Andrews First Andrews Hispanic Mission Bealtown Bethabara THE BAPTIST RECORDER Bethel Official Newsletter of Truett Baptist Association of Churches Bible Missionary Telephone 828-837-5401 Fax 828-837-5401 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Blessed Hope Rev. Mitchell Shields, Director of Missions Mobile #828-360-5049 Emailemail@example.com Boiling Springs Downings Creek Ebenezer Fires Creek February—March 2010 Friendship Grace Fellowship Hanging Dog Mitchell’s Musings Harmony Today is January 26, only 11 months till Christmas and I thought, here we go again. Another Hopewell year being swallowed up and what will I have to show for it, maybe a calendar full of appoint- Liberty ments and association meetings. Will there be anything accomplished that will grow God’s Little Brasstown Kingdom, help to bring us into a closer relationship with God, focus our attention on others Macedonia and their needs for the purpose of sharing God’s love? Lord it is up to you! I will sit right Maltby here and wait for you to do what you want done. Lord, what do you mean “you can’t drive a Marble Springs car that is sitting still”? Ok, I see; driving infers that the car is moving, going somewhere. So Martin Hill if I am sitting, then you are not in control, I am. Therefore I must be doing, going, being for Meadow Grove you to be in control of my life. But Lord, I like being in control of my life. It feels more se- Moccasin Creek cure. Did you say “That is why feelings get us in trouble”? So, feelings are based on circum- Moss Memorial stances and circumstances change. Then we should rely on you, because you do not change Mount Carmel Mount Liberty and you are more concerned about the end result of our life. So, when we get to the end of Mount Moriah our earthly journey the winners will not be the ones with the most or biggest toys. It will be Mount Pisgah the ones who wear their toys out by serving you. Mount Pleasant Mount Zion For Truett Association the year 2009 ended well. Because of your sacrifice and our frugalness Murphy First New Hope we have closed the financial books in a strong condition. But, if that is the strongest fact New Martins Creek about Truett Association, then we are very weak. Have you made a commitment to pray for Notla three (3) of your unchurched neighbors? Be part of this year’s theme: NABRIINABR. Start Oak Grove (Marble) an intentional prayer time for your unchurched neighbors. Reach out to them and let them Oak Grove (Murphy) get to know you and your church. For more information on NABRIINABR contact Truett Oak View Association. Ogreeta Old Shooting Creek Peachtree Memorial Haiti is in shambles and the world is trying to help. North Carolina Baptist Men are setting Pilgrim the plans for a long term project to help Haiti. I have applied for a passport and will be going Pine Grove to Haiti in the near future. If you would like to help you will need a passport and necessary Pine Log shots. If you would like to make a financial contribution I suggest giving it through/to one of Ranger these agencies Truett Association, NC Baptist Men or North American Mission Board. For Shady Grove (Hayesville) more information contact Truett Association. Shady Grove (Murphy) Shiloh A free Lunch for Pastors/Church Staff Shoal Creek and Key Church Leaders will be provided Simonds Chapel Snowhill On Thursday the 18th , 11:30 a.m. at Southend Chestnuts Restaurant in Andrews NC Swanson (Lunch will be paid for by Christian Lighthouse Ministry) Sweetwater Febrary 17 & 18, 7:00 p.m. During this lunch meeting, Ike will be dealing with Tomotla Andrews First Baptist Church the subject of Building an Evangelistic Church. Truett Memorial Everyone who attends the lunch will be able to Unaka purchase Ike Reighard and Zig Ziglars new book, Upper Peachtree Speaker—Rev. Ike Reighard The One Year Daily Insights at 1/2 price. Valley River Special Music including The Sonny Valleytown Reighard Singers If you are coming for the lunch, please call Vengeance Creek Fred Lunsford at 828-837-2605 or Truett Bap- Violet Everyone Invited !! tist Association at 828-837-5401 IRS ANNOUNCES 2010 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES Beginning January 1, 2010 • 50 cents per mile for business miles driven • 16.5 cents per mile driven for medical or mov- ing purposes • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations Truett Baptist Association Operation InAsMuch Date is April 24, 2010. Join the Please let TBA know if Pastors/Ministers your church will participate. Conference Operation Inasmuch works because….It is a focused, one- day event, it is local, it is hands-on, the cost is affordable, it February 22, 6:00 p.m. offers something for everyone, it facilitates brotherhood, mo- bilizes large numbers of people, energizes a congregation Location: Murphy First Baptist Church and builds fellowship. Meal provided at no cost For more information contact TBA at 828-837-5401 or email Encouragement for your at firstname.lastname@example.org soul and your stomach. TRUETT BAPTIST CAMP 2010 DATES June 14-18 Girls Week (girls ages 8-18 years) June 21-25 Girls Week (girls ages 8-18 years) July 4-9 Youth Music Week (9th grade to 20 years of age) July 11-15 Junior Music Week (Grades 5 through 8) July 19-23 Boys Week (Boys ages 8-18 years) Contact Truett Camp at 828-389-8828 for more details and registration information. Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Location : First Baptist Church, Andrews NC Speaker—Rev. Ike Reighard Praise & Worship Leader—Hugh Kirby Mark your calendar and make plans to register a large group from your church. More details and registration information will be coming soon !!!! Truett Baptist Association Church Contribution Comparison January 1 - December 31 2009 2008 2009 2008 Andrews First Baptist Church $17,862.41 $8,684.90 New Hope Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Andrews Hispanic Mission $224.52 $250.85 New Martins Creek Baptist Church $2,687.63 $3,204.66 Bealtown Baptist Church 600.00 $600.00 Notla Baptist Church $600.00 $500.00 Bethabara Baptist Church 0.00 $0.00 Oak Grove Baptist Church (Marble) $640.91 $647.38 Bethel Baptist Church 0.00 $0.00 Oak Grove Baptist Church (Murphy) $3,365.56 $3,135.51 Bible Missionary Baptist Church 0.00 $55.28 Oak View Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 0.00 $104.60 Ogreeta Baptist Church $300.00 $100.00 Boiling Springs Baptist Church 1325 $0.00 Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church $2,019.16 $876.54 Downings Creek Baptist Church 0.00 $960.00 Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church $13,431.09 $13,067.05 Ebenezer Baptist Church $3,849.64 $3,901.78 Pilgrim Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Fires Creek Baptist Church 0.00 $0.00 Pine Grove Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Friendship Baptist Church $3,600.00 $3,600.00 Pine Log Baptist Church $1,128.31 $2,266.99 Grace Fellowship Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Ranger Baptist Church $4,800.00 $4,800.00 Hanging Dog Baptist Church $200.00 $300.00 $3,036.67 Shady Grove Baptist Church (Hayesville) $2,798.00 Harmony Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Shady Grove Baptist Church (Murphy)$1,996.50 $2,491.00 Hopewell Baptist Church $2,400.00 $2,400.00 Shiloh Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Liberty Baptist Church $550.00 $500.00 Shoal Creek Baptist Church $518.85 $563.57 Little Brasstown Baptist Church $13,000.00 $12,000.00 Simonds Chapel Baptist Church $45.00 $73.00 Macedonia Baptist Church $743.96 $875.46 Snow Hill Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Maltby Baptist Church $50.00 $400.00 South End Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Marble Springs Baptist Church $10,193.11 $10,994.92 Swanson Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Martin Hill Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Sweetwater Baptist Church $213.00 $646.92 Meadow Grove Baptist Church $400.00 $400.00 Tomotla Baptist Church $1,200.00 $1,100.00 Moccasin Creek Baptist Church $0.00 $0.00 Truett Memorial First Baptist Church $417.00 $5,004.00 Moss Memorial Baptist Church $750.00 $1,000.00 Unaka Baptist Church $1,730.00 $1,842.24 Mount Carmel Baptist Church $600.00 $900.00 Upper Peachtree Baptist Church $1,200.00 $1,200.00 Mount Liberty Baptist Church $1,716.00 $1,716.00 Valley River Baptist Church $1,200.00 $1,200.00 Mount Moriah Baptist Church $1,454.60 $1,900.25 Valleytown Baptist Church $1,200.00 $1,200.00 Mount Pisgah Baptist Church $624.00 $468.00 Vengeance Creek Baptist Church $1,655.04 $1,655.00 Mount Pleasant Baptist Church $23,075.30 $17,910.56 Violet Baptist Church $400.00 $600.00 Mount Zion Baptist Church $1,330.85 $1,412.18 Individuals $70.00 $16.47 Murphy First Baptist Church $10,000.04 $12,000.00 Grand Total $138,404.15 $132,323.11 Land Purchase Update CHURCH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO OFFER CLASS Balance 11-18-2009 $13,499.65 The next class offered by Church Leadership Institute is “History Contributions from Churches: of Christianity”. Classes will begin on Thursday evening, April 1 Andrews First 516.68 from 7:00—8:30 p.m. at the Truett Baptist Association Resource Little Brasstown 200.00 Center in Peachtree. Mt. Liberty 170.00 Teacher of the class is Mr. John Hoyt, member at Murphy 1st Bap- Mt. Pleasant 400.00 Murphy First 666.62 tist Church. This