December South Carolina Baptist Fellowship
Temple Baptist Church in Anderson South Carolina

Dr. Larry Pierson and the fine folks of the Temple Baptist Church of Anderson, SC invite everyone to attend the December South Carolina Baptist Fellowship on December 3d at 2:00 PM. Bro. Lance Carpenter will be providing all the special singing all day and the Temple Choir will sing in the evening service.

Join with us to hear great preaching from Pastor Earl Green of Alpine Baptist in Columbia, Pastor Eddie Richardson from Sumter Baptist, Pastor Dan Helvey from Clariodon Baptist and Assistant Pastor of Sumter Baptist Johnny King. Evangelist Milton Taylor will preach the closing message in the evening A delicious meal will be provided before the evening service

Directions to the Church: Take I-85 south from Greenville to Exit 21, (HWY 178 South). Go 1.5 miles and turn right on @ 28. Go to the fifth red light on Standridge Road. The Church is on the corner of Standridge and Warner Roads. For more information call 864- 226-7248, or 225-4614 or 375-0450.

South Carolina Baptist Fellowship Meetings for 2001

The January South Carolina Baptist Fellowship will be hosted by the Choice Hills Baptist Church and Pastor Stan Craig. At this fellowship meeting new officers for the fellowship will be elected.

Pastor, if you would like to sign up for a month in 2002 please call Pastor Steve Mays at 864-984-4277. Thanks

50th Anniversary Trumpet Banquet
February 4th, 2002

On Monday February 4th, 2002 Faith Baptist Church in Laurens South Carolina will host the 50th Anniversary Trumpet Banquet. Services will begin at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. A banquet meal will be served between the afternoon and evening services. Six preachers are lined up to preach, Bob Kelley from Columbia SC, Jimmie Clark from Lexington NC, Tommy Holbrooks from Gastonia NC, Dennis Carter from Spartanburg SC, Tom Wallace from Murfreesboro TN, and Phil Kidd from Amory MS. Dr. Kidd will be preaching on Sunday morning and Sunday night, Feb. 3rd at Faith Baptist Church as well. The Burns Trio from Greenville South Carolina will be providing special music.

We hope you'll make plans to be with us and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bible Trumpet. Hope to see you at the 50th anniversary meeting!

Good Thoughts

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." - George Washington

Children are natural mimics - they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

"The difficult we can do right away; the impossible may take just a little longer."

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

December is Trumpet Renewal Month

"A Word of Thanks"

Each year in December we like to remind our Trumpet readers to renew their subscription to the Bible Trumpet. If you are a Trumpet subscriber we need you to mail in your ten dollar annual subscription fee in the month of December if you have not already. We also take this time to thank each reader for all the notes of encouragement and prayers for this ministry. We especially want to thank each good pastor who sends in monthly support to help underwrite this ministry. Currently the Trumpet is going into more than forty five states with approximately five thousands copies going out monthly, and about sixty thousand copies going out annually. Pastor, if your church receives a monthly bundle of "Bible Trumpets", and you are not a monthly supporter, perhaps you could send in a generous love offering during the month of December.

'The Bible Trumpet" was started almost fifty years ago to be a thorn in the side of compromise, dead religion, and formalism. Because of the help of God and the support of God's people, for almost a half a century the little paper has continued it's original mission.

Last month we hosted a golf tournament to raise funds for the Trumpet. We appreciate all the Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries, and good folks who came out and made the event a success. We also want to thank Roberson Supply, Carolina Builders, Smith Chevrolet, Skippers Marina, Gwinns Siding, and Stephens Cleaners for sponsoring holes and helping us to raise funds for the Bible Trumpet. A team with two pastors on it won the tournament and everyone had a tremendous time.

Trumpet Editor

A message from the Moderator

On October 26, 1954 Dr. Harold Sightler and Dr. John Waters lead out in the organization of the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship at the Ottoray Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina. "The Baptist Bible Trumpet" which was started by John Waters and the Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, SC. had already been in publication for almost two years, became the official voice of the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship that next August as the small fellowship met in Aiken, South Carolina.

The intent of the fellowship was for fundamental Baptist preachers to get together for fellowship and preaching and to encourage each other to take a stand against liberalism. I have been a part of this fellowship for over 28 years and what a blessing it has been to my life.

I would like to encourage each pastor to please start attending the monthly fellowship and also consider having the fellowship at your church, even a small church can host the fellowship. I know each pastor is busy with pressure on every side, but I believe we do what we want to do and I think the monthly fellowship meeting is something we should want to do. If we don't start backing the fellowship it will fold-up.

The December fellowship meeting will be at Bro. Larry Pierson's at the Temple Baptist in Anderson. I would like for us to take some time and discuss what we can do to see the SCBF get pastors attending again.

Dr. Alvin Wilson - Moderator, SCBF

My Father's Choice

There is a place in life you see
My heavenly Father chose for me,
To be the Pastor's wife was not my choice
By I had to listen to His voice.
Each Pastor's wife must walk alone
To have no special friend to call her own
Every lady in the church must be her friend,
With every one she must well blend.
We're called upon, our children to leave
A pattern of love our life must weave,
We never know where we'll have to live
Just how much of self we'll have to give.
'We accept the good days and the bad
With joy in our heart Jesus makes us glad,-
Loneliness for our children we sometimes feel
But there's peace in our heart when we're in God's will.
The fellowship we have with our Lord and King
Gives blessed songs in our hearts to sing;
To know that the things in our life God wills
Brings to my heart the greatest of thrills.
So whether the place be large or small
I'll be at my Savior's beck and call;
To be just a worker or a pastor's wife
I'll give Jesus first place in my life.

Written by Mrs. Grady Green
March 10, 1972