January 3, 2024


From the Pastor

Sunday was another uplifting day of worship! Rhys preached a wonderful message on forgiveness, and Abby Wilson’s special music was so spirit-filled.

As we have launched a new year, as usual, we do so with hope. Hope is a word we use a lot, but perhaps don’t recognize its importance in the life of a believer. In a December 2019 blog, the Billy Graham Library gives us 5 things the Bible says about hope:


1.   Hope is never lost.

Sometimes it’s difficult to see hope in a situation. But, the Bible says that true hope is unseen. And if we can be hopeful for one thing, such as our salvation, which is also unseen, then we can be hopeful for other things too. It’s just that simple!

“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?”  Romans 8:24

2.   We can be confident in hope.

We have now understood that hope is unseen. But, if it’s unseen, can we trust it?  Although we can’t see it, we can be full of hope. Hope assures us that we can be confident in it because it’s the law of God. Biblical ‘hope’ is assurance rooted in faith.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

3.   True hope comes from God.

Sometimes we hope for things in which there is no hope.  True hope comes by trusting God even when circumstances are difficult.  One way to know whether you’re trusting God is whether you’re obeying his Word.  Trust produces obedience, which produces hope, which results in joy and peace; and that is the power of the Holy Spirit.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

4.   Hope is a gift.

True hope not only comes from God, but it is delivered by the Holy Spirit of God.  He gives us the power to hope and that is a demonstration of God’s love for us.  Hope given by Him works together to give us confidence, joy, peace, power, and love.  That is a true gift!

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”  Romans 5:5

5.   Hope endures.

Hoping in God will never lead us into despair, because He has a plan for all of us who look to Him. He offers a future that is full of hope!

“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 23:18

We may not know what 2024 has in store for each of us, but we can rejoice in our hope of the future God has promised to all who believe!

I am looking forward to seeing you Sunday for another great day in the Lord’s house!

Blessed Assurance!

Dan Young

January 7

Week 6

Explore the Bible:


Genesis 6:13-22; 7:20-24

Bible Studies for Life:


The Protection of God's Name

Psalm 91:1-6, 9-16

December Mission

Goal: $10,000

Received: $ 9,713

100% of your gifts supports missionary presence around the world.

Click HERE for more info on Lottie Moon.

Start the New Year off Right...

Join us

Sunday, January 7

5:30-7:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Matt James

NOBTS Vice President for Enrollment and

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

Class Title: Baptist Origins and Distinctives

Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 5:30p

Finance Committee

Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4pm


Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6pm in Sanctuary

Church Business

Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6pm in FH

AED Training




5:30 - 7 pm

5:00 pm Hang time
(Snack Bar Open)
6:00 pm Worship


January 12-14

Cost: $30

Deadline: Wednesday, January 10

Sign Up Link

Host Home & Donations Needed !

Snacks & Cleaning Supplies for host homes. Items may be dropped off in the Church Office. Please contact Rhys with any questions.

Gym Donations

Final Construction Bid: $1,063,725

Donations: $1,035,317

Need: $28,408

The Gym Committee wants your help in naming our new Gym.

You may use bulletin tear off and place in tithe box or email church with your suggestions.

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 December will be available in the church office upon request.

Phone: 601-798-2372




Emphasis Week-January 7-14

Pastors', Deacons' and Wives' Supper- February 8 @ 6:30p

Volunteers Needed-Lawn Care:

Please contact Association at 798-2372

Schedule Dates...

March 1-2, 15-16, 29-30

April 12-13, 26-27

May10-11, 25-26

June 7-8, 21-22

July 5-6, 19-20

August 2-3, 16-17, 30-31

September 13-14, 27-28

October 11-12, 25-26

2024 Bible Drills:

April 21 - Associational Drills

at Central Baptist.

Children - Grade 4-6

Youth - Grade 7-12

Bible Buddies - Grade 1-3



Worship: Sunday @ 11:00 am

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

Unsure How to View?

Here are a few helpful hints...

  1. Clicking on a BLUE underlined word will take you to the website link
  2. Don't have a Facebook Account? Use the Vimeo link.
  3. Missed a LIVE feed? No problem, previous recordings are still available to view.

December 31


General Officer.......2




Preschool.............. 9




8:30 AM.............83

11:00 AM...........112



8:30 AM - Worship

9:45 AM - Sunday School

11:00 AM -


Nursery (Birth-4yrs)


7:00 AM - Men's Bible Study Group

10:00 AM - Ladies Prayer Group


5:00 PM - Youth Hangout (7th-12th)

5:30 PM - Kids Life Hangout (1st-6th)

6:00 PM -

Adult Prayer Meeting

Bible Journaling Group

Nursery (Birth-2yrs)

Mission Friends (PreK 3-5yrs)

Kids Life (1st-6th Grade)

Student Ministry (7th-12th)

7:00 PM - Adult Choir Practice

Dan Young
Senior Pastor
Brad Replogle
Assoc. Pastor / Music
Rhys Everspaugh
Youth/Education Minister
Ceasar Argueta
Spanish Pastor
Jennifer Drennan
Financial Secretary
Nadia Young
Education Secretary
Roseland Park Baptist Church | 601-798-5620 |
2130 Hwy 11 North, Picayune, MS 39466 | rpbc.us