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Following the Candle Light Lord's Supper
December 21, 2016 - Click for larger image.




For we are co-workers in God's service...
1 Corinthians 3:9

Our College Street Family
Recent News and Photo Albums

College Street Welcomes Dustin Vaughn
As Our New Youth Minister
July 11, 2021

College Street youth, parents, and our entire church family are excited to welcome Dustin Vaughn, wife Elizabeth, son Kendall, and daughter Norah! Following the morning worship service on July 11, our members voted unanimously for Dustin to serve as Youth Minister.

Dustin is a Walhalla High School graduate, has served 5 years as Minister to Students at Kings Grove Baptist Church in Central, and his college work and certifications include North Greenville College, Liberty University, and the National Christian Counselors Association. Dustin feels Godís call to youth ministry, and is passionate about teaching, counseling, offering young people strong mentoring opportunities, and bringing young people to Jesus!

Concrete and Cranes Vacation Bible School Was Held
June 13 - 17, 2021.

Click here to view VBS Rally Night - June 17, 2021

Worship Service Time/Prayer Requests
A Message from Rev. Ken Forrester - April 22, 2021

Please join us each Sunday at 10:30 am for our Morning Worship Service now being held in the sanctuary. What a blessing that we will have the opportunity once again to worship in a routine setting that we havenít seen for over a year. The Family Life Center will also be open with the service being shown on the screen for those who may prefer to continue with the practice of safe distancing. We look forward to worshiping with each of you on Sunday!

Check your April 22 email for the first-name-only Whoís Your One? prayer list. Please pray daily for those shown on this list that they will find the joy of our Lord by their salvation or re-commitment to His Kingdom. Make this a part of your daily routine Ė pray without ceasing. There is great power in prayer!

May Godís blessings be yours daily.
Rev. Ken Forrester
Transitional Pastor

Our congregation has placed over 70 first names on the Who's Your One? cross since our April 18th morning worship service.

Return to Utica - 1 Year After the Seneca Tornado
Utica Neighborhood Clean Up Project Was Held on Monday, April 12, 2021

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A group of from College Street and 3 other churches conducted a one day Return to Utica Project to help our neighbors. Last spring we worked in the Seneca area with South Carolina Disaster Relief for 4 weeks following the 2020 tornado.

Tractor and trailer teams and a meal team were there from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Thanks to all volunteers, including Betty and Bod Barker, Randy and Sharon McManamay, Roy and Mildred Dodd, Julian and Janet Davis, Haleigh Haney, Brenda & Richard Turner, Joe Rukat, Larry Rudisall, Ray Hiler, Brandon Pearson, Wes & Shanon Elliott, and Jeff Blackwell

Pray First! 40 Day Pastor Search Prayer Guide

During April and May, we invite everyone to join us in praying for God's will in our pastor search process.

Sunday, March 7: A Report from the Transformational Focus Team

On Sunday, March 7, College Street's Interim Pastor, Ken Forrester, presented a Report from the Transformational Focus Team which he described as "almost a State-of-the-Church Address". Click here to view the entire service, or go directly to the report presentation. We pray that the team's report will be a powerful tool to aid the work of the newly formed Pastor Search Committee!

Pictures from March, 2021 Morning Worship Services

Commissioning of the Pastor Search Team - Sunday, March 28, 2021

Orchestra and Choir - Sunday, March 21, 2021

Palm Sunday Communion Service
March 28, 2021

Girl Scout Recognition Sunday
March 14, 2021

Audio Visual Team on Sunday, March 28, 2021

Online Tutorial for Our CSBC YouTube Channel
A Video Answering Eight Frequently Asked Questions!

Click the image above or click here for the online tutorial.

Thanks to our Student Ministry Director, Lauren Beddingfield, for this video tutorial which answers the most frequently asked questions about our online services. This beautiful and professionally produced tutorial explains how the videos are made, how to use live chat, how to share the videos, and many other important topics. Click here for Lauren's Video Tutorial


Honoring Rev. Don and Pat Bickers
Sunday, January 31, 2021

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, College Street honored Rev. Don and Pat Bickers
for their many months of service during our transitional period. The plaque reads "...for who you are, for all you have done - to lead us, shepherd us, and point us to Jesus - by word and example - we humbly say thank you!". Click here to view the presentation.

