Louisiana Milestones

By Staff, Baptist Message


Jeff Pate, Todd (wife Megan) Strain, Matt (wife Cassie) Hubbard and Dean (wife Kimberly) Rivers, are to be ordained to the gospel ministry Jan. 18 at Calvary Alexandria. Pastor: David Brooks.


First Broussard has orange pews to donate: 29 pews at 13.6 ft, and 13 pews at 16.6 ft. Call 337.837.1125 or email secretary@fbcbroussard.com.

Bienville/Webster-Claiborne Baptist Association churches without pastors: Calvary Springhill, Unity Cotton Valley, West Lake Doyline, Old Union Shongaloo, Mt Paran Shongaloo. DOM: Randy Hales.

Concord Union Baptist Association churches without pastors: University, Union Grove, Sardis, Mt. Tabor, First Simsboro, Mt. Union, Evergreen, Pisgah, Conway. DOM: Barry Joyner.

Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association churches without pastors: Bethany, Ferry Lake, Greenwood Frist, Mansfield Road, Oil City First, Red River, Shreveport First, Waller.

Carey Baptist Association churches without pastors: Bellview, First Cameron, Eastern Heights, First Hackberry, First Lake Arthur. DOM: JP Miles.


Homecomings, Anniversaries, Revivals

First Haynesville: Revival Jan. 15-18. Speaker: Cliff Estes. Pastor: Shelby Cowling.


Church events/activities

Woodland Park Hammond has published a cookbook available for $20 in the church office, 1909 JW Davis Dr, Hammond LA 70403. Pastor: Pete Charpentier.

Longview Deville has published a cookbook (A Taste of Longview) available for $20 at the church, located at 973 Highway 1207,  Deville, LA 71328 or by calling 318.466.5313. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook go to missions. Pastor: Robby Poole.

Ebenezer Jonesboro presents Shellie Thomlinson – “God’s Southern Belle” – at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Seating limited to first 200.  Call 318.259.8891 for free reservations. Bring a salad or desseert for our shared meal. Optional - bring a recipe to swap.

Hebron Bush packed 7,317 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this November. When the church started this project in 2007, they packed 53 shoeboxes. In 2008, the total was 551. In 2009, 2,500. Last year: 5,121. Goal for 2012: 8,000 shoeboxes. Pastor: Sam Greer.

Across the state, Southern Baptist churches led in the packaging of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Churches passed them on to major collection centers:

Ball        Kingsville             11,835 shoeboxes

Baton Rouge      Florida Boulevard             13,254 shoeboxes

Bossier City         First Baptist         24,437 shoeboxes

Bush      Hebron  10,000 shoeboxes

Lafayette             East Bayou            6,553 shoeboxes

Morgan City        First Baptist           3,145 shoeboxes

New Orleans       NOBTS    7,255 shoeboxes

West Monroe     Fair Park              15,338 shoeboxes