The Pastor Search Committee is pleased to announce that Rev. Steve Roberson has accepted the call to the pastorate at Union Grove Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, NC.
Rev. Roberson will begin his service on August 3, 2014 at 11:00 am. There will be a morning Coffee Time at 8:45 am on Sunday, August 1o, to meet Rev. and Mrs. Roberson. The Church picnic on August 24th will also be dedicated to welcoming Steve and Linda.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST NC is the major provider of food for more than 90 food assistance programs in Guilford County. Together, with these and other partners across 18 counties, the food bank works to alleviate the immediate needs of our hungry neighbors, and strives toward an end hunger through education, outreach and advocacy. The Baptist Young Women will be collecting donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank from July 1 through July 31. You’ll find a list of “most needed items” posted throughout the church (and at this link) and a donation box in the Education Foyer. No food donations in glass containers please.
- Food Items Needed:
apple sauce, instant potatoes, beef and chicken stews, cooking oil
- Other Items Needed:
deodorant, laundry detergent
Thank you for bringing your donations of these items to the entry of the Educational Building or the Sanctuary entrance.
We welcome Rev. Tom Brown and his wife, Teresa to our Union Grove family. They have three children: Lauren, Meredith, and Luke; and one granddaughter, Olivia, and are expecting another granddaughter in September.
Rev. Brown is a native of Oak Ridge. He received an Associate of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary and has pastored churches in Louisburg and Reidsville for the past eighteen years. He is currently employed with Rentz-Eden Oil Company.
Rev. Brown will prepare and preach on Sunday mornings, visiting those in the hospital, bereaved, sick, Homebound and others as time permits. Rev. Brown will help with funerals as needed.
Since 1924, the Mother’s Day Offering has helped patients with serious financial needs pay their hospital bills in the name of Christ’s love. Facing burdensome hospital bills they are responsible to pay, but struggling under financial hardships, they have no where to turn for assistance.
“This was a miracle, a ray of hope from God,” said a mother of a child with leukemia. You can make a big difference in someone’s life!
A luncheon of salad/deli bar, cold drinks, and coffee will be served in The Arbor following the service on Sunday, May 18. Your donations will help support this important mission. THANK YOU!
Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville
Joe said, “I was ten years old before I slept between two sheets.” The day he came into the Baptist Children’s Home’s care with his four siblings was the first time Joe could recall sleeping in a bed!
For $300 we can provide a child with a bed at the Children’s Home in Thomasville. We can buy TEN beds for an entire cottage for $3,000!
Children will experience a better life and understand God’s love though your generous donations.
The Career Baptist Women (CBW), led by Cindy Stacy, hosted a breakfast for Single Seniors on Saturday, February 8. Along with a wonderful breakfast, they had a program and games. A good time of fellowship was had by all. This event is followed by other WMU events: WMU Focus Week February 9-15, the WMU Gala on February 15, WMU Focus Day, Sunday February 16.
CRISIS CONTROL MINISTRY is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Unfortunately, current economic times dictate higher levels of poverty and have increased the need for our services in the Forsyth community.
Items Urgently Needed:
- Mixed leafy green canned vegetables (such as turnip greens, collard greens, and spinach)
- Toilet paper
These items may be brought to the main entry of the Educational Building. Thank you for your support of this project.