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“What’s Up Zak?”
2014 Summer Music Camp
( Youth/Children who have completed grades K-8)
Monday, July 28-Friday, August 1
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bedford Baptist Church
Musical Program, Friday, August 1, 7 p.m.

What’s Up, Zak? is a “not so very ordinary” musical. Funny, lively songs and scenes introduce a town bustling to prepare for a visit from a “V.I.P.”—Very Important Prophet! The leaders of Jericho decide to throw a parade to welcome Jesus. But the people who need love the most—the lowly beggars and the tax collectors—are NOT invited to the party. Through drama and song, this musical explores how special Bartimaeus the beggar and Zacchaeus the tax collector must have felt to learn that Jesus saw them and loved them just the way they were!

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



Chronological Bible Storying

Chronological Bible Storying is an evangelistic tool that has been used by international missionaries for many years. Now, we have the opportunity to learn this method of teaching in our various ministries. Annette Hall will be at Lynn Haven on Friday and Saturday, May 30-31.

New IMB emeritus Annette Hall isn’t slowing down since her retirement. Hall, a 68-year-old Virginian appointed in 1973, served for 38 years as an IMB representative to North African and Middle Eastern peoples.

Hall was a nurse educator in two Middle Eastern nations but later moved to France in 1990 to work with Muslim immigrants. She adopted the chronological Bible storying method, using Bible stories to teach literacy and French as a second language.

“We were meeting their need by giving them access to the French language. …but then we were also giving them the Gospel,” Hall said.

Living in Richmond, Va., since retirement, Hall has a passion to see Bible storying take root in the United States. She is connecting with Baptist leaders across state lines and hosting workshops to train others in the method.

“Retirement has come before I was ready for it,” she admitted. “…I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. My goal is to keep training people and keep using stories as long as I’m able.”

This Chronological Bible Storying workshop will be open to all the churches in the RVBA as well as the greater Roanoke Valley.

Harold Cook
Interim Executive Director
Roanoke Valley Baptist Association


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Focus on Our Family

Beaverdam’s VBS is June 23-27, 6:30– 8:30 p.m. Theme is “Weird Animals.” The VBS Kickoff will be on Sunday, June 22, 4-6 p.m. Food, fun, fellowship!


Bedford’s VBS will be Wednesday-Saturday, June 18-21, 6:30-8:45 p.m. There will be a snack supper at 6 p.m.


Flint Hill Vacation Bible School, June 8-12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Theme: SonTreasure Island where Kids Discover God's Love

Each month Flint Hill has a ministry partner. Our ALMS (Aid to Local Ministries) partner for the month of May is Bedford Christian Ministries. Items are collected throughout the month and taken to them at the end of the month.

On Thursday night before Easter, Flint Hill observed a Passover Meal which was very informative and inspirational.


Mentow’s VBS is Thursday, July 31, - Saturday, August 2. The theme is F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God).


Quaker's VBS will be Monday, June 23, thru Friday, June 27, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The theme is Answers VBS International Spy Academy (Agents for the One True God). For ages 4 years through just completed 6th grade. To register call Lynne @ 540.297.5151.


Suck Spring’s VBS (for ages 2-adult) will be Sunday, June 8 through Thursday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is Agency D3.


Thaxton’s VBS is Sunday, June 22-Friday, June 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Theme: Weird Animals...Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind!


The Shepherd’s Staff will be in concert for Trinity’sFifth Sunday Sing on June 29, at the 11 a.m. worship service.


Walnut Grove’s VBS is July 13-18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is "Weird Animals.” A graduation service will be Friday, July 18, with finger foods and fellowship to follow.



Beat the Odds will be on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4-8 p.m. Again this year, the event will be at the Falling Creek Gym at the former Bedford County Group Homes. Evangelist Bob Holmes will be God‘s messenger for the evening. Go to http://www.meetbob.info/ to learn about this One-Man Volleyball Team. Our next planning meeting is Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m., in Mentow’s fellowship hall. For additional info, contact Kim Kirby at pow8tan@gmail.com or 540.330.8071.


Wedding Anniversaries

June 2 Mike & Debbie Jones (35 yrs) (Sedalia)
June 2 Phil & Deb Kelley (Timber Ridge)
June 9 Kevin & Joy King (Palestine)
June 9 Harold & Nancy Lewis (Retired)
June 12 Mike & Surada Watkins (Big Island)
June 13 Woody & Phyllis Elliott (Retired)
June 17 Phil & Lois Ayers (25 yrs) (Glade Creek)
June 20 Harry & Nilah Leland (Shady Grove)
June 23 Daren & Shawna Davis (IMB Missionaries)
June 24 Billy & Betty Leonard (Retired)
June 24 Wade & Sandra Locy (Thaxton)
June 27 Charles & Irene Stinson (55 yrs) (Retired)
June 29 Michael & Connie Cox (Suck Spring)
July 28 Tim & Amy Wilgus (Thaxton)

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), Bedford Baptist Church
Monday-Friday, August 4-8, 2014, 1-4 p.m.

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 21. (If less than four register, the camp will be canceled and fees returned.) Click here for Registration Form.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Rebekah Overstreet at 540.586.2956 or rjoverstreet@jetbroadband.com.

Quilting Camp Leader’s Meeting
Tuesday, June 24, 1:30 p.m.
Rebekah Overstreet’s Home


Friends of Stop Hunger Now,

We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event have been shipped on a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Lynchburg warehouse to Panama!

This shipment is being sent through Reach Now International to their partner Fundación Castillo del Rey in Panama. Fundación Castillo del Rey is a nonprofit organization that provides meals to six elementary schools and one high school throughout Panama. In these schools, Fundación Castillo del Rey feeds more than 1,500 students on a daily basis. This food also will help the schools to allocate resources to improve their infrastructure, enhance teaching tools and provide clothing for the students.

For more information, please visit their website, http://reachnow.net/. Visit www.stophungernow.org for more information on how to continue your involvement in the fight against hunger, and follow us on Facebook!

Thank you for generously donating your time as a volunteer with Stop Hunger Now. We are sincerely grateful for your dedication and for sharing our vision of a world without hunger.

Gratefully,
Troy Henson & Spencer Merricks
Stop Hunger Now Lynchburg Staff


Birthdays

June 20 Susan Batten-Bell (Bedford)
June 22 Kevin King (Palestine)
June 30 Phil Kelley (Timber Ridge)
July 6 Wade Locy (Thaxton)
July 23 Harry Leland (Shady Grove)
July 31 Esther Woodford (SBA)


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