Shannon Hills Bible Chapel

Non Denominational, Fundamental and Friendly, New Testament Patterned Assembly
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42

Shannon Hills Bible Chapel Bulletin Board

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LOVE GIFT: Prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you contribute to the Love Gift for our full-time worker at the Watchnight service. Mark your check or envelope “Love Gift” and put it in the offering or one of the boxes in the back of the auditorium.
SET HELP NEEDED: There is a simple set piece needed for this year’s Christmas Program. If you can help with the construction of this and possibly some props, please see Steven Batts.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM NOTE TO PARENTS: We are trying to get started a little earlier this year in an effort to reduce the pressure of getting everything learned and memorized in time for the program. Your assistance in this is important to achieving this. To assist in learning the music we have listening tracks available for everyone. We can provide these as a physical CD or as mp3 files that can be downloaded. A sign up sheet will be passed around at the first practice today. On it we requested contact information to deliver the mp3 files. The setting for the play is a 1950’s themed diner. In preparation for this, we would like to ask the kids to dress the part. Whether it is skirts, blouses and sweaters for the girls or jeans and white t-shirts or khakis and cardigans for the boys, it would be great to have the kids dress the part for the program. Certain speaking parts will require more specific costumes which we will address more specifically with their part. Also, we could use some help in putting this program together. As much as we rely on the children to pull off a great program, we need a team of adults behind the scenes making it all happen. Help is needed with meal preparation, child supervision (crowd control), set construction, props and slide show operator. If you can help in with any of these areas, contact Steven or Mary Batts. Thanks again and we look forward to putting together a great program. Any children wanting to participate in the Sunday School Christmas Program, for grades K-12, should be at practice on Sunday from 12:15pm to 2:30. Lunch will be provided in the activities building. For more information, contact Steven Batts.
† The next Urban Ministry Outreach is 6:30am Sunday, December 15th, Shannon Hills Bible Chapel will have another opportunity to minister to some of the homeless population in our community by providing a hot breakfast, the gospel of God's grace, and Spirit-empowered kindness. If you have questions about helping with this purposeful ministry, contact Mark Shelley or Doug Williams.
† The 2 year-old thru 2nd grade Christmas presentation will be on Sunday, December 15th, at 10:55am
† Join us as we seek to share the love and joy of Christmas with others on December 18th through the singing of carols to them. This year, we will be reaching out to include not only those who are "shut-in" or elderly, but also to others we feel may benefit from this ministry. After our caroling, we will return to the Activity Building for a time of refreshments and fellowship.
† Christmas Fellowship after the Christmas Program on Sunday evening, December 22nd. Bring finger foods to share. Drinks will be provided.
† Christmas tracts and 2020 pocket calendars are available in the hallway outside of the auditorium.
IMMANUEL MISSION: Immanuel Mission has an average of 50 students. The Ladies Missionary Fellowship Group is assisting with their annual Christmas gifts for the students. Each student in the school is given a large gift bag of presents. All year the mission saves toys, toiletries, games, puzzles, winter wear, and other gifts. Just before Christmas these items are assembled into gift bags. They need fun toys to go along with their other items that are needed but not as exciting.
Nerf toys - Coloring Books - Nail Polish Kits - Basketballs - Games and Puzzles - Bath sets for older girls - Footballs - Cars and Trucks - Barbie Dolls
If you use Amazon you can have the items sent directly with free shipping. Their address is: Immanuel Mission P.O. BOX 1080 Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514. If you prefer, you may make a donation through Shannon Hills Bible Chapel and mark it for Immanuel Missions.
† We have a good problem, and you may be part of the solution. The number of children needing nursery care on Sunday nights has increased! We need volunteers to serve in the nursery from 6:30pm - 8:00pm one Sunday evening every other month (only 6 times per year). Please pray about this need, and contact Carter Bowman if you can assist.
† The messages from the CMML Missions conference hosted by SHBC are available on the SHBC website. Click on "Recordings", and then "Listen to Various Recorded Events"
† Ladies Missionary Meeting is starting back on Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00am. The topic will be discussing new ways to reach out to missionaries currently serving from North Carolina.
† Interested in joining a Book Club here at the chapel? The first meeting is on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm in the Chapel House. We will be covering chapters 1- 3 of The Autobiography of George Muller (1996) by George Muller. “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”.....C. S. Lewis. Contact Carter Bowman for more information at: 843.412.2131 or
† Volunteers are needed for the Men’s Basketball Outreach on Tuesday nights. If you can help please see Matt Bowman.
† We will be spotlighting a different ministry each month with a video, seeking to provide information, encourage participation, and stimulate prayer. Check out the video page and see the many different ministries we have at SHBC.
