April 7, 2020
 
 

The deacons and the staff of Enoree Baptist Church met tonight to assess the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on the ministry of the church. The decisions made and announcements follow:

The church will continue to honor the requests and executive orders of President Trump and Governor McMaster. Therefore, all regular public worship services and gatherings at Enoree Baptist Church are cancelled through April 30. The deacons and staff consider to monitor the situation. There was some encouraging news yesterday. The growth in the number of Covid 19 cases and deaths have decreased. Perhaps we are approaching the tipping point of the flattening of the curve. This does NOT mean that we should back off of social distancing and staying at home. We must continue to diligently practice these measures to help us move past the pandemic and to keep safe. Pray, pray, then pray some more.
The church will continue to offer online “virtual” services at 10:30 am on Sundays and a virtual devotion and prayer time at noon on Wednesdays. The services can be viewed live when they air or at other times after they air through the Enoree Baptist Church Facebook page and through the Enoree website at https://www.enoreebaptistchurch.com/.
Andrea Krigbaum is posting videos daily that include testimonies of members, times of prayer, songs, and short devotionals. Be sure to check these out on the webpage and be encouraged.
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday virtual Lord’s Supper Service. You will need to provide some juice and bread for those who worship with you in your homes. Join us on Facebook or at the church website at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 9.
Drive In Sunrise Service, 7:00 am, Resurrection Sunday, April 12. You are invited to drive your family in your cars to our church parking lot. A portable sound system will allow you to listen to the service in your car (with your windows down). The deacons will assist parking vehicles appropriately. It is very important that everyone maintain their social distancing. In addition, this service will be available through Facebook and the Enoree website. In case of rain, the service will become virtual through the Internet options.
Resurrection Sunday virtual worship at 10:30 am, Easter Sunday, April 12. Join us on Facebook Live or the website. Invite your friends and families to watch the service with you.
We would love for you to upload pictures of you and your family in your Sunday best to the Enoree Facebook page for Easter. Also email them to mailto:enoreebcwebmaster@gmail.com. We’d love to post them on the website sight too.
Have you considered having Sunday School online using zoom video meetings. It is easy to set up and it is free for meetings up to 40 minutes. If you have a web cam (most laptop computers have one built in), you can see the other members of your class as you study God’s Word together. If you need technical help, contact the church office. We will try to help you. Think about meeting Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening or at another time during the week that is convenient for your class. Enjoy the fellowship and study God ‘s Word together. If your class is meeting, let the church office know so we can celebrate with you and pray for you.
Thank you for your continued loyal giving to the Lord through the pandemic. Your faithfulness is a testimony of your love for God and his church. We are almost half way to our goal for North American Missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. Help us reach our missions goal of $2,000. As our missionaries serve during this pandemic, the need for support increases.

Continue to pray regularly for your church staff and your deacons as they devote extra time to serving during these days.

It is my joy to serve with you during these days. Please let us know if we can help you. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps 46:1, ESV).

Grace and peace,

Steve Crouse
Interim Pastor

 
 
 
 
April 1st, 2010
 
 
Enoree Baptist Church Covid-19 Update
 
 
The deacons and the staff of Enoree Baptist Church met tonight to assess the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on the ministry of the church. The decisions made and announcements follow:
• The church will continue to honor the requests and executive orders of President Trump and Governor McMaster. Therefore, all regular public worship services and gatherings at Enoree Baptist Church are cancelled through April 30. These additional 30 days are necessary for the safety and health of our church family, friends, and neighbors. The church will continue to offer online “virtual” services at 10:30 am on Sundays and a virtual devotion and prayer time at noon on Wednesdays. The services can be viewed live when they air or at other times after they air through the Enoree Baptist Church Facebook page and through the Enoree website at https://www.enoreebaptistchurch.com/. The staff is exploring other ways to encourage our church family to stay connected to the Lord and the church during this pandemic.
• Holy Week Services
o Maundy Thursday virtual Lord’s Supper Service. You will need to provide some grape juice and bread for those who worship with you in your homes. Join us on Facebook live or at the church website at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 9.
o Drive In Sunrise Service, 7:00 am, Resurrection Sunday, April 12. You are invited to drive your family in your cars to our church parking lot. A portable sound system will allow you to listen to the service in your car (with your windows down). The deacons will assist parking vehicles appropriately. It is very important that everyone maintain their social distancing. In addition, this service will be available through Facebook Live and the Enoree website.
o Resurrection Sunday virtual worship at 10:30 am, Easter Sunday, April 12. Join us on Facebook Live or the website.
o We would love for you to upload pictures of you and your family in your Sunday best to the Enoree Facebook page for Easter. Also email them to mailto:enoreebcwebmaster@gmail.com. We’d love to post them on the website right too.
• We praise the Lord that Braxton Edwards is safely at home.
• Thank you for your continued loyal giving to the Lord through the pandemic. Your faithfulness is a testimony of your love for God and his church. We are almost half way to our goal for North American Missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. Help us reach our missions goal of $2,000. As our missionaries serve during this pandemic the need for support increases.
• The process of the pastor search team has naturally slowed down during these days. The team has been in touch with all of the candidates who are serving their current churches through the corona virus crisis. The team will actively continue their work as soon as possible.
Your church staff is working hard for you and God’s kingdom. These days present some unprecedented challenges. I am very thankful for Andrea, Andy, Amy, and Dennis and all they are doing to help us stay connected as they continue to serve. In addition, they have taken on many responsibilities outside the scope of their job descriptions. They serve the Lord with gladness. As you have the opportunity, let them know how much you appreciate all they are doing to put together our virtual worship services, youth meetings, and so many other things.
It is my joy to serve with you during these days. Please let us know if we can help you. Our God reigns and he will see us through this outbreak.
Grace and peace,
Steve Crouse
Interim Pastor
 
