Martin Jacks, Missions Director for the Webster County Baptist Association said each Baptist church in the county was asked to find a home of a neighbor that needed some light work done either inside or outside. With their permission, the names would be given to the Association and under the direction of the Missions/Evangelism Team, and work teams would be formed from volunteers from each church. Plans are to work a half day Saturday, April 4 at sites throughout the county. Continue reading
Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement set for March 20-22 said over the years, he has learned that a positive word can make all the difference.
“I started out in ministry with a more negative, judgmental attitude,” Iorg said. “While I still believe it is important to uphold biblical truth, I have learned to do so in a more positive way. I also have learned that most Christians – and many ministers – are struggling with the demands of daily life and a positive word makes all the difference.”
Iorg’s encouraging words will be the focus of the upcoming Weekend of Encouragement, sponsored by the Webster County Baptist Association. Continue reading
As a follow-up to last year’s Discipleship Revival, the Webster County Baptist Association is hosting “A Weekend of Encouragement” — a county-wide revival over the course of one weekend to encourage those on a personal, a church-wide and county-wide level.
Services are set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Mantee Baptist Church with the theme: “How to Find Personal Encouragement;’ 7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Eupora with the theme, “How to be an Encourager Within My Church;” and 7 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Mathiston with the theme, “Churches Encouraging Churches.” The guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement will be Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, Calif.
“I am looking forward eagerly to see what God is going to do during this weekend,” said Rev. Martin Jacks, director of missions for the Webster County Baptist Association. “God blessed us so much last year and people were excited about that event long after it had ended. God has some good things in store for Webster County.” Continue reading
Whether this was the 11th trip or the first, the Operation Christmas Child volunteers who helped last week at the OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta, Ga. will never be the same.
About 23 volunteers from eight churches throughout Webster County worked three days at the OCC Distribution Center, where they helped pack about 100,000. Continue reading
Shellie Herring and Judy Thompson are checking boxes in preparation for sending them to the Webster County Collection Center next Monday. First Baptist Church of Eupora has 693 boxes to date with another 10-15 expected to come in over the weekend. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! Continue reading
National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child will be Nov. 17-23 and Mathiston’s First Baptist Church will serve as the official Collection Center for all of the shoeboxes in Webster County.
“We are happy to be hosting the center again this year,” said Bro. Wade Stevens of FBC Mathiston. “This is a ministry that our church body has come to love, and a great opportunity to get families involved in ministering to the less fortunate. Many of our families involve their children in the process of packing the boxes. Faye Dewberry has really done a good job of organizing the drop off process, and many others have gotten involved in the work as well. I hope this is something that we are able to continue for years to come.” Continue reading
Daisy Lollar is sharpening pencils that will be placed in shoeboxes at First Baptist Church of Eupora for Operation Christmas Child. FBC Eupora church members have been collecting items throughout the year in preparation for National Collection Week set for Nov. 16-22. FBC Eupora will hold a shoebox dedication service on Nov. 9. FBC Mathiston will serve as the Webster County Collection Center again this year. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
Shellie Herring, Reba Thompson and Dianne McGarr are working to pack some of the boxes that will be donated through Operation Christmas Child.
See these photos in the October 29, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/10/30/operation-christmas-child/