Executive Minister Appeals for Prayer
Read Rev. Dr. Dwight Stinnett's pastoral letter concerning the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
2014 Ministers Conference
with Marsha Brown Woodard
Great Rivers Assembly 2014:
Fresh Breath...Second Wind
Also, a special web site has been set up that will give users of smartphones and tablets quick access to the Assembly Schedule.
Creekwood Baptist, Rockford Celebrates
On Sunday, August 10, the church celebrated the ordination anniversaries of Ed Libby - 50 years - and Darren Loeppky - 25 years. Ed is retired from pastoral ministry. Darren is Creekwood's pastor. Darren's children brought greetings and shared Scripture during worship. The church board members presented certificates to each. Luis Rodriguez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida, dropped by during the reception that followed worship to honor the pastors. Richard Ricks, GRR Staff, peached.
Costa Rica Mission
John Grisham, retired GRR staff member, continues (as a contract employee of the GRR) to encourage mission trips to Costa Rica (Read story of Partnership Celebration with Costa Rica Baptists in the most recent edition (Aug 8, 2014) of the Mainstream). The picture here is of the Baptist Camp and a few of those who were on this trip.
Fairbury First Baptist Celebrates Sr. Pastor's 15 Years
Steve Anderson, Sr. Pastor, of Fairbury First Baptist Church was honored during the morning worship service of July 27. Words of blessing and a certificate were presented by members of the Board of Deacons. A reception followed worship.
Morrison First Baptist Celebrates 160 Years
During Worship on August 3 Pastor Dick Adams honored 40 year plus members of the church with presentation of certificates from the church. Richard Ricks, GRR Associate Minister preached during the worship service. A celebration dinner followed the worship service.
Habitat Blitz Build: Gifford IL
June 1 - 14
Total Volunteers Registered for Blitz Build: 67
Total for Week 1 �?June 1-7, 2014: 20
Total for Week 2 �?June 8-14, 2014: 32
Total Volunteers Registered for Both Weeks: 14
Dwight Stinnett reported to the GRR Board of Ministries on May 16 that as of the date of his report $15,000 had been given to this project.
Unable to be present to work on this project? Pray for the workers and the project. God may also lead you to give financial resources:
You may send your cash donations (we need to raise $100,000) directly to GRR through your monthly mission giving �?just clearly mark it for Gifford Rebuild Project. Donations other than cash need to be arranged directly through Habitat for Humanity, Champaign Chapter ( email@example.com or 217-363-3373 ).
Give to this project online. Choose "Gifford Rebuild" as your designation when completing the form. Or, mail your check to the GRR Office with "Gifford Rebuild" written on the memo line of your check. (In case you have wondered if the GRR secure site is vulnerable to the virus that is making the news these days, we have been assured by our hosting company, that we are not.)
Area III churches meeting during the spring Discipleship Summit gave over $400 toward this project. Thank you, churches of Area III!!!
More Info: Brian Romanowski, Mahomet FBC