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Pastor Appreciation Month

Since October is the nationally-recognized time for honoring our pastors, we hope you will take time to remember your pastors this month.

Red Box Ministry

The Christmas “Red Box” ministry project is sponsored by the associational WMU. Each church is asked to prepare the boxes individually. We will have the red boxes at the resource center for you to pick up. Call to let us know how many boxes you need.

Miscellaneous Items (all must be 5” x 7” or smaller)
Stationery or tablets with envelopes
Journal book (no metal spiral bound)
Two transparent pens
Pocket calendar (no spiral bound)
Choose one 5” x 7” size game magazine, such as: word games, crossword puzzles, Sudoku

Cosmetic and health/beauty items
2 individual packs of tissues
2 chapsticks
Liquid body wash (not trial size)
Lotion (not trial size)
Make up cotton pads (not cotton balls)
Scrunchie bath puff

Remember:
• No glass bottles, mirrors, stamps etc., just clear ballpoint pens, no sharp items.
• Bring items in the requested sizes (or as near as possible) so inmates will receive identical gifts

All boxes should be into the Resource Center by Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Coats For New York City "reaching nations for Christ"

North Carolina Baptists have an ongoing partnership with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association. The Resource Center
is now accepting gently used or new coats for men, women and children. These coats will be taken to New York in December and be distributed along with Bibles and Jesus videos. You are asked to include $2.00 per coat to cover the cost of Bibles and Jesus videos. Checks should be made to Buncombe Baptist Association and designated for "Coats for the City." Coats should be sorted into heavy duty plastic bags according to sizes. Deadline for receiving coats is October 30, 2014.

Recycle Your Old Literature!

Many of our churches have asked about recycling Sunday School literature. Beginning the week of January 12 - 15, we will collect specific supplies at the Resource Center. The materials will be transported to Harvest Seed Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby, NC where it will be processed for shipment to English speaking countries throughout the world to further the spread of the Gospel message. We will continue to collect items one week following the end of each Sunday School quarter.
Like materials should be sorted together. Each box should be labeled with the quantity and contents of the box. We will accept the following items:
Bibles (new, used, any translation, in any condition):All Bibles, New Testaments, Bible portions, individual Gospel booklets
Tracts:All tracts
Sunday School Supplies:Quarterlies, teacher books, teaching packets, teaching pictures, etc. for all ages and all publishers. Children's packets should include just teaching help items and be in the plastic cover sealed shut. Do not send any handiwork or crafts the children have made.

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