† Visit the desk outside of the auditorium to find 2019 calendars that include the gospel message, 2019 Missionary Prayer Handbooks, corrected large-print editions of Our Daily Bread for October - November, and other helpful literature.
† Ladies interested in serving in a chapel ministry such as: the social, bereavement, nursery, or hospitality areas, pick up a sign up sheet on the table in the vestibule, make it out (don't forget to put your name and contact info) and leave it on the table or give it to Pat Cardillo.
† Your help is needed to restock the chapel food pantry. Currently, the following items are needed: canned meats, chicken , tuna, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup, soup, Mac and cheese, and fruit. No canned vegetables or noodles are needed at this time. Thank you for your participation in this ministry.
† The Sakeji Mission school in Zambia is in need of some bed spreads as described: Girls Dorm - There are 12 to 15 single beds in each room. Two rooms are pink in wall color, so something to match that. The other two are turquoise in paint color, so anything that would go with turquoise. Boys Dorm - There is also the boys dorm with a similar set up. They would require basically boyish or neutral colors. If you want to make a bedspread, the bedspreads are 50” by 80”. For more information please contact Pat Cardillo, Margaret Lewis or Linda Pfaff.
† There are a few copies of Cornerstone Magazine on the table in the hallway that are free to anyone who would like one. Cornerstone is a free publication that seeks to build up and encourage the Lord’s people by publishing Bible teaching articles and reports of the Lord’s work. Its aim is to present truth in words that are easy to understand in regard to the person of Christ, his church, and evangelism. If you would like to receive Cornerstone either electronically or by mail, you can sign up at
† If you have an item to submit to the bulletin, please email Mary Batts at or call her cell phone at 336-707-8498. This email address is located on the front of the bulletin each week.
NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DESK OUTSIDE THE AUDITORIUM: "Our Daily Bread" and "Days of Praise" Devotionals for December - February ("Days of Praise" should be here soon)
† Pray for C4K. If you are interested in helping please see Mark Shelley.
† Express your appreciation to the ladies who are rotating off of the Ladies Committee at the end of January: June Mackay, Sarah Murdock, and Linda Williams. The new members will be Bellene Caldwell, Pat Cardillo, and Patti Steenland.
† Pray for the following men who were selected to serve at the last men's meeting: Church Clerk: Jim Bartlett / Treasurer: Doug Williams / Assistant Treasurer: Joey Bertrand / Sunday School Superintendent: Scott Murphy / New Deacons: Larry Batts, Jonathan Pfaff, Jack Proctor / 1st alternate: Daniel Murdock / 2nd alternate: Zach Weigand / 3rd alternate: Tico Wallace. Express appreciation to those who completed their terms of service as deacons: Jim Bartlett, Amin Haddad, Patrick Apple and Jim Poe.
† Prayer requests shared on Sundays and Wednesdays at Shannon Hills Bible Chapel are compiled and emailed the following day. Updates and special requests are sent out as they are made available. If you do not receive these emails, but would like to have them delivered to your inbox, give your email address to Mark Shelley.
† Let's keep the new carpet in the chapel hallway clean. Your cooperation is needed to keep it looking good by not taking food or drink into the hallway or in the Chapel sanctuary.
"Church: if the world could see a snapshot of our worship today, would they perceive that we believe our God is worthy of praise?".....Matt Papa
SHBC Life Groups will be restarting on September 8, 2019 and will meet each Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00pm. The goal of this ministry is to provide a small group context for connecting more closely with God and more closely with fellow-believers. This year we will be digging into Luke 9:23 as we read and discuss Nate Bramsen's book, What If Jesus Meant What He Said?. You are invited to join a Life Group as we spend time together in fellowship, studying and applying God's Word to our daily lives, sharing and praying about our needs, and seeking ways to reach out to others.
The current Life Group information is listed below. If you would like to join a Group, or move from your present group to a different group, please contact Mark Shelley or Ron Murdock. We will be ordering copies of the book for everyone in the Life Groups soon.
Please note that childcare is provided at the chapel, and that the Mountain Movers (K-6th grade) and Youth Alive (grades 7-12) will meet at the chapel at the same time as the Life Groups meet. Youth Alive will be using the same book as the Life Groups. The 7:00pm preaching meeting will also continue as usual.
The group locations and leaders are: Steven Batts and Rob White: Chapel House -- Sonny Apple and Jack Proctor: Chapel Fellowship Hall -- Ron Murdock and Scott Murphy: Home of Ronnie and Patty Murdock 3705 Girard Road 27406 -- Mark Shelley and Mark Armfield: Rotates between homes of Greg and Lisa Whittemore: 1186 Legacy Fare Drive, Pleasant Garden and Mark and Kim Shelley: 3900 Lawndale Drive 27455
† Beginning August 4 2019 the Family Bible Hour start time will be changed to 10:55am. The intent of this 5-minute adjustment is to provide enough time for the various aspects of the opening (25 minutes) and the preaching of God's Word (40 minutes), with the goal of concluding at 12:00. With this in mind, the elders respectfully request that, to the extent possible, everyone be in the auditorium in time for the start of the meeting at 10:55am.

