Mission Work Day set for April 4


cp_wph_missionsdayAs a follow-up to the recent  Weekend of Encouragement, the Webster County Baptist Association is making plans for their first County-wide Mission Work Day.

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

Seminary president to speak at the Weekend of Encouragement


Iorg photo suitDr. 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

Weekend of Encouragement set for March 20-22


EncouragementOrganizers felt the biggest need in Webster County churches was encouragement.

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

Webster County residents help at OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta


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Those attending the mission trip to the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta, Ga. include, Faye Griffin, Willie Ree Williamson, Johnnie Oswald, Joette Tillman, Willette Stidham, Gerry Hood, Teresa Gholston, Betty Greene, Robert Burdine, Butch Stewart, Rhonda Smith, Reba Thompson, Linda Stidham, Lana Reed, Kimberly Flora, Ann Earnest, Faye Dewberry, Willene Hollis, Sam Stone, Ann Stone, Marilynn Brown and Kelley Chandler. (Photo submitted)

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

Getting ready for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 17-23


2014-11-12 16.12.01Shellie 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

Local Collection Center prepares for OCC National Collection Week


operation_christmas_childVolunteers are getting ready for one of the busiest weeks of the year at First Baptist Church of Mathiston.

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

FBC Eupora prepares for Operation Christmas Child 2014


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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.

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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/