May 2008, Volume Fifty-six, Number Two SAT (Senior Adult Transportation) Program: We have been so blessed with our new van for the SAT program. When we started to think about what to do with the other car, we decided to bless someone else. The car was donated to “Macedonian Call” to be used by IMB missionaries home on leave. As you can see, they were thrilled!!! Floyd County Baptist Associationwww.floydcountybaptist.net It is almost Vacation Bible School time again. Remember to send us a copy of your report. A BIG THANK YOU TO HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH FOR HOSTING OUR VBS CLINIC!!! Thanks to everyone who helped with the training! We couldn’t have done it without you!! We had a total of 10 churches who ordered VBS literature through the Associational Office! Thanks for everything! • A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS • There are three upcoming events that I am very excited about. • The first is our 2008 Annual Meeting. It is on September 28 at Fellowship Baptist Church. Evangelist Jamey Ragle will be bringing the message. I hope that you will consider moving your Sunday evening service to Fellowship that night. • The second event is our fall leadership conference with Dr. Henry Blackaby. Pleasant Valley South will host this conference on October 17 & 18. • On April 27 & 28, 2009, we are planning our first Evangelism Conference. The preachers for the conference are: Bill Stafford, Fred Luter, and Jr. Hill. Mike Speck will lead the worship and provide the special music. The conference will be held at Calvary Baptist Church. • These events will provide great opportunities for us to learn and worship together as an association. I hope that you will support them with your presence and your prayers. • Jim FloydCounty Baptist Association Presents: Henry & Richard Blackaby Leadership Conference October 17 & 18th, 2008 *Look for More information later*
March 2008 Newsletter page 2 a note from the CCM Director! Just another day at the Baptist Center…..thoughts from Brenda Gail Baldwin She came into the Baptist Center very quietly, gave her name and sat down in the hall. Her head hung very low as she tried not to look at those around her. She fumbled with her papers, looked at her watch a hundred times and patiently waited. Something about this woman touched one of the volunteers. Maybe it was because she was trying so hard not to be seen or heard. Whatever it was, the volunteer rose to the occasion. She sat down beside this woman and simply said “Hello”. The woman slowly looked up and saw the smile on the face of this stranger. “Hello” came the meek reply. The volunteer introduced herself and inquired about the lady’s day. That was all it took. She began talking. As I sat in my office, I listened to a story of sadness, disappointment and despair. I could tell she was crying by the way she was talking. I didn’t hear a word from the volunteer. I got up from my desk just to see and the volunteer was holding this lady’s hand. She was listening with all her heart. She was busy giving. She was giving this broken lady her undivided attention. She was ministering. The time came for the lady to go into the interview room. The volunteer stood with her, still holding her hand, and told her she would meet her in the Bible study room to help with her food list. A smile slowly rose on the lady’s face. “Thank you” was all she said. But in those two words, she let the volunteer know how much the talk had meant to her. That’s what the volunteers do at the Baptist Center. They minister in the name of Jesus. “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 • Georgia Baptist Children’s Home • “Load the Truck” • May 12th • 3:00-7:00 pm • Bring your children for: • FACE PAINTING • INFLATABLES • MUSIC & FUN • May 13th • 9:00-11:00 AM • Items Needed: • ☺Breakfast Cereals ☺ Trash Bags • ☺ 100% Fruit Juices ☺ Freezer Bags • ☺ Pop Tarts ☺ Grocery Gift Cards • Located at the Floyd County Baptist Office • 300 Chatillon Rd. The Floyd County Baptist Association has available for churches a DVD from the North American Mission Board called “Understanding Jehovah’s Witnesses”. This DVD presents a clear picture of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and gives practical strategies for presenting the Gospel to them. You will get answers to your questions concerning this controversial American made religion. It is available for your use. Call the FCBA Office to reserve this informational DVD. • The Georgia Baptist Convention • recently recognized the fastest • growing Sunday Schools for the • years 2004-2007. • We have 3 churches that were • recognized: • Small Category: • Bethel Baptist Church – 10th • Jason Pace, Pastor • Medium Category: • New Antioch Baptist • Church–7th • Tony Cargle, Pastor • Pleasant Valley North Baptist • Church – 19th. • Mac McCurry, Pastor • Congratulation to these churches! • The Cooperative Program recently • recognized the • TOP CONTRIBUTORS for 2007: • Enon Baptist Church was 7th in their category. • Keep up the good work! Counselor’s Corner: Greetings, my name is Bethany Hadaway and I am the biblical counselor at the Agape Biblical Counseling Ministry, a ministry of the Floyd County Baptist Association. I am happy to announce that we not only offer biblical counseling for children, teens, and adults; but also offer monthly seminars on a variety of counseling topics which are listed below. The seminars will begin July 17th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm and take place the third Thursday of every month. The cost for the seminar is $15 per person or $10 per person for groups of five. We are located at 300 Chatillon Rd. Our seminar location will move to the Baptist Association’s new building, 17 Burnett Ferry Rd., in late summer or early fall. Those who would like to register for the seminars and receive directions can contact us at (706)291-9992. 1. Forgiveness (July 17) 2. Confrontation/Reconciliation (August 21) 3. Parenting God’s Way (September 18) 4. Sacred Marriage: God’s Design (October 16) 5. Sexual Integrity: Before and After Marriage (November 20) 6. Helping Parents and Teens When Faced with Unplanned Pregnancy (December 18) Other topics for 2009: Anger; Manipulation; Anxiety and Fear; Trusting God; Getting Right With God: Repentance; Honoring God With Your Time and Resources.
March 2008 Newsletter page 3 Giving January 2008 - April 2008 MEETINGS: Administration Committee May 21 June 18 Noon at the FCBA Food Pantry Donations March & April 2008 Antioch $2260.00 Armuchee $1090.00 Bethel $613.93 Blue Pond $400.00 Bush Arbor $200.00 Calvary $2789.93 Cave Spring 0 Cedar Creek $1211.00 Comm Chapel $969.00 Deaf Church $191.00 Desoto Park 0 Dykes Creek $2312.00 East Rome $1764.00 Enon $2045.77 Everett Sp $893.00 Fairview $1274.91 Fellowship $2111.68 5th Ave $3121.89 Flint Hill $1748.00 Floyd Sp $2463.93 Friendship $5151.00 Garden Lks $1176.82 Grace Fell $800.00 Hill Crest $1149.58 Hollywood $4182.95 In Focus $220.00 Lakeview $5751.16 Lindale 1st $8012.00 Live Oak $1065.00 McFall 0 Mt Alto $1000.00 Mt Carmel $463.00 Mt Tabor 0 New Antioch $1590.37 New Armuchee $3437.02 New Canaan $250.00 New Hope $847.00 New Prospect $386.00 Park Ave $1470.03 Pisgah $1879.00 Pleasant Hope $1711.82 PVN $2750.01 PVS $8863.10 Riverside $1500.00 2nd Ave 0 Shannon 1st $140.37 Sherwood Forest $4153.59 Shorter Ave $3396.95 Silver Creek $400.00 Solid Rock 0 South Broad 0 Southside 0 Spring Creek $2124.50 State Line $862.00 Sunny Hill $247.54 Swan Lake 0 3 Rivers 0 Vann’s Valley $1719.00 Victory 0 Wax $582.64 West End $433.35 West Rome $2500.00 Wilkerson Rd 0 Woodlawn $1810.23 GIVING TOTAL Jan-Apr 08 $99,486.07 Antioch $250.00 185 lbs Armuchee 0 Bethel 0 Blue