Cameron Baptist Church
PO Box 155 www.CameronBaptistChurch.com 593 Carthage Street
Cameron, NC 28326 ‘the commission’ 910-245-7222
Volume 14, Edition 7 CBCHURCH@EMBARQMAIL.COM July 1, 2017
July is for Freedom, Family, and Fun
It’s Summer! The kids are home from school. Vacations are planned. Work often lets up a bit in July, and it’s time for the three “Fs”: Freedom, Fun, and Family.
July is for Freedom. If my mission trips to South America have done nothing else, it has made me aware of how blessed we are in our country. For one thing, almost all of us have HOT SHOWERS! The Freedom we celebrate on July 4th is truly a blessing that we dare not take for granted. We have been reminded just recently of the high price that is paid for this cherished possession. You have the Freedom to worship, to study God’s Word, to practice your faith and to introduce your faith to others. This month let us ask ourselves how we might use our freedom to the glory of God.
July is for Family. School is out; vacations are planned; special family times are abundant in this warm month. Family is a blessing, but so many do not have this treasured possession. Their families may be in conflict, broken, or separated for various reasons. Some may not possess the means with which to celebrate. This month, let us ask ourselves how we might use our special Family times to the glory of God.
July is for Fun. Playing a baseball game, going swimming, having a picnic, taking a hike, or just hanging out; the everyday fun stuff that fills summer makes this month special. Sometimes, these relaxed, casual times are our most prized possessions of summer. Even these can be times a blessing as you remember God’s touch on your life. This month, let us ask ourselves how we might use our everyday Fun times to the glory of God.
Each of these July valued possessions can be used to make disciples and to disciple others. Your Christian influence could make the difference in the life of another person. Use this month of July to celebrate Freedom, Family, and Fun and while you’re at it, initiate a conversation about spiritual things, introduce someone to Jesus; invite someone to church and Sunday School. How might July be used to the glory of God?
The Sandhills Baptist Associational Office in Carthage will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.
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~ Our Youth Group is accepting the following food items for their trip to Camp Caswell this month ~
*please donate as you can*
- Individual bags of…
- Cereal – Granola Bars – peanuts – almonds – trail mix – canned soda – bottled water
J O Y CLUB
After many enjoyable years of leading the JOY Club –
Bill & Joyce have retired.
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We would like to send out a big “Thank-You” to
Bill & Joyce for their many years of dedicated service
The JOY Club needs a director and assistant.
2 – Lewis & June Blue
4 – Greg & Valerie Rogers
4 – Phillip & Connie Thomas
10 – Richard & Sandra Giles
15 – Marvin & Faye McKinney
20 – Richard & Sylvia Shelhamer
1 – Karen Arrington
2 – Nettie Cooper
2 – Jimmy Loving
4 – Isabelle Staments
6 – David Michael
11 – Brianne Evans
13 – Laura Grace Comer
15 – Johnny Kelly
15 – Patty Williamson
17 – Emily Martin
17 – Youth Pastor, Jared McNeill
19 – Ginny Ferguson
19 – Richard Shelhamer
20 – Steven Arrington, II
21 – Tony Yow
24 – Jan Agriesti
27 – Sharon Jones
29 – Ginger Filpo
Children’s Church For J U L Y
Please speak to Nedra Norton.
“A Great Commission Church”
July Calendar of Events
Sunday School Assembly; 9:45am
Sunday School; 10am
Music & Missions (M&M) Kids; 7pm
Background Youth Bible Study; 7pm
Prayer Service/Adult Bible Study; 7pm
Choir Rehearsal; 8pm
1-30: Our Youth will be accepting donations of “cereal and
cookies” for their trip to Camp Caswell this month.
2: The Lord’s Supper
4: Independence Day
8: Jessie Loving Circle Luncheon
9: Deacon’s Meeting; 8:30am
10: No JOY Club Meeting this month
11: Cameron Baptist Women’s Meeting; 6:30pm
15: Camp Caswell Parent Info Meeting; 6pm
16: Brotherhood Breakfast
21: August Newsletter Input Due Into Office
22: Board Game Night; 6pm
30: 5th Sunday Sing; 11am
Operation Christmas Child Kickoff – Luncheon
after morning Worship – by donations for shipping
31-5: Youth at Camp Caswell
Nursery For JULY
2 – Connie Thomas
9 – Beverly Hendrick
16 – Darnell Marks
23 – Ginny Ferguson
30 – 5th Sunday Sing