May 22-23 (Tues-Wed) Teen Challenge’s annual meeting at Crossgates Baptist in Brandon, MS. I’ll be sketching both days.
May 26 (Saturday) Our family reunion in Winston County, Alabama. We’ll gather at the old home place for a wonderful time of hugging, laughing, reminiscing and eating. The best part is sitting around a bonfire Saturday night (there’s no electricity at the old place) telling stories while enjoying hotdogs and marshmallows.
May 27 Sunday — Valley Grove Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, AL. Pastor Greg Beasley. Morning and evening services. Returning home on Monday, Memorial Day.
May 30 Heading toward Florida for a grandchild’s graduation on Saturday June 2. Returning June 3-4.
June 3 (Sunday) preach at the United Methodist Church where my step-son-in-law is pastor. Central Florida.
June 5-6 (Tuesday, Wednesday) First Baptist Jackson MS (my home church). Drawing international students for the church’s ministry. 9 to noon. Lana Odom, coordinator.
June 8 (Friday 10:30 am till ?) Draw for company picnic. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co.
June 10-13 Southern Baptist Convention. Dallas. I’ll be sketching at the NOBTS booth in the exhibition hall on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday (until noon). (Future meetings of the SBC 2019 June 10-12 in Birmingham, AL. In the year 2020 June 8-10 Orlando, FL.)
June 20 (Wednesday) New Orleans. Global Maritime Ministries will be hosting seafaring ministries from around the country. I’ll sketch the attendees at lunch, then address them in the afternoon at the N.O. Baptist Association. Philip Vandercook, Executive.
July 8 (Sunday) 10:30 am. Preach at Trace Ridge Baptist Church, Ridgeland MS (near my house). Dr. Steve Street, pastor
July 17 (Tuesday noon) Speaking at Tuesday Men’s luncheon at FBC Jackson, my home church. Bob Waller, in charge.
July 23 (Monday) Preach at FBC Pascagoula for their month of Mondays. Dr. Jay Cook, pastor.
August 5 (Sunday) Centreville (MS) Baptist Church. 10:45 am. Dr. Dennis Johnsey, pastor.
August 18-23 (Sunday through Wednesday revival) York Baptist Church, York, AL. Pastor Leon Ballard
September 8 — draw for the wedding of Whitney Lingafelter in Springfield, IL. Possibly preaching somewhere in the area on the 9th.
September 9 Sunday — drawing for Chatham Baptist Church in the Springfield, IL area. Their 50th anniversary. Dr. Milton Bost, pastor.
September 14 (Friday night) Global Fest, the annual fundraiser for Global Maritime Ministry in New Orleans. Held at FBC-NO. I’ll draw people for donations for several hours.
September 16 Sunday — Centreville (MS) Baptist Church. 10:30 am. Dr. Dennis Johnsey, pastor
September 23 Sunday-– Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, outside New Albany, MS. Dr. Rex Yancey, pastor.
September 27 (Thursday) Host “Dialogue Group,” made up of a number of local minister friends.
September 30 (Sunday) First Baptist Vernon AL. Pastor Randy Tolleson. Preach Sunday morning, followed by lunch at the church. Try to sketch as many as possible.
October 5 (Friday) Draw at the retirement celebration for Dr. Bob Terry, longtime editor of The Alabama Baptist. The Club, Birmingham. 5:30 pm.
October 11 (Thursday 11 am) Draw and speak to the monthly meeting of Executive Women International. Amerigo’s in Flowood, MS. Joyce McEwen Plunkett.
October 13 (Saturday 10 am to 2 pm) Draw at the Olde Towne Community Church’s annual festival, here in Ridgeland, MS. Dan Burnette, pastor.
October 21-24 Sunday-Wednesday Revival — Rockford Baptist Church, AL. Pastor Dr. Jeff Fuller.
October 25 Thursday Brookhaven, MS Fall meeting of Lincoln County Baptist Association. (Nicholas Hodges; Union Hall Baptist Church)
November 16-19 weekend. First Baptist Greenwood, Arkansas. Leadership Summit on Sunday night. Preach Sunday morning; possibly some other things. Dr. Ronnie Deal, pastor.
Travel to Florida November 28-29.
November 30-December 2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) In St Petersburg, FL with “The Island Chapel,” Dr. Mike Wetzel, past or. Friday night at the church, Saturday sketching children at the Christmas Tree lighting, and preaching/drawing for the church Sunday morning.
December 4 (Tuesday pm) Ministers and Spouses Christmas Dinner — McComb, MS “Pike County Baptist Association.” Dr. Steve Clark, DOM.
December 6-7 (Thursday and Friday) I’ll be in Louisiana for the “Ministers’ Retiree luncheon” on Thursday 11:45 am for the Bienville/Webster-Claiborne Association, and Friday night’s ministers/spouses Christmas banquet 6 pm. Dr. Randy Hales, director of missions.
And the year 2019…
January 20-23 (Sunday-Wednesday) Mid-Winter Bible Study at Birmingham’s Community Baptist Church of Maylene. Bo Brown, pastor.
February 23 –– Mid-Winter Writers Conference in Pell City, AL. Rita Moritz, my contact
April 7-9 Sunday-Tuesday Speaking and drawing for the “Office Personnel Conference”, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Michigan District. Held in Bay City, MI. Bertha and I will drive up, stopping to visit with friends and preach in churches along the way, coming and going.
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