Updated Announcements

December 10, 2017

SBC has collected $1,420.00 in coins for 2017. Let’s put $80.00 worth of coins in our Coins That Count Fund Raiser by December 31, 2017 to make an even $1,500.00. Wishing you Christmas Joy and many Happy Days in the Year to come. ~Fund Raiser Committee

The Secretary and Finance Office will be purging our contact information for the upcoming year 2018. If you have changed your name, number or address in 2017, please complete a change of address form located in the stands on each side of the atrium. This will insure that your contributions statements and any need that the church would have to reach you will be accurate. The completed form can be returned to the back of the holder at the same location. Any questions please contact the Secretary, Joyce Hamlett at 804-796-1912.

Need a Stocking Stuffer or just have a sweet tooth? Christmas Candy is the answer! Located in the Atrium on display is a form to order your candy and samples of bags for you to see. Complete the form and return to the display box. You will be contacted when your order arrives. Proceeds will benefit SBC’s Mortgage.

The Senior Adult Ministry is sponsoring a trip next summer, August 20-25, 2018 to Kentucky and Ohio to visit The Ark Encounter (a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible), the Creation Museum, and much more. This trip is open to anyone. If interested, please see Faye Delph or Ola Gunn. The cost is $530 and a deposit of $75.00 is due by January 7, 2018.

The General Store extends to our SBC Family a heart-felt THANK YOU for your purchases. Our mortgage fund was increased by $2,175.36. May GOD continue to BLESS each and every one of you during this CHRISTMAS SEASON and we all can give PRAISE for the REASON!

Your 2018 Tithes and Offering Envelopes are ready for distribution. All ministry members, please check your mailboxes for your envelope. A table, located in the Fellowship Hallway with names ending A – M will be your station and names ending with N – Z your station will be in the Nursery Hallway. The envelopes are alphabetical. If you cannot locate yours, please leave your name and number, and you will be contacted. Merry Christmas from the Finance Committee of SBC!!!

Ring in the New Year by attending the First Women’s Fellowship of 2018 sponsored by the Deaconess Ministry. The Theme this year is “Sisters Shaped by God”. Psalms 139:1-4. Our program will feature songs by 1st Lady Lois Moore of The Pavilion of Joy and speakers from the Deaconess Ministry on several topics from our theme. Please join us and invite a friend. After feasting during the holidays, we normally commit to cutting back, so we are asking you to bring a variety of salads and light desserts to share (such as pasta salad, chicken salad, fruit salad, etc.). Also, bring a listening ear to hear, and a heart and mind to receive all God has in store for you on January 13, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm. Let us fill the house with our praises to God for all He has done for us.

The 2018 Women’s Day Committee is hosting a Paint Party social event at Second Baptist Church on Friday, April 20, 2018. In order to make this event a success, the committee must solicit your support. For a nominal fee, you will enjoy gospel music while painting on a 12×14 canvas with instructions from Been Creative, LLC. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. The next 2018 Women’s Day Committee meeting is Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6pm in the conference room. All eager and interested ladies are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Nichols and/or Laurene Sharpe. Merry Christmas, thank you and have a blessed day.

Please join us for SBC’s “Loved To Life” Christmas production on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Witness in real time the story of Baby Jesus through drama, dance and song! If you are attending this event, a special brunch is planned from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Reserve your seating by signing the signup sheet located in the Atrium. This will be our rendition of a stellar Broadway Production performance that you will not want to miss!!
No child should be forgotten at Christmas. Located in the Atrium is an Angel Board. Each Angel represents a child in the Chester area communities that without our support might not have presents for Christmas. As Jesus commanded in Matthew 28, the church is to take the gospel to all people. Let’s plant the seeds of Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, and spread the Gospel and wait to reap the Blessings. Choose an Angel; information about each child is on the back. Return your Angel card along with the gift(s) by Sunday, December 17th, 2017 as delivery will be on the 18th. With the Love of Christ, let’s reach out to the children in need and make their Christmas bright. Let us not forget that Salvation is a GIFT from GOD.