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REVISED MARBC ANNUAL MEETING
This event will be held on September 21-22
. Calvary Baptist Church in Rochester will serve as our host. Because our speaker (Mike Hess, GARBC National Representative) has travel plans for the Wednesday of our meetings, we are shortening our meetings to just Monday and Tuesday. See the revised schedule below.
3:00 Council of Seven Meeting
5:00 Supper at Area Restaurants
7:00 General Session #1 (Hess)
9:00 Business Session
10:45 General Session #2 (Hess)
12:00 Lunch at Area Restaurants
1:30 Workshop (Hess)
2:45 Workshop (Q & A)
4:00 Supper at Area Restaurants
7:00 General Session #3 (Hess)
There is no charge for these meetings. Churches are encouraged to prayerfully consider providing a gift for these meetings. We try to keep our expenses as low as possible. Your gift helps us to provide quality meetings for your pastor and congregation without being a burden to our pastors or MARBC general fund. A suggested gift would be $100-$150
. Gifts can be mailed to the MARBC office or sent with your messengers to the meeting.
: We appreciate hearing from guests and ministry representatives who come to our meeting. Please contact the MARBC office
if you are interested in having a table for your display.
"That I May Know Him,"
a special conference for women will be held at Grace Baptist in Austin
on October 16-17. The featured speaker is Mrs. Faith Taylor
. Faith serves as the professor of women's ministries at Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA.). She is also the author of A Look Within
and Pray for Him
. Other speakers include Mrs. Alne Hartog, Mrs. Deb Hudson and Mrs. Cheryl Drexler. Mrs. Becky Johnson will also be leading sessions for teen women.
for this event closed on September 18. You can contact the church (507-437-2473 or gbcmn.org) to see if there might be room for you, however seating is limited.
Northern Ladies Retreat (Originally Scheduled Oct. 2-3)
The officers of the Northern Ladies Fellowship have met, and with regret we must cancel the ladies fall retreat. As with many of the big events during COVID-19, in order to meet pandemic guidelines within Minnesota, we are not able to meet at
Faith Baptist Church of Brainerd. However, we will work toward planning a spring retreat in 2021
. Please mark your calendar for the spring retreat date of April 9-10
(Easter falls on the first weekend in April). The officers will have more information in the future as decisions are made regarding the specifics of the retreat. Please pray for the NLF officers as we make decisions for the 2021 spring retreat. May the Lord bless you!
Sincerely in Christ,
NLF President for 2020
Fall Out Retreat (Originally Scheduled Oct. 15-17)
For many years our fellowship has hosted an event during the MEA break in October. In recent years we have called the event the Fall Out Retreat. The event has always been held a northern Minnesota location and was a success each year we have held it.
As we think through the prospect of running the retreat this year, we face a couple of noteworthy obstacles. First, the Covid-19 pandemic
creates all sorts of complications. The MARBC Council of Seven feels there is no way to safely run the event. As you know, youth ministry usually involves mass gatherings for games and chapel settings. The nature of the event in light of our current culture provides us with insurmountable difficulties. Second, the leadership personnel
for this retreat is no longer in place to continue running the event for this year. The retreat is scheduled to begin in a few weeks. We just don’t have the time or personnel to create a positive experience for all those involved.
Because of these issues, we will not be running the Youth Fall Out Retreat this year. Lord willing, we will get this retreat rolling again October 21-23, 2021.
BASS LAKE CAMPING NEWS
OUR COVID YEAR OF "JUBILEE":
Yes, our camping season has been shut down this summer, but much has been accomplished by our volunteer workers
. We hope to re-open in 2021 with a much better facility that will bring enjoyment to all of our campers.
Thank you to all who have given this summer to make sure we are able to pay the bills and minister in opportunities which the Lord provides. Your gifts have been such an encouragement to get us through this time with no camp registrations. Your gifts are still needed and appreciated.
This will begin September 27. Although it is not as big of a job as in previous years, we will still need to turn off the water, clear the waterfront, put things in storage and much more. If you would like to help
, let us know!
Please pray for our upcoming board meeting
on Tuesday, October 6. This will be the first time our board will meet in person since the pandemic. We plan to share many reports and hope to approve some building plans.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook
. The camp has a business page
and a public group page
whereby you can share your thoughts on the camping ministry. The Facebook feeds allow you to be informed of camp events on a regular basis. You will see pictures of building progress, our needs, deadline alerts and other useful information.
Check out the camp's WEBSITE for more information.