NATCHITOCHES – Westside Baptist is working with Olan Mills on a new
pictorial directory for the church family. Photo dates are Jan. 25-31.
SHREVEPORT – Youth Minister Joe Ward at Pine-croft Baptist reports, “We
are working on youth choir and puppet ministry. We should have the
puppets ready in a few short weeks. The choir is doing great. We will
still begin eachWednesday night with Bible devotion and prayer, then
encouraging words of how to be involved with our community.” Marty
Wright is pastor.
SHREVEPORT – “How to Study and Correctly Interpret the Bible is being
taught at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in “Cliff’s Class” at the Northwest
Louisiana Baptist Association office. Cost: $20. Eddie DeHondt is
SHREVEPORT – Baptist Bible Fellowship prepared 600 baskets of food for
Thanksgiving, 350 with turkeys. About 300 were given to Hispanic
MORGAN CITY – Congressman Bobby Jindal is sharing his testimony at the
10:45 a.m. service Jan. 14 at First Baptist. David Willoughby is pastor.
BATON ROUGE – Crosspoint, where Landon Dowden is pastor, plans to start
discipleship “equipping” classes: “Tell the Truth” on Jan. 21;
“Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money” on Jan. 14. Kids 4 Truth
meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall. This is a
Bible-based children’s program that uses a lesson time, workbook time,
game time and rewards program “to ground boys and girls in the
essential teachings of the authentic Christian faith.”
OAK GROVE – First Baptist is gathering old Sunday School literature and
old laptop computers to be used by prisoners who are working on their
GED. Carl Gulde is pastor.
WEST MONROE – The annual “Ropin’ for the Redeemer” event sponsored by
Northeast Louisiana Baptist Association returns Sat., Feb. 3 at the Ike
Hamilton Expo Center, this year featuring Paul Daily of Wild Horse
Ministries, followed by team roping. Jerry Price is DOM.
MONROE – Emmanuel Monroe recently donated its church bus to Northeast
Baptist School. Tom McCurley is pastor. Anita Watson is principal.
WINNFIELD – Grief Share is a Christ-centered 13-week seminar taught on
DVD by 23 Christian leaders. First Baptist Winnfield has asked Terry
Driskill, counselor intern with Granberry Counseling Center, to lead
this seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 9 in the church’s old
HAYNESVILLE – First Baptist plans a Wild Game Supper for Saturday Jan.
13. Evangelist Larry Ramsour is to be guest speaker. He has been
involved in direct missions in a remote Asian nation; Ramsour will also
be guest speaker during Sunday morning worship Jan. 14.
BATON ROUGE – About 1,000 youth are expected for the annual Bayou Youth
Rally, set for 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Istrouma Baptist.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A Women’s Prayer Emphasis Weekend is set for Jan.
19-20 at Live Oak Baptist. Guest speakers: Christian Parrish and Trish
Hawley, both of NOBTS. Cost: $20/person.
DOWNSVILLE: Wilton Wall is to speak on “The Role of Deacons” Jan. 14 at Downsville Baptist. B.K. Miller, interim pastor.
DOWNSVILLE: Michael Hawley is to lead the winter Bible study Feb. 25 at Downsville Baptist. B.K. Miller, interim pastor.
SLIDELL: Usama Dakdok, born in Egypt to Christian parents, is to speak
on “Revealing Islam” at 10 a.m. Sun., Jan. 14, at Calvary Slidell.
Charles Starnes is pastor.
CASTOR – Suwannee River Boys have cancelled a concert and not yet rescheduled at First Castor.
DEVILLE – The Southern Plainsmen are to be in concert at 6 p.m. Sat.,
Jan. 20, at Big Island Baptist, Deville. Love offering. Todd Burgess,
BAKER – Pastor Dennis Allen of First Baptist reports 22 new members in
2006, offerings exceeding the budget plus going over missions goals and
two men entering the ministry. 2007 is the church’s 75th year of
ministry in the community.
BATON ROUGE – Foster Road Baptist is studying the letters of John –
winter Bible study – at 6 p.m. from Jan. 7 through Feb. 25. Huey Moak
PINEVILLE – Trinity Baptist hosted in early January the Palmetto State
Quartet, “one of America’s oldest continually touring Gospel Quartets,”
wrote Pastor Darryl Hoychick in The Trumpet newsletter. Music
Minister Joshua Tanner already is promoting the Easter musical, “More
than just a man.” It’s the Easter story through the eyes of Nicodemus,
BOGALUSA – Westside Emmanuel also already is preparing for Easter. They
met Jan. 7 to listen to “Lift Up The Cross” – a creative blend of new
and familiar songs, according to the Westside Window newsletter, and to
eat gumbo. The church is to host Life Line Screening Jan. 22. This is a
mobile medical unit that painlessly, noninvasively and inexpensively
(according to its promotional information) screens for stroke/carotid
artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and
osteoporosis at a cost of $45 each or $129 for all four.
HAMMOND – First Baptist is starting a DivorceCare support group, which is to meet 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesdays at the church.
MINDEN – First Baptist plans a mission trip to Nicaragua Jan. 13-19.
Members are gathering children’s Tylenol, aspirin and chewable
vitamins. In all, 62 senior adults from the church went on a cruise to
Cozumel and Progresso in mid-December. A family ski trip is planned for
March 31-April 5 in Winter Park, Colo. A trip to Washington D.C. is
planned for Apr. 27-May 5. First Minden is starting a DivorceCare
support group Jan. 16.
BATON ROUGE – Goodwood Baptist plans to accept offerings each month for
First Baptist Chalmette, which is soon to start rebuilding its worship
center ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Members donations are to be
matched by “money from Mrs. Aline Campbell’s will for the purpose of
missions,” according the The Goodword newsletter. The church’s budget
and finance committee made a three-part recommendation about
this, printed in the newsletter, which included as its third point,
“that our church needs to go beyond the Cooperative Program giving to
help those less fortunate, including our sister churches in our state.
JONESBORO – Ebenezer Baptist has planned three trips next summer for
its youth: Centrifuge/mFuge in South Carolina June 9-17 with First
Jonesboro; World Changers in Shreveport July 21-28; and the entire
church is involved in a mission trip “back” to South Dakota Aug. 3-11.