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"Facing the Future "

Two Hundred Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting
of the
Strawberry Baptist Association
Monday, October 25, 2010
Bedford Baptist Church

Sessions at 4 & 7 p.m.
Meal at 5:30
(Reservations required)

     - Children’s Music Camp Emphasis
     - CenterFest Emphasis
     - Soccer Camp Ministry Presentation
     - Special Music by JOYful Singers & Associational Choir
     - Presentation by Self Study Team
     - Message by Rev. Jackie Carver

“Forgetting the Past...Focusing on the Future”
I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.

Philippians 3:12-14 (CEV)



Birthdays

Oct 11 Rick Dellinger (Music Evangelist)
Oct 28 Rick Foster (Timber Ridge)
Oct 29 Todd Childers (Norwood)
Nov 1 Mike Grooms (Rainbow Forest)
Nov 22 Bryan Sheehan (Pecks)
Nov 23 Bill Vest (Retired)
Nov 28 Elmer Sellers (Retired)


Wedding Anniversaries

Oct 7 “Bish” & Donna Creel (Beaverdam)
Oct 8 Bryan & Ada Sheehan (Pecks)
Nov 19 Bill & Marion Vest (Retired)

 


Church Ministry Anniversary

Oct 25 Marc Reynolds (Pastor/Mt. Olivet/1 yr.)
Nov 26 Todd Childers (Pastor/Norwood/5 yrs.)

Focus on Our Family

Ken Butterworth concluded his ministry as pastor of Diamond Hill in June. Being semi-retired, he is available for pulpit supply, revivals, etc.



Mentow will host a Fall Festival including a Hee Haw show on Saturday, October 30. The fun begins with a wiener roast at 5:30 p.m.



Mt. Zion in Montvale, invites you to their Fall Revival beginning Sunday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m., and continuing Sunday evening at 6:30, and Monday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Vernon DeLong pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Bedford. There will be special music each evening.



The Easter Brothers will be in concert at Trinity on Saturday, October 2, at 7 p.m.



Updates & Reminders

Annual Church Profile material is due back by Thursday, October 7. Clerks, please feel free to contact the association office with questions or if you need assistance. Also, clerks are asked to mail names of messengers to the Annual Meeting with ACP info or enter them at the SBDS website by Thursday, October 7.



The meal for the Annual Meeting will be served at 5:30 at a cost of $10 per person. As a matter of courtesy, the clerk (or another individual) from each church should call a meal count in to Bedford, 540.586.9564, no later than Monday, October 11.



We would appreciate it if the form distributed to church pastors/clerks requesting names of representatives to SBA’s Executive Board for 2010-2011 could be completed and returned to the SBA office by Monday, October 11.



Final rehearsal for the associational choir is Sunday, October 17, 3 p.m., sanctuary of Bedford Baptist Church. Selections are: I Must Tell Jesus with Blessed Assurance, arranged by Mary McDonald, and Amazing Grace, arranged by Lee Turner. Please join us, even if you missed the first rehearsal.

A copy of the Proposed Budget for 2011 is included in October newsletter packets. Executive Board members also received copies at the called meeting in September.



Click for October Calendar

A Place for You in WMU!
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet, WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Phone: 540.586.2956
Email: rjoverstreet@jetbroadband.com

Women on Mission: Thaxton will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in October; Beaverdam will lead them in November. Timber Ridge will host the October birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Pecks will host it in November. We thank Beaverdam’s WOM who contributed financially to SBA’s CenterFest ministry.



Ministers Wives’ Retreat
October 15-16, 2010
CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center, Lowesville, Virginia
For details, go to http://wmuv.org/events/ministers-wives-retreat.



Women’s Get-Away
November 5-6 & 6-7 at Eagle Eyrie
Guest: Vonda Skelton, Author and Speaker
(WMUV Annual Meeting will be Saturday, November 6.)



Dear WMU Directors, If any of your mission groups would like to support Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center with donations of different supplies, here are some suggestions.

Please click here for the Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center Wish List. Supplies may be sent to Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center, 1 Eagle Eyrie Drive, Lynchburg, Va. 24503, or brought anytime you come for a conference.



Mount Hermon Homecoming

Mount Hermon will have "Homecoming on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

Rev. Mark Flores, pastor of Mount Hermon (and recently promoted Major in the Air Force), has been on active duty, serving for two months as Chaplain at Aviono Air Base in Italy. He will be back in Mount Hermon's pulpit October 3.




Operation Christmas Child

Main Street United Methodist Church in Bedford is a drop off location for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

National Collection Week is November 15-22, 2010, and collection hours in Bedford are:

Monday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, 9-11 a.m.
and Monday, Not Collecting.





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.


Our two booths at CenterFest were a HUGE SUCCESS! The rest of the story (along with pictures) coming up at the Annual Meeting.


Help us all stay informed. If you have information about what's going on at your church, please share it with us. Items for the next newsletter should be written and in the association office by Wednesday, October 20.


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