Pond 148 lbs Bush Arbor 204 lbs Calvary 128 lbs Cave Spring 0 Cedar Creek 85 lbs Comm Chapel 110 lbs Desoto Park 0 Dykes Creek 0 East Rome 697 lbs Enon 0 Everett Sp. $262.00 Fairview 27 lbs $45.00 Fellowship 65 lbs $250.00 5th Avenue 250 lbs $177.00 Flint Hill 0 Floyd Sp. 0 Friendship 205 lbs Garden Lakes 0 Grace Fell. 0 Hill Crest 0 Hollywood $100.00 In Focus 0 Lakeview 0 Lindale 1st 120 lbs $20.00 Live Oak 0 McFall 0 Mt Alto 52 lbs $300.00 Mt Carmel 0 Mt Tabor 0 New Antioch 0 New Armuchee $225.00 New Canaan 0 New Hope 42 lbs New Prospect 85 lbs Park Ave $14.00 Pisgah 0 Pleasant Hope 0 PVN 45 lbs $38.00 PVS 281 lbs $50.00 Riverside 190 lbs 2nd Ave $500.00 Shannon 1st 0 Sherwood Forest 30 lbs $25.00 Shorter Ave 1610 lbs $116.00 Silver Creek 0 Solid Rock 0 South Broad 50 lbs Southside 0 Spring Creek 0 State Line $300.00 Sunny Hill 0 Swan Lake 0 3 Rivers 0 Vann’s Valley 70 lbs Victory 0 Wax 0 West End 240 lbs West Rome 234 lbs $40.00 Wilkerson Rd 0 Woodlawn 150 lbs Individual Gifts 65 lbs $325.00 GBC/World Hunger $5,000.00 TOTALS 5,368 lbs $8,037.00 CHURCH NEWS VBS Dates: Antioch 6/1- New Antioch 6/8-6/13 Bush Arbor 6/16-6/20 Fifth Avenue 6/23-6/27 Sunny Hill 6/23- New Hope 7/20-7/23 West End 6/15-6/20 DATES TO REMEMBER! May 12 & 13 Ga. Baptist Children’s Home “Load the Truck” May 26 FCBA Office Closed June 10 & 11 Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis NEEDS FOR PRISONMINISTRY: Solid White Tube Socks Combs Toothbrushes Philippians 4:6-7 SPECIALTHANKS FOR FOOD DRIVES IN MARCH & APRIL TO: lbs. $$$ Antioch 185 250.00 Cedar Creek 85 East Rome 767 Fifth Avenue 250 New Hope 42 New Prospect 85 Riverside 190 South Broad 50 State Line 200.00 Wax 209 West Rome 149 20.00 Friendly River Homemaker Club 65 Mildred McWhorter, retired NAMB Missionary has been at Emory Hospital following surgery. Those of you who have been to Texas to work with Mildred in past years and would like to send her a card, her address is: 22775 Notch Road Franklin, GA 30127. We have copies of the following music for sale for only $1 each! Call the FCBA office now for your copies! Lord You’re Holy (5) I’m Amazed (22) This Is How It Feels To Be Free (81)
Floyd County Baptist Association 300 Chatillon Road, NE Rome, GA 30161 706-291-0904 Office 706-291-7839 Fax 706-291-9992 Counselor Non Profit Org US Postage PAID Rome, GA Permit # 57 Return Service Requested Rev. Jim Reynolds Director of Missions firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda Gail Baldwin Director of Church & Community Ministries email@example.com Keri Green Financial Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Davenport Ministry Assistant email@example.com Bethany Hadaway Biblical Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org Sharman Turner Counseling Assistant REMINDER!! We have two free 2007 Annuals for your church if you did not pick them up at the Executive Committee Meeting Items Needed for the Food Pantry WELCOME • Applesauce, 25 oz • Peanut Butter, 18 oz. • Grape Jelly – 32 oz plastic • Quick Oats, 18 oz. • Rice, 1lb • Mac & Cheese • Pop Tarts • Spaghetti (dry pasta) • Canned Spaghetti Sauce • Tuna, 6 oz. • Evaporated Milk, 12 oz. • Soups • Pork & Beans • Spaghetti-Os • Ramen Noodles – Pkg. of 6 • Ben Clemments, new pastor at Live Oak Baptist Church • Sharman Turner, new counseling assistant at the Floyd County Baptist Association VOLUNTEER CORNER May 2008: June 2008: May 1 – Lindale First June 3– Dykes Creek & Floyd Spring May 6 – New Antioch & Calvary June 5 – West Rome May 8 – Fifth Avenue & Wax June 10 – Spring Creek May 13 –Hollywood & Mt. Alto June 12– PVS & Pleasant Hope May 15 –Lakeview & Bush Arbor June 17– Flint Hill & Friendship May. 20 –Shorter Ave. & Riverside June 19-- Fellowship May 22 – New Armuchee June 24 – Park Avenue &Armuchee May 27– Park Ave. & Armuchee June 26 – East Rome & Pisgah May 29 – East Rome & Pisgah