PASTOR'S PAGE Over the next few weeks, as we usher in the fall season, we have some incredible opportunities to grow spiritually together. I've included just a few of the upcoming events and speakers on this page as a sample of how we are trying to create an environment of discipleship at Taylors. Our annual time with our church wide leadership on August 11 kicks things off -- a wonderful time of celebrating what God is already doing here but also a time to challenge us to an even greater level of loving and serving people. Then, as this page and newsletter shows, there are a number of people and platforms through which we can learn to imitate Jesus and invest in others to do the same. Join in — I don't want you to miss out on what Jesus might be calling you to this fall. — Paul
The SBC's Voice, August 11 Women's Bible Study BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER This fall, we are bringing all women's Bible study groups together for a meaningful study called Ezer. Throughout this study on womanhood, we hope to unite our women in a deeper understanding of their God-given design and how that can be lived and modeled in today's culture. see page seven
I am thrilled that Dr. Russell Moore, our newlyappointed President of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, will be preaching in all three services. Dr. Moore is the voice of Southern Baptists in Washington, DC, and is uniquely gifted to speak to the cultural issues of our day from a gospel-centered perspective. You won't want to miss him.
FOLLOW ME WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4, 6:30 PM
Outdoor Baptism SEPTEMBER 8, 4:30 PM Join us for our annual church wide celebration of new life in Christ! The annual Outdoor Baptism is a beautiful picture of a disciple’s obedience. see page three 2 | TAYLORSFBC.ORG
In this study we will address the question: What did Jesus mean when He said “Follow Me”? In following Him, you will find the purpose you were created for which is to bring glory to God by sharing the Gospel and to make disciples who in turn make disciples. A whole slate of additional Journey classes will be offered on Wednesday evening. see page five
Welcome Henry Blackaby AUGUST 21, 6:30 PM I am also so excited to welcome Dr. Henry Blackaby to help us launch our Wednesday evening fall programming. Dr. Blackaby's influence on the kingdom has been enormous through books and studies like Experiencing God. We look forward to how he will instruct and inspire us to greater discipleship among the generations at Taylors. see page four
200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC 864.244.3535 www.taylorsfbc.org 24 Hour Prayer Line: 862.292.8864
Ministerial Staff Paul Jimenez Pastor
John Alexander Minister of Children
Outdoor Baptism Sunday, September 8, 4:30 pm | Paris Mountain State Park One of the greatest pleasures of life is celebrating the spiritual awakening of others who have come in right relationship with God. I guess that is one reason I love our Annual Outdoor Baptism Service. This year is our seventh year going to Paris Mountain State Park to witness many new believers take this step of commitment to Jesus Christ. Maybe you are contemplating taking this critical step of a true disciple. We would love to talk to you. Please contact me at 864.292.4063, email@example.com. If you would like to schedule your baptism contact Gail Davis, 864.678.8811, firstname.lastname@example.org. See you down by waterâ€™s edge on Sunday afternoon, September 8, 4:30 pm.
Doug Mize Minister of Discipleship and Evangelism
Minister of Music & Worship
Minister of College & Young Singles
Financial Supervisor and Interim Church Administrator
Minister of Students
Minister of Assimilation and Spiritual Care
Dr. Jimmie Harley Associate Pastor
Dr. Jason Hodges
Minister of Adults and Leadership Development
Minister of Family Life Recreation
Rhonda McMahan Minister of Preschool
Dr. Doug Mize
Minister of Discipleship & Evangelism
Associate Minister of Music & Worship
Associate Minister of Students
Jeremy Thompson Minister of Missions
Upstate Sunday School/Small Group Conference Saturday, August 24, 8 am-12:30 pm
Taylors FBC is partnering with the SC Baptist Convention where our Life Group leaders and other leaders will gather with hundreds from around the Upstate to discuss ongoing discipleship and equipping strategies. This gathering is primarily geared to equip those who serve in ministries of teaching or discipling people. All leaders, however, can certainly benefit. Come learn as Dr. Frank Page joins Pastor Paul in the opening session. Many of our Ministerial Staff will be speaking on various breakout topics of interest. Register at the door. See schedule on www.taylorsfbc.org/leadership-events.aspx
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Wednesday Evening at Taylors "I am very excited to announce to you our fall schedule for Journey! We believe you will see through the course selections and special guests that Taylors is committed to making and sending effective and well-equipped disciples." Jason Hodges, Minister of Adults and Leadership Development
PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN 6:15-7:30 pm
M&M For K3-K5
The music time of Preschool M&M for 3-5 year olds provides the opportunity to learn the beginning skills of listening, singing, and playing rhythm instruments. The missions portion of M&M teaches your preschooler the importance of loving others, sharing Jesus' story, and praying for missionaries all around the world! M&M will help your preschooler experience different people groups, cultures, and countries through games, hands-on craft projects, and dynamic teaching.
Make a Difference For Grades 1-5 M.A.D. teaches children the importance of Serving and Sharing and provides hands-on opportunities for kids to make a difference in their church, community, city, state, nation, and around the world (Acts 1:8). We’re excited to move M.A.D. to the fall this year so that everyone can participate. Children's Choirs begin Wednesday, October 2.
AUG 7 Dinner, 5:15 pm, Cold Salads*
Dinner, 5:15 pm, BBQ Pork*
Pastor’s Bible Study/ Prayer in the Chapel, 6:30 pm
Pastor’s Bible Study/ Prayer in the Chapel, 6:30 pm
Family Night at Otter Creek Waterpark, 5:45-7:45 pm
Adult Choir Rehearsals Resume
No Childcare, Preschool, Children or Students' Activities
FALL KICK-OFF AUG 21 & 28
Contemporary Choir, 6:20 pm Traditional Choir, 7:30 pm Taylors Orchestra, 7:30 pm
Prayer in the Chapel Dr. Jimmie Harley leads a time of prayer for specific needs.
Journey Classes See Page Five
We are going to follow up Henry's message to our church by celebrating what God is already doing, as well as create practical application as to what we can do to strengthen discipleship among the generations. 6:30-7:30 pm
Dinner Served, 5:15 pm | All Age Groups Activities Resume
6:30-7:30 pm | Café Opens at 6 pm
8/28: Panel Discussion: "What Now?"
8/21: Discipleship Among the Generations of our Church featuring guest speaker, Henry Blackaby. 6:30-8 pm
A weekly worship gathering in the Apex.
