Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

~John 15:13~



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Center and catch up on any readings you missed.



Saturday, we will be making items to send in shoeboxes.  Men, women, boys, and girls are invited to join us from 9-12 in the fellowship hall.  Crafting is always more fun with friends.  It becomes even more fun when you know the items will be shared as Christmas gifts with children who might otherwise not have and gifts this year.  In addition to the gifts, the children get an invitation to attend classes once a week for six weeks where they will be exposed to some Bible basics.  I’m thrilled to know my shoeboxes may lead some children to the Lord!  This is your invitation to join us for a fun morning that will bless each of us and eventually many children who live nowhere near Kentwood.  You may be interested in making some purchases such as small flashlights from Walmart or $1.00 calculators from the dollar stores or just bring some clean, used t-shirts which will be used in making items for the shoeboxes.



The June “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be on the 4th Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.  Ladies with June birthdays who will be honored are: Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.




Pray for the youth from our church and from many other churches as they spend a week at M-Fuge in Mobile.  I know it will be hot, but our kids will be out and working to bless others.  This week has potential to greatly impact our youth and the lives of those being ministered to.  Please pray for them.




Friday morning, we will resume our Bible study of Romans at 10:00 in the fellowship hall.



Thanks for checking in and for praying for others.

Anna Lee








This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

~1 John 3:16~



The VBS program at FBC, Kentwood was great last night.  Now, we have to wait another whole year to do another one!  It was good to see all the parents and grandparents there.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon has made good progress with her walking and is scheduled to come home Tuesday afternoon.  Thank God for her progress.



Connor Corkern is doing much better and may be able to come home on day next week.  Thank God for the progress he has made.




Steve Joseph Campo, Sr.

November 06, 1927 – June 08, 2018

Steve Joseph Campo, Sr., passed away peacefully and prayerfully after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Condition at the age of 90, on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years, Savina Parrino Campo and his beloved children. He was born on November 6, 1927 to Joseph J. Campo, Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo in Tickfaw, La., and lived there most of his life on Mulberry Street. Steve was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a faithful member of St. Helena Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Society and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He graduated from Amite High School in 1945 and received military training at Camp Roberts, Ca. in radio operations. He worked for New Orleans Beverage Agency and Glazer Wholesale for 44 years and awarded Man of the Year on many occasions. Steve was an elite golfer winning the Springview Club Championship and KC Tournament several times in addition to winning numerous state and local tournaments. He was an accomplished athlete, outdoorsman, harmonica player, and loved all types of music and dance. Steve and Savina, were married October 22, 1950 and reared their nine children in Amite on Mulberry Street. They were deeply devoted to supporting their children attain their life goals and insured that each attended their college degrees and beyond. He is survived by his children: Dr. Stephanie Fay Campo, Dr. Kathryn Kirkhart, JoAnn Campo Beach and her husband, Peter Beach, Steve Joseph Campo, Jr. and his wife, Loreta Genco Campo, Anthony Campo, Dr. Joseph John Campo, Sr., and his wife, Alice Foulks Campo, Jennie Campo Littlewood and her husband, Dr. Steven Littlewood, Mark Campo and his wife, Nancy Smith Campo, Samuel Vincent Campo, Sr. and his wife, Brynn Hastings Campo, and Frank Mario Campo, Sr. and his wife, Tammy Gaeta Campo. He is the proud grandfather to 43 beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren: Callan, Kristy, Emily and Leah Beach, Laura, Jeremy and Noah Gatlin, Thomas and Layla Beach, Steve J. Campo and Aimee Campo, Mary Lauren Campo and fiancee’ Eric Vernon, Jennifer, Cara, Lathan, Ashley and Mabel Campo, Tommy Triche, Braden Chandler , Rachel, Corey, Ace and Hays Blunk, Joey, Silvia and Nicholas Campo, David, Lisa and Haylee Jane Campo, Ryan and Emily Cassidy, Dr. Alden Littlewood, Susannah Littlewood, Joshua, Fallon O’Neill, Easton, and Liam Campo, Jacob Campo, Samuel Campo Jr, Mario, Micah and Sarah Campo. Steve is survived by his brother, John Joseph Campo, Sr., sister in law, Carol Parrino Campo, sister, Catherine Campo Adomitis, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph John Campo, Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo, and parents-in-law, Tony and Jennie Triolo Parrino, sister, Mary Campo Lavigne, and sister, Sarah Campo Guzzardo, and younger brother John Campo. Steve was a man of deep faith, hard work, integrity and devotion to his family. His strong faith in God and confidence in Gods promises were guiding forces in his life. He was an inspiration to us all, forever cherished in our memory, and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Friends and family are invited to his visitation at McKneely Funeral Home of Amite on Monday June 11 from 9:30am to 1:30pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on 120 S. First Street in Amite, La. at 2:00pm. Interment will take place at Amite Cemetery on Hwy 16 East. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and St Helena Catholic Church building fund. A special thanks to Dr. Kreft, Dr. Pray, and all of the devoted nurses and caretakers “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, what God has in store for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9). Words to live by from Papa, “Always do what is right, always do the best that you can, and pretty soon you will be doing what you thought was impossible!”



Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 21-23
  • Psalm 73
  • I Corinthians 1



I’m still in need of T-shirts for project day.  I need clean shirts of any size and condition.  I especially need children’s shirts.  If you have some to share, please bring them to my Sunday School class in the morning.  Thanks!



Do at least one thing special today with someone who is special to you in some way.

Anna Lee



Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6



Bro. Darryl shared with the children in VBS this morning.  He did not quote this verse, but the illustration he presented to them made this verse clear.  He has a special way of relating to people, a God-given talent.



One of the themes this week is, “When we struggle, Jesus rescues!”  There are people all around struggling.  I’ll not name any of them today, so you can focus on that thought, not individual people.  If you or yours are struggling, Jesus will come to the rescue because He loves you!



I’ve been making purchases and plans for the Mission Projects Day on the 16th.  I’m so thankful to report that as I have asked a number of people to help in a specific way, they have all cheerfully agreed to help.  Now, I have a request to make to you.  If you have old Crayons, old t-shirts, ribbon, etc. that you have stashed away, why not share it with us so we can repurpose these items in our projects?  My second request concerning this day is that you come to the fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M. and help.  When we had out last work day, every adult told me they had fun.  You can’t beat fun and progress for missions!

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available that day.  Anyone who gets shoeboxes that day or has recently received them at church will be able to select some items from our stash to use in their boxes.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 19-20
  • Job 13
  • Romans 16



Two Reminders

  • There will be no Bible study in the morning due to VBS.
  • The VBS program for parents and grandparents is tomorrow night.



Thank-you to all the adults and youth who have worked in VBS.  Thank-you to parents and grandparents who have made sure the children have been in attendance this week.

Anna Lee











Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.

~John 14:6~




Evelyn Irene Carter

March 03, 1950 – June 02, 2018
Evelyn Irene Carter born March 3, 1950, died June 2, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Carter and her 2 children, John Robert Carter and Sarah Marie Dolan. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 6 sisters, and her mother, Margaret Lucy Cutrer. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. John Cutrer. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until Memorial Services at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 16-18
  • Psalm 72
  • Romans 15



FBC VBS Attendance Report for Tuesday

  • 99 boys and girls
  • 19 youth
  • 29 adults



No Bible study Friday morning due to VBS.




VBS program Friday night at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Come and be blessed as you see and hear the children.




Looking ahead – June 16 we will have a project work day at FBC for OCC, Friendship House, and other ministries from 9 AM. to Noon.  Adults, youth, and children are needed.  The more people, the more we can accomplish.  Everything needed that day will be provided.  Just show up to give of your time!




May your life impact another life/lives in a meaningful, positive way today!

Anna Lee


“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

‘I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

~John 8:12 NIV~



We had a great second day of VBS!   I’m looking forward to day three this morning.



Please pray for Linda Binder of Amite as she has an angiogram today.




Cindy Richards is home and doing well.  Physical therapy is ahead for her now so she can get back to walking.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 14-15
  • Job 12
  • Rom. 14




Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will be available at church Sunday.  If you pack one a month, you can get five packed before the collection date.




