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
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

                                             Men’s Ministry Meeting                                                   

The next Men’s Ministry Meeting will be held  at  West Union BC, September 3rd, 6:30 p.m.  Phillip Price, Mission Director for Jackson County Association, will be the speaker.  A meal will be served.  Please encourage all men from your church to be in attendance. 

Ministers’ Fellowship 


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

Senior Adult Choir Festival

Our Senior Adult Choir Festival and Luncheon will be held at the Lee Conference Center on Thurs., September 12th, beginning at 10:30 a.m., ending at noon.  Each Choir is asked to sing 2 choir number.  Please call  the Association Office (601-798-2372) by 2:00 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 6th , to let us know if your Choir will be singing, and so we can have an accurate count for the luncheon.  We invite all Senior Adults to attend, even if you are not in a choir.


Son & Father Fishing Rodeo Results

We had 17 to attend this year’s Rodeo! Thank you, Bethel, Union, and Unity for attending.  Winners this year were:  

                                                  Largest Fish                    - Colt Gipson - Bethel BC   

                                                  Most Fish Caught           - Jake Cotton - Bethel BC

                                                  Smallest Fish Caught      - Julian Dillard  -Bethel BC

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


WMU:  Rita Bilbo 

Have you ever felt that God is changing your future? I don’t change. God has something new for me to do. I don’t know what it is yet, but God will show me in His Perfect Timing (Jeremiah 33:3). I say it is time to slow down. God says, “Rita, I am not done with you.” God says, “Look what I did with Moses, Abraham, and David.” God still has more for me to do. Maybe you feel as I do.  Just get alone with God and say as Moses said, “I will turn aside and listen to You.” (Exodus 3:3) Once God tells what He wants you to do for Him, your life will never be the same. Change is coming for you and for me. Embrace it with God embracing you. I love those type of hugs.

God Bless you. Rita

WMU women of Pearl River County, let us go forth in our churches and communities to tell the Good News which is the Gospel of Christ. Let us be a “light” in a dark world. Let us lift one another up in prayer as we serve Christ. Time is short. We must Go and Tell. God bless our WMU women. Love you all.



All churches within the Association, and outside as well, are invited to Prayer Walk ALL public schools-Picayune, Poplarville, and PRC–  Wednesday, August 7, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Churches have been e-mailed guides to help with the prayers for everyone involved with school.


Thank You!!!

Thank you, Mike Tyson and Mike Raybon, for coming to the   Association in July to help me move the swings when the weather was getting bad. Thanks also to Lonnie Spiers and Mike Tyson for coming to put them back. You’re all greatly appreciated! Linda Fay


    Attention VBS Directors 

Directors:  Thanks to all who've submitted their reports to us! VBS Reports should be submitted to the Association office, as well as sbcworkspace.com.


ACP due Sept. 13, 2019

ACPs have been mailed or delivered to your church. The MS Supplemental is NOT on the website as of now, however, a generic form was sent along with the ACP. Please feel free to contact the Association office for any questions or help.


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.

If you have no access at your church and you are supposed to do the ACP, please contact Linda Fay at the Association office. She will gladly help you!!


January Bible Study

William Carey University in Hattiesburg

Choose the date best for you.

Jeremiah - Faithful to the Mission

September 3, 17, or 19

Registration 8:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Preview 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Register online at www.mbcb.org/jbs to receive a 50% discount on the purchase of your leader guide and to reserve lunch. You will receive your book at the event.



 Union Baptist Church School 

Union Baptist Church School is in open enrollment for the fall.  

They offer classes for 3 year olds to 12th grade.  Please contact 

UBK (3 year old - 5 year old)  at 601.798.8999 and UBA (1st grade - 12th grade) at 601.799.2181 or visit them on the Web at www.ubcnet.org.  

“Every day is a great day to learn 

something new!”




Thanks to our volunteers for helping to cut the grass! Our calendar dates are full for the rest of this mowing season, but we can ALWAYS use help somewhere! Feel free to call the Association office to see where help may be needed!!

Thanks to: FBC Picayune, FBC Poplarville, Union, West Union, Goodyear, Bethel, and Pine Grove for volunteering!


See You at the Pole

Thursday, September 25



September 2019— All Month:  Margaret Lackey Offering Emphasis

 2                 Labor Day; Office Closed

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

 9                 Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; FBC Nicholson

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

3, 17, or 19 January Bible Study; 9 a.m. -Noon; William Carey, Hattiesburg

25                 See You at the Pole

October 2019

7         Association Fall Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Pine Grove

13      World Hunger Day

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

29-30    MS Baptist Convention; FBC, Jackson




From Carl’s Desk:

“Serve The Lord with Gladness” 

Is the theme for the 2019 Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions. 

“Serve the Lord with Gladness.”  Psalm 100:2A 

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                    $685,000                    Criminal Justice Ministries $65,000

                    Garaywa Camp/Conference     $405,000                    College Outreach                        $12,500

                    Central Hills Camp                    $405,000                    Cross Cultural Evangelism   $32,500

                    Church Multiplication               $175,000                     Language/Deaf Ministry             $40,000

                    Commun. Ministry                    $180,000                    Disaster Relief                               $65,000

                    Christian Women’s Job Corp.  $25,000                    Port Ministry                                   $12,500

 On His Mission for His Glory

The Margaret Lackey Offering enables MS Baptist to “do immeasurably more together than any other person or church could do alone.” The State Missions is a prayerful response to allowing many servants of the Lord to serve the Lord with gladness. May we see and take the many opportunities to Serve and Share! 

Serve The Lord with Gladness, while Serving People-Sharing the 

“Good News” of  GOD’s Love, Grace, Mercy, and Salvation in Jesus Christ

                                             Psalm 100:2A                                   Matt. 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.