Consider the blameless,

observe the upright;

a future awaits those who seek peace.

~Psalm 37:37~


Josiah Huckaby

Update: Josiah is doing much better. His infection seems to be gone & they are weaning his sedation by small amounts daily. He will most likely have withdrawls from all the strong meds. We are praying for a smooth, calm transition off of all the sedation meds. They have also been able to wean his vent settings & oxygen. The plan is to start CPAP trials tomorrow…which is a scheduled amount of time on CPAP and then swap back to the vent and so on…YAY!!! Also, Josiah will be 11 months old Friday! Where has the time gone?!?! God is so good!!! We are so grateful for our sweet little man & can’t wait to get him home!!! 💙💛💙💛💙#TheLuckyFew #ExtraSpecial #OurLittleLagniappe



Joseph Roy Giardina

October 11, 1957 – February 05, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at his home. He was born October 11, 1957 in Baton Rouge and was 60 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Ardillo Giardina; brother, Charles Giardina; sister, Lillian Giardina Massey and husband, Michael;  nephew, John Lucas Massey; niece, Sarah Kate Massey; and companion of 11 years, Dinah Stelley. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph P. Giardina. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Frank Braden Bateman

September 27, 1941 – February 05, 2018

A resident of Hammond, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born September 27, 1941 in Tyrone, PA and was 76 years of age. He was a retired manager of Winn Dixie with over 41 years of service. He is survived by his 2 sisters, Nancy Beichler and Jo Anne Tidwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances Kathleen Spears Bateman, and his parents, Joseph and Norma Frye Bateman. Funeral Services will be held at Wilmer Baptist Church on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10 AM. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



There are a number of Facebook sites that give hints  about Operation Christmas Child crafts.  Spend some time looking to find the ones you wish to join.




Read the Bible

  • Exodus 35-36
  • Proverbs 16
  • Matthew 28



Children’s Mission Day

We will be filling old prescription bottles with fishing and sewing items after we wash the bottles and cover the labels with contact paper.  If you have some medium and large bottles, please drop them off in the red basket at church.  Thanks!

I have been preparing for our first Children’s mission day.  It will be a lot of fun, but don’t let the children get all the fun.  Join us on the 17th from 9 A.M. to Noon.  Adult skills, both male and female, will be very helpful to guide the children in their projects.



Catch a vision of how you want to spend your ministry time.  Be available.  God will fill in the answers to your questions.

Anna Lee