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Disaster Relief for Hurricane Florence

While we were graciously spared in the Upstate from the wrath of Hurricane Florence, many were not.  Parts of Eastern North Carolina have seen flooding where houses will likely have to be completely demolished, or being completely gutted, all furnishings, sheetrock, electrical, HVAC, etc being removed and eventually replaced.  It is a painstaking task, and since Hurricane Matthew hit almost exactly 2 years ago in about the same areas, some of those homes and businesses have been sitting vacant and…

Over and Beyond

On Sunday, September 30th, we are asking our church family to give a onetime Over and Beyond Offering for our Forward campus plan. In order to keep the quality what we believe it should be in phases 1 & 3 of renovations, and to collect an initial commitment to phase 4, we are asking the church body to pray about giving a onetime Over and Beyond Offering on Sunday, Sept. 30th. We would use this offering towards covering the costs for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 16

This week will finish reading the book of Job.  Hopefully, you have gained some insights into how to help those who are suffering and also to realize that God sees us in our suffering and He does care.  We may not know the answer to “why” we suffer, but we can know “who” God is and trust His goodness.  The end of this week has us moving back to Genesis to begin looking at the life of Abraham.  On Saturday…

Bible Basics Class

How do you know who God is?  How do you know what He is like?  How do you know how we should respond to Him?  How do you know the truth about other things in life?  The answers are contained in the Bible. On Sunday nights at 6:00pm in the Storehouse, Jeremy Smith will help you investigate questions such as, What is Man?  Who is Christ?  What is the atonement?  What is the resurrection?  What is death? What does it…

Thursday Ladies Bible Study – Discerning the Voice of God

On Thursday mornings this fall, Donna Smith will be leading Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.  In this study you will “discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience.  Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.”  The study will take place in the fellowship hall on Thursday mornings at 10:00am from October 11 to November 29.…

Apologetics Class on Wednesday Nights

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith.  For a more detailed explanation check out this article entitled What is Apologetics? This 10 week class will discuss the following topics: What is Worldview The Reliability of Scripture The Real Jesus Icons of Evolution Morality The Case Against Aboriton The Problem of Evil and Suffering Responding to Relativism Cults On Wednesday, October 3, you will have the opportunity to listen to a leading Christian Apologist at Spartanburg…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 9

We have read through the first third of the book of Job.  Job has suffered some terrible things and his friends have come to “encourage” him, but they are not doing a good job.  This week we’ll continue reading in Job and learning about suffering.   On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, September 9 – Mark 6:14-29…

September Missions Prayer Newsletter

The September issue of our RC Missions Prayer Newsletter is available at the Welcome Center and the Missions Table just inside the Gym (worship area).  You can also download it here to be able to read through it and pray for our Mission Partners.   In this issue, you can pray for: Missionaries in over half a dozen different countries around the world; Over a dozen salvation experiences; A “lone-believer” standing firm in a country (and a family) that absolutely…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 2

Last week started our journey of reading through the Old Testament in chronological order.  So while we started in Genesis, we aren’t just reading it straight through.  We will be reading about Job in the coming days and then return to Genesis.  As we continue reading in the OT we will look at the Scriptures in the order in which events occurred.  Hopefully, as you read God’s Word it will come alive to you and you will see God in…

State Missions Offering

Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions For State Missions, Missions Education, and Great Commission Living Here is what it is…. Each year in September, South Carolina Baptists focus on State Missions through prayer and finances.  This offering is named the “Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions” after the first president of the SC Woman’s Missionary Union in 1937.  The funds raised from this annual offering help to support Evangelism, Church Planting, Training, Educational Ministries, and much more (see the link…

Reading the Old Testament

Today, Monday, August 27, 2018, Rocky Creek starts a journey through the Bible. Our Bible Reading Plan during the week will take us chronologically through the Bible, and in our Gospel Groups we will be studying Genesis 1 on September 2, 2018, and then working our way to Revelation over the next three years. Here’s the Bible Reading Plan for September to November 2018. Please check out episode 1147 of Ask Pastor John from January 17, 2018 to give you some…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 26

This week we will start a reading plan that will take us chronologically through the Bible.  We will read through the Scriptures in the order in which events occurred.  Hopefully, as you read God’s Word it will come alive to you and you will see God in a fresh way.  May God reveal Himself to you in a powerful way as you meditate on the Bible.  We will start in Genesis and work our way to Revelation.  May God do…

David’s Table

The Fall Semester of David’s Table (a part of Young Life Capernaum) will start back on Monday, September 10.  We have a great opportunity to invest in the lives of some very special students and young adults by hosting a meal for one of their Monday services.  Last semester there were probably around 80-90 students and adults who attended the David’s Table (for high school students) and the E210 (for those who have graduated high school) programs on  Monday evenings.…

RC Family At Work This Summer

This Summer Our RC Family: Raised money in VBS for Bible Translation… Helped with construction efforts at the Piedmont Women’s Center Grove Road Center… Served in Brazil, with 2 different teams… Loved on a great group of Overcomers… Sent men to Perry Correctional Center to worship and learn to mentor inmates… Led VBS in MetroWest Boston… Shared Christ in Ecuador… Hosted a possible church planter from Mexico… Sponsored a church planter to attend Urban Church Planting training in Philadelphia… Prayed…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 19

This week brings us to the end of the New Testament.  At the end of the book of Revelation we see that Jesus will be victorious, and as believers in Him, we are victorious, too.  What was broken by sin will be restored and made new.  This is wonderful truth to know and eagerly expect.  As we live in the present we have great encouragement for what the future holds.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for…