January 2022 PSBC Connections
PSBC Christmas Memories
Our children’s Christmas gathering was a wonderful opportunity for fellowship! The McAleer family graciously hosted the backyard gathering. We enjoyed yummy finger foods and hot chocolate around the fire in the surprisingly balmy weather. The kids had a blast bouncing, running, swinging, sliding, and using their imaginations! It’s a blessing to watch relationships grow within our church family.
PSBC Children & Youth Sing!
God was glorified greatly as the PSBC Youth and children led the music during the worship service on Sunday, December 19th. Children as young as 3 years old sang and worshiped alongside youth up to 16 years old as they led the congregation in three songs and one special song. God has gifted PSBC with these wonderful young people who took this opportunity to learn music, sing praise and experience a role in leading. Praise God for their hearts and willingness to serve on that special Sunday!
GPS Children’s Program
Tuesdays at 6pm!
Start date TBD – Watch your PSBC Connections for more information!
GPS kids at Big Air Trampoline, celebrating the end of this semester!
from Pastor Marty Price
Happy New Year! The beginning of a New Year is a natural time to evaluate the last year, and to make plans and goals for the coming year. It’s a time of transition, a time to look ahead. This coming year holds many opportunities and challenges, and it is good for us to walk into them together.
The Children of Israel faced several such times of transition, times to renew their covenant with God. None was more significant than when Joshua was coming to the end of his life, and he gathered the people at Shechem. They had been delivered from Egyptian slavery, had been led through the wilderness, and they had finally crossed the Jordan River and made it to the promised land. God had given them many victories, but the conquest of Canaan was not complete.
They had come a long way, but there was more to do, more opportunities and challenges. Some of their greatest challenges lay ahead of them, and none were more significant than the subtle temptations to settle for less than God’s best. They were going to face the continual temptation to complacency and compromise. Joshua first brought the leaders together to remind them of all God had done for them and to challenge them to “be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God” (Joshua 23:11). He also gathered all the people and commanded them to “fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and faithfulness.” He demanded that they make a choice. “Choose you this day whom you will serve…As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
We face the same challenges and opportunities that they did. We’ve seen God work and can witness His faithfulness to us. We, too, have been led to a place to serve Him. And we are going to face the same temptations of complacency and compromise. Looking ahead to this year, it is a good time, the right time, to renew our covenant with God and to strengthen our commitment to serving Him. I am trusting God to do great things in us and through us this year. I am praying that we know God more than ever before, that we know and follow His will, and that our lives produce every kind of good fruit, for His glory.
It’s going to be a great year!
The building plans have been submitted to the City for approval, and it seems likely that we will be issued permits around the first of the year. We are making arrangements to move out of the123 Arlington Avenue building for the duration of construction. By the time you read this update the contract with our builder will have been signed, and we will be poised to move ahead with site preparation. Pray for favor with the city and with our neighbors. Pray for God’s provision for this project, including resolving materials and supply chain issues. Pray that PSBC and even our construction process will provide opportunities to be a witness to our community.
Connect to Serve
If you would like to serve as a greeter, on the set-up team, with our Children’s Ministry (Sunday mornings or the Children’s midweek GPS program), the new audio/video crew, or any other area of ministry within Pendleton Street Baptist Church, please contact the church office at 864-232-7312 or see one of our ministry leaders for more information.
Inclement Weather Policy
Services may be cancelled during inclement weather, particularly if winter conditions make the roads unsafe. Service and activity cancellations or delays will be recorded on the church answering system, the church website at www.psbcgreenville.org, our Facebook page, and on WYFF News. During the week, the church office will follow the Greenville County School System with regard to closings and delays.