Sunday School   9am

Worship            10am



Ladies Bible Study   10am

Music Practice          6:30pm





Youth Meet          6:30pm


Meal Games Bible Study



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Ollin Collins, Pastor

John Webster, Music Minister

Jacob Mogus,  Director of Youth Ministries

Johnna Ishmael,  Director of Childrens Ministries

Address:  20 Runaway Bay Drive, Runaway Bay, TX  76426

Church phone:  940-575-2512

Email: rbaychurch@gmail.com

Website: thebaytx.com

Facebook:  The Bay Community Church

Fax number: 940-488-9934


The Bay-A Community Church


Ollin Collins, Pastor

John Webster, Music Minister

Jacob Mogus, Director of Youth Ministries

Johnna Ishmael, Director of Children’s Ministries


Address:  20 Runaway Bay Drive, Runaway Bay, TX  76426

Church phone:  940-575-2512

Email: rbaychurch@gmail.com

Website: thebaytx.com

Facebook:  The Bay Community Church

Fax number: 940-488-9934


Calendar of Events

                                                August, 2019

August 31-Youth bowling.  Leave church at 12 noon


September, 2019

September 4-Care Team meetings resumes @6:30  

        Bible Study resumes@7:00pm

September 7-2:00pm-Speaker Kululu Atsiaya, a Operation Christmas Child Full Circle Speaker, originally from Kenya, will talk about his life after receiving a Shoebox gift.  A small gift for your box will be given to all present.  Invite your friends to hear this wonderful speaker and be inspired yourself!

September 8-Security Team meeting after worship

September 29-Shoeboxes and coin savers will be distributed. 


October, 2019

October 6-Round-Up Sunday.  Time to round up all members to be present.  Casual/western attire.

October 27-Church wide activity- After worship and a soup/cornbread/dessert meal, we will put out our Christ Lights.  Dress casually




Operation Christmas Child


During the month of September, shop for Games.


From Operation Christmas Child: Kojo, Ghana West Africa

“My family of nine shared a one-room clay house. We had little money or food. My mom worked in the local high school cafeteria and fed us with leftover rice and peanut soup. My dad worked in a sugar cane field. They loved us very much.

I walked two miles to school every day. During my long walks, I prayed and sang. I didn’t have enough money for lunch, so during that period I climbed a tree and waited in hunger for class to begin again. I am grateful for the challenges and financial difficulties I faced as a child, though, because they made me rely on God.

“The challenges and financial difficulties I faced as a child made me rely on God.”

One Friday morning when I was 12 years old, my friends announced that they were not going to school that day, so I went alone. That afternoon, most of my classmates had already gone home when we heard a loud noise. The teacher told us to go outside and see what was happening. We found that children from four to five other schools had come to join us for a program about God. During this special event, I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior.The leaders taught us the song “Jesus Loves Me.” Normally when I learn a new song, it doesn’t stick—but this one did.

Then they started distributing shoeboxes. Going to school that morning, I felt tired, but when I got the box, I felt so strong. I felt something new. I was so excited I ran home to show my box to my family. I had never received a gift before, but inside my shoebox I found a yo-yo, a toy car, and some pencils—pencils made in the United States! I felt so proud that someone in America loved me.

When my friends saw my gifts, they ran all the way to school to try and get one too, but they were all gone.

God used my shoebox to plant a seed in me. I started going to church every Wednesday and Sunday. I just wanted to sleep in the church because David said, “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord’” (Psalm 122:1, KJV). I made the Lord my No. 1 priority.

“The shoebox gave me all that I need and that’s the Lord Jesus Christ.”

I don’t have the yo-yo anymore. I don’t have the toy cars or the pencils either, but I have one thing that has not changed: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” The shoebox gave me all that I need and that’s the Lord Jesus Christ.

When I grew up, I applied to schools all over the world. Then I learned about Tusculum College in East Tennessee. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I applied and was accepted.

There, I went to a church that packed Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, and it dawned on me that I received one of those as a child. That little yo-yo, those pencils, and that toy car brought me here. It reminds me of when David asks, “Who am I … that you have brought me thus far?” (2 Samuel 7:18, ESV).

I am now a senior at Tusculum College and will graduate in December. My plan is to be a pharmacist in order to contribute to God’s mission in the world.



Youth News

Sunday Youth meets every Sunday at 9:00am

Wednesday Youth meets every Wednesday for Group at 6:45pm.

Contact Jacob for further information. This group is open to students’ 7th grade-12th grade.


Youth Food

September 4- St Johns

October 2-Larimores

Children’s Department News

Workers for Worship Time


             Nursery                                                 Children’s Church

September 1-Bonnie West, Barbara Daves         Help Needed

September 8-Carol Orr, Mary Ann Schimpf              Help Needed

September 15-Cindy Carnes, Barbara Lee          Help Needed

September 22-Michelle Tucker, Sharon Peters       Help Needed

September 29-Carolyn Dent, ?


Subs:   Laura Blackburn, Aaron Arquette, Christina Arquette, Carolyn Dent, CeCe Young Carolyn Moody, Fran Boyd, Darla St John


Will you spend an hour helping with child care during worship time? Contact Johnna Ishmael at jishmaeltbcc@gmail.com



Greeters for August-September


August 25-David and Fran Boyd

September 1-James Prince and Gary Keim

September 8-Barry and MaryAnn Schimpf

September 15-Jan Book and Lonny Carnes

September 22-Kenneth Chase and Melvin Lester

September 29-Odgen and Marcia Green


From the kitchen of Evelyn Lewis

Pumpkin Stuff 

1 16oz can of pumpkin

1 can Pet Evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

3 eggs

1 yellow cake mix (can use Butter Pecan or Spice)

1 cup chopped pecans

2 sticks melted butter (optional 1 ½ stick)

8 ounces cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

2 cups Cool Whip


Mix together first 6 ingredients and spread in greased 9 X 13 inch pan.  Crumble cake mix over pumpkin mixture. 

Sprinkle with pecans and pour melted butter over cake mix.

Bake it 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

While it is cooling, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip.  Spread frosting on pumpkin stuff and sprinkle on more pecans.

Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.


If you plan to take this somewhere, don’t taste it before you go, because there will not be any left!