“Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

  ~1 John 3:21-23 NIV~


Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off 2017 – We are excited to say the vehicles with “shoeboxes” keep rolling in.  Today, we will be open to receive more “shoeboxes” from 9-12 Noon.  Sunday, we will be open from 2-4 P.M.  I thank all those who have helped man the drop-off center this year.  You have been so cooperative and hard-working.  We couldn’t do this without you.  I know you can “picture” each shoebox in the hands of a boy or girl one day soon.  You expect great things to happen when children and their families hear about Jesus.  God bless each of you!


It hasn’t been easy, but Jimmy Alford was able to learn he has two tumors in his liver.  There is no treatment plan yet, but at least this was a giant “step”.  Please keep praying for Jimmy and Janie, as well as other family members.


“Bobby” John Robert Langford

November 16, 1954 – November 17, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. He was born November 16, 1954 in Kentwood and was 63 years of age. He was our ray of sunshine who forever changed the lives of everyone he met. His Down Syndrome was never a disability, it was a different ability. He truly lived every moment, laughed every day and loved beyond words. He was dearly loved by his two sisters, Alma Beth Potts and husband, Dennis, and Judy Langford McElveen; nieces and nephews, Andrew Potts, Amy and Matthew Desrosiers, Matthew and Heather Potts, Michael and Jennifer McElveen, Debbie and Luke Simeon, John and Rachel McElveen, Sonia and Jeremy Blalock, Jeanine and Bart Matthews; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dillon Boyle, Matthew, Macaelyn, Ethan, Jennessa, and Jalynn Desrosiers, Brodie and Destinee, Emily, and Sawyer McElveen, Riley and Shalayne, Hannah, and Julianah Simeon, Anthony and Jayde McElveen, Dawson, Brayden, and Lathan Blalock, Evienne Schwartz and Ezra Matthews; great-great-niece, Rilynn Simeon. Preceded in death by parents, John and Ethel Jenkins Langford; brother, Charles J. “Buddy” Langford; brother-in-law, Nathan Joe McElveen; nephew, Will Joseph McElveen. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00PM Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Matthew Booty. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible Today – Colossians 1-2, Psalm 13, & video on Colossians


Community Thanksgiving – Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.


STAMPED Christmas Cards for Prisoners – due Dec. 3rd.  Some people at church have made this one of their class Christmas projects.  That’s a easy, but meaningful project.  This is a project for the whole associations.  One church has already turned in some.  I trust you will want to get involved to help the prisoners and their families.


I’ve been counting my blessing.  They are numerous!  

Anna Lee