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The Value of One Dollar

In last month's article we explored the possibilities of what can happen with a dollar given to the ministry rather than wasted on incidental expenses. This month we suggest a way we can bring many dollars to bear on the ministry needs of the Strawberry Baptist Association.
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A Place for You in WMU!
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
email: roverstreet@iopenen.net
Phone: 540-586-2956

Women on Mission: Sedalia will lead devotionals at Oakwood Manor in May; Palestine will lead them in June. Flint Hill will host the May birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Beaverdam will host it in June.


WMU Annual Planning Saturday, May 22
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Covered dish brunch)
Rebekah Overstreet's home

We plan to eat promptly at 9:00 and begin the planning time at 10:00.


Dear Rebekah & Strawberry WMU,
Thank you very much for your recent generous gift to Bedford County Homes and New Hope Academy. Support from organizations like SBA makes it possible to impact at-risk youth in our area.
God Bless, Paul Tesi


Thanks for the Help!

On Saturday, April 17, we celebrated our "Thing in the Spring Youth Party." We are grateful to our host church, Trinity Baptist, the planning and legwork of Ron Borer, our speakers Barbara Manuel and Vernon DeLong, our guest band Broken No. Five, and to Jason and Jeremy Manuel for their help with the field activities and praise music.



Seeds of Hope for Liberia 2004
A Virginia Baptist
World Mission Initiative Project


The following churches have notified the Association office of participation in the seed project:
Church.........................Packets Sent
Big Island........................................ 259
Flint Hill........................................ 120
Mentow........................................ 130
Mount Zion........................................107
Morgans........................................ 359
Norwood........................................ 165
Quaker........................................ 171
Thaxton........................................391
Timber Ridge........................................300

Sedalia sent $100 for the Livestock Project.

Executive Board Meeting

We are grateful for the gracious hospitality of North Bedford Church for hosting our Executive Board Meeting on April 20. We also appreciate the attentiveness of those in attendance during the lengthy meeting. Twenty of our 31 congregations were represented. The attendance of 46 included 12 pastors, 24 elected representatives, and 10 visitors. Rev. Mike Jones, vice moderator and pastor of Mount Olivet Church, moderated the meeting in the absence of our moderator, Jeff Powers.
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Timothy Mark in Concert

Nashville recording artist Timothy Mark is back! Everyone is invited to share in the concerts on Sunday, May 16 at Sedalia and Hunting Creek Baptist Churches. The worship begins at 11:00am at Sedalia and at 7:00pm at Hunting Creek. There is no charge. A love offering will be taken.


Children's Music Day Camp
Rainbow Forest Baptist Church
June 21-25, 2004

Click here for a full schedule in Word format


Focus on Our Family

Bethlehem will host Bill Lewis in concert on Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. Everyone is invited!

Glade Creek in Blue Ridge is seeking a church pianist. Please contact Debbie Burch, 540-966-4402, or email Debbie0213@aol.com for a job description. Please reference 'GCBC Pianist Position' in your phone message or subject line.
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Wedding Anniversaries

June 2 Mike & Debbie Jones (25 yrs.) (Sedalia)
June 13 Woody & Phyllis Elliott (Bethel)
June 17 Philip & Lois Ayers (15 yrs.) (Glade Creek)
June 23 Daren & Shawna Davis (IMB Missionaries)
June 27 Charles & Irene Stinson (45 yrs.) (North Bedford)
June 28 Larry & Janet Ross (35 yrs.) (Mount Zion)


SBA's Mission

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.


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Special SBA Town Meeting

In light of the urgent financial and ministry needs of the Association and the broad spirit of apathy, we will gather on Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m., at Trinity Baptist Church for a special town meeting. At this meeting we will speak to the depth and causes of the crises we are facing, share ideas about how to best address the concerns, and pray together seeking God's direction and wisdom as to the future of the Association.

We are asking that all interested SBA members be present, especially pastors, elected officers, and committee personnel. (We would like to have as many folks as usually attend the Annual Meeting.) The purpose of the meeting is to gain a clear understanding as to the level of interest of our member churches and pastors to the ministries of the Association and to determine if our personal involvement and financial commitment are up to the task.

This is not a business meeting, but rather a time for those concerned about Association ministries to join together to discuss our concerns and help communicate the needs and solutions with others around the Association. This May gathering will help prepare us for the annual fall meeting when ministry proposals and budgets for the coming year will be presented.


Mission Opportunities

Interlaken, Switzerland, July 2-9, 2004, European Baptist Convention's (English-language churches) Summer Youth Camp. Needed: Nurse, Doctor, Sponsors/Counselors, and Teachers for Small Groups. Estimated cost is $1,500. Contact Kathy Smith, 540-297-9283, or Linda Terry, 800-255-2428, Ext. 327.

A construction team is needed to assist in the reconstruction of the chapel for a Baptist Church in Brno, Czech Republic. Church members will provide lodging and food in their homes. Dates for the trip will be July or August 2004 and team size is 8 to 10 adults. Estimated cost is $1,500.00 per person. (Cost includes airfare, insurance, visa application when necessary, and in-country costs for transportation, room, and board)

Adult Transformers! Williamsburg, VA, June 2-5, 2004. The $160 fee includes hotel lodging, meals, t-shirt, cap, and mission projects. $50.00 deposit per person due May 7. Contact Martha Washington, 800-255-2428, Ext. 274.
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Birthdays

June 6 Tim Dooley (Bethlehem)
June 27 Bruce Barrett (Suck Spring)
June 30 Joe Prince (Retired)


Church Ministry Anniversary

June 22 David Williamson (Pastor/Hunting Creek/1 yr.)


I've learned that to ignore the facts does not change the facts. —Andy Rooney


Please have items for the June newsletter written and in the associational office by Thursday, May 20.


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Strawberry Baptist Association
163 West Main, Bedford, VA 24523
FAX: (540) 586-4246
e-mail: sba@sbava.org

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