class is not for formal education. The cost is Oak Grove (Marble) 352.00 $30.00 for registration and the cost of textbooks. Textbooks for the Peachtree Memorial 200.00 class are A Summary of Christian History, 3rd ed., by Robert Baker Shady Grove (Murphy) 140.00 and The Anabaptist Story, by William Estep. Textbooks can be or- Valley River 170.00 dered from amazon.com. To register or for more information con- Vengeance Creek 200.00 tact Mitchell Shields at Truett Baptist Association. Church Contributions $ 3,015.30 Individual Contributions $ 750.00 $ 17,264.95 ATTENTION — PASTORS Payments to First Citizens $ 5,339.72 The Pastor’s meet each Monday Morning (8:00 a.m.) Balance 1-25-2010 $ 11,925.23 at the Truett Association Bldg. in Peachtree for Fellow- Land Purchase Pay-Off as of 1-27-2010 $94,375.77 ship and Prayer . All pastors are invited and encouraged to attend. Ridenc2010 September 8,9, & 10, 2010 564 non-stop miles 3 major events is a Baptist Children’s Home 125th Anniversary Event Campaign Goal $250,000.00 *** Challenge Goal $500,000.00 September 8,9, and 10, 2010 Chris Boone will ride non-stop 564 miles across North Caro- Become a sponsor: lina from MURPHY to MANTEO to help children and pro- Pacer (a gift in any amount) mote BCH’s 125th year of “Growing Hope.” Chris hopes to raise as much as $500,000.00 !! Mile of Pennies ($844.80) Mile-for-a-Child ($ 1,250) To reach this goal, we hope to recruit a sponsor for each of the Sprint ($2,500) 564 miles Chris will ride. Churches, businesses and individu- als are encouraged to “join Chris’ team” by being a part of this Prime ($5,000) historical event. Together, we will make the way to “victory!” Breakaway ($12,500) Your gift in any amount will help a WHERE child and help Chris Boone raise THERES A $500,000.00. WHEEL, Sponsors will receive a certificate authenti- THERES A cating the mile(s) they sponsor. Whether you choose to become a Ridenc2010 sponsor or not, WAY! your gift of any amount will help a needy Riding to child. VICTORY ! Churches are encouraged to Your support invite Chris Boone to come Churches, Sunday School Classes, Youth could make the speak one evening at your Groups, Mission Groups... make plans now as to how you can help with this pro- difference in Vacation Bible School. raising ject…..It would be great if every church in $500,000.00 ******* Truett Baptist Association could become a for the children sponsor or do something to help Chris On September 5th (The reach the challenge goal of $500,000. We Sunday before Chris begins look forward to hearing what your church Ridenc2010) churches are will do!!!!! being asked to invite a Baptist Children’s Home Speaker to Imagine one person riding the length of N.C. in record time. Imagine their church. If you would like thousands of supporters giving to raise a record amount of money. Imag- a BCH speaker on September ine hundreds of hurting children’s lives touched because people like you care enough to be a part of historic Ridenc2010. Chris Boone will attempt 5th, please contact Truett the unimaginable and ride non-stop from Murphy to Manteo in less Baptist Association at than 40 hours. Boone currently holds the record for a non-stop ride of the 837-5401 so we can coordinate entire Blue Ridge Parkway. He tackled that challenge in 2000 riding 471 this event. miles in 29 hours and 36 minutes. FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 3 Rev. Chris Matheson 3 Patricia (Mrs. Danny) Hollifield 9 Connie (Mrs. Rob) Dillard 13 Judy (Mrs. Warren) Hall 17 Jean (Mrs. Rick) Edwards 17 Rev. Rob Dillard 18 Julie (Mrs. Tommy) Hayes 22 Deborah (Mrs. Tommy) Lamb 28 Daisy (Mrs. Mitchell) Shields MARCH BIRTHDAYS 1 Marie (Mrs. Roy) Phillips 6 Rev. Carroll Roper 9 Gail (Mrs. Edward) Carter 16 Rev. Derrick Palmer Mars Hill College Presents 26 Frankie (Mrs. Carroll) Roper A Conference for Pastors’; Ministers of Education; and Workers/Teachers of Sunday 31 Beth (Mrs. Clark) Moss School, Preschool, Day Care, and other Children’s Ministries DEVELOPING A PRODUCTIVECHILDREN’S MINISTRY IN YOUR CHURCH FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES Led by Janice Haywood —Janice was a consultant with the Baptist State Convention of 17 Ronny & Loretta Crisp North Carolina for 31 years, working in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. 24 Bill & Linda Maughan For more information or to registration , please contact: Dr. Gordon Benton at 26 Edward & Gail Carter Mars Hill College at 1-866-642-4968 or by Email: email@example.com 27 Herb & Fran Henderson Would you consider receiving the TBA newsletter by Email? MARCH ANNIVERSARIES We are trying to cut costs in mailing the newsletter and asking every- one that has an email address to consider receiving the newsletter by 6 Tom & Joann Leatherwood email each month. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 10 Billy & Helen Franklin call us at 828.837.5401 to let us know if we can send you the newslet- 20 Rick & Jean Edwards ter by email instead of regular mail. Also, if you are receiving the 21 Lennox & Sue Hedrick newsletter by email and by regular mail, please let us know so we can eliminate this duplication. THANK YOU. Bibles, Books & Blessings Truett Baptist Association Of Churches Non-Profit Organization Christian Bookstore 2235 N.C. Highway 141 U.S. Postage Paid A Ministry of Truett Baptist Association Marble North Carolina 28905 Permit Number One 3090 Highway 64 West, Suite 114, Murphy NC Marble NC 28905 828-837-9045 The Bookstore will not be sponsoring a Vacation Bible School Literature Preview Day this year. We will have in stock the sampler kits from several of the publishers. ATTENTION—CHURCHES WHO MIGHT BE INTER- ESTED IN PURCHASING COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO HELP KEEP TRACK OF MEMBERSHIP, CONTRI- BUTIONS, & ACCOUNTING...YOU MAY NOW PUR- CHASE THIS THROUGH THE BOOKSTORE. FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT THE STORE. See us for your church supplies ! Remember — Bibles are discounted 15% BOOKSTORE HOURS: Thanksgiving thru Christmas Monday—CLOSED February & March 2010 Tuesday thru Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday-10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Newsletter Saturday—11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CHURCHES PRAYING Remember to Pray for the Children FOR CHURCHES in Care at TBA Children’s Home AND OUR COMMUNITIES ! H.A. I.P. T.L. The churches listed below have signed up to pray on a specific day each month. We talk about the importance of prayer. Our country PRAY FOR MISSIONARIES and community needs us to pray. FROM OUR TOWN Would you join these churches in making prayer a priority in the life Kevin & Becky Miller (Guatemala) of your church and in your personal life? Mandy Perkins (Honduras) Geno & Judy Bacon The Challenge! Acts 1:8 (Guinea, West Africa) Emily The Answer! Matthew 9:38 (North Africa/Middle East) PRAYER MINISTRY Has your church signed up to pray a day SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS each month? 31 Churches have signed up. *Churches searching for a Men & Women Savannah M. Dockery We can have two churches per day. Pastor Serving in Military: Dustin Berry Please prayerfully consider this *Andrews Hispanic Mission DeEtte LaCharite’ Chris Berry opportunity *TBA Children’s Home 1 Vengeance Creek Baptist Church *Ohio Partnership Michael Johnson Dana Miles 2 Oak Grove Baptist Church, Marble *Area Schools and Teachers Ashley Allen Galen Edwards 3 Downings Creek Baptist Church *Mountain Area Dental Jonathan White 4 Oak Grove Baptist Church, Murphy Nathan Rhoton Ministry Brandon Cordon 5 Ebenezer Baptist Church Brian Shields *Those serving in Military 6 Vengeance Creek Baptist Church If your son/daughter/father/ Cpl. Christopher Travis McClure 7 Marble Springs Baptist Church mother is serving and you Raper Jarrett Graves Oak View Baptist Church would like for us to list their Justin Jensen 8 Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church names to pray for them, Megan Bateman 9 Notla Baptist Church please contact us at Isaac Rhodes 10 Liberty Baptist Church 828.837.5401 or T.J. Posey email@example.com 11 Grace Fellowship Baptist Church 12 Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church 13 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 14 Meadow Grove Baptist Church Baptist 15 Pine Log Baptist Church 16 17 Bible Missionary Baptist Church Murphy First Baptist Church Retirement 18 Rebecca S.S. Class-Murphy First Baptist Men’s Bible Study, FBC Murphy Homes of North 19 20 Moccasin Creek Baptist Church Unaka Baptist Church Carolina 21 Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 22 Vengeance Creek Baptist Church The 2010 23 Mt. Liberty Baptist Church North Carolina 24 Friendship Baptist Church Offering and 25 Andrews 1st Baptist Church Week of Prayer 26 Shoal Creek Baptist Church 27 Valleytown Baptist Church for Older 28 Murphy Church of God Adults is observed 29 Macedonia Baptist Church , Wolfcreek February 7-14, 2010. 30 Shady Grove Baptist, Murphy Every dollar contributed 31 Truett Memorial Baptist Church (last is used to financially assist day of month) Older Adults who cannot Sign up your church to pray on a pay the total cost of their specific day...we can have more care. For information visit than one church each day. their website at www.brh.org.
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