May 24, 2022
From the Pastor
The Baccalaureate service yesterday was a special time for honoring our 2022 graduates. It also served as the unofficial transition of the reigning youth senior class to the College and Career class, and the crowning of a new group of seniors in our youth department. Some have asked, “What is a baccalaureate service, and why do we have one?” According to Wikipedia, “A baccalaureate service is a celebration that honors a graduating class from a college, high school, or middle school. The event is typically a Christianity-based…service… A claim much repeated is that "the baccalaureate service is believed to have originated at the University of Oxford in 1432 when each [graduate] was required to deliver a sermon in Latin as part of his academic requirements.” In times past, it wasn’t uncommon for sermons to be preached at high school and college graduations. Over time, sermons were replaced with secular speeches. Even so, speakers would often acknowledge God and prayers were a regular part of the graduation exercises. Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1992 on the separation of church and state, public graduation exercises were scrubbed of references to God and prayer. That is why it is so important that we uphold the baccalaureate tradition in our church. Our graduates, and all of our students, need to be reminded of the importance of acknowledging God during this significant life event. Graduates of 2022, we honor you! And, we acknowledge Almighty God as we ask that He direct your path.
Rhys preached a great message yesterday that also served as a charge for our graduates in the 11:00 service. During his message I jotted down a note: “God, You have given me everything I need to do the job You have called me to do.” This serves as an awesome reminder for all of us – student, staff member, Christian business person / employee, working moms and stay-at-home moms, retiree, etc.
We were excited to welcome yesterday Gary Wayne & Glenda Harbeson (promise of church letter) and Isaiah Evans (profession of faith)! Please welcome them to the RPBC family when you see them.
This coming Sunday, May 29th, is the target date we have set for donations to be given toward building a gym. We voted overwhelmingly (96%) to build the gym, however, we will not finalize the contract until we have the money in hand. Folks, voting was the easy part. Giving, however, requires faith and commitment. I am reminded of the old joke concerning the contributions the chicken and the pig make to provide us breakfast: The chicken is involved, but the pig is committed! Right now we need COMMITTED givers.

This year’s graduating seniors were just finishing the 6th grade when God called me back here as your Senior Pastor. I couldn’t help but think yesterday that we just graduated another generation of youth who did not have the benefit of a gym for our church activities. How many more will there be? Please pray diligently this week, asking God to show you how much to give; a gift that will challenge your faith. Then, give accordingly.

Watch to See Where God is Working, and Join Him!


This offering helps the Children's Villages in our State care for orphaned and/or displaced children.
Received: $1,865

For more information
on this mission
Gym Donations

Goal: $975,000
Received: $369,071

The youth group will be traveling to Jackson, TN this summer for camp. They are raising money to go toward charter busses.

The donation board is located at the front of the sanctuary (organ side) with numbered envelopes. The goal is to take an envelope and donate the number amount of envelope.

Please return your donation (check or cash) in said envelope via the tithe box or church office.
Thank you for your donations to the Pearl River County Save-A-Life Pregnancy Support Center.

You helped raise
a grand total of

Lost a loved one due to war?

We would like to honor them in our Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 29.
Please contact the office by Wednesday, May 25 (Need picture and information)
Welcome New Member

Gary Wayne & Glenda Harbeson

Letter: May 22, 2022
May 29
Session 13

Explore the Bible:
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

Bible Studies for Life:
Christ's Return:
Living with the End in Mind
Stay Prepared and Ready
Matthew 25:1-13

Please help spread the word!

Friday, June 3
10 am - 2 pm
at Advanced Auto

Donations go toward helping students attend Youth Summer Camp.
1st-6th Grade

Wednesday Nights

5:30 PM
Doors open for HANGOUT

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Activities include Group Station Rotation-
Music, Mission, Bible and Activity

5:30 - 7:30 PM

at Skate Station
Kids Camp will be
June 6-8
for 2nd - 6th grade

Balance & Paperwork Due
Wednesday, June 1
at Skate Station, 5:30 -7:30 pm

Questions? Contact Lori Replogle

for June 27 - July 1
8:30 - 11:00 am

Please contact VBS Director,
Briana Abercrombie, at 601-347-3728

5:00 pm Hang time
(Snack Bar Open)

6:00 pm Worship

Limited Spots Available!
June 20-25
Union University in
Jackson, TN

Cost: $365

Deposit of $60 Due ASAP, to secure spot.
Final Payment is due by June 5.
Participating in Fundraisers will lower cost.

Sunday June 5 at 6pm in Fellowship Hall Insurance card, paperwork and final payment
No matter how big or small your purchase from Claiborne Hill, your receipt can help us raise funds. This will be a year round fundraiser so remember to save your receipts. Special drop box located in Sanctuary lobby or church office.
A copy of the monthly Financial Report for APRIL will be available in the church office upon request.
Men's Ministry Meeting: All men in the Association are invited to meeting hosted by West Union on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm.
A meal will be served.

Groups Needed for Mowing/Weed Eating:
Gas provided or refueled.
Call us at 601-798-2372 to volunteer.

Dates Needed:
May 27-28;
June 10-11;
July 22-23;
Aug. 5-6, 19-20;
Sept. 2-3, 16-17; Sept. 30-Oct. 2;
Oct. 14-15, 28-29

Worship: Sunday @ 11:00 am
Prayer Meeting: Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

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May 22


General Officer…3


8:30 AM…………108
11:00 AM………..154
(Service Total…..262)


8:30 AM

9:45 AM
Sunday School

11:00 AM
Nursery (Birth-4yrs)


5:00 PM
Youth Hangout

5:30 PM
Kids Life Hangout

6:00 PM
Adult Prayer Meeting
Nursery (Birth-2yrs)
Mission Friends (Prek-K)
Kids Life (1st-6th Grade)
Student Ministry (7th-12th).
Dan Young
Senior Pastor
Brad Replogle
Assoc. Pastor / Music
Rhys Everspaugh
Interim Youth Pastor
Ceasar Argueta
Spanish Pastor
Jennifer Drennan
Financial Secretary
Nadia Young
Education Secretary