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
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Men's Ministry and Senior Adult Choir Festival:

The Men's Ministry Meeting scheduled for September 7, and the Sr. Adult Choir Festival scheduled for September 9 have both been CANCELLED.


Ministers’ Fellowship

                                      The Ministers’ Fellowship will be held on Mon., Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m., at Harmony.  A meal is included.                                                     If you are a minister, you are encouraged to attend!


Son & Father Fishing Rodeo Results

We had 25 to attend this year’s Rodeo! Thank you, Bethel, FBC Picayune,

Spring Hill, Steep Hollow, Union, and Unity for attending.  Winners this year were: 


                                                            Largest Fish                         - Nolan Garrett              -FBC Picayune

                                                            Most Fish Caught               - Julian Dillard               -Bethel BC

                                                            Smallest Fish Caught           - Benjamin Thompson - Bethel BC


Congratulations to our winners! Hope to see y’all next year!!!



 WMU:  Rita Bilbo

My grandson’s close friend overdosed last weekend at 22 years of age. An 80 year old friend of mine texted me letting me know how lonely and isolated they felt. My friends, the fields are ripe unto harvest      (John 4:35) Where are we? I am reminded of a song that states, “My house is full but my fields are empty, who will go and work for me today; It seems that all My children want to do is stay around my table; no one wants to work in My fields.” There’s a lost soul that needs our witness of God’s saving power. There’s a lonely depressed child of God that needs an encouraging word or maybe a visit. It’s too late for the 22 year old young man. There’s a lost world that needs Jesus. Let us push away from the table. Reach out and share the love of our Heavenly Father to a lost and dying world. Some fields need to be planted, some need to be watered and tended, and some need to be harvested (Matthew 13:1-23). A lot of farming to do for our Master. Let’s get started.

God Bless You, my fellow Farmers. Rita

 September is the month we give to the Margaret Lackey State Mission Offering. The state mission goal is $2.1 million dollars. All these monies go back into our state to fund mission work to over 12 ministries in Mississippi. It helps us to fulfill the Great Commission of Acts 1:8. Please give generously. God will bless your effort.

 Have a blessed month. Be a sermon in shoes to all you meet.



This event has been changed to virtual only. Here is the information:

September 21

9:00 a.m. - Introduction & Background - Dr. Brett Golson (WCU)

Q & A

10:00 a.m. - Theology - Dr. Wayne Vanhorn (MC)

11:00 a.m. - Sermon & Preaching - Dr. Ronald Meeks (BM)

Contact the Discipleship/Sunday School Ministry for the link:



Union Baptist Church School

Union Baptist Church School is in open enrollment for the fall.  They offer classes for 3 years old to 12th grade.  Please contact UBK (3 - 5 years old)  at 601-798-8999 and UBA (1st -12th grades) at 601-799-2181. You may also want to visit them on the Web at www.ubcnet.org. 

“Every day is a great day to learn something new!”


 What the Annual Church Profile  (ACP) Can Mean

TO THE CHURCH:  Used in planning process, Provides communication with other churches (e.g. transfer of letters), Maintains church history with the denomination, Provides documentation that it is a cooperating SBC church, Compiles and evaluates history, Helps determine ministry needs.

TO THE CHURCH CLERK:  Aids the clerk in recording history of the church, Provides communication with other churches, Provides factual data, Involves church leadership in evaluating present ministries, Assists in keeping membership informed.

TO THE PASTOR:  Evaluates present programs showing strengths & weaknesses, Used in setting goals, Helps determine areas for promotions, Assists in formulating ministries based on known facts, Gives information of ministry history of the organization.

TO THE ASSOCIATION: Provides base for setting goals, Helps determine need for additional services, Identifies mission opportunities,  Useful in updating mailing lists, Helps in evaluating past performances, Helps determine training needs, Helps  in developing leadership training, Facilitates strategy planning.





Contact me for help:  601.798.2372  or prbapta@gmail.com


Ministerial Counseling Available

We are happy to announce that Dr. Stan Davis is available for counseling. Dr. Davis is excited to be available to help you! Contact the Association office to set up your appointment.  He is available on Fridays from 9 am-1 pm.  601.798.2372


Small Church Youth Ministry Workshop

September 9

6-8:45 p.m.

