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
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Executive Board Meeting 

Sunday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m., LCC

An Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 7th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lee Conference  Center. The Executive Board consists of the Pastors and one elected representative from each church.  Please make an effort to attend so you can take part in the business of your Association.

WMU - Rita Bilbo

I am preparing for a July mission trip as I pen these words. My Grandma Daniel was an officer in the Salvation Army. I remember when as young girl that Grandma would take me with her when her church would go out on the street corner and sing to the beat of a big drum. "What can wash away my sins, nothing but the Blood of Jesus." I was so embarrassed that my friends may see me with this group of fanatics. Now looking back I see God was preparing me for His Will for me to do the same some 55 yrs.  later. I realize what Grandma instilled in my heart was to tell others about Jesus. Now I am the one reaching out to people in need of the Gospel of Christ. "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God for Salvation to every one that believeth." (Romans 1:16) Jesus Saves! I can see Grandma smiling in Heaven. By the way, my granddaughter Katie, is going with me on this mission trip in July. I continue the Family Legacy.
God Bless you. Rita

July is the month we celebrate the 243rd Birthday of our USA. We have taken our Freedom for granted. We are in a war to protect those freedoms that our country was founded. America has lost their love for godly values. Pray for America. Stand up for America. God forgive America.    God Bless America.
Happy 4th of July.



All churches within the Association, and outside as well, are invited to Prayer Walk ALL public schools-Picayune, Poplarville, and PRC– (Tentative date) Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Guides are provided  to help with the prayers for everyone involved with school.


    Attention VBS Directors 

Directors:  Please don’t forget to submit  your VBS Reports to the Association office, as well as sbcworkspace.com.




ACP due Sept. 13, 2019

The MS Supplemental Survey has been shortened to make it easier to 
complete! If you have any questions when the time comes, feel free to contact me!


Upcoming Churches’ VBS Dates:


Gumpond: 10-12; 6-8:00 p.m.; Kindergarten-6th grade; Fam. Night Sat., Jul. 13, 5 p.m.

The Beginnings: 21-24; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 4 yr.-6th grades; contact TBC.vbs8@gmail.com



Hillcrest is using “Timelab” as their theme, and will have literature, 

and an actual wooden “Time Machine” free for any church to use 

following Hillcrest’s VBS! Contact Amanda Seals at 601.916.0761


Staffing Needs:  Gumpond Church is looking for  part-time or a couple to help with Youth and Children’s Ministries. Please send a resume to the following: 

898 Gumpond Beall Rd., Lumberton, MS 39455



Training for Bible Study Leaders/Teachers, Sunday, August 25, 2019, FBC Biloxi

This training is for Sunday School leaders/teachers.

3:00-3:15 p.m.:  Opening Session

3:15-4:30 p.m.:  Age group training

4:30-5:00 p.m.:  Fellowship & refreshments


 Union Baptist Kindergarten and Academy

The Union Baptist Church School is now taking applications for teaching positions for the 2019-2020     School Year. You may pick up an applications at the Union BC 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 on either of the above, please call 601.799.2181.  


NY Mission Trip - Please be in prayer for those who are leaving July 11 for the New York Mission Trip.  Pray for safety, and for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives they touch.



Have You Joined 

the Mowing Team?? 


July 12-13; Aug.  9-10; 23-24; Oct. 4-5

Gas provided or refueled/ Call us to help!


  July 2019

4       Independence Day; Offices Closed

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

9-13       S.M.A.C.K. (Summer Music & Arts Camp for Kids); Pearl River Community College;                                       Poplarville;  8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

11-20     Tonawanda, NY Mission Trip


     August 2019

3      RA’s Father & Son’s Fishing Rodeo; 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Association Lake 

5      Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; Oak Hill

7      (TENTATIVE) Prayer Walking at all Pearl River County Schools; 6-8 p.m.

20-22     Prof. Training Course & Skill Shops; Garaywa, Clinton; Begins 8:00 a.m. on 20th-ends noon on 22

25          One Great Day of Training; 2:45-3:45 p.m.; FBC Biloxi


25          One Great Day of Training; 5:15-6:15 p.m.; FBC Petal




From Carl’s Desk:    

How To Stay Safe In The World Today:     

1.   Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.

2.  Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.

3.  Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.

4.  Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of  all accidents involve these forms of             transportation.

Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. 

      So . . . Above all else, avoid hospitals.

. . .  You will be pleased to learn that only 1/10 of 1% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given pint in time is at CHURCH!

. . . And . . . Bible study is safe, too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.

So, . . .  for SAFETY’S sake-Attend church, and read your Bible


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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.