† It has been requested that we offer a digital giving option for those who are interested. In response, we are now offering "SimpleGive" as a safe and secure avenue of giving electronically. You can go online from any device to donate through a checking account, debit card, or credit card. A small handling fee will be deducted from the donation. There is a link on the SHBC website (Links page). For mobile giving, you can text a donation to 336-281-6883. This is a dedicated number for SHBC. You will receive further instructions after your initial text. SimpleGive meets the strictest of PCI-DSS security level standards. This option is solely provided as a convenience for those who prefer to handle their finances electronically. "Give Securely Online" is on the bottom right corner of the "Links" page.

† Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the assembly of saints. - Psalms 149:1 - be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.....Ephesians 5:18-19. Throughout the history of the Greensboro assembly, music has been an important aspect of our expressions of worship and testimony. It is our desire that our love of the Lord Jesus, of one another, and of music will continue to grow. With this goal in mind, we will be restructuring our music ministry for the 10:55 Sunday morning meeting. This new direction is intended to provide a blending of musical styles rather than separating them on different Sundays. Each Sunday morning, the song selections will be evenly divided between traditional and contemporary. Additionally, musical instruments generally associated with these styles of music will be played together for all songs each Sunday morning. Joseph Shelley will coordinate the music, overseeing the selection of songs and arranging each song so that all instruments will be able to accompany the singing no matter what the song style is. Todd Apple will assist in the organizational and moderating aspects of the ministry. This new music ministry is scheduled to begin on September 9th 2018, and will be reevaluated after a period of three months. It is our prayer that this shift in direction will prove to be honoring to the Lord by providing a more unifying musical program that will result in a greater continuity and creativity for engaging all who attend, while being careful to never compromise the message of the pure gospel of grace through the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope is that this will open the doors for sincere and unselfish love to be expressed to one another as we sing from our hearts to the Lord regardless of our preferences. God has created us to glorify Him in a great variety of ways, and music is significant among them. Just as over time, our houses benefit from remodeling, (although they may still provide shelter and security without remodeling), our methods can profit from fresh evaluation and ideas without sacrificing our message. We desire that SHBC will always be a local church that glorifies God, is a warm and welcoming place for the community, and is sensitive to the changing needs of successive generations. Please pray with us as we trust the Lord in these changes. And please contact an elder if you have questions. The elders of Shannon Hills Bible Chapel

† The locks on the activity building will be re-keyed shortly. If you currently have a key to the activity building see Amin K. Haddad to get a new key.

