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					                               Table of Contents
The Journey Overview
 Our Purpose ...........................................................................2
 Welcome Letters ....................................................................3
Our Staff ...............................................................................4
Inclement Weather Policy ....................................................5
Prayer & Outreach
 House of Prayer......................................................................5
 Intercessory Prayer Ministry .................................................5
 Men’s Prayer Group ...............................................................5
 Moms in Touch ......................................................................6
 Lighthouse Ministry ...............................................................6
 Hispanic Ministry............................................................... 7-8
 Other Ministries .....................................................................8
Special Events ................................................................. 9-12
Sunday School for Adults ..................................................13
Discipleship Classes for Adults .................................... 14-19
College Ministry ........................................................... 20-21
Youth Ministry ............................................................. 21-23
Children’s Ministry ..................................................... 24-28
Music Ministry .............................................................. 29-30
Special Interest Ministries
 Sign Language .....................................................................30
 GriefShare ............................................................................30
 High Country MOPS............................................................31
 Men’s Ministry............................................................... 31-32
 Heart-to-Heart Women’s Ministry................................. 32-33
Senior Adult Ministry ................................................... 34-37
Recreation Ministry ...................................................... 37-38
Missions
 Supporting Missions through Our Giving ..................... 39-40
 Short-Term Volunteer Projects ...................................... 40-43



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           Mount Vernon Baptist Church
        3505 Bamboo Road • Boone, North Carolina 28607
           (828) 266-9700 • www.mtvernonchurch.org

Our church’s purpose is simply to glorify God. We want to help you do
this in three simple steps: Loving, Learning and Living. We believe all
three of these are essential to a balanced, healthy Christian life.

Loving – Jesus, the head of the church, said our priority is to ―...love the
Lord your God with all your heart....‖ The ultimate expression of our
love for Him is worship. Everyone worships someone or something. Our
worship is defined by our activities and our disciplines. Mount Vernon
provides members and guests with regular opportunities to gather for
worship every Sunday morning. Do you honor God by honoring this
regular gathering of the church family? When you come to worship do
you put God at the center or do you put yourself in the middle? Do you
want a worship experience that is all about God or all about you?

Learning – We must be growing in God’s Word. The Bible is our
spiritual food, our roadmap for life, our comfort and foundation for every
decision. We must know this book and we must know the author of this
book! 1 Peter 2:2 says, ―as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the
word, that you may grow thereby.‖ Mount Vernon is prepared to support
your spiritual growth through Bible Study groups. Are you actively
involved in a Sunday School class? Do you utilize the discipleship
classes offered to you? We believe a small group Bible study is essential
to your spiritual health.

Living – There is no credibility to our worship and our Bible study if we
are not living for Jesus every day. Living for Jesus is the way we apply
what God taught us in our loving and learning experiences. It is our
service to God through specific ministries. It is our witness to our
neighbors. Jesus pointed out that the second priority of the believer is to
―...love your neighbor as yourself.‖ (Matthew 22:39 NKJV) If we love
our neighbors we will be a servant toward them. We will love them
enough to share Jesus with them. We will encourage them in godliness.


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                 Welcome to The Journey!
The Journey booklet you hold in your hand is provided to help you grow
spiritually. Growing is the normal pattern of life, but it does not always
happen easily. When we were born into this world, we were obviously
not fully developed. We needed to grow! Growth is a long, slow process,
but it is one we must never abandon. It is God=s will that we grow in
Christ every day. The Bible says, A...we are no longer to be children,
tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of
doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but
speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who
is the head, even Christ.@ (Ephesians 4:14-15)
I hope you will use The Journey as a resource and guide for your
spiritual needs. The mission and ministry opportunities included here
will be a tremendous help to your spiritual maturity. The ministers on the
Mount Vernon staff are here to serve you, so let us know how we can
help you grow in your daily walk with Jesus.
                                 – Allan Blume, Senior Pastor
The first month of a new year is a good time to stop, reflect, refocus and
consider where we are going. The question for today is not, "Where are
you going?" but rather, "Where will you be when you get there?" This
month all of us are taking the first steps on a 365-day journey. Where
will you be when you arrive at December 31? What will you do with the
gift of a new beginning that God has given you? Will this year be any
different than any other that you may have known? Will we be living any
closer to Jesus and be demonstrating the disciplines of a faithful witness
as a result to the things we do or do not do in 2010?
To assist each of us in this regard our Education Ministry is launching
many new studies and there are numerous ministry opportunities for all
age groups. We trust that many of our members will take advantage of
these to help us in moving towards being the multiplying disciples that
Christ Jesus would have us to be. Please take time to read through the
slate of classes and register accordingly for those in which pre-
registration is needed.

                – Bud Russell, Minister of Education & Administration
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                          Our Staff
Pastoral Staff
K. Allan Blume, Senior Pastor
Bud Russell, Minister of Education & Administration
Terry L. Smith, Minister of Music
Eric Henderson, Interim Youth & Recreation Ministry Director
Kanöot Midkiff, Minister of Missions & Senior Adults
Cindy Retherford, Director of Childhood Education
Judith Martinez, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator
Support Staff
Diane Beach, Education & Administration Ministries
Allison Critcher, Part-time Receptionist
Connie Gioscio, Senior Pastor’s Office
Morgann Greene, Part-time Receptionist
Flo Hollingsworth, Children’s Ministry Associate
Brenda Isaacs, Music Ministry & Publications
Jan Scott, Financial Bookkeeper
Terry Beach, Facilities Manager
Maintenance/Custodial
Karen Critcher
Bill Hollingsworth
Dawn Muirhead
Grace Vannoy
Ministry Interns
Kyle Brodd & April Wilkinson, College Ministry
Beth Jones, Hispanic Ministry
Keith Griffin, Youth & Recreation Ministry
Morgan Griggs, Youth Ministry




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                     Inclement Weather
During times of inclement weather a decision will be made by 7:00
a.m. for Sunday morning services; by 3:00 p.m. for Sunday
evening classes; and by 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening
activities. Visit us online at www.mtvernonchurch.org for
information on cancellations, or listen to local radio stations
WATA 1450 AM, WECR 102.3 FM and WZJS 100.7 FM. You
can also call the church office at 266-9700 for a recorded message
on schedule changes or cancellations. Please know that our web
site is the fastest, most accurate information available to you.

                     Prayer & Outreach
House of Prayer
Wednesdays • 6:30 p.m. • Meadowview Room
Prayer is absolutely essential to everything we do in the Christian
life. Some prayer is private, but praying together as a church
family is a great experience of fellowship and unity. This unique
service is for everyone in the church family. We welcome you to
come to this prayer service each Wednesday evening. God honors
the prayers of His people.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
The Prayer Room is located in the main education lobby. The goal
of this ministry is to pray faithfully and consistently for the needs
of our church, our staff, our people and missionaries around the
world. Would you like to be a part of this important ministry as we
bow before the Lord on behalf of others? Contact Burton Shields
(262-0244) or the church office to let us know of your interest.