College Street's Worship Team on Sunday Morning, January 31, 2021

Pictures from our October 18, 2020 Morning Worship Service

October 11, 2020 Morning Worship Service

Christmas at College Street - 2020!

Our December 23rd, 2020 Candlelight Lord's Supper is now archived online.
Click here for the direct link to this service.


 Pictures From Our December 13th, 2020 Morning Worship Service

Our Sunday, December 13th, Third Sunday of Advent, Morning Worship Service

The Third Sunday of Advent - Lighting the Candle of Joy

Stream the entire service, or go directly to Rev. Don Bicker's sermon: Joseph - Being Available to God, from Matthew 1: 18-25.

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble - Performed In-Concert
at College Street  - Sunday Evening, December 6, 2020

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble was in-concert on December 6 for a beautiful Christmas handbell program. Check the Carolina Bronze website for many pictures and more information about this group.

Pictures from The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble Website

Pictures From Our November 29, 2020 Morning Worship Service
The First Sunday of Advent

Our Sunday, November 29th, First Sunday of Advent, and the December 6th, Second Sunday of Advent, services are available online.

Our thanks to Rev. Don Bickers for sending these photos.
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The CSBC Praise Team During our Sunday, November 15 Morning Worship Service

College Street Welcomes Our New Transitional Pastor
Rev. Ken and Mrs. Pat Forrester! - September 27, 2020

College Street Welcomes Rev. Ken and Mrs. Pat Forrester!  View the Sunday, September 27th Service online.

Rev. Ken Forrester is our new Transitional Pastor. In addition to pastoral duties, he will lead our congregation and leadership to form a Pastor Search Committee, to seek God's man to be our next pastor, and then help that new pastor transition into his new position. Pray for Pastor Ken Forrester as he ministers, teaches, and inspires us to become more like Jesus Christ, bring others to Christ, and to become better servants in the Kingdom of God.

View the entire service, or click this direct link to the sermon:
Which Way from Here?  Sermon text: Philippians 3:12-14

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First staff meeting led by Rev. Ken Forrester, our new Transitional Pastor - Monday, September 28, 2020.

Return To Worship Service - May 31, 2020

Pictures from our Sunday, May 31, 2020 Return to Worship Service
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View our Sunday, May 31, in-sanctuary "Return to Worship" service online at our YouTube channel. The video begins with announcement slides. Our CSBC Brass Ensemble begins the service at about 10 minutes into the stream. Lauren's welcome and announcements begin at 12:55. Rev. Don Bickers brings the message at 24:50: Regathering the Church Family from Acts 1&2.

Sunday, May 31 Resumption of Sanctuary Morning Worship Services
(Email to the congregation from Mr. Tim Merrell, Deacon Chair - received May 26, 2020)

Dear College Street Baptist Church Family:

On Sunday, May 31, we will reopen our sanctuary for worshiping in person. Please plan to arrive at 9:30 A.M. if possible because implementing our protective measures may take longer for everyone to enter and be seated safely. The service is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. If you are sick, have underlying health issues or feel at risk, PLEASE worship with us from home. The live broadcasts get better every week!

If you are healthy and mobile, please consider parking further from the church so our elderly members can have a closer parking space.

The first floor of the sanctuary and the adjoining restrooms will be the only open areas. There will be no nursery or childrenís activities. The balance of the church building will be closed off from access.

Below are some of the guidelines that will be observed:
*Ushers or deacons will guide you to entry doors.
*Your body temperature will be monitored with a touch-less scanner before entering the sanctuary. If your temperature is equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed into the sanctuary and we will suggest you see your doctor.
*Ushers will guide you to your seat to ensure social distancing is observed. Immediate family groups that arrive together may be seated as a family group.
*We recommend masks be worn and extras will be available if you do not have one.
*Hand sanitizer will be available, and its use is recommended before being seated.
*Offering plates will be located at each exit to eliminate passing of the plates from person to person.
*Please refrain from hugging and handshaking. However, big smiles will be greatly appreciated!
*At the close of the service, ushers or the ministry team will dismiss by rows to avoid crowding and deacons will be outside to remind all that we need to keep our social distance.