Gulf Coast Baptist Assoc. Gulfport




Thirsty Thursday

Bible Study:

Starting September 25th, 9:00 a.m.:  Going Beyond Simulcast

For more information, check out the event posted to the church's Facebook page or call them at:  601.798.3008

Rolling Hills Church, 1386 McNeill-Steep Hollow Rd.


Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

Thanks to our Volunteers!

Dates still needed:

September 3-4;

Oct. 15-16, 29-30

Gas provided or refilled.

Contact the office to sign up to mow: 601.798.2372






September 2021

6           Labor Day; Offices Closed

7           Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; West Union CANCELLED

8           Senior Adult Choir Festival; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC CANCELLED

9           Small Church Youth Ministry Workshop; 6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.; Gulf Coast Assoc.; Gulfport

13         Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; Harmony

21         January Bible Study Preview; 8:30 a.m.-Noon; via Zoom

22         See You at the Pole

October 2021

4           Association Fall Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Mill Creek

5           World Hunger Day

6           Fall Adult Fishing Day; 6:30 a.m.-Noon; Association Lakes

7           Ministry Wives Conf.; 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; FBC Jackson (5th floor); Jackson

26         MBCB Bi-vocational Ministries Meeting; 7:00 a.m.; Baptist Building (Skyroom); Jackson

26-27    MS Baptist Convention; 8:30 a.m. (on 26)-ends 11:35 a.m. (27th) FBC Jackson





From Carl’s Desk:                          

 “Love Your Neighbor”

Is the theme for the 2021 Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions.

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  Colossians 3:11

Why is Margaret Lackey State Missions Important?

Through your gifts to the Margaret Lackey Offering for State Mission, the lives of Mississippians are impacted with the gospel.  The State Mission Offering is like the Cooperative Program’s little sister, and adds value to what Mississippi Baptists are doing together in Missions, Church Training, and Compassionate Evangelism.  The offering helps position us to fulfill the Great Commission appeal of Acts 1:8.  Listed below are Ministries in Mississippi and beyond this offering funds.

 Offering Goal- $2,100,000

 What Ministries does this Offering support?

Mission Volunteers                                 $630,000         Criminal Justice Ministries       $75,000

Garaywa Camp/Conference                395,000             College/ University Outreach       95,000

Central Hills Camp                              395,000             Cross Cultural Ministry               35,000

Church Revitalization                           150,000            Language/Deaf Ministry              40,000

Community Ministry/                            180,000           Disaster Relief                               60,000                                                                                            Church planting                                                             Port Ministry                                 20,000

   Christian Women’s /Men’s                    25,000                                                                                                                                                                        Job Corp.   

Love Your Neighbor            

     This year’s Margaret Lackey State Mission Offering theme is “Love your Neighbor.” 

This offering is focused on meeting both physical and spiritual needs through said ministries: college campus outreach, disaster relief, camp ministries, and short term missions.  When you give to this offering, you are obeying Christ’s call to Love your Neighbor. You are also demonstrating your love for God!

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  Love you neighbor as yourself.  Matt. 22:37-39

                                                                       Mark 12:29-31           Matt. 28:19-20                 Acts 1:8

 Serving Together In Christ,






























7451 Highway 43 North
Poplarville, MS 39470

Sunday, March 1 –
Wednesday, March 4

Services on Sunday will begin with Prayer at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship – 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening service – 6 p.m.

Services will start at 6:30 p.m. each night
Monday – Wednesday evenings.

Bro. Todd Allen will be preaching and The Allen Family will lead the music.






Mowing/Weed Eating Needed! 


Thank You!!!


We so appreciate the churches that volunteered last year to help mow and weed eat here at the Association! The schedule is listed below, and if your church would care to volunteer, you can contact the Association office at this number: 601.798.2372  Thanks again!!!


