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EASLEY<br />

<strong>July</strong> 2013<br />

<strong>Presbyterian</strong> <strong>Church</strong><br />

a publication<br />

of EPC<br />

the good news<br />

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,<br />

O God of our salvation,<br />

the hope of all the ends of the earth<br />

and of the farthest seas;<br />

the one who by his strength established the mountains,<br />

being girded with might;<br />

who stills the roaring of the seas,<br />

the roaring of their waves,<br />

the tumult of the peoples,<br />

so that those who dwell at the ends<br />

of the earth are in awe at your signs.<br />

You make the going out of the morning<br />

and the evening to shout for joy.<br />

Psalm 65:5-8


<strong>July</strong> Sunday School<br />

Adult Classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall for<br />

a study of “The True Marks of Being a Disciple”. Led<br />

by Dr. Bill Seel and Rev. Christie Gravely. All adults<br />

are welcome. If you have not been in the habit of<br />

attending Sunday school, this will be a great time to<br />

start!<br />

Summer Sunday School rooms: We will be relocating<br />

all Sunday School rooms to the educational wing on<br />

the Fellowship hall/gym side of the building for the<br />

summer due to renovations. We will enter our new<br />

classrooms after Rally Day.<br />

~ K3/K4 will meet in Room E101 (this is also the new<br />

children’s church room for the summer)<br />

~ K5/1st will meet in Room E 206 (upstairs)<br />

~ 2nd/3rd will meet in Room E205 (upstairs)<br />

~ 4th/5th will met in E202 (current 4th grade room,<br />

upstairs)<br />

~ 6th-8th will meet in Room E104<br />

~ 9th-12th Grades will meet in Room E103<br />

(All classes are for grades just completed. We will<br />

promote on Rally Day, August, 25.)<br />

Children’s <strong>Church</strong> Room<br />

for the Summer...<br />

Due to the renovations, Children’s <strong>Church</strong> will meet<br />

just down the hall from the Fellowship Hall in Room<br />

E101. Please pick up your children there after the<br />

services.<br />

Camp Buc<br />

christian<br />

education<br />

Please be in prayer for all of our campers attending<br />

Camp Buc this summer!<br />

Thank You!<br />

A special thanks to all VBS volunteers! We all had<br />

a blast at the “Everywhere Fun Fair!” We learned that<br />

neighbors are friendly, neighbors are giving, neighbors,<br />

are bold and neighbors are forgiving. We also learned to<br />

love God with our whole heart, soul, strength and mind<br />

and to love our neighbors as ourselves! Thanks again to<br />

those who helped out. We couldn’t have done it without<br />

you!<br />

Especially, we would like to thank our codirectors<br />

this year for all of their time, energy, creativity<br />

and organization put into the fun fair. Thank you to Kelli<br />

Burnett, Debra Gantt and Meredith Greene. You are<br />

amazing!<br />

Some of the highlights of our week together<br />

included a daily visit from our feathered friend, Godwin,<br />

with interesting and fun facts from countries around<br />

the world. Our children enjoyed the koi pond in Japan,<br />

playing the drums in Zimbabwe, new words and phrases<br />

and games from United Kingdom and all the messy –<br />

hands on projects in Australia. The Bible stories came to<br />

life each night as children entered the Bible Bazaar and<br />

encountered the EPC players.<br />

Our mission emphasis this year was the Samaritan<br />

Health Clinic which is providing medical care to those<br />

in <strong>Easley</strong> who are in need. The children collected office<br />

supplies all week and will be able to make a generous<br />

donation of supplies.<br />

Our 5th Graders put their faith into actions as they<br />

served our church and our community all week long.<br />

Please take a trip by the Samaritan Health Clinic to see<br />

how they beautified the sign out front. They were also<br />

able to make a donation of over 200 can goods to United<br />

Christian Ministries after a can food scavenger hunt.<br />

Some adults and youth enjoyed getting started<br />

on our Habitat House and hope to continue to work<br />

together this summer.<br />

We ended the week with a cookout, singing and<br />

a great time at the Closing Carnival Celebration with fun,<br />

food and fellowship.<br />

What a great week at the Everywhere Fun Fair!<br />

Don’t forget to be a good neighbor to all of God’s children<br />

both near and far and to love God with your whole heart!!


