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10-11.....Mission Celebration/Annual Meeting,
St. Charles, FBC
11.......... Camp Clean-Up Day
LIVING AS GOD DESIGNED
Women’s Conference
7............ WOM Council Meeting (cancelled)
April 24 and 25
6............ Ministers’ Mtg., 10:30 a.m., Ministry Center
Held at
Memorial Baptist Church
205 Sunset Ln., New Haven, MO 63068
5............ Easter
For information and registration
Call Cheryl at 573-340-5444
3............ Good Friday—Offi ce Closed
11.......... Sew Easy Class, 8-5, Ministry Center
12.......... Cooperative Program Sunday
14.......... Associational Bible Drill (tentative)
14.......... Youth Leaders Mtg., 7:00 p.m., Ministry Center
17-18 ....RA Congress, Sedalia
23.......... Associational Semi-Annual Meeting, 5:55 p.m.
(dinner at 5:00 p.m.), Ministry Center
24-25.....“ Living As God Designed” Women’s Conferen ce,
Memorial Baptist
THE CHALLENGER
Franklin Baptist Association
22.......... Secretaries/Administrative Assistants Day
PO Box 310
Union, MO 63084
Email: [email protected]
21.......... WMU Council Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Ministry Center
April Newsletter Issue
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Parkway Baptist Church
Postmaster
Address service requested
18.......... Celebrate Children Conference,
1-31.......Associational Missions Month
4............ Ministers’ Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Ministry Center
10.......... Mother’s Day
10-17.....Christian Home Week
12.......... Women on Mission Quarterly Meeting, 10:00 a.m.,
Evergreen
12.......... Youth Leaders Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Ministry Center
16.......... Camp Clean-Up Day
17-23.....Association Missions Week
21.......... Program Committee Meeting, 10:00 a.m., M.C.
Evangelism/Global Day of Prayer
25.......... Memorial Day—Offi ce Closed
NOTE: Calendar, Updates, additions and other announcements may be heard on KLPW radio (1220 AM) on Sundays
at 8:00 a.m. Weather related cancellations and closings will
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Permit No. 1
24.......... Pentecost Sunday/Day of Prayer & Fasting for World
Dated M aterial
Request in home service by M arch 26
7............ National Day of Pray er
The Challenger
Franklin Baptist Association
Union, Missouri
Webpage: franklinbaptistassociation.org
(636) 583-2639 office
James E. Pl ymale
(636) 629- 5600 home
Vol. XXXIIV
Director of Missions
E- mail: j amespl [email protected] aol.com
No. 396
April 2015
FRANKLIN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
CHURCHES & MISSIONS
ALLENTON HEIGHTS, FBC
ANACONDA*
CALVARY
CALVEY
CHARRETTE
COMPASS MINISTRIES*
CROSSROADS
DULY
EVERGREEN
FAITH
FRIENDSHIP SOUTHERN
GERALD, FBC
GRACE
GRAY SUMMIT, FBC
GREAT COMMISSION*
GREEN MOUND
LESLIE
LIGHTHOUSE
MEMORIAL
MT. CALVARY
NEW CHAPEL HILL
NEW FRIENDSHIP
NEW HOPE
OAK GROVE
OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP
P ACIFIC
P ROSPECT
ROSE HILL MISSIONARY
ST. CLAIR, FBC
ST. CLAIR SOUTHERN
SHILOH
SP RING BLUFF
TEMP LE
TRUE VINE
UNION, FBC
VILLA RIDGE, FBC
VIRGINIA MINES
WASHINGTON, FBC
WOODLAND LAKES*
SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING
APRIL 23
Hosted by
COMPASS MINISTRIES
Franklin Baptist Ministry Center
785 Butterfield Dr., Union, MO 63084
4:30-5:00 p.m. — Registration
5:00 p.m. — Dinner
Evening Session begins at 5:55 p.m.
Worship led by Gary Geissler
Missions & Ministry Reports
Message by
Bro. Fred Broome
Pastor of Faith Baptist Church
*Catered Dinner, $7.00 suggested donation.
