Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 44, Edition 7,8                                                                                                                                                              July/August 2018
 Blue Ridge Baptist Association
337 Garden Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
Email for Administrative Assistant:


               05        Mrs. Amy Conner

               23        Rev. Kenneth Burleson


               01         Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Upton

               04        Rev. and Mrs. Danny White

               12        Rev. and Mrs. Drew Dalton

               16        Rev. and Mrs. Marcus Gold, Jr.


               01        Citizenship & Religious Liberty Sunday

               04        Independence Day               

               09        Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Garden Creek Baptist Church FH






               04        Rev. Jonathan Tipper

               04        Rev. Marcus Gold, Jr.

               05        Dr. Jonathon Watson

               21        Rev. Jimmy Upton

               27        Rev. Ryan Bennett


               18        Rev. and Mrs. Michael Robinson

               18        Rev. and Mrs. Ryan Bennett


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

               05        Social Issues Sunday

               09        Senior Adult Rally, 10:30 a.m. at Sugar Hill Baptist Church

               12        Student Evangelism Day

               13        NCBM Regional Missions Rally - Region 8 

               19        Worship Music Week


Service Time is 10:30 a.m. with lunch following
All former members and pastors are invited to celebrate with us!

Flemings Chapel Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC is searching for a Senior Pastor 

Send Resumes to:

Flemings Chapel Baptist Church

Pastor Search Committee

4430 Littlejohn Church Road

Lenoir, NC 28645




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


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 for more information.


Small Church Conference  - October 18-20, Asheboro, NC.  A unique conference designed for small and rural church pastors and leaders.  $50/person $75/couple $99/church.   WWW.AMERICAPRAY.NET 855-842-5483

NCBM Regional Missions Rally - Region 8 -  Monday, August 13 at Westport Baptist, 2372 Lake Shore Road, Denver, NC 28037. Supper at 5:45, Program from 6:50-8:30. Men, Women and Youth Invited. No charge for meal, but must reserve a place no later than August 6th.  1.800.395.5102 x 5596 or register online at 




Thank you to Cross Memorial for hosting the May Senior Adult Rally!


Thank you to everyone who contributed to Baptist Children’s Homes Food Drive!


Thank you to Hankins Baptist Church for being so faithful for supplying items for the Food Pantry!




We Have good news about the Good News Club!  We now have our own chapter of Good News Club, which includes McDowell, Yancey, Avery and Mitchell County.   We have Good News Club in all the elementary schools in McDowell County and in two of our middle schools.  We have five clubs in Yancey County and are also working to establish Good News Clubs in Mitchell and Avery County. 


The Good News Club is a 1 hour, after school program each week beginning the week after Labor Day and ending Easter vacation week. The Gospel is shared at each of these programs.  This past year there were 357 kids enrolled for Good News Clubs in McDowell County. There were 18 decisions made for Christ! The cost for each school’s materials is $1,100.   However, it requires more money than this to successfully operate this Chapter. Please consider giving to this endeavor of sharing the Gospel with children.  Your financial gift will have eternal impact. Send any financial support to CEFNC Mountain Chapter at  PO Box 1504, Marion, NC 28752.


If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact the BRBA office. 





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:





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:




Hospice Carolina Foothills

Volunteer Opportunities


Patient/Family Volunteer

Hospice House Greeter

Office Volunteer

Faith in Action Representative

Special Events Volunteer

Hospice Resale Shops

Pet Therapy


Contact Hospice at 828.245.0095 if you are interested in volunteering!