A Lot Has Happened!
A lot has happened since my last post. Let me share a few exciting events that we have experienced.
1. We just completed a seminar studying the eschaton. Presenting the biblical study of “Last Things” was Dr. Jim Wyatt, a retired library dean from the University of Rochester in New York. Before pursuing a career in Library Science, Dr. Wyatt pastored for a period. This academic approach presenteda depth of study that our people had not been exposed to previously. This level of exegesis was stimulating and refreshing. No doubt, Dr. Wyatt is popular among our congregation, and we are thinking of additional ways to use him since he has retired to Cairo.
2. Our mission is being commissioned as a new church start by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at the annual meeting in June! We are so proud to have enjoyed the help that CBF has given us in finding new ways to reaching people for Christ.
Since some of our church leadership attended a “Dawnings” conference sponsored by the new church start department of CBF, our people have grown to love deeply the spiritual depth of CBF. We find immeasurable meaning in being a part of such loving, inclusive people whose one agenda is to reflect the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
3. We continue to focus on international missions as our main goal of being in existence. The first eleven percent of the offerings given to our mission go to the following mission efforts: 1) Baptist World Alliance, National Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Georgia Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. We also support the local indigent fund of the Ministerial Alliance of Grady County (Cairo, Georgia).
4. Our mission has also joined the local Chamber of Commerce thus reflecting our desire to serve the community as well as to be a part of the community events.
5. We also have a new worship location! We are now worshiping at The Tired Creek United Methodist Church site located on the Upper Hawthorne Trail just north of Cairo (about one mile) on highway 112. The church closed in 1995 and the building was sold to Woodmen of the World. They allow us to rent the church building. The church altar which was built in 1840 is still being used by us! It is truly a sacred place of worship.
6. We continue to enjoy our discipleship study on Tuesday nights at 6:00 P.M. at 1900 Lakewood Drive SE in Cairo. We have enjoyed up to five(5) different denominations studying the teachings of Jesus with us. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting; and we are growing together in the Lord!
If you have any questions about our ministry, please call Dr. Ron McCaskill at 229-220-3618. We are an inclusive congregation, because we believe that Jesus loves everyone and everyone is welcome at the feet of Jesus (John 1:12).
In His Service,