength to those who have fallen.

Steve Miller

AM 391
PM 156


Weekly Budget:


Mike Collins
Mark Walker

Jamie Ridenour

Digital Ministry
Aaron Knight

William Ireland
Bob Mantie

Hampton Hager
Rocky Thompson

Gilbert Shelton
Tommie Washington

Marty Rosener

Josh Buchanan
Sandy Cherry
Chuck Dohm
Greg Gross

Matt Ibbetson

Jake Hunter
Justin Powell
Barry VanHamme

Clay Batts
Brian Coats
Eric Bitting
Eric Haskin

Family News


The Elders will be doing the Sunday Announcements, rotating duties each month.

Safety Announcement

Please do not use the halls and exits for storage either temporary or permanent. All exits are marked with lighted signs and must be kept clear of obstructions. Easy egress is a critical safety requirement in the event of an emergency.  If you have questions please see Jamie Ridenour.

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.

Food Pantry

For the month of February we are collecting canned corn and green beans. Please see William Ireland if you have any questions.

Jeff / Mary Alice Retirement  Today

– Please join us today following morning services for a catered BBQ luncheon with Jeff & Mary Alice Trotter to celebrate the many years of service they have given here at Gold Hill Road.

– At the conclusion of services, please go downstairs to the fellowship hall and find a seat.

– Prayer and buffet lunch will begin at 12:00 noon followed by our guest speakers Joe Manning, David Pharr, and Brett Pharr.

– Dave Beels will offer a closing prayer before we cut the cake and begin the dessert service.

– You are encouraged to stay as long as you like to fellowship with our church family and special guests.

– You are invited to record a brief video message for the Trotters.  A video camera will be set up in the Women’s Connection Room for video recording of well wishes.

– We are still accepting photos for the photo collection.  If you have any photos of members and events  from the last 22 years at Gold Hill Road, we invite you to send them to: gh4pictures@gmail.com.  Please include a brief description of who, what and when with each photo.  We will be sure to get them to Jeff and Mary Alice.

Baby Shower Today

There will be a baby shower honoring Kelsey O’Donovan today from 4:30-5:30 here at the building. Ben & Kelsey are expecting a boy; she is registered on Amazon; search, Oberon O’Donovan. See Kelly Hunter or Chloe Walker with questions.

Haiti Trip

Nancy Pharr will be traveling to Haiti Monday, February 11th – 18th.  This year she is traveling by herself so she would really covet our prayers.  She will be traveling all over Northern Haiti visiting 28 churches and 5 orphanages.

“I would like to thank everyone for all the goods you have contributed, your help and for all your encouragement throughout the year.” – Nancy Pharr

New Horizons Bible Study

Wednesday’s 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.


  • Sarah Weber continues to recover at home.
  • Lou Johnson continues to recover at home.
  • Tim Bannister is now beginning the process of a stem cell transplant. He is hospitalized and will be for 2-4 weeks. The Bannister’s appreciate your prayers, but no visitors please.
  • Ann DeJarnett continues to face challenges with her recurring hip problem.
  • Prayers for Sandy Ibbetson to continue doing well.
  • Jake Hunter’s father, Lucky Hunter, is under Hospice care.
  • Roger & Cathy Craig’s daughter will need some follow up radiation treatments.
  • April Greene’s mother Cynthia Scott will have breast cancer surgery February 20th.
  • Alan Jopson’s mother’s health has declined and is not doing well.
  • Len Patterson’s mother is showing some improvement.
  • The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Jim Passmore, Ron Shepherd, and Mark Walker, are all dealing with various health issues.
  • The father’s of Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, and William Ireland, are all dealing with various health issues.

Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:

Gloria Girard,  Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.

  • Linda Hill’s parents are having some health challenges.
  • Angela Buchanan’s cousin, Erica Jackson has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Roger Craig’s sister, Trisha Hudson, has a non-treatable lung disease and asks for our prayers.
  • Catherine Inness’ friend Max’s father had quadruple bypass surgery, he is recovering.
  • Len Patterson’s co-worker, Alicia Williford who has cancer.
  • We extend our sympathy to Janie Greene, Rod and April Greene and family on the passing of Jimmie Greene. The memorial service was Friday.
  • We extend our sympathy to Amy Jopson and family on the death of her uncle.

Sermons & Classes

Sunday Winter  Quarter Classes (December 2)                                                              

Sunday Adult Auditorium:

Joshua/ D. Beels, E. Bitting, K. Franklin

Adult Downstairs:

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

Adult Downstairs:

Bible Boot Camp/ Brett Pharr

Schedule of Services

Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am
Sunday Evening Worship
6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study
7:00 pm

Care Groups

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

6: Seniors

GHR Website:

LEAD Institute Website:

Women’s Connection:

Password: church / Recipient last name

Today (2/10)

Scripture: Cole Bitting
Preside Table: Keith Franklin

1 Assist: Joe Theado
2 Assist: Rocky Thompson
3 Assist: Barry VanHamme
4 Assist: Pepper VanMeter
5 Assist: John Wade
6 Assist: Mark Walker
7 Assist: Wilson Walker
8 Assist: Roger Whytsell
9 Assist: Jeff Willis
10 Assist: Derrek Wilson
11 Assist: Augustine Akyaw
12 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
13 Assist: David Andrews

Opening Prayer: Eric Bitting
Closing Prayer: Mark Inness
Usher: Jamie Ridenour & Jerry Brooks
Greeters Up: J & F Wade
Greeters Down: E & R Bitting
Singing: Brett Pharr
Nursery: Dian Lieck
Paul Lieck
A/V: William Ireland

Sunday Night
Singing: Tommie Washington
Scripture: Jon Stewart
Opening Prayer: Charles Taylor
Closing Prayer: Barry VanHamme
Lord’s Supper: John Wade
Nursery: Linda Hill

Singing: Shawn Slauson
Closing Prayer: Josh Buchanan
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: 1st Graders

Next Week (2/17)

Scripture: Connor Gross
Preside Table: Brett Pharr

1 Assist: Jack Barry
2 Assist: Clay Batts
3 Assist: Daniel Beels
4 Assist: Rudolph Bishop
5 Assist: Cale Bradley
6 Assist: Jeff Bramlet
7 Assist: Jerry Brooks
8 Assist: Brian Buchanan
9 Assist: Ben Burnette
10 Assist: Andrew Chaney
11 Assist: Wayne Cherry
12 Assist: Mike Collins
13 Assist: Roger Craig

Opening Prayer: Keith Franklin
Closing Prayer: Dave Beels
Usher: Eddie McClellan & Eric Haskin
Greeters Up: J & T Theado
Greeters Down: M & B Rosener
Singing: Tommie Washington
Nursery: Kelly & Reagan Hunter
Cameron Hunter
A/V: Jake Hunter

Sunday Night
Singing: Caleb VanHamme
Scripture: Jeff Willis
Opening Prayer: Grant Alumbaugh
Closing Prayer: David Andrews
Lord’s Supper: Alexander Bannister
Nursery: Susan George

Singing: Connor Gross
Closing Prayer: Brian Moss
Comm. Prep.: Becker
Pickup Cups: 1st Graders


Lads 2 Leaders Puppet Practice

Lads to Leaders Puppet practice begins this Sunday for all kids at 5 pm.  We will meet in the large classroom downstairs. See Liz Knight with questions.