| Please include the news and opportunities presented here in your bulletins, church newsletters, or on your bulletin boards.|
- IMPORTANT VOTE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES DECEMBER 13, 2022
- EPHESIANS NOTES FOR HELP WITH JANUARY BIBLE STUDY
- INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR SEAFARERS
- IT'S A NEW YEAR, DON'T MISS A THING - GET YOUR 2023 MBA CALENDAR IN PRINT AND/OR VIEW IT ONLINE
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 9, 2023
- CHURCH TAX CONFERENCE JANUARY 11, 2023
- CAMP WHISPERING PINES
- ITEM NEEDED
- RELIEF FUND
- MARK CALENDARS FOR 2023 EVENTS FOR ALL AGES
- DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING FEBRUARY 9-11, 2023
- GRIEF SHARE COURSE BEGINNING JANUARY 8, 2023
Important Vote on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Mobile December 13, 2022
| This past Tuesday, November 29, the City of Mobile Public Services Committee pushed an ordinance to allow Medical Marijuana dispensaries within the city. The next vote is December 13, 2022.|
| They are poised to approve it unless we get many people to call or email them to vote no.|
| There are significant concerns about dispensing a controlled substance and how it would be handled and enforced.|
| Scott Jones is doing a great job communicating the concerns and issues. He needs your support too.|
| We need many voices from each district contacting their council person to urge them to vote against allowing these marijuana dispensaries.|
| District 1: Cory Penn (251) 208-7441|
| District 2: William Carroll (251) 208-7441|
| District 3: CJ Small (251) 208-7441|
| District 4: Ben Reynolds (251) 208-7441|
| District 5: Joel Daves (251) 208-7441|
| District 6: Scott Jones (251) 208-7441, thank him for opposing|
| District 7: Gina Gregory (251) 208-7441|
Ephesians Notes for Help with January Bible Study
Dr. Cecil Taylor, retired professor from University of Mobile, is offering our pastors his notes on Ephesians as you prepare for January Bible Study. Contact him at email@example.com.
International Ministries Christmas Gifts for Seafarers
To date 57 ships have received gifts. Funds for gifts for 63 ships have been collected. There are 17 more ships' gifts needing to be funded. Please consider donating the cost of 1 or more gifts at $12.50 per gift or $275 per ship. You can give till the end of this year. Donate online to this vital mission project here: Join us in praying for this special outreach opportunity. Donate online today at mobilebaptists.org/international-christmas-celebration.
It's a New Year, Don't Miss a Thing - Get Your 2023 MBA Calendar in Print and/or View it Online
| Stay up to date and informed of events throughout the coming new year.There are printed MBA 2023 Calendars available at the MBA office at 616 Azalea Road. If you just need a few, we can mail them to you. Contact us today at 251-661-7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Executive Committee Meeting
| Government Street Baptist Church|
| A meal will be available for $5 p/person.|
| Every MBA church member is welcome. Every senior pastor is a member of the Executive Committee. Join us to help communicate why churches support Associational Missions.|
- Moderator’s Appointments
- Budget & Finance Committee End of Year report
- Prayer for the ongoing sale of the International Ministries Center and responses from the Christmas gifts provided onboard ships
- Update on post-Covid improvements and attendance at Camp Whispering Pines
- 2023 ministry and training options for ongoing recovery from Covid repercussions
| ***Our Executive Committee has overall responsibility for the directions, strategy, and processes of the MBA. It is composed of the general officers of the Association, the Executive Officer of each of the several Associational programs, the Chair of each standing committee, the pastors of the churches, and one lay member of each church in the Association having a membership of up to and including 1,000, and one additional member for each additional 1,000 members or fraction thereof, providing that no church shall have more than a total of four members.|
Church Tax Conference
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Silverhill
15898 Silverhill Avenue, Silverhill
| This conference will cover several special emphases including IRS forms and deadlines, what is taxable, special tax rules about ministers and housing allowance and contribution Rules.|
The cost of the event is $15 per person and covers lunch and materials.
CWP is also in need of 15, 8 foot tables. If you or your church know of some not being used that can be donated, please contact CWP.
This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. If your church has not yet participated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now.
THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.