Weekly News 5/18/11

Good Morning!
I hope you are all doing well.
The question of the day is:  Are you and your church praying for the pastors of the SBA and their ministries?  I know some of you are personally and that is encouraging.

At the E-Board meeting the phone situation here at the SBA office was discussed.  We pay Qwest over $75 a month and except for maybe 4 calls a month from some of you, the rest of the calls are companies looking for folks, Credit Card people and etc.  So, the decision was to see if we could get a line with Verizon.  That was accomplished.  I believe that everything is set up.  The phone # is the same as before, yea!  I can forward it to my cell if there is a need that I am aware of.  The monthly basic bill will be 19.99 a month plus the taxes.  There will be the set up fee and the price of the unit on the first bill.  I also put this number on the Do Not Call list.

I heard the Men's Retreat went well.  Thank you Fellowship Team for your efforts on behalf of the men of the SBA.

Ken and I went to the Muslim study on Saturday, then had him at Dayspring at both services on Sunday.  His presentation was very revealing and helped solidify the contradictory comments I hear from time to time.  If you would be interested in him coming to your church or home group or ???  he would be interested in coming.  Contact Stan Smith at Dayspring  541-476-4547 for his number.  (I don't seem to have it with me.)

l would like to get some motion going on the new Church/Pastor directory.  If you have not connected with me in regards to your page please do so soon.  Thank you very much.  This needs to be accomplished by the end of the Summer.

If you have an event for the Weekly News please let me know.  I try my best not to forget to get your event in so if it is not there give me a shout!

Okay, here are the rest of the events and dates:
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U-Turn needs bunk beds.  Can you help financially or donate a bed?  Call or E-mail U turn at:  keanlynch@gmail.com    or   uturn4christ@gmail.com   phone:  541-291-3040
https://www.uturnforchristoregon.org/U-Turn for_Christ_Oregon_Ne.html

Men's summer bible study series at the Phoenix house started last week. For contacts, maps, and general info follow the link. If you have a desire to lead an evening let me know.
https://www.uturnforchristoregon.org/Phoenix_House.html
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Prayer Needs:  Let me know if your church has a prayer concern it will be posted here.
From Facebook and E-Mail:

from Bob Batte, Prospect
I just got info on evacuation of Mayhill, NM due to a forest fire. Please pray for the firefighters, the families and all who are involved.
Upcoming 50 yr anniversary celebration.  June 25th noon to 4pm
We need a portable office building to use for temporary SS space.
We need a 10-15 van or bus to use in the Lord’s ministry here. 
We have started the process of getting some trees out to make room for much needed building space. 

from Ron Lloyd, College Heights
Our Missions team has refocused on personal evangelism for new year..please pray our church family will catch the vision of "being consistent in sharing testimony and faith during the week".  Bob Lloyd, brother to pastor Ron will speak on Sunday May 15th  "Local missions Emphasis"  Bob and Bonnie Lloyd, from Pioneer California have spent the last 16 years as On Mission Volunteers for California Baptist Convention. Both  have extensive experience in Disaster relief, Builders on Mission, Campers on Mission, Mission Corps, and short term mission trips to foreign countries.


Are you praying for revival or movement of the Spirit for our land, Southern Oregon, your church.  Pray for your purity of heart, that you will be a witness that God can use.

Are you praying for the pastors of the Siskiyou Baptist Association?  Here are two of them and their wives: 
Stan Smith - Dayspring Baptist Church and Kevin Darr - Lampman Road Baptist Church (U-Turn4Christ)

Please pray for some SBA Saints who are not doing well at this time.  They represent many years of service and concern for the Association.

Be in prayer for Bill Crews, Executive Director of the NWBC.  He has cancer and covets your prayers.

Pray for Bruce Sloan for a health problem.   He also covets your prayers

Larry Brons - College Heights Baptist - recovering from heart issue and subsequent stint placement.  Rest well Larry.

Stan Smith -  Dayspring Baptist - Back injury, a little better.

For Lozier Lane Youth and team
as they prepare for their trip to Mexico June 25 - July 3, 2011

For Grace Baptist Youth team as they prepare for their trip through the NE USA and Washington DC.  July 3 - 14.

For ministries through out our SBA area that are reaching out to their greater community.

For River Bend Community Baptist Church:

Pray that they will find a suitable meeting place, one that they will have room to grow in, parking, classrooms.  For the coming evangelical outreach in June.
That the Allen Family will get used to all the bugs that are making them sick.  For Jeanette - Health

For Illinois  Baptist Church:
That they will be encouraged by our larger body of believers.  Cameron Camp is one of the leaders.  Give him a call at 541-597-4010  his email is: cameron@logicalwebhost.com
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Worship/Ministry at Trinity in White City:
Each Saturday night we do a worship celebration called RECHARGE! It begins at 6 PM and runs until about 10 PM. Here is how it works:
If people want to come early, we start serving hot dogs each week at 5 PM. Music beings at 6 PM with popcorn and snacks served afterward. I am looking for two ping pong tables for the fellowship time. Here's the breakdown,
Hot Dogs start at 5 PM
Music beings at 6 PM
Fellowship & Fun 7:30 till ???
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The rest is the current calendar information:


May Birthdays & Anniversaries:
Sherry Brewer, 18th;  JC and Karen Barnett, 20th;  William and Peggy Burns, 23rd

Children/Youth Ministry Meetings
May 22nd, Camp Theme announced and Forms available in your churches.

5th Sunday Picnic/BBQ
May 29th - 3:00 PM  (eat at 4:30)
At Evans Valley Elementary School, Rogue River
See attached flyer for directions and schedule of events.

June Birthdays & Anniversaries:
Kevin and Linda Darr -15th;  Michael Franell -18th;  Bruce and Susan Sloan -19th;  Kevin Darr - 22nd;  Ken and Nancy Goss - 23rd

Pastor's Prayer Time  6/6/2011 at Trinity Baptist in White City. Refreshments at 9:30 and prayer time at 10:00.


VBS
Has your church decided when your VBS will be this year?  Please let me know so that we can be praying for your workers and the children who will be attending.
Foothills Baptist - June 20-24
Lozier Lane - July 10-15
Grace - July 18-22
Trinity - August 1-5

Children/Youth Ministry Meetings
June 20th, Meet at Lozier Lane in Youth Room upstairs, 6:30 PM  Discussing: Camp and VBS

Prospect 50 year Anniversary Celebration - June 25th noon - 4
Join Prospect Baptist Church in their celebration.

Lozier Lane Mexico Trip - June 25th - July 3rd

Grace Baptist Ministry Trip to WA DC - July 3rd - 14th

Children/Youth Ministry Meetings

July 25th, Meet at Lozier Lane in Youth Room upstairs, 6:30 PM Discussing: Camp

E-Board Meeting is August 29th (this date may change).
Items to be discussed: 2012 Budget, 2012 Calendar, ... .  More info to follow.

Children/Youth Camp
August 15-19  Camp week at Little River Christian Camp

SBA Annual Meeting - Oct 17, 2011  Foothills, Medford  7:15
Dinner probably at 6:15  watch here for what to bring.
JC Barnett to preach.

Nancy Goss
Siskiyou Baptist Association
541-956-7588
office@SiskiyouBaptist.org
www.siskiyoubaptist.org

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