October, 2014: Fall is on Its Way!

October, 2014 IssueAn important election is coming in November and this month's Christian News features stories on issues that may be of interest to you. Tami Fitzgerald updates us on the NC marriage amendment, and Dave Kistler talks about Pulpit Freedom Sunday.

We also invite you to learn about the recent Morganton Mission event, plus learn how you can sign up for this year's Camp Erin in Rutherford County.

As always, we welcome your news. Send your stories to info@brcnews.com

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Tami Fitzgerald

Tillis, Berger to Defend Will of NC Voters

House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced Monday they intend to formally intervene to defend North Carolina’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
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Dave Kistler

Pastors Faced with Epic Decision on Pulpit Speech

On October 5th, ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom--a 2000 attorney strong organization) will conduct its seventh annual "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" initiative. Begun in 2008, the "Pulpit Freedom" initiative encourages pastors to speak freely and forcefully, from their pulpit, regarding the political issues of the day--including qualifications for political leadership, the Scriptures teaching on such volatile issues as marriage and life, etc.--and to do so without fear of the Internal Revenue Service.
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Volunteers outside First Baptist, Morganton

A Heavenly Saturday

Pastors Tom Bland (First Baptist Church of Morganton), Michael Bailey (First Presbyterian Church), John Fowler (First Methodist Church of Morganton) and Daniel Gutierrez (New Life Church of God) welcomed several hundred volunteers on Saturday, September 27th to be the hands and feet of Christ at the annual event we call Mission Morganton.
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Camp Erin AttendeesTime to Register for Camp Erin

It’s time once again to register your child or teen for Camp Erin™, a three-day camping experience for children, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Erin (formerly Camp Rainbows) will be held November 7-9 at South Mountain Chrisitian Camp in Bostic.
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Clint's Chronicles on the Funny Farm

Doug HarrellIt was another glorious summer day at Harrell Hill Farms; I had looked forward to the potato harvest since completing the tasks of slicing, dicing, placing and spraying chunks of spuds in the fertile ground. (During intervening months Doug and I spent some time lying in the weeds hoping to intercept menace deer as they chomped on the luscious potato blossoms). The weather had been exceptionally dry and our hopes dim that the crop would be plentiful. Of course, being the ‘newbie’, I imagined mounds of the tasty vegetable; I mean wads of scrumptious potatoes lying in wait for my arrival.
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  • Area Churches
  • Area Ministries

Grassy Creek Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Horizon Church
Morganton, NC

Pine Branch Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Pleasant Grove
Church of the Bretheren

Bakersville, NC

Plumtree Presbyterian
Plumtree, NC

Roan Mtn. Missionary
Bakersville, NC

Spruce Pine
United Methodist Church

Spruce Pine, NC

The Bridge Church of WNC
Spruce Pine, NC

West Burnsville Baptist
Burnsville, NC


Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Bear Creek Baptist
Ledger, NC

Berry Chapel Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Burkemont Baptist
Morganton, NC

Burnsville 7th Day Adventist
Burnsville, NC

Central Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Faith Fellowship
Micaville, NC

East Marion United Methodist
Marion, NC

First Advent Christian
Morganton, NC

 

 

J.C. Shoaf
Valdese, NC

 

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Appliances

Jonathan's Used Appliances
Spruce Pine, NC

Audio/Video

Audio/Video Enterprises
Morganton, NC

Auto Dealers

Buchanan & Young
Burnsville,NC

Burnsville Chevrolet
Burnsville,NC

Crossroads Ford
Morganton,NC

John Greene Chrysler
Morganton,NC

Marion Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
Marion, NC

Mike Brown Ford/Subaru
Spruce Pine, NC

Spruce Pine Chevrolet
Spruce Pine,NC

Auto Tires

Phil's Tire Service
Burnsville, NC

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Woodlawn Tire
Marion, NC

Banking

Carolina Farm Credit
Burnsville, NC

Bookstores

Off The Beaten Path
Burnsville, NC

Camping

Tom Johnson
Marion, NC

Car Washes

Water Worx
Ledger, NC

Chiropractic

Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC

Cleaners

Jordan's Cleaners
Morganton, NC

Concrete Products

Explosive Supply
Spruce Pine, NC

CPAs

Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC

Dentists
Employment

Pleasant Grove Church
Bakersville, NC

Equipment Repair

Superior Construction Repair
Spruce Pine, NC

Events
Finance

Allied FInancial
Marion, NC

Funeral Homes

Webb Funeral Home
Spruce Pine, NC

Furniture

Buck Stove
Spruce Pine, NC

L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

People's Furniture
Spruce Pine, NC

Health Care
Housing

Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC

Insurance

Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Chad Toney State Farm
Marion, NC

Eben Insurance
Spruce Pine, NC

Fortner Insurance
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, & Banner Elk, NC

McDaniel Insurance Agency
Marion, NC

McDowell Farm Bureau
Marion, NC

Miller Insurance Group
Spruce Pine, NC

Mitchell County
Cooperative Extension

Bakersville, NC

Mitchell County
Farm Bureau

Bakersville & Spruce Pine, NC

Premier Insurance
Marion, NC

Sumra Salame
Spruce Pine, NC

Jewelry
Pharmacies

Bakersville Pharmacy
Bakersville, NC

Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC

Plumbing/Heating

Burleson Plumbing
Spruce Pine, NC

Political

Gary Banks
Yancey County Sheriff

Ann Castro
Mitchell Board of Education

Stacy Buff
Burke County Sheriff

Warren Daniel
NC Senate

Josh Dobson
NC House

Matthew "Vern" Grindstaff
Mitchell Board Commission

Matthew Mills
Mitchell Board of Education

Gary Moore
Mitchell Board of Education

Michelle Presnell
NC House

Mike Tollison
Mitchell Board of Education

Steve Whisnant
Burke County Sheriff

Kathy Young
Mitchell Board of Education

Realtors

Tree House Mountain Realty
Spruce Pine, NC

Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

Rehabilitation/Nursing

Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC

Life Care of Banner Elk
Banner Elk, NC

Restaurants

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

DT's Blue Ridge Java
Spruce Pine, NC

Switzerland Inn
Little Switzerland, NC

Tropical Grill
Spruce Pine, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

Retail

Cooper Trading
Burnsville, NC

Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

Habitat for Humanity -
Avery

Newland, NC

Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell/Yancey
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

Market on Oak
Spruce Pine, NC

 

Retirement
Transportation
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC