The 2013 Mid State Choir Festival

The 2013 Mid State Choir Festival will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church in Lebanon, PA.  If your church choir would be able to participate, please click the choir festival name anywhere in this post to go to the website.  You may access a Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.

Registration opens November 1.  The early registration fee is $22.  On January 1, the regular registration fee will be $25.  Registration closes on January 21.

The Mid State Choir Festival is sponsored by the HAPF, and a committee of men from churches represented in the fellowship organize the festival.

The festival will conclude with a sacred concert at 6:30 pm on April 13.  In March of this year, eighty-five voices filled the choir, and the committee anticipates that the number will increase for 2013.  Bulletin inserts and other information will be made available in coming months.

IPM Symposium

International Partnership Ministries (IPM) will be holding its annual symposium at Missionary Bible Baptist Church in Hanover.  The theme of the conference is “Theology of Persecution”.  The dates are Tuesday/Wednesday, November 27-28.  You may download the flier HERE for more information.

Click on the IPM name anywhere in this post for more information about them.  Click on the church name for directions and contact information for the church.

Next Fellowship — November 12, 2012

The next fellowship will be hosted by Cedar Hill Baptist Church of Dillsburg on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 am. The speaker will be Dr. Shelton Smith.  There will also be a Q&A time with Dr. Smith and a brief presentation about the Mid State Choir Festival.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For directions or further information, click on the church name or picture anywhere in this post to go to the church website.

Purpose #7 — The Defense of the Faith

Paul encouraged the Ephesian pastors to defend the Christian faith. He said in verse twenty-eight, “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Note especially the beginning of the verse: “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock.” We meet as a fellowship of pastors and ministers of the Gospel so that we may be on guard. Against what do we guard? Continue reading “Purpose #7 — The Defense of the Faith”