FBC Eupora youth minister says his calling was gradual, but now a passion


img_1222The youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora said his “call to ministry” was “gradual, involving a lot of uncertainty and seeking the Lord’s will” above his own; however, for Cody Robertson, it is clear that God has plans for him to serve God through the church.

Robertson is from Richland and was raised in a Christian home. Upon entering the youth group at his home church, he quickly rose to be one of the leaders of the group, even though he was one of the youngest.

“My youth minister in some ways mentored me, always taking me with him to visit students or preparing for worship on Wednesday nights,” Robertson said. “We would talk a lot about ministry and what it is to be a minister, and how it is much more than just a job, but a calling. That is when the idea of ministry first sprouted for me, but I did not necessarily feel called by God, so I shrugged the thought away.” Continue reading

Ulmer helps put families back together again


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It began as a pilot program, and for the past few years, Brenda Ulmer has helped numerous families “at the point of collapse” get back on stable footing.

Ulmer, of Mathiston, is a member of First Baptist Church of Eupora. A few years ago, she was looking for a retirement career that would allow her a change of pace. One Mother’s Day, Rev. Doyle Cummings spoke about The Baptist Children’s Village as part of their annual fund drive, and Ulmer felt lead to contact the organization to see if there was a need she could fill.

Children’s Village staff was in the process of developing a program to help the families of the children in their care, with the hopes of reuniting some of the children with their parents.

Ulmer became involved with the pilot program that has developed into the Dorcas In-Home Family Support Program of the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village. Continue reading

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

Lenten Lunch Series begins at First UMC Eupora


20160217_123629 Rev. Travis Gray kicked off the Lenten Lunch Series today at First United Methodist Church of Eupora with a “Message from the Cross” about justification. The series continues at noon each Wednesday during Lent to hear various speakers from throughout the area share “A Message from the Cross” and have a soup and sandwich lunch for a donation to the FUMC Eupora “We Care” local mission fund.

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Bible Club at the Lake set to reach children in the community


Backyard bible clubChildren throughout Webster County and the surrounding area are invited to a special Backyard Bible Club designed to connect children and families with local churches.

It all began when members of Cumberland Baptist Church took a mission trip to New York to work in the community where Harvest Bible Fellowship Church is located.

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FBC Eupora invites children to Everest VBS: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power!


ImageGen.ashxChildren will learn that God has the power to provide, comfort, heal, forgive and love us forever at Everest Vacation Bible School, according to VBS director, Charla Boatman.

“I love the theme this year. Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power,” Boatman said. “I felt the topics that we will be talking about all week are topics kids and adults can relate to.”

First Baptist Church of Eupora will host Everest VBS July 5-9 from 5:30-8:30 nightly, with a special registration party set for 3:30 p.m. July 5 in the Family Life Center Parking lot. Children throughout the community from 4-years old to sixth grade are invited to be part of the fun! Continue reading