May 2010

Louisiana Lagniappe Breakfast offers a little something extra

By Philip Timothy, Message Staff Writer The word lagniappe, which is used primarily in south Louisiana and southeast Texas, refers to an “unexpected something extra.” And for the last four years at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, the Louisiana Lagniappe Breakfast has been an “unexpected something extra” for those attending.

 

Confine efforts to elections; not lobbying

To the Editor After reading the front page report titled “Committee seeks more visible presence at legislature” in the April 29 issue of the Baptist Message, I am almost forced to remind the committee to follow Our Lord’s injunction to “render unto Caesar (in this case the State) that which is Caesar’s and unto God the things that are Gods” There are laws on the books about non-support, and if we can identify people who are violating the law when they are gambling, why not bring them to court to enforce the non-support laws?

 

MILESTONES

MILESTONES – compiled by Joanne BrechtelCOMINGS & GOINGS Patrick Willis resigns as pastor, St. Clair Baptist, Boyce. AVAILABLE B.N. Nichols available for interim pastor and supply; call 318.481.1863. ANNIVERSARIES KOLIN – Carmel Baptist: 100th Anniversary 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16; covered dish dinner; Fred Alexander, music; Don Gauthier, pastor;VIVIAN – Mt. Gilead Baptist: 150th Anniversary and Homecoming 10 a.m. Sunday, June 6; Wayne DuBose, speaker; Saundra Atchley and The Dierksen Singers; covered dish luncheon; old fashioned gospel singing with Carolyn and Jack Duke. HOMECOMINGS

 

Churches busy with spring mission projects

By Joanne BrechtelAdministrative EditorARCADIA – The Rolling Hills Ministries grand opening event took place April 16.Bids have been opened for a new Ruston Thrift Store and construction could begin as early as June. TROUT – Ron Nation,pastor of Ebenezer Baptist, and Lucas LaCour, pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist, recently completed a mission trip to Malawi, Africa, in May. ALEXANDRIA – Calvary Baptist’s “Missions Out of this World” event took place onMay 5. A Preschoolers Missions Recognition Service took place in April.

 

Churches busy with spring mission projects

By Joanne BrechtelAdministrative EditorARCADIA – The RollingHills Ministries grand openingevent took place April 16.Bids have been opened for a new Ruston Thrift Store and construction could begin as early as June. TROUT – Ron Nation,pastor of Ebenezer Baptist, and Lucas LaCour, pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist, recently completed a mission trip to Malawi, Africa, in May.

 

The Counseling Connection

THE COUNSELING CONNECTIONBy Michele Louviere, Director of Counseling Celebration Church, MetairieQuestion: We have just discovered that our child has been sexually abused. We are devastated! What can we do to help our child? Michele Louviere responds:Sexual abuse is an epidemic in our society.By the time that a young woman turns 18, one out of four will have experienced some form of abuse, and one out of seven boys will be abused.

 

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