For this reason,

ever since I heard about your faith

in the Lord Jesus and your love

for all God’s people, 

I have not stopped giving thanks for you,

remembering you in my prayers.

~Ephesians 1:15-16~

Christopher Daniel Slade

January 25, 1977 – November 18, 2021

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home. He was born January 25, 1977 in Independence, LA and was 44 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Graves Slade; 2 children, Sydney Slade and Logan Slade; 2 step-children, Lane Coplin and Brianna Coplin; mother, Ruby Slade; father, Charles Slade; step-mother, Nancy Slade; brother, Charles Bradley Slade and wife Pam; sister, Rebecca “Becky” Slade. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther Carl Slade and Irma Black Slade, Rebecca Renella Dearman Easley and Jeffie William Easley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation at Friendship Baptist Church, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Steven Miller. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Sometimes is seems like the number of deaths in our area is small, but sometimes, like now, it seems so many people have recently died. Please be in pray for all these families during the holiday season.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

November 22nd Readings
1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-15:58

Baptist Press


Operation Christmas Child

We ended ouR week of collecting shoeboxes at FBC, Kentwood with a total of 1,773 shoeboxes fROM a number of area churches and individuals. That’s an increase over the 1601 packed last year. I learned yesterday that when our boxes leave Hammond they they will travel to Charlotte, NC , not Dallas.

Our collection process ran smoothly because of 18 volunteers who put in 132.5 hours during the eight days. We could not have done everything without all our volunteers. During the year numerous others have helped to prepare and pack items in 454 shoeboxes at our church. Great work, everyone! Think of all the boys and girls who will be blessed with Christmas gifts AND the opportunity to learn about Jesus!

Thankfulness – Day 22

Today, I am thankful for religious holidays that give us a special opportunity to talk about Jesus and share blessings. I know I have been blessed in many ways this year. This week I will take time to reflect on the blessings and to thank God for the blessings. This is not the only time of the year to “Say thanks to God”, but it is a reminder. I’m thankful for my country starting this holiday celebration and pray they will never delete this holiday.

Anna Lee