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I said it last Sunday and I’ll say it again: “I’m excited about all the things that are happening at
Hayes Barton Baptist Church!” It is no exaggeration for me to say that I can see remarkable
progress by the hour. As I write this column on this Thursday afternoon (Sept. 20), a multitude of
sounds can be heard as construction workers outside my office window add the finishing touches to
the Dr. T. L. Cashwell, Jr. Corridor. There are saws and grinders, hammers and shovels, even air
compressors and aerial lifts. If I listen carefully enough, I can even hear gentle strokes of paint
By the time you receive this newsletter the Cashwell Corridor will be open. This spacious new
corridor intersects with the main corridor in our Education Building and offers convenient access
to our Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, elevator, and church offices. It includes a lovely entrance,
handicap restrooms, seating areas and a beautiful bay window that overlooks our courtyard. When
you see it, I am sure you will agree that this is a wonderful addition to our church facilities. On
behalf of the entire congregation I want to express our sincere gratitude to the many people who
have helped us achieve this goal. Well done, good and faithful servants.
And my God will fully satisfy
every need of yours according to
His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father be glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
—Philippians 4:19-20,
Of course, we’re not finished yet. The work continues on the Family Life Center (FLC). As I
noted last Sunday, many of the rooms in the FLC, including the gymnasium, are nearing
completion. Earlier this week the concrete was poured for the corridor that will connect the FLC
to the Education Building. By this time next week the framing on the connector should be nearing
completion. All of this is to say that we’re right on schedule for our Grand Opening and
Dedication on Sunday, November 4th. I am especially pleased with the work of those who are
planning all of the festivities for this special day. The day will begin and end with worship, and
there will be lots of fun, food, and fellowship in between. It is going to be one of the great
moments in the history of Hayes Barton Baptist Church. But—and here’s the catch—we need your
presence and your help. So if you should get a call from a friend at church asking for your
assistance, please be ready to respond with an enthusiastic “Yes!” We need the involvement of all
of our people in this project, and that includes You!
Mark Your Calendars!
Grand Opening of our new Family Life Center
Sunday, November 4
Activities throughout the day! Invite your unchurched friends!
Tickets will go on sale soon!
Jo Anne Brooks and family in the
death of her brother, James Owen
White, Jr., on August 27.
Opie Versfeld and family in the
death of his mother, Alma Versfeld, on September 8.
Kim Moss and family in the death
of her father, Ray Hocutt, on
September 13.
Dr. David J. Hailey, Pastor
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Every member confessing Jesus Christ as Lord
Every member inviting others to Christ and His Church
Every member worshiping God corporately and privately
Every member growing in faith and fellowship through a small group
Every member giving faithfully to the Lord through the work of the
Every member using Spiritual gifts for ministry and mission
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Silent Auction—
Auction—Sunday, September 30
Congratulations to Scott and
Jenny McClendon on the birth of
their daughter, Brice Lee, on
September 11, 2007. Grayson
and Witt are the proud siblings,
and John and Janice McClendon
are the proud grandparents.
The Hayes Barton Baptist Church “Fluff Fund” members are
sponsoring a Silent Auction this Sunday evening from 5:00-7:00
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The evening will feature spectacular
deals, delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres, sparkling entertainment,
and a festive evening for all. Proceeds will be used to help decorate and furnish the new Family Life Center. Please join us and
bring a friend for this special night!
Committee and Council Positions Available
The School of Music is now
accepting applications for students from birth to whenever!
Applications can be obtained
from the church office, or from
the table across from the music
Learn the beauty
and magic of music!
To facilitate the work of the church, standing and ministry committees and councils are appointed annually by the Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees is currently seeking members of
the church to serve on these committees and councils. The members of Committee on Committees invite you to express interest in serving on any of these committees and councils. Please go to to view a list of the committees along with the responsibilities of each. There are also copies of this list and the responsibilities available on the cabinet outside of Fellowship Hall. By October
1,please email your interest to [email protected] or drop a note addressed to Committee on Committees in the mail slot in the hallway outside the church office. The Committee on Committees is grateful for your response and will make every effort to place members on committees of their interest.
We are pleased to offer to our church and community a support resource for those who have encountered the grief, anger and loss of divorce. Judy Martin and Kay Modlin are leading this group. The group
meets during the new Family Night time frame. Please help us get the word out to those who need support at this time. The group will meet in Room 267. Extended childcare will be offered following the
Music & Missions programs. Due to the support group format, limited enrollment is necessary. For information or registration, call Christine at 645-6733.
Y.A.B.S.—Young Adult Bible Study
Beginner to Advanced Guitar
Ages 8 and up (students
younger than 8 with audition)
Teacher : Chris Boerner
Chris has been a vibrant part of
the Triangle music scene for
the past ten years. Education
includes a bachelor’s degree in
music from Duke University.
He performs regularly in the
area as well as all over the country with Chris Boerner Quartet,
Mosadi Music, The Proclivities,
and Who’s Bad. In addition to
jazz and classical guitar Chris is
fluent in popular styles as well
including rock-n-roll, blues, and
country. Lessons will concentrate on rhythm, technique,
sight reading, repertoire, and
music theory. Style of music
will depend on the individual
student’s interests with a goal
of performing in one of the
monthly recitals.
All the young and young-at-heart among our adults are invited to participate. The group is studying The
Women of the Bible, a 52-week journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation with an emphasis
on the ladies! This co-ed group enjoys great fellowship and a casual dialogue approach, with James
Dupree facilitating. Join them in Room 171 each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Extended Session Volunteers Needed
We still have 11 spots available for Extended Session volunteers. Four Sundays a year during the worship hour is all the commitment that you need to make. Please call or email Kristen Muse and let her
know what age group you would like to help in (infants – 5 year old volunteers are needed).
2007 Sunday School Teachers’ Banquet—Thursday, October 18
We are grateful for all our teachers and look forward to this time of appreciation and training for teachers in all age ranges. Dr. Hailey will be our keynote speaker this year, and there will be experienced guest
facilitators for the training sessions. The evening will begin with Gathering Fellowship at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 5:45 p.m., Program at 6:15 p.m. and Training sessions for all age ranges at 7 p.m.. Teachers are
invited as our guests, but reservations are necessary! – Please RSVP to Christine by October 12 –
[email protected] or 645-6733.
Ministerial Staff:
Support Staff:
Dr. David J. Hailey, Pastor, [email protected]
Rev. Tom Bodkin, Associate Pastor, [email protected]
Dr. Diana Greene, Minister of Music, [email protected]
Rev. Julia Ledford, Minister of Ed., [email protected]
Mrs. Kristen Muse, Minister with Children, [email protected]
Ms. June Burbage, Organist, [email protected]
Mary Needham Receptionist/Office Asst., [email protected]
Christine Moore, Admin. Secretary, [email protected]
Amy Jo Tucker, CIS Manager, [email protected]
Robert Lahr, Church Administrator, [email protected]
Kim Crowley, Publications Secretary, [email protected]
Wilton Lassiter, Director of Maintenance & Food Services,
[email protected]
Val Chavis, Food Services Assistant
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————— for the —————
Scripture reference for
Week 39: September 24 - 30:
Mon. Exodus 35:4-29
Tues. 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Wed. Mark 12:41-44
Thurs. Philippians 4:10-23
1 Timothy 6:6-21
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Sun. Luke 7:36-50
Scripture reference for
Week 40: October 1 - 7
Proverbs 12:19
Deuteronomy 32:1-4
Matthew 7:1-6
Luke 16:1-13
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Romans 9:1
Luke 18:15-17
Extended Session for Sunday, September 30:
Rick & Ryan Ramey - Assistant; John & Janice McClendon and Betty Boyce - Infants; Heath & Sellars Holloman - Young Ones; John & Lib Moore - 1-year-olds; John & Tracy Manning – 2-year-olds;
Bob, Karen, and Carson Rosser – 3-year-olds; Charlotte Versfeld and Dan Boyce - 4-year-olds; Ron &
Lori Day - 5-year-olds.
Extended Session for Sunday, October 7:
Kim Moss - Assistant; Bryan & Kathryn Youngs, John & Sue McGrady, Mary Beth Johnston Infants; Jim & Kathy Lundholm - Young Ones; Chris & Kim Gardner - 1-year-olds; Fay McCutcheon
and Mellie Riggsbee - 2-year-olds; Brooke Johnston - 3-year-olds; Tara Fisher and Clara Gay - 4-yearolds; Adam Holland and Bryan Strickland - 5-year-olds.
A Place for You in Baptist Women: October Meetings:
Oct. 1
Doing Missions at Urban Ministries - 9:00 a.m. Contacts: Mellie Riggsbee
& 15 :
(847-6482) or Katie Clary (787-8407).
Oct. 9:
Crafts Group – 10:30 a.m. Room 230. Contact: Carol Barksdale (787-2817).
Bible Study Group #1 – 10:30 a.m. Room 125.
Round Table Group – 10:45 a.m. Room 124. Contact: Helen Cashwell (848-7465).
Baptist Women Fellowship Lunch – 12 noon. Fellowship Hall. StepUP Ministries will
tell about their program that serves families who are homeless or at the risk of becoming
homeless. Contact: Mary Clyde Waters (779-0155) by Monday, October 1, for reservations.
Oct. 23: Bodkin Bible Study (for men and women) – 10:30 a.m. We will have lunch immediately following the Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall.
