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The Two by Two Zoo Cruise

The many lessons associated with Noah’s arduous and compelling story have long served as a spiritual and moral guide to those who believe and follow the Word of God. Many have told and retold the inspirational story, but the unique approach taken within this musical provides an entertaining yet meaningful vehicle to convey a number of important messages.

Listed below are some of the lessons emphasized within this musical.

  • During times of trial and despair, your faith will sustain you.
  • God is always faithful and His promises are true.
  • Whenever rain clouds gather, always keep in mind that the promises of God’s rainbow won’t be far behind.

We are asking each child to bring a new/gently used stuffed animal to be used in the production. Afterward, they will be donated to the Bedford Community Christmas Station.

Click here for Registration Form or see your Pastor/Music Leader.

Click here for Medical Release Form or see your Pastor/Music Leader.



Save the Date!

Saturday
September 28, 2013

To choose your hour of service or for more information, call Rita Calhoun at 540.297.5271.



VBS
(Click to enlarge)



Birthdays

June 20 Susan Batten-Bell (Bedford)
June 30 Phillip Kelley (Timber Ridge)
July 8 Ed Greer (Retired)
July 23 Phillip Kelley (Timber Ridge)
July 31 Harry Leland (Shady Grove)



Wedding Anniversaries

Jun 2 Mike & Debbie Jones (Sedalia)
Jun 9 Harold & Nancy Lewis (Retired)
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 24 Billy & Betty Leonard (Retired)
Jun 24 Wade & Sandra Locy (Thaxton)
Jun 27 Charles & Irene Stinson (Retired)
Jun 29 Michael & Connie Cox (Suck Spring)

Women’s Ministry/WMU

The Women’s Ministry/WMU of
Diamond Hill Baptist Church
Invite you to join them
for an evening of fellowship
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Family Life Center

Special Music and Special Speaker
The speaker will be Pat Schuler
of Trinity Baptist Church, Bedford, Virginia.

Pat, known as the Butterfly Lady, will be bringing live butterflies as part of her presentation to share the word of God through these beautiful living creatures.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Cost $8.00-payable at the door
Time of sharing by Pat following Dinner

Please RSVP to Linda Thomas 540.330.8820 or Joy Barlow 540.797.1821.

DEADLINE is JUNE 7, 2013.



Trinity Baptist Church
Jubilee Celebration
Sunday, June 9, 2013

Guest Speaker for our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
will be Rev. David Engleman (former Pastor).

The Day will be FILLED with a special Worship Service, Great Music & Lunch. Following lunch, a Concert will be presented by Dee & Randy Simmons.

It will be a special time of Fellowship & Memories!



Reception

Rev. Rick Mallory has announced his resignation as pastor of Morgans to accept the pastorate of Fincastle Baptist Church in Tazewell, Virginia. We appreciate the service to Strawberry Association that he and his wife have provided during their 15 years of ministry at Morgans.

To honor the Mallorys, Morgans is hosting a reception in the church fellowship hall on Sunday, June 23, following the 11 a.m. worship service. RSVP to 540.297.4959 no later than Tuesday, June 18.




Saturday, September 21, 2013, 4-8 p.m.
(For young people, ages 11-18)

Falling Creek Park / Gym on Falling Creek Road
(across from PSA)
(Next planning meeting: Thursday, May 16,
Falling Creek Rd. Gym)



Click for June Calendar
Brief Report on the Called
Leadership Team Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7 p.m.

At the regular Leadership Team Meeting on April 16, 2013, the Administrative Team was authorized to look into the options concerning the offer to buy the Strawberry Baptist Association office and return to the Leadership Team their recommendation in regards to accepting or rejecting the offer and what and where we could find suitable space and how much it would cost us if the offer were to be accepted.

Motion from the Administrative Team, seconded by Rev. Rick Mallory: After consideration and prayer we move that the Leadership Team of the Strawberry Baptist Association recommend the SBA accept an offer of $125,000 for the currently owned condominium unit at 163 West Main Street, Bedford.

Following discussion, a ballot vote was taken. Twelve votes were cast, 9 affirmative and 3 opposing. Motion passed.

Second motion from the Leadership Team: The Leadership Team recommends that we enter into a 3-5 year lease of a rental office in the Oak Tree Business Center located on 460 W across from Updike Funeral Home at a price not to exceed $450 per month.

Motion was seconded by Rev. Phillip Kelley. Discussion followed. Voting took place by secret ballot. Motion passed with 12 votes cast, 10 affirmative, 2 opposed

Dates for a called Associational meeting were discussed. Rev. Vernon DeLong made a motion for a called Associational Meeting to vote on the sale of the current Associational facility on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Bedford Baptist Church. Motion was seconded by Rev. Bill Mitchell. Voice vote was unanimous.

There were 17 in attendance from 10 churches, with 6 pastors, 10 lay representatives, and 1 guest.


According to the current Constitution, Voting Privileges at regular or called meetings of the Association shall be extended to:

A. Two messengers elected from each member church. All messengers must be members of the church which they represent.

B. One additional messenger for each $1,000 in undesignated gifts to the Association, with no more than ten (10) messengers per church. Messenger representation is based upon gifts to the Association in the previous fiscal year.

C. Officers of the Association.

Listed below is the number of elected messengers to which each church is entitled for 2013: Beaverdam-4; Bedford-8; Bethel-2; Bethlehem-2; Big Island-2; Diamond Hill-2; Flint Hill-6; Glade Creek-2; Hunting Creek-4; Mentow-6; Morgans-4; Mount Hermon-4; Mount Olivet-4; Mount Zion-2; Mountain View-2;Norwood-3; Palestine-6; Pecks-2; Quaker-2; Rainbow Forest-2;Sedalia-2; Shady Grove-2; Suck Spring-4; Thaxton-2; Timber Ridge-4; Trinity-5; Walnut Grove-2.



A Place for You in WMU!
Mrs. Lois Stevens, WMU Director
1118 Round Tree Dr., Bedford 24523
Phone: 540.586.7409
Email: lstevens44@verizon.net

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.


Beginner Quilting Camp
(Ages 8 & up)
Monday–Friday, August 5-9, 2013, 1-4 p.m.
Bedford Baptist Church

Participants should bring basic sewing supplies. including: sharp scissors, needles, straight pins, thimble, ruler, several filled bobbins (white/beige/black thread) and washable marking pens (available at sewing supply stores). Be sure to put your name on items you want to keep. The quilt a person can make will vary in size not to exceed 36 x 44 inches. For the classes, if you have your own machine, it would be to your benefit to bring it—a few borrowed machines will be available. We also need instructors/volunteers to help during the classes.

Registration fee is $15; deadline to register is Monday, July 8. (If less than four register, the camp will be canceled and fees returned.) If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Rebekah Overstreet at 540.586.2956 or rjoverstreet@jetbroadband.com. Click for the Camp Registration Form.

Quilting Camp Worker’s Meeting
Tuesday, July 9, 9 a.m.
Rebekah Overstreet’s home

 


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.


You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.


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