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Boones Creek Baptist Association Serving, Encouraging and Supporting Christs Churches

Bro. John Ryder-Director of Missions Angel Kane, Secretary Floyd & Gale Holbrook-Camp Manager Office (859) 744-0037 Fax (859) 744-1069 E-mail: boonescreekbapti@bellsouth.net Web-Site-www.boonescreekbaptistassoc.com Printed Nov. 2012, Volume 46, issue 11 Deadline for next Issue: Dec.15, 2012

A Note to you, -While December 2-5 is the week of prayer for international missions, we should remember our missionaries every day. -Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the sole purpose of supporting international missions. Every penny of the offering goes to the International Mission Boards oversea budget, thus supporting our missionaries and their work. The National goal this year is $175 million. -The Executive Board Christmas dinner will be held at Irvine First Baptist Church at 7PM, December 3rd. -The Christmas Hymn Sings will follow the next day December 4th at Ivory Hill Baptist Church at Hargett and December 6th at Allansville Baptist Church in Winchester. Please attend the hymn sing in closest to your church. -Pastors Prayer Breakfast will be December 15th at 9AM at Kathys Restaurant in Clay City. -Office Closed, December 24 and 25, Merry Christmas. -Latest figures of un-churched population percentage in Boones Creek Baptist Association counties: Bourbon- 44.4%; Clark-47.7%; Estill-56.4%; Fayette-47.8%; Lee-71.9%; Madison-61.2%; Menifee-88.2%; Montgomery-65%; Powell-62.7% Food For Thought: Addressing messengers and guests to the 175th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention gathered at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Rev. Jason Pettus, pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green, preached about the spiritual condition and culture in the United States today. Rev. Pettus says believers in the United States are living in Babylon today. Rev. Pettus referenced the prophet Jeremiahs instructions to the children of Israel who had been taken from Jerusalem and held in captivity in Babylon. He used scripture from Jeremiah 29:1-14 and described Christians as exiles in todays culture. He said, God has not given us the option to give up. The prophet said God wanted the exiles to settle down and live among the Babylonians to contribute to the society of their temporary home, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. Similar to the Jews in Babylon, committed Christians today must also thrive in a culture that often contradicts foundational teachings. Rev. Pettus said, We need to deal with the fact that were living in a post-Christian culture. He referenced a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life that found that, for the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population is not Protestant. Were going to have to change the way we fulfill Gods calling in our lives, he said. Taking care to speak Gods truth in a loving way, getting involved in the local community and developing the attitude of a peacemaker are ways to convey the hope of the gospel in todays world. Rev. Pettus said Kentucky Baptists should not be discouraged if their evangelistic efforts seem to fall flat. He said on a recent trip he shared the gospel with a fellow traveler who listened respectfully but did not accept the message. However, the man told him, It gives me hope that you have hope. Now is not the time to think were never going to see victory, Rev. Pettus said. The Great Commission still stands. God is still going to have His church. Yours in Christ,

