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Franklin Graham Festival

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association announces that Franklin Graham, along with local church and civic leaders, will hold the Southwest Virginia Festival 2003 with Franklin Graham in Salem Stadium, May 2-4, 2003.

"I look forward to bringing God's message of hope to the people of Southwest Virginia," said Graham, who recently accepted local church leaders' invitation to lead the Festival. "People will hear a lot of music from award-winning artists, personal testimony, and most importantly, an opportunity to change their life."

For details from the national Festival Website, click here.

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If You Missed the Graham Rally...

If you were unable to attend the Graham Rally at FBC, Roanoke on January 16, we have placed the Pastor and Congregational Leader materials online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.

For Pastors booklet, click here, (270K).

For Congregational Leaders booklet, click here, (550K).

For All the Children

The Southwest Virginia Festival 2003 with Franklin Graham is just around the corner. A wonderful opportunity exists for our children on Saturday May 3 at 11:00 AM, called “Saturday Morning Live with Bibleman.” “Saturday Morning Live” will be a special kids service. Bibleman will be there live, presenting the gospel message to our children in a spectacular way.

Prior to Bibleman taking the stage, we are going to have a Moss Children's Choir perform and lead us in kids praise and worship. What a sight and sound to behold as over 1,000 kids lift their voices in one accord.

Would you join us by assembling as many kids as possible (grades K-5/6 from your church or para-church organization to participate in this awesome kids choir?

The songs our kids will be singing are fun, simple choruses that are easily learned with motions. There will be two main rehearsals and one final rehearsal the morning of the program. Please bring your leaders and children too all rehearsals:

Saturday, March 29
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
New Life Temple (5745 Airport Road NW, Roanoke)

Saturday, April 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
New Life Temple (5745 Airport Road NW, Roanoke)

Saturday, May 3
9:30 AM (Final rehearsal, program starts at 11:00 AM)
Salem Stadium

Also, a special T-shirt is being designed for all the children to wear who sing in the choir and will be available at our rehearsals for a cost of five dollars each.

For planning purposes, please contact Mattie Gordon at 540-265-8890 by March 7 with your projected number of children who will be singing in the choir.

We look forward to seeing you at our first rehearsal on March 29.

Donette Spence
Children's Committee Chair

Ben Kesselring
Children's Choir Captain

February Franklin Graham Prayer Calendar

Click to open the latest Prayer Calendar for the May, 2003 Franklin Graham Festival.

Click here to become a Festival prayer partner.

Upcoming Events

March 29 is PROMO DAY! From 9:00am - 2:00pm you can stop by the office at 1401 Municipal Road in Roanoke to pick up Festival promotional materials. There will be invitation material, bumper stickers, posters, and more. There is even Spanish material available, so get to work publicizing the Festival!

Pastors' Follow-Up Breakfast

Saturday, April 5, from 8:00 - 10:00am at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn (Route 419 in Roanoke). The breakfast is in preparation for Festival follow-up.

Please RSVP by April 1. Call the office at 540-265-8890 or e-mail

March/April Christian Life & Witness Course

Participants attend one class per week for five weeks.

Click here to see the entire CLWC schedule.

Festival Prayer Gatherings

Following is a schedule of all the Festival Prayer Gatherings. All prayer gatherings begin at 9:00am and will conclude at about 10:00am.

January 7
Northview Methodist, 521 Ridgecrest, Roanoke, 540-366-0646
February 4
Bethel AOG, 1683 Red Lane, Salem, 540-389-3998
March 4
Church of the Holy Spirit, 6011 Merriman, Roanoke, 540-772-4915
April 1
East Gate Nazarene, 2002 East Gate, Roanoke, 540-343-9530

Strawberry Baptist Association
163 West Main, Bedford, VA 24523
Tel.: (540) 586-8345
FAX: (540) 586-4246

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Updated 3/31/2003
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