Weely News 11/2/11

Hi Everyone,  We had lots of frost on our poor cold and wilted garden.  The chickens love cold weather and I really like Fall.  In one of many conversations with our son Peter, he said that where he is in the other country, that they really don't have a Fall Feel to the change of season.  Because it is too cloudy.  How about that Fall isn't Fall like we know it everywhere.  Another proof that God is Creator and He is in the details.  So how are your details, is He in them too.  Most of us He is probably only in the "important ones"!   I encourage us all to think small.
I so enjoyed the 5th Sunday Sing at Foothills this last Sunday.  Several folks have mentioned that to me as well.  What a sweet fellowship!

It has been brought to my attention that the Web Page Calendar is incorrect.  I will be changing that today so take another look this evening for the corrected calendar.   I noticed last time changes were made that you can have it connect with your computer or phone calendar and the updates are automatic.  So if you are a technically savvy person check that out!

Fellowship Team will meet tomorrow to finalize some of the upcoming plans.  So watch next week for any additional information.

Watch your Witness for all the information regarding the NWBC Annual Meeting:
The SBA folks will get together on Tuesday Night for dinner.  Please call me and let me know if you will be able to be a part of this time of fellowship. It is for all SBA Pastors, wives and other messengers and visitors from the SBA.  I will be working on setting up a place before we leave to you all will know time etc.

Looking forward to the NWBC Annual Meeting at Eugene, Valley River Inn (800-543-8266). 
Call Sherry Brewer if you would like to ride the Grace Bus up there.  541-582-1617  They will leave from Grace on Monday the 14th at 8:30 am and will return after the close of the business on Wednesday evening, at about 5pm.    The bus not be home until around 8:30 or so Wed night.

The Layman's Conference is on the 14th, 2 sessions beginning at 1:30 and 6:30
Minister's Wives luncheon on Tuesday, 15th, at noon.  FREE,  bring a recipe for "company"  RSVP to Linda Clifton no later than Nov 1st.  linda@nwbaptist.org  360-882-2101
Women's Missionary Union on Tuesday, 15th, at 3:30.  It will be at the Valley River Inn.
Golden Gate Alumni & Friends Luncheon on Wednesday, 16th, at noon.  $15.00 per person.  RSVP to Sonya Fitzpatrick at Sonya@nwbaptist.org   360-882-2200
Annual Meeting, 15th and 16th, 8:45 AM both days.  With breaks for food.   Tuesday night usually has some kind of concert after the evening session and goes to 10 but I haven't heard any thing about that either. 

I would like to encourage all of you to take part in at least some of these activities as well as the NWBC Annual Meeting.  It only meets this close every few years so take advantage of the great preaching and fellowship time that happens around this once a year event.

Well here we go with the usual but always changing events.  The Prayer list is back so please add these to your personal and church list.

Is your church having an event sometime during the holidays?  Please let me know and I'll post it here and on the web page.
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 you to be revived so that the revival or movement of the Spirit  for our land (USA), Southern Oregon, your church can be realized.
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 three of them and their wives:  From Grace Baptist in Rogue River:  Lenny and Sherry Brewer, Zach and Tabitha Badley, Jim and Beverly McKinney

Pray this week for our pastors, missionaries, lay people to "spend much time in His Word and ask God to give them discernment. "  2 Timothy 2:15  (from NAMB 30 ways to pray for missionaries)
Be in prayer for Cecil Sims, Executive Director of the NWBC.  He has cancer and covets your prayers. 
        The last 2+ weeks have seen some very positive improvement in dad's health situation. Two significant items have occurred simultaneously. The first is that dad has undergone 10 sessions of radiation which ended on Oct 17th. The second is that dad was placed on a course of steroids to help 1) counteract the side effects of the radiation and 2) reduce the swelling around the tumors in the brain that have caused the issues dad has had with balance and vertigo.
        The steroids have had an almost immediate positive effect on dad's physical abilities and we are hopeful they will continue until the radiation treament will start to take effect on the tumors. The timing of any positive results from radiation treatment varies...it could show itself in a couple of weeks or take a couple of months. We are optimistic as a family that it will be sooner rather than later. However, there is no guarantee that the radiation will have a significant impact on the tumors as melanoma has been known (at times) to be resistant to radiation treatment.
        In the meantime Dad has made his "escape" (his words) from the rehab center. He is home and doing well - he is able to walk a mile without assistance (no walker) and is working to get stronger. In an impulsive moment late last week he hopped in his golf cart and drove it down to the clubhouse to see some of his golf buddies. As dad has often told us, "it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission." Clearly dad hasn't lost his drive or his sense of humor!
        Please continue to pray that the radiation treatment will be effective on the brain tumors which may allow the doctors to consider treatment of the spots in the rest of dad's body. Thank you again for your support, your cards and letters and most importantly your prayers...we as a family and most of all, dad, have felt and appreciated each and every one.

Jamie Sims

Be in prayer for Bill Crews, Executive Director of the NWBC.  Had a set back last week.  Pray for him, is family, the doctors as they all decide on a treatment that will encourage his healing. 

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.

https://www.uturnforchristoregon.org/U-Turn for_Christ_Oregon_Ne.html

Bob Batte's father, Bob - Went back to the hospital with internal bleeding again. (10/26/11)
Pray for the family as they seek what is best for him and his healing.

