Many are asking how they can help with the recovery from hurricane Florence. Financial donations are always the most needed. This month we are receiving the North Carolina Mission Offering in our churches and the timing could not be more perfect. This offering goes for disaster relief support and provides 100% of the regular budget for Baptist on Mission. We encourage you to give to this offering. Also, please be aware that the Buncombe Baptist Association can receive any financial donations toward disaster relief and forward them on to North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief efforts.
Senior Adult Barbecue Fellowship Lunch - Barbecue with fixins', Tea/Coffee and Dessert
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00 noon - 2:00pm - Swannanoa First Baptist Church
Cost: $7.00 per person
Make reservations for your church and send ONE check to Buncombe Baptist Association by Monday, September 17, 2018.
North Carolina Baptist On Mission are collecting backpacks for the
Appalachian Coalfields Christmas Outreach.
Bring the filled backpacks to the Baptist Resource Center on
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00am - 3:00pm.
to get a list of items to fill the backpacks.
NC Baptists are partnering with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association to provide coats for New York City. Coats along with a Bible or Jesus Film will be given to each recipient during December. The Buncombe Baptist Resource Center will be a drop-off place for you to bring coats. You may begin now bringing coats Monday through Thursday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Coats need to be new or gently used, can withstand NYC winter weather, no holes or stains, zippers must work and must be clean. For more information you may contact Roger Rearden at 828-458-9729. This is a great way to share the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City. Deadline for bringing coats is October 20th.
Do you have Hispanics living near your church and want to find ways to reach them? Gary Odom is available to meet with pastors, church leaders or come and speak on a Sunday evening to help you map out a simple plan. Gary has been a missionary with IMB in South America for nine years and has also started Spanish speaking churches in the U.S. He is currently contracting with the Buncombe Baptist Association to help churches in this area. You may call Gary at 828-620-1265 or text him. Gary is looking forward to hearing from you.
Bring your used Sunday School Literature, Bibles and tracts to the Resource Center. The materials will be transported to Harvest Seed Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby, NC where it will be processed for shipment to English speaking countries throughout the world.
Like Materials should be sorted together. Each box should be labeled with the quantity and contents of the box. We will accept the following items:
- Bibles: New, used, any translation, in any condition
- Tracts: All tracts
- Sunday School Supplies: Quarterlies, teacher books, teaching packets, teaching pictures, etc. for all ages and all publishers, Children's packets should include just teaching help items and be in the plastic cover sealed shut. Do not send any handiwork or crafts the children have made.
Sorting Teams Needed:
- More and more of our churches are catching on to the ministry of donating their used Sunday School literature and Bibles that the BBA then delivers to Shelby, NC. From there these materials end up in the hands of Christians in India, Ghana, the Philippines and many more places where the Bible study material and Bibles are not ready available
- Each month we could use a team of 3-5 people from one of our churches to help sort and box up these donated materials for shipment to Shelby. Could your church put together a team for one day a year? Call Roger Rearden at 828-458-9729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before coming to the Baptist Resource Center. The end of each quarter is when we receive the biggest donations. Have a hands-on part in sharing God's Word around the world!