BEULAH ANN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
P 0 BOX 247
ONA, WV 25545
FEBRUARY, 2019
VOLUME 62   NUMBER 2

Flags outside our Sanctuary on a windy Sunday afternoon.

New website: The Guyandotte Baptist Association
(note: this will take you away from the Beulah Ann Website)
 


FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

1 JOHN 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Where are you in your walk with the Lord? Have you fallen out of practice in your faith? Maybe you haven’t made a habit of going to church. Let me encourage you to revisit your faith in Jesus Christ and restart your attendance at Beulah Ann. God is at work in our congregation. The Holy Spirit is moving. Souls are being saved. Lives are being reclaimed. And the Word of God is still being preached with fire and passion. It’s time to rejoin the family of faith and become a Bible carrying, church attending disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. And now is the perfect time.
Revival is almost here. Pastor Jason Salmons, who cut his preaching teeth right here in the Beulah Ann pulpit, will be the evangelist for our Spring Revival from March 10th - 15th. I guarantee that there will be fire in the sermons. There will be passion in the message, and the sanctuary will be filled with worship of God through Jesus Christ. Make no mistake, there will be tears shed, tears of joy, tears of sadness, possibly tears of regret from those who refuse the offer of grace. Will you be here to respond to God’s man and the message of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ? There’s coming a day when we will stand before Christ and give account. Will you stand before the bema seat judgment of Christ or will you face Him before the great white throne judgment? It matters where you stand.
Give Jesus another chance. Give Beulah Ann another chance. Give yourself another chance. Jesus Christ is the Lord of additional chances, come experience Him afresh and anew as we join in Revival. Revival is for the church, and it begins with me.                                                             ~~Pastor Greg Lunsford

SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

January   6    186
January 13    173
January 20    102 (ice & snow)
January 27    180
                    4)638(160 average

OVER 80 BIRTHDAYS
Rose Thompson, Feb. 25, 89
Hazel Merrimee, Mar. 2, 83
Delores “Jean” Burks, Mar. 15, 84

OVER 50 ANNIVERSARIES
Ed & Sheila Braley, Feb. 7, 50 yrs.
Elsworth “Boogie” & Wilma Smith, Feb. 27,
65 yrs.

CONRIBUTIONS TO NEWSLETTER FUND

Anonymous thru church treasury  $20.00
Willing Workers Class                    $20.00
THANK YOU for your generous support.

BIBLE READING PROGRAMS

WVBC ABWM 5-Year Plan:
February – Joel
March - Galatians

On Jan.27, Pastor Greg recognized the following with certificates for reading the Bible through in 2018: Patty Dailey, Nellie Gillispie, Linda Hayes, Sharon Hayes, Jim Morrison, Bob Rider, Marilyn Scarberry, and Ed Watson.
Congratulations to these faithful readers, many of whom are on this list year after year. If you would like to take on this challenge, Daily Bible Reading Calendars for 2019 are on the foyer table, courtesy of Evangelistic Outreach.

CONGRATULATIONS:

 To Milton Middle School Wrestling Team who won the Cabell County championship. Levi Wiseman won 1st place in his weight class, and in the Regionals, Levi won 2nd place, and his brother Isaac won 3rd place. Their brother Jeremiah was also on the team until he broke his arm! They are the sons Marc and Angie Chapman.

 To Milton Middle School students Michael Lunsford, son of Keitina and Michael Lunsford, and Isaac Petitt, son of Ted and Missy Petitt, for making the All-County Basketball Team. Michael was also named 7th Grade Student of the Month.

THANK YOU

 On behalf of Lily’s Place, I would like to thank you for your generous gift of $205, which will help us to continue our mission of caring for babies prenatally exposed to drugs.
      ~~Olivia Meade, Director of Development

 Thank you very much for the Bibles that you donated through the Gideon’s in our mother’s memory. She loved her church and church family and they were faithful to her as she was to them. We are grateful for the support you have given us and know that the Bibles would be exactly what she would have wanted.
              ~~Jeff Gibbs and Judy Gibbs Dorsey

Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, Several years ago when I started the card ministry, my prayer was to help brighten the day for those who were sick or suffering or maybe having a birthday or anniversary. I had my first injection in my back Jan. 22 and the next will be Feb. 26. Don’t know if it will help, if so, for how long. Thank you for the cards, gifts, phone calls, visits and most of all your prayers. Praying the injections help.          ~~Peggy Neal

Many thanks to you all for the donation for our food pantry. Our community needs so much and your help is appreciated.
                     ~~Tracy Urian, CMHS Counselor

I would like to thank everyone for your prayers, cards and kind words for the loss of my brother. I would like to give a special thanks to those who attended the service, for the hugs and the three words “I love you.” I could never explain what that meant to me.
                                           ~~Sandy Kingery

