Cherokee Baptist Association - Centre, Alabama
Cherokee Baptist Association
Friday, September 24, 2021

Church News


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for our Cherokee Baptist Association
Vacation Bible School info!



                                 What’s Happening

       Cherokee Baptist Association
                188th Annual Meeting
                               October 18, 2021
                            New Prospect #2 BC
                         Time to be announced

Attention Clerks,
ACP's (Annual Church Profiles) 
are due back in the Assoc Office
, Weds. Sept 8.

24 of our 38 Churches Scheduled VBS this Year!
Our churches have done remarkable sharing Jesus through VBS.  

Annual WMU Annual Meeting
  CANCELED due to the rising number of Covid.
  Everyone stay safe!

Putting it together, together!
I Corinthians 12:14

September 18, 2021
9:00 AM -  Noon
Friendship Baptist Church

Special Speaker - Trish Jackson, AL WMU, Youth/ Acteens/YOM

Pastors & Family Appreciation Lunch
Sunday, October 3, 2021

12:00 - 1:30 PM, CBA
Canceled due to rising number of Covid cases

Christmas Backpacks
October 4-25, 2021
The Association will be partnering with Ala WMU collecting Christmas Backpacks.  They will be distributed through compassion ministry sites and church plants in at least 4 states.  This could be the only Christmas a child or teen may get! 
*The Bands & Christmas Story
will not be at the Association this year.  Ala WMU asks each church order the Bands & the Christmas Story for each Backpack they will fill at: .
***Last day to bring to Office is Oct 25.***

Enon Grove
Has called George Moses as their pastor.


Pastor Jeff McElroy has resigned.

Pastor Ray Haggard has resigned.

Pastor Tony McCain has resigned.
They have called Joe Witcher as their pastor..

Pine Grove
  Pastor Zac Clay has resigned.



     Birthday Blessings to our Pastors

    Sept 2 - Herbert Reid, Nazareth

    Sept 4 - Chip Smith, East Centre
    Sept 7 - Chris Nixon, Gaylesville First  
    Sept 22 - David Jenkins, Sand Valley

    Oct 4 - Danny Farley, Shiloh
    Oct 6 - Garet Rana, New Prospect #2
    Oct 12 - Tomas Ward, Pleasant Arbor
    Oct 25 - Trey Jordon III, Servants Heart

    Nov 11 - Michael Roach, Pilgrim Rest

    Dec 16 - Kenneth Boles, Faith, Piedmont



 Our Assoc VBS Clinic
was Sunday, April 25, 2021,
   2:00-3:30 PM, at East Centre BC.

                 Yay!  VBS!
We had a great VBS Clinic!

47 attended the General Session (Safety/Security, etc..)
    16 attended Concrete & Cranes Session
    28 attended Destination Dig Session
11 churches represented 
8 pastors & 8 directors!

Please send us your VBS dates & time.
Please send us your VBS Report as soon as your VBS is over.
Our churches' VBS dates are under the VBS Page.


Thank you, CBA Churches,
   for the Food Pounding for the     
     Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes   

12,680 lbs of food and $2,855.96 of gift cards cash, & checks were delivered to the Oxford Children's Homes.  May God bless each that gave to this ministry.  In such a time as we have been in, I know these groceries are 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, Friendship, Moshat,
Pine Grove, & Tates Chapel

Pastors' Fellowship

Each Thursday Morning
CBA Office, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Bring your own breakfast
Coffee Served
  (Will begin meeting again June 10, 2021)


Baptist Campus Ministries

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.

 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


      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.