Men’s Prayer Group with our Pastor
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month • 8:00 a.m. • Room 1302




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Moms in Touch • Praying for Children & Schools
Concerned about your child in school? See the Lord do
“immeasurably more than we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20)
One hour of prayer per week, plus two or more Moms equals
―Moms in Touch,‖ praying for children and schools.
Watauga High School Prayer Group • Thursdays • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Greenway Baptist Church • Contact Ann Brown (262-3273)
Parkway Elementary School Group • Tuesdays • 1:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Contact Kristi Gragg (262-1853)
Hardin Park Elementary School Group • Day/Time/Location: TBA
Contact Cindy Councill (264-0300)

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 6

                   Lighthouse Ministry
A local ministry where members of Mount Vernon and residents of
Bradford Park gather for Bible study, music, crafts, games and
special events. Volunteers are the heart and hands of our ministry.
Find out how you can make a difference at 157 Hensels Lane by
contacting a team leader below.
▪Children’s Sunday Celebration
1st Sunday Each Month • 3:00-5:00 p.m.
▪S.T.A.R.S. Teen Girls Bible Study
Mondays • 5:45 p.m.
▪S.T.A.R.S. Teen Boys Bible Study
2nd and 4th Tuesday • 6:30 p.m.
▪Homework Helpers – Tutoring Program
Mondays & Wednesdays • 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Contact one of the Lighthouse Ministry Team leaders for more
information: Mary Everett (773-0512), Bernie & Patricia Lee
(336-877-2838) and Doug & Priscilla Porterfield (963-8344).

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                     Hispanic Ministry
                 Judith Martinez, Coordinator
     For details call the Hispanic Ministry Office 266-9700
          or email jmartinez@mtvernonchurch.org
▪English Classes at the Lighthouse
Mondays & Thursdays • 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays • 10:00-11:45 a.m.
Contact Judith Martinez (719-8210, 266-9700) or Martha Frazier (264-
6566) to volunteer with English Classes.
Wednesday
Bible Study • 6:30 p.m. • Room 4201
Sunday
Sunday School • Cristo En Nosotros • 9:00 a.m. • Room 4201
Leaders: Judith Martinez, Hal & Martha Frazier
Worship • English & Spanish • 10:30 a.m. • Worship Center
Sermon outlines and headsets are provided for simultaneous
translation in Spanish.
Discipleship Training • 5:00 p.m. • Room 4201
Hispanic Ministry Special Events
January
“How to Handle a Crisis” Conference with Terry Rains
Saturday, January 23 • 5:30-8:30 p.m. • Room 3400
February
Valentine’s Day Fellowship
Saturday, February 13 • 5:30-8:30 p.m. • Room 4201
Marriage Conference with Guillermo & Maritza Soriano
Saturday, February 20 • 5:00-8:30 p.m. • Room 3300
Sunday, February 21 • 9:00-10:00 a.m. • Room 4201
March
Dinner and a Movie: Los Primeros Frutos
Saturday, March 13 • 5:30-8:30 p.m. • Room 3300
Sharing the Gospel, House by House
Saturday, March 27 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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April
Parenting Conference
Saturday, April 10 • 5:30-8:30 p.m. • Room 3300
Family Conference with Guillermo & Maritz a Soriano
Saturday, April 24 • 5:00-8:30 p.m. • Room 4201
Sunday, April 25 • 9:00-10:00 a.m. • Room 4201
May
Prayer Retreat and Fellowship
Saturday, May 15 • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Old Cove Creek School
June
Family Picnic
Saturday, June 19 • 1:00-5:00 p.m. • Price Park
July
Fellowship
Saturday, July 10 • 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Room 4201

                     Other Ministries
▪Deaf Ministry: Liz Derrick, Coordinator

▪Jail Ministry: Kris & Becky Fowler, Chaplain
               Kate Jones, Weekend Women’s Visitation Leader
▪Media Library: Carol Critcher, Director
▪Meals on Wheels – Bamboo Area: Roger Cook, Coordinator
▪Motorcyclists Ministry: Kris & Becky Fowler, Team Leaders

▪Prayer Ministry: Burton Shields, Director

▪Prayer Shawl Ministry: Charlotte Fulp, Team Leader

▪Prison Ministry: Rev. Johnny Wilson, Team Leader

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                        Special Events
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Sunday, January 24

“Preparing our Hearts” for the April Beth Moore Simulcast
Tuesday, February 2 • 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. • Meadowview Room
A FREE 60-minute simulcast that will prepare for the April 24
event. Beth will share her personal vision for the simulcast and will
pray with women’s ministry teams gathered across the country.
Also, Beth will lead an online study of ―So Long, Insecurity‖
beginning in mid-February. Exclusive signature edition copies of
―So Long, Insecurity‖ will be available for attendees at the
February 2 event on a first-come first served basis. See website for
details.
“Sex, Love & Communication” Valentine Weekend
Live Simulcast Event with Jimmy & Karen Evans
Friday, February 12 • 7:00-10:30 p.m. • Meadowview
Saturday, February 13 • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Meadowview
Tickets are available in the Education foyer on Sundays or in the
church office during the week day.
Cost Per Couple: $30
(Includes dinner for 2, seminar materials and child care. See our
website for more information www.mtvernonchurch.org)
Convergence: A Prayer, Evangelism & Leadership Forum
Sunday, February 28 - Tuesday, March 2
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte
Go online for more details and to register www.convergence2010.org.




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The Truth Project
Greater Western North Carolina Area Leader Training
Saturday, February 27 • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Family Policy Council is pleased to partner
with Focus on the Family to present small group leader training in
North Carolina for The Truth Project. An individual, couple or co-
leaders who complete this 4-hour training will receive a copy of
The Truth Project video series on DVD and other information.
Adult Sunday School Classes are encouraged to sponsor your
teacher, or a couple from your class for this training. These
materials are excellent resources to help new believers and those
who are yet to know Christ. Go online for more details at
www.ncfamily.org or call 919-807-0800. You may register online
or contact Diane Beach in the Education Ministry Office.
Cost $99 per person, couple or co-leaders.
Prison Ministry Volunteer Training
Sunday, February 28 • Noon • Meadowview
New and returning volunteers are encouraged to attend. After
morning worship service & SS, enjoy a hot lunch in the
Meadowview Room before training begins at 1:00 p.m. One of the
chaplains from the Western Youth Institution plans to lead our
group session. Confirm the minimal cost and your participation
with Johnny Wilson (297-3638) or Brent Beach (264-6527) by
Sunday, February 21. Training is mandatory for ongoing visits to
the prison.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Week of Prayer • March 1-8
Connecting 101 New Member Class
Sunday, March 21 • 3:00-6:00 p.m. • Meadowview Room
Interested in learning more about Mount Vernon and joining our
fellowship? Call Connie Gioscio (266-9703 ext. 101) by Friday,
March 19 to register for the class. Dinner and child care are available
for those who pre-register. This class is required for membership at
Mount Vernon.
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Connecting 101, Jr. Class
Sunday, March 21 • 3:00-6:00 p.m. • Room 1109
This class is designed for children grades 1-5 who have asked Jesus
into their heart or for those who have questions about ―how‖ to accept
Christ into their heart, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Due to the
length and depth of information we cover the children need to be in
1st grade minimum for the class to work well. Please call Cindy
Retherford to reserve your child’s spot today.

Easter Music Celebration on Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28 • 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Join us for two performances only of a musical celebration of the
life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This musical
event will feature our Celebration choir and Orchestra.

 “Christ in the Passover” led by Sam Nadler
Sunday, March 28 • 5:00 p.m. • Worship Center
Raised a Jew, Sam Nadler understands the Old Testament feasts of
Israel, which the Jewish people have faithfully observed for
generations. Now complete in Christ, Sam will share a full
explanation of the rich symbols in the Passover meal and will lead
us in the celebration of ―The Lord’s Supper,‖ the Christian
celebration which began at Christ’s final Passover.

