Sharing the excitement of Operation Christmas Child Atlanta trip

img_2251 img_2228Reba Thompson shared a slide presentation of Webster County volunteers who traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to help at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center at today’s JOY Club potluck luncheon.

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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

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