IT IS A NEW DAY AT CAMP HARRIS!
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|| Current E-Blast Announcements - March 15 || Current Newsletter April 2023 - NL23.4.1 ||
Welcome to the WCB Ministry and Ministry Center
Webster-Claiborne and Bienville Associations are composed of 60 churches committed to reaching our world for Christ. The Great Commission appearing below, taken from Matthew 28:18-20, provides our orders. We seek to obey our Lord's command thus introducing our world to Jesus Christ
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
Our churches are both different and the same. While one church is found at the end of a beautiful, winding, country lane, another is found on main street in the center of town. Some are small, others large. Some are filled with "city-folk", the others filled with "country-folk". Although different in many ways, they are all committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and seek to bring our world to Him.
Thirty-five churches in Webster and Claiborne parishes form the Webster-Claiborne Association. Twenty-five churches in Bienville parish form the Bienville Association. While these two associations have their own officers and ministries, they also share many cooperative ministries as well. The common thread that brings these churches together is the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. This is a voluntary giving program in which churches combine their strengths to support mission causes around the world. Together these churches support missions through the North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Louisiana Baptist Convention, and local Associational Missions.
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March 15, 2023
Current Near & Far Newsletter and E-blasts can be found on our website at wcbcenter.com, click on the Newsletter annd the E-blast tabs for updated news and announcements.
March 19-24 New Ramah invites you to a Bible Prophesy Conference with the Lisemby Family, night meetings begin at 6PM.
March 24 Camp Harris Fish Fry
March 26 BWC Worship Extreme, Beech Springs, Minden 4:30-7:00, Please let us know you are coming so they can prepare food.
April 6 65th Annual Bienville Men’s & Boys Rally will be at Bienville School, Kyle Williams will be speaking, and supper will be a BBQ plate with ice cream for $9. RSVP to Philip Towns 318-548-8504 by March 27th.
April 21-22 Embrace Women’s & Ministry Conference, FBC Natchitoches, louisianabaptists.org/embrace for more info or 1-800-622-6549
Our next Executive Board & Pastor Conference is on April 24th, Webster-Claiborne at 11AM at the Mission Center and Bienville at 6PM, FBC Arcadia.
Ladies, have you heard about the special WMU women’s event planned during the SBC in New Orleans this summer. This exciting opportunity to host Southern Baptists from across the United States in our wonderful state! The WMU Missions Adventure and Celebration will be June 11-12, in New Orleans. This event will precede the SBC Annual Meeting and will discuss missions around the world. You do not have to be a WMU leader to join, this gathering is for all our Louisiana Baptist Women. More info can be found at wmu.com/neworleans.
March 7, 2023
Current Near & Far Newsletter and E-blasts can be found on our website at wcbcenter.com, click on the Newsletter and the E-blast tabs for updated news and announcements.
March 18 Spring Forward, Time changes this Saturday night.
March 19-24 New Ramah invites you to a Bible Prophecy Conference with the Lisemby Family, night meetings begin at 6PM.
March 24 Camp Harris Fish Fry
The Executive Board from both associations met on Feb. 27th and
voted to approve the following amounts to be transferred from our
Louisiana Baptist Foundation accounts:
- $1,400.00 from the Interest Account for Mission Scholarships.
- $1,000.00 from the Interest Account for Camp Harris employee training.
- $4,000.00 from the General Account for Fire Retardant and kitchen repair to satisfy Fire Marshall at Camp Harris.
- That leaves $120,479.97 in the General Account & $466.88 in the Interest account at the LBF.
Our financial reports presented to the Bienville Executive Board had an error. A check from FBC Arcadia for $521.25 had been shown from FBC Ringgold. The final figures remain the same and as of today the checking accounts for Bienville at Gibsland Bank is $8,071.11 and the Webster-Claiborne account at B1 is $10,151.81.
Our next Executive Board & Pastor Conference is on April 24th, Webster-Claiborne at 11AM at the Mission Center and Bienville at 6PM, place TBA.
February 21, 2023
Remember that Bienville & Webster-Claiborne Baptist
Associations Executive Board and Pastor’s Fellowship meets
Webster-Claiborne meets at 10 AM at the Mission Center
Bienville meets at 6 PM at Pine Grove
Pray for our Easter Mission trip preparing for Portugal Easter Outreach – Five people are going representing our two Associations.
Follow this link to our February Newsletter.
January 23, 2023
Pray for Easter Mission Portugal Team, March 30th- April
Jerry & Sandra Martin
You can partner with us through prayers and gifts. If you would like to give so that we can buy supplies, cover transportation, and other expenses call Bro. Randy.
February 10-11 Weekend for Pastors & Wives at Tall Timbers. Ask Bro. Randy for scholarships if needed.
Executive Board & Pastor Conference February 27th.
Webster-Claiborne 10AM at Mission Center
Bienville 6PM at Pine Grove
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October 12, 2022
“It’s a New Day At Camp Harris”
We reviewed our building renovations and our New Life Center Building Fund at our board meeting. Our combined goal, Concord Union Baptist Association and our area consisting of Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, is to raise $600,000. Our portion of that goal is $300,000. To date we have received $173,000 from all sources to the It’s a New Day Fund. We have paid out $163,000 on the first installment on the $200,000 (plus) roof. We have $11,000 remaining in the New Life Fund. We have a $50,000 loan approved with Gibsland Bank. The roof should be finished over the next few weeks.
I encourage every church in Bienville and Webster-Claiborne to consider our 1% challenge. If every church would give 1% of your budget to our project each year for 3 years, we would easily meet our $300,000 goal. Today about a 1/3 of our combined churches have committed to give. Many gave the full amount up front rather than monthly. As a result, we have raised about 1/3 of what we need to do all the renovations planned. We need you and your church to give generously. This is your camp. Would you please consider putting the Harris Baptist Camp New Life Center Fund in your budget or ask your members to periodically give through special offerings? We need every church in Bienville and Webster-Claiborne to give. Would you talk to your leadership about joining the other churches already giving to help us reach our goal?
The Camp Harris Board is requesting you to help us raise $600,000. Webster-Claiborne and Bienville’s share is $300,000. What can you do? You can lead your church to designate 1% of your undesignated receipts to the Camp Harris Building Fund “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris” for the next 3 years. Go to WCBcenter.com for updates. Together we can do this. Individuals can give, churches can give, businesses or organizations can give. Together we can give and build for a new day. Call me if you would like me to come talk with your church or finance committee.
Go to wcbcenter.com and click on It’s a New Day at Camp Harris or click on our e-blasts and newsletter tabs to read about the 1% Camp Harris Building Fund Plan.
Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
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