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Missional Magazine


In designing this magazine our hope is to deliver relevant and current stories from the front lines of what God is doing here. Every month we will give you reasons why we believe McDowell County is worth our effort and your attention.

Black Diamond Boxing: The boxing club marches on at full speed.
A day at the gym in photos!

McDowell Reclaimed: The making of a movement

Highway Safety Banquet: Kyler and Shannon attended the annual awards ceremony as car seat safety technicians

It Takes a Village of Agencies: A network of caring people

A Fighter's Plea 

​Fun and Fierce Competition: Pickleball takes off

Dealing With Depression: How I went from hurting to healing: A Personal story by Lesa Wilson

Encouraged in Spite of the Struggle: A family dealing with a difficult diagnosis

PAT Kids Finish Strong!: Graduating out of Parents as Teachers is something to be proud of!

Coal Country Christmas:: Sponsored by: Coal Country

2018 in Photos: Another wonderful year,take a few minutes to look back with us.

Honoring our troops:: 100th Welch Veterans Day Parade marches through city’s downtown.

Creating Strong Families: It doesn't just happen,

Thankful Families: Our eighth annual Thankful Families Dinner.

What is Pickleball?:: The easiest way to explain it is...

PAT Awarded Blue Ribbon!: Making it one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network

Picklebilly Heaven Challenge:: Team CCX competed in its very first pickleball tournament 

Cornered: The Impact:: So what happens now?

Head of the Dragon: Council of Southern Mountains hosted the second annual motorcycle run this year to raise money for cancer research

Garnet Edwards: Enters the Mountaineer Legends Society

Ready for School:: Children and parents prepare for the school year

Cornered: A Fighter's Story: J.D. Belcher's story and the creation of his feature length film

Caitlyn Hardy: Our newest hire for Parents as Teachers

Coming Full Circle: The history and legacy of CCX. 

Spirit of Joy In Action: A Church in Weddington, NC has a 25 year span of outreach in McDowell County. 

Lil Buddy Rescue: Teresa Justice inspires us to be reacquainted with our childhood innocence.

CLC Certified!: The Community Crossing now has two Certified Lactation Counselors.

Compelled to Rescue: Parent Educators by day, animal superheroes by night. In The End We Win... Yet The Battle Is Real: "So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs."2 Corinthians 2:11 Celebrating Achievements of Families in PAT: Proof that focus and hard work pays off.

One Year Online: The first anniversary for the  CCX Missional Magazine. 

Spring Fling: Tug River Health Clinic hosts annual event at Linkous Park in Welch 

Open Mic Night is a success!: Sterling Drive-In has hosted open mic night for one year 

Local Spotlight: Jerry Gardner: Local craftsman from Iaeger creates unique pieces of art with wood

Coal Camp Creations: A place where art meets history and culture in McDowell County. Community
Baby Showers!: 
April Snow and Cold brings…Community Baby Showers! Boxes of Love: A local family "Pays it Forward"

Creating Strong Families: Agencies come together to provide valuable education and resources for families. 100th Visit Celebration!: Parents as Teachers spotlight: Eli's family. Supporting Parents of Children with Autism: Offering families a place to share their stories.

A Vision Realized: Alpha Omega Teams Patchwork of Grace
& Salt and Light
: Donations made by hand,
and our dear friend Mary 
delivered new toilets! Feeding the
Working with Board of 
Education to provide
food for children

A Place to Call Home: Why stay in McDowell County? Regional Silver Gloves Champion: AShaundaya Barnes wins big in boxing! Reconnecting McDowell: Meeting in Charleston WV January 2018

Reset: Ending each year we review, renew,  reset.. 2017 in Photos: A look at the past year
and the best it had to give.. Family Christmas Party: Sponsored by: Norwalk Antique Car Club. Parents as Teachers annual Christmas celebration!

99th Veterans Day Parade: Honoring the sacrafice, Joy and pride in our county. Hometown Health Hero!: Shannon is a hometown hero who's fitness class is a place to belong. Car Seat Safety: Parents as Teachers sets up a fitting station at Goodson's.

You Can Beat This: Depending on discipline instead of drugs. Meet McDowell: A bright move forward to a new era of tourism in the county. Welch Autumn Festival: This year the county came together to celebrate community.

Open Mic Night: Music and friends at the Sterling Drive-In. Roll & Read: Agencies from the county work together.

Color Run to Stop The Hurt: Raising awareness and funds for an important cause. Family Pool Party: Parents as Teachers celebrating summer and family fun! Thank You Coke!: Coca-cola  has been a loyal supporter of our community. Pursue The Welfare of The City: Pioneering a bright future for McDowell..

Local Library: Reading, music, and storytelling and a place for connection. Testimony of Provision: How God miraculously provided a ministry building in 2002. A Perfect Storm of Blessings: Spirit of Joy confirms their name in McDowell County.

Neighborhood Block Party Issue 176

Neighborhood Block Party: Learn what this party's impact was on a local from Maple Avenue. Crossing Café & Bakery: This year we found a way to connect with other locals and entrepreneurs. Kathie Whitt Spotlight: Get to know Kathie Whitt and her impact on CCX during a critical time in McDowell County history. Remembering The Floods: Photos and memories from the record breaking floods of 2001 and 2002.

Helping Miss Mac: A longstanding relationship with a true McDowell County woman who loves Jesus. Catering to the County: Sherrie Belt is a determined and dedicated  young entrepreneur with a heart for Jesus. PAT Baby Shower: It Takes a Community 

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