Just A Thought

May 3, 2017 richardb
Summer is fast approaching! Vacation Bible Schools are set, EBA Summer Missionaries will soon begin orientation moving toward 8 weeks of missions that will change their lives and many of the ones they will serve. Mission project schedules are finalizing. The EBA Construction Team will be headed to Kentucky, our SEND New Orleans Partnership has two trips scheduled.
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Just A Thought

April 13, 2017 sherrew
The calendar is often spoken of in terms of “Seasons”. We’ve experienced a ‘teaser’ of sorts recently with unseasonably warm days followed by frigid temps. I would like to speak to a ‘season of sorts’ today. Over twelve years ago I received a phone call from Ed Spivey. In his distinctive deep voice he began
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Just a Thought

April 6, 2017 richardb
April is here! We don’t need the calendar to remind us due to the pollen that turning everything yellow outside and brings on the sinus issues. This is the time of year the ‘pace begins to pick up’ around EBA. A group of Baptist Campus Ministries students led by two of our staff, Richard Bradfield
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Just A Thought

March 23, 2017 richardb
Our recent Crucial Conversations Conference was a great success! You’re never sure how folks will respond on a Sunday Evening, but in this case, many attended from across the association. First, thanks to Dr. Ryan Morris and First Baptist Church Hokes Bluff for hosting the event. Also we are so appreciative of all the churches
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Just A Thought

January 31, 2017 sherrew
Our recent Kids/Youth Min Summit was a tremendous conference. Participants connected with leaders at the top of their respective areas of ministry. The resource gift bags far off-set the registration fee. EBA underwrites the majority of the cost of training ops such as this to equip leaders in our churches to be more effective in
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Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2016 sherrew
From all of us here at the Etowah Baptist Association to all of you and your families, Merry Christmas! (Click on picture to enlarge!)
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Holiday Office Hours

December 9, 2016 sherrew
The EBA Office will close at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 22nd and will reopen at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, January 3rd.   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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Just A Thought

December 8, 2016 sherrew
If you are like most folks, you are in a flurry of activities these days. There’s decorating of our homes, cards to write and send, baking to be done, gifts to buy and so much more. In the frantic rush to prepare our homes for Christmas, we tend to forget to prepare our hearts for
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Just A Thought

November 3, 2016 sherrew
As the year moves rapidly toward 2017, I want to express deep appreciation for several special people in my life. Back in January, due to financial short falls, EBA had to make some adjustments. Emily Hamilton, Ministry Assistant to Richard Bradfield, has impacted our print media, web site upgrading and so much more. Sherre Wells became
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Just A Thought

November 1, 2016 sherrew
Thank you White Springs Baptist Church for hosting a wonderful 133rd EBA Annual Meeting.Thanks also to Dr. Craig Carlisle for your challenging Moderator’s Address.You served us exceptionally well as Moderator. Dr. Robert Smith also brought a message of conviction and passion. I also want to thank all of our entities, EBA Foundation, Baptist Health Services,
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Just A Thought

September 22, 2016 sherrew
Many folks in Etowah County were saddened to hear of Gail Well’s recent death. Her contagious sense of humor and strong faith were so evident in her daily walk. She could make the most difficult situation easier to ‘walk-through’ with her uplifting outlook derived from her faith in the Lord. One of her favorite phrases
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The Source June 2017

September 1, 2016 sherrew
The Source June 2017
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Just A Thought

August 31, 2016 sherrew
We’re showing our appreciation for our pastors/staff ministers and their wives a bit earlier than the traditional month of October this year. On September 15, a Thursday evening (6:00), we will “loveon” some of God’s choice servants through our annual Ministers/Wives Appreciation Banquet. We will begin with a wonderful meal, have some special ‘door-prizes’and Rev.
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Just A Thought

August 4, 2016 sherrew
The name Barbara Spears may not be familiar to some of you. She was a truly precious Christian Lady. Her charming personality was evident from the first time you met her. Prior to her husband, Rev. Ken Spears’ death, she was a gracious pastor’s wife. Rev. Spears pastored several churches but was best remembered as
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2016-17 Calendars

July 19, 2016 sherrew
EBA 2016-2017 16 Month Calendars are printed and ready for distribution. Stop by our office at 853 Walnut St. and pickup the number that you need for your church.
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Just A Thought

June 23, 2016 sherrew
To say our nation is in turmoil is a grave understatement.  There seems to be extreme upheaval both politically and socially with near-anarchy in illegal activity and crime.  lines of decency and morals are blurred or, at best, viewed as archaic.  What do we do?  A better question is where is our focus?  In the
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Just A Thought

June 8, 2016 sherrew
Graduations are taking place. Post high school plans have been the focus of the Class of ’16. Finalizing vacation plans and summer get-aways are priority number one. Pardon me if I put my ‘pastor’s hat’ on for a bit. With all this planning and prep, I wonder, if we are utilizing the same excitement, energy and expense when it comes to Spiritual matters? Am I
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Just A Thought

April 26, 2016 sherrew
Hey, if you haven’t checked out our newly re-designed and constantly updated web site, I’d love for you to take a look at etowahbaptist.com. We also have added links that will instantly direct you to your desired location/information. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are also a good source to post your comments or catch-up in a shorter format. The bottom-line (I know, it’s an old
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Don't Forget These Dates!

April 19, 2016 sherrew
Important dates!
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Just A Thought

March 31, 2016 sherrew
Spring is on it’s way! Blooms are popping-up and fishing weather is here! I hope, along with the freshness of the season, we would take a new fresh look at things that enhance our spiritual walk, as well as, get involved in events that touch lives for Christ.  Now is the time to enlist workers
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Alabama Baptist Submissions

March 23, 2016 sherrew
Alabama Baptist Submissions Please click, fill out, and submit for any item you would like to run on the backpage of the Alabama Baptist newspaper.
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Just A Thought

March 11, 2016 sherrew
We are so pleased to have Anne Harrison join the EBA Staff. She is serving as my Ministry Assistant. She brings a wealth of experience, not only to her day-to-day professional duties, but also as a former IMB Missionary and so much more. It’s great to be back to full staff. We are dedicated and committed to serving Etowah Baptists, as well as
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Just A Thought

February 25, 2016 sherrew
I just wanted to bring a matter of great concern to your attention. In recent weeks, several State Sponsored Lottery Bills have quietly made their way through the legislative system in Montgomery. We dare not sit back and think this doesn’t have a chance to pass. That’s what proponents want us to do. Many others are using the excuse, why not let
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Just A Thought

February 18, 2016 sherrew
Would you agree that a gathering that affirms a new Missions Partnership, accepts a new church into a process that would eventually move them into full affiliation with an association and to become aware of many great opportunities and events that strengthen churches for effectiveness would be a wonderful thing? Well, that’s just a ‘taste’ of our recent EBA
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DNOW

February 2, 2016 richardb
The cost of DNOW differs per church based on their individual program, but the cost per student due to EBA is $15. The schedule is as follows: Friday, February 5 6:30 Doors Open 7:00 Worship 8:15 Bible Study 9:30 Depart for Homes Saturday, February 6 9:45 Doors Open 10:00 Worship 11:15 Bible Study 12:15 Lunch
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Just A Thought

February 1, 2016 sherrew
February is here! It just doesn’t seem possible. January was packed with great ministry training opportunities. Our Children’s Ministry Summit was a tremendous success. Thanks to 12th Street BC for hosting. We also unveiled Mission Trip plans in conjunction with our partnerships in Southeast Asia, C2Church in N. Miami, a new partnership in the Greater
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Mission Trip Overview

January 21, 2016 sherrew
2016 Mission Trip Overview Southeast Asia #1                             May                                                     $2,500-$3,000 (Exact dates and cost will be determined by airfare and seat availability based on team size.) This is our second year of a partnership with missionaries Matt and Wendy B. serving with the Madurese people group of Indonesia. This trip will lay the ground work
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January 15, 2016 sherrew
EBA Basketball Schedule
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Just A Thought

