Weekly news & updates
10-14-2020
Association Meetings & Events
Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation month. Church staff members have encountered lots of challenges over the last 7 months. Please take a moment to encourage them this month with a phone call, card, message, gift card, or care package and don't forget to pray for them regularly.
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PBA Disaster Relief Wish List
The PBA Disaster Relief Unit has ended its deployment for Hurricane Laura, but hurricane season still has six weeks to go. Our team has developed an Amazon Wish List of items needed on the Laundry Unit. You can purchase an item off of this list and ship it directly to the PBA office.
 
All donations are tax-deductible. You can find the wish list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2KF61ILJAGNK?ref_=wl_share 
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Annual Church Profile
The Annual Church Profile for 2020 can be completed online. Here are the links:

For churches affiliated with Texas Baptists use: https://texasbaptists.force.com/acp.

For churches affiliated with the SBTC use: www.sbcworkspace.com.

Due to COVID-19, we ask that you report attendance averages between October 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020. However, please report giving numbers for the whole year. If you have any questions please call the office at 817-599-6586.
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WMU Mission Requests for October, November & December
SPECIFIC NEEDS FOR SENIOR CENTER:  Large #10 cans of Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Peaches, Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Beets, Mixed Vegetables, and Pineapple (chunks).  

SPECIFIC NEEDS FOR CENTER OF HOPE: Peanut Butter, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Ravioli(cans), Pasta and Pasta Sauce. 

SPECIFIC NEEDS FOR MANNA:  Peanut Butter, Beef Stew and Tuna Fish.     

MANNA ANGEL TREE NEW ITEMS:  Clothing (Infant to Teens), Shoes & Socks, Toys, Games, Craft Kits, etc.  

We urge everyone to help these organizations reach their goals this year to assist as many people as possible.  Food items, Angel tree items, and Monetary donations are always needed. Donations should be delivered directly to the institutions.   Don’t think your gifts are too small to matter, or think you have to supply ALL the items needed. Just help where and when you can. There is not a specific deadline. 
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It's Time For Operation Christmas Child
North Side Baptist, who is a collection location for Operation Christmas Child, has set up a Facebook group, North Side Baptist OCC. This is where all announcements and updates about Operation Christmas Child will be shared. They request that the person in charge of your church's Operation Christmas Child join this group so they can stay informed.
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Online Giving
Did you know you could give to the Association online? Online giving has never been easier or safer. To give online click here and follow the instructions.
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BSM Announcements & Events
Summit 6:33
Every Thursday
7:30p.m.
Facebook Live

At about 8:00p.m. they will move to a Zoom call. For more information contact Mark Nelson at 817-597-1990.
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Church Announcements
Boomer Life Conference
Saturday, October 17
8:30am - 12:00pm
8:00am - Registration
North Side Baptist
910 N. Main St
Weatherford
Cost: $10 per couple or individual

Boomer Life Conference is a time designed to help families of all stages be better prepared when difficult issues of aging arise for themselves or family members. Area professionals, business leaders and ministry leaders will provide valuable information and resources to navigate the difficult waters of aging, care and managing assets.
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Sawyer Family Band Concert
Sunday, October 18
6:00pm
Soda Springs Baptist
1801 Soda Springs Rd
Millsap

All are welcome to this free concert, but there will be a love offering for the band.
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Prayer Emphasis for this week:
  • Baker
  • Ballew Springs
  • Beulah
  • Brazos Trails Cowboy Church

Follow PBA on social media for a daily update on our prayer emphasis.
Useful News & Tips
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Of course there is much more to being the church (and following Jesus) than attending a weekly service, but gathered worship is one significant aspect of being part of the church. When I choose not to attend, something is missing.

My absence diminishes what Christ can accomplish in and through the church, while my presence is a tangible means of participation in the kingdom. Ultimately, it’s not about “what I get out of it.” The church cannot fully accomplish her purposes in the world when I withhold my presence. Physical participation matters.

Connecting with people, in person or virtually, takes work. Building relationships has often been compared to building bridges. A bridge doesn’t just happen by accident. Building a bridge takes a lot of time, a lot of planning, and an incredible amount of effort – not to mention a significant investment of resources. In many ways connecting with folks on a personal level has the same requirements. Building bridges can also be messy and doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to. Unfortunately bridges collapse or fail.
Job Openings
Lead Pastor Positions

Baker Baptist Church - Bi-vocational
1912 Baker Cut Off Rd
Weatherford, TX 76087 

Eureka Baptist Church
401 Eureka St
Weatherford, TX 76086

Soda Springs Baptist Church - Bi-vocational
1801 Soda Springs Rd
Milsap, TX 76066
You may also call Michael Kinman at 817-565-6010 for more information.

Zion Hill Baptist Church
PO Box 2920
Weatherford, TX 76086
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Full- and Part-time Support Staff Positions

Brock Baptist Church is searching for a part-time Worship Leader/Music Minister. If interested, please email resume and cover letter to office@fbcbrock.com or call Pastor Greg Bowman at 817-597-7944.

Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Azle (Reno) is looking for a part-time Worship Leader/ Music Minister and a part-time Youth Minister. Please contact Shane Scott at pastor@walnutcreekbaptistchurch.com or 817-221-2110 for more information.

Silver Creek Baptist Church is seeking a paid worship pastor to lead worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Interested candidates please submit a resume and three personal references to mik_holland@yahoo.com include "attention worship committee" in the subject line.

Church at the Crossing, in Aledo, has an open position for a full-time Worship Pastor. The contact person for the search team is Scott Pennington (Scott.pennington@alcon.com) The job description can be found on the church website: http://crossingaledo.com/about-us/our-staff/member-detail/1613016/