Mission Right Start is a mission opportunity offered from our DBA Missions Team designed for our community to show children and their families the LOVE of JESUS! We will give away backpacks and school supplies to children who are in need. Our goal is to help kids get this school year started in the â€œRIGHTâ€ direction. We will also have dental hygiene information and supplies, provide free hair-cuts for children, games, face painting, story-time, gospel tracts and much more.
Join us Saturday, August 13
Â 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
Â Lyons First Baptist Church Parking Lot
For more information or to be involved contact Mitch Bellflower at 912–245-1396 or Robby Smith at 912–583-2913.
Mission: â€œRight Startâ€ Items Needed
Paper (Wide and College Ruled)–#2 Wood Pencils–Erasers–Composition Notebooks (spiral and sewn)–1 inch 3 ring binders–2 inch 3 ring binders–Highlighters–Glue sticks–Crayons–Subject dividers–Prong and Pocket Folders–Scissors–Index cards–Blue, Black, Red Ink Pens–Pencil pouch
We will need 600 of each of the above items to fill 600 backpacks. Please bring all donations to our DBA office or FBC Lyons.
Our quarterly Pastors/Ministers Round Table discussion will take place on Thursday, August 11th, at 10:00 a.m. at the DBA office. Discussion with Randy Mullinax and Mike Everson will be on Reaching People in the Bible Belt. All pastors are invited to attend. Please put this date on your calendar, make plans to join us, and feel free to bring guests.
September 11 is designated Cry Out America and this year it falls on a Sunday. Across America churches are encouraged to use this day to truly cry out to God in Solemn Assembly, a day of humbling ourselves, repenting and crying out to God for mercy. Â Solemn Assemblies were called in biblical times when things were not going well in the nation. Â Joel 2 verse 15 blows the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Consecrate the congregation. Â This was done when the leaders sensed they were in trouble and might be under the discipline/judgement of God. In our life time we have never seen a time like this in America.Â Now is a time for leaders to call the people together in humility and crying out to God for mercy. September 11 gives us an occasion to do that. Â For the last 2 years we have done this at the Southern Baptist Convention.Â For more information and guidelines for a Solemn Assembly you can go to awakeningamerica.us. ClaudeÂ King has info on this as well as Fresh Encounter by Henry Blackaby. What would it beÂ like if all of Georgia cried out to God together?
What we are seeing in America today is unprecedented. People are asking ‘what is going on and what do we do’. Now is a time to lead in a Godly, biblical way. This gives leaders an opportunity to give spiritual leadership in a desperate time.
Please be in prayer for our Getting Men Engaged in Discipleship Conference with Keith Boggs on August 20th, at Cedar Crossing Baptist Church. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be served at 7:30, and the session will begin at 8:00 a.m. RSVP must be received by August 15th, (912) 583‑2713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to Packing!
Now is the perfect time to organize your church to pack Backpacks for Appalachia! School supplies will be in the stores. August is a perfect month to pack backpacks for the children of Appalachia who depend on our help.
An online resource for backpacks is www.bagsinbulk.com. You can get great 17â€ backpacks for $3.40 each when you order a case of 24.
Utilize the online registration portal (http://missiongeorgia.org/backpacks-for-appalachia-registration) so you can register your churchâ€™s participation in this exciting project. The statewide goal is 50,000 backpacks! Canâ€™t wait to see what the churches in our association do this year! Plan big!
You may take backpacks November 7–8,Â from 8 AM â€“ 12 PM and 1 PM â€“ 5 PMÂ to: First Baptist Church of LyonsÂ 144 South Washington StreetÂ Lyons, Georgia 30436Â 912–526-8136
Higgston Baptist Church (pastor Allen Rea)
Sardis Baptist (pastor Wayne Bennett)
FBC Vidalia (currently without a pastor)
Tabernacle Baptist (pastor Bobby Thompson)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
A church without the broken is a broken church. â€“Ed Stetzer
Blessed to serve,