Cherokee Baptist Association - Centre, Alabama
Cherokee Baptist Association
Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Church News

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                             What’s Happening
Prayer Walk  
Our churches will be Prayer Walking our county school campuses,
Aug 15 & 16. Call the office for more information.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, there will be no Baptist Campus Ministries
this Fall.

The WMU Assoc Annual Mtg has been cancelled.

NAMB Offering  
Our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions was during when this Covid-19 began. If you would like to still give to this, you may send it to the State Board of Missions, PO Box 681970, Prattville, AL 36068-1970, and designate it for that.

OCC Shoeboxes
Our Association Office is no longer a drop off location for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

Homecoming Sept 13, 10:00 AM, Special Singing, Lunch at 12:00. 
This may change.

Has called Randall Christopher as their pastor.

New Prospect #2  
Has called Garet Rana as their interim pastor. 

      Law Enforcement Appreciation Week
                              August 24-30, 2020
                  ~Invite them to attend your church Aug 30
                  ~Have a special prayer for them Aug 30
                  ~Deliver gift bags
                  ~Provide snacks or meals
                  ~Provide a meaningful gift, maybe a gift card


         Annual Church Profiles (ACPs)
                   are due back in the office or on-line
                                          September 9. 

         Week of Prayer for State Missions
           & Myers-Mallory State Offering

                                    September 13-20, 2020
  Your gifts help support: Alabama WMU, Disaster Relief, Church   Planting, Partnership Missions, & Church Revitalization. 
You can order free Prayer Guides, Envelopes, & other resources             online at or call 800.264.1225 ext. 223

  Cherokee Baptist Helping Hands Ministry      
    We have had request for school supplies. If you would like to                              donate, it would be appreciated. 
      Office hours: Tues-Thurs, 9:00-11:30 AM & 1:00-3:30 PM. 
             Please call for an appointment, 256-927-851.6
         Thank you to our churches for your continued support.
                       — Linda Gibbs, CBHHM Director 


                 Christmas Backpacks

      The association will collect Christmas Backpacks again
     this year. They will be distributed through compassion
          ministry sites & church plants in at least 4 states
                           in December around Christmas.

              *Choose boy or girl and an age 2-17
              *Start with a new backpack
              *Fill with new gifts: toys & games, art
               supplies, hygiene items, a Bible, etc
              *Bring to the Assoc Office by Oct 29.
              *Please do not include easily crushed
               items, perishable food, nuts, or knives.

   *If you can't find a new Bible, we will try to have some
    here at the office.

                 Our Association Goal is 200 backpacks.
       The last day to bring to the Assoc Office is Oct 29.




Food Pounding for the     
     Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes   


12,820 lbs of food was delivered in March to the Oxford Children's Homes, along with $2,152.00 given in gift cards and money.  May God bless each that gave to this ministry.  In such a time as we have been in, I know these groceries were a blessing!



Cherokee Baptist Helping Hands Ministry

  “To be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving our community
          with financial assistance and spiritual needs.”

This new ministry is located in the basement of the Assoc Office.
Office hours are:
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00-11:30 AM & 1:00-3:30 PM,
by appointment only. 

"Thank you to our churches for your continued support.
We have helped close to 50 families. During this time, we are
seeing our clients by appointments only. Please let us know
if there is anything we can do to assist your church." 
— Linda Gibbs, CBHHM Director   

Please make this ministry and Director Mrs. Linda Gibbs
a prayer priority.
Financial gifts and other inquiries can be mailed to
PO Box 743, Centre, AL 35960
or call the ministry center at 256-927-8516. 

Pray for our Churches Seeking Pastors
Enon Grove, Faith at Gaylesville, Faith at Piedmont, 
Friendship, New Prospect #2, Providence,
Tates Chapel, & Unity Hill

Pastors' Fellowship

Each Thursday Morning
CBA Office, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Bring your own breakfast
Coffee Served
  (not meeting at the present time)


                  Birthday Blessings
                 to our Pastors! 


             Aug 1 - Ted Elrod, Interim 
             Aug 9 - David Dutton, Calcedonia
             Sept 2 - Herbert Reid, Nazareth
             Sept 4 - Chip Smith, East Centre
             Sept 7 - Chris Nixon, Gaylesville First
             Sept 10 - Tony McCain, Moshat


Baptist Campus Ministries

(Not meeting at the present time)

This year we begin our second decade of ministering to the students at Gadsden State, Cherokee. To God be the glory for the great things that have happened through this ministry and the continued support of our churches. BCM meets each Wednesday at 10:45 AM for lunch and a time of devotion.

Please continue to pray for Joe, Susan, and Deborah as they lead this outstanding ministry. Please consider how your church can be involved by serving lunch for the students, as well as providing financial support to this ministry.

BCM meets each
Weds 10:45-1:00 for lunch and a devotion
and a breakfast once a quarter.

 Please consider how your church can be involved.

Make donations to
“Cherokee Baptist Association”  —  Designate on memo BCM.

BCM  --  Baptist Campus Ministries
Gadsden State, Cherokee Campus


PEN ... Pastoral Enrichment Network
for Bi-Vocational Pastors
(Not meeting at the present time)

  Meets every 3rd Thursday
     Association Office
6:00 PM

Meal Provided 
Please contact Bro. Wendell if you would like to be a part of this.


      If your children are interested in Bible Drills in your church,
      please contact the Assoc Office for info and resources.


          Sharing Across Cherokee County

            Every Believer Sharing - Every Person Hearing


Alabama Acts 1:8 Connections

Approximately 400 missionaries call
Alabama home.  We encourage each of our
churches to connect with one of these missionaries
and adopt them in a prayer partnership.  Contact
Scotty Goldman, State Board of Missions,
1-800-264-1225, ext. 387,
to begin the connection process.