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Two Hundred Thirty-eighth Annual Session
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Strawberry Baptist Association
Monday, October 27, 2014,
Sessions at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Meal at 5:30
(Cost is $7:50 per person; reservations required)
Sedalia Baptist Church, Big Island, Virginia
Theme: Family Reunion


Afternoon speaker: ???
Evening speaker: Rev. Randy Krantz

A copy of the Proposed Budget for 2015 is included in October newsletter packets. Pastors/Clerks, please see that your messengers receive a copy.


The 5:30 p.m. meal will be catered by Olde Liberty Station, and each person’s share of the cost of the meal is $7.50. The menu is: pot roast, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, bread, apple cobbler, bread-pudding, sweet & unsweetened tea, coffee, and water. We are requesting that the clerk (or another individual from each church) call 540.586.8345 or email sbava@verizon.net with a meal count (messengers as well as others who plan to attend) no later than Monday, October 13. If necessary, leave a message. (Payment will be taken when the meal is served. Checks should be payable to Sedalia Baptist Church.) Again, we encourage all who enjoy the fellowship and are interested in the mission and ministry of Strawberry Association to make plans to attend.



Fluvanna Correctional Center
Christmas Gift Ministry

Hygiene Items (place in a gallon zip lock bag)

Please note: Correctional Center rules do not permit substitution of products or larger sizes than the ones listed.

  • One individually wrapped toothbrush
  • One tube of toothpaste (not to exceed 6 oz.)
  • One deodorant stick (not to exceed 2.4 oz.)
  • One bottle of shampoo (not to exceed 15 oz.)
  • One bottle of lotion (not to exceed 15 oz.)

Greeting Cards and Stationery Items

  • Greeting cards for all occasions, including Christmas and Hanukkah (Please avoid cards/envelopes with aluminum foil. Also, it is not necessary to sort the cards.)
  • Stationery items (6 ½ or 9 ½ envelopes, writing paper)
  • Forever postage stamps (please do not affix to envelopes.)
  • Wooden pencils (unsharpened)

Churches may collect and bring the filled Zip-lock bags as well as cards/stationery items to the SBA office no later than Thursday, October 30, and they will be delivered for you.

Make monetary donations payable to “Chaplain Service of VA (Grace Inside).” On the memo line, write “FCCW Discretionary Fund.” These funds are used to purchase shortages in Christmas gift items and to support inmates in other ways—purchasing classroom materials & worship supplies or paying travel expenses for funeral or deathbed visits. Mail checks to: Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, (Attn: Chaplain Perry) P.O. Box 1000, Troy, VA 22974.


Youth Event on DVD

Pastor Phil Kelley of Timber Ridge has put pictures of the 2014 Youth Event on a DVD. Call us, if you would like a copy.



Click for October Calendar
Focus on Our Family

On September 6, Big Island held its Annual Church Picnic with gospel music by the Lynch Station Men's Group—the food, fellowship and music were awesome! A children's ministry, The Sonshine Kids, has been started. They held a bake sale and carwash as a fundraiser—and had the kickoff on September 27. Youth had a yard sale to sponsor a youth trip. We've begun a Community Visitation one Sunday per month, where we are visiting people in the community and reaching out to people's needs. Pastor Mike is leading a Deacons Training during the months of September and October. Seniors had a fellowship/covered-dish luncheon on September 11. Also, went on a trip to the Dayton Farmer's Market on September 25.

In October: Men’s Day with breakfast on October 12, 8 a.m. Rev. Ron Davidson, Gleaning for the World, will be guest speaker. On October 18, BIBC Fall Festival, 2-6 p.m. Everyone's invited to come and enjoy food, games, and fellowship! On October 19, BIBC is collecting shoes for Gleaning for the World—“Reaching our world one sole at a time!” Our goal is 100 pair of shoes. On October 26, “Truly Blessed,” a gospel group from SC, will have a concert and lead our worship service.


Diamond Hill’s Homecoming Celebration/Old Fashioned Day will be Sunday, October 12, 12-3 p.m. There will be wagon rides, horseshoes, games for children, and a prize for most authentic old fashioned costume. Music provided by “Common Ground.” For info, call Joy Barlow at 540.797.1821.


