Thursday Afternoon

Austin Rose is still hospitalized in Georgia, but doctors are working hard to get him out so he can march in with his hight school band tomorrow night.

From Brandy Potts of East Fork

Me and mr. Michael bracy will like to invite any children who like to sing to come every sunday evening to east fork baptist church at 5:30. Sunday we will be start practicing our christmas music. We r doing things different this christmas. We r sing with the youth and the adult choir but we will not be practicing with them until closer time to do the program. So children please come out and joining us. We r going to have a great time. I hope to see u at east fork baptist church this sunday evening at 5:30.

Evelyn Gayle Dunn Wilson Pittman
(August 26, 1946 – August 28, 2013)

Evelyn Gayle Dunn Wilson Pittman was born August 26, 1946 and entered heaven on August 28, 2013. Services will be held at New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood, conducted by Rev. Demond Kennedy. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 31, 2130 under the direction of McKneely Funeral Home of Kentwood. Burial at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Dunn, brothers, M. L. Wilson, Calvin Wilson and Richard Dunn, daughter-in-law, Julia Marie Miller and husband, Ellis Pittman. She is survived by her two sons, Doug Wilson and Steve Wilson and his wife, Becky of Clinton, granddaughter, serving in Afghanistan, Heather Wilson McCraine and husband, Dennis of Slidell, grandson, Harlee Wilson of Pine, four step grandchildren Johna Blades and husband, Cody, Erin Hunt and husband, Matt, and Zachary Foster all of Kentwood and Melody Newcomb and husband, Brandon of Greensburg. Great Grandchildren, Adriohna, Curtis and Dalton Blades and Preston and Kinsley Hunt, all of Kentwood and Daisy and Braylin Newcomb of Greensburg. Also survived by her mother, Eula Pearl Day Jenkins of Shreveport, brothers, Leroy Wilson and wife, Margaret Ann of Alexandria, Charles Dunn of Greensburg, sisters, Jeanette Armato of Independence, Rita Blades and husband, V. R. “Cue” of Greensburg, Diane Scott and husband, Danny of Shreveport and sister-in-law, Kathy Dunn of Greensburg. Many nieces and nephews that will miss her also. Evelyn was an excellent cook and delighted in preparing special favorites for loved ones. She put great effort into selecting the perfect card sometimes just to show she cared. We all loved receiving those beautifully addressed cards and letters. Honoring her as pall-bearers will be grandson, Harlee Wilson, nephews, Michael and Gary Armato, Gary Blades, Daniel Scott and family friend, Kelly Bass. Special thanks to former husband, Douglas Wilson, for emotional and spiritual support and special thanks to all friends and family in this time of need. A very special thank you to, Catherine Swicegood and Ashley Kemp with Community Care Hospice of Hammond. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Johanna Sherman
(August 19, 2013 – August 29, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, died at 3:48 a.m on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born August 19, 1932 in New Orleans and was 81 years of age. Survived by daughter, Kay Larrieu; sons, Joseph Smith, James Borrelli and Patrick Borrelli; sisters, Chetta Yenni and Netsie Holmes; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Johanna Soleto; daughter, Kim Fisher; sister, Theresa Saragusa; brother, Willie Soleto. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church from 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.


Let’s put a smile on your face early this morning.  This is a video of 292 baptisms.  Look for Bro. Keith Rhodes, former youth minister at Kentwood, wearing green and flashing a big smile.

“Be strong and courageous,

do not be afraid or tremble at them,

for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6, NASB~


Coast to Coast for Connor

Lois Pittman’s sister, Peggy Stinson, is undergoing treatment for cancer and doing very well at this point.  Pray for her as she faces this journey that is unknown to her.

Ora Lee Wilson is having more tests on her leg.  Pray she gets a diagnosis and treatment plan soon.

Mrs. Mary Womack is home again.  Give her a call or a visit to “make your day”.

