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, June 24, 2021
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 31 - Offices will be closed in honor of this special day.


Men’s Ministry Meeting

Mill Creek will host the June 1 Men’s Ministry Meeting.  The meeting will  begin at 6:30 p.m., and a meal will be served. All men in the                Association are invited. 

Adult Fishing Day

Congratulations, Adult Fishing Day Winners!!!

On May 13 there were five fishermen from two churches participating at our Adult Fishing Day.  Each Winner received a $25.00 Gift Card.  Winners listed below:

                                                                                     Smallest  :                Ruby Lee Smith (Juniper Grove)

                                                                                                                        Total weight– 2’8”

                                                                                                                        Number caught– 8


                                                                                     Largest:                    Gertha Lee (Union)

                                                                                                                        Total weight– 2’4”

                                                                                                                        Number caught-7


                                                                                     Most Fish:                Terry Davis (Union)

                                                                                                                        Total weight– 7’4”

                                                                                                                        Number caught– 17

 Bill Vernor fished, but no prizes; Betty Davis didn’t fish and James Lee didn’t catch anything.



WMU - Rita Bilbo

June brings summertime, and Father’s Day. Oh, the legacy of life lessons I was taught by my grandpas and daddy. I could write a book. In my estimation, I’d say I had the greatest grandpa and daddy. Hopefully, you have the same opinion about your grandpas and daddy. I always felt loved, and was taught the love of the Heavenly Father from these men in my life (Proverbs 22:6). By the way, my brothers, Dean and Bob, were and are Godly Fathers. Thank you, Men of God, that are teaching and showing, by example, your children and descendants to come, the love of God (Psalms 78:4).

 Happy Father’s Day. God Bless You. Rita

 Summertime is a busy time for VBS in our churches. I pray that we see many VBS conducted in our churches over the summer months. Be sure and let the Association office know of your activities so we can share the information in the Association’s Pearl newsletter. Myself, I am available to any WMU groups. Let me know how I can be of assistance to any ladies’ groups. We can work together to be a beacon in Pearl River County. Have a great month. Go out and be a sermon in shoes to all you meet.



Job Availability

Union Baptist Church in Picayune, MS seeking applicants at this time for part-time  Financial Secretary. Please submit al resumes to jobs@ubcnet.org.




From Vesta Clary, our new ACP person at the MBC, “We are aware that the 2020 ACP is locked.  Should they wish to update their data or fill out the 2020 ACP, they have several options. 

Either the Association or Vesta Clary (vclary@mbcb.org) can print out the blank report for the church to fill out and return to either the Association to pass on to Vesta or return to Vesta Clary directly via email or hardcopy.

If the church just wants to report a few items or only their Total Membership, the information either needs to come in an email or on church letterhead (with logo) and include the name and position of the person submitting the information on behalf of the church.  

We appreciate the work you do with the church in your association related to ACP.  We appreciate you!”                                                                              

ACP DUE DATE: September 10

Contact me for help:  601.798.2372  or prbapt@wildblue.net




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



Steep Hollow BC, 2336 Hwy. 53, Poplarville, MS, 601.795.4638: Mystery Island, June 14-18, 6-8:45 p.m., Ages 2 yrs. - Upcoming 6th graders.              Register online at:  https://forms.gle/9ZfKN4oE8XMCmQYu8

New Henleyfield Southern BC, 5520 Hwy. 43, N., Carriere MS, 601.798.2267, June 13-16 (Sunday-Wednesday), 6-8:30 p.m., PreK-6th graders.

Central BC, 20 Sones Chapel Rd., 601.799.2043, June 28- July 2


Union Baptist Kindergarten and Academy

The Union Baptist Church School is now taking applications for teaching positions for the 2021-2022 School Year. You may pick up an application at the Union Baptist Church Office.

 There is still time to enroll your child between the ages of 3 years and 12th grade for the upcoming year.  If you would like more information, please call the UBA office at 601.799.2181., or the UBK office at 601.798.8999.



Mowing/Weed Eating Needed:

Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

June 11-12, 25-26; July 23-24;

Aug. 6-7;  Sept. 3-4;

Oct. 15-16, 29-30




June 2021

1                Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Mill Creek

10              Financial Audit; 9:00 a.m.; Association Office

20              Father’s Day/Baptist Men’s Day


July 2021

4                Independence Day

5                OFFICES CLOSED—Independence Day Observed

6-9             SMACK (Summer Music & Arts Camp for Kids); 2 pm (7th)-8 pm (10th); PRCC (Poplarville)

11              Executive Board Meeting; 2:30 p.m.; LCC

16              January Bible Study Preview; 8:30 a.m.-Noon; William Carey, Hattiesburg


August 2021

2              Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; FBC Carriere

4              Prayer Walk Schools/Teacher Appreciation; All 

7              Son & Father Fishing Rodeo; 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Association Lakes



From Carl’s Desk:                             


The King’s Highway—Heaven Bound

I am having a party at my Father’s house, and you are invited!

 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” Joshua 24:15b

Directions to Our Father’s House

Make a right onto “Believeth Boulevard”.  Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.

From there, you must turn onto the “Bridge of Faith,” which is over troubled waters. When you get off the bridge, make a Right and Keep Straight, You are on the “King’s Highway” – Heaven Bound.

Keep going for three miles—One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for the Holy Spirit.

                                                     Exit off onto “Grace Boulevard.”  From there, make a right turn on “Gospel Lane.”                                                              Keep straight and then make another Right on to “Prayer Road.”

                   As you travel on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on “Temptation Avenue.” Also, avoid “Sin Street” because it is a Dead End!!                               Pass up “Envy Drive,” and “Hate Avenue.”  Also, pass “Hypocrisy Road,” “Gossiping Lane,” And “Backbiting Boulevard.”

 However, you must go down “Long Suffering Lane,” “Persecution Street” and “Trials & Tribulations Avenue.” But that is alright, because VICTORY ROAD is straight ahead!

 Get on the King’s Highway to arrive at our Father’s House!!

 You must make the choice to be a part of the WAY!

 Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father, except by Me.  John 14:6 (NIV)

 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.