“We owed a debt because we broke God’s laws.

That debt listed all the rules we failed to follow.

But God forgave us that debt.

He took away that debt and nailed it to the cross.”

~Colossians 2:14 (ICB)~




Joe Canale, father of one of my former students and husband to a lady I knew from high school, is a nursing home resident in Hammond.  He now has the Caronavirus.  Please pray for him and for his family.




Mrs. Joyce Herrington, a nursing home resident in New Orleans, has greatly improved from the Caronavirus.  She has been moved to a location where she can receive therapy to continue her improvement.  Please pray for this sweet lady.




Ruby King, a resident of Roseland, spent some time in the hospital the last few days.  When it was determined she did not have the virus, she was able to go home.  Pray for her to regain her strength.




Phillip Daryl Hanks

January 17, 1951 – April 08, 2020

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at his home. He was born January 17, 1951 in Greensburg, LA and was 69 years of age. He was a member of Greensburg United Methodist Church and former owner of Hank’s Garage. He is survived by wife, Teri Bridges Hanks; 1 daughter, Haley Hanks Conleay and husband, Joshua; 3 grandchildren, Wyatt, Jocelyn and Jarrett Conleay; 1 sister, Vera Ellen (Minnie) Easley and husband, David; 3 brothers, Jack Hanks and wife, Fancy, Larry Hanks and Kenneth (Gus) Hanks and wife, Kay. Preceded in death by his parents, Phillip Ancil Hanks and Colleen DeLee Hanks. Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, graveside services will be private. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – April 9

  • Deuteronomy 33:1-29
  • Luke 13:1-21
  • Psalm 78:65-72
  • Proverbs 12:25



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FBC, Kentwood will be observing the Lord’s Supper Sunday.  You can contact the church to make arrangements to pick up or have a packet with a cracker and juice delivered to you or do as we plan to do and use foods from home.




Keep being patient about staying home.  This season will not last forever, but has been very helpful in slowing the spread of the virus.

Anna Lee