Submit yourselves, then, to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
Today, the truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will visit FBC, Kentwood to pick up your donations. THANK-YOU for being so generous again this year!
Please pray for my former classmate, Barbara Daniels Yerby, who was hospitalized yesterday for pneumonia and low oxygen levels. She has been trying to overcome Covid-19 for a couple of weeks. You prayer will be greatly appreciated by Barbara, her family, and her many friends.
Julius Ladell Birch
October 03, 1937 – September 19, 2020
Julius Ladell Birch, a life-long resident of Kentwood departed for his heavenly home on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his residence in St. Helena Parish at 82 years of age. Ladell graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he began his state employment career with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and retired from Louisiana Facility Planning and Control. He then continued his career as an Engineer Consultant on many state projects, his last being an Oversight Consultant on behalf of the Judges on the new courthouse in Downtown Baton Rouge. He was 72 years of age when he “deemed” himself unemployed. He continued to work just as diligently on his cattle farm until his death. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy Gray Birch; his three daughters, Julia Birch Travis, Michelle Birch Fitzgerald and husband, Justin, and Resa Birch; seven grandchildren, Jansen Fitz and husband, Cragg, Garrett Fitzgerald and wife, Rachel, Brennan Lee and husband, Ethan, Sutton Travis and wife, Stephanie, Cullyn Breeland and husband, Andrew, Joshua Delee and wife, Madison, and Allie Delle; 12 great-grandchildren, Kenlea Wilkinson, Case and Kit Lee, Lola, Lyla, and Stoney Fitzgerald, Wes and Lennon Fitz, Sadie, Sage, Slade, and Sophia Travis; one brother, Kenneth Birch and wife, Yvonne. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mabel Birch; brothers, Roy, Dewey, and Gerald “Buddy” Birch; and sisters, Maude Henderson, Lena Barnett, Jeanne Krebs, Joyce Watson, and Shirley Frazier. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 Hwy 38, Kentwood, LA, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Gibbie McMillan. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Garrett Fitzgerald, Sutton Travis, Joshua Delee, Jeff Birch, Baxter Birch, Kyle Birch, Jerry Watson and Barry Birch. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
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If you missed the online services from FBC, Kentwood yesterday, you can view them at your convenience any time on Facebook or YouTube. It’s listed at Kentwood First Baptist Church. I think you will receive a blessing no matter what day of the week you watch.
Of course, there are lots of other churches also providing the same services. You might want to check out the services where you have family members attending or know the pastor, possible because he was a former pastor you knew in the past. That’s what I do..
FBC, Kentwood will be packing shoeboxes in small groups this year. There will be preparation teams and packing teams working in October. Wearing of MASKS will be a requirement. I will be looking for six teams of two or three people. Be praying to see if God leads you to participate. You can contact me if you feel led to participate. We will need additional help in November to pack our cartons when they arrive and to work during the drop-off week. There will be an opportunity for everyone to help. Thanks so much. In the meantime, our focus will be on praying for the boys and girls who will receive a shoebox that FBC, Kentwood sends. Today, let’s pray for the girls, from 2-4 years old and their families. Pray that we will have helpful and fun items for each girl. Pray their families learn about Jesus and how He can change their lives for eternity.
Be a blessing to others today!