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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 June, 2012, Volume 45, issue 6 Deadline for next Issue: July 15, 2012

A Note to you: Camp started on June 4 week with 97 campers from Sugar Creek Baptist in Ohio. On June 11 week, Ewing Baptist Church, Kentucky arrived with 137 campers. Both groups really like the camp and have reserved the two weeks next year. Boys week started this week, June 18, and we are looking forward to a great camping season in our association. The second youth hymn sing was held on June 8 at Friendship Baptist in Irvine was a great success. We had 10 churches send young people to perform and had 175 in attendance. There are some very talented young people in our churches. Due to the success of the youth hymn sing we are planning to increase the number next year. Food for Thought: This shocking statistic was brought out in the 2001 SBC pastors conference in New Orleans: 95 percent of all Southern Baptists will live and die without ever sharing their faith in Christ. In that conference, Bobby Moore, pastor of Broadway Baptist Church of Southaven, MS, told the pastors of the need to keep on going. He noted that 95 percent of Southern Baptists have never attempted to win anyone to Christ and that those who have been followers of Christ for a long time tend to stop witnessing. He suggested five motivations for witnessing--the indwelling presence of Christ, the spiritual need of the lost, one's devotional life, the nearness of the second coming and an understanding of the glory of God. This should have been a wakeup call in 2001 but as you can see below not much has changed. The number of baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention fell in 2010 by 4.98 percent, according to the latest report. Baptisms in the Convention are at their lowest level in 60 years. Southern Baptist churches reported 332,321 baptisms in 2010, down from 349,737 in 2009. Total membership also declined by 0.15 percent from 2009, making it the fourth straight year of decline. Frank Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee and a former SBC president, is quoted by Baptist Press as saying he is sad to see this report and that it seems to indicate a lack of passion for winning our world to the Lord. That will turn around when we repent of our sins and seek the power of our Lord in our evangelistic efforts. Southern Baptist churches baptized 333,341 in 2011, a less than 1 percent increase from the 331,008 reported in the SBC Annual in 2010. Total membership in 2011, reported at 15,978,112, represents a 0.98 percent drop from 16,136,044 reported the previous year and is the fifth straight year of decline. In the Boones Creek Baptist Association, churches baptized 172 in 2011, a decline of 14.5% from the reported 201 baptisms in 2010. Total resident membership in 2011 reported at 6,974, represents a 7.5% drop from 7,534 in 2010. Dr. A. W. Tozer said, The impulse to share, to impart, normally accompanies any true encounter with God and spiritual things. The woman at the well, after her soul-inspiring meeting with Jesus, left her water pots, hurried into the city and tried to persuade her friends to come out and meet Him. Come, see a man, she said, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Her spiritual excitement could not be contained within her own heart. She had to tell someone. Are you in the 95% who have never attempted to win anyone to Jesus? If you are, think of one person you know thats lost and pray for them and then commit to try to win them to Christ.

