1 Corinthians 3:9
The People of College Street
The exciting day at Biggerstaff Park began with a 9:00 am pancake breakfast, followed by a beautiful lake-side morning worship, communion, and baptismal service with music by our CSBC Worship Team. Following the Lord’s Supper we walked to the other side of the park to the cove where 6 of our youth and 3 adults were baptized in Lake Keowee. Our thanks to the Fellowship Committee, the many volunteers, and to the scores of members and visitors who helped to make this a wonderful day!
Christian Library is Now Open!
It’s not high tech and it doesn't replace our real, free, and much larger brick-and-mortar church library, but our prayer is that this tiny structure will help us share the love of Christ through the written word, and take His Gospel message outside our church walls and into the community.
Blease Harper, one of our Gideons, wanted to bring the take-a-book, return-a-book idea to the sharing of the Gospel message, and was inspired to build a little replica of a country church to house free literature, study Bibles, devotionals, children’s books, and even CDs. The tiny yet beautiful structure is installed between the office/food pantry and church parking lots. Click here for a larger picture.
Tell your friends! Take, share, return - no record keeping, no charge! The Tiny Christian Library belongs to everybody and anyone can use it. It was created with the desire to connect our church family with our local neighbors – even those we have not yet met!
Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with this project, and especially to Blease for the construction and installation; Brenda Mangan, who painted the library and designed and lettered the Borrow, Read, Return sign; and to Jean Thomas, our librarian/steward.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7
May 21, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship
Club and Bible Quest Spring
News Club Memorial to Mr. Julian
Passion Play Musical Drama:
Presented by College Street's Music MinistryClick any image above for our interactive photo album.
Pictures from our March 26, 2017 Morning Worship Service
-- in preparation for the following week's CSBC Passion Play Musical Drama --
The CSBC Passion Play Choir sang during the morning worship service on March 26, 2017
Pictures from our 2017 Valentine Banquet / Youth Fundraiser
Held on Saturday, February 11, 2017
Our annual youth fundraiser 2017 Valentine Banquet was a beautiful and entertaining event for all of the College Street Family! Proceeds and donations will be used for summer youth trips and projects.
Thanks to our youth servers, adult staff, volunteers, nursery workers, and to everyone who helped make this a success!!! The youth served as waiters/waitresses for the evening and provided baby sitting services! Thanks also to the "Blues Brothers" Jake (Susan) and Elwood (Mike) for their amazing comedy performance! (Click each thumbnail for larger pictures.)
Photos from our January 29, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship Service
Surprise 25 Year Celebration for Ray and Vanessa Conway
Men's Ensemble during Baptist Men's Day worship service on Sunday, January 29, 2017
Testimonies by Mike Thrift and Pastor Ken Reid; Recognition of Ray and Vanessa Conway
Ray and Vanessa Conway; Pastor Ken presents congratulatory cards. (Click thumbnails for larger pictures.)
Conway was named College Street's first annual Man
of the Year as we celebrated Baptist Men's Day and
honored Ray and Vanessa's 25 consecutive years of
service to the music and youth ministries of College
Street Baptist Church.
Their service began way back in January 1981 (with a few
years of interruption along the way), and continues
hopefully for many years to come! We are grateful and
fortunate to call them ours and for them to call us
family. God bless Ray and Vanessa and thanks to you both
for the thousands of ways you have impacted this church,
this community and all our hearts.
The People of College Street
Christmas at College Street - December, 2016
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Lighting the Candle of Peace
December 18, 2016 Sunday Morning Worship Service
A Children's Storybook Christmas
December 18, 2016 A Children's Storybook Christmas.
Third Sunday of Advent: Lighting the Candle of Joy
December 11, 2016 Sunday Evening Christmas Festival
performed by the College Street Adult Choir and Orchestra
College Street's Choir and Orchestra present A Christmas Festival.
Second Sunday of Advent: Lighting the Candle of Love
Listen to the Message from our December 4, 2016 Morning Worship Service
Listen as Pastor Ken brings the message: Advent 2: The Light of LOVE!
from John 3:16-17.
December 4, 2016 Children's MARK Club Christmas Celebration - Sunday Evening Service.
Sunday of Advent: Lighting the Candle of Hope
November 20, 2016: Our Thanksgiving and Christmas Season
During this service a video memorial tribute to the life and service of Cliff Barrows was presented. The video is available on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website: A Tribute to Cliff Barrows and His Lifetime of Service.
Church Renewal Weekend - Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9
A Wonderful Weekend of Spiritual Renewal, Praise, Prayer, Music, and Testimony
Our Church Renewal Weekend concluded on Sunday evening, October 9 with a Spirit-filled 3 hour service of worship, testimony, song, praise and prayer. The Sunday night celebration service was the highlight of a wonderful weekend as we evaluated what the Holy Spirit has been saying to us. Dozens of our church family gave powerful, joyful, and tearful testimonies about what the Lord is doing in our lives. The entire weekend was a powerful time of family building as we renewed our relationship with the Lord, and as we remembered who we are and Whose we are and reflected on where we are along our Christian Journey.
We are grateful to the wonderful visiting team of Christians from other churches and several states, who led us in praise songs, testimonies, and small group worship and who became part of our loving church family for the weekend. Thanks also to the dozens of our family who stepped forward in leadership and team work to make this weekend a time of Spiritual Renewal. Special thanks are extended to those many volunteers providing the delicious fellowship dinners, wonderful morning coffee prayer meetings, visiting team member accommodations, and numerous other gifts of time and love!
The weekend actually began (schedule) on Thursday afternoon with a 24-hour prayer vigil, continued Friday night with a Fellowship Dinner in the Family Life Center, which was followed by a general session in the sanctuary. There were meetings in our church member’s homes on Saturday morning and separate meetings for men and ladies at lunch. Saturday evening the church regrouped for another meal and general session and special family prayer time. Sunday morning, our Sunday School time was used for testimonies from home church members and a special Sunday Worship Service completed the visiting team member’s part of the weekend.
Listen to the Church Renewal Sunday Morning Worship Service podcast from October 9, 2016: Listen to powerful testimonies and messages from our visiting Lay Renewal team members.
September 4, 2016 Sunday Morning Worship
Held Sunday Afternoon, August 28, at Biggerstaff Christian Retreat
Pictures from Vacation Bible School
We are so very thankful for every child present and extend our thanks to the parents and grand parents who allowed us to teach their children. Thank you to our church volunteers, staff and teachers for their work during the week. We are so very grateful for many more in our church family who contributed money, donated giving tree items, prepared and brought wonderful treats during the week and lifted countless prayers for us! Without a doubt, the entire body of believers at College Street participated in some way during this great week of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Missions Tea Photo Album - April 9, 2016Click for a 41 picture photo album
Church Renewal Worship Event Was Held
On Sunday, May 15
From Pastor Ken: On Sunday, May 15th, we enjoyed having Bob Foy and his wife Phyllis as our guests in Sunday School, in worship and in our Church Council meeting. Bob represents our North American Mission Board and the NC Baptist Convention. He has been leading Church Renewals for a number of years now as a layman. Thanks so much to everyone who attended the Church Council meeting following Sunday School and Worship services. We have been praying for a clear answer to the question, "Lord, should we enter into a time of Lay Renewal and Church Revitalization?
At the end of our meeting we made the following decision: We have agreed to recommend that we enter into the “Church Renewal” Weekend the weekend of October 7,8 and 9, 2016. August 14 is the date for training for our steering committee members. Please give this your prayers. If you have questions or comments please let us know. In the meantime keep praying for the Lord's will.