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Following the Candle Light Lord's Supper
December 21, 2016 - Click for larger image.


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Our Vision Statement:
We are a loving and compassionate family of God who prayerfully commit to go and bring people to Jesus Christ, teach people to be like Christ, show God's love by helping people, and enjoy God in worship.



Welcome to College Street Baptist Church

Please Join Us In-Sanctuary or Online Each Sunday at 10:00 AM

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Ushers will check temperatures and encourage social distancing and masks. Services will also continue to stream online at our YouTube Channel.

In-Person Adult Bible Study/Prayer Meetings have resumed each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.


Our Sunday Morning Worship Services Are Archived Online


View the October 18, 2020 Morning Worship Service, as Rev. Ken Forrester brings the second in his series of sermons on College Street's Vision Statement.
View the entire service, or click this direct link to the sermon:
Bringing People to Jesus - Sermon text: Mark 2:1-12

Also, view the weekly announcements, now presented at the conclusion of each morning worship service.



View the October 11, 2020 Morning Worship Service, as Rev. Ken Forrester brings the first in a series of sermons on College Street's Vision Statement.
View the entire service, or click this direct link to the sermon:
Love and Compassion - Sermon text: Luke 10:30-37



October Newsletter Highlights & Calendar

Listening Sessions Scheduled
Click here for details and schedule

Read Pastor Ken Forrester's invitation to attend one of the five listening sessions scheduled for this month. Click the newsletter thumbnail below for schedule and details. Call the church office, 638-2986, to register for one of the sessions!


October, 2020 Newsletter

October, 2020 Calendar
 


College Street Welcomes Our New Transitional Pastor

Rev. Ken and Mrs. Pat Forrester! - September 27, 2020

College Street Welcomes Rev. Ken and Mrs. Pat Forrester!  View the Sunday, September 27th Service online.

Rev. Ken Forrester is our new Transitional Pastor. In addition to pastoral duties, he will lead our congregation and leadership to form a Pastor Search Committee, to seek God's man to be our next pastor, and then help that new pastor transition into his new position. Pray for Pastor Ken Forrester as he ministers, teaches, and inspires us to become more like Jesus Christ, bring others to Christ, and to become better servants in the Kingdom of God.

View the entire service, or click this direct link to the sermon:
Which Way from Here?  Sermon text: Philippians 3:12-14

(Click each thumbnail below for links to online video and larger pictures.)




First staff meeting led by Rev. Ken Forrester, our new Transitional Pastor - Monday, September 28, 2020.


Please Join Us In-Sanctuary or Online Each Sunday at 10:00 AM

To view our services online, click here for the CSBC YouTube Channel.

In-person Morning Worship Services continue each Sunday. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Ushers will check temperatures and encourage social distancing and masks. Services will also continue to stream online at our YouTube Channel.

In-Person Adult Bible Study/Prayer Meetings have resumed:
In Sanctuary - Each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

There will be no in-person Sunday School, Nursery, or Golden Fellowship meetings for now.

C-Street Kids reopening plans: (View the September 27 announcement update video for Mark Club) Bible Quest resumed September 9, CSK (children’s church) resumed September 20, and MARK Club is scheduled to resume November 1st! Look for a video on our YouTube channel “C Street Kids Walhalla” with explanations of our reopening procedures and protocols. Also, check out the C-Street Kids Facebook Channel. Parents and Guardians: Please complete this C-Street Registration and Permission Form for MARK Club and Bible Quest. Click here for the CSK COVID-19 Protocol document.

New: Youth and C-Street Kids YouTube Channels! Lauren Beddingfield, Director of Student Ministries, has both a weekly live-streamed Youth YouTube Channel and a C-Street Kids YouTube Channel. Watch live and check out the many archived videos.
 
CSBC Church Office: 864-638-2986
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 3 PM, Friday: 9 AM - 12 Noon
Food Pantry: Monday and Tuesday: 10 AM - 1 PM
Clothes Closet: Each Monday beginning October 5: 9:30 AM - 12 Noon







Click here for the CSBC Youth YouTube Channel


Click here for the C-Street Kids Facebook Page
Click here for the C-Street Kids YouTube Channel



C-Street Registration and Permission Form for MARK Club and Bible Quest
C-Street Kids/Bible Quest COVID-19 Protocol





Click here for more information and public notification statement



Recent Sunday Morning Worship Services are Archived Online
Be sure to view the announcement loop and listen to Lauren's announcements at the beginning of the newest archived service. Click here for the CSBC YouTube Channel

The September 20th Morning Worship Service is online. Rev. Don Bickers conducted the Ordinance of Baptism and Deacon Ordination, bringing the message Serving the Saints, from Acts 6:1-7.

