I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,

in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

that all of you agree with one another

in what you say

and that there be no divisions among you,

but that you be perfectly united

in mind and thought.

~1 Corinthians 1:10~

An unnamed person had surgery this week. After one night in the hospital, she is now home. Pray all goes well for her in the coming days.

Ernest Dayle Christmas

December 14, 1946 – September 12, 2022

A resident of Garland, TX, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Lake Pointe in Rowlett, TX. He was born December 14, 1946 in McComb, MS and was 75 years of age. He is survived by wife, Pam B. Christmas; daughter, Kim Christmas Moore; son-in-law, Mike Moore; son, Michael Christmas; daughter-in-law, Tamie Hughes Christmas; 6 grandchildren, Chelsea Herrington (Garrett), Caitlyn Golmon (Michael), Cassidy Golmon, Craig Golmon (Miah), Michael Christmas, II and Reese Ann Christmas; 6 great-grandchildren, Alayna Golmon, Olivia McGovern, Beckham McGovern, Lyla Golmon, Boden Bernhart, and one on the way, Lucas James Golmon; sister, Merrie Christmas Bennett (Henry); brother, Charles D. “Boo” Christmas (Kay). Preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Christmas and Hilda Lenoir Christmas. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, September 16, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Karl Klaus and Pastor Chip Fitz. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Amite Bell Tower Restoration Fund. For an online guestbook, visit


September 15 – 2 Timothy 1: 6-8


DAY 5 –

“God Still Loves the Country”


Today, let’s pray for and thank God for MEDICAL WORKERS

Anna Lee


They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus,

and you will be saved—

you and your household.”

~Acts 16:31~

Georgia Barnette – Day 4

Baptist Press


September 9 – Matthew 11: 25-27

Prayer Focus – Crime in our area of the state.

Reading the news can sometimes be very disturbing. Pray for peace and doing the right thing.

Coming Event at FBC, Kentwood

Our last 2 Art of Parenting meetings will be this Sunday, the 18th, at 4:00 and the last one October 2nd at 4:00 at First Baptist church Kentwood! We would love to see you there. This is for adults of all ages.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. Prayer meeting is tonight at 6:00 P.M.

Anna Lee


These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.

Impress them on your children.

Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

~Deuteronomy 6:6-7


Isaiah 53: 9-12.

Shirley Roberts Perry

June 27, 1952 – September 10, 2022

A resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS. She was born June 27, 1952 in Magnolia, MS and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Parfait and husband, Edward Parfait, Jr.; 2 sons, Gabriel Gonzalez and wife, Heather Gonzalez and Jonathan Gonzalez, Sr. and wife Brandi Gonzalez; 2 brothers, William Roberts, Jr. and Richie Roberts; grandchildren, Jordan Parfait, Cooper Parfait, Jaxon Parfait, Madeline Gonzalez, Mena Gonzalez, Mollie Gonzalez, Jonathan Gonzalez, Jr., Natalie Gonzalez, Naiyah Gonzalez, Noelya Gonzalez, Kore Gonzalez and Kai Gonzalez. Preceded in death by her spouse, Marvin “Chris” Perry; 2 sisters, Linda Hilbert and Betty Pittman; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Osyka, MS. For an online guestbook, visit


It’s getting close to the time when the truck will be in Kentwood to pick-up the food we are donating to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. This is our only opportunity to donate food this year.

You can check the church bulletin or call the church office to get a list of ten of the most needed items. The items you purchase can be left in the church office until pick-up. You need to have your purchases ready for pick-up on the 18th so they can be picked up early on the 19th.

Thank-you for showing your love for the children by purchasing and donating these items. You are appreciated.

Baptist Press

Thank-you for all the many ways you shoe God’s love.

Anna Lee


Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

~Romans 12:12~

I have two friends having surgery. Pray for all who have health issues today.

Judy Lynn Sanders

March 19, 1950 – September 10, 2022

Judy was born March 19, 1950 in McComb, MS and passed away September 10, 2022 at her home in Kentwood. Judy was a lifelong member of East Fork Baptist Church. She lived her whole life in Kentwood and although she never had any children of her own, she helped raise and was “JuJu” to many. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Posey and husband, Gary Talton; nieces, Michelle Bridges and husband, Paul, Marcie Grice and husband, James and Kim Sulzby and husband, Jay; nephews, Justin Hendry and wife, Dana, Scott Posey and wife, Karen and Denver Posey and wife, Victoria; special brother-in-law, Larry Hendry and wife, Rhonda; 13 great-nephews; 9 great-nieces; 5 great-great nephews; and 3great-great nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Geraldean Sanders; brother, Aubrey Ray Sanders; sister, Marie Hendry and special brother-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers, Wade Bridges, Weston Bridges, Kye Grice, Jordan Hendry, Slade Hendry and Cayden Posey. Visitation at East Fork Baptist Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Monday, September 12, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Cory Morris and Bro. Jay Avance. Interment East Fork Cemetery, East Fork, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


September 12 – Isaiah 53: 5-8


Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions – Day 2 – “Filling the Fridge”

Prayer Focus Today – People who have friends and relatives who are very sick

We all know that sickness can be stressful and tiring. Pray for caregivers who are stressed and tired.