April 3-4, 17-18; May 1-2, 15-16,29-30; June 12-13, 19-20; July 10-11, 24-25; Aug. 7-8, 21-22; Sept. 4-5, 18-19; Oct. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31




Organ For Sale

Flat Top Unity is selling their organ. If you, or your church, would be interested, please contact Cindy Mitchell at the following number: 601.569.3863








March 2020-Annie Armstrong Easter Offering


1-8 North American Missions (WMU Emphasis) Annie Armstrong Offering

2          Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC

2   Church Safety for Minors Workshop; 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.; Temple BC; Hattiesburg

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


3   Church Safety for Minors Workshop; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; FBC Gulfport

8  Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Forward)

9  Senior Day Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC

10  Substance Abuse Prevention

27-28 VBS Kickoff Weekend; 7:00 p.m. (27th)-Noon (28th); Garaywa Camp, Clinton

30-31 Ministry Assistants’ Conf.; 8:30 a.m. (30th)-4:00 p.m. (31st); Garaywa, Clinton

31    VBS Training; 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.; FBC Gulfport, Gulfport


April 2020

2 Association Spring Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Journey Fellowship

4 State Speakers’ Tournament; 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; FBC  Ridgeland, Ridgeland

6 Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; New Buffet City, Picayune


7    Church Security Seminar; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; FBC Biloxi


10 GOOD FRIDAY; Office Closed


12  EASTER (He is Risen, Indeed!)


13  WEDNESDAY, Assoc. Bible Drill; 6:30 p.m.; Central


18 State Bible Drill (Sat.); 10 am-1 pm; Hardy St. BC, Hattiesburg

22  State Preaching Conference; 8:30 am-2:00 pm;; William Carey Univ., Hattiesburg

23 Association Ministry Assistants’ Lunch; 11:00 a.m.; LCC

24-25 Son & Father Campout; 6:00 p.m.-Noon; Association Grounds

**Those bolded are new items to the calendars.


From Carl’s Desk                                 

        March 1-8, 2020 is the Week of Prayer for North American Missions.  This week is also the beginning of the 2020 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.  The offering goal this year is $70 Million Dollars.  One hundred percent of the gifts given to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering are used to support Southern Baptist Missionaries serving in the USA, US Territories, and Canada.  The theme this year is:

        It’s All About the Gospel with 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 as focal scripture:

           “For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, That He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4, CSB       

     North American Mission Board (NAMB) Missionaries are involved in planting churches dedicated to ensuring that those who hear the good news of Jesus Christ are firmly planted in the gospel and are bearing fruit.  Our NAMB Missionaries cannot do it alone. They need our prayers, support, and commitment. 


The Week of Prayer emphasis for 2020 presents six missionary couples to represent the work of more than 5,000 North American missionaries:

   Dave & Mary Elliff                                             Church Planters-      Seattle, Washington

  J.D. & Andreina Fasolino                                   Church Planters-           Toronto, Ontario

  Kirk & Karen Kirkland                                     Church Planters-            Cincinnati, Ohio

  Jonathan & Yesenia Santiago                            Church Planters-            Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

  Rob & Annabeth Wilton                                    Church Planters-            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  Mojic & Munkho Baldandorj                           Church Planters-      Denver, Colorado

Prayer Request from the Missionaries:

Elliff’s:       For hearts of people to be prepared for the gospel in Roosevelt Community.


Fasolino’s:  For Emmanuel Baptist Church to create community and family for those who are lonely and isolated.

Kirkland’s: For their plans to plant a third Church in Cincinnati.

Santiago’s: That God will open doors to share the gospel.  

Wilton’s:    For more church planting missionaries who feel called to Pittsburg.

Baldandorj’s: For true spiritual revival among Mongolians in Denver.                     


 Because You Give . . .

· $       5- Bus fare for travel in the local community

· $     25–Meal with an unreached person

· $     85- Subscriptions for training resources.

· $   100- Anniversary gift for a missionary couple

· $   300- Training and conferences for church planter’s wife

· $   500- Neighborhood outreach event

· $1,000- Emergency travel assistance for missionary family

· $1,200– Bibles, gospel tracts, and discipleship materials

· $1,400– Monthly worship facility rent 

These are only a few examples of the many ways your gifts train, resource, and support missionaries on the field throughout the U.S. 

Matthew 28: 19-20                                       Acts 1:8

 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.