“Tell to the generation to come

the praises of the LORD,

and His strength

and His wondrous works that He has done.”

~Psalm 78:4b~


In mentioning the upcoming events, I forgot to mention the Fall Food Round-up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  You have almost two weeks to bring items to the stairwell by the office door.  Pickup will be early on September 15th, so you should get your goods there on the 14th, which is a Sunday.  Suggested items would be toilet tissue, paper towels, cleaning supplies, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, and pasta.  You can also give money to help them in making bulk purchases.

Alton “Junebug” E. Brewer, Jr.
Born: October 06, 1960
Died: August 31, 2014


Donald Ray Holden
Born: January 04, 1948
Died: August 31, 2014


Devotional, Scriptures, Quote, and a Song

  • “Not Even a Nod” –   http://odb.org/2014/09/02/not-even-a-nod/
  • One of them,                                                                                                               when he saw that he was healed,                                                                   returned,                                                                                                                       and with a loud voice glorified God.                                                                                                                 ~Luke 17:15~                                                       Let your light so shine before men,                                                         that they may . . . glorify your Father in heaven.                                                                                                      ~Matthew 5:16~
  • “Help us to remember that we are not owed any
    recognition or thanks but that we owe You a lifetime
    of gratitude for the salvation You offer through Jesus.”
  • “God is So Good” http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/i/gissgood.htm

“Do Something” today to share your love and/or God’s love!

Anna Lee


“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.

You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.”

~Matthew 16:24 MSG~


Continue to pray for Joe and Jean Easley.  They are sharing a room at the Greensburg Nursing Home where she is helping to take care of Joe right now.

Pray for Andy Taylor as he continues to adjust to some new medication.

Pray for Boyd’s family as they receive results of  Mr. Steve’s MRI tomorrow.

Roger Lamar Lea, Sr. -


Born: August 24, 1948
Died: August 30, 2014

Loni “Bear” Eugene Thompson  -http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/2660031

Born: December 06, 1954
Died: August 29, 2014

Hope Center in Roseland

  • Training day Thursday at 10:00.  Please be there to learn more about the center and specifically how you will fit in.  Remember, it is up to us to make sure it is a success.
  • Week of Prayer for State Missions (Georgia Barnett) – Sept. 14 – 21, 2014
  • Sylvester Humphrey will be sharing at FBC,K at 10:00 on September 15.
  • September 16th – Planned opening for center

Operation Christmas Child

  • Many of you have brought in your purchases for the shoeboxes.
  • If you are participating with you class, you are encouraged to participate as a family or individual too.
  • Sept. 13th – First Craft Day for OCC – Ladies of all ages are welcome to participate either in presenting a craft or in working on crafts others are presenting.  See me for more information.


Senior Adult Revival for Two Rivers Association

  • Monday @ New Zion
  • Tuesday @ Kedron
  • Wednesday @ Greensburg
  • More information later….


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “I Am Not Forgotten” –  http://odb.org/2014/09/01/i-am-not-forgotten/
  • “Our soul waits for the Lord;                                                                                      He is our help and our shield.”                                                                                                                 ~Psalm 33:20~
  • “Trusting Jesus” http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/r/trusting.htm


Please excuse the delay in posting this morning.  I guess it can be blamed on a “senior moment”!!!!!

Anna Lee


“All scripture is inspired by God

and is useful to teach us what is true

and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.

It corrects us when we are wrong

and teaches us to do what is right.”

~2 Timothy 3:16 NLT~


Alan Ray Blackwell was able to more a little better yesterday and walked with a walker.  Keep praying for him and his family.

Roger Lamar Lea, Sr.

