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Blessings M a y 2 0 1 2

A p u b lica tio n o f B yro m ville B a p tist C h u rch

Inside Pastor’s colum n. . . . . . . . About the cover. . . . . . . . Better Bridges Sunday. . . Turkey Creek Festival. . . VBS 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . Associational news. . . . . . Georgia Baptist events. . . W eddings and newborns. Children’s Hom e Day. . . . Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monthly info. . . . . . . . . . .

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In the ball park with Brother Andy Family Enrichment Conference a spiritual success! A million thanks to each of you for your prayers, participation, and scrumptious meals during the Family E n r i c h m e n t Conference. Your personal comments Andy Boyd were very encouraging. It is so wonderful to serve a God Who makes all the difference in the world in our daily lives. May we experience this profound difference for years to come. Should any of you need to follow up with Dan Darden in private counseling, I have his business card which I will gladly make available to you.

Baby Dedication Mother’s Day May 13 Babies rule the world!!! It is my pleasure to dedicate the newest additions to our church families. You will not want to miss this precious celebration as we worship together this Mother’s Day! There will be many “Kodak” moments.

About the cover Pictured on the cover are our pastor Andy Boyd and Mandy Smith just before Brother Andy baptized her on Easter Sunday.

Sermon emphasis on pastoral leadership During the last Sunday in April and the Sundays in May, I will be sharing at least three sermons directed toward the Biblical role of pastor. As members of this church body, I implore you to be present. In the near future, you will have a new pastor and I want you to fully understand his authority, role and leadership prior to his arrival in Byromville.

Staying away from lemonade (as much as possible), Brother Andy

Marty Bridges, one of our state missionaries, will be our guest preacher for Better Bridges Sunday on May 6. Marty works with the Church-Minister Relations Ministry of our Georgia Baptist Convention.

Page 3 The basketball shootout, bicycle races, and hula hoop contest will be back and hopefully the fire truck ride for the kids. There will be other games and rides for the kids as well as many food and other vendors. Be sure to visit our Seasoned Saints booth with sausage biscuits and coffee early and homemade cakes and cookies. Prizes will be given away during the day. You do have to be present to win. For more information and a schedule of events, visit

Homecoming in Byromville is this year’s theme for Turkey Creek Festival. In keeping with that theme, our parade grand marshals will be the “Bes Buds” aka the 1962 Eighth Grade Class of Byromville Elementary School. Our live entertainment will also include some folks (or there children) whose old stomping ground was Byromville–Marshal Welch, Dick Kitchens’ daughters and Joy (Josey) and Dennis Lanning. And the museum will be full of great old pictures from Byromville’s past. We’re even having a Mystery Photo Contest. The winner will receive a gift card to Cracker Barrel. Also on display in the museum will be Fred Causey’s “Georgia’s Official Centennial Celebration of Tarzan’s 100th Birthday” exhibit. Other entertainers scheduled to perform include Black Velvet Band, Dancing Dolls, Marty Evans Band and the Gospel Stars.

Vacation Bible School June 11-15, 2012 VBS 2012 is cleared for takeoff! Watch amazing things happen as kids encounter God like never before—all against the backdrop of some of the world's most marvelous natural wonders. As kids explore Psalm 147:5, they’ll recognize God’s power over all things, trust that God is always in control, accept God’s gift of forgiveness, celebrate that Jesus is alive, and rely on God’s power. Contact VBS Director Jill Brannen today to see how you can help make this year’s VBS the best ever.

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Georgia Baptist Convention events

Jubalheirs in concert at Perry First Baptist Church, May 4 Enjoy a swim in the pool or play basketball or volleyball. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served at lunch. You will hear testimonies about how great Camp Houston is.

Northern Heights hosting men’s fish fry May 7 This is the quarterly associational Brotherhood meeting. Fish fry begins at 6:30pm.

Pinecrest Church hosting youth rally May 19 Program guests include Austin Childs, Sheila Young, youth pastor Bobby Bishop, Teen Challenge of Dublin and Free Life Band. Hamburgers will be served at 6:00pm; rally begins at 6:45pm.

Associational Missions Emphasis Week is May 20-26 Prayer guides will be available at the church house.

2012 West Virginia mission trip The trip will be July 14–20. Cost is $250 per person. Visit for details and registration forms or call Pinecrest Baptist Church at 229-273-1261.

Jubalheirs is a choir made up of women who serve in various capacities in music ministry. Founded in 1973, Jubalheirs presents concerts under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan. Like Sons of Jubal, Jubalheirs is also a music and missions organization with a history of many projects over the years. Their most recent project was a mission project in Moldova, where lives were touched, and Christ was shared through songs and testimony. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Speechless Prayer Conference, Norman Park, May 21-22 Keynote speaker will be Greg Frizzell, Prayer & Spiritual Awakening Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Visit for more information and/or to register.

Priority of Worship Workshops, May 7, Northside Church, Tifton The keynote speakers will be John Bryan and Jon Duncan leading a session on the "Biblical Foundations for Worship". Breakout sessions (you will have an opportunity to attend three out of four) "How to Enhance Traditional Worship" (Keith Chandler and Benny Pate); “Issues and Answers About Worship” (Jon Duncan); "How to Move to New Worship Styles" (Steve Brown and Jay Vineyard) and "Fresh Approaches to Preaching In Worship" (John Bryan). Visit for more information and/or to register.