January 14, 2016 sherrew
It’s so good to communicate to you in this first Just a Thought for the year. The New Year finds us ‘moving forward’ with renewed passion and excitement to see what The Lord has in store for our network of churches (EBA). We ended 2015 on a good ‘financial note’ which will be forthcoming on
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Church Request for Summer Missionaries

January 6, 2016 sherrew
2016 Church Request Form for Summer Missionaries
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The Source for February

December 22, 2015 sherrew
The Source February 2016
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Summer Missions Request Form

March 31, 2016 richardb
To request summer missionaries to help with your summer outreach events please fill out this form. Return form to: Etowah Baptist Association ATTN: Eric Sexton P.O. Box 490 Gadsden, AL 35902 Or drop it off at our office!
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EBA Men's Basketball Meeting

December 14, 2015 sherrew
January 18, 2016 6 PM @ EBA
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VBS Jumpstart

December 14, 2015 sherrew
Get a jumpstart on your VBS planning this year!    January 12, 2016 6:30 @ EBA   Join us for: -basics of vbs -preview curriculum -eba resources to help -ideas from others
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Just A Thought

December 14, 2015 sherrew
We’re just days away! Are you ready? Have you made all preparations you planned to get accomplished? For you ‘list-makers’, has each item been ‘checked twice’? Are all plans finalized as to where you will stay? No . . . I’m not talking about the white-breaded guy in the bright red suit. I’m speaking of
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EBA Holiday Schedule

December 9, 2015 sherrew
EBA Holiday Schedule: The EBA Office will close on December 23 at noon and will reopen on January 4, 2016 at 7:30 am.
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December 3, 2015 richardb
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Apologetics

December 1, 2015 sherrew
Faith Based On Evidence Mini-Conference 2016
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Just A Thought

December 1, 2015 sherrew
Is it just me or does humility seem to be a dwindling commodity in today’s society? It appears that the ‘I’m the master of my own soul’ message is more prevalent in recent days. John 13 reminds us if I then, your Lord, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash My feet”? Now,
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Mission Center News

November 25, 2015 sherrew
The Mission Center Still has families for Christmas adoptions! 1. Adopt a family…only $60.00 per child plus food basket by Dec 1st 2. Purchase toys and bring to Missions Center for their Toy Store by Dec 11th! 3. Purchase food for Christmas basket ($30-40) by Dec. 11th! 4. Volunteer to work in Toy Store 5.Give
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Just A Thought

November 24, 2015 sherrew
The recent Alabama Baptist State Convention theme was PRAY.  It was a joy to do just that throughout the gathering. Eastern Shore BC hosted the Pastor’s Conference on Monday, as well as, the Convention Tuesday and Wednesday.  Each of the current Convention Officers were elected to a second term. President, Travis Coleman, Prattville,  ‘sort-of one
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Holiday Hours

November 20, 2015 sherrew
The EBA Office will be closing Wednesday, Nov. 25th @ noon for Thanksgiving Holiday and will reopen Monday, Nov. 30 @ 7:30 am
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Just A Thought

November 17, 2015 sherrew
Would you agree that LOVE is vital to life, especially this time of year? I think so. I’m, of course, speaking of the agape type.  We should always seek to increase our desire to give and receive it, as well.  If you truly know Christ, there should be a growing pattern of love through our
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Just A Thought

November 5, 2015 sherrew
Response to the Backpack Ministry for the Mississippi River Region was wonderful. WMU took the lead in promoting and our Associational Disaster Relief Team took-on the task of packing them in boxes and delivering them to the State Disaster Relief Facility in Prattville, AL. Our office was a regional collection point. Of the total collected of 320, 230
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Mandatory EBA Basketball Meeting

November 11, 2015 sherrew
There will be a mandatory EBA Basketball Coaches Meeting tomorrow night (11/12) at 6:30 pm at the EBA Office. Please make plans to attend this meeting if you are coaching a team this year. Thanks!
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Secretaries' Christmas Luncheon

November 4, 2015 sherrew
Tuesday, December 1st 11:30 am Red Lobster   Please bring food for the Missions Center
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Retired Ministers/Wives Christmas Luncheon

November 4, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, December 3 12 noon EBA Office   Please R.S.V.P. for meal reservations To Cheryl – 256-547-1691 X 106 cherylb@etowahbaptist.com
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Just A Thought

October 30, 2015 sherrew
Tis the Season! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! Yes, we should express our ‘thank-you(s)-year-round’ but something about this time of year should motivate us to genuinely show appreciation. Point is . . . what a way to ‘open-the-door’ to share your testimony which could lead to sharing the Gospel. We are living in
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November Newsletter

October 23, 2015 sherrew
The Source November
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Just A Thought

October 23, 2015 sherrew
Thanks to those who have taken a few minutes to complete our on-line survey. Several weeks ago, we uploaded a simple survey asking for your feedback on our web site etowahbaptist.com.  ‘Click’ on SURVEY and it should pop-up. We are constantly seeking to improve communication as to who we are and what we attempt to
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EVOLUTION

October 23, 2015 sherrew
EVOLUTION FACT OR FICTION
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Just A Thought

October 16, 2015 sherrew
God moved in a very powerful way last Monday in our 132nd Annual Meeting. Our theme was a simple declaration . . . Partners in Ministry-Proclaiming the Gospel based on Mark 16:15; And He said to them, go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.  In spite of all the bad news
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Wall Street Treat

October 14, 2015 sherrew
October Mission Idea: Wall Street Treat Help Etowah Baptist Missions Center And Alabama City Merchants Assoc. Thursday, October 29th 5-7pm The Mission Center needs candy, candy and more candy! They need churches, organizations, youth groups to sponsor and maintain booths on Wall Street for the children to enjoy. So far they have blow-ups for the
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7th Annual Lottie Moon Tea

October 13, 2015 sherrew
Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm East Gadsden Baptist Church Prize for Best Decorated Table Ticket Cost 1.00 All Proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Offering Guest Speaker: Anne H. Former Missionary 2015 International Mission Study – Indonesia If you are interested in decorating a table or for more information please contact Sallie Lasseter:
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Grants for Special Projects

October 13, 2015 sherrew
Special Projects Request Forms and Guidelines are now available at the EBA Office and also downloadable from our website. Deadlines to turn in your request: Outside Organizations: Thursday, Nov. 12th Churches: Monday, Nov. 30
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Ministers & Wives Retreat

October 9, 2015 sherrew
October is Pastor Appreciation Month Show yours by sending your pastor & wife to the Great Smokey Mountains Nov. 6th – 8th 2 rooms available! Call EBA for more details: 256-547-1691 X 105
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Just A Thought

October 9, 2015 sherrew
Time is quickly moving toward Fall Festivals, Thanksgiving and Christmas! We’re already hearing Christmas songs. It seems that I’ve made this statement quite frequently lately; could things get any worse?  Speaking, of course, of the current downward-spiraling of our nation and across the world as a whole. I think you would agree with me, our
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Fall Missions Festival

October 2, 2015 sherrew
We will be taking EBA buses to the Fall Missions Festival,  WorldSong Missions Place, Cook Springs, on Tuesday, October, 20 from 10 am – 3 pm. We will be leaving at 8:30 am. The cost is $16.00 per person. If you plan to attend you need to go online at www.alabamawmu.org and register. If you have
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Job Announcement

October 1, 2015 sherrew
Now taking applications for Administrative Assistant Part time position 30 hours per week (4 days – Monday through Thursday) If interested send resume to Richard Bradfield at richardb@etowahbaptist.com ASAP
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Ministers Wives Appreciation Fellowship

