OUR CURRENT E-MESSENGER: August 2017 e-Messenger

All ministers (full-time, part-time, and volunteer) from every church in the GBA are invited to bring their families for this fun evening.

Date: Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Happy Trails Cowboy Church

Bring the whole family out for an evening for fun, fellowship, and enjoy BBQ, bluegrass, games, and horseback rides.  We will be dining tail-gate style – bring your own chairs!

  • Henry’s BBQ
  • Bluegrass with Big Spike Hammer
  • Supervised horseback rides for the kids and adults
  • Old-fashion, fun competitions for the entire family
  • Anderson Mounted Shooter Team demonstration
  • It’s all FREE for GBA ministers!

Contact the GBA Office at 864.242.4330 or email Anna Richardson to make your reservations.  Reservation deadline is August 31!

Blue in the Zoo

September 16



What is Blue in the Zoo?  For the fourth year in a row, Greenville Baptist Association will express our love and appreciation to law enforcement personnel and their families with a free evening at the zoo. Law enforcement officers and their families in your congregation and community are the guests of honor at this event. There will be fun, food, entertainment, GREAT DOOR PRIZES, and animals too!

When is the date for Blue in the Zoo? Saturday, September 16, 2017

What are the times for Blue in the Zoo? 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where is the Greenville Zoo? 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville 29601

How can my church help?  We are still looking for GBA churches to host stations during this event.  For a list of the stations available, contact Anna Richardson.  We are also in need parking lot greeters, registration personnel, and interviewers. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Training for these types of volunteers will be provided. For more information about how to get involved, contact the GBA Office at 864.242.4330.

How can we invite law enforcement officers in our church/community to this event? Click here for a downloadable flyer your church can print and distribute at their discretion.

How will tickets be handed out for this event? Law enforcement personnel can pick up their free tickets from their commanding officer. Employees in precincts outside of Greenville County (Anderson, Easley, Laurens, etc.) please contact the GBA Office for tickets.

What if it rains? We will still have this event – rain or shine. Pray for good weather!

How can my church pray for Blue in the Zoo? Pray for the law enforcement personnel and their families who will attend. Pray for the churches/volunteers who will assist in making this event a success. Pray that we will be the hands and feet of Jesus to these law enforcement officers as we show them our appreciation and support for the work they do for our communities.

Other questions? Contact Anna Richardson at the GBA. Telephone: 864.242.4330. Email: [email protected].