 
 
March 26th, 2020
 
 
Enoree Baptist Church Covid-19 Update

 

The deacons and staff met Wednesday night to assess and review the current issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. I appreciate these leaders, their love for the Lord, their love for Enoree, and their desire to reach out and impact our community. The following outlines our response to the pandemic:

 

  • The meeting of the deacons and staff began and ended with heartfelt prayers for our church family, our President and all elected officials (local, state, and national) and those who are hurting physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially due to the pandemic.
  • Response to our first virtual worship service on March 22 has been very positive. According to Facebook records, more than 1,000 people were reached through the service. I encourage you to share comments as you watch these virtual services and that you share it with your friends through Facebook. We are grateful that the even though most people are rightly staying in their homes at this time, the ministry of Enoree Baptist Church continues.
  • Connection with others is essential during this time of limited social contact. Last week, the Children’s Ministry and the deacons distributed care packages to our senior members. The deacons are continuing to reach out to their assigned families to encourage them and to discover challenges people are facing. Use your phones and social media to stay connected with the church family.
  • Currently, we hope that we can have worship together on April 5. The leadership will continue to monitor the situation. We have a contingency plan in place to continue virtual services if that is necessary.
  • The deacons and staff will have virtual meetings in the future to help with social distancing. We plan to meet every week throughout this crisis on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
  • In addition to the virtual services each Sunday, we will do a mid-week devotion and prayer service that will be available at noon through the church website and Facebook.
  • We are moving toward providing some virtual contact and worship with our youth and children’s ministries. Look for updates about these events.
  • MSome people have expressed concerns about picking up medications. If you have a need, contact the church office.
 
  • If you are aware of a need that we can help with, contact the church office.

 

Our eyes are on the Lord. He will continue to guide us through this pandemic. Thank you for your prayers and support.

 

Steve Crouse

Interim Pastor

Steve.Crouse@ngu.edu

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Enoree Baptist Church

881 Tigerville Road

Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690

(864) 834-7403

 

 
 
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March 19th, 2020
 
Dear Enoree Church Family,

There is good news. God is on his throne and even the corona virus is ultimately subject to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Cast your cares and anxieties upon the Lord, for he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). He will see us through this pandemic.

Our staff and deacons met tonight to assess the current information we have on the Covid-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our Enoree family is our priority. In alignment with the recently released White House 15 day plan, as posted on the CDC website, the Enoree Church leadership agreed to honor the President’s request. We are suspending our regular services until Palm Sunday, April 5. It is our hope that we will be able to meet for our regular worship service that day. As you are aware, the pandemic information is changing rapidly. We will continue to monitor the situation. The staff and deacons will be meeting weekly for the foreseeable future to stay current with these changes and implement alterations accordingly. We are making the changes outlined below. Please view Dr. Crouse’s video message at your earliest convenience. Our response to the crisis follows:

We will offer a virtual worship serve every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. You can view the service on the church Facebook page or the website. The service will include music, video updates, prayer, and a sermon by Dr. Crouse. The church will also provide DVDs of the service for those who do not have computer access. If you need a DVD, contact the church office.
A mid-week video devotion and prayer service will be available by noon on Wednesdays on the church Facebook page and the Website.
The deacon family ministry plan is in place. There have been some changes and reassignments since Sunday. Your deacon will contact you in the next few days. Please let us know of any concerns or needs that you have. You can email or call your deacon, the staff, or the church office. Church office phone number is 864 834-7403, Email office@enoreebc.com. Church staff email are as follows: Dr Steve Crouse Steve.crouse@ngu.edu , Andrea Krigbaum wlamk17@gmail.com, & Andy Jones Enoreestudents202@gmail.com. The church office should have the list of phone numbers and emails for the deacons.
We strongly recommend that you avoid social gatherings with more than 10 people
By all means remain connected with the church family through phone calls, text messages, Facebook, other social media outlets, and our church webpage.
Continue to support the ministry of Enoree Baptist Church. During these days when you are unable to physically bring your tithes and offerings to the church, send a check by mail to the church office 881 Tigerville Road Travelers Rest 29690. The work of the ministry continues. Keep in mind that our goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board is $2,000. Our missionaries need our support. Give generously and cheerfully as you are able.

Philippians 4:6-7 is instructive, particularly during this pandemic. Paul states that we should not worry or be anxious about anything. The key to freedom from worry is found by taking everything to God in prayer. If we really trust God, why should we worry. This freedom from worry leads to experiencing God’s peace that passes all comprehension. His peace guards our hearts and minds in the power of Christ. Cast all your anxieties upon the Lord and you will experience his peace. That is our prayer for each of you. Let us know how we can serve you.

The Enoree Baptist Church Staff and Deacons