all around! John and Shelly Paice are expecting their first baby!
In addition to the Paice family news, Josh Buttram and Carolyn Brown
will be happily married on June 1st, 2002. Best Wishes from all
of us at newrivercoal.com!
Pastor of Worship ministries at Independent Bible Church, Brent
Alderman, invited New River Coal to lead the Sunday morning worship
for one of their morning services. It was a great opportunity for
the band to share their ministry with the church body. Pastor Mark
Johnson followed the time of worship with an impacting challenge
from the Word.
New River Coalers is my favorite band in the universe." - Possum
New River Coal
enjoyed a wonderful and refreshing week of ministry with Independent
Bible Church. It was a joy for the band to join in ministry with
such a quality staff. Jr High Pastor Dean Plumblee (close friend
of NRC) as well as Sr High Pastor Lowell McDonald coordinated the
weeks schedule of ministry along with a slew of volunteer staff.
The week was
kicked off Monday night and exciting activities followed each night.
New River Coal led the times of worship each night as well as playing
a concert for the Friday night activities. The band members also
served along side the many youth staff volunteers as leaders for
A major highlight
of the week was the Mud Night, which found NRC and over 100 teens
covered in mud from head to toe. Manna, a professional skateboarding
team also participated in one evenings events providing a really
sweet demo and some powerful testimonies. The week was filled with
fun and excitement, but the focus for all involved was clearly,
knowing God. Dave Bogue was the speaker for the week, he gave very
practical and powerful challenges each night.
While New River
Coal came to minister during Teen Week at IBC, by week's end the
band had been ministered to in so many different ways. Thanks to
everyone at IBC who shared in ministry with NRC and had an impacting
ministry to the band.
clients at Pinehaven Shelter enjoyed a full day of activities celebrating
our nations birthday one day early. After a fun-filled picnic at
Grandview in the New River Gorge National Park, they returned home
for a concert by New River Coal. NRC enjoyed the opportunity to
interact and fellowship with all of the great folks at Pinehaven
as well as playing a varied set of some old NRC tunes and some fresh
a great opportunity to have our band play here at Pinhaven. Everyone
keeps asking when we are going to be able to come again." Josiah
was a great evening, an atmosphere of worship, good music and at
least one funny joke. " - Sam Smith
Heritage Room at Daniels Bible Church was full of music and people
on Saturday night. The only thing missing was enough seating as
the place was packed to capacity. Centermark chief, Mark Breta joined
NRC once again by singing a few songs to start off the evening.
He was joined on a couple of songs by talented vocalist Angie van
Scyoc (forgive me for the spelling). The evening focused on Gods
love in difficult times. NRC led the assembly in singing a number
of their favorite hymns that keyed in on Gods love as well
as singing some of their own songs. They also debuted a couple of
new songs never heard before (Josiahs a prayer for Debbie
and Natalies true). Thanks to all who participated
in this special evening.
family, good music - a great setting for a 4 year old's birthday
celebration. New River Coal joined in on the party celebrating Ally's
4th birthday. Ally is the neice of John (world renoun drummer for
NRC) and Shelly Paice. It was a fun evening, with NRC pulling songs
out of the hat that they have not played in many moons, along with
a few numbers played along with Alley's Grandfather and good friend
of NRC, Benny Warden. The party was hosted by Benny and his wife
Darlene. Their beautifully cultivated back yard provided a great
setting for the evening.
Buttram led the evening of worship centered on God's love in tough
times. Along with the worship, NRC shared some of their songs which
also followed the theme of God's amazing love for us. Three church
youth groups local to the Ansted, WV area participated in the evening
of worship. The youth groups represented were from Ansted Baptist,
Lovers Leap Baptist and Sunday Road Baptist. Special thanks to John
Skaggs and Sunday Road Baptist Church for inviting NRC to share
in their ministry.
Fest is an annual, week long youth event hosted and operated by
the Youth Staff at Abingdon Bible Church under the leadership of
Greg Alderman and his intern Ben Crogan. Each year Jam Fest reaches
out to hundred of teens in the Abingdon area. New River Coal joined
in on the ministry the last evening of Jam Fest.
were priviledged to be a part of an awesome outreach and ministry
to the teens in Abingdon." - Josiah Smith
some wet and wild water games, New River Coal kicked off Friday
evening with a 45 min set of their own songs, as well as leading
some worship for the entire group. Following NRC was a drama team
from Cedarville University, additional worship led by a group from
North Carolina, and finally an impacting challenge by Van Marseau.
It was a great evening of minstry.
setting for the concert was really great." - James D.
linked up with Ezekiel's Vision for the Summer Blast Off 2001, held
at Soldiers Memorial Theatre. NRC kicked things off with what they
felt like was an energetic opening set. However, when Eze. Vision
hit the stage, the music was pumped up another level. Through all
the music by Ezekiel's Vision it was easy to see that these men
have a heart for God. After Eze. Vision finished their set, NRC
shared some more of their songs. At the end of the evening NRC and
Eze. Vision joined in together with the audience in singing praise
to the Lord. It was a great evening together. Click HERE
for a photo. For more pictures visit www.ezevision.com
year was a lot of fun. I think we felt a lot more comfortable because
we were familiar with the setting." - NRC drummer John Paice
again, New River Coal has been spotted on the gazebo stage at Shoemaker
Square in uptown Beckley. While the setting is familiar, it's never
the same group of people gathered there in the park. This event
gave NRC the opportunity to share their music and ministry with
people they would normally not be able to reach.
Coal crossed the state line again." - WV State Police
NRC was joined
Sunday evening by guest musician Fred Stromburg, who sang a few
of his original songs to get things going. After Fred's opening
set, he then joined the band on bass guitar due to the unfortunate
absence of regular Jeremy Byrge. It was a great evening of ministry
and fellowship together.
was great to be back home again with family and friends" -
river coal along with special guests sam judd and mark breta were
warmly welcomed by the teens and adults at locust grove baptist
church. the teens joined in on the ministry of the evening by setting
the stage for nrc with some very powerful drama.
the band was without the backbone of the rythym section, john paice,
they still enjoyed the opportunity to share their hearts with the
poeple at locust grove. locust grove, being just a stones through
away from where band members josiah and sam smith grew up meant
that the audience was made up of about 1/2 family amd the other
was happy to be a part of the ministry of locust grove, now for
the second year in a row. this week at lgbc they celebrated their
80th anniversary. may God continue to use locust grove as a godly
and impacting ministry in the years to come.
river coal enjoyed a great evening at the dayspring christian academy
jr/sr banquet, which was held at the squires student center on the
campus of virginia tech. it was a fun evening for all and new river
coal was glad to be a part of the festivities. there was a great deal
of hype about "dug" wearing a tux for the evening and he
did not let the students down. way to go "dug"!
graduated from appalachian bible college today. congratulations!
new river coal for this summer's tour will be jeremy byrge, natalie
findley, and jack buttram .
river coal has announced their summer ministry plans. unfortunately,
sam will not be joining the band this summer.
bulletin! josh asked his girlfriend, caroline, to be his wife. she
said yes! congratulations! wedding date tba :-)
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