Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Missionary Network.
We are a group of 50 churches with different zip codes but the same passion!
Dr. Clay Anthony, Associational Missions Director
Mailing Address: PO Box 422 Oxford, MS 38655 Physical Address: 413 Hwy 6 W Oxford; 619 A Hwy 7 S Holly Springs
Phone: 662-234-3524 (office); 662-231-8579 (cell) FAX: 662-234-5840
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cmn316.com
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Piece of Clay - Job 33:6
This morning I walked outside to a cool 62 degrees. Tomorrow night I will watch my son play his last, first high school football game. I read through the pages of the most recent state hunting catalog to determine the price of this year’s hunting license. Just yesterday I noted that local stores are decked out in pumpkins and candy as they anticipate Halloween. The best part of these activities . . . it’s still August!
Why do we rush through the calendar, I will never know. Your association is busy staying on top of our calendar with plans being made for our fall meeting, nominating committee, and plans for next year’s mission endeavors. Ever feel as though you will never catch up because the calendar is always changing? That is where I am at this moment.
It is at moments like this that I need to be reminded of the Psalmist’s words in 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” He is over my calendar. He is over our business. Best for me to stop, breathe and remember those words. Whenever I think of those words I immediately race to the boat scene from Mark 4 where Jesus speaks to the wind to calm it down. Could it be that He would speak those same words to us today? Stop rushing to hang up Christmas lights. Stop rushing to take a picture of your child’s ball game and actually watch the game. Make plans for the hunt with your boys but also drink in the moments that pass so quickly.
Is it not wonderful that our Father speaks to each and every situation and moment that we experience? Slow down for a few minutes. Bask in how good He is and how great our life and hope in Him truly is. That is something that is not worth rushing over.
Make plans to be a part of the Fall meeting on October 23. This year we have been invited to hold the meeting at FBC Holly Springs. We jumped at the chance to be their guests for a meal and meeting. Lots of good things to report. You will not want to miss it.
Want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma? Every penny given through the MS Baptist Convention for hurricane relief goes to help the victims—none is used for administrative costs. To donate, write your check to MS Baptist Convention, on the Memo line specify Hurricane relief. Mail to MBCB PO Box 530 Jackson, MS 39205
If you are interested in volunteering to help in Texas at some time, be aware that they require an updated background check on volunteers-within last 3 years. We can do that for you here at the association office and you pay the fee.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch) - Oxford Office, 413 Hwy 6 W
Thursday - Holly Springs Office, 619 A Hwy 7 S*
(*Please call Clay's cell to see if he is in the office or out visiting with Pastors)