I want to take this time to thank the ones who came to visit, bring food, the phone calls and the many prayers that was spoken for me and my family at this heart-breaking time, the women of the church for the wonderful food. To each one of you, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thank you and love you.
                                         ~~Naomi Dailey

We would like to take this time to thank Pastor Lunsford, the members of Beulah Ann Baptist Church, and the Community for your expressions of love and sympathy for the loss of our father.  Your kindness and thoughtfulness during this time were deeply appreciated and will always be remembered by us.
                   ~~The family of Wayne (Jr.) Rider

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF:

LYNETTE RANSON BOYES, 81, of Huntington, whose funeral was Jan. 29. She was the mother-in-law of Abby Lunsford Boyes.
CHARLES CHILDERS, 87, of Milton, whose
funeral was Jan. 26. He was a cousin of Dennis Childers.
PAM COOKE, of North Carolina, whose funeral was Jan. 31. She was the mother of Bob (Jessica) Cooke.
WILLIAM JOSEPH “BILLY” DAILEY, 58, of Ona, whose funeral was Jan. 29. He was a son of Naomi Dailey and the late Dalvin Dailey.
VICKI GAIL LANCASTER, 61, of Huntington, whose funeral was Jan. 25. She was a co-worker and friend of Mitzi Beckett.
PHYLLIS JEAN LUCAS, 84, of Milton, whose funeral was Feb. 14. She was the sister of the late Bill Hayes, and sister-in-law of Sharon Hayes.
RON K. MCDONALD, 67, of Ona, whose funeral was Jan. 28. He was a neighbor of David and Linda Chapman, and friend to many in the church.
WAYNE “JUNIOR” RIDER, 91, of Ona, whose funeral was Jan. 26. He was preceded in death by his wife Iva Mae Caldwell Rider, and is survived by two daughters, Kim Rider, Barbara (Larry), and five sons, Mike (Carolyn), Dana (Charlotte), Greg (Melinda), Steve and Ralph. He is also survived by his brother Bob Rider, brother-in-law Gene (Mildred) Caldwell, and was related to many others in our church. He served with the US Navy in WWII in the South Pacific. He was a member of the church.
HAZEL LUCILLE SALMONS, 85, of Milton, whose funeral was Jan. 28. She was a sister of Fred Hayes.
LILA SHWELL, 86, of South Carolina, whose funeral was Jan. 26. She was cousin of Gail Wetherholt and Peggy Scarberry.
ESTLE “STEVE” STEVENS, 85, of Huntington, whose funeral was Feb. 8. He was a brother of Sandy Kingery.

NEW TRUSTEES

On Feb. 3, the church elected three new Trustees: Rick Webb, Danny Vititoe, and Bobby Jordan. We are sure Trustee Chairman Mike Meadows will be lining up jobs for them to do right away. From changing light bulbs to furnace repairs and dripping faucets, we appreciate our Trustees, whose work often goes unnoticed. Thanks to all of you.

ATTENDANCE AWARDS

On February 2, Sunday School Superintendent Tom McComas presented attendance certificates for 2018. Receiving certificates for Faithful Attendance: Viola Adkins, Fred Lunsford, Juanita Nance and Tom Nance. Receiving certificates for Perfect Attendance: Gene Caldwell, Richard Chapman, Nellie Gillispie, Sharon Hayes Jim Morrison, Bill Ryder, Joyce Ryder.

Several folks have been on these lists for years. Tom began presenting certificates (harkening back to the days when Superintendent John Rimmer presented Silver Dollars) in 2005. Sharon Hayes has 13 consecutive years, and Bill and Joyce Ryder have 14 years. Wow!

MISSION PROJECT

In January, we will be collecting for the Knight’s Great Hall at CMHS. We regularly donate food and personal care items, but they also need monetary support when needs arise for items they do not have. We sent them $779 to support this effort.

In February, we are focusing on A New Beginning Crisis Pregnancy Center, in Huntington, which offers compassionate peer counseling and assistance to women, teens, and parents during a planned or unplanned pregnancy.

ABWM Community Outreach Project for February: Dishwasher pods and toilet tissue for the St. Mary’s Hospitality House, which provides housing for the out-of-town families of adults hospitalized in the Huntington area. If you would like to help, a basket is in the foyer. Thank you!
 

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  I John 4:7-9

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NEWS

The children have been really busy collecting dollar bills with a B on them. Even some of the adults have helped these last 2 months. At the end of January, the children had collected $130 to give to the Gideons so they could by Bibles. Great job Kids!

