THE YEAR 2015…...
May 2-3 (Saturday, Sunday) First Baptist Church of Albertville, Alabama. Dr. Chris Johnson, pastor. Volunteer appreciation dinner on Saturday night, preach Sunday morning at 10:15.
May 7 (Thursday evening) Greenville MS. A senior adult banquet at Cornerstone Baptist Church. I’ll be arriving early–maybe 5 pm–to sketch as many of the seniors as I possibly can.
May 9-11 (Saturday-Sunday-Monday) Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. We will do a Sunday School banquet Saturday night; preach at 11 am Sunday morning, and then do the monthly senior adult luncheon Monday at 11. As usual, I’ll be trying to sketch as many people as possible. In between this weekend and the next (see below), i hope to get some rest on St Simon’s Island.
May 14-17 (Thurs-Sunday) Senior retreat at St Simon’s Island, GA, for Hibernia Baptist Church of Fleming Island (Jacksonville) FL. Preaching Sunday morning at the Hyde Park campus of Hibernia and that evening at Hibernia’s main campus.
May 19 (Tuesday night) Board of directors meeting for Global Maritime Ministries, our New Orleans outreach to seafarers and port workers.
May 23-24 (Sat/Sun) Banquet on Saturday night and preach Sunday morning. Bistineau Baptist Church, Heflin, Louisiana. Mike Welch, pastor.
May 31 (Sunday) preaching at Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville MS for my friend Dr. Dennis Johnsey. (third time this year. I’ll have to find me a new sermon!)
June 1-4 (Monday-Thursday) I’ll be teaching cartooning classes at FBC Kenner in early afternoon, part of the VBS-arts/crafts camp.
June 3 (Wednesday) Draw at VBS Parents’ night. FBC Kenner (my home church)
June 5-6 (Friday/Saturday) Southern Christian Writers Conference at First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. I’m teaching two conferences: “How to write humor” and “Writing Effective Blogs.” Dr. David and Joanne Sloan are in charge. A great conference for writers and would-be writers.
June 14 (Sunday) Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell, LA. Filling in for interim pastor Dr. Mark Tolbert who will be attending the SBC in Ohio.
June 26 (Friday) Wedding — Laura Mulholland and Antonio Martinez. In City Park, New Orleans.
July 6 (Monday morning) – Meeting with Baptist ministers in the Hattiesburg area. Subject of my presentation: Humor and Grief in Ministry. (Jonathan Kittrell, contact)
July 11-12 (Saturday/Sunday) Melbourne Baptist Church, Transylvania, LA. Banquet Sat night and preach for the Sun morning service.
July 16 (thursday night) First Baptist New Orleans — I’m drawing at a CAC reception tonight at 7:30.
August 17 (Monday night) – Preach at Robinwood Baptist Church, Saucier, MS. 6:30 pm. This is their “Awesome August” emphasis. Terry Upchurch is pastor.
August 21 (Friday noon) Senior adult luncheon at First Baptist of New Orleans. Bob Moore, minister of seniors and David Crosby, pastor.
August 23-26 (Sunday through Wednesday) Revival — Cross Roads Baptist Church near Pelahatchie, MS. Pastor John Vaughn.
September 13-16 (Sunday thru Wednesday) Revival — Memorial Baptist Church, Perry County, MS (between Petal and New Augusta) — Terry Partin, pastor.
September 20 Sunday morning – First Baptist Church, Kenner, LA. My home church for the past 25 years. 10:30 am. Dr. Mike Miller is our beloved pastor.
September 27 – (Sunday) North Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia, MS. Dr. Joe Wiggins, pastor. Preach at 10:30 am service and sketch people at the lunch to follow. “Healthy church conference” taking place Sunday thru Wednesday.
October 11-14 Sunday-Wednesday Revival. Rockford, AL, Baptist Church. Jeff Fuller, pastor.
(Reserving the weekend of Oct 16-18 for a church that is considering an event)
October 19 (Monday night) Annual meeting of Marshall Baptist Assn, in Union Grove #1 Baptist Church, Albertville, AL. Bryan Moseley, my contact.
December 2 (Wednesday) – Christmas banquet for Covenant Community Church, Greenwell Springs, LA. Jeff Stanfill, pastor.
December 11,12,13 (Friday-Sunday) First Baptist, Jackson, Mississippi’s Carols by Candlelight. I’ll be in the foyer (or somewhere) sketching people as they enter and depart, all three nights. L. Lavon Gray, is the minister of worship. (I was on staff here for 3 wonderful years in the early 1970s, and have loved this church all these years.)
THE YEAR 2016—
January 22-24 (Friday-Sunday) Latta Baptist Church near Myrtle Beach, SC. Rob Pierce, pastor.
(April 14-16 Medical Dental Fellowship of the SBC meets in Grapevine, TX.)
May 1 (Sunday) “Senior Adult Day” Easthaven Baptist Church of Brookhaven, MS. Phil Turner is senior adult minister and Matt Powell is pastor.
And that’s where we are at the moment!
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