Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Friday, April 23, 2021
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel



                             Volume 48, Edition 3,4                                                                                                 March/April 2021



Blue Ridge Baptist Association




01        Mrs. Danielle Walker (East Marion)

11        Rev. Freddie Williams

14        Mrs. Miriam Upton (Bethel)



07-13   Week of Prayer/Study for Annie Armstrong

07-13   Youth Week

14        Daylight Savings Begins 

28        Palm Sunday





01        Rev. Jim Brewer (BRBA)

03        Rev. Brian Gentry (Macedonia)

24        Rev. Michael Robinson (Sugar Hill)



30        Rev. and Mrs. Marty Conner (Cherry Springs)



02        Good Friday

04        Easter Sunday 

13        Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Cross Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall


We offer our heartfelt condolences to:

Mrs. Shelley Roach and her family in the passing of her mother Charline Newton on February 19th.





We will be collecting gift cards again this year for Baptist Children’s Homes.  (Walmart, Sams Clubs, Food Lion, Lowes, Ingles, Piggly Wiggly).  Contact the BRBA office with any questions you may have.



Notes from Jim Brewer…

All are aware of Covid. We have not had many meetings as a result of the pandemic. Each time we plan on having a meeting, there is an uprising in cases. We are trying to keep everyone updated.  I am calling and texting the pastors in the Association.

            Please try to keep the churches open as much as possible. Use proper precaution methods (hand sanitizer, masks, social distancing, etc.)  Senior Adults are vulnerable and it is easy for them to be contaminated. Be careful. Most of our churches have done a fantastic job in improvising.  Some are having in-house worship, others through Facebook and some are livestreaming to various rooms in the church and into homes.  Pastors, don’t get discouraged. God knows our hearts as we try to obey the rules of the land. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25.

            As most of you know, in November I found out I had cancer and treatments were completed February 12th. Doctors have encouraged me to isolate as much as possible.  I will have a PET scan in two months. The prognosis is positive. The doctors are pretty certain the treatments have “nipped it in the bud”. We will take the healing as temporary here, knowing full healing is after this life. Lazarus was raised, but eventually had to die.  I am working primarily from home with technology. As the doctor allows, I will be able to visit churches again. Thank you all for the prayers.

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Construction Skills Training

Men, Women, and Students can learn to: Hang/Finish Drywall, Install Flooring, Wheelchair ramps and more!

Charity Rebuild Center – March 13

Red Springs Mission Camp - March 27

Shelby Mission Camp – April 24

9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Training Only: $10.00  or   Training with Overnight Housing (Friday-Saturday) $21.00

Register Online at: 



March 27



ONLINE: Reimagine Kids Ministry

March 20


Tuesday, April 20 9:30-12

Free Virtual Training




Operation Inasmuch

Moving people out of their seats, 
and into the streets 

April 24 or May 1, 2021
or a date that your church chooses

Mobilize your church to impact your community.