1 Peter 2:5 Living Stones: NC Baptist Missions Conference
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte
Friday, April 9 & Saturday, April 10
Join men and women from across our state for seminars and large
group worship celebrations. Program includes Terry Rae, founder
and director of Africa for Christ, Mark Lowry and special music by
Shane & Shane. Go online for more details and to register
www.ncmissions.org.

Three Forks Baptist Association Semi-annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 20 • 4:00 p.m. • South Fork Baptist Church

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Operation Inasmuch Community Service Blitz • Boone
Saturday, May 1
Contact Dr. Barry Nealy or Anita Greer at Three Forks Baptist
Association (264-4482) or threeforks@bellsouth.net for more
information.

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 6

Building & Grounds Workday
Saturday, May 8 • 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Could you help us again this year to make our Lord’s Buildings
and Grounds reflect our gratitude to Him? Contact Terry Beach in
the church office by calling 266-9700 or email him at
tbeach@mtvernonchurch.org.

Southern Baptist Convention
2010 Annual Meeting • Orlando, FL • June 15-16

Sunday, July 4 • Patriotic Celebration
An outdoor worship service and dinner on the grounds is being
planned to celebrate the founding of our country. Look for more
details in the near future.

Wednesdays in July and August 4
7:00-8:30 p.m.
A time for friends to connect with friends on a warm summer’s
night! Special events, including recreation and concerts are being
planned to involve the entire family. We hope you will take the
time and join us! Additional information will be announced in the
Sunday bulletin and the monthly Peak newsletter.




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          Sunday School Classes for Adults
    “That the next generation might put their hope in God!”
                           (Psalm 78:6-7)
Sunday School is …
▪ A place to learn God’s Word & discover how to apply it in life
▪ A place to encourage and be encouraged
▪ A place to minister and be ministered to
▪ A place to learn of opportunities to serve
▪ A place for fellowship
▪ A place where family and friends can hear the gospel
Sunday School is a place for everyone! If you are not already
involved in a Sunday School class and would like more
information, a list of all classes is available at the Main Welcome
Center. This list is also available on our web site at
www.mtvernonchurch.org under Ministries and Bible Study. If
you have any questions, please call the church office to speak with
either Bud Russell or Diane Beach.
  Monthly Adult Sunday School Leadership Meeting
       Wednesday Nights • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room: 1109
    January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21 & May 19
Sunday School in HD: 2010 National Conference
March 11-12 • First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia
We will take a group of Sunday School leaders from all age groups
for this training opportunity. Register now to receive the Early
Bird discounted price of $69. After February 10, price increases to
$89. Keynote speakers include Ken Hamm from Answers in
Genesis, Dr. Johnny Hunt, President of the SBC, and Allan Taylor,
Minister of Education at FBCW. Age-division training available
for Preschool through Senior Adults. As we see how many
individuals sign up to participate, this will help us determine our
expenses for travel and accommodations. Individuals will be
expected to supply the cost for their meals.
See Diane in the church office for a brochure or go on-line at
www.sundayschoolinhd.org.
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            Discipleship Classes for Adults
Sign up at the Main Welcome Center or contact Diane Beach either
by phone 266-9700 or email dbeach@mtvernonchurch.org.

▪Wednesday
Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith
February 3 - April 7 • 9:30 a.m. • Margaret Moore’s Home
Ten Video Sessions • Nine Weeks Personal Bible Study
Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses and others from
Hebrews 11 as examples of persons who believed God, Beth Moore
encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a
fresh word from Him.
Leader: Karen Petrey                         Materials: $15

▪Sunday
A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore
February 21 - May 16 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1105
Explore why God chose to dwell in a wilderness tabernacle and
what that means to your life today. This updated edition reflects
not only the original study, but all that God has done in Beth's life
in the past decade. Regardless of whether you did the first study or
are experiencing it for the first time, you'll find it well worth the
journey.
Leader: Emily Rothrock                           Materials: $15
Crown Financial Ministries: Biblical Financial Study
February 14 - April 19 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1108
An in-depth study of what scripture teaches about money and
possessions. Members have confirmed that marriages are being
strengthened and individuals are finding their way out of debt. They
are also becoming consistent savers, generous givers, and prudent
consumers. Most importantly, people are entering into a closer
relationship with Jesus Christ as they learn to apply His Word.
Leaders: Jim & Suzanne Merchant and Jon Woodward
Materials: $35 per couple; $25 for individuals
(Applications for partial scholarships will be accepted.)

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GriefShare
February 14 - April 11 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1302
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk
alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You
don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Each session
is designed to help hurting people by combining practical
information with a biblical, Christ-centered focus on the spiritual
issues that accompany the grieving process.
Leader: David Hawley                          Materials: $12

Have a New Kid by Friday
February 14 - March 21 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1300B
Dr. Kevin Leman shares how to change your child’s attitude,
behavior, and character in five days. You say that is impossible!
You will be surprised what you can accomplish in five days if
moms and dads are willing to get off to a good start on day one!
This is a 6 week DVD driven class that will send you home each
time with practical advice and steps to get you going.
Leader: Ann Cook                      Materials: $9.00

Tests of Living Faith: Lessons Learned in South Africa and in
the Epistle of James
Sundays • February 14, 21; March 14; April 11, 18; May 9, 16
5:00 pm • Room 1109
This will be a unique eight week Bible Study which combines
photos, stories and lessons learned by the course facilitator from
the last two years she and her husband served in South Africa as
IMB Missionaries and an in-depth study of portions of the Epistle
of James as related to these experiences. James, throughout his
entire epistle deals with the reality of living faith as opposed to
dead faith and tests which can evaluate where we stand. Allow
Africa and the living word in James to stretch and grow you closer
to Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Leader: Cathy Burleson          Materials: Bible, notebook & pen

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Reclaiming Your Rebellious Teen
April 11, 18 & 25 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1300B
This powerful presentation will not only be a great encouragement
and source of help to parents who are struggling with a rebellious
child, but will also be a wonderful blessing to parents of younger
children who want to do all they can to avoid seeing their children
rebel.
Leader: TBA                            Materials: $5.00

Enhancing Intimacy: Experiencing a Fulfilled Marriage
Sundays • April 18 & 25 • 5:00-6:30 p.m. • Room 1304
Join us for two afternoons as we explore God's original design for
Covenant Marriage. Mount Vernon welcomes John Padgett of
Living Hope Ministries and our Counseling Ministry staff in
presenting this eye opening and heart-healing marriage workshop.
We will look at what God had originally in His heart - that our
homes would be like Heaven upon Earth. We will explore the
biblical definition of intimacy and the keys to experiencing it with
your spouse. Intimacy precedes fruitfulness; learn how to
experience abundant fruit in your marriage. Our goal is that each
participating couple will leave this workshop with a concrete
understanding of Covenant Thinking, a renewed sense of the
original commitment you made to one another and new life in your
marriage. Cost: $20 per couple; $10 for individuals.
Leaders: John Padgett, Living Hope Ministries; Tammie
Brettschneider & Bob Wolf, Mount Vernon Counseling Ministry

“The DT Variety Pack”
Sundays • February 14 - May 2
Pastors Allan Blume and Bud Russell, will host classes that feature a
variety of topics and will include DVD messages from leading
Christian speakers from around the world. This series will begin on
February 14 and will run through May 2. Classes will meet in the
Meadowview Room (1300A) unless otherwise noted.