October 1, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, October 8th   6:00 – 7:30 pm EBA Office Soup, Chili & all the Fixin’s Complete with Give-a-ways!!! RSVP by Monday-October 5th Carol Cardwell – 256-312-7333 carolcardwell@comcast.net
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Just A Thought

October 1, 2015 sherrew
Our Annual Meeting is but days away! If you have attended in recent years, you are well aware that this gathering of Etowah Baptists is far from boring and ‘business-as-usual’. If you have not attended, please consider representing your church and join us at Southside Baptist Church on highway 77 on Monday, October 12. If
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The Source

December 21, 2015 sherrew
The Source February 2016
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"The Source" November 2015

September 25, 2015 sherrew
Check out the October edition of our Newsletter “The Source” The Source November
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Just A Thought

September 24, 2015 sherrew
EBA’s 132nd Associational Annual Meeting is just a few weeks away! This year we meet on Oct. 12 (Monday) at Southside Baptist Church. We appreciate Pastor Matt Whethington, the staff and volunteers who will assist us that day. We realize the afternoon session, beginning at 1, is an issue for some, however, if at all
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Etowah Baptist Mission Center Soup & Sandwich Lunch Fundraiser

September 21, 2015 sherrew
Give a $10.00 donation to the Etowah Baptist Missions Center and you will receive a Soup & Sandwich Lunch Menu: Chili or Vegetable Soup Corn Muffin Sandwich (choice of Grilled Cheese or Chicken Salad sandwich) Cookie Tea or Water to Drink Thursday, October 15 11-2 Pm Gadsden First Baptist Church For more information contact Donna
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Etowah Baptist Association 132nd Annual Meeting

September 16, 2015 sherrew
Partners In Ministry – Proclaiming the Gospel 132nd Annual Meeting Monday, October 12, 2015 Southside Baptist Church Begins @ 1:00 pm Dinner – $6 Please call Cheryl with meal reservations at: 256-547-1691 X 106 Missions Celebration: 6:00 pm Guest Speaker: Dan Garland Church Partnerships – Lifeway ————————————————————————————————————————————— Please elect your messengers The E.BA. Constitution of
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CBCI Term 2

September 16, 2015 sherrew
“Lessons Learned From the Life of David” Begins Thursday, October 1st 6 pm  EBA Office Cost $50.00 plus book
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Just A Thought

September 11, 2015 sherrew
What relationship did Moses have with his father-in-law? How about Paul with the Philippians?  Or even Jesus with His disciples? They had someone they could turn to as a resource, encourager, and as a fellow “soldier in the battle”.  In a word, PARTNER! They had folks they confided-in, who would ‘stand-with-them’ and were true friends. 
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Ministry Wives Appreciation Fellowship

September 9, 2015 sherrew
Ministry Wives Appreciation Fellowship Thursday, October 8th 6:00 – 7:30 pm Soup, Chili & all the fixin’s, Dessert & Drinks There will be Giveaways also! RSVP by Monday, October 5th to Carol Cardwell @ 256-312-7333 or carolcardwell@comcast.net
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Special Projects

September 8, 2015 sherrew
Guidelines for Special Projects 72715 Request for Assistance Form
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VBS Church Report Form

September 3, 2015 sherrew
If you haven’t turned in your VBS Church Report Form please return to Cheryl at the EBA. If you have any questions call 256-547-1691 X 106. Thanks!
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Just A Thought

September 2, 2015 sherrew
In reflection, I could begin this week’s article as I did last week. Where has all the time gone? Today, September 3, marks my 65th birthday! There have been some very low-times, but the high-times far outweigh the lows.  Just a week ago, Carol and Icelebrated 44 years of marriage. She’s been a ‘main-stay’ for
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2015 EBA Girl's Brunch

August 28, 2015 sherrew
“Soul On Fire” Guest Speaker – Taylor Clough Date:  Saturday, October 10, 2015 Time:  10:00 AM – Noon Where:  Whorton Bend Fire Department, 2589 Whorton Bend Rd., Gadsden, AL 35901 Cost:  $5.00 each – Includes lunch Who:  Girls grades 6th – 12th Mission Project:  We are asking each group to bring one “Christmas Backpack” see
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Just A Thought

August 28, 2015 sherrew
 As the ole adage declares; where has the time gone? On August 15, 2005, I began an awesome journey with Etowah Baptist Assn. Challenges? Yes, we’ve weathered each one by following God’s leading and He has never failed. Changes? Oh, yes. Far too many to list here, but again, the Lord has proven Himself faithful
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Just A Thought

August 28, 2015 sherrew
I recently attended a SEND NAMB 2015 Mission Conference, co-hosted by the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board. To have a gathering such as this with both Mission Boards involved was tremendous.  Over 13k were in attendance with ages ranging from early teens to “fourth-quarter” guys like me. The main speakers, as
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Clerk Packets are Available to Pick Up

August 17, 2015 sherrew
Clerk Packets are Available to pick up at the EBA Office.  Deadline to return: Wednesday, September 16
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Just A Thought

August 17, 2015 sherrew
We really appreciate everyone who attended our Key Leader Conference. Several years ago, we saw the need to offer our church leaders ongoing training right here in Etowah. Each year interest has grown and we thank you for participating. For 10 years our purpose statement has remained; to assist our churches in accomplishing the Great
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CBCI 2015 "Slaying Your Giants"

August 5, 2015 sherrew
Begins Thursday, August 6 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Professor: Dr. Sallie Lasseter Course: Biblical Counseling Cost: $50.00 plus book
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Just A Thought

August 5, 2015 sherrew
What an awesome summer of Mission endeavors! I want to thank some very special people who participated in both Miami/Christ Centered Church weeks. There was a distinct difference in the two, by design. It was an amazing worship experience at C2Ch. on the Sundays after each team arrived. Trip #1 folks witnessed 7 baptisms and
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key leader

July 28, 2015 sherrew
Key Leader Conference16
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Churches: Pictures & Information Needed!!!

July 28, 2015 sherrew
Churches, it’s that time of year again where we need you to send us your pictures and information from your mission trips and ministries that you have done this past year.  Most importantly, send us the number of Professions for Christ.  Send to: sherrew@etowahbaptist.com
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Just A Thought

July 28, 2015 sherrew
In a matter of days, we’ll turn the calendar to August! Hard to believe school begins again in a few days. This has been another awesome summer with great Kingdom results. Two Miami Mission trips saw great results working with Christ Centered Church. The EBA Summer Missions Ministry saw another banner year with thousands of
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Just A Thought

July 27, 2015 sherrew
Please note the 2015 2nd Quarter Church Giving Report on our webpage and contact Ginger (Fin. Secretary ginger@etowahbaptist.com or 256-547-1691, ext. 110) if a discrepancy is discovered. We are well aware of the “stressful financial times” in which we live. Every ‘$’ is greatly appreciated and each EBA expenditure is highly scrutinized. Awareness of who we
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2015 2nd Quarter Church Giving Report

July 27, 2015 sherrew
Etowah Baptist     Association     Etowah Baptist Association     Church Jan-Jun 2015 Jan-Jun 2014 Church Jan-Jun 2015 Jan-Jun 2014 Altoona First $500.00 $500.00 Kyle Avenue $0.00 $0.00 Attalla First $3,006.69 $3,172.42 Kyuka $401.54 $873.50 Bellevue $6,182.41 $15,276.66 Lakeview $1,012.49 $1,793.35 Bethany $378.04 $0.00 Lookout Avenue $203.23 $203.40 Black Creek $2,117.54 $2,767.19 Louis Street $564.86
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Retirement Reception Honoring Mrs. Betty Sullivan

July 27, 2015 sherrew
Retirement Reception Honoring Mrs. Betty Sullivan Sunday, August 9 2 – 4 pm Etowah Baptist Association Celebration Tree “For Special Acknowledgments” Come celebrate Betty’s 14 years of service with EBA
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July Issue of "The Source"

July 9, 2015 sherrew
July Newsletter
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National Sunday School Director Seminar

