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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 Dec. 2012, Volume 46, issue 12 Deadline for next Issue: Jan.15, 2013

A Note to you, Another year is almost gone and it has passed by quickly. Thank you for your participation in the association activities this past year and I look forward to a great year in 2013. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you. A Christmas Prayer By Joanna Fuchs: We Celebrate Your Birth Dear Lord, as we celebrate Your birth, let us remember that You are the true reason for Christmas. Let every sparkling light remind us how You illuminate our lives, a shining beacon to guide us in our thoughts and actions each day, and how You light us from within in the knowledge of Your love and truth. Let the Christmas trees, standing straight, tall, unbowed, remind us of Your uprightness, Your goodness, Your perfection, and Your refusal to bow to worldly temptations, no matter how great the challenge or trouble. Lord, as we feast on Christmas treats, let us remember that You are the sole provider of everything worth having, that all good things come from You. And as we enjoy our gifts, let us never forget that You are the greatest gift of all--our wonderful Savior, Counselor, Giver of an eternal life whose wonders we cannot imagine. So as we delight in Christmas, the happiest and brightest of holidays, let us remember there would be no Christmas without You, Lord, and let us our hearts be filled with joy, and love and thankfulness, this Christmas and all the ones to come. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. Food For Thought: Its almost time for New Years resolutions. Lets resolve to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ in 2013 as the Apostle Paul says in 2 Cor 5:18-20 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ.. Rev. Jim Feeney said in a sermon on 2 Cor. 5:18-20, Be His ambassadors, walking in His full authority. Empowered for the ministry of reconciliation and speaking the message of reconciliation. It is what we are that prepares hearts to HEAR our speaking. It comes to this: people need to hear the Gospel. They hear it best from those who have won a hearing. Jesus to the demoniac in Mark 5:19 Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you... In essence, go to those with whom you already have a hearing, and tell them. The Apostle Paul was always seeking to win lost souls to Jesus. We should always seek to do the same. You dont have to be a preacher to lead someone to Christ. A few simple words spoken in love to a lost person may be the means of turning that person to Jesus. Paul gave us an example of the words he shared with the unsaved of the world in 2 Cor. 5:20-6:2 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 6:1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Please commit to leading the lost to the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, in the New Year.

Yours in Christ,

Bro. John Ryder

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES

CAMP REPORT Still need help before the camp season opens. EX. BOARD REPORT We want to thank Irvine First Baptist for hosting our Assoc. Christmas Dinner. The food, fellowship and music was enjoyed by all. ALLANSVILLE We had a great Homecoming Service on Nov. 4th with Bro. Earl Waugh, pastor emeritus, preaching. RAs had a bowlathon to raise money to buy toys for the Freeda Harris Baptist Center Christmas project. RAs and GAs will go caroling to shut-ins on Dec. 15th. Choir Cantata on Dec. 23rd in the morning service, and Christmas Play that evening at 6 PM. BEECH GROVE No Report BOONES CREEK WMU will have a craft fellowship day on Sat. Jan. 19th at 10 AM. Bring your craft and fellowship with us, or maybe teach someone else your craft! Either way it will be a fun day. CALVARY We collected over 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Delivered 13 Food Baskets for Thanksgiving, held the Christmas Country Store at the Irvine Health & Rehab Center and hosted the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital Mark Bishop Concert. Our Adult and Childrens Christmas program will be Sunday Dec. 23rd during the Morning Service. CENTRAL Dr. Travis Drake accepted the call to be Senior Pastor at Central. He began his pastorate on Sunday Nov. 25th. Central collected 400 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service will be at 5 PM on Mon. Dec. 24th. CLAY CITY (Nov)-Choir and Youth working on the Christmas Program. (Dec.) Had our Christmas Dinner at Michaels Dec. 12th. The Choir will have their Christmas program on Dec. 23rd. The youth will have their Christmas Program on Jan. 13, 2013. CORINTH No Report COW CREEK Dec. 8th-Christmas Bible School for our little ones. Dec. 19th-Christmas caroling to our shut-ins and nursing home. Dec. 23-PM Worship Childrens Program. Dec. 24-Candle Light Service 6 PM. EMMANUEL No Report EPHESUS Participated in fundraiser for Naomi Hetrick at Chick-fil-a in Richmond on Nov. 27th. Participated in the Assoc. Christmas Hymn Sing at Allansville Baptist Church. Elected Howard Ayers, Frank Caudill and Floyd Holbrook to serve as Deacons. Collected 30 shoebox gifts for the Owsley County Health Department. Collected canned goods for Operation Happiness. Installed a live video feed from the Sanctuary to the nursery department. Christmas Dinner at Kathys Country Kitchen on Dec. 14th. Annual Christmas program on Wed. night Dec. 19th. Beginning the church-wide Bible reading campaign Read the Bible for Life starting Dec. 30th. Bro. Todd beginning Doctor of Ministry classes at Southern Seminary Jan 7th11th. FAITH Faith Baptist had a Pastor Appreciation for our Pastor. Lula Bell Lutes had a very serious back surgery and was at Church this month. Praise the Lord for His answered prayers. Pray for the coming New Year for the lost and revival of Christians. FRIENDSHIP Participated in Assoc. Christmas Hymn Sing at Ivory Hill Baptist Church. Enjoyed the food and fellowship at our Christmas Dinner. Happy New Year! Looking forward to what God has in store for 2013. GREENBRIAR Puppet show 11-15-12, Children and Young Adults & Adults from Greenbriar and Drip Rock Baptist Church put on Christian Puppet Show, approx. 75-80 attended. Christmas play 12-8-12-goes from Birth to Crucifixion of Jesus, Christmas fruit giveaway 12-23-12. HEIDELBERG No Report HERITAGE What a joy to see so many people at Heritage coming together and supporting the work of the Kingdom. 40 Christmas Shoe Boxes packed to the brim. Lottie Moon and World Hungry offerings coming in with toys and food headed to Operation Happiness and the men of Heritage working diligently to complete our new and improved Fellowship Hall. However, we are more excited over the salvation and the baptisms that have taken place over the past year. Thank You Lord for blessing our obedience and we are looking with anticipation Father, to the future that You have in store for us. All praise, honor and glory to You Lord Jesus! Amen. HOWARDS MILL No Report IRVINE FIRST A busy monthSoup Bean Supper Bereavement meal for Jackie Richardsons family and Mary Coles son Carl. Our youth has chosen to provide gifts and candy for Estill County kids who get food in Back Packs. We also learned of the death of our former pastor David Cook.

