Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 43, Edition 11,12                                                                                                                                                              November/December 2017
 Blue Ridge Baptist Association
337 Garden Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
Email for Administrative Assistant:

               16        Mrs. Carol Gold

               21        Rev. Drew Dalton



               02        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m., Countryside BBQ

               05        Disaster Relief Appreciation Day

               05        Daylight Savings Time Ends

               09        Senior Adult Rally, Bethel Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m.

               11        Veterans Day

               23        Thanksgiving Day






               10        Mrs. Lisa Robinson

               13        Mrs. Martha Dalton

               28        Mrs. Lori Cheek



               31        Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hagaman



               03        First Sunday of Advent

               03        Week of Prayer/Study for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

               25        Christmas


Training Opportunities for Churches and Associations – All classes are free. To register for a class, contact Judy Autry at   For Office and Google apps go to


SPLASH: Show People Love and Share Him – Relational Evangelism in a Post Christian Culture. With Ken Hemphill. April 14, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, NC. Register by calling 828-252-1864 or 828-782-0545.


I Need His Power – 2017 NC Baptist Pastors’ Conference – November 5-6, 2017 at Koury Convention Center. For more information, visit   November 5 from 5:30-9:15 p.m., November 6 from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


NC State Convention Annual Meeting Return to Me – November 6-7 at Koury Convention Center and Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons.  Live Streaming will be available at beginning Monday November 6 at 6:00 p.m. and again Tuesday, November 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Money Challenge – Creating a Culture of Generosity Within My Church – November 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost $10 includes lunch and materials. Held at Baptist State Convention. Register at

Community Chorus Concerts – December 2, 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 at Greenlee Baptist Church.  For more information, please contact Carolyn Early at 668-4506.




For your information….Grace Baptist Church on Shady Lane has withdrawn from the Blue Ridge Baptist Association effective August 30, 2017.







Ashworth Road Baptist Church, Marion, NC is prayerfully seeking a bi-vocational pastor to faithfully preach and teach the Word of God and lead our congregation. We are a conservative and mission minded Southern Baptist Church with an average attendance of 25-30 with an expectation of growth. The pastor will lead three services each week (Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening) and minister to the needs of the congregation. Please send resumes that include a statement of faith, education and years of experience to: Ashworth Road Baptist Church, PO Box 734, Marion, NC 28752.


Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby, NC is currently seeking a full-time pastor who God is calling to serve our church and community. We are a conservative, Southern Baptist, family, community and mission oriented church that was established in 1837.  We have traditional Sunday School and worship services with average attendance of 90-100. The pastor will lead three services each week (Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening). He will work alongside a minister of music, and minister of children and minister of youth. Our pastor will be a man of the highest Godly character with God guided leadership and vision. He will be Biblically balanced and have a minimum of five years pastoral experience with a seminary degree from an accredited seminary. After prayerful consideration, please submit resumes including details of your salvation experience and calling by God to be a pastor, to: Pastor Search Committee, Zoar Baptist Church, 1740 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152. Resumes should be received by December 30, 2017. 


Shirley Carlson, Roger Carlson and Jim Brewer


Thank you to those of you who contributed to the Blanket Drive for Kentucky!  64 new blankets were collected.

Roger and Shirley Carlson picked the blankets up on their way to Kentucky.