July 9, 2015 sherrew
National Sunday School Director Seminar
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Just A Thought

July 1, 2015 sherrew
Our laws & our institutions must necessarily be based upon & embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It’s impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense & to this extent our civilization & our institutions are emphatically Christian.  This is a religious people.  This is historically true. From discovery of this
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Just A Thought

June 25, 2015 sherrew
The Prayer for Spiritual Awakening and Revival was truly one of the most powerful, much needed, highlights of the recent Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus. I participated through the live-stream video and was impacted greatly.   Repentance and forgiveness for complacency along with racial reconciliation were at the forefront of all that took place. Spiritual darkness
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Quarterly Executive Board Meeting

June 24, 2015 sherrew
Tuesday, August 18 10:00 am Etowah Baptist Association Please encourage your Executive Board Member & Pastor to attend, so they can take information back to your Church.
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Transformational Missions Workshop

June 22, 2015 sherrew
transformational_missions_workshop
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Just A Thought

June 18, 2015 sherrew
Our 2015 Summer Missions Ministry is in ‘high-gear’!  It began with a Spirit-filled Commissioning Service hosted by Immanuel Baptist Church. During the first two weeks, the Missionaries, along with Supervisors, Eric Sexton & Tim Womack, fanned-out across the association participating in 13 Vacation Bible Schools!  They are so excited to be available to assist our
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Equip

June 11, 2015 sherrew
July 24-25, 2015 Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega, AL For more information: Visit www.alabamawmu.org/equip or call 800-264-1225 ext 226 To register contact Shocco Springs at 800-280-1105, or visit www.shocco.org For additional information check out @alwmu or @Candace@WMU on Twitter or the Facebook Pages of Alabama WMU, WorldSong Missions Place, and Candace McIntosh.
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Pastors/Staff Ministers & Spouse Movie Night!

June 11, 2015 sherrew
I’ve made special arrangements to show the soon-to-be-released movie, WAR ROOM, produced by the Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel, & Fireproof). EBA is hosting the showing at the Meadowbook BC Conference Building (located on the corner, at the front of the parking lot on Rainbow Dr.) on Friday, June 26.. This is for
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Mission Trip Info

June 3, 2015 sherrew
  Miami #2 deadline for money is Thursday, June 18 Miami Mission Trip #2 Meeting at the EBA Office – Tuesday, June 23 @ 6:30 pm
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Just A Thought

June 3, 2015 sherrew
Here we are, just a few days from Memorial Day and about a month from July 4!  Is it me, or are we experiencing a slipping-away from what it means to express true patriotism and thankfulness for the freedoms we take for granted? Are we dangerously close to seeing these foundations crumble in the eyes
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Congressman Robert Aderholt at EBA 5/28/15 @ 4:00 PM

May 28, 2015 sherrew
Everyone is  invited to meet with Congressman Robert Aderholt at EBA @ 4:00 pm Thurs.  No campaigning. Discussing same-sex marriage & other timely issues.
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June, 2015 Issue of "The Source"

May 27, 2015 sherrew
Check out the June, 2015 issue of “The Source” June 2015 Edition
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Just A Thought

May 26, 2015 sherrew
I am excited to announce that our Summer Missions team has been hired and are currently being trained. We have hired thirteen students, ages ranging 16-22.  They come from nine different churches in our Association. They will begin serving next week, and will be doing a variety of things.  A summer missionary may work at
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Just A Thought

May 20, 2015 sherrew
Well, another school year has come to a close, summer is officially kicking-off!  In just a few days, N. Miami Mission Trip #1 will depart for a great week of ministry with C2 Church. We deeply appreciate every person who has ‘answered the call’ to short-term missions.  Plans are moving forward for N. Miami Trip
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Secretaries Luncheon

May 19, 2015 sherrew
*PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 9TH* Secretaries Luncheon Tuesday, June 9th 11:30 am Courtyard Café Please call Betty for reservations 256-547-1691 X 105 bettys@etowahbaptist.com
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Summer Missionaries need Cookies and Koolaid

May 14, 2015 sherrew
Summer Missionaries Need Cookies and Kool-aid for Community Centers Ministry Perhaps your group could adopt as a Mission Project For more information call (256) 547-1691 X 106
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EBA Construction Mission Trip

May 14, 2015 sherrew
EBA Construction Mission Trip Ft. Payne, AL – June 13 – 19 STILL ROOM FOR MORE WORKERS Deadline for Application and Fees Thursday, June 4 Cost: $100 For information call (256) 547-1691 X 107 or 106
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Just A Thought

May 13, 2015 sherrew
With all that is taking place in our nation today, it’s obvious that the ‘world’s game-plan’ has major flaws. It’s the old adage of the squeaky-wheel grabbing the attention. It’s also amazing how the masses can be drawn to the easy-fix with no thought of long-term implications!  Gambling is the way to fix our financial
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Summer Missionaries Commissioning Service

May 11, 2015 sherrew
The Commissioning Service for Summer Missionaries will be June 7 at 6:00 pm at Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 3680 Old US Highway 278 E. Gadsden, AL. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
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Deadlines for Miami Mission Trip Payments

May 6, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, May 14 Final Payment Due for Miami #1 Mission Trip – $200.00 (Total Cost 250.00) Thursday, May 14 Registration/Deposit for Miami #2 Mission Trip – $50.00 (Total Cost 250.00)
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Just A Thought

May 6, 2015 sherrew
Thank you hardly seems adequate, but those are the words that come to mind when I think about the Association VBS Clinic that took place at Cherry Street on April 23rd. I would first like to thank each one who was a part of the EBA VBS team; I truly appreciate all of your hard
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Welcome to our 2015 Summer Missionaries and Volunteers

May 1, 2015 sherrew
              Missionaries: Mikayla Gray – Lakeview Michaela Dodd – Paden Darrien Caudle – Riddles Bend Hollie Ivey – Macedonia Adam Crocker – 12th Street Lyndsie Gunter – College Heights Jessica Diggs – Heath Stephen Gunter – College Heights Kentara Blackwell – Union #3 Isabelle Love – MeadowBrook Lexie Tisdale
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Just A Thought

April 30, 2015 sherrew
As the Collegiate/Student Ministries Director I have the great privilege of coordinating our Summer Missions program every year. This year our team and my co-coordinator Tim Womack have put together a great team. The Holy Spirit has put a group of students together from different schools, churches, and backgrounds. This summer these students will learn
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Summer Mission Church Request Deadline

April 30, 2015 sherrew
If you need summer missionaries to help at VBS, the deadline to submit your request is Wednesday, May 13
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Check out May edition of The Source!

April 30, 2015 sherrew
Check out the May edition of “The Source”!  It’s available now, just scroll to the bottom of our website and you will find the link! If you prefer to receive the newsletter by email, let Cheryl know.  Her email address is cherylb@etowahbaptist.com, or you can call her at (256) 547-1691 X 106.
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Just A Thought

April 30, 2015 sherrew
Please note the 1st quarter Church Giving Report for 2015 on the website.   If you discover a discrepancy, please contact: ginger@etowahbaptist.com or (256) 547-1691 X 110.  We so appreciate your churches’ investment in EBA.  As mentioned many times, this is not merely an act of giving but becoming involved in Missions!  It’s also come to my attention
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Church Giving Report

April 30, 2015 sherrew
Etowah Baptist Association  Contribution   Etowah Baptist Association Contribution    Church Jan-Mar 2015 Jan-Mar 2014 Church Jan-Mar 2015 Jan-Mar 2014 Altoona First $200.00 $200.00 Kyuka $0.00 $378.52 Attalla First $1,302.33 $1,645.91 Lakeview $483.84 $1,122.39 Bellevue $3,641.17 $7,642.20 Lookout Avenue $95.14 $94.20 Bethany $378.04 $0.00 Louis Street $201.98 $283.40 Black Creek $1,149.73 $864.22 Macedonia $1,182.91 $1,015.67
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Just A Thought