Yours in Christ,

Bro. John Ryder

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES CAMP REPORT We have had 2 retreats with a total of 230 campers, 13 salvations. Boys week-we had 24. Everything is running smoothly. EX. BOARD REPORT Next Ex. Bd. Meeting is Aug. 13,2012 at Boones Creek Baptist Camp. ALLANSVILLE No Report BEECH GROVE No Report BOONES CREEK VBS will be July 9-13th-9am-noon for children 3-6th grade. Everyone is welcome! Our funfest will be Friday night at 6:30 at the park. You can register online at www.boonescreekchurch.com/VBS CALVARY Our graduation Banquet had 20+ in attendance, we hosted the I Love America Chorus. Bro Brett Benton is now serving as youth minister. VBS is July 15-20, 6-8:30pm each night. CENTRALMay 20th was Senior Recognition Sunday, and Middle School Blast for grades 6-8 was May 30June1 WAM kids (Grades 1-5 canvassed surrounding Central Baptist Church and handed out VBS flyers. The Chicago Mission trip for Grades 9-12 will be June 24-30. Sunday July 1 at 10:45 am a God and Country Service will be presented by Centrals Worship Ministry. Student Life camp will be from July 9-13 at Orange Beach, Alabama. CLAY CITY We had a good VBS with 2 profession of Faith. CORINTH No Report COW CREEK Just finished John 3:16 Bible study and looking forward to VBS July 8-13. EMMANUEL Our childrens Sunday School recited a small Mothers Day program for the church on Mothers Day. The children presented each Mother a live flower in a pot they had decorated. The children are working earnestly on learning the books of the Bible. We are planning a trip for the Sunday School and other members of the church to a Legends Ballgame. We had a luncheon and special singing. The Fishers, on Memorial Weekend. It was enjoyed by all who were able to attend. EPHESUS-Held 3 cottage prayer meetings in members homes in preparation for Revival. Spring Revival was held June 8-10 with messages by Bro. Tony Cecil. Celebrated Fathers Day by giving gifts to ll men in attendance. TNT (Tuesday Night in Town) on June 19 at Golden Corral. Bro. Todd will be attending MissionFest in Memphis, TN, July 7-13. Baby shower and luncheon for Gary and Amy Riddell on July 15. Sunday School leader retreat at Shaker Village on July 21. VBS July 29-Aug. 3 from 6-8pm. FAITH Had a great Mothers Day with Pastor and Bro. Mike preparing breakfast for the Ladies. Enjoyed Youth Hymn Sing at Friendship BC. Faith went to Harlan Co. for a great Church Service. Revival coming up in Aug. Please everyone pray for revival starting within each Christians heart. Special singing July 27 at 7PM. FRIENDSHIP Church purchased a bus. Held Spring Revival. Will celebrate Fathers Day presenting caps for Dads. Outdoor service on June 24th with a cook-out and special music GREENBRIAR Gave gifts to Mothers at Church on Mothers Day. Will give gifts out to Fathers Day. Birthday: Keileigh Richardson 7-24 HEIDELBERG No Report HERITAGE Praise the Lord! Our steeple is now standing proudly upon our new church and it can be seen from US 60 as well as I-64. We want to thank Carpenters for Christ once again for coming all the way up from Alabama and installing the steeple for us. There have been so many people who gave of their talents, to help us complete Heritage. We thank each of them from the bottom of our hearts and praise God for all of their efforts. Even greater things are still yet to come. God has a plan for each of us and Im filled with excitement to see what God is going to do next through Heritage. Thank You Lord, for loving us unconditionally even when we fail to follow You obediently. You truly are an amazing Father. Bro Timothy Christopher. HOWARDS MILL No Report IRVINE FIRST Hat Sunday and Wild Tie Day, was celebrated on Derby weekend, All graduates were honored. Mothers were presented flowers on Mothers Day. IVORY HILL-We had Friends Day on May 6th passing out 9 packets welcoming them. We gave special gifts of hanging flowers on Mothers Day to the oldest mother present, the youngest mother present and the mother with the most kids present with her. Also flowers were passed out to reach each mother present. On May 20th, 13 graduates were presented with new Bibles. Our quarterly Birthday Singing will be June 24th at 6pm with special singer, Jennifer Webb.

