Ashe Missionary Baptist Association

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​​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. 


Ashe Baptist Association and Ashe Really Cares will be closed on December 21-27 for Christmas Vacation. Merry Christmas to everyone. 

Thank you Healing Springs Baptist Church, Orion Baptist Church, Welcome Home Baptist Church Phoenix Baptist Church and Round Knob Baptist Church for your special gift to Linda and I. We appreciate it very much
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Big Flatts Baptist Church announces that Rev. Billy Norris was elected pastor by a vote of 100% vote.. We welcome Brother Billy sand look forward to working with him at Big Flatts Baptist Church.


Rev. John Crawford has been elected pastor of Buffalo Baptist Church, We welcome Brother John and his wife Sandee to the Ashe Baptist Association and look forward to working with them.


​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

​​When you pray please remember Bristol Baptist Church  They are currently in search of another pastor for their church.  .
   


The Happy Trails Cowboy Church of Ashe have moved  to a new location at Jefferson Station in West Jefferson. They invite you to attend there Worship Services in Monday nights with Fellowship at 6:30 and Worship at 7:00.Pastor, Rev. Roger Blevins and the congregation invites you to attend. Santa will be there on Saturday, December 16th from 8:00 AM - 2:00PM.  Come see Santa while you are in town!


Bristol Baptist Church announces Rev. Neal Hatfield from Uplands Reach will be preaching on Sunday, December 17 at the 11 :00 Worship Hour. They have Sunday School at 10:00. The congregation invites you to attend.year.


Mission Home Baptist Church on Sunday, December 17 at 11:00 Children’s Christmas Program. Christmas Eve Service, December 24 at 11:00 Adult Choir Christmas Special and then Christmas Message by the pastor Rec. Lawrence Goodman. Sunday School at 10:00 both Sundays. On Christmas Eve night at 9:00 pm Candle Light Service followed by Finger Food and Fellowship.  Rev. Lawrence Goodman pastor welcomes you to Mission Home Baptist Church. 

Wagoner Baptist Church
announces Christmas Program Sunday, December 17 at 6:00. Pastor, Rev. Darrell Poole Sr. and congregation invite you to attend.


Bald Mountain Baptist Church in you to join them this Christmas Season for a Bible-Based study that examines the important truths discovered in the First Christmas! THE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE by Kyle Idleman 
Wednesday, December 20; 6:30 PM                    Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh

The miraculous events of Christmas come alive through Kyle Idleman’s dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching!  From the moment the angel tells Mary “You are highly favored” to the visit of the Magi, this in-depth study will help us discover anew God’s plan to restore humanity to Himself.

God always keeps His promises.  For all of us that find ourselves feeling like it is always winter and never Christmas, we often feel distanced from God.  Through this study, and the story of Christmas, we find we can ALWAYS trust God’s timing.  This year we invite you to truly EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS. Pastor John Elledge and the congregation welcome you.


Warrensville Baptist Church announces their Adult Cantata, "Beautiful Star" is scheduled for Sunday December 17th at the 10 AM Worship Service. We invite all to attend. The Youth/Kids program will be that evening (17th) at 6 Pm with a fellowship afterwards. On December 24th, Christmas Eve, Warrensville Baptist Church, will honor Christ and proclaim his death and resurrection through Communion at out 10 AM Worship Service. Rev. Wade Huntsinger invites everyone is invited to attend


​Friendship Baptist Church Choir Presents:  Wonder and Glory Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 pm Sunday, December 17th at 10:00 am  Contact Information: (336) 982-2080  friendshipbaptist@skybest.com  or www.friendshipbaptistjefferson.org and  Friendship Baptist Church invites you to attend their Christmas Program, “Not So Silent Night”, Sunday, December 17th at 6:00 pm. The play is centered around a courtroom scene where the shepherds are put on trial for disturbing the peace. There will be a finger food fellowship in the Family Life Center following the program. Friendship Baptist Church invites you to attend their Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, Sunday, December 24th at 9:00 pm. Come enjoy a time of worship and reflection on the true meaning of Christmas. Pastor, Rev. Russell Hart invites you to Friendship Baptist Church. 


Mount Olive Baptist Church announces Christmas Play, “Prosperity Lane”, December 16 at 6:00, and then refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Rev. Derrick Hodges and the congregation invite you to attend.


Beaver Creek Baptist Church announces Christmas Play will be on Sunday, December 17th starting at 4:00 pm .. Our pastor, Rev. Johnny Goodman and the whole congregation invite everyone to attend.


Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Fleetwood will present their Christmas Cantata,” O Little Town of Bethlehem” at the 11:00 service on December 17.  Rev. Toby Oliver and congregation invite you to attend.


​Christian Unity Baptist Church at 326 East Main Street Jefferson will present Circle of Love on Friday, December 22 at 7:00 pm with refreshments to follow, and on Sunday, December 24 at 11 am.  Pastor Michael Carter and congregation invite you to come and enjoy the program.  For further information call Pastor Carter at 336-246-7907.


Ashe Really Cares Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 2 at 7:00 at the Ashe Baptist Association Office Conference Room. All committee members and interested folks are urged to attend.

The Executive Committee of the Ashe Baptist Association will have its quarterly meeting on Thursday, January.4  at 7:00 PM with the Old Fields Baptist Church. All Committee Member, Pastors and interested folks are urged to attend.

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!


Special Announcements:


Beaver Creek Christian Church announces Season of Hope,  a meal and musical entertainment on December 17 at 4-6 at Family Central for the homeless and needy in our community. This is not necessarily "a church thing". Our church has started it but several agencies are jumping on board.

We are looking to prepare for 100-200 people a meal of soup and sandwiches. The Sharing Center is putting together bags with some food to take home. Safe Home, BROC, Ashe Really Cares and other agencies have been invited and are welcome to put up a display table with resources or to give out items to the needy.

We didn't want this to be about BCCC - it's a doing it for Jesus thing! Several of our church members are jumping on to fix food and to serve as well as do music. We want to allow other people from the congregations and agencies to jump on and help too. 

What we need besides people to fix food and serve are vans and drivers to pick up and return people who are interested in coming. We also need to get the word out to as many agencies and churches that we can.  

The success or failure of this program depends on getting the needy to Family Central and having enough food, volunteers, and resources available for them. For transportation call 336-846-3795 or 336-877-1657. 

We were wondering if you would be willing to help spread the word. Especially about getting church vans and drivers for pick-up.

Pastor Loren Lung


Friends of Youth: Is this you? spend two hours each week with a youth from the middle school outside of the school day.  Volunteers must complete a volunteer application (which includes a background check), attend a training and have a heart and time for spending time We willing to come speak to any groups or churches if anyone wants more information. Thank you!! Contact for more info;Jamie Little, Student Services Coordinator  Ashe County Schools 336-246-7175












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       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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