Grainger Baptist Association
Friday, July 20, 2018
Sharing the Heartbeat of Jesus







April 1, 2017


May 2, 2017 @ Noeton Baptist Church

7:00-9:00 p.m.


The clinic is for VBS Directors, Pastors, Teachers, Helpers and any other staff that participates in Vacation Bible School


It would be fantastic if we had VBS Staff  from each church participating in this.  Vacation Bible School is our most successful Ministry in reaching out to our community and the lost.  If you can’t attend, please remember each church as they have Vacation Bible School.


Materials are now available for your convenience at the Grainger Baptist Association Office.  You can fax your order (865) 828-5860, email your order ( or just come by the office and we will fill your order.  Our hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:00 or if you                            call (865) 828-4001, I will even stay later to accommodate you.




We still have Annual Book of Minutes that your Church has ordered.  Please come by and pick those up or make arrangements for us to get them to you.  

APRIL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING IS APRIL 10, 2017  Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  & Refreshments at 6:30  (Serving Refreshments:  Lea Springs Baptist Church)

Please remember in Prayer the following Churches without a Pastor:  Avondale, Blue Springs, Locust Grove, Mitchell Springs, New Blackwell & Panther Park

 Greetings from our Director of Missions



 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15


 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1


As I contemplate the arrival of spring, I think of renewal, a new beginning.  Then I reflect on past springs.  I see a constant cycle that is the same yet different.  Solomon looked at the natural cycles of life, society and nature.  He found that the experiences of the individual, culture and nature were repeated time and again.  Yet these cycles in nature and human experience could offer no help in Solomon’s search for the meaning in life.  There is no meaning to life apart from God.  Why is that so?     Solomon’s answer is that God “has also set eternity in the hearts of men” (Eccles. 3:11).  There is no way that the cycles of time, repeated as they are, can satisfy because eternal meaning cannot be found in time’s cycles.  It is only found in a relationship with God.


Solomon’s primary aim is to show from personal experience that all earthly goals and blessings, when pursued, have an end in themselves and lead to dissatisfaction and emptiness.  The highest good in life lies in reverencing and obeying God and in enjoying life while we can.  Solomon was a man of faith.  He was skeptical of human wisdom and endeavor especially when trying to answer life’s meaning without Godly wisdom. 


While much of Ecclesiastes speaks to the negative side of life—a life apart from God.  Chapter three reveals a great truth about the reality of life, the fact that although much is repetitive, everything also changes.  As the seasons of nature change, so do the seasons of life.  We must prepare and adjust to both by knowing God and His truth.


Together for the gospel!



Grainger County Baptist Association

Food Pantry

Items needed:  Cooking Oil, Flour, Meal and Sugar

 First Baptist, Bean Station

Benefit Yard Sale & Car Wash

April 1st - First Baptist, Bean Station

Good Friday Service

April 14th @ 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in Bean Station hosted by First Baptist, Bean Station.  Food will be served following the Service.

Sunday Morning Worship Service, April 30th @ 10:30 am will be held @ the Pavilion in Bean Station.  Hosted by First Baptist Bean Station. 

“Come join us for worship of our Lord and Savior.”


Barnard's Grove Missionary Baptist Church

is prayerfully seeking a  bivocational  Music Director/Worship Leader.  More info available at

Send cover letter/resume to: 






Sneedville Mission Trip/Block Party 


July 22, 2017


All churches are invited to participate in our annual Sneedville Mission Trip and Block Party.  We will be purchasing backpacks and school supplies.


Churches are encouraged to do a paper drive for the wide ruled loose leaf paper.  Churches who want to can furnish a donation to purchase back packs and other school supplies.  Our goal is 250.


Contact Delores Jones, 865-828-8217 Indian Ridge Baptist Church, with questions and to advise if your church will participate. 






          Pastor/Wife Birthdays                                                         Pastor & Wife's Anniversary

April 5th:  Rev. Wes Troutt, Mouth of Richland                                                                             April 22nd:  Rev. Wayne & Joy Peace, Block Springs

April 14th:  Mrs. Margaret White, Red House                                                                                April 27th:  Rev. Darrell & Arlene Williams, Powder Springs                                                                                                                                                                                                
April 19th:  Mrs. Traci Lawson, Oakland

April 25th:  Rev. Marty Shelton, The Church at Rutledge                                                 




Narrow Valley Baptist Church
1670 Bowen Road
Rutledge, TN  37861
Clothes' Closet will be open 3rd Saturday each month
from 9 a.m. - 12 during the summer