|October 2004||Home Page|
Timothy Mark's song "The Church across the Street" says,
the band played on,
the choir sang another verse
of another lovely song.
Her world was crashing
in apartment thirty-three
as she wondered
if she would ever meet
the church across the street."
It's all about priorities. We do what we want to do, and if we choose not to do a particular thing, it is because we do not want to do it or we believe that it comes too low on our list of priorities.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Bedford will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in September; Beaverdam/Diamond Hill will lead them in October, November, and December. Thaxton will host the September birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Timber Ridge will host it in October.
Saturday, September 11, 2004
9 a.m.–12 Noon
Bedford Baptist Church
Rev. Larry Ross,
1560 Oakwood St., Bedford, VA 24523
Trinity Baptist Church
Monday, October 25, 2004
Sessions at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. The meal at 5:30 will be catered by Goode's Country Kitchen & Catering at a cost of $9.00 per person. Folks who plan to have their meal at Trinity, should contact the church at 540-586-8010 no later than Tuesday, October 19. Payment will be received when the meal is served; checks should be payable to Trinity. The program will feature Nashville recording artist Timothy Mark who has ministered in a number of SBA churches. You may learn more about him by visiting his website at www.timothymark.com.
CenterFest is just three weeks away, and we still need volunteers to officially sign up to participate. We need folks to work the booth, baby changing station, and streets. Those at the booth hand out water, lemonade, and literature, and keep the supply chain moving as far as supplies and ice. Other booth volunteers will circulate in the streets meeting folks and directing them to the free services at our booth. These street folks should also give away as many of our Strawberry Recipe Gospel booklets as possible along with whatever CenterFest maps Bedford makes available. Other street visitors will be involved in prayer walking.
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.
As this Spirit goes out, about a dozen folks from Strawberry Baptist Association churches are representing us in the disaster relief effort underway in south Florida. Our team members are involved in manning the Feeding and Recovery Units, offering hot meals to thousands of displaced residents and volunteers, and removing trees and debris from the homes and properties affected by Hurricane Charley.
Each month, SBA churches receive a packet of The Spirit, SBA's newsletter. Some churches place a newsletter in each youth and adult Sunday school classroom and the teacher shares articles/news throughout the month. It could also be used during weekly prayer meetings to focus on events/needs in churches in the SBA family as well as birthdays/anniversaries of SBA pastors. Can you suggest other ways The Spirit may be used as an effective communication tool?
October 11 Rick Dellinger (Music Evangelist)
October 16 Grover Stevens (Quaker)
October 25 Chris Smith (Staunton)
October 15 Bruce & Dodie Barrett (Suck Spring)
We offer sympathy to Charles Stinson and family at the passing of his brother Robert "Bob" P. Stinson on July 25, 2004.
John and Esther Woodford (SBA) are grandparents again. Bethanney Wilkes Quarles was born on Wednesday, August 25. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 1/2 ozs. and was 21 inches long. Bethanney has three sisters; Sarah (15), Olivia (14), and Bailey (5). Parents are Laura and Mike.
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