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January 9, 2020

We celebrate the Lord's provision of funds to the Disaster Relief Ministry of Beech River Baptist Association. In the last few days a skid steer has been acquired to expand what DR volunteers can do.This is another example that we can do more together than any one church can do alone. God designed your church for cooperation not isolation. Please take the time to read about the news and activities taking place in your association by scrolling all the way to the bottom of this email. 

I'm thankful we are on this journey together, 



Church News

  • The Joy Group of Scotts Hill Baptist Church invites all Senior Adults to join them on Tuesday January 14 at noon for a meal and program. Martha Pitts, President of the Tennessee Women's Missionary Union will be the guest speaker.

  • On Friday evening, January 31 and Saturday morning, Feb 1, 2020, FBC is a Simulcast Host site for the Johnny Hunt "RENOVATE" men's conference. The cost is free because we've already bought the simulcast. We want to invite every church in the association to attend. They can register as a church by calling us at 731-968-3685 with a number or men can register for free individually (this is the best way) at

  • Compassion Ministry and Mississippi River Ministry will be hosting training at Salem Baptist Church – Trenton, TN from 9:30am to 2:00pm (lunch provided) The training event will encompass two workshops: “Ministering Through a Poverty Worldview” and “Transforming Benevolent Ministry”. Registration is required in advance to determine meals. There is NO COST for the training. Click here to register.

  • DNOW 2020 is coming on February 21-22 at FBC Lexington Sign up at


Pastor/Leader Prayer and Share- 

Monday, January 13 @ 8:30am 

Monday, January 27 @ 8:30am


Pastor/Leader Book Study

The book study on Autopsy of a Deceased Church continues at the Resource Center on Thursday January 9 at 7pm.

The morning book study group will begin Who moved my pulpit? on Wednesday February 5 at 8am at Greater Life Church. Call Stan Wafler if you want a book. 


Churches seeking staff

  • Beech Lake is seeking a part-time music minister

  • Decaturville FBC, Sardis, and Union are seeking pastors

  • Scotts Hill is seeking an associate pastor

  • Southside is seeking someone to play the piano

  • Union Grove is seeking an associate pastor (ministry intern)


Association Activities


Children’s Ministry Roundtable will meet Tuesday January 14 at 6:30 at the Resource Center

to finalize the plans for Beech River Kids Jam 2020 on March 28

Youth Ministry Roundtable will meet in January 16 at 6:30 pm at the Resource Center. 

Stan Wafler will be sharing the takeaways from the recent Suicide Prevention Training and how we can equip ourselves and our students to help. More details are available from our Youth Leadership Team: Ryan Keaton 615-426-0352 and Marty Estes 731-646-0958


Sunday School Directors Fellowship at 10am on Saturday January 18 at the Resource Center

Sunday school Directors/Superintendents, Ministers of Education, are you satisfied with the effectiveness of Sunday School in your church? Are you interested in the advancement, growth and outreach that furthers the Kingdom of Christ through an active Sunday School? I want to personally invite you to the Beech River Sunday School Directors fellowship scheduled for January 18, 2020. This will be an informal meeting, beginning at 10am, with lunch provided, and ending around 1pm. We are coming together for the purpose of encouragement and learning from one another about the effectiveness of Sunday School in our congregations. The meeting will be held at the Beech River Resource Office, 771 East Church Street in Lexington. Our topic of discussion will be 'Sunday School that Really works', a book by Steve R. Parr. Please plan on participating by responding with your name and church by January 13. For more information, email or call 731-602-1280. I look forward to hearing from you!

Women on Mission Meeting WMU January 18 from 10am-noon @ Union Baptist Church

Speaker, Marcie Hendrick, Women of Hope

Beech River Worship Leader Appreciation Dinner January 21@ 6pm @ Pine Grove

Pine Grove Baptist Church will be hosting the Worship Leader Appreciation Dinner with Dr. Scott Shepherd. This is a time to make new connections between worship leaders and celebrate faithful service. Music Ministers, Directors and Instrumentalists are invited to attend with their spouses. Please sign up by January 15 at


Prayer Retreat on Saturday January 25 8:30-3:30 

Do you need a day to nourish your soul and invest in your relationship with the Lord? Join us for a day of praise, testimony, quiet personal prayer and small group prayer. Lunch is $5. Please register so we can plan on transportation and lunch. 


Pastor's Fellowship Meal on Monday January 27 @ 6pm @ the Resource Center

This informal time of fellowship will give us a chance to discuss plans for our historic celebration of 150 years as Beech River Baptist Association


Executive Board Meeting will be on Monday February 3

at Crossroads BC, 2430 Tennessee Ave N, parsons, TN 38363 Fellowship Meal at 6pm and Meeting at 7pm


Minister’s Wives Fellowship, Tuesday February 4 @ 7:00p.m. at the Resource Center 

Beech River Women's Conference February 8 9am-1pm @ Sand Ridge

Speaker: Wendy Pope from Proverbs 31 ministries


Beech River Church Staff and Spouse Retreat will be February 28-29, 2020 at Linden Valley Conference Center

The theme is Finding Rest in the midst of Stress" Mark you calendars, limited space available! 

  • The cost is $125 before January 31

  • After January 31, the cost will be $175 per couple 


VBS Directors and Assistant Appreciation Dinner and Preview Tuesday February 11 at 6pm at the Resource Center 


The 2020 Evangelism Rally has been set for Sunday, March 1, and will be held at Union University, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. More details will be shared later but go ahead and put this date on your calendar. This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and Union University. 

Beech River Kids Jam 2020 at Corinth Baptist Church on Saturday March 28 

This will be a fun filled day of worship led by Jeff Slaughter, nationally known, song writer, VBS worship leader. More details coming soon from our Children's Ministry Leadership Team Dawn Scott 731-733-4311; Devin Davies 731-614-7517; and Lisa Renfroe 731-549-4141


VBS Training Clinic for all Workers at Mt Gilead BC on Thursday April 9 at 6pm

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