Everyone is a friend at Pole Creek. We try our best to let everyone know they are loved and always welcome here. We hope you'll visit us on a Sunday or Wednesday evening for worship, learning about God's Word, and of course, fellowship with others.
STUDENT MINISTRY PRESENTS MATT ADAMS
Saturday, August 11 at 7 pm, FREE magic event for the entire family. Matt Adams has to share the good news found in Jesus all over the world. If you have that same heart and are seeking a creative way to share the most important message of life change, then look no further! Matt’s illusion show called Connections has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world! More importantly, thousands have been connected to the eternal life found in Jesus Christ because of the gospel shared during this unique and creative show.
REGION 9 NC MISSION RALLY
Tuesday, August 14, at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The rally will highlight mission opportunities NC Baptists have across our state, our nation, and around the world. The rally is for men, women, and youth - everyone interested in missions is encouraged to attend. A main focus of the rally is the NC Missions Offering (NCMO) and state, national, international partnerships, and projects (including Disaster Relief) that are support by NCMO. If you are interested, contact the church office 828-667-4053.
SONSHINE CLUB AUGUST ACTIVITY
Tuesday, August 14, we will be traveling to Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge, TN. We will leave the church at 9 am and will be returning later that afternoon. The admission fee is Senior Adults (65 and older) $15.95 and Adult under age 65 $19.95. if we can get a group of 25 or more we could save $4 each. This will be a day of fun and fellowship.
SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING
Sunday, August 19, at the end of the 11 am Worship Service, to vote on the Placement Ministry Teams for 2018 to 2019 church year.
POLE CREEK BEAUTIFICATION DAY
Saturday, August 25, at 8 am we will be landscaping and cleaning up around the church grounds. We need you to bring your tools, like gloves, weed eaters, shovels, rakes etc and join us.
CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST
Our GA’s are collecting school supplies that will be sent to Stephen Poole, a missionary in Annapolis, MD. The supplies needed are pencils, pens, scissors, glue, crayons, notebooks, paper, markers and erasers. If you can donate any of these items please drop them in the collection box in the connector hall by Wednesday, August 29. The girls will be packing the donated supplies that evening and mailing them to Mr. Poole.
COMMUNITY FAMILY DAY
Mark your calendars for a Community Family Day on Saturday, August 18, at Candler Elementary School. On this day everyone is invited to come to the Candler Elementary for a time of “sprucing up the campus”. This would include mowing, weed eating, weed pulling, painting and putting out mulch. Teachers will be present for those who would prefer to work inside by helping to prepare classrooms for the upcoming school year. This portion of the day will be from 8 am to 11:30 am. From 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, a cookout will be held for the community which will include activities for children such as, face painting, inflatables, etc. This is not just a Candler Elementary event, this would be for any family within the Enka district. The event is free!
This Community Day is being sponsored by several Candler area community churches. Pole Creek has been asked to assist in two ways.
First - Volunteers are needed to come help in the cleanup of the outside of the school grounds. Those helping in this area will need to bring their own tools. & teachers with preparing their classrooms for the upcoming year.
Second - We have been asked to provide hot dogs for the event
This will be a great day to work together as a community of believers in Christ. Let’s do this for the children!!!
On Sunday, August 12, stop by the welcome centers located in the connector hall and in the lobby to sign up to be a part of the workday and/or to donate a package of hot dogs. Ice coolers that will be located at both centers for the hot dog donations.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY ON THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS
The apostle Paul wrote the words, "Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, rejoice!", in his letter to the Philippians. He was imprisoned, stoned and eventually gave his life for his faith, so we might wonder how could he always rejoice? In his letter to the believers at Philippi, Paul gives practical instructions on how to "rejoice in the Lord". We want to learn from Paul's instructions so our study will begin on Sunday, September 16 at 5:30 pm in the Open Door Bible Study Room. The class size is limited so don't wait, contact Debbie Rogers, 828-667-4053, to register. Cost of the book is $21. The facilitator is Betty Young.
On August 21, if there are still available spaces we will send invitations to other churches in Buncombe County through the Buncombe Baptist Association.
If anyone is interested in a daytime class, Betty is willing to teach a second class on Monday at 10 am in the Open Door Bible Study Room. Call Debbie Rogers to register.
HOMECOMING: A LIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS
Ephesians 5:8 "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord: Walk as a child of light." On September 9, 2018, we will celebrate our 102nd anniversary as a church family: To God be the Glory! Our service will begin at 10:30 am with no Sunday School. We have postcards with envelopes at each Welcome Center for you to invite your friends, relatives, neighbors, member and former members to the service. We will also have postcards with refrigerator magnets (not for mailing). Stop by our Welcome Center and help us focus the "light" on Homecoming.
LOCAL MISSION OPPORTUNITY
Pole Creek has been filling food bags for the past 6 or 7 years that were delivered to Candler Elementary School and sent home with some needy children providing food for the weekend. One of our former members headed this up, but, as you know, she and her husband have gone to be a support for their son as he pastors at Westwood Baptist. Mary Beth Caldwell has now taken on this church ministry.
Here are a few facts about the ministry that you may or may not know:
- As stated above, we have been doing this for seven years.
- Last year, we willed 60 bags for Candler Elementary.
- It costs $160 per week to fill the bags.
- Sunday school classes and individuals have supported this for the past years.
- Different groups of people and individuals fill the bags by Wednesday evening.