Mrs. Wilene Howell of Amite has been in Hood Memorial for a while.  Her daughters have been taking good care of her.  Thank God for the good care she has received.

Pray for conditions in our world and in our country.  I don’t think God is please with what is happening in many places.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Overwhelming Concern”

Baptist Press –

Reminder – Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood begins tomorrow at 10:00.  We’ll meet in the fellowship hall.

Mission Project – Please bring usable children’s shoes and school uniforms to FBC,K so they can be given to Re-Store in Amite.  Thanks for doing your part.

Time spent in prayer is never wasted.

Anna Lee


“. . . The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.”

~James 5:16, HCSB~


The last I heard from Kayla Johnson was that she was doing well.  She is not expected to have any future problems.  After spending the night, she is expected to come home today.

Pray for Rufus and Margie Williams.  He’s at the Heart Hospital in LaComb to complete the procedure of taking care of his blockages.

Thanks to all who contributed shoes for Re-Store in Amite.  Even though our official shoe drive is over, shoes can be brought to the church at any time and placed in or near our collection baskets.  The biggest need is for shoes for children.  Bro. Heath will be glad to have them at any time.  We will meet to organize and deliver shoes on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00 A.M.  Come join us to receive a special blessing as we pray over each pair of shoes.  Our September collection project for Re-Store will be school uniforms of any size and for any school.  Items can be placed in the collection baskets near the office entrance and the main doors of the sanctuary.  Our October and November collections for Re-Store will be jackets and blankets. Those of you who like to get an early start now know what to work on.
Individuals or classes who wish to help with Lara’s Gowns for Smiles are encouraged to by five or more yards on a solid color of 100% cotton fabric.   Suggested colors will include red, green, blue, pink, purple, white and any neon colors you find.  We will wash the fabric and set a date to cut bias strips and join them so bias tape for the gowns can be made.  This is much more economical than buying packs of bias tape.  Thanks to Peggy Alford for making our first L-O-N-G roll of bias tape.
The August “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party was another great lunch gathering with thirty present to celebrate birthdays of Fay Shoemaker, Frances Gay, Ferrie Gene Blackmon, and Melissa Johnson.  The September celebration will be on the 24th at Nyla’s at 11:00.  Ladies who will be honored in September are Yvonne Birch, Susie Wales, Ann Smith, Laura Joiner, Jan Yarborough, Mary Y. Miller, Glenda Schillings, and Betty Simpson.  If you know of a name that has been omitted, please contact Lauree at the church office, 985-229-8111.
new ladies’ Bible Study will begin on Friday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M. in the fellowship hall.  All ladies are invited to laugh and study with us.  The study is based on clips from the “Lucy” series.  There is no cost and no homework.  Each lesson “stands on its own”, so if you miss a week, you can join the group the next week without any problems.  Ladies from other churches are welcome to study with us.
There will be a quarterly associational WMU meeting at East Fork Baptist Church on Monday, September 9th at 4:00 P.M.  All ladies are urged to participate.
The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be conducting their Fall Food Round-Up this month.  The truck will be at FBC.Kentwood at 8:00 A.M. on Monday, September 16th.
LBCH 2013 Fall Food Roundup Needs List
  • Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap
  • Baked Beans
  • Baking Powder & Soda
  • Bathroom Tissue
  • Biscuit Mix
  • Black Pepper
  • Body Wash
  • Bottled Juice – *Orange/Apple/Grape
  • Brownie Mix
  • Butter Beans (Canned)
  • Cake Icing
  • Cake Mixes
  • *Canned/Evaporated Milk
  • Cereal – (Children’s Brands)
  • Chicken (Canned)
  • Cleaning Supplies – Bathroom/Kitchen
  • Clorox
  • Coffee Filters
  • Condensed Milk
  • Cookies & Cookie Mix
  • *Cooking Oil, Shortening
  • Corn Meal – Plain/Self-rising
  • Crackers –Graham/Ritz/Saltines
  • Deodorant – Men/Ladies
  • *Detergents – Laundry & AutoDishwasher
  • Flavors –Lemon/Vanilla/Almond
  • Flour – Plain/Self-rising
  • *Food Storage/Freezer Bags (Quart/Gallon)
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Fruit Punch
  • Gravy Mixes
  • Green Chiles
  • Grits – Regular/Instant
  • Instant Pie Filling –
  • Chocolate/Vanilla
  • Jello – All Flavors
  • Jelly/Jam –Apple/Grape/Strawberry
  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • Ketchup, Mustard, BBQ Sauce
  • Kool Aid – Sugar Free/Regular
  • Mayonnaise
  • Muffin Mixes
  • Mushrooms (Canned/Bottled)
  • Oatmeal – Regular/Instant
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Pam Spray
  • Pancake Mix
  • Paper Towels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pickles & Relish – Dill/Sweet
  • Pie Fillings (Canned)
  • Pop Corn
  • Pop Tarts
  • Potatoes (Boxed)
  • Potatoes (Instant)
  • Rice Dinners (Boxed)
  • Rotel Tomatoes
  • Salad Dressings – Ranch/Italian/1000 Island
  • Soups – *Cream of Chicken/*Mushroom
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spices (All Types) – Tony’s/Garlic/Onion Powder
  • Stove Top Stuffing
  • Sugar – Regular
  • Syrup – Regular/White
  • Karo/Chocolate
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Tampons/Sanitary Napkins
  • Tea – Regular/Decaf
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Tomatoes (Canned)
  • Tomato Sauce/Paste
  • Worcestershire Sauce
— *Much Needed Items.

