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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upward Soccer Opening Day

We had a great time at our Upward Soccer Opening Day. Tommy Campbell did a great job putting this program together this year. We had many church members to come out and celebrate with us. It's a church team effort to make Upward Sports work for us as we share the Gospel of Jesus with children and family members. Thanks to all who gave their time and service today. We are so blessed. Check out these photos of our Opening Day of Soccer:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friend Day February 7, 2016

I have great joy in Baptismal services at church. Tomorrow morning we will baptize three precious souls into our church family. God has blessed South Florence through the years with many souls being saved. The work of the Holy Spirit in His services has convicted and saved many lost souls. When we look around our church today we see many who have grown and matured in the Faith. When we do the will of God we will see the fruit of our work in His Services. God honors dedication and commitment from his saints.

Don't forget to invite and encourage your friends to attend Sunday school and worship with you this month. Friend Day is February 7 at 10:00 a.m. We want set a new goal of 350 in Sunday School on Friend Day. We are celebrating at 6:00 p.m. with our annual Super Bowl dinner and talent show. There's work to be done and friends to reach for Christ. Share the gospel as you go this month with the people you cross paths with and win some.

Thank you Lord for all your Blessings!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 With the Allens, Dardens and Tillmans.

We give you Thanks Lord God for all your blessings. We are so grateful for your continuing touch upon our families. We can't thank you enough for the everyday blessings. We thank you for the ones you have saved and the ones you will save. Jesus, you are Awesome!

We had a great day shooting the guns and telling old stories of old. We had almost all of our families with us this Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year we have gathered at Jeffery and Dori's home to celebrate with our families. As you look at the photos of our day you will see love and laughter among our families.

Hanna is spending a few days with us. She and Nana are putting up the Christmas tree today. She is such a blessing to have with us. The excitement is in the air for Christmas and telling the old story of the birth of our Lord Jesus. Make this Christmas season one to remember by going to church each and every time you have service at your church. Invite your friends and family to go with you. They may receive the greatest gift ever, by receiving Jesus as their Savior. Jesus is the reason for the Season! See you Sunday morning.

Check out our photos for the Thanksgiving Day at the Allen's.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Week @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Some of the places we visited at the mountains.

                                          Water dancing to music at the Inland.

                                             Blue Grass at the Inland

                                          Sky Wheel at the Inland
                                          Zip line at the Inland

Forty-Sixth Wedding Anniversary @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Nancy and I spent the week in Pigeon Forge, TN on our 46th anniversary. We have enjoyed our week and the many beautiful sights. We caught a few shows and spent some time at "The Island" which is new for us. Here are some photos of our trip.

                                           The Sky Wheel @ The Inland

Friday, August 14, 2015

Photos @ VBS


Mrs. Janet Ham leading VBS

Meal Time

Coming in for the evening meal.

Children having fun at playground.

VBS @ South Florence Baptist Church

We had a wonderful week of VBS at South Florence Baptist Church. We had an enrollment of 206 with an average of 171 nightly. Excitement filled the air each evening with a meal and classes. Our teachers were awesome and worked hard to tell the old old story of Jesus and his love. A big thank you to our cooks and fellowship workers. Janet Ham, our VBS Director is a great leader and serves our Lord well. We are so blessed to have such a talented group of workers. I want to thank all the children for coming and the parents also. We were able to plant seeds into the hearts of all that came to VBS. Sometime in the future we will see the fruit of our labors. Glory! Here are some photos of the VBS week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Prayer Makes a Difference

Dear Friends,

A praying church will survive in these dark days, but a church that does not pray will cease to be a church. We should seek to know how to pray rightly. The disciples wanted to learn how to pray; so they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.

Luk 11:1  Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped praying, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples." 

When we think back to the time that we had Holy Unction in our church; it was when we prayed and sought after the "Righteousness" of God. Lord, teach us how to pray! Teach us to pray consistently. Lord, teach us how to become leaders of prayer in our daily lives. Lord, teach us to be passionate and hold to the Faith of believing you can revive us and our church.

Tomorrow is our "Fasting Day" for Revival at South Florence, It's a twelve hour fast from 6:00 a.m til 6:00 p.m. God honors obedience! Prayer opens the doors for revival. As we fast and pray remember our Evangelist Frank Shivers. The purpose of revival is for us to "live the Christ life" daily. Pray for those you will invite to attend revival with you. Pray God will open their minds and heart to receive His Word. Pray the lost will hear the voice of God calling them to repentance. Pray believing that God will send an old fashion, heaven sent, Christ honoring, sin killing revival.

Come join us at our Fall revival on September 27 thru September 30 at South Florence Baptist Church, Florence, SC. We are located at 2720 S. Irby Street. We would love to have you come and worship with us. 

Just for Jesus

Pastor Allen

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pastor's Conference #sbc15

Dear Saints,

It's cool and raining here in Columbus, OH on this Monday morning. Messengers are moving into the Convention halls and worship center. People are talking and laughing with each other as they get ready for some good singing and preaching. 

I'm looking forward to hearing Clint Pressley, Pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. He may be one we can get for revival sometime in the future. H.B. Charles, Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida is another I'm looking forward to preach. It looks like a good day of worship with some of God's best preachers and singers. 

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Sunday, June 14, 2015

SBC @ Columbus, OH, 2015

Dear Saints,

Nancy and I visited First Baptist Church Logan, OH this morning. It was a good experience with some good old fashion preaching. After the service I was so thankful for our church in Florence, SC. We are blessed with great singing and the truth of God's Word. I thank God for all our sister churches in the SBC, but I'm full of joy for what God is doing and going to do in our church.

We arrived at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Columbus, OH around 2:00 p.m. We checked in and took off for lunch at Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus in German Town.There's a little village on the Southside of Columbus, OH. It was such a neat place to have lunch.

We are now back resting before we go to SBC Pastor's Conference at Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. We will hear three sermons plus some god singing this evening. The guest evangelists to night are Dean Fulks, Russell Moore, and Ted Traylor. The worship team is Calvary Church. It looks like a good line up.

I'm so glad to hear about the good service SFBC had today. Praying God will do it again tonight with you, Preach Charles!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

German Town @ Schmidt's Sausage Haus & Restaurant, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kelsey's Graduation, Lamar High School, 2015

What an exciting time we had celebrating Kelsey's graduation at Lamar High School, Lamar, SC Wednesday evening. Seventy-Four graduated at the Football Stadium in Lamar. We had a graduation party at the Ranch House in Timmonsville, SC. Here are some photos from the beginning til the end on Graduation Day.

Kelsey has grown into a very talented young lady. We are so proud of the lady she has become. August, she will enter North Greenville University as a Freshman. We love you !!!

Papa & Nana