Our SBA churches are invited to minister to the thousands who will attend Bedford’s CenterFest Street Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014. In our Lord’s name we pass out complimentary water to all who visit our booth. We also provide a Baby Care Station which offers moms and dads a convenient and clean place to care for the needs of their small children. Some volunteers prefer prayer walking. If you have other ideas for sharing God’s love in this venue, contact the association office. Our time slots are being filled now—call to reserve your time. (Three to five people are needed for each hour.)
10:00-11:00 a.m. ......... Mt. Zion
NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP
We helped provide the Mission Team that went to Nicaragua with Because We Care Ministry on a mission trip July 19-26, 2014, with 25 pairs of flip-flops, 16 headbands/bandanas and a bag of small stuffed animals.
Can we do it again?????? Yes we can!!!!!
Suck Spring has a team that will be going September 13-20, 2014. They are asking for donations of: flip-flops, sunglasses, caps, plastic bowls (available at WalMart), stuffed animals, and children's clothes.
If your church was not able to participate last time, please prayerfully consider helping with this mission.
Please have the items either at the Strawberry Baptist Association by August 28, 2014, or call Kim Kirby at 540.330.8071 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick-up at your church.
I appreciate your help and support with this project.
SBA’s 238th Annual Meeting
Sedalia Baptist Church
Monday, October 27, 2014
(Sessions at 4 & 7 p.m.)
Listed below is the number of elected messengers to which each church is entitled: Beaverdam-3; Bedford-8; Bethel-2; Bethlehem-2; Big Island-2; Diamond Hill-2; Flint Hill-6; Glade Creek-2; Hunting Creek-3; Mentow-6; Morgans-4; Mount Hermon-4; Mount Olivet-4; Mount Zion-2; Mountain View-2;Norwood-3; Palestine-4; Pecks-2; Quaker-2; Rainbow Forest-2; Sedalia-2; Shady Grove-2; Suck Spring-5; Thaxton-2; Timber Ridge-4; Trinity-5; Walnut Grove-2.
If your church has not submitted the name of its 2014/2015 lay Regional Representative who will also serve as the Representative to the Leadership Team, please do so by August 20. The Nominating Committee would like to have this info in order to coordinate ministry assignments for publication and election at the annual meeting.
Focus on Our Family
Beaverdam’s VBS 2014 enrollment was 50. Their mission offering totaled $1,006.80 (money to India-- clean water project).
On August 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Morgans will host an evening with Humble Tip (Christian rap artist from LU). He will be speaking and giving parts of his testimony (possibly with his wife, if travel allows) along with a bit of concert as well. This event is FREE to all; however, a love offering for his ministry will be collected. Please pass the word to everyone you know. The invitation is open to ANYONE who would like to come—youth and parents alike! (Children under 7th grade are welcome to attend, but his testimony may be too deep for them to understand) If you are bringing a group of youth, please contact Neal Schlottman to let him know how many you will be bringing, for arrangement purposes. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org; cell # is 540.871.0662.
Dear Strawberry Baptist Association,
The Huddleston Nicaragua Mission Team would like to thank you so much for the donations of flip-flops, head bands, bandanas and stuffed animals. We are grateful for the prayers support you gave us. It was greatly appreciated.
July 19-26, 2014, Nicaragua Mission Team,
August 29 Marc Reynolds (Mount Olivet)
Aug 7 Vernon & Wanda DeLong (Trinity)
Church Ministry Anniversaries
Aug 1 Susan Batten-Bell (Music Min./10 yrs/Bedford)
A Place for You in WMU!
Women on Mission : Quaker will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in August; Bedford, in September. Morgans will host the August birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Thaxton, in September.
Church WMU Directors: To access the Church Missions Mailing List (due to WMUV by August 1) as well as the Annual Report of the Church Director to the Associational WMU Director (due by September 1 or at church year end), go to http://wmuv.org/missions-for-all-ages- and-cultures/church-directors/. (For the Church Missions Mailing List form just mark through 2013-2014 and replace it with 2014-2015.) If you don’t have computer access, you may pick up copies of both forms at the Associational Office.
Beginner Quilting Camp (Ages 8 & up)
Participants will have the opportunity to make placemat(s), potholder(s), or a quilt. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Rebekah Overstreet at 540.586.2956 or email@example.com.
WMU Executive Board Planning Meeting (Church WMU Directors and SBA WMU Leadership Team)
5th Annual Ministers/Spouses Dinner
WMUV Annual Meeting
card and Subway
gift card—it’ll buy my veggie subs for
We are: “SEW CRAZY of Bedford”
Where: Quaker Baptist Church Fellowship hall
Do you like to sew? Whether your passion is apparel, quilting, or any other fiber art, SEW CRAZY has something for you—and a chance for you to give back to the ommunity.
This new fellowship of sewers will meet monthly to learn, sew projects, and share their talents. Beginners to old pros can enjoy the variety and learn something new, all while enjoying fellowship with other sewists. At each meeting, we will also share a delicious potluck lunch that sustains the sewing energy!
Our inaugural meeting will be Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Quaker Baptist Church’s fellowship hall. This new chapter is free and open to all skill levels of sewists. For more information, call Teresa Waldron at 540.204.2298.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
—Pericles (Ancient Greek Politician, 495-429 BC)
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