The World Has Come to Us--Let's Take Jesus to Them
Fox Valley Semi-Annual Meeting
Tuesday April 12 6:30 pm
First Baptist Church
509 N Front Street McHenry, IL
Preacher: Keith Draper
Vacation Bible Clinic
Saturday April 16 9:00 to 11:00
Emanuel Baptist Church 742 Claim Street Aurora.
Help your VBS leaders get a head start on VBS preparation. Sessions for directors, teachers, crafts, recreation, music. Hear this year's VBS songs. Just come and get caught up in the excitement of VBS.
Sessions in English and Spanish
Flint Michigan Water Filtration Installation Project
Dear Disaster Relief Leaders
Most of you have heard about the ongoing “quality of water” issue in Flint, Michigan. Today I was on a conference call with the National Disaster Relief Leadership. The State Emergency Management leadership of Michigan has requested Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to help in the continuing response to this water contamination problem. Over the next several months Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Teams from around the country are asked to come to Flint, MI to help install water filter systems in individual homes. This is very different than most disaster responses. But because Southern Baptist Disaster Relief had such an impact after the flooding in Warren, MI (we sent five teams from Illinois) the Michigan Emergency Operations Center is asking specifically for Southern Baptists to help them again.
I have attached a document with the “Scope of Work” statement giving details of the work needed. Each week (for approximately 6 months) the request is for 18 people to help with the Water Filtration Installation Project. This would include 5 teams of three people each who will work to install the filter systems in individual homes. In addition to these 15 people there would be a need for 2 cooks and 1 “Operations Leader” to work with the overall project managers to coordinate the work each day. You would not need a trailer or any heavy equipment. As much as possible you would need to enlist teams of three who can work together to install the filters. You do not have to enlist all 18 volunteers but you can certainly do that if you are able. If you only have a team of 3 then you could go if there are openings during the week of your interest.
If you need assistance in putting together teams, I suggest you first communicate with your regional leaders to put together teams of 3. When you have a specific group and a specific week, then communicate directly to me and I will pass this information on to the NAMB DOC and then confirm your week back to you. The DR project leaders in Flint will provide some basic training for teams to install the filters. Since these DR teams are going into homes, it is important that responding individuals are credentialed DR workers with a background check. Read over the attachment and then feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for considering this Disaster Relief Ministry opportunity in Flint, Michigan.
Specialized Missions Mobilization Director
Illinois Baptist State Association
217 391 3134
Crossover St. Louis 3000 Volunteers Needed
Dear Associational Leaders,
As you probably already know the SBC Convention will be held this summer in St Louis. That brings an important challenge for us. Before the Convention convenes June 14-15, 2016, Southern Baptist from across the country will come the week before to share Jesus with our communities. That event is called Crossover St Louis 2016. We need your help!
There are project on both sides of the river. I am asking you to help me get the word out for our Illinois projects. Encourage your churches to go to http://www.meba.org/crossover-st-louis-2016, click on the Illinois Projects link and prayerfully commit to one of the projects. We really need your help in getting this word out to your churches. We need about 3,000 volunteers.
In addition to Crossover, the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders will be holding its annual meeting June 12-13, right before the convention. Please go to http://www.sbcassociations.org/ to learn more about this event and register for it. It promises to be a meeting worth attending.
If you need more information about either of these events, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
In His Service,
Executive Director of Missions
Metro-East Baptist Association
4950 Old Collinsville Road
Swansea, Illinois 62226
FVBA Winter Meeting-- Feb 16 6:30 Bethania Elgin
Grand Prix Day-- March 12 Lighthouse Fellowship Huntley
FVBA Semi-Annual-- April 12 FBC McHenry 6:30 pm
VBS Clinic-- April 16 Aurora Emanuel
Disaster Relief Training--April 22-23 Streator Camp
Youth Rally-- April 22 FBC McHenry
FVBA Church Planting-- April 23
Our FVBA Winter Meeting is scheduled for February 16 6:30 pm at Iglesia Bautista Bethania 712 Dickie Elgin. Featured speaker is Tim Bailey NAMB/IBSA Church Planting Consultant for Fox Valley. We also will hear reports from Church Planters Mike Warren, Rene Corona, and Marvin Perez.
