Children’s Summer Music Camp
Monday, July 26-Friday, July 30, 2010
Unforgettable melodies and poignant lyrics abound in this inspiring musical based on the account of Jesus feeding the five thousand. Found in all four New Testament gospels, the story reveals how one young boy with five loaves of bread and two fish–and an apparent willingness to share–leads to an event so startling that members of the crowd wanted to proclaim Jesus as King. Later, the event reveals an even greater truth as Jesus tells his disciples, “I am the Bread of Life. Those who come to me will never go hungry.” The musical remains true to the biblical accounts while underlining the theme that the most humble among us–especially children–can do great things with God’s help.
See your Pastor/Music Leader for registration materials
Jesus was a genius at telling stories. His marvelous mind conceived dozens of strange tales designed to tease tease his listeners into startling new discoveries. His stories were often puzzles. Some of them are beautiful, some of them are sad, some are just maddening. There is one story that still really bothers me.
Without naming the story up front, I will tell you that there are everyday experiences you and I have that are similar to that story. Those who drive an automobile know this story. You’re on the highway, there’s construction up ahead, and the sign says, “Merge Right.” So you merge right into this long line of cars that is just creeping along inch by inch to squeeze through the narrow lane of mess way up ahead. Then you see it in your rear view mirror: this hotshot in a four-by-four pickup truck in the left lane, roaring past everybody, speeding past all of us to the front of the line where he noses over and somebody lets him in, and then he’s through and off he goes down the highway. Can you feel that? That’s just not fair.
Big Island will host Lindsay Comstock, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionary to Thailand, on Wednesday, June 2, 6:45 p.m.
Glade Creek’s VBS will be June 21-25, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Mentow’s Vacation Bible School will be Friday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.; all day Saturday, July 10; and Sunday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.
Mount Hermon’s VBS will be held Thursday, June 17, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Friday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 19, 9-11 a.m.
Rainbow Forest will host Hot Rods for Haiti Car Show, June 5, 9-3 (rain date, June 12). Proceeds benefit Christian Light Fellowship Schools and Orphanages. Early registration through June 1, $10.00; day of show, $15.00. Call Tim DeGraff 540.977.1607 or Freddie King 540.977.0938.
Thaxton will host KidsFest at Thaxton Community Center, Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thaxton’s Vacation Bible School will be held at the Community Center, June 27-30, 6-9 p.m.
Jul 8 Ed Greer (Retired)
Jun 13 Woody & Phyllis Elliott (Retired)
Jun 17 Philip & Lois Ayers (Glade Creek)
Jun 20 Harry & Nilah Leland (45 yrs.) (Shady Grove)
Jun 23 Daren & Shawna Davis (20 yrs.) (Missionaries)
Jun 28 Mark & Julia Flores (Mount Hermon)
Jun 29 Michael & Connie Cox (Suck Spring)
Jul 1 Ken & Evelyn Butterworth (Diamond Hill)
Jul 18 Eldridge & Jennie Cullum (Thaxton)
Jul 19 Bryon & Annie LePere (Big Island)
Jul 31 Marc & Cari Jantomaso (River Rock)
Jul 31 Jackie & Glynda Carver (Palestine)
Jul 17 Mark Flores (Pastor/Mount Hermon/5 yrs.)
We want to thank Mount Olivet for hosting our 2010 Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, April 20. They did an outstanding job preparing for the meeting and making everyone feel welcome.
Rev. Rick Mallory of the Nominating Committee presented the following Officers to be approved by the Executive Board for election at the Annual Meeting in October:
Moderator....................Rev. Vernon DeLong
The following Constitution/Bylaws Revision Team was appointed by the Moderator: Reva Orange (Mount Zion), Todd Childers (Norwood), Lois Stevens (Flint Hill). Vernon DeLong (Moderator) and Esther Woodford (Administrative Assistant) will serve ex officio.
Attendance of 36 included 7 pastors, 26 lay representatives, and 3 visitors, with 15 churches represented.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet, WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Palestine will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in June; Radford will lead them in July. Beaverdam will host the June birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Radford will host it in July. Staunton sent 70 witnessing bracelets to Ocoee Resort Ministries in Cleveland, Tennessee. The Sedalia Stars made and sent 280 witnessing bracelets to the Ocoee Resort Ministry. They also sent 100 knit caps to the neonatal unit at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
SBA WMU Annual Planning
For input or questions, contact any member of the team by email or telephone:
Rev. David Timma, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.297.3715
Rebekah Overstreet, email@example.com or 540.586.2956
Rev. Rick Mallory, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.297.4959
Rev. Dennis Moore, Kadessong@hotmail.com or 540.947.2091
Rita Calhoun, email@example.com or 540.297.5271
Billy Burnette, 540.586.8087
Rev Vernon DeLong, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.586.8010
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