We want to welcome our newest children’s church teacher, Jennifer Chapman. She had helped in Vacation Bible School the past few years. Welcome aboard Jennifer. The kids are learning their Bible Verses and getting more awards for their sashes. So proud of them. They are also working on Bible Questions and Answers. On March 31st the kids will be part of a “Jump-a-thon.” So, if you see them jumping rope that is the reason.

Jesus Kids went singing Sunday, Feb. 10. They did an awesome job and then our newest Jesus Kids teacher Christy Holley sang a beautiful song, “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses...” Beautiful. Jesus Kids are practicing for their Spring Play, “Soul on Fire.” It will be April 7th at 7 pm.
 
We need more adults to be Prayer Buddies with our children. See Boo or A Member of our team.
 
Children’s Spring Rally will be Saturday, March 9th at the WV Baptist Conference Center at Parchment Valley. Registration forms are due back by February 25th.
            Boo Meadows and Children’s Ministry Team

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

Youth Night: The 4th Sunday night of each month, the Youth will lead the service, act as ushers and greeters and lead the devotion for the night. Our first effort on Jan. 27 continued our focus on Growing Deep Roots and bearing strong fruits. Easton Petitt Rianna Kingery provided the devotion and did a great job. Twenty + youth also lined the stage to bring our special music.
 
Souperbowl: “Souper”bowl Sunday was Feb 3rd and our youth again participated in the drive to help those less fortunate. We kicked off the week prior by distributing reusable grocery bags to the congregation and asked them to bring non-perishable food items for the Facing Hunger Food bank. This was a HUGE success with a lot of food collected. THANK YOU, CHURCH!! On the 3rd, our teens were at the doors armed with soup pots to collect monetary donations to go to the Huntington City Mission. Over $900 was collected, again we thank you church. The following Wednesday night, we hosted the Wednesday fellowship dinner by providing Soup and BBQ. Over $500 in donations were collected that night to make a total of $1,400!!!
                                              Mitzi Beckett

ADULT MINISTRIES NEWS

Our annual CHILI COOK-OFF was on January 20, 2019.  We all had a good time and ate some delicious chili. It was a perfect day for chili as it was snowing and very cold.

We had ten pots of chili, traditional and white chicken chili. Our Judges were Mike Meadows, Rick Webb, JD Dillon, and Willie Rose. Our Judges were champs as they tasted and evaluated every pot. They scored each pot on a scale of 1-5 on taste, smell, texture, and overall satisfaction. The Judge's pick was Connie Chapman’s chili.

The members of the church also participated in the judging process. The members came and sampled as many chilis as they wanted to. To vote they placed a donation in a jar beside the pot or pots of their choice. The pot that raised the most money was the white chicken chili made by Jeanne Lunsford.

Both winners received a beautiful etched Blenko Water Bottle.

We raised $434 for the mission project for January, The Knights Great Hall. Thank you to all who participated in the cook off.  I truly enjoy and appreciate everyone who helps!!!
                                           Erin Carter

FAMILY GAME NIGHT was January 25th, which was the coldest night ever. We had four people brave the cold weather. Later two more people joined us. We had lots of food and fun. Played games until 8:30 pm.  Next Family Game night is February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Please bring games and finger foods and join in the fun. Hopefully the weather will be better.
                                      Connie Chapman

CRITTER DINNER YUM!
Once again, a big crowd came out to enjoy “critters.” We will try to list them all: Alligator, Bear, Bison, Deer, Elk, Fish (catfish, trout, bluegill and walleye), Frog Legs, Ox Tail, Pheasant, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Wild Hog, and of course, hot dogs for the faint of heart. The AB Men hosted under the direction of Roger Kingery. The Big Buck Award went to Coy Petitt, and his prize was a new knife. Certificates were presented to youth under 18 who harvested a deer: Ella Childers, Aleah Dillon, Josiah Noe, Chloe McComas, Tanner Zerkle, and Jeramiah Wiseman. Sew Blest added to the ambiance with a beautiful display of quilts on the balcony banisters. To see photos, check the Beulah Ann Church Facebook page, or
www.herald-dispatch.com/multimedia/
photo_galleries/photos-critter-dinner

GOOD NEWS NUGGETS

 Jan. 20 was “Sanctity of Life” Sunday, and Pastor Greg brought a message from Luke 18, showing us that Jesus loves the little children. We are encouraged to make known our opinions on the abortion laws.

 We enjoyed another testimony and song from missionary to the Philippines Jonathan Echon on Feb. 3. He said driving on snowy roads was quite an experience for him. He added that in the Philippines, stop signs and stop lights are merely suggestions, so he must be very careful! He will return home in eight months, after completing his education at Marietta Bible College. There are 1.3 million people on 107 islands there, and many have never heard of Jesus, or were raised Roman Catholic and believe they are saved by Mary or by good works. He said one of our dollars is worth 50 pesos there, and he can buy 50 candies with that. He gathers children with the candy, then tells them of Jesus, and they are open to hear.