IVORY HILL Our Christmas program will be Dec. 16th at 6 pm. Our Christmas Dinner and singing will be after morning service on Dec. 23rd. We are planning to go Christmas Caroling on Dec. 21st weather permitting. We will fix our Annual WMU Food Boxes for the needy and Fruit Baskets for the widows and widowers on Dec. 22nd at 9 am. JEFFERSONVILLE Participated in the Assoc. Christmas Hymn Sing at Allansville Baptist Church. Christmas parade 12-11-12-Theme Christmas Stories our float is Island of Misfit Toys. Christmas Dinner at Michaels in Irvine. Children Special Christmas Project 12-1612. Our Christmas play/Program 12-23-12. If you dont have a place to go, come on out, we will welcome you with Gods Love and fellowship together in the Lord. Have a very Blessed Merry Christmas. KIDDVILLE Working with Pilot View Elementary and other churches to provide items for the Backpack Buddy Program. Will apply with the TrueLife.org, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to showing the world that the Bible is true and reliable. It uses online videos and other media, local conferences and evangelism events to bring individuals to faith in Christ. TrueLife offers reliable answers from a Biblical worldview via the Web that are non-threatening and easy to understand and directs people regarding those that are in our local area as potential contacts. Christmas Dinner and play will be after Church on Dec. 23rd. MACEDONIA We had 29 boxes for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program. We gave out 21 food baskets for Thanksgiving, We are collecting Socks for Seniors for Christmas. The adult Christmas play will be Dec 16th at 6PM. The choir will present their Christmas Cantata on Dec. 23rd during the AM Worship. The childrens Christmas play will be Dec. 23rd during the evening worship. We will be giving out food baskets for Christmas. MEANS- Adult Choir will perform a Christmas Musical Sunday Morning Dec. 23rd. Sunday evening Dec. 23rd the Childrens Ministry will host a program. Snack bags are being made for members of the High School Basketball team for their away games. Food Baskets for needy families for Christmas and for Haitian Missionaries are being prepared for Christmas week. MT. OLIVE-No Report NEW HOPE Revival with good preaching by Rev. Tim Christopher. Starting soul winning classes on Wed. night. Plans for Christmas activities. NORTHSIDE There was a large attendance Nov. 4th at our Pastor Appreciation dinner honoring Bro. Jessie and Sharon. So proud at the youth video giving thanks for them. On the 9th we had a great Sunday School meeting with a movie and popcorn afterwards. This group gets larger every year, 60 went to Frankfort to see Christmas in Mayberry. 17 enjoyed a Cracker Barrel meal and the play Christmas Foundling shown in Versailles. Ms. Banks picked up the Christmas tree and decorations for the Dessie Scott Childrens Home. Thanks to all that donated. We are looking forward to our Christmas play, Cards and Cantata. Merry Christmas to everyone. PANOLA Christmas Dinner Dec. 9th. Christmas Cantata-Dec. 23. POWELLS VALLEY Served 114 on Thanksgiving. 221 meals were served for our meal ministry. 11-30-12 15 of us went to see Southern Lights and had dinner together. PROVIDENCE, CLARK Plan Holiday pot luck dinner Dec. 9th. PROVIDENCE, ESTILL Our Wed. night youth group is growing so much that we are running out of space, what a good problem to have. We are looking forward to a beautiful presentation of our Choir and Youth on the Dec. 23rd. GA girls are working hard on ornaments to help with our Lottie Moon Offering for the month of Dec. We are going Christmas Caroling on the 18th at the Nursing Home. Merry Christmas from Providence! REID VILLAGE Work was started on relocating the sound room to create more space for seating in the Sanctuary. We had a recognition service for the children of CIA and awarded them vests and badges they earned. Our church annual Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner was Sat. Dec. 8th. Christmas shoeboxes, food and supplies were delivered to the Freeda Harris Mission. The children went caroling at Windsor Care Center and handed out Christmas ornaments to the residents. Our Jam Puppet Ministry presented a skit Sunday morning Dec. 16th and the youth/children presented their Christmas play that night. Continued on Back Page