† The elders and deacons are continuing to consider additional ideas for security at the chapel. In the very near future, security cameras will be installed on the premises. Please pray with us regarding the implementation of other wise and reasonable security measures.

† As a reminder, we have become aware that some of our fellow-believers are allergic or highly sensitive to perfumes, colognes, and after-shave lotions. This can cause serious difficulties and sickness for them at times, and is especially an issue in meetings in more confined spaces, such as the Lord's Supper. In order to not hinder these brothers and sisters from gathering with the saints, please be sensitive to those with these health concerns. Thank you for your care for one another.

† As societal conditions continue to deteriorate, we want everyone to be safe and secure at all times in the Shannon Hills Bible Chapel buildings. If you visit the buildings at times when no public meetings are scheduled, please lock the door behind you as soon as you enter. It is also preferable to not visit the building alone (especially females). We trust the Lord to keep us safe, but we also recognize that He expects us to exercise wise caution.

† For security reasons, we will be changing the locks on the chapel building. Due to a delay in getting the new keys, the change of locks on the chapel has been delayed. The new keys are now available. If you currently have a key you will be able receive a new key from Amin K. Haddad. The new locks will be installed by the first week in May.

† Due to the elders' concern over content in some of the Power For Living papers, we will no longer be distributing them.

The deacons have identified policies to be followed by SHBC vehicle drivers as they pertain to safety, fueling and cleanliness. The policies are posted at the top of the new Transportation Log sheets that have been placed in each vehicle on clipboards. Drivers are requested to comply with the policies, including completing the log for all trips. Receipts for gasoline purchases are to be attached to the clipboard so that they can be collected periodically and submitted to the Church Treasurer.
Attention SHBC Vehicle Drivers: Please remember to document your trips, in the Transportation Log that is kept in each vehicle, and to report any safety or operational issues about the vehicle, to the Board of Deacons immediately. Your compliance will significantly aid the deacons in maintaining the vehicles.
For insurance purposes, operation of SHBC vehicles is restricted to only those persons who have been approved and had their names published on the SHBC Approved Drivers List, which is updated whenever needed and posted on the bulletin boards. Anyone else who needs authorization may request it through Jim Bartlett the Church Clerk.
Van ministry "Buddy System"--We would love for each of our kids to have one person or couple to be their "buddy". This can be as simple as just making contact on Sunday morning or as in depth as you would like. If you have an interest in the mentoring ministry, but your circumstances are a hindrance, consider this alternative. See Rob White, or Luis Sanabria for more information.
A fund has been set up to assist with the Van and Mentoring ministries. If you would like to participate at any time, you may give through the chapel and mark your gift accordingly.
Still need two to three volunteers to help drive for the van ministry. If you are able to help please see Rob White.
Basketball Outreach Ministry every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Volunteers are needed. If you can help please see Matt Bowman.
KICKBALL - When: Tuesday, October 8, 7:30pm, at the West Market Street Field 3299 Starmount Drive.
Time: 6:30pm - Dates: "Almost" Every Friday, - Call Tico Wallace at 336-339-6183 for more information.
You can view the actual presentation that has been given by any speaker listed on our "Sunday Sermon" page with the pencil icon next to the title of his sermon. Those presentations are usually created with Microsoft "Powerpoint." If you do not have that software already installed on you computer, you will not be able to open the file, when you click on it. But, you can download a "Powerpoint Viewer" that will enable you to view any Powerpoint file, absolutely FREE. The following link will take you to the Microsoft Store website. Choose one of the Viewer apps. Read the installation instructions and click the Download button.  Get Powerpoint Viewer
NOTE: Shannon Hills Bible Chapel does not endorse and is not responsible for any downloaded application from the Microsoft Store link listed here.
In the event of inclement weather, watch WFMY News2 for scheduling changes in chapel activities. "or" On your computer/tablet/phone, go to the Links page of the Shannon Hills Bible Chapel website, click on inclement weather information and you can get the latest updates concerning SHBC activities during extreme weather events, from the WFMY News2 website.
Isaiah 53: Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our grief's, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Psalm 51:10-11: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
Philippians 4:4-8: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
Don't forget to check out our "Links" page!
Visit the Music page and listen to some music, that gives praise to our Lord and Savior.
Contact Mark Shelley to reserve the chapel building or the activities building, Pam Armfield to reserve the chapel house, and Mark Armfield to reserve the chapel vans.
Select some tracts from the tract rack in the upstairs hallway and commit to using them as a witnessing tool this week.
  • Many people never go to church or read the Bible. A tract may be the only clear presentation of the Gospel they will ever receive.
  • A tract can go anywhere inexpensively. You can carry it in your pocket or purse, place it in a rack, or send it through the mail.
  • A tract will reinforce your personal witness. Even if you can’t follow up, the reader can write to the publisher’s address on the back for further help.
  • Some people will not listen to you, but will accept a tract. Many people have been saved through reading (and rereading) a tract in privacy.
  • How to Use Tracts

