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Family Fun Day – Sunday April 9

We invite you to Family Fun Day this Sunday April 9 starting about 12:00 noon. Okay – might start around 11:45 a.m. On the “front property” of University Baptist Church. Inflatables (?!?), petting zoo, games, egg toss (?!?), egg hunts, hot dog lunch, and more. Fun for all ages, especially for children.

(We are not sure the information is completely accurate. Worship usually begins 10:30. Family Fun Day should start around 12:00 noon. We will try to check and confirm.)

Missions conference this week – including Sunday January 29

Yeah I know. Busy week and weekend!

The Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting a “missions conference” next week. Bringing in two special speakers and teachers for several (!) events. We will advertise two of them =

BAGBR WORLD MISSIONS CONFERENCE – Rick Wright will attend this. I understand child care will be available – although the host churches ask you to register and sign up for that

Guest Speaker: Nik Ripken

Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Zoar Baptist Church
11848 Hooper Road, Central, LA 70739

Who is Nik Ripken?

Nik Ripken invites you to the World Missions Conference

Nik Ripken to speak at the following locations:

January 26 – LSU BCM – 7:00 PM (for students)
January 27 – Istrouma Baptist  Church – 9:00 AM – (for BAGBR church staffs)
January 27 – Bayou Youth Rally – 7:30 PM- Greenwell Springs Baptist (youth/parents)

Ruth Ripken (Nik’s wife) to speak at the following location:

January 28 – Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge – 10:00 AM
Women’s Missions Fellowship

Ladies, Ruth Ripken invites you to the Missions Fellowship

Attend and/or volunteer for City-wide gathering – Thursday January 26

Preface = Rick Wright is on the administrative council of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge. We had our big annual meeting this morning. We talked about several important opportunities for missions and racial reconciliation during the next two weeks. You might be interested in some of these events. And… you might be interested in volunteering to help with some of these events!

BATON ROUGE CITY-WIDE GATHERING – click here to learn more =

Guest Speaker = Dr. Tony Evans
January 26, 2017 – 6:30-8:30 PM
Baton Rouge – Raising Cane’s River Center Arena

Are you interested in this special gathering for prayer and worship? That emphasizes how we can heal racial divisions in our community? Rick Wright plans to go = To Register  [important!]

Volunteers are needed! Greeters and pray-ers. There will be training at First Baptist Church Baton Rouge on Sunday January 22 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Click here to volunteer = 

 Join Dr. Tony Evans – Believers for Baton Rouge

Dr.  Tony Evans – A Biblical Response to Race

Family Fun Day! Sunday March 20

Family Fun Day March 20

Family Fun Day is this Sunday March 20 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. after morning worship time on the front property of University Baptist Church. There will be food and games for children and adults:

  • Easter egg hunt
  • games and activities for children
  • petting zoo!
  • hamburger lunches for $5
  • and more!

Church work day – Saturday October 31

This Saturday October 31 is a “church work day” from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

What is a “church work day”? It is a day when we help take care of the wonderful church property that we enjoy using. We might clean, paint, repair. We also need people to help with drinks, snacks, and encouraging volunteer workers. No one has to participate. But if you have time Saturday morning and would like to help you will be very welcome. There will be something to do for everyone. There will be a volunteer supervisor who has a list of things for us to do.

Church of the Nations has been asked to help this Saturday. There will be four other groups from University Baptist Church. If you come make sure you wear “work clothes” – clothes that can get dirty. One of the things Church of the Nations will probably do is… wash the buses.

Simple lunch at Wright home this Sunday

Note – Rick and Armetta Wright invite internationals to their home for a simple lunch after worship. If you plan to come please reply to this email and let us know – that will help us know how many are coming. 

Come for our regular activities this Sunday!  

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m.
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m.

We have a Bible study class for beginners in simple English and a class for people who know the Bible well. There are also special classes and activities for children and youth.   

If you live on or near Louisiana State University the church bus can pick you up and give you a ride.

  • Highland Road bus stop (near the Highland Plantation sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:45 a.m.  
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments at 8:53 a.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 8:58 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Family Fun Day! this Sunday March 29

Family Fun Day 2015

Family Fun Day is this Sunday March 29 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. after morning worship time on the front property of University Baptist Church. There will be food and games for children and adults:

  • Easter egg hunt
  • games and activities for children
  • petting zoo!
  • $5 lunch fundraiser
  • and more!

Church of the Nations will help with setting up this event during our Bible study time. Thank you for coming and helping!

Work day (morning) this Saturday February 28


This Saturday February 28 we will have a “work day” starting at 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00-11:30 a.m. in the chapel (our place of worship). We will do several things to make our place of worship more clean and beautiful. (Yes I could use the word “cleaner” but which way I can use the word “more” with both adjectives.)

  • Clean windows
  • Move new curtains to top of windows
  • Clean vents
  • Clean artificial plants
  • Move furniture
  • And so on

Different people can work on different tasks. When we are finished there will be a simple lunch with sandwiches + chips + drinks + cookies.

Please let Rick know if you plan to come and help. If you need a ride someone will pick you up (between 8:40-8:50 a.m. depending on where you live).

Important note about activities this Sunday (and next week)

This Sunday January 4 will be a little different. There will not be a church bus. There will not be a Bible study in simple English for internationals. There will not be a simple lunch for internationals at the Wright home.

We still encourage internationals to come for Bible study and worship =

  • You can join one of the other Bible study classes
  • Worship with University Baptist Church in the “big sanctuary”

We do have our regular activities next week =

  • English Conversation starts again on Friday January 9!
  • Church bus + Bible study for internationals + worship with internationals in the “chapel” on Sunday January 11

Downtown Christmas music – Sunday December 14

Church of the Nations will take a group downtown for the Downtown Christmas Pilgrimage this Sunday, December 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Mt Zion Baptist Church (near First United Methodist Church). We can only take 14 people on the church bus so please email me to let me know you want to come and need a ride on the bus. If you can drive yourself and meet us at the first church that will help.

The Downtown Christmas Pilgrimage is a beautiful and special way to prepare for and celebrate Christmas. Music and singing at six churches in downtown Baton Rouge. We begin at one church then walk to the next one and the next one and so on – six churches in all. We usually only go to the first 3-4 churches before it gets too late and people start to become tired.

You can drive yourself and meet us at the first church by 5:00 p.m. (nice and early in order to get good seats). We normally park at First Presbyterian Church and then walk to Mt Zion First Baptist.

This is where we *park* next to First Presbyterian Church

This is where we *park* next to First Presbyterian Church

This is where we *start* at Mt Zion Baptist Church

This is where we *start* at Mt Zion Baptist Church

Or you can ride on the church bus. Schedule and order very different from English Conversation!

  • Tigerland (bus stop across from Circle K) at 4:15 p.m.
  • Brightside (across from gas station + stores) at 4:18 p.m.
  • Boone (next to Place du Plantier apartments) at 4:25 p.m.
  • Highland Plantation (bus stop next to big sign) at 4:30 p.m.
  • Gourrier + Milford (between El Cid + Embassy apartments) at 4:35 p.m.
  • Edward Gay at 4:40 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. We will not come back to the church before we go downtown. If you drive yourself it is easy to meet us at First Presbyterian Church parking lot at 5:00 p.m.

Children are welcome (as long as they participate and can walk with everyone else). We strongly recommend you have something to eat/drink before you come! (We may not be finished until around 8:00 p.m.) Bring good walking shoes and good clothes for the cold weather.

This is perhaps Pastor Rick’s favorite activity during the Advent/Christmas season. We hope you can join us.