A very strong 7.9 earthquake hit north of Nepal on Saturday, April 25th, causing significant damage in major cities and rural villages. Reports are that over 5,000 have died and many offices and homes were damaged or collapsed. Assessment teams are now in the area to determine the course of action to be taken to assist the local population at this time of need. Areas of response could include water, shelter, food, and healthcare. Updates will be forthcoming. You can respond by first praying and then giving through your local church or directly to Baptist Global Response at https://gobgr.org/donate/paypal
Good News! 100 free VBS event invitation cards are available at no cost to your church! How? Send the following information to email@example.com and the 100 postcards will be mailed to families with children within close range of your church:
1. Church name and contact phone
2. Physical address
3. Mailing address (if different)
4. Date and time of your VBS event
5. Name (Theme) and other information.
If you wish, you may design your own card and email it to Country Mailer; otherwise, Country Mailer will make up a stock design. When sending your information, mention you are a part of Harmony Pittsburg Baptist Association and card will be printed and mailed for you free, compliments of the association and Bill Mays, Mission Service Corps volunteer! For further information call Bill Mays at 903-663-3385 or the association office.
The Spring Senior Adult Rally hosted by Lakeview Baptist Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 14th. The pastor of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Chas Carlisle, will be the speaker and music will be led by the bluegrass band On My Way. The rally begins at 9:30 a.m and costs $8.50 and includes lunch. Please RSVP by May 11 to 903-656-3871. For more information you can go to their website: www.lba1948.com.
The Sportsman's Dinner & Fishing Tournament is scheduled for May 29-30, 2015 at Lakeview Baptist Assembly in Lone Star. Todd Reed, pastor of FBC Redwater, will be the guest speaker. A meal will be served on Friday evening, May 29th, and the 5th annual Lakeview Fishing Tournament will begin on Saturday the 30th. Please call Lakeview at 903-656-3871 for reservations and price information. For tournament rules and other information call Gary Hancock at 903-439-7033 or email -firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time to begin planning summer camps! If you're interested in checking out the camps at Lakeview Assembly in Lone Star there is a listing of each camp on their website with contact information. The camp dates fill up quickly so don't wait too long! They are also hiring summer staff and cooks for 2015. Applications can be downloaded from the website: www.lba1948.com.
Vacation Bible School Programs within our association of churches:
June 8-12 FBC Quitman 9:00 a.m.-12 noon; June 8-12 Walnut Creek 6:00-9:00 p.m; June 8-12 Trinity-evening backyard programs; June 9-12 FBC Mt. Pleasant 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; June 14-17 FBC Gilmer 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; June 14-18 FBC Pittsburg-8:30 a.m. to 12 noon; June 15-17 FBC Ore City 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; June 15-19 FBC Winnsboro-9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; June 15-19 Highland Park 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; June 22-26 Lake o'the Pines-9:00 a.m.-12 noon; June 22-26 Emmanuel 9:00 a.m.-12 noon; June 22-26 FBC Daingerfield 6:00-8:00 p.m.; June 28-July 2 FBC Diana 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; June 29-July 3 Lake Fork 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; June 29-July 3 Liberty-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Country Fellowship of Wood County, Quitman, will hold a revival beginning Sunday, May 3-6. Special guests are Mike Satterfield and Chad Ferrell. Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. and evening services 6:30 p.m.
Chuckwagon Cowboy Ministries, Hughes Springs, is hosting a Chuckwagon Frontier Day on May 16th from noon until 4 p.m. Bar Nun (Omaha) and their pastor Dwaine Higgins will provide food. Come enjoy games and music! If you have questions, call Frank Caldwell at (903) 717-4464.
Leesburg Baptist Church will begin revival services on May 17-20. Services will begin on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Revival speaker is Dr. Randel Trull (HPBA) and worship leader is David Allen, Lake Fork Baptist Church.
FBC Quitman needs two volunteers 18 years of age or older to keep the nursery during their VBS June 8-12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. each day. To volunteer or to get more information, call the church at 903-763-4142 or Mary Alice Butler at 903-850-4620.
The following churches have staff positions open: FBC Cookville, music minister; FBC Daingerfield, youth minister; Lake o'the Pines, music minister; New Mine, youth minister; FBC Ore City, youth minister; Calvary, Talco, music/youth; Piney Grove, youth minister. All positions are bivocational (parttime). Lake Fork is seeking a full time Children's minister.
Walnut Creek Baptist Church has 12 Vacation Bible Schoot Leader Kits available for any church that would like to have them. The kits have been used in previous years but are complete. Call Elayne Smith at 903-968-2929 or email email@example.com for all questions. Cedar Springs, Ore City, also has LifeWay Sunday School material that has never been used and is available to any church that can use the literature. Please call Glenn Dunaway at 903-968-6184 if you are interested.
The monthly gathering for prayer meets at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7th, at the HPBA office. After the prayer meeting a dutch-treat lunch follows at a local restaurant for those interested in continuing the fellowship.
April 21, FBC Diana
July 21, FBC Omaha
Kingdom Gatherings begin at 6:30 p.m. Host churches usually provide a time of food and fellowship beginning no later than 6:00 p.m. For further information contact the HPBA office.
2015 IRS Standard Mileage Rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck are 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014; 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014; and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.
Interested in doing prison ministry? Learn more at the website for His Will Ministry: