1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Missionary in Residence
January 6, 2019
The beginning of a new year provides a great opportunity for each of us to examine our lives, our goals, our hopes, our dreams, and most of all, our relationship with God.
Questions are helpful when examining where we are and what we need to do. For example, in 2018:
Where did you succeed?
Where did you fail?
What regrets do you have?
What lessons did you learn?
Taking a Spiritual Inventory
How is your prayer life? “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2).
How are your Bible study habits? Let’s follow the example or Ezra: “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel” (Ezra 7:10).
How is your involvement in the congregation? “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
How is your family doing spiritually? “In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself…However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:28, 33).
What do you need to do more of in your life for God?
What do you need to stop doing that is hindering your relationship with God?
“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8).
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me” (Psalm 103:2, NLT).
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:3-5).
We are blessed beyond our realization. Let us renew ourselves and set our mind to be more Christ-like in 2019!
Beginning in 2019 the Elders will be doing the Sunday Announcements, rotating duties each month.
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. Additionally there are previous years’ books on the buffet in the foyer to share with your friends.
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.
Indian Land Potluck & Business Meeting Today
There will be a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting TODAY following am services. Everyone that is interested in the Indian Land work is invited to join. See Tim Bannister with questions.
Photo Collection For Jeff & Mary Alice Retirement
We would like to collect photos of members and events from the past 22 years at Gold Hill Road. If you have photos to share please deliver hard copies to Marty Rosener or Tod Grizzell or send electronic copies to: email@example.com Please include a brief description of who, what and when with the each photo.
Dave Ramsey/ Financial Peace
Alan and Amy Jopson will be facilitating Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Monday, January 28th for 9 weeks. Classes will be held in the downstairs adult classroom starting at 7:00 PM. Please see Alan or Amy if interested.
New Horizons Bible Study Resumed
January 9th 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.
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”
- Reagan Hunter will have some outpatient surgery tomorrow.
- Ethan Washington was hospitalized the end of this past week in Novant Mathews with a gastric issue.
- Chuck Magee is recovering from some outpatient surgery.
- Ed Wampler will be having surgery tomorrow at Piedmont and will be in the hospital for a few days.
- Ann DeJarnett continues to face challenges with her recurring hip problem.
- Continue to remember those who have had recent surgeries and continue to recover.
- Remember Chad as he is still in Kenya.
- Tim Bannister begins a stem cell transplant process this week.
- Sandy Ibbetson recently received good news on her latest scan.
- Roger & Cathy Craig’s daughter has been diagnosed with cancer and will have surgery this Wednesday in Columbia.
- 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.
Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:
Gloria Girard, Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.
- The father’s of Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, Jake Hunter, and William Ireland, are all dealing with various health issues.
- Linda Hill’s parents are having some health challenges.
- 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 boot camp.
- Gloria Girard’s sister has been diagnosed with cancer.
- Len Patterson’s co-worker, Alicia Williford who has cancer.
- Our sympathy to former member Glenda Hood on the death of her mother, Dee Martin. The funeral is tomorrow at Bratton’s funeral home in York at 11:00 with visitation preceding at 10:00.
Sermons & Classes
The Elders will be conducting our am services today.
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: Will Bramlett
Preside Table: Andrew Chaney
1 Assist: Barry VanHamme
2 Assist: John Wade
3 Assist: Mark Walker
4 Assist: Ed Wampler
5 Assist: Roger Whytsell
6 Assist: Jimmy Williams
7 Assist: Derrick Williiamson
8 Assist: Jeff Willis
9 Assist: Derrek Wilson
10 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
11 Assist: David Andrews
12 Assist: Alexander Bannister
13 Assist: Brian Buchanan
Opening Prayer: Clay Batts
Closing Prayer: Josh Buchanan
Usher: Eddie McClellan & Steve Loiselle
Greeters Up: R & S Shepherd
Greeters Down: J & C Brooks
Singing: Ben O’Donovan
Nursery: Ron Shepherd
A/V: Asa Jopson
Singing: Derrek Wilson
Scripture: Mike Collins
Opening Prayer: Chuck Dohm
Closing Prayer: Kris Eddy
Lord’s Supper: Paul Folger
Nursery: Sue Burkhammer
Singing: Caleb VanHamme
Closing Prayer: Rod Greene
Comm. Prep.: Shepherd
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners
Next Week (1/13)
Scripture: Andrew Ibetson
Preside Table: Greg Gross
1 Assist: Wayne Cherry
2 Assist: Paul Chesney
3 Assist: Mike Collins
4 Assist: Roger Craig
5 Assist: Kris Eddy
6 Assist: Paul Folger
7 Assist: Mike Ford
8 Assist: Tim Fuqua
9 Assist: Wesley Fuqua
10 Assist: Barry George
11 Assist: Mike Goodnight
12 Assist: Rod Greene
13 Assist: Hampton Hager
Opening Prayer: Chuck Dohm
Closing Prayer: Jason Harvey
Usher: Grant Alumbaugh & Jerry Brooks
Greeters Up: T & C Grizzell
Greeters Down: W & D Ireland
Singing: William Ireland
Nursery: Carol Lambert
A/V: Justin Powell
Singing: Tommie Washington
Scripture: Eric Haskin
Opening Prayer: Michael Hogan
Closing Prayer: Chris Hollandsworth
Lord’s Supper: Matt Ibetson
Nursery: Tracy VanHamme
Singing: Connor Gross
Closing Prayer: Mark Ibbetson
Comm. Prep.: Shepherd
Pickup Cups: Kindergartners
Lads 2 Leaders Art Says It
If you signed up for Art Says It, we will have a day of art January 19 from 9-3. Lunch will be included. You should have received an email from Renee Miller. If you haven’t, please see her for details. If you are able to help that day, please see Renee
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.
CBC Winter Camp
Registration for Winter Camp ad CBC is now open. January 18 – 21. Please start by registering on-line at – http://carolinabiblecamp.com/register/ We will take a group up for the weekend. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to ride in the van with the group. For questions please see Eric Haskin.