Summer Sizzle<br />

**Please be sure to sign up prior to the events<br />

on the Summer Sizzle brochure. A brochure may<br />

be downloadable from the church website or<br />

extra copies are at the church. We want to be<br />

sure we have enough room with transportation<br />

and enough chaperones.<br />

<strong>July</strong> 1 at noon – Register for Art Camp in<br />

partnership with First Baptist <strong>Church</strong>. Go to<br />

www.efbc.org to register for this FREE art camp.<br />

Leaders for the camp are from <strong>Easley</strong> <strong>Presbyterian</strong><br />

and <strong>Easley</strong> First Baptist. Sign up today!<br />

JULY<br />

<strong>July</strong> 1 - A Trip to Callaham Farms<br />

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00 per person<br />

(Bring a picnic lunch and drink.)<br />

All Preschool (K2-K4) and Elementary 1 (K5-2nd<br />

Grade) are invited to visit Callaham Farms in Belton,<br />

SC. We will travel by church bus to the farm where<br />

we’ll enjoy gem mining, a wagon ride, duck races,<br />

feeding the goats, picking blackberries and much<br />

more! Then we will eat our picnic lunch and top it off<br />

with ice cream!<br />

<strong>July</strong> 2 - Tubing in Helen, GA<br />

3rd-5th Grades Completed<br />

Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00<br />

(Bring your picnic lunch and drink,<br />

a change of clothes, sunscreen and water shoes.)<br />

We’ll enjoy a lazy afternoon floating down the river on<br />

a hot summer day! Come experience a Summer Sizzle<br />

tradition.<br />

<strong>July</strong> 4 - City of <strong>Easley</strong> Fireworks<br />

Time: 9:30 p.m.<br />

Cost: Free<br />

Bring a blanket or chair for the church front lawn to<br />

watch the fireworks, and a snack to share.<br />

JULY<br />

<strong>July</strong> 7-13 - High School Montreat Youth Conference<br />

<strong>July</strong> 9 - Preschool Water Day<br />

K2-K4 Completed<br />

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Cost: Free<br />

Come to the church to cool off with some super fun<br />

water activities!<br />

<strong>July</strong> 10 - Kid Venture Park and Picnic<br />

K5-5th Grades Completed<br />

Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Cost: Free<br />

(Bring your lunch and drink.)<br />

All elementary children are invited to travel to<br />

Anderson to a fun park and playground called Kid<br />

Venture. After playing a while, we will enjoy a picnic<br />

lunch together!<br />

<strong>July</strong> 15-19 - Day Camp-Awesome Adventures<br />

K5-2nd Grade Completed<br />

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Cost: $30.00<br />

(Cost includes an awesome adventure on Friday &<br />

T-shirt*)<br />

We will take an adventure through the Bible with some<br />

of the most interesting Biblical characters. Each day<br />

will include energizers, interactive Bible Study, crafts,<br />

games and snacks.<br />

<strong>July</strong> 17-19 - Middle School Mission Madness<br />

6th-8th Grades Completed Cost: $25.00<br />

We will spend three days participating in mission<br />

projects “in our own backyard.” Each day will involve<br />

a different type of service as we seek to share God’s<br />

love with those in our community. We will meet at the<br />

church each morning (time may vary depending on<br />

the project) and will be finished by 4:00 p.m.<br />

<strong>July</strong> 29-August 2 - S.O.A.R. Day Camp<br />

3rd-5th Grades Completed<br />

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Cost: $30.00<br />

(Cost includes all camp activities & T-shirt.*)<br />

We’ll explore and express our faith by serving others<br />

at S.O.A.R. Day Camp through Bible study, games and<br />

hands-on service. We’ll cap off the week with a lock-in<br />

on Thursday night at the church!


