October 2016: In Service

October, 2016 IssueAn important election is coming up in just over a month, and October's Blue Ridge Christian News encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote and, more importantly, to make an informed decision on who to vote for. We have several stories this month about Christian role in voting and we encourage you to share your thoughts on our Facebook group.

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Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Set For October 15

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Graphic

Domestic violence knows no age, economic, social, religious, geographic, or racial boundaries. For over 20 years, Mitchell County SafePlace has been dedicated to ensuring a safe haven, as well as many other resources, to our local citizens who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse.

On Saturday, October 15, 2015, Mitchell County SafePlace will hold its Second Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser on Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine to continue providing critical services for victims of family violence. This will be a fun, family-oriented event with food, music, raffles, and prizes......and a chance to see some of our favorite Mitchell County Men in high-heeled shoes!
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Get Out To Vote

Photo of Billy Graham

Franklin Graham has shared this interview with his father about the role of the Christian in elections:

I believe this country is facing today one of the most serious and crucial elections in history. I do not believe there has ever been a time—even in the days prior to the Civil War—that we as Americans have gone to the polls with greater issues than those at stake in the coming presidential election.
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How Would Jesus Vote?

Photo of Reverend Mark Creech

It's been seventeen months since Ted Cruz declared his candidacy for President, officially kicking off the 2016 presidential election. Since then we've seen twenty-three candidates enter the race, been subjected to twenty-one debates, as well as a dizzying array of forums, scandals, and interviews and many of us are still wondering, “where do I fit in with all of this?” So for those of us who feel this way, I thought it might be a good idea to look at a Christian perspective on this, a few words from Jesus that might help us sort out all of the madness surrounding this historic race.
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Politics and Christians

Photo of Reverend Steve Williams

There was a person who asked me, “Who would Jesus vote for in the November Election, Why or Why Not.” Well I told them I was hoping Jesus would come before the November Election. We are living in a Post-Christian Society where people have not been brought up in Church, Sunday School, Bible School and really have no church background at all. They just don’t have any real religious understanding. And I’m not putting anyone down for that, because it’s the churches fault for not being out in the fields being aggressive sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way that I can share with anyone is that my Christian Conscience, is going to guide my voting.
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Walk for Life Reins Rains in Donations

Walk for Life Walkers

The sun rose in a clear sky above the Corpening Memorial YMCA’s Greenway trail September 10, the morning of the McDowell Pregnancy Care Center’s Fifth Annual Walk for Life. The day’s weather contrasted to that of the previous year’s event, when participants wore raincoats, carried umbrellas, and stepped their way around puddles as they walked.
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See You At The Pole 2016

Photo of students in prayer

Wednesday morning, September 28, 2016, See You At The Pole was held in the Mitchell County schools. Students and community members met at the flag pole at each schol to pray for our schools, students, and our country.

This is a critical time for our country and we all need to be submerged in prayer if we want to see a change in the direction our country is heading in.
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Life’s Lessons: What is your best sermon?

by Doug Harrell

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Sometimes I think we try to get too spiritual in our communications and lose sight of real life.  There is nothing at all wrong with quoting scripture and preaching the word of God, but is that really all there is in our message.  Does it come across as boastful and prideful?  Are we trying to prove that we are better than thou in our spiritual lives?  I know  this is not the case for many that share the word but I think it is equally important to preach with our actions as much, if not more so, than with our mouths. 
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  • Area Churches
  • Area Ministries

Horizon Church
Morganton, NC

Morganton Seventh Day Adventist
Morganton, NC

Pine Branch Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Pleasant Grove Church of the Brethren
Spruce Pine, NC

Plumtree Presbyterian
Plumtree, NC

Roan Mtn. Missionary
Bakersville, NC

Spruce Pine
United Methodist

Spruce Pine, NC

St. Lucien Catholic
Spruce Pine, NC

The Bridge
Spruce Pine, NC

West Burnsville Baptist
Burnsville, NC

Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Bakersville United Methodist
Bakersville, NC

Banner Elk United Methodist
Banner Elk, NC

Bear Creek Baptist
Ledger, NC

Berry Chapel Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Burkemont Baptist
Morganton, NC

Burnsville 7th Day Adventist
Burnsville, NC

Faith Fellowship
Micaville, NC

First Advent Christian
Morganton, NC

First Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Grassy Creek Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC


J.C. Shoaf
Valdese, NC


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Jonathan's Used Appliances
Spruce Pine, NC

Auto Dealers

Buchanan & Young

John Greene Chrysler

Auto Oil Change

Express Lube
Morganion, NC

John’s Precision Autobody
Marion, NC

Auto Parts

B & J Auto Parts
Bakersville, NC

Auto Tires

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Beauty Salons

Marion, NC

Building Supply

Summit Building Supply
Burnsville, NC


Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC


Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC


Carolina Home Care
Spruce Pine, NC

Equipment Repair

Superior Construction and Repair (SCAR)
Spruce Pine, NC


Crossnore School
Crossnore, NC

Freedom Life
Marion, NC

Mitchell Baptist Association
Spruce Pine, NC

NC Co-op Extension
North Carolina

Tri-County Baptist Church
Spruce Pine, NC

Valdese Tourism
Valdese, NC

Farm Credit

Carolina Farm Credit
Burnsville, NC


Cooper Trading
Burnsville, NC

Parker Firearms
Bakersville, NC


Buck Stove
Spruce Pine, NC

L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

Peoples Furniture
Spruce PIne, NC

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville, NC

Mission Health
Asheville, NC

Pruitt Health Care
Avery, Mitchell & Yancey Counties

Home Buyer

Sillman Home Buyers
Spruce Pine, NC


Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC


Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

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

Miller Insurance Group
Spruce Pine, NC

Mitchell County Farm Bureau
Bakersville & Spruce Pine, NC

Premier Insurance Services
Marion & Spruce Pine, NC

State Farm - Syna Lewis
Spruce Pine, NC


McClure Construction
Spruce Pine, NC


The Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC


Burleson Plumbing & Heating
Spruce Pine, NC


Bruce Koran
Mitchell County Commission

Dan Forest
NC Lieutenant Governor

Johnnie Carswell
Burke County Commission

Josh Dobson
NC House

Michele Presnell
NC House

Mike Causey
NC Insurance Commissioner

Mitchell County
Tax Referendum

Ralph HIse
NC Senate

Rebecca Eggers-Gryer
District Court Judge

Pool Service

Ken Ray Pools
Morganton, NC


Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

Recreational Vehicles

Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC


Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

Spruce Pine, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC


Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC


Mitchell County Transportation
Bakersville, NC

Yancey County Transit
Burnsville, NC

Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC