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1120 Marks Church Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
FAX:  706.736.1054

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Appalachian Mission Summit

“Inspirational! Informative! Involving Impactful

Missions Opportunities”

Augusta Mission Center

2877 Lumpkin Road Augusta, GA  30906

Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00 per person includes:
Friday evening Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Saturday morning Continental Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

Information and Register Contact:  Gail Griner at The Baptist Center 706-736-8705

Deadline to register:  August 1, 2016



                   A Missionary’s 


Disaster Response Trip?

Thank you for all your prayer concerns for our recent trip to the Disaster area of West Virginia.  Between 1200-1300 businesses and houses were flooded.  Robert Driggers, Johnny Mack, and myself toured two areas of West Virginia.  We toured sections of the flooded area and visited John Thompson, Coalfield Baptist Association, Director of Missions, in Gilbert and have established Logan as the central hub for his association.  Dennis Cherry, Allegheny Associationof Southern Baptist Churches, Director of Missins, was so appreciative of receiving the checks, Lowe's gift cards, Walmart gift cards, and shirts.  I have many heart breaking images and had the honor to pray with Pastor Randy Gilliam, White Sulphur Springs, who's fourteen year old niece, Mykala Phillips, was swet away in the flood and has never been found.  The unofficial death total is 26 people.?

Partners Prayer Needs, West Virginia

Everyone effected by the flood of the following rivers:  Elk, Gauley, Birch, Greenbrier, and Howard Creek (the creek that flooded Greenbrier Golf Club, PGA).  Please pray for devasted communities like:  Elk View, Clendenin, Nebo, Rainelle, Rupert, Hines, Alta, Richwood, Crawley, and White Sulphur Springs, just a few communities flooded by several rivers, Creeks, and brooks that over ran their banks.


West Virginia Partnership and Expanded Area

One new area within our allegheny Association Partnership recently visited would be the Northeast territory around Huntersville.  One possible opportunity will be at the Greenbrier Birthing Center, Denmar.  We have begun to build relationships in Southwest, West Virginia.  John Thompson, the Associational Missionary, of the Coalfields Baptist Association, will be at our Appalachian Summit.  Some of the poorest Counties in West Virginia, a nd in the U.S.A., are located in his Baptist Association.  The new expanded area where we are beginning to build relationships, share networks, and establish partnerships is in the heart of where coal mines are being shut down.  Dennis Cherry, Director of Missions, of Allegheny Association of Southern Baptist Churches will be at the Appalachian Summit.  Bill Barker, Appalachian Regional Ministry (A.R.M.-13 states) will be our key-note speaker.


2016 “Bridges To Missions”

Mark your calendars for an “Exciting Celebration Event that will both bless and inform you about the work in our association and our two year partnership with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.”  The unique annual meeting and partnership celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, and October 23, 2016.  The annual meeting will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, Pineview Baptist Church in the Sanctuary, 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  The Celebration Banquet will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  On Sunday, October 23, 2016, Georgia Baptist State Missionaries will be available to preach, teach, share testimonies or help lead in all our churches who would desire them to serve.  I hope you have received and reviewed a detailed letter with all the particular activities stated.

          In His Secure Grip,

            Dr. “B”



Reciprocating Partnership:  ?The collection dates for the Greenbrier Birthing Center are July 25-28, 2016.  Please drop the items off at The Baptist Center, 1120 Marks Church Road, Augusta, Georgia.  Our hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The items will be delivered to the Greenbrier Birthing Center on August 18-20, 2016.  Any questions call Johnny Mack 706-312-4479. ?Our association will be collecting Backpacks starting October 10 through October 28, 2016.  Delivery and distribution will be November 18-19, 2016.  Detailed information will be forthcoming.

Missions Training and Projects:  The mission group from Dahlonega, Georgia has been trained in Prayer Walking.  They are doing prayer walking, handing our fliers on three different churches in the area and doing water sports in different neighborhoods in the evening.  They are working on installing three showers, toilets, and sinks at The Augusta Mission Center.

Cross Cultural Commission: ?Thank you to everyone who helped with "Women Helping Women Conference" fo The Head of Giant Ministry.Next very important Commissioners meeting is August 4, 2016 6:30 p.m., at The Augusta Mission Center.  Please make every effort to attend because the Urban/Inter City Institute will be discussed.  Finally, Broad Street Ministry Center Block Party will be August 6, 2016 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  We still need volunteers to help please call Kaye Morris at 706-722-5999 as soon as possible.

Worship celebration and prayer service with Dr. J. Robert White


Passionately Praying, Pursuing, and Preparing for Spiritual Renewal in our Lives, Homes, Churches, and Associations

August 9, 2016

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Abilene Baptist Church

Free Admission



Associaitonal Ministry Assistant Workshop

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Augusta Mission Center, 2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA  30906

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 15 (Noon)-706-736-8705

Cost:  $15.00/to include Lunch

Guest Speaker:  Jacqueline Heider

?"Dancing in the Rain...Experiencing Joy in the Storms of Life"

For mor information call 706-736-8705


2016 Church Financial Compliance Seminar

The Seminar is designed for church treasurers, secretaries, ministers, budget committees, and any other financial leadership.  The seminar will focus on compliance with federal and state payroll reporting requirements.

September 12, 2016 ~ 6:00 p.m.

The Augusta Mission Center ~ 2877 Lumpkin Road

Registration is available online through the Georgia Baptist Mission Board


Church News:

Grove First - will host a Community Tent Revival at their future home, 5470 Harlem Grovetown Road (across from Grovetown Middle School), August 21-26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. each evening.  Speakers will include:  Sunday, Pastor Bill Eckles, Grove First Baptist; Monday, Pastor Sonny Serigney, Fellowship Baptist; Tuesday, Pastor Jim Nicholson, Christ Church of Grovetown; Wednesday, Pastor Tony Henderson, Clifford Presbyterian; Thursday, Pastor Fred Turner, City of Life Ministries; and Friday, Evangelist Eddie West.  For additional information please contact Grove First Baptist Church at 706-863-3632.

On August 27, 2016 , 11 a.m.-1 p.m. BBQ Chicken dinners (1/2 Chicken, Potato Salad, baked beans, and tea) for sale $10.  Desserts will be available to purchase.  Tickets can be purchased at the church office Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m..  Tickets are available now through August 11.  Half goes toward the building fund.

Harlem - On Sunday, July 17, 2017, Evan Powell began his duties as the new Youth Pastor of Harlem Baptist Church.

Hillcrest - Congratulations to Rev. Steve Patteson, Associate Pastor, as he celebrates his 31st year at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Martinez - is looking for a Financial/Church Secretary.  Send resume to the Church at 3632 Lynnwood Drive, Martinez, Ga. 30907.

Mt. Lebanon - Rev. Perry Key accepted the call of Pastor, effective July 10, 2016.  We welcome Rev. Key to the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches.

Piney Grove - is looking for a Full-time Minister of Music.  Send resume to the Church at 5060 Mike Padgett Hwy., Augusta, Ga. 30906 c/o Personnel Committee.

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