Associational Missions Week
May 17-24, 2015
Help Remodel the Conference Room
Amen Goal: $30,000
Hallelujah Goal: $50,000
Let's make HPBA a Training Center!
Good News! 100 free VBS event invitation cards are available at no cost to your church! How? Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 -email@example.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.; July 13-17 Big Sandy New Hope-9 a.m.-12 noon; July 20-24 South Jefferson-6:00-8:00 p.m.
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).
The office will be closed on Monday, May 25th, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, June 11th, at the HPBA office. After the prayer meeting a dutch-treat lunch follows at a local restaurant for those interested in continuing the fellowship.
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: