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.
FYI- Ashe Baptist Campground Meeting Highlights
Nine of the Campground Committee met at the Ashe Baptist Associational Office Conference Room on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30. The following items were discussed and action was taken to move the 2018 season forward. Prayer requests were taken and prayed for. Rev. Johnny Goodman, pastor of Beaver Creek Baptist Church was elected chairman. Financial Report was given by the treasurer, Mrs. Amy Walker. Updates given by DOM David Blackburn. After much discussion Rev. Johnny Goodman is to check with electricians that he know and install lights in the Amphitheater and also a four plug in receptacle. Cable will be laid from the Mattie Parson Building to provide electricity. The route will go from Mattie Parsons Building behind home plate on to the Amphitheater. A ditch was already been dug to lay the cable in. Needing two more churches to mow the campground the following churches will be contacted to see if they can volunteer to mow; Mission Home, Riverview, Beaver Creek and Christian Unity. Mrs. Martha Brown and the ladies from Liberty Grove Baptist Church will install new solar lighting at the Prayer Garden. Rev. Wade Huntsinger and Warrensville Baptist Men will add gravel and get the Prayer Garden ready for the 2018 season. It was damaged by the fire last year. Tri County Paving , Brother Lucian Jordan from Orion Baptist is to haul some debris away to help in the clean up at the camp. Recommendation was made to have some benches installed at the Amphitheater for folks to sit on. No action taken other than to see if a church would like to take this job on. Contact Rev. Johnny Goodman or DOM David Blackburn if you are interested. Also a need to work on the basketball court was noted. No action taken but if the church you attend would like to help, let us know. We plan to install new volley ball and basketball nets as soon as Spring breaks. We look forward to a great 2018 season at the campground. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 12 at 6:30 at the ABA Office Conference Room. Anyone can attend. Please pray for and help support the camp in any way that you feel led to.
Week of Prayer and Missions Offering for Annie Armstrong, North American Missions----------------March 4-11th Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®—100 percent—goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries across the U.S., territories and Canada. Go to Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for more information.
Souper Bowl Totals for Ashe Really Cares 9176 items and $1503.00. Thank you to very one, from the ARC!
When you pray please remember Bristol Baptist Church and Grassy Creek Baptist Church They are currently in search of a pastor for the church.
Grassy Creek Baptist Church announces DOM David Blackburn will be he guest speaker this Sunday at 11:00. They have Sunday School at 10:00. The congregation invites everyone to attend.
Preaching at Bristol Baptist will be The Evangelist, Rev. Craig Church 18th and 25th. Congregation invites everyone to attend.
Buffalo Baptist Church announces Rev. Jerry Francis will be the guest speaker this Sunday at 11:00. They have Sunday School at 10:00. Rev. John Crawford, pastor and the congregation invite you to attend.
The Warrensville Baptist Church is joining with other churches in the Blue Ridge area for a singing to be held March 18th at 6 PM in the auditorium of the Blue Ridge Elementary School. Everyone is invited. There is no charge for this event. Guest are; Calvary reflections and Mountain Fellowship. Come one out and lets share together in worship and fellowship between our churches.2018 Lansing Park Easter Walk0
Information for those who wish to participate
Next Meeting will be March 22nd 7 PM at the Warrensville Baptist Church. Anyone wanting to participate is welcome to attend.
We need between 30-40 cast members. If you are interested, please contact Denise Davis by phoning 828-386- 7010 Important information.
The dates of the event are May 5th and May 12th 2018.
There are no parts to memorize as it will all be pre-recorded.
Please join us at our next planning meeting March 22nd @ Warrensville Baptist.Rev. Wade Huntsinger, pastor invites everyone to attend these services. invites everyone to attend.
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.
OVERWHELMED - New Class for Young Adults AGE 18-35 Begins Sunday, March 18th at 9:15 at Fletcher Memorial. Are you ready for a new kind of class that helps you deal with everyday problems. Then you are invited to join our new Young Adult Class at Fletcher Memorial, called OVERWHELMED, taught by Pastor Cory Halsey and Amanda Hamby.Have you ever been afraid, stressed, depressed or overwhelmed? You are not alone. “Adulting” can be hard! Life can be hard! Responsibilities, expectations and baggage can keep us knocked down and overwhelmed. OVERWHELMED is a Bible study for young adults that teaches practical solutions to help us unlock the fear, stress and anxiety that can grip us. This study shares a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to enjoy the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for. Make plans now to join us.
Easter Musical - Sunday, March 25th during the 10:30 Morning Worship Service
Join us as we celebrate Easter with music from our Adult, Youth and Hand bell Choirs, along with various soloists and groups.