No Childcare, Preschool, Children or Students' Activities
We anticipate both of these evenings being a great encouragement and challenge to all ages.
United For Grades 6-12
SEPT 4 Dinner, 5:15 pm*
The Worship Ministry of Taylors First Baptist Church is made up of people with a passion for worship and a desire to lead others to do what we were created to do…worship God. Becoming a part of this ministry will allow you to impact lives for the glory of God. For information on how to join one of our choirs, orchestra, bands or the media team, contact us at email@example.com.
Journey Classes Begin (right), Life Group, Prayer in the Chapel, 6:30 pm Adult Choirs & Orchestra Rehearsals (left) Preschool & Children’s and Students Activities (left)
Life Group Led by Dallas and Dawn Darnell/Keith and Lin Cunningham in B229.
MEAL PRICE INCREASE BEGINNING AUGUST 7* $6 for adults / $4 for children / Household max is $20 (does not pertain to alternate meals) Menu on Page Six
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Fall 2013 Schedule
Session One: September 4 – October 9
Measure of a Man
Keys to Abundant Living
Author David Platt wants to know: “What did Jesus really mean when He said, ‘Follow me’?” For many Christians, following Jesus is seen as best done from a distance. We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, and even our religion. But what if we really took the time to look Jesus in the eye and see who He truly is? What if we really listened to Jesus’ words and heard what He is truly saying?
The Measure of a Man is an image of what a godly church leader, husband, father, businessman, or young man should strive to become. With the Apostle Paul as our guide, The Measure of a Man will guide us in our journey toward male Christian maturity and discipleship.
Our Lord must have really trusted us to give us a full set of keys when He said, “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 16:19) It’s time we unlock the door of truth and learn more about who God created us to be as His female image bearer. Our identity, as women, is first and foremost to be found in Jesus Christ.
Hosted by Mission 1:27 Led by Gray and Kristin Madden | B129
Divorce Recovery (Begins 8/21)
10 Commandments of Marriage
If you are a foster or adoptive parent, considering fostering or adopting in the future, or desire to provide support for families who do either, please join us as we provide encouragement, support, and education for all of the above.
Led by Ed and Kris Natterstad | C124
Led by Pastor Paul | Fellowship Hall
Led by James and Robin McDonald | LOFT
In words that are profound, often humorous, but always biblical, The 10 Commandments of Marriage by Ed Young provides ten instructions for a lifelong marriage that sizzles. God wants your marriage to be nothing short of incredible, and it could all begin with this amazing book.
Questions Believers must Answer about God & Money Led by Gerald Caskey | B134
The Six Questions Every Believer Must Answer About God and Money
Based on the book, Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn, this class will encourage participants to look closely at what God’s Word says about money and the role it plays in our walk with the Lord. This class will be not so much a “how to,” but a “why” study.
Ezer I Bible Study for Women Led by Cheri Jimenez | B132-133
Come join a lively discussion of the Ezer study and learn God's desire to bring freedom and clarity on what it means to be a godly woman. With cultural and religious expectations, we can often feel guilt and unrealistic expectations that do not reflect the heart of God. Experience life change with other women as we get real about our struggles and apply God's truth in an encouraging and grace-filled time of community and fellowship! Registration required. Taylors members may register beginning August 11. www.taylorsfbc.org/women-bible-studies.aspx
Led by Craig Colaluca | B127
Orphan Care Group
Led by Diane Lister | B231
Lust, Idols, Adultery & the Unconditional Love of God… A Study of Hosea
DivorceCare helps adults going through divorce or separation find comfort, healing and accountability with others who have experienced this painful process. Opportunities are provided for interaction and discussion, and tools are provided for the journey toward healing. You can begin DivorceCare at any point because each session is "self-contained."
Led by Doug Mize | B128
The AMAZING book of Hosea speaks to our hearts like no other Bible book. In truth we all run after things other than God but like an EVER-FAITHFUL HUSBAND God’s Perfect Love pursues us and He won’t let go. This is a heart book, a heart study, and one that brings us ever closer to our Creator. Bring a Bible or we will have extras.
Led by Joyce Cox/Michael Dolan | C126
Led by Jeremy Thompson/Kent Hartsell | B234
Join us for an overview study of missions. We will take the first half of the semester to look at the biblical reason for missions, history of the modern mission movement, and also biblical principles for missions today. The second half of the semester we will study a book of the Bible using a discipleship method that will help you interpret and apply the Bible correctly for yourself, as well as help you to teach others to do the same.
Led by Peter Peach | B232-233
Continuation and conclusion of the study of the book of Revelation
Boundaries, the second step in our Divorce Recovery Ministry, is focused on people and relationships. Many times bad choices and unhealthy relationships lead to hurtful marriages. This course will teach you to set boundaries in a way that will facilitate healthier relationships.
DivorceCare for Kids Led by Jamie Price | C125
DC4K is a special group to help your children heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings.
October 16 – November 20 Letters from Dad, Craig Colaluca Ezer Part II, Cheri Jimenez Missions 101, Jeremy Thompson Contagious Leadership, Ken/Kathy Dority God Loves Broken People, Nell Norton Mission 1:27, Gray and Kristin Madden Don't Make Me Count To Three, Robin McDonald
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MEAL PRICE INCREASE BEGINNING AUGUST 7
WED DINNER Served 5:15-6 pm, Fellowship Hall
Adults $6, Children, $4, Family Max. $20* In addition to our home-cooked menus, we provide... Chick-fil-A: Sandwich or eight count chicken nugget, a fruit cup and a home-cooked dessert. Children receive six count nuggets, a fruit cup and a home-cooked dessert.
Atlanta Bread Company: Turkey, Ham, or Chicken Salad sandwich, chips, cookie, pickle. Children receive turkey or ham sandwich, chips and a cookie.
This fall all Women’s Ministries
at Taylors will unite to study Ezer for eight weeks. We believe our women will be blessed, strengthened and encouraged to find freedom and discover God’s calling on their lives. This study is for all women of the church, regardless of age, marital status or season of life. We welcome all generations to gather and grow together for this special time of united study of God’s Word. Great things are in store for the women of Taylors! We pray you will join us this fall, Kim Massie
Chair, Women’s Ministry Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, 895-4234
Chair, Encounter Women’s Bible Studies email@example.com
Chair, Mom to Mom, MDBallen@aol.com, 244-7067
Home-cooked Meal: Cold Salads Children may choose from chicken fingers or the home-cooked meal.
