Cherokee Baptist Association - Centre, Alabama
Cherokee Baptist Association
Monday, December 17, 2018

Church News

WMU Prayer Brunch
Praying for International Missionaries"
December 4, Assoc Office, 9:30 AM
Bring your favorite breakfast food.
*Please give us as accurate count of how many ladies

will be attending by Monday morning, Dec 3 (for a special surprise).

Centre First - The ROC 
will be hosting “Night in Bethlehem,”/Live Nativity,
Dec 8 & 9, 5:00-7:00 PM.
Also, free Coat & Groceries Giveaway.

East Centre 
Choir will present “Christmas: Songs and Stories,”
Dec 16, 10:00 AM.

Enon Grove  
Dec 10, 6:00 PM, Men’s Fellowship Dinner with guest speaker from Weiss Lake Improvement Assoc.    
Dec 16, 5:30 PM, Christmas Program.
Dec 24, 4:30 PM, Candle Light Service. 
Dec 28, 6:30 PM, “It’s a Wonderful Life” Free Movie Night.

“Hanging of the Greens,” Dec 12, 6:00 PM.
Also, they have called Herbert Reid as their pastor.

New Prospect #2 
Children’s Christmas Program, “Ring the Bells: Christmas is Here!” and Adult Play, “The Kind Christmas Visitors,” Dec 9, 5:00 PM.

Pilgrim Rest 
Christmas Play, “The Unwanted Toys,” Dec 9, 5:00 PM.  
Food & fellowship afterwards.

Pine Grove 
Dec 2, 4:00 PM, “Hanging of the Greens.”
Dec 9, 4:00 PM, Youth & Children Service. 
Dec 16, 4:00 PM, Sanctuary Choir presents “The Heart of Christmas.”   
Dec 23, 10:00 AM Worship service only, no PM Service.  
Dec 30, 9:45 AM Sunday School & 11:00 Worship, No PM service.

Rock Run
Christmas Parade, Dec 15, 3:00 PM.

Shady Grove 
Has called Jeff Barber as pastor.

Dec 16, 11:00 AM, Choir presents “His Kingdom Shall Never End,” and Children’s Program at 6:00 PM.

Tates Chapel 
Will present “Good News From Home,” Dec 16, 11:00 AM.

New Prospect #2  
is searching for a part-time Youth Pastor/Director. If interested, phone 205-688-6086 or email

            Pray for our churches seeking Pastors

                         2019 January Bible Study
Revelation 1-3 “The Letters to the Seven Churches”
                  January 6-13 (suggested dates
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.



Pastors, Treasurers, Financial Secretaries, Budget Committees, Administrators:

Church Financial Issues Conference
January 14, 2019, CBA, 6:30 PM

Led by Lee Wright, State Missionary
You will find this conference packed with helpful information:  planning financial support, basic training for new church treasurers, charitable contributions, basic internal controls, recordkeeping, financial policies and financial ethics.


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!          

             December 1 - Zac Clay, Pine Grove
             December 28 - Ray Haggard, Melrose
            January 10 - Scott Hosey, Sand Rock
            January 14 - Ethan Parker, Calcedonia 


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.