JEFFERSONVILLE The men had Special Singing for the Mothers on Mothers Day. Mothers Day celebration-Brunch, excellent turn out. Mothers had a great time of fellowship, with lots of laughter. Our visitation program had been very prosperous. Youth Car wash/bake sale-saw many dirty vehicles washed. 2 members Larry Esteppe, and David Ballard and 1 friend Robert Reed have recently gone to be with the Lord. On June 2nd: We had a Fish Fry-with proceeds going to send Youth to Boones Creek Baptist Camp. RAs & GAs had a nature hike and picnic at Red River George on June 9th. June 17-Fathers Day, Message and Dinner (pot luck). Church going to Natural Bridge for the day on June 23rd, leave the Church at 11 am. Come join us-food games, lots of love and fellowship, bring some chips/sodas have a wonderful day. June 30 we will celebrate 4th of July with a cook-out 7pm and fireworks to follow 9 pm. You wont be disappointed. All are invited to come join us. July 13th: Relay for Life. July 14:Movie night with Mexican Dinner-(bring your favorite dish of food) 6pm and movie at 7pm with pop-corn. July 16-20 VBS Adventures on Promise LandIsland Theme. We would love to have you come and be a part of the Bible Study. Not attending church anywhere, we invite you to come join us in fellowship and Worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. Paul Hubbs is our Interim Pastor. KIDDVILLE-No Report MACEDONIA On May 6th, Gideon -Dr. Daniel Freeman spoke regarding the work they are doing. We had a reviving revival with Bro. Darin Thomas on May 19th and 20th. We honored our mothers with angels handmade by one of our members, Riva Skidmore. Our Miles of Pennies program is off to a great start with over 10,000 pennies. Our WMU ladies are collecting coupons for the His Hands Ministry. Our youth is having a softball tournament fundraiser at our grounds on June 9th. We will have our VBS kick-off on June 24th at 5:30pm. VBS will be June 25-27th, 6-8 pm each night. MEANS No Report MT. OLIVE-No Report NEW COVENANT REFORMED-No Report NEW HOPE Had graduation celebration for 2 graduates. Our Pastor will be away, due to him being Camp Director at Boones Creek Baptist Camp. NORTHSIDE It is always a blessing to honor our Mothers. What a great service. Looking forward to VBS June 10-15. PANOLA Zack Romans graduated from High School. Our best to him in the next phase of his life. Fathers Day Meal-Men to prepare a desert to be judged on the best. Still working on our 200th Birthday in September. POWELLS VALLEY Mothers Day Breakfast. Will have work day at the New Property on May 19th. Working on lap quilts for the nursing home. Had 200 meal ministry. VBS on June 18-22. PROVIDENCE, C.C. Youth will participate in the Assoc. Youth Hymn Sing, June 8th. VBS June 11th-15th.

PROVIDENCE, E.C. We honored our high school graduates with a new bible and our college graduates with a concordance. Each Mother was resented a flower for Mothers Day. Plans are underway for VBS. Ended the month of May with an in church singing, nothing like singing praises to our Lord. REID VILLAGE-Our youth choir and childrens choir sang at the Youth Hymn Sing at Friendship BC. We had our annual WMU Mothers/Daughters/ Friend Banquet May 12. with Sudie Banks from the Dessie Scott Children Center as the guest speaker. 20 people attended a Legends game on Sat. May 17th. The youth had a lock-in and the Kids Worship group had a cookout. We have a relay For Life with 20 members registered. We are still selling candy bars, t-shirts and luminarias and accepting donations. So far we have raised over $1200. for the American Cancer Society. We kicked off our VBS with a trip to the airport where the children saw a plane and enjoyed a picnic. VBS is Monday, June 18th-Friday 25th from 6-8pm. The theme is Amazing Wonders. Transportation is available-call 859-858-6183. We are having a 4th of July cookout on Fri. June 29th at 6pm and afterwards will show the movie Faith Like Potatoes.
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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-Calendar 6-July Birthdays and Anniversaries 7-Mission Opportunities 8-New Beginning Pregnancy Center 9-Clark County Community Center 10-2012 SBC Annual Meeting

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 of:


Rev. Leon Greer- given by Carole Greer Don Sharp -given by Margaret Christopher Mitch Baber-given by Irvine First Baptist Church

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 Honor of:


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.
Kirby Rich-given by Ronald Osborne