April 23, 2015 sherrew
In the 4th verse of John, Jesus is responding to His disciples question as to who was at fault that a man had been born blind. After addressing their concern in verse 3 He stated that “We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day, Night is coming when no
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Just A Thought

April 16, 2015 sherrew
It amazes me how quickly folks seem to move away from the significance and impact of Easter as if it never took place! Question . . . did people clearly hear the messages of the Cross and how Christ willingly gave His life (unconditionally) ushering in grace for everyone who places faith in Him? Have
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Miami 1 Team Meeting

April 15, 2015 sherrew
Monday, April 27 at 6:30 pm Conference room Etowah Baptist Association
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Youth Network Meeting

April 15, 2015 sherrew
May 7 @ 11:30 A.M Etowah Baptist Association
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Pastor's Conference

April 15, 2015 sherrew
Daniel Edmonds, a State Missionary from the State Convention will be the guest speaker at the Pastor’s Conference on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Please call 256-547-1691 X 100 to make reservations
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Deadline for Deposit - Miami 1 Mission Trip

April 15, 2015 sherrew
If you are going on the Miami 1 Mission Trip, applications & deposits are due on April 15. The deposit is $50.00 (Total cost $250.00). If you have any questions you can contact Richard or Cheryl at the EBA at (256) 547-1691.
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Just A Thought

April 9, 2015 sherrew
The hot and hazy days of summer are quickly approaching. Wait, didn’t we just dig-out from under 8 inches of snow just a few weeks ago? Yes, only in N. Alabama!   I wanted to make you aware of several Mission opportunities just around the corner. Our first trip to N. Miami, working with Derek Allen
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Just A Thought

April 6, 2015 sherrew
April has arrived! Signs of spring are ‘popping-up’ everywhere. Why is it that the weeds seem to get a jump on ‘the good stuff’? Thinking about that brought to mind how easily the ‘weeds’ can spread in our daily-walk to blur our focus.  Satan’s schemes are very effective if we allow them to ‘take-root’.  However,
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Samford Sunday

March 27, 2015 sherrew
*UPDATE* If your Church is hosting a speaker for Samford Sunday, you should have received a Memo from the EBA with your Speaker’s name and background information, along with instructions on when and where to pick him up, etc. If you did NOT receive this memo, please contact Sherre at the EBA at (256) 547-1691.
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Just A Thought

March 27, 2015 sherrew
Introducing The EBA Source!  With ever-increasing printing/mailing cost, as well as, changes in the manner in which folks receive information, EBA has moved to a monthly two-page newsletter called The Source.  We are utilizing our newly revised Web Site, www.etowahbaptist.com as well as making hyperlinks available on Facebook (Etowah Baptist Association) and Twitter (@etowahbaptist).  If you
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Check out our new electronic newsletter...The Source

March 20, 2015 sherrew
We have added a link at the bottom of our webpage for our new electronic newsletter…The Source.  We will also be sending it out via email, so if you would like to receive it through your email please send your information to Cheryl at cherylb@etowahbaptist.com.  Even if we have had your email address in the past, contact us
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Just A Thought

March 19, 2015 sherrew
In a recent Etowah Baptist Assn. Executive Board meeting, a recommendation was made and unanimously passed, that allowed EBA to elect a new Baptist Health Services Board of Directors. This action was due to the previous board’s resignation after the sale of the Regency Pointe retirement facility.  Along with this action, the new BHS Board
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Bus Training

March 18, 2015 sherrew
*Note date change * Where: Etowah Baptist Association, 853 Walnut Avenue When:  April 4 from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. There is no charge for this training.  Please bring your driver’s license. You must attend training to drive an EBA bus.
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EBA Woman's Missionary Union 116th Annual Meeting

March 13, 2015 sherrew
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 pm College Heights Baptist Church (PLEASE NOTE PLACE CHANGE)   EBA WMU Director: Anne Long Asst. Director: Becky Luther   Watch for more details You will not wanna miss this One!!!
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Just A Thought

March 13, 2015 sherrew
Just a quick update on how the Lord is moving mightily through Pastor Derek Allen and the great ministry team at C2 Church in N. Miami, Florida.  They recently celebrated their  One Year Anniversary. It was a ‘full house’ with several decisions made.  A team from 12th Street BC recently served for a week, as
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Pastor's Conference

March 13, 2015 sherrew
On Tuesday, April, 21 we will have a guest Speaker from the State Office: Daniel Edmonds Lunch will be provided, so make plans to now to attend
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Ministers/Wives & Retired Ministers/Wives Appreciation Banquet

March 13, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:00 pm Etowah Baptist Association Come see and be amazed at this years Entertainment Please make reservations to: 256-547-1691 X 27 cherylb@etowahbaptist.com YA’LL COME!!!!
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VBS CLINIC

March 13, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, April 23     6:00 pm Cherry Street Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is the Number 1 outreach tool that we have to share Jesus with children and the lost.  So gather your teachers and come to this exciting clinic to learn new techniques and skills in the areas of Babies – Kindergarten, 1st – 6th
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Just A Thought

March 9, 2015 sherrew
Response to the recent moral attack on the Biblical definition of marriage has been varied and in some cases, vicious.  Dr. Rick Lance, Ex. Dir. of the Alabama Baptist State Conv. called it a “moral tsunami”.  Several public gatherings have taken place with more to come.  Judges and attorneys continue to debate whose rulings will
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Just A Thought

February 20, 2015 sherrew
The statistics are sobering: Less than 15% of churches in America are growing… Of those 15%, just 2.2% of those are growing by conversion growth. Pastors are leaving the ministry each month by the thousands. Every year thousands of churches close their doors for good. There are as many “explanations” for this decline as there
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Secretaries Luncheon

February 20, 2015 sherrew
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 11:30 am @ EBA OFFICE (Lunch Furnished by EBA) Please get reservations in by Thursday, Feb. 26 for meal preparation to Cheryl 256-547-1691 X 27 or cherylb@etowahbaptist.com Lee Wright, (ALSBOM) will be with us to talk about retirement and other pertinent information
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Bi-Vocational Revival

February 12, 2015 sherrew
Sunday – Wednesday March 15-18, 2015 Times to be announced Sunday – Altoona First Baptist Church   Message:  Dr. John Richey Monday – Mt. Olive  Baptist Church  Message:  Rev. George Dunn Tuesday Cave Springs Baptist Church  Message: Rev. Phillip Swindall Wednesday Northside Baptist Church Message Rev. Larry Hornbuckle Special Music Nightly Love Offering to be taken
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Just A Thought

February 12, 2015 sherrew
Another tragic decision concerning same-sex marriage in Alabama was recently ‘handed-down’ by a Federal Judge (just writing that grieves my heart).  There have been a wide range of responses; however, there’s only one that is truly genuine.  God’s Word is very clear, His response has been firm since it was penned!  Yes, I’m well aware
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CBCI Term 4 Following the Scarlet Thread

February 9, 2015 sherrew
Professor Dr. John Richey Beginning March 5, 2015 6 pm at EBA Cost: $50.00 plus book
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Just A Thought

February 5, 2015 sherrew
We can do that . . . is a response I have used several times in recent days.  I’ve learned of particular needs or questions from several people involved in various EBA churches. Questions ranging from financial to deacon ministry and everything in between.  Awareness of just who we are as Etowah Baptist Association has
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Prayer Focus Churches

February 3, 2015 sherrew
Cherry Street Baptist Church Southside Baptist Church
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Just a Thought

January 29, 2015 sherrew
Please note the end of the year Church Giving Report post on our Home page.  We are so appreciative of every dollar invested through your partnership with EBA.  If any discrepancy is discovered please contact our Financial Secretary, Ginger Cain, ginger@etowahbapist.com or (256) 547-1691, ext. 30. Accountability and stewardship of funds entrusted to EBA are priority
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Church Giving Report