8/14 Home-cooked Meal: BBQ Pork Children may choose from corn dog or the home-cooked meal. 8/21 Home-cooked Meal: Turkey & Dressing Atlanta Bread Company*
Children may choose from hot dogs, the home-cooked meal, or Atlanta Bread Company.
8/28 Home-cooked Meal: Chicken Casserole Chick-fil-A*
Children may choose from hamburgers, the home-cooked meal, or Chick-fil-A.
Home-cooked Meal: Pork Loin Atlanta Bread Company*
Children may choose from corn dogs, the home-cooked meal, or Atlanta Bread Company.
9/11 Home-cooked Meal: Baked Pasta Chick-fil-A*
Children may choose from corn dogs, the home-cooked meal, or Atlanta Bread Company.
9/25 Home-cooked Meal: Baked Chicken Chick-fil-A*
Tickets: $5, available at the Women’s Ministry Desk Join your girlfriends for a fun and inspirational night to celebrate God’s work and Word! Be challenged and encouraged by testimonies from Cathy Schwartz and others while getting a sneak peak of what is in store for all generations this fall! Make a date with your Taylors girlfriends and join us for coffee and chocolate. Even non-chocolate lovers will not be disappointed! Also learn about new opportunities to get involved and make connections at Taylors FBC!
Children may choose from pizza, the home-cooked meal, or Chick-fil-A.
9/18 Home-cooked Meal: Ham Atlanta Bread Company*
Monday, August 26, 6:30 pm
Children may choose from chicken fingers, the home-cooked meal, or Chick-fil-A.
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Women’s Missionary Union
WMU’s Purpose: to pray for, support, and develop awareness of missions. Get involved! • Bold Mission Group: Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm • Doll Ministry Group: Mondays, 4-7 pm, Family Life Center • Global Mission Group: Second Tuesday of each month, 11 am • Literacy Group: Trained volunteers who teach English as a Second Language one-on-one Contact: Jane Godwin, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 11 - October 30 Wednesdays 9 am | Wednesdays 6:30 pm | Mondays 7 pm Cost: $17 | Free Childcare available on Wednesdays
What is the Ezer study
that everyone is talking about? Pronounced “eh-zair,” this new women’s ministry focus was founded upon the quest for scriptural truth for women. Women were created in the image of God. Here at Taylors, our heart’s desire is to provide women with freedom and clarity on what that means according to God’s Word and apart from cultural and religious expectations. Guilt and unrealistic expectations do not reflect God’s heart for women. Throughout Scripture, women are referred to as an “ezer-kenegdo” or an essential counterpart – as one who gives inherent strength. Everything about what it means to be a woman is essential and valuable. Being an ezer is the core of who a woman is, regardless of her role, marriage, job or life circumstance. It is “not what a woman does, but who she is created to be. It is her God-given design, thereby reflecting the image and glory of God in uniquely female ways.” Many opportunities are offered for you to join us: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm beginning September 4, Wednesdays 9-11 am beginning September 11, and Mondays 7-8:30 pm beginning September 16. All Bibles studies, including Mom to Mom and Encounter, will join together for this eight week study to learn, laugh and experience life change together. For more information, please visit www.taylorsfbc.org or stop by the Women’s Ministry Desk.
Encounter will join together with all women for Ezer. Ezer: 9/11-10/30 Bonus Sessions: 11/6-11/20 Wednesday mornings / No additional cost
Registration Register: www.taylorsfbc.org/women-bible-studies.aspx
August 11-26 Early Registration for Taylors FBC Members
August 27 Open Registration Begins
Childcare is available at no cost on Wednesday mornings and evenings. Childcare reserved for Wednesday mornings during registration will guarantee a place for your child(ren) through March 2014. No need to register for childcare on Wednesday evenings. Childcare is not available for Monday evenings. Registration without childcare will be received at the Women’s Ministry Desk Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings during the registration period. The cost of Ezer with the additional Mom to Mom study is $3 more. Mom to Mom continues through March 2014.
After Ezer, please join us for an informal discussion of these key life issues. Ezer is your calling, and you desire to live in God’s plan and purpose. Encounter Women’s Bible Studies will resume in January with a variety of Bible study options.
Mom to Mom will join together with all women for Ezer. Ezer: 9/11-10/30 Growing Together: 11/6-12/4 & 1/8-3/26 Wednesday mornings / Cost $20 includes Ezer and Mom to Mom
Based on Titus 2:3-5, Mom to Mom encourages mothers through fellowship, videos, discussion, Scripture, and prayer to love God, respect their husbands, and train their children based on godly principles. Topics include: Myths About Parenting, Ten Marriage Monsters and How to Tame Them, Discipline Principles and Practical Applications, and Sibling Rivalry.
To continue with these studies please be sure to select both studies when registering. Childcare reserved during registration will guarantee a place for your child(ren) on Wednesday mornings through March.
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God’s Mission Being Fulfilled Through Taylors FBC by Jeremy Thompson
One year ago I laid a blank sheet of paper on my desk and began asking the Lord to fill it with His vision and mission for the Taylors FBC Missions Ministry. God has been faithful. He has filled the paper and given us His direction. I share the following with a heart of thanks and expectancy--thankful to the Lord for His direction and expectant of all that God is going to do in and through Taylors FBC, for the glory of His Name among all nations.
Why does the Missions Ministry of Taylors FBC exist? We exist to equip and send the members of Taylors FBC to make disciples of all nations.
Why will we equip and send Taylors FBC to make disciples of all nations? To fulfill the Great Commission. Jesus’ last words to His disciples before ascending to heaven were, “Go and make disciples of all nations
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all I have commanded you” Matthew 28:19-20.
Why all nations? God will receive nothing less for His Son than the worship of every tribe, tongue and nation as seen in Revelation.
Why do we equip the saints? In Ephesians 4, Paul says that “he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and the teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry” Ephesians 4:11-12. Therefore, the role of the Missions Ministry of Taylors FBC is to equip the saints for the work of ministry or missions.
How will we equip Taylors FBC to make disciples of all nations? We will equip the saints of Taylors FBC through the teaching of the Word of God, that they may be obedient to all He has commanded and able to teach others to do the same. We will also train in biblical and culturally appropriate models of disciple making. This fall we will offer a Journey course – Missions 101 – to begin this process of equipping the saints for the work of missions.
