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#PrayGreenville

July 29

What would happen if we prayed over the whole county of Greenville in one day?  We think a lot!  On July 29, we will do just that.  Our Reaching Team is organizing an association-wide day of prayer called #PrayGreenville.

The GBA has been organized into zones for this effort with a Zone Captain facilitating each area.  A Facebook event (#PrayGreenville) has been created that members can join and share.  This is all part of our vision of creating access to the gospel for all starting here.

 

Click here for Pray Greenville Prayer Guide.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

August 21

Greenville is in the path of the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire continent since 1903.  People from all over the world are coming here and the hotels are booked up. We will take advantage of this mega-event to reach the unreached here in Greenville!

We will have GBA Eclipse Viewing Parties at Legacy Park in Greenville and Heritage Park in Simpsonville. GBA has ordered 3,000 special viewing glasses with our website and a link to the Three Circles Gospel presentation on the side. These glasses will be available for our churches to give out as invitations to these view events.  Pick up your glasses at our next Executive Committee Meeting on July 27 at Open Heart Church.  Our churches will organize the events. If your church would like to help, please contact Al Phillips in the GBA Office.

Click here to like and share the Facebook event.

All ministers (full-time, part-time, and volunteer) from every church in the GBA are invited to bring their families for this fun evening.

Date: Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Happy Trails Cowboy Church

Bring the whole family out for an evening for fun, fellowship, and enjoy BBQ, bluegrass, games, and horseback rides.  We will be dining tail-gate style – bring your own chairs!

  • Henry’s BBQ
  • Bluegrass with Big Spike Hammer
  • Supervised horseback rides for the kids and adults
  • Old-fashion, fun competitions for the entire family
  • Anderson Mounted Shooter Team demonstration
  • It’s all FREE for GBA ministers!

Contact the GBA Office at 864.242.4330 or email Anna Richardson to make your reservations.  Reservation deadline is August 31!

Blue in the Zoo

September 16

FAQs

 

What is Blue in the Zoo? Greenville Baptist Association wants to express our love and appreciation to law enforcement personnel and their families with a free evening at the zoo. Law enforcement officers and their families in your congregation and community are the guests of honor. There will be fun, food, entertainment, GREAT DOOR PRIZES, and animals too!

When is the date for Blue in the Zoo? Saturday, September 16, 2017

What are the times for Blue in the Zoo? 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where is the Greenville Zoo? 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville 29601

How can my church help? We are asking our GBA churches to host specific stations during this event.  For a list of the stations available, contact Anna Richardson.  We also need parking lot greeters, registration personnel, and interviewers. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Training for these types of volunteers will be provided. For more information about how to get involved, contact the GBA Office at 984.242.4330.

How can we advertise this event to the law enforcement officers in our church? COMING SOON: Downloadable flyers for your church to print it and distribute at their discretion.

How will tickets be handed out for this event? Closer to the Blue in the Zoo date, law enforcement personnel will pick up their free tickets from their commanding officer. Employees in precincts outside of Greenville County (Anderson, Easley, Laurens, etc.) please will contact the GBA Office for tickets.

What if it rains? We will still have this event – rain or shine. Pray for good weather!

How can my church pray for Blue in the Zoo? Pray for the law enforcement personnel and their families who will attend. Pray for the churches/volunteers who will assist in making this event a success. Pray that we will be the hands and feet of Jesus to these law enforcement officers as we show them our appreciation and support for the work they do for our communities.

Other questions? Contact Anna Richardson at the GBA. Telephone: 864.242.4330. Email: [email protected].