Jesus Christ was crucified... he shed His blood and died on a Roman cross in Jerusalem witnessed by hundreds, perhaps thousands. BUT three days later he arose from the grave and walked on the earth for another 40 days being seen by hundreds. He was our Sacrificial Lamb, making a way for us to be right with God by paying for our sins on that old wooden cross.
If you will believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, that God has raised Him from the dead and will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life, on the authority of the Word of God, you will be saved from the punishment of sin and can begin a new life with real purpose... a life that will never end. Do that today!
Scott and Casey Tuminello, Career Church Planters, Copenhagen, Denmark, were our guest missionary speakers Sunday, November 28, which was the first day of the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Scott and Casey met at Mississippi College and have three beautiful girls. God called them to serve him in two distinctly different mission fields, and they have said "yes." His message was a simple one, that we all are called to be God's messengers of the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.
I hope you got a prayer guide Sunday for the Week of Prayer. Day 7 of the guide focuses on the work of Taiwanese pastors and missionaries to send their people out as missionaries to others who have not heard the good news about Jesus Christ. I could not help but be reminded that Harry and Frances Raley were among the first SBC missionaries to go to Taiwan.
Every penny of your Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will go directly to the missionaries. Nothing is kept here in the US for administrative purposes. Our SBC boards are funded by our weekly tithes and offerings through the Cooperative Program.
We will receive the Lottie moon Christmas Offering for our missionaries overseas the entire month of December as usual. What a wonderful way for you and I to send the Good News of Jesus Christ all over the world!
Thank you so much. Alta Woods, you are always there when we need a blessing. Thank you for your October blessing, Alta Woods, you rock! ... Joseph's Pantry
(received in response to our World Hunger Offering of $1200 we gave to New Jerusalem - Joseph's Pantry. They feed 200 families, 400 people. This is a wonderful ministry. They have even been to New Orleans to carry needed clothing and food to those hit hard by the hurricane, months ago. Gwen Cannon leads this ministry of New Jerusalem to the needy.)
What a blessing it was Monday, November 15.
Many of you (sixteen) either made food or helped deliver soup and cornbread and cookies and brownies to fourteen of our members living alone at home or with a sitter. One of the charges Jesus left to his disciples was to look after the widows and orphans.
Special thank you to each one of you who made the day such a special one!
This picture was taken 2-3 years ago before Celeste Felten moved to Kentucky. A great pic of her with Donnie and Delma Smith.
Sunday School classes meet at 10:00 am.
The Ladies Sunday School class is meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
Donnie Smith’s Department Class is meeting in the old chapel. The men’s class is meeting upstairs across from the elevator.
Morning Worship at 11:00 am. Wednesday morning prayer meeting, 11:00 am
GREAT OCCASIONS FOR SERVING GOD COME SELDOM, BUT LITTLE ONES SURROUND US EVERY DAY.
Global Maritime Ministries has worked diligently to partner with medical teams that can provide COVID vaccines to seafarers. In other countries, the restrictions can be high for those who aren't vaccinated, so we took this as an opportunity to help seafarers. While there are many stories to share, one stands out among them.
The Port Ministry of New Orleans September Report
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is still being shared to the seafarers who come into New Orleans every day. People are still being witnessed to faithfully by the staff. The Global Maritime Ministries is the official name for the ministry and if you want to see for yourself, go to PortMinistry.com. So far in 2021, the staff has given away 300 Bibles, made contact with 2727 seafarers from about 285 ships. They have made visits on 321 ships, representing 40 countries. Philip Vandercook is the Executive Director. Stephen McKinney and Adam McCarty told of how they are sharing Christ (187) with the officers and crew and having some pray to receive Jesus (13).
This is the ministry that our church has participated in for several years.
Buried Treasures Summer 2021 Newsletter
They now have 7 ladies and one team leader (Rosemary) and the Browns. They have been learning about missions, locally and internationally, in their WMU. They took a morning and picked up trash at a local park. They had a fund raising walk for Mary Callahan who has leukemia. She and her husband are ministry partners with BTH. They have some needs - plastic clothes hangers, paper goods - toilet paper, napkins, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, dishwasher liquid; working stove and refrigerator for directors home, ice maker for directors house.
2020-2021 brought a change to Diane's ministry of sharing the gospel with children in the Jackson area. After more than 16 years with Child Evangelism Fellowship, she was told that CEF would be going a different direction. For her, sharing the gospel is a calling and although she would no longer get any financial support from CEF, her calling was permanent. She would continue to share the gospel with preschoolers and other children wherever she could. Her new ministry is called Life For Little Lambs.
Life For Little Lambs (L4LL) is keeping Diane busy. She recently reported her ministry has 8 in-person Bible classes and 3 doing correspondence work. She said 260 children were exposed to Bible lessons and 117 children and 1 daycare teacher prayed to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. Praise the Lord! You can contact her or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mississippi College senior Kennedy McCurdy fell in love with the atmosphere at MC as an eighth grader attending a Centrifuge camp. Part of the delegation of visitors from Cairo Baptist Church in Southwest Georgia, Kennedy discovered the Clinton Campus for the first time in the summer of 2014.
Fast forward to January 2021. And the Christian Studies major is delighted to be the recipient of a new scholarship from Alta Woods Baptist Church in Jackson.
"I plan to work within a church or Christian nonprofit directing and leading mission." Kennedy says. "This scholarship was a reminder from the Lord," says the wife of Forest church pastor Blake McCurdy. "He will provide in every season of life He brings me through."
Senior pastor at the south Jackson church, Burn Page, is delighted to announce her selection for the award. He also chairs MC's Christian Studies Department.
God's work has continued to go on throughout the pandemic. So many of you have been so faithful in giving to the Lord. Many of you are continuing to send in your offering envelopes faithfully through the mail each week or month and you may choose to continue to do so. Now that we have returned to on-site Bible Study in our Sunday School and to Worship in the sanctuary, many of you are turning in your tithes and offerings when you come to church on Sunday mornings once again.
Remember that a portion of your tithes and offerings still goes to the support of missionaries on a regular basis through the Cooperative Program where all Southern Baptist Churches give together a portion of their church offerings.
It has been a few years ago now that Cindy Hamil, daughter of Billy and Peggy Roberts, put a fresh face on our Alta Woods Website. We think it is really nice. Thank you, Cindy, for a beautiful job!