The E-News Connection
October 2021
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Associational Staff 

 Director
  Dr. Michael Haynes

Director of Ethnic and
 Church Missions
  Rev. Samuel González
  
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Rev. David Jackson

Office Manager
  Mrs. Burnace Smith
 
Ministry Assistant
 
Youth Ministry Consultant
Rev. Doug Watson


 
834 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
417.869.2557
 
Monday-Thursday
8-Noon, 1-5
Friday 8-Noon

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DATES TO
REMEMBER

-October-

-October-

6  Associational Leadership Council, Associational Office, 11:30

14  Annual Meeting and Missions Fair, National Heights

15  Associational Office Closed

25-26 Missouri Baptist Convention, Branson

-November-

1  Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer, location TBA,
1:30-5:00

4 Transitional Pastor Training, Associational Office

25-26 Associational Office and Grand Oak closed - Thanksgiving

28-Dec. 5 Week of Prayer for International Missions/Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

















Annual Meeting Information
 
All are invited. Voting messengers need to be appointed or voted by the church.
 
How do churches determine how many messengers?
 
Each church of fifty members or less shall be entitled to three (3) messengers; and for each additional fifty (50) members or major fraction thereof, one (1) additional messenger, providing no church shall have more than seven (7) messengers in addition to the pastor who shall be a messenger by virtue of his relation to the church, and the church’s additional Executive Board Member.
 
Special announcements will be made by both Michael Haynes and Samuel Gonzalez.

We will vote on the 2022 budget since this meeting will be in place of the fall Executive Board meeting.
 
Both business session and worship service will be in the sanctuary, with lunch in the gym. Don’t forget to RSVP for lunch: gcba@gbaptist.org
 
The main entrance for National Heights is the west door. That is also the handicapped accessible door.
October is

Pastor/Staff Spouse
Christmas Banquet

 December 7,  6:00 pm
South Haven
 
Cost is $15 per person
 
Mail check to Greene County Baptist Association,
834 West Battlefield,
Springfield, MO 65807,

before Tuesday,
November 22.

Please include the names
of those attending.
November 4, 9:00-3:00
Presenters
Dr. Gary Mathes and
Rev. Mark Arnold

Dr. Gary Mathes, former staff member at MBC, is current DOM for Clay Platte Baptist Association.
 
Rev. Mark Arnold served several churches as transitional pastor. He is currently pastor at Hopedale in Ozark.
 
The cost of $25 includes
lunch and materials
 
RSVP by Monday, November 1, to gcba@gbaptist.org
or by calling 417-869-2557.
Live Nativity

December 9 - 11
6:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
*******************
Celebrating 10 Years

Pastor Tim Wertz
The Catalyst
Pray for churches seeking pastors:

Golden Harvest
Harmony
JFJ
National Heights

They are receiving resumes. Please see gbaptist.org for more contact information.

 
2021 Budget Financial Report
Annual Budget $400,151.50
 
                                      Budget Received        Budget Required
         Jan 1-Aug 31        $262,413.70                    $266,767.68
 
(98.37% of budget required received to date)
 
Income received for Jim Joslin Missions Offering $10,323
Greene County Baptist Association Online...
 
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