Bro. John Ryder

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES

CAMP REPORT Need Help to get the camp ready for next season. EX. BOARD REPORT Had 18 churches with a total of 85 in attendance. ALLANSVILLE Enjoyed a great Homecoming Service on Nov. 4th with Rev. Earl Waugh, Pastor Emeritus, preaching. Three ladies went on a mission trip to Shining Light Baptist Outreach Center in Charleston, MO on Oct. 1115. We are looking forward to the Christmas season with a Choir Cantata, Christmas play and cookie exchange planned for Dec. We will be hosting the Association Christmas Hymn Sing on Dec. 6th. BEECH GROVE No Report BOONES CREEK Sunday Dec. 9th the combined choirs of Boones Creek Church, Athens Christian and 2nd Independent Baptist will present Peace Hope and Joy at 6PM. We will have a joint Fellowship immediately following the service at Athens Christian Church Family Life Center. CALVARY We are the Estill Co. collection site for Operation Christmas Child, please bring your shoeboxes Nov. 12-18th. Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov.14th, we are collecting items for Thanksgiving Food Baskets. We will host the Estill County Community Chorus Fri. Dec. 7th and Sunday Dec. 9th. We will also host the Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital Mark Bishop Concert Sat. Dec. 15th. CENTRAL Approx. 1,500 people came to Trunk & Treat at Central on Oct. 31st. Dec. 2nd Family Christmas Craft Night. Dec. 9th-WAM (Children in Grades 1-5) will have a showcase and dinner. Dec. 15th at 7 PM and Sunday Dec. 16th at 6 PM the Worship Ministry will present their Christmas Pageant. Dec. 24th at 5 PM we will have our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service. CLAY CITY We had good food and fellowship at our Fall Festival with good attendance. We will be having our Christmas/Thanksgiving dinner at Michaels Restaurant. CORINTH No Report COW CREEK Nov. 18, Thanksgiving Dinner. Dec.8, Christmas Bible School. EMMANUEL No Report EPHESUS Enjoyed a great time at the Fall Festival on Oct. 7. Made improvements to the church facilities such as restoring the stone steps our front, resealing the back parking lot, carpeting and painting the preschool room. Currently in the deacon nomination process. Outreach scheduled Nov. 10 at 10am. Thanksgiving Banquet scheduled Nov. 14 at 6:30pm. Sunday School teacher luncheon to be held Nov. 18. TNT (Tuesday Night in Town) will be Nov. 27 at 6:30 Gaunces Market. Local mission of the month is canned goods for Operation Happiness. Collecting for Lottie Moon Offering had begun. FAITH Had a Gideon speaker and special singing, even our Pastor sang a solo praising God. Youth started Lottie Moon march to the tune of Away in a Manager, each word is so many dollars. Goal $180.00 FRIENDSHIP Made our goal of $500.00 for Eliza Broadus. Enjoyed Homecoming. Bus Ministry starting to grow. Christmas Dinner planned for Dec. 9th 2012 after AM service. Children and youth group planning for the Christmas Play on Dec. 23rd at 6 PM. We will be doing Food Baskets this year. GREENBRIARHomecoming Oct. 14th, had good attendance and good food, great singing by several people. God surely blessed us. Youth are working on a puppet show and Christmas play. The puppet show is Nov. 16th at 6 PM. Christmas Play is Dec. 8th at 7PM. Birthdays: Paul Jack Arvin, Bonnie Wilson and Fay Gullett Anniversary: Raymond & Dereeda Abshear HEIDELBERG No Report HERITAGE What a fantastic month in Oct. The Kingdom of God and Heritage Baptist experienced a growth spurt. God gained 3 new Believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and we baptized a total of 4. We had a record attendance month 74 per Sunday morning service as well as a record giving month. How awesome is that! We also began our New Member class: which I am excited to announce had 10 people eagerly learning about the Southern Baptist Faith and Message. Heritage has also begun its building renovation on our Fellowship Hall, as well as a few other aesthetic changes that we hope will improve the appearance of the front of our building. Of course, we understand that it is not the building that makes the church but the people inside. Praise God for the faithful servants of Heritage Baptist. Bro. Timothy Christopher HOWARDS MILL No Report

IRVINE FIRST We were saddened by the death of our Pastors Mother, Faye Winkler. To date more than $2,000.00 had been given to the Mitch Baber/ J.L. Thomas Church Scholarship in her memory. Church Wide Chili Supper and Costume Party was held. Youth working on Christmas Through the Years and Puppet/Variety event to be given on Dec. 16th. IVORY HILL Ivory Hill had started nursing home services again. They will be each month on Sunday afternoon. We are also planning for our Christmas good boxes, fruit baskets, angel tree and Christmas Program. We will also be hosting the Association Christmas Carol Hymn Sing on Dec. 4th at 7PM. JEFFERSONVILLE Fall Festival, had a great turn out. Weather coldThe chili supper very hot. Our week of Revival was very inspiring with Pastors from the Irvine area. Youth skit-titled Go Forth was very positive. November is planning and practicing for Christmas program. Also, building a float to be enter in the Thanksgiving/Christmas parade. The theme this year is Christmas Stories. Our selected story in The Island of Mis-Fit-Toys. Churches be fervent in Prayer, continually our Nation is in great need to put God first above all else. KIDDVILLE-No Report MACEDONIA We had a very successful yard/bake sale during Court Day weekend. The monies will go to our building fund. Cameron Mills, former UK wildcat, shared his testimony on Oct. 21st. We had a fall festival and chili supper on Oct. 26th. Our youth went Cosmic bowling on Oct. 27th. We have reached the mile mark for our Miles of Pennies for the Sunrise Childrens Home. Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program is in its days. We are collecting canned/dry goods for our food pantry. We will deliver Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. The Socks for Seniors program is ongoing. We plan to give them to the residents of Windsor Care Nursing Home for Christmas. The choir is working on the Christmas Cantata. We are having an adult and childrens Christmas play this year. MEANS- No Report MT. OLIVE-No Report NEW COVENANT REFORMED-No Report NEW HOPE Getting the Samaritans Shoe Boxes together. Our Revival is Nov. 11-14th. NORTHSIDE We presented Bill Buttrey with a plaque for his service to our country and celebrated his coming home with food and fellowship. A busy Sept. had kept us in the fellowship of the believers and we are excited about our Revival and Homecoming in Oct. Theres no place we would rather be than with our church family serving our Lord. Many from our Church attended Centrals Revival. We had a full house on the 7th for our Homecoming. Our Revival with Bro. Scott Rogers was the 14th-17th with a chili supper on Wed. night. Several of our members went to Jeffersonvilles Revival. The Youth and Adult Old Time Radio Show was presented on the 27th-28th. . PANOLA Revival Nov. 11-14, special speakers each night. Were working on our Christmas Cantata. POWELLS VALLEY Had a World Crafts party. Food Ministry prepared 200 meals for people in the community. Trees were cut at new property getting ready for building. Will prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day to be served at church for anyone who wants to come. Planning on taking a group from church to see the Southern Lights Nov. 30th. PROVIDENCE, CLARK Octoberfest 2012 was well attended. Music groups were great and preaching was inspirational. Games were enjoyed and food was good. Plan to enter float in Christmas Parade. Also plan a Holiday Dinner in Nov. PROVIDENCE, ESTILLFall Festival was even more if a blessing than expected, the weather was cold and damp but we still had over 160 in attendance, great time had by all that were able to attend. Christmas Cantata practice had begun and from what Ive heard it is going to be beautiful, we also had some activities planned for the youth for the Christmas season, several members will be helping again this year with the Day of Hope in Berea, it is such a blessing to all who are able to help. Remember to pray for our leaders, God is in control. Continued on Next Page

