Month: August 2017

2017 International Drug Overdose Awareness Day

A Time to Remember, A Time to Act We are marking International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 6:00pm at the new Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville, NC and invite you to join us. Alternate Inclement Weather Location: Mitchell High School Auditorium Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost.  Overdose Awareness Day offers all who have been affected by overdose a...

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Where Has Family Discipleship Gone? by Jason Koon explains parent’s responsibility.

Bridge42 Church Why Don’t We do Family Discipleship Anymore (And How We Can Start) By Jason Koon Burke County A recent study showed that less than 6% of people aged 15-30 can articulate the basics of the Gospel. I’ve read the studies about the mass-migration of Millennials away from the Church over the past decade, and I know that unlike previous Exodus, they’re probably not coming back. I’m even aware that millions of once-faithful Boomers are following them, but there is one reason that I still find it astonishing that only 6% of this generation has even a basic...

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Souls In Crisis by Rebecca Gwyn takes an honest look at churches today!

REACHforwomen/ministries Souls in Crisis Rebecca Gwyn Burke County As we began to make plans for a trip to Haiti during the month of June, I was preparing myself for the worse. I knew that the area we were going to was going to be a place of poverty and devastation. I had been to Jamaica before, so I had an idea of what we were going to face once we reached the remote mountains in Haiti. Homes, not any bigger than my small kitchen, that several people would be living in. No running water, let alone clean water. No...

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Empty Vessels by Kurt Bomar lets us know God will fill our empty vessels if we ask.

Walnut Grove Church Empty Vessels By Pastor Kurt Bomar Avery County 2 Kings 4:6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing. To save a widow from bankruptcy, Elisha told her to gather empty vessels and that she would have an unending supply of oil to fill them.  This touching story has a lesson that applies to us today. There are three main characters: a destitute widow, a little oil, and some empty vessels. All three mean something....

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Unity of Purpose by Barbara Harrell is projecting being able to celebrate more recoveries by working together!

Celebrate Recovery Unity of Purpose By Barbara Harrell Part of our Mission Statement here at Blue Ridge Christian News is to further the Unity of the Body of Christ.  In thinking about what is happening in the world of drugs, drug prevention, and help for drug addicts, I have had my eyes opened to some of the major things we are dealing with in society today. Unity in these areas could go a long way to improving the success rate in both prevention and recovery.  Too often the faith-based community is totally left out in this equation.  What could...

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