Other upcoming events include:
Pastors Cohort (FVBA South)-- February 18 12 noon Orchard Valley Baptist Church Aurora. Discussion on "A Biblical Understanding of Holy Spirit Power."
Pastors Cohort (North FVBA)--February 23 12 noon FBC Crystal Lake. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and desserts provided. Discussion of The Case for Antioch by Dr. Jeff Iorg.
Children's Ministry Day March 12-choose your own Children's Ministry for your local area or bring your children to Grand Prix at Lighthouse Fellowship in Huntley. Please order your cars by February 12 if you wish to participate in Grand Prix--contact Napoleon Downsemail@example.com
FVBA Semi-Annual Meeting FBC McHenry April 12 6:30. Preacher Keith Draper--Mission Opportunities That Surround Us!
FVBA VBS Leadership Training April 16 9 to 11 am Aurora Emanuel. Get your VBS leaders and teachers ready for VBS. Sessions in English and Spanish.
FVBA Church Planting Vision Tour Saturday morning April 23. Start time to be announced. Visit and pray for church planting sites in Fox Valley.
FVBA Summer Meeting July 11 6:30 Victory Rock Fellowship Marengo.
FVBA Mission Trip to Wisconsin July 16-23. VBS, Outreach Events, Light Construction to assist Wisconsin church plants and established churches. For youth and adults. Contact Eric Hernandez for firstname.lastname@example.org
FVBA Children's Camp July 25-29 Streator Camp. For children grades 3 to 6. Adult and youth counselors also needed. Cost is $140 for children and $90 for counselors. Contact Sonia Contreras for information- email@example.com
IBSA and SBC Events
IBSA Technology Workshop IBSA Office February 20.
IBSA Student Ministry Resource Conference IBSA Office March 4-5
SBC Annual Meeting June 13-14 St. Louis
For Youth and Adults
Focus: Assisting Church Plants and Established Churches with Outreach, VBS, Light Construction. Will be working with 1 established church and 3-4 Church Plants. As the result of last year's trip a new church plant is beginning this year.
Pictured below is a cup from Wizeecha Church.
Victory Baptist Mendota
Associate Pastor--Jay Miller
Praises: We are thankful that God had been moving heavily in our church lately. We have seen several lives changed and we have been reaching out to our community like never before. Praise Jesus!
Prayer Request: Please pray for Abigail's women clinic here in Mendota as they are trying to open a new men's ministry and outreach. Pray that our community, which is very religious, realizes that they need a personal relationship with Jesus. And please pray for a few families here that been really sick.
Sunday small groups 9:30 am, Sunday Worship 10:40 am,
Wednesday service at 6 pm (2nd 4th and 5th Wed)
Food pantry at 5 pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
505 W. 7 Ave. Mendota, IL 61342.
Pastor Dale Noe
Praises: Recent Christmas Eve service. Saw 102 in attendance.
Prayer Requests: The ice storm on Monday caused a light post to fall onto the church. Minor damage to the church but need repairs to the roof and new lights and a light posts
Sundays - 9 AM Sunday School
10 AM Worship Service
5 PM TeamKiDS/Youth/Adult Bible Study
Church Address: 20503 Telegraph St, Marengo, IL 60152
Church Phone Number: 815-568-6404 Alt. 847-571-0658
Tuesday February 16 6:30 pm
Iglesia Bautista Bethania Elgin
712 Dickie Avenue
Hear Exciting Church Planting reports from Tim Bailey--NAMB Church Planting Catalyst (pictured) plus area Church Planters including Mike Warren, Rene Corona, Marvin Perez, Edgar Hernandez.
Director Dr. Mark Inman