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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-Donations 6-Association Missions Fair 7-Birthdays and Anniversaries 8-Calendar

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

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.
Association Missions Fair and Chili Supper February 22nd 2013 6-9 PM at Central Baptist Church -Winchester

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. Donation in Memory of:
William and Laura Farrow made a donation to Boones Creek Baptist Camp in Memory of Mattie Farrow. Boones Creek Baptist Church made a Donation to Boones Creek Baptist Camp in Memory of Edmond Stone, Mattie Farrow, and Porter Roberts.

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES (Continued) REID VILLAGE (Continued)_ Our WMU will be delivering Christmas cards to Windsor Care, Gateway Childrens Services, Shepherds Shelter and the jail inmates. We are collecting 2013 calendars for the Windsor Care residents. Our 5th Sunday Hymn Sing has been rescheduled to Dec. 23rd at 6 PM-please join us. The CIA will have a birthday party for Jesus. The youth will be attending a youth evangelism conference in Gatlinburg Dec. 30th. The WMU/CIA project Pure Water/Pure Love will continue through the end of Dec. Money raised will be used to purchase water filters for our foreign missionaries. Representatives from Gateway Childrens Services are coming to the church in Jan. to speak about the need for foster parents. SALEM The Sunshine Gang delivered fruit baskets to the shut-ins members and others. Had an old fashion dinner to celebrate Salems 220 yrs. of service. The dinner was complete with wild turkey, deer, rabbit and other exotic foods like turnips and soup beans. SPEARS MILL Family Fun Night was Nov. 19th and well attended. They enjoyed a bonfire and hayride, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with lots of fun! Thanksgiving Dinner was Nov. 11th with a very plentiful bounty of food and fellowship. The Church shipped 141 Christmas Shoe boxes this year. What a blessing! Spears Mill Choir attended the Assoc. Christmas Hymn Sing at Allansville Dec. 7th. The youth Christmas party will be Dec. 15th at the church. The Christmas Cantata is Dec. 9th at 7PM with the youth joining in with them. Our church has been busy with Sunday School class Christmas parties. The word around is saying that in some of the parties you would not believe how some members want someone elses present! We have also started Lottie Moon Mission Offering. Spears Mill wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many blessing to each of you.

SPRING STREET Our Christmas/Thanksgiving dinner was Dec. 2nd followed by auction $821.00 was taken up for Missions. THOMAS Christmas Program scheduled Dec, 16th at 6 PM Our 5th Sunday Evening Hymn Sing is scheduled Dec. 20th at 6 PM. VALLEY VIEW No Report WM. MEMORIAL Weve been planning and working on our Christmas program in Dec.

Best Wishes January Birthdays:


1. Randall Stone-Pastor-New Hope 6. Arlene Willoughby-Pastors Wife-Powells Valley 8. Dianne Smith-Pastors Wife-Salem 13. Sherry Stone-Pastors Wife-New Hope 13. Grider Denney-Pastor-Clay City 20. Jerry Smith-Pastor-Salem 21. Floyd Holbrook-Camp Manager 28. Marvin Neal-Pastor-Ivory Hill 29. Judy Winkler-Pastors Wife Irvine First 30. Gary Willoughby-Pastor-Powells Valley

Best Wishes January Anniversaries:


3.Todd and Debby Wiley-Reid Village 8.Floyd And Gale Holbrook-Camp Manager

January Calendar 2013:


1-Happy New Year (Office Closed) 14-Ex. Bd. Mtg. Powells Valley Baptist-Clay City-7pm 18-Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Training-Region 1 (18th-19th) 19-Disaster Relief Training Region 1 19-Pastors Prayer Breakfast Golden Carrol-Winchester-9am 20- Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 24-Shepherding the Shepherd-2013 (24th-26th)