Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

 

 Volume 43, Edition 9,10                                                                                                                                                              September/October 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 Blue Ridge Baptist Association
337 Garden Creek Road
Marion, NC 28752
828.559.0685
Email for Administrative Assistant: sblantonbrba@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

BIRTHDAYS

07         Dr. Dennis Love

09        Rev. Terry Cheek

13        Mrs. Vicki Love

25        Mrs. Linda Walker

27        Rev. Terry Roach

ANNIVERSARIES

01        Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Walker

10        Rev. and Mrs. Eric Grindstaff

19        Rev. and Mrs. Charles Hughes

24        Dr. and Mrs. Jonathon Watson

CALENDAR

07        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m., Countryside BBQ

20        Guidestone Meeting at Glenwood Baptist Fellowship Hall, 9:00 a.m. to noon

23        McDowell Pregnancy Care Center Walk for Life at the YMCA. Registration 9:00 a.m., Walk 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS

 

13        Rev. Barry Gouge

 

15        Rev. Marty Conner

 

ANNIVERSARIES

 

25        Rev. and Mrs. Barry Gouge

 

CALENDAR

 

05        Pastors’ Social, 10:30 a.m., Countryside BBQ

 

08        Global Hunger Sunday

 

30        Blue Ridge Baptist Association’s Annual Session, Pleasant Gardens Church, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

 
 
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9 AM - 2 PM
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, OLD FORT, NC
 
FREE TO CALL
COME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE HEALTH RESOURCES

Blood Donations
Blood Oxygen Test
Blood Pressure Test
Balance Assessment
Nutrition (Healthy recipes and samples)

Educational Booths

For Children of all ages: Firemen and Fire Truck
Classic Cars
Children's Tent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Training Opportunities for Churches and Associations – All classes are free. To register for a class, contact Judy Autry at jautry@ncbaptist.org.   For Office and Google apps go to https://ncbaptist.wufoo.com/forms/ms-office-training/

 

 

 

Baptist Children’s Homes Friends of Children Workdays -  September 9 Mills Home in Thomasville, September 16 – Kennedy Home in Kinston, September 23 – Camp Duncan in Aberdeen and Oak Ranch in Broadway, September 30 – Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron. Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Projects go from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch is served and noon and optional tours are available.

 

 

 

Baptist Children’s Homes 58th Annual Western Area Conference – Broyhill Home, Clyde, NC. Thursday, September 7, 2017. Celebration begins at 4:00 p.m. with tours, a free BBQ supper at 4:45 p.m., music and program.

 

 

 

Baptist Men Leadership Training Event – Saturday, September 9, Macedonia Baptist Church in Lincolnton, NC.  This is for Baptist Men’s Directors, Men’s Ministry Leaders, pastors or anyone who has a heart for discipling men.  $10 per person, which includes lunch. Registration is required. www.baptistsonmission.org/menstraining or contact Kailyn Eskridge, NC Baptist Men at 919-459-5596 or mabernathy@ncbaptist.org.

 

 

 

Inside Out Sunday School – Saturday, August 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Boone; Tuesday, September 19, 6-8:30 p.m. at Stanleyville Baptist Church, Winston Salem. FREE.  Register at ncbaptist.org/insideout

 

 

 

SPLASH: Show People Love and Share Him – Relational Evangelism in a Post Christian Culture. With Ken Hemphill. April 14, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Buncombe Baptist Association in Asheville, NC. Register by calling 828-252-1864 or 828-782-0545.

 

 

 

McDowell Pregnancy Care Center – 6th Annual Walk for Life, September 23rd. Registration is at 9:00 a.m., Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., Prizes at 11:00 a.m.  This will be held at the YMCA.  Rain or Shine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Thank you to Garden Creek for always being so gracious in allowing us to hold our quarterly Executive Committee Meetings in the fellowship hall!

 

 

 

Thank you to those who have contributed food to the Food Pantry in recent months!

 

 

 

We extend our sympathy to Rev. James Walker in the loss of his son, Stephen Walker.

