HAPPY NEW YEAR!
From Your Staff at the
Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief will be offering a regional training event in our area on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The training is hosted by Benton-Tippah Association and will be held at Springdale Baptist Church, 581 E. Walnut Street, Ripley, MS. The Training begins at 8:00a.m. After attending this training, participants will be eligible to be credentialed with Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief.
CLASSROOM NEEDS: 1. reams of copy paper (pastel colors) 2. report folders with pockets (any color) 3. white, 3-ring binders with clear, plastic sleeve on top, 1 and 1/2 inch spine 4. page dividers (packs of 5 or 8) 5. pencil pouches (zippered) for binders 6. hand-held calculators 7. notebook paper (packs of 100 sheets) 8. computors that can run windows 7
We do not need any pencils and pens at this time.
FUNDS: 1. for gas assistance cards
PAPER PRODUCTS: 1. coffee cups 2. small dessert plates 3. bowls for soup, pudding, etc. 4. snack size zip-lock bags 5. aluminum foil 6. divided styrophom plates
MEAL PROVIDERS: 1. churches/people to provide a lunch meal (if interested call Mrs. Pat at 251-0040)
VOLUNTEERS: 1. day time volunteers with basic computor skills.
2. Christian Friends for fall semester
(if interested call Rita Usher at 312-5634)
LOWNDES BAPTIST WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER
JANUARY 10, 2015
9:00-12:00 WITH LUNCH FOLLOWING
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH
7086 WOLF ROAD, CALEDONIA
Christian Women’s Job Corps Classes
Job & Life Skills
plus Computer training
for Women (age 18-up)
Night Classes on Tues & Thurs starting January 27
at Christian Women’s Job Corps
207 S. Lafayette, Starkville
Call Now to enroll!
Also please come and join us for a Meet and Greet at the GTBA office on Thursday, January 8, 5-7 pm. This will give those who are interested an insight into volenteering and educational opportunities.
A CARE LINE
Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and Focus on the Family.
The care line launched Oct. 1 dedicated exclusively to Southern Baptist pastors, chaplains and missionaries by calling 844-PASTOR1. Calls are answered by Focus on the Family’s Family Help Center and remain completely confidential. No information about the calls—including the name of the pastor or the church or the nature of the call—will be provided to NAMB.
“The North American Mission Board cares for pastors, and we want to be a part of the compassion of Christ for them and their families,” said Michael Lewis (@pastor4pastors), NAMB’s executive director of pastoral care and development.
The phone line is available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The agent answering the call will listen to and pray for the pastor. If there is a further need, the agent will refer the call to a counseling team. A chaplain or a counselor will return the pastor’s call within 24 to 48 hours for an initial consultation. Because of the NAMB-sponsored prayer line, SBC pastors will get a priority in this process. Crisis calls—if a pastor mentions imminent danger of harm to himself or others—will immediately get routed to the counseling team.