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
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Ministers’ Fellowship

The Ministers’ Fellowship will be held on Mon., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. at West Union BC, this is the correct location.  A meal will be served.  If you are a minister, you are invited to attend!


Son & Father Fishing Rodeo         

A Son & Father Fishing Rodeo is  scheduled for boys in 1st-6th grades on Sat., Aug. 1st from 6:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. on the Association grounds.  Please bring a father, grandfather, or a mentor to share his fishing experience.  Prizes will be given!



WMU:  Rita Bilbo

Sometimes at night I wake up to sounds of God’s voice speaking to my restless soul. “Rita, I have this situation under control. Don’t fear; be strong and courageous. I have you. Always and forever.” God knows me. I can be cowardly and give in to fears that haunt me and immobilize me. In those moments, God soothes me with His Promises that nothing can ever be able to separate me from His Love for me. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” In these uncertain days, God is with you. Get into God’s Word. Meditate on it day and night. It will direct your path. Go forth, my friends. We can trust our Loving Father. Get a drink of water. Go back to sleep. God has the night watch. Good night.

God Bless you. Rita

 We need to pray for our teachers, our administrator and staff, our parents, and our children as we venture into a new school year. We have had our ups and downs this year, but we know God has this situation under control. He is never taken by surprise. Pray that God gives discernment and wisdom to those who will make decisions. Hold these persons up in prayer to give the guidance they need. Pray that our children will have teachable minds. Pray with fervor as we make our request known unto God. Prayer changes things. God has a great future for our children. Hold them up in prayer. God Bless you as you intercede and pray for our children and school staff.



Prayer Walking Schools 

All churches are invited to a Prayer Walk scheduled for the Picayune and PRC School Districts Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.            Poplarville School District’s Prayer Walk is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Guides will be provided  to help with the prayers for everyone involved with school.



Union Baptist Church School

Union Baptist Church School is in open enrollment for the fall.  They offer classes for 3 years old 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!”








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! I’m in the office Tuesday-Thursday   8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and on Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

prbapt@wildblue.net                 601.798.2372



Churches will no longer use sbcworkspace to report your ministry results. All reporting should take place at the following:


This is a direct link to the form that is housed on their VBS website, or go through lifeway.com/vbs

You may contact Beverly Bridges or Angie Boydstun     aboydstun@mbcb.org



Mowing/Weed Eating Groups Needed!

 Dates mowing/grounds care needed:

    July 10-11, 24-25;

August 7-8;

October 2-3, 16-17, 30-31


 Gas provided or refueled! Call us to participate!



August 2020

1        Fathers & Sons Fishing Rodeo; 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Association Lake

3        Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; West Union

5        Prayer Walking at all Picayune & PRC Schools; 6-8 p.m.

6       Growing Churches Conference; 6-9 p.m.; Agricola, Lucedale CANCELLED

12      Prayer Walking at Poplarville Schools; 6-8 p.m.

25-27 Prof. Training Course & Skill Shops; Garaywa, Clinton; Begins 8:00 a.m. on 20th-ends noon on 22  CANCELLED



September 2020— All Month:  Margaret Lackey Offering Emphasis

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

7        Labor Day; Office Closed

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

14      Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; Central Baptist

23      See You at the Pole

24     January Bible Study Preview; 9 a.m. -Noon; William Carey, Hattiesburg



October 2020

5         Association Fall Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Steep Hollow

11       World Hunger Day

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

27-28  MS Baptist Convention; FBC, Jackson




From Carl’s Desk


Even in these very challenging, fearful, changing times we are living and experiencing, there can be Victory deep within.




               I refused to be discouraged   -            To be sad, or to cry;

               I refuse to be downhearted,   -            and here’s the reason why…

               Who’s sovereign and supreme;          I have a God who loves me,

                                                         And I am on his team.


               He is all wise and powerful,                Jesus is His Name;

               Though everything is changeable,     My God remains the same.


               My God knows all that’s happening; Beginning to the end,

               His presence is my comfort,                He is my dearest friend.


               When sickness comes to weaken me, To bring my head down low,

               I call upon my mighty God;                 Into His arms I go.


               When circumstances threaten to rob me from my peace;

               He draws me close unto His breast,    Where all my strivings cease.


               And when my heart melts within me, and weakness takes control;

               He gathers me into His arms,              He soothes my heart and soul.


               The great “I AM” is with me,             My life is in His hand,

               The “Son of God’ is my hope,             It’s in His strength I stand.


               I refuse to be defeated,                         My eyes are on my God;

               He has promised to be with me,          as through this life I trod.


               I’m looking past all my circumstances,  To Heaven’s throne above;

               My prayers have reached the heart of God,

                                                      I’m resting in His love.


               I give God thanks in everything,           My eyes are on His face;

               The battle’s His, the victory is mine; He’ll help me win the race.

                                                             Author Unknown

Prayerfully! !

 Serving Together In Christ,


















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.