April Executive Committee Meeting
Ballot Results: The Nominating Report & Financial Report was accepted by 43 messengers of the Bladen Baptist Association.
** 24 by email - 17 by mail - 2 by phone
Thank you to everyone and stay safe!!
BBA Churches Service Types and Times
Many of our churches are having drive in services and are livestreaming on facebook, below is a list of those churches that we have received information about their services ...
The LAKE Church
Sunday: 8:32 am - FaceBook live on The LAKE Church FB page.
10:00 am prayer time at the White Lake Christian Camp. Plenty of room to spread out and maintain social distancing.
Thursday: 7:00 pm – FaceBook live Bible Study.
Sunday-Saturday around sunrise – daily devotion on the LAKE Church FaceBook page.
Sandy Grove BC
Sunday school, the book is available online (through the generosity of Lifeway) and shared on our webpage. Also, the video is done by another church (thanks to their generosity) and also shared on our website. That is: https://sandygrovebaptist.weebly.com
Sunday morning announcements and sermon are found on our YouTube page, and can viewed at any time - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFv1BC6lvYMkMslHEltYrQ
Bible studies are through Facebook Live on Sunday Nights at 6:30pm and Wednesday Nights at 7pm, and can be viewed on our Facebook page - https://fb.com/sandygrovebaptist.com
These Bible studies are available on our YouTube page usually 1-2 days later, which then can be viewed at any time. Again, that page is - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFv1BC6lvYMkMslHEltYrQ
This information, as well as other information for our church regarding our services during this Covid-19 pandemic, can be found at https://sandygrovebaptist.weebly.com”
Drive in at Briar Branch Sundays at 11:00 AM. ALL are welcome.
“We are live-streaming Sunday School at 9:45am-10:30am and Worship service at 11am. Wednesday night Bible study at 6:30pm-7:15. All are on our website at www.fbcbladenboro.org/videos, Facebook live, and WZCO FM 89.9.”
“We are live-streaming at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on Sundays and 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.”
The 3 links below have some valuable information concerning the Coronavirus...
* Can Your Church Help Feed?
Below is a link that allows churches to register the information the Baptist on Missions needs for kitchens. This link will populate a spreadsheet that will allow us to process information easily and use it in the most efficient way.
If you could pass this along to the churches in your association it will help us compile the information in a ready to access format. We will contact the churches before passing along information to any outside group. Thank you!
A Time to Pray:
There are two times we come together for prayer as pastors in the BBA. Prayer is the conduit between heaven and earth. We cannot afford to have this vital source of power clogged up. Coming together in the name of God, keeps it flowing freely. We need each other.
*Monday night, June 1st, at 7:30 at Second Chance Community Church.
*Thursday morning, (Postponed), at 9:30 at Dublin FBC
4 Ways to Help: Your support during this time is critical
Many of our events that raise much-needed support for the children and families we serve have been canceled due to COVID-19. A vital event being impacted is our April Food Roundup. We are postponing the Food Roundup from April to later this year. Because of COVID-19, This has been a difficult decision because so many of you have expressed your excitement at helping our boys and girls, many who have not been able to count on eating regularly until arriving at BCH. Just because we are rescheduling doesn’t mean you can’t help. In fact, because the Food Roundup is postponed, we need your immediate help in this time of crisis!
Food supplies at all BCH locations will run low because the Food Roundup is postponed. Because it has been almost a year since the previous food drive, our food, perishable and nonperishable, will be in short supply. We count on April’s Food Roundup to refill our shelves in our children’s cottages and food pantries. And because we depend on the food drive, our budget is not prepared to purchase the food that will be needed to feed our children and special needs adults throughout the next few months. As you can see, you are desperately needed!
Here are four ways you and your church can ensure our food and funding do not run out:
1. Pray: Ask God to lead you and others to help with the need. He is able!
us to purchase the food and supplies that are most-needed throughout our statewide ministries.
Send a check to Baptist Children's Homes, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27362 or help immediately
by giving online at: www.bchfamily.org/givenow
3. Send gift cards: Gift cards, especially to stores like Walmart and Food Lion, will help us purchase the most-needed food and supplies.
4. Deliver essential food & supplies: Call the BCH location nearest you (phone numbers below) to find out their specific needs. A representative will instruct you with the safest way to deliver the supplies.
While many places have closed, BCH is open and boys and girls are still coming into our care. The needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children don’t cease even in this time of crisis. We will continue to serve the children already with us and will safely and appropriately bring new children into our care. Your prayers and support are critical! We count on you! We cannot minister to boys and girls without you. If you need more information, please call Brenda Gray at 336-689-4442.
Baptist Children’s Homes Ministry Locations and Phone Numbers
**Please call before coming:
1. Broyhill Home in Clyde and Western NC homes Linda Morgan, Lead Dir., 828-627-9254
2. Mills Home in Thomasville and Care House in Lenoir Regina Keener, Dir., 336-474-1200
3. Kennedy Home in Kinston Christopher Allabaugh, Dir., 252-522-0811
4. Odum Home in Pembroke Kathy Locklear, Res. Mgr., 910-521-3433
5. Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron Drew Scott, Dir., 910-245-4034
6. Camp Duncan in Aberdeen Brad Gearhart, Dir., 910-944-307
Opioid Task Force Strategic Planning Meeting "The Battle Against Addiction"
POSTPONED until further Notice due to COVID 19
Health & Human Services Building in the conference room.
Your participation in this battle is vital. The social systems in Bladen County recognize the need for the faith-based community to get involved. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity. On that Tuesday, we will break into different groups of interest and plan, plan, plan. So, I ask you to be a part and pray, pray, pray.
Discipleship Training: Faith @ Home /POSTPONED! Reschedule date will be announced!
Guest Speaker: Mr. Mark Smith
Location: Hickory Grove Baptist Church (6414 Center Road, Bladenboro)
Contact the Bladen Baptist Association to Register (Deadline for Registration: TBD)
* Childcare & Meal Will be Provided *
Promotional video for faith@home, visit: https://vimeo.com/channels/faithathome