Sharing their passion for Operation Christmas Child

2015-03-31 12.25.46They are dedicated volunteers and as part of today’s JOY Club potluck lunch, Gerry Hood and Reba Thompson shared their passion for Operation Christmas Child and offered ideas for a variety of projects to make Christmas special for needy children around the world. Gerry Hood shared background about the volunteer organization and what Webster County volunteers were able to raise in 2014, while Reba Thompson shared a slide show of the photos from the trip to the warehouse in Atlanta, Ga. that the two took in December last year (along with the group from First Baptist Church of Mathiston) to pack boxes that were shipped to children around the world. 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

Webster County D-NOW will be a time for spiritual growth

imageThis year’s Webster County Disciple Now (D-Now) guest speaker, Walt Barnes, said he is praying that D-Now is “an awesome time of social and spiritual growth.”

“D-Now is always special because it is a time where members of the student ministry become closer friends and new students truly become part of the group,” Barnes said. “The spiritual growth, however, is the most valuable part of D-Now. My favorite stories about D-Now are not the ones about how many people made a decision/commitment at D-Now. My favorite stories happen three and four weeks after D-Now when it becomes clear that some students are following through on the decisions and commitments they made at camp. In other words, the best part of D-Now is when students start producing fruit after D-Now.”

The Webster County D-Now is set for Feb. 6-8 at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Over 220 students in grades 7-12 from churches throughout Webster County have already signed up to be part of the event. Continue reading

Disciple Now Weekend set for Feb. 6-8 at FBC Eupora


Madison Hester said the Disciple NOW Weekend is “an amazing opportunity to worship God with others throughout the county.”

“It’s a weekend of tons of fun and a great learning experience,” Hester said. “You get the chance to spend time with other believers and to share with them what God’s doing in your life!”

The Webster County Disciple NOW Weekend (or known as D-NOW) is set for Feb. 6-8 at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Cost is $30, which will include a t-shirt and meals throughout the weekend. Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to register for the event through their local church or by calling FBC Eupora at (662) 258-3491. The guest speaker for the weekend event will be Walt Barnes and the worship band will be Days & Nights. Events will begin Friday at 6 p.m., continue throughout the day Saturday, and ending after Sunday morning worship services. Continue reading