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, March 26, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Minister’s Fellowship 

The March Minister’s Fellowship will be Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, at the LCC. A meal will be served.    


Men’s Ministry Meeting 

The Men’s Ministry Meeting will be Tues., March 5, 6:30 p.m., at Juniper Grove. All men are invited to attend and be a part of the men’s call for God’s ministry!


Senior Adult Day Luncheon


Senior Adult Day will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. until Noon at the LCC.  Christian comedian, Mutzie, will be out guest! Please,  call the Association Office by 2:30 p.m. on Friday,  March 8, if you plan to attend; we need an accurate count for the meal.  Thank you!

Association Bible Drills

For children & students are Sun., March 31, 2 p.m., at Central Baptist in McNeill.  State Drills will be held at Hardy St. BC in Hattiesburg on SATURDAY, April 6.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, contact co-leaders, Lavonne Henley or Danny Johnson.

Lavonne:  601.798.2372, Danny:  danche@megagate.com (601-798-5151). 


RA Racing Day Winners

 The RA Race Day which was held on Saturday, February 9 was a wonderful success!   There were three churches participating; 80 in attendance with 21 cars competing.  

Listed below are the winners:     

Best In Show - Michaiah Tatum, Union BC

Best Sportsmanship -  Jacob Lincoln, Union BC

Lad 1st Place -  Max Greulich, Union Baptist Church

Lad 2nd Place - Braydon Cotton,  Bethel Baptist Church

Lad 3rd Place -  Gabriel Kirk, Roseland Park Baptist Church

Crusader 1st Place -  Jake Cotten, Bethel Baptist Church

Crusader 2nd Place – Julian Dillard, Bethel Baptist Church

Crusader 3rd Place - Chris Dillard, Bethel Baptist Church 

A special thank you to the Leaders for their work in helping these children compete.  Thank you also to Carl Myers, Casey Myers, and Lonnie Spiers  helping with the race. 


 WMU - Rita Bilbo 

When I think of March, I am reminded of March winds. Some winds are breezy and refreshing. Some winds bring storms and destruction. What winds are blowing in your life? There is a parable in the Bible (Mark 4:35-41) that tells about how Jesus calmed the wind. The Disciples and Jesus were in a boat when a storm arose. Jesus was asleep. The Disciples woke him up because they were afraid they would perish in the storm. Jesus got up and rebuked the wind with, “Peace, Be still.” Then Jesus said to the Disciples, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no Faith.” in all of life’s rough storms we must remember that Jesus is in the boat with you. God is in control, and nothing is a surprise to God. God has not forgotten you and you can trust Him to bring you safe to the other side of the storm. As the song says, “Though billows roll, He calms my soul; my Heavenly Father watches over me.” Jesus is my life preserver.

God Bless You. Rita

March brings Spring. Where did Winter go? We will begin promoting our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. These monies go to support of our missionaries spreading the Good News in North America. Let us keep giving to the Lord’s Word. Pray about what you can give. The Lord will Bless you.


Ministry Assistants Conference

simplify your life.

April 1-2 at Garaywa Camp & Conference Center

Deadline to register is Friday, March 22

You may register at the following:


Complete the form you should have received if you are a Ministry Assistant and mail with your check to:

Pastor/Leadership Development Department, PO Box 530,

Jackson, MS 39205-0530

These sessions will be a true help to your ministry!

Go to mbcb.org for more information on sessions and leaders.


Ministry Assistant's Luncheon

All church Ministry Assistants are invited to attend this luncheon.  Beverly Bridges, from the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board - Mission Strategist department, will be our guest speaker.  If you have not already  let us know you plan to attend, it is not too late!  Our theme is:  “Thank You for Your Heart of Service,” “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you.” Romans 1:8

We look forward to getting together to show our appreciation for YOU—the Ministry Assistant! 




Thank you to all the churches who came to mow, weed-eat, and all the other grass cutting things last year! We appreciate it so much! The following are the dates for 2019 grass/lawn mowing. If your church would care to volunteer, you can contact the Association office-thanks again! 601.798.2372

 April 19-20;                                               

May 31-June 1;  June 14-15, 28-29;                                           

July 12-13, 26-27; 

Aug. 9-10, 23-24;                                                                     

Sept.  20-21 

Oct. 4-5, 18-19


March 2019-Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

1      Association Speakers’ Tournament; LCC, 4:00 p.m.

2      Beginning Ringers Handbell Fest; Garaywa, Clinton; 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

4      Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; LCC 

5      Men’s Ministry Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Juniper Grove

10      DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (Spring Forward!)

14      Senior Day Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.-12 noon; LCC

17      Substance Abuse prevention

22-23     VBS Kickoff

30      State Speakers’ Tournament; 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; FBC Madison

31      Association Bible Drill; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Central

April 2019 

1-2      Ministry Assistants’ Conf.; Garaywa, Clinton; 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

1      Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; New City Buffet, Picayune

4      Association Spring Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Faith Memorial

6      State Bible Drill; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Hardy St. BC, Hattiesburg

7      Cooperative Program Day

10      Preaching Conf.; WM Carey, Hattiesburg; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

13      Selection Tournament; Parkway BC, Clinton

19      GOOD FRIDAY (Offices Closed)

21      EASTER (He is Risen, Indeed!)

25      Ministry Assistants’ Luncheon; 11:00 a.m.; LCC

26-27     RA’s Father & Son Campout; 6:00 p.m.-Noon; Association Grounds



From Carl’s Desk

     March 3-10, 2019 is the Week of Prayer for North American Missions.  This week is also the beginning of the 2019 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:                                             

Sending Hope with 1 Peter 1:3 as focal scripture
“…He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection 

   of Jesus Christ  from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 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 2019 presents six missionary couples to represent the work of more than 5,000 North American missionaries:

  Jorge & Rebeca Santiago       Church Planters - Comerio, Puerto Rico 

  Philip & Jummai Nache         Church Planters-       Minneapolis, Minnesota

  Rob & Lisa Warren                Church Planters-       Madison, Wisconsin

  Chinese Church Planter        Church Planters-  Western USA

  Muche & Diamone Ukegbu    Church Planters-       Miami, Florida

  Luis & Beatriz Soto                 Church Planters-   West Valley, Utah

Prayer Request from the Missionaries

The Santiagos:  For restoration and revival to come to Comerio and the island of Puerto Rico.

The Naches: For God to call more Africans to share Christ and plant churches here in North America.  

The Warrens:  For God to open doors and hearts on campus, creating a receptivity to the gospel.Chinese Church Planter’s: For the nations God is bringing to North America to gain spiritual understanding of  His freely given grace.

The Ukegbus:  For God to expand the ministry of the Brook to build strong faith communities in Miami.

The Sotos:  For the residents of Utah’s hearts to be open to discovering Jesus as the only way, truth, and the life.  


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 the U.S.

                                       Matthew 28: 19 20                                        Acts 1:8


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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.