Dr. Wade Lott
It’s almost spring! I love this time of year. The weather warms up, the plants start to come back to life, and our Easter celebrations are just around the corner. There are three upcoming events that I would like to discuss in this month’s edition of the newsletter. The first is the upcoming Executive Committee Meeting that will take place on March 8th at 7:00 p.m. This year we decided to try something different with regard to the locations of our meetings. In the past, we have held these meetings in the churches of the association, on a rotating basis. Many times, this has necessitated a drive of 45 minutes to an hour for some of our committee members. After studying the attendance patterns of these meetings, it was determined that we can host those meetings in the conference room of the Association Office. If, in the future, the attendance at these meetings grows to a point that we can no longer accommodate them, then we will move the meetings back to the churches.
The second event that I want to call to your attention is the Annual Spring Meeting of the Association. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 17th at Hill Street Baptist Church. There will be a meal at 5:30 and the meeting will be called to order at 6:30. Please take note of these times, as they differ from previous years. Rev. Joel Southerland, Executive Director of Evangelism at the North American Mission Board, will be our guest speaker. Our moderator, Rev. Joey Stewart, has chosen the theme “Gathering the Harvest” to guide our meeting.
Finally, our Tugalo Baptist Association Casting for Christ Fishing Tournament will take place on April 28th on Lake Hartwell at Tugaloo State Park. There will be a pre-tournament meeting on Friday night at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. The purpose of the tournament is to share the Gospel with those attend, and their families. Please pray for this incredible opportunity of outreach. Also, come fish the tournament and invite a lost person to join you! More information can be found on our website or by calling the office. Thanks for all you do reach people with the Gospel and to make disciples! Have a great week!