Help for the Beddingfields


As many of us are aware, the house of our former pastor,  Ed Beddingfield, burned down in a rapid and terrible fire on Christmas Eve. Tragically, Ed's wife, Sarah, died in the accident. Their daughter Shannon suffered burns and is in ICU in Chapel Hill. Both Ed and Meghan did not sustain any injuries and have abundant support from their church family and their friends.

In addition to lifting them up in prayer, there are three things that you can do to help the Beddingfields: 
1.) Give. Most, if not all, of their possessions were destroyed in the fire. While donated items will be available to them, their most pressing need is money to purchase basic needs. You can help the Beddingfields by giving a love offering to them. Checks may be made out to First Baptist Church of Sylva, with the note: 'Beddingfield Love Offering.’
2.) Search and Share. The Beddingfields’ pictures have been destroyed in the fire. One thing you can do is search through your own photos for pictures of the Beddingfields when they served at First Sylva in the 1990s. Once you find them, bring these photos to the church office and we will turn them into digital files by scanning them so that we can share them with Ed. Our church office will be open Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th, and will reopen after the holiday weekend on Tuesday morning, January 2. 
3.) Send a Card. Condolences can be sent to Rev. Ed Beddingfield c/o Memorial Baptist Church  271 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, NC 27506

Lastly, a service for Sarah is not imminent as Ed wishes for their daughter Shannon to be out of the hospital and able to attend. If these plans change, we will promptly let you know.