Student Led Service

Our students will lead the Sunday night service on August 4, 2013. Steven Channell will share the word of God and Sydney Stuart leading us in special music. John Addison will be leading the worship service.

First Hand Faith - Bible Study

The youth will be starting a new bible study called "First Hand Faith" the first Sunday in July. It is a DVD based study which teaches youth how to own their on own faith and not rely on others.

Dubai Mission Trip 2013

Purpose: To minister to the children of missionaries, Middle Eastern Christians, and members of United Christian Church of Dubai (UCCD) during a missions and evangelism conference featuring John Piper and Mark Dever. United Christian Church of DubaiDubai is the largest city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Approximately 25% of the population of UAE are international expatriates. UCCD has members from 45 countries. Among the citizenship of UAE, 100% are Muslims. Among the foreign nationals residing in the UAE, 9% are Christian. Though there is "religious freedom" in the UAE, it is illegal to proselytize to another religion from Islam. Therefore, the spread of the Gospel in UAE depends on evangelism taking place through the daily lives and witness of Christians who live there. Additionally, many of these Christians have become believers since living in Dubai, and will return to countries where missions and evangelism are not welcome, so they will become the missionaries to their own people there. This conference will equip them to be more effective, and the ministry we provide to children will enable more adults to be involved in the conference, as well as providing some special ministry and equipping to the children.

Dates: November 11-20, 2013
  • Monday 11/11 (or late on Sunday 11/10) – Depart for European Gateway City (London)
  • Tuesday 11/12 – Travel from Europe to Dubai (arriving late night local time)
  • Wednesday 11/13 – Rest, Orientation, Planning
  • Thursday 11/14 – Prep, afternoon set up for Conference, Conference begins at 5pm
  • Friday 11/15 – UCCD morning worship, Conference from 4pm-10pm
  • Saturday 11/16 – Conference 9am-1pm, afternoon clean-up, trip to Global Village
  • Sunday 11/17 – Trip to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) to visit new church plant and prayerwalk
  • Monday 11/18 – Dubai sightseeing
  • Tuesday 11/19 – Leave Dubai for European Gateway city (late evening, overnight flight)
  • Wednesday 11/20 – Connecting flights; Arrive late evening.
What to Expect of the Conference:
  • Number of Kids and Ages
    • Babies- 10
    • 1 year olds- 15-20
    • 2 year olds- 20
    • 3 year olds- 20
    • 4 year olds- 20
    • 5-6 year olds- 35
    • 7-8 year olds- 35
    • 9-11 year olds- 30
    • Kids will mostly come from Christian families in attendance at the conference.
    • We will have others to help us – some from Immanuel Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC and some "maids" who are hired by UCCD to care for nursery and toddlers, and perhaps a few other US volunteers.
  • Material:
    • lBethany Tapp (UCCD) will be writing the material we will use, and it will focus on teaching the children about missions, evangelism, and unreached people groups. This material will coincide with the material in the larger evangelism and missions conference.
  • Logistics:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Passport (Expiration date MUST be after June 1, 2014), Typhoid vaccine or medication, background check
      • Lodging: With church families in their homes.
      • Costs: Airfare (current estimates range from $1200-1750) + SBC Insurance ($3.50/day = $35) + $500 (misc. expenses) = $1735-2285.
        • This will cover the cost of all team expenses on the field (meals, transport, etc.). It does not include personal spending money, activities (i.e. sightseeing tours, etc.).
        • Deposit of $500 due by August 25.
        • Church will purchase plane tickets and any outstanding balance will be paid to church Nov 3. (If you desire to purchase your own plane ticket, please make the church aware of those arrangements prior to purchase and make sure your travel is consistent with that of the group.)
        • Some financial assistance will be available and attempts to raise funds are encouraged.
          • It is not yet known precisely how much financial assistance will be provided to mission team members.
          • Exact amount of financial assistance is dependent upon amount of money raised and number of people going on the trip.
          • Mission Team Members should be prepared to pay the full amount of the mission trip and financial assistance will be equally distributed throughout the team.
          • Those wishing to donate for the Mission Trip should give to "Bovina Baptist Church" designated for the "Dubai Mission Fund"
This is an amazing opportunity to participate in one of the largest Christian missions and evangelism conferences in the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Thank you for your willingness to be a part!

Mississippi Youth Night

Our youth will be attending the Mississippi Youth Night in Jackson on July 26, 2013.

Sunday Evening Service Changes

We have made changes to our Sunday evening services for the month of July. Five different areas will be emphasized.

1st Sunday, Worship - Sharing time in the word together.
2nd Sunday, Missions - Sharing the Gospel together
3rd Sunday, Fellowship - Sharing quality time together
4th Sunday, Ministry - Sharing and helping others together
5th Sunday, Singing - Sharing on singing praise together

Office Closed July 4th & 5th

The church office will be closed July 4th and 5th in observance of Independence Day.  There will be no Wednesday evening services on July 3rd.