By Staff, Baptist Message
David Womack, pastor of Sherwood Baptist in Baton Rouge, is to retire Oct. 31, after 22 years at Sherwood and 47 in ministry. A reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Sherwood fellowship hall.
Jonathan and Bethany [last name removed for security], recently appointed by the International Mission Board, are preparing for assignment in Portugal, where they will teach at a seminary and help the 5,000 Baptists in that nation start new churches. She is the daughter of Randy Hales, DOM in Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations.
Jonathan Nida, new as family minister at Norris Ferry.
James Hill, new as pastor of Plain Dealing.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist in Covington seeks a part-time minister of youth. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmanuel Denham Springs seeks a youth pastor/director. Send resumes to the church at PO Box 279, Denham Springs LA 70727. Pastor: Max Landry.
Northside Denham Springs seeks a bivocational part-time minister of music. Send resume to the church at 200 Cockerham Rd, Denham Springs LA 70726 or email email@example.com. Pastor: Merlin McCon.
Homecomings, Anniversaries, Revivals
Horseshoe Baptist Mer Rouge: Revival Oct. 28-31. Speaker: Jack Daniels. Pastor: Bob Lonadier.
New Hope DeQuincy: Prophecy Revival 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28-31. Speaker: Al Gist. Pastor: Roland Hebert.
Bluff Creek Baptist in Clinton: 171th Homecoming Celebration 10:15 a.m. Oct. 28, with dinner on the grounds to follow. Speaker: Todd Castello; Music: Lonny Myles.
Beauregard Baptist Association: Regional Discipleship Revival 6:45 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at Pleasant Hills Baptist in DeRidder. Speaker: Claude King of LifeWay, with bonus “Here’s Hope” workshop for pastors and layleaders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dry Creek Baptist Camp. Lunch: $8. DOM: Tim Patrick.
Calvary Bayou Chicot: 200th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 2-3, and 10 a.m. Nov. 4. Speaker: Sammy Tippit. Music: Louisianians, Voices of LC, and LC Chorale.
Norwood Baptist sponsors a fundraising co-ed softball tournament Oct. 26-27 at the BREC Park on Plank Road in Zachary. $200/team; free spectator admission. Proceeds to Honduras Cookie Project. Children’s activities will be available for families of players and workers. Call 225.522.0332 or 225.936.3854 to sign up.
Cornerstone Houma to host a Women’s conference at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Masonic Hall. The $20 tickets include breakfast and lunch.
First Deridder: “God Enough” 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Guests: Kasey and Brad Ewing. Free meal and childcare. Tickets required; available in church office.
Cotile Baptist in Boyce hosts the Southern Plainsmen in concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Love offering.
Diamond Baptist in Deridder: Crochet classes 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in November. Bring a size “H” crochet needle and one skein of yarn. Teacher: Barbara Labombard; 337.328.8810.
First Sulphur: Love Out Loud Nov. 2-4, for acts of service and ministry in the community. Pastor: David Holder.
New Hope, DeQuincy: Harvest Stampede. November 3, Noon to 3 p.m. Pastor: Roland Hebert.
First Haughton: Hannah’s Hope Judgment House live performances at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, 28, 30, 31, with walk-throughs every 15 minutes for groups of up to 25. Reservations are recommended.
Parkview Alexandria: Britt Nicole and others on the “You’re Worth More Than Gold” tour, at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $15/person. Pastor: David Shaw.
First Vidalia: Marriage Enrichment Weekend Nov. 3-4; Speakers: Steve and Debbie Wilson, founders of Marriage Matters Now Ministry. Banquet 6 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: Bill McCullin.
Seasonal Events start with Fall Festivals Oct. 26 at Calvary Slidell and Mulberry Houma; Oct. 27 at Trinity Natchitoches; Oct. 28 at Hebron Denham Springs; and Oct. 31: Harvest Fest at Bethel Colfax; Fear Not Festival at Trinity Pumpkin Center; Trunk and Treat at Bethlehem Albany and Grace Memorial Slidell; Fall Fest/Festival at Old Zion Hill Independence, Ouachita West Monroe, Hillcrest Franklinton, First St. Francisville, Sandy Creek Baptist in Pride, Highland West Monroe, First Jonesboro, Judson Walker, First Many, First Winnfield, Fairview Coushatta, Crockett Point Winnsboro and First Minden; Fall Family Festival at Elm Grove in Bossier City; Fall Fling at First Slidell; Pumpkin Patch at Coteau Houma; Trunk R Treat at First Vidalia; Trunk Treats at Fair Park West Monroe; Truth and Treat at Calvary Alexandria and Calvary Woodworth; Harvest Festival at Siloam Baptist in Dodson; Trunk or Treat at First Sulphur, Pinecroft Shreveport, Baptist Temple Alexandria, First Homer, Sale Street Lake Charles Tioga First, Pineville, First Winnsboro and Grace Memorial; and Hallow HIM at Philadelphia Deville.