MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Monday evening will begin at 6:45 PM. At this time, we do not know who will be bringing our special music....but certainly.....please plan to be here by 6:45 for our pre-session music. Dwain Carter will be our guest speaker Monday evening. Dwain serves as our Disaster Relief Director for the Missouri Baptist Convention.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Tuesday evening will begin with a Mission Fair from 5:30-6:30. Since we are not serving supper/dinner for this meeting, our Mission Fair will be in the "air conditioned comfort" of the cafeteria! If your church has been on a mission trip this past year and would like to be a part of the Mission Fair...please let us know!
Dale Grubaugh will our guest leader for the evening! Dale pastors Smyrna Baptist Church just outside of Ozark, MO. He also works at "The Titanic" in Branson. He has also worked at some of the music shows in Branson....working as the emcee and one of the singers at the Doug Gabriel Morning Show some years ago. Dale will not only be bringing our message....he will also be providing our pre-session music and sharing some of the Christian side of "The Titanic" attraction.
Fellowship Baptist Association is a network of Southern Baptist Convention and Missouri Baptist Convention churches committed to work together in an effort to follow the Great Commandment and fulfill the Great Commission. Our churches are primarily located in Benton, Hickory, and St. Clair counties in the great state of Missouri.....and we hope you'll consider making one of them your church home!!
A seminary professor once asked a question of some international students, "What do you understand the term 'Fellowship' to mean?" There was a moment of silence and one finally said, "Fellows in the same ship?" Now, isn't that even more true than what we usually think of "Fellowship?"! I hope as you think of Fellowship Baptist Association, it's in the light of this unique definition....that we are here together.....serving Christ and one another.
Phone -- 660-438-6678
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Our association gets to kick off the State Fair as volunteers for the Baptist Ministry Tent! We will be working from 9:30-2:00 on August 11. If you would like to volunteer to help with this great ministry....please give me a call! We are re-emphasizing training for this year. ALSO.....We would encourage re-doubling our prayer efforts for this ministry! Please....pray for the ministry....and if you can be at the fair (but don't feel like you would want to work at the tent) how about being a Prayer Walker during the time of our session?!!
September is the month we set aside for our Missouri Missions emphasis. Coming your way soon....if you have not already received it...will be information on our MMO offering. Just to re-emphasize for us.....10% of all offerings given to the MMO will be returned to our association for missional use!! Besides that....all of the money given to MMO will be used for evangelistic efforts around the state. So...be praying how you might give to this effort.
All of the ladies are invited to FBA's Ladies Retreat September 9! We will meet at 6:00 PM at the BRC Cafeteria. Then move to the Chapel for a time with Becki Kelley leading music (Becki works with the Missouri Baptist Convention) and speaking will be Wanda Shallenbarger with the Missouri WMU leadership. The cost will be $10.00 -- reservations are due into the office by September 6.
November 13 will be Ministerial Eduction Day (M.E. Day) in Fellowship Baptist Association. M.E. Day is a Sunday set aside a chance to allow student preachers from Southwest Baptist University to lead in our churches. If you would like to support this opportunity please let us know at the office NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 10.
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, there will be a benefit Auction and Banquet for Baptist Ridge Camp. We will host this event at the Benson Center in Clinton, MO. I hope you will mark this date....in BIG BOLD letters....and make it a priority to attend! I believe we have a GREAT steering committee in place.....now....please lift them and this event in prayer!!
For information on how your group can use Baptist Ridge Camp, give us a call at the Fellowship Baptist Association office. We invite you to participate in our weekly volunteer work day each Tuesday. We start with coffee and fellowship around 9 am, then do some "chores" followed by lunch and a few more "chores". Leave when you need to, but be sure to stay as long as you like.
For information on how you can assist hurricane or tornado victims please call (800) 736-6227 ext. 630. For Disaster Relief updates, training dates and locations, or information on other ways you can be involved in Missouri Disaster Relief, please visit www.mobaptist.org.