 We have had a lot of good guest singers lately, and were so pleased on Feb. 10 to welcome Curt Manns and his friend Zack Booth (lead guitarist with the Jason Lovins Band.) Not only were they accomplished singers and musicians, but Curt is the principal at Milton Middle School. Two front pews were full of middle schoolers to hear their principal. How blessed we are to have Christian leaders in our schools, setting the example.

ABWM NEWS

Recently, our ABWM circle learned about family doctors Rick and Anita Gutierrez, who are ABC International Missionaries in Durban, South Africa, and we were moved to send them some support, and received a personal handwritten thank you which we would like to share with you: “Dear Ladies at ABW at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, Hello from our family to you and your loved ones. Thank you for your gift of $75 in December towards our White Cross supported health teaching and outreach. We are taking life sustaining medical outreach to people’s homes in Christ’s name. Your support makes this on-going mission possible.”

LOVE GIFT DEVOTION

On the Wednesday night before Valentine’s Day, it was appropriate to have our quarterly Love Gift Devotion, brought to us by ABWM Love Gift Chairperson Erika Klose. ABWW members keep coin boxes in their homes, and use them to remember the blessings of God, both large and small. Quarterly, we give the whole congregation the opportunity to participate in this humble offering.

Erika said we all have a Heavenly Valentine who loves us more than anyone on earth. God’s love is perfect, it has no limits, it never changes, and never stops.

CALENDAR

**Mon., Feb. 18 – Pro-Life Rally, Charleston WV. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table. Bus/Van will leave the church parking lot by 10:30 am.
**Tues., Feb. 19, 10 am - Sew Blest, Family Center.
**Thurs., Feb. 21, 6 pm – Lessons of Love Series: “Time Management, facilitated by Kim Miller in the Family Center. A sign-up sheet is on the foyer table for those who are interested.
**Fri., Feb 22, 6 pm – Family Game Night, Family Center. Please bring finger foods and your favorite game(s). See Connie Chapman for more information.
**Sat., Feb 23, 8 am – ABWM Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Pea Ridge Baptist Church.
**Fri.–Sun., Feb. 22 – Feb. 24 – Senior High Convention, Williamstown First Baptist Church.
**Sun., Feb.24, 7 pm – Youth Night & Children’s Awards.
**Sun., March 3, 5:45 – ABWM Meeting, in the Family Center Dining Room. Please bring  scissors and B Bucks.
**Mon., March 4, 7 pm – Board of Deacons Meeting, Family Center.
**Tues., March 5, 10 am – Sew Blest, Family Center.
**Sat., March 9, 8 am – Church Breakfast sponsored by the ABWM. Donations will go to our missionaries.
**Sat., March 9 - Children’s Spring Rally, Parchment Valley. (Registration forms due by Feb. 24. See Boo.)
**Sat., March 9, 5 pm – Family Night of Art, Family Center. Sign-up sheet is in the foyer.
Sun.-Fri., March 10–15, 7 pm – Spring Revival with Pastor Jason Salmons.
**Fri., March 22, 6 pm – Family Game Night, Family Center.

NOTICE: If you need a statement of your church giving for your 2018 tax return, please see Nellie Gillispie.
 

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(An archive of the January, 2019 Newsletter follows

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK…

PSALM 61:1, 2 - Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Many of us have been in situations where we have felt overwhelmed. The feeling intensifies until we reach a point where we feel utterly helpless. God often teaches us patience while He awaits our arrival at this point. None of us like to feel helpless, in fact, helpless may not be the best word. "Dependent" is a better term. God waits for us to recognize that our independence from Him is not a blessing like our nation's independence, but rather, a disconnect from the greatest source of power available in all of creation. We need to depend upon the LORD for all things.
David cried out to God, and God acted upon his prayer. The Holy Spirit leads men and women, "to the rock that is high than I." The problem with many in our world is that we no longer climb on and stand upon that Rock, but we seek to knock it over so He is no longer "higher than I." What a shame that we are so stubborn that we are willing to live a life of lack and beg and hope tomorrow will be a better day while we refuse the infinite resources of Jesus Christ. He owns all the wealth on earth, and He gives it to whom He chooses.
Jesus is "the rock that is higher than I." When God leads you to Him will you wrap your arms around Him? Cling to him as if your life depends on it. It does. Your soul is in peril without Him. Climb until you can set your feet upon the solid ROCK of Jesus Christ. Then stand in complete dependence upon Him for all your needs.                                                    ~~Pastor Greg Lunsford

SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

December 2    182
December 9    173
December 16  163
December 23  180
December 30  163
                    5)861(172 average

OVER 80 BIRTHDAYS

Ruby Young, Jan. 24, 84
Betty Beckett, Feb. 16, 82
Hobie Chapman, Feb. 13, 81
Mildred McComas Smith, Feb. 18, 88

OVER 50 ANNIVERSARIES

Willie & Patty Rose, Jan. 21, 54 yrs.
John & Nona Rimmer, Jan. 26, 52 yrs.
Joe & Phyllis Nobel, Feb. 1, 55 yrs.
Dennie & Patty Dailey, Feb. 8, 55 yrs.
Roger & Sandy Kingery, Feb. 9, 53 yrs.