January 29, 2015 sherrew
Etowah Baptist Assoc. Contributions YTD   Etowah Baptist Assoc. Contributions YTD   Church Jan-Dec 2014 Jan-Dec 2013 Church Jan-Dec 2014 Jan-Dec 2013 Altoona First $1,200.00 $1,200.00 Kyuka $2,278.11 $1,464.29 Attalla First $6,326.54 $5,946.99 Lakeview $2,687.82 $2,461.64 Bellevue $29,472.26 $29,457.24 Lookout Avenue $411.82 $417.36 Bethany $0.00 $301.26 Louis Street $1,470.88 $1,125.87 Black Creek $5,099.67 $1,904.27 Macedonia
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DNOW 2015

January 27, 2015 sherrew
March 6-7           Meadowbrook Baptist Speaker: Justin Lett Worship: “Apex Worship Band” Saturday Night Concert: Jason “Humble Tip” Lewis
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ALL 4 HIM 2015 CHILDREN'S MISSIONS EXPLOSION

January 27, 2015 sherrew
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Liberty Baptist, Chelsea, AL To register for this event: Go to Alawoman.org/CME (Deadline to Register is Friday, January 30th) Online registration form (to pay by credit card) Downloadable Registration Form (to print and pay by check) We will be taking the EBA Buses.  If you plan to ride an EBA Bus
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Senior Adult Breakfast & Concert

January 23, 2015 sherrew
Thursday, February 19 @ 8:30 am Convention Hall Early Bird Price: $7.00 Tickets available at the EBA Office Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Grits, Biscuits and Gravy, Juice & Coffee
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Just A Thought...

January 23, 2015 sherrew
With our nation in such turmoil and trauma, isn’t it obvious that human ‘solutions’ for all we are facing as we began 2015, are not, nor will not, bring about resolution?  The One True God who orchestrated everything according to His perfect plan is The Only One who can ‘right the ship’!  Yes . .
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Bus Training

January 29, 2015 sherrew
Where: Etowah Baptist Association, 853 Walnut Avenue When:  February 7  from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. There is no charge for this training.  Please bring your driver’s license. You must attend training to drive an EBA bus.
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Just a Thought

January 16, 2015 sherrew
Please note the details (above) pertaining to a great opportunity to participate in a REVITILIZE CONFERENCE.  To ‘tap-in’ to such conference leaders as Thom Rainer, Chuck Lawless, Micah Fries, and Malachi O’Brien, all in one place is extremely rare!  Craig Carlisle, pastor of 12th Street Baptist Church, is hosting the event and worked hard to
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CBCI Term 3 Book of Zechariah

January 15, 2015 sherrew
Professor:  Dr. Roy Cordle Beginning:  Thrusday, Jan. 8, 2015 6:00 pm EBA Office Cost $50.00 plus book
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Summer Missions

January 13, 2015 sherrew
EBA Summer Missions offers both high school and college students unique opportunities to serve right here in Etowah county. Every summer 12 summer missionaries and several volunteers will serve in Etowah Baptist churches, community centers, service projects, and Backyard Bible clubs. If you are a summer missionary you will learn…. How to share your testimony.
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Ministers' Wives Brunch

January 6, 2015 sherrew
Saturday, January 17 10 – 11:30 am Etowah Baptist Association For all Ministers Wives (Pastors, Music, Education, Youth, etc.) Please Join us for a time of food, fun, and fellowship as we come together to support each other as Women of Faith in Christ. RSVP to Carol Cardwell: 256-312-7333  or email: carolcardwell@comcast.net By Wednesday, January
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Just A Thought

January 6, 2015 sherrew
With our nation in such turmoil and trauma, isn’t it obvious that human‘solutions’ for all we are facing as we begin 2015, are not, nor will not, bring about resolution?  The One True God who orchestrated everything according to His perfect plan is The Only One who can ‘right the ship’!  Yes . . . Christ
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Just A Thought

December 11, 2014 sherrew
JUST A THOUGHT . . . A recent Barna Poll revealed some helpful (not exhaustive) hints when ministering to 18-30 year olds in churches.  These are applicable to any size congregation.  1.  Seek to create an authentic environment within the church community. One of the biggest church detractors for those 18-30 is when they sense
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Just A Thought

December 5, 2014 sherrew
As the final days of 2014 are counting down, I want to thank Etowah Baptists for your continual support of your association.  As I began my 10th year a few months ago, I did some reflecting.  I’ve clearly stated my desire to lead EBA to be pro-active when it comes to serving you and with you to
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EBA Bus Training (Required for Churches to be able to use EBA buses)

December 4, 2014 sherrew
Where: Etowah Baptist Association, 853 Walnut Avenue When:  December 6  from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. There is no charge for this training.  Please bring your driver’s license.
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Helping Without Hurting Conference

December 2, 2014 sherrew
Etowah Baptist Association 853 Walnut Street Gadsden, Alabama 35901 (256) 547-1691 X 27 January 23, 2015 REGISTRATION FEE: $25 The registration fee includes copies of the books “When Helping Hurts” & “When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience”, lunch and snacks. Copies of the books will be made available for pickup at the Etowah Baptist
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Just A Thought

December 1, 2014 sherrew
Well, we’re in final countdown!  No, not ‘til the arrival of Santa, but the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, born to die for us and take our place on the cross!  Again, I know how easy it is to get caught-up in all the glitz and glamour of the season, but as
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Vacation Bible School Jumpstart

November 20, 2014 sherrew
VBS Party For Pastors and Directors Tuesday, Jan. 13 @ 6:00 pm EBA Office Be sure and order your Jumpstart kit thru the EBA.  This helps the EBA VBS Team with the cost of our Training in April every year.  So please be sure and order your materials thru us and they can be delivered to the
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014 sherrew
From the Staff at Etowah Baptist Association And the Etowah Baptist Missions Center Gary, Betty, Richard, Eric, Cheryl, Sherre, Ginger, Dianne, Karen, Ashley, Ginger and Ed Etowah Baptist Office will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26 The Missions Center will close on Tuesday, Nov. 25 Both offices will reopen on December 1
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Reasons To Believe

November 20, 2014 sherrew
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW! Meet: Astronomer & minister Hugh Ross Breakfast: Saturday, January 10 8 – 10 am at the EBA Office 853 Walnut St., Gadsden RSVP: 256-547-1691 X. 27 cherylb@etowahbaptist.com by Jan. 6th Dr. Ross will present “Harnessing the Power of Science for Evangelizing,” then will have Q & A.
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Just a Thought...

November 20, 2014 sherrew
With Thanksgiving approaching, I want to express my sincere appreciation for EBA Churches.  I’m am so grateful to serve each one!  When compared to my years as a pastor, I’ve made a couple of comparisons.  First, as your Assn. Dir. of Missions, I realize that there may have been some disagreement over various decisions over
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How Can I Say "Thanks"

November 12, 2014 sherrew
How can I say thanks for all you, as Etowah Baptists, have done for and with me across these 31 ½ years on staff at the Etowah Baptist Association!  I appreciate so much your support of me and church & community ministries: You and your church’s involvement in missions and ministries Your prayers, especially during
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Just A Thought..

