January 2017  
Unreached People Group of the Day

Kazak, Qinghai of China


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337 of the 550 people groups in China do not have even Bible portions available in their primary language.

Kingdom Gathering

January 17, El Calvario Mt. Pleasant

Light meal at 6:00 p.m.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda items include (1) election of clerk to replace Jan Bullock; (2) approve Kassidy Harris as permanent BSM Director; (3) authorize new check signers; (4) approve end-of-year account reallocations; and (5) set goal for annual offering for associational missions in May.

Churches are reminded that they are asked to elect two representatives and two alternates.

Bonus opportunity:  Meet Leslie Hooper, our new ministry assistant!


2017 Evangelism Rallies


January 29, 6:30 pm South Jefferson
Speaker: Joel Tiemeyer, pastor of The Way Bible Church of Sulphur Springs

February 12, 6:00 p.m. Lake Fork
Speaker: Todd Kaunitz, pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church of Longview

February 19, 6:00 p.m. FBC Gilmer
Speaker: Neil McClendon, pastor of Grand Parkway Baptist Church of Houston

Church News

Lake Fork Baptist Church 

Marriage Retreat with Steve & Debbie Wilson of Marriage Matters Now
"Communication: The Missing Piece of the Marriage Puzzle"
February 10-11, 2017
$60/couple for both days
3 meals and childcare included
$30 deposit due by January 15 along with reservations for childcare.
Register by calling 903-473-9523


Lake Fork Baptist Church 

20th Anniversary Sunday, January 29, 2017 with Brother David Smith and Pastor Perry Crisp team-preaching in the morning service followed by a noon meal and testimony service.


FBC Mt. Pleasant now has an interpreter for the hearing-impaired at its 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday services and its 6:00 p.m. Wednesday service. Please spread the word.

Contact Us  
Harmony-Pittsburg Baptist
403 Daingerfield Street
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Phone 903-856-6696
Fax 903-856-5692
Regular Schedule  
  • If you wish to see the Director of Missions, it is best to call beforehand to make sure he will be in.
  • Office Hours Mon-Thurs.
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Office Hours Friday
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2017 Kingdom Gatherings

January 17, El Calvario Mt. Pleasant

April 18,  FBC Ore City

July 18, Piney Grove

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.

2017 IRS Mileage Rates

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

The business mileage rate decreased half a cent per mile and the medical and moving expense rates each dropped 2 cents per mile from 2016. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

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