Physical Address: 204 Beaver Crk School Rd • West Jefferson, NC 28694 • 336-846-5631
Physical Address: 204 Beaver Crk School Rd • West Jefferson, NC 28694 • 336-846-5631
Post 135th Annual Meeting of the Ashe Baptist Association
The Annual Meeting was a big success! I want to thank the Lord for the Holy Spirit that led us all the way. Thank you to Appalachian Church, Rev. Steve Ashley, pastor and the folks who worked so hard to host on Friday. Thank you North Beaver Baptist Church who hosted on Saturday, Pastor, Rev. Rick Miller and the folks who made us feel welcome. Special thanks to Moderators, Mr. Jerry Powers and Mr. Joe Brown. Thank you Mr. Butch Miller for playing the piano and leading the singing. Mrs. April Miller Hartzog led the singing on Saturday and we thank her as well. Her choir did an excellent job and she sang a powerful song that made us all cry. On Friday, App Church’s Praise group blessed us with great music! We had great singing, great preaching, and great information for all to grow by and was well attended even with COVID going on. Friday we had approximately 90 in attendance and on Saturday 75. At least 24 churches were represented. Nine reports from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, its’ Institutions and agencies. The reports was given to inform folks what is happening in North Carolina and around the world. We appreciate those who traveled to share with us. This is a great time to learn about the convention especially if you do not attend the State Annual Meeting in November. The history of both churches were read. A great message from Rev. Tom Graybeal was give from Acts 27:14 on What to do in a Storm. Rev. Ken Jones challenged us preaching on Jonah 1:1-17 dealing with Asleep during the Storm. It was great! On Saturday, Rev. Russell Hart preached on “As it was in the days of Noah”. As with Noah, God has called us for such a time as this. Many prayers were offered especial for America, Hatti and Afghanistan. Our hearts are sadden by recent events. In new Business motion was made to encourage churches to set aside October the 17th for a special offering to pay off the debt of the office complex and again the same Sunday in October for two more years. The motion carried. The new budget was passed and Bristol Baptist Church was approved to host the 2022 Annual meeting on Friday. Tuckerdale Baptist Church already was approved to host on Saturday. Local reports were given on Saturday by the Director of missions, as well as reports from Ashe Really Cares, Baptist on Missions, FaithHealth, Evangelism, N.C Baptist Women, Disciplemaking, Church Music, Historian, Baptist Campground, Vacation Bible School, Guide Stone ABA, Gideons , Ashe Pregnancy Care Center and Christ for all Peoples. Christ for all Peoples is a movement to give ever family in Ashe County a copy of the Jesus Video on DVD, a track on how to be saved and a plastic bag to hang on doors if the family is not at home. We have those DVDs and tracks at the Associational Office. We hope to have a meeting soon to begin to distribute to all Churches, hopefully on September 28th. I will be in touch in September. All churches are encouraged to participate. If you believe in Jesus as your Savior we need your help no matter what denomination you are. We did this with the Lord’s help a few year ago with the Jesus Video Project and I pray do it again Lord! Lost folks should be on the mind of every born again Christian. Perhaps the new DVD give away will encourage us to again visit homes and share the gospel. I refuse to give up and be asleep in the boat, to run away from God, or to not work because of the storm that we are in sometimes, like COVID. We are #ABASTRONG#! God is with us! I am encouraged and I hope you are as well. If you did not attend the Annual Meeting you can get a Book of Reports from the Associational Office. Be excited, ready to service. From the pew to the streets let us go to work! Your Servant, David
Ashe Baptist would like to thank our sponsors for the Ashe Baptist News heard on WKSK each Saturday and on SoundCloud on the Web. Ashe County Ford, Rev. Jeff and Amy Dollar, Tri County Paving, Lucian and Patricia Jordan, and State Wide Insurance Solutions, Chris and Andrea Finney and Tri County Monuments, Mike and Lesia Peters. They are all Christians and attend church and welcome you to come see them when you find yourself in need of their services.
Warrensville Baptist Church announces Rev. Jackie Stone is the newly elected pastor. He will begin full time ministry on July 1. We look forward to working with Brother Jackie and his wife Tina in the Ashe Baptist Association.
Thank you, Program Committee and Nominating Committee of the Ashe Baptist Association, meeting this past week. They are preparing for the 136th Annual Meeting of the annual Ashe Baptist Association scheduled on Friday, August 19 at Bristol Baptist beginning at 2:00 and on Saturday, August 20th at Tuckerdale Baptist beginning at 9:00. All pastors and messengers are urged to attend. It is open to the public so if you would like to attend, we welcome you.
