(Weekend of October 1– wedding celebration for my granddaughter in Missouri)
October 8 (Saturday) Sketching for the Madisonville Boat Festival, Madisonville, LA. Pastor Lane Corley. From 10:30 or so to 2 pm. Then driving to Birmingham that afternoon/evening.
October 9, Sunday. Community Baptist Church, Maylene, AL. Morning service. Bo Brown, pastor. “Homecoming/Celebration.” Maylene is just below Birmingham, near Alabaster and Helena.
Probably moving this week. From metro New Orleans to metro Jackson MS (actually, Ridgeland, MS)
October 21 (Friday) “Global Fest,” the annual fundraiser for Global Maritime Ministries. Held at First Baptist Church New Orleans.
October 23-26 Senior Adult revival, FBC Albertville, AL. Dr. Chris Johnson, pastor. Sunday morning at the worship service, then Mon-Tues-Wed at 11:30 followed by lunch. I’ll preach and sketch a lot of people. This is a lovely church with the most wonderful people in a favorite part of Alabama. I’m excited.
November 3 (Thursday) Columbus, MS community prayer event. Speaking to pastors at noon luncheon and at the community prayer event that evening. (Nell Bateman, ch.) We lived in Columbus from ’74-’86 and raised our family here. I do love the Friendly City and these wonderful people.
November 6 (Sunday) First Baptist Church, Shannon, Mississippi “Harvest Day.” Preach for the morning service, then sketch people during the lunch afterwards.
November 13 (Sunday) Red House Baptist Church, Richmond, Kentucky. Dr. Deron Cobb, pastor. “Harvest Sunday.” Preach for two morning services and the evening service, then sketch people during the fellowship afterwards.
November 17 (Thursday) senior banquet for Mulberry Association in Georgia. Will be held at Union Baptist Church in Winder, GA (David Cook, pastor). The DOM is Allen Hall. Begins at 5:30 pm.
November 20 (Sunday) morning: Two services (9 am, 11 am) at Jacob’s Well (Baptist) Church, Diamondhead, MS. Dr. Bill Warren, pastor. Then, I’ll head north to Brandon!
–November 20 (Sunday) pm. Brandon Baptist Church, Brandon, MS. Dr. Clarence Cooper, Pastor. A dinner at which I’ll draw, and then speak.
December 1 (Thursday) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s “President’s Dinner.”
December 4 (Sunday) Oakdale Baptist Church, Brandon, MS. Rick Henson, pastor. Preach, draw, do the Senior Christmas banquet.
December 6 (Tuesday) Speaking at a Christmas party for the William Wallace Association. Feliciana Baptist Church in Clinton, LA.
December 9-11 (Friday-Sunday) First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS. “Carols by Candlelight.” Five performances. I’m there to sketch guests nonstop. Second year in a row. — (Last year, I also sat through four of the performances. So unforgettable. People from hundreds of miles in every direction attend. This will be the 47th edition.)
December 12 (Monday) 6:30 pm Christmas party for the Two Rivers Baptist Association, held at FBC Greensburg, LA.
December 13 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm Christmas party for the Washington Baptist Association, held at FBC Franklinton, LA.
December 15 (Thursday) 6 pm. Board of directors, Global Maritime Ministries, New Orleans.
December 30 (Friday) 7 pm Wedding of Emily England at LSU (BCM). I’ll be sketching at the reception.
AND THE YEAR 2017….
January 29 Centreville (MS) First Baptist Church.
February 4-8 (Saturday through Wednesday) Revival with Mt.Calvary Baptist Church, Albertville, AL. Brent Roe, Pastor. Saturday night banquet, then revival Sun-Wed.
February 12 Centreville (MS) First Baptist Church (morning)
and FEBRUARY 12 (evening) Acadia Baptist Association (meeting in Eunice, LA) speaking at their leadership training institute. Meets at 4 pm for breakout sessions; I’ll speak afterwards. Dr. Alan Knuckles, Director of Missions.
February 16 Global Maritime Ministries Exec committee
February 24-March 1 North Etowah Baptist Church in Tennessee. Mark Wade, pastor. Deacons/staff/spouses retreat Fri/Sat and then revival Sunday through Wednesday)
March 19 Centreville (MS) First Baptist Church
March 23 Global Maritime Ministries Board of directors
April 20 Global Maritime — executive committee
May 18-20 Pastors Retreat — Shocco Springs, AL. for the Tuskegee-Lee Association. Dr. Bill King, director of missions
June 12-14 Southern Baptist Convention, Phoenix, AZ
June 22 Global Maritime board of directors
June 20 Global Maritime executive committee
July 19-23 (I think) holding for a convention meeting in Biloxi.
August 17 Global Maritime executive committee
September 21 Global Maritime board of directors
September 25-27 Senior adult revival. Baton Rouge Association. Dr. Tommy Middleton, DOM.
October 19 Global Maritime executive committee
November 16 Global Maritime executive committee
December 14 Global Maritime board of directors
(Future meetings of the SBC. 2018 (June 11-13) Dallas TX. 2019 (June 10-12) Birmingham, AL. And, in 2020, (June 8-10) Orlando, FL. The philosophy seems to be that it’s best to meet during the hottest part of the year. Yikes.)
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