LAKE CHARLES – An associational Financial Issues Workshop is planned for
April 16 at Sale Street Baptist.
At 9:30 a.m., “Planning financial support
of pastors, other ministers, and church employees,” a workshop for ministers,
church committee members and lay leaders.
At 1 p.m., a two-hour “Retirement Choice
Seminar” for anyone participating in a GuideStone retirement plan.
JP Miles, Carey Baptist Association director of
missions, is hosting the event, which is sponsored by GuideStone Financial
Services and LBC.
PINEVILLE – Tioga First Baptist plans a
Spring Fling from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the church for the
community. Free Games, Jumpers, Food, Fun. Rain date: Sunday, May 6.
The church’s fourth edition of On
Eagles Wings cookbooks are now available. Cost: $15 mailed USPS. David
Cranford is pastor.
WESTLAKE – First Baptist distributed 20 boxes of
food to feed 70 people, and “mountains” of clothing March 17, and have plans to
do more of the same April 21. Senior adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays to visit
SMAC is new at First Westlake – Sunday
Morning After Church fellowships. The first April 1, started by watching
youngsters gather Easter eggs. Larry Thompson is pastor.
WALKER – The student ministries at
Carroll Baptist is hosting a Premier Golf Outing Saturday, April 28, at the
Denham Springs Country Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; tee-off at 8 a.m.
Cost: $50 or $200/four-person team. Philip Rush is pastor.
– The Baptist Collegiate Ministry group at McNeeseState
University is taking
international students to WalMart each week to build relationships with them.
They’re also passing out flyers each week
to students on the campus quad.
Also, about a dozen BCM members
prayerwalk the campus each Monday. “We … encounter people to pray with and
for each week,” writes BCM Director Keith Catling in Carey News,
newsletter for the association.
“Small group Bible studies focusing on
how to make disciples are going well and students are deepening their faith
both in these times and in our worship services,” Catling adds.
LIVINGSTON – Doyle Baptist is hosting May 21-25 a
performance art camp teaching music, drama, art, lighting and set design for
kids ages 6 through sixth grade. Camp ends with a Broadway-style production of
a South Seas musical adventure – “Journey to
Tahinoahu,” a frick & frack production. Cost is $50/child for the 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. daily camp. Joe David Smith is pastor.
BOGALUSA – Westside Emmanuel members delivered
care packages to every school teacher in Bogalusa
the last week of March. Members also are involved in helping rebuild Bogalusa.
BATON ROUGE – Prayer is scheduled several
times each week at Zoar Baptist, where Kevin Hand is pastor: From 7:20
a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Sunday mornings in a classroom; 5
p.m. Sunday evening in the gym; 6 p.m. Wednesday evening in the gym; and 5:30
a.m. Thursday mornings in front of the church.
NORTHWEST BAPTIST ASSOCIATION – A Mission
Carnival Time is planned for April 21 at Mission Point Baptist in Stonewall for
Acteens in Action and Youth on Mission.
Brookwood, Emmanuel, Vivian First and Woodridge churches
are involved. Eddie DeHondt is DOM.
Among Northwest churches, Linwood reports
seven baptisms as of early March. Haughton raised the steeple on their new
sanctuary. Rose Park is remodeling its sanctuary. Grace Baptist Fellowship is
being started at the New
Church’s former Barksdale
property, with H.D. Smith as pastor.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Hebron Baptist voted
unanimously to become the sponsoring church for Burning Bush Baptist in Walker.
HAMMOND – The Baptist Collegiate Ministries
group at Southeastern
recently bought and served a jambalaya dinner to the Student Government
Association members in order to build relationships with them. John
Schaffner is SLU BCM director, where 15,000 students are in classes.
MONROE – National Day of Prayer service is
set for 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Monroe Civic Center Annex,
with Coach Charlie Weatherbie speaking. Cost: $10 (for meal.)
