Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Friday, February 22, 2019
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 45, Edition 1, 2                                                                                                                                                              January/December 2019



12        Mrs. Mary Gouge


17        Mrs. Hanna Hagaman


18        Mrs. Michelle Gentry






01        Happy New Year


08        Executive Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Place will be decided)


20        Sanctity of Human Life Sunday


21        ML King Day








20        Rev. Charles Hughes

22        Dr. Scott Hagaman

26        Mrs. Kelly Bennett



15        Rev. and Mrs. Don White

20        Dr. and Mrs. Tom Walker



03-10   Week of Prayer/Special Offering for Baptist Retirement Homes


07        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m. at BRBA Office


10        Racial Reconciliation Sunday


11-17   Focus on WMU


19       Senior Adult Rally, 10:30 a.m. at New Horizon Baptist Fellowship (Note Date Change from 2/14 to 2/19)


16        Children’s Mission Day


18        President’s Day




February 26 Church Financial Seminar – Will be held at Catawba River Baptist Association. Davis Blount with the Compensation and Benefit Services group of the Baptist State Convention will be addressing issues such as staff retirement, cash and non-cash benefits for staff, latest tax and administrative rules, designated contributions. Register at

March 8-9 Awaken, A North Carolina Prayer Gathering – Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, 1415 Neelley Road, Pleasant Garden, NC. Register at the door. Love offering will be received. Visit for more information.

July 8-12 Student Worship Academy – Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.  High School Students who have completed 9th-12th grade for a week-long training camp that will give tools and resources necessary to be creative and effective leaders in churches.



Many thanks to Bethel Baptist for hosting the November Senior Adult Rally.  We appreciate the hospitality, program and meal!




First Baptist Church of Old Fort, NC is looking for a pianist for Sunday services and rehearsals. Please contact Stephen Willie (828-767-6369) for an initial consultation.  We are looking for someone who is comfortable playing for group singing and can read music as well as playing by ear.  Thank you for your consideration.






Mileage Rates From The IRS for 2019




The IRS mileage rates for 2019 for using a vehicle for business purposes are:


·         58 cents per mile for each business mile, up 3.5 cents from 54.5 cents for 2018;


·         20 cents per mile to cover moving or medical purposes, up 2 cents from 18 cents for 2018;


·         14 cents per mile driven for charitable organizations. This rate is set by statute and doesn’t vary.


The IRS mileage rates for 2019 apply to miles driven starting January 1, 2019. These standard mileage rates are important because they provide small businesses with a framework for calculating deductible costs for operating a vehicle for business purposes.










The new Blue Ridge Baptist Association building is complete! Thanks be to God! We are hoping to begin working from the office in January.   We are waiting on Duke Energy to run the permanent, underground electric lines.  Once we are officially moved, we will email the pastors with our new phone number and  mailing address.    Calendars will be available to pick up when we are in the office.