The Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) was formed in 1888 as an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention for the purpose of religious evangelism. WMU meets once a month from 10:30am-11:30am for meeting/snack in the fellowship hall. See Judy Bunton for more information.

Published: May 11, 2015 
FoodPantry1The Food Pantry Ministry is an ongoing project. You may bring any boxes or canned food items as well as toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. Put your items in the box in the foyer. Financial donations for the food pantry are also welcomed. Everything is appreciated.  REMEMBER: If anyone in the church has a need, contact the Church office @ 279-9216 or Leesa Kerns (816) 273-7346
Published: April 1, 2015 
Many thanks to the members of Copeland Baptist Church for bringing items this past year for the Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes. WMU will be operation_christmas_childcollecting items to go into the shoe boxes for 2022.  The drop off box is located inside the front entry way. 
Each month, throughout the year, will have specific item that will be needed to fill each shoe box at the end of the year.  And this list will be displayed above the drop off box, as to make everyone aware of what can be given to Operation CHRISTmas Child.   
October is OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoebox time.  Begin now finding items to put in one or two boxes for children who wouldn’t have Christmas any other way. Pick up a box (or two) from the church foyer to fill and bring back to the church by early November.  Our goal this year is to have a total of 100 boxes to send to the kids.  You WILL want to be a part of this special ministry effort.
Please pray for God’s presence with each of these boxes and also for the children who will receive them.

Published: April 1, 2015 

Welcome To Our Fellowship

***Copeland Baptist Church would like to welcome to our fellowship –   Ronnie Auxier

NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to the Copeland Baptist Church family! We are truly excited that you have made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ with us as we walk the faith journey together. As your pastor, I would like to extend a personal invitation to attend Sunday School @ 9:30-10:30 am.   This is a two-fold blessing in that this will help you grow closer to Christ as well as share your life with us.   Hope to see you there!
GOD is GOOD!!! 
Pastor James


 Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.



Published: April 1, 2015 
From my family to yours – “HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Now that we have embarked on a brand-New Year, how do you plan on drawing closer to God? It may be time for a “refocus” and it all starts with spending time with God in “PRAYER” and His word.  Jesus gave us the greatest examples in the gospels where He stepped away from the limelight, retreating to a quiet place to commune with His Father. These personal times spent with God have some very important elements in common.
Jesus understood the importance of truly knowing the Father. The elements of how to spend personal time with God are threefold: First, we must use God’s Word, then find a place that is free of distractions and finally, intercession and thanksgiving should be priority as we let our requests be made known to God. 
God’s Word – Just as our bodies need food to keep it going, we need to spend quality time with God to feed our souls. Jesus often quoted from God’s Word in His prayer times. It is so important to have personal prayer time with God as well as, time to read God’s Word. And during this time, we should always seek God, through the Holy Spirit, to help us understand and apply His Word to our life; this is how we grow in our walk with Him.
An Area Free of Distraction – Each time Jesus wanted to spend time with His Father, He always retreated to a secluded area free from distractions so that He could talk with His Father. The same is true of us. Our personal times with God should be in a place where we are alone with no distractions — only God and you.
Prayer and Thanksgiving – Jesus’ prayers were not always for Himself, but for others. In our personal time spent with God, we use Jesus’ example by offering prayers for others and thanksgiving to God for what He has done for us. These prayers should also include a time of reflection on how God guided us through the good and bad times.
These are elements of spending personal time alone with God. The importance is setting time aside each day to allow God to speak to us through His Word and we then can talk with God though prayer.  Make these elements of drawing closer to God your priority in 2023. 
Spending Time With God,
Pastor James















Published: April 1, 2015