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Associational Missions Week is an emphasis to specifically consider the ministries of the local Baptist Association and our part in cooperatively supporting ministry efforts. We do not emphasize so much a particular week but rather a season during which the special financial contributions we receive go toward the fulfillment of our accepted tasks, some of which are described below.
By now most of our churches have copies of the 2002 Annual Report of the Strawberry Association, and we hope folks are enjoying the new format. Special thanks to Barbara and Jeremy Manuel, Alma Blankenship, and John Woodford for volunteering their time to help as we produced the entire annual in house for the first time in many years.
A Word from Travis Witt: The Jail Ministry's Auction and Yard Sale will be May 17 at the Bedford Lion's Club on 460, one mile east of Bedford. The Yard Sale begins at 9 a.m., and the Auction begins at 10 a.m. To donate items for either the Yard Sale or Auction, call 540 587-8990 ext. 107 and leave a message. Someone can pick up items and also give a receipt for them.
(for children who have completed grades 1-6)
June 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 Noon
The $20 fee per child covers the cost of music and a T-shirt.
Program for parents/friends on June 27, 7 p.m.
On May 17 & 18, Nashville artist Timothy Mark will be in concert in Strawberry Baptist Association. The first concert is a benefit sponsored by Because We Care Ministries to raise money for mission work in Nicaragua. This will be held at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. On Sunday, May 18, Timothy will be at Thaxton Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m., and on Sunday evening, he will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church at 6:30. Admission is free; love offerings will be taken. For a wonderful time of worship, fellowship, and praise, come join us!
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Sedalia is providing devotionals at Oakwood Manor in May; Palestine will provide them in June. Flint Hill will host the May birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Beaverdam will host it in June.
June 6 Tim Dooley (Bethlehem)
June 19 Frank Schmitt (Interim/Trinity)
June 27 Bruce Barrett (Suck Spring)
June 30 Joe Prince (Retired)
Under the Lordship of Christ, to equip, support, and involve our family of churches in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of a changing community and world.
Beaverdam is celebrating its 200th birthday with a party for the community. So bring a chair and invite your friends and neighbors to join us for a fun filled day on May 17, 1-6 p.m. Piano Concert at 2:00. Blue Grass/Gospel Concert at 5:00. Food! Live Music! Door Prizes! Pony Rides! Bounce House! “Bear” the Juggling Clown. FREE!
2003 Seeds of Hope for Liberia...Virginia Baptists sent 196,168 small packets; 3,193 pounds of bulk seeds; for a total of 4,448 pounds of seeds.
Additionally, furniture, office equipment, sports equipment, medical equipment/supplies, books, gardening supplies/tools, choir robes, auto parts, children's clothing, games, and toys were sent.
SBA’s Evangelism Committee invites you to join us on a mission trip. Low cost with eternal rewards. You can travel by car—one day adventure. The only cost is for gas and food. Your time involvement will vary, based on your preference.
June 2 Mike & Debbie Jones (Sedalia)
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