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS from the Association and our CHURCHES (Continued) REID VILLAGE-Our relay for Life Team will participate in the July 13th event at Easy Walker Park. Come and support the American Cancer Society fundraising event. We have 4 girls signed up to attend camp. Our next 5th Sunday Hymn Sing is July 29th. Everyone welcome to attend. Our WMU/ CIA is sponsoring a Pure Water/Pure Love project. Well collect water bottles filled with dimes and use the money to help purchase water filters for foreign missionaries. Our Fall Revival is scheduled for Oct. 28-Nov.2. SPEARS MILL Senior Day trip May 19th to Casey County, visiting the Galilean Home, was enjoyed by 15 members. This is always a blessing to visit and witness Gods work there. Offering to Annie Armstrong totaled $472.77. Baby dedication was hold Sunday Morning Mothers Day with four babies being dedicated. Mothers were given a potted plant. VBS is set for July 15 thru 19th Adventures on Promise Island is the program this year. Sounds like lots of fun! The choir is practicing on July 4th Cantata with the youth going in too. This is always good and its fun practicing for it. Senior Day trip planned June 22nd to KY Mountain Arts Center. This is also a good trip with lots of entertainment art talent. Also keeping in mind with collections for Samaritans Purse Christmas shoe boxes. New offering for this month is Sunrise Children Services. Spears Mill wishes everyone a great and blessed summer!!

SALEM Had a successful Revival with Bro. John Ryder. Had 4 decisions, with one for Salvation. Gave Bibles to 8 High School Graduates and one College Graduate. Gave each Mother a potted plant for Mothers Day. SPRING STREET Homecoming with Special Music and Earl Waugh as guest Speaker. Planning for 20th anniversary in August. More details at a later date. THOMASWe are planning a Fish Fry to honor the Dads in our congregation Sunday June 17th. VBS is scheduled for July 9th13th. VALLEY VIEW No Report WM. MEMORIAL We honored our Mothers and other women on Mothers Day. Our revival was May 20-23.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Best Wishes to July Birthdays: 27-Jessie Kline-Pastor-Northside 27-Todd Rader-Pastor-Ephesus Best Wishes July Anniversaries: 1-Jim and Vida Rediford-Corinth 7-Rick and Brenda Kirby-Thomas 7-Ricky and Loretta Powell-Valley View 13-Earl and Mary Jo Waugh-Retired 15-John and Mildred Ryder-DOM 23-Randy And Sherry Stone-New Hope 24-Dale and Angel Kane-Sect. BCBA

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

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.

2012 SBC ANNUAL MEETING


JUNE 19-20, 2012
ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER 900 CONVENTION CENTER BLVD. NEW ORLEANS, LA
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

REPORT OF SERVICES FOR MAY 2012 1273 FAMILIES SERVED 61 FAMILIES WERE NEW CLIENTS FOOD CLOTHING UTILITIES HOMELESS PREVENTION FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY SAFE HAVEN T.B.R.A. HOUSING EMERGENCY TBRA TRANSIENT GAS TRANSIENT LODGING TTANSIENT FOOD FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS THRIFT STORE DONATIONS MONETARY DONATIONS 1124 FAMILIES 63 FAMILIES 36 FAMILIES 17 FAMILIES 16 FAMILIES 2 FAMILIES 8 FAMILIES 1 FAMILY 2 FAMILIES 1 FAMILY 4 FAMILIES 8 2,379 33

3 more weeks of camp


Girls week June 25-29 ages 7-14 Senior Co-Ed-July 9-13 ages 14-17 Junior Co-Ed July 16-20 ages 7-14

Come and have a great time learning about Jesus. Alone with games, swimming, campfire, crafts and much more. You can go to www.boonescreekbaptistassoc.com and download the campers application.

By now, most of you have heard that Rankin Paynter purchased and donated the clearance merchandise from Kmart to our agency. Most of this is winter clothing and will be given away at Operation Happiness. It is the first time we have had coats to give to the older children and teenagers for Christmas. It was a very generous donation! Community Services had fourteen families in attendance at the May 21st budgeting class. The next class is 6 p.m. June 25 at the Extension Office on Fortune Drive. There will also be a class at the Public Library on June 20. Clark County Community Services has been successful in the 100 Cars for Good Program. Thank you to everyone who voted for us on Face Book. We received amazing support from the local community as well as many votes across the United States. We will receive a new Toyota Tundra truck sometime in the next few weeks

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