Cherokee Baptist Association - Centre, Alabama
Cherokee Baptist Association
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

From The Director's Heart

                        
            Wendell Dutton - Association Missionary

                              Partnership Principle:  
              "We work best when we work together
                and we do best what we do together."

 
                      
 
August 1, 2019

As I write this column, I have to ask, “Where has this summer gone?” I know the calendar says we have about seven more weeks of summer, but for the most part, our summer vacations end with the start of the new school year. One thing is for sure, this has been one of the busiest times I’ve experienced in recent years. However, this has been a very productive time in that we have been able to accomplish some very important things and prepare for several major events that are coming up very soon. 
     
The first major event is our Association Evangelism Rally,
August 14, at Centre First BC. We have not had a rally since 2016, so we are really excited about bringing this event back. It has always been highlighted with powerful preaching and great music. This meeting brings our churches together for a time of worship, fellowship, and inspiration. It has been well received by our churches. This year, Dr. Reginald Calvert, pastor of New Jerusalem Missionary BC in Bessemer, AL, will be preaching. The meeting will start with a Pre-Service Concert at 6:30 PM with the Master Peace Quartet from Dalton, GA. Without a doubt, this will be a tremendous meeting that you do not want to miss.    
         
A second major event will be our “Reaching the Next Generation Thru Sunday School”    Conference, August 25, at East Centre BC. This meeting will be led by Ken Marler from LifeWay, a premier Sunday School leader in our denomination. Our focus audience for this meeting is pastors and Sunday School Directors/Ministers of Education.  We are pleased and excited to have Bro. Ken with us and trust that you will take advantage of this great opportunity.

I look forward to seeing you soon at these outstanding events.  
                       
                                          Bro. Wendell
                                          II Corinthians 3:18