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Jesus said to His disciples, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” John 20:21. As Jesus was sent by the Father, He then sent out His disciples and us to “go and make disciples” Matthew 28:19. The church also followed the same example by sending out Paul and Barnabus to fulfill the work to which Jesus had called them.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20:21 (ESV)
Where will we send Taylors FBC to make disciples?
We could all make a list of people who impacted our lives when we were younger. We honor them, brag about them and deep down inside we know we wouldn’t be the same without their influence. Could you imagine if one day you found out that it was YOUR name that came to mind when a man or woman wrote down the people who influenced them? Well, we don't serve others to receive honor for ourselves, but we all have the potential to invest in others by serving them and leading them. Consider joining the teams of Preschool & Children, Student Ministry, or our College Ministry. One day you might find out you made "the list"…"whatever you do for the least of these brothers of mine, you do for Me." Contact: Brittany Pirkle, 292-4056 or email@example.com
We will send Taylors FBC to make disciples among the peoples of our neighborhoods, our nation, and all nations. As we reach our own neighbors, we will also look for pockets of lostness in our community and within our state in order to make disciples. We are looking to partner with a major urban center in North America where there is an overwhelming need for church planting among vast amounts of lost people. We will partner with people groups overseas who are unengaged or have no access to the Gospel. This year we will take vision trips to Salt Lake City, South Asia, and a remote location where we will meet with teams from North Africa and the Middle East - that we might form long term partnerships. We will take the responsibility of making disciples among these people groups that they may be represented around the throne and the Lamb at the end of the age.
In what Spirit will we accomplish this mission? We will accomplish this mission in the Spirit of the Lord and in a spirit of unity. Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me, and low I am with you always, even to the end of the age” Matthew 29: 18 & 20. We go in the authority of Jesus and in the power of His Spirit. We also go together, as the local Body. We stand together, striving side by side for the sake of the Gospel. Recently, after much prayer, we formed a Great Commission Leadership Team and had our first meeting. This team, along with the Minister of Missions and many others at Taylors FBC, will work together to lead us in making disciples of all nations!
Kick-Off Sunday, November 3 We will provide cardboard Gospel Opportunity boxes.
Collection Sunday, November 17 We are looking forward with great anticipation to this year's Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box collection! Thank you Taylors family for your generous support last year as we sent 1,753 shoe boxes to 1,753 children around the world. There is no doubt that many more were reached with the good news of Jesus Christ as friends and family members also saw the love you packed in those shoe boxes. In order to reach our goal of 2,000 this year, we need your help! NEW THIS YEAR We are assembling an "OCC Team" to facilitate all aspects of this wonderful event. One task is assembling boxes. Please be one of the twentyfive volunteers we need on Saturday, November 2, from 2-5 pm to assemble. Refreshments will be provided! Please contact Sheila Dilleshaw at 864-905-4491 if you are interested in employing your passion for OCC as a team member.
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HoPeNeT Have you ever wondered why more Bible study, more prayer, more worship services, more… don’t necessarily result in more mature disciples of Christ? Is there something we’re missing in our quest to make disciples? In his book, The Emotionally Healthy Church, pastor and author, Peter Scazzero, suggests that one reason the church often fails to make mature disciples is that we quickly point to the disciplines listed above while ignoring the dimension of emotional health. After all, God created us to be not only spiritual beings, but physical, social, intellectual, and emotional as well. If any one part of us is broken, our entire being is affected. Through HopeNet Ministries, we strive to help people examine the brokenness in their lives in order to experience the healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ – the One who came “to preach good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.” The same One who comforts those who mourn, provides for those who grieve, and bestows on them “a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair!” (Isaiah 61: 1-3) Kathy Dority, Minister of Assimilation and Spiritual Care | firstname.lastname@example.org
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT MINISTRY Led by Ron Phelps & Paul Barber Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-8:45 pm, Family Life Center ESM is for those who are without a job or looking for a change.
TAYLORS TOWNSQUARE August 7, 12-1:30 pm September 10, 7-8:30 pm Monthly TownSquare meetings provide an open forum for people connected to the Taylors and Chick Springs communities to build relationships and work together for the good of our community. Much like in a physical town square, the Taylors TownSquare meetings seek to provide the space for conversations to happen while providing relevant information to benefit the community as a whole. Come join the conversations as we seek to know our neighbors. For more information, visit www.taylorstownsquare.com or contact email@example.com.
GRIEF SUPPORT FOR PARENTS Third Monday of every month, 6:30-8:30 pm, Taylors Ministry Center. Led by Dale Northridge. This ongoing monthly support group is for parents who have lost a child. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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R3: RESCUE, REPAIR, RESTORE Home Repair Team Led by Gilbert Rivers What happens when our members open their eyes to the community around us? Amazing things as each part of the Body does its work (1 Corinthians 12)! Our R3 Home Repair Team recently brought together different members of the Taylors FBC Body to use spiritual gifts such as mercy, service, encouragement, and others to impact the lives of an older couple in our immediate neighborhood. Through By His Hands, a ministry of R3 that delivers meals and is led by Dennis & Donna Klein, the Home Repair Team learned of a home-bound family who had extensive termite damage. The team assessed the damage to determine the
extent of the repairs and then solicited help from Life Groups to adopt this project by funding and/or volunteering to help with the repairs. Several Life Groups collected money and members of the Darnell/ Cunningham Life Group volunteered to work on the repairs. The outcome? Each member of the Body who served graciously used his/ her gifts, the home was repaired, and the homeowners were overcome with gratefulness to the point of tears at the generosity and compassion of our volunteers. Thank you to all who donated time and resources to serve our neighbors in this beautiful way – you are truly the hands and feet of Christ!
GRIEF SUPPORT FOR SPOUSES Mondays, October 7-November 26 6:45-8:30 pm | B127 Led by Fred & Judy Brown Register: email@example.com / 678-8833
MISSION 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27. This verse leaves little to be interpreted on the role the body of Christ should play in the lives of orphans and widows. Currently there are 13,000,000 orphans around the world who have lost both parents and are living in orphanages or on the street. When first read, this number seems daunting. With 247,000,000 Christians in the United States alone, if little more than 5% of Christians in this country adopted a child, there would be no child on Earth without a parent. 119,000,000 is the number of children in the world who have lost one parent and need our support; whose single parents are many of those widows that James spoke about. Mission 1:27 exists as an avenue for the Body and our community to serve the fatherless. It is our hope that you will join us in making a difference.