Calculators are a great item for shoeboxes.  I like to purchase brightly colored solar powered ones that can be found at the dollar stores for $1.00.  If you are not going to pack some shoeboxes, you might want to purchase some calculators each month.




I’m thankful for the rain we received yesterday afternoon.  We got a nice rain yesterday.  Some of you who live in Kentwood were blessed with two good rains.  Did you take time to than God for the rain?  It’s not too late!

Anna Lee










“I’m a mess.

I’m nothing and have nothing;

make something of me.

You [God] can do it;

you’ve got what it takes.”

 ~Psalm 40:17 The Message~



Connor Corkern (Written last night)

What a blessing it is to be loved by so many wonderful people!

I had a great day today! I’m holding my own with minimal oxygen support, however your prayers for my pneumonia to clear up in my left lung are still very appreciated!

God is so good! 🙌
Love love love you all!


Rev. Bobby Spinks was having medical tests as part of the process of qualifying to serve as a missionary with the IMB when the doctor detected one or more cancerous nodules in Bobby’s throat.  Surgery will be very soon.  Please pray for Bobby and his family.



Mrs. Cindi Richards had knee-replacement surgery and was up walking the hallway within a few hours.  Keep her and Bro. Gene in your prayers.



Jon-Michael Williams passed away at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, Louisiana on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 25. He was born on Friday, November 6, 1992. Jon-Michael was a native of Roseland, Louisiana and a resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana. He graduated from Hammond High School in 2011, and was a member of both the football and baseball teams. He also played travel ball for Robbie Roubique. He was loved by so many friends and will be greatly missed by all. Jon-Michael is survived by his mother, Brenda Gill Williams; God-sister, Crystal Gonzalez Poche’; aunt, Charlotte Gill; nanny, Francis Stewart; God-mother, Theresa McElroy Murphy; God-father, Joe Premo Sr.; uncle, Jimmy R. Williams and his wife Judy; and nephew, Michael Dean and his wife Celeste. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Mann Williams Jr.; paternal grandparents, Gordon Williams Sr. and Lenora Premo Williams; maternal grandparents, John Major Gill and Lula Arelia Gill; and uncle, John Edward Gill. A visitation for Jon-Michael will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St Helena Catholic Church in Amite, LA, from 9:00am until 11:30am with a funeral mass celebrating his life beginning at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery. To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.



VBS “Shipwrecked” yesterday at FBC,Kentwood

I didn’t hear a total count, but I did hear that there were 97 boys and girls at VBS yesterday.  There were probably almost that number of adults and youth workers.  From my viewpoint, the boys and girls had a great time learning about Jesus coming to the rescue when they (we) are lonely.  Day two, coming up!  Thank you to all the parents who entrusted us with your children yesterday.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 11-13
  • Ps. 71
  • Rom. 13



Pray for all the boys and girls who are attending VBS this week and throughout the summer.  May Jesus move in many hearts!

Anna Lee




 Study to shew thyself approved unto God,

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,

rightly dividing the word of truth. 

~2 Timothy 2:15~

This verse seems to be appropriate for the first day of VBS.



“Shipwrecked/Rescued by Jesus” – Our 2018 theme!

VBS at FBC, Kentwood

June 4-8; 8:30-11:30 A.M.

Pre-K 4 through 5th Grade (Grade just completed)

Meets and ends in sanctuary each day.



Mission Projects Day

FBC, Kentwood

June 16; 9 A.M. – Noon

School age children, Youth, and Adults

Help complete projects to “Shoeboxes” and other needs

Please bring me clean used T-shirts to be used to complete several projects.



Operation Christmas Child

Items you can purchase this week: hair brushes, sewing kits/items, $1.00 calculators

Bring your items to my Sunday School classroom or leave them with the secretary in the church office.



Read the Bible 

Reflect on God as Restorer.

Complete any passages you missed this week.



Thank-you for checking in today.  Please pray for these two activities.  Attend and help if you can.

Anna Lee