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Sid's Notes - March 12, 2018

March is the month we receive our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Pray about what God would have you give this year.  Every penny goes to the missionaries.  There are no administrative costs that come out of this offering.  Dr. Jim Futral, head of our Mississippi Baptists, spoke to Alta Woods on Tuesday, March 6, at noon.  He shared that Alta Woods has given more than $600,000 to the Cooperative Program in the past 10 years.  In that same time and above the CP giving, we have averaged giving more than $15,000 per year to Lottie Moon Foreign Missions offering and averaged giving more than $7,000 per year to North American Missions Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  In addition, we have given nearly $18,000 to the Baptist Children's Village Homes in the past 10 years.  I thank God for Dr. Futral keeping us focused on what God is doing through us here at AWBC.

Missions Fair for the Metro Baptist Association will be March 22 at First Baptist, Jackson. Reservations ($9) are due by March 13.  You may sign up in the church office if you would like to go. Dr. Cindy Townsend will be the speaker.

March Day Trip is March 15 to Palestinian Gardens in Lucedale.  We will see a miniature replica of the Holy Land.  It is fascinating.  May be the closest some of us ever get to seeing the Holy Land.  Call the church office and get your name on the list.  Oops.  We need to leave at 8:00 am instead of 8:30 am.  So be early.

Senior Fest/Train ride/Seaman’s Center (Port Ministry) in New Orleans is April 4-6.  This trip is a variety of missions, spiritual education and fellowship. There is only 1 room left. $50 reservation is needed now.  Trip cost is $185, includes Senior Fest registration, train ticket/bus transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts.  Will you bring full size shampoo, toothpaste, etc. and cookies, cakes, etc.during March?  We will be taking these items to the Port Ministry Mission Center in New Orleans.

SAMSON, Branson Trip is July 23-25.  This is our big trip this year for our Senior Adults and their friends.  A $100 deposit is necessary to reserve your place.  Final cost will likely be around $400 and includes, charter bus, 2 nights/hotel, 2 breakfasts, 4 shows, including SAMSON.  Church members - There are only a couple of rooms left for you.  Please tell me today that you want to go!!!

New Jerusalem Church is creating a food pantry and clothes closet for the needy in our neighborhood in our former library area.  If you would like to help, you may bring canned foods or clean out your closets and donate your good but unused clothing.  They appreciate anything you will donate.