Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel




 Volume 45, Edition 9,10                                                                                                                                                                        September/October 2019






07        Dr. Dennis Love

09        Rev. Terry Cheek

13        Mrs. Vicki Love

25        Mrs. Linda Walker

27        Rev. Terry Roach



01        Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Walker

19        Rev. and Mrs. Charles Hughes

24        Dr. and Mrs. Jonathon Watson



04        Single Adult Sunday

15        Anti-Gambling Sunday

19        Senior Adult Picnic, Meet at BRBA Office 10:00 a.m.

21        McDowell Pregnancy Care Center Walk for Life

23        Church Profiles Due

25        See You at the Pole (students gather before school at school flagpole to pray) 







13        Rev. Barry Gouge

15        Rev. Marty Conner

26        Mrs. Gayle Cope



25        Rev. and Mrs. Barry Gouge



03        Pastors’ Social/Fellowship Meeting, 10:30 a.m. at BRBA Office

06        Personal Evangelism Commitment Day

07        Executive Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at East Marion Baptist Church

13        Global Hunger Sunday

14        Columbus Day

17        Senior Adult Leaf Tour, Meet at BRBA Office at 10:00 a.m.

20        Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations

28        BRBA Annual Session, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church




Baptists on Mission will be holding Basic Construction Skills Training at mission camps in October. These one-day events offer training in how to install laminate flooring, hang and finish drywall, build wheelchair ramps, replace roofing and simple framing of a building. 
Red Springs Mission Camp - October 5
Shelby Mission Camp - October 26
Sign in : 8:30 am
Training: 9 am - 3 pm
Cost is only $10 for the day or $21 for those who choose to stay overnight. 

The NC Baptist State Convention Sunday School and small groups team has designed a convenient, self-guided, learning platform to assist leaders not only to be trained but also to train others.   It is an online classroom and is focused on teaching, caring and sharing, based on I Thessalonians 2:8.  Go to:  Equipping N.C. Baptists for Disciple-Making 





 Campmeeting/Pastors Conference – September 16-18, 2019 at Hillside Park Baptist Church.  Featuring Preachers: Dr. Jeff LaBorg, Dr. David Gallamore and Dr. Phil Hoskins.

info call: Judy Jackson at 828.606.3636 or Lisa Belcher at 828.755.8356.

Guidestone Preparing for Retirement Seminar – Wednesday, October 2, 9:30 am to 12 pm at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 618 S. Grove Street, Lincolnton, NC or Thursday, October 3, 9:30 am to noon, Fruitland Baptist Bible College (Classroom 9). Optional Lunch from 12:30-1 pm in Fruitland Café for $6.00 per person.  Registration is required.

Fanning the Flames Prayer Summit – Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9 am to 2 pm at Truett Conference Center and Camp 346 Truett Camp Road, Hayesville, NC.

Friends of Children Saturday Workday for Baptist Children’s Homes of NC – September 14 Mills Home in Thomasville. Registration 8:30-9:00 am. Projects go from 9 am to noon. Lunch is served at noon and optional tours are available afterwards.

Be bold! Sr. Adult Celebration – October 28-30, 1029, 346 Truett Camp Road, Hayesville, NC. Come celebrate the joys of aging and living boldly for the Lord! Be bold! Features special speakers, music, Bible study, special programming and fun activities! Single occupancy $195, Double Occupancy, $157 each, Lodging and meals included. Register at or call 828.389.8828.




Thank you to Sugar Hill Baptist Church for hosting the August Senior Adult Rally!


Join us for:


Ninety-First Annual Session

Monday, October 28th

Bethel Baptist Church

Afternoon Registration 2:45 p.m. and Session 3:00

Dinner following the afternoon session


Evening Session 7:00


BRBA Senior Adult News


Join us for a Picnic September 19th at the Gateway Museum in Old Fort.  If you would like to ride the bus to Old Fort, meet at the Association office by 10:00 a.m. September 19th.  Lunch will be provided, but please call the office (559-0224) and let us know you want your name to be on the list.


Senior Adults, you are invited to come along for a leaf-looking tour.  This will be October 17th.  Meet at the BRBA office at 10:00 a.m. You will be responsible for the cost of your lunch.  Please call the office (559-0224) and make a reservation.


 Carol Sing – At The Cove. Includes a morning of singing carols, hear uplifting Scripture readings and stories. December 17th.  Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch.  $39 includes program, meal and Christmas in the chapel. Make reservation and pay money to BRBA office by September 20th.  Will be leaving BRBA office at 9:00 a.m. 





SEPTEMBER 7, 2019, 1:00 PM



Hole in one chance to win $10K

Entry Fee: $200 per team

Contact: Robert Gay





Walk for Life at YMCA Walking Track

Registration 9:00 a.m.

Walk Starts at 9:30 a.m.


Prizes Awarded 11:00 a.m.







One bag of Cheddar Chex Party Mix

One Bag of Caramel Corn

One container of Salted Peanuts

One Bag of Candy Corn

One bag of candy pumpkins


Mix it all together and enjoy!







Who we are . . .Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

Mountain Chapter serving Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey counties under the leadership of Dianne Neal, Director. 828-442-7392

You are invited to participate in our first fall craft event to raise funds that will be used to support Mountain Chapter as our goal is to spread the good news of Jesus.

Please consider renting a booth showcasing your work. Payment can be mailed or will be accepted during setup. We are excited and hope you will join us. If you cannot participate this year please consider making a tax deductible donation to Mountain Chapter, PO Box 1504, Marion, NC 28752.

For additional information:
Randy and Jean Finley

828-385-0085 - Randy
828-777-3551 - Jean

Marion Community Building
191 N. Main Street
Marion, NC 28752

Saturday, September 21

Setup 8-9 a.m.

Sale: 9-5 p.m.

Take down: 5-6 p.m.

Booth rent: 
$25 both days
Donation: Requested for silent auction

Food will be available for purchase on site.

Please RSVP to reserve a booth/table(s) and help spread the word far and near. The more people sharing the event the better the event will be.