We are excited to announce that this yearâ€™s DBA Baptist Womenâ€™s Inspirational Mission Celebration will be on February 11 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Mt. Vernon. Our speaker for the evening will be Rev. Philip Edge who has served as a Missionary in Russia. We will also hear from Sue Page (our District Representative for WMU) who will be sharing with us â€œwhatâ€™s new in WMU for 2010â€. This is going to be a wonderful time of prayer, singing, inspiration, motivation, and fellowship but we need your help. We are asking each represented church to bring their favorite casserole and then following the meal our three â€œmysteryâ€ judges will give out prizes for first and second place. This is going to be a lot of fun (as well as taste good) so please do all you can to join us that evening.
Our Associational D‑Now Weekend for students is fast approaching and we hope your church is planning to participate February 19–21. The cost is $35 per student which includes lodging, food, t‑shirt, bible study materials and â€œSNOWâ€. Yes, I said snow. For more information please contact our Youth Ministry Team Leader (George Holcomb) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 526‑8136.
Our Associational Student Speakers Tournament is February 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Ailey Baptist Church. If you have plans to participate you must register by call our office (583‑2713) by Thursday, February 11.
Our DBA Bible Institute will begin March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at our DBA office in Ailey. Our first course will be A Survey (Introduction) of the New Testament which will be taught by Dr. Jerry Ray from Brewton Parker. The course is $45 (textbook is extra) and will last 12 weeks. This course is designed to help both clergy and non-clergy have a better understanding of the New Testament and how to apply it to oneâ€™s life. The textbook will be Encountering the New Testament (2nd Edition) by Elwell & Yarbrough and published by Baker Academic which can be purchased at the Brewton-Parker Bookstore or online at Â www.amazon.com. For registration please give us a call at 583‑2713.
Congratulations to Nita Thigpen who has served as our DBA Secretary for the past twelve years.
Also, congratulations to Glenn Russell on celebrating 20 years as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.
Congratulations to Kevin Hammons (pastor of First Glenwood) and his wife Debbie on the birth of their son Ezra Louie Hammons who was born December 24, 2009 weighing 8lbs/10ounces.
Quote of the Month:
God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose. â€“John Piper
Excited in Jesus,