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, June 17, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Men’s Ministry Meeting 

Faith Memorial will host the June 4 Men’s Ministry Meeting.  Guest Speaker will be Pearl River County Prison Ministry’s Associate Chaplain, Bro. Clarence Perret. The meeting will  begin at 6:30 p.m., and a meal will be served.                                                             All men in the Association are invited. 

Adult Fishing Day 

Congratulations, Adult Fishing Day Winners !!!

On May 9 there were six fishermen from four churches participating at our Adult Fishing Day.  Each Winner received a $35.00 Gift Card.  Winners listed below:

Smallest: Ruby Lee Smith (Juniper Grove)

Total weight-2.5 oz.

Number caught-5 fish

Largest: Brad Arnett (Harmony)

Total weight-10 oz.

Number caught-5

Most Fish: Buddy Brinks (FBC Nicholson)

Total weight– 4 lbs., 11 oz.

Number caught-16



Sunday mornings. Those memories are precious to me. Daddy was a pastor. Sunday was a busy time getting ready for church. Two boys, four girls, plus mom and dad, and one bathroom. Need I say more? It only got worse as we became teenagers. However, we managed to make it to Sunday School on time. Thank God most of our parsonages were next to the church we pastored. Fast forward. We grew up and moved. We implemented our own Sunday morning rituals getting ready for church. When it became and empty nest household, Sunday morning was still special because Daddy would call around 8 a.m. We would discuss daddy’s sermon for that day, and also talk about our week. Daddy lived about a 10 hour drive from me. Those phone calls stopped in November 2016. Now Sunday mornings are quiet as I get ready for church. I had instilled in me the legacy that Sunday is the Lord’s Day (Psalm 118:24). What memory do you cherish about your childhood? As we honor our fathers this month, we will remember how memories grow sweeter. I had a Godly father and two grandpas that left me sweet memories.

Happy Father’s Day. Rita

In May, I attended a WMU equipping leaders conference at Camp Garaywa. We were instructed on how to be intentional on being Disciples for God through missions. We were given resources and ideas to implement in our WMU ministries. Workshop training for all of us women will be available to help accomplish our mission. For now, just get involved.: VBS, volunteering at local ministries, starting a women’s ministry in your church. Help sponsor a member of your congregation to go on an Association Mission Trip. We can give and pray. What would the Lord have you do? Just get involved, Oh, how the Lord will bless your efforts.


PRESS RELEASE: RE: Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir & Orchestra

The MS Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra will present a Worship Concert at Union Baptist Church, Picayune, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. This talented group is composed of 115 high school students from Southern Baptist churches across Mississippi, and is directed by Slater Murphy, Director of Church Music Department of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Please join us for this special evening of worship! There is no admission charge, and the church is located at 1628 West Union Road, Picayune, MS 39466 in the Caesar community. For more information, contact the church office at 601.798.6470 or search our website www.ubcnet.org.



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:


Crane Creek: 3-7; The Incredible Race; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Birth-8th grade

Pine Grove: 3-7; In the Wild; 8:30 am-12; 4 yrs-6th grade pgbcpicayune@gmail.com

Unity: 3-7; In the Wild; 9:00 a.m.-12; 4 years-6th grade

Flat Top Unity: 9-14; In the Wild; 5 years-12th grade

Hillcrest: 10-14; Timelab; 5:30-8 p.m.; 4 years-6th grade

Journey Fellowship: 10-14; In the Wild; 6-8:30 p.m.; 4 years-6th grade

Central: 17-21; Roar (t-shirts $6); 8:30 a.m.-12; 4 years-6th grade

Juniper Grove: 17-21; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 3 yrs.-12th grade

Steep Hollow: 17-21; Giddyup Junction; 6-8:45 p.m; 3 years –6th grade (going INTO)

Goodyear: 23-27-Family Night 28; 3 years - 6th grade (grade just finished)

Oak Hill: 23-27; Noah & the Fatal Flood; 6-8:20 p.m.; 4 years-6th grade


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



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


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 - July 12-20 This trip is to Tonawanda, NY. There will be construction and Backyard Bible Clubs.  Please contact the Association office if you are interested in being a part of this trip!



Have You Joined 

the Mowing Team?? 


June 14-15; 28-29; July 12-13, July 26-27

Aug.  9-10; 23-24; Oct. 4-5; 18-19

Gas provided or refueled/ Call us to help!


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

     Missions Camp for Girls/Youth, Garaywa

20-29     Ukraine Medical/Evangelism Mission Trip

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. -2:00 p.m.

12-20     Tonawanda, NY Mission Trip



From Carl’s Desk:    

     June brings the day of Honoring Fathers.  Here is an intimate message from God, our Loving Heavenly Father:
My Child,

     You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1   I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2   I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3   Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matt. 10:29-31   For you were made in my image. Gen. 1:27   In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28    For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28   I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5    I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12   You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16   I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26  You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14    I knit you together in your mother’s womb.  Psalm 139:13   And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6    I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. John 8:41-44    I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16    And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.   1 John 3:1    Simply because you are my child, and I am your Father. 1John 3:1    I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matt. 7:11    For, I am the perfect father. Matt. 5:48   Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17   For I am your provider and I meet your all your needs. Matt. 6:31-33    My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11    Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3   My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18   And I rejoice over your with singing. Zephaniah 3:17    I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40   For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5    I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41   And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3   If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29   Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4   For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13  I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20    I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17   I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4   When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18  As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11   One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4    And I will takeaway all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4   I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23    For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26   He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3   He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31   And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19  Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.  His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10    I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32   If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23   And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39    Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7    I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15    My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:12-13    I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32  

       (Father Heart Communications-1999)                  

Love, Your Dad

                                                           Almighty God (Abba)

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.