​​​​Ashe Baptist Campground Donations are to be sent to Ashe Baptist Association PO Box 850 Jefferson, NC 28640.  Mrs. Amy Walker is the new treasurer. She is a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. Please send funds for the campground to Ashe Baptist Association PO Box 850 Jefferson, NC 28640. 

The 2018 Associational Calendars and 2017 Minute Books are ready to be picked upped at your convenience at Ashe Baptist Association Office.. 

Thank you Liberty Grove Baptist Church, Warrensville Baptist Church,  Bald Mountain Baptist Church, Bristol Baptist Church Ladies Circle, Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church, Healing Springs Baptist Church, Welcome Home Baptist Church, Orion Baptist Church, Phoenix Baptist Church and Round Knob Baptist Church for your special gift to Linda and I. Thank you for all the cards and gifts .We appreciate it very much.

​The Hope for the Mt. Prayer Team invites you to come and pray each Tuesday at 8:00 AM  at the Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson across from Wal-Mart.

The Wild Game Banquet scheduled for this Saturday, January 21st at Friendship Baptist Church has been rescheduled until next Saturday, January 27th at 5:30 pm. Come on out for great meal, door prizes, fun & fellowship. Guest Speaker: Brian Cockram. Pastor Russell Hart welcomes you to Friendship Baptist Church. 

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church announces DOM David Blackburn will be the guest speaker on Sunday, January 21 at the 11:00 Worship Service. They have Sunday School at 10:00. Pastor, Rev. Roger Blevins and congregation invite everyone to attend.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother He named my name. 

On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.

Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In 2018, the date will be January 21.

How can you recognize January 21 or any other Sunday in January- February as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday?

Invite someone from APCC to speak or someone affected by the tough choice of abort or not, or maybe they just got help from the center when they needed it.
Show a pro-life video.
Order bulletin inserts and other SOHL materials.
Do a Baby Shower for APCC.
Take up a collection for the center.
Put APCC in 2018’s local mission budget.

​​When you pray please remember Bristol Baptist Church  They are currently in search of another pastor for their church.  They have on 14th Rev Neal Hatfield and  21st is Rev.Herbert  McCoy as their speaker at 11:00 and they have Sunday School at 10:00. Congregation invites everyone to attend.

Mrs. Linda Blackburn has begun facilitating a New Ladies Bible Study on January 11th at 11:30 am in the Association Office Conference Room. There is still time to join.  This study is a very different Bible study than we have done as it is a different format. A New Bible Study from Best-Selling Author Beth Moore There Is No Quest Without Questions. In this six -week excursion with Jesus entitled The Quest. Explore questions and responses from the Bible. Track your quest by journaling along the way. Learn to read and respond to Scripture. Ladies we will meet each Thursday at 11:30 for approximately 1 hour, if you are seeking to draw closer to the Lord we hope you will join us! If you would like to join the Bible Study give Trish a call at the Office to reserve your book today! 336-846-5631.

Baptist Men’s Day
will be observed in Southern Baptist Churches on Sunday, January 28. If that day is not convenient feel free to have it on another date. Churches use this day to remind the entire congregation of the importance of Baptist Men’s Ministry in the church, community and around the world. I hope the church you attend will observe Baptist Men’s Day!

The NC Baptist Financial Services Seminar Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 with Friendship Baptist Church invites Pastors, Staff, leaders and interested folks to attend. We will learn about Church Loans and Investment Ministry of the NC Baptist Foundation. We will discover how to secure church loans for construction, capital improvements and renovations, land purchases and refinancing Church Mortgages. Be involved in a ministry of Baptist Helping Baptist in NC. For more info call Associational Office at 336-846-5631 or NC Baptist Financial Services at 704-458-5854.

​Liberty Grove Baptist Church announces DOM David Blackburn will be the guest speaker on Sunday, February 4 at 11:00.They have Sunday School at 10:00.The pastor, Rev. Toby Oliver and the congregation invite everyone to attend. 

