Salt and Light

More than a Meeting

By: Bentley Hill

Meetings…just the sound of the word can cause anxiety and grief. Immediately we begin to think of a whole lot of talking and rear-numbing sitting without much being accomplished. Let’s face it; no one has time to waste, so we will do most anything to get out of a meeting. There are numerous websites that will coach you on how to give a believable excuse. There are the classic excuses, such as “We have a family get-together planned that day” when you know good and well the family will consist of you and your wife watching reruns of Andy Griffith. Then there are the creative excuses, like “That’s the only time I have available to shampoo my dog and trim his nails.” And, of course, there are those spiritual excuses, for instance, “I would love to come, but I’m doing the Daniel fast, and I’m not sure I will have enough energy.” If we haven’t used these, we’ve probably thought them!

You may be thinking, “Why all the talk about meetings?” Well, I’m glad you asked. It is time for the LeFlore Baptist Association annual meeting, and before we start thinking up excuses why we can’t come, let me share a few good reasons why you might want to come.

Ministry reports: Come hear about the exciting things that have been happening through our LBA ministries, such as BCM, Choices Pregnancy Center, Disaster Relief, Set Free Ministries and others. Learn about upcoming ministry opportunities, like mission trips and conferences.

Business matters: Help make decisions concerning the best use of resources that God has entrusted to LBA and celebrate the note-burning of the LBA building.

Worship: Participate in a great worship service with local musicians and a message brought by former DOM, Brother Dale Rogers.

Fellowship: Visit with old friends and perhaps make a few new ones.

More than anything, we want this year’s annual meeting to be a celebration of what God has done and continues to do through the churches of LBA. I think all of us could proclaim with David that “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Psalm 126:3). Let’s celebrate these great things together from 2:00-5:00 on Sunday, September 26, at First Baptist Church Heavener. Don’t let the word “meeting” scare you off. This will be more than a meeting; it’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!

  September 2021  
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