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, November 14, 2018
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Facilities/Operations Meeting

       Our next Facilities/Operations Meeting will be held at the Association office on Thursday evening, November 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you are a member of this Team, please make arrangements to be in attendance.  


Minister’s Fellowship

This month’s Minister’s Fellowship will be held Mon., Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.,  Springhill, 75 Powell Rd., Lumberton 39455. A meal will be served. ALL ministers are invited to attend!  


 WMU:  Rita Bilbo 

Will you have empty chairs at your Family Thanksgiving table this year? My Family has 4 chairs empty. When I was growing up, our Family had assigned seats at the table for 8. Mine was the middle chair on the left side of the table. The chair to my right is empty. The chairs on both ends of the table are empty. The chair across from me is empty. How many empty chairs will you have around your table this year? How many people do you know that are alone on the Holidays? The Homeless, the recent widow, the single parent, the ex convict-rejected by their family.  Instead of having empty chairs around the table, let us fill those chairs with guests that need our love and Fellowship. “Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. (John 21:12)” We all are the Family of God. We just have to find new members to join our Family. So, who wants to share that turkey leg or pumpkin pie? Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless You.  Rita

Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Lee Conference Center. We will place special emphasis on our state and national elections as well as our world-wide women’s groups. Come join us. Prayer changes Things.


Congratulations, Adult Fishing Day Winners 

On October 18th there were 6 fishermen from 3 churches 

participating at our Adult Fishing Day.  Each Winner received a $25.00 Gift Card.  They were: 

Smallest Fish Caught: Shane Smith (1 oz.) - West Union

Largest Fish Caught: Buddy Brinks (1 lb.)-FBC Nicholson

Most Fish Caught: Terry Davis (29)-Union

                    Congratulations!  Y’all come on back soon!

     (Next Adult Fishing Day will be May 9, 2019)


ACP Follow-Up:

As of this printing, 31 out of 40 churches have completed their ACP Report, which is awesome! The Annuals will be going out soon, and the nine churches that have not finished, unfortunately, will not have their newest information included. All of this information is of HISTORIC VALUE for your church.  Please go ahead and complete your report.  I’m available if you need help. 

I’m in the office Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 

          and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Linda Fay


 Operation:  Christmas Child

Collection dates are November 12th - 19th. 

The locations are Goodyear, Oak Hill, and Pine Grove Baptist.  The times at each location are as follows:

each location are as follows:


2710 Hwy. 43, South, Picayune

Mon., Nov. 12:  10-2

Tues., Nov. 13:  4-6

Wed., Nov. 14:  10-12

Thurs., Nov. 15:  4-6

Fri., Nov. 16:  10-12

Sat., Nov. 17:  10-12

Sun., Nov. 18:  2:30 –4:30

Mon., Nov. 19:  7-9 


Oak Hill 

579 Oak Hill Rd., Poplarville

Mon., Nov. 12:  4:30-6:30

Tues., Nov. 13: 4:30-6:30

Wed., Nov. 14:  4:30-7:30

Thurs., Nov. 15:  4:30-6:30

Fri., Nov. 16:  5:30-7:30

Sat., Nov. 17:  11-4

Sun., Nov. 18:  2-6

Mon., Nov. 19:  8-10



Pine Grove 

34 Pine Grove Rd., Picayune

Mon., Nov. 12:  5-7

Tues., Nov. 13: 5-7

Wed., Nov. 14:  5-7

Thurs., Nov. 15:  5-7

Fri., Nov. 16:  5-7

Sat., Nov. 17:  4-6

Sun., Nov. 18:  1-2 & 4-5

Mon., Nov. 19:  7-9 


Sunday, November 11

Veteran’s Day:

A day to  remember and recognize all those LIVING who have or are serving in any branch of the United States Military.  Please be sure to thank a Veteran, and pray for them and their families!


  Thanksgiving Observance

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;

Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;

Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;

Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;

Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;

Count on God instead of yourself.

-author Unknown



November 2018

1 Facilities/Operation Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Association Office

3 Prayer Plus (Men’s Prayer Group); 8:00 a.m.-Ozona FBC

4 Daylights Saving Time Change  (Fall Back!)

5 Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.-12; Springhill BC

5 Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer; 6:30 p.m.; LCC

11 Veteran’s Day

22-23 Thanksgiving;  OFFICES CLOSED

December 2018 — Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions

1 Prayer Plus (Men’s Prayer Group); 8:00 a.m.– Ozona FBC

2-9 Inter. Missions (WMU Emphasis) Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

3 Ministers’ Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.; LCC

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

21-Jan 1 Christmas Holiday; Offices Closed


27-28 Youth Evangelism Challenge; MS College, Clinton; 27th-1:30 p.m.

28th-12:30 p.m.

31 New Year’s Eve


From Carl’s Desk
     Thanksgiving has been a U.S.A. Holiday every November  since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise” in 1863.  The Proclamation-October 3, 186, Washington D.C., by the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation:

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.  To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and so often even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict;  while that theatre has been greatly contracted by advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised, not hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea, and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of  November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and Union. 

In testimony whereof, I have herunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, 1863

By the President:  Abraham Lincoln

A proclamation, a Praise, and a Prayer of Thanksgiving!      Psalm 103:1-6          

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.