At the BBA It`s a - Brunswick Baptist Association

VOLUME 30
MAY/JUNE 2015
It’s a
BBA Churches
Antioch
Beach Road
Bethel
Beulah
Boiling Spring Lakes
Bolivia
Bonaparte
Boones Neck
Bridge
Brunswick Islands
Calvary
Community Chapel
Elah
Faith
Farmers Chapel
Friendship
Goshen
Gospel Center
Grace
Jennies Branch
Lebanon
Longwood
Mill Creek
Mt. Olive
Mt. Pisgah
New Beginnings
New Ebenezer
New Life
Oak Grove
Oak Island
Ocean View
Old Shallotte
Peace Memorial
Prospect
River of Leland
River of Life
Sabbath Home
Shallotte First
Shell Point
Shoreline
Soldier Bay
Southport
South Brunswick*
Sunset Harbor
Supply
Town Creek
Trinity
United in Christ
Woodburn First
Zion
(*Watchcare)
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NUMBER 05/06
DIAPER drive
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Diaper Bank of NC
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Have you heard?? The BBA is holding a diaper drive
throughout the month of May to benefit the Diaper Bank
of NC –Lower Cape Fear! This non-profit ministry is holding
their first diaper distribution in June 2015 with a goal of
12,000 diapers! The Diaper Bank partners with local family
advocacy groups like Brunswick Family Assistance Agency
and domestic violence shelters for distribution of the
diapers to families who need them. So, why diapers?
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1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers
for their children. A local poverty rate of 26%
reflects the same need here in our area
Many of these families have to choose between
buying food or diapers for their infant children
Food Stamps, WIC and other Safety Net programs
do not cover diapers
Low-income families often have no choice but to
reuse diapers or keep their children in the same
diaper all day causing obvious health problems
Donations of new diapers, full packs or unused
partial/opened packs, and donations of funds can be
brought to the resource center throughout the entire
month of May. Please be sure and put “Diaper Bank” on
the memo line of checks, made payable to the Brunswick
Baptist Association, if your church is making a monetary
donation.
We encourage all of our churches to participate in this
diaper drive, not only to help meet a great, local need but
also because the church who donates the most diapers by
May 28th will be awarded the prestigious Golden Diaper
Award at our July Quarterly Meeting. This highly
distinguished honor will only be bestowed on ONE of our
BBA churches so start collecting diapers now!
It is a great blessing to report that a final total of 15
churches chose to participate in our Scripture Distribution
Campaign hand delivering almost 9,000 bibles to homes
across the county!
Each participating church placed in the homes a bag
containing a bible, additional literature of their choosing,
and an invitation to attend Easter worship services. We
have been blessed to hear testimonies from many of our
churches of how God has used this outreach ministry in
their churches and communities. The following are a few
of those testimonies we wanted to share with you. There
will be more printed in the following newsletters as well.
We gave out over 300 bibles and had many opportunities
to personally invite folks to church, as well as pray for them
also.
We have seen the results of this ministry in our Church!!
Three families are coming as a result of our visits, and eight
individuals came the following week. When asked why they
said it was because we had invited them. All of these were
looking for a Church and our visit was the factor which
brought them to Jennies Branch. We hope to continue
seeing results as we continue to go out door to door and
meet people.
Find it Here (Scripture Distribution) started off with a rush
of excitement. Every age group of our church got involved
in packing bags and going door to door. Our GA's packed
the bags to give out, each one having the Bible, a brochure
about our church, a True Life card & full of goodies. The
outreach team met and set a plan to go out into the
neighborhoods that surrounded SHBC.
For 2 Saturdays, the teams split up in 5 directions and
handed out the bags, prayed with people over their needs
and invited them to church. Over 360 bags were handed
out! On Easter morning we anxiously awaited to see if
anyone would come to church that we invited. We were
overwhelmed to see that not only did some of those we
invited come but we had many that we didn't even get to
their doors come to service. SHBC had Easter service in our
FLC because the sanctuary couldn't hold them. We had 267
in attendance. All in all, we were thrilled to participate in
the scripture distribution and will be excited to do it again
next year!
We visited 858 homes and distributed 975 Bibles.
There was no answer at 502 of the homes. We had
conversations at 248 of the homes. There were 48
interested people who needed follow up visits as well.
20 people were saved! 2 couples visited were at church on
Sunday. Thanks to the good number of church members
involved in many different ways with this effort. To God be
the Glory!!
