Weekly News 2/22/12

Praise the Lord together for His Grace and Goodness!
As I look up from time to time from the busyness of my life I see such blessing in so many folks lives.  Growth in Jesus, choosing to do what God would have us do, ministry popping out of our churches on into the community.  PTL for His presence in our lives.

I do not know how long this has been going on but thought that it might help our Sunday School teachers who use the LifeWay adult material.  The first is the Explore series and the second is the Life series.   You can look them up on Facebook.  I have 'liked' their site if you want to check that out.  If there is positive feedback I may see if they can be put on our web page as a link or something along those lines.  They are about 15 minutes long and are over views of the weekly lessons.



Grace Baptist Mission Team - Went to Mardi Gras to witness for Christ.  Pray for their effective witness and safe travel.

Please add Lampman Roads Web page to their information:  www.lampmanbc.org

Now find Northwest Baptist Witness news at www.gonbw.org.

VBS Note:
Team 3: Oregon & SW Washington
All events are 9:00 - 12:30
• May 19 @ Vine Street, Roseburg, OR

(I've kept this remaining list for those who want an earlier training.)
• February 25: Jump Start for VBS Directors & Pastors @ First Baptist, Beaverton, OR
• March 31 @ Capital Baptist, Salem, OR
• *May 5 @ Northwest Baptist Center, Vancouver, WA

Prayer Needs:  Let me know if your church has a prayer concern it will be posted here.

 Pray for your purity of heart, that you will be a bold  and courageous witness that God can use.

Pray for these Pastors and their wives:

Bob and Betty Batte - Prospect:  Building Program
Ron and Jeanette Allen - Evangelistic efforts - Family health

Pray for all of our Pastor's and wives, Region 4 Team, missionaries, NWBC staff that they and we would enlist personal prayer support and ask God to call faithful intercessors to respond.  Acts 12:5

Be in prayer for the Durham family as they grieve their loss.

Be in prayer for Bill Crews, Executive Director of the NWBC.   Pray for his health and those who are treating him.

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

Be in prayer for U-Turn 4 Christ - Ministry of Lampman Road.  Their financial needs and for the men who are there. 

Prospect Baptist Church and Bob Batte as they work on making more room for many new folks and bus ministry.  70 last Sunday!

William Burns - That William's eyes will be healed.

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

For upcoming events, that they would encourage and edify the Body of Christ here in So. Oregon.

College Heights as they prepare to begin the process of God leading them to the right man for their church.

For Trinity Baptist they Thank you for your prayers, Sunday AM need has been met. 
They still need a pianist and worship leader for Sunday and Wednesday Evening.  Do you know of someone who would be interested in helping them out.  Call Ron Allen at:  541-941-3934

For So. Oregon New Work  that we will seek to see where God is leading and follow Him to reach many for Jesus.

The rest is the current calendar information:
Please feel free to add events, birthdays and anniversaries by calling me!  541-659-7261 or E-mail office@siskiyoubaptist.org

No date chosen but be watching:
 Disaster Relief Training
- watch for more info regarding Disaster Relief Training here in Siskiyou Association
Below is information regarding training at the NWBC Center in Vancouver, WA

February Birthdays and Anniversaries: Please remember to pray for these on their special days.
Stan and Rhonda Smith, 1st;  Ron and Carol Lloyd, 6th; Ron and Jeanette Allen, 16th; Beverly McKinney, 6th;
Susan Sloan, Region 4, 20th

March Birthdays and Anniversaries: Please remember to pray for these on their special days.
Linda Darr, 6th; Dave and Nita Kanton, 9th; Josue' Delgado, 15th; Jim McKinney, 16th; Larry Brons, 17th

Administration Team Meeting - March 1, 2012  11:00 - 1:00
March 4th - 10th - Week of Prayer for North American Missions/Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

March 9th-10th MAP's Conference - for your secretaries and clerks

I am going.  If anyone wants to join in the learning and fun.  Registration is to be mailed to them by the 24th.  We share rooms and the conference includes a couple of meals.

REVIVAL MARCH 11-16  Grace Baptist, Rogue River
with Ronnie Ratlif from Gilman City, Missouri.
Currently Ronnie, and his wife Iva, serve in Trenton, Missouri pastoring the 10th Street Baptist Church. Ron was Lenny's mentor when he served in Missouri with the Cooperative Youth Ministry.

NWBC Disaster Relief Training:
March 30th - March 31st - NWBC, Vancouver, WA  If you are interested, your church should have the PDF information.  If not E-mail me for the PDF versions.
Easter April 8th

April 13-14  NWBC Women's Spring Summit

At NWBC Center in Vancouver, WA  Guest Speaker - Debbie Stuart on staff as Director of Women's Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.  She is passionate about effective ministry to women.  Contact person is Laura Harper, NW Women's Specialist  nwwomen@nwbaptist.org

E-Board Meeting - April 23rd - Monday - 7:00 PM - Trinity Baptist Church

April 29th SBA 5th Sunday SingSpiration and potluck @ Evans Valley Elementary School
Times etc to come.  Usually a BBQ and we each bring a side???  Each church please bring no more than 2 selections.
Sherry Brewer 541-582-1617  lennynsherry@msn.com

VBS church training - for all church VBS Teams
May 19th - Vine St., Roseburg  9 AM-12:30 PM

Oasis 2012

May 21-23 Oasis, NWBC

Dear Northwest Ministry Leader,

Oasis 2012 is a retreat for leaders sponsored by the Northwest Baptist Convention designed to equip and refresh leaders for increased effectiveness in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Featured Leaders include Steve Stroope (Lead Pastor) and Carter Shotwell (Executive Pastor of Ministries) of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, and Beverly Evans, Pastor’s Wife from Gresham, Oregon.  Participants will receive a copy of Steve’s latest book, Tribal Church.
When and Where? Oasis is May 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday), at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (www.seasideconvention.com) in Seaside, Oregon.  Lodging will be at either Rivertide Suites (www.rivertidesuites.com) or the Best Western Oceanview Resort (www.oceanviewresort.com).  
Who can come to Oasis? Pastors, vocational church staff, and their spouses.
What is expected? Participants are asked to attend the evening meals and sessions but everything else is optional. 
Cost? Oasis is $125 couple/$85 individual. Included are two nights lodging, two evening meals, two breakfast buffets, and program costs.  Participants are responsible for other meals.
What else is there to do?  Besides an indoor heated pool and spa, both hotels are walking distance to downtown Seaside with shops, eateries, arcades.  A golf tournament is planned at The Highlands Golf Club (www.highlandsgolfgearhart.com) for an additional fee.
Children?  Other than nursing babies, parents are asked to come without their children to receive the best benefit from Oasis.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basisThe registration form and fee should be sent as soon as possible.
Questions?  Contact Marsha Gray, 360.882.2102 or marshag@nwbaptist.org

Church VBS's - Do you have dates set yet? Others coming from out of the area or using your or SBA's own Youth and adult VBS trained leaders?

5th Sundays 2012
July 29th - College Heights, Grants Pass
September 30th - Grace, Rogue River
Dec - we will not have a 5th Sunday sing in December 2012

CAMP 2012
Youth and Children's Camp July 9th - 13th, 2012 watch here for more details as they become available.
Dwayne Johnson - violapianoman@hotmail.com
If you are interested in helping, call Dwayne 541-973-6461.

“We must get Jesus not just in the church, but also out into the world. I believe that the measure of a church is not how many come, but how many people go". author and evangelist Dennis Pethers

Nancy Goss
Siskiyou Baptist Association

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