Students will be able to tell this year’s Disciple Now (D-NOW) Weekend will be different almost immediately.
Cody Robertson, youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora, said FBC Eupora will be partnered with multiple churches and will not hold services in Eupora. D-NOW will be Feb. 10-12.
“We plan to spend Saturday afternoon involved with mission work, intentionally reaching out to areas of poverty in Choctaw and Webster County,” Robertson said. “With a large number of churches involved, we can expect everything to be done on a larger scale. Worship service, recreation, even eating will all be done with every church that is involved.”
Judy Gibson Duncan loves her job–“Everything we do at the T.K. Martin Center makes someone’s life better.”
“The purpose of every service is to make individuals, both children and adults, more functional in their lives and assist them in gaining more independence,” Duncan said. “There is nothing more rewarding than to serve those in need and see them gain independence.”
Duncan will return to her home church and will share her passion for her work at the upcoming JOY Club potluck luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at First Baptist Church of Eupora’s fellowship hall. Bring a dish and learn more about Duncan’s work as a case manager for Assistive Technology and “tracker” for the EXPRESS Yourself art program at the T.K. Martin Center on the Mississippi State University campus. Continue reading
Since First Baptist Church of Eupora doesn’t have a “memorial” or “Homecoming” services, we are “Remembering their Sacrifice — Honoring their Service” on Memorial Day weekend. We have placed flags along the wall in the hall along with photos of servicemen who are no longer with us. Not all of them died during combat, but all served their country and today we remember them. Some of them attended this church, while others were loved by current members of FBC Eupora. On this Memorial Day, we remember Dubb Barnett, W.H. Bland, “Inkspot” Brown, John Oliver Cooper, Justin Cooper, Earl Pryor Doolittle, James C. Herrod, Jerry Elkins, Ralph Hodges, “Snook” Johnson, Lansing Lamb, Willis Morgan, Ed Morrow, Welty Oliver, William Rogers, Edwin Ross, Bill Seaborn, Russell Shaw, Edmond Shumpert, Upton Sparkman,Glen Sturdivant, Jack Turner, John Walker, O.L. Waits and W.O. Wilson.
Mississippi State University student, Colton Hardin, has been selected to serve as a summer missionary with Central Atlantic Leisure Ministries (CALM), associated with the Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware and Ocean City Baptist Church.
Hardin is the son of Kent and Lesa Hardin of Eupora and a member of Eupora’s First Baptist Church. At MSU, he is active in the Baptist Student Union. The Mississippi Baptist Convention Board commissioned Hardin as one of a six-member team of students from BSU’s across the state to serve in Maryland. The trip begins June 3 and will continue through July 19. Continue reading