At The Cross Adult Drama – Sunday, April 1st during the10:30 Morning Worship Service,. Make plans now to attend our Easter Drama, At the Cross. This powerful presentation takes you to the cross, where you will hear testimonies from various Biblical characters about how the Cross changed their lives. Pastor Halsey and the congregation welcome you to Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church.
Mission Home Baptist Church WOM invites you to a Pinto Bean Supper on March 17th at 5:00 PM in the fellowship hall. There will be pinto beans, corn bread and all the fixin's. Cost is donation only. All donations will be used for local missions. Following the supper they will have several great singers and musicians playing. Pastor Lawrence Goodman and hte congregation welcomes you to Mission Home Baptist Church located just off 221 on the RR Grade road.
Easter Worship Celebration – Bald Mountain Baptist Church invites you to come worship with us. As we approach Easter we look forward to highlighting the life of Jesus in our worship gatherings each Sunday. We especially invite you to be part of our Good Friday Worship (March 30th, 2018 @ 7:00PM) and the following Easter Sunday events:
Sunrise Service 7:00 AM
Breakfast 7:30 AM
Bible Fellowship 8:30 AM
Worship 10:00 AM
Revival Services – Bald Mountain Revival Services will begin April 15, 2018 with the Morning Worship. More details are forthcoming. Rev. John Elledge pastor invites everyone to attend. Please see our website for more info: http://www.baldmountainchurch.org/
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.
Pine Swamp Baptist Church invites on March 17 at 5:00 pm for Dinner and a Movie. They will be watching Heaver is Real. On Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 PM they will have an Easter Egghunt with, crafts, food and games for all ages. Pastor Steve Viers welcomes you to Pine Swamp Baptist Church.
Big Flatts Baptist Church announces Brother Charlie Griffin will be not be singing on Sunday morning, March 18th at 11 AM.due to his Mothers death. Easter Sunrise Service April 1 at 7:00 am breakfast at 8:00 Sunday School at 9:00 am. Revival April 15-18 at 7:30 each night with Rev. Chris Cox preaching and special singing each night. Prayer Room at 7;15. Pastor, Rev. Billy Norris and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Christian Unity Baptist Church announces Easter Services Friday March 30th @ 7:00 pm cantata "Praise God He's Alive" refreshment follow, Sunday April 1st Sunrise 7:00 am breakfast follows, Sunday School 10:00 am, and cantata 11:00 am "Praise God He's Alive" Pastor Rev. Michael Carter welcomes everyone to attend.
Ashe Really Cares Committee will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 at the Ashe Baptist Association Conference Room. All committee members and interested folks are urged to attend.
The Ashe Baptist Association Executive Committee will have its quarterly Committee meeting on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00PM with the Round Knob Baptist Church . All committee members, pastors and interested folks are urged to attend.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church announces Spring Revival April 8-11 with Brother Brian Weaver as the messenger. April 8 at 6:00, April 9-11 at 7:00 each night. Prayer Room at 6:45 each night. Youth Sunday on April 29, Luke Ponder will be preaching at the 11:00 Service. Rev. Derrick Hodges and the congregation invite everyone to attend these services.
Tuckerdale Baptist Church announces Revival beginning April 8th at 7:00 with different speakers each night; 8th Rev. Wade Huntsinger, 9th Rev. Tommy McClure, 10th Rev. Dan Hess, 11th. Rev. Dwight Shepard, 12th. Rev. Brian Weaver, 13th Rev. Eddie Lewis, 14th Rev. Ken Furches. Everyone is invites by the pastor, Rev. Larry Shepard and the congregation of Tuckerdale Baptist Church.
VBS Expo 2018 Friendship Baptist Church April 10, 2018 @ 6 pm . GAME On !!!!! Everyone welcome. Mark your calendar begin to plan of VBS 2018. https://www.friendshipbaptistjefferson.org/
Welcome Home Baptist Church announces Revival April 15-19 at 7:00 each night. Evangelist Timothy Mark will be speaking. Singing on April 15 at 10:00 Don Herbert, that night the preachers sing, Monday, Rev. Timothy Mark, Tuesday, Unmerited Favor, Wednesday, Welcome Home Singers, Thursday Dennis Poe and Friends. Everyone welcome by the pastor Rev. Lonnie Jones and the congregation.
Fill his plate, Fill his heart, Baptist Children’s Home Food Round UP. April 2018. Help provide 700,000 meals for the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. Go to www.bchfood roundup.org or call the Ashe Baptist Associational Office for more info.