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▪February 14 (Two Presentations)
Eight Steps for Thinking Biblically
David Barton examines specific scriptures which will reveal that
our thought process is important. There are many influences in the
world that are seeking to shape our thinking. It is important to have
a right view of God’s Word if we want to think biblically. David
explains eight specific principles for thinking biblically and gives
biblical and historical examples of individuals that followed these
principles and were used by God to do His will.
Returning to the Word of God
What is expected of the church in these perilous times? Christian
persecution is increasing throughout the world, our country is
moving away from the Word of God, the cross and the inerrancy of
Scripture. In this presentation, Dr. Michael Youssef offers an
analysis and a plan of action for God’s people.
▪February 21
Standing Firm in the Last Days
We have been given a sure word of prophecy and we can know
that what the future holds and how God would have us to respond
if we know His Word. Listen as Kay Arthur lays out what Daniel
says is coming so that we are not caught in the dark but understand
the times and point people to the Light of the World.
▪February 28
When a Nation Does Not Listen to God
Kay Arthur will open God’s Word and walk us through parts of
Jeremiah beginning with chapter 25 which should be a warning to
America and to all nations that do not listen to God. We are seeing
the increase of the criminalization of Christianity and we must be
prepared for the spiritual battle so we can lead the remnant in
house churches if that is what is coming.




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▪March 7
Understanding the Perilous Times and a Biblical Response (Part 1)
2 Timothy 3:1 tells us that in the last days perilous times will
come. 1 Chronicles 12:32 tells us that the tribe of Issachar was
called wise because they understood the times and knew what God
would have them do. In this 2 part presentation, Brannon Howse
covers the consequences and the biblical response in the following
topics: Is God Judging America?; Education Without God;
Economy Without God; Government Without God; Churches
Without God; The World Without God, and The Hope & Christian
Response.

▪March 14
Understanding the Perilous Times and a Biblical Response (Part 2 with
Brannon Howse)

▪March 21
Iran, Israel and the Nuclear Crisis: An Evangelical Christian
Perspective
Joel Rosenberg is recognized as one of the world’s leading
experts on the Middle East and Biblical Prophecy. In this
presentation he uses his knowledge and understanding of world
events to explain how every individual will be impacted and why it
matters.

▪April 11
The Big, Untold Story in the Middle East: How the Media is
Missing the Most Dramatic Spiritual Awakening in Human History
Joel Rosenberg explains that there are three groups vying for the
hearts and minds of the large middle ground of the Muslim world.
These groups include the radicals, the reformers and the
revivalists. Could it be that the media is not covering this dramatic
spiritual awakening because it is not politically correct?



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▪April 18
Six Worldviews That Rule the World
Dr. David Noebel contends that six worldviews rule the world:
Biblical Christianity; Secular Humanism; Cosmic Humanism (New
Age, New Spirituality); Marxism-Leninism; Islam and
Postmodernism. What makes a worldview? How did the biblical
worldview for economics give America the incredible wealth,
productivity, inventions and ministry work of the last 200 plus
years? This compelling and relevant analysis of the worldview war
in this one discipline alone reveals that your worldview matters,
ideas matter and bad ideas have bad consequences.

▪April 25
50 Reasons Why We Are Living in the End Times (Part 1)
Dr. David Reagan organizes the Signs of the Times that point to
the Lord’s return. From these broad categories, he then draws on
specific signs that clearly indicate we are living on borrowed time
in the End Times.

▪May 2
Psalm 2: The King is Coming! (Part 2 with Dr. David Regan)
The signs of the times tell us that Jesus is at the very gates of
Heaven, ready to return any moment to take His church out of this
world. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Live with an eternal perspective.
Rest in the confidence that while evil men scheme and Satan plots,
God sits on His throne in Heaven and laughs.

Additional short-term classes may be announced in the Sunday
bulletin and the monthly Peak newsletter.




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                           College Ministry
                             www.reachasu.com
               Contact: Kyle Brodd & April Wilkinson
      Phone 266-9703 ext. 146 • Email college@mtvernonchurch.org
     “That the next generation might put their hope in God.” (Psalm 78: 6-7)
The College Ministry reaches out to ASU students and to students
of other colleges. The ministry is centered on a large group Bible
study, IGNITE, which meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 in
the church gym. Students are encouraged to attend the first
worship service at 9:00 a.m. and attend IGNITE at 10:30 a.m.
Students enjoy great music, share needs with each other and study
the Bible.

Bible Studies
Sundays
IGNITE • Topic: Basic Training • 10:30 a.m. • Gym
Students will study the basics of the Christian life and what it
means to grow in Christ.
Leader: Roger Critcher                 Materials: Your Bible

Special Events for College Students
Prayer Night
Sundays • February 21; March 21; April 18
6:45 p.m. • Roger & Denise Critcher’s Home
Join us for dinner and a time to pray for our college class, prayer
requests for each other, our campus and more. More information
will be available in IGNITE Sunday School class.

Winter Retreat
Friday, February 5 - Sunday, February 7
Fairhaven Ministries • Roan Mountain, TN
Bud Russell will be leading our Bible study through the weekend.
More information will be available in IGNITE Sunday School
class. Cost: $50 (covers lodging and all meals)
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College Graduation Banquet
Friday, May 7 • Meadowview Room

Opportunities to Serve
Woodcutting • Tuesdays beginning January 13 • 5:30 p.m.
Critcher Brothers Produce
Deaf Ministry – If you are skilled in sign language for the hearing
impaired or interested in learning this language, join our Deaf
Ministry team. Contact: Liz Derrick (264-6330)
Children and Youth Ministries – Invest your time in teaching
children and youth. What a powerful way to shape the future!
Contact Cindy Retherford if you are interested in serving in the
Children’s Ministry. Contact Eric Henderson if you are interested
in working with the Youth Ministry (266-9700).

                        Youth Ministry
       “That the next generation might put their hope in God.”
                          (Psalm 78: 6-7)
▪Sundays
Youth Bible Fellowship • Encounter
(Grades 6-8 & 9-12)
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. • Youth Worship Center
Everyday we encounter all kinds of people: short, tall, rich, poor,
famous, or infamous. Some of these encounters may have a lasting
effect on us, but no encounter can alter our course forever like an
encounter with the living God. This study will examine 14 encounters
that characters like Jacob, Solomon, Nicodemus, Zacchaeus, Thomas,
and Stephen had with the Lord and how their lives were forever
changed. Enjoy a time of small group in one of our age/grade specific
Table Talk groups. In our groups we share about our week, talk about
how to apply the Bible verse to our lives and come up with a
challenge for each student to complete. We then listen to one of our
Master Teachers share truth from God’s Word. Between the two
services we come together for a great time of fellowship, light
breakfast, and a time of prayer and praise by our Youth Praise Band.
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W.H.A.T. – Demolishing Strongholds (Grades 6-8)
February 14 - May 23 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 4300
Youth want to be ready when challenged to take a stand for their
faith. They want answers to the potentially embarrassing questions
about Christianity that come up in classes AND in the hallway
throughout the day. Inspire your students to go to the next level in
their Christian walk and challenge them to live out their faith. This
study will prepare students to stand firm on the authority of God’s
Word, and will equip and challenge them to activate their faith!
Strategic topics include developing a biblical worldview, tips on how
to engage and reach friends for Christ, confidence boosting ideas on
how to confront our evolutionized culture, examples of ―cultural
brainwashing,‖ and an inspiring challenge on how to be God’s players
in the game called life.
Leaders: Caleb & Allison Critcher, Eric & Kim Henderson and
Morgan Griggs