Ashe Baptist Association and Ashe Really Cares will be closed for July Vacation on Monday July 4 thru Friday July 8th. Happy July 4th to everyone.
Position available: Part-time secretary for Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church. Applicant must have computer skills and bookkeeping knowledge; 24 hours per week. Schedule to be discussed. Willing to train the right candidate. Position available immediately. For more information or and application, contact Personnel at 336-846-1597.
Congratulations to all the graduates from the schools of education. We are proud of your accomplishments. We look forward to next steps as you follow God into a world that waits for your time. We are praying for you.
Christian Unity Baptist Church has moved to 419 Unit 2 East Main Street in Jefferson. ( Near Schuster Physical Therapy) Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. June 26 is Youth Sunday! Our youth will be sharing their experience from their week at Caswell. We will have a cook-out at Ashe Park following the service. Everyone is welcome by the pastor, Rev. Darren South.
Big Flatts Baptist Church will have “preachin’ on the Parkway” this Sunday at 11am at the cabins beside the Cascades. Bring a lawn chair! Pastor is, Rev. Billy Norris.
When you pray, please remember Mission Home Baptist Church, Big Laurel Baptist Church, and Phoenix Baptist Church are currently without a pastor.
Each Thursday 11:30 am at the Ashe Baptist Association Office THE LOOMS Ladies with Open Hearts and Open Minds Seeking Please come join us as we dig into God’s Word! Linda Blackburn, your facilitator welcomes you. The Tabernacle will be the new Bible Study To reserve your seat or further information contact the ABA office at: (336) 846-5631
Pastor Jeff Rizoti and Friendly Grove Baptist Church invite you to attend an in-house singing featuring their Church members and friends on Sunday evening, June 26th at 6:00pm Please come join us for a special time of praise through music. Address is 444 E Buck Mtn Rd, West Jefferson
Midway Baptist Church invites you to join Kids Camp set to blastoff July 11th-15th 8am-5pm. Join us at Midway Baptist Church across from Walmart as we set out on mission and discover God’s glory is out of this world. The cost is $100.00 and scholarships are available upon need. Call Erica at the church office to register or for more information @ (336) 246-2012. Or register online at https://midwaybaptistnc.myanswers.com/zoomerang/register/ Rev. Steve LeaShomb invites you to attend.
Mission Home Baptist Church announces VBS July 24-29. Get Hooked on Jesus. The story of Jonah, Meal every night. 5:30-6:15, program starts at 6:30 until 8:15. Kickoff at 4:30 Sunday, July 24th with classes that night. Commencement / family night July 29 with meal at 5:30, program at 6:30. All are invited to attend.
Every fifth Wednesday night a Community Prayer Night will be held and you are invited. This month on June 29 at 6:30 meeting at Appalachian Church across from Generations in Jefferson. See the handout at the end of announcements for the other meeting places this year.
VBS Make Waves August 1-5 with Liberty Grove Baptist Church at Ashe Baptist Campground and learn about the love of Jesus. Supper provided nightly 6-8PM and Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 7th at Campground. Everyone is welcome call 828-964-2895 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Pastor, Rev. Toby Olive welcomes everyone to attend.
Scheduled to mow and check the Ashe Baptist Campground, on July 2 is Friendly Grove Baptist Church.. Thank you to everyone who keeps the Campground up and running
Ashe Really Cares is looking for one food pick up person. You would pick up once a month and be certified online and you will be ready to go. Come be a part of helping the needy to have food. Pat Miller Director thanks everyone for your help in so many areas. Thank you volunteers at ARC and Ashe Baptist Association and at the campground we appreciate it! Serving God together doing together what we cannot do alone.
The Ashe Really Cares Committee will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm at the ABA Conference Room. All Committee Members and interested folks are urged to attend.
The Ashe Baptist Association Executive Committee will have its quarterly Meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm at the Christian Unity Baptist Church. All Committee Members and Pastors are urged to attend.
Happy Birthday: 27th Mrs. Judy Viers (Steve Pine Swamp), 29th. Mrs. Sarah McLeese (Nathan – ARC- App Church)
Happy Anniversary: 27th Rev. and Mrs. Brandy Phipps (wife-Little Helton), 30th Mr. and Mrs. Gary Miller (Pat ARC- Liberty Grove), 30th Rev. and Mrs. Homer Murdock (Barbara God’s Will),30th Rev. and Mrs. Tom Vestal ( Martha – 59 years of Marriage- Midway), 30th Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Houck (Betty- East Jefferson)
Our friends at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church at 3044 Wilkesboro Rd in Jefferson, ( Glendale Springs , Racoon Holler area)) is having two singings; The Inspirations , Thur. June 30th at 7:00 and Brian Free and Assurance Homecoming Concert on August 14 at 2:00. Free admission, everyone is invited.
