Disaster Relief training held at Baptist Building
JEFFERSON CITY – Trained Disaster Relief chaplains are eligible to attend Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training at the Baptist Building here Nov. 20 and 21. It will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and go until 9 p.m., then begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and go until 5 p.m., with a break for lunch. Endel Lee, from North American Mission Board, will be the trainer. Participants must complete the entire 16-hour training course.
The class size is limited to about 30. The cost for the training is $25. The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) will make hotel reservations and cover the lodging cost for Friday night. The MBC will also provide supper on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Other travel expenses will be left up to the individual chaplains.
Clifton Hill Baptist will mark 150 years Oct. 18
CLIFTON HILL – Clifton Hill Baptist church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Oct. 18. The church will host a carry-in dinner after the regular Sunday services and the celebration will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, call 660-777-3467.
First Baptist, Maysville, ordains Bridgman
MAYSVILLE – First Baptist Church has ordained Kyle L. Bridgman to the Gospel ministry. Bridgman serves as full-time minister of education and music at First Baptist.
SBU men picked to win league cross country
KANSAS CITY—The defending MIAA champion Southwest Baptist University (SBU) men’s cross country team was picked to repeat as champions while the SBU women were tabbed for third in the 2009 MIAA preseason coaches polls.
The SBU men were selected first with 47 points. Missouri Southern was second with 44 points.
For the women, Missouri Southern (the defending champion) totaled 62 points with Pittsburg State second with 57 points and SBU third with 50.
Both the SBU men and women open their seasons Sept. 11 at the UCM Mule Run in Warrensburg.
Faith-based offender reentry conference set
COLUMBIA – Faith-based responses to offender reentry is the focus of the Opening Gates, Opening Hearts conference to be held Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Crossing in Columbia. The meeting will feature keynotes, workshops and simulations. Registration before Aug. 22 is $25. For more information or to register, call Missouri School of Religion, (573) 635-1187 or go to www.missourischoolofreligion.org.
Beulah Baptist Church will celebrate 125 years
DES ARC – Beulah Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary Oct. 4. The day will begin with a special service at 10 a.m. “until the cows come home.” Bill Belmar, a childhood member of Beulah, and Gerald Collier will deliver sermons and the Dement Family Singers will bring the special music.
Gashland Baptist takes ministry to the streets
KANSAS CITY – It was Sunday morning at Gashland Baptist Church and the pews were empty. Wearing bright neon shirts that proclaimed “The Church has Left the Building,” more than 100 people from the north Kansas City church spent their Sunday morning out in the community showing God’s love.
The church’s children picked up trash and painted benches at a local park, while youth passed out 300 free bottles of water at a busy intersection nearby. Others mowed yards, cleaned out gutters at local homes or stayed back at the church making gift baskets for the local firemen and police officers.
Fellowship Baptist draws near to 50th anniversary
JOPLIN – Fellowship Baptist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a picnic and testimony service Oct. 3, 3-6 p.m., and a special worship service Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the church office at 417-781-5174.