Galatians Study (Grades 9-12)
February 14 - May 23 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 4303
Freedom is rarely found in the lives of today's American teenagers.
They are enslaved to the latest trends, peer approval, unrealistic
expectations, and family pressures. Few understand what it means to
be radically free in Christ. The study of Galatians will be a thirteen-
week expository study of the book. This epistle will teach your
students about grace, faith, and freedom--three foundations of
Christianity. This study is in-depth and challenging, revealing key
doctrines of the faith and leading your students to discover what it
means to live in freedom through Christ.
Leader: Aaron Smith




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▪Wednesdays
S.U.M.M.I.T. • Mid-week Youth Bible Study/Service
(Youth Grades 6-12)
6:30-7:45 p.m. • Room 4300
Join us mid-week for a great time of fellowship and focus on
God’s Word. We will talk and pray about how your week is going,
play a crazy game, sing some amazing praise songs and hear from
God’s Word.
Leader: Eric Henderson and Keith Griffin

Special Events for Youth
KHO Youth Summer Mission Camp
July 18-24 • Kentucky
Join youth from around the country for a great time of ministry and
missions in Kentucky. Enjoy working with caring staff while you
serve the Lord. Come experience incredible evening worship
services! Don’t miss out on the best food you have ever put into
your mouth! This would make a great family trip.
Cost: $100 per person • Payment due February 21
Contact Bill Hollingsworth if you have questions or for more
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                      Children’s Ministry
          “That the next generation might put their hope in God.”
                              (Psalm 78: 6-7)
For your child’s safety it is part of church policy that children 5th grade
and younger are to be with an adult at all times to ensure their safety.
We thank you in advance for helping our church be a safe place.

▪Sundays
Sunday School • 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery – Ms. Mary Ruble, Baby Room Director, and her team of
volunteers invite you to bring your 6 week to 1 year old child to
our nursery each Sunday while you attend Bible study and
Worship. Your child will be rocked, played with, fed, and talked to
as our wonderful team meets his/her needs.
1 year to 5 year old children are invited to our age appropriate
classrooms where they are greeted by loving, committed teachers.
Kindergarten - Grade 3 • 9:00 a.m. • Room 1101
Leaders: Jim & Suzanne Merchant, Steven Gragg, Debbie Gragg
and Doug & Priscilla Porterfield, Essie Williams
Kindergarten - Grade 3 • 10:30 a.m. • Rooms 1102/1103/1104
Leaders: Jeff & Emily Greene, Kim Henderson and
Tim & April Greene
4th & 5th Grade • 9:00 a.m. • Room 1102
Leaders: Tim & Cindy Councill; co-teacher needed
4th & 5th Grade • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1101
Leaders: Derek & Maria Mohr; co-teacher needed
Kidz Choirs
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▪Wednesdays
Kidz on Mission
Missions Education for Preschoolers & Children
Wednesdays • 6:30 p.m.
         Mission Friends: Boys & Girls • Room 1202
          Girls in Action: Grades 1 - 3 • Room 1201
          Girls in Action: Grades 4 - 6 • Room 1200
     Royal Ambassadors Lads: Grades 1 - 3 • Room 1103
   Royal Ambassadors Crusaders: Grades 4 - 6 • Room 1102

Kids on Mission Recognition Reception
Sunday, May 30 • 5:00-6:30 p.m. • Meadowview Room

Special Events for Children
Family Skate Night
Skate World (Located at the 421/321 intersection in Vilas.)
Cost: $5 for Skaters • $6 for In-Line Skates • $20 Cap for Families
Join us at Skate World for an evening of Christian music, food,
fellowship and fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult
during the entire two hour session. If you have any questions,
please call Cindy or Flo. (266-9700) Dates and times: TBA

Bible Skills, Drills & Thrills
Bible Drill Classes (Children 3rd - 6th Grade)
January 10 - March 27 • 5:00-6:30 p.m. • Rooms 1103 & 1104
The purpose of Children’s Bible Drill is to help children increase
in knowledge of the Bible, develop skills in effectively handling
the Bible and begin developing memory skills. We encourage
children to participate in the drills which are held, but it is not a
requirement. Children who are in 3rd grade are eligible to
participate at the church level only.



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Bible Skills Class (Children 1st - 3rd Grade)
February 14 - March 21 • 5:00-6:30 p.m. • Rooms 1201
For the first time we will offer a Bible skills class for 1st to 3rd
grade children to provide hands on learning to guide children to
locate, learn and apply God’s word to their lives. Not only will
this help them grow in their knowledge of the Bible, but it will
begin to prepare them for drills they can participate in when they
are older.

Church Bible Drill
March 21 • 6:30 p.m. • Meadowview Room
Associational Bible Drill
March 27 • 9:00 a.m. • Mount Vernon Worship Center
State Bible Drill
May 1 • 9:00 a.m. • Mount Vernon Worship Center

God’s Amazing Love – Kids Valentine Party
Friday, February 12 • 7:00-10:30 p.m. • Meadowview Room
Kids Kindergarten - 5th grades are invited to come and join us as
we celebrate God’s love for each of us. We will have games,
mazes, food and a whole lot of fun. Call to reserve your spot
with Ms. Cindy by February 7.

RA Derby Race Schedule
RA Church Derby Race
Wednesday, March 3 • 6:00 p.m. • Mount Vernon Gym
RA Associational Derby Race
Date/Location/Time: TBA




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Parent & Child Dedication
Sunday, March 7 • 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
This is a special covenant by parents to teach your child to know
and follow the Lord. Please pick up your dedication forms at the
Main Welcome Center or the Church office. We ask that you fill
them out and return the form with two pictures of your child
to Cindy Retherford by Sunday, February 21 so that we will
have time to prepare for this special time. If you are not able to
have the information to us by February 21, we ask that you wait
until the next dedication scheduled for September. Thank you.

Vacation Bible School
June 28 - July 1 • Children ages 4 years - 5th Grade
An astounding, Christ centered VBS does not happen without
many team players – like you – the one reading this. We need
your talents, willingness and time to prepare for the children that
God will bring to Mount Vernon. Plan to be in on what God will
do in hearts and lives that week. VBS Training will begin May 23
and 30. Call the Children’s Ministry Office to get plugged in.
(266-9703 ext. 131)

CENTRI-KID 2010
July 26-30 • Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, VA
Summer Camp for 3rd to 6th Grade • Cost per camper: $299
Deposit of $100 due by February 15
Would you like to do: archery, a Christian music video, weird
science, H20 games, cheerleading, be a part of O.M.C! (Operation
Mass Chaos); how about joining in a high-energy worship of Jesus
our Savior? Would you like to learn more about the relationship
Christ wants to have with you? If you answered yes to any or all of
these, then Centri-Kid is where you need to be. Centri-Kid is a
summer camp through LifeWay Church Resources just for third
through sixth graders. You will be accompanied by chaperones from
Mount Vernon who will guide you through the week of fantastic fun.
If you want to see it for yourself, go to www.lifeway.centrikid.com.