The Ashe County Heart Association asks that all cooks to fire up their ovens and bake cakes and pies, brownies-anything- for the Heart Fund Auction on April 11 at Family Central. We’d love to have the biggest bake sale ever. If you have questions or need someone to pick up baked goods call Jackie Johnson @336-877-5838.Support the Heart Fund Auction!
The High County Christian Choir is looking for a choir director. Spring is around the corner and the choir wants to sing . If you feel led by God to work in the area of music and lead this choir call the Association Office at 336-846-5631.
Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina is in need of ear buds, even the ones from the Dollar Tree, for students who need them for their digital studies and programs in some of their class time at school. Boxes of Kleenex are also welcomed for classrooms. Volunteer opportunities, such as mentoring and spending about 2-4 hours a week in the community with a young person, are available as well as reading or math mentors to volunteer for about 25 minutes a week during the school day. Additional information and a volunteer application is available online at http://cisnwnc.org/get-involved
For more information, contact Fawn with Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina by calling 336-384-3591.
Creston United Methodist Church will host an Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 7:15 a.m. The location will be Sunrise Overlook, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. The service is free and open to the public. Immediately after the service, participants are invited to join us for breakfast at the Winner’s Circle. In case of inclement weather, the Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast will be canceled. For more information, please contact Pastor Betty Henson at (828) 773-7132 or Ms. Anne Jones at (336) 385-1387.
There will be a community wide benefit supper for Cancer patient Benny Bare April 14th at Midway Baptist Church from 4-8:00 PM. This is a Pinto bean supper will all the fixin’s and a drink for $8.00 and children under 12 $4.00 and for those that prefer Pizza they will have pizza for $2.00 a slice. In addition to food there will be Bluegrass singing,
Empowering, Mobilizing, Creating Atmosphere for Churches
“Did You Know???”
The Ashe Baptist Association is a “family of churches.” We share a common heritage and we are all kinfolks! Spiritually speaking that is! That doesn’t mean that everyone in a family is just alike. In a healthy family everyone cares for one another. Families do things together, work together, play together , eat together, pray together and share a special joy together. The association is what the churches decide to make it. We are all in a peculiar setting. We do what works for us! What works for one may not work for another. We are like-minded enough to agree to disagree and move on. We are in agreement with the important things that matter to us and to God. I am thankful for folks like J.C. Bradley who shares these thoughts above and was a great help to a new Director of Missions twenty-one years ago. I challenge you to be a part of what is happening in the Ashe Baptist Association. We are all about seeing the lost converted to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! How About you? What are you doing in that area? We like to see folks on the mission field at home, in the state, in America and around the world. Through the Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, North Carolina Mission Offering and other offerings we send missionaries by the thousands. Some are volunteers Are you one that volunteers at home or abroad? The Baptist State Convention has lots of trainings to help us accomplish these tasks. Go to WWW.NCBAPTIST.ORG and check the opportunities out. The Ashe Baptist Association has had three meetings on Disciple Making Have you been to any of them? I encourage you to go to the next one in the coming months. The Ashe Baptist Association has the best Vacation Bible School Expo in North Carolina each year.(in my humble, but correct opinion]. Folks from the association trained at Ridgecrest Conference Center and will be sharing with you at the Expo at Friendship Baptist Church Family Life Center on April 10. Game On! Will you be there? We believe in being good stewards of the money that God has provided for us. March 22 we will have a Financial Workshop at Friendship Baptist Church taught by North Carolina Financial Services. Will you be attending? I used to think I knew it all, then I got married!! Do you know it all? Perhaps we can all learn how to use what money we have in a better way. Baptist helping Baptist! Executive Committee Meetings are held each quarter and we learn the latest in Baptist Life. Will you be attending? The Annual Meeting is a great two day event for revival and learning about Southern Baptist work. I hope you will make plans to attend . It is open to the public and of course messengers and pastors from each church. A healthy association encourages an appreciation for the uniqueness of the churches that make it up. I am glad all churches are not the same. We have basic beliefs that we all agree on but Linda and I enjoy the different styles of preaching, teaching and singing as we visit a different church each Sunday. I share with folks that I preach the same sermon and Linda wears the same dress all year long and no body knows ! (Just kidding). Thank you churches for serving God the area in which you live. Thank you for your support of the Ashe Baptist Association, North Carolina Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Together we can and do make a difference in the world in which we live. Doing things together that we cannot do separately. According to the last Southern Baptist Annual Church Profile church attendees from 1-99, 62.7% make up our churches. Another 20.7% make up 100-199. I am thankful for our large churches but we are a denomination of mostly small churches serving God together. Lets do all we can, together, in 2018 to win folks to Christ and then disciple them!!
Your Servant, David
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