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 of First Baptist Church of Eupora, Miss., are creating a Shoebox Tree in preparation for Sunday’s “Blessing of the Shoeboxes,” that will be held in churches nationwide this weekend.
Shoebox packing parties and Sunday morning’s “Blessing of the Shoeboxes” are part of special church-wide efforts to send the LOVE of God and special Christmas gifts to needy children around the world through Operation Christmas.
Once boxes have been blessed at church, volunteers pack them up and send them to local Collection Centers. A Collection Center should be located in every county. They are typically sponsored by a local church.
National Shoebox Collection Week is always the third week of November. Volunteers collect boxes during National Collection Week, and send them to regional offices, where boxes are checked to make sure inappropriate items are not in the boxes, shipping costs are collected and shoeboxes are packed to be shipped to various countries.
Other shoeboxes are created
For drop-off locations, go to the website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ and type in your zip code for the nearest Collection Center.
See this photo in the November 11, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/11/20/occ-collection-week-underway/