• THE BAPTIST RECORDER
Bible Missionary • Official Newsletter of Truett Baptist Association of Churches
Blessed Hope • Telephone 828-837-5401 Fax 828-837-5401 Email - email@example.com
• Rev. Mitchell Shields, Director of Missions Mobile #828-360-5049 Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship December 2010 –January 2011
Hanging Dog WHEN CAN a Director of Missions/Associational Missionary Add
Harmony Biblical Value to His Pastors, Leaders, and Churches?
Hopewell ANNOUNCING A New Service for Our Pastors and Leaders!
Iglesia Bautista Hispana
Liberty “Lunch and Lead” and “Breakfast and Breakthrough”!
Little Brasstown An Hour or Half-Hour at Your location to Help you Take the Next Step in Your Ministry!
Macedonia Sometimes we know the answer to our challenges/problems, but we do not know how to ask
the right question to get to the answer. Our Association Missionary, Brother Mitchell Shields,
Maltby will join you at your location (you select the date, lunch/breakfast,time, location, and topic)
Marble Springs and share effective steps to success with you on any area of ministry, church life, pastoring,
Martin Hill or missions that you request. Topics such as
Meadow Grove Pastoral Care Evangelism Disciple-making Missions Bible Study Growth
Moccasin Creek Small Groups Mentoring Prayer Coaching Leadership
Moss Memorial Vision Casting Facility Use Outreach Family Issues Social Issues
Mount Liberty Here’s How it Works:
Mount Moriah • You select the date, lunch/breakfast time, location, and topic.
Mount Pisgah • Bro. Mitchell will meet with you and share from a variety of videos, PowerPoints, and other materi-
Mount Pleasant als on your topic.
Mount Zion • You Enjoy your lunch, breakfast, or coffee as he presents.
Murphy First • You eat, watch, listen, ask questions, and discuss.
New Hope • He presents your chosen topic, and if you like, will coach you in your next step in that ministry area
New Martins Creek or idea.
Notla • You can meet with him at your church, workplace, or home.
Oak Grove (Marble) • You can meet with him at a restaurant, café, or coffeehouse.
Oak Grove (Murphy) • If you have friends or associates who would also benefit and enjoy, invite them, too! If extra times
Oak View would be useful, fine!
Ogreeta • There is no charge, and our ADOM will focus fully on sharing with you the topic of your choice.l
Old Shooting Creek
Peachtree Memorial To set up your one-on-one, call Bro. Mitchell Shields at 828.360.5049 or 828.837.5401
Pilgrim or email him at email@example.com
Ranger A wish for peace and happiness at Christmas
Shady Grove (Hayesville)
Shady Grove (Murphy) And throughout the New Year.
Shiloh Christmas Blessings to you and your family from the Staff of
Shoal Creek Truett Baptist Association of Churches
Southend Mitchell Shields, Director of Missions Linda Mays, Financial Secretary
Swanson Karen Twiss, Ministry Assistant Christy Allen, Bookstore Manager
Truett Memorial Truett Baptist Association Quarterly Meeting
Unaka Monday, January 17th, 6:50 p.m.
Look forward to exciting updates on the TBA Children’s Home
Valleytown Location-Old Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church
Vengeance Creek now known as 1 Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Cherokee County
LOCAL CHURCH UPCOMING EVENTS:
Moss Memorial Baptist Church in Hayesville:
* Dec. 19 and 20—7:00 p.m. both nights
Christmas Play titled “For Unto Ya’ll
* Dec. 24—6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candelight Service
Valleytown Baptist Church in Andrews:
*Dec. 12—6:00 p.m. Christmas Play
Week of Prayer for
International Missions Ebenezer Baptist Church– 1604 Ebenezer Rd. in Murphy:
Week of Prayer, Nov. 28-Dec. 5, 2010 *Dec. 22, 7:00 p.m. Christmas Play and Special
Music by Church Choir
It’s a beautiful vision: People who speak Kirmanjki and
Kabyle, Thai and Tatar, and use sign language in
Czech—all knowing and praising God. It’s a vision that Marble Springs Baptist Church in Marble:
comes closer to being realized every year as Christians *Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m. Christmas Cantata
seek unreached people groups to tell them the story of *Dec. 26, Candlelight Communion
*Sunday Nights in 2011-The church will be using the
“Foundations for a Purpose Driven Life” Curriculum. This
Southern Baptists have followed God’s lead to focus at-
is a 48 session study on 11 Core Christian Truths that es-
tention on bringing all the world’s peoples to Him. And
tablish a firm foundation to live out Christ’s purpose in life.
God has responded to the faithfulness of His people.
There is much to celebrate!
