December Newsletter


The Pastors meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at the associational office at 10 AM for prayer and fellowship. All pastors that are available are invited to attend.


Anson Crisis Ministry Need for December is vegetable oil.

Margot Barnes is director.

Hours: MTWF: 8:00 AM - 1 PM









Anson Health & Rehabilitation Center

Sundays 9:45 - 10:00 AM

December 1 - Calvary

December 8 - Cedar Grove

December 15 - Deep Creek

December 22 - Deep Springs

December 29 - Faith



The Anson & East Union Mobile Food Pantry will be at Bethel Community Center, 5180 NC 742 S, Wadesboro, on Wednesday, December 4th. Arrive between 8:00 - 10:00 AM. Distribution begins upon truck arrival between 9:00 - 9:30 AM. Bring baskets, bags, boxes, carts, etc., to carry food. Call 704-694-2445 if raining the day of or day before to check for cancellation.






Celebrating in December:


Brenda Hill - 15

Henry Haney - 17

Tonya Swaringen - 26

Lori Haney - 28


Jeff & Kim Glenn - 1

Teddy & Saundra Lawson - 18

Randy & Olia Storz - 18

Rodney & Danielle Clements - 27

Scholarships Available

The NC Baptist Foundation has four educational scholarships available for Baptist students. Applications for these scholarships are online and are open as of January 1, 2020, and will remain open until the close of business on February 15, 2020. More detailed information can be found on each scholarship at: http:///www/





The Anson Baptist Association office will be closed December 23-26 for the Christmas holiday. Our prayer is that you and your family will have a most blessed holiday season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas!

Bible Study

HOPE is starting a sexual abuse recovery Bible Study called "In the Wildflowers." One in three women have been sexually abused by the time they are 18 years old. This type of abuse can wound the very heart of a woman. But God does not intend for this pain to go unhealed. His love and His Word can touch and restore the brokenness we may feel. In the Wildflowers is a Bible study video series produced by Restoring the Heart Ministries and the American Association of Christian Counselors designed to deal with the wounds of sexual abuse. If you are interested in attending this study, or just want more information, please call Kathy Landon at 704-690-6689. All inquiries are confidental.

Pastors & WMU Directors

BECAUSE YOU ARE SO MUCH APPRECIATED, our Anson Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union Leadership Team cordially invites you and your spouse to Pastors and WMU Directors’ Appreciation Banquet, Tuesday, January 28, 6:30-8pm, Polkton Baptist Church.  Please RSVP to Delores Thomas 704-695-4448 or Ann Thomas 704-695-4373 no later than January 20, 2020.


Do you have a love for people and have at least one hour a week to give back to someone in need? I would love to talk to you about becoming a trained Hospice volunteer.  Liberty Hospice serves patients in Anson, Union, and Mecklenburg counties. Please email me at for more information. 

What’s Up?

 or What’s New

 for 2019-20 in WMU?

From Delores Thomas

ABA WMU Director

Our unshakable pursuit this year is to know God more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples.

Preschoolers: Mission Friends will focus on the four parts of the scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:58. They will be encouraged to reflect His love to others-be kind and be encouraging.

Children’s Missions: All-star athletes set challenging goals for themselves. Achieving those goals requires hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice. This year, children will explore what it means to pursue God in the same way that an athlete pursues his goals. Children will hear stories of all-star missionaries who pursue God’s plan for them all over the world.

Students (Youth): The exciting new curriculum for students will help leaders cast a vision for missions with their teens. The digital, video-driven lessons will tell the stories of missionaries on the field who are pursuing God’s kingdom with an unshakable pursuit. Each lesson will show students how God relentlessly pursues the lost and desires a relationship with every person on earth. Additionally, HE also invites each student to find his or her place in the Great Commission so that others may know Him!

Adults: Adults will be challenged to pursue God in three ways: through the Word, prayer and worship.

1. A hunger for God’s Word causes us to seek Him through the Scriptures and how the minor prophets challenged the people of their time. 2. Our dialogue with God leads us to know Him more. The prayer features will look at focusing on God in prayer and then praying for others to come to faith in God and grow in their faith.

3. Individual and corporate worship direct us to place the focus of our pursuit on our God who loves us. As we grow more like Him, we will also seek the lost and look for ways to encourage and pray for new believers.






Baptist Retirement Homes Mission Project

We have prescription bottles available at the associational offiec that are to be filled with change. These will be given to the BRH and the donations will be used to purchase medicines for their clients who can't afford them. Please contact the office if you would be interested in participating in this important mission project. 


Discipleship Making Conference

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

9 AM - 4 PM

Green St. Baptist Church, High Point, NC

Featured Speaker: Jimmy Scroggins, Pastor of Family Church, West Palm Beach, Florida




PO Box 958, Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170

Phone: 704-694-2790