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Second signup for Smart911 on Nov. 23

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Photos by Sis. Dorothy Manning

In an emergency, having the right information can be the difference between life and death. A new program hopes to tilt the balance towards life.

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a profile for their household that can provide essential medical information to 9-1-1 and emergency management officials during an emergency. This information can include details on prescribed medications that a victim or family member may not be able to discuss when help arrives.

Shady Grove Baptist Church hosted a special program after morning service Nov. 16 where several members helped others sign up for the Smart911 service using their personal laptops and a mobile hotspot.

The signup will be offered again Nov. 23 after morning service. All members are invited to join in.

 

Gospel Choir to celebrate 44th anniversary Sunday

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Standing left to right, front row: Mary Knuckles Jones, Kenneth Norris, Dorothy Manning, Dianne Norris, Edna Dover
Back row: Marva Dover, Esther Byers, Rev. Dr. Albert Gray, Minnie Leach, Rev. Martha Crosby, Rev. Lee Byers Jr.

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its 44-year singing ministry with an anniversary service on Sunday November 16, 2014 during the 11:00 morning worship service.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Bro. Kenneth Norris is president and director.
Sis. Mary K. Jones, Organist

Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.

Lattimore to preach initial sermon

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Pastor Lee Byers and the Shady Grove Church Family proudly announce the initial sermon of Dea. Darrett Lattimore on Sun., Nov. 9, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Dea. Lattimore has served devotedly at Shady Grove Baptist Church and previously at Lewis Chapel Baptist Church in Glendale, SC. He is a member of the Sunday School, served as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, member of the Thickety Mountain Brotherhood, Usher Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Armor Bearer Ministry, Music Ministry, and was ordained as a deacon in 2012.

Dea. Lattimore is apt to teach and loves to read and study God’s word. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”, (NIV).

He is married to Shakila Byers Lattimore, and they have five beautiful children.

The public is cordially invited to attend this occasion.

The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor. Bro. James Pearson is chairman of the Deacons Ministry

Guest speaker for ‘Pink Sunday’ observance

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Minister Juanita Dewberry will be the guest speaker for the Shady Grove Baptist Church ‘Cancer and Pink Sunday’ observance October 19, 2014 during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Minister Dewberry is an Associate of Limestone Baptist Church, where Rev. Michael Golden is pastor. She was licensed to preach in March 2005, and continues to exercise her gifts and carry forth God’s word.

Minister Dewberry is a kingdom builder serving as president of ‘My Sister’s Keeper Ministry’, Ladies Bible Study teacher, and assist with the Sunday School ministry. According to Minister Dewberry, “She loves studying for her sermons and keeps God’s word and a sermon on her heart and one in her pocket”.

She is married to Deacon Chris Dewberry and they have two children and four grandchildren.

The Shady Grove Senior Missionary and Women’s Ministry will be in charge of the service. All cancer survivors will be recognized and ladies and men are asked to wear some pink, or all pink for this observance. To support the American Cancer Society and its efforts, a special donation will be taken on October 19th and 26th.

Following the service, a repast will be held in the Rev. London C. Knuckles Fellowship Hall featuring salads, pink cake, and pink lemonade. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Sis. Dorothy Manning is the Senior Missionary President. The Rev. Lee Byers, Jr. is pastor.

Phillips to preach initial sermon Aug. 31

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Shady Grove Church Family would like to announce the initial sermon of Dea. Al Phillips on Sunday, August 31st, at 4:00 p.m.

Dea. Phillips has spread the ‘Good News’ at Shady Grove and beyond. He has served in various organizations at the church, including the Sunday School, Van Ministry, Usher Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Sound/Video Ministry and Trustee Ministry. He was ordained as a deacon in 2012.

He is married to Hyacinth Jones Phillips and they have two daughters, Skyla Grace and Jalia Breanna.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend this wonderful occasion.

The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.

Dea. James Pearson is Chairman of the Deacon Board.

Profiles for August revival speakers

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Shady Grove Baptist Church will observe its annual Homecoming Service Sunday August 17th at 11: 00 a.m., and Revival Services Monday through Wednesday August18-20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. This year’s revival theme is: “Making Preparation for Elevation”.

The speaker for the Sunday, August 17th Homecoming Service will Rev. Jacob Cleo Hunter, Associate Minister at Island Creek Baptist Church.

A Homecoming dinner will be served following morning worship.

Monday, August 18th, the speaker will be Dr. M. K. McDaniel, a passionate preacher and teacher of the gospel serves as the pastor of the 1,300-member Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church located in Spartanburg, SC. Dr. McDaniel’s ministry distinctively promotes reconciliation and redemption in such a way that lives are transformed by the power and mercy found in God’s word.

Dr. McDaniel completed his pastoral studies at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.  There he served as a Chaplin in the Urban Ministries department of Pastoral Care.  Much of his work focused on ministering to families in financial crisis and homeless men. He has been afforded the opportunity to preach and gives lectures at churches, colleges and universities throughout the country.

