Monday, July 25, -Friday, July 29
Musical Program, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
HEROES OF THE FAITH is a unique field trip. Biblical characters come to life to teach modern day children how to become heroes. The children learn lessons of faith when they discover David, Deborah, Elijah, and Moses while touring a museum exhibition. These Bible heroes tell about their exciting adventures and how ordinary people become extraordinary heroes who can change the world—or at least their world—when they listen and follow God’s command.
See your Pastor/Music Leader for registration materials
July 8 Ed Greer (Retired)
Jun 2 Mike & Debbie Jones (Sedalia)
Jun 9 Harold & Nancy Lewis (55 yrs.) (Walnut Grove)
Jun 12 Grant & Sheila Harbridge (Bethlehem)
Jun 13 Woody & Phyllis Elliott (Retired)
Jun 17 Philip & Lois Ayers (Glade Creek)
Jun 20 Harry & Nilah Leland (Shady Grove)
Jun 23 Daren & Shawna Davis (IMB missionaries)
Jun 27 Charles & Irene Stinson (Retired)
Jun 28 Mark & Julia Flores (Mount Hermon)
Jun 29 Michael & Connie Cox (Suck Spring)
Jul 18 Eldridge & Jennie Cullum (30 yrs.) (Thaxton)
Jul 19 Bryon & Annie LePere (Big Island)
Jul 31 Jackie & Glynda Carver (Palestine)
Jul 31 Marc & Cari Jantomaso (River Rock)
Jun 1 Bryan Sheehan (Pastor/5 yrs../Pecks)
Jun 1 Carey Snellings (Pastor/1 yr./Hunting Creek)
Jun 6 Edward “Bish” Creel (Interim Pastor/1 yr./Beaverdam)
Thanks to the Pastors of the Association for remembering me with a vase of beautiful flowers during National Secretaries Week. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.
The Bedford Community Christmas Station is entering its sixth year of assisting families from the City of Bedford and Bedford County at Christmas in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Since being established in 2006, the Christmas Station has provided Christmas gifts, household items, and food to more than 5,000 individuals. Each year, eligible families are given a shopping appointment to choose new clothing and toys for each child in the home, as well as household goods such as towels, blankets, dish sets, and coffee makers. Families also receive a large box of food that includes a turkey or ham. This is always a free service—shoppers are assigned points to use in each department, which allows them to choose items they know their children need and want.
The Christmas Station has grown each year in order to serve all of the eligible families that apply. We anticipate that The Christmas Station will receive an increase in applications this year as families continue to struggle with challenging economic conditions. With this growth, comes another dilemma—the Christmas Station is already using all available space in a building that is slated for demolition at some point in the future. There is no storage space and no room to expand the departments, despite an increased need for merchandise to serve the eligible families. Therefore, the Christmas Station Board has established a building fund to help explore other options for the location of the Christmas Station.
As preparations are underway for Christmas 2011 when as many as 400 families could be served, the Christmas Station is asking local churches for assistance in the following ways:
Save the Date!
To choose your hour of service or for more info, call Rita Calhoun at 540.297.5271.
The Treasurer’s Report Summary for the first quarter of 2011 has been corrected, and a copy has been included in the June church newsletter packets.
Morgans exceeded its Annie Armstrong offering goal by collecting $1,813!
Morgans “High Power Soccer Camp” is June 26-July 1, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:00. Please register with the office.
Morgans will have Sunday Fun Nights for Awana-aged children on June 5 & 12 and July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 5:30-7:30. There will be planned activities each week along with a devotion.
Bedford Christian Ministries has a great need for donations of towels, washcloths, and sheets (especially Queen and King sizes). Also needed are pots and pans. Would your church consider contributing to this need? Please remember to donate items that are in good and usable condition. This would be a great help to the ministry and to those who need assistance. Items may be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Volunteer Help Needed at Bedford Christian Ministries! BCM helps area residents with financial needs, food, clothing, and household items. They operate with a volunteer staff, and right now the need is great. Would you volunteer for 3 hours once or twice a month? This is a wonderful way to give back to our community in the Lord’s name. You may contact BCM at 540.586.2633 or stop by between 9:30 a.m. and 12 Noon on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday, to get more information.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet, WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Palestine will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in June. Radford will lead them in July. Beaverdam will host the June birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Radford will host it in July. Timber Ridge’s WMU has a song/devotion/fellowship ministry at Campbell Rest Home the third Wednesday of every month.
WMU Planning Meeting
(Church Directors & Associational Leadership Team)
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 9 a.m., Rebekah Overstreet’s home (Covered dish brunch)
Beginner Quilting Classes
SBA’s Vision Statement: Due to our common faith in Jesus Christ and His body, the Church, we Commit ourselves to Connecting with one another for Coordinating the missions and ministries of our member churches and Communicating opportunities to partner together to fulfil the Great Commission and Great Commandment.
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