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, July 28, 2021
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Executive Board Meeting  

Sunday, July 11th at 2:30 p.m., LCC

An Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 11th, 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

A lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. That is what I get every time I place my right hand over my heart to do the Pledge of         Allegiance to the American flag.

So many have fought and many have died so we can have a freedom that gives us liberties to worship our God and King. America was founded for religious freedom.  Let us never forget. Today we fight for that freedom. America is forgetting. Let us not back down to this attack. We must put on the full armor of God to fight (Ephesians 6:11-18).  Don’t back up or back down, but step up and step out for our freedom to worship our coming Lord and King.


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–

                      Wednesday, August 4 from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Guides are provided  to  help with the prayers for everyone involved with school.



Senegal Mission

Faye Pind is leading a Mission team from FBC Picayune to Senegal for continual    Ministry, Evangelism Emphasis, July 20-29.  The plan is to take along over the counter meds- Tylenol, multi vitamins, and pain creams- (Icy Hot or Voltaren Cream).  If you would be interested in contributing to the purchase of these Meds, please send donation to FBC Picayune 401 Goodyear Blvd. Picayune, MS 39466- (for Senegal Mission).

     Your gifts and prayers will be greatly appreciated.




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


Thirsty Thursday

Bible Study:

10:30 a.m.; Every 2nd and 4th Thursday

Rolling Hills Church, 1386 McNeill-Steep Hollow Rd.





Oak Hill BC, 579 Oak Hill Rd., Poplarville, MS, 601.795.8422: ROME:  Paul and the Underground Church                                                                                                                     July 11-14, 6-8:00 p.m., Ages 4 yrs. - 6th graders.   




Sunday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church, 5520 Hwy. 43, N., Carriere, MS 39426

Come and join u as we celebrate what God has done for the past 76 years at New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church!

Join us for Dinner on the Grounds immediately following the morning worship service.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."

Hebrews 12:1-2

Gospel Concert by Four the King.

For more information call:  601.798.2267



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:

Aug. 6-7;  Sept. 3-4;

Oct. 15-16, 29-30


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 Campuses

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



 From Carl’s Desk,                                                           



                           Life without purpose is barren indeed

                           There can not be a harvest unless you plant a seed

                           There can not be attainment unless there is a goal,

                           A man’s but a robot unless there is a soul.


                          If we send not ships out, no ships will come in,

                         And unless there is a contest, nobody can win.

                         For games can not be won unless they are played

                         And prayers can not be answered unless they are prayed


                         So whatever is wrong with your life today,

                         You will find a solution, if you kneel down and pray

                         Not just for pleasure, enjoyment, and health,

                         Not just for honors and prestige and wealth.


                         But pray for a purpose to make life worth living.

                         And pray for the joy of unselfish giving,

                         For great is your gladness and rich your reward,

                         When you make your life’s purpose the choice of the Lord.

                                                                                                              Helen Steiner Rice



Lament of a Lost Friend

 My friend, I stand in Judgment now-- and feel that your are to blame somehow

On earth I knew you day by day, But you refused to point the way.


You taught me many things, that is true; I called you friend and trusted you;

But I learn now that it is too late—You could have kept me from this fate.


You knew the Lord in all his glory, but you did not tell me the story

And now on coming to the end, I can no longer call you friend.

                                                         Author unknown

                          Who is your friend that needs the Lord for Salvation?

                                                                             Romans 10:9-10, 13                      John 5: 24                        John 3:16-17                

 Serving together,



























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.