DECEMEBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
Director of Missions Notes
Dear Friends in Christ,
This newsletter is to inform you of what is coming up very soon as we close out an old year and begin a new year for the Lord.
I want to challenge each and every member of every church in our association to sacrifice and give the most that you can to this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. We must all do our part in reaching this world for Jesus Christ. Your offering goes 100% to the missionaries on the mission field to spread the gospel. Let us take on the very image of Jesus Christ by sacrificing and giving of ourselves.
As we enter into this new year I have introduced to you in this newsletter some dates that are very important. Please mark them on your calendars and encourage those who are in leadership roles in your church to participate in these events and training opportunities.
Lastly, each and everyone of our churches need to be revitalized. We need to examine ourselves and seek ways to improve on our ministries. Ask yourself what you can do to be a more effective servant for the Lord? Look for ways to start new ministries and improve on established ministries. Every week be sure to invite someone to church.
We cannot sit still. We cannot be still. We must be more active for Jesus Christ.
May God truly bless you and your church family as you enter into 2019. I want to hear about the great things God is doing in your church. Call us and tell us your story. Blessings!
Sincerely in Christ,
Bro. Jay Hatfield
NEEDS AT BROOKHAVEN MISSION
Brookhaven Mission is in need of clothing for adults and children. Food items are needed as well for the food pantry. Items such as: canned goods, pasta, spaghetti sauce, mac & cheese items, peanut butter, jelly, soups, etc. Anyone who has any of these to donate can drop them off at the association office or call Bro. Jay at 859-336-4402 to have them picked up. Your help would be greatly appreciated. The office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Lunch is from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. If you want to call the association office the number is 270-692-9577.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Why the Christmas Offering is named for Lottie:
While living in China, Lottie wrote letters to the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board) and to Baptist women. She asked for more missionaries and for money to grow her work on the Chinese.
Because of Lottie’s determination, WMU collected a Christmas Offering to give to the Foreign Mission Board. In 1919, Annie Armstrong suggested that the offering should be named for Lottie Moon.
Today, we still give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in honor of her work and sacrifice to keep our missionaries on the field.
One hundred percent of the offering goes to the missionaries, none to administration.
The goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for 2018 is $160,000,000.00
What: Live Nativity Scene
Where: Bethlehem Baptist Church 2200 Old Perryville Loop Springfield, KY
When: December 14th & 15th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What: CBA Executive Board Meeting
Where: Central Baptist Church, Lebanon
When: January 13, 2019 2:30 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Rev. Hillary Claypool
Rev. John Simpson
Rev. Jerry Goss
Rev. Terry McIlvoy
Rev. Aaron Sherrell
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO:
Rev. Hilary & Louigina Claypool
Rev. Aaron & Amanda Sherrell
Bethlehem Baptist - Rev.Kyle Yankey / Music Minister - J.T. & Mary Agee / Youth Ministers - Bobby Joe & Manda Mattingly
Bradfordsville Baptist - Rev. John Simpson / Music Minister-Chery Mattingly / Youth Ministers-Susan Murphy & Melissa Million / Children's Minister-Bonnie D. Smothers
Brush Grove Baptist - Rev. Everett Hood / Music Ministers - Deborah Hood & Crystal Curtsinger / Youth Minister - JoAnne Hood / Children's Minister- Kim Lewis
Central Baptist - Rev. Bill Proctor / Music Minister-Judy McCarty / Children's Minister-Jeannie Proctor
Lebanon Baptist - Dr. David Whitlock / Music Minister- David Johnson / Youth Minister- Whitney Tingle
Mackville Baptist - Rev. Damian Phillips / Music Minister- Charlotte Devine / Youth Minister - Lorri Phillips
Mount Freedom Baptist - Rev. Hilary Claypool / Music Minister - Phillip Cox
Mount Olivet Baptist - Rev. Joseph Lumbrix / Music Minister-Maurice P. Wilson
Muldraugh Hill Baptist - Dr. Billy Compton / Music Minister-Lidiane Macedo / Youth Minister-MaKayla Sabo & Caden Wheatley
New Hope Baptist - Rev. Tobe Yankey / Music Minister-Tex Barton
Rockbridge Baptist - Rev. Terry McIlvoy
Springfield Baptist - Rev. Aaron Sherrell / Music Minister - Without / Youth Minister- Barrett Tingle / Children's Minister- Rachel Tingle
Stewart's Creek Baptist - Rev. Dan Durham / Youth Minister- Debbie Burdette
Temple Baptist - Without a Pastor / Music Ministers- Cathy C. Burns & Troy Kimball / Youth Minister- Jane Kephart
Thompsonville Baptist - Rev. Jerry Goss / Music Minister- Kathy Holderman
Unity Baptist - Rev. Jordan Simpson / Music Minister-Michael Carrier / Children's Minister-Melissa Marple
Willisburg Baptist - Rev. Jay Hatfield / Music Minister- Beaulah Chesser
Woodlawn Baptist - Rev. David Butler / Music Minister-Tony Mann
Brookhaven Mission - Rev. Johnnie Bailey