November 12, 2014 sherrew
A huge THANK YOU to all who joined us for Dianne’s Retirement Celebration.  After some much needed R&R, she will continue to stay plugged into volunteering with the Missions Center as well as serving on the Etowah Baptist Foundation Board.  It’s impossible to recap everything she has meant to EBA in this small space.  What
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Save The Date

November 6, 2014 sherrew
Saturday, Jan. 3 – Pastor’s Monthly Prayer time for Revival Monday, Jan. 5 – Summer Missions Apps available Monday, Jan. 5 – Early Bird Breakfast Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 13 – VBS Jumpstart for Pastors/Directors Thursday, Jan. 8 – Senior Adult Planning Meeting Saturday, Jan. 10 – Reasons to Believe with Hugh Ross
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Retired Ministers & Wives Luncheon

November 6, 2014 sherrew
Thursday, December 11 12 noon EBA Office Please R.S.V.P. to 256-547-1691 X 26
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Secretaries Luncheon

November 6, 2014 sherrew
Tuesday, December 2nd 11:30 am Red Lobster Please bring a can of food for the Missions Center R.S.V.P. to Cheryl 256-547-1691 X 27
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EBA Basketball

November 6, 2014 sherrew
Deadlines to remember: Monday, November 17 –  League Fees Due and Schedules Available December 1 – League Games Begin   For more information: 256-547-1691 X 27 or
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Just A Thought...

November 6, 2014 sherrew
November is here!  I know that brings various responses.  Another year is quickly coming to a close.  What did 2014 look like to you?  For some, you’d like to forget most of it.  For others you may have experienced a “banner year”.  Others may have had one of those “roller-coaster rides” (full of highs and
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Quarterly Executive Board Meeting

November 3, 2014 sherrew
Tuesday, November 18 10:00 am EBA Office Light refreshments served
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Just A Thought..

October 30, 2014 sherrew
I’ve had recent opportunities involving the return of Christ which have deeply affected me. The first was sitting under the teaching of Dr. Jimmy DeYoung at a Biblical Prophecy Conference at FBC, Glencoe. Then, just days later I saw the Left Behind movie.  I know, it’s a fictional movie based on a fictional book, but
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Just A Thought...

October 23, 2014 sherrew
With Thanksgiving approaching, we all have so much in which to give thanks!  Yes, I’m aware of the blatant fact that we are in perilous and dangerous days.  However, beyond the headlines and negativity, we only have to look to The Lord! Having recently attended a Biblical Prophecy Conference hosted by FBC, Glencoe, led by
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Dianne Lowe Retirement Celebration

October 21, 2014 sherrew
Please help us celebrate the Retirement of Mrs. Dianne Lowe Sunday, November 9, 2014 2 – 4 pm, 3 pm program White Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center If you would like to send a card or monetary gift for her: Etowah Baptist Association P.O. Box 490 Gadsden, Al 35902
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Just A Thought...

October 21, 2014 sherrew
The presence of the Lord was so evident in the EBA 131st Annual Meeting which just concluded last Monday evening.  I greatly appreciate Craig Carlisle, pastor of 12th Street Baptist Church for serving as moderator.  Also for issuing a great challenge to renew and recommit ourselves to be the New Testament Church in this ever-darkening
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Lottie Moon Tea 2014

October 21, 2014 sherrew
Saturday, November 8, 2014 2:00 pm Cost $1.00 Fairview Baptist Church, 5295 Fairview Road, Gadsden, AL Guest Speakers: Don and Gwen Reece Retired Missionaries to Nigeria for 35 years Prize for Best Decorated Table All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Offering If you are interested in decorating a table or for more information:  Nancy
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Fall Missions Festival 2014

October 15, 2014 sherrew
Experience the sights & sounds of the Ivory Coast at  Fall Missions Festival 2014 WorldSong Missions Place Cook Springs, AL Tuesday, October 21 10 til 3 pm Cost: $16.00 per person  lunch included Register online: www.alawoman.com   The EBA will be taking a bus to Cook Springs.  If you are interested in going, please call
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EBA Girl's Brunch Registration Deadline

October 15, 2014 sherrew
Tomorrow, October 16 is the deadline to register for the EBA Girl’s Brunch.  If you haven’t registered and need information you can contact Jamie @ 256-312-7033, Melisa @ 256-458-3547 or the EBA office at 256-547-1697 X 27
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Mission Center Fund Raiser Lunch

October 14, 2014 sherrew
Don’t forget the Mission Center Fund Raiser Lunch on Thursday, October 16  from 11 am to 2 pm at Gadsden First Baptist Church.  Tickets are $10.00
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EBA Basketball

October 8, 2014 sherrew
You can pick up rules and rosters from Cheryl at EBA or she can email you a copy.  Contact her at (256) 547-1691 X 27 0r cherylb@etowahbaptist.com. The only acceptable roster will be the one from the EBA office.
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Special Projects

October 16, 2014 sherrew
Special Projects Request Forms and Guidelines are now available at the EBA Office Deadline to turn in your request: Outside Organizations: Thursday, November 13th Churches: Monday, December 1st
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Just A Thought...

October 2, 2014 sherrew
Remember what happened in the months “post-9-11”?  Houses of  worship, synagogues, and related religious gathering places filled to capacity.  Sure, we all remember.  But what happened in the months following that great influx?  There wasn’t much said when people actually “bailed” and reverted back to the “old ways”! Well, we may not be in the
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Just a Thought...

September 29, 2014 sherrew
Connect is a term used in many differing ways in today’s society.   Webster defines connect; to join two or more things together; to think of something/someone as related to or being involved with another.  You hear this term in many ways from appeals in advertising to appeals in church.  That is our desire as your
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131st Annual Session of the Etowah Baptist Association

September 22, 2014 sherrew
Theme: “The Great Commission -The End of the Earth.” Celebrating Mission Monday, October 13 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm North Glencoe Baptist Church Meal 4:45 pm Please send in meal reservations and money $6.00 each prepaid to EBA Office by Monday, October 6 Guest Speakers Dr. Derek and Lindsay Allen Will be with us from
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Just a Thought...

July 31, 2014 sherrew
I realize we still have a few more weeks of summer, however,  reflecting on what The Lord has accomplished in recent weeks is truly amazing. We’re receiving early VBS reports containing marvelous results, far beyond ‘the numbers’.  Our Summer Missions Ministry touched many lives for Christ which     continues to ‘bare Spiritual fruit’.  Our first EBA
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Check Out These Resources

August 6, 2014 sherrew
We have a number of Resource/Media Kits available for our churches to check out.  They range from Bible studies to discipleship materials.  Come by and check out our inventory.  If we do not have what you need, see Richard in the Church Development Office about possible options.  Below is a list and descriptions of  the
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Special Projects

October 6, 2014 sherrew
Special Projects Request Forms and Guidelines are now available at the EBA Office Deadline to turn in your request: Outside Organizations: Thursday, November 13th Churches: Monday, December 1
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Just a Thought....

August 7, 2014 sherrew
Summer Missions has just wrapped up another successful summer. Our twelve summer missionaries and several volunteers ministered in twenty-seven different churches throughout our association. They also worked in multiple community centers, day camps, ministry sites, and mission trips. They ministered to 3,844 people throughout the summer. They were also a part of 46 decisions for
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Just a Thought...

August 18, 2014 sherrew
With all that is taking place across the world, it’s time for all Christians to ‘step-up’ our prayer lives!  You don’t have to be a Biblical scholar to realize with the crisis in Israel and other hot spots across the land, we can’t continue on this “status quo track’ any longer.  Days of political correctness,
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Just A Thought...

August 25, 2014 sherrew
Transition is defined as a change from one state or condition or another (Webster).  Transitions have varying outcomes.  In church, depending on the issue, they can be perceived as negative or positive.  They can be divisive or cohesive.  Weather transitions, moving from extreme heat and humidity to cool crisp mornings are welcomed by most.  Some
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Contributions for Churches

September 3, 2014 sherrew
Church Jan-Jul 2014 Jan-Jul 2013 Kyuka $1,232.27 $1,181.95 Altoona First $600.00 $600.00 Lakeview $2,222.96 $1,865.87 Attalla First $3,822.40 $3,636.98 Lookout Avenue $243.30 $244.74 Bellevue $17,879.96 $17,496.31 Louis Street $750.30 $671.01 Bethany $0.00 $0.00 Macedonia $3,611.62 $4,501.98 Black Creek $3,143.35 $303.25 Malone $1,050.00 $1,050.00 Brierwood Hills $1,230.00 $837.85 MeadowBrook $12,028.62 $19,563.46 Calvary $250.00 $250.00 Midway $631.00
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Just a Thought...