Sixth Street Baptist Church
John and Carolyn Dawson
Pray for the transition to new leadership.
Dave and Nita Kanton  as they continue to  serve in the way God desires them too.
For ministries through out our SBA area that are reaching out to their greater community.

For River Bend Community Baptist Church:

As they reach out to their community and work out what God would have them do there.
Continue to pray for Jeanette that the migraines she experiences will be healed.

For Illinois Valley Baptist Church:
I understand there is a Pastor coming in December or January.  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 
Trees did not come down for what ever reason.  Continue to pray as they seek to house the abundance of children and youth that has started to become a regular blessing.
for Bob Batte and his family as they minister to his father in Texas.

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

For Ashland New Work

For Northwest Baptist Convention

As they prepare for the Annual Meeting pray for health and stamina for everyone involved.  For air flights to be on time, for innumerable details to be full filled in God's plan.

For North American Mission Board/International Mission Board
That the resources they have will bring to the NW a revival and many new churches.

For Rick and Paula Floyd
That the Doctor's would find out what is going on with their health issues.  That treatment would be effective and healing would result in Glory given to God.
The rest is the current calendar information:

Please feel free to add birthdays and anniversaries by calling me to do just that!

November Anniversary:

Josue' and Janet Delgado, 26th

Week of Prayer
December 4 - 11 – Week of Prayer for International Missions/Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

NWBC Pastor/Layman Conference  - November 14, 2011  2 sessions:  1:30 & 6:30
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR

NWBC Annual Meeting - November 15/16, 2011
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR
Both days begin at 8:45 with worship.

December Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Bruce Pearson, 1st; Rick Derby (R-4), 3rd;  Zach Badley, 4th;  Richard Williams, 8th;  Mike and Teri Franell, 22nd;  Janet Delgado, 27th;  Dwayne and Tammy Johnson, 28th;  Karen Barnett, 30th;  Lenny and Sherry Brewer, 30th

Senior Appreciation Luncheon   December 1, 2011 (a Thursday)
 11AM - 1PM  (For those 60 and over. )
Don't forget to get your money and your head count to Sherry (
541-582-1617 ) by November 23rd    
Grace Baptist Church, 4233 E. Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River  97537
For your enjoyment: Soups, bread & desserts, music & laughter.
A time to celebrate Christmas, your faithfulness and the sweet fellowship we are so blessed to enjoy.

Week of Prayer for International Missions/Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - December 4 - 11
Check out IMB.org for resources specific to this years focus.  Videos and written materials.

SBA Pastor's and staff Christmas Dinner
December 9, 2011, 6:30 PM at Black Bear Restaurant in Grants Pass
Please have your RSVP in by December 1st to Sherry (541-582-1617) with your $10 reservation fee.
The $10 fee will be used to offset the cost of the tip and other expenses.
The meal is a gift to you from the Fellowship Team.
A professional photographer will be available for photos with an  8X10 photo of you and your spouse sent to you all free of charge to you as an appreciation to you from the SBA.

Oh my!  It is almost here and begins with a bang for the Pastor's and Wives and ladies.

Pastor's and Wives Retreat  Jan 12-14  Gold Beach
There are 2 houses, located side by side that have 6 bedrooms. There is also a campsite about 150 ft from them if you prefer to pull your trailer up. I am preparing to make reservations but need a heads up on who thinks they will be able to attend and if they prefer a room in the house OR will be pulling in their camper. The Fellowship team will be paying for those 2 nights at the site or your room in the houses. If you would like to look at pics, go to goldbeachinn.com and click Irelands Rustic and the RV link is at the bottom of the home page also. 

Ladies Retreat  Jan 27-29  Galice Lodge
$50.  Deadline is January 12th each church has a flyer and registration forms.  Call me if you cannot find them.
Treat yourself!  Step into the "Sweet Life Cafe" and satisfy your cravings for friends, God, and spiritual growth.  Engage and feel a sense of belonging as you enjoy a buffet of refreshing group experiences and reflective alone time with God.  After all the fun, we'll leave with a "sweet" reward... encouraged and renewed in our relationship with God and others!

 SBA 5th Sunday Singspiration and potluck @ Lozier Lane
January 29 –5:00 PM Potluck-Bring side and/or dessert, 6:15 Sing begins.  Each church please bring no more than 2 selections.
Sherry Brewer 541-582-1617  lennynsherry@msn.com

5th Sundays 2012
April - Wimer, Associational Picnic
July - College Heights
September - Grace
Dec - we will not have a 5th Sunday sing in December 2012

CAMP 2012
Youth and Children's Camp Aug. 13th - 17th, 2012 watch here for more details as they become available.
Dwayne Johnson - violapianoman@hotmail.com
If you are interested in helping call Dwayne.

As usual please let me know if the info here is incorrect.  Everyone would appreciate it.  Thank you.

I just want to remind you that the SBA Weekly News is on the www.siskiyoubaptist.org web site.  If you don't see what info you want here it may be there.  I am also a phone call away either at 541-956-7588 or my cell 541-659-7261.  Probably the cell phone is the best to call.  Also if you "Like" Siskiyou Baptist Association on Facebook you will get updates and reminders there as well.

Nancy Goss
Siskiyou Baptist Association

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