TIDINGS

In This Issue look for:


1-DOM (A note to you) 2-Disaster/Emergency Relief 3-To all Churches in the Association 4-Building Fund 5-Note to Clerks and Churches 6-Calendar 7-Nov. Birthdays and Anniversaries 8-Mission Opportunities 9-New Beginning Pregnancy Center 10-Clark County Community Center

Building Fund For The Camp You can donate to the Boones Creek Baptist Association in MEMORY or in HONOR of a Love One. Please write on your check memo: Building Fund.
TO ALL CHURCHES IN THE ASSOCIATION: The Disaster Emergency Relief Committee is available to the churches for projects that require manpower. Call the Association Office 859/744-0037 if you need help.

II Corinthians 8:20-21
20-Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: 21-Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Donation in Memory
Greg Wood made a donation in memory of Chester and Edith Embs.

All Clerks and Churches


Your TIDINGS REPORT needs to be here on or before Dec. 15th, 2013. We going to get the tidings out the week of the 17th. Thank You

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES (Continued) REID VILLAGE-Our fall revival was well attended. The youth had a fun time cosmic bowling. The kids enjoyed Trunk or Treat at the church. We delivered 10 Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need. The WMU/CIA project Pure Water/Pure Love will continue through the end of Nov. They are collecting plastic water bottles filled with dimes and will use the money to purchase water filters for our foreign missionaries. Our church Christmas/Thanksgiving dinner will be Sat. Dec 8th at 6 PM. We are beginning to fill the shoeboxes for the Freida Harris Mission. Our WMU is working on our Christmas Card ministry. Cards will be delivered to Windsor Care, Gateway Childrens Service. Shepherds Shelter and the jail inmates. We are collecting 2013 calendars for the Windsor Care residents and will go Christmas Caroling there. The kids puppet ministry will present a skit during the morning worship services Nov. 18th and Dec. 16th. The childrens Christmas play will be Sun. night, Dec. 16th. Our 5th Sunday Hymn sing has been rescheduled to Dec. 23rd at 6 PM-please join us!! The youth will be attending a youth evangelism conference in Gatlinburg, TN Dec. 30th. SALEM-Had 8 members to attend the Semi-Annual Mtg. at Spears Mill. Thanks to James Brashear for driving the van. We are in need of another leader for Children in Action. We are so thankful for this problem. Some of our young people are practicing to take part in the Sword Drills coming up later in the year. We exceeded our goal for the Eliza Broadus Offering. Looking forward to the Hanging of Greens on Dec. 2nd. SPEARS MILL Our Junior Church continues to grow with 4 more accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. What a blessing! Bro. Barry and Lisa announced the engagement of their son Matthew Proctor to Samantha Clark. They are planning a July Wedding. Congratulations goes out to Matt and Samantha. Continued

