Weekly News

Weekly News 8/17/11

Whoo!  I'm not sure vacations are good.  When I got back it was like I had returned from another planet and had to re-orient!!  PTL for God's creation that allows us to see Him all around us.  If you ever get an opportunity to see the Hubbard Glacier...talk about the power of His creation.  Slowly the brain is catching up!!

While I was gone Danny Kuykendall had and has major health problems.  Last I have heard is he is still in the hospital in Calgary, Canada.  The problem is his heart.  Continue to pray for him, his wife, Laurie, and the extended family as well.

Please add John Dawson to your list of available supply preachers.  His information is: Email:  jcdawson4@frontier.com   Home:  541-247-6298  Cell:  541-373-3858

Ron and Carol Lloyd's new E-mail address is:  lloydrc61@gmail.com

Bro Richard Giles sent this to me and I thought it would be good to send on to you all:
Someone has said if Christians and Jews really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless.
 Did you know that during WWII there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England , its people and peace?
There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America .
 If you would like to participate: Every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, and for a return to a Godly nation.   If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along.  Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.  Please forward this to your praying friends.

It looks like Children/Youth Camp is going great with 140 attendees, this includes staff.  Continue to pray for those there that God would speak to each and every heart for salvation, service, etc.  What a blessing camp is to our children and youth.

A report from Carolyn Brons (College Heights Baptist) on a trip to the coast.  Their Senior group went to the coast and had lunch with the folks at 6th Street Baptist in Gold Beach.  She said that they were blessed with the fellowship and the food.  This is a great ministry to our sister churches.

Please be in prayer for a treasurer for SBA for the next year.   If you know of someone who is familiar with the job of treasurer/bookkeeping please let someone on the Admin Team know.   I do most of the work  so this person would be an overseer and report to the SBA meetings.  This person would be a signer on the SBA account as part of the position.

The NWBC is going through some major organizational changes.  If you do not get the Witness (and you should!) let me know and I can get you information regarding what these changes are.  As far as Region 4 we will be a much larger region going from the Coast to the Idaho boarder.  It includes the some of the old region 6.  Pray for our Region 4 team as their travel has increased a bit.

Also in the Witness information regarding Pastor Cluster Groups Beginning in the Fall.  If you are interested call:  Joe Flegal at 360-882-2121 or E-mail at:  clusters@nwbaptist.org  Register as soon as possible.

There is a Leadership Development Conference coming on September 10, 2011 at Vine St. in Roseburg.  "Pathways: Passages to Dynamic Leadership".  A PDF is attached for your further information.

If your church hasn't received information regarding the Senior Adult Conference to be held October 24-26, 2011 at Cannon Beach Conference Center I can get that info to you.  My copy came a bit tattered or I'd add it to this newsletter.
Prayer Needs:  Let me know if your church has a prayer concern it will be posted here.
From Facebook and E-Mail:

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

Are you praying for the
pastors of the Siskiyou Baptist Association and region 4 Team?  Here are two of them and their wives:  Bob and Betty Batte, Prospect Baptist, Prospect;  Ron and Jeanette Allen, River Bend, Shady Cove

Pray this week for our pastors, missionaries, lay people to boldly live their lives in such a way that they would model a life of dependence on God. (from NAMB 30 ways to pray for missionaries) Prov 3:5-6
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.

Be in prayer for
Sara Wisdom, Retired Women's Strategist/WMU Director of the NWBC.  She has cancer and covets your prayers.

For Grace, Foothills and Lozier Lane, Prospect, and Trinity -  VBS follow up!

Be in prayer for U-Turn 4 Christ - Ministry of Lampman Road.

Pray that U-Turn gets full to the brim.
Pray for the men who just graduated.
Pray for the ones who are adjusting to the process.
U-Turn still needs bunk beds.  Can you help financially ($300 ea) ?  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 and Grants Pass house, for contacts, maps, and general info follow the link. If you have a desire to lead an evening let me know.

Paula Wengel Floyd
*My high school friend, Sue Pugmire seems to be done okay after the surgery.

Sharon E Siegfried
PTL Sharon seems to be back!  Please remember her granddaughter with a health problem.
For ministries through out our SBA area that are reaching out to their greater community.

For River Bend Community Baptist Church:

Special Prayer day for River Bend, tomorrow, Thursday the 28th.  They are making it a focused prayer time for their issues, see below, your are invited to take part and pray that God will show them where He is working so that they may enjoy the blessing of working with Him.
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.
Continue to pray for Jeanette and Ben for their health to stabilize.

For Illinois Valley Baptist Church:
That they will be blessed with finding the right pastor for their church.  Cameron Camp is one of the leaders.  Give him a call at 541-597-4010  his email is: cameron@logicalwebhost.com

For Prospect Baptist Church 
Needs:  portable office building for SS space;  10-15 passenger van; guidance as they get their building program in process.

For Trinity Baptist
That they will be blessed with finding the right pastor for their church.

For Northwest Baptist Convention
With the new guidelines from the North American Mission Board there will be changes at the NWBC level.  Pray for God's guidance and peace through this time.

For North American Mission Board/International Mission Board
That the resources they have will bring to the NW a revival and many new churches.
The rest is the current calendar information:

August Birthdays & Anniversaries:
Sterling Badley, 4th; Lenny Brewer,18th; Tammy Johnson,18th; Nancy Goss, 26th; John and Carolyn Dawson, 30th

Office Closed August 25th Contact info:  Kevin Darr:  541.291.3040  uturn4christ@gmail.com; Larry Brons: 541.471.7222 or 541.226.6467  lbrons@charter.net  or  pastorlarry.brons@gmail.com

Administration Team Meeting is August 22nd
Lunch at the Black Bear, Grants Pass.  Time is pending.  This is a pre-E-Board meeting.  I will call today to get a time.
We will be making sure all our info is ready to bring to the E-Board meeting.

Executive-Board Meeting is August 29th  7 PM, First Baptist, Phoenix.  This is for your 2 elected representatives and pastor to come together and check-out the proposed budget, calendar, and other items that will need to come before the greater body of messengers at the Annual Meeting on October 17th.  It is this early so that everything can be ready for the Annual Meeting
Items to be discussed: 2012 Budget, 2012 Calendar,  Agenda for Annual Meeting,   and more.
If you want something discussed at this meeting please contact Kevin or myself or anyone on the Admin team to get it added on.
Admin Team:  Kevin Darr, Larry Brons, Nancy Goss, Tammy Johnson, Sherry Brewer

September Birthdays & Anniversaries:
Ron Lloyd, 5th;  Bruce and Cheryl Pearson, 12th;  Kean Lynch, 15th;  JC Barnett, 18th;  Peggy Burns, 22nd

Foothills, Medford Anniversary
The 30th anniversary at Foothills will be on the 10th of September starting at 1:00 PM for the meal and the program at 4:00

Leadership Development Conference
September 10, 2011 at Vine St. in Roseburg.  "Pathways: Passages to Dynamic Leadership".  See attached PDF

Women of Faith Conference - October 6th -8th
Just so all you pastor know what is going on and where all your gals got off to!!!

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.

NWBC Pastor/Layman Conference  - November 14, 2011
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR

NWBC Annual Meeting - November 15/16, 2011
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR

SBA Pastor's and staff Christmas Dinner
December 9, 2011, 6:30 PM at Black Bear Restaurant in Grants Pass

Nancy Goss
Siskiyou Baptist Association