The Pastors meet weekly on Wednesday mornings both at the ABA office and via Zoom at 10 AM for prayer and fellowship. Also a special "Reach Anson 4 Christ" prayer meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 PM. All pastors are encouraged to participate.
Anson County Crisis Ministry Needs
Anson Crisis Ministry need for October is grits. They also need funds and volunteers, especially during this time with more people in need because of the pandemic. Margot Barnes is director. Hours: MTWF: 8:00 AM - 1 PM. You may contact the ministry at 704-694-2445 or email@example.com. For more information see: www.ansoncrisisministry.org.
Feed My Lambs Crisis Ministry also needs funds and volunteers, especially during this time with more people in need because of the pandemic. You can learn more about them or contact them at: PO Box 91, 2290 US Hwy. 74 W., Wadesboro, NC 28170. Phone: 704-695-1820,
The Anson Domestic Violence Coalition needs cleaning supplies to provide for their clients. If you would like to donate, please contact them at 704-690-0362.
HOPE Pregnancy Resource Center
Hours are Monday-Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday 3-7 pm. Donations of diapers, wipes, baby lotion, shampoo, wash, diaper bags are always appreciated. Phone 704-690-6689 for information or assistance. Rebekah Carpenter is director.
A Message from our Associational Missions Strategist
Many Churches, One Body
We often preach and teach about how every Christian is a member of the body of Christ. When we receive the Spirit of Christ at salvation, we are not only born into the family of God, but we also become a part of the body of Christ. We become the hands and feet of Christ to do God’s will in this place and time. The Bible puts it this way…
“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. (Romans 12:4-5, NKJV)
We like to talk about how every member (or every Christian) is gifted differently, but has a special place of service in the body. Our variety and differences are all needed in the body, to make it all that God created and designed it to be. When a member of Christ’s body drops out of the church, it handicaps Christ’s body at that church and makes accomplishing the will of the head (Christ) more difficult.
In a similar way, each of the 29 churches of the Anson Baptist Association are parts of the larger body of Christ. While each church is unique and gifted differently from the others, each one has a special place and purpose in the body of Christ. Each one, regardless of how small or large, is needed in the overall body of Christ, to accomplish Christ’s work in Anson County and around the world!
As members of the body of Christ, we are all connected to the same head, Christ. We all love Christ! We are all one in Him and want Christ to have the first place of priority in the life and practice of our church.
Since we are part of the same body, lets love and encourage each other! Let’s fellowship and pray for each other. Let’s find ways that we can work together to proclaim the great news of salvation and to make disciples. Let’s find ways to help each other to be the best that God has called us to be.
God willing, on Oct 11th, we will have our bi-annual meeting at New Home Baptist Church at 6:00 PM. Although I have been our AMS since January 13th, and have visited all of our churches at least once and am now working on my 2nd time around; I have not had the pleasure of worshipping with you in a bi-annual meeting. The pandemic forced us to cancel the April meeting, and it has forced us to simplify and shorten to an hour the one planned for October. We plan to have a brief business meeting, some special music and a message by me. I believe that you will be blessed during this special time of worship! I would love to see every church of our association represented! Thank you for the privilege of serving as your AMS! Please contact us if we can serve you and your church in any way!
Love In Christ!
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Let your pastor know how much you appreciate them this month! They work hard to teach, encourage, lead and counsel their churches and community. Everyone needs some encouragement and or to feel appreciated, even your pastor!
New Directory of Anson Baptist Churches & Pastors
We have compiled a booklet with a list of our churches, pastors, and their contact information for each of our ministers. Pastors are encouraged to drop by the Mission Resource Center and pick theirs up or call David for a personal delivery. (He is always looking for an opportunity to get our of the office to visit with one of our awesome pastors!)
Tom Kakadelis from the Family Research Council will be at the associational office on Wednesday, October 28th after our regular meeting to speak with the pastors. He will also be furnishing lunch for those in attendance.
Celebrating in October!!!
Dennis Stegall - 12
Billy Hill - 13
Kimberly Hickson - 20
James Hodges - 23
Danielle Clements - 27
Linda Knotts - 30
Henry & Lori Haney - 22
John & Rosemary Greene - 29
The Anson Baptist Association extends its love and sympathy to Debbie Cash (Peachland) in the loss of her mother, and to Curtis Williams (Brown Creek) in the loss of his grandmother. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer
Monday, November 2, 2020
Rocky River Baptist Church
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, no food will be served.
Thank You to all of our churches who donated food or gift cards to the Baptist Children's Homes!!!