The Encounter 10-7-15
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  The Encounter 10-7-15


Sunday October 18, 2015    
6:30pm in the LEC


Great opportunity to learn more about ways you can be involved in various groups / ministries here at Boiling Springs Baptist. 

Come and talk to leaders of these groups and have your questions answered.  

All guests and members are encouraged to attend.

 Refreshments provided.


Keith’s Korner…


This last June I indicated my desire to spend a few minutes visiting with and getting to know all those here at Boiling Springs Baptist.  It is still my ambitious goal to do this during my first year as Pastor.  I am finding these times of conversation to be enjoyable and they help me in putting together the pieces of family and personal connections in the church and community.  If you are available some during the day please let me know and we can hopefully get together soon.  If you are not available during the day let’s talk about an evening or a possible time over the weekend where we can get together for a short visit.  Thanks for your patience in this and I look forward to our time together.

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the topic of service both through our music and sermons on Sunday morning.  Our Sunday evening times of “Discovering our Spiritual Gifts” have also gone along great with this emphasis on service.  Peter reminds us in I Peter 4:10 (NIV), “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s Grace in its various forms.”  As we begin to think about our own giftedness and our future ministry as a church, it is my desire to have a greater number of people serving next year than we do this year. 

On Sunday evening October 18, at 6:30PM in the LEC (Gym) we will have a Ministry Fair.  This will be an opportunity for the church family and any regular guests to explore, learn and have conversations with leaders regarding specific areas of ministry.  We will have some finger foods and desserts on this night!  Please see the enclosed insert in this Encounter to get a better idea of some possible ministry/service options for 2016.  This evening is sponsored by the Nominating Committee and Church Staff. 
If you have been visiting Boiling Springs Baptist, or know of someone who would like to learn more about our church, please be mindful of the upcoming Starting Point breakfast coming up this Sunday, October 11, at 9:45AM in the fellowship hall.  This will be a great time to meet the staff and learn more about Boiling Springs Baptist Church.  If you are new to Boiling Springs and would like to attend this breakfast please let us know by calling the church office (434-6244) or by passing along an email to

Pastor Keith


Life of the Church

Congratulations to Dusty & Chelsea Quattlebaum on the October 4, 2015 birth of a son, Rowan Jennings Quattlebaum. Congratulations to grandparents, Tim & Sandy Quattlebaum, and to great-grandparents, Randy & Brenda Mull.
Our Heartfelt Sympathy is expressed to …
…the family of Allen Jones.

        …the family of Laddie Joe Winn. 



Thank you to our amazing church family for the loving support of encouragement and diapers.  We are so truly blessed to be part of this family of believers.            
Russell & Heather Voyles

Thank you very much for all the acts of love and kindness you showed Allen while he was at Cleveland Pines and Peak Resources.
The many calls, cards, visits and snacks you sent were greatly appreciated.  The members of the visitation committee, as well as other people, were faithful to visit him weekly.
God’s love was and is real to Allen, Elizabeth, Lyman Allen and me.  I know you will continue to pray for us.
 In God’s Love, Sonja


Music Notes from Roger Lowe:
Recently, Pastor Keith talked about not falling into the same old routines, and that if we are seeking God, He will use us in ways we never could imagine. One of the things that stands out to me about taking on the role of Interim Minister of Music is how God often calls us to the uncomfortable, the new, to areas of service that we haven’t done before. When that happens and we respond to that call, we get to see God at work in our lives in ways that we would miss if we relied solely on our own logic and natural abilities. Several years ago, I took Dr. Etter’s conducting class. He asked us on the first day who planned to be a conductor or choir director and who thought they would never direct anything. I raised my hand with the latter group. Up to that point, I had never been comfortable being in charge and felt more at home behind a keyboard. Not two months after the class ended, I was directing the choir at First UMC Rutherfordton as interim for several months with Linda as worship leader. Saying “yes” to that opportunity for service prepared us to be able to serve here and the thing I thought I would never do has become the area of service to which God has called me—at least for the time being.
God has plans to use each of us for His glory. Those plans fit who we are. He knows what we can do, what gifts and talents He’s given us, and what would be fulfilling for us as well as a help and ministry to others. As the church year continues into the fall, ask God what He has in store for you. Where and how can you serve in one of the ministries of the church? You might be surprised at what happens when you say “yes” to the uncomfortable!  