CONRIBUTIONS TO NEWSLETTER FUND

Robin Nance    $100.00
In memory of her late aunt Irene Clagg and her late uncle Bobby Wheeler
Willing Workers Class   $20.00

THANK YOU for your generous support.

Memoria: "In Loving Memory of our Dear Daddy, the late Homer H. Nowlin, who passed away 30 long years ago, Jan. 18, 1989. You will always be in our Hearts."

BIBLE READING PROGRAMS

WVBC ABWM 5-Year Plan:
January - Romans
February - Joel

Daily Bible Reading Calendars for 2019 are on the foyer table. Thank you, Evangelistic Outreach, for the new calendars!

NEW MEMBERS

On Dec. 23, the Christmas decorations were moved aside for the baptisms of Parker Dille, 10 yr.-old son of Tim and Sarah Dille, and Fred Hayes, husband of Linda Caldwell Hayes. Then on Dec. 30, Tim Dille joined the church on his Christian Experience. A warm welcome to all.

CONGRATULATIONS:
 To Evan Bledsoe, who graduated in December from MU and St. Mary's School of Nursing with a degree in nursing. She is employed at SMMC. Evan is the daughter of Jennifer Bledsoe and the granddaughter of Ronnie Bledsoe.
 To Jenny Brumfield, who graduated in December from Marshall University with a degree in accounting and finance.
 To Amanda France who graduated in December from Marshall University with a degree in Criminal Justice.

THANK YOU
 I am grateful for the gift you sent to Samaritan's Purse for Operation Christmas Child. We thank God for each gift-filled shoebox collected this year. I never cease to be amazed at the joy these gifts bring to children, and we pray many will come to know God's greatest gift - His Son Jesus Christ.                         Franklin Graham

 Thank you for your partnership with us in the Bible translation ministry in 2018. Your faithful prayer support and generous giving have been instrumental in helping us equip churches around the globe to do Bible translation for themselves. We look forwards to seeing what God will do in 2019! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!           Russ and Jan Perry

 Thank you Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church for the wonderful basket.
                                 Ed & Chris Watson
 Thank you so much for all your thoughts and many prayers that have been prayed for me over the past year and also for the wonderful fruit basket.              Love, Sandra Chapman
                               (mother of Christy Carter)

MISSION PROJECT

Our project for December was Lily's Place, which opened its doors in 2014 as the first National Abstinence Syndrome Center in the US, to care for infants suffering from prenatal drug exposure. We donated $205 To this cause.

In January, we will be collecting for the Knight's Great Hall at CMHS. We regularly donate food and personal care items, but they also need monetary support when needs arise for items they do not have.
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF:

DONALD EDWARD ARTHUR, 84, of Culloden, whose funeral was Dec. 11. He was an uncle of Joyce Ryder, Sonny Waugh, Sharon Hayes, and Dana Shull.
WILLIAM MICHAEL BALL, 50 of Milton, who passed away Jan. 9. He was a son-in-law of Ed and Sheila Braley.
CARL EVAN CLARY, 80, of Glenwood, whose funeral was Jan. 11. He was a friend of Bill Ryder and others in the church.
LARRY JOE CONRAD, 75, of Ona, whose funeral was Dec. 27. He was the husband of Elaine Conrad, friend of Alliene Caldwell.
SHANNON RAY DAVIS, 35, of Milton, whose funeral was Dec. 31. He was a nephew of Loretta Chapman.
GERALDINE "GERRI" GIBBS, 87, of Ona, whose funeral was Dec. 27. She was preceded in death by her husband Deacon Carl Gibbs. Among her survivors are her daughter Judy (John) Dorsey and son Jeff (Dana) Gibbs, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the church.
PEARL MARTIN, 78, of Ona, whose funeral was Dec. 21. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Martin. Among her survivors are her Martin. daughter Marsha (James) Clark, and son Gary She was a longtime member of our church.
EDDIE MAYS, 67, of Charlotte, NC, who passed away Dec. 19. He was the brother of Paul Mays, and a friend of Jim Ross.
JUDY KAY WELCH, 51, of Culloden, who succumbed to scleroderma Jan. 9.
PATRICK WOODARD, 59, OF Ona, whose funeral was Dec. 28. Among his survivors are his wife Melody Blue Woodard, and sons P.J. and Doug Woodard, and nephews Tim and Parker Dille.

