Ten members from five of our SFBA churches went to Peru June 15-27th. Not one of us came back the same!!! Each one -- blessed beyond measure to have had the opportunity to partner and server our LORD in HIS "Great Commission" directive... to GO! And we saw approximately 1400 people pray to receive Christ as their personal LORD and Savior. Praise the Lord! A report with a short video will be shared at the annual meeting. Thank you for sending me!!
Thanks to Massapoag Baptist Church for donating their 1993 Ford Van (15 passenger) to the Association for use as a missions van. We've been blessed to be able to take it on two mission trips already -- to Vermont and then Coalwood, WV. This van is to be used by our churches for missions and outreach related trips in the event they don't have a van or need an additional one to accomplish their project. When used for this purpose there is no rental fee or deposit, however, the van must be refueled upon return. The designated operator must have a valid driver's licence and be over 21 years of age. Our churches (without a van or adequate number of vans) may use this van for other ministry related trips by providing a minimum donation of $ 50.00 accompanied by an additional $50 deposit refundable deposit (of which the refund will be determined upon the condition of the refueled van upon return). The van is available for reservation at the SFBA office on a First Come, First Served Basis. **** More information available
A mission trip is being planned for October 21-28th, 2015. A work crew will be going to complete the previous project on a Sunday School addition which will include laying ceramic tile flooring. We still need $2,900 to complete the project. If any individual would like to help with this need, or you are interested in getting involved with this mission trip please contact the Association office at 704-735-1642.
Making Disciples Who Make Disciples
Sept 18-19 at Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC
Speaker: Ashley Allen
Cost: $70 by Sept 4th, 2015
Leadership training includes all equipping sessions, plenary sessions, Saturday lunch and materials. Pre-registration with payment is required. Registrations are non-refundable, but are transferable for this event. For more information, visit www.embracenc.org, or call 800-395-5102 ext 5561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptist Women's Banquet
Tuesday, September 15th at the Lincolnton Senior Citizen Cntr
6:15 pm Leaders training Fair and Registration
7:00 pm Meal (Program following meal)
The price per person is $10 -- please make checks payable to the South Fork Baptist Association. No money will be taken at the door.
Please RSVP by September 8th by sending the money and names of all who are attending to South Fork Baptist Association. For more information, please call Jane Crouse (704)-732-0872 or Faith Ingle (704) 735 -1642 for more info.
Get ready for a lot of fun and inspiration and a lot of good food catered by MITCHEM'S KITCHEN. Our speaker will be Mary Carr, formerly a missionary at Graffiti, East 7th Street Baptist Church, New York City, NY. Please bring pairs of socks for donation and distribution in December by mission teams!
- 4 - 5 pm Business Session
- 5:15-5:50 pm Missions Fair
- 6 pm Celebration and Worship Time
ATTENTION ALL CHURCHES!
As part of our Associational Annual Meeting on October 18th at Westport Baptist Church, we are offering our churches the opportunity to share about their mission efforts with us. It will be a "Missions Fair/ Ministry Exhibit" to be set up prior to the business session at 4 pm and viewed at 5:15 pm. All churches that have done volunteer mission trips are invited to set up an exhibit and share any information about the ministry opportunities available where you were. To reserve a display space or to ask questions, ask the Association Office at 704-735-1642 by Monday, October 1st.
Second Annual Wives in Ministry Fellowship
Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 am at Meadow Ridge Baptist Church (1173 Zeb Haynes Rd., Maiden).
Speaker: Janice Drum
Worship Leader: Julie Dry
Lunch to follow the worship time. Please RSVP to Kathy Roten by Monday, October 26th at 828-320-3699
Quarterly Associational Board Meeting
The South Fork Association Board Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm at Leonards Fork Baptist (1462 Leonards Fork Church Rd, Lincolnton).
Ministerial Student Assistance Committee
At our July 2105 meeting, we were able to grant NINE scholarships to support ministerial students as they obediently prepare for service to Christ. Each student was awarded the sum of $250.00, making for a total of $2,250.00