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Congratulations to Susan and Brett Walls on their marriage on March 31.

Children’s Home Day

Congratulations to Martha Peavy on the birth of her great grandson, William Joseph Trask, Jr. Joseph was born April 16 at 2:59 a.m. weighing 6 lb. 6 oz. and measuring 19 inches long. Congratulations also to grandparents Gayle (Peavy) and Mark Bowie and parents Amanda and Will Trask. Joseph and his parents live in LaGrange.

May 13, 2012

For 140 years, we have equipped children and families looking for hope the tools to build a new life. This ministry and a brighter tomorrow would not be possible without the prayers and financial support of people like you. Please help continue to build a brighter tomorrow for all the children who come through our doors. Special offering envelopes will be available at the church house. Visit for more information.

Byromville Baptist Church Family, Thanks for the lovely White Bible Ceremony! It means so much to us to have such a wonderful church family to help us celebrate this special time in our lives. We are truly blessed! Thanks again! Brett and Susan

May 2012 SUNDAY












National Day of Prayer

Turkey Creek Festival


7 Senior Adult Sunday National N urses Day



6:30pm Assn’l Brotherhood Fish Fry, Northern Heights Church










N ational Teachers Day


N ational N ursing H om e W eek

Mother’s Day C hildren’s H om e Day

Arm ed Forces D ay

8:00am Brotherhood Breakfast

N ational Police W eek

Baby Dedication during 11am W orship

N o evening service.



8:00pm D eacons M eeting

10:00am W om en on Mission






Em ergency Medical Services W eek

Associational Missions Emphasis Week 27





Pentecost G raduate R ecognition Sunday 7:00pm C onference

Birthdays 5-1

5-4 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-9

Jim m y Gauthier Glynn Grantham Thad Kitchens Mary Lizzie Lam berth Ross Stout Tom m y Bodrey Sophie Roney Lily Diehl Jam ie Roberts Cooper Blankenship Nikki Gaultney Cathy Thom pson

5-10 5-13

5-19 5-20 5-21


Thom as Bodrey Mandy Sm ith Jason Mathenia Courtney Overton Jim m y R. Hendrix Stacey Bryant Mary Greer Sonya Thom pson Jean Latim er Am anda Trim back Carrie W oodruff Vicki Lam berth

5-22 5-24 5-27 5-28 5-30 6-1 6-2

Weekly Schedule Austin Langford Sherylan Payne Hailey Gaultney Sarah Averill Brannen Brenna Kirksey Barbara Barlow Cole Thom pson Am y Collier Quint Sm ith

Please pray for these folks on their birthday .

SUNDAY Sunday School. . . . . . 10AM W orship. . . . . . . . . . . 11AM W orship. . . . . . . . . . . . 7PM W EDNESDAY Prayer Meeting. . . . . . . 7PM Nursery for all services. Children’s Church for Sunday 11AM W orship

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Schedule of Volunteers for May Please remember it is up to you to arrange coverage if you are unable to serve on your scheduled day. Date


May 6


May 13


May 20


May 27


Nursery AM Paula and Mark Smith Katrina West Rhonda Youngblood Jill and Sarah-Averill Brannen Kim Godfrey and Terri Gregory

Nursery PM Sue Thompson NA Suzy Grantham Jenn Averill

April Sunday School Stats Senior Adults FBIC CIA VOC Young Adults Older Youth (ages 14-17) Double Y (ages 11-13) Older Children (ages 8-10) Younger Children (ages 6-7) Older Preschoolers Younger Preschoolers Nursery General Officers TOTAL

Fifth Sunday Night Special

Fun, Food and Fellowship at the Ballfield April 29 at 6pm oming.

Children’s Church Robin/Mark Peavy Kim/Ryan Godfrey Tricia/Joe Kent

Deacon of the Week Jimmy Lockerman Arthur Roney Mark Smith

Tori/Vicki Lamberth

Floyd Tucker

Ushers Monta Averill William Preston Mark Peavy Arthur Roney Bob Latimer Kyle West Clinton Brannen Ronnie Hatcher

Financial $ummary 9 10 4 6 3 4 3 4 3 0 6 2 1 56

March receipts General offerings Interest earned Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Special–Family Enrichment Conference Special–Kairos Special–Mailbox Club Special–Ramp Memorials TOTAL March disbursements General expenses Ramp/extra parking project Local missions/evangelism Houston Baptist Association Cooperative Program TOTAL

$9,523.63 29.88 1,000.00 500.00 125.00 170.00 28.98 50.00 11,427.49 4,557.77 10,306.26 332.89 397.18 1,032.66 $16,626.76

Notice that the Evening Worship time has changed to 7:00 pm

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Blessings is published m onthly by Byrom ville Baptist Church. Send news item s and/or com m ents to Editor Brenda Lockerm an at POB 217, Byrom ville, GA 31007, em ail to brendalockerm an@ windstream .net or call 478-433-2791 .

Byromville Baptist Church 713 Patterson Street ` POB 126 Byromville, GA 31007 478-433-2505



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