In 2011 Dr. McDaniel completed his first written work. Live Your Kingdom Life Now: A Theological Guide To Living By Choice Not By Chance and in 2014 he completed his second written work; If God Be For Us: Pastoral Reflections of Faith and Family Concerning the Black Church. Dr. McDaniel is an honor graduate of Shaw University where he majored in Religion and Philosophy and minored in business management.  He continued graduate and post graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC and at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio receiving a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree respectively. In 2007 Pastor McDaniel was invited to Harvard University to participate in a program that focused on economic development and community revitalization.

He currently serves as Secretary of Spartanburg County Baptist Association, is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg Village Network. He is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
A native of Winston Salem, N.C. he is a man who loves God and his family.  He is married to Latron McDaniel and the proud father of four beautiful children: Marceo Keith Jr., Madison, Savion, and Kensley.

His favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Tuesday, August 19th, the speaker will be Dr. Walter R. Belton, Senior Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC.

Rev. Walter R. Belton is a native of Ridgeway, S.C. and has served as pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church for seven years. He received his formal education in the public school system and continued his education at the Professional Training Institute, Midlands Technical Center in 1993, the Christian Life School of Theology in 2000, and the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta in 2009. Pastor Belton received his doctorate degree in 2014.

Pastor Belton serves as PTO president and on the School Improvement Advisory Board at Cleveland Elementary School, at the Miracle Hill Rescue mission, on the Habitat for Humanity Board, REACH of the UPSTATE Board, and the Executive Board of the Spartanburg County Baptist Association. Pastor Belton is married to Sharon Elaine Lewis and they have four wonderful children, Daphne Qualls, Moesha, Antronethia, and Josiah Belton.

Wednesday, August 20th, the speaker will be Bishop Dr. J.J. Jackson, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C.

Pastor Jackson is a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia and the youngest of seven children. Dr. Jackson received his Bachelor or Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from the Richmond Virginia Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. In May 2000, he received his Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C. with a Doctoral degree in Ministry in May 2006.

He is also the co-founder of Joy and Strength Ministries and Charles Jackson Ministries, LLC. He is the author of a new book “Outreach Theology; Transitioning the Traditional Church” which provides biblical application to connecting community and church. In April of 2011 Dr. Jackson was consecrated as Bishop.

The Cornerstone Church family has recently completed a multi-million dollar building project and moved into a new sanctuary, life center, and educational complex.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend these services.

Youth Choir Ministry presents ‘Twilight Night’ Aug. 1

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Shady Grove Youth Choir Ministry will present “Twilight Night” on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to join in this fellowship program of praise, worship, and fun and participate through singing, dance mime and step. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. School supplies will be given away.

Groups of all ages are urged to come and participate.

Coordinators are Sisters Shakila Lattimore, Syreeta Greene, LaDonna Tate and Schlonda Hawk.

The Rev. Lee Byers is pastor.

Junior Praise Dancers’ anniversary Aug. 3

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Junior Praise Dancers, “Anointed Praise,” will celebrate their first anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Other Praise Dance groups will be on program. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

The group’s director is Sis. Joniqua Ingram; the assistant director is Sis. Eddikkia Smith.

The Rev. Lee Byers Jr. is pastor.

Graduates honored during baccalaureate service

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Shady Grove Baptist Church honored the 2014 graduates during a special Baccalaureate Service held recently. Students graduating from 5-Kindergarten, high school, and college were recognized and received Bibles and inspirational publications from the pastor and church family.

Graduates pictured left to right:

Row 1: 5-Year Kindergarten Graduates – Cameron Dover, Grassy Pond Elementary;
Cyani Foster, Northwest Elementary; Shaniyah Lattimore, Northwest Elementary, and Jamya Bonner – Austin, Mary Bramlett Elementary.

Row 2: High School and Graduate Degrees
Keilah Hawk, Crest High School, Shelby, NC; Hyacinth Phillips, Educational Specialist Degree, Walden University; Tamica Brown, standing in for daughter, Shaniqua Baxter, Associates of Arts Degree in Business, Spartanburg Community College;

Row 3: Mr. Joe Walker, guest speaker, Rev. Lee Byers Jr., Pastor, Masters in Theology, Carolina School of Theology; Greenville, SC; Rev. Albert Gray, Doctor of Theology, Carolina School of Theology, Greenville, SC.

Not pictured: Za’Kirra Smith – Guilford Technical Community College, Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Tiara Rainey, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC

All graduates received Bibles and inspirational publications.

Church celebrates 133rd anniversary

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will celebrate its 133rd anniversary on Sunday, May 25th, during the 11: a. m. worship service.

Pastor Lee Byers will deliver the anniversary sermon and the Shady Grove Mass Choir and other choirs will present special music. Each church member will rally with $133 for each year of glorious service and praise.

The church youth will present the church’s history via a PowerPoint presentation.

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