“Having just completed the Grief Support Ministry at Taylors, I look back fondly at the impact this group has made, not only in my journey through the grief process, but also in my life and my relationship with God. Arriving at week one, lost and confused, wounded and alone, I was immediately surrounded with the love and open arms of a skilled, compassionate team of group leaders, in addition to the sixteen new friends who were as lost as I was.” “Over the eight week period, we cried together, shared each other’s sense of loss, and gradually began to accept the grand design of life and the love that envelopes each of us through Christ. Guided by the application of God’s Word and specific topics related to the grief journey, each week I felt not only a calm sense of healing, but more importantly, a profound sense of purpose for my loss and for my life.”
“As I sat back at our 'graduation' dinner and observed my friends laughing, sharing stories of love and compassion, and planning our next adventures as a group, I was truly humbled by how far each of us had come in our short time together. I have absolute faith that my grief will be ministered to by the loving hand of God and the continued support of the Taylors FBC team. The greatest gift I received from our time together, however, has been the development of a sense of personal ministry that will empower me to reach out to those who suffer, as I have suffered, and lend the gentle hand of comfort that was extended to me during my most critical time of need." — Grief Support Participant “Our Grief Support sessions are such a joy in spite of great sorrow. The joy is in meeting and loving wonderful people and walking alongside them through their pain, grief, and sorrow. There is a bond between them, God, the facilitators, and Fred and me that only God can create! To watch that happen and watch what God does in and through people as they grow in Him is an unexplainable adventure! We feel so privileged to be a part of it.” — Judy Brown, Facilitator
Mission 1:27 Orphan Care Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. To learn more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY TO FAMILY Tuesdays, August 27-November 12, 6:30-9 pm, B132-133, Led by Jim & Glenda Hayes Designed specifically for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness, Family to Family is an in-depth course developed by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Discover that you’re not alone, receive encouragement from compassionate leaders who’ve walked in your shoes, and gain valuable insight along with survival skills for the journey with your loved one. To register contact NAMI at 864-331-3300.
Taylors FBC wants to challenge and equip you to share the Gospel with those around you. It is the heart of our pastor and staff to see everyone passionate to make more disciples, including those who have not yet called upon the Name of King Jesus. It is our desire to continue to see the Taylors FBC family reach out to others with authenticity, building strong, encouraging relationships with those who do not yet know Christ. One of the many ways we can be more intentional about reaching out to others with the Gospel is to partner with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for a special experience called My HOPE with Billy Graham. My Hope is an intentional outreach challenging all of us to make authentic relationships with those around us and may include witnessing Billy Graham’s last sermon which will be broadcast sometime this November. This date corresponds with Dr. Graham’s ninety-fifth birthday, and is a project that plans to televise his last sermon. We will keep you informed as details develop regarding our partnership with the Billy Graham Association for this special effort and broadcast. More details: www. myhopewithbillygraham.org
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Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Psalm 149:1
The Greatest of These Is Love Mission Trip 2013: New Orleans | Regeneration Student Choir Why take a group of seventy-seven students and adult leaders to the land of swamps, gators, jazz, Cajun food and beignets? Because a pastor said, “We do a free summer camp for our neighborhood kids, and we would love to have you help us.” The focus for our trip was grounded in 1 Corinthians 13:13, and we saw that verse played out every day in the lives of our team members as they shared the promises of God’s Word and showed love to seventy-five day camp children. The children of Gentilly Gardens neighborhood may not remember our names or faces, but we are confident they will remember the love they received and our prayer is that their lives have been changed. " The trip showed me what inner city life is really like and gave me a heart for the people there." Andrew W. " It was such a blessing and joy to see God move through our students but also to see these same students impacted through the sharing of the Gospel." Alison R. " ...a trip full of new friends, life-changing experiences and a wakeup call to how blessed I really am." Haleigh D. " The Lord opened my eyes to how difficult some peoples’ lives are and how blessed I am. He continues to teach me how to love on all types of people." Natalie S. " ...God was working in so many different ways that it became a powerful reminder of who He is and what He wants for us." Tee S. " The New Orleans mission trip taught me the true meaning of unconditional love and expecting nothing in return." Ashley V. " Our students truly stepped out of their comfort zone by loving and witnessing to children who needed to feel the love of God. My heart was blessed by their endurance and commitment to God and His love." Keith P. " It really touched my heart seeing our group love on the children in the name of Jesus!" Lindsey W. 12 | TAYLORSFBC.ORG
SO NOW FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE ABIDE, THESE THREE; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE. 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13
WORSHIP MINISTRY Worship is the central focus of a disciple of Jesus. A growing understanding of Who God is, and a regular encounter with Him is the heart of discipleship. The Worship Ministry at Taylors FBC exists to provide opportunities for these encounters between God and His people to happen. Our desire is to be “lead worshipers” before we are “worship leaders.”
Has God given you a desire to see people worship Him “in spirit and in truth?” Has He gifted you in music or technology? Is He calling you to be a part of the Worship Ministry Leadership Team? Check out these numerous opportunities of service. Contact the ministry leader for each area, or simply attend the first rehearsal.
AUG 21 SATURDAY
SEPT 7 Magical Mystery Tour 7, September 7 Open to Middle & High School students interested in being a part of the Regeneration Student Choir. Cost: $10. Register before September 1: www.taylorsfbc.org/music.aspx Contact email@example.com
Media Ministry This ministry includes video production team, sound and computer support for worship services and special events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | Age 16+
SEPT 9 SUNDAY
SEPT 29 WEDNESDAY
Worship Choir Rehearsals Begin Contemporary Choir: 6:20-7:30 pm Traditional Choir: 7:30-8:30 pm Ages 18+ | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
M&M for Preschool: 6:15 pm See page four | Contact email@example.com
Orchestra Kick-off: 7:30-8:30 pm Ages 14+ | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Regeneration Student Choir Kick-Off Magical Mystery Tour 7 (info to the left) Regeneration will sing 9/8 at Outdoor Baptism Rehearsals begin 9/15 at 5 pm Grades 6-12 | Contact email@example.com
Legacy Choir Rehearsal: 10-11 am Senior Adults | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MODERN WORSHIP EXPERIENCE MWX: Mystery // 6 PM
Taylors Children's Choirs Begin 6:15-7:30 pm Contact email@example.com
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Sunday Morning at Taylors
For more information stop by the Welcome Desk on Sunday morning or visit www.taylorsfbc.org.
