Contact Us:

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

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ANNUAL CHURCH REPORTS

 Are available to be picked up at the

Associational office Monday through Friday,

8:30am  - 5:00pm.

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THE ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICE

WILL BE CLOSED

LABOR DAY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.

 

You are cordially invited

To the Celebration and

Commemoration Service

For

The Augusta Mission Center

at Glenn Hills

Sunday, September 13, 2015

at 6:00 p.m.  at

2877 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906

 

Please join us as we commemorate what God has done in the past and celebrate what He is doing now and in the future.  There will be a finger food social following the service.  Please RSVP by September 9 to Cyndy at 706-798-3382 or c.lifsey@att.net

BACKPACKS for

             APPALACHIA

Once again we will be collecting and carrying backpacks to West Virginia.  The Backpack information has been mailed to each of the Churches in our Association.  If you have any questions please call the office at 706-736-8705.

 Our Goal:  550 Filled Backpacks

Collection Dates:  October 12-30, 2015

(Augusta Association of Baptist Churches, 1120 Marks Church Road)

 Delivery Dates:  November 19-21, 2015 (Summerville, West Virginia)

 Distribution Dates:  Individual West Virginia Churches have different dates. 

Specific information will follow

A Missionary’s 

                 Message

Historic Times

On September 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. you are invited to a "Commemorative Celebration" at 2877 Lumpkin Road.  We will celebrate the donation of the Glenn Hills Baptist Church to The Augusta Association of Baptist Churches.  Our Baptist Association will both honor and recognize former church members and pastors.  The Augusta Mission Center at Glenn Hills will be unique to Georgia (a mission center in a transitional neighborhood and the possibility to experience internships and practicum electives).  We hope that former pastors, former church members and all transition team members will attend.  Several personalities are invited: Dr. Robert White, Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Convention and his Assistant Executive Director, Robert (Bobby) Boswell and state missionaries Frank Nuckolls,  John Bryan, and Larry Wynn, are respectfully involved in "The Augusta Project."

Multiple Items

Our unique Combination World Changers and P2 Missions Project was successfully accomplished. We already have been accepted to engage in another Combination World Changers and P2 Missions Project next June.  The first year experiencing, the first of its kind, partnership between the Georgia Baptist Convention and our Augusta Association has already produced fruit.  The first block party at The Augusta Mission Center at Glenn Hills was conducted by the Cross Cultural Commission which brought several churches and ministries working together.

“Blue Sky”

The vision for:  A laboratory for missions in Augusta, Georgia, utilized for training missionaries and ministers to help in reducing "lostness"  and assist in church revitalization.  The goal is to offer the experience of internships and training practicum that earn seminary or Bible College credits for infield missions and ministry.  There is a hope that both a Hispanic Institute and an Urban/Inner City training institute focusing on transitional neighborhoods may be developed.

The Reciprocating Partnership

Our two Baptist Association's (Allegheny and Augusta) ministries are growing and had a great summer working together. In 2013 we had 4 churches and 32 people working together on mission, in 2014 we had 8 churches and approximately 78 people, so far this year we have had 20 churches and approximately 175 people go on mission to W.V. Five of those churches were with us on mission through our partnership with a sister association (Washington, A.M. David Self). We will have more opportunities in November 2015 (details about forthcoming "Backpacks for Appalachia"). Two quick items: 1.) First Southern Baptist Sutton, W.V. had 8 baptisms in 2014, they had 9 baptisms within 2 weeks through our partnership efforts; 2.) We had 8 churches (including, Kiokee B.C.) working together to build a house for a poor family, through Sutton B.C., within our reciprocating partnership.  Finally, Rick Canfield (and 18 members from Sutton) installed two showers and lodged in our mission center, passed out flyers, provided food for the Broad Street Ministry Center Back-to-School Block Party, served food at the Broad Street Ministry Center, and did yard work at our associational office.   

Augusta Project

Reciprocating Partnership: Contact the office if your church desires to either help deliver backpacks to West Virginia or actually help distribute backpacks at West Virginia church sites. You can contact Gail Griner for more details.  Dr. B will be preaching at the Annual Meeting of The Allegheny Association of Southern Baptist on September 26. Please pray for him as he helps to advance the partnership with other churches on the eastern side of the Allegheny Association's territory.

Church Revitalization: We will begin a strategy process (same philosophy as we have done with the association) to help 4 churches who have expressed a desire to revitalize their church.  We have two other churches praying about becoming involved with an individual process.

Mission and Ministry Centers:  The Broad Street Ministry Center needs more volunteers.  Volunteer training is available, please contact Kaye Morris if you are interested in volunteering.  The Augusta Mission Center transition team has been hard at work.  If you desire to help with a yard sale for the community of Glenn Hills contact Johnny Mack (706) 312-4479.  Also, if you desire to donate items you can call him to make arrangements to receive items.  A date for the yard sale will be forthcoming.

 Cross Cultural Commission:  The next meeting is September 3 at The Baptist Center.  Our next major event will be a Thanksgiving meal, shared on         November 21, for the community surrounding The Augusta Mission Center. Contact Billy Atkins at Fleming Baptist Church for more details. 

  In His Secure Grip,

Dr. "B"

Church News:

Grove, First - Will celebrate their Homecoming on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Guest speaker will be Daryel O’Barr.  Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal and evening service at 6:00 p.m.. Revival will be October 5-7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. each night.   Grove, First has called Bill Eckles as their interim pastor.

 Hillcrest - will celebrate 65 years of ministry and the 30th anniversary of Rev. Steve Patteson on Sunday, October 25th.  The day will begin with a celebration service at 10:30 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds.

 Martinez - is looking for a part-time Music Director.  Send resume’ to the Personnel Committee c/o Martinez Baptist Church, 3632 Lynnwood Drive, Martinez, Georgia 30907.  Martinez has some used Baptist Hymnals they would like to share with any Church or Mission that could use them.  Contact the Church office at 706-863-7944 if interested or need more information.

 Open Door - is looking for a piano player.  Send resume’ to Open Door Baptist Church, 2629 Barton Chapel Road, Augusta, Georgia, 30906.

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