Please use this time to give thanks and worship our great GOD. HE has us in the palm of HIS hand.

We appreciate your cooperation exercising patience as we resume worshiping together. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 31st!

Tim Merrell
Chairman of the Deacons

March, April, and May, 2020 Morning Worship Service Videos
To see the entire list, be sure to click the VIDEOS link.

New Audio Visual equipment is now installed and integrated into our existing sound system. Please let us know what you think about our next online Sunday Service. Thanks to the many involved in sharing their music, message, talent, expertise, and dedication in producing the worship service videos!

When you visit our YouTube channel, click the "VIDEOS" link to access all archived services. Click the subscribe button and the bell icon to receive notification when new videos are available.

Screen Shots from Our Online Easter Sunday Morning Worship Service, April 12, 2020

Sunday, May 24th: Rev. Don Bickers delivered the message: The Stories Behind the Stones from Joshua 4:1-3, 6. The CSBC Worship Team provided praise and worship music.

Sunday, May 17th: Our morning worship service included flute/piano specials by Gena Sykes and Vanessa Conway. Rev. Don Bickers' message: The Prodigal Party based on Luke 15 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. Also, listen to Lauren's announcements of in-person worship services resuming May 31th!

Sunday, May 10th, Mother's Day morning worship service, Rev. Don Bickers delivered the message: Honoring Mothers, with text from Exodus 20:12.

Sunday, May 3rd morning worship service - Rev. Don Bickers' sermon: God's Antidotes for Fear, with text from 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

Sunday, April 26th morning worship service: Rev. Don Bickers brings the sermon. Don's message: We Are Still the Church,  based on Matthew 16:13-18. Please note Lauren's announcements of several online "Zoom" meetings scheduled this week.

The April 19th, 2020 Sunday morning worship service: Don's Message: When We Are Overwhelmed, based upon Psalm 61:1-4. We apologize for the intermittent audio problems with the live stream and the upload.

The April 12th, 2020 Easter Sunday morning worship service included 3 Praise and Worship selections by the CSBC Worship Team. Retired Pastor Don Bickers delivered the message: Everybody Needs an Easter, with text from Luke 24:1-12. Following the message, the service included a video clip from our 2019 Passion Play: He Lives.

The April 5th, 2020 Palm Sunday worship service featured observance of Communion, as the online congregation shared in the Lord's supper with their own bread and wine or grape juice. The service included special music from Ray Conway and Paul Tichenor, along with a video clip of the Upper Room Communion scene from our 2019 Passion Play: He Lives. Retired Pastor Don Bickers delivered the sermon: Palm Sunday's Celebration, Mark 11:1-10.

In the Sunday morning, March 29, 2020 Morning Worship Service, Rev. Don Bickers brings the message: Our Own March Madness. His scriptural text is from Psalm 107:23-32, focusing on v. 27: "At Their Wit's End".

In the March 22, 2020 Morning Worship Service, Don's message was: "Sheltering in Place", (Psalm 121:1-3).

Easter Cross Decoration - April 12, 2020

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From Lauren Beddingfield
Director of Student Ministries

To our Church Family and Community!

Thank you for being a part of decorating our cross for Easter. We hope that it will stand as a symbol of hope and remind us all that He is Risen. Jesus took the ugliness of our sin on the cross and transformed our lives to be made new in Him.

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Lauren Beddingfield
Director of Student Ministries
Good News Club Coordinator

CSBC Food Bank Volunteers Continue to Serve!
March 24, 2020

College Street Baptist Church Food Pantry is open Monday and Tuesday each week from 10am-1pm. We have a drive thru setup to help with social distancing and volunteers directing you where to go. We serve the greater Walhalla area and we are continuing to help during this pandemic.

Thanks to all the volunteers who keep our food pantry open and serving families. Eugenia and Greg modified the procedures to allow "drive through" operation while keeping recommended health and safety policies in effect. Don visited the CSBC Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and took these pictures.  Our thanks are also extended to the many other volunteers who keep the food bank functioning.

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College Street Baptist Church
407 South College Street
P.O. Box 340
Walhalla, SC 29691
Office (864) 638-2986
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