 

Our condolences to Dr. Scott Hagaman and his family in the passing of Dr. Hagaman’s father Lowell Hagaman.

 

 

Our sympathy is extended to Mrs. Patricia Prevette and her family in the passing of her mother Beulah Staley.

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL HUNGER SUNDAY

OCTOBER 8, 2017

 

 

 

BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST

ASSOCIATION

Eighty-Ninth

Annual Session

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

PLEASANT GARDENS BAPTIST CHURCH

Afternoon Session: 3:00 p.m.

Dinner Following Afternoon Session

Evening Session: 7:00 p.m.

 

 

WE STILL DO!

 

A Pastor and Wife Marriage Getaway

October 12-14, 2017

Fort Caswell

Oak Island, NC

$99 per couple, including accommodations and meals

This weekend getaway includes times of worship, fun, laughter and challenging teaching. Free time is also built into the schedule for couples to walk on the beach or rock on the porch in the beautiful setting of Fort Caswell on Oak Island.

Speakers are Eddie and Janet Thompson.

Informational page and registration:

https://www.ncbaptist.org/index.php?id=1817 

 

 

 

 

Practice for Community Chorus begins September 5th at Greenlee Baptist Church. The Concerts will be December 2nd and 3rd.  For more information, please contact Carolyn Early at 668-4506.

 

 

 

BLANKET DRIVE

For Kentucky. Only new and gently used blankets are being accepted (No coats or clothes, please.)  Blankets need to be at the BRBA office by October 12th.  The goal is 500 blankets!

 

 

MINISTRY ASSISTANT POSITION:

 

Cross Memorial is now searching for a new Ministry Assistant. This position will be Part-Time (20 to 25 hrs a week). If you or anyone you know is interested in this position please send resumes to Ryanebennett@frontier.com

 

Local Mission Opportunity:

 

On Saturday, September 30, Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church will be packing 100,000 meals to be sent to Nicaragua. The packing will be done at PG Elementary School.  Volunteers are needed in the following shifts: Set-up 7:00-9:00 am: 10 volunteers; 1st shift packing 9:00-11:15 am: 135 volunteers; 2nd shift packing 11:30 am-1:45 pm: 135 volunteers; 3rd shift packing 2:00-4:15 pm: 135 volunteers; Cleanup 4:15-5:15 pm: 10 volunteers. For more information, contact Chip Cross at 828.317.9522.

 

 

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED:

 

 

Darline from the Housing Coalition has made the Association aware of a situation where a man has been living in a mobile home without water and electricity. A couple of churches and members of those churches have been able to help. However, more help is needed. Please see below for what is needed.  

 

“We are looking for plumbers, electricians, materials for both jobs, and help with the set-up fee of $1300, plus cinder blocks and such. We also need to

 

caulk and Kool-seal the roof, after the home is in position and need ceiling material and insulation and tin for the skirting.”

 

          If anyone is able to assist in any way to help with this large job, please contact Darline—659-0606 or email at:

 

darline.atamanchuk@mcdowellcountyncdss.org, or Jeff Parker at 828-458-2657, or Otis Hill at 828-317-0130.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CROSS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH WILL BE HAVING THEIR 99TH HOMECOMING ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:30 A.M. WITH REV. SCOTT FAW AS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

 

 

McDowell County

2nd Annual

Sportsman Banquet

9/30/17

Glenwood Baptist Church Welcomes

Steve Rockey

(www.sportsmenministry.com)    

Master Sportsman and Pro-Staffer
 Music by HEART CRY
 $10 Ticket includes: Entry into grand prize giveaways (must be present to win)

Meal   

Door prizes

Access to Vendor Booths and Silent Auction
 Grand Prize Giveaways:

Fully Equipped Muzzle Loader   Fully Equipped Crossbow 2 Youth Guns  Adult Shotgun  Adult Rifle
 

9-30-17 @ 5:00 PM

Glenwood Baptist Church 155 Glenwood Baptist Church Rd Marion, NC  28752
 
For Tickets: Call 828-738-4998 or visit:  www.gwbaptistchurch.org