9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

                               ~2 Corinthians 12:9-10~





Pray for Bryan and Rita Tate as they make another trip to MD Anderson next week.  Pray his time there shows improvement and the treatment goes well.




Pray for the many others in our area seeking answers, undergoing tests, taking treatment, etc.



Nancy Ault Benoit

November 13, 1951 – September 21, 2019

Nancy Ault Benoit, resident of Kentwood, passed away at home peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning, September 21, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Leiomyosarcoma. She was born, November 13, 1951 in Staten Island, NY and was 67 years of age. Nancy worked for Bellsouth for 25 years and enjoyed her retirement. Nancy was a lover of her dogs, cooking and gardening. She also enjoyed singing and did so most of her life. Nancy is survived by her husband, Terry K. Benoit, her brother, Boyd Ault, stepchildren, Bevin Benoit Tabor, Rusty Benoit and wife, Jana, nephew, James Michael Ault, grandchildren, Bailee Tabor Brassell and husband Philip, Skylar Tabor, Reece Benoit, Jack Benoit, great nephew, Will Ault, and great niece, Lila Ault. Preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Alberta Ault. A memorial service will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Kentwood on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Family and friends will be welcomed from 2-6 pm with the Memorial Service, officiated by Dr. Danny Smith, starting at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund at 73072 Highway 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444.




Rita Faye Bryant Rutland

December 04, 1957 – September 22, 2019

Rita Faye Bryant Rutland, a resident of Amite Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Surrounded by her family, she peacefully breathed her last breath and was in the arms of Jesus. She was born December 4, 1957. She was 61 years of age. Rita loved life and lived it to the fullest. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family. She especially loved her great grandbabies Jaxson and Jayce James. Rita was loved by everyone who knew her. She never met a stranger, and always had a smile on her face. She will truly be missed. Rita is preceded in death by her father Walter H Bryant, her brother Randy D Bryant, her nephew Mark H Cowart. Left to cherish her memory is her son Walter J Rutland and wife Shanna, her daughter Candice E Rutland, her grandchildren Blaine, Conner, and Logan Rutland, Haylee, Bryce Hayden, Great grandchildren Jaxson and Jayce James, her mother Betty Bryant, sisters Jo Ann Bryant, Donna Callahan and husband Gary, brother Jimmy Bryant and wife Vicki, numerous nieces and nephews. A private memorial will be held at a later date.




Operation Christmas Child could use your support as we prepare to ship shoeboxes.  One way you can help is to come to the fellowship hall this afternoon or Saturday to work on shoeboxes.  We will be filling them next month.  Another way you can help them is to share the joy of paying shipping.  The boxes will need $9.00 each to get them to their destination.  As someone who has shipped boxes internationally for more than twenty years, I can tell you the cost of shipping the boxes is a real bargain.




The senior adult revival will be held at FBC, Kentwood this morning.  At nine, coffee and donuts will be ready.  The choir will practice at 9:30.  Worship begins at 10:00 followed by lunch.  It is always a blessing be a part of the senior adult revival.  Today is the last day, so I hope you make the effort to attend today.





Today is “See You at the Pole” day for students.  As far as I know, all area schools are involved in this.  As a teacher, I was blessed to attend a number of years, starting the very first year.  What a witness it is when students share their faith with other students!  Also, tonight area youth are invited to FBC, Kentwood where there will be a celebration of the day’s big event.   This will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Lighthouse, which is just north of FBC, K.  The flyer for this event is on my Facebook page.





Scripture Writing – September 25th – Psalm 94: 16-19




Give God a portion of this day that he has given us.

Anna Lee