On Sunday, September 13th, Rev. Don Bickers' delivered the National Grandparents Day message entitled Can Grandparents Really Make a Difference? from 2 Timothy 1:1-7. Here is a direct link to a special announcement made during the service: Tim's announcement regarding our Transitional Pastor, Rev. Ken Forrester.

During our Sunday, September 6th Morning Worship Service, College Street welcomed Rev. David Shirley, our Beaverdam Baptist Director of Missions, as our guest minister. Click here for the entire service. Here is the direct link to David's message: The Face of an Angel, from Acts 6:8-15. Tim's announcement of our church's calling (and vote to affirm the calling) of Rev. Ken Forrester as our Transitional Pastor can be viewed beginning at 9m and 30s.

On Sunday, August 23rd, College Street welcomed Rev. Ken Forrester, from Traveler's Rest, as our guest preacher. Here's the link to the entire service, or you may go directly to Ken's sermon: Trusting God's Word from 1 Kings 17:1-24

Sunday, August 16th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: Good News for Hard Times from Philippians 1:12-18.

Sunday, August 9th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: What's on Your Mind? from Philippians 4:8-9.

Sunday, August 2nd Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message:  Pursuing Joy in the Christian Life, taken from Philippians 1:1-6 and John 15:11

 Sunday, July 26th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: A Glimpse of Heaven from the scriptures found in John 14:1-4.

Sunday, July 19th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: What in the World is Happening? (Signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from Matthew 24)

Sunday, July 12th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: Making Tough Decisions - I John 3:19-24.

Sunday, July 5th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: The Greatness of a Nation, based on Deuteronomy 4:1-10

Sunday, June 28th Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: Finding Strength for the Journey, from Isaiah 57:10.

Sunday Morning, June 21th Father's Day Recognition Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: The Understanding Father from Luke 15:11-13.

Sunday Morning, June 14th Graduate Recognition Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers' message: A Letter to Graduates from 2 Timothy 3:14-17.

Sunday, June 7th, Morning Worship Service - Rev. Don Bickers brings the message: Pursuing Inner Peace from John 16:31-33. Here are pictures from the service.


CSBC Worship Team - Sunday, June 7, 2020

Pictures from Sunday, June 7th, 2020 Morning Worship. Click each thumbnail for larger pictures.



Pictures from our Sunday, May 31, 2020 Return to Worship Service

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View our Sunday, May 31, in-sanctuary "Return to Worship" service online at our YouTube channel. The video begins with announcement slides. Our CSBC Brass Ensemble begins the service at about 10 minutes into the stream. Lauren's welcome and announcements begin at 12:55. Rev. Don Bickers brings the message at 24:50: Regathering the Church Family from Acts 1&2.


Sunday, May 31 Resumption of Sanctuary Morning Worship Services
(Email to the congregation from Mr. Tim Merrell, Deacon Chair - received May 26, 2020)

Dear College Street Baptist Church Family:

On Sunday, May 31, we will reopen our sanctuary for worshiping in person. Please plan to arrive at 9:30 A.M. if possible because implementing our protective measures may take longer for everyone to enter and be seated safely. The service is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. If you are sick, have underlying health issues or feel at risk, PLEASE worship with us from home. The live broadcasts get better every week!

If you are healthy and mobile, please consider parking further from the church so our elderly members can have a closer parking space.

The first floor of the sanctuary and the adjoining restrooms will be the only open areas. There will be no nursery or children’s activities. The balance of the church building will be closed off from access.

Below are some of the guidelines that will be observed:
*Ushers or deacons will guide you to entry doors.
*Your body temperature will be monitored with a touch-less scanner before entering the sanctuary. If your temperature is equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed into the sanctuary and we will suggest you see your doctor.
*Ushers will guide you to your seat to ensure social distancing is observed. Immediate family groups that arrive together may be seated as a family group.
*We recommend masks be worn and extras will be available if you do not have one.
*Hand sanitizer will be available, and its use is recommended before being seated.
*Offering plates will be located at each exit to eliminate passing of the plates from person to person.
*Please refrain from hugging and handshaking. However, big smiles will be greatly appreciated!
*At the close of the service, ushers or the ministry team will dismiss by rows to avoid crowding and deacons will be outside to remind all that we need to keep our social distance.

Please use this time to give thanks and worship our great GOD. HE has us in the palm of HIS hand.

We appreciate your cooperation exercising patience as we resume worshiping together. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 31st!

Tim Merrell
Chairman of the Deacons


March, April, and May, 2020 Morning Worship Service Videos
To see the entire list, be sure to click the VIDEOS link.

New Audio Visual equipment is now installed and integrated into our existing sound system. Please let us know what you think about our next online Sunday Service. Thanks to the many involved in sharing their music, message, talent, expertise, and dedication in producing the worship service videos!

