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1120 Marks Church Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909
706.736.8705
FAX:  706.736.1054

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Ministry Assistants/Church Secretaries' Annual Christmas Luncheon

December 4, 2014
12:30 p.m.

Pineview Baptist church
117 Pleasant Home Road

Cost:  $7.00

Bring a tin of cookies to exchange

RSVP:  706-736-8705 by December 1, 2014

Mission Center Meeting - December 2, 2014

  • Meet at Glenn Hills, 2877 Lumpkin Road,
  • at 11:00 a.m.
  • Those interested in serving on the
  • transition team should attend.
  • Assemble, pray, tour facility at 11:15 a.m.,
  • sharp, and a short information gathering meeting will follow.
Notice
Due to the Holiday Schedule there will be no January edition of the Augusta Baptist published.  The next edition will be February 2015.

Ministers/Deacons/Spouses

Christmas Banquet

December 4, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Warren Baptist Church

3203 Washington Road

Entertainment by:  Rev. Dennis cherry, Director of Missions Allegheny Association of Southern Baptist Churches

Cost: $11.00 per person (See your deacon Chairmain for tickets)

Reservation Deadline:  November 25, 2014

 A Missionary's Message

I am honored to serve you, and to serve with you, during these historic times in our Association.  Praise the Lord for the great missions and ministry events and activities we have experience in 2014.  The New Year will bring forth several more missions and ministry opportunities.  More partnerships are being formed with the focus on missions and ministry events and activities. The Augusta Project strategy (Embracing Christ Crossing Cultures: Arms Around Augusta) is now being implemented.  The “Arms Around Augusta:  Impacting Our World,” will be our missions and ministry theme.  We signed our Georgia Baptist Convention two year partnership.  Also, I will be serving as a Georgia Baptist vice-president of the Associational Missionaries Fellowship.

Augusta will be the first Pilot City attempting a combination mission’s projects events, and the first city making an attempt at combining World Changers with P2 Mission Projects.  The former Power Plants Missions Projects ministry, is now the P2 Mission Projects, and is designed for students joining from around the country to be involved with church planters and “hands-on” missions ministry.  This huge opportunity will be realized June 13-19, 2015.  If, this joint effort is successful, then Augusta will become a city utilized by this combination ministry into the future.

690 Backpacks For Appalachia

Praise the Lord for the response from churches in our Association and individual church members.  A special thank you goes to: New Heights, Dayspring, Crestview, Warren, West Acres, Curtis, Grace-Evans, Blythe, Botsford (outside our Association), Bayvale, Glenn Hills, Lake Park, New Work, The Path, Piney Grove, and Fleming.  Three sister Associations: Washington, Hephzibah, and Kilpatrick donated backpacks.  Also, a deep appreciation is extended to Mark Ostot and Grace Evans, Doug Lively and Miracle, Anne Lowe and Anita Moore from Fleming B.C., and Jerri Riddle from West Acres B.C. for organizing/delivering the backpacks to West Virginia Churches.  The four West Virginia churches that the backpacks were delivered to are as follows:  First Southern Baptist Church, Sutton; Calvary Southern Baptist Church, Meadow Bridge; Lockgelly Baptist Church, Fayetteville; and Calvary Baptist Church, Bolair.  Please pray for all the children and their parents whom received the backpacks.  We had different teams from our Augusta Association distribute backpacks to the children and parents in West Virginia.

Missions and Ministry Center Tour December 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Please consider serving on our volunteer transition team.  The team will serve then disband once a Board of Directors has been formed.  More information will be made available at the tour.  If, you cannot attend the tour, and you are led of the Lord to serve, then please contact me.

Rev. Dennis Cherry Special Guest on December 4

Please make every effort to attend the Ministers/ Deacons/Spouses Christmas Banquet.  Dennis Cherry will share his testimony and deliver his unique Appalachian, Country, Bluegrass, music.  Also, he will be available before and after the Banquet for questions and answers.

Auctioning Painting For Missions

Rev. Dennis Cherry will donate one of his oil paintings to be auctioned off.  We will hold a silent auction on his Green Head Mallard Painting, which will be displayed at our Banquet on December 4, and then on display at our office until December 17, the winning bid will be notified on December 18.  Minimum bid (reserve bid) will begin at $300.00 (the least supplemental cost for two pastors to come to Augusta on a mission trip).  The funds will supplement a mission team’s expenses to come from the Allegheny Association to Augusta.  His Green Head Mallard painting can be viewed on his facebook page.  Place your name, all contact information, and bid amount in a sealed envelope, then give the envelope to Deborah Canuette at the Banquet, or bring the envelope to our office before December 18. 

 In His Secure Grip,

Dr. "B"

 

 

AUGUSTA PROJECT

  Our Strategy for

“Embracing Christ, Crossing

Cultures: Arms Around Augusta"

Reciprocating Partnership

We are in the beginning stages of planning our Associational-Wide Mission Trips to West Virginia. Our initial planning seems to be pointing to a scheduled trip during June 27 through July 12, 2015. More details will be forthcoming.  Individual churches will make contacts with churches and ministry centers with information provided through our Reciprocating Partnership.

Cross Cultural Commission

Our first meeting of 2015 will be on January 8, at 6:30, at the Baptist Center. We will be involved in a joint “Love Acts” event for The Head of the Giant: Homeless Shelter on January 31.

Mission and Ministry Centers

The South Augusta Missions and Ministry Center will need volunteers to serve as, and to help with, our transition team.  The mission facility tour on December 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will be the first step leading to a future Board of Directors.

Mission Training and Projects

P2 Missions Coming to Augusta June 13-19, 2015, Students working with Church Planting projects and Church Planters doing missions and ministry.

World Changers will be working in combination with P2 Missions (P2 Missions projects replace what used to be Power Plants) 

The next Church Planting School will be January 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at The Baptist Center.

Church Revitalization

The initial round table meetings will begin on February 9th.  A 10:00 a.m. meeting for full time pastors, and a 6:30 p.m. meeting for bi-vocational and small church pastors are scheduled with Stacy Dyer.  Small groups will be formed to help churches focus on church revitalization and form strategy plans for individual churches who desire to be involved with Church Revitalization.

 

 

 

 

 

Church News:

Fleming - Will host a Simulcast of the Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference.  On Jan. 30th the Simulcast starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.  On Jan. 31st it begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served on the 30th beginning at 5:30 p.m. and breakfast will be served on the 31st at 6 a.m.  Cost will be $20.00 per person.  Sign up by Jan. 28th and acknowledge if you will be eating dinner and/or breakfast.  Pay at the door.  Area churches are invited to participate.  Contact information for area churches is jahadden03@yahoo.com.  Area churches will need to do a sign up sheet and send the number of men attending in by Jan. 28th.

 

 

 

 

Ministry Project

Does your church need a ministry project?

I have been contacted by "Developmental Disabilities Ministries."  They have two homes here in the Augusta area. The Pedigo and Drew Homes for women.  Both homes are in need of assistance in several areas.

The churches in the West Augusta Coalition, that worked together on "Love Acts" projects, have agreed to adopt the Pedigo Home for women.  They will work to help meet the needs of that home.  The second home is the Drew Home for women; both homes have a need for perishables.  If your church is looking for a ministry project please call the Association office and we will give you contact information and a list of the needs.