WANTED: Interim Worship Director - Part Time

Bald Mountain Baptist Church - West Jefferson, NC

Job Description and Responsibilities:

This position will serve as the interim worship director at Bald Mountain Baptist Church.  It will be a part time position lasting between four to six months with the possibility of a permanent appointment.  The main duties include overall coordination of the music program of the church including church worship and choral leadership.  The pastor shall provide supervision on a day to day basis, when necessary.

Church Worship
Prepare for two Sunday morning worship services weekly by planning and reviewing activities to be included in the service with the pastor, choir members, musicians, performers, sound techs and others as appropriate.

Lead music activities at Sunday morning services, revivals, cantatas, and other special services.
Assist the pastor in other musical activities as requested.

Choir Director
Conduct regularly scheduled choir rehearsals.
Teach interested church members and regular attendees adequate music principles to permit contributor participation.
Coordinate with other choirs or music groups in the church and incorporate their music into worship services as appropriate.

Be responsible for materials, instruments, and equipment pertaining to the music program of the church including piano, organ, hymnbooks, sheet music and recordings.

For more information or to submit a resume, contact Bald Mountain Baptist Church at 336-877-1550 or Joseph Shimel at 336-649-1620.


​ The Volunteer Information and Training Session for Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1st at 5:30 at the Annex Building of Ashe County Schools. Weather has been a challenge for us!The meeting will start with a short informational session, and finish with a mentor training for those who are interested in staying. Dinner will be provided!! Please feel free to attend and to help us spread the word by passing this along to potential mentors who can make a difference in the life of an Ashe County Middle Schools student. Let me know if you have any questions!! Fawn Roark Site Coordinator – Ashe County Middle School 336-384-3591    - -fawn.roark@ashe.k12.nc.us- -www.cisnwnc.org

Baptist Faith & Message

Christmas Comes Early ????or does it???

Halloween is over and the Christmas Season begins. What happened to Thanksgiving? I know Christmas is very important but how soon do we begin to celebrate? At the Blackburn house it begins on Saturday after Thanksgiving. We could and should celebrate Christmas every day of the year for it is our Savior’s birth and thus very important (just as is His Resurrection)! God’s plans are always best. He knows what needs to happen. It bothers me that Christmas has become a money making project rather than a celebration of the birth of our Savior.  A day or week off from work to celebrate Christmas is very special. The emphasis is right where it should be, on Jesus! I believe the month of December is when we celebrate Christmas, not November or October. The world needs to know that Christmas is for everyone one, every nation, every denomination, big or small, rich or poor, educated or uneducated. The world needs to “see” the true meaning of Christmas. The month of December is perfect for Christians to share the love of Jesus.  Should Christians celebrate Christmas and how should a Christian celebrate Christmas? These are questions of concern for many sincere believers. In fact, many believers dislike the season and have refused to celebrate it at all.  A number of reasons are given and while I might agree with some of their concerns and some of the reasons offered I do not agree with their conclusions. Everywhere we go during the season, the signs of Christmas are everywhere with all the glitter, tinsel, lights, greenery, cards, festivities, carols, bells, Santas, manger scenes, angels, trees and presents--and the push by Madison Avenue with the gimmicks of the retailers. (The Christmas season either makes or breaks many businesses.) Should we play the part of Scrooge and say, "bah humbug!"?  Colossians 2:16 and 17 in no way forbids believers from commemorating the birth of Christ if it is done in love, devotion, and the joy the season gives when used as a way of focusing on the Savior and His birth, not as a religious duty. The issue is not the observance, but the reason, the attitudes and the spirit in which it is done. Furthermore, I believe there is scriptural precedent for commemorating and remembering the birth of Christ, keeping the events that occurred around the time of Christ's birth in perspective. Does Christmas come early for you?  Celebrate Christmas and share what Christmas is all about with folks. Support the local church and celebrate with them. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, just don't do it too early!  

 Merry Christmas, Your Servant, David



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