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Weekly Update 
This past week, I was blessed to lead a Bible Study at FBC Gatesville, visit with BSM Staff of Tarleton, while spending time at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center. On Sunday I preached at Littleville Baptist Church in Hamilton. This church has an amazing congregation that loves to share the message of God's Love.
This Sunday, I will be attending the Hamilton Baptist Associational Music Festival hosted by Carlton Baptist Church.
The 2019 Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Annual Book of Report is now available online. If you would like a hard copy of the Book of Report, please let us know and we will mail you a hard copy.
I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Spend Thanksgiving being a blessing to others while giving Thanks to God.
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
Here are the children in our area this year with Angel Tree.
Copperas Cove           3    
Purmela                       1 
We need Churches and individuals who are willing and able to purchase and deliver Christmas gifts to these children.  
Please contact your Area Office to find out about the the children in your area, or to request Angel Tree Christmas Cards with the Children's name, wishlist, and caregiver's address for delivery.
If you are unable to deliver the gifts, please bring them back to the area office by December 11 for us to deliver.
Thank you for helping us give Joy to a prisoner's child this Christmas. It all starts with a gift....that leads to the most precious Gift of all - Jesus Christ.
Please take this opportunity to submit your Church Life Report to share how God's church is furthering His kingdom.

God's Daily Word

This blog has dual purposes: To present the gospel message in such a way that people will be drawn by God's love into a
saving relationship with Jesus Christ; and to encourage and strengthen Christians in their journey toward spiritual
Quote: "Thankfulness is a conscious response that comes from looking beyond our blessings to their source."--Henry Blackaby
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever" (Psalm 136:1 NIV).
Our passage begins a beautiful expression of praise and thanksgiving to God as the Creator and as Deliverer. God's everlasting love is the basis for everything for which we should give thanks. In the next three lessons, we will be reminded of several reasons we should be thankful this Thanksgiving season and all year long. As simple as this exercise will be, I think it important to consider what God has done, and continues to do, for us.
Give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy. Today, I am reminded that Christians are being persecuted all around the world. They are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed. Their Bibles and other Christian literature are being confiscated. They gather for worship under the constant threat of being rounded up as criminals.
We live in a wonderful country, even with all its flaws. God continues to bless us with freedoms that many never experience. Please take the time to thank God for his blessing of freedom. Also, remember that freedom isn't free. Many have sacrificed their lives to protect these freedoms we enjoy. Please pray for those who put their lives on the line every day to guard our freedoms.
Give thanks for material blessings. God does not choose to bless all of us with the same abundance of material things. You may have little or much of this world's goods, but God wants all of us to be equally thankful for what we have. I'm reminded of the words of an astronaut years ago when he described the planet earth, as seen from space, as "an oasis in space." If the earth is an oasis in space, the USA must be a paradise in a barren wasteland compared with much of the world. In this country, our dogs and cats eat better than most people of the world. Our garbage cans tell the tale. I've read that we throw away 10 times our body weight per year. In many countries, people throw away nothing.
John Steinbeck once wrote these words to Adlai Stephenson, "If I wanted to destroy a nation I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy, and sick." Do you think America may have reached this point?"
Love, Jerry & Dotse

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Jonesboro Baptist Church is having Recovery meeting each Sunday night at 6:00pm


Teresa Rudnick is in need of 150 metal folding chairs, new or used, for use with the Prison Fellowship Ministries.  
Please call or email the area office for more information. or (254) 865-1299




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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

Lake Victor Baptist Church is looking for a bivocational pastor. Send applications and resumes to the address below or email them to  Must meet qualification set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-4 and Titus 1:5-9

Lake Victor Baptist Church
3030 FM 2340
Lampasas, TX 76550

Contact person - Trisa Smith, treasurer 830-385-2464

Live Oak Baptist Church in Gatesville is searching for a youth minister. This will be a part-time position, hired by committee.

    1. The Youth Minister has full authority to plan, organize, lead, and implement all aspects of the youth ministry, including disbursement of funds and calendaring of events. The Youth Minister is expected to do so in a trustworthy, cooperative manner while adhering to those by-laws and policies, especially those having to do with youth ministry and activities.
    2. The Youth Minister is under the leadership of the Pastor and is expected to participate in staff meetings and other meetings as may be deemed necessary by the Pastor or the church. Consideration will be given for other job obligations.
    3. The Youth Minister shall become familiar with and adhere to all church policies, especially those having to do with youth ministry and activities.
  2.   Among other responsibilities.
    1. The Youth Minister has given testimony and evidence of genuine Christian conversion. Therefore, it is expected that the Youth Minister consistently lives in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both privately and publicly, and that they give diligence to satisfy the Biblical standards which this ministry position requires.
    2. The job requires up to 20 hours per week, with the exception of not more than 2 weeks of 40 hours for camp or a mission trip. The starting rate of pay will be $16.00 per hour.
    3. All scheduled absences and time off requests must be approved in advance by the Pastor.
    4. The Youth Minister must maintain a good driving record.
    5. If any parent/guardian or church member has a problem arise, they will be referred to the Personnel Policy, Section IV-Resolution of Differences as stated on Page II-3 of the Church Policy Manual.
    6. The conditions of employment are to be reviewed at least annually by the Personnel Committee.
    7. This part-time employee is not eligible for insurance or retirement benefits.

  3. For full job description click HERE.

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.

Selden Baptist Church is seeking a good used organ for their church.
Please contact the church at (254) 485-8593 to donate or for more information.

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 

First Baptist Church Evant is looking for a pianist for their Sunday Services. 
If you are interested please contact Pastor Dane Barron
(254) 206-1119

First Baptist Church Hamilton is looking for a pianist for their Sunday Services. They also need to be available Wednesday evenings for choir practice. They will need to be able to accompany the choir on Sundays as well.
If you are interested please contact Kayla Chadwick 

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 


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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 Ministry Fund Supporting Churches
The following churches support the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Strategic Plan for 2018

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

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