January 2005

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It's a Big World!

During the last several years the Strawberry Baptist Association has placed considerable emphasis on reaching the lost with the message of Christ, whether that lostness be found on the other side of our planet, around our nation, or just across the street from your church. As you consider the new year and begin making your plans, please pray about the following great needs that our Association will be involved in, and consider how you might help us promote these ministries and become personally involved as God speaks to you.

In our own Jerusalem, the last Saturday of the month on September 24, we will once again set up our booth at Bedford's CenterFest celebration. What a perfect opportunity to stand in your community and minister to over 25,000 visitors who will crowd our streets. Don't let anything crowd your calendar on this great day.

Timothy Mark in Concert

Timothy Mark returns to our Association for concert ministry on Sunday, January 23. At 10:00 a.m. he will be with River Rock Church in Forest, and on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m., Tim will share with the folks of Mount. Zion Church in Montvale. Everyone is invited to the concerts, so grab a friend, put on a warm coat, and come share! There is no charge. A love offering will be taken.

For a copy of the 2004 Treasurer's Report, click here.

For a copy of all receipts for 2004, click here.

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Focus on Our Family

On December 4, Hunting Creek hosted retired missionaries, Michael and Ethel Ledbetter, as they led the International Mission Study, "What About Mexico?"

Mentow received $1,214 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and $260 for Global Missions.

Mount Zion prepared 52 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The choir presented a cantata and our drama team presented a play on December 19. A Silent Lord's Supper Service was conducted on Christmas Eve. A group from the church visits Woodhaven Nursing Home to conduct a worship service every 5th Sunday.

A Place for You in WMU!
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Phone: 540-586-2956

Women on Mission: Radford will lead devotionals at Oakwood Manor for January, February, and March. Bethlehem will host the January birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Mount Olivet will host it in February.

The following churches have sent in their annual WMU Dues ($2.00 for each member of Women on Mission and leaders for age-level organizations): Beaverdam, Bedford, Bethlehem, Big Island, Diamond Hill, Flint Hill, Glade Creek, Hunting Creek, Mentow, Morgans, Mount Hermon, Mount Olivet, Mount Zion, North Bedford, Norwood, Pecks, Quaker, Sedalia, Suck Spring, Thaxton, and Timber Ridge. If your church is not listed and you have WMU, please mail a check payable to Strawberry WMU to Mrs. Jeanette Southall, 2306 Old Farm Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503.

Tsunami Relief

For those interested in donating money to help with the disaster relief effort taking place in the Far East following the horrible devastation of last week's tsunami, here are some trustworthy organizations. Donate to "Asia Earthquake Disaster Relief" through the International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230, or call 800-866-3621, menu option 6, or email the IMB at Donate through Samaritan's Purse by calling 1-800-567-8183 or mailing a contribution for "Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief" to P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607


February 12 Bob Sherrill (Pecks)
February 16 Marc Jantomaso (River Rock)
February 19 Phil Day (Mountain View)

Wedding Anniversaries

February 12 Chris & Susan Smith (Staunton)

Church Ministry Anniversary

February 1 Jackie Carver (Pastor/Palestine/5 yrs.)
February 15 Eldridge Cullum (Pastor/Thaxton/1 yr.)

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Please have items for the February newsletter written and in the associational office by Thursday, January 20.

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

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