Senior Adult and Education Ministries

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February 18 , 2019

 Alta Woods Baptist Church has always been a church on mission for the Lord. 

One of the great things we can do is “share our loaf of bread.” I think I know your hearts and you want to help the helpless, and the hungry, homeless people walking the streets of Jackson. We are plugging in to the ministry of Gateway Rescue Mission as they serve our Lord in Jackson. They provide 3 meals a day for those staying at the mission; provides lunch for anyone who walks up and needs a meal; provides overnight shelter for the homeless; provides addiction help through their New Life program; and operates Ruth’s Refuge for women. We are taking desserts, Thursday, February 28 to help out.  Homemade cakes, brownies, blondies, and cookies are always a special treat, but store-bought cakes, Little Debbie desserts, honey buns are welcomed as well. Bring your desserts and sweets no later than Wednesday, February 27.  “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, you have done it unto me.” Jesus


If you are going on the July 22-29 trip to the Museum of the Bible in DC and Sight and Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus,” your deposit of $300 is due now. Some have decided not to go, so if you have friends or relatives who would be interested, give them one of our brochures or they can pick one up at the church office. Total cost is $900, covers transportation by luxury charter bus (wifi, reclining seats and restroom), tickets to Jesus Show and Bible Museum, and 7 nights lodging, including three nights at the Crowne Plaza in DC. We must have 40 to make the trip. There are several rooms available.


Mission Trip/Senior Fest to New Orleans – April 2-5 We will be working with the Port Ministry to sailors and employees of the cruise ships, having a day to sightsee, and attend the Senior Fest at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sign up today!


Dabney Ballard informed me that somehow her birthday was not included in our church birthday calendar. I apologize to you, Dabney.  Her birthday is May 5. Please add it on your calendar. Please let us know if any of your information is incorrect or has not been included.


I must say a huge thank you to so many of you who have volunteered to spend some time with Dabney while her mother, Irene, is in ICU. Irene’s condition has been up and down over the last week. We got a good report at first, then she took a severe turn for the worse. Over the weekend, we have gotten another better report. If she makes it, there will be many months of rehab - physical, occupational, and speech. Dabney is in Donnie and Delma Smith’s Sunday School class and Delma is keeping a list of times and sitters. If you would help sit with Dabney or drive her to or from the hospital, please tell Delma Smith.  


Thank you to all who made the Valentine's Banquet such a fun time.  Beautiful decorations, great food, best fellowship in Jackson, and a lot of fun.  Bless you all!