**No gallon size cans please! Meals are prepared in each cottages, not cafeteria style.

Thank you! Updated: June 13, 2013
From the list, you can observe the greatest needs are for detergent, both laundry and dishwasher, cooking oil and shortening, canned evaporated milk, bottled juice (orange, apple, and grape), quart and gallon size freezer bags, and cream of chicken and mushroom soup.
Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “A Way of Escape”
What are you going to put into this day?  Let it be a blessing to you and to others.
Anna Lee


“He will stand and shepherd them in the strength of Yahweh,

in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.

They will live securely,

for then His greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.

He will be their peace.”

~Micah 5:4-5a~

Kayla Johnson, from her mom

Please put Kayla on the prayer list. She went to
ER last with severe pains in her side. They
Think she has a cyst that has rupture .
Start on meds now and if not better by morning
They will do surgery . We are hoping meds will work
And she can come home soon. Thank you


Mr. John Causey had a procedure yesterday to block some nerves.  He’s home now and doing well.  Pray that the surgery was effective.

Robbie Lynn C. Kirby will have a procedure in Jackson, MS today.  Pray it is beneficial to her.

Kathy Jo Thompson is doing well following her procedure and will be returning home today.  Pray for her as she travels and continues her recovery.

Mrs. Pat Mandella is continuing to improve and is scheduled to come home in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, her husband had a heart attack while in the yard at home.  Pray for this family as they try to get healthy again.

Oklon Spiers, Jr.
(September 28, 1941 – August 25, 2013)

A resident of Hillsdale, died at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his sister’s home near Kentwood. He was born September 28, 1941 in Picayune, MS and was 71 years of age. He is survived by 6 sisters, Pearl Cozzo, Lynda Miller, Diane DiVisconte, Shirley Cox, Mary Dunn and Nell Spiers; brother, Charles Spiers; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Linda Ogima Spears; parents, Oklon Spiers, Sr. and Pearl Miller Spiers; 2 sisters, Lois Manning and Elaine Rohner; 2 brothers, Jackson Philmore “JP” Spiers and Otis Spiers. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Surrounded by Mercy” –

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party 

FBC, Kentwood, we will be celebrating August birthdays this morning at Nyla’s at 11:00.  If you have an August birthday, please come.  If you do not have an August birthday, please come help celebrate.  We will have a great time visiting and honoring our ladies.