Midway Baptist Church(across from Walmart) announces . they will have Inside Services on Sunday, 9:30 am Prayer at the Alter, Sunday School at 9:45am classes including nursery, K-5th kids, 6th -12th youth and adults Followed by Worship at 11:00 and will be livestreaming all their Sunday Services and doing Drive in Services@ 11:00 am tune car radio to 100.9 FM or on their FB Page & via their website @ www.midwaybaptistnc.org, or on youtube.com by looking up Midway Baptist of West Jefferson. We have Wednesday night services at 7:00pm at the church. We have Adult prayer, Children and Youth Classes along with Choir practice. Thursday Bible Study at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. It is for Seniors within the community. Please check out our website for other activities and services may be watched anytime on website or youtube.com. Rev. Steve LeaShomb pastor invites you to attend.
Tuckerdale Baptist Church would like to offer this capability to other churches that may be in a similar situation as we were. Due to the learning curve and software required for the equipment operation, I am willing to meet with other churches to digitize their records. On average, a two-page scan takes about 3 seconds. Depending on the amount of data that needs to be processed, a few hours is usually all that is required. Tuckerdale is not looking to charge for this assistance, but a love offering to cover the utilization of the equipment would be appreciated.
If you want to share this with other churches, a few items about the scanner:
· Can cover sizes up to 11" X 17"
· Files can be saved as .jpeg or pdf
· Uses page flattening technology to remove distortion
I have created some new options on the Tuckerdale website on the contact form. If anyone would be interested in this option, they could contact the church via that form. If anyone would be interested in doing this, I would naturally expect them to have the material prepared to expedite the scanning process and reduce the amount of time required to be on-site.
. Friendship Baptist Church will be having services offer Inside and have Facebook. Bible Study at 9am and Worship Service at 10am. Pastor Ken Jones invites everyone to attend.
Update on the Saturate USA Movement in Ashe County! Thank you to everyone who attended the rollout on Tuesday, September 28 on the Jesus Video DVD. We had approximately 75 folks in attendance representing at least 20 churches of different denominations. Thank you, Midway Baptist Church, for hosting and each one who had a part in the program. Whether you attended the meeting or not, all churches are welcome to come to Ashe Really Cares M-F 9-4 to get your packets of materials to distribute around the church you attend, which includes the DVD, track on how to know God personally and a plastic doorhanger and we can explain the process to you if needed. We will have maps and zip codes for you to use as well. Call me of questions or concerns. 11,500 of the 12,000 have already gone out. Be praying that folks will be converted and Christians strengthened.
Bald Mountain Baptist Church has Inside Worship Service on Sundays at 10 am and Sunday School at 9 am as well as online and on Facebook. Inside Wednesday night services are at 6:30 pm. Rev. John Elledge pastor invites you to attend.
Round Knob Baptist Church announces they have Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. The congregation and Rev. Larry Powers invites you to attend.
North Beaver Baptist Church– Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 11 am. Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm. Everyone is Welcomed to attend by Pastor, Rev. Rick Miller
Old Fields Baptist Church will have Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00 Inside Church or Drive in. The congregation and Rev. RD Watson invite you to attend.
Warrensville Baptist Church announces Sunday School at 9:00 and Worship at 10:00 inside church the congregation invites everyone to attend. Wednesday night services at 7:00. To access our services on line, just go to www.warrensvilleBaptistchurch.com.
Bristol Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. The pastor. Rev. Keith Wagoner and the congregation invite you to attend.
Friendly Grove Baptist Church announces Worship Service at 11:00 Inside the Church. Everyone is invited to come by and also meet the new pastor, Rev. Jeffery Rizoti.
Healing Springs Baptist Church announces Sunday School at 9:30 and Worship at 10:00 each Sunday and Wednesday Night services at 7:00. Everyone is invited by the pastor, Rev. Kevin Jones.
Buffalo Baptist Church has Sunday School class on at 9:45 with Worship service to remain at 10:30, both services broadcast on FM 99.9. Everyone welcome. Pastor, Rev. Tom Graybeal.
Keep Ashe Beautiful is April 2. You are invited to form a Team or sweep individually. They provide tee shirts, gloves, bags and grabbers. Register by March 21. Email us at KeepAsheBeautiful@gmail.com to register.
Phoenix Baptist Church invites you to Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00 in side the church. The congregation invite you to attend.
Obids Baptist Church on Hwy. 163 has Sunday School 10 am Worship Service 11 am Pastor, Rev. Mark Harless & congregation welcomes everyone!
Big Flatts Baptist Church announces; We will be having inside church Worship Services at 11am. and Sunday School at 10:00. On Facebook. Pastor, Rev. Billy Norris invites you to listen in on Sunday.
