Announcements

COINS THAT COUNT is a continuous effort to assist in an early payoff of our mortgage. Look for various containers throughout the church to drop your coins or bills in and make them count. 

Parents, if your child has earned honor roll during the second reporting period, please mail, fax, email or place their report card in the Clerk’s mailbox (located in the hallway behind the double doors) no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Honor Roll Recognition will be acknowledged during the 10:30 a.m. Youth Sunday service on March 1, 2020.

Youth Retreat meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting is for all youth and parents of youth planning to attend the Youth Retreat, April 17-19, 2020 at Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA.

It is with great excitement that we announce MTE2020

This year’s theme for the MTE2020 Interstate Youth Conference is “HOMECOMING” and will be taken from the story of The Prodigal Son.  We look forward to our youth in grades 6 through 12 going higher in Christ on THE MOUNTAIN
A praise-packed, action-packed, and educationally-packed weekend for both youth and adult chaperones is planned. This will be an unforgettable mountaintop experience! Early registration deadline for groups is March 6, 2020 and late registration deadline for groups is April 3, 2020.
When:  April 17–19, 2020
Where:  Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA
Registration Fee: $175 per person
SBC Member: $90
Deadline for final payment:  February 2, 2020
Signup sheets are located in the Atrium. 

Come join the Senior and Deaconess Ministries July 14-16, 2020 as they travel to Lancaster, PA to see the show, “Queen Esther,” along with other attractions.  The total cost is $338 pp/double occupancy. There are still seats available on the bus trip to Lancaster, PA in July. The deadline for the deposit of $75 has been extended to Friday, January 31. Please see Deaconesses Faye Delph or Ola Gunn for more information.

A Lenten Bible Study from the Prophets

Wind in the Wilderness by Pastor DJ del Rosario

Though we cannot see the wind, we recognize its effects. When something is affected by wind, we begin to take notice of its potential and power. In the same manner, the Hebrew prophets communicated God’s justice and faithfulness at various times throughout the history of God’s people. Much of this history was chaotic and unpredictable, like the wilderness. Often times it felt as if God was distant. Yet as the prophets spoke, the wind of God’s presence was blowing. Through their words the wind was moving, giving us a hint of Jesus, who was to come.

The Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is an opportunity to slow down, reflect, and authentically engage with God, who is active in our world today. Biblically, the ashes on the forehead symbolize repentance, grief, and the reality of mortality. This time of self-examination and penitence, is often evidenced by self-denial in preparation for Easter, the time for celebrating resurrection and new life.

This Lenten study will focus on the Hebrew prophets and their message of justice. It will call readers to turn their attention to the issues of justice in today’s world and highlight how Jesus, the Messiah, fulfilled the promises of the Hebrew prophets.

Mark your calendars for February 26th when we will launch our Lenten series during Wednesday Bible Study at 12 and 7 p.m.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION – 2020          

Our Black History Month (BHM) Theme for 2020 is “African Americans and the Vote”.  The 2020 theme recognizes the struggle for voting rights among African Americans throughout American history.  SBC’s 2020 Annual BHM celebration promises to be educational, inspirational and informative.  Re-enactments developed and choreographed by committee members.

The entire SBC family is invited to join in the following activities planned to showcase our rich legacy and heritage as a people built on hundreds of years of sacrifice, suffering and struggle:

February 16th – Re-enactment of the March from Selma to Montgomery (Bloody Sunday).

February 22nd6:00 p.m. – ‘Evolution of a Black Girl:  From the Slave House to the White House’ performance.  There will be an opportunity to meet the artist, Rev. Morgan A. McCoy at a reception immediately following the play.  Rev. McCoy is an actor, author, workshop facilitator and youth mentor.

Ticket cost is $15 and will be sold in the atrium following the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.  Contact persons are Deaconess Brenda White and Sister Marlene Goodwyn.

SBC Christian Education
Sunday School 9:25 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.

Quarterly Theme: Honoring God

February 16th Lesson
The Prayer of Jesus
Scripture Text – Matthew 6:9-15
Central Question – Why do we pray that God “lead us not into temptation”?

February 23rd Lesson
Perseverance in Prayer
Scripture Text – Luke 11:5-13
Central Question – Do we have a blank check to ask God for whatever we want?

Nursery & Children’s church
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday’s during 10:30 a.m. Service    

Teen’s Church
2nd & 4th Sunday’s during 10:30 a.m. Service

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.   2 Timothy 3 : 16-17

Join us as we delve into God’s Word!