Oct. 24:
Cancer Support Group – 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room 169. Contact: Dr. Ruby Barnes
A driver is needed, once a
month, to pick up the newsletters from the church and
deliver them to the Bulk Mail
Center. This job will be
done on Monday afternoons
after 3:30 p.m. If you would
like to help us with this job,
please call Robert Lahr in the
church office, 833-4617.
Also, Two volunteers are
needed to help with newsletter folding on the first Monday of some months, beginning November 5. If you
would like to help with this
task, please call Mary Siler at
We continue to receive the Grace Offering at HBBC. At this writing, we have passed the halfway
point toward our goal of $12,000. Each of the five causes which we support is worthy of our contribution, so it is important that we reach our goal to provide as much support as possible.
In this column, I wish to highlight the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Incorporated.
Founded in 1951, BRH of NC is one of North Carolina’s most respected providers of long term care.
With five retirement communities throughout our state, BRH provides all levels of care for Older
Adults: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Enhanced Residence, and Medical and Nursing
Care. The five locations are as follows:
1. Brookridge Retirement Community, Winston-Salem, N.C.
2. Hamilton Baptist Retirement Home, Hamilton, NC
3. Taylor House, Albemarle, NC
4. The Gardens of Taylor Glen, Concord, NC
5. Western NC Baptist Retirement Home, Asheville, NC
Their Mission Statement says it well:
Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Inc., is a church related not-for-profit organization
committed to providing quality care and a meaningful way of life for residents and staff….a place
where residents and staff become an extension of family that recognizes the dignity and worth of
each individual.
Our special offering will be used solely to support Older Adults living in assisted living or nursing care
who lack sufficient financial resources to pay for the care they receive.
Now is a good time to make your Grace Offering contribution, or add to one you may have made,
already. Thank you for your gift; let’s reach our goal. --Tom
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The Fall/Winter KIDZ STUFF Consignment Sale held on
September 13-15 was a huge success! Consigners who cleaned
out closets and shoppers who stocked up all ended up winners. It was a fantastic opportunity for people to earn money
and give back to the church and community at the same time.
September 9, 2007
Sunday School
September 16, 2007
Sunday School
2007 Actual YTD
Receipts through
$ 12,000
How do we give back? That’s the good part. Proceeds of more
than $4,000 will help furnish new children’s classrooms in the
Family Life Center and unsold merchandise will be donated
to local non-profits who help children.
Moving forward to the next sale, please mark your calendars
for the spring/summer sale to be held on February 21-23,
2008, and think about participating as a consigner, volunteer,
vendor or shopper. Being part of this sale – on whatever level
you choose – is always a great feeling.
Are you interested in planning our next sale? We need you!
Consider joining our Consignment Sale Team. The team
organizes all aspects of the sale, including consigner recruitment, registration, marketing, merchandising and other functions. The time commitment is very “do-able.” We meet every
other month prior to the sale. Contact Kristen Muse at
[email protected] if you are interested.
Our fifth Companions in
Christ ladies' group began
meeting on September 20 and
will continue to meet
on Thursday evenings this Fall
in the Chapel. Registration for
the 28-week course will close on
September 27. Julia Ledford
will facilitate and Christina
Powell will assist. Please contact
Julia Ledford for further info or
registration. Call Today!
John Heywood has it right. “Many hands make light work.” A huge thank-you goes to everyone who
consigned items, volunteered time, shopped the sale, put up posters, took down racks, and all the myriad things that go on to make this sale a positive endeavor. We can’t do it without you.
Charlotte Versfeld
Total to date
$ 6,437
$ 8,000
$ 6,000
$ 4,000
$ 1,000
In Revelation 8, we read an intriguing allegorical vision of the throne room of Heaven: “An angel
who had a golden censer came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the
prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together
with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the
censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder,
rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.”
Meeting time change! The new
schedule is Wednesdays at 11:30
a.m. Please join us in the Prayer
Room beside the Chapel. Bring
your Disciplines for the Inner Life
book and your Bible-- for enriching conversations arising from
our church-wide devotional study
and personal reflections.
It is interesting that such power broke out upon earth after the angel mixed the incense of heaven
“together with the prayers of all the saints.” The combined and correlated prayers of all God’s people
do make a difference! Down through history, when God’s people prayed, amazing things have happened – and when God’s people prayed together, astounding things happened. Wrong is righted,
evil is aborted, egocentric schemes are foiled and dishonest purposes are thwarted – when God’s
people seek them. We can make a difference through prayer!
Lord, we need the power of Heaven, for the power of earth can be so oppressive. Forgive us for praying for so
little, so infrequently, with such weak faith. Lift our eyes to this vision over and over again. Encourage us to join
our prayers with other believers for the good of the world, our families, our nation, our communities, our lives and
our church. In the name of Jesus who taught us to pray for Thy will to be done, Amen.
—Thoughts and Prayers by Julia Ledford
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