Summer Sizzle<br />

AUGUST<br />

August 5-9 - Art Camp with First Baptist <strong>Church</strong><br />

(located at FBC)<br />

1st-5th Grades Completed<br />

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 noon Cost: FREE!!<br />

Registration will be on-line ONLY and will be on<br />

a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will<br />

begin later in the summer, but plan now to attend<br />

this fun week with our neighbors down the street!<br />

Some classes may include: drawing, painting, acting,<br />

scrapbooking, crocheting, singing and many other<br />

forms of art expression. Children will present a<br />

musical presentation at the end of the week.<br />

August 15-16 - “Movin’ on Up” Retreat<br />

BUC Outdoor Center, Sapphire, NC<br />

5th Grade Completed<br />

Time: Thursday afternoon - Friday lunch Cost: $30.00<br />

(Cost includes lodging for one night, meals &<br />

activities.)<br />

As you make the transition from Elementary to Middle<br />

School, your church friends and family will be an<br />

important part of it! Come spend a night at Camp Buc<br />

as we discuss some of the questions, joys and concerns<br />

of entering Middle School. We will also spend lots of<br />

time playing and enjoying God’s creation together.<br />

August 25 - Rally Day at the J. B. Red Owens<br />

Recreation Complex<br />

Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m. Cost per Meal: $6.00<br />

Let’s kick-off the new year with an afternoon of fun<br />

and fellowship. We will gather at the shelter as you end<br />

J. B. Red Owens Complex and be near the playground<br />

and disc golf course! A softball game is sure to break<br />

out as well!<br />

There’s still time to sign up<br />

for lots of summer fun!<br />

Download a Summer<br />

Sizzle brochure and<br />

registration form online at<br />

www.easleypresbyterian.org.<br />

The form is on the News<br />

& Events tab. Print it out<br />

and bring it to the church.<br />

Join the fun!!<br />

Sign up for the meal by completing the Rally Day<br />

section in the upcoming bulletins or sign up in glass<br />

hallway on Bulletin Board #5.