When you visit our YouTube channel, click the "VIDEOS" link to access all archived services. Click the subscribe button and the bell icon to receive notification when new videos are available.


Screen Shots from Our Online Easter Sunday Morning Worship Service, April 12, 2020

Sunday, May 24th: Rev. Don Bickers delivered the message: The Stories Behind the Stones from Joshua 4:1-3, 6. The CSBC Worship Team provided praise and worship music.

Sunday, May 17th: Our morning worship service included flute/piano specials by Gena Sykes and Vanessa Conway. Rev. Don Bickers' message: The Prodigal Party based on Luke 15 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. Also, listen to Lauren's announcements of in-person worship services resuming May 31th!

Sunday, May 10th, Mother's Day morning worship service, Rev. Don Bickers delivered the message: Honoring Mothers, with text from Exodus 20:12.

Sunday, May 3rd morning worship service - Rev. Don Bickers' sermon: God's Antidotes for Fear, with text from 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

Sunday, April 26th morning worship service: Rev. Don Bickers brings the sermon. Don's message: We Are Still the Church,  based on Matthew 16:13-18. Please note Lauren's announcements of several online "Zoom" meetings scheduled this week.

The April 19th, 2020 Sunday morning worship service: Don's Message: When We Are Overwhelmed, based upon Psalm 61:1-4. We apologize for the intermittent audio problems with the live stream and the upload.

The April 12th, 2020 Easter Sunday morning worship service included 3 Praise and Worship selections by the CSBC Worship Team. Retired Pastor Don Bickers delivered the message: Everybody Needs an Easter, with text from Luke 24:1-12. Following the message, the service included a video clip from our 2019 Passion Play: He Lives.

The April 5th, 2020 Palm Sunday worship service featured observance of Communion, as the online congregation shared in the Lord's supper with their own bread and wine or grape juice. The service included special music from Ray Conway and Paul Tichenor, along with a video clip of the Upper Room Communion scene from our 2019 Passion Play: He Lives. Retired Pastor Don Bickers delivered the sermon: Palm Sunday's Celebration, Mark 11:1-10.

In the Sunday morning, March 29, 2020 Morning Worship Service, Rev. Don Bickers brings the message: Our Own March Madness. His scriptural text is from Psalm 107:23-32, focusing on v. 27: "At Their Wit's End".

In the March 22, 2020 Morning Worship Service, Don's message was: "Sheltering in Place", (Psalm 121:1-3).



Beaverdam Baptist Disaster Relief Information

The Disaster Relief laundry units and chain saw units were recently deployed in the Seneca area. More information can be found on the Association's Facebook pages.



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From Lauren Beddingfield
Director of Student Ministries

To our Church Family and Community!

Thank you for being a part of decorating our cross for Easter. We hope that it will stand as a symbol of hope and remind us all that He is Risen. Jesus took the ugliness of our sin on the cross and transformed our lives to be made new in Him.

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Lauren Beddingfield
Director of Student Ministries
Good News Club Coordinator



CSBC Food Bank Volunteers Continue to Serve!

College Street Baptist Church Food Pantry is open Monday and Tuesday each week from 10am-1pm. We have a drive thru setup to help with social distancing and volunteers directing you where to go. We serve the greater Walhalla area and we are continuing to help during this pandemic.

Thanks to all the volunteers who keep our food pantry open and serving families. Eugenia and Greg modified the procedures to allow "drive through" operation while keeping recommended health and safety policies in effect. Don visited the
CSBC Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and took these pictures.  Our thanks are also extended to the many other volunteers who keep the food bank functioning.

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Online Covid-19 News and Information Links


Youth Ministry Registration and Permission Form
(use for grades 6 and above)


Parents and Guardians: Submit the following form to register your middle school student and give
 permission to attend College Street Baptist Church YOUTH Programs and to ride the church bus.

Click here for the YOUTH Ministry Registration and Permission Form
for grades 6 and above.


Children's Ministry Registration and Permission Form
(use this form for age 4 through grade 5)

Parents and Guardians: Submit the following form to register your child and give permission for your child to attend College Street Baptist Church CHILDREN'S Programs and to ride the church bus.

Click here for the CHILDREN'S' Ministry Registration and Permission Form
for age 4 through grade 5.




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An Online Giving option is now available

Online giving is not replacing any of the traditional ways we already give, but is an additional option to those who prefer to make their donations by computer, cell phone, or other mobile device... Click here for instructions and more information.

The Direct Link for Online Giving: www.easytithe.com/csbc
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Temporary CSBC Office Hours
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Friday: 9:00 AM -12:00 NOON
Lunch: 12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM

401 South College Street (Office)
P.O. Box 340
Walhalla, SC 29691
(864) 638-2986

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