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July, August, September Newsletter

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Smoke Alarm Training

Training for Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety in the Home
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Buncombe Baptist Resource Center
Call 1-877-506-2226 or go online to www.ncbam.org to register.

Would you be willing to be an installer for smoke alarms for senior adults in your church and community?
As part of its ongoing initiative, "Priority #1: Prevention" North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) has partnered with the NC Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) to reduce accidental death and injury rates for adults 65 and older in NC. Because the aging are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls - compared to the general population - the two groups share a passionate goal to reduce this statistic.

The two hour training will be conducted by a staff member of the State Fire Marshall's Office and will include:

  • Smoke alarm education
  • Smoke alarm safety messaging
  • Guidelines for installation
  • Installation practice exercises
  • Information on the type alarms used
  • Instructions on completing installation reports
  • The alarms given to each installer are state-of-art lithium battery-powered devices with a 10 year battery life. Persons attending and planning to install detectors will receive
    6 free detectors. Installers will be required to obtain a signed waiver from each recipient and also complete the installation report for each home they serve. When these two forms are returned to NCBAM, installers will be eligible to receive additional devices. These alarms may be used in any home needing smoke alarms.

    Regional Rallies in August

    In August 2015, NCBM will host a series of Mission Rallies across the state. These rallies (10 of them) will highlight the variety of opportunities NC Baptists have to be involved in missions across our state, in our nation, and around the world. Featured will be worship, testimonies, mission videos, a prayer time for missions and information on the NC Missions Offering. These rallies are for men, women and youth- everyone interested in missions is encouraged to attend.

    A meal is provided for the NC Mission Rallies at no charge, but reservations are necessary to ensure an accurate meal count.
    The Region 9 Rally For This Area - Tuesday, August 25, 6:00-8:30pm
    Fruitland Baptist Bible College
    1455 Gilliam Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792
    For more information go to:
    http://baptistsonmission.org/events/region-rallies

    If you have any questions or need to register by phone contact Mary Alice Landis at 800.395.5102 x 5596.

    WNC Fair Ministry

    Mountain State Fair
    September 11-20, 2015
    WNC Agricultural Center

    For a complete list of needs for the WNC Fair go to the "Missions" tab and pull down to "Fair Ministry."

    Women's Conference - Knowing God - 9/26/15

    Click on the blue PDF link below to view the information.

    Free VBS Materials

    Ridgeway Baptist Church has free VBS materials to give to a church. The theme is "Journey Off the Map." They have many decorations as well as teacher and administrative manuals with music CDs. It is everything you need to have a VBS except for the student books. Please call the church at 828-667-4442 if interested.

    Recycle Your Old Literature!

    Bring your used Sunday School literature, Bibles and tracts to the Resource Center the week of Monday, September 14. 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. 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
    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.
    Thank you for taking the time to box, sort and label the literature correctly for shipment,

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