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I want to invite you to join the Tuesday, July 28th ZOOM Video Conference at 10:30 am or 6:30 pm.  We will learn from one another as we together serve the Lord.  
Richard Ray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Tri-Rivers Pastor/Minister Video Conference 
Time: July 28th, 2020 10:30 AM and 6:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada)
10:30 am:  Join ZOOM Meeting:  HERE 
6:30 pm:  Join ZOOM Meeting:  HERE 

Associational Leadership/Executive Board Meeting Dates and Locations

Lampasas Baptist Association:
Sunday, August 9th
3:00 pm
School Creek Baptist Church

Coryell Baptist Association
Sunday, August 16th
3:00 pm
Eastwood Baptist Church

Hamilton Baptist Association
Sunday, August 23rd
3:00 pm
Carlton Baptist Church

Erath Baptist Association
Thursday, August 27th
10:00 am
BSM Building, Stephenville

Richard Ray: Director of Missions -  
Weekly Update
I want to invite Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Pastor and Church Leadership to attend the Pastor/Church Leadership ZOOM Meeting on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:30 am and for those who are working during the day we will host a second meeting that evening at 6:30 pm. This has been a wonderful time of fellowship, learning from one another and spending time praying for each other.
This past Saturday morning, I was blessed to attend the Hispanic Pastor/Spouse Fellowship hosted by Primera Lometa Baptist Church. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and worship with Tri-Rivers Hispanic Ministry Director Jamie Lopez delivering an encouraging Word from the Lord.
On Sunday, I was blessed to participate in the Ordination Service for Brandyn Adney of Trinity Baptist Church in Gatesville. Brandyn will be serving the Lord as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force. Sunday afternoon, I meet with the leadership of Lampasas Baptist Association at Kempner Oak Hills Baptist Church to plan and pray together.
This week, those who have signed up for the Tri-Rivers Bible Spelling Bee competition will partake in the online in-home Spelling Bee. Ministry Assistant Riley Smallridge did a wonderful job putting together this online competition. We are looking forward to announcing the 2020 Tri-Rivers Bible Spelling Bee winner in next week's newsletter.
This week, I will be traveling to visit with area pastors and leadership, including visiting the Thursday Bible Study at Lake Victor Baptist Church. I also will be on additional ZOOM Ministry Meetings gathering information.
The Tri-Rivers Retreat Center continues to host Area Church Retreats. We are growing the grass for the new 100-yard par 3 green that we have built.
Please take time to view the newsletter for additional ministry and mission opportunities. It is always a joy to serve you so please do not hesitate to contact your Tri-Rivers Area office if you need assistance or information regarding your ministry needs.
Until next week, "All the believers were together and had everything in common." - Acts 2:44
 The Texas Baptist Children's Home is getting ready for the 2020-21 school year with a school supplies drive. If you'd like to support them, all donations can be brought to the Tri-Rivers office at 502 E Main St in Gatesville by August 19th.    
Register for Marriage Night 2020 on September 12 at  
This event is hosted by FBC Gatesville and is open to the public and for couples of all ages!  Come join us!

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Please take this opportunity to submit your Church Life Report to share how God's church is furthering His kingdom.



  July/August Calendar of Events and Opportunities to Serve



  For the Retreat Center Calendar


Church Registration for On-Site Active Shooter Response Class 
Tri-Rivers Baptist Area will offer free Certified On-Site Active Shooter Response Class.  Bob Ray III is Texas DPS Certified in Active Shooter Response.  He is available through your Tri-Rivers Area Office to educate your church safety/security team and congregation.  There is no cost to your church.
Register your church for the Active Shooter Response Class opportunity by calling your Area Office or register on-line at our website:
 (254) 865-1299 

Christian Women on a Mission Facebook page 



Central Texas Hospitality House is Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following days and areas:

Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 12pm 
--Light cleaning 
-- Making Beds 
-- Cleaning Restrooms 
-- Greeters

Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am 
-- Cleaning

Saturdays 5pm 
-- Provide a meal & serve  
The Central Texas Hospitality House always welcomes volunteers and is in need of a husband and wife team or a team of two ladies to work either the first or second Sunday morning of each month from 9:00 to 12:30.  The work consists of greeting our day visitors, completing laundry and folding sheets and towels and doing light cleaning in the bathrooms.

