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

Welcome to our bulletin board where you can post notices, interesting articles and other information that is of interest to the SHBC community of believers. An ideal place to reach others with your information.

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SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN DECEMBER: We will be hosting a representative from various local ministries on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights in December. They will share an update on the ministry, as well as ideas for involvement. Multimedia presentations will be used, and some will include testimonies from volunteers and those who are being helped.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE: Beginning November 14, grades 1-12 Sunday School classes will be meeting in the Worship Room at 11:00am to practice for the Christmas Program. We would like to encourage as many children and teens as possible to participate in order to insure a great program. If you have any questions contact Steven Batts.
YOUNG ADULT UPCOMING EVENTS: Snow Tubing at Hawks Nest: February 4-6
KIDCHECK: Sunday School parents and workers are encouraged to set up a free KidCheck account for the new check-in system. The link can be accessed on the Home page.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Only two slots for Sunday mornings are needed to be filled. Thank you to those who have volunteered! See Jim Bartlett if you are able to help with these last two.
† New updated SHBC Directories are available on the desk outside the auditorium.
† The governor's lifting of restrictions came as a pleasant surprise. In light of these changes, we feel that it is expedient for the COVID protocols for SHBC meetings to be updated. Please be assured that we seek to consider the impact on everyone when making decisions, always prioritizing the glory of God and pursuing the best interests of the assembly as a whole. Effective immediately, we are no longer requesting face coverings be worn or social distancing be observed. The governor's recommendation is that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks; however, we leave this to your judgment. Face-coverings are optional, and anyone desiring to wear a mask for the safety of others or their own safety is encouraged to do so. However, we do ask that everyone be sensitive to others regarding physical distancing from those who do choose to continue to wear masks. If a masked person approaches you, it is obviously fine to converse at whatever distance is comfortable for both of you. But if you are unmasked, we ask that you respect those wearing masks and observe social distancing if interacting with them. Additionally, we encourage brotherly love when selecting a seat, being sensitive to ask if a person you are thinking of sitting nearer than normal is comfortable with that. If someone asks you that question, please feel appropriate in letting the questioner know that you are trying to social distance, if that is your preference. Our virtual options will continue to be provided for those who are not comfortable attending our in-person meetings. We continue to pray for unity in our assembly, and look forward to the Lord's continued work of grace among us as we seek to glorify Him.
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† If you would like to recieve emailed prayer lists and up-to-date chapel related news/events contact Mark Shelley -
Information on accessing any of the online meetings will be included.
† There is a link to the SHBC YouTube Video channel on the "Links" page.
† Remember when reading these posts**** Some events at the chapel buildings are still cancelled until further notice ****
MOUNTAIN MOVERS: Ages: Kindergarten through sixth grade. Mountain Movers will be continuing under the direction of Mary Batts. They will be taking up a series on the Armor of God. The children will continue to enjoy a supervised game time, snacks and a lesson from God’s Word.
† 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"
† Interested in joining a Book Club here at the chapel? “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”.....C. S. Lewis. Contact Carter Bowman for more information at: 843.412.2131 or
† 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
† Pray for C4K. If you are interested in helping please see Mark Shelley.
† At the annual men's business meeting, the following men were elected to serve:
Doug Williams: Treasurer / Tim Hawks and Luis Sanabria: Assistant Treasurers
Scott Murphy: Sunday School Superintendent
Jonathan Pfaff: Church Clerk
Joe Cardillo, Bill Cockerham, Jonathan Pfaff: Deacons (3 year-term)
Nick Murphy: Deacon (1-year term)
Please express your appreciation to the deacons who have completed their terms:
Chad Cecil, Danny Hawks, Luis Sanabria: Completed 3 year-term, Sean Printz: Completed 2-year term
† Congratulate the ladies who will be serving on the Ladies Committee for the next three years:
Pat Apple, Meleah Printz, Jamie Whittemore and Alternate: Julie Proctor.
Express your appreciation to the ladies who have faithfully served for the past three years:
Bellene Caldwell, Pat Cardillo and Patti Steenland.
Ladies interested in serving in a chapel ministry such as: the social, bereavement, nursery, or hospitality areas, fill out a sign up sheet on the table in the vestibule, and give it to Kay Alverson.
† 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.
Shannon Hills Bible Chapel exists to exalt the Lord Jesus, evangelize the world, and edify the church.
Shannon Hills Bible Chapel desires to be a local church that knows Jesus Christ more deeply and makes Him known more widely.
Life Groups are restarting Sunday, September 12th. We will be studying the book of Romans, seeking to apply to our everyday lives the truths we discover. Meeting each Sunday night from 6:30-8:00pm, Life Group is designed to be a context in which we get to know each other more deeply as we dig more deeply in God's Word.
If you would like to join a Life Group, try a different Life Group, or ask questions about Life Group, contact Mark Shelley, 336-312-4810 or Ronnie Murdock, 336-312-2120. Please note that childcare is provided at the chapel, and that Kids Access (K-6th grade) and Youth Alive (grades 7-12) will meet at the chapel at the same time as the Life Groups meet.
The 7:00pm preaching meeting will also continue as usual. The group locations and leaders are: Steven Batts and Rob White: Chapel House. Jack Proctor and Ron Crotts: Chapel Fellowship Hall. Ron Murdock and Scott Murphy: Home of Ronnie and Patty Murdock. Mark Shelley and Greg Whittemore: Rotates between homes of Greg and Lisa Whittemore, Mark and Kim Shelley, Nick and Jamie Whittemore, and Todd and Cindy Apple
† 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 to give online at the top of the SHBC website. 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" link is also 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.
We are hoping to expand the basketball ministry to Monday and Thursday nights. We need volunteers to help with this. If you can assist with the basketball ministry, contact Matt Bowman. This week basketball ministry on Thursday from 6:30pm -9pm (pending help).
KICKBALL - Want to keep up with your New Year’s weight loss resolutions and fellowship with others in the Chapel at the same time? Well, you can join the SHBC kickball team! We have games one night a week and occasional practices. Come to our interest meeting in the KFC room on Sunday, February 16 following the 11 o’clock service. Contact Matt Bowman for more information.
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, on your computer/tablet/phone, go to the Links page of the Shannon Hills Bible Chapel website, click the link "Inclement Weather Information" and you can check on the latest updates concerning SHBC activities during extreme weather events.
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 Recordings 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.

Why Tracts are Effective..... This is why!

  • 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* The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022.
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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