Born: August 24, 1948
Died: August 30, 2014


Loni Eugene Thompson

Born: December 06, 1954
Died: August 29, 2014


Hope Center in Roseland – Sponsored by churches of Two Rivers Association

  • Volunteers needed
  • Training Thursday at 10:00 in Roseland
  • Hear from the volunteer coordinator – Sept. 15 at 10:00 at FBC, Kentwood
  • Planned opening date – Sept. 16th

Operation Christmas Child

  • At a distribution in Trinidad and Tobago, there was a little girl who wanted to be a doctor one day. She had always wanted a First Aid Kit and was amazed to find one in her shoebox gift. She praised God for His special attention to her!
  • There was a nine year old boy in Guatemala who always carried his books to school in a plastic bag. The other children would laugh at him and tease him about using the bag. The little boy thanks God and OCC for the beautiful knapsack he received in his shoebox and for transforming the other children’s taunting into admiration.
  • “The kids at our church sent letters with their shoebox gifts last year and so far we have received 2 letters back. This is one of them. It’s from Malawi.” – Melissa H.
  • It’s time to answer another frequently asked question! Many of you want to know what age/gender we receive the most/fewest boxes for?
    In general, we receive more boxes for girls than boys. Overall, we receive the most shoebox gifts for girls 5-9. We receive the fewest number of boxes for boys 2-4 and 10-14.
  • Changing the lives of children around the world, one shoebox gift at a time ~www.samaritanspurse.org/occ ~ 1-800-353-5949 ~ OCCinfo@samaritan.org

Bible Study

  • Women of the Bible
  • Friday, Sept. 5th at 10 A.M.
  • “Abigail”
  • Read I Samual 25:2-42
  • Always room for one more!

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “The Ultimate Sacrifice” –   http://odb.org/2014/08/31/the-ultimate-sacrifice/
  • By this we know love,                                                                                                                               because [Jesus] laid down His life for us.                                                                                                                                                              ~1 John 3:16~                                                                                               Though your sins are like scarlet,                                                                                                          they shall be white as snow.                                                                                                                                                                                        ~Isaiah 1:18~

Fifth Sunday Singing

  • New Zion Baptist Church
  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Tonight
  • Come and be blessed!

Ladies’ Birthday Party and Ladies’ Night: Ice Cream Party

  • Both gathering went well.  Both were well attended, but there’s always more for one more.  One honored some local Christian ladies.  The other honored God, missions, missions projects, and was also fun.  That doesn’t even tell you about the five different flavors of homemade ice cream!
  • Next birthday party – 4th Tuesday of September @ the Cafe @ 10: A.M.
  • Next ladies night, a coffee break – 4th Thursday of October @ FBC, Kentwood @ 6:15 P.M.

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


“Let the little children come to Me,

and don’t stop them,

because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,”

~Luke 18:16b~


Joe and Jean Easley are both in the nursing home at Greensburg.  Keep them and their family in your prayers.

Chantel Newman was doing well and working toward going home today.  Thank God her allergic condition was identified.

Macy Gueldner -


Eugenia “Punkin” Bates Conti

Born: March 25, 1926
Died: August 28, 2014


Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Step Up” http://odb.org/2014/08/30/step-up/
  • [Asa] took courage,                                                                                                        and removed the abominable idols from all the land . . . ;                           and he restored the altar of the Lord.                                                                                                                                                  ~2 Chronicles 15:8~
  • “Trust and Obey” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/r/trstobey.htm

Both the Ladies’ Night and the first Bible study of Women of the Bible went well. Thanks to God!

Anna Lee


“And it is my prayer

that your love may abound more and more,

with knowledge and all discernment.”

~Philippians 1:9, ESV~


Please pray for Jennie’s father-in-law, Mr. Steve Hatchel of Texas.  He will be having a MRI this morning to check on the work done by chemo and radiation.  Pray for the family as they await results.

Macy Gueldner

I got to visit with Macy’s grandmother and great-grandmother this week.  They feel so blessed to see the progress she has made.


Walker Wilbanks


Hope Center

We got a lot of work completed at the Hope Center today. The Hope Center will house a food-bank and thrift store and is a ministry of Two Rivers Association. Bro Ronnie (our compassion missionary) and I would like to thank everyone who came out today and worked even though the air-conditioning is still not working. Bro. Steve and Bro. Chris from FBC Roseland, Bridgett Gill, Bro. Michael (Youth Pastor at FBC Kentwood), Bro. Don Vanover, my wife Tracy and my daughter Katheryn and of course our Hope Center Director Bro. Sylvester. We hope to move a lot of donations from Amite to the Hope Center Saturday morning. Please let me know if you can help-rain or shine we have to move the stuff. -Bro. Stan

Study of Ruth - 10:00 this morning at FBC, K

It’s time for out annual Fall Food Round-up.  Bring your canned goods, paper supplies, and cleaning supplies to FBC, Kentwood.  The pick-up will be early on the morning of September 15th.  You may leave your donations in the stairwell at the office entrance (where you click the button to enter).

Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

New Zion Baptist Church will host a Fifth Sunday Singing this Sunday at 6:30 P.M.  You are invited to worship with them.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

God keeps on blessing and blessing.  I hope you see His work in your life.

Anna Lee

Thursday Addition

Ora Lee Wilson called to ask us to pray for one of her granddaughters, Chantel Newman, who had to have gall bladder surgery during the night.  The surgery went well, but three hours later the medical staff have been unable to wake her up or get her off the vent.  The questions being asked to her family about family history have not helped to calm their nerves.  Pray for the medical staff as they work work Chantel, Chantel, that she may overcome this reaction to the anesthesia, and the family as they continue to wait and pray.


“As for me,

I vow that I will not sin against the LORD

by ceasing to pray for you.”

~1 Samuel 12:23a, HCSV~


Susan Rimes is doing much better.  Let’s hope and pray the stones are gone for good now.

Ray Blackwell had his feeding tube removed yesterday.  That a positive step!

Hope Center in Roseland – From Bro. Stan

A few of us are meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hope Center (Two Rivers Baptist Association) in Roseland to clean the building. Anyone can join us from 8:00am until 10ish. PLEASE NOTE-the A/C is still not working and the building is dreadfully hot. Would wait but the building is going to be inspected by the food-bank people next Tuesday and as the old saying goes-we gtta-getter done! I will have a cooler full of drinks iced down-Bro. Stan

Ladies’ Night: Ice Cream Party

  • 6:15 tonight at FBC,K
  • Girls, Youth young ladies, adult ladies
  • No tickets needed
  • Hoping to see you!

Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

Devotional, Scriptures, a Quote, and a Song

  • “A Picture of Humility” –  http://odb.org/2014/08/28/a-picture-of-humility/
  • God resists the proud,                                                                                                 but gives grace to the humble.                                                                                                                     ~James 4:6~                                                                             We live by faith,                                                                                                           not by sight.                                                                                                                                          ~2 Corinthians 5:7 ~
  • “The most powerful position on earth                                                                                                 is kneeling before the Lord of the universe.”                                                                                                                                                   ~Our Daily Bread~
  • “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/myfluptt.htm

Part two of telling about the wake and funeral for Mrs. Betty Moore:  The funeral was as special as “Miss” Betty was.  Yesterday, was another reminder of how special friends and family are.  Let’s all celebrate when someone leaves a body that is tired and gets to be in heaven with parents, spouse, children, other family members, and numerous friends.  Let’s also celebrate those people we still have in our lives each day.  

Say something extra special to people today!

Anna Lee


“He said to them, ‘

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matt. 4:19, NKJV~


Connon Corkern and his family are both happy and thankful to be home.  Thank-you for helping to pray him through his last hospital stay.

Katherine Hudson  lives in SW LA and has been battling lupus for about ten years.  In the last fourteen months she has been hospitalized ten times, with stays of five or more days.  In addition, she has been to the ER a number of times.  The lupus is out-of-control and fighting her body.  Please pray for Katherine.

Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

New entries on Rev. Kevin Smith’s blog –  http://revkevreflections.wordpress.com/

Devotional, Scripture, Song, and a Quote

  Hope comes with help from God and others.                                     ~Our Daily Bread~


Going home to my childhood church in Roseland for a wake brought back many memories and familiar faces.  It’s good to see the familiar place and faces.  It’s also good to remind me of many people who impacted my life and those of my family.  I suppose it is our “roots” as much as the house where I was raised and the school where I attended for six years.  The people in these three places will forever be very special to me.

Like me, you have places that were special in your life.  More importantly, at this stage of life, we might be the ones impacting the lives of others.  I pray we follow God’s leadership in what we do and say so we will be a positive influence on others and most importantly, a witness for God.

Anna Lee


“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?

Baptist Press –  http://www.bpnews.net/

“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
  • Etc.
  • 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?

Anna Lee