“Encourage each other every day while it is ‘today.’”
~Hebrews 3:13a NCV~
David’s sister-in-law has both parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Courtney of Holden, hospitalized in Baton Rouge. Please pray for them, their family, and for the medical staff caring for them.
Resa Birch DeLee is hospitalized in Greensburg, not Baton Rouge. Please add your prayers for her and her family. (Thanks to Yvonne Birch for the correction.)
Please continue to pray for Mr. Bud Callihan. He will have another procedure when he gets better. He’s at home for now. Pray for his family as you pray for him.
Walker Wilbanks, the football player who got sick on the field Friday night, passed away. Please pray for his family, his school, and all those who knew him.
Operation Christmas Child
Majel Dean has started making tote bags to hold clothes, toys, or even the OCC shoeboxes later. She needs help with fabric, ribbon, and cutting. Each tote requires a 12.5 inch by 40 inch rectangle. She could also use some grogain ribbon and cotton clothesline cording, etc. for the ties. Each tote requires two pieces 33 inches long for the tie. If you can help, please bring the fabric and cording to FBC, Kentwood. The totes will be folded and placed inside the totes until the children get their boxes.
I hope you have found a way to create something for the boxes. If you need ideas check out some of the OCC sites on Pinterest. There are still “ornaments” on the Christmas tree at church if you would like to purchase some gifts for the boys and girls.
One young man selected his ornaments and then enlisted various family members to help with the purchases. He has been trained to know the importance of missions and the good the shoeboxes do around the world. He involved his family with him. Good training and a wonderful involvement. Do you need to involve a family member, child or youth, in helping others?
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“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
We will meet at the Cafe at 11:00 to celebrate the birthdays of ladies who celebrate/celebrated a birthday this month. It is so special to remember some of the ladies who passed away recently and their attendance at the birthday parties during some of their last months. What an honor it is to celebrate birthdays and to see how each of the ladies are respected and loved. If you would like to join the ladies, meet us at today for lunch and birthday cake.
Ladies’ Night: Ice Cream Party
- Thursday at 6:15 at FBC, K
- Special music by Mrs. Janet Bridges
- Devotional led by Mrs. Anne Hurst
- Demonstration of making ice cream in a bag by some very young ladies
- Homemade ice cream
- Ice cream recipes to take home
- Ladies of ALL AGES (children, youth, and adults)
- Do not have to be members of FBC
- No cost, but we would appreciate a head count (FBC – 229-8111)
“Women of the Bible”
- New Bible study that begins Friday morning at 10:00
- No charge
- Each lesson is independent of all the lessons
- No homework, but Scripture references given for those who wish to read ahead.
- Do not need to be members of FBC
- Friday’s study – Ruth – Ruth 1-4
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
Think outside of “your little world”. What can you do for others?