Spanish as a Second Language Classes meet each Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m beginning March 17 through May 19th . The instructor is Rosa de Cardenas, wife of Jose Cardenas, pastor of El Calvario in Mt. Pleasant. The goal is to teach individuals to speak and understand words and phrases that can be used in witnessing to Spanish-speaking neighbors. Call the association office for details @ 903-856-6696.
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. 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.
On April 10th beginning at 9 a.m. Circle C invites children with challenges to a day of horseback riding, wagon rides, ponies, bounce houses and many other great activities including lunch! For more information about Hooves & Halos, please call Johnette at 903-563-1449. The church is located at 1757 FM 3417, Mt. Pleasant.
El Buen Samaritano, Winfield, will hold revival services from April 10-12. For more information call pastor Israel Lopez @ 903-285-3415.
New Way Country Church will have revival services starting with a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 followed by the worship service. Two services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will start at 7 p.m. Randel Trull is the scheduled preacher.
Hepsibah Baptist Church, pastor Phil Greenawalt, will have guest speaker Richard Taylor, who works in church planting with the Southern Baptist Texas Convention, as a revival speaker. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly on April 19-22.
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.
The following churches have staff positions open: FBC Cookville, music minister; FBC Daingerfield, youth minister; Highland Park, music 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.
The association office will be closed on Good Friday, April 3.
If you are interested in a piano (approximately 25 years old but in good shape) please call the association office. It is in the Pittsburg area. A local family is moving and no longer has need of the piano.
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, April 9th, at the HPBA office. After the prayer meeting a dutch-treat lunch follows at a local restaurant for those interested in continuing the fellowship.
SBTC VBS training for leaders will once again be offered at Friendly Baptst Church in Tyler for LifeWay's VBS curriculum, Journey off the Map, including training for the VBS Musical on March 28. The church is located at 1903 East Front Street in Tyler. Please call the church at 903-593-1572 for information.
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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.
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