Many of the High School Youth recently returned from<br />

a weeklong mission trip to Cosby, TN. During our week<br />

we tore down a porch and built a much sturdier one<br />

in its place, pressure washed, primed and painted the<br />

outside of the trailer, painted all the ceilings inside and<br />

cool sealed the roof. We worked hard and had a great<br />

time. This fall the Youth will share many more stories<br />

and pictures with you.<br />

youth


Amazing Grays<br />

Cruisin’ in Slow Motion<br />

August 7<br />

Join the Amazing Grays for a lazy morning on the<br />

lake. We’ll enjoy the beauty of Lake Keowee and<br />

then enjoy lunch at the Lighthouse Restaurant.<br />

Bring a water bottle and a hat in preparation for a<br />

balmy summer day (watch the weather, of course).<br />

Also, bring lunch money and a donation for gas<br />

money. We’ll leave the church at 9:30 a.m. and return<br />

by mid-afternoon. Space sill be limited, so sign up<br />

early! Call Cynthia Waddell at 958-0105 if you have<br />

questions.<br />

EPC Book Club<br />

The Book club meets on the third Monday of each<br />

month at 7:00 p.m. in the <strong>Church</strong> Parlor. The summer<br />

dates and selections are below:<br />

<strong>July</strong> 15<br />

A Child Called “It”<br />

by Dave Pelzer<br />

If you have any questions, please call Wilma Shealy<br />

at 855-0650.<br />

Scout News<br />

The Troop is making plans to attend Camp Old<br />

Indian from <strong>July</strong> 28 to August 3.<br />

The Clemson University Merit Badge is back again<br />

this year and is scheduled for Saturday, September<br />

14. This year over 25 merit badges will be offered,<br />

up from 16 last year. Registration runs from June 30<br />

to August 31.<br />

The Venture Crew and its leaders are active this<br />

summer. Some are working at ROTC camps. The<br />

Assistant Advisor just returned from Philmont and<br />

now goes for a week to National. The full Crew will<br />

be camping near Helen, GA, in late <strong>July</strong>.<br />

Thank You from UCM<br />

As always, thanks so much for keeping the services<br />

and needs of UCM before the members at EPC! All<br />

the donated items from VBS are very helpful, and<br />

the children’s activity bags are a big hit!<br />

Sincerely...Teresa Nash<br />

Thank You!<br />

I cannot begin to thank the congregation of E.P.C.<br />

sufficiently for the tremendous outpouring of prayer<br />

and support during the recent illness and death of my<br />

father. Anne and I felt so wonderfully cared for and so<br />

abundantly blessed by our Ekklesia! This is such a special<br />

congregation and we are so grateful to God for you.<br />

Thank you for helping us through such a difficult time.<br />

Bill Seel<br />

Contact Info<br />

• Captain Daniel Hancock is currently serving a<br />

three-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan.<br />

Please keep Daniel and his wife, Angela, as well<br />

as all the family, in your prayers. You can contact<br />

Daniel and Angela at:<br />

daniel.w.hancock@afghan.swa.army.mil<br />

angela.c.hancock@me.com<br />

• Vickie Covington has moved to The Woodlands at<br />

Furman. Her new address is 1241 Trailhead Court,<br />

Greenville, SC 29617. Her new phone number is<br />

246-2958.<br />

Rally Day<br />

August 25 3:00-7:00 p.m.<br />

J. B. Red Owens Recreation Complex<br />

Meal (Mutt’s BBQ) is $6 per person.<br />

Let’s kick-off the new year with a fun day outdoors our<br />

local recreation complex. We will gather at the shelter<br />

as you enter the complex and be near the playground<br />

and disc golf course! A softball game is sure to break<br />

out as well! Be sure to sign up for dinner in the glass<br />

hallway on Bulletin Board #5.<br />

church<br />

life<br />

What to bring: Chairs or blankets, recreation<br />

equipment, and a baseball/softball glove for some<br />

softball fun!


<strong>July</strong> 2013<br />

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat<br />

1<br />

9:00 Preschool/<br />

Elementary 1<br />

Callaham Farms<br />

2<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

Tubing in<br />

Helen, GA<br />

10:00 Prayer<br />

Group<br />

7 8 9<br />

10:00 Preschool<br />

Water Day<br />

10:00 Prayer<br />

Group<br />

3 4<br />

<strong>Church</strong> Oce<br />

Closed<br />

10<br />

9:00<br />

K55th<br />

Kid Venture Park<br />

& Picnic<br />

9:30 City of<br />

<strong>Easley</strong><br />

Fireworks<br />

11<br />

6:30 Men’s<br />

Bible Study and<br />

Breakfast<br />

5 6<br />

12 13<br />

14<br />

12:00 CE Meeng<br />

15<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 1<br />

Day Camp<br />

16<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 1<br />

Day Camp<br />

17<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 1 Day<br />

Camp<br />

18<br />

6:30 Men’s<br />

Bible Study and<br />

Breakfast<br />

19<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 1<br />

Day Camp<br />

20<br />

6:00 Deacons<br />

7:00 Book Club<br />

10:00 Prayer<br />

Group<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 1<br />

Day Camp<br />

21<br />

6:00 Session<br />

22 23<br />

10:00 Prayer<br />

Group<br />

4:30 EPW<br />

Serving at<br />

S.H.I.N.E.<br />

24 25<br />

6:30 Men’s<br />

Bible Study and<br />

Breakfast<br />

26 27<br />

28 29<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

SOAR Day<br />

Camp<br />

30<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

SOAR Day<br />

Camp<br />

10:00 Prayer<br />

Group<br />

31<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

SOAR<br />

Day Camp<br />

8/1<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

SOAR Day<br />

Camp<br />

8/2<br />

9:00<br />

Elementary 2<br />

SOAR Day<br />

Camp<br />

Mark your<br />

calendars for<br />

Rally Day on<br />

August 25!


BIRTHDAYS<br />

<strong>July</strong> 1<br />

Patrick Riviere<br />

<strong>July</strong> 2<br />

Eryne Hayley Goodwin<br />

<strong>July</strong> 3<br />

Phyllis Adkins<br />

Russell Frierson<br />

Kim Furr<br />

Charlie Greene<br />

Kate Heil<br />

Kayla Swinyer<br />

<strong>July</strong> 4<br />

Ellen Davis<br />

Jennifer Fortner<br />

Karen Owens<br />

Holly Sams<br />

<strong>July</strong> 5<br />

Neely Bearden<br />

Katherine Bossert<br />

Ann Cooper<br />

John French<br />

Bridger Gan<br />

<strong>July</strong> 7<br />

Floride Caldwell<br />

Kathy Capps<br />

Aubrey Cousins<br />

Will Giambalvo<br />

Bill Robinson<br />

Chris Stover<br />

<strong>July</strong> 8<br />

Nick DiPietro<br />

Steve Lewis<br />

Thom Moore<br />

Randy Todd<br />

Harold Weaver<br />

<strong>July</strong> 9<br />

Kelly Bossert<br />

David Cook<br />

Daniel Lee<br />

<strong>July</strong> 10<br />

Andrew Phail<br />

Mildred Ward<br />

<strong>July</strong> 11<br />

Kathryn Dean<br />

Doe Grantham<br />

Bey Juberg<br />

Candi PorterWilson<br />

Kai Prins<br />

<strong>July</strong> 12<br />

Anna Carley<br />

Sloan Emerson<br />

Candice Ledbeer<br />

Victoria Riviere<br />

Ellen Young<br />

<strong>July</strong> 14<br />

Sylvia Bass<br />

Johnny Cooper<br />

Nan Stuckey<br />

Brenda Thompson<br />

Gene Young<br />

<strong>July</strong> 15<br />

Dial DuBose<br />

Lionel Riviere<br />

<strong>July</strong> 16<br />

Danielle Nunnery<br />

<strong>July</strong> 17<br />

Paige Cousins<br />

Bunny Deener<br />

Kathy DuBose<br />

Judy Seeley<br />

<strong>July</strong> 18<br />

Juli Miller<br />

Ralph Riggins<br />

<strong>July</strong> 19<br />

Max Mathvink<br />

<strong>July</strong> 20<br />

Helena Ploski<br />

Kathy Riehm<br />

Robert Sams<br />

Anne Seel<br />

Gary Thompson<br />

<strong>July</strong> 21<br />

Bri Burne<br />

Robby Pearson<br />

Toni Rice<br />

<strong>July</strong> 22<br />

Linda Levesque<br />

<strong>July</strong> 23<br />

Ronnie Colón<br />

Ashley Erickson<br />

Joey Foster<br />

Hunter Whitworth<br />

<strong>July</strong> 24<br />

Jason Allen<br />

Dionne Merri<br />

Melissa Robinson<br />

<strong>July</strong> 25<br />

Lindsey Barker<br />

Jay Edwards<br />

Elizabeth Ellison<br />

Travis Wesall<br />

<strong>July</strong> 26<br />

Ma Boozer<br />

Paul Cook<br />

Mitch Greene<br />

Olivia Vassey<br />

<strong>July</strong> 27<br />

Tim Riehm<br />

<strong>July</strong> 28<br />

Tony Brock<br />

Jeanne Devich<br />

Wya Jameson<br />

Tommy Willis<br />

<strong>July</strong> 29<br />

Sally Boozer<br />

Amy Easlick<br />

Stephen Roach<br />

<strong>July</strong> 30<br />

Nikki Miller<br />

Amy Thompson<br />

Mike Welborn<br />

<strong>July</strong> 31<br />

Rachel Coon<br />

Jill Golden<br />

Cyndi McMillen<br />

Ken Winemiller<br />

ANNIVERSARIES<br />

Jim & Julie Brice 01<br />

Donn & Caroline Johnson 01<br />

Ryan & Paige Succop 02<br />

Sco & Melissa Wilbanks 02<br />

David & Ann Houck 05<br />

Brad & Gracie Wilson 06<br />

David & Anica Owen 08<br />

Chris & Laura Cousins 10<br />

David & Cindy Whiemore 11<br />

Ken Harkins & Stephanie<br />

Brundage 13<br />

Terry & Susan Julian 13<br />

Sco & Cresada Beane 16<br />

Drew & Diane Henley 16<br />

Greg & Kim Welborn 16<br />

Greg & Cassie Mueller 17<br />

Jim & Nan Stuckey 17<br />

Kim & Ann Furr 18<br />

Richard & Deborah Mintz 19<br />

Daniel & Janice Lee 20<br />

Bryon & Sarah Norris 21<br />

Monty & Vicki Oxendine 21<br />

Ken & Sue Kavanagh 26<br />

Bre & Andrea Southerland 26<br />

Bret & Chrisne Raisor 27<br />

Grady & Kim Jordan 28<br />

Harv & Denise Reberg 29<br />

Ronnie & Lynda Colón 30<br />

Chris & Robyn Easlick 30


<strong>Easley</strong> <strong>Presbyterian</strong> <strong>Church</strong><br />

200 South 1 st Street<br />

<strong>Easley</strong>, SC 29640<br />

864.859.4220<br />

FAX 864.859.0212<br />

www.easleypresbyterian.org<br />

Worship: Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.<br />

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.<br />

The mission of <strong>Easley</strong> <strong>Presbyterian</strong> <strong>Church</strong> is to<br />

reach out and invite people to join in the life and<br />

love of Jesus Christ, to nurture them in the Christian<br />

faith within the tenets of <strong>Presbyterian</strong>ism<br />

and to send them into the world to serve.<br />

<strong>Church</strong> Staff<br />

Pastor<br />

Rev. Dr. Bill Seel<br />

Associate Pastor<br />

Rev. Christie S. Gravely<br />

Director of Christian Education<br />

Ginna Lister<br />

Director of Youth & Missions<br />

Leigh McManus<br />

Director of Music<br />

Dr. Ralph Boggess<br />

Youth Choir Director<br />

Angela Weisner<br />

Youth Handbell Director<br />

Bunny Deener<br />

Kindergarten Director<br />

Libby Dodson<br />

<strong>Church</strong> Secretary<br />

Jonene Garrett<br />

Financial Secretary<br />

Nancy Cochran<br />

C. E. Secretary<br />

Carol Nicholson<br />

Building Superintendent<br />

Tony Brock<br />

Asst. Building Superintendent<br />

Mel Brock<br />

<strong>Church</strong> Officers<br />

Session<br />

Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015<br />

Nick Caldwell Carolyn Brice Stewart Bauknight<br />

Eddie Crittendon John Cooper Scott Beane<br />

John Cutchin Tracey Lake Karen Cooper<br />

Sloan Emerson Dennis Latham Joel Ledbetter<br />

Kim Furr Alfred Robinson Phil Lyles<br />

Kathy Lyles Chris Robinson Monty Oxendine<br />

Ruth Rice Dexter Rogers Carl Walsh<br />

David Weaver Billy Waddell Scott Wilbanks<br />

Elder Emeritus: Bill Robinson<br />

Diaconate<br />

Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015<br />

Hal Black Julie Bishop Linda Black<br />

Jack Drawdy Gregg Branham Rick Gantt<br />

Dottie Grantham Ronnie Colón Jennifer Graham<br />

Greg Lucas Rachel Coon Meg Jewell<br />

Jennifer McAlister Ann Houck Steve Lewis<br />

David Mitchell Avannah Lewis Wilma Shealy<br />

Dan Nunnery Richard Mintz Elizabeth Weaver<br />

Charlie Syracuse Robert Sams David Whittemore<br />

Trustees<br />

Jim Findley Jim Brice Hubert Bowick

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