Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Region 3 disaster relief directors and associates recently met at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) building to share ideas, discuss policy and procedures and become better informed of current emergency management trends and issues that affect SBC disaster relief. The goal of the meeting was to become better able to reach out to those in crisis situations, sharing Christ’s help, healing and hope. Pictured from left: Randy Garrett, Arkansas transitional disaster relief director; Terry Henderson, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief director; Fritz Wilson, Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief executive director, and Joe Garner, disaster relief consultant for the ABSC. Also among those attending were Dwaine Carter, Missouri disaster relief director; Don Gann, Mississippi disaster relief director; Mike Jansen, appointed representative for Jim Richardson, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief director; Gibbie McMillan, Louisiana disaster relief coordinator, and Sam Porter, Oklahoma disaster relief director. Directors also brought in their right-hand associates for the meeting. In addition, disaster relief child care leaders met at the same time.
SILOAM SPRINGS – This year Camp Siloam was missing one staff member – very dearly. Shelby Seabaugh, who died March 27, was planning on working at Siloam this summer.
Her father, Mike Seabaugh, senior pastor at Central Baptist Church, Magnolia, has pastored the last week of camp for 24 years.
First Baptist Church, Salem, will hold a women's conference beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 11. Tammy Fletcher will speak. Lunch and child care will be provided.
Berea Baptist Church, Jacksonville, will host a concert by The Representative Quartet Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, visit bbcjax.net.
Third Baptist Church, Malvern, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sept. 20-21. The church was founded Sept. 3, 1914. Activities for Saturday include a Let’s Get Reacquainted brunch from 9 to 11 a.m. in the family life center and a Birthday Bash from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot. The Sunday anniversary service will include a concert at 9:30 a.m., followed by an anniversary worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastors who were raised in and ordained from the church will speak, with current Pastor Tom Strike bringing the message with a look toward the church’s next 100 years. A potluck meal will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.