Monday's Musings: October is staff appreciation month. It is a great opportunity to say thanks to those God has placed in our midst to serve Him by serving His people. Don't miss the opportunity to express your appreciation to your church staffs throughout this month. Of course, it ought to be done regularly without needing to have a designated time.
Even as we express gratitude for those who minister to us, let us remember that the Bible calls us to be encouragers to one another all the time. There are many in the family of God that are in desperate need of encouragement. Encouragement puts strength into the one being encouraged. Genuine encouragement expects nothing in return, but simply extends itself as an act of love and care.
Hebrews 10:24 is a good challenge for us at all times. Let's make October not only a time to say thanks to those who minister among us, but also to commit ourselves to ecnouraging someone every day.
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Here you will find information concerning our association and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association is a warm and loving one, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our association.
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Keep the Son in your eyes,
Derrell Monday, Director of Missions
The annual staff/spouse retreat will be Feb. 13-14 at Chaparral. Dr. Richard Ross will be the featured speaker for the retreat. The theme will be "An Awakening to the Enthroned Jesus: In your heart, home, and your church." This is going to be a great retreat, so please make every effort to attend. Registration deadline is Feb. 4.
A call to prayer for revival and rain has been issued. Every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 PM, wherever you are, please join in an area-wide time of prayer until the revival and sufficient rains come.
The annual Senior Adult Day at Chaparral will be October 28. This year's program will feature the singing group "The Martins" and Christian comedian Taylor Mason. Please mark this date and be sure your senior adults have the opportunity to attend.
RF: Calvary BC Vernon, Dec. 1; 6:30 P.M.
SF: FBC Seymour, Dec. 2; 6:30 P.M.
Reservations by November 24 in the associational office.
Take advantage of area opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to do missions. Volunteer to help at Chaparral by contacting Charles Hill at 940-885-4182. Take a trip to Possum Kingdom Lake and help in the ministry around the lake each Saturday by contacting Don Blair at 940-329-1048. Faith Mission in Wichita Falls usually has volunteer opportunities. Be a missionary this summer and help one of these area ministries or others you may know about.
For infromation on this challenge ministry project go to www.gobgr.org and click on projects. Click Bucket Project. The Bi-Fork office is a collection site for the buckets.
Note: you can now go online and order a filled bucket shipped directly to Houston for about $85 including shipping. www.bgr.gostorego.com. You can also order bulk items here if you want to have a bucket packing party at your church. Please notify our office if you send buckets in this manner so we can keep record of those going from our area. Thank you.
Ship buckets (if you do this online) to First Baptist Church of San Jacinto City, 10701 Wiggins St., Houston, TX 77029.
Some dates and mission oppportunities for 2015 will soon be posted.
The following churches are currently seeking pastors: FBC Crowell, IB Jerusalem Graham; Calvario Vernon, New Hope BC Vernon, Second BC Vernon, Red Springs BC, FBC Vernon, and South Bend (Tonk Valley).