Cherokee Baptist Association - Centre, Alabama
Cherokee Baptist Association
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Church News

VBS Early Bird Clinic
Training for our VBS Directors & Pastors

February 7, 2019
Please register by Feb 4
Beth Henderson, State VBS Specialist, will be sharing, training, and giving us information to help us have the best VBS ever!  This training is for you, no matter what theme you are using.

Food Pounding for the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes
One of our greatest partnerships as Cherokee Baptists is the Ala Baptist Children's Homes.  Our churches have responded overwhelmingly with 100% participation.  Again, we seek that same heart of support for those entrusted to our care through the Children's Homes.  Your pastor & WMU Dir/Contact should have received a letter of the item you are asked to collect.  Please bring food items upstairs to the Association Office by Feb 28, and please check the expiration dates.

Centre First
Father Daughter Banquet, Feb 10
Youth Blacklight Dodgeball, Feb 17
Call the church for more info, 256-927-3316.

January Bible Study, The Letters to the Seven Churches,
Revelation 1-3, beginning Jan 23, Sunday Nights 6:00 PM & Wednesday Nights 6:30 PM.  Led by Bro. Wendell Dutton.

WMU News from Mrs. Martha
We are excited to announce Pine Grove has started a WMU group and Salem has added Children in Action!.  If your church would like to host the WMU Annual Meeting- Sept 21, 2019, please let us know.

Association Annuals
If your church ordered Annuals, they are printed and may be picked up at the Office.

PEN - Pastoral Enrichment Network
Bi-Vocational pastors meet each 3rd Thursday, 6:00 PM, at the Assoc Office.  Call Bro. Wendell for more info.

Pray for our Churches Seeking Pastors



                     New Date:  February 17, 2019
100% of all money collected through the Alabama Hunger Offering is used to feed hungry people around the world and share the "Bread of Life" with those who hunger for the good news of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Week of Prayer for North American Missions
                      March 3-10, 2019
         Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
    free resources:

                         2019 January Bible Study
Revelation 1-3 “The Letters to the Seven Churches”
Can be studied any time.

Year after year, churches discover that a great way to start the new year is with Lifeway’s annual January Bible Study. These short term studies bring the entire church together around one biblical topic. It is flexible to use any month, any day of the week, and any age group.



Christmas Backpacks

This is the first year our association has collected the Christmas Backpacks. Thank you, Cherokee Baptists, for 88 backpacks collected! These will be distributed to children & teens through ministry sites along the Mississippi River & Appalachian areas.


2,851 Operation Christmas Child
   Shoeboxes Collected!


       Pastors Breakfast & Fellowship
Each Thursday Morning
CBA Office, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Coffee Served - Bring Your Own Breakfast


     Birthday Blessings to our Pastors!          

             February 9 - Al McMullan, Bethel
             February 18 - Wendell Dutton, Assoc Missionary

             February 24 - Matt West, Fair Haven 


Baptist Campus Ministries

Lunch & Devotion each Wednesday, at 10:45-1:00.
Bro. Joe serves pizza and a drink Tuesday nights.
Pray for Joe, Susan, and Deborah as they serve the students.  Please consider how your church can be involved by providing lunch for the students as well as giving financially to this ministry.  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

Meets every 3rd Thursday
Associational 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.