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, January 16, 2019
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Minister’s Fellowship 

The January Ministers’ Fellowship will be held on Monday, January 7, at Ozona FBC.  It will begin at 10:30 a.m., and end with a meal. All ministers are invited to attend! 



Pastors’, Deacons’ and Wives’ Supper

Deacons Emphasis Week, January 1-7

In order to recognize the Deacons of our Association, there will be a Pastors’, Deacons’ and Wives’ Supper at the LCC on Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be John Pace from the MBCB. We ask you to please call our office (601-798-2372) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd so we can have an accurate count to prepare food.  To assist in food cost, a small amount of $2.50 per person will be taken up at the door.  Looking forward to seeing you all!


RA  Racing  Day

The annual RA Racing Day will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Trophies will be given for the LAD (1st-3rd grades) and Crusaders (4th – 6th grades) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Make plans now to bring your RAs with their Pine Derby Racers to compete for these trophies.  Parents and Grandparents are welcome to come watch.  Lunch will conclude this event. 


    WMU:  Rita Bilbo

Take my hand. January is coming. When I was younger,  my Parents said "take my hand" when I needed assurance, or safety, or even discipline. As we get older, we hear the words from a beau, "can I hold your hand", and at our wedding, "please join hands." In our later years, we will hear from loved ones as they are ready to leave this world, "take my hand." As I approach 2019, I hear my Savior say, "take my hand." The Lord knows what 2019 holds for us and we can trust Him (Jeremiah 29:11). So take my hand as we work and serve the Lord in 2019. As the old Beatles song resounds "I wanna hold your hand." 

Happy New Year.   Rita

WMU ladies I am looking forward to working with you in 2019. Our February Women's Retreat will be held on Saturday, February 16th at the Lee Conference Center. Staci Mann will be our special guest speaker. Staci will give her personal testimony and teach us life lessons from the book of Philippians. I am excited to hear her testimony and teaching. Lunch will be served. Please come and enjoy the day.



Thank you to David Alexander and Richard Seal for your help in serving and cleaning up at the Association Christmas Dinner! Thanks also to Sarai Willhite for helping to cleanup! Your help was greatly appreciated!



Counselor Information

Counselor, Dr. Richard “Mugsy” Davis, is available Tuesday mornings at the Association office. Call 601.798.2372 to set up an appointment.



 Men’s Prayer Plus-Cancelled

Bro. Randy Carlan, leader of the Men’s Prayer Plus, has asked to cancel all further meetings as of immediately. Churches have so much going on so they are unable to participate. Please continue to pray for our churches and for what God is leading them to be doing.


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 5-6, 19-20; May3-4, 17-18,                                             

May 31-June 1;  June14-15, 28-29;                                           

July 12-13, 26-27; 

Aug. 9-10, 23-24;                                                                     

Sept. 6-7, 20-21; 

Oct. 4-5, 18-19


January 2019

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY; Offices Closed

1-6 Deacon Emphasis Week

7 Minister’s Fellowship; 10:30 am; Ozona FBC

10 Pastors’/Deacons’/Wives Supper; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; LCC

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

27-28 State Evangelism Conference

February 2019-True Love Waits

7 Facilities & Operations Team Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Association Office

9 RA Race Day; 9:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC 

12-18 Focus on Missions through WMU

16 Ladies Prayer Retreat; 9:00 a.m. - Noon; LCC

16 Children’s Ministry Day



From Carl’s Desk                                 

     The Book Of Proverbs is a great collection of writings from King Solomon, the third King of Israel. Twenty-nine of the chapters in the book are attributed to Solomon.  A proverb is a pithy allusion or parable that is rich in truth and meaning.  The first nine chapters are powerful words about Wisdom, great sayings that apply to every aspect of our lives.  Chapters 10 to 29 are short truths of comparison and contrast, that speaks to our human nature and our world in which we live. 

     A suggestion, read one chapter of Proverbs a day for the month of January- (31 chapters = 31 days), and start the New Year 2019 with great Words of Wisdom and Learnings that will bring a new and fresh direction into your life.

     Listed below are some proverbial thoughts that we may learn from:

       Some Things We Can Not Do

     Sow bad habits and reap a good character. 

     Sow jealously and hatred, and reap love and friendship.

     Sow wicked thoughts and reap a clean life.

     Sow wrong deeds and live righteously.

     Sow crime and get away with it.

     Sow dissipation and reap a healthy body.

     Sow crooked dealing and succeed indefinitely.

     Sow self-indulgence and not show it on your face.

     Sow disloyalty and reap loyalty from others.

     Sow dishonesty and reap integrity.

     Sow profane words and reap clean speech.

     Sow disrespect and reap respect.

     Sow untidiness and reap neatness.

     Sow intemperance and reap sobriety and temperance.

     Sow indifference and reap nature’s rewards.

     Sow mental or physical laziness and reap a responsible position in society.

     Sow cruelty and reap kindness.

     Sow wastefulness and reap thriftiness.

     Sow cowardice and reap courage.

     Sow destruction of other people’s property and reap protection for your own.

     Sow greed and envy, and reap generosity.

     Sow neglect of the Lord’s house and reap strength in temptation.

     Sow neglect of the Bible and reap a well-guided life.

     Sow human thistles and reap human roses.


Happy New Year Greeting for the Arrival of 2019 !


     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.