MONROE – Parkview Baptist is hosting a Maximum
Impact Simulcast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, that is to feature John
Maxwell, Ken Blanchrd, Tim Sanders, Malcolm Gladwell, Jackie Freiberg, Bill
Strickland and Mark Sanborn, as well as Terry Bradshaw and Herman Boone. Cost:
$50/now; $60/two weeks prior; $75/door. Tickets available from the church; call
318.325.3174 or online at www.pbcmonroe.com.
DEQUINCY – DeQuincy First members again
this year are to distribute bottled water and evangelistic tracts during the
April 12-14 DeQuincy Railroad Days Festival.
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND MOREHOUSE Baptist Associations:
Director of Missions Jerry Price and a growing number of others are visiting
each church in the two associations to pray onsite for each at least once
before the annual meeting next October. As of Price’s March newsletter, already
20 churches had been prayed for.
“The hand of God is evident,” Price
writes. “… [J]oin us in this special time of intercessory prayer.”
FARMERVILLE – Conversational Spanish
classes started March 29 at the Concord-Union Baptist Association Missions and MinistryCenter. The 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
classes are free. Call 318.255.9030 to sign up.
The association’s semi-annual meeting is
set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Fellowship Baptist Dubach. Joe
McKeever, BAGNO DOM, is to be guest speaker; Practissing 4 Heaven, special
music. Barry Joyner is director of missions.
WEST MONROE – Fair Park Baptist is hosting a Growing
in Grace women’s conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with
former LBC WMU/Womens Missions leader Cindy Townsend as guest speaker, Southern
Grace providing music, and Peanut Butter & Jelly adding poignant
The event is sponsored by Northeast
Louisiana Baptist Association; Jerry Price is DOM.
CALHOUN – Pro Fisherman Mark Rose is to
be guest speaker at the Northeast Louisiana Baptist Association Bass Tournament
May 25-26 at Lake d’Arbonne.
The event will open with a fish fry meal
at 6:15 p.m. Friday, May 25, at First Baptist Calhoun; Rose is to speak at 7
p.m. Fishing will start early Saturday morning at the lake.
Entry fee: $50/boat; includes fish fry.
Meal is $10 for those not fishing. Prizes will be awarded for 10 places and big
Contact Andy Myrick at
318.343.1558 or DOM Jerry Price at 318.322.6760 for more information or
registration forms and tournament rules.
BERNICE – Chalk artists Ivan and Nancy
Harless are to be special guests at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 15, at Pisgah
Baptist. Jerry Dark is pastor.
MONROE – A Baptist Collegiate Ministries group
from the University
of Miami joined with the
University of Louisiana-Monroe BCM for a
campus outreach. More than 200 hamburgers and 100 hot dogs were served
to students, who also were given a copy of The Case for Easter by Lee
Strobel, which discusses the validity and significance of the resurrection
At least 10 students from the ULM BCM
have plans to serve in summer missions, reports BCM Director Todd Strain.
SIMSBORO – First Baptist presents the
Ruth Guilbert 2007 Spring Women’s Conference, featuring Allison Ware of
A’Ware Ministries as guest speaker and soloist from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21. Dinner will be served and childcare provided. Cost: $20.
Please register by April 8.
For more information and registration
forms see the church’s website: www.simsborofirstbaptist.com or call 318.247.6504.
HOMER – The Brotherhood of First Baptist
is to sponsor its second annual Wild Game Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April
28, in he FamilyLifeCenter.
Guest speaker is to be Congressman Bobby Jindal.
WINNFIELD – First Baptist has invited Ken
Ward of the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation to lead an informational
meeting about local option elections. “This meeting will help us to decide where
we go from here after dealing with the recent city council alcohol ordinance
situation,” wrote Pastor Lindsey Burns in Evangel, the church’s
BATON ROUGE – The
Ladies I Sunday School class at Foster Road Baptist is collecting 3-ounce paper
cups and alarm clocks for The Safe House for Battered Women.