Belinda Stewart loves old buildings and historic places


She has always enjoyed listening to stories of local history. And those stories and those buildings lead to her fascination with architecture.

Belinda Stewart of Belinda Stewart Architecture will share her love of old buildings and historic places in Webster County at the October JOY Club potluck luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31 in the First Baptist Church of Eupora fellowship hall.  After a few brief announcements, lunch will be served. There will be a brief devotion around noon, and then Stewart will share a powerpoint presentation about some of her favorite historic homes in the area.

Stewart said she is not sure which is the oldest building in Webster County, but there are several very early log cabins that are mostly in ruin, but still around. The oldest building still in use is the Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, originally built around 1820, with the current building constructed in the 1840’s or 1850’s. Continue reading

Gorgeous #FALLweather for a picnic


It is a GORGEOUS #Fall day and it occurred to me that after working at First Baptist Church of Eupora for a little over five years, that I have never enjoyed a picnic outside. Since I can’t drive myself and the shoulder for a few weeks, I am stranded here at lunch. Pepper bought a sandwich from Subway this morning, and for the first time in five years, I sat on the steps and enjoyed the sounds and sights and sun and wind of this Fall day. I was a little frazzled from too much activity this morning (it happens sometimes) so initially, I thought I would unplug, but I love taking a few photos and I couldn’t resist a few snaps of the roses and the architecture, the water falling and the wind whipping the flags. I hope y’all enjoy the short videos and photos of the sounds and sights of lunch today. I know it is silly, but I LOVED it! I hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Physical therapy is improving


This best describes how I feel about physical therapy three days into it…a little better but…By this morning, it was quiet crying as opposed to screaming. It is getting better! They are WONDERFUL people at Hometown Physical Therapy, but it don’t recommend spider killing in the shower! And while #ALLSPIDERSMUSTDIE! I am letting the husband do all the bug/spider killing from now on!

Corbitt to speak at FBC Eupora revival


 

Bro. Barry Corbett said church renewal and individual discipleship growth will be the focus of his messages during a week of revival at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Corbett will be the guest speaker for revival services set for Sept. 17-20 at FBC Eupora. On Sunday night, services will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday – Wednesday, services will begin at 7 p.m. Friends and neighbors throughout the community are welcome to attend.

“I pray that there will be a fresh strong desire individually to walk with our Lord Jesus faithfully,” Corbett said. “I pray that the church will recommit themselves to the full work which our Lord Jesus outlined in His Great Commission. I pray that the lost will be challenged with the gospel.”

 Corbett asks the community to pray for him as he prepares for this special sermon series.

“I will be praying for FBC Eupora as God’s Spirit convicts and guides our time together,” Corbett said. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to preach His Word at the First Baptist Church of Eupora.” Continue reading

Nicaraguan pastor visits FBC Eupora


His passion and his energy drew in the crowd at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

With the help of interpreter Shawn Moore, Pastor Miguel Mena served as the guest speaker at FBC Eupora this Sunday, sharing his passion for saving the lost and touching lives for Jesus Christ.

Mena is the pastor of the church in Nicaragua that the mission teams from FBC Eupora have worked with for the past two summers. Mena was visiting family in the United States and stopped by to pay a visit to meet the church family that has been such a big part of his ministry to the people of Nicaragua over the past two years.

“It was great to have Pastor Mena with us for the weekend,” said Rev. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora. “Although we speak different languages, his love for Jesus is still contagious.” Continue reading

Nicaragua Mission trip was a life-changing experience


“A trip like this completely changes your views on missions,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora

Gray was one of a group from First Baptist Church of Eupora who traveled to Nicaragua this summer to help an up-and-coming church. This summer marks the second year a team from FBC Eupora have traveled to Nicaragua. And as part of that commitment, the pastor of the partner church in Nicaragua is travelling to the United States this week and will be at FBC Eupora to speak and get to know church members who have done so much to help his congregation.

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#GREATEATS Caked Up Bakery & Cafe


Today was our first trip to the newly opened Cafe at Caked Up in downtown Eupora and it was worth the wait! YUM!

The Bakery has been opened for over a year and I have purchased many of my cakes and cupcakes there, since I have not been up to my usual baking adventures this past year! Their cakes are FANTASTIC! (Especially the chocolate cake with white icing!!!)

I will say I was totally impressed with the chicken salad sandwich on croissant –my favorite bread for the chicken salad sandwich.

The croissant was toasted, which was delightful! And their chicken salad has a little something different about it. I am sure it will take a few more sandwiches to figure out what they put in it! It was so good, and then we had dessert.  Continue reading