On October 31, Thaxton will have a Pot-Luck Soup Supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by Trunk or Treat from 6:30 to 7:30.


Timber Ridge has a variety of music—sheet music, anthems, books, sound tracks, tapes, etc., to give away. If anyone is interested, call the church office at 540.586.9267.


Trinity will be hosting the Easter Brothers & Easter Family on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6 p.m. For information, call 540.586.8 10.


A SHOUT OUT to Thaxton, Sedalia, Palestine, and Shady Grove churches for helping meet the needs of Suck Spring’s Nicaragua mission team . They provided 49 stuffed animals, 57 pairs of flip-flops, 38 plastic bowls, 7 pairs of sunglasses, 10 bandanas, 7 hats, and 10 sets of baby clothes.


Dennis Moore is completing his interim pastorate at Flint Hill and is again available for interim/supply ministry. His home phone is 540.947.2091; cell is 540.339.5761. n


Updates & Reminders

Annual Church Profile (ACP) material is due back in the SBA office by Thursday, October 9. Also, clerks are asked to provide names of messengers to the 2014 SBA Annual Meeting with ACP info or enter them at the church’s SBDS website by Thursday, October 9. (These names will be used to create registration lists as well as name tags for messengers to pick up when they register at the meeting.)


If your church has not submitted the name of its 2014/2015 lay Regional Representative who will also serve as the Representative to the Leadership Team, please do so as soon as possible. We would like to publish this information in the hand-out at the Annual Meeting.


If your church has not submitted the name of its 2014/2015 lay Regional Representative who will also serve as the Representative to the Leadership Team, please do so as soon as possible. The Nominating Committee would like to have this info in order to coordinate ministry assignments for publication and election at the annual meeting.


Church Ministry Anniversaries

Oct 25 Marc Reynolds (Pastor/5 yrs/Mount Olivet)
Nov 1 Chuck Williams (Pastor/1 yr/Bethlehem)

 

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 : 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. Timber Ridge’s WMU is making bibs, lap robes, and walker aprons for Woodhaven and Carriage Hill nursing homes. If you would like to help with this project, call Hazel Burnett, 540.586.3230.


5th Annual Ministers/Spouses Dinner
Thursday, October 16, 2013, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
Trinity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
There will be no program—
just the meal and a time of fellowship.
Child care and pizza provided for children 12 and under.


Women’s Get-Away
Eagle Eyrie Conference Center
November 7-8 or 8-9, 2014
Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Keynote Speaker
Chris Patch, Worship Leader

WMUV Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
(between Get-Away sessions)
Candy Phillips, Speaker


Birthdays

Oct 15 Chuck Williams (Bethlehem)
Oct 18 Robert Auxier (Walnut Grove)
Oct 27 Greg Soult (Mentow)
Oct 29 Todd Childers (Norwood)
Nov 1 Mike Grooms (Rainbow Forest)
Nov 7 Mike Watkins (Big Island)
Nov 22 Bryan Sheehan (Pecks)
Nov 23 Bill Vest (Retired)
Nov 28 Elmer Sellers (Retired)
Nov 29Bish Creel (Beaverdam)


Wedding Anniversaries

Oct 7 Bish & Donna Creel (Beaverdam)
Oct 8 Bryan & Ada Sheehan (Pecks)
Oct 9 Monroe & Tammy Baldwin (Diamond Hill)
Nov 19 Bill & Marion Vest (Retired)
Nov 25 Carey & Jennifer Snellings (Hunting Creek)




We hope to see you there next year, the first full week in August at Bedford Baptist Church.

Rebekah Overstreet


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.


There is no right way to do a wrong thing.


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
submitted by Wednesday, October 22.


Occasionally the administrative assistant has to close the SBA office for errands or meetings. Before coming by to drop off or pick up items, please call 540.586.8345 to be sure the office is open.



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Strawberry Baptist Association
947 Lyle Street - PO Box 91, Bedford, VA 24523
Vernon DeLong, Moderator - email: vwdelong@yahoo.com - Cell phone: 540.871.0588
Esther Woodford, Administrative Assistant - Tel.: (540) 586-8345
e-mail: sba@sbava.org

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