Please collect used, but still usable shoes, for us to contribute to Re-Store in Amite.  We are especially looking for children’s and men’s shoes.  You can drop them off if the baskets at the main and office entrances to the church.  Sunday will be the last day for you to do this.  During the month of September, we will be collecting used, but usable, school uniforms of all sizes.  You can drop them off at the baskets at the office and main entrances to FBC, Kentwood.  You do not have to be a member of this church to help with the project.

The Lucy Bible Study will begin this week.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 10:00 Friday.  Bring your Bible.  The study will not require homework of money.  Each lesson is on a new topic, so if you miss one week, you pick up with the next topic the following week.  Come laugh and study with us!

FBC, Kentwood is working on new children’s programs which will be beginning soon.  Contact the church office for more information.  You can also pick up a printed list of all the activities scheduled for the children and youth.

Looking forward to seeing what God has in store for those of us who live in the Kentwood area.  

Anna Lee



“After these things I looked, and behold,

a great multitude which no one could number,

of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues,

standing before the throne and before the Lamb,

clothed with white robes,

with palm branches in their hands.”

~Revelation 7:9~


Jason’s Story –

Caroline Cutrer‘s mother, Treva, thanks ALL who have encouraged and supported them during the past two years.  Caroline is ending her treatment soon.  Then, they look forward to a time of monitoring her before declaring her cancer free.  What a difficult journey this family has  traveled, but what great support they have had.  Most of all, what a Great Physician God is!  Let’s continue to pray for the family as they complete the journey.

Last night, David led a small group in sharing the Lord’s Supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harrell.  What a blessing that was to those who represented FBC, Kentwood, the Harrells, and their daughter and son-in-law (Phyllis and Don Yarborough).  Other members of the church were doing the same thing in other locations.  I cannot describe for you the blessing it was for me to be there, but it was a memory I will aways cherish.  We were able to present them with the framed paper signed by many members of the church last week to honor the Harrell’s 72nd anniversary which was Monday, the 19th.  “Miss” Annie Bell blessed us by again telling the wonderful story of how they planned and carried out “running away” to get married at the ages of 16 and 17.  Mr. Phillip added that they “grew up”‘ with their kids.  Don led a prayer thanking God for the support of members of the church who have been faithful to the Harrells during the last three years when “Miss” Annie Bell’s health has cause them to be homebound.

Several families in our area are going through the final days with a loved one.  Faithfully pray for them to find God’s guidance and peace each day.

The “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at Nyla’s at 11:00.  Feel free to remind others so they can be there to help celebrate these birthdays.

The “Lucy” Bible study will begin Friday at 10:00 at FBC, Kentwood.  Each study is independent of the others.  They do not require homework or cost any money.  Ladies for other churches are invited to participate with us.  It would be helpful to get a count ahead of time, so contact the church office, 229-8111, please.  Even if we don’t have your name ahead of time, please come join us in laughing followed by serious discussions.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “What’s at Stake?” –

Let’s make the most of this coming week.

Anna Lee



 “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  

Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

~James 4:4~

Tanice Ann DelRio
(July 8, 1953 – August 23, 2013) 

A resident of Kentwood, she died on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS. She was born July 8, 1953 in Baton Rouge and was 60 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy DelRio Marze and her husband, Charlie, West Monroe; son, Michael DelRio and his wife, Teresa, Farmerville, LA; 2 grandchildren, Madelyn and Mason DelRio; step-granddaughter, Carlie Marze; sister, Janice Hornsby and her husband, Michael, Kentwood; 2 brothers, Charles J. Kimball, Baton Rouge and Marlin Kimball, Prairieville; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Kimball and Susie N. Kimball. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Next Chapter” –

Homebound Lord’s Supper – Today at 4:30 member of FBC, Kentwood will divide into groups and travel to various places to visit some of our homebound.  This must be an awesome blessing to those who have the Lord’s Supper brought to them.  It is also a true blessing to be a part of this just by being present.  The homes to be visited and the deacon leaders of each group have already been established.  Pray for this to be meaningful to all.

