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
Monday, May 20, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 2, 2019

Association All Teams Meeting 

If you are a  member of the Association's Facilities/Operations, Financial Planning,                 or Trustee Teams, we ask you to please be in attendance for a meeting on                             Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. at the LCC.  

Adult Fishing Day 


Adult Fishing Day is scheduled for Thurs., May 9 beginning at 6:00 a.m., and will go until noon at the Association Lakes.  Come early and stake out your favorite spot - enjoy a biscuit/sausage/coffee – lake side.  We will be giving out prizes for the largest, smallest, and the most fish caught.  Bring a sack lunch, the Association will provide the drinks.


 Association Bible Drills 

Congratulations to all our Bible Drill participants!  There were six churches that participated this year:  The Beginnings, Mill Creek, Central, Union, Bethel, and Roseland Park.  We had 15 in the Children’s Bible Drill, and 17 in the Student’s Bible Drill, with a total participation of 32!  Due to so many, we are unable to list them all.  However, we would like to recognize Brock Grambling from the Children’s Drill for his Perfect Drill!  Brock has been in Bible Drill for three years, and is a member of Roseland Park. We also want to recognize the following Students for their Perfect Drills as well:  Drew Breland-Roseland Park-2 years in Bible Drills; Ashlynn Goss-Union-6 years in Bible Drills; Alexandra Mask-Union-6 years in Bible Drills; Karly Smith-The Beginnings Church-4 years in Bible Drills. Special congratulations to Elaina Harwell-Mill Creek-for 9 years in Bible Drills, and also to Dalton Reeves-Mill Creek-for Perfect Score AND 9 years in Bible Drills!

Thank you to Lavonne Henley and Danny Johnson for taking a lead in our Bible Drills.  Thanks so very much to the following for giving their time to help:  Matty Jo Fox, Karen Myers, Lila Balch, Emily Fairchild, Carl Myers, Hunter Williams, Tommie Tatum, Sandra Burke, Georgia McCormick, and Tara Poolson.  Thank you to Rosaphine Kennedy and Edna Eastin for serving the delicious refreshments, and thank you, Bro. Billy Galloway and Central Baptist, for hosting the Bible Drills!



I recently went to a Journaling workshop. My daughter-in-law, Ashley, taught different ways we pen our thoughts and prayers. Several of us women shared how we have journaled our legacy of prayers and thoughts to those who follow us. I have journaled since 1997. I shared from my first journal and another volume ten years later. You could tell how my prayers and thoughts became powerful as the years went by. Another lady shared her journaling experiences. She had written poems in her journaling. I shared, also, some of my Mom’s prayers that she had journaled. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, may we, as Mothers, be found Faithful to share and tell the next generation of God’s Love for us (Psalms71:18; Psalms 78:2-4; II Timothy 1:5). I want to be a Proverbs 31 Mother. I thank God I had a Mother and Grandmothers that were found Faithful.                      

Happy Mother’s Day. Rita

May is a time for graduation. Let us remember to celebrate the completion of goals and new beginnings. I personally have a granddaughter, Heather, graduating from Lumberton High School. 

I want to thank those who gave to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. You shall be Blessed for your giving. Also, plug into local mission opportunities. Be a sermon in shoes to those around you. Have a Blessed month.


Memorial Day, May 27:  

A day to remember those who lost their lives while in service to this country.


VBS TIME: Churches!!!

Please e-mail, call, or (those who know my number) text me your upcoming VBS information!

Church, Dates, Times,  Transportation Available, Theme, and Ages, please!!!



Central Baptist Revival

Continues through May 1; Evangelist is Bro. Rusty Kuhn, and Worship Leader is Bro. Austin Williams

7:00 p.m. nightly; Wednesday night: Children and Youth @ 5:30 p.m.

Nursery provided for all services

20 Sones Chapel Rd., McNeill, MS




Youth Night in Jackson will be May 31, 2019. It is 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15); still no cost, no registration, but an offering will be taken.   For more information contact the Evangelism Department at    601-292-3278 or  lburris@mbcb.org


Open Enrollment Union Baptist School

1628 W. Union Rd., Picayune, MS  39466

Union Baptist Academy: 1st-12th Grades        Mrs. Tatum, Director:  601-799-2181

Union Baptist Kindergarten:  3 Years Old, K-4, and K-5 Classes     Ms. Herman, Director:  601-798-8999

Open Enrollment begins today!  Call for an appointment to tour the school!


New York Mission Trip - July 12-20 


A mission trip to Tonawanda, NY is planned for the week of July 12-20.  This will include construction and Backyard Bible Club.  Please contact the office if you are interested in being a part of this trip!



Have You Joined 

the Mowing Team?? 


June 14-15, June 28-39

July 12-13, July 26-27,

Aug. 9-10, Aug. 23-24; 

Oct. 4-5, Oct. 18-19

Gas provided or refueled/ Call us to help!


May 2019  - Edwina Robinson Special Day Offering Emphasis (WMU)

2      National Day of Prayer

2      Facilities/Operations, Financial Planning, Trustees Teams Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; LCC

9      Adult Fishing Day; 6:00 a.m. -Noon; Association Lakes

12      Mothers’ Day/Baptist Children’s Village Special Day Offering

12-18     Christian Home Week

21      II State Senior Adult Retreat; 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.; W. Laurel, Laurel

27      Memorial Day; Offices Closed

31      Youth Night; MS Coliseum, Jackson; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

June 2019

4      Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Faith Memorial

6      Financial Planning Meeting; 9:00 a.m.; Association Office

11-12     Southern Baptist Convention; Birmingham, AL

16          Father’s Day/Baptist Men’s Day

16          Missions Camp for Girls; Garaywa, Clinton

17          Missions Camp for Girls/Youth; Garaywa; Clinton

20-29     Ukraine Medical/Evangelism Mission Trip



From Carl’s Desk                                    

    There is a beautiful hymn published in five Hymnals entitled Mother Knows.  H. C. Dodd wrote the words and Flora Hamilton Cassel composed the music.  Cassel copyright to the song was made in 1890.   “Mother Knows” hymn is found on page 40 in The Broadman Hymnal, 1940 edition.   It is a moving song remembering and honoring Mothers.



Nobody knows of the work it makes       To keep the home together

Nobody knows of the steps it takes,       Nobody knows but mother;

Nobody listen to childish woes,             Which kisses only smother,

Nobody’s pain’d by the might blow,       Nobody, ---only mother.


Nobody knows of the sleepless care            Bestowed on baby brother,

Nobody knows of the tender pray’r            Nobody knows but mother;

Nobody knows of the lessons taught,   Of loving one another;

Nobody knows of the patience sought,     Nobody, ---only mother.


Nobody knows of the anxious fears,             Lest darlings may not weather,

Storms of this life in the coming years,   Nobody knows but mother;

Nobody knows of the tears that start,       The grief she gladly smother;

Nobody knows of the breaking heart,    Nobody, ---only mother.


Nobody clings to the wayward child,       Tho’ scorned by ev’ry other,

Leads it so gently from pathways wild,   Nobody can but mother;

Nobody knows of the hourly pray’r,              For him, our erring brother,

Pride of her heart, once so pure and fair Nobody, ---only mother.        


 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.