Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18~


A new baby was born Friday, making our friends Matt and Shea first time grandparents.  I’m sure many of you will remember when Drew was born when they were living in Kentwood.  It seems like yesterday.  Now the next generation has started.

Matt and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first grandchild, Caleb Judson Williams, who was born Friday evening to Drew and Morgan. We were able to skype with him a little while ago. He was rather bored and slept through the entire time, but we understand. 🙂 His parents kept us entertained instead. Dec. 5th can’t come soon enough for these two grandparents. His aunts (Lindsey and Melody) are pretty excited, too. Let the spoiling begin!

Thankfulness, Day 20 – I’m thankful for the first six days of collecting Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.  It was pure joy receiving each box.  It was also a joy to get to spend sweet time with others as we waited.  I’m looking forward to collecting a few more today and them sending the boxes to their next destination in the morning.  I’m thankful for the first Drop-off week at FBC, Kentwood.  I am so anxious for the boxes to be in the hand of the boys and girls.



Thom S.


“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others                                                                                                                                                       (Colossians 3:13 NLT, 2nd ed.)

“Christ Receiveth Sinful Men”


Community Thanksgiving Service

  • 5:30 this afternoon at the Kentwood United Methodist Church
  • Fellowship to follow


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday morning at 11:00
  • The Cafe
  • Honors ladies with November birthdays


Children in Action

  • Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • L-wing of FBC
  • Boys and girls from 3 to 5th grade


Friday Morning Bible Study

  • John 12
  • 10 A.M. in fellowship hall


Sunday School

  • A class for everyone
  • 9:45 A.M.


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.  Enjoy the cooler temperatures.  The heaters at the church have all been checked out this week, so don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you away.

Anna Lee