Life Groups: What's With the Name? That's just it. This is the reason we call it Life Groups. We want every group that meets both on and off campus to be a picture and reality of life. Life Groups need to be a place where our people can share life together. As followers of Christ, we need a place to bring our joys, as well as sorrows. We need a place to confess sin and ask hard questions. We need a place to counsel and be counseled. We need a place of no pretense where we can set our worries and anxieties aside and simply be with and grow in the body of Christ. Every group should be centered on the teaching and application of the Word of God and centered on Christ-filled community. Yet in order to see this vision fulfilled, we must model the very qualities we want to see in our Life Group. Be real and share your life with others… Be hungry to know Jesus and make Him known in your world… If you are not involved in a Life Group, there is no better time than now. We all have a great need to be with the people of God and grow in Him together. Join us Sunday mornings at 9 or 10:30 am or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
BIRTH-TWO Life Groups at 9:00 and 10:30 am K3-K5 Life Groups at 9:00 and 10:30 am Includes Preschool Praise at 9 am
1ST-2ND GRADES Life Groups or KidsWorship at 9:00 and 10:30 am
6TH-12TH GRADES Life Groups at 9:00 am in the Apex
COLLEGE/CAREER Life Groups at 9:19 am Free Breakfast Each Week
3RD-5TH GRADES Life Groups at 9:00 or 10:30 am
SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY ELEVATE SINGLES TUBING Saturday, August 10 Meet at the church at 10 am Tubing is $15 Bring money for lunch and dinner ELEVATE GYM NIGHT Tuesday Nights 7-9 pm Family Life Center Volleyball, games, ping pong, fellowship ELEVATE LUNCH Elevate Welcome Area, 11:45 am Sunday, August 11, and Sunday, September 8 Cost $5
For More Information Contact Nancy at 678-8827
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Preschool and Children's Ministries
SINGLES MISSION TRIP August 17-24 | New Jersey Focus: We will be working with immigrants living in New Jersey who are from countries that are closed to the Gospel. Our prime focus will be developing relationships through servant evangelism. Pray for our safety and that we will yield to the Holy Spirit. DIVORCE RECOVERY Begins August 21, Wednesdays 6:30 pm DivorceCare, DivorceCare 4 Kids and Boundaries
Singles Retreat August 30 - September 2, 2013 Ridgecrest Conference Center
RESERVATIONS: www.ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/singles Program Fee: $74 Room Accommodations: $59-$69 per night *Eight Meals: $85 per person *Customize your meal plan when you register by phone at 1-800-588-7222.
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Kathy Dority, Minister of Assimilation and Spiritual Care
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national nonprofit group of family law attorneys working to improve the welfare of the family, cites the top reasons marriages fail are poor communication, financial problems, lack of commitment to the marriage, a dramatic change in priorities, failed expectations or unmet needs, addictions and substance abuse, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or lack of conflict resolution skills. Sadly, many couples are simply not prepared to work through these issues. Premarital counseling can usually predict with 85% accuracy whether or not a couple will stay together. It can also help prevent the likelihood of divorce by up to 30%! The goal of premarital counseling is to prevent small problems from developing into big problems and to equip couples with the tools to build successful and satisfying marriages. Since we began our marriage mentoring program in 2011, it has been amazing to see God bring so many couples across our path. We have had twenty premarital couples go through the mentoring process. We have also had twelve married couples go through mentoring to enrich their marriage. In September our marriage mentoring team will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, for the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference. They will participate in several workshops related to marriage counseling, mentoring, and enrichment. Pray with us that this trip will be a fruitful time of learning and fellowship so that our team will be better equipped to walk alongside premarital couples and couples in difficult seasons.
Amy (Richardson) & Jonathan Wilson
Sarah (Brinck) & Kevin Moore
March 23, 2013
September 1, 2012
Tim & Alison Roller
We enjoyed spending time with such a kind couple that cared about us and wanted to invest in our lives. The Davies gave us a great foundation for beginning our marriage with grace and compassion towards one another by making God the center of our relationship. They were easy to connect with, loving, and always fun to be around. We are truly thankful for their godly leadership and friendship.
We are grateful for everything the Batemans taught us. We appreciated the openness and honesty they had with us. We are always applying the biblical things we were taught during our premarital mentoring to our marriage. We built a relationship with them that extends far beyond just mentoring. No matter what, we can go to them about anything and they will point us to Scripture. God has greatly blessed us with a couple to look up to.
Tim and Alison have been married for eighteen years. They have three daughters, Sarah (15), Hannah (13), and Caroline (10). They love to minister to families and believe that strong families begin with strong marriages. If you are interested in connecting with a mentoring couple, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our newest Marriage Mentors,
Contact Kaitlyn Ross for more information about Marriage Ministry at Taylors, email@example.com.
Men's Ministry Kick-Off Theme:"Follow Him to Lead Them" Wednesday, August 28, 7:30-8:30 pm, Fellowship Hall Calling the men of Taylors First Baptist Church to gather, unite, and be equipped to lead. Homemade ice cream and brownies will be served. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
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Welcome New Members
Chris & Kelly Arnold Joined May 26 by Letter
Stephen* & Janelle* Godfrey Madelena Chalfant* Joined June 16 by Baptism
Tommy & Tanya Hargrove Also Pictured: Ethan & Landon June 30 by Statement
Eric & Donna Hubbard Cheyenne & John Joined June 3 by Letter
Tracy Williams Joined June 9 by Letter
Frankie & Lace Daniels Olivia & Claire Joined June 16 by Letter
Alison Derrick Joined July 7 by Statement
Brock Reese* Joined July 7 by Baptism
Janine Killingsworth Joined June 9 by Statement
Jonathan Smith* Joined June 23 by Baptism
Donna Pannell Joined July 14 by Letter
Photo Not Available Faith Leppard* Joined June 2 by Baptism Joe Page* Joined July 14 by Baptism
Richard & Jennifer Carter Bryson Carter (also pictured: Riley) Joined July 14 by Letter
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Jessica Atkins Joined July 14 by Letter
* New members who have indicated a commitment to follow Christ through believerâ€™s baptism.
Does Membership Matter?
Kathy Dority, Minister of Assimilation and Spiritual Care
In Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others…The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts and though all its parts are many, they form one body… But in fact, God has arranged the parts of the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be…Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
The answer is YES!