September 3, 2014 sherrew
We are so appreciative for the continual support from our EBA Churches.  Please note your church records.  If there is a discrepancy, please contact Ginger at EBA, (256) 547-1691, ext. 30.  As I mention from time to time, this is our Church Giving which underwrites the Church Support Budget.  The Missions &  Ministries Budget is
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EBA Girls Brunch 2014

September 4, 2014 sherrew
Where:  MeadowBrook Baptist When:  Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Time:  10:00 AM Cost:  $5.00 each  Lunch included Hands on Mission Projects will be done so come ready to “Do Something!”   Guest Speaker:  Georgia Cook Landlocked 14 year old kid with dreams to become a pro surfer while encouraging others to show Love through their Passion!
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Just a Thought...

September 8, 2014 sherrew
See You at the Pole is on Wednesday, September 24.  On this day students and teachers around the United States will gather around their school flag pole and pray.  They will pray for their friends and faculty.  They will pray for God to do a mighty work in their school. Here in Etowah County, we
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CBCI Term 2

September 10, 2014 sherrew
      Life Principles from the Women of the Bible Beginning: Thursday, October 1, 2014 6:00 pm Cost: $50.00 + book
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Just A Thought...

September 22, 2014 sherrew
Our 131th Associational Annual Meeting is less than three weeks away.  We will convene on Monday, October 13 at North Glencoe Baptist Church.  Philip Elliott, pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church has done a wonderful job as moderator for the past two years.  He will call us to order at 1 that afternoon.  This year’s theme
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Just a Thought...

July 30, 2014 sherrew
The calendar is rapidly moving along toward August. What a summer this has been, with more to come. We are receiving great VBS reports and we thank the Lord for choice servants who have and will be participating in those still to come. It’s hard to believe that another year of Summer Missions just completed.
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Summer Missionary Reunion Form

July 20, 2014 rick
If you are a current or former Summer Missionary and have not sent your form in yet, please go to News and Events: Summer Missionary Reunion and download the PDF and email to Wes or Lori Johnson at wesandlorij@comcast.net by July 31. You can also find out additional information about the reunion on this link. Please
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Summer Missions Reunion Posponed

August 21, 2014 sherrew
Due to low registration and concerns about the heat we are postponing the EBA Summer Missions Reunion. Please continue to check this website  for the new date. Please let your friends know about this change.
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The Etowah Baptist Association

November 13, 2012 rick
Located at 853 Walnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901.  We are centrally located to serve our churches throughout Etowah County.
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Treat on Wall Street

September 23, 2014 sherrew
Treat on Wall Street will be Thursday, Oct 30 from 5-7pm This is a great opportunity for evangelism. The Missions Center will be handing out candy and tracts. All who are interested in participating by setting up game booths Call Karen @ 256-546-2980 or e-mail ebmckaren@comcast.net
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Just a Thought...

June 25, 2014 sherrew
I’m so appreciative of your EBA staff.  June not only marked the 1st anniversary for Richard Bradfield as Church Development Director but he also began his position as Church & Community Development Director.  Dianne Lowe, Church & Community Ministry Director, announced her retirement set for December.  The Retirement Celebration takes place Nov. 9 at White Springs
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Just a Thought...

July 7, 2014 sherrew
We are currently in the middle of our Summer Missions program. The students are serving Etowah Baptists in 5 community centers and day camps each week. They will also be serving in over thirty different Etowah Baptist Vacation Bible Schools this summer. They have already served in 16 of those. Our students began the summer
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Plug Into A Local EBA Church

November 13, 2012 rick
Contact us today to find the perfect Baptist church for you and your family!
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Our Facility Is Available For Use

November 13, 2012 rick
Need a conference to house a special meeting for your church?  Our facility is ready to serve you and your church. Call our office today for more details!
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Resources

November 13, 2012 rick
From  library resources to a 15 passenger bus, we are ready to serve our churches in any way possible.
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Just a Thought...

June 19, 2014 sherrew
As you are reading this, our associational Construction Team is hard at work in Palatka, FL.  Again this year, Richard Bradfield, EBA Church & Missions Development Dir. is accompanying Team Leader, Bobby McCartney and the team of 37 on this year’s project.  Julia Ford is also heading-up a crew that is assisting the church with
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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

June 19, 2014 sherrew
Upcoming Events:   Þ Pastors/Wives Retreat – Gatlinburg, TN – Sept 26-28 Þ Returning to Disciple-Making with Claude King  Wednesday, October 1 at the EBA Office Þ SYATP –  Wed., Sept. 24 @ Wallace Hall 6:30 PM Þ EBA Girl’s Brunch 2014 –  Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. 10:00 AM @ MeadowBrook Baptist Church    
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Just A Thought...

April 14, 2014 rick
 Revitalize is defined by Webster as; to make something active, healthy or energetic.  That definition is at the heart of Church Revitalization.   Webster goes on to say that it also means to give new life.  Richard Bradfield, our Church Development Director,  has assembled a strong CHURCH REVITALIZATION TEAM that is addressing churches in need
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Just A Thought...

April 22, 2014 rick
Spring time in Alabama means several things.  New life is evident in nature which is beautiful but along with that, sinus sufferers deal with related issues.  Warmer temps are always welcome however along with those, the possibility of storms and related weather events occur.  Our Etowah Baptist Assn. Disaster Relief Team is one of the
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Just A Thought....

May 5, 2014 rick
 May is here! It’s hard to believe we’re moving toward those sweltering days of summer!  The school year is coming to a quick close, as well.  There seems to be a sense of freshness and renewal in the air.  There’s evidence to this in nature. I think Easter has a lot to do with that.  
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Just A Thought...

May 8, 2014 rick
  Why should we engage in mission efforts outside of Etowah County? Scripture clearly indicates that the task that we have been given [the great commission] is not an either/or proposition, rather a both/and task. Simply put, we have been called to take the Gospel to the world. I believe that begins at home and
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Just A Thought...

May 15, 2014 rick
 I wanted to update folks as to EBA’s involvement in the recent storm damage recovery in the Smith Institute/Sardis City area.  An EBA Disaster Relief Chainsaw Team was called out immediately to assist with tree removal which trapped some in their homes.  In the hours that followed, Disaster Relief volunteers began to arrive from other
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Just A Thought...

May 27, 2014 rick
I’m so appreciative of some choice servants who recently took an entire day of training at Shocco in order to be better equipped to assist EBA churches in areas of ministry.  From Church Administration to Missions Involvement to Men’s Ministry, WMU, Stewardship and many more; our State Convention’s Missionaries led breakout conferences that serve to enhance and
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Just A Thought...

May 29, 2014 rick
 June is almost here! School has ended for another year.  Plans have  are  being  finalized for Vacation Bible Schools, Mission Trips/Projects, summer missions’ activities, as well as, many other events of this nature.  I pray that each one involved in furthering the Good News of Christ and seeking to enlarge His Kingdom would encounter The
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Just A Thought....

June 5, 2014 rick
Please note the Church Giving Report.  To say how much we appreciate your support and partnership with EBA would take this entire back page and then some!  Please know it’s a tremendous honor to “labor in His Kingdom” with you and how we, together, can accomplish so much for the cause of Christ.  Also, note
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Just A Thought...

June 16, 2014 rick
Almost mid-June already!  Vacation Bible Schools are cranked-up and running. Missions Trips/Projects are underway. EBA Summer Missionaries are hard at work all across our county.  With all the bad-news we are bombarded with daily, it’s so refreshing to hear how God is simply using “ordinary folks” who have answered the call to accomplish “extra-ordinary” things
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