ABWM Community Outreach Project for January: Baby wipes and body wash for the Emma Jean Dolen Jones Hospice House in Huntington. (Doller Store brands are fine.) If you would like to help, a basket is in the foyer. Thank you!

NOTICE: Mission trip to Honduras July 26 - Aug. 3. To sign up, please contact Cindy Falk at 604-643-8284 or email her at cynthia.g.falk@gmail.com. Trip is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown and American Baptist International Ministries.
CALENDAR
Sun., Jan.20, 12 pm - 2nd Annual Beulah Ann Chili Cook-off. Please sign-up and bring your winning pot of chili to be enjoyed.  Please see Erin Carter for details.

Fri., Jan. 25, 6 pm - Family Game Night, Family Center. Please bring finger foods and your favorite game.

Tues., Jan. 29, 10 am - Sew Blest, Family Center.

Sat., Feb. 2, 6 pm - Critter Dinner, Family Center. All kinds of game will be available, and hot dogs for the not so adventurous. Please bring side dishes and desserts.

Sun., Feb. 3 - Souperbowl of Sharing. Youth Ministries will be receiving offerings for the Huntington City Mission.

Sun., Feb. 3, 5:45 pm - ABWM, Joseph & Mary Classroom.

Sun., Feb. 3, 6 pm - ABMM, Caldwell Classroom.

Sun., Feb. 3, 6 pm - Jesus Kids Practice.

Mon., Feb. 4, 7 pm - Board of Deacon's Meeting, Family Center.

Tues., Feb. 5, 10 am - Sew Blest, Family Center.

Wed., Feb. 6, 5:30 pm - Wednesday Fellowship Supper, hosted by Youth Ministries. Proceeds will go to the Souperbowl for the Huntington City Mission.

Sat, Feb. 9, 5 pm - Family Night of Art, Family Center.

Sun., Feb. 10, 2:45 pm Jesus Kids at Paramount Senior Living, Ona.

Mon., Feb. 11, 1 pm - Bible Study, Shonet's, Milton.

Wed., Feb. 13, 7 pm - Children's Ministry Valentine's Party.

Thurs., Feb. 14 - Youth Ministry Valentine's Party at Huntington City Mission.

Mon., Feb. 18 - Pro-Life Rally, Charleston WV.

Tues., Feb. 19, 10 am - Sew Blest, Family Center.

Thurs., Feb 22, 6 pm - Family Game Night, Family Center.

Sat., Feb 23, 8 am - ABWM Men's Prayer Breakfast, Pea Ridge Baptist Church.

Fri. - Sun., Feb. 22 - Feb. 24 - Senior High Convention, Williamstown First Baptist Church.

Sun., Feb.24, 7 pm - Youth Night & Children's Awards.

NOTICE: If you need a statement of your church giving for your 2018 tax return, please see Nellie Gillispie.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS
We ended 2018 with a baptism of one of our own, Parker Dille on Sunday, December 23. He was saved after the Christmas play on Dec. 9th. We are so happy for Parker and his family. Then beginning 2019 Jacob Radcliff was saved after the Jesus Kids After Christmas Party.  We are so excited for him and his family. Children's Ministry has started a new Bible Curriculum called Deep Dive Adventures. They also offer an App for the kids to enjoy the videos and games. The App is Free. We want to Thank all our Children's Ministry teachers for always being ready to teach our kids. We Love You.
Children's Ministry has been collecting "B" bucks for Bibles for the Gideons. This is a December - January mission project. To Date $117.00 has been collected. Special Thank you to the Adults who have helped us.

Jesus Kids are busy again in 2019. We sang at Paramount Senior Living on Sunday, January 13th. What a blessing! The children always "Let their little Light Shine" there. Special Thank you to our own Cameron Kirby's Dad Greg who bought our supper that night.

We have our dates planned for 2019:
February 13, 7 pm - Valentine's Day party
March 9, -Spring Rally at Parchment Valley
     for 1st - 5th graders
April 7, 7pm - Jesus Kids Spring Play - "Souls on Fire"
April 11, 11 am, 2PM - Easter Egg Hunt - Camp Ona
VBS - Sun.-Fri., June 23-28
Dec. 14 - Christmas Party & Practice
Dec. 15, 7 pm - Christmas play
Thank you for your prayers,
Children's Ministry Team

YOUTH NEWS

BAMBY kicked off the new year with a Lock-In at the church.  The night consisted of food, fun and fellowship and praying in the New Year. A great time was had by all that attended.

