​​​​​​​​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.

Wagoner Baptist Church announces that DOM David Blackburn will be speaking on Sunday, February 25 at the 11:00 Worship Service they have Sunday School at 10:00. Rev. Darrell Poole Sr. and the congregation invite you to attend.

Healing Springs Baptist Church announces that DOM David Blackburn will be speaking on Sunday, March 4 at the 11:00 Worship Service, they have Sunday School at 10:00. Rev. Kevin Jones and the congregation invite you to attend.

Orion Baptist Church will be hosting a basket-making class in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, March 3th at 10:00 AM. A donation of $10.00 is requested to cover the cost of materials.  All are welcome. Please R. S. V. P. if possible to Pastor Steve Allen at 336-977-6160.

When you pray please remember Bristol Baptist Church, They are currently in search of a pastor for the church. February speaker 25th - Sonny Thomas Jr. The congregation invites everyone to attend. All are welcome at Bristol Baptist Church.

​Buffalo Baptist Church will be starting a new Bible study entitled Salvation and Discipleship, Is there a difference? Wednesday nights 7PM, Rev. John Crawford 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.

Midway Baptist Church announces  Calling all cooks! Chili Cook Off !   Prizes awarded for best Chili!!!!  Fundraiser for the Cross Trail Outfitters of Ashe County, Date March 5 at 5:00 at Midway Baptist Church. Entry Fee $5:00. This event is open to the public Adults $5:00 Children $3:00. This price will get you a bowl of chili, corn bread, crackers and a drink. Contact Steven LeaShomb at 977-9105 or Cindy LeaShomb at 336-620-1823 for more info. Also the Webb Family will be in concert on Sunday, March 4th at 11:00. Pastor, Rev. Steve LeaShomb and the congregation invite you to attend.

Mission Home Baptist Church WOM invites you to a Pinto Bean Supper on March 10th 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.

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.

Ashe Really Cares reminds you of Souper Bowl Sunday Since 1990, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food weeks leading up to the Big Game. Teaming up with local partners, these groups give 100% of donations to local charities, changing the nation's largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring. In Ashe County 1 in 4 children does not know where their next meal is coming from and 1 in 6 adults does not know where their next meal is coming from. I hope the church you attend or another organization you are a part of will collect soup or money for Ashe Really Cares on February 4 or on another date if that is more convenient to help feed hungry people in Ashe County. The ARC will receive Souper Bowl food at any time in the next few weeks. Total so far; 5,574 Canned items and $883 thank you churches!!

Pine Swamp Baptist Church invites on March 17 at 5:00 pm for Dinner and a Movie.Pastor , Rev. Steve Viers welcomes everyone to attend.

Big Flatts Baptist Church will be having a movie night showing "War Room" on February 24th at 6 PM. Refreshments will be served. Also The Combs Family will be singing at Big Flatts Baptist Church, Sunday morning, March 4th @ 11 AM Combs Family Singing  and Brother Charlie Griffin will be singing on Sunday morning, March 18th at 11 AM. 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 Weekend Revival w/ Rev. Neil Hatfield March 2-4, 2018 and Friday March 2 @ 7:00pm Saturday, March 3 @ 10:00am & 7:00pm, Sunday March 4 @ 10:00am & 1:00am Information:  336-546-7907. Also Celebrate Recovery is a church ministry that is for everyone who has a hurt, habit, or hang-up.   Which includes just about anyone.  This is a yearlong program that frees people and encourages people to develop a relationship with Jesus while walking with others going down the same path and holding one another accountable.  Celebrate Recovery blends the eight Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount with a 12-step program of recovery. If you need this ministry or know someone who would, meetings will start March 9, 2018 at 6:30pm.  Christian Unity Baptist Church will be hosting these meetings at 326 East Main Street Jefferson, NC  28640.  For more information you can call 336-246-7907. Pastor, Rev. Michael Carter welcomes you to Christian Unity Baptist Church.

Midway Baptist Church announces the Webb Family will be in concert on Sunday, March 4th at 11:00. Pastor, Rev. Steve LeaShomb and the congregation invite you 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

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.

Special Announcements;

AV and Sound Classes at Wilkes Community College  Ashe Campus Instructed by Ashe County’s own Bob Calhoun March 5-April 17 Mondays/Tuesdays 6 pm-8 pm $70 tuition fee. To pre-register, contact Becky Greer at 336-846-3900, ext. 3117

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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