Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

 

 Volume 44, Edition 5,6                                                                                                                                                              May/June 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 Blue Ridge Baptist Association
337 Garden Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
828.559.0685
Email for Administrative Assistant: sblantonbrba@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

                                  BIRTHDAYS

                              02        Mrs. Barbara Brewer

                              06        Mrs. Brianna Watson

                              28        Rev. Danny White

                              ANNIVERSARIES

                              20        Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Tipper               

                              24        Rev. and Mrs. Brian Gentry

                              CALENDAR

                              03        National Day of Prayer, 6:00 p.m., Courthouse Lawn

                              03        Deadline for food and gift cards for Baptist Children’s Homes

                              06        Senior Adult Sunday

                              10        Senior Adult Rally, 10:30 a.m., Cross Memorial Baptist Church

                              13        Mother’s Day

                              13        Christian Home Week

                              20        Baptist Association Emphasis Week

                              28        Memorial Day

 

 


 

      

                              BIRTHDAYS

                              10        Mrs. Rhonda Tipper

                              22        Rev. Andrew Walker

                              ANNIVERSARIES

                              14        Dr. and Mrs. Terry Cheek

                              20        Rev. and Mrs. Jim Brewer               

                              CALENDAR

                              07        Pastors’ Social/Fellowship Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Countryside BBQ

                              12        Southern Baptist Convention

                              17        Father’s Day

                              17        Baptist Men’s Emphasis

                              24        Mission: Dignity Sunday


 

 

GO TELL STUDENT CAMPS

 

WEEK 1 – JUNE 23-27, 2018

WEEK 2 – JUNE 28-JULY 2, 2018

 

Georgia Baptist Conference Center,

Toccoa, Georgia

 

Evangelize Disciple Transform

 

Standard Rate $330 (after 2/28/18)

 

 

 

It is time for the biannual Compensation survey for church employee compensation. This survey is used by many churches to help determine fair compensation to all their church staff. If you would like to take the survey, please go to http://www.guidestone.org/compensationsurvey. The deadline to take the survey is May 31, 2018.

 

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

THURSDAY, MAY 3RD 

JOIN WITH OTHERS ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN IN MARION, NC AT 6:00 P.M. FOR A TIME OF PRAYER

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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.

 

 

Book of Minutes

Jim has been delivering Book of Minutes to churches. If you have not received your minutes, you are welcome to come by the office and pick those up for your church.

 

Baptist Children’s Homes Saturday Workdays

Make a Difference in 1 day – Missions for all ages!

Registration is from 8;30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Projects go from 9 a.m. to Noon. Lunch is served at noon with optional tours available afterwards.

SATURDAY, MAY 12 – BARBECUE FESTIVAL AT BROYHILL HOME IN CLYDE

 

 

 


Training Opportunities for Churches and Associations – All classes are free. To register for a class, contact Judy Autry at jautry@ncbaptist.org.   For Office and Google apps go to https://ncbaptist.wufoo.com/forms/ms-office-training/

 

Campbell University’s 3rd annual Ministers’ Health Summit – June 7, 2018. A one-day retreat that promotes wellness, self-care and education for ministers, and offers ideas to promote healthy lifestyle habits for the people they serve. For more information and to register, please visit divinity.campbell.edu/mhs.

 

Four Days of Thanks / Celebrators Conference – October 22-25, 2018 at the Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Presented by Phil Waldrep Ministries. Go to Celebrators.org for more information.

 

 

 

Thank you to Cross Memorial Baptist Church for hosting the Deacon Training and to Pastor Drew Dalton for leading the training.  

Thank you to all of you who helped financially support the Youth Rally held in April.

 

 

 

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!

McDowell County is currently in need for foster parents.

NEXT FOSTER FAMILY CLASS REQUIRED ORIENTATION AT MCDOWELL DSS

WHEN

TUESDAY, MAY 29TH, 6PM

WHERE

145 EAST COURT STREET, MARION NC

 

 

 

APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS OUTREACH – 2018

 

For those churches that prepare backpacks for the Appalachian Christmas Outreach, please be aware that there are changes this year in preparing those backpacks. This includes changes in the age groups, labeling and a few other changes.  The link to review the changes is: http://baptistsonmission.org/Missions/United-States/Appalachian-Coalfields/Appalachian-Christmas-Outreach.

 

 

OPERATION INASMUCH

A COMPASSION REVOLUTION NETWORK CONFERENCE

For Pastors, Church Staff, Lay Leaders and Inasmuch teams

August 2-4, 2018 @ Central Bearden, Knoxville, TN

$125 Per person for less than 3 from one church, 3 or more is $110 per person

For more information, visit:

www.compassionrevolutionconference.com

 

 

 

YOUR VBS CAN CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES FOREVER!

Not only are your VBS kids meeting the physical needs of boys and girls living at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH), but they are making an ETERNAL difference! Your missions offering provides children a safe home, plenty of food and caring, Christian houseparents who introduce them to the love of Jesus. Your VBS makes this possible!

 

                              Visit www.bchkids.org to download…

                              -  Mission: Kids NC Leaders Flyer

                              -  Video (Call 336-474-1209 for DVD)

                              -   Children’s Activity Sheet

                              -  VBS Leader’s Video Discussion Guide

                              -  Mile of Pennies Guide and Labels

 

Schedule a BCH speaker for VBS: Call 336-474-1209.