Your membership in the body of Christ matters a great deal to the health of the body as a whole. When you make a commitment to become part of a body of believers such as Taylors FBC, you suddenly belong to the rest of its members. How passionate you are about personally pursuing and growing as a disciple of Christ has a direct impact on the whole body. Ask yourself these questions: • Is God calling you to become part of the body at Taylors? • If so, what do you need to do about it? • If you’re already a member, are you “connected” to the body in biblical community? • Do you know and are you using your spiritual gifts to serve in the body at Taylors?
How to join Taylors: • Come forward during the invitation during each Worship Service • Attend Dinner with the Staff
Dinner with the Staff
Sunday, September 15 | 5:30-8 pm | The Apex Join us for a free, casual dinner in a relaxed setting with a group of people who, like you, want to learn more about Taylors.
Remember, God has arranged the parts of our body at Taylors just as He wants them to be – He has you here for a reason! Contact us to learn more about membership and finding your spiritual gifts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations are required by September 8: www.taylorsfbc.org/dinner-taylors.aspx Childcare is provided for children 5th grade and younger. Childcare reservations required by September 1. Dinner will be served to the children. Contact the Pastor's Office at 864.678.8811
Our Church Family Baptisms
We welcome the following to the Body of Christ through believer’s baptism: Sara Evette, Stacey Garrett, Dylan Garrett, Ron Jones, Teresa Kinney, Faith Leppard, William Railey, Brock Reese, Joseph Rogers, Jonathan Smith, Brett Smouse
God’s People Respond
These individuals wish to thank our church family for prayers, encouragement, and kindness: the Robert Crawford family, Jack Duncan, Betty Groom, the family of Fred and Chris Martin.
Stewardship Report In Memoriam
Tim Stone June 24, 1965 – June 13, 2013 Fred Martin March 2, 1922 – June 20, 2013 Benjamin Bruns October 22, 1992 – June 26, 2013 Charlie Hartsell January 12, 1929 – June 29, 2013 Martha Verna October 19, 1930 – July 2013 Inez Jackson January 8, 1927 – July 4, 2013
MAY Budget Needs............................ $506,444.64 Budget Receipts........................ $423,165.54 Other Receipts............................. $36,847.63 Total May Receipts................... $460,013.17 YTD Budget Needs................ $2,658,834.36 YTD Budget Receipts............ $2,184,629.12 JUNE Budget Needs............................ $633,055.80 Budget Receipts........................ $530,063.20 Other Receipts............................. $18,649.41 Total June Receipts................... $548,712.61 YTD Budget Needs................ $3,291,890.16 YTD Budget Receipts............ $2,714,692.32
5/5 5/12 5/19 5/26 6/2 6/9 6/16 6/23 6/30 Preschool............... 343...........414.......... 368...........329.......... 399..........359...........348.......... 364...........367 Children................. 159...........169.......... 194...........150.......... 188..........139...........163.......... 150...........143 Youth...................... 140...........150.......... 159...........135.......... 156..........152...........155.......... 130...........116 College.................... 81...........182............ 37.............41............ 38............ 48.............37............ 56.............46 Singles...................... 78.............72............ 76.............78............ 72............ 89.............77............ 82.............76 Adults..................... 729...........851.......... 871...........823.......... 937..........886...........863.......... 816...........887 Total SS...............1,530........1,838....... 1,705........1,556....... 1,790.......1,673....... 1,643....... 1,598........1,635 Hispanic................... 39.............69............ 39.............41............ 42............ 50.............53............ 54.............39 AM worship........1,620........2,064....... 1,929........1,777....... 1,800.......1,773....... 1,700....... 1,706........1,777 PM worship............ 342..........N/A.......... 624..........N/A.......... 119............ 87......... N/A.......... 131...........900
New Church Directory
Coming this fall. We will let you know when you can begin making appointments for your portraits.
AUGUST Fran Stoddard..................Ten Years of Service Beth Caskey............... Eight Years of Service Gail Davis.................. Seven Years of Service Doug Mize................. Seven Years of Service Jose Delgado................. Six Years of Service Brittany Pirkle............... One Year of Service SEPTEMBER Randy Blackburn.......... Twelve Years of Service Johnny Dunagin............ Ten Years of Service Elaine Taylor................ Nine Years of Service Kathy Dority............... Eight Years of Service Kim Keller................... Eight Years of Service Brad Reece.................Seven Years of Service Joyce Musgrove.................Six Years of Service
Thank You for Service
The Cemetery Committee would like to recognize James A. (Skid) Sizemore for his faithful service as Chair of the Cemetery Committee for over twenty years. Earlier this year Skid turned over the day-to-day responsibilities of the cemetery operations to Phil Crain, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Skid has been a member of Taylors FBC since 1988. We greatly appreciate his dedication to the Lord and to Taylors. TAYLORSFBC.ORG | 17
STUDENT MINISTRY PARENT MEETING 8/4
Rising 6th grade parents come at 3:45 pm to meet the Student Ministry staff and leaders. All other parents join at 4:15 pm to hear what is happening in Student Ministry this fall and how your student can get involved.
RISING 6TH GRADE EVENT 8/14 Enjoy a fun evening at Frankie's Fun Park with your fellow rising 6th grade class and dinner afterward at the church. Cost: $20
STUDENT FALL RETREAT
October 25-27 for all 6th-12th Graders Cost: $165 Register for above events online at taylorsfbc.org/students-special-events.aspx
AUGUST 2013 SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Single Moms Oil Change, 9 am
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
Singles Mission Trip to New Jersey (Through 8/25)
Student Ministry Parent Meeting, 3:45 for 6th Grade Parents / 4:15 pm for All
Deacon Ordination, 6 pm
Registration for Student Ministry Fall Retreat Opens (October 25-27)
Bring the entire family to enjoy the zero depth entry pool, the four slides, and the splash pad. Hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, etc. will be available for purchase. Admission to the park is free during this time.
XYZ SENIOR ADULT FELLOWSHIP Second Monday of the Month, 11:15 am August 12 – Leigh Ashmore Stephenson, Vocalist. This ministry is designed for senior adults ages 55 and older. Join us for fellowship, entertainment, lunch and even day trips and vacations.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: PSALMS Begins Tuesday, September 3, 10 am Our study, led by Sandra Brown, will include select Psalms showing God’s glory and majesty that call us to worship as well as some that show us His grace and mercy. Along the way we will glean principles from Old Testament prophets Habakkuk, Haggai and Malachi that show us God’s continual work of salvation through the ages. Registration is not required and there is no fee. Open to men and women of all ages.
