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The September/October Baptist Bulletin is full of news and information for you. Look ahead for the following articles!

  • “When a ‘Cherished Myth’ Shatters” by Kevin Mungons
    Sorting out the closure of Evangelical Baptist Missions
  • “GARBC to Sell Meacham Property, Relocate Nearby” by Kevin Mungons
    The GARBC has signed a letter of intent with a developer interested in purchasing its property.
  • “From Coast to Coast to Coast” by Jonita Barram
    Chris Hindal traveled and surveyed Western Europe, a region with a deficit of the gospel.
  • “Betrayal, Fear, and Faith: Helping the Victim of Sexual Sin” by Sue Nicewander
    In the aftermath of scandals, churches are adjusting their approach to better protect victims.
  • “Free Watermelon for Iowa Cyclists” by Seth Thompson
    Two Iowa churches work together during the annual RAGBRAI bike event.
  • 8 pages of GARBC Conference coverage, updates to the GARBC Articles of Faith, and the GARBC’s response to the recent DOMA ruling.

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Bb_logoNew Baptist Bulletin Subscribing Church
Baptist Evangelical Fellowship Church, Eau Claire, Wis., is the newest Baptist Bulletin subscribing church, responding to a special group introductory offer to churches new in the GARBC fellowship. Voting messengers welcomed Pastor David and Ruth Christner and the church family into the association at the 2013 GARBC Conference.

Upcoming Annual Music Festival in Ohio
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Smithville, Ohio, is hosting its Annual Music Festival, Sunday, Sept. 15. Pastor Mark Barrios extends an invitation to sister churches. He says, “Remember we are not asking you to send a choir; we would like to invite anyone from your church who likes to sing to join us. We are using the combined choirs for the entire program so everyone is welcome. Just shoot me an e-mail. I know this interrupts a Sunday evening service for you but our goal is to get our fellowship of churches together for a night of music, worship and fellowship. Hope you can join us.” Event schedule: 3:30–5:30 p.m. rehearsal, 6:00 p.m. concert. (Event listed in OARBC E-Minute.)

Regular Baptists around the Country
SEPTEMBER

Aug. 31–Sept. 2: IL-MO Labor Day retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.
1: Garden State Fellowship Labor Day picnic, New Life Island, Frenchtown, N.J.
5: Recalibrate forum, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ithaca, N.Y.
6, 7: IL-MO ladies’ retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.
6, 7: IARBC ladies’ retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
6, 7: WARBC men’s retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
7: OARBC scholarship bike ride, three locations in Ohio
8–19: ESF senior saints cruise to New England and Canada
9: IL-MO Quincy pastors’ fellowship, Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill.
9–12: BNN Christian workers’ retreat, Cannon Beach, Ore.
10: IL-MO senior saints retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.
16, 17: Crossroads Fellowship annual conference, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomington, Ind.
16–18: CARBC Dana Point retreat (Pastor Montgomery, organizer), Dana Point, Calif.
21: OARBC Saturate state youth rally, four locations in Ohio
23–30: OARBC Color Tour, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Stowe, Vt.
23–25: Minn. ARBC annual meeting, Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, Minn.
26–28: Pilot Lake men’s, boys’, and pastors’ retreat, LaPorte, Calif.
27, 28: ESF Ladies’ Advance, First Baptist Church, Johnson City, N.Y.
27, 28: WARBC ladies’ retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.

GARBC Staff ItinerariesGARBC Logo
SEPTEMBER 2013

John Greening
1: Washington Baptist Church, Turnersville, N.J. (a.m.)
1: Garden State BBQ and Fellowship, New Life Island Camp, Frenchtown, N.J. (p.m.)
6, 7: WARBC men’s retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
8: Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
22: Mountain Stream Baptist Church, Bushkill, Pa.
23–25: Baptist Bible College and Seminary board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Alex Bauman
Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Chris Hindal
14–18: Fellowship of Missions Retreat and Conference, Atlanta, Ga.
22: Atlanta Bible Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
29: Fox Valley Baptist Church, Dundee, Ill.

John Murdoch
21–26: Immanuel Baptist Church missions conference, Newton, Iowa

Michael Nolan
23: Baptist Bible College and Seminary Foundation board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.
29: First Baptist Church, Mentone, Ind.