Reservations due by April 20th in the Association Office.
M essengers are the same as the last Annual M eeting,
plus any additions or changes elected by the church.
Non-M essengers are also welcome to attend as guests.
From the Director of Missions...
This past month was a full month in our association. In
addition to our VBS Clinic and meetings to plan and prepare
fo r our upcoming Semi-Annual Meeting, most of our activities have revolved around various meetings and prep arations
fo r our Association Truth and the Outdoor Expo. Probably
the most important of these meetings was our association
evangelistic prayer rally at the St. Clair High School to help
undergird our evangelistic effo rts locally and across our association. I trust our ongoing joint prayer efforts will result
in His moving in a mighty wave of gathering fruit into God’s
Kingdom and to revival across our association and beyond.
Thanks to the TATO leadership for coo rdinating the rally.
Also, during this month we had the Truth and the Outdoors
Expo. I am writing and mailing this a week before the expo
and it may be over by the time you get this newsletter. We
certainly expect great things to happen as a result of our
prayers and preparations, and are praying for good weath er
and for a powerful sense o f God’s presence upon the entire
expo site. There have been literally hundreds who h ave
worked to present the gospel through this unique format. If
you do read this before March 27-29, please pray for the
event, and if you read this afterwards, please pray fo r those
who received a gospel witness during the expo to follow
God's promptings in their heart, and for those who trusted
Christ as Savior and Lord as they begin their new walk o f
faith! I hope our churches will make every reasonable effort
to reach out to minister further to these babes in Christ and
to help them know and follow Christ as Savior and Lord. I
will give a full report next month.
I trust you and your church will have a great Easter observance on April 5. As I recall the reactions surrounding the
resurrection o f Christ on that first Easter, I notice that everyone who saw the risen Lord melted before His presence and
could not help but to tell others about Him. The reality of
the Risen Lord in their lives was so powerful that they could
not help but talk about it. Easter is a great time for us to
have a fresh encounter with the risen Lord and to proclaim
everywh ere to everyon e the messag e o f the Savior who conquered death fo r us.
I hope you will plan to attend our Semi-Annual Meeting of
the Association which will be held on April 23 at the association Ministry Center. I believe we have a good program
lined up again this year. Fred Broome, pastor at Faith Baptist, will be the closing speaker. As usual we will be electing
offi cers for the coming year and receiving various reports.
The only other known business item is receiving the report
of the Cred entials Committee concerning the requ est by
Compass Ministries for membership in our association. In
their report the Credentials Committee will be recommending that Compass Ministries continues under association
“ watch-care” status until the Annual Meeting in September.
Messengers are the same as for the Annual Meeting, plus
any new Messengers you may approve.
Guests are also
encouraged to attend for in form ation and inspiration.
The Lord lives!!
Brother Jim
Summer Missionaries Needed: If you, or
someone you know, are a college student who
may be interested in serving for 5-10 weeks as a
summer missionary in our association or somewhere else in M issouri please contact our office
for information ASAP.
ASSOCIATION FAMILY MINIS TRIES
DIRECTOR NEED ED
If you are interested, or know someone who would be
good for the Family Ministries Director position,
please let our office know by March 30.
MISS IONS CELEBRATION
ANNUAL MEETING
APRIL 10-11, 2015
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
2701 Muegge Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303
Events Include:
Missionary Speakers, Breakout Sessions,
WMU Age Level Training, Praise & Worship,
Bookstore & Exhibits,
Silent Auction Baskets (for Albert a Gilpin Fund)
Register Online: mobaptist.org/wmu
CELEBRATE CHILDREN
CONFERENCE
April 18, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Guest Speaker
Landry Holmes
Manager, LifeWay Kids Ministry Publishing
Held at: Parkway Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO 63141
Breakout Sessions:
• Safety & security
• New believer classes
• Discipline
• Lifeway’s 2015 VBS—Journey Off The Map
• Children & salvation
• Creative teaching ideas
• And more
Cost: $20.00 per person; group rate (3 or more) $10.00
each.
