|December 2002||Home Page|
How would you describe this past year? Some Americans might say “turbulent, tragic, or unstable.” For sure, we cannot deny that these last 365 days have been full of great trial and difficulty for tens of thousands of families across our nation.
Dear Strawberry Baptist Association, God bless you and supporting churches for your continued financial support of the Bedford Jail Ministry. We continue to bring hope and peace to officers, inmates, and their families. Continue to pray for us that God will provide answers to the problems of crime as well as solutions for them. Jesus Christ has the answers; making Him live through us is the task!
Our December 21 "Journey to Bethlehem" has been delayed. With the very busy Christmas schedules of our churches and people we were unable to find a group to coordinate the planning and travel for the three "caravans" to make their way to "Bethlehem". There has also been little response to sign up since we first announced it on October 28.
We are hopeful that this will become a reality for December 2003 if we can get our churches to include it on next year's calendar as part of their Christmas celebration.
Feb 28-Mar 1 Handbell Workshop,
Please note: As churches plan their calendars for 2003, please include these dates. We ask that you especially try to schedule your Vacation Bible Schools around the first ever Children’s Music Day Camp in Strawberry. For further information, please contact Judy Edwards at Bedford Baptist, 586-9564.
Under the Lordship of Christ, to equip, support, and involve our family of churches in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of a changing community and world.
The following have sent memorial contributions to Strawberry Association missions in memory of our former Director of Missions and Ministries, Seaburn Daniel:
Beaverdam Baptist Church
Bill and Mary Carson
Fellowship of Associational Workers
Paul and Goldie Kirkpatrick
Edward H. Lane, Jr.
Mentow Baptist Church
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Cary and Estelle Ogden
Mike and Donna Rorer
Jeanette and Horton Southall
Southview Baptist Church, Galion, Ohio
Paul & Eleanor Swain
Harvey and Phyllis Wray
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Beaverdam/Diamond Hill will finish a full quarter of leading weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in December. Radford will provide devotionals in January, February, and March. Mentow will host the December birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Bethlehem will host it in January.
& Happy New Year!
Bedford’s Senior Choir will present “And It Came to Pass,” a musical drama on Sunday, December 8. There will be a live nativity on Saturday, December 14, 6-8:30 p.m. The following Sunday, December 15, the Sanctuary Choir will lead the morning worship in a service of Lessons and Carols. At 5 p.m. that afternoon, there will be a churchwide covered dish Christmas Dinner, with presentations by the children and youth choirs and the adult handbell choir. On Sunday, December 22, the young adult ensemble, “Celebration Singers,” will provide music for the morning worship service. The church will have a Candlelight Carol and Communion service at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
January 12 Mike Jones (Mount Olivet)
January 17Jack Miller (In Memoriam)
January 1 Norman & Virginia Gooding (65 years)(Retired))
January 4 Mike Jones (Pastor/Sedalia/10 yrs.)
The Family of Seaburn Daniel acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.
Dear Friends, Thank you for remembering my father with the lovely basket of flowers. Thank you also for the printing of Dad’s last article in your newsletter.
Dr. Henry Blackaby; will lead a conference entitled "Experiencing God Together In Your Church"; on Sunday, January 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Roanoke. For more information call 540-224-3300.
Encouragement Walk Among Russian Romany People in Russia;; Spring,
9 days to 2 weeks, 3-5 adults
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