Tuckerdale Baptist Church has Inside and Drive in Services at 10:30 with Sunday School and at 11:00 Worship. Pastor, Rev. Larry Shepard welcomes you to attend.
Grassy Creek Baptist Church has Inside Worship Services at 11:00. Rev, David Moore , pastor invites you to attend.
Pilot Mt. Baptist Church has Inside Services for Worship at 11:00 on Sunday. Rev. Keith Woodie ,pastor invites you to attend.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10:15 and Worship at 11:00 In side the church. Please wear a mask.
Wagoner Baptist Church has In side Service and Drive in on Radio at 11:00 for Worship. Rev. Darrel Poole invites you to attend.
Christian Unity Baptist Church invites you to Sunday School 10 am Worship Service 11 am and Wednesday night service at 6:30. Pastor Darien South welcomes everyone.
Buffalo Baptist Church has Sunday School class on at 9:30 with Worship service to remain at 10:30 inside the church and Worship Services if in the parking lot broadcast on FM 99.9. Everyone welcome. Pastor, Rev. Tom Graybeal.
Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church invites you to join us for our regular 10:00am Sunday School and 11:00 am Worship services. Rev. JC Darnell, pastor.
Remember, Covid – 19 recommendations are in place for all churches. – Located on website www,ashebaptist.org across from the announcements. Click on other and then announcements and you will see them on the left.
Blue Ridge Baptist Church is having Inside Services at 10:00 for Sunday School and 11:00 Worship. Pastor, Rev. Teddy Shatley invites you to attend. On the Parkway!
Happy Trails Cowboy Church of Ashe will be meeting at the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater and Events Center in Glendale Springs on Sunday at 10:00 for Services inside the building. They will have Bible Study on Wednesday Night beginning at 6:30. Social distance will be observed. Pastor, Rev. Roger Blevins invite everyone to attend.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church on the Mullatto Mt Road in West Jefferson will have Inside Church Service Sunday, Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00 They also will have Drive in Church on Sunday at 11:00, 105.1 FM for those who do not want to come in and you are invited to attend. They will also be on Facebook and You Tube for those who cannot make it to the church. Rev, Johnny Goodman is the pastor at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
Appalachian Church on Ray Taylor Rd in West Jefferson will have Worship Service 10:00 Sunday In side, OnLive streaming as well via Facebook and at www.appchurch.org. Everyone is invited to attend by the pastor, Rev. Steve Ashley,
Mission Home Baptist Church will have Indoor Service on Sunday with Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00.They will be Live Streaming and on Facebook. The Congregation invites you to attend,
Oak Hill Baptist Church will have services in side Sunday. Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11:00. Pastor , Rev. JC Darnell invites you to attend.
Pine Swamp Baptist Church will have Worship Services Inside the church Sunday at 11:00. They will have Drive in and Broadcast Sunday School at 10:00. Rev. Steve Viers pastor invites you to attend.
God’s Will Baptist Church will be having Inside Church Services and on Facebook Sunday School at 10:00. Worship begins at 11:00. God's Will also has a Sunday evening musical on FB at 7:00. ON Wednesday nights at 7:00 they have Inside and on line services. Everyone is invited by Rev. Homer Murdock, pastor.
Liberty Grove Baptist Church to have Sunday Inside Worship Service @ 11am. and on Facebook and YouTube Live continues on Sunday mornings as well. Mid-Week Bible Study: Wednesday nights @ 7pm on Facebook LIVE. Pastor, Rev. Toby Oliver invites you unto attend.
Pleasant Home Baptist Church- Sunday Inside and Drive-In Worship Service at 11 am. Pastor, Rev. Lonnie Carpenter welcomes you to Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Grassy Creek, NC.
Hope for the Mountains Prayer Team meets every Tuesday at 8:00 AM with Midway Baptist Church in the sanctuary around the altar. We have a short devotion and then we pray. It is open to the public and you are invited to attend.
The Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina have come together to offer EVERY CHILD Foster & Adoption Ministry. Our mission is to ensure that every child in North Carolina receives the caring home he or she deserves.
There are over 16,000 children in the North Carolina foster care system. However, with over 4,000 Southern Baptist Churches in our state, we believe, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the church can address and overcome this crisis.
The Baptist Children’s Home wants to partner with your church. BCH will train and license couples in your church to be foster families for these boys and girls who are in desperate need. We will also work with pastors and their staff to establish a foster and adopt ministry within their churches to surround the couples and the children they foster with the support needed to help them not just survive but thrive.
For more information call Dr. Mark Smith at 828-450-9136 or visit www.every-child.org