“We have this treasure from God,

but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure.

This shows that the great power is from God,

not from us.”

~2 Corinthians 4:7 (NCV)~

Today begins the Drop-Off Week for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Collection at FBC, Kentwood will be from 10 to 12 today. Follow the signs. Collection will conclude next Monday at 10. Be sure to bring your boxes during the time listed so there will be someone to assist you.
Masks and gloves will be worn. Social distancing will be practiced. Information can be shared “paperless” using your phone. You never have to leave your vehicle.

Thankfulness- Day 16

Today, I am thankful for Operation Christmas Child and all those who give so needy children in many countries can be blessed with a box of hygiene items, toys, and school supplies. It is usually the only gift they have ever received. Best of all, they will have an opportunity to learn about Jesus. Today, individuals, groups, and churches will begin to turn the boxes in so they can begin their trip to the destination points. I’m thankful for all the people who share their love and God’s love this way. What a blessing it had been to David and me to participate for many years. It is our greatest mission field!

Sally Lynn Rumskey Piatt

July 6, 1937 – November 12, 2020
Sally Lynn Rumskey Piatt

Sally, age 83, of Bellaire, Ohio and a long-time resident of Kentwood, LA loved spending time outdoors, entertaining with al fresco dinners, beach picnics, mowing the grass, and traveling the world by train, boat or plane. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Donald Piatt, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Dr. Randolph) Howes, her son, Jaye (Stacie) Piatt, grandchildren, Zacherie, and Zoey, and her brother, John Rumskey.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Gladys & Otto Rumskey, her brothers, Otto Jr and Pete and her son, Don Jr.
She worked for many years in Atlanta as a re-insurance broker and then went on to work later in New Orleans for USAir. She loved meeting new people and never knew a stranger. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting, reading, movies, playing cards and board games, laughing, and a big football fan. She enjoyed fashion and was always a sharp dresser and was an elegant, classy, polished lady. She had found her bliss. Go rest high on that mountain, Sally.
A private memorial will be given on Monday, November 16, 2020. For an online guestbook, visit


Ezekiel 33:1-34:31
Hebrews 13:1-25
Psalm 115:1-18
Proverbs 27:21-22

The video for online services at FBC, Kentwood last night had some technical issues last night, but was posted earlier this morning. You can view at your convenience.

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Today, as we get closer to thanksgiving, find a way to bless someone. I was always taught it was better to give than to receive. Thankfully, many of you were taught that too. Ir is certainly one of the greatest lessons I ever learned!

Anna Lee