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Children & Preschool Sunday School Teachers
Monthly Meeting
Preschool
Wednesday, April 14 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105
Wednesday, June 2 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105
Children
Wednesday, April 28 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105
Wednesday, June 2 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105
Joint Sunday School Leadership Prayer Night
Wednesday, February 10 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105
Wednesday, May 12 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Room 1105




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                         Music Ministry
                  “Come sing your song with us.”
The goal of worshiping, honoring, and glorifying God is the
chief end of the music ministry at Mount Vernon Church.
As we seek to accomplish that end, it is also our prayer that those
present in our services will be challenged and drawn into a closer and
more committed walk with Jesus Christ. Another desired outcome of
participation in the music ministry is the joy and satisfaction that can
only come through the giving of ourselves in wholehearted service to
Christ. Being a part of a choir or an instrumental group affords the
opportunity of being a part of offering to God and His people
something significant that is bigger than anything we might do
ourselves.
Below you will find many of the musical opportunities available. As
you peruse the list, perhaps you will discover an area of involvement
that can become for you a rewarding and fulfilling offering of service
to God that will change your life forever.

Sundays
Worship Orchestra Rehearsal • 8:00 a.m. • Worship Center
Sounds of Joy Ensemble Rehearsal • 3:45 p.m. • Room 2201
First Light Ensemble Rehearsal • 6:30 p.m. • Room 2201
Kidz Choirs
We are combining the power of God’s Word with the power of music
to effect significant spiritual growth in the lives of children. Our
music ministry has a desire to see children experience the amazing,
life-changing, forever-transforming, manifest presence of God as they
praise and worship Him. Our prayer is that children will become lead
worshipers no matter where on the globe they happen to be.
    PK Praise (Preschool Kindergarten Praise) • 4 & 5 year olds
   Begins Sunday, February 14 • 5:00-6:15 p.m. • Room 1202
           KK Praise (King’s Kids Praise) • 1st - 6th Grade
              Begins Sunday, April 11 • Room 1103
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Wednesdays
Worship Orchestra Rehearsal, Rhythm Section
6:30 p.m. • Worship Center
Celebration Choir Rehearsal • 7:00 p.m. • Room 2201
Contact: Music Office

Thursdays
Hallelujah Singers • Senior Adults
Rehearsals on 1st & 3rd Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. • Room 2201
Contact: Verdola Cook (265-0181)
               Special Interest Ministries
Sign Language
Wednesdays • 5:15-6:15 p.m. • Room 1101
Sign Language is open to all age groups from children to adults.
Leader: Liz Derrick
GriefShare
February 14 - April 11 • 5:00 p.m. • Room 1302
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk
alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You
don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Each session
is designed to help hurting people by combining practical
information with a biblical, Christ-centered focus on the spiritual
issues that accompany the grieving process.
Leader: David Hawley                          Materials: $12
Moms in Touch • Praying for Children & Schools
Worried about your child in school? See the Lord do “immeasurably
more than we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20) One hour of prayer
per week, plus two or more Moms equals ―Moms in Touch‖, praying
for children and schools.
Watauga High School Prayer Group • Wednesdays • 8:15 a.m.
Greenway Baptist Church • Contact Ann Brown (262-3273)
Parkway Elementary School Group • Tuesdays • 1:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Contact Kristi Gragg (262-1853)
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High Country MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month • 9:30 a.m. • Room 1300
"MOPS is designed to nurture every mother of children from
infancy through kindergarten to the glory of God. Members come
from all walks of life, but share one desire: to be great moms!"
For more information contact Gretchen Baldwin or Crystal
Brooks at hcmops@yahoo.com. Information is also available at
www.hcmops.org or www.highcountrymops.blogspot.com/.
Pre-registration is necessary to ensure a space for your child in
Moppets.

                       Men’s Ministry
     For more information about Men’s Ministry Events
  contact Brad Shields (265-3865), check the church website
    www.mtvernonchurch.org or other church publications.

Men’s Ministry Dinner Programs
Meetings open to all men. Sign up with Brad Shields to receive
updates by email bshields@blueridgeemc.com. Announcements
will also be listed in the Sunday bulletin and the monthly Peak
newsletter.

1 Peter 2:5 Living Stones: NC Baptist Missions Conference
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte
Friday, April 9 & Saturday, April 10
Join men and women from across our state for seminars and large
group worship celebrations. Program includes Terry Rae, founder
and director of Africa for Christ, Mark Lowry and special music by
Shane & Shane. Go online for more details and to register
www.ncmissions.org.




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Disaster Relief Training
In 2010, North Carolina Baptist Men will host five Disaster Relief
Trainings in the following regions. Participants must register to
become certified (or renew certification) in one of the following
areas: Mass Feeding, Recovery, Temporary Emergency Child
Care, Shower/Laundry, etc. Please note that certification in each
area may not be offered at every region. This is an overnight
training. Housing, showers and 3 meals will be provided. Go to
www.ncmissions.org for further information and registration
forms.
        March 5-6: Carteret County – Region 2
        March 19-20: Harnett County – Region 4
        April 16-27: (location TBA) – Region 6
        May 7-8: Lincoln County (tentative) – Region 8
        May 21-22: Jackson County (tentative) – Region 10

            Heart-to-Heart Women’s Ministry
                   Pam Blume, Coordinator
     Women’s Ministry events can also be found on the church
              website www.mtvernonchurch.org.

"Preparing our Hearts" for the April Beth Moore Simulcast
Tuesday, February 2 • 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. • Meadowview
You are invited to this FREE 60-minute simulcast that will prepare
for the April 24 event. Beth will share her personal vision for the
simulcast and will pray with women’s ministry teams gathered
across the country. We would like to have a count of how many to
expect for this event, so sign-up will be available at the Simulcast
table during the month of January. Also, Beth will lead an online
study of "So Long, Insecurity" beginning in mid-February.
Exclusive signature edition copies of "So Long, Insecurity" will be
available for attendees at the February 2 event on a first-come first
served basis. Books are discounted at $21 each. You may reserve a
book at the sign-up table or in the church office. Payment is due
upon reserving the book.
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Beth Moore Simulcast • "So Long, Insecurity"
Saturday, April 24 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Worship Center
In her engaging, "speaking-right-to-you" style, Beth Moore will
once again bring a transforming message to women in churches
across North America through this live simulcast. The message is
this: We don’t have to be slaves to our insecurities! We can
conquer fear and doubt and discover the liberating confidence and
security that is found in Christ. Since Eve ripped the first leaf from
a tree in the Garden, insecurities have plagued the female gender,
and as our world has expanded, so have our insecurities. Today’s
women—young and old, churched and unchurched, rich and poor
alike— are suffering from such deeply embedded wounds that
most don’t even know how to identify them, and beyond that they
can’t imagine living without them. In this one-day simulcast event,
women will learn to conquer fear and doubt and will discover the
liberating confidence and security that can only be found in Christ.
Tickets are $35 and include lunch and materials. Tickets are not
refundable but are transferable and may be purchased in the
Education lobby during the month of January. Tickets may also be
ordered by calling the church office during weekdays (828) 266-
9700. Payment is due one week after placing the phone order
and may be mailed to Mount Vernon at 3505 Bamboo Road,
Boone 28607.