For More Information Contact:
James or Martha Parrish
708 Hwy 36 W.
Gatesville, TX 76528

Church youth director with experience needed (salaried position - $800 a month) to lead children on Wednesday nights.  Will need to recruit children.  Person hired must become a member of our church, attend Sunday morning services, and be willing to teach Sunday School. 
If interested, call Community Baptist Church, Dublin, for an application 254-445-4479.
Background check required. 
For questions, e-mail Pastor Judy or call 254-979-1944

Northside Baptist Church of Lampasas is seeking a Volunteer Youth Minister.  Please contact Pastor Josh Morrison at to submit resume and for more information.


1961 Hammond C-3 Organ and Leslie 122A Speaker
Excellent condition
Contact Darryl Sterne with Harvest Hills Funeral Home in Hico
(254) 796-4722 or 

Oakalla Baptist Church is looking for a pianist for their Sunday Services.
They are willing to pay a honorarium.
If you are interested please contact Bro. Clay Cole: or (254) 681-7397 

Cove Korean Baptist Church - English Missions is in need of a piano player. For more information contact Bro. Fisher

First Baptist Church Kempner is in need of a piano player.  
For more information contact Don Casper
(512) 932-3195  

Mountain Baptist Church is seeking a part-time music Minister for Sunday mornings. If you are interested contact Kurt Fuessel 254-865-7528 


Visit our website to view associational constitution and bylaws, pulpit supply list, area office resources, calendar events, and much more!!

Tri-Rivers Ministry Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Strategic Plan for 2019
(Strategic Ministries, Free Student Summer Retreats, Domestic Violence Emergency Safehouse/Hotline, Etc.)

Carlton Baptist Church
The Church at Blue Ridge
Eastwood Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
Turnersville Baptist Church
Edna Hill Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
FBC Kempner
FBC Copperas Cove
Mountain Baptist Church
Morgan Mill Baptist church
Coryell Community Church
Cove Korean English Misson
Clairette Baptist Church
FBC Stephenville
Live Oak Baptist Church
Purves Baptist Church
Jonesboro Baptist Church
FBC  Hamilton
True Vine Fellowship
Northside Baptist Church
Cottonwood Baptist Church

Eagle Springs Baptist Church
Providence Baptist Church
Purmela Baptist Church
Seldon Baptist Church
Double N Cowboy Church
Calvary Baptist Church
FBC Evant
FBC Hamilton
Sweet Home Baptist Church
FBC Hico
FBC Oglesby
Levita Baptist Fellowship
School Creek Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Tri-Rivers Retreat Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center for 2019

Cottonwood Baptist Church
Clear Creek Baptist Church
Cowboy Church of Erath Co.
Eastwood Baptist Church
Edna Hills Baptist Church
Fairy Baptist Church
FBC Copperas Cove FBC Gatesville
FBC Kempner
FBC Evant
Jonesboro Baptist Church
Pidcoke Baptist Church
School Creak Baptist Church
Northside Baptist Church
White Hall Bapitst Church
Trinity Baptist Church
Purmela Batist Church
Copperas Cove Korean Church English Missions
Providence Baptist Church
Hay Valley Baptist Church
Mountain Baptist Church
True Vine Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Tri-Rivers ANNUAL HOPE Offering Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers HOPE OFFERING for 2019

Adamsville Baptist Church Cove Korean English Mission  Fairy Baptist Church FBC Evant
FBC Hamilton FBC Lampasas FBC Lometa FBC Oglesby
Green Creek Baptist Church Littleville Baptist Church Pidcoke Baptist Church Providence Baptist Church
Purves Baptist Church White Mountain Baptist Church

If your church would like to participate contact your director of missions, Richard Ray:

Adopted Ministries of Tri-Rivers

Office Hours:

Monday           9:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday          9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday     9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday         9:30am-3:30pm


Tri-Rivers Baptist Area
502 E. Main Street, Gatesville, TX  |  254.865.1299