Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Sunday, July 05, 2020
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BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

 

 Volume 46, Edition 5,6                                                                                                                                                                        May/June 2020
 
 
 

 

BIRTHDAYS

02        Mrs. Barbara Brewer (BRBA Office)

06        Mrs. Brianna Watson  (Chapel Hill)

28         Rev. Danny White (Hankins)

 

ANNIVERSARIES

20        Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Tipper (Greenlee)

24        Rev. and Mrs. Brian Gentry (Macedonia)

 

CALENDAR

03        SBC Senior Adult Sunday

07        National Day of Prayer

10        Mother’s Day

11        SBC Christian Home Week

25        Memorial Day

 

 

BIRTHDAYS

10        Mrs. Rhonda Tipper (Greenlee)

22        Rev. Andrew Walker (East Marion)

24        Rev. Coy Jeans (Friendship)

29        Mrs. Ann Jeans (Friendship)

 

ANNIVERSARIES

20        Rev. and Mrs. Jim Brewer (BRBA Office)

26        Rev. and Mrs. Freddie Williams (Harmony Grove)

 

CALENDAR

07        SBC Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

09-10   SBC Annual Meeting – Orlando, FL

14        Flag Day

20        First Day of Summer

21        Father’s Day / Baptist Men’s Day

 

28        Mission Dignity Sunday / SBC Citizenship &   Religious Liberty Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Worship Academy – July 13-17, 2020, Hosted at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC. For more information, please visit www.studentworshipacademy.org.

Senior Adult Ministry West Leadership Gathering – September 17, 2020 at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover, NC

Operation Inasmuch Blitz Dates –May 2nd Recruit an Inasmuch Coordinator and team to start brainstorming ways to be a help and a blessing to someone in your community. “Let’s get out of the seats and into the streets” showing God’s love and compassion to as many as possible, making this year the best yet.  For help or more information, contact: Curtis or Joyce Thrift, NC State Projects Coordinators at cetjat@nc.rr.com.  Home: 919-542-2942 and Cell: 919-548-3163

Rampin’ Up! – part of NC Baptist Aging Ministry.  Volunteer ramp builders are needed for 2020 to be held in conjunction with Operation Inasmuch! Builders are needed statewide! Matching grants are available for building supply costs.  There is a ramp construction manual on the ncbam.org website. NCBAM can put you in touch with an aging adult in your community! Put someone on the road to hope today! Call NCBAM at 877.506.2226.

Truett Conference Center & Camp – Located in Hayesville, NC has added 13 new programs to their schedule.  Some of the camps available are: Summer Camp, Marriage Matters, Mother/Daughter and Safety Security.   For information on any of these, visit truettcamp.org.

In the Secret – NC Baptist Women’s Retreat – October 23-24, 2020. This retreat will encourage and challenge you to cultivate your relationship with the Lord through the study of His word, time in prayer, and fellowship and encouragement with other women who are also seeking to know Him more. Go to ncbaptist.org/event-2020-womens-retreat-in-the-secret/

 

Fruitland Day – Sunday, July 19. Fruitland is asking that churches take a love offering on July 19th and send it to the college. Materials are available from Fruitland.

 

FOOD ROUND UP 2020 - BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES

Because of Covid-19, the Food Roundup has been rescheduled for later this year. However, since it has been almost a year since the previous food drive, perishable and nonperishable items will be in short supply. There are ways you can help:  1. Pray and ask God to lead you and others to help. 2. Give by check or online at www.bchfamily.org/givenow. 3. Send gift cards to stores like Walmart and Food Lion. 4. Deliver essential food and supplies. 

 

Join a Monumental P rayer Movement on May 5

Last year's Prayer Summit at Truett had a fantastic line-up of speakers and was a great source of encouragement to those who attended.

 

One speaker's dedication to prayer inspired even the other speakers and pastors in attendance. 


This man is Fred Lunsford. He is an incredible man that God is still using at the age of 95. God has given Mr. Lunsford an incredible burden to pray for a revival in this nation. Everyday he walks a mile to pray for our country in a quiet place.  

Recently ten pastors, including some who attended the Prayer Summit at Truett last fall, joined him. They felt the Holy Spirit move. To end their time of prayer, Mr. Lunsford thanked God for starting the revival. 

More people, pastors and laypeople alike, felt inspired to join in praying for revival in this nation. With COVID restrictions in place, they no longer would be able to meet in person. The Praying on the Mountain movement became an online event taking place May 5. Initially, the goal was 10,000 people. Ambitious, but God has blessed it even more than that. Over 95,000 people have signed up, with the new goal set at 100,000 people. 

You too can get in on this movement. Please consider committing to pray for spiritual revival in our country on May 5. Encourage your family, friends, and church to join as well. An updated number of people praying and other information can be found at mudcreekchurch.org. You can also register how many people are praying from your home and/or church.

 


Joel 2:12-13: "'Yet even now,' declares the Lord, 'return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.' Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster."

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR ADULTS: Mark  these dates on your calendar:

 

July 9 and December 10 – Trips are being planned for these dates.

August 13 – Senior Adult Rally

 

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alice Hughes in the passing of her husband Rev. Charles Hughes. Rev. Hughes pastored Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 22 years. 

 

RASPBERRY VANILLA JELLO SALAD

1 box 5.1 ounce instant vanilla pudding

32 ounce container vanilla yogurt

8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed

1 pkg frozen raspberries

In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and the vanilla yogurt, stirring until well mixed. Next, fold Cool Whip into the mixture. Lastly, fold in the raspberries.


 

Seek and know that you know Christ

 

          We are all sinners.                                                                   Romans 3:23-24

          Even so, God loves us.                                                            Romans 5:8

          He has not only provided salvation;                                         John 3:16

          But away for us to live forever                                                 Romans 6:23

          He asks us to turn away from our sins                                     Luke 13:3

          We can call upon God for salvation:                                        Romans 10:13-14

          Believe in the Lord Jesus                                                         Acts 16:31

          And know that we are saved.                                                   John 1:12

                                                                                                            Romans 10:

          The world can know that we are saved.                                  Matthew 7:16-20

 

 

Thank you to Catawba Heights Baptist Church WMU for collecting food items and delivering them to the Foothills Food Hub. This food is helping many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

 

 

Go to mcdowellcares.com if during this time of crisis you need help or want to help. You can also find updates from McDowell Emergency Management and devotionals.