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        Legacy PLUS: Senior Adult Ministry
PaceSetters Prayer & Planning Team
Meets 1st Wednesday each month • 11:30 a.m. • Room 1304
Open to everyone age 55 and up. Bring your own lunch and help
us coordinate our activities.
Bible Study & Hymn Sing
Sunday Mornings at Mount Vernon
▪Seasoned Adults I (Ladies)
Susan Pitts’ Women of the Word Class • 9:00 a.m. • Room 1109
▪Seasoned Adults I (Co-ed)
Dan Meyer’s Berean Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1300A
Gary Pitts’ Class • 9:00 a.m. • Room 1108
Che Brasch’s Caleb Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1107
Finley Hodges’ Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1105
▪Seasoned Adults II (Co-ed)
Ken Quiring’s Class • 9:00 a.m. • Room 1105
▪Seasoned Adults II (Ladies)
Linda Shoemake’s Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1304
Jackie Dodson’s Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 2211
▪Seasoned Adults II (Men)
Dennis Dodson’s Class • 10:30 a.m. • Room 1302

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Monthly • 2nd Monday • 1:30 p.m. • Room 1304
Caps for cancer patients, booties & blankets for babies, shawls for
shoulders needing a warm hug...thanks to so many of you who
donated yarn and stopped by our display table in the lobby during
January. New team members, seasoned knitters/crocheters, and other
sewers are starting projects and trying new patterns. Names of
neighbors who need an extra special touch are being gathered. Join us
– no previous experience required. We share prayer requests, ask the
Lord to bless our handiwork and loved ones, and discuss who will
receive these gifts during upcoming ministry visits. To learn more,
call Charlotte Fulp (264-8578) or Grace Vannoy (264-8487).

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Young at Heart Walkers
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 8:30 a.m.
Meet Grace Vannoy and others in the gym for a ―set-your-own-
pace‖ workout. Call Grace for more information (264-8487).
Hallelujah Singers Gospel Choir
Rehearsals on 1st & 3rd Thursdays • 7:00 p.m. • Room 2201
Join Verdola Cook (265-0181) as she leads this ministry team,
which sings at Deerfield Ridge on Bamboo Road at 3:45 p.m. on
the first Sunday each month.
Glenbridge Game Time
2nd Tuesday each month • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Glenbridge Hymn Sing & Bible Study
Wednesdays • 10:00 a.m.
Join Jim & Suzanne Merchant (262-0312) for this weekly season
of refreshing with residents of Glenbridge at 211 Milton Brown
Heirs Road.
Meals on Wheels
Thursdays • Mid-day
Call Roger Cook (264-3271) to help deliver in the Bamboo area.

             Legacy PLUS Special Events
                “Leaving a Legacy of Faith”

NC Baptist Aging Ministry – Covered Dish Luncheon
Sunday, January 31 • Noon - 2:00 p.m. • Meadowview Room
Sign up by Wednesday, January 27 in SS class or at the Main
Welcome Desk with a meat or side dish, dessert, and/or drink to
share with friends. Learn more about how this *NEW* ministry
for aging adults is designed to meet practical needs in our
community. Dr. Sandy Gregory, director, and other NC-BAM staff
plan to join us in worship and for an informative, interactive
presentation after lunch together.

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Martha Washington Inn & Matinee Show at Barter Theatre
Thursday, February 25
Lunch in Abingdon, VA, at Martha Washington Inn from 11:00
a.m. - 1:00 p.m., then 2:00 p.m. Matinee Show at Barter Theatre:
―The Diary of Anne Frank‖ • Reserve your ticket with $45 per
person by Sunday, February 14. Limited seating available for the
elegant buffet lunch and show. Plan to leave church at 9:00 a.m.
and return before supper!

Shallowford Popcorn Farm
Thursday, March 11
Tour Shallowford Popcorn Farm in Yadkinville, NC before lunch
at the Yadkin Valley Seafood Restaurant. Shallowford Farms is a
family owned and operated agribusiness that grows, harvests, and
produces popcorn. The farm also provides tours of the popcorn
plant, where visitors may peruse the gift shop to find unique gift
ideas and buy your favorite popcorn. Aside from the common
flavors (butter, caramel, and cheese flavors), Shallowford offers
fun tastes such as grape, green apple, cherry, chocolate, blue
raspberry and butter rum. Leave on church bus at 9:00 a.m., tour at
10:30 a.m., eat lunch, and return by 3:00 p.m. Dress warmly (the
farm is NOT heated) and wear comfortable shoes. Deadline to sign
up with $5 is Sunday, March 7.

Lunch at Suba’s Restaurant & Hymn Sing at Blue Ridge Senior
Living Center • Mountain City, TN
Thursday, April 15
Sign up by Sunday, April 4 with $25 to cover your choice of a
sumptuous meal at this favorite of our Legacy PLUS family. Plan
to leave church at 9:45 a.m., eat from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., then
enjoy a brief time of singing and visiting at the nearby senior
center before returning around 3:00 p.m.




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Founder’s Day at Baptist Children’s Homes of NC
Celebrate Founder’s Day at Baptist Children’s Homes of NC –
Cameron Boys Camp near Sanford, NC. Witness the spirit of
BCH’s wilderness camp for yourself. Boys serve as tour guides
showing you the forest campsites where they live. Testimonies,
songs and a meal round-up this special day. Leave at 6:00 a.m.
from the church; pick up a biscuit on the way; tour and eat lunch;
return by 6:00 p.m. More details will be available later this spring
regarding the sign-up deadline and any other costs for
meals/transportation.
Joy Cove in Zionville, NC
Sunday, May 16
Visit the local residents of Baptist Children’s Homes of NC – Joy
Cove in nearby Zionville, NC. Join our Hallelujah Singers Gospel
Choir as we sing about the joy we have in Jesus. Watch the bulletin
for more details closer to the date of this annual get-together.

                    Recreation Ministry
Contact: Eric Henderson, 266-9703 ext. 140 for event details or
www.yourec.com for additional recreational opportunities.
Young at Heart Walkers
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 8:30 a.m.
Meet Grace Vannoy and others in the gym for a ―set-your-own-
pace‖ workout. Call Grace for more information (264-8487).
Men’s Basketball
Tuesdays & Thursday • 8:00 p.m. • Gym
Hey Guys, you got game? Well, bring it! Join us for a great time of
hoops, fellowship and a devotion. Don’t forget to bring a buddy.
(Format: 5-on-5 full court pickup games; first to 13 by 1’s.)




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High Country Youth Basketball
Practice Schedule:
Girls • Sundays • 4:00 p.m.
Jr. High Guys • Tuesdays • 5:30 p.m.
High School Guys • Wednesdays • 7:30 p.m.
Check: www.yourec.com for game schedule.

      Spring Church-Wide Recreation Events
Contact: Eric Henderson, 266-9703 ext. 140 for event details or
www.yourec.com for additional recreational opportunities.
The Gap Grind – Bike Ride
Saturday, April 24 • 9:00 a.m. • Church Parking Lot
Sign-in begins: 8:30 a.m.
Calling cyclists of all ages! Are you up for the challenge of 5900
ft. of climb? Join us for a great time of fellowship and racing. We
will have three levels of rides. This will be a supported ride. Check
the Peak newsletter and website for more details.
Register online: www.yourec.com
Contact: Eric Henderson, 266-9703 ext. 140 or Jonathan
Lubkeman 264-0090 for more details.
EQUIP Sports Ministries
T-Ball, Machine Pitch and Kid Pitch Baseball Clinics/Leagues will
begin in May. Information will be announced later in the Sunday
bulletin, the monthly Peak newsletter and on the Youth website
www.yourec.com.
Contact: Eric Henderson 266-9700 ext. 140 for more details.