Grief Support for Parents, 6:30 pm
Young at Heart Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Dinner Served, 5:15 pm Otter Creek Event, 5:45-7:45 pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Singles Tubing Trip, 10 am
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
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First Day of School (Greenville County Schools) Full Wednesday Night Schedule Resumes Dinner Served, 5:15 pm Parish Nurse Office Opens, 5:30 pm United for Middle & High School, 6 pm, Apex M&M for Preschool; M.A.D. for Children, 6:15 pm
Special Guest, Russell Moore, 9 & 10:30 am
Special Guest, Henry Blackaby in Fellowship Hall / Life Group / Divorce Recovery Classes, 6:30 pm
Elevate Singles Lunch, 11:30 am
Orchestra Rehearsal Begins, 7:30 pm
Leadership Event, 4 pm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
Evening Service, 6:30 pm (Note Time Change)
MONDAY, AUGUST 12 XYZ Fellowship, 11:15 am
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 WMU Global Missions Group, 11 am Men’s Monthly Mountain Bike Riding Group, 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 6th Grade Trip to Frankie’s Fun Park, 3:30 pm
Men’s Target Shooting League, 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 Upstate Sunday School/Small Group Conference, 8:30 am
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 Church Conference, 6 pm
MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Taylors FBC Kindergarten Begins Girlfriends & Chocolate Women’s Event, 6:30 pm
Dinner Served, 5:15 pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
Bible Study/Prayer in the Chapel, 6:30 pm
Family to Family New Series Begins, 6:30 pm
Adult Choirs & Orchestra Rehearsals Resume: Contemporary Choir Rehearsal, 6:20 pm; Traditional Choir Rehearsal, Orchestra Rehearsal, Vocal Team Rehearsal, 7:30 pm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Men’s Par 3 Golf Outing, 7:15 pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 NEWSLETTER GUIDELINES
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
Bible Study/Prayer in the Chapel, 6:30 pm
FAMILY NIGHT AT OTTER CREEK WATERPARK 8/7
Student Ministry Pool Party, 7 pm
Greece Mission Trip (Through 8/26)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Singles Mission Trip to New Jersey (Through 8/24)
WMU Bold Mission Group, 7 pm (Home of Glenda Stokes)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 Panel Discussion, 6:30 pm Men's Dessert/Connect Event, 7:30 pm Blood Drive, 4-8 pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 Singles National Labor Day Weekend at Ridgecrest (Through 9/2)
EVERY WEEK AT TAYLORS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
No Evening Service or Activities
Regeneration Student Choir Rehearsals Begin, 5 pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Labor Day, Church Office and FLC Closed
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Student Ministry Small Groups Resume, 6:15 pm Dinner with the Staff, 5:30 pm
Parent's Day Out Begins, 9 am
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Sandra Brown Begins, 10 am
Grief Support for Parents, 6:30 pm
Young at Heart Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Ezer Begins, 7 pm
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 College Worship Night, 8 pm, The Loft
New Journey Classes Begin, 6:30 pm
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Fortaleza, Brazil "Pastor's Training" (Through 9/27)
Regeneration Student Choir Magical Mystery Tour
Men’s Par 3 Golf Outing, 7:15 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Elevate Singles Lunch, 11:30 am
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 South Asia Mission Trip (Through 9/30)
Outdoor Baptism, 4:30 pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Deadline to Make Reservations for Dinner with the Staff (9/15)
Church Conference, 6 pm
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
XYZ Fellowship, 11:15 am
WMU Bold Mission Group, 7 pm (Home of Kay Rashley)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
WMU Global Missions Group, 11 am
Men’s Target Shooting League, 6:30 pm
Newsletter Deadline, 5 pm Men’s Monthly Mountain Bike Riding Group, 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Modern Worship Experience MWX3, 6 pm Registration for Student Ministry Fall Retreat Closes (October 25-27)
Ezer Begins, 9 am
Basketball Season is Coming Up Soon! Check the Family Life Center web page later this month. Register online by October 11. Games begin late November.
Parent’s Day Out
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Beginning September 3, 9 am-2 pm
Kindergarten K3, K4, and Full-Day K5 Begins August 26
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Ice Cream Concert at NGU August 18 Church Fair at NGU August 21 Worship Night in the Loft August 21 Furman Orientation August 23-26 Freshmen Night Out August 30
SUNDAY Traditional Worship / Life Groups for Adults, Students, Children, and Preschool/ KidsWorship 9 am College Life Groups/Breakfast 9:19 am Modern Worship /Contemporary Worship/ Life Groups for Adults, Children, and Preschool / KidsWorship 10:30 am Regeneration Student Choir Rehearsal 5 pm (Begins 9/15) Evening Worship 6 pm Student Ministry Small Groups 6:15 pm
MONDAY Legacy Choir 10 am (Begins 9/9) Mission Doll Workshop 4 pm Ezer Bible Study for Women 7 pm (Begins September 16)
TUESDAY FLC Childcare 9-11:45 am Tuesday Morning Bible Study 10 am Singles Volleyball / Cub Scouts 7 pm
WEDNESDAY Ezer Bible Study for Women 9 am (Begins September 11) Dinner Served 5:15 pm Parish Nurse Office Opens 5:30 pm Contemporary Choir Rehearsal 6:20 pm Pastor's Bible Study / Prayer in the Chapel / Life Group Journey Classes (September Only) 6:30 pm Traditional Choir, Orchestra & Vocal Team Rehearsal 7:30 AA Meeting 8 pm
SATURDAY AA Meeting 8 pm
Mini Cheer Camp
cheers/tumbling/dance/stunting August 2, 1:30-4:30 pm Ages 4-14 (children will be divided) $18 includes snack and t-shirt
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TAYLORS FBC MINISTRY OFFICES______________________________________________________________________________________ Receptionist, 244-3535 Administration, 678-8823 Adults & Leadership Development, 678-8815 Assimilation & Spiritual Care, 678-8833 Building/Grounds, 678-8807
Children/KidsPath,292-4056 College/The Loft, 678-8827 Discipleship/Evangelism, 678-8810 Family Life Center, 292-4060 Financial, 678-8825 Food Services, 678-8826 Hispanic Ministry, 678-8838
Missions, 678-8838 Media, 292-4066 Worship Ministry, 678-8816 Parents Day Out, 678-8805 Pastor, 678-8818 Public Relations/Publications, 678-8817
Prayer Room, 292-8864 Preschool/Building Blocks, 678-8830 Single Adults, 678-8827 Student, 292-4990 Weekday Preschool, 678-8803