Murphy First Baptist Church in Murphy:
Are we there yet? Not yet. *Dec. 11, 12 and 13-7:00 p.m. each evening,
The Singing Christmas Tree with music from Bethlehem
But for the first time in history, we can identify the people Morning.
groups that remain untouched by the Gospel. We can get
there in our generation! But that last part of the journey Community Christmas Cantata:
may be the hardest. It will take all of us—our churches, *Dec. 11, 7:00 p.m. @ Oak Grove Baptist Church in Marble
our missionaries, our national partners, our Great Com- *Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m. @ Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Andrews
Macedonia Baptist Church at Wolfcreek:
Southern Baptists must continue to increase their giving
to support missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christ- *Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Service
mas Offering®. They must pray strategically. And they
must own the Great Commission as never before to see Ranger Baptist Church lo151 Walker Rd. in Murphy:
that all peoples know Him. *Dec. 3,4, 5 and Dec. 10, 11, 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each
evening—A Night in Bethlehem-A Hands-On Holy Land
Experience. Walk thru the village of Bethlehem. Visit a
home as it would have been 2000 years ago, a carpenters
shop, a beggars hovel, a synagogue, the village bazaar,
CHURCHES PARTICIPATING IN BIBLE the city well, the inn, a blacksmith shop, the pottery maker
and, of course, the nativity. There will be crafts for the
DRILLLS…...Remember if you need any children to make...bracelets, Christmas decorations, neck-
assistance or have any questions regarding laces. Enjoy hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee and
Bible Drills, please contact Becky Brown at cookies.
828.837.7869 or TBA Resource Center in Dec. 19, 11:00 a.m.—Youth Christmas Cantata
Peachtree at 828.837.5401 Dec. 19, 6:00 p.m.—Adult Christmas Cantata
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Hayesville:
Truett Baptist Association Resource Center *Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m.—Christmas Cantata “Love Came
in Peachtree will be Closed: Down at Christmas”
Friday Dec. 24 and Monday Dec. 27 for Christmas *Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Play
and Friday December 31st for New Year’s
ATTENTION CHURCH TREASURERS —Any contribution you want posted for the year 2010 must be received at TBA no
later than January 10th. Contributions received after the 10th will be posted to the 2011 year. Also, if you need assistance with
W2’s, 1099’s, etc. please call Truett Baptist Association. The financial secretary will be happy to assist you with these forms.
Truett Baptist Association - Missions Receipts
January 1 - November 17, 2010
TBA Support Other Missions TBA Support Other Missions
1 Iglesia Bautista Hispanic $321.33 $0.00 New Hope Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Andrews First Baptist Church $15,067.03 $15,518.40 New Martins Creek Baptist Church $2,820.00 $100.00
Bealtown Baptist Church $450.00 $0.00 Notla Baptist Church $400.00 $450.00
Bethabara Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Oak Grove Baptist Church (Marble) $557.94 $1,749.00
Bethel Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Oak Grove Baptist Church (Murphy) $3,275.56 $2,500.00
Bible Missionary Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Oak View Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Blessed Hope Baptist Church $650.00 $0.00 Ogreeta Baptist Church $400.00 $0.00
Boiling Springs Baptist Church $550.00 $2,200.00 Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church $1,901.68 $0.00
Downings Creek Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church $12,134.50 $1,440.00
Ebenezer Baptist Church $3,286.41 $1,110.00 Pilgrim Baptist Church $0.00 $1,041.13
Fires Creek Baptist Church $148.68 $0.00 Pine Grove Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Friendship Baptist Church $3,300.00 $0.00 Pine Log Baptist Church $1,134.18 $0.00
Grace Fellowship Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Ranger Baptist Church $4,400.00 $200.00
Shady Grove Baptist Church
Hanging Dog Baptist Church $250.00 $250.00 (Hayesville) $2,353.76 $70.00
Harmony Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Shady Grove Baptist Church (Murphy) $1,417.30 $630.00
Hopewell Baptist Church $2,000.00 $0.00 Shiloh Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Liberty Baptist Church $100.00 $0.00 Shoal Creek Baptist Church $306.28 $0.00
Little Brasstown Baptist Church $12,008.37 $1,100.00 Simonds Chapel Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Macedonia Baptist Church $534.53 $427.62 Snow Hill Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Maltby Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 South End Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Marble Springs Baptist Church $8,611.89 $1,205.00 Swanson Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Martin Hill Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Sweetwater Baptist Church $346.00 $76.55
Meadow Grove Baptist Church $400.00 $0.00 Tomotla Baptist Church $1,000.00 $0.00
Moccasin Creek Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Truett Memorial First Baptist Church $0.00 $100.00
Moss Memorial Baptist Church $500.00 $500.00 Unaka Baptist Church $1,046.20 $0.00
Mount Carmel Baptist Church $600.00 $1,785.00 Upper Peachtree Baptist Church $1,000.00 $861.55
Mount Liberty Baptist Church $1,430.00 $1,820.50 Valley River Baptist Church $1,000.00 $850.00
Mount Moriah Baptist Church $1,284.63 $1,050.00 Valleytown Baptist Church $1,100.00 $5,500.00
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church $468.00 $0.00 Vengeance Creek Baptist Church $1,379.20 $1,000.00
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church $13,006.06 $6,834.58 Violet Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00
Mount Zion Baptist Church $684.96 $0.00 Individuals $116.22 $43,774.16
Murphy First Baptist Church $2,100.00 $1,724.65 Grand Total: $105,840.71 $95,868.14
Land Purchase Update 29:11 Youth Retreat—February 18 & 19
Balance 5-12-2010 $ 5,114.37 @ Truett Camp in Hayesville
Contributions from Churches: Workshops, Music, Fun, Food and Worship!