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     Supporting Missions through Our Giving
▪January
Baby Bottle Offering: Hope Pregnancy Resource Center
January 24 - February 14
Pick up your baby bottles at one of the welcome centers beginning
January 24 and return them by February 14 to the church office with
coins, cash, or check made payable to Hope Resource Pregnancy
Center.
▪February
Souper Bowl Offering for Hunger Relief
Sunday, February 7
Give cash or checks for local, regional and international hunger relief
through our local Christian Outreach Center, Baptist State Convention
of NC, North American Mission Board (regional), and International
Mission Board.
▪March
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Week of Prayer for North American Missions: March 7-14
Live with urgency! Partner with the North American Mission Board,
SBC, as we sow together for harvest (John 4:35-37). Our gifts support
a national strategy of sharing Christ, starting new churches, and
sending cross-cultural missionaries to serve in the United States,
Canada, and their territories.
April
“Face of a Child” Athletic Wear for Moldova Orphans
This is a unique customized project that meets the needs of children in
government orphanages in Moldova (former Soviet Union). Each year
the scope of the project changes to address different needs. Each child
receives a gift with his/her picture attached to it. Little Samaritan
Mission ships the packages in 40-foot containers from their
warehouse in Granite Falls (near Hickory). Our church has adopted
the children of the Vascauti orphanage where we have helped start a
new church over the past six + years. Pick up a child’s photo ID tag
(with sizes listed on back) and the 2010 packing list on Sunday,
March 28, and return with a filled backpack by Sunday, April 25.
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May
Muslim Bible Day • Sunday, May 23
Make the Scriptures available to those who may have never had a
chance to hear the Gospel. Every gift of $5.00 provides a Bible for
Muslims in their language.
July & August
Lighthouse Ministry: Back to School Collection
Timed to coincide with tax-free weekend and the needs of children
in Bradford Park, this project helps families in the neighborhood
connected with our Lighthouse Ministry.

2010 Short-Term Volunteer Projects Adults/Families
(note: does not include “youth focused” or “college focused” teams)
       “Pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly
            and be glorified” – 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NAS).
Disaster Relief & Recovery - TBA
Dates: as needed • Cost: varies • Team Size: various
Team Coordinators: NC Baptist Men & Samaritan’s Purse network of
staff & volunteers
Ministry Description: respond to critical needs in the aftermath of a
hurricane, tropical storm, tornado or other disaster; provide physical
and spiritual support by meeting needs & sharing Christ. Go to
www.baptistsonmission.org and www.samaritanspurse.org.
Christian Outreach Center • First Baptist Church, Boone
Weekly/Ongoing • Sponsored by Three Forks Baptist Association
Food Distribution • Mondays 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Food Sorting/Bagging/Inventory • Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - Noon
The Christian Outreach Center assists individuals and families who
need extra help in the way of grocery items. In addition to the
Monday food distribution, bags of healthy food and snack items are
provided for more than 200 children in area schools each week while
school is in session. Volunteers can serve for an hour or the entire
time. Training for new volunteers Mondays at 3:00 p.m. For more
information pick up an information brochure at one of the Welcome
Centers or call Three Forks Association Office at 264-4482.
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                    February - July 2010
     Contact the Missions Office, Committee Chair, or Team
Coordinator listed for details. Other Short-Term Volunteer Projects
                  will be announced at later dates.
Moldova – Chisinau • Pastor & Church Leadership Conference –
Advance Planning
February 2-8 • Pastor Allan Blume, Coordinator
Pray for the Holy Spirit’s anointing on every aspect of the missions
conference planned for May 27-29 with Christian leaders in this
former republic of the Soviet Union.
Peru – Villa Milagro • Construction & VBS
February 8-22 • Jim Shoemake, Coordinator
Join this thriving community of faith to share the gospel, make
disciples, and build bridges for future education, medical &
support ministries.
Note: Team is full.
Morganton Prison Outreach
March 7 & 8 • Johnny Wilson, Coordinator
Two volunteer teams needed, one for Sunday evening worship and
the other for Monday visitation/follow up. Contact Johnny Wilson
to inquire about training opportunities and join upcoming volunteer
evangelism teams at the youth facility in Morganton, NC.

Haiti Evangelism • Brent Gambrell Ministries
March 19-27 • Gwen Honeycutt, Coordinator
Our third experience in village ministry, evangelism, and
food/school supply distribution.
Note: Team is full.




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Operation Inasmuch – Community Blitz
Saturday, May 1 • Kickoff at Boone Mall before projects begin
Project ideas and volunteer registration will be coordinated by Dr.
Barry Nealy and Anita Greer from our local Three Forks Baptist
Association for this annual outreach. In previous years, special
events have been held all week prior to OIAM Saturday and the
OIAM Celebration Service on Sunday evening. For more details
and sign up deadlines, call the TFBA office at 264-4482.
Moldova – Chisinau • Pastor & Church Leadership Conference
May 27-29 • Pastor Allan Blume, Coordinator
Travel arrangements, conference costs, and any opportunities for
volunteers will be finalized after the February planning meetings
with on-site coordinating team leaders.
Morganton Prison Outreach
June 6 & 7 • Johnny Wilson, Coordinator
Two volunteer teams needed, one for Sunday evening worship and
the other for Monday visitation/follow up. Contact Johnny Wilson to
inquire about training opportunities and to join his upcoming
volunteer evangelism teams at the youth facility in Morganton, NC.
Crossover Orlando • Families, Couples & Singles
June 7-13 • Kanöot & Sarah Midkiff, Coordinators
Pending Watauga County Public Schools’ revised schedule, we
will plan to use creative ways to share the gospel and Jesus' love in
targeted areas & neighborhoods prior to the SBC Annual Meeting
on June 15-16. Call by March 1 to discuss cost & confirm interest.
Pennsylvania – NCBM Partnership: Construction & Community
Outreach
July 17-25 • Brad Shields, Coordinator
The groundwork has been prepared for NC volunteers to saturate the
area around Hazleton Community Church, where Pastor Michael
Nerger will help connect our enthusiasm, skills, and witness with
children & adults through VBS and projects.
Note: Team is full.
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Vermont – NCBM Partnership: Construction & Community
Outreach
July 24-31 • Frank & Connie Gioscio, Coordinators
Returning to the Pownal area for the second year, our seasoned
leadership team is eager to build deeper relationships as they help
renovate & modernize existing church facilities. Many opportunities
for creative outreach are available for volunteers to explore.
Anticipated Cost: $400 TBA • Deadline: Team is still forming.

El Salvador Evangelism & Medical Conference • San Salvador
July 27 - August 2 • Johnny Wilson, Coordinator
A great harvest anticipated as we share testimonies in school
assemblies, worship rallies & children’s ministry events while
medical training/outreach occurs from July 28-31.
Anticipated Cost: $2,000 TBA • Deadline: Team is still forming.

      MVBC Missions Ministries: 828-266-9700, ext. 125
 Jim Merchant, Local • Bob Cook, Regional • Barry Hall, International




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