FBC Eupora to host special services for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

easter-dayWhat a wonderful weekend to join First Baptist Church of Eupora for a variety of events that will celebrate that “Jesus is Alive!”

“It is our prayer that He (Jesus) lives in you,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora. “If you do not know Jesus personally, we would love to share with you how you can.”

Weekend events begin with the Good Friday Service, set for noon March 25 in the church sanctuary. The community is invited to come and focus on the passion of the cross in preparation for the joy of the resurrection.

The Easter Sunday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Sunrise Service on the front lawn (weather permitting), followed by Easter Fellowship Breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. Continue reading

FBC Eupora Easter Cantata, Salvation’s Story, is set for March 29

080689513176-hiresFirst Baptist Church of Eupora’s Music Minister, John Herring, said he hopes that the congregation will have a very genuine worship experience as part of the 2015 Easter Cantata.

“It’s my prayer that we will experience the powerful, presence of the Lord,” Herring said. “I always look forward to worship, and this is no different. I am looking forward to worshiping the Lord with the people of God. It is absolutely the most important thing we do every week.”

The First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Easter Cantata will be Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The FBC Orchestra will be playing and Rev. Travis and Angela Gray will be narrating. Continue reading

Gray kicks off Lenten Lunch Series: ‘Words From The Cross’

2015-03-04 12.17.53Rev. Travis Gray from First Baptist Church of Eupora shared a few thoughts on Christ’s final words from the Cross, “Father, forgive them…” as part of the Lenten Luncheon Series “Words from the Cross” at Eupora’s First United Methodist Church.

“Christ’s words say ‘I love’ even when I don’t deserve it…His words say ‘I love you’ even when no one else loves you.”

“Do our words and actions say ‘I love you, Lord?’ Do our words say ‘Thank you Lord for what you have done for me? For dying on the cross for me?’ Do our words say, “Father forgive me because I recognize what I have done?'” Continue reading

FBC Eupora Christmas Cantata set Dec. 21

080689358173_5This year’s Christmas Cantata, “Christmas Is Jesus,” at First Baptist Church of Eupora is “a reminder to all of us that Christmas really is about Jesus and only Jesus.”

“We get so caught up in the busyness of the holiday, the giving and receiving of gifts that we tend to lose sight of the fact that God gave to us the greatest gift, that of His Son,” Herring said. “He came to us when we were His enemies. He showed us love that we didn’t deserve through the gift of His Son.”

Christmas Is Jesus will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at First Baptist Church of Eupora. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Herring’s love of music brings him back to Eupora

2014-10-15 16.09.44Music has always played an important role in John Herring’s life.

Growing up, he was always around music and musicians. He grew up in junior high and high school band at Clinton High School and youth choir at his church. His grandfather served as a music minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.

“Every opportunity in ministry has always included music,” Herring said. “I guess it was just a natural thing.” Continue reading