The theme for the first 6 months of this year is based on Colossians 2:6-7, "Being Rooted in Christ."  We know that strong Roots brings good fruit so we will focus on establishing strong roots of love, service and Faith. To build "strong roots of service", the teens will be passing out reusable grocery bags and asking those who can to fill the bag with nonperishable food items. These items can be brought to the Beaver building between now and Feb 6th, where they will be packed up and delivered to the Facing Hunger Food Bank (Huntington). When you return your items, your bag will be returned to you to reuse and as a reminder of our project. Who knows, someone may ask about the design on the bag, opening up an opportunity to share His Word.

February 3rd is our "Souper Bowl Of Caring" soup pot drive where we will be collecting monetary donations for the Huntington City Mission. Teens will be at the entrances prior to all the services with the familiar soup pots, prepared to take any donations. We will wrap up our collections by hosting the Wednesday Fellowship dinner on Wednesday, February 6th at 5:45. Any donations collected that night will also go towards the "Souper Bowl of Caring."

Remember, hunger has no season and there are many in our area who do not have adequate nutrition and we all can be the Hands of God by doing our part to make sure no one goes hungry!

Looking forward to what 2019 brings!
                                            Mitzi Beckett

CATCHING UP WITH BOBBY BOWEN

Bobby, one of our own, serves with Global Outreach Ministries in Uganda, Africa. She writes, "I am now directing an after-school program for kids in an impoverished village. We have an average of 75 kids three days a week coming to study AFTER spending all day in school. The village account (which we support) will be directed to the refugee camps in the north. My friend Nancy Kilpatrick and I will be facilitating trauma healing groups for South Sudanese and Congolese refugees in northern Uganda. There are an estimated 1.5 million refugees here in the north. We are here today teaching a ladies conference, so we will start traveling at least once a month, possibly two. The camps are at least ten hours from Jinja. I will be stateside on March 13. Pastor Greg scheduled me for May 19 to speak at Beulah Ann. I'm excited!"

Seen on Facebook: Complaining about a silent God is like complaining about not getting texts when your phone is turned off.

MISSIONARY VISITOR
Our Sunday morning Power Point announcements always ends with "Come back tonight and Wednesday. You never know what you might miss is you're not here!" Well, who knew that on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, we would have a missionary guest. Jonathan Echon. He is a missionary from the Philippines, studying at Marietta Bible College, and he had called Pastor Greg earlier in the day just to see if he could get invited to speak or sing. After a short "audition," Pastor Greg gave him the go-ahead. He started by thanking us (America) for saving his country in WW II. He said they were fighting the Japanese with bows and arrows until the US soldiers arrived with machine guns. He specifically thanked "Sir" Earl Fetty, who served in the Philippines. He was also grateful that our military shared Christ with them, and his great-grandfather was saved. He is a fourth generation Christian. He was raised in poverty and hoped to become an engineer to help his family, but God had other plans for his life, and now he is a pastor. He told us all this with a heavy accent, but we got most of it. Then he took out his guitar, and when he began to sing, every word was clear! He shared "I'm Free!" and "So Much to Thank Him For." Yes, if you were not here, you missed it! If you would like to know more about his ministry or would like to support him, he left prayer cards on the foyer table.

ADULT MINISTRIES NEWS
On New Year's Eve Adult Ministries hosted a Family Movie Night where we watched "I Can Only Imagine."  All who attended seemed to have a good time with great food, laughter, and some tears (from the movie). We played a few rounds of Rummikub and ate some delicious food. We had a few kids come and we broke out one of the inflatables. What kind of movie night would it be if we didn't have popcorn? The movie was awesome. It is about the man who wrote the song, "I Can Only Imagine," Bart Millard and his journey, and it had all of us in tears (good tears). After the movie we all went to the sanctuary to pray in the New Year as a church family.

Adult Ministries is excited about the new year and the events we have planned. We are bringing back Family Game Night which will be every 4th Friday of the month. The Second Annual Chili Cook Off is on January 20. We will be having another Art Night with painting and fun activities for the kids. Wednesday night Fellowship Dinners will be listed in the bulletin. We are working on plans of another trip but have not finalized anything yet, keep watch of the bulletin and Facebook page for all updates. If anyone has any ideas on what would be fun as a church to do together please do not hesitate to contact Connie Chapman, Jeanne Lunsford or Erin Carter.