October 11- Dale and Rhonda Hamrick

October 18-  Jay and Jamie Washburn, Sherwin Washburn




Hospice provides end-of-life care for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.  They work to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES including Hospice Training Class & Bereavement Support Groups.  Pick up info sheet on table near church office if interested.

Sunday Morning, October 11   9:45am
Starting Point
All recent guests are invited to a breakfast and
“get to know you” time with Pastor Keith and staff in
the fellowship hall
Great opportunity for guests to learn more about
Boiling Springs Baptist Church
 if you know of someone or a family looking for a church home,
please let them know about Starting Point

                        SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
    We will celebrate with 4 of our incoming Deacons with an
    ORDINATION SERVICE during our Morning Worship
Cindy Campos   Zach Dobbins  
Josh Guffey   Sandy Quattlebaum
Barbara Greene has already been ordained


 Trail of Treats will be Sunday, October 25, 5pm-7pm. We need volunteers to help register people, and to walk groups through the church. We also need Sunday school classes to participate again by decorating your rooms and/or having games and candy! 


Children’s Corner …
As the new Minister to Preschool and 'Children I would like to say a warm hello to that special group.  Parents, of this group are invited to join me on Oct. 14 for a get-to-know you better meeting at 6:00 in the Kerygma classroom. At that time, we can discuss ideas, dreams and expectations for the coming year.  Child care will be provided for the children who don't attend Wednesday night activities.  I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year for our children and preschoolers.
A huge THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the food closet.  It has been wonderful to keep the shelves stocked!  Thank you to all the Sunday School classes for their contributions.
Food closet stat: August 28 to Sept. 24 we have served 187 people


Whacky Wesley’s Wonderful Words of Wisdom….
Greetings adults!? What's up youth!? I gladly welcome Ellen Humphries to our staff as Children's Minister!!! Welcome to the team!!
Missions night, Wednesday, October 21, 6pm. (Hangout at 5:30pm)
Golf Tournament, Saturday, October 31, 1:30pm at River Bend. Four man teams, captain’ s choice format. Cost is $60 a person, hole sponsors $100.  Get the word out!
Potluck fellowship October 17, 6:30pm at the church. Bring your favorite dish and game to play! It will be fun!
Adults 50+........
Our monthly luncheon will be Tuesday, October 27, at 11:30am. Program to be announced later! Mark your calendars! It’s covered dish!
Reminder the church planning team will meet Sunday, October 11 at 4pm in the Kerygma classroom. We will be planning for January-March of 2016!!!
In Christ,  Wesley 


Please REMEMBER Our Food Closet!!
Thank You!!!


Basic Weekly Budget Needs………………$ 9,844.51
Undesignated Receipts……………………  13,348.00
Designated Receipts………………………    2,552.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………… 15,900.00
Undesignated Receipts To Date………    400,912.97
Basic Budget Needs To Date…………     383,955.89
OVER/UNDER BUDGET……………… (+  16,977.08
Basic Weekly Budget Needs………………$ 9,844.51
Undesignated Receipts……………………  13,913.00
Designated Receipts……………………….   3,816.34
TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………… 17,729.34
Undesignated Receipts To Date………    414,825.97
Basic Budget Needs To Date…………… 393,780.40
OVER/UNDER BUDGET………………(+) 21,045.57
Sunday School Enrollment: 560  Sunday School Attendance: 190


8:00 Men’s Bible Study
9:05 Prayer in Prayer Room
9:15 Coffee & Fellowship
9:45 Starting Point in FH
9:45 Sunday School
10:55 Morning Worship
4:00 Church Planning Mtg.
5:00 Spiritual Gifts begins in FH
7:00 Men’s Bible Study at Broad River Coffee
10:00 Dorothy Edwards Bible Study
6:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry
6-7 Adult Handbells
7:00 Cub Scouts
7:00 Deacons’ Meeting
7:00 Boy Scouts
7:00 DAR in FH
5-6 Fellowship Meal
5:15-6 R Team (CARE Ministry)
5:30-6:15 Children’s Music
5:30-7 Youth HangTime/Bible Study
           7:00 Fields of Faith at GWU
6-7 Prayer Meeting in Lighthouse
6:15-7 Children’s Missions
7-8 Sanctuary Choir
6:45 Youth Prayer Breakfast
6:30 Orchestra
6:30 FISH Potluck


1st Corinthians 12:12-14

12Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13For we were all baptized byone Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.









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