Friday, September 30, 2016

Lamplighters After School Reading Program - We Need Volunteers

       Who We Are and What We Do:  Mission Statement

“The Lamplighters Afterschool Reading Program is a ministry of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church and its church and community partners that seeks the well-being of Mitchell County children and their families in heart, body, mind, and spirit by helping them to grow as readers, to experience Christian love, and to be encouraged towards a more hopeful future. Lamplighters operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons during the school year, and serves about 20  local 1st and 2nd graders from Greenlee Elementary School who are behind their grade-level peers in literacy. Children who participate in Lamplighters ride a bus to the church after school, receive a daily snack, play and get outdoor exercise, practice reading with a volunteer reading buddy, work with a reading coordinator to improve specific literacy skills, and share in enrichment activities consisting of crafts, music, or creative centers.”


“The Lamplighters Afterschool Literacy Program at Spruce Pine United Methodist Church is seeking volunteer Reading Buddies to help a group of 1st and 2nd graders who are behind in reading to experience Christian love and to improve their literacy skills.  Can you help one of these children by reading with him or her on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon?  Please contact Program Coordinator Dawn Hughes at 828-385-2931 or at for more information.”

October Newsletter

Bulletin Oct 2, 2016

First Baptist Church
Spruce Pine, NC
October 2, 2016
Thank you for choosing First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers during our worship services.
When you are unable to worship with us, you can listen to our live broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WTOE, 1470
“Knowing God, Seeing God, Serving God, Submitting to God”
Welcome & Greeting...................................................Dr. Rocky Branch
Time with our Children
 Offertory Prayer ................................................................ Curtis Taylor 
^Hymns ..................#359   “This is the Day”
                ................. #361   “We Have Come into His House”...
                 All verses
Response #253  ................ “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
Choral Worship  .................“Be Not Afraid”.................. Craig Courtney
Celebration Choir
Praise Team
Message/Communion.................................................. Dr. Rocky Branch
Invitation Hymn # 307.................................................... “Just As I Am”
Deacons meeting this
afternoon 4:30pm