Anna Lee



  • Give to everyone who asks you,
  • and if anyone takes what belongs to you,
  • do not demand it back.
  • Luke 6:30


Sept. 11 – Isaiah 53: 1 – 4

TODAY IS 9-11!

I just watched a video of Father Mark of the Saint Helena Catholic Church on September 6, 2006. Deborah Bales posted it on Facebook. If she is your friend or you can find Father Mark’s messages. you will be touched by what he said. I hope you will be in church today. If not, please “attend” online.

Today is a day, not to look back, but to look ahead! I hope you will be exposed to a “look ahead” message. Mainly, today is a look up to Jesus day!

Today’s prayer focus – our country, peace, freedom, love, and the message of Jesus to spread around the world!

Anna Lee


For just as we share abundantly

in the sufferings of Christ,

so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

~2 Corinthians 1:5~


September 10 – Matthew 11: 28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

That’s not a lot to write in one day. If you haven’t joined in with writing Scripture, today is a good day to start. This is certainly a great Scripture to begin with.

Who’s on your personal prayer list this morning?

You don’t have to answer me, but tell God!

Today is Saturday. When I was a child, on Saturday’s our Sunday clothes were laid out, our shoes polished, and our lessons studied. As I got older, I realized Momma was checking off the preparations for our Sunday lunch. Did you have any routine that you followed? Do you have a routine now? Do you need a routine now to make Sunday morning run smoothly?

Anna Lee


I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

~Romans 1:11-12~


May 9 – Matthew 11: 25-27

READ THIS BAPTIST PRESS HOMEPAGE AND SEE WHOSE FAVORITE VERSE WAS “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” JAMES 4: 10.


Make plans to take a friend to the WMU meeting Saturday morning at 9:00 at East Fork Baptist Church. Learn about missions in Louisiana.

THANK-YOU to the ladies who have been collecting boxes used in packing copy paper for me. They will be used to help organize our OCC room.

THANK-YOU to the ladies who have contributed to the funds for buying the final items needed to pack the shoeboxes.

THANK-YOU to the men who have helped me and others to make it safely up and down the steps at church. What a great way to serve others! Your big smiles and kind words go a long ways to help others!

THANK-YOU to those who had been doing the remodeling at church. I look forward to seeing the new area for the children and the newly installed floors in several areas.

PRAYER-FOCUS TODAY. Today, let’s pray for all the little children who will be impacted by our new nursery and the new area for children’s worship. I thank God for the many parents and other family members the children have been able to “bring” to church.

What are some things you are thankful for today?

Anna Lee


‘Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’
nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

~Revelation 7:16-17~


Sept. 8 – Matthew 22: 34-40



Meeting Saturday at East Fork Baptist Church

10-12 Noon

Covered dish luncheon to follow


Informational Meeting for those participating and those considerating participation

River Road Fellowship – Across from Hammond High

Saturday, 2-4 P.M.


Louisiana Missions Offering

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

~Mark 1:38 NIV~

Sept. 11-18, 2022


Today, let’s pray for those who are concerned about others that they hear the name and Jesus and take Him into their hearts, missionaries. They fit various specific descriptions like focus and location, but all need to “hear”. Let’s do our part in passing the word in Louisiana.

Anna Lee


  • I, even I, am he who comforts you.
    Who are you that you fear mere mortals,
    human beings who are but grass.
  • Isaiah 51:12

Yesterday, I saw the orthopedist. He confirmed that I broke my left foot again. It happened early Saturday. I will be delayed in my healing and therapy, but I have big plans to finish this OCC season and 2022 year strong. It’s back to wearing a big black book for me, but it is only one boot this time!

The associational WMU will be meeting Saturday at East Fork Baptist Church at 10:00. You are invited to attend and learn more about missions. Bring a side dish and join in on lunch the other ladies.


September 7 – Psalm 93: 1-5


Here’s two articles about Baptist Disaster Relief in action.

Recovery efforts underway in flood-stricken areas of Georgia, Mississippi

Send Relief responds to flooding in Pakistan

Today’s Prayer Focus – Victims of crime, disasters, accidents, etc.

What can you do to help a victim of of weather disaster, a crime, an illness, etc. You’ll be blessed for your actions.

Anna Lee