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Eat Chili, Support Cedars of Lebanon

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[lead]Central Baptist Church of Riverton-Palmyra is proud to take part in the Cedars of Lebanon Campaign.[/lead] This ambitious endeavor is dedicated to supporting the on-going work of Baptist Camp Lebanon, and is striving to raise two-million, twenty-thousand dollars by the year 2020. This money will be used to create an endowment for the camp, allowing it to keep costs down for campers while simultaneously providing an excellent camping experience.

Camp Lebanon has been in existence since 1949, and over the years has introduced people of all ages to life-long friends, a love of the outdoors, and (most importantly) our Savior Jesus Christ. Help Camp Lebanon strive forward into the future!

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Crown a winner!

The event is billed a “chili cook off,” and we will crown a winner! Each ticket gets one vote with purchase, but everyone is encouraged to buy as many votes as you want for your favorite chili. If you want to see your favorite crowned, it’s within your power to help see it happen!

Central Baptist Church

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Special Donors

Riverview Estates

Smokin' J's BBQ

Great Entertainment

Stillwaters Gospel Band

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Engaging the Soul of Your Digitally Connected Kid

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The Greater Delaware Valley Association and Oaklyn Baptist Church invite you to join Jonathan Cronkhite from Homes Devoted for a day-long adventure meant to re-shape the role the home plays in faith development and growth. For many years what goes on at church has been thought to be what impacts happenings at home, but this is actually a new way of thinking. A more classic understanding of discipleship is actually the reverse. It used to be understood what goes on at home is what impacts the church. This seminar, meant for parents of any age children, will encourage participants to return to this more rich and classic understanding of discipleship.

Don't miss this great opportunity!

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Saturday, April 25

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Oaklyn Baptist Church 29 East Bettlewood Avenue, Oaklyn, NJ 08107

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8:30 to 9am – Registration and refreshments

9:00-10:30am – Session 1: The Ultimate Goal of Parenting

10:45am-12:15pm – Session 2: Fairy Tale or Father?

12:15-1pm – Lunch

1-2:30pm – Session 3: Parenting Techies

3-4:30pm – Session 4: Digging Deeper

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Pre-Registration – $25 (register now at eventbrite)

At the Door – $30

(Partial scholarships are available, use the "Contact" tab to submit a request )

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The Ultimate Goal of Parenting

Our greatest goal as parents is to help our children love a great God. So, why are the majority of children growing up in the church growing out of faith? We look at scripture and statistics, combined with 20 years of personal ministry experience, to delve into breaking this trend. You will leave inspired and equipped with simple ideas you can apply immediately to make God known in the midst of daily family life, living out Deuteronomy 6.

Fairy Tale or Father?

Children hear about the great miracles God did in the past: parting the Red Sea, Daniel in the lions’ den, Jonah swallowed by a whale, etc.. Do they see what God is doing now? Is God a fairy tale? Make believe? Something we grow up and grow out of? Learn how to encourage your child to pray and to see God answer prayer. Holding a child’s hand, in faith, as he/she approaches our heavenly Father, initiates a relationship of trust, obedience, and blessing.

Parenting Techies

If a stranger knocked on your front door hoping to find your child alone, you would notify the police and take extra precautions immediately. Yet only 19% of our children’s electronic devices are protected from such a threat. Over 50% of exposure to “bad stuff” is occurring through cell phones. The majority of our children stumble upon it accidentally AND takes place in our own homes simply because we left the front door unlocked!!!. Technology is everywhere, but many parents are not aware of the possible dangers or of how to safeguard them.

Digging Deeper

“Faith comes from hearing; hearing the word of God.” (Romans 10.17) How will our children grow in faith? By teaching them the Word. How can we have effective family devotions with our young children and teenagers? How can parents teach the Bible, when they may be new to faith themselves? This session offers practical advice that will help parents persevere through the trials of scheduling and executing one of the most important disciplines: reading the Bible together.

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Greater Delaware Valley Association has an opportunity for you

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On October 4 the Greater Delaware Valley Association will host a "Youth Initiative Work Day" at UrbanPromise.  The event is for grades 6-12 and will take place between 9AM and 3PM, volunteers are asked to pack a lunch and wear work clothes! For more information, use the form below to contact Randy Van Osten. Come out and make this day a great success for the GDVA, UrbanPromise, and the kids in the Camden area!

Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer for your churches.

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RSVP no later than September 21.

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Pastor Pepe receives NAACP Award

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Rev. Linda Pepe, of the First Baptist Church of Moorestown, was the recipient of the NJ NAACP 2013 Relgious Leader of Excellence Award at the NJ NAACP Annual Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Her ministry has a threefold focus. First, helping people understand their unconditional acceptance in God. That we are all loved without merit, accepted exactly as we are, and loved no matter what. Second, helping people discern, discover and embrace their individual God given gifts and talents, and explore how those gifts can be used in the wider community to bring about what Dr. Martin Luther King called, The Beloved Community. Third, on the work of healing and reconciliation. (2 Cor. 2:18)

According to Jennifer Bradley, a member of Pastor Pepe's congregation states, "By recieivng this award from the NAACP, it is a validation of Pastor Linda's ministry as she works to bring peple together and encourages people to be in a right and genuine relationship with others. "