Missions – The end of the month is fast approaching.  It will soon be time to deliver shoes to Re-Store in Amite.  Has your family contributed gently used shoes?  What about the children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in your family?  This would be a good time to work with other family members to go through closets and select shoes to share.  Collection baskets are near the main and office entrances of the church.  Please help the baskets to overflow with blessings for others.

Our next project for Re-Store will be school uniforms.  If there are any children who have outgrown their old uniforms and you are not passing them down to a family member, please begin to deliver them to the church to the same collection baskets by next Sunday.  If you are like me and have no local children who wear uniforms, please begin to pray for the families who will receive the uniforms.  Pray their hearts will be touched because others have shared of their abundance so the children of their families could be blessed through us.

Friday at 10 A.M., we will be beginning a new series of Bible studies based on the “Lucy” television program.  A  small segment will be the basis of the study each week.  There is no homework from one meeting to the next, but you are certainly free to take notes and to study deeper as God leads you.  I hope to see ladies from several different churches present each week.  I think studying the Bible together will bless all of us.  There is a sign-up sheet at the church.  You can also contact me in person or just show up Friday.  Come planning to laugh and to use that to evaluate your own life.  There will be no cost for this study.

The monthly “young” ladies’ birthday party will be Tuesday at Nyla’s at 11:00.  We will honor those who have August birthdays and have a good time eating and visiting.

Be a part of the Bible Study at your church today.  God’s plan is for is to meet with other Christians and to study His  Word together.

Have a great Lord’s Day!  Make this the most special day of the week.

Anna Lee


Today’s verse is compliments of the International Mission Board’s Today’s Prayer.

“For God is not unjust;

He will not forget your work and the love

you showed for His name when you served the saints–

and you continue to serve them.”

~Hebrews 6:10~

Russ and Ashley Guzzardo have a new baby daughter.

The newest member of my family is here.  Blakely Nickole Guzzardo arrived at 5:25 on August 20,2013.  She weighed 7lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long.  Thank-you to everyone for your prayers. Please say a prayer of thanks for a healthy baby.  God is good!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Jo Thompson and her mother are flying to Maryland today so Kathy Jo can have another surgery.  Pray for her as she continues her battle.

There is a young man from our area who, with his wife, is teaching in Egypt.  Pray for them during this time of unrest.  Pray for their families here to have peace about the location of their loved ones.

FBC, Kentwood will switch from AWANA to Team Kid this year.  They will also switch back to Sundays for their meetings.  Stay tuned for more information.

Bible Study – Don’t forget the ladies’ Bible study which will begin on the last Friday morning of this month.  It is based on the main character and clips from the “Lucy” series.  I’ve been previewing some of the material.  I have found great depth to the lessons which will be presented.  All ladies are invited to  attend and learn with us.

Missions – Heath Rohner of Re-Store said his greatest need is for shoes.  We are collecting gently used shoes to give him for his ministry in Amite.  If you have some shoes to share, drop them in a basket at FBC, Kentwood on Sundays or during the office hours during the week.  Our collection project for him next month will be school uniforms.  In the months following that we will collect jackets and blankets.  What a blessing you will be to some people in our area!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Living Beyond the Odds” –

Baptist Press –

Hymn of the Day – “Trust and Obey” –

I hope you will take time to listen to this simple hymn which has a powerful message.  May the tune “follow” you around today as a reminder of how we are to live our lives.

Have a blessed day.  Be a blessing to someone today.  Let’s let His light shine brightly, even brighter that last night’s blue moon, for Jesus!

Anna Lee