Ministry Concerns and Opportunities
Thank You:  It’s not too bad to be the oldest one in the group, when you get rewarded for it!!  In fact, I was lucky!! The flowers are beautiful!!
Thanks!!  Doris
Wednesday night meal: The meal this week will be prepared by the Kitchen Committee. As always, call and get your name on the list, either call the church office or fill out a reservation slip in the back of the pew and drop into the collection plate. On the menu: Pork loin with pinto beans, slaw and homemade desserts!! Regular services as follows:  Bible study at 6:30pm & choir practice at 7:30pm.
Flowers in the Sanctuary:  If you are interested in helping with flowers in the sanctuary for Sunday morning services, please see Janet Outzs or call 467-1025. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Deacon Nomination List: If your name or anyone you may know was left off the Deacon Nomination list, please let me know in the office. I am very sorry this happened and was certainly an oversight on my part. Please give me a call and I will correct.   Thanks, Brenda
Dental Bus:  The Baptist Men will once again sponsor a day with the Dental Bus on Saturday, October 8th . The doors will open at 8:00am. This is also the day for the breakfast meal with the Baptist Men. Come and support these men and see where you can help! This is a great ministry to folks that can’t afford proper dental care.
Tri-County Pregnancy Center & Baby Bottle Boomerang:  Beginning Sunday, October 6th. you may pick up your baby bottle in the vestibule.  Fill it with all your pocket change or simply write a check and place inside the bottle. You may then return your bottle, either placing back in the basket or leave in the pew and the ushers will pick up.  All the money collected is used to help the Tri-County Pregnancy Center share the truth with young women and teens who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy.  All bottles are due back by Sunday, November 6th. Please help with this worthy ministry.
Red-Cross Blood driveMonday, October 17th. First Baptist Church will sponsor a blood drive from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.  Please come out and give the gift of life!
Pastor Appreciation:  On Sunday, October 23rd. we will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day.  We will have only one service and a meal will follow.  Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this special day.
High Attendance Sunday: We will also be celebrating High Attendance Sunday on this day, October 23rd.   Please invite everyone you know to come out for service.
Part-Time Childcare Needed
First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine is seeking a part-time childcare provider for their toddler nursery.  The position will require approximately eight hours per week consisting of 4.5 hours on Sunday morning, 1.5 hours on Sunday nights, and 2 hours on Wednesday nights plus other hours during special events as needed. The position will require a spirit-filled caring and responsible childcare provider who will focus on providing a safe environment for toddlers. Qualifications include experience in caring for young children, and the physical ability to meet their active needs; 2-3 references; and willingness to submit to a background check.  CPR is required and First Aid is recommended and can be completed once employed.  The hourly pay is $15-$20 per hour and is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
 Applicants should contact First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.  Phone # 828-765-9411 Ext. 301.
Celebrators Conference: Don’t forget the Celebrators Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN.  We will be leaving on Monday Oct. 17th. and returning Thursday October 20th.  Contact Diane Pritchard or Ann Schortinghouse if you have any questions.
Bible Study Fellowship: (BSF) starts back with an in-depth Study of The Gospel of John for this school year beginning with the Ladies Day Class-Sept. 15th.  Ladies Evening Class.  Day class is 10-12 AM on Thursdays at Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, and ladies Evening class meets from 5:30-7:30 on Thursdays at Grassy Creek Baptist Church.  Contact Angie Duncan 828-765-4689 or Alice Houser at 828-765-0362.  ALSO, BSF offers a class for the men on Tuesday evenings at Higgins Methodist Church in Burnsville at 7:00pm. This class will begin September 13th.  They will be studying the Gospel of John as well.  You may contact Bobby or Margaret Young for more details.
Salvation Army:  We have been contacted by the Salvation Army here in town about donations. They are asking for donations of any gently used clothing or household items. You may drop these items off at their new location, behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, in the row of shops. The money raised will be used in the local community for heating assistance, food, firewood and clothing. Please donate if you can. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cyber Sunday School Week of October 2, 2016 - LIVING IN RELATIONSHIP

Begin each and every Bible study in prayer. It opens your mind and heart to receive the word.
You may have some method or way that you approach the Father if you don’t have an idea try the method below called ACTS.
                                    A= ADORATION

The Sunday School Lessons come from the Explore the Bible Series. 
Materials are available at 
or Contact
Spruce Pine First Baptist Church

Explore the Bible a Lifeway Publication

Some Online Bible Reading Links below

This Weeks Lesson

1 Peter 3:1-12King James Version (KJV)

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; 
that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word 
be won by the conversation of the wives;
While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting
 the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not 
corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, 
which is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, 
who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection
 unto their own husbands:
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose 
daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid 
with any amazement.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to 
knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker 
vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; 
that your prayers be not hindered.
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one 
of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but
 contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called,
 that ye should inherit a blessing.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain 
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, 
and ensue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and 
his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the 
Lord is against them that do evil.


FOR THE WIFE  (1 Peter 3:1-6)

FOR THE HUSBAND(1 Peter 3:7)

FOR ALL BELIEVERS (1 Peter 3:8-12)


1 PETER 3:8
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion 
one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

1 Peter 2:18-25; Matthew 5:5;11:29;1 Peter 3:16;Genesis 18:12; Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18-19

Tip: Copy and Past all of the Scripture Verses above into one of the online Bible websites Search windows and that way you will have all of them to study at once. It is always good to search the book as well. If you don't have access to a bible this is a good way to have it handy.

Online Bible Sites

Use the links above for further study such as topical information and subjects mentioned in the scriptures. You will find the Topical Index and Dictionary on these sites most helpful for study and enlightenment of the scripture.


Revelation Study and Handouts are available on the Revelation Bible Study on this blog.

If you are in the Spruce Pine area, we invite you to visit us at 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Phone 828-765-9411

Need Prayer 828-765-9411 

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