Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is No Vision, the people perish.” (KJV) Translated from the Hebrew, “where there is no vision, prophecy, or revelation from God, the people cast off restraint, wander aimlessly, because they have no leadership.” That means without a vision, or purpose, we, as Christians, Churches, or an association, drift and wander aimlessly, not accomplishing the purpose for which God has called us. What is our Purpose?
So Long, Insecurity
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost is $25.00
$5.00 lunch will be available
Come and worship with other women from our community. Cornerstone is located at the junction of Police Tower Road and 460 west in Appomattox County. Contact Cynthia Spiggle, 434.352.2345, or send money to CCA, P.O. Box 897, Appomattox, VA 24522. Hosted by Cornerstone Christian Academy.
The Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies announces its 2010 Roots & Wings Young Scholars Essay Contest. The theme is “Peace-bearers for the World in Which We Live.” The contest is open to all 11th and 12th grade high school students who attend a Baptist church in Virginia. The purpose is to promote a better understanding of Baptist and Christian heritage and to encourage our young people to express their ideas. Our tag line is “remembering the past...imagining the future,” and the essay incorporates both concepts. Three winners may be chosen. Three awards may be presented. A donor has supplied to the Heritage Center the funds to grant awards in the amount of $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. Go to the Heritage Center’s website, www.baptistheritage.org, and click on Essay Contest to all the details. The deadline for submissions is April 15.
Friday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.
Christiansburg High School
Ben Glenn “The Chalk Guy”
Virginia Tech Praise Band
Beaverdam is seeking a part-time Youth Director (approx. 10 hours per week). Contact personnel committee chairman, James Mitchell, 540.297.5579.
The Easter Brothers will be in concert at Diamond Hill on Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. Everyone invited. A love offering will be taken, and the group will also be selling their CDs.
Saturday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.
Family Life Center
Palestine Baptist Church
The movie “Flywheel” will be shown at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the dinner, and proceeds will be used to cover expenses of Palestine’s Alaska Mission Team in July.
Sisters of Grace, the Sedalia Baptist Women’s Ministry, is pleased to present its third annual Women’s Conference, “Fully Alive,” on Saturday, March 6, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. We invite the women of your congregation to be part of this wonderful opportunity to experience the music and ministry of Joani Tabor. Three conference sessions will focus on “Having a Growing Hunger for God,” “Refusing to be Offended,” and “How to be Obedient to the Spirit.”” To reserve a seat, mail a check for $15 (if you want a hot lunch, $20) along with your name, address, and phone number to Sedalia Baptist Church, 1072 Charlemont Rd., Big Island, VA 24526. For additional info, call 434.299.5039
Mark Your Calendars!
Children’s Summer Music Camp
Bedford Baptist Church
Musical Program, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Mar 2 Philip Ayers (Glade Creek)
Apr 9 Jackie Carver (Palestine)
Apr 29 Elmer & Tiena Sellers (Retired)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 7 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
The Self-Study Team will be giving a presentation on the direction they're going and hear feedback from association leadership.
For input or questions, contact any member of the Self-Study Team by email or telephone. Rev. David Timma (co-chair), firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.297.3715; Rebekah Overstreet (co-chair), email@example.com or 540.586.2956; Rev. Rick Mallory (secretary), firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.297.4959; Rev. Dennis Moore, email@example.com or 540.890.1294; Rita Calhoun, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.297.5271; Billy Burnette, 540.586.8087; or Rev Vernon DeLong, email@example.com or 540.586.8010; Rev. Don Harvey (consultant).
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet, WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Radford will complete its three-month ministry of leading weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in March. Thaxton will lead the them in April. Diamond Hill will host the March birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Palestine will host it in April. The Sedalia Stars have been shining! In recent months, they made and sent 109 Valentine cards to service personnel & shut-ins; prepared 19 Goody Boxes for college students during exams; contributed 10 blankets to Bedford Christian Ministries; contributed 43 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child; and cooked and delivered 33 quarts of soup for shut-ins.
Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10 a.m.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Theme: “Called to Love”
(Covered dish lunch)
SBA’s WMU Executive Board met in February and will recommend that the offering taken at the Annual Meeting be used for Disaster Relief in Haiti. This year, rather than asking individuals to bring items for a special project, we’re concentrating our efforts on the Disaster Relief Offering.
April 23-24 & April 24-25
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