Antioch – Beulah – Farmers Chapel – Grace
New Life – Sunset Harbor – Trinity – Zion
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner and we are
SO excited! Listed below you will find a schedule of all the
VBS dates we’ve been made aware of throughout our
association. Please plan to join one or more of these local
VBS programs and Journey Off the Map together!
Week of June 14
Beulah – Calabash – 14th-19th
Supply – Supply – 15th-19th
Week of June 21
River of Life – Sunset Beach – 22nd-26th
Ocean View – Ocean Isle – 21st-26th
Southport – Southport – 22nd-26th
Mt Pisgah – Supply – 21st-26th
Old Shallotte – OIB – 21st-26th
Calvary – Shallotte – 22nd-26th
Mill Creek – Winnabow – 21st-26th
Town Creek – Leland – 22nd-26th
Friendship – Ash – 22nd-26th
Oak Island – Oak Island – 22nd-26th
Week of June 28
FBC Shallotte – Shallotte – 28th-3rd
Week of July 6
Elah – Leland – 6th-10th
Week of July 12
Longwood – Ash – 15th-17th
Week of July 19
Mt Olive – Bolivia – 20th-24th
Week of July 26
Sunset Harbor – Sunset Harbor – 26th-31st
Gospel Center – Varnamtown – 26th-30th
Week of August 2
Antioch – Bolivia – 2nd-7th
As we do each year, the associational VBS decorations are
reserved in the order that churches register for the VBS
Clinic. We will have 4 sets of decorations to share this year.
As you can see, the week of June 21st currently has 10 bible
schools scheduled. The first four churches listed that week,
River of Life, Ocean View, Southport, and Mt Pisgah were
the first to register and thus will have access to the
decorations for that week. It is possible that a few posters
may be available for some of the other churches the week
of June 21st but those churches will largely need to prepare
their own decorations if desired. If you have not given us
your church’s VBS dates please send them to us so that we
can share them on our website & as people call our office.
VBS Directors and Secretaries, please remember to fill out
the VBS Summary Report after your week is completed and
send one copy to Lifeway and also a copy to the Resource
Center. Reports sent to the Resource can be mailed to
PO Box 80
Supply, NC 28462
or they can be faxed to 910-754-5734. These reports are
very beneficial in the planning for following years.
Please mark your calendars and save the date for an
exciting conference coming to Brunswick County in the fall.
Beginning the evening of October 9th and continuing the
morning of October 10th, 2015 we are thrilled to welcome
Dr. Darrell Robinson who will lead us in a time of training
for all church leaders. Pastors, church staff, Sunday school
teachers, men’s and women’s group leaders, children’s
workers, deacons, and all other church leadership are
encouraged to join us for a time of exploring the will and
call of God for our churches.
The Total Church Life Conference will allow us to explore
together biblical, vital signs of a healthy church and the
work that the Body of Christ should be about. Darrell
Robinson’s biblical strategy will encourage and prepare the
leaders of our congregations for church health and growth.
Every leader in your church will benefit from being a part
of this conference and we hope that you will make plans
NOW to attend and begin encouraging your leadership
teams to be a part as well. More specifics will be provided
in the days to come but mark your calendars today for
October 9th and 10th.
In a 2014 study by the National Academy of Sciences
researchers analyzed population reduction possibilities
including decreased mortality and fertility, a worldwide
one-child policy, or a catastrophic vent like another world
war or a global pandemic. Daniel James Devine offered the
following response published in the American Family
Association Journal that our associational missionary
desired to share with you:
All Month Diaper Drive – Bring Diapers to Resource Center
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Pastors’ Conf. – BBA Resource Center – 10:30am
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National Day of Prayer
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Resource Center Closed (Memorial Day)
Carolina Women is a Women on Mission Retreat for WMU
NC and SC ladies to come together in a beautiful beach
setting to experience and celebrate missions. Leaders for
this year’s retreat include Debby Akerman, Phyllis
Elvington, Beth Greer and CrossWalk. This event is
expected to fill up quickly so be sure and take advantage of
early bird registration available until August 1, 2015. You can
register online for this event by visiting www.wmunc.org.
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Pastors’ Conf. – BBA Resource Center – 10:30am
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Father’s Day
All Month Begin praying for the many VBS programs in the Association
Please remember to complete your VBS Reports and mail in
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Supply, N.C. 28462
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Permit No. 5
The next quarterly meeting of the Brunswick Baptist
Association will be held on July 20, 2015 beginning at
7:00pm. Our meeting will be hosted by Beulah Baptist
Church which is located at 670 Hickman Rd in Calabash.
We hope to see all pastors and messengers in attendance
for this meeting.
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