But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary;

you have found favor with God.

 You will conceive and give birth to a son,

and you are to call him Jesus.


Ivy Beryl Forrest Blades

June 20, 1932 – December 19, 2016

Stephen R. Meyer (Mrs. Shirley Frazier’s son-in-law)

Scripture WritingLuke 1:51-56


While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.                                                                 ~Luke 2:6-7 (NIV)~

“Away in a Manger”


Christmas Caroling – Tonight at 5 P.M. starting and ending at FBC (children, youth, and adults – No missions class tonight.)

Friday Morning Bible Study – 9 A.M./John 13


Christmas Eve Services will be held in some area churches.  I know of two.

  1. Pine Ridge United Methodist Church @ 5 P.M.
  2. FBC, Kentwood at 5 P.M.

Most Churches WILL have services Christmas Day, but sometimes on a special schedule. The only area church that I know of that is not having church Christmas is FBC, Kentwood.


Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions – Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $155 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.


Summer Opportunities to serve with the IMB – (This is good for families, teachers, or students.)




Jesus is the reason for the season.  Don’t leave Him out of his birthday celebration.

Anna Lee