Edwards Addresses First Chapel of Fall Semester

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By Sarah Bullard

BPC Staff Writer

“MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker’s first chapel service of the semester began with a time of praise. The ensemble was comprised of faculty and staff Tyra Haley, Dr. Matt Haley, Steve Edwards, and Asa Evans as well as students Kenya Durden, Xandria Kind, and Tierra Axom. The group sang “Break Every Chain,” “How Great is Our God” and an original song, “Love of God,” written by Matt and Tyra Haley.

Following the time of worship, Steve Edwards, Campus Pastor, spoke to the attendees from Genesis 41:37. Edwards began by reminding his audience that, “Every single person has a purpose.” He continued by recapping the story of Joseph and his trials saying, “It is imperative that you don’t let anyone stop you from fulfilling your purpose.” Edwards went on to finish his message by encouraging his listeners, “It’s not about anything you’re capable of, it’s about who you believe in.”

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

-BPC-“

(Steve Edwards) Steve Edwards, Campus Pastor, speaks from Genesis during chapel Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Steve Edwards

 

(Worship) Students and faculty lead worship Tuesday morning during chapel.Worship

Community Invited to BPC History Book Club at S’Moore Coffee Shop

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“What: Brewton-Parker College’s Department of History invites book lovers to participate in its BPC History Book Club. Meetings will take place three Thursday nights throughout the fall semester at 7 p.m. at S’Moore Coffee Shop in downtown Vidalia.

Books include: Sept. 22: “The Woman Who Would Be Queen: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt” by Karen Cooney; Oct. 20: “Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling” by Ross King; Nov. 10: “A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression” by Jane Ziegleman and Andy Coe.

When: Thursday, Sept.22 at 7 p.m.

             Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

             Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

Where: S’Moore Coffee Shop, 114 Church Street, Vidalia, Ga. 30474

Contact: All titles are available for purchase online. For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Allen at 912-583-3117 or aallen@bpc.edu.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

-BPC-“

Byrd to Present at Annual Political Science Conference

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“MOUNT VERNON—Professor Roger Byrd has been selected to present at the 2016 Georgia Political Science Association Annual Conference. Byrd will present a paper and participate as a discussant on a panel dealing with Criminal Justice Reform. His paper entitled “Education and Recidivism; Everything Has a Price,” presents Byrd’s research on what does and does not work in reducing recidivism – the re-incarceration of former inmates. Byrd’s work looks extensively at prison education and recidivism rates and compares the cost of both.

The GPSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Savannah Hilton Garden Inn November 10-12.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

-BPC-“

Byrd

Area Churches Participate in Back to School Ice Cream Social

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“MOUNT VERNON—Toombs-Montgomery area churches welcomed students to campus with a “Back to School Ice Cream Social” Monday, Aug. 22 in the Phillips Student Center on the Mount Vernon campus.

This year’s theme was entitled “Come Find Your Place on Sundae.” After selecting from a choice of seven different flavors of ice cream, students traveled around the lobby visiting with local church leaders who offered a variety of toppings for the student’s ice cream and information about their local church.

“Dr. Echols and the Brewton-Parker team enjoyed seeing students connecting with local churches at the social this past Monday,” said Dr. Billy Puckett, Director of Church Relations.

“We had a great time at the BPC church meet and greet. It was wonderful to hang-out and fellowship with the students. What a joy!” said Pastor Kevin Hammons of First Baptist Church of Glenwood.

Karl Hay, Pastor of First Baptist Church Mount Vernon commented that the event was “a great opportunity for students to get to know about local churches. It is so important that students connect with a local church while away at college.”

Puckett added, “The leadership of Brewton-Parker agrees with Pastor Hay. A vibrant relationship with the local church will be a vital part of the success and flourishing of the students at Brewton-Parker College.”

More photos can be found at www.facebook.com/brewtonparker.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

-BPC-“

(Photo) BPC students talk to representatives from area churches at the Aug. 22 “Back to School Ice Cream Social” in the Phillips Student Center.Ice Cream Social 1

 

(Photo) Freshmen Sarah Jones and Amanda Torres enjoy ice cream during the event. (Photos by Caitlyn Parrish) Ice Cream Social 2

Everyone is encouraged to attend a brief 9/11 memorial service at the Meadows Street Park on Friday, September 9th, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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9-11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join DVA @ Meadows Street Park in Downtown Vidalia

 

Everyone is encouraged to attend a brief memorial service at the Meadows Street Park on September 9th, as we commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. 

We cannot forget those that lost their lives, their families and the heroes in New York, Washington & Pennsylvania.

 

The PROGRAM is led by Sweet Onion Service Unit Girl Scouts, VHS ROTC Cadets, VHS Sound Tribe Band, and Director Tim Quigley.

SPEAKER: Captain Robert Tillman, Jr.

City of Vidalia Fire Department

An event of:

Downtown Vidalia Association “Main Street”

For more information, contact Paula Toole in the Main Street office @ 537-8033.

Community Invited to K E Butler Jewelers Second Art Showing – Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Second Art Showing KE BUTLER

DVA Coffee Before Hours – Wednesday, September 7th from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at Accordia Urgent Care

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ACCORDIA NEW

The City of Lyons invites you to attend the Unveiling Ceremony of the Veteran Monument on Thursday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m.

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Lyons Main Street will unveil the plaque honoring our Veterans at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 1, in front of City Hall.

All are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions please call Lyons City Hall at (912) 526-3626.

In Today’s Chamber News

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Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

2805 East First Street

Vidalia, GA  30474

912.537.4466 FAX 912.537.1805

www.toombsmontgomerychamber.com

Join DVA at Meadows Street Park in Downtown Vidalia on Friday, September 9th for the 9/11 Memorial

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9-11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join DVA @ Meadows Street Park in Downtown Vidalia

 

Everyone is encouraged to attend a brief memorial service at the Meadows Street Park on September 9th, as we commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. 

We cannot forget those that lost their lives, their families and the heroes in New York, Washington & Pennsylvania.

 

The PROGRAM is led by Sweet Onion Service Unit Girl Scouts, VHS ROTC Cadets, VHS Sound Tribe Band, and Director Tim Quigley.

 

SPEAKER: Captain Robert Tillman, Jr.

City of Vidalia Fire Department

An event of:

Downtown Vidalia Association “Main Street”

For more information, contact Paula Toole in the Main Street office @ 537-8033.