The Pearl River Baptist Association will hold a men’s meeting at First Baptist Tuesday, March 3rd. The meal starts at 6:30. Please bring $3 for the meal. Ken Rhodes will be our featured speaker. An offering for missions will also be taken. Our men will take the lead in serving the meal and in forming the core of a men’s ensemble for the worship service. Please plan to join us!
Daryl Bruno, licensed clinical social worker and trained counselor with experience in dealing with trauma related to assault, will be available this Wednesday evening at the REC. Our youth staff will meet with Daryl at five pm and he will be available to meet with young people who may wish to speak to him during the evening. He will address the entire group briefly related to the much discussed sexual assault on one of our church family. We are very concerned not to continually reopen the wounds for this family, but are wanting to provide resources for all of us who have been so shocked and hurt by this terrible ordeal. Young people and their family members who wish to schedule a meeting with Daryl in his Poplarville office may do so by contacting the church office, or you may call Bruno Counseling at 504-451-4582.
Join us for our Valentine Banquet February 11th at 5:30 pm. Note the change of time. Some of our promo went out with a later start time, but the correct time is 5:30 pm! This will allow youth and children to participate and we are encouraging this to be an all church event. Make an effort to bring a parent or friend with you. It is going to be a fun evening with great food and entertainment. We will have two kinds of lasagna and some scrumptious deserts! Yum! Call the church office today to get your reservation. Adults $5, Kids $2. Please make that call before 2/10 so we will be able to have plenty of food.
This weekend will bring Will Snipes and the band Immerse to FBC Poplarville. Our kids are fans of Snipes from hearing him at Centrifuge. Please be praying for a great weekend of renewal for our young people.
On February 1st we will host a lunch for all of our members in the FLC immediately following the morning worship. The church will provide the soups, and we are asking for you to bring a desert. Everyone is invited to enjoy the fellowship lunch. All committee members are urged to make this a priority to help us have a first meeting, work on goals for the new year, and schedule subsequent meetings.
Thanks to all the speakers, choirs, and individuals who helped make our Martin Luther King, Jr. service a success. Representatives from the courts, and law enforcement remind us how important it is that we seek justice by just means. Recent rioting and civil unrest make us see that things are not as they should be regarding race relations, but the coming together of Christians to show solidarity across racial and denominational lines, to honor the memory of one who worked so tirelessly and courageously for peace and justice, was truly heartwarming.
Thank you to Chuck Wells, Board member of Save-A-Life, Picayune, our local Pregnancy Crisis Center. He did an outstanding job presenting the work of the center and challenging us to give to support their work. The Baby Bottle campaign is going to run for the next few week s during which every family is encouraged to fill these with change and whatever donations they can make to support this important work. If we are serious about the desire to see an end to abortion we must make tangible efforts to provide women with the help they need to choose life.