CHURCH PURPOSE

                                               Exalting God Through Worship

Encouraging All Through Fellowship

Growing Spiritually Through Discipleship

Serving Others Through Ministry

      Sharing Jesus Through Missions/Evangelism  





From the Pastor





A young girl and her grandmother went to the mall.  They enjoyed shopping in several of the stores.  Then they went to the food court for lunch.  There they bought two meals and sat down at a table.  In the midst of the noise, they bowed their heads and thanked God. 


Two thousand years ago, two men traveled the road to Emmaus.  They were joined by a third man who they invited to an evening meal.  This stranger lifted his voice in thanksgiving as he broke bread.  The two men recognized Jesus the Resurrected Son of God.


Christians have an advantage at Thanksgiving because we already know who to thank.  Our faith enables us to see that blessings are not something owed to us, but gifts from a loving God.  Christians understand that even in hard times when obvious blessings seem scarce, we are still abundantly graced with life and with the abiding presence of God.


Thanksgiving Day is a holiday.  It is a day to make some special memories as families and friends come together.  It is a day to remember and count our blessings.  It is a day to offer our thanks to God. 


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  By His great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”

(I Peter 1:3,4) 
















As we enter into the month of November and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons begin, please make sure to check the announcements and opportunities of the week in each week’s bulletin for the various activities that are planned.  Our Adult Choir Christmas musical will be presented on Sunday morning, December 10th at 11:00a.m.  Church wide Christmas caroling will be the following Wednesday, December 13th, at 6:00p.m.  We hope you will plan to come to both.


This is your last chance to get a free 2017 coupon book when you purchase a 2018 book.  Please see Debra or Melanie to get yours now.  The proceeds go into the Music Fund.














Thank you for those that provided cakes and candy, brought children, provided a trunk for “trunk or treat” or came to personally support the


fall festival.  As always, your participation makes a huge difference.  Thank you for all that you do for the children of our church and community.









Youth Group  News




October is always a busy month for our church and the youth certainly found themselves right in the middle of everything. The youth helped with Homecoming preparations by raking and landscaping around the main building. We were happy to provide some of the heavy lifting, and we would have to say that the inside and outside of the buildings were very well done for all of the Homecoming guests. The youth also hosted a game room during the Fall Fest where candy was won by playing giant Jenga. It was nice to have a new game this year, and based on people's responses it seemed like a hit!


As always, if there are any opportunities for the youth to serve you or someone you know, please do not hesitate to let me know!




In Christ, 

Steve Rice









Thanks to everyone for your offerings to the Global Hunger Fund.  We will report our totals for the monthly offering at the next business meeting.  Please join us on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm for Adult Missions Night.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Sam Barefoot (Chad’s father).  Sam has been with Baptist Children’s Homes in several different capacities for almost 40 years and is very familiar with all of BCH ministries. Our offering for BCH will be collected throughout the month of November.  Please prayerfully consider your gift to this most important ministry.  In addition, we will be collecting gifts for the BCH for our Angel Tree Christmas Ministry.  The tags will be ready on December 3rd  for you to choose from and the gifts should be returned to the church on Sunday, December 17th, to be delivered to the BCH in Kinston the week before Christmas.  The Christmas Post Office will open on December 3rd for your cards and gifts to the church family.  Cards will be 10 cents and packages 25 cents with all donations going to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.   Please remember to turn in your “filled” Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes by Sunday, November 12.


Thank you in advance for your support of these WMU outreach projects.




Pam Skillman




Happy November Birthday



 5 Truman Carroll

 6 Robert Gaines

    Bill Gregory, Jr.

 8 Cheryl Powell

13 Bobbie White

14 Tiffany Carroll

16 Barbara Powell

19 Michelle Cox

21 Louise Murray

22 Nancy Garrett

     Robert Rouse

25 Amber Forney

26 Matt Brown

29 Nicholas Cox

30 Johnny Rice







7 Virgil and Lois Jones (1952)

22 Jeff and Connie Hockaday (1986)

23 Tim and Jeanne Howell (1975)

26 Herbert and Evelyn Rouse (1947)






Happy Wedding Anniversary to Tim and Jeanne Howell on November 23.




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