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Association Updatese-INFOOctober 2008

Association Updates: October 2008

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Talents For Christ New Category

Talents For Christ (TFC) directors from several states and GARBC personnel participated in a September 16th web meeting to plan for the upcoming TFC competition. The directors enthusiastically committed to promoting TFC in their region and through state meetings and voted to offer the new category of instrumental ensembles in the open competiton. Directors expressed thankfulness for Regular Baptist camps in Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio offering  state TFC  scholarships to their camping programs. TFC participation is growing, let’s keep the momentum going! It’s not too early to prompt your church teens to participate in next year’s competition-as a group or individual, scholarship or open (non-scholarship).

Children’s Curriculum Sales are UP!

Praise the Lord for the good reception of the new RBP’s children’s curriculum. We took the input of churches in the GARBC and designed the curriculum with you mind. The teacher-friendly Planting Faith (2s & 3s, pre-primaries) and Growing Faith  (primaries, middlers and juniors) curriculum are available in two versions, KJV and NKJV. Your students will love the learning activities! Place your order for winter quarter now.

Opportunity to Help a New Church

A church in the GARBC is ready to start a new work and they have requested funds from the Baptist Builders Club START UP fund.  As of the end of September Baptist Builders Club did not enough funds to meet the full request.  Church planting is our future; we need your support! You can help plant churches by giving today.  You can make a web donation  or send support to BBC-USA, 1300 North Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL  60173.

GARBC Staff  Itineraries

Our guys are on the go! Please pray for them. Contact the GARBC Resource Center, 888-588-1600, if our serving team can be of assistance to you. We’d love to hear from you!

John Greening
October 12Fox Valley Baptist, Dundee, IL
October 16-17GARBC 2009 Annual Conference Regional Planning meeting, Elyria, OH
October 24 – 26RBP BuildUP Seminar/ESF Conference
First Baptist Church
Horseheads, NY
October 30Faith Baptist Church
Mason City, IA
Jim Vogel
Oct 5Tri Lakes Baptist Church
Columbia City, IN
Oct 6-8Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Plymouth, MN
Oct 12Inland Manor Baptist Church (a.m.)
Hobart, IN
Oct 12Calumet Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches Regional Meeting (p.m.)
Oct 13,14IL/MO ARBC State Meeting
Naperville, IL
October 24 – 26RBP BuildUP Seminar/ESF Conference
First Baptist Church
Horseheads, NY
Chris Hindal
Oct 5-Nov 1Mizoram, India; GLS Asia Conference
Indonesia, Malaysia
John Murdoch
Oct 12Boardman Baptist Church
Youngstown, OH
Oct 19 – 21First Baptist Church
Yarmouth, IA
Oct 24 – 25Retirement ceremony Ch. Douglas Ferry NYARNG
Camillus, NY
Oct 26West Genesee Hills Baptist Church
Camillus, NY
Michael Nolan
Oct 9-10RBP regional manager meeting
Oct 19Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, IN
Oct 27 & 28Church care board meeting

Baptists Across the Country
Check out State and Regional Association happenings!

3, 4 MARBC Northern Ladies’ Fall Retreat, MN
6, 7 MCARBC Fall Conference, Kansas City, KS
10, 11 Camp Sparta Fall Youth Retreat, Sebring, FL
11 MARBC Southern Ladies, Faribault, MN
13 NARBC Fall Conference, Nebraska City, NE
16-18 Fall Out 2008 Youth Retreat, Pillager, MN
17, 18 WARBC Fall Conference, Ladysmith, WI
20, 21 OARBC Conference, Millersburg, OH
21 IARBC Ladies’ State Meeting, Grimes, IA
24, 25 ESFRBC Fall Conference, Horseheads, NY
27, 28 Sunshine Baptist Fellowship Fall Conference, Lakeland, FL
27, 28 MARBC Annual Conference, Rochester, MI

Congratulations, Chaplain and Kezia!

Army Chaplain Randy Curry (GARBC Chaplaincy Ministries) and Kezia McNeal (daughter of Rev. & Mrs. John McNeal, Atlanta Bible Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia) are engaged and soon to be married in January! Kezia often sings at GARBC Annual Conferences–will we be blessed with a duet next time?