- Revonda Banks takes the bags to the school on Thursday.
- This year we have been given the okay to put a card in the bags that state that our church has supplied the food for these bags as well as the church’s phone number and website address. We hope that this will encourage the families to come be a part of our church.
We cannot do this without your financial support! We certainly could not do it without the assistance of the Sunday School classes and individuals. Beginning Sunday, August 12, we are asking everyone to think about how much you and your family could give towards this ministry. The bag of food the students take home for the weekend is sometimes all they get for the two days. It may be a one-time gift, a monthly gift or a weekly gift. Whatever your family decides will be greatly appreciated.
Just mark in the “Other” box on your offering envelope “Food Bag” along with the amount that you are giving. All of the monies given will go into a special account that will be used to purchase the food items needed to fill the bags with food that can be easily prepared.
NEW MINISTRY TEAM FORMING
We are forming a NEW Ministry Team that will be responsible for landscaping around church property. The Landscaping Team would be responsible for maintaining shrubs, bushes, and flower beds. Trimming, weeding and planting flowers would be included. If you are interested in being part of this team contact the church office 828-667-4053
VITAL SIGNS FOR AUGUST 5, 2018
Bible Study: 267
Regular Offering: $ 20,107.76
Climbing Higher Campaign (to-date): $220,275.68
WEDNESDAY EVENING FAMILY MEAL WILL TAKE HIATUS
Wednesday Family Meal at Pole Creek will return in mid-September. Watch The Creek Connection for the date the meals will resume.
2018 FREE SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
This year Buncombe County School is partnering with Asheville City Schools and YMCA of WNC to offer free breakfast and lunch to anyone under the age of 18. Locations and times are available on the Buncombe County School website at buncombeschools.org under announcements. Also, you can text FOODNCto 877-877 or call 1-877-842-6273.
SEEKING INDIVIDUALS TO DRIVE CHURCH MINI-BUS
We are currently looking for individuals interested in driving the church mini-bus. The church will pay for the fees incurred to obtain the commercial driver license with passenger endorsement. The person should be between the ages of 25 and 70. Drivers between the ages of 71 and 75 can provide a physician’s statement clearing them of health issues that would impair driving ability. The statement must be submitted to the insurance company for clearance.
GriefShare is a recovery support group for those who have lost a family member or close friend through death. Each weekly session is self-contained so you can begin at any time. We are here to help those who are grieving the death of a family member or friend. We will meet on Monday, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Pole Creek Baptist Church in the office conference room.
BAPTISMAL POLICY FOR MINORS ADOPTED
Pole Creek Baptist Church has adopted a policy regarding baptizing children under the age of 18. Members can access the policy in the member section of our website at http://www.polecreek.org/member-login. If you need assistance with log-in contact the church office at 828-667-4053 or email email@example.com.
LETTERS FROM MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT
Be sure to visit our website http://www.polecreek.org/missions/ often to view letters from some of the missionaries and organizations that we support on a regular basis.
SCHEDULE FOR THE CREEK CONNECTION
The Creek Connection newsletter is published on a weekly basis, each Thursday. Be the first to know about new events and activities by receiving The Creek Connection in your email inbox. If you are not receiving it by email and would like to be added to the list, contact the church office or make a note on your Connect Card in the bulletin. There will be a limited supply of printed newsletter on Sunday. Each week there will be announcements, upcoming events, church vitals, thank you, etc. Every four weeks the newsletter will include an article from our Senior Pastor and one from the Cultural Impact Ministry Team.
Any announcement that is not concerning a church event or activity will be found in The Creek Connection, our church newsletter. This will include births, deaths, weddings, memorials, thank you cards and other announcements of this type.
PRAYER LIST AND PRAYER REQUESTS
On the MEMBER LOGIN section of our church website http://www.polecreek.org/member-login you will find the most recent prayer list, as well as a form to submit your prayer requests. You will also find a place to submit prayer requests, hospitalization or upcoming surgeries. We also encourage you to list prayer requests on the Connect Card in your bulletin. Or you can contact the church office at 828-667-4053 during regular business hours, M - Th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
POLE CREEK PLAYLIST AVAILABLE
If you want to stay up to date with all the songs we're worshipping to at Pole Creek Baptist, simply subscribe to the Spotify and follow "Connected to the Creek - Songs We Sing". Or if you want to be practiced up for Sunday Service visit our website www.polecreek.org/worship mid-week to listen to the songs that will be part of worship the following Sunday.
SERMONS AVAILABLE ON VIDEO AND PODCAST
Did you miss a sermon or want to share the message with someone? You can now access the sermon video via the website www.polecreek.org or via the Pole Creek app. You can listen now or even subscribe to podcast of the sermons from the website or the Pole Creek app.
MEMBER LOGIN SECTION OF THE WEBSITE
In the MEMBER LOGIN section of our website http://www.polecreek.org/member-login. You can log-in using the User Name and Password. Once you log-in you will have access to some information that is being shared with only our members, such as the Prayer List, a form for requesting changes to the Prayer List, a list of the members' contact information (that will be updated periodically), as well as, some administrative information like the budget and any job openings. If you have any questions or need assistance with any part of our website, contact Debbie Rogers, in the church office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
The next issue of THE CREEK CONNECTION, our eNews piece, will be available by email Thursday, August 16. Any new announcements should be submitted by noon Tuesday, August 14, to email@example.com or by contacting the church office, M - Th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 828-667-4053.