SPEARS MILL-Family Fun night was moved to Nov. 10th from Oct. 27th due to the bad weather. Several attended and had a good time. Thanksgiving Dinner is planned for Nov. 11th and a very important high light of that day is the surprise 100th birthday for Mrs. Alice Johnson. This dear lady had been a faithful member of Spears Mill for many years. On a sad side, we are mourning the loss of another long time member, Mrs. Irene Napier, the wife of Deacon Orville Napier. Mrs. Irene had been sick for a while. Our prayers are with Mr. Napier as he mourns the loss of his wife. The Choir will be presenting Christmas Cantata Silent Night Holy Night Dec. 9th at 7PM. The youth will also assist in some of it. Their Cantata had some beautiful messages and we invite you to join us as we celebrate! These are some Christmas parties being planned and what fun members have as they gather together and celebrate the Birth of Jesus. Spears Mill wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people that have gone through the problems of Storm Sandy. Love and prayers to all. SPRING STREET Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner will be Dec. 2nd. WMU has their auction following the dinner, lots of crafts and much more. Christmas Cantata will be Dec. 23rd. THOMAS Oct. 7th, birthday appreciation celebration for Benny Ray Cox, in honor of his 80th birthday. Ben was born 1 year before our church was established and his parents were charter members of our church. Ben is a dedicated member and trustee of our church. Oct. 13th a hayride and cookout at the Kenneth Brinegar farm was enjoyed by the Thomas Baptist Church family. Homecoming was Oct. 28th. The TBC youth puppeteers will be visting another church on Nov. 11th. Our Thanksgiving meal is planned for Nov. 18. The Christmas Program will be Dec. 16th. VALLEY VIEW No Report WM. MEMORIAL Had a special singing on Oct. 14th with the group Revival. Our church Homecoming was celebrated on Oct. 28th with a good crowd of past members returning. Enjoyed preparing packets of candy for Trick or Treat and handing them out on Oct. 30th. Youth had a movie night.

Best Wishes to Dec. Birthdays: 9-Drew Martin-Retired Pastor 18-Carolyn Dixon-Pastors Wife-Boones Creek 22-J. Edwin Davis-Retired Pastor 27-Phil Milheiser-Pastor-Howards Mill 29-Lorinda Evans-Pastors Wife-Kiddville 29-Chris Winkler-Pastor-Irvine First Baptist Best Wishes Dec. Anniversaries: 12-Steve and Lorinda Evans-Kiddville 20-Phil and Jan Milheiser-Howards Mill

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES 1. Disaster Emergency Relief Volunteers Needed 2. Go Metro USA and Find It Here 2012. Contact the association office for more information

CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES Web Site: www.calltohelp.org FEIN# 31-1005844 Judy Crowe, Executive Director Phone 859-744-5034 E-MAIL:clarkcommunity@bellsouth.net Fax 859-737-1910

Correction on last month birthdays. Sharon Kline is the Pastors wife at Northside.

REPORT OF SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 2012 1281 FAMILIES SERVED 57 FAMILIES WERE NEW CLIENTS FOOD CLOTHING UTILITIES HOMELESS PREVENTION FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY SAFE HAVEN T.B.R.A. HOUSING EMERGENCY TBRA DETOX & RECOVERY FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS THRIFT STORE DONATIONS MONETARY DONATIONS 1147 FAMILIES 68 FAMILIES 28 FAMILIES 5 FAMILIES 14 FAMILIES 2 FAMILIES 14 FAMILIES 2 FAMILY 2 INDIVIDUALS 12 3086 35

New Beginnings Pregnancy Center in Winchester has an ongoing need for baby wipes, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6) and formula (Good Start in green and orange cans), as well as continued financial support. Churches are encouraged to support local Pregnancy Centers in honor of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Jan. 16, as well as throughout the year. Please call 859-744-5988 with any questions or to arrange drop-offs.

October was a busy month with many activities. Mt. Zion Christian Church held a Spaghetti Luncheon on October 7 to raise money for our food pantry. The participants of the STRIDE Scarecrow Festival collected food and funds for our pantry on Oct. 13. John Rices Law Office donated furniture and office supplies to our agency. Upcoming Events: *Clark Material Handling Co. will award a stainless steel pallet jack to our agency through a grant process Nov. 8, 2012 *New Toyota Tundra Truck we won through facebook competition Nov. 14, 2012 *Empty Bowl Soup Lunch November 30, 2012 *Operation Happiness December 20, 2012

This ministry helps the families in Clark County

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