Andrews First $233.34 Ages 12 and Up
Boiling Springs $1,000.00 For more info, please call Dawn Gabrielli at 837-9363
Little Brasstown $200.00
Cost is $33.25 per person.
Mount Carmel $120.00
Mount Liberty $170.00
Mount Pleasant $200.00 The January Bible Study for 2011 will be Truth About
Murphy First $374.82 Grace-Studies in Galatians. Materials for the JBS can
Oak Grove(Marble) $395.00
be ordered from Lifeway.
Peachtree Memorial $200.00
Shady Grove(Murphy) $140.00
Valley River $170.00 A New Troop Coming to Murphy! The Nantahala District of
Vengeance Creek $200.00 the Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce the for-
Church Contributions $ 3,403.16
mation of a new troop being formed in Murphy. An infor-
mational gathering and celebration is scheduled for Satur-
Individual Contributions $ 400.00
day, December 4th at the Community Pool and Fitness
$ 8,917.83 Center from 4-7 pm that day. All families with boys who
Payments to First Citizens Loan $ - 2,044.70 are of scouting age are invited to come. Swimming is
Principal Payments $ - 850.00
available and refreshments will be served. For more infor-
Balance 11-17-2010 $ 6,022.83 mation call Mrs. Hope Powell, district executive at 828-557-
Land Purchase Pay-Off $74,475.50 1171 or the new scoutmaster, Dr. Jim Johnson at 828-835-
December Birthdays Bibles, Books & Blessings Christian Bookstore
1 Loretta (Mrs. Ronny) Crisp A Ministry of Truett Baptist Association
3090 Highway 64 West, Suite 114, Murphy NC
1 Nyoka (Mrs. Freddie) Maney
Telephone - 828-837-9045
3 Dr. Chester Jones
3 Rev. Warren Golden
3 Rev. Jerry Beavers Boxed Christmas Cards Christmas CD’s, Gifts
8 Andrea (Mrs. Brandon) Matheson Bibles 15% discount with free engraving
14 Vera (Mrs. James) Paul <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
17 Rev. Eddie Duckworth Bookstore Hours for December
18 Rev. Roy Phillips Tuesday thru Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
23 Geraldine (Mrs. L. B. ) Adams Friday 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January Birthdays Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
6 Rev. James Paul Christmas Eve 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9 Joan (Mrs. Tom) Leatherwood Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
10 Linda (Mrs. Chester) Jones
10 Rev. Jeff Maynard THANK YOU TO EACH CHURCH, OR-
16 Rev. Dallas Crowder GANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL THAT
20 Rev. Freddie Maney CONTRIBUTED TO THE SAMARITAN’S
PURSE OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
December Anniversaries SHOEBOX PROJECT. TRUETT BAPTIST
3 Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Beavers ASSOCIATION COLLECTED A TOTAL
5 Rev. and Mrs. Eddie Dockery OF 2,187 SHOEBOXES THIS YEAR...Thank
16 Rev. and Mrs. Paul Jones you for participating!!!!!!
19 Rev. and Mrs. Tommy Hayes
21 Rev. and Mrs. Charles Shelton
24 Rev. and Mrs. Paul Ray Morgan Would you consider receiving the TBA newsletter by Email?
January Anniversaries We are trying to cut costs in mailing the newsletter and asking every-
7 Rev. and Mrs. Warren Hall one that has an email address to consider receiving the newsletter by
email each month. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
11 Rev. and Mrs. Jim Payne
call us at 828.837.5401 to let us know if we can send you the newslet-
17 Rev. and Mrs. Danny Hollifield
ter by email instead of regular mail. Also, if you are receiving the
newsletter by email and by regular mail, please let us know so we can
eliminate this duplication. THANK YOU.
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December 2010 & January 2011