GOOD NEWS NUGGETS

 Pastor Greg set the fire real early for our Dec. 16 annual Fireside Service in the Beaver Building, so the smoke would not bother anyone. Area Minister Evan Arkell was in attendance, and the room was filled up. Many people took their turns sitting in the rocking chair to share their Christmas memories, and the Jesus Kids sang some wonderful songs. Duane Adkins brought some old-time Christmas decorations (found in Viola's attic), and the kids were fascinated by them, especially the reflectors. He told them how we used to go out hunting for a "real" tree, sometimes patching two trees together to make one nice one. Butch Vititoe reported that this is his and Brenda's 50th year of putting up a real tree! Ask Angie Chapman to tell you the story about the ashes. The evening was made even more special when young Parker Dille came forward as a candidate
for baptism!

 Dec. 22 was the evening the Willing Worker's Class gathered at Fratelli's for their Christmas Dinner. Although the crowd was down a little, they had an enjoyable time. There is always good fellowship in this class.
 It had been a long time since we had a baby dedication service, but on Dec. 23, parents Chris and Christie Black dedicated themselves to raise daughters Avery and Grace in the ways of the Lord. Parents Chris and Erin Carter did the same for daughter Keeley. It was a beautiful service.
 For our Fifth Sunday Night Sing, we enjoyed our guests "Ignition Worship," from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The six-member group brought two guitars, a keyboard, bass, and drums. One featured singer, Stephanie Browning Cavendish, is the niece of Sue Benedict. They did a wonderful job.

Q. What is red and smells like blue paint?
A. Red paint.

2019 CHURCH OFFICERS

Church Clerk   Joyce Ross
Asst. Church Clerk  Rebecca Childers
Church Treas./Sec.  Debbie Sansom
Asst. Ch. Treas./Sec.  Joyce Ross
Financial Secretary  Nellie Gillispie
Asst. Financial Sec.  Samantha Childers
Asst. Fin. Sec. Helpers Charlene Litteral
    Brenda Lawson
    JoAnn Jordan
    Leigh Bellomy
Sunday Sch. Super.  Tom McComas
Asst. Sun. Sch. Super. J. D. Dillon
Sunday Sch. Sec.  Jeanne Lunsford
Asst. Sun. Sch. Sec.  Judy Webb
Chair. of Christian Bd. Lesha Adkins
Chair. of Children's Min. Brenda Meadows
Asst. Chair of Child. Min. Kara Litteral
    Sharon Hayes
    Brooke Chapman
    Meredith Crawford
Chair. of Youth Min.  Marty Beckett
Asst. Chair. of Youth Min. Mitzi Beckett
    Sammy Litteral
Chair. of Adult Min.  Connie Chapman
Asst. Chair. of Adult Min. Erin Carter
    Jeanne Lunsford
Chair. of Ushers  David Chapman
Mission Advocate  Stella Bartram
Music Committee  Phyllis Noble
    Lisa Vititoe
    Christy Holley
    Marc Chapman
Board of Finance  Duane Adkins
 Deacon  Willie Rose
 Treasurer  Debbie Sansom
 Financial Clerk Nellie Gillispie
 Trustee  Sammy Litteral
Audit Committee  Sam Litteral
    Terri Clay
    Rick Webb
Mission Comm.  Joyce Ross
    Betty Byrd
    Juanita Nance
    Stella Bartram
    Leigh Bellomy
Decorating Comm.  Juanita Nance
    Naomi Dailey
    Linda Chapman
Hospitality Comm.  Ed Braley
Loretta Chapman
    Barbara Johnson
    Linda Hayes

1. Study the BIBLE daily.
2. Study the BIBLE with concentration.
3. Study the BIBLE independently.
4. Study the whole BIBLE.
5. Study the BIBLE as the Word of God.
6. Study the BIBLE prayerfully.
7. Study the BIBLE with definite purpose.
From the October 1964 Newsletter.
Contributed by Luther F. Morrison.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Church Mailing Address  P.O. Box 247, Ona, WV 25545
Church Physical Address  3750 Edmonds Branch Rd
Church Telephone   304-743-5854
Church Home Page   www.beulahann.org
Church Office Hours   Tues. - Fri., 9 am – 1 pm
Interim Pastor Greg Lunsford.
Home phone 304 743-9315
Cell phone 304 638-0276
(Greg also has a Facebook page)
Mail: Rt. 2 Box 54, Milton, WV 25541
Newsletter information can be phoned to Church Secretary Jo Ross at the Church Office during office hours, or e-mailed to bulletin@beulahann.org by Thursday at 1 pm.
 

The Guyandotte Baptist Association has a Web site! Check it out at: www.guyandottebaptistassociation.org.
 

(photo taken after Cantata from balcony by Susan McComas)
 
 

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I couldn't resist including this picture of the grand finale of the Guyandotte Association Day Camp, 2005.
Besides what you see, there were booths set up for the full length of the Dining Hall porch, and the Barboursville Fire Department
brought their "Smoke House" trailer and taught our children what to do in case of a fire.
 
 

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