Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Friday, November 27, 2020
A family of churches sharing the good news of the Gospel



                         Volume 47, Edition 11, 12                                                                                                 November/December 2020



Blue Ridge Baptist Association




03        Rev. Gary Webb (Ashworth Road)


16        Mrs. Carol Gold (West Marion)


16        Rev. John Cope (Dysartsville)


21        Rev. Drew Dalton (Old Fort)



01        SBC Orphans & Widows Sunday


01        Daylight Savings Ends


03        Election Day


08        SBC Disaster Relief Appreciation Day


10        NC Baptist Annual Meeting (1:00-500 at First Baptist Church of Charlotte)


11        Veterans Day


28        Happy Thanksgiving!


29        Week of Prayer & Mission Study – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (through 12/6)




10        Mrs. Lisa Robinson (Sugar Hill)


13        Mrs. Martha Dalton (Old Fort)


25        Mrs. Loretta Williams (Harmony Grove)




31        Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hagaman (Marion First)




11/29-12/06    Lottie Moon Study/Offering

21     Winter Begins

25     Merry Christmas!





 Unspeakable Joy Women’s Conference- presented by Joy FM and Encouragement Café, November 14, 2020 at Prospect Baptist Church in Albemarle.  Tickets are $25 and handled through  Please forward any questions to Prospect Baptist Church at 704.982.6167 or email

NC Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting – November 10, 2020, First Baptist Church of Charlotte, 1-5 p.m.

Praying on the Mountain – Online Prayer Event for spiritual awakening.  Enlist as many as you can to join you and others in praying.  Register at or email or call Fred Lunsford at 828-837-2605.

Chosen, Baptist Children’s Homes Annual Offering – Call 336.474.1209 to schedule a speaker or order print materials, DVDs and envelopes.

Building God’s Kingdom by Connecting Vulnerable Children with Christian Families – Virtual Breakout Session, November 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 


The newly launched “Reimagine” project seeks to help church leaders apply New Testament principles to present-day modes of church practice.  Throughout the website, there are resources and tools to assist in every ministry of your church.


NC Baptist Foundation 2021 Scholarships

The NC Baptist Foundation administers four scholarships for higher education for students from NC Baptist Churches.

·         The Bullard Family Scholarship (for students preparing for fulltime Christian ministry)

·         The Luther H. Butler Scholarship for NC Baptist Students (for students attending NC Baptist colleges/universities)

·         The Martha Watson Scholarship (for students attending any institute of higher education)

·         The Mildred Frances Thomas Music Scholarship (for students who are music majors with an interest in piano and/or organ as their medium)


Applications are made online only beginning January 1, 2021 and closing February 15, 2021 at 5 pm.


News from Baptists on Mission

Florence Rebuild Update - October 2020

This is a current update on our FLORENCE effort to rebuild homes and start the new construction program in the eastern areas of our state.

We still have 300+ Florence storm damaged homes on our list right now that are in need of rebuilding in all areas of the state. We also have two new building programs, one in Lumberton and the other in Rose Hill (at Charity). This program will be used to move families out of the flood zones and into a new home on higher ground. The homes range from 900-1400 Sq. FT. and be on a crawl space for easy access. We are extremely excited about this because relocation out of the flood plane is, the way to go for the future.

All the sites need rebuild teams; with the “NEW BUILD” program we need all trades. We are ready for 5 foundations to go in before the middle of December. Please take this to your church or friends that could help in this rebuild and new construction opportunity.

All the centers are complying with the CDC requirement to be safe with the pandemic. All sites are up to 1/3rd capacity in accordance with the Governor’s Phase 3 requirements.

Please call Bill Martin at 336.408.8393 if you need additional information. Please sign up at







Once a year opportunity to support the ministry of Mission:Dignity.  This supports retired Southern Baptists ministers, workers and their widows.  Mission:Dignity currently help almost 1,700 households with extra money needed for housing, food and medications. Contact BRBA office for more information. 559.0224.