Register at www.parkwayb aptist.net/celebrat echildren (o r
call 314-434-2310).
CAMP RESERVATIONS – Churches please call
the association office as soon as possible if you
would like to schedule a date(s) to use our Retreat
Center this year. After M arch 1 we started allowing individuals to schedule dates.
CAMP CLEAN-UP DAYS
April 11 & M ay 16
8:30 a.m. - noon (or later, if able)
Are you looking for something meaningful to do? Or do you need a youth activity? We are in
need of volunteers to help with spring cleaning inside
and out. If you would like to do any volunteer work at
the camp over the next few months, please contact the
association office. You can pick a time and task that
works for you and/or come to the scheduled workdays.
CAMP DATES
BOYS’ C AMP – JULY 6-10*
GIRLS’ CAMP – JULY 13-17*
SR. HIGH RETREAT—JULY 17
JR. HIGH YOUTH CAMP - JULY 19-22
DAY CAMP – AUGUST 3-6 (New Dates)
*Note Boys and Girls have traded weeks.
Registration packets will be mailed in late May.
"S EW EAS Y" Classes
April 11, 8:00-5:00 at Ministry Cente r
Project of the month “ Double Irish Chain Quilt in a
Day”. A donation for building use will be taken.
The next “ Sew Easy” class will be on May 16. T he
May project will be “ open sewing”. For more details call Jill, 636-629-5600.
Christian Sympathy We would like to express our sympathy to Rev.
Herman McMullin and family in the recent death of
his wife Velma. Herman has pastored in several of
our association churches.
We would like to express our sympathy to
Rev. Ed Carter and family in the recent death
of his mother. Ed is the pastor at Calvary
Baptist.
We would like to express our sympathy to
Rev. Jim Sanders and family in the recent
death of his wife Mary Ellen. Jim is the
pastor at T rue Vine Baptist.
Church News
PASTORLESS CHURCHES: Crossroads,
Lighthouse, Oak Grove, Rose Hill and Spring
Bluff. Please remember these churches in your
special prayer as they seek pastors.
Allenton Heights — April 19 at 6:00 p.m. will
host the “Harper Family”. All are welcome
Compass Ministries — Starting April 12 they will
hold Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m. at the Ministry Center. They will hold Easter Sunrise Services at
7:00 a.m.
Great Commission - Hopes to finalize this month
arrangements to rent a building in Washington and
to begin Sunday morning worship services. They
are in need of chairs for worship (preferably padded) and classes, offering plates and Lord’s Supper
Service. They also could use an electric kitchen
stove. If you could help with any of these, please
contact Joe or Judy M urray at 636-661-8084.
Memorial — Will host “Living As God Designed”
Women’s Conference April 24 & 25. Call Cheryl for
more information at 573-340-5444.
Mt. Calvary - April 3 at 6:00 p.m. will host “ Good
Friday Remembrance Service Through Song” this is a
community event with a community choir. Also, they
would like to invite you to their 118th Anniversary
Homecoming on April 26. Morning service will be at
10:30 and a 2:30 program. For more information call
Frederick Evans at 618-363-1910.
Villa Ridge, FBC — Would like to invite you to join
them in traveling to the “ Creation Museum” June 4-6.
50% de posit is due with April 1 re gistration. For
information contact Jim Radford at 636-742-3662.
PLANNING A REVIVAL?
Please send that information to us so we can promote it
and remember you in prayer.
COMMUNITY
EAS TER S UNRIS E S ERVICES
At S ODA CREEK CHAPEL
(Hwy . K between St. Clair & Sullivan)
April 5, 2015, 6:45 a.m.
Music by: “The Sterlings” and “The Servants Quartet
Message by: Jim Plymale
Bring lawn chairs & dress warm, Coffee & donuts provided
Call Steve John for in formation 636-584-1871