But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerulsalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
Pearl River Baptist Association
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Minister’s Fellowship

This month’s Minister’s Fellowship will be held Mon., Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m.,  New Henleyfield. A meal will be served.  

Facilities/Operations Meeting

Our next Facilities/Operations Meeting will be held at the Association Office on Thursday evening, November 7th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you are a member of this Team, please make arrangements to be in attendance.  

Fall Adult Fishing Day Winners

On October 17th there were 11 fishermen from 4 churches participating at our Adult Fishing Day.  Each Winner received a $25.00 Gift Card.  They were: 

Smallest Fish Caught:    Buddy Brinks          (1 oz.)    -     FBC Nicholson

Largest Fish Caught:      Kristen Dismuke     (1 lb.)     -     Central

Most Fish Caught:         Betty Davis               (26)       -     Union

                    Congratulations! Y’all come on back soon!


WMU:  Rita Bilbo 

When you visit my home you will see that in most rooms there are scriptures, crosses, or lyrics to songs that adorn my walls or counters making reference to our Lord and King. This month we celebrate Thanksgiving. I am so thankful when I think of all the Lord has

done for me and my family. In the good times, the bad times, the sad times, and the waiting times, we know that the Lord is God and is good and is sovereign. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says, “In everything give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I remember the lyrics to a song that said, “Thank you Lord for saving my soul, thank you Lord for making me whole, thank you Lord for giving to me; Thy great salvation so rich and, full and free.” As you gather for your Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, remember Whose you are, and thank our Lord and Savior (Psalm 139).

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless you. Rita

 This month our congregations will be busy with activities around Thanksgiving celebration. The Women’s Day of Prayer will be held on Monday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. at the Lee Conference Center. Come, let us join in prayer with women around the world. Prayer changes things. Prayer is precious to God. Our prayers are ever before the Throne of God.  Read Revelation 8:3-5. Come be a part of this gathering. We will be serving a lunch of soups and sandwiches. If you like, bring a favorite dessert. See you there!


ACP Follow-Up:

As of the printing of the November Pearl, only 26 out of 40 churches had completed their ACP Report.  The Annuals will be going out soon, and the 14 churches that have not finished, unfortunately, will not be included.  Please go ahead and complete your report.  I’m available if you need help.  I’m in the office Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m..  Linda Fay


Monday, November 11, Veteran’s Day:

A day to  remember and recognize all those LIVING who have or are serving in any branch of the United States Military. Please be sure to thank a Veteran, and pray for them and their families!


Operation Christmas Child

Collection dates are November 18 - 25.  The locations are Goodyear, FBC Poplarville in “The Net” building, and Pine Grove Baptist.  The times at each location are as follows:


2710 Hwy. 43, South, Picayune

Mon., Nov. 18:  10-12; Tues., Nov. 19:  4-6; Wed., Nov. 20:  10-12; Thurs., Nov. 21:  4-6; Fri., Nov. 22:  10-12

Sat., Nov. 23:  10-12; Sun., Nov. 24:  2:30 –4:30; Mon., Nov. 25:  7-9

FBC Poplarville in “The Net”

403 S. Main St., Poplarville

Mon., Nov. 18:  3-5; Tues., Nov. 19: 3-5; Wed., Nov. 20:  3-5; Thurs., Nov. 21:  3-5; Fri., Nov. 22:  3-5

Sat., Nov. 23:  10-12; Sun., Nov. 24:  3-5; Mon., Nov. 25:  10-12

Pine Grove 

34 Pine Grove Rd.,, Picayune

Mon., Nov. 18:  5-7; Tues., Nov. 19: 5-7; Wed., Nov. 20:  5-7; Thurs., Nov. 21:  5-7; Fri., Nov. 22:  5-7

Sat., Nov. 23:  4-6; Sun., Nov. 24:  3-5; Mon., Nov. 25:  10-12


Bethel Baptist Church invites you to Revival!

Sunday, November 10-13

Bro. Gary Bowlin, Evangelist and Bro. Benjy Rigney, Worship Leader

Sunday, November 10: 9:15 a.m.-Morning Prayer; Sunday School-9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship-11:00 a.m.; Evening Worship-6:00 p.m.


Monday-Wednesday-7:00 p.m.


November 2019

3             Daylights Saving Time Change  (Fall Back!)

4             Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; New Henleyfield

4             Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer; 10:30 a.m.; LCC

7             Facilities/Operation Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Association Office

17           Assoc. Hymn Sing/Prayer Rally; 6:00 p.m.; Central

28-29     Thanksgiving;  OFFICE CLOSED

December 2019-Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions

1-8                 Inter. Missions (WMU Emphasis) Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

2                    Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; LCC

3                    Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Central

20-Jan 1       Christmas Holiday; Offices Closed

25                  CHRISTMAS

27-28             Youth Evangelism Challenge; MS College, Clinton; 27th-1:30 p.m.; 28th-12:30 p.m.

31                   New Year’s Eve



From Carl’s Desk

Grandma Stuffed the Turkey

One day in late November, when the weather’s cold and crisp, 

Our Thanksgiving Dinner at Grandma’s, we won’t miss.

We’re counting all our blessings, with that thankful attitude.

Who do we think we’re kidding?  We’re really here for Food!

Grandma stuffed the turkey, then the turkey sure stuffed us.


Brussel sprouts, turnips, and her fresh cut asparagus,

Her pumpkin and apple pies made with her famous crust;

Yes, Grandma stuffed the turkey, then the turkey sure stuffed us.


Now Grandma has her apron on, it’s the only one she owns.

Grandpa carves the turkey, till there’s no meat on the bones.

Kids fighting for those drumsticks and the wishbone to make a wish,

With all the commotion we just keep fillin’ up our dish.

Yes, Grandma stuffed the turkey, then the turkey sure stuffed us.


Now the men are up from the table, because the football game is on.

The women are in the kitchen, yes talking up a storm.

The kids are running wild, wrestling on the floor, the game is finally over

Yes, we can eat some More!


Now things are always changing, but those turkeys stay the same.

Our family keeps on growing, and Grandma’s glad we came.

Adding chairs around the table, sometime two or three,

Now with so many people, there’s no leftovers left for me!

Oh, Grandma stuffed the turkey, then the turkey sure stuffed us.

Lord, so often times, as any other day, when we sit down to our meal and pray,

We hurry along and make fast the blessing, Thanks, amen, please pass the dressing.

We’re slaves to the ole factory over load, we must rush our prayer,

Before the food gets cold, But Lord, I’d like to take a few minutes more,

To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for!


For my family, my health, a nice soft bed, My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head;

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those, 

Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know; 

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure,

Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure;

And that You, dear Jesus, reside in that place, and I’m ever so grateful,

For your marvelous unending grace.

So, please, Heavenly Father, bless this food that You have provided,

And bless each and every person You have graciously invited!

In this Thanksgiving Season, may we truly be thankful to our Heavenly       Father!

Psalm 95:2       Psalm 100:4-5       Psalm 103:1-6      Psalm 105:1-5

Serving Together In Christ,
































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Operation Christmas Child
Debbie Eubanks was invited to go to Uganda in May to participate in shoe box distributions for Operation Christmas Child. She found it a very enlightening experience and would like to share over the summer on Sunday nights, Wednesday nights or during the week for any special groups that might be interested. She has pictures, short videos, and items to display. Debbie can be reached at 228-832-6237 or eubanksdj@bellsouth.net at anytime.