    When you give a tract, you are representing the Lord. Here are a few suggestions on how to witness for Jesus Christ with tracts.

  • Prayerfully - Ask the Lord to give you a love for Christ and a genuine concern for those whom you will meet. Pray that the Holy Spirit will, through the tracts you give, open hearts and minds to the Gospel.
  • Practically - Be sensitive to the needs and interests of those around you, and be equipped to use tracts when it is appropriate.
  • Pleasantly - It costs so little to smile, but a smile goes so far. If a person refuses a tract or wants to argue, be pleasant. Don’t argue.
  • Plentifully - Tracts cost so little that you can afford to give them freely. Certainly some people will throw them away. People turn off the radio, yet we still broadcast the Gospel. Be persistent, and trust the Lord to bring forth fruit.
  • Other Ways to use Tracts
  • Include tracts in the mail with greeting cards and bills. Send them to friends, shut-ins, and visitors to your church. Put tracts in your church bulletin for visitors.
  • Give them to waitresses, gasoline attendants, and salespeople.
  • Always have some tracts in your pocket, purse, and glove compartment.
  • Place a tract rack in your church. Obtain permission to place tract racks in hospitals, rest homes, bus stations, prisons, etc.
  • Give tracts to children in VBS and Sunday school and on special days like Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
  • Use a Scripture calendar card as a business card with your personal imprint or imprinted with your church’s address and schedule.
Did You Know?.....DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) internet service can sometimes interrupt home alarm systems.
If you have an improperly wired alarm system on your house, DSL internet service may prevent an alarm system from transmitting alarm signals to the monitoring station.
A monitored alarm system that uses the telephone line to communicate with a central monitoring station may have a compatibility problem with DSL high speed internet service and can prevent the system from operating properly. Though there may not be any indication of a problem, the security alarm panel may fail to notify the monitoring service during a break-in /fire/medical emergency because of interference from the DSL service. The problem can be fixed by using a special filter. If you have DSL internet service and a monitored central alarm system you should contact your alarm service for options to remedy this potentially hazardous issue.
*IMPORTANT* Effective Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 devices will no longer be supported due to Microsoft’s discontinuation of the Windows 7 operating system. Effective Monday, July 11, 2016, Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8 will no longer be supported due to Microsoft’s discontinuation of the Windows XP operating system. Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate supported browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari to stay safe on the internet.
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