Houston Herald

August 2019
A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We had a terrific summer of association camps and two fantastic mission trips. We just returned from Pittsburgh as I am writing this article. This year we had the opportunity to work with Pastor Hogan James at Faithbridge Community Church in McKees Rocks. Our team of twelve went out into the community around the church and gave out fliers and had conversations with people about the cookout the church has for the community on Wednesdays in the summer and for the block party that was held last weekend. The church had over 100 people at both events and it was a blessing to be able to have gospel conversations and serve alongside this growing church in an area that is in a poverty and crime-stricken place of Pittsburgh. I want to thank each of you who prayed not only for the Pittsburgh mission team, but for the North Georgia mission team as well.
Let me encourage every church of our Association to attend our Annual Meeting at Pinecrest Baptist Church on September 8th. This year we will have Joe and Kim Stanley leading our worship and Rev. Randy Mullinax will be our guest preacher. We will also have a time of celebration of all that God has done this past year in our Association through our evangelist efforts within our churches and our joint mission efforts within the Association. This meeting will have a brief business session for those who are voting messengers, but most of our time will be spent in praise and worship! This is a time for every church and its members to attend as we come together to hear from God as well as a fellowship time after the meeting. You will be hearing more about this meeting in the coming days, but please do your best to attend! 
See all of you next month!

Bro. Gary

Hatley Church will have Revival services beginning Sunday August 11 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and will continue Monday August 12 - Wednesday August 14 at 7:00 pm.

Sharon Church will have Homecoming on August 4 and Revival August 5-7 at 7:00 pm with preaching by Rev. Don Polston.

Zion Hill Church will have Revival services beginning Monday August 5- Wednesday August 7 at 7:00 pm with three generations of preaching by Luke Smith, Eric Smith and J.T. Smith.

HBA North GA Mission Team
Helen, GA
HBA Pittsburgh Mission Team
Camp Discover 2019
Please pray for

■Asssociational Missionary Gary Leutzinger
■Summer Missionaries Kellen Evans and Abigail Thongbai
■Church planters Drew and Shannon Cunningham, Santa Cruz Area, California
■Pregnancy Care Center–Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox
■Lost and unchurched people
■Revival in HBA churches
■Unity in our churches and unity among our churches
■Churches without pastors: Pinehurst, Byromville, New Life Hispanic Mission Church, Sharon and Lakeshore
■TV ministries of Cordele First, and Pinecrest churches 
■Our schools, teachers and students
■Summer Mission Teams to North Ga and Pittsburgh 
■Summer Camps
■All the events and activities mentioned in this newsletter

Church positions available

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It will soon be time to file your ACR (Annual Church Reports) with the Georgia Baptist Convention. You can file online at http://igo.gabaptist.org
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coming up

Houston Baptist Association events are printed in bold. HBC is an abbreviation for Houston Baptist Center.

 Tuesdays Men’s Prayer
Breakfast, 8:00 am, HBC

Aug 4 Social Issues Sunday

Aug 11 Student Evangelism Day

Aug 14 Minister’s Meeting w/ guest Jon Sullivan, 10:30am, HBC

Aug 17 Ministers Wives Fellowship, 10:00 am, Cordele Cracker Barrel

Aug 18 to 24 Worship Music Week

Aug 19 Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00pm, HBC

Next Pastors Roundtable
Sept. 18, 2019
@10:00 am, HBC
Ministers Wives Fellowship
Saturday August 17
10:00 am
Cordele Cracker Barrel
Blood Drives
Cordele Community Clubhouse
August 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What to do with all those old Sunday School books?  

Don’t throw them away–bring them to HBC

Bring your old SS literature to Houston Baptist Center. Chad Harris will take it to a Edwin L. Hodges Ministries collection site to send overseas. ELHM is a Christian literature ministry that collects donated Bibles, books, magazines, tapes, and tracts from American Christians